King James Version
And the people came to the house of God, and abode there till even before God, and lifted up their voices, and wept sore;
Darby Bible Translation
And the people came to Bethel, and sat there till evening before God, and they lifted up their voices and wept bitterly.
World English Bible
The people came to Bethel, and sat there until evening before God, and lifted up their voices, and wept severely.
Young's Literal Translation
And the people come in to Beth-El, and sit there till the evening before God, and lift up their voice, and weep -- a great weeping,
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CommentaryGeneva Study Bible
And the people came to the house of God, and abode there till even before God, and lifted up their voices, and wept sore;Judges 21:2 Parallel Commentaries
For the understanding of the early history and religion of Israel, the book of Judges, which covers the period from the death of Joshua to the beginning of the struggle with the Philistines, is of inestimable importance; and it is very fortunate that the elements contributed by the later editors are so easily separated from the ancient stories whose moral they seek to point. That moral is most elaborately stated in ii. 6-iii. 6, which is a sort of programme or preface to iii. 7-xvi. 31, which constitutes …
John Edgar McFadyen—Introduction to the Old Testament
Then all the children of Israel, and all the people, went up, and came unto the house of God, and wept, and sat there before the LORD, and fasted that day until even, and offered burnt offerings and peace offerings before the LORD.
And said, O LORD God of Israel, why is this come to pass in Israel, that there should be to day one tribe lacking in Israel?
1 Samuel 11:4
Then came the messengers to Gibeah of Saul, and told the tidings in the ears of the people: and all the people lifted up their voices, and wept.
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