Judges 21:25
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New American Standard Bible
In those days there was no king in Israel; everyone did what was right in his own eyes.

King James Bible
In those days there was no king in Israel: every man did that which was right in his own eyes.

Darby Bible Translation
In those days there was no king in Israel; every man did what was right in his own eyes.

World English Bible
In those days there was no king in Israel: every man did that which was right in his own eyes.

Young's Literal Translation
In those days there is no king in Israel; each doth that which is right in his own eyes.

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Barnes' Notes on the Bible

The repetition of this characteristic phrase (compare Judges 17:6; Judges 18:1; Judges 19:1) is probably intended to impress upon us the idea that these disorders arose from the want of a sufficient authority to suppress them. The preservation of such a story, of which the Israelites must have been ashamed, is a striking evidence of the divine superintendence and direction as regards the Holy Scriptures.

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Judges
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

Cross References
Judges 17:6
In those days there was no king in Israel; every man did what was right in his own eyes.

Judges 18:1
In those days there was no king of Israel; and in those days the tribe of the Danites was seeking an inheritance for themselves to live in, for until that day an inheritance had not been allotted to them as a possession among the tribes of Israel.

Judges 19:1
Now it came about in those days, when there was no king in Israel, that there was a certain Levite staying in the remote part of the hill country of Ephraim, who took a concubine for himself from Bethlehem in Judah.

Judges 21:24
The sons of Israel departed from there at that time, every man to his tribe and family, and each one of them went out from there to his inheritance.

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