Judges 20:24
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New International Version
Then the Israelites drew near to Benjamin the second day.

King James Bible
And the children of Israel came near against the children of Benjamin the second day.

Darby Bible Translation
And the children of Israel came near against the children of Benjamin the second day.

World English Bible
The children of Israel came near against the children of Benjamin the second day.

Young's Literal Translation
And the sons of Israel draw near unto the sons of Benjamin on the second day,

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Go up against him - It appears most evident that the Israelites did not seek the protection of God. They trusted in the goodness of their cause and in the multitude of their army. God humbled them, and delivered them into the hands of their enemies, and showed them that the race was not to the swift, nor the battle to the strong.

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Judges 20:23 The sons of Israel went up and wept before the LORD until evening, and inquired of the LORD, saying, "Shall we again draw near for battle against the sons of my brother Benjamin?" And the LORD said, "Go up against him."

Judges 20:25 Benjamin went out against them from Gibeah the second day and felled to the ground again 18, 000 men of the sons of Israel; all these drew the sword.

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To his Most Serene and Mighty Imperial Majesty, and to the Christian Nobility of the German Nation.
Dr. MARTINUS LUTHER. The grace and might of God be with you, Most Serene Majesty! most gracious, well beloved gentlemen! It is not out of mere arrogance and perversity that I, a single poor man, have taken upon me to address your lordships. The distress and misery that oppress all the Christian estates, more especially in Germany, have led not only myself, but every one else, to cry aloud and to ask for help, and have now forced me too, to cry out and to ask, if God would give His Spirit to any one,
Martin Luther—First Principles of the Reformation

Cross References
Judges 20:23
The Israelites went up and wept before the LORD until evening, and they inquired of the LORD. They said, "Shall we go up again to fight against the Benjamites, our fellow Israelites?" The LORD answered, "Go up against them."

Judges 20:25
This time, when the Benjamites came out from Gibeah to oppose them, they cut down another eighteen thousand Israelites, all of them armed with swords.

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