Judges 20:27
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New International Version
And the Israelites inquired of the LORD. (In those days the ark of the covenant of God was there,

King James Bible
And the children of Israel inquired of the LORD, (for the ark of the covenant of God was there in those days,

Darby Bible Translation
And the children of Israel inquired of Jehovah (and the ark of the covenant of God was there in those days,

World English Bible
The children of Israel asked of Yahweh (for the ark of the covenant of God was there in those days,

Young's Literal Translation
And the sons of Israel ask of Jehovah, -- and there is the ark of the covenant of God in those days,

Judges 20:27 Parallel
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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

And wept - Had they humbled themselves, fasted, and prayed, and offered sacrifices at first, they had not been discomfited.

And fasted that day until even - This is the first place where fasting is mentioned as a religious ceremony, or as a means of obtaining help from God. And in this case, and many since, it has been powerfully effectual. At present it is but little used; a strong proof that self-denial is wearing out of fashion.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

enquired

Judges 20:18,23 And the children of Israel arose, and went up to the house of God, and asked counsel of God, and said...

Numbers 27:21 And he shall stand before Eleazar the priest, who shall ask counsel for him after the judgment of Urim before the LORD...

the ark

Joshua 18:1 And the whole congregation of the children of Israel assembled together at Shiloh, and set up the tabernacle of the congregation there...

1 Samuel 4:3,4 And when the people were come into the camp, the elders of Israel said, Why has the LORD smitten us to day before the Philistines...

Psalm 78:60,61 So that he forsook the tabernacle of Shiloh, the tent which he placed among men...

Jeremiah 7:12 But go you now to my place which was in Shiloh, where I set my name at the first...

The loss of two battles at length brought this stiff-necked people to enquire of the Lord; for all the company at this time met at Shiloh, and kept a day of fasting and prayer with great earnestness and solemnity. `Behold, the Lord's hand is not shortened, that it cannot save; neither his ear heavy, that it cannot hear.'

Isaiah 59:1 Behold, the LORD's hand is not shortened, that it cannot save; neither his ear heavy, that it cannot hear:

Library
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 20:18
The Israelites went up to Bethel and inquired of God. They said, "Who of us is to go up first to fight against the Benjamites?" The LORD replied, "Judah shall go first."

Judges 20:28
with Phinehas son of Eleazar, the son of Aaron, ministering before it.) They asked, "Shall we go up again to fight against the Benjamites, our fellow Israelites, or not?" The LORD responded, "Go, for tomorrow I will give them into your hands."

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