New International Version
The people went to Bethel, where they sat before God until evening, raising their voices and weeping bitterly.
King James 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;
Darby Bible Translation
And the people came to Bethel, and abode there till even before God, and 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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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
The people came to the house of God - Literally, the people came בית־אל to Bethel; this is considered as the name of a place by the Chaldee, Syriac, Arabic, and Septuagint.
And wept sore - Their revenge was satisfied, and now reflection brings them to contrition for what they had done.
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Then all the Israelites, the whole army, went up to Bethel, and there they sat weeping before the LORD. They fasted that day until evening and presented burnt offerings and fellowship offerings to the LORD.
"LORD, God of Israel," they cried, "why has this happened to Israel? Why should one tribe be missing from Israel today?"
1 Samuel 11:4
When the messengers came to Gibeah of Saul and reported these terms to the people, they all wept aloud.
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