Judges 21:3
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New International Version
"LORD, God of Israel," they cried, "why has this happened to Israel? Why should one tribe be missing from Israel today?"

King James Bible
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?

Darby Bible Translation
and said, Jehovah, God of Israel, why is it come to pass in Israel, that there should be this day one tribe lacking in Israel?

World English Bible
They said, "Yahweh, the God of Israel, why has this happened in Israel, that there should be today one tribe lacking in Israel?"

Young's Literal Translation
and say, 'Why, O Jehovah, God of Israel, hath this been in Israel -- to be lacking to-day, from Israel, one tribe?'

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Why is this come to pass - This was a very impertinent question. They knew well enough how it came to pass. It was right that the men of Gibeah should be punished, and it was right that they who vindicated them should share in that punishment; but they carried their revenge too far, they endeavored to exterminate both man and beast, Judges 20:48.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

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Deuteronomy 29:24 Even all nations shall say, Why has the LORD done thus to this land? what means the heat of this great anger?

Joshua 7:7-9 And Joshua said, Alas, O LORD God, why have you at all brought this people over Jordan, to deliver us into the hand of the Amorites...

Psalm 74:1 O God, why have you cast us off for ever? why does your anger smoke against the sheep of your pasture?

Psalm 80:12 Why have you then broken down her hedges, so that all they which pass by the way do pluck her?

Proverbs 19:3 The foolishness of man perverts his way: and his heart frets against the LORD.

Isaiah 63:17 O LORD, why have you made us to err from your ways, and hardened our heart from your fear? Return for your servants' sake...

Jeremiah 12:1 Righteous are you, O LORD, when I plead with you: yet let me talk with you of your judgments: Why does the way of the wicked prosper?...

As we take up our pen to write these closing paragraphs, we do so conscious that we have merely skimmed, here and there, the surface of a vast ocean of truth. Though upwards of five hundred Scriptures have been referred to in these pages, yet, hundreds more could have been cited in support of the positions which we have advanced. An exhaustive classification and examination of all the passages which are connected, directly or indirectly, with the subject of the Redeemer's Return, would necessitate
Arthur W. Pink—The Redeemer's Return

Cross References
Judges 21:2
The people went to Bethel, where they sat before God until evening, raising their voices and weeping bitterly.

Judges 21:4
Early the next day the people built an altar and presented burnt offerings and fellowship offerings.

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