Then allH3605 the childrenH1121 of IsraelH3478 wentH3318 out, and the congregationH5712 was gatheredH6950 together as oneH259 man,H376 from DanH1835 even to Beersheba,H884 with the landH776 of Gilead,H1568 to the LORDH3068 in Mizpeh.H4709
And the chiefH6438 of allH3605 the people,H5971 even of allH3605 the tribesH7626 of Israel,H3478 presentedH3320 themselves in the assemblyH6951 of the peopleH5971 of God,H430 fourH702 hundredH3967 thousandH505 footmenH376 H7273 that drewH8025 sword.H2719
(Now the childrenH1121 of BenjaminH1144 heardH8085 that the childrenH1121 of IsraelH3478 were goneH5927 up to Mizpeh.H4709) Then saidH559 the childrenH1121 of Israel,H3478 TellH1696 us, howH349 was thisH2063 wickedness?H7451
And the Levite,H3881 the husbandH376 of the womanH802 that was slain,H7523 answeredH6030 and said,H559 I cameH935 into GibeahH1390 that belongs to Benjamin,H1144 I and my concubine,H6370 to lodge.H3885
And the menH1167 of GibeahH1390 roseH6965 againstH5921 me, and besetH5437 the houseH1004 roundH5437 about on me by night,H3915 and thoughtH1819 to have slainH2026 me: and my concubineH6370 have they forced,H6031 that she is dead.H4191
And I tookH270 my concubine,H6370 and cutH5408 her in pieces, and sentH7971 her throughout allH3605 the countryH7704 of the inheritanceH5159 of Israel:H3478 for they have committedH6213 lewdnessH2154 and follyH5039 in Israel.H3478
Behold,H2009 you are allH3605 childrenH1121 of Israel;H3478 giveH3051 hereH1988 your adviceH1697 and counsel.H6098
And allH3605 the peopleH5971 aroseH6965 as oneH259 man,H376 saying,H559 We will not anyH376 of us goH3212 to his tent,H168 neitherH3808 will we anyH376 of us turnH5493 into his house.H1004
But nowH6258 thisH2063 shall be the thingH1697 whichH834 we will doH6213 to Gibeah;H1390 we will go up by lotH1486 againstH5921 it;
And we will takeH3947 tenH6235 menH582 of an hundredH3967 throughout allH3605 the tribesH7626 of Israel,H3478 and an hundredH3967 of a thousand,H505 and a thousandH505 out of tenH7233 thousand,H7233 to fetchH3947 victualH6720 for the people,H5971 that they may do,H6213 when they comeH935 to GibeahH1390 of Benjamin,H1144 according to allH3605 the follyH5039 that they have workedH6213 in Israel.H3478
So allH3605 the menH376 of IsraelH3478 were gatheredH622 againstH413 the city,H5892 knitH2270 together as oneH259 man.H376
And the tribesH7626 of IsraelH3478 sentH7971 menH582 through allH3605 the tribeH7626 of Benjamin,H1144 saying,H559 WhatH4100 wickednessH7451 is thisH2063 that is doneH1961 among you?
NowH6258 therefore deliverH5414 us the men,H582 the childrenH1121 of Belial,H1100 whichH834 are in Gibeah,H1390 that we may put them to death,H4191 and putH1197 awayH1197 evilH7451 from Israel.H3478 But the childrenH1121 of BenjaminH1144 wouldH14 not listenH8085 to the voiceH6963 of their brothersH251 the childrenH1121 of Israel.H3478
But the childrenH1121 of BenjaminH1144 gatheredH622 themselves together out of the citiesH5892 to Gibeah,H1390 to goH3318 out to battleH4421 againstH5973 the childrenH1121 of Israel.H3478
And the childrenH1121 of BenjaminH1144 were numberedH6485 at that time out of the citiesH5892 twentyH6242 and sixH8337 thousandH505 menH376 that drewH8025 sword,H2719 besideH905 the inhabitantsH3427 of Gibeah,H1390 which were numberedH6485 sevenH7651 hundredH3967 chosenH970 men.H376
Among allH3605 thisH2088 peopleH5971 there were sevenH7651 hundredH3967 chosenH970 menH376 left handed;H334 H3027 H3225 every oneH3605 could slingH7049 stonesH68 atH413 an hairH8185 breadth, and notH3808 miss.H2398
And the menH376 of Israel,H3478 besideH905 Benjamin,H1144 were numberedH6485 fourH702 hundredH3967 thousandH505 menH376 that drew sword:H2719 allH3605 theseH2088 were menH376 of war.H4421
And the childrenH1121 of IsraelH3478 arose,H6965 and wentH5927 up to the houseH1008 of God,H1008 and askedH7592 counsel of God,H430 and said,H559 WhichH4310 of us shall goH5927 up firstH8462 to the battleH4421 againstH5973 the childrenH1121 of Benjamin?H1144 And the LORDH3068 said,H559 JudahH3063 shall goH5927 up first.H8462
And the childrenH1121 of IsraelH3478 roseH6965 up in the morning,H1242 and encampedH2583 againstH5921 Gibeah.H1390
And the menH376 of IsraelH3478 wentH3318 out to battleH4421 againstH5973 Benjamin;H1144 and the menH376 of IsraelH3478 put themselves in arrayH6186 to fightH4421 against them at Gibeah.H1390
And the childrenH1121 of BenjaminH1144 cameH3318 forthH3318 out of Gibeah,H1390 and destroyedH7843 down to the groundH776 of the IsraelitesH3478 that dayH3117 twentyH6242 and twoH8147 thousandH505 men.H376
And the peopleH5971 the menH376 of IsraelH3478 encouragedH2388 themselves, and set their battleH4421 againH3254 in arrayH6186 in the placeH4725 whereH834 H8033 they put themselves in arrayH6186 the firstH7223 day.H3117
(And the childrenH1121 of IsraelH3478 wentH5927 up and weptH1058 beforeH6440 the LORDH3068 untilH5704 even,H6153 and askedH7592 counsel of the LORD,H3068 saying,H559 Shall I goH5066 up againH3254 to battleH4421 againstH5973 the childrenH1121 of BenjaminH1144 my brother?H251 And the LORDH3068 said,H559 GoH5927 up againstH413 him.)
And the childrenH1121 of IsraelH3478 cameH7126 nearH7126 againstH413 the childrenH1121 of BenjaminH1144 the secondH8145 day.H3117
And BenjaminH1144 wentH3318 forthH3318 againstH7125 them out of GibeahH1390 the secondH8145 day,H3117 and destroyedH7843 down to the groundH776 of the childrenH1121 of IsraelH3478 againH5750 eighteenH8083 H6240 thousandH505 men;H376 allH3605 theseH428 drew the sword.H2719
Then allH3605 the childrenH1121 of Israel,H3478 and allH3605 the people,H5971 wentH5927 up, and cameH935 to the houseH1008 of God,H1008 and wept,H1058 and satH3427 thereH8033 beforeH6440 the LORD,H3068 and fastedH6684 that dayH3117 untilH5704 even,H6153 and offeredH5927 burntH5930 offerings and peaceH8002 offerings beforeH6440 the LORD.H3068
And the childrenH1121 of IsraelH3478 inquiredH7592 of the LORD,H3068 (for the arkH727 of the covenantH1285 of GodH430 was thereH8033 in thoseH1992 days,H3117
And Phinehas,H6372 the sonH1121 of Eleazar,H499 the sonH1121 of Aaron,H175 stoodH5975 beforeH6440 it in thoseH1992 days,H3117) saying,H559 Shall I yetH5750 againH3254 goH3318 out to battleH4421 againstH5973 the childrenH1121 of BenjaminH1144 my brother,H251 or shall I cease?H2308 And the LORDH3068 said,H559 GoH5927 up; for to morrowH4279 I will deliverH5414 them into your hand.H3027
And IsraelH3478 setH7760 liers in waitH693 roundH5439 about Gibeah.H1390
And the childrenH1121 of IsraelH3478 wentH5927 up againstH413 the childrenH1121 of BenjaminH1144 on the thirdH7992 day,H3117 and put themselves in arrayH6186 againstH413 Gibeah,H1390 as at other times.H6471
And the childrenH1121 of BenjaminH1144 wentH3318 out againstH7125 the people,H5971 and were drawnH5423 away from the city;H5892 and they beganH2490 to smiteH5221 of the people,H5971 and kill,H2491 as at other times,H6471 in the highways,H4546 of whichH834 oneH259 goesH5927 up to the houseH1008 of God,H1008 and the otherH259 to GibeahH1390 in the field,H7704 about thirtyH7970 menH376 of Israel.H3478
And the childrenH1121 of BenjaminH1144 said,H559 They are smittenH5062 down beforeH6440 us, as at the first.H7223 But the childrenH1121 of IsraelH3478 said,H559 Let us flee,H5127 and drawH5423 them from the cityH5892 to the highways.H4546
And allH3605 the menH376 of IsraelH3478 roseH6965 up out of their place,H4725 and put themselves in arrayH6186 at Baaltamar:H1193 and the liers in waitH693 of IsraelH3478 cameH1518 forthH1518 out of their places,H4725 even out of the meadowsH4629 of Gibeah.H1390
And there cameH935 againstH5048 GibeahH1390 tenH6235 thousandH505 chosenH970 menH376 out of allH3605 Israel,H3478 and the battleH4421 was sore:H3513 but they knewH3045 not that evilH7451 was nearH5060 them.
And the LORDH3068 smoteH5062 BenjaminH1144 beforeH6440 Israel:H3478 and the childrenH1121 of IsraelH3478 destroyedH7843 of the BenjamitesH1145 that dayH3117 twentyH6242 and fiveH2568 thousandH505 and an hundredH3967 men:H376 allH3605 theseH428 drew the sword.H2719
So the childrenH1121 of BenjaminH1144 sawH7200 that they were smitten:H5062 for the menH376 of IsraelH3478 gaveH5414 placeH4725 to the Benjamites,H1145 becauseH3588 they trustedH982 to the liers in waitH693 whichH834 they had setH7760 besideH413 Gibeah.H1390
And the liers in waitH693 hurried,H2363 and rushedH6584 on Gibeah;H1390 and the liers in waitH693 drewH4900 themselves along, and smoteH5221 allH3605 the cityH5892 with the edgeH6310 of the sword.H2719
Now there was an appointedH4150 sign betweenH5973 the menH376 of IsraelH3478 and the liers in wait,H693 that they should make a greatH7235 flameH4864 with smokeH6227 riseH5927 up out of the city.H5892
And when the menH376 of IsraelH3478 retiredH2015 in the battle,H4421 BenjaminH1144 beganH2490 to smiteH5221 and killH2491 of the menH376 of IsraelH3478 about thirtyH7970 persons:H376 for they said,H559 SurelyH389 they are smittenH5062 down beforeH6440 us, as in the firstH7223 battle.H4421
But when the flameH4864 beganH2490 to ariseH5927 up out of the cityH5892 with a pillarH5982 of smoke,H6227 the BenjamitesH1145 lookedH6437 behindH310 them, and, behold,H2009 the flameH3632 of the cityH5892 ascendedH5927 up to heaven.H8064
And when the menH376 of IsraelH3478 turnedH2015 again, the menH376 of BenjaminH1144 were amazed:H926 for they sawH7200 that evilH7451 was comeH5060 on them.
Therefore they turnedH6437 their backs beforeH6440 the menH376 of IsraelH3478 to the wayH1870 of the wilderness;H4057 but the battleH4421 overtookH1692 them; and them whichH834 came out of the citiesH5892 they destroyedH7843 in the middleH8432 of them.
Thus they enclosedH3803 the BenjamitesH1145 roundH3803 about,H3803 and chasedH7291 them, and steppedH1869 them down with easeH4496 overH5227 againstH5227 GibeahH1390 toward the sun rise.H4217 H8121
And there fellH5307 of BenjaminH1144 eighteenH8083 H6240 thousandH505 men;H376 allH3605 theseH428 were menH582 of valor.H2428
And they turnedH6437 and fledH5127 toward the wildernessH4057 to the rockH5553 of Rimmon:H7417 and they gleanedH5953 of them in the highwaysH4546 fiveH2568 thousandH505 men;H376 and pursuedH1692 hard afterH310 them to Gidom,H1440 and slewH5221 two thousandH505 menH376 of them.
So that allH3605 which fellH5307 that dayH3117 of BenjaminH1144 were twentyH6242 and fiveH2568 thousandH505 menH376 that drewH8025 the sword;H2719 allH3605 theseH428 were menH582 of valor.H2428
But sixH8337 hundredH3967 menH376 turnedH6437 and fledH5127 to the wildernessH4057 to the rockH5553 Rimmon,H7417 and stayedH3427 in the rockH5553 RimmonH7417 fourH702 months.H2320
And the menH376 of IsraelH3478 turnedH7725 againH7725 on the childrenH1121 of Benjamin,H1144 and smoteH5221 them with the edgeH6310 of the sword,H2719 as well the menH4974 of every city,H5892 as the beast,H929 and allH3605 that cameH4672 to hand:H4672 also they setH7971 on fireH784 allH3605 the citiesH5892 that they cameH4672 to.