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

New Living Translation
Now the people went to Bethel and sat in the presence of God until evening, weeping loudly and bitterly.

English Standard Version
And the people came to Bethel and sat there till evening before God, and they lifted up their voices and wept bitterly.

New American Standard Bible
So the people came to Bethel and sat there before God until evening, and lifted up their voices and wept 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;

Holman Christian Standard Bible
So the people went to Bethel and sat there before God until evening. They wept loudly and bitterly,

International Standard Version
So the people went to Bethel, sat before God until dusk, where they cried out loud and wept bitterly.

NET Bible
So the people came to Bethel and sat there before God until evening, weeping loudly and uncontrollably.

New Heart English Bible
The people came to Bethel, and sat there until evening before God, and lifted up their voices, and wept severely.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The people went to Bethel and sat there in the presence of God until evening. They cried very loudly,

JPS Tanakh 1917
And the people came to Beth-el, and sat there till even before God, and lifted up their voices, and wept sore.

New American Standard 1977
So the people came to Bethel and sat there before God until evening, and lifted up their voices and wept bitterly.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And the people came to the house of God and abode there until the evening before God and lifted up their voices and wept sore

King James 2000 Bible
And the people came to the house of God, and abode there till evening before God, and lifted up their voices, and wept greatly;

American King James Version
And the people came to the house of God, and stayed there till even before God, and lifted up their voices, and wept sore;

American Standard Version
And the people came to Beth-el, and sat there till even before God, and lifted up their voices, and wept sore.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And they all came to the house of God in Silo, and abiding before him till the evening, lifted up their voices, and began to lament and weep, saying:

Darby Bible Translation
And the people came to Bethel, and abode there till even before God, and lifted up their voices and wept bitterly,

English Revised Version
And the people came to Beth-el, and sat there till even before God, and lifted up their voices, and wept sore.

Webster's Bible Translation
And the people came to the house of God, and abode there till evening 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,
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
17:7-13 Micah thought it was a sign of God's favour to him and his images, that a Levite should come to his door. Thus those who please themselves with their own delusions, if Providence unexpectedly bring any thing to their hands that further them in their evil way, are apt from thence to think that God is pleased with them.
Study Bible
Mourning the Tribe of Benjamin
1Now the men of Israel had sworn in Mizpah, saying, "None of us shall give his daughter to Benjamin in marriage." 2So the people came to Bethel and sat there before God until evening, and lifted up their voices and wept bitterly. 3They said, "Why, O LORD, God of Israel, has this come about in Israel, so that one tribe should be missing today in Israel?"…
Cross References
Judges 20:26
Then all the sons of Israel and all the people went up and came to Bethel and wept; thus they remained there before the LORD and fasted that day until evening. And they offered burnt offerings and peace offerings before the LORD.

Judges 21:3
They said, "Why, O LORD, God of Israel, has this come about in Israel, so that one tribe should be missing today in Israel?"

1 Samuel 11:4
Then the messengers came to Gibeah of Saul and spoke these words in the hearing of the people, and all the people lifted up their voices and wept.
Treasury of Scripture

And the people came to the house of God, and stayed there till even before God, and lifted up their voices, and wept sore;

the house

Judges 21:12 And they found among the inhabitants of Jabeshgilead four hundred …

Judges 20:18,23,26 And the children of Israel arose, and went up to the house of God, …

Joshua 18:1 And the whole congregation of the children of Israel assembled together …

lifted

Judges 2:4 And it came to pass, when the angel of the LORD spoke these words …

Genesis 27:38 And Esau said to his father, Have you but one blessing, my father? …

1 Samuel 30:4 Then David and the people that were with him lifted up their voice …

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