English Standard Version
But now this is what we will do to Gibeah: we will go up against it by lot,
King James Bible
But now this shall be the thing which we will do to Gibeah; we will go up by lot against it;
American Standard Version
But now this is the thing which we will do to Gibeah: we will go up against it by lot;
But this we will do in common against Gabaa:
English Revised Version
But now this is the thing which we will do to Gibeah; we will go up against it by lot;
Webster's Bible Translation
But now this shall be the thing which we will do to Gibeah: we will go up by lot against it;
Judges 20:9 Parallel
CommentaryKeil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament
"The Benjaminites heard that the children of Israel (the rest of the Israelites, the eleven tribes) had come up to Mizpeh;" but they themselves were not found there. This follows from the fact that nothing is said about the Benjaminites coming, and still more clearly from Judges 20:13, where it is stated that the assembled tribes sent men to the Benjaminites, after holding their deliberations and forming their resolutions, to call them to account for the crime that had been committed in the midst of them. Consequently the question with which the whole affair was opened, "Say, how did this wicked deed take place?" is not to be regarded as addressed to the two parties, the inhabitants of Gibeah of the Benjaminites and the Levite (Bertheau), but as a summons to all who were assembled to relate what any one knew respecting the occurrence.
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by lot against it
And all the people arose as one man, saying, "None of us will go to his tent, and none of us will return to his house.
and we will take ten men of a hundred throughout all the tribes of Israel, and a hundred of a thousand, and a thousand of ten thousand, to bring provisions for the people, that when they come they may repay Gibeah of Benjamin for all the outrage that they have committed in Israel."
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