Judges 20:9
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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;

Douay-Rheims Bible
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;

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Keil 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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Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

by lot against it

Joshua 14:2 By lot was their inheritance, as the LORD commanded by the hand of Moses, for the nine tribes, and for the half tribe.

1 Samuel 14:41,42 Therefore Saul said to the LORD God of Israel, Give a perfect lot. And Saul and Jonathan were taken: but the people escaped...

1 Chronicles 24:5 Thus were they divided by lot, one sort with another; for the governors of the sanctuary, and governors of the house of God...

Nehemiah 11:1 And the rulers of the people dwelled at Jerusalem: the rest of the people also cast lots...

Proverbs 16:33 The lot is cast into the lap; but the whole disposing thereof is of the LORD.

Jonah 1:7 And they said every one to his fellow, Come, and let us cast lots, that we may know for whose cause this evil is on us...

Acts 1:26 And they gave forth their lots; and the lot fell on Matthias; and he was numbered with the eleven apostles.

Cross References
Judges 20:8
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.

Judges 20:10
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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