Judges 20:12
New International Version
The tribes of Israel sent messengers throughout the tribe of Benjamin, saying, "What about this awful crime that was committed among you?

New Living Translation
The Israelites sent messengers to the tribe of Benjamin, saying, "What a terrible thing has been done among you!

English Standard Version
And the tribes of Israel sent men through all the tribe of Benjamin, saying, “What evil is this that has taken place among you?

Berean Study Bible
And the tribes of Israel sent men throughout the tribe of Benjamin, saying, “What is this wickedness that has occurred among you?

New American Standard Bible
Then the tribes of Israel sent men through the entire tribe of Benjamin, saying, "What is this wickedness that has taken place among you?

King James Bible
And the tribes of Israel sent men through all the tribe of Benjamin, saying, What wickedness is this that is done among you?

Christian Standard Bible
Then the tribes of Israel sent men throughout the tribe of Benjamin, saying, "What is this evil act that has happened among you?

Contemporary English Version
The tribes of Israel sent messengers to every town and village in Benjamin. And wherever the messengers went, they said, "How could those worthless men in Gibeah do such a disgusting thing?

Good News Translation
The Israelite tribes sent messengers all through the territory of the tribe of Benjamin to say, "What is this crime that you have committed?

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Then the tribes of Israel sent men throughout the tribe of Benjamin, saying, "What is this outrage that has occurred among you?

International Standard Version
The tribes of Israel sent men throughout the entire tribe of Benjamin to ask them, "What is this evil thing that has occurred among you?

NET Bible
The tribes of Israel sent men throughout the tribe of Benjamin, saying, "How could such a wicked thing take place?

New Heart English Bible
The tribes of Israel sent men through all the tribe of Benjamin, saying, "What wickedness is this that has happened among you?

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The tribes of Israel sent men throughout the tribe of Benjamin. They asked, "How could such an evil thing happen among you?

JPS Tanakh 1917
And the tribes of Israel sent men through all the tribe of Benjamin, saying: 'What wickedness is this that is come to pass among you?

New American Standard 1977
Then the tribes of Israel sent men through the entire tribe of Benjamin, saying, “What is this wickedness that has taken place among you?

Jubilee Bible 2000
And the tribes of Israel sent men through all the tribe of Benjamin, saying, What wickedness is this that is done among you?

King James 2000 Bible
And the tribes of Israel sent men through all the tribe of Benjamin, saying, What wickedness is this that is done among you?

American King James Version
And the tribes of Israel sent men through all the tribe of Benjamin, saying, What wickedness is this that is done among you?

American Standard Version
And the tribes of Israel sent men through all the tribe of Benjamin, saying, What wickedness is this that is come to pass among you?

Douay-Rheims Bible
And they sent messengers to all the tribe of Benjamin to say to them: Why hath so great an abomination been found among you?

Darby Bible Translation
And the tribes of Israel sent men to all the families of Benjamin, saying, What wickedness is this that has been done among you?

English Revised Version
And the tribes of Israel sent men through all the tribe of Benjamin, saying, What wickedness is this that is come to pass among you?

Webster's Bible Translation
And the tribes of Israel sent men through all the tribe of Benjamin, saying, What wickedness is this that is done among you?

World English Bible
The tribes of Israel sent men through all the tribe of Benjamin, saying, "What wickedness is this that is happen among you?

Young's Literal Translation
And the tribes of Israel send men among all the tribes of Benjamin, saying, 'What is this evil which hath been among you?
Study Bible
The Decree of the Assembly
11So all the men of Israel gathered as one man, united against the city. 12And the tribes of Israel sent men throughout the tribe of Benjamin, saying, “What is this wickedness that has occurred among you? 13Hand over the wicked men of Gibeah so we can put them to death and purge Israel of this wickedness.” But the Benjamites refused to heed the voice of their fellow Israelites.…
Cross References
Judges 20:11
So all the men of Israel gathered as one man, united against the city.

Judges 20:13
Hand over the wicked men of Gibeah so we can put them to death and purge Israel of this wickedness." But the Benjamites refused to heed the voice of their fellow Israelites.

Treasury of Scripture

And the tribes of Israel sent men through all the tribe of Benjamin, saying, What wickedness is this that is done among you?

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Deuteronomy 13:14 Then shall you inquire, and make search, and ask diligently; and, …

Deuteronomy 20:10 When you come near to a city to fight against it, then proclaim peace to it.

Joshua 22:13-16 And the children of Israel sent to the children of Reuben, and to …

Matthew 18:15-18 Moreover if your brother shall trespass against you, go and tell …

Romans 12:18 If it be possible, as much as lies in you, live peaceably with all men.







Lexicon
And the tribes
שִׁבְטֵ֤י (šiḇ·ṭê)
Noun - masculine plural construct
Strong's Hebrew 7626: Rod, staff, club, scepter, tribe

of Israel
יִשְׂרָאֵל֙ (yiś·rā·’êl)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3478: Israel -- 'God strives', another name of Jacob and his desc

sent
וַֽיִּשְׁלְח֞וּ (way·yiš·lə·ḥū)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 7971: To send away, for, out

men
אֲנָשִׁ֔ים (’ă·nā·šîm)
Noun - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 582: Man, mankind

throughout
בְּכָל־ (bə·ḵāl)
Preposition-b | Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 3605: The whole, all, any, every

the tribe
שִׁבְטֵ֥י (šiḇ·ṭê)
Noun - masculine plural construct
Strong's Hebrew 7626: Rod, staff, club, scepter, tribe

of Benjamin,
בִנְיָמִ֖ן (ḇin·yā·min)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1144: Benjamin -- 'son of the right hand', youngest son of Jacob, also the name of two other Israelites

saying,
לֵאמֹ֑ר (lê·mōr)
Preposition-l | Verb - Qal - Infinitive construct
Strong's Hebrew 559: To utter, say

“What
מָ֚ה (māh)
Interrogative
Strong's Hebrew 4100: What?, what!, indefinitely what

is this
הַזֹּ֔את (haz·zōṯ)
Article | Pronoun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2063: Hereby in it, likewise, the one other, same, she, so much, such deed, that,

wickedness
הָרָעָ֣ה (hā·rā·‘āh)
Article | Adjective - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7451: Bad, evil

that
אֲשֶׁ֥ר (’ă·šer)
Pronoun - relative
Strong's Hebrew 834: Who, which, what, that, when, where, how, because, in order that

has occurred
נִהְיְתָ֖ה (nih·yə·ṯāh)
Verb - Nifal - Perfect - third person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1961: To fall out, come to pass, become, be

among you?
בָּכֶֽם׃ (bā·ḵem)
Preposition | second person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew
(12) Through all the tribe of Benjamin.--It was equitable to send this embassy, although the Benjamites had not come to the sacred gathering at Mizpeh. The word for "tribe" is in the plural, so that it is, "the tribes of Israel sent men through all the tribes of Benjamin." Clearly, in the latter instance shebet means a family. (See Note on Judges 18:19, and Numbers 4:18 : "the tribe of the families of Kohath.) There were ten families in the tribe of Benjamin (Genesis 46:21).

Verse 12. - Tribe of Benjamin. The Hebrew has tribes, meaning probably families, as the word is used Numbers 4:18. Vice versa, family is used for tribe, Judges 17:7; Judges 18:11. What wickedness, etc. The message was perhaps toe sharp and peremptory to be successful. It roused the pride and tribal independence of the Benjamites to resist. We must suppose the message to have preceded in point of time the hostile gathering recorded in ver. 11. It was probably sent before the council broke up (see above, Judges 7:25; Judges 8:4, and note). 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.
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