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.

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;

Darby Bible Translation
And the people came to Bethel, and abode there till even 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,

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Commentary
Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

The people came to the house of God - Literally, the people came בית־אל to Bethel; this is considered as the name of a place by the Chaldee, Syriac, Arabic, and Septuagint.

And wept sore - Their revenge was satisfied, and now reflection brings them to contrition for what they had done.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

the house

Judges 21:12 And they found among the inhabitants of Jabeshgilead four hundred young virgins, that had known no man by lying with any male...

Judges 20:18,23,26 And the children of Israel arose, and went up to the house of God, and asked counsel of God, and said...

Joshua 18:1 And the whole congregation of the children of Israel assembled together at Shiloh, and set up the tabernacle of the congregation there...

lifted

Judges 2:4 And it came to pass, when the angel of the LORD spoke these words to all the children of Israel, that the people lifted up their voice...

Genesis 27:38 And Esau said to his father, Have you but one blessing, my father? bless me, even me also, O my father. And Esau lifted up his voice...

1 Samuel 30:4 Then David and the people that were with him lifted up their voice and wept, until they had no more power to weep.

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Cross References
Judges 20:26
Then all the Israelites, the whole army, went up to Bethel, and there they sat weeping before the LORD. They fasted that day until evening and presented burnt offerings and fellowship offerings to the LORD.

Judges 21:3
"LORD, God of Israel," they cried, "why has this happened to Israel? Why should one tribe be missing from Israel today?"

1 Samuel 11:4
When the messengers came to Gibeah of Saul and reported these terms to the people, they all wept aloud.

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