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Judges 20:22-24 International Standard Version (ISV)

22 But the army—the men of Israel—encouraged themselves and arrayed for battle again the next day in the same place where they had gathered the day before. 23 From there[a] the Israelis went up and wept in the Lord’s presence until evening. Then they asked the Lord, “Should we attack the descendants of[b] Benjamin again?”

The Lord replied, “Attack them.”[c]

24 So the Israelis attacked the descendants of Benjamin for a second day,


  1. Judges 20:23 Lit. Then
  2. Judges 20:23 Lit. of my brother; the descendants of Benjamin personified as an individual
  3. Judges 20:23 Lit. him; i.e. the descendants of Benjamin personified as an individual
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Judges 20:22-24 New International Version (NIV)

22 But the Israelites encouraged one another and again took up their positions where they had stationed themselves the first day. 23 The Israelites went up and wept before the Lord until evening, and they inquired of the Lord. They said, “Shall we go up again to fight against the Benjamites, our fellow Israelites?”

The Lord answered, “Go up against them.”

24 Then the Israelites drew near to Benjamin the second day.

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