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26 And all the Israelites[a] and all the troops went up and came to Bethel and wept; and they sat there before Yahweh and fasted on that day until evening; and they offered burnt offerings and fellowship offerings before Yahweh. 27 And the Israelites[b] inquired of Yahweh (In those days the ark of the covenant of God was there, 28 and Phinehas son of Eleazar, son of Aaron, was standing before it[c] to minister in those days), saying, “Should we go out once more to battle against the descendants[d] of Benjamin our relatives,[e] or should we stop?” And Yahweh said, “Go up tomorrow; I will give them[f] into your hand.”

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Footnotes

  1. Judges 20:26 Literally “sons/children of Israel”
  2. Judges 20:27 Literally “sons/children of Israel”
  3. Judges 20:28 Literally “before presence of it/him”
  4. Judges 20:28 Or “sons/children”
  5. Judges 20:28 Hebrew “my brother”
  6. Judges 20:28 Hebrew “him”

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