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4 Early the next morning, the Israelites built an altar and offered sacrifices to please the Lord and to ask his blessing.[a] 5 Then they asked each other, “Did any of the tribes of Israel fail to come to the place of worship? We made a sacred promise that anyone who didn’t come to the meeting at Mizpah would be put to death.”
6 The Israelites were sad about what had happened to the Benjamin tribe, and they said, “One of our tribes was almost wiped out.Read full chapter
- 21.4 sacrifices. . . blessing: See the note at 20.26-28.