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18 Then the children of Israel arose and (A)went up to [a]the house of God to (B)inquire of God. They said, “Which of us shall go up first to battle against the children of Benjamin?”

The Lord said, (C)“Judah first!”

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  1. Judges 20:18 Or Bethel

23 (A)Then the children of Israel went up and wept before the Lord until evening, and asked counsel of the Lord, saying, “Shall I again draw near for battle against the children of my brother Benjamin?”

And the Lord said, “Go up against him.”

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26 Then all the children of Israel, that is, all the people, (A)went up and came to [a]the house of God and wept. They sat there before the Lord and fasted that day until evening; and they offered burnt offerings and peace offerings before the Lord.

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  1. Judges 20:26 Or Bethel

When David knew that Saul plotted evil against him, (A)he said to Abiathar the priest, “Bring the ephod here.”

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(A)Then David said to Abiathar the priest, Ahimelech’s son, “Please bring the ephod here to me.” And (B)Abiathar brought the ephod to David.

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