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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Footnotes

  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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Then the people came (A)to [a]the house of God, and remained there before God till evening. They lifted up their voices and wept bitterly,

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Footnotes

  1. Judges 21:2 Or Bethel