Judges 20:23
wept: Jdg 20:26, Jdg 20:27, Psa 78:34-36, Hos 5:15 And the: It seems most evident that the Israelites did not seek the protection of God. When they "went to the house of God," - Jdg 20:18, it was not to enquire concerning the expediency of the war, nor of its success, but which of the tribes should begin the attack, and here the question is, "Shall I go up again to battle against the children of Benjamin my brother?" Having so much right on their side, they had no doubt of the justice of their cause, and the propriety of their conduct; and having such a superiority of numbers, they had no doubt of success. But God humbled them, and delivered them into the hands of their enemies; and shewed them that the race was not to the swift, nor the battle to the strong. Reciprocal: Gen 33:9 - my brother Exo 28:30 - General Num 27:21 - he shall Jos 7:6 - until the eventide Jdg 21:2 - the house Jdg 21:6 - repented them Jdg 21:12 - virgins 1Sa 10:22 - inquired 1Sa 14:18 - Bring hither 1Sa 30:8 - inquired 1Ki 22:5 - Inquire 2Ki 3:11 - that we may Pro 20:18 - and