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Joseph Exell

Preacher's Complete Homiletical Commentary - Judges 20:1-48

THE CRY FOR VENGEANCE(Judges 20:1-48.)HOMILETICS1. This cry was universal (Judges 20:1).“From Dan to Beershebah, with Gilead.” There was not a dissentient voice.2. They were in earnest (Judges 20:2). Such numbers.3. Their desire for accurate information (Judges 20:3-7).4. The vengeance must be summary (Judges 20:8 etc.).5. They were united in their purpose (Judges 20:11).6. A whole tribe takes part with the wicked city (Judges 20:13-14).7. The men of zeal act in a spirit of presumption and self... read more

Chuck Smith

Chuck Smith Bible Commentary - Judges 20:1-48

Chapter 20Now it had what he hoped it would have. It had a shock effect upon the tribes. They were horrified to get part of a torso, a leg, an arm, a head and they gathered together and this man told them the evil that was done by the Benjamites, by those from the tribe of Benjamin, the city of Gibeah. He told them the horrible evil that had befallen him while he was there. And the people of Israel were incensed against the Ephraimites, I mean against the Benjamites. And so they decided to go... read more

Joseph Sutcliffe

Sutcliffe's Commentary on the Old and New Testaments - Judges 20:1-48

Judges 20:11 . All the men of Israel were knit together. Why had they not assembled against Micah and his chapel of gods? Then this and other evils might have been prevented. This was a just and necessary war, but the hand was not clean that handled the sword. Judges 20:13 . Deliver us the children of Belial that we may put them to death. By the refusal of this just demand, every Benjamite made the crime his own, and paid the forfeiture of his life. Judges 20:16 . Seven hundred... read more

Joseph Exell

The Biblical Illustrator - Judges 20:1-48

Judges 20:1-48The men of Israel turned again upon the children of BenJamin.From justice to wild revengeIt may be asked how, while polygamy was practised among the Israelites, the sin of Gibeah could rouse such indignation and awaken the signal vengeance of the united tribes. The answer is to be found partly in the singular and dreadful device which the indignant husband used in making the deed known. Womanhood must have been stirred to the fiercest indignation, and manhood was bound to follow.... read more

John Trapp

John Trapp Complete Commentary - Judges 20:32

Jdg 20:32 And the children of Benjamin said, They [are] smitten down before us, as at the first. But the children of Israel said, Let us flee, and draw them from the city unto the highways. Ver. 32. They are smitten down before us. ] This was their επινικιον , which they sang too soon; for their destruction was at next door by. But sorry man knoweth not his time. "As the fishes that are taken in an evil net, and as the birds that are caught in the snare, so are the sons of men snared in an... read more

Samuel Bagster

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge - Judges 20:32

Let us flee: This was done, not only because they had placed an ambuscade behind Gibeah, which was to enter and burn the city as soon as the Benjamites left it; but it would seem, that the slingers, by being within the city and its fortifications, had great advantage over the Israelites by their slings, when they could not come among them with their swords, unless they got them in the plain country. Joshua 8:15, Joshua 8:16 Reciprocal: Joshua 8:6 - They flee 2 Samuel 17:9 - some read more

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