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Judges 21:3

    Judges 21:3 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And said, O LORD God of Israel, why is this come to pass in Israel, that there should be to day one tribe lacking in Israel?

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And said, O LORD God of Israel, why is this come to pass in Israel, that there should be to day one tribe lacking in Israel?

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    And they said, O Jehovah, the God of Israel, why is this come to pass in Israel, that there should be to-day one tribe lacking in Israel?

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And they said, O Lord, the God of Israel, why has this fate come on Israel, that today one tribe has been cut off from Israel?

    Webster's Revision

    And they said, O Jehovah, the God of Israel, why is this come to pass in Israel, that there should be to-day one tribe lacking in Israel?

    World English Bible

    They said, "Yahweh, the God of Israel, why has this happened in Israel, that there should be today one tribe lacking in Israel?"

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    And they said, O LORD, the God of Israel, why is this come to pass in Israel, that there should be today one tribe lacking in Israel?

    Clarke's Commentary on Judges 21:3

    Why is this come to pass - This was a very impertinent question. They knew well enough how it came to pass. It was right that the men of Gibeah should be punished, and it was right that they who vindicated them should share in that punishment; but they carried their revenge too far, they endeavored to exterminate both man and beast, Judges 20:48.

    Barnes' Notes on Judges 21:3

    The repetition of the name of Israel is very striking in connection with the title of Yahweh as "God of Israel." It contains a very forcible pleading of the covenant, and memorial of the promises. The very name "Israel" comprehended all the twelve tribes; with one of them blotted out, the remnant would not be Israel.