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Judges 21:4

    Judges 21:4 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And it came to pass on the morrow, that the people rose early, and built there an altar, and offered burnt offerings and peace offerings.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And it came to pass on the morrow, that the people rose early, and built there an altar, and offered burnt offerings and peace offerings.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    And it came to pass on the morrow, that the people rose early, and built there an altar, and offered burnt-offerings and peace-offerings.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Then on the day after, the people got up early and made an altar there, offering burned offerings and peace-offerings.

    Webster's Revision

    And it came to pass on the morrow, that the people rose early, and built there an altar, and offered burnt-offerings and peace-offerings.

    World English Bible

    It happened on the next day that the people rose early, and built there an altar, and offered burnt offerings and peace offerings.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    And it came to pass on the morrow, that the people rose early, and built there an altar, and offered burnt offerings and peace offerings.

    Definitions for Judges 21:4

    Morrow - Next day; tomorrow.

    Clarke's Commentary on Judges 21:4

    Built there an altar - This affords some evidence that this was not a regular place of worship, else an altar would have been found in the place; and their act was not according to the law, as may be seen in several places of the Pentateuch. But there was neither king nor law among them, and they did whatever appeared right in their own eyes.

    Barnes' Notes on Judges 21:4

    It is not certain whether the brass altar was at Bethel at this time, or whether it may not have been elsewhere, e. g., at Shiloh with the tabernacle. Some, however, think that the altar here mentioned was "additional" to the brass altar, in consequence of the unusual number of sacrifices caused by the presence of the whole congregation (compare 1 Kings 8:64 note).

    Wesley's Notes on Judges 21:4

    21:4 An altar - Not for a monument of the victory, but for sacrifices, as the next words shew. There might be in that place more altars than one, when the multitude of sacrifices be required, which was the case, 1Kings 8:64, and probably at this time, when all the tribes being met, they had many sacrifices to offer, some in common for all, and some peculiar to every tribe.