The Israelites assemble at Mizpeh: the Levite declares his wrong, 1-7. Their decree, 8-11. They require the delinquents of the Benjamites to do justice on them; they are denied, 12-17. Whereupon, having consulted God, they march to fight against them; are twice foiled; and lose forty thousand men, 18-25. Being humbled, and receiving clearer revelation from God, they, by a stratagem, destroy the whole tribe, six hundred men excepted, (who fled away,) and burnt their cities, 26-48.