Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Now the sons of Israel arose, went up to Bethel, and
inquired of God and said, “Who shall go up first for us to battle against the sons of Benjamin?” Then the Lord said, “Judah shall go up first.”
Moreover, he shall stand before Eleazar the priest, who shall inquire for him
by the judgment of the Urim before the Lord. At his command they shall go out and at his command they shall come in, both he and the sons of Israel with him, even all the congregation.”
When you are approaching the battle, the priest shall come near and speak to the people.