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14 Bible Verses about Killing Within Israel

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Judges 8:17

He also tore down the tower of Penuel and killed the men of the city.

Judges 9:49

Each person also cut his own branch and followed Abimelech. They put the branches against the inner chamber and set it on fire around the people, and all the people in the Tower of Shechem died—about 1,000 men and women.

Exodus 32:28

The Levites did as Moses commanded, and about 3,000 men fell dead that day among the people.

Judges 12:6

they told him, “Please say Shibboleth.” If he said, “Sibboleth,” because he could not pronounce it correctly, they seized him and killed him at the fords of the Jordan. At that time 42,000 from Ephraim died.

Judges 20:21

The Benjaminites came out of Gibeah and slaughtered 22,000 men of Israel on the field that day.

Judges 20:25

That same day the Benjaminites came out from Gibeah to meet them and slaughtered an additional 18,000 Israelites on the field; all were armed men.

Judges 20:31

Then the Benjaminites came out against the people and were drawn away from the city. They began to attack the people as before, killing about 30 men of Israel on the highways, one of which goes up to Bethel and the other to Gibeah through the open country.

Judges 20:39

the men of Israel would return to the battle. When Benjamin had begun to strike them down, killing about 30 men of Israel, they said, “They’re defeated before us, just as they were in the first battle.”

Judges 20:35

The Lord defeated Benjamin in the presence of Israel, and on that day the Israelites slaughtered 25,100 men of Benjamin; all were armed men.

Judges 21:10-11

The congregation sent 12,000 brave warriors there and commanded them: “Go and kill the inhabitants of Jabesh-gilead with the sword, including women and children. This is what you should do: Completely destroy every male, as well as every female who has slept with a man.”

1 Samuel 4:2

The Philistines lined up in battle formation against Israel, and as the battle intensified, Israel was defeated by the Philistines, who struck down about 4,000 men on the battlefield.

1 Samuel 4:10

So the Philistines fought, and Israel was defeated, and each man fled to his tent. The slaughter was severe—30,000 of the Israelite foot soldiers fell.

2 Samuel 2:31

but they had killed 360 of the Benjaminites and Abner’s men.

Jeremiah 41:7

But when they came into the city, Ishmael son of Nethaniah and the men with him slaughtered them and threw them into a cistern.

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