26,27 Ps 78:34-36 Ho 5:15
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It seems most evident that the Israelites did not seek the
protection of God. When they "went to the house of God,"
(ver. 18,) it was not to enquire concerning the expediency of
the war, nor of its success, but which of the tribes should
begin the attack: and here the question is, "Shall I go up
again to battle against the children of Benjamin my brother?"
Having so much right on their side, they had no doubt of the
justice of their cause, and the propriety of their conduct;
and having such a superiority of numbers, they had no doubt of
success. But God humbled them, and delivered them into the
hands of their enemies; and shewed them that the race was not
to the swift, nor the battle to the strong.