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{1 Samuel 11:7} And he took 3947 z8799 a yoke 6776 of oxen, 1241 and hewed them in pieces, 5408 z8762 and sent 7971 z8762 [them] throughout all x3605 the coasts 1366 of Israel 3478 by the hands 3027 of messengers, 4397 saying, 559 z8800 Whosoever x834 cometh not forth 3318 z8802 x369 after 310 Saul 7586 and after 310 Samuel, 8050 so x3541 shall it be done 6213 z8735 unto his oxen. 1241 And the fear 6343 of the LORD 3068 fell 5307 z8799 on x5921 the people, 5971 and they came out 3318 z8799 with one 259 consent. 376
he took:
The sending the pieces of the oxen was an act similar to that of the Levite (see note on "And when he was come into his house, he took a knife, and laid hold on his concubine, and divided her, [together] with her bones, into twelve pieces, and sent her into all the coasts of Israel." {Jdg 19:29}). An eminent Scotch writer describes the rites, incantations, and imprecations used prior to the fiery cross being circulated, to summon the rough warriors of ancient times to the service of their chief; and he alludes to this ancient custom, which in comparatively modern times, has been practised in Scotland; and proves that a similar punishment of death, or destruction of their houses, for disobeying the summons, was inflicted by the ancient Scandinavians, as recorded by Olaus Magnus, in his History of the Goths. This bears a striking similarity to the ancient custom of the Israelites. With the Highlanders, a goat was slain; with the Israelites, an ox. The exhibition of a cross, stained with the blood of the sacrificed animal, was the summons of the former, while part of the animal, was the mandate of the latter. Disobedience in one nation was punished with the death of themselves or oxen, and burning of their dwellings in the other.
hewed:
"And when he was come into his house, he took a knife, and laid hold on his concubine, and divided her, [together] with her bones, into twelve pieces, and sent her into all the coasts of Israel." {Jdg 19:29}
Whosoever:
"And the children of Israel said, Who [is there] among all the tribes of Israel that came not up with the congregation unto the LORD? For they had made a great oath concerning him that came not up to the LORD to Mizpeh, saying, He shall surely be put to death. ... And this [is] the thing that ye shall do, Ye shall utterly destroy every male, and every woman that hath lain by man." {Jdg 21:5-11}
the fear:
"And they journeyed: and the terror of God was upon the cities that [were] round about them, and they did not pursue after the sons of Jacob." {Gen 35:5} + "And they smote all the cities round about Gerar; for the fear of the LORD came upon them: and they spoiled all the cities; for there was exceeding much spoil in them." {2Ch 14:14} + "And the fear of the LORD fell upon all the kingdoms of the lands that [were] round about Judah, so that they made no war against Jehoshaphat." {2Ch 17:10}
with one consent:
Heb. as one man, "Then all the children of Israel went out, and the congregation was gathered together as one man, from Dan even to Beersheba, with the land of Gilead, unto the LORD in Mizpeh." {Jdg 20:1}

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