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And the men of Israel turned again upon the children of Benjamin, and smote them with the edge of the sword, as well the men of every city, as the beast, and all that came to hand: also they set on fire all the cities that they came to.

New Defender's Study Bible Notes

20:48 all that came to hand. The implication here, though not clearly stated, is that all the women and children as well as the beasts in these Benjamite cites were slain along with the men. The Israelites were dealing with their brother tribe, in the way they had been instructed by God to deal with the wicked Canaanite tribes.

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