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Judges 21
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21NOW THE men of Israel had sworn at Mizpah, None of us shall give his daughter in marriage to Benjamin.H376H3478H7650H4709H559H376H5414H1323H1144H802 2And the Israelites came to the house of God [Bethel] and sat there until evening before God and lifted up their voices and wept bitterly.H5971H935H1004H430H1008H3427H6153H6440H430H5375H6963H1058H1065H1419 3And they said, O Lord, the God of Israel, why has this come to pass in Israel, that there should be today one tribe lacking in Israel?H559H3068H430H3478H3478H3117H259H7626H6485H3478 4And next morning the people rose early, and built there an altar, and offered burnt offerings and peace offerings.H4283H5971H7925H1129H4196H5927H5930H8002 5And the Israelites said, Which among all the tribes of Israel did not come up with the assembly to the Lord? For they had taken a great oath concerning him who did not come up to the Lord to Mizpah, saying, He shall surely die.H1121H3478H559H7626H3478H834H5927H6951H3068H1419H7621H5927H3068H4709H559H4191H4191 6And the Israelites changed their purpose [and had compassion] for the Benjamites their kinsmen and said, There is one tribe cut off from Israel today.H1121H3478H5162H1144H251H559H259H7626H1438H3478H3117 7What shall we do for wives for those who are left, seeing we have sworn by the Lord that we will not give them our daughters as wives?H6213H802H3498H7650H3068H5414H1323H802 8And they said, Which one is there of the tribes of Israel that did not come up to Mizpah to the Lord? And behold, no one had come to the camp from Jabesh-gilead, to the assembly.H559H259H7626H3478H5927H4709H3068H935H376H4264H3003H1568H6951 9For when the people were mustered, behold, not one of the citizens of Jabesh-gilead was there.H5971H6485H376H3427H3003H1568 10And the congregation sent there 12,000 of the bravest men, saying, Go and smite the inhabitants of Jabesh-gilead with the sword, also the women and the little ones.H5712H7971H8147H6240H505H376H1121H2428H6680H559H3212H5221H3427H3003H1568H6310H2719H802H2945 11And this is what you shall do; utterly destroy every male and every woman who is not a virgin.H1697H6213H2763H2145H802H4904H3045 12And they found among the inhabitants of Jabesh-gilead 400 young virgins, who had known no man by lying with him; and they brought them to the camp at Shiloh, which is in the land of Canaan.H4672H3427H3003H1568H702H3967H5291H1330H3045H376H4904H2145H935H4264H7887H776H3667 13And the whole congregation sent word to the Benjamites who were at the rock of Rimmon and invited them to be friendly with them.H5712H7971H1696H1121H1144H5553H7417H7121H7965 14And Benjamin returned at that time, and they gave them the women whom they had saved alive of the women of Jabesh-gilead; and yet there were not enough for them.H1144H7725H6256H5414H802H2421H802H3003H1568H4672 15And the people had compassion on Benjamin, because the Lord had made a breach in the tribes of Israel.H5971H5162H1144H3068H6213H6556H7626H3478 16Then the elders of the congregation said, What shall we do for wives for those who are left, since the women of Benjamin are destroyed?H2205H5712H559H6213H802H3498H802H8045H1144 17And they said, There must be an inheritance for the survivors of Benjamin, so that a tribe shall not be wiped out of Israel.H559H3425H6413H1144H7626H4229H3478 18But we cannot give them wives of our daughters, for the Israelites have sworn, Cursed be he who gives a wife to Benjamin.H3201H5414H802H1323H1121H3478H7650H559H779H5414H802H1144 19So they said, Behold, there is the yearly feast of the Lord at Shiloh, which is north of Bethel, on the east of the highway that goes up from Bethel to Shechem and south of Lebonah.H559H2282H3068H7887H3117H3117H6828H1008H4217H8121H4546H5927H1008H7927H5045H3829 20So they commanded the Benjamites, Go and lie in wait in the vineyards,H6680H1121H1144H559H3212H693H3754 21And watch; if the daughters of Shiloh come out to dance in the dances, then come out of the vineyards and catch every man his wife from the daughters of Shiloh and go to the land of Benjamin.H7200H1323H7887H3318H2342H4246H3318H3754H2414H376H802H1323H7887H1980H776H1144 22And when their fathers or their brothers come to us to complain, we will say to them, Grant them graciously unto us, because we did not reserve a wife for each of them in battle, neither did you give wives to them, for that would have made you guilty [of breaking your oath].H1H251H935H7378H559H2603H3947H376H802H4421H5414H6256H816 23And the Benjamites did so and took wives, according to their number, from the dancers whom they carried off; then they went and returned to their inheritance and repaired the towns and dwelt in them.H1121H1144H6213H5375H802H4557H2342H1497H3212H7725H5159H1129H5892H3427 24And the Israelites left there then, every man to his tribe and family, and they went out from there every man to his inheritance.H1121H3478H1980H6256H376H7626H4940H3318H376H5159 25In those days there was no king in Israel; every man did what was right in his own eyes.H3117H4428H3478H376H6213H3477H5869


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