Now the menH376 of IsraelH3478 had swornH7650 in Mizpeh,H4709 saying,H559 There shall not anyH376 of us giveH5414 his daughterH1323 to BenjaminH1144 to wife.H802
And the peopleH5971 cameH935 to the houseH1008 of God,H1008 and stayedH3427 thereH8033 tillH5704 evenH6153 beforeH6440 God,H430 and liftedH5375 up their voices,H6963 and weptH1058 sore;H1065
And said,H559 O LORDH3068 GodH430 of Israel,H3478 whyH4100 is thisH2063 comeH1961 to pass in Israel,H3478 that there should be to dayH3117 oneH259 tribeH7626 lackingH6485 in Israel?H3478
And it cameH1961 to pass on the morrow,H4279 that the peopleH5971 roseH7925 early,H7925 and builtH1129 thereH8033 an altar,H4196 and offeredH5927 burntH5930 offerings and peaceH8002 offerings.
And the childrenH1121 of IsraelH3478 said,H559 WhoH4310 is there among allH3605 the tribesH7626 of IsraelH3478 that cameH5927 not up with the congregationH6951 to the LORD?H3068 For they had made a greatH1419 oathH7621 concerning him that cameH5927 not up to the LORDH3068 to Mizpeh,H4709 saying,H559 He shall surely be put to death.H4191
And the childrenH1121 of IsraelH3478 repentedH5162 them for BenjaminH1144 their brother,H251 and said,H559 There is oneH259 tribeH7626 cutH1438 off from IsraelH3478 this day.H3117
HowH4100 shall we doH6213 for wivesH802 for them that remain,H3498 seeing we have swornH7650 by the LORDH3068 that we will not giveH5414 them of our daughtersH1323 to wives?H802
And they said,H559 WhatH4310 oneH259 is there of the tribesH7626 of IsraelH3478 that cameH5927 not up to MizpehH4709 to the LORD?H3068 And, behold,H2009 there cameH935 noneH3808 H376 to the campH4264 from JabeshgileadH3003 H1568 to the assembly.H6951
For the peopleH5971 were numbered,H6485 and, behold,H2009 there were noneH369 H376 of the inhabitantsH3427 of JabeshgileadH3003 H1568 there.H8033
And the congregationH5712 sentH7971 thitherH8033 twelveH8147 H6240 thousandH505 menH376 of the most valiant,H1121 H2428 and commandedH6680 them, saying,H559 GoH3212 and smiteH5221 the inhabitantsH3427 of JabeshgileadH3003 H1568 with the edgeH6310 of the sword,H2719 with the womenH802 and the children.H2945
And thisH2063 is the thingH1697 that you shall do,H6213 You shall utterly destroyH2763 everyH3605 male,H2145 and everyH3605 womanH802 that has lainH3045 H4904 by man.H2145
And they foundH4672 among the inhabitantsH3427 of JabeshgileadH3003 H1568 fourH702 hundredH3967 youngH5291 virgins,H1330 that had knownH3045 noH3808 manH376 by lyingH4904 with any male:H2145 and they broughtH935 them to the campH4264 to Shiloh,H7887 whichH834 is in the landH776 of Canaan.H3667
And the wholeH3605 congregationH5712 sentH7971 some to speakH1696 to the childrenH1121 of BenjaminH1144 that were in the rockH5553 Rimmon,H7417 and to callH7121 peaceablyH7965 to them.
And BenjaminH1144 cameH7725 againH7725 at that time;H6256 and they gaveH5414 them wivesH802 whichH834 they had savedH2421 aliveH2421 of the womenH802 of Jabeshgilead:H3003 H1568 and yet soH3651 they sufficedH4672 them not.
And the peopleH5971 repentedH5162 them for Benjamin,H1144 becauseH3588 that the LORDH3068 had madeH6213 a breachH6556 in the tribesH7626 of Israel.H3478
Then the eldersH2205 of the congregationH5712 said,H559 HowH4100 shall we doH6213 for wivesH802 for them that remain,H3498 seeingH3588 the womenH802 are destroyedH8045 out of Benjamin?H1144
And they said,H559 There must be an inheritanceH3425 for them that be escapedH6413 of Benjamin,H1144 that a tribeH7626 be not destroyedH4229 out of Israel.H3478
However, we mayH3201 not giveH5414 them wivesH802 of our daughters:H1323 for the childrenH1121 of IsraelH3478 have sworn,H7650 saying,H559 CursedH779 be he that givesH5414 a wifeH802 to Benjamin.H1144
Then they said,H559 Behold,H2009 there is a feastH2282 of the LORDH3068 in ShilohH7887 yearlyH3117 in a place whichH834 is on the northH6828 side of Bethel,H1008 on the eastH4217 H8121 side of the highwayH4546 that goesH5927 up from BethelH1008 to Shechem,H7927 and on the southH5045 of Lebonah.H3829
Therefore they commandedH6680 the childrenH1121 of Benjamin,H1144 saying,H559 GoH3212 and lie in waitH693 in the vineyards;H3754
And see,H7200 and, behold,H2009 ifH518 the daughtersH1323 of ShilohH7887 comeH3318 out to danceH2342 in dances,H4246 then comeH3318 you out of the vineyards,H3754 and catchH2414 you every manH376 his wifeH802 of the daughtersH1323 of Shiloh,H7887 and goH1980 to the landH776 of Benjamin.H1144
And it shall be, whenH3588 their fathersH1 orH176 their brothersH251 comeH935 to us to complain,H7378 that we will sayH559 to them, Be favorableH2603 to them for our sakes: becauseH3588 we reservedH3947 not to each manH376 his wifeH802 in the war:H4421 for you did not giveH5414 to them at this time,H6256 that you should be guilty.H816
And the childrenH1121 of BenjaminH1144 didH6213 so,H3651 and tookH5375 them wives,H802 according to their number,H4557 of them that danced,H2342 whomH834 they caught:H1497 and they wentH3212 and returnedH7725 to their inheritance,H5159 and repairedH1129 the cities,H5892 and dwelledH3427 in them.
And the childrenH1121 of IsraelH3478 departedH1980 thereH8033 at that time,H6256 every manH376 to his tribeH7626 and to his family,H4940 and they wentH3318 out from thereH8033 every manH376 to his inheritance.H5159
In thoseH1992 daysH3117 there was noH369 kingH4428 in Israel:H3478 every manH376 didH6213 that which was rightH3477 in his own eyes.H5869