1 H376 Now the men H3478 of Israel H7650 had sworn [H8738] H4709 in Mizpeh H559 , saying [H8800] H376 , There shall not any H5414 of us give [H8799] H1323 his daughter H1144 unto Benjamin H802 to wife.
2 H5971 And the people H935 came [H8799] H1004 to the house H430 of God [H8677] H1008 H3427 , and abode [H8799] H6153 there till even H6440 before H430 God H5375 , and lifted up [H8799] H6963 their voices H1058 , and wept [H8799] H1065 H1419 sore;
3 H559 And said [H8799] H3068 , O LORD H430 God H3478 of Israel H3478 , why is this come to pass in Israel H3117 , that there should be to day H259 one H7626 tribe H6485 lacking [H8736] H3478 in Israel?
4 H4283 And it came to pass on the morrow H5971 , that the people H7925 rose early [H8686] H1129 , and built [H8799] H4196 there an altar H5927 , and offered [H8686] H5930 burnt offerings H8002 and peace offerings.
5 H1121 And the children H3478 of Israel H559 said [H8799] H7626 , Who is there among all the tribes H3478 of Israel H834 that H5927 came [H8804] H6951 not up with the congregation H3068 unto the LORD H1419 ? For they had made a great H7621 oath H5927 concerning him that came not up [H8804] H3068 to the LORD H4709 to Mizpeh H559 , saying [H8800] H4191 , He shall surely [H8800] H4191 be put to death [H8714] .
6 H1121 And the children H3478 of Israel H5162 repented [H8735] H1144 them for Benjamin H251 their brother H559 , and said [H8799] H259 , There is one H7626 tribe H1438 cut off [H8738] H3478 from Israel H3117 this day.
7 H6213 How shall we do [H8799] H802 for wives H3498 for them that remain [H8737] H7650 , seeing we have sworn [H8738] H3068 by the LORD H5414 that we will not give [H8800] H1323 them of our daughters H802 to wives?
8 H559 And they said [H8799] H259 , What one H7626 is there of the tribes H3478 of Israel H5927 that came not up [H8804] H4709 to Mizpeh H3068 to the LORD H935 ? And, behold, there came [H8804] H376 none H4264 to the camp H3003 from Jabeshgilead H1568 H6951 to the assembly.
9 H5971 For the people H6485 were numbered [H8691] H376 , and, behold, there were none H3427 of the inhabitants [H8802] H3003 of Jabeshgilead H1568 there.
10 H5712 And the congregation H7971 sent [H8799] H8147 thither twelve H6240 H505 thousand H376 men H1121 of the valiantest H2428 H6680 , and commanded [H8762] H559 them, saying [H8800] H3212 , Go [H8798] H5221 and smite [H8689] H3427 the inhabitants [H8802] H3003 of Jabeshgilead H1568 H6310 with the edge H2719 of the sword H802 , with the women H2945 and the children.
11 H1697 And this is the thing H6213 that ye shall do [H8799] H2763 , Ye shall utterly destroy [H8686] H2145 every male H802 , and every woman H4904 that hath lain H3045 by man [H8802] .
12 H4672 And they found [H8799] H3427 among the inhabitants [H8802] H3003 of Jabeshgilead H1568 H702 four H3967 hundred H5291 young H1330 virgins H3045 , that had known [H8804] H376 no man H4904 by lying H2145 with any male H935 : and they brought [H8686] H4264 them unto the camp H7887 to Shiloh H776 , which is in the land H3667 of Canaan.
13 H5712 And the whole congregation H7971 sent [H8799] H1696 some to speak [H8762] H1121 to the children H1144 of Benjamin H5553 that were in the rock H7417 Rimmon H7121 , and to call [H8799] H7965 peaceably unto them.
14 H1144 And Benjamin H7725 came again [H8799] H6256 at that time H5414 ; and they gave [H8799] H802 them wives H2421 which they had saved alive [H8765] H802 of the women H3003 of Jabeshgilead H1568 H4672 : and yet so they sufficed [H8804] them not.
15 H5971 And the people H5162 repented [H8737] H1144 them for Benjamin H3068 , because that the LORD H6213 had made [H8804] H6556 a breach H7626 in the tribes H3478 of Israel.
16 H2205 Then the elders H5712 of the congregation H559 said [H8799] H6213 , How shall we do [H8799] H802 for wives H3498 for them that remain [H8737] H802 , seeing the women H8045 are destroyed [H8738] H1144 out of Benjamin?
17 H559 And they said [H8799] H3425 , There must be an inheritance H6413 for them that be escaped H1144 of Benjamin H7626 , that a tribe H4229 be not destroyed [H8735] H3478 out of Israel.
18 H3201 Howbeit we may [H8799] H5414 not give [H8800] H802 them wives H1323 of our daughters H1121 : for the children H3478 of Israel H7650 have sworn [H8738] H559 , saying [H8800] H779 , Cursed [H8803] H5414 be he that giveth [H8802] H802 a wife H1144 to Benjamin.
19 H559 Then they said [H8799] H2282 , Behold, there is a feast H3068 of the LORD H7887 in Shiloh H3117 yearly H3117 H6828 in a place which is on the north side H1008 of Bethel H4217 , on the east side H8121 H4546 of the highway H5927 that goeth up [H8802] H1008 from Bethel H7927 to Shechem H5045 , and on the south H3829 of Lebonah.
20 H6680 Therefore they commanded [H8762] H1121 the children H1144 of Benjamin H559 , saying [H8800] H3212 , Go [H8798] H693 and lie in wait [H8804] H3754 in the vineyards;
21 H7200 And see [H8804] H1323 , and, behold, if the daughters H7887 of Shiloh H3318 come out [H8799] H2342 to dance [H8800] H4246 in dances H3318 , then come ye out [H8804] H3754 of the vineyards H2414 , and catch [H8804] H376 you every man H802 his wife H1323 of the daughters H7887 of Shiloh H1980 , and go [H8804] H776 to the land H1144 of Benjamin.
22 H1 And it shall be, when their fathers H251 or their brethren H935 come [H8799] H7378 unto us to complain [H8800] H559 , that we will say [H8804] H2603 unto them, Be favourable [H8798] H3947 unto them for our sakes: because we reserved [H8804] H376 not to each man H802 his wife H4421 in the war H5414 : for ye did not give [H8804] H6256 unto them at this time H816 , that ye should be guilty [H8799] .
23 H1121 And the children H1144 of Benjamin H6213 did so [H8799] H5375 , and took [H8799] H802 them wives H4557 , according to their number H2342 , of them that danced [H8789] H1497 , whom they caught [H8804] H3212 : and they went [H8799] H7725 and returned [H8799] H5159 unto their inheritance H1129 , and repaired [H8799] H5892 the cities H3427 , and dwelt [H8799] in them.
24 H1121 And the children H3478 of Israel H1980 departed [H8691] H6256 thence at that time H376 , every man H7626 to his tribe H4940 and to his family H3318 , and they went out [H8799] H376 from thence every man H5159 to his inheritance.