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