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Judges 21 :: Hebrew Names Version (HNV)

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Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 21:1 - Now the men of Yisra'el had sworn in Mitzpah, saying, There shall not any of us give his daughter to Binyamin as wife.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 21:2 - The people came to Beit-El, and sat there until evening before God, and lifted up their voices, and wept sore.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 21:3 - They said, the LORD, the God of Yisra'el, why has this happened in Yisra'el, that there should be today one tribe lacking in Yisra'el?
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 21:4 - It happened on the next day that the people rose early, and built there an altar, and offered burnt offerings and peace-offerings.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 21:5 - The children of Yisra'el said, Who is there among all the tribes of Yisra'el who didn't come up in the assembly to the LORD? For they had made a great oath concerning him who didn't come up to the LORD to Mitzpah, saying, He shall surely be put to death.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 21:6 - The children of Yisra'el repented them for Binyamin their brother, and said, There is one tribe cut off from Yisra'el this day.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 21:7 - How shall we do for wives for those who remain, seeing we have sworn by the LORD that we will not give them of our daughters to wives?

Provision for Their Survival

Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 21:8 - They said, What one is there of the tribes of Yisra'el who didn't come up to the LORD to Mitzpah? Behold, there came none to the camp from Yavesh-Gil`ad to the assembly.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 21:9 - For when the people were numbered, behold, there were none of the inhabitants of Yavesh-Gil`ad there.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 21:10 - The congregation sent there twelve thousand men of the most valiant, and commanded them, saying, Go and strike the inhabitants of Yavesh-Gil`ad with the edge of the sword, with the women and the little ones.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 21:11 - This is the thing that you shall do: you shall utterly destroy every male, and every woman who has lain by man.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 21:12 - They found among the inhabitants of Yavesh-Gil`ad four hundred young virgins, who had not known man by lying with him; and they brought them to the camp to Shiloh, which is in the land of Kana`an.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 21:13 - The whole congregation sent and spoke to the children of Binyamin who were in the rock of Rimmon, and proclaimed shalom to them.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 21:14 - Binyamin returned at that time; and they gave them the women whom they had saved alive of the women of Yavesh-Gil`ad: and yet so they weren't enough for them.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 21:15 - The people repented them for Binyamin, because that the LORD had made a breach in the tribes of Yisra'el.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 21:16 - Then the Zakenim of the congregation said, How shall we do for wives for those who remain, seeing the women are destroyed out of Binyamin?
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 21:17 - They said, There must be an inheritance for those who are escaped of Binyamin, that a tribe not be blotted out from Yisra'el.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 21:18 - However we may not give them wives of our daughters, for the children of Yisra'el had sworn, saying, Cursed be he who gives a wife to Binyamin.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 21:19 - They said, Behold, there is a feast of the LORD from year to year in Shiloh, which is on the north of Beit-El, on the east side of the highway that goes up from Beit-El to Shekhem, and on the south of Levonah.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 21:20 - They commanded the children of Binyamin, saying, Go and lie in wait in the vineyards,
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 21:21 - and see, and, behold, if the daughters of Shiloh come out to dance in the dances, then come you out of the vineyards, and catch you every man his wife of the daughters of Shiloh, and go to the land of Binyamin.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 21:22 - It shall be, when their fathers or their brothers come to complain to us, that we will say to them, Grant them graciously to us, because we didn't take for each man his wife in battle, neither did you give them to them, else would you now be guilty.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 21:23 - The children of Binyamin did so, and took them wives, according to their number, of those who danced, whom they carried off: and they went and returned to their inheritance, and built the cities, and lived in them.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 21:24 - The children of Yisra'el departed there at that time, every man to his tribe and to his family, and they went out from there every man to his inheritance.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 21:25 - In those days there was no king in Yisra'el: every man did that which was right in his own eyes.

The Hebrew Names Version is based off the World English Bible, an update of the American Standard Version of 1901. This version of the Bible is in the public domain.


Pericope taken from the NASB95 and has been graciously provided by The Lockman Foundation, La Habra, Calif. All rights reserved.

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