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Judges 21

CSB 1 The men of Israel had sworn an oath at Mizpah: "None of us will give his daughter to a Benjaminite in marriage." NIV 1 The men of Israel had taken an oath at Mizpah: “Not one of us will give his daughter in marriage to a Benjamite.” CSB 2 So the people went to Bethel and sat there before God until evening. They wept loudly and bitterly, NIV 2 The people went to Bethel, where they sat before God until evening, raising their voices and weeping bitterly. CSB 3 and cried out, "Why, Lord God of Israel, has it occurred that one tribe is [missing] in Israel today?" NIV 3 “LORD, God of Israel,” they cried, “why has this happened to Israel? Why should one tribe be missing from Israel today?” CSB 4 The next day the people got up early, built an altar there, and offered burnt offerings and fellowship offerings. NIV 4 Early the next day the people built an altar and presented burnt offerings and fellowship offerings. CSB 5 The Israelites asked, "Who of all the tribes of Israel didn't come to the Lord with the assembly?" For a great oath had been taken that anyone who had not come to the Lord at Mizpah would certainly be put to death. NIV 5 Then the Israelites asked, “Who from all the tribes of Israel has failed to assemble before the LORD?” For they had taken a solemn oath that anyone who failed to assemble before the LORD at Mizpah was to be put to death. CSB 6 But the Israelites had compassion on their brothers, the Benjaminites, and said, "Today a tribe has been cut off from Israel. NIV 6 Now the Israelites grieved for the tribe of Benjamin, their fellow Israelites. “Today one tribe is cut off from Israel,” they said. CSB 7 What should we do about wives for the survivors? We've sworn to the Lord not to give them any of our daughters as wives." NIV 7 “How can we provide wives for those who are left, since we have taken an oath by the LORD not to give them any of our daughters in marriage?” CSB 8 They asked, "Which city among the tribes of Israel didn't come to the Lord at Mizpah?" It turned out that no one from Jabesh-gilead had come to the camp and the assembly. NIV 8 Then they asked, “Which one of the tribes of Israel failed to assemble before the LORD at Mizpah?” They discovered that no one from Jabesh Gilead had come to the camp for the assembly. CSB 9 For when the people were counted, no one was there from the inhabitants of Jabesh-gilead. NIV 9 For when they counted the people, they found that none of the people of Jabesh Gilead were there. CSB 10 The congregation sent 12,000 brave warriors there and commanded them: "Go and kill the inhabitants of Jabesh-gilead with the sword, including women and children. NIV 10 So the assembly sent twelve thousand fighting men with instructions to go to Jabesh Gilead and put to the sword those living there, including the women and children. CSB 11 This is what you should do: Completely destroy every male, as well as every female who has slept with a man." NIV 11 “This is what you are to do,” they said. “Kill every male and every woman who is not a virgin.” CSB 12 They found among the inhabitants of Jabesh-gilead 400 young virgins, who had not had sexual relations with a man, and they brought them to the camp at Shiloh in the land of Canaan. NIV 12 They found among the people living in Jabesh Gilead four hundred young women who had never slept with a man, and they took them to the camp at Shiloh in Canaan. CSB 13 The whole congregation sent a message of peace to the Benjaminites who were at the rock of Rimmon. NIV 13 Then the whole assembly sent an offer of peace to the Benjamites at the rock of Rimmon. CSB 14 Benjamin returned at that time, and Israel gave them the women they had kept alive from Jabesh-gilead. But there were not enough for them. NIV 14 So the Benjamites returned at that time and were given the women of Jabesh Gilead who had been spared. But there were not enough for all of them. CSB 15 The people had compassion on Benjamin, because the Lord had made this gap in the tribes of Israel. NIV 15 The people grieved for Benjamin, because the LORD had made a gap in the tribes of Israel. CSB 16 The elders of the congregation said, "What should we do about wives for those who are left, since the women of Benjamin have been destroyed?" NIV 16 And the elders of the assembly said, “With the women of Benjamin destroyed, how shall we provide wives for the men who are left? CSB 17 They said, "There must be heirs for the survivors of Benjamin, so that a tribe of Israel will not be wiped out. NIV 17 The Benjamite survivors must have heirs,” they said, “so that a tribe of Israel will not be wiped out. CSB 18 But we can't give them our daughters as wives." For the Israelites had sworn: "Anyone who gives a wife to a Benjaminite is cursed." NIV 18 We can’t give them our daughters as wives, since we Israelites have taken this oath: ‘Cursed be anyone who gives a wife to a Benjamite.’ CSB 19 They also said, "Look, there's an annual festival to the Lord in Shiloh, which is north of Bethel, east of the highway that goes up from Bethel to Shechem, and south of Lebonah." NIV 19 But look, there is the annual festival of the LORD in Shiloh, which lies north of Bethel, east of the road that goes from Bethel to Shechem, and south of Lebonah.” CSB 20 Then they commanded the Benjaminites: "Go and hide in the vineyards. NIV 20 So they instructed the Benjamites, saying, “Go and hide in the vineyards CSB 21 Watch, and when you see the young women of Shiloh come out to perform the dances, each of you leave the vineyards and catch a wife for yourself from the young women of Shiloh, and go to the land of Benjamin. NIV 21 and watch. When the young women of Shiloh come out to join in the dancing, rush from the vineyards and each of you seize one of them to be your wife. Then return to the land of Benjamin. CSB 22 When their fathers or brothers come to us and protest, we will tell them, 'Show favor to them, since we did not get enough wives for each of them in the battle. You didn't actually give [the women] to them, so you are not guilty [of breaking your oath].' " NIV 22 When their fathers or brothers complain to us, we will say to them, ‘Do us the favor of helping them, because we did not get wives for them during the war. You will not be guilty of breaking your oath because you did not give your daughters to them.’ ” CSB 23 The Benjaminites did this and took the number of women they needed from the dancers they caught. They went back to their own inheritance, rebuilt their cities, and lived in them. NIV 23 So that is what the Benjamites did. While the young women were dancing, each man caught one and carried her off to be his wife. Then they returned to their inheritance and rebuilt the towns and settled in them. CSB 24 At that time, each of the Israelites returned from there to his own tribe and family. Each returned from there to his own inheritance. NIV 24 At that time the Israelites left that place and went home to their tribes and clans, each to his own inheritance. CSB 25 In those days there was no king in Israel; everyone did whatever he wanted. NIV 25 In those days Israel had no king; everyone did as they saw fit.

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