|GOD'S WORD® Translation (© 1995)|
The men of Israel had taken this oath in Mizpah: "None of us will ever let our daughters marry anyone from Benjamin."
King James Bible
Now the men of Israel had sworn in Mizpeh, saying, There shall not any of us give his daughter unto Benjamin to wife.
American Standard Version
Now the men of Israel had sworn in Mizpah, saying, There shall not any of us give his daughter unto Benjamin to wife.
Young's Literal Translation
And the men of Israel have sworn in Mizpeh, saying, 'None of us doth give his daughter to Benjamin for a wife.'
Judges 21:1 Additional TranslationsBenjamin Benjamite Daughter Israel Marriage Mizpah Mizpeh Oath Sworn WifeBenjamin Benjamite Daughter Israel Marriage Mizpah Mizpeh Oath Sworn WifeGOD'S WORD® is a copyrighted work of God's Word to the Nations. Copyright 1995.
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Judges 20:48 Then the men of Israel went back to attack the rest of the territory of Benjamin. They killed all the people and cattle they found in every city. They also burned down every city they came to.
Judges 21:7 What will we do to provide wives for the men who are left? We swore to the LORD that we would not let any of our daughters marry them."
Judges 21:18 However, we can't give them any of our daughters as wives. The people of Israel have taken an oath that whoever gives wives to the men of Benjamin is under a curse."
Judges 21:22 When their fathers or brothers come to us to complain, we'll tell them, 'Have pity on them, since we didn't provide a wife for each man in the battle. You won't be guilty because you didn't give them the wives yourselves.'"
Jeremiah 40:6 Jeremiah went to Gedaliah, son of Ahikam, at Mizpah and lived with him among the people who were left in the land.