Judges 21:17
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New International Version
The Benjamite survivors must have heirs," they said, "so that a tribe of Israel will not be wiped out.

New Living Translation
There must be heirs for the survivors so that an entire tribe of Israel is not wiped out.

English Standard Version
And they said, “There must be an inheritance for the survivors of Benjamin, that a tribe not be blotted out from Israel.

New American Standard Bible
They said, "There must be an inheritance for the survivors of Benjamin, so that a tribe will not be blotted out from Israel.

King James Bible
And they said, There must be an inheritance for them that be escaped of Benjamin, that a tribe be not destroyed out of Israel.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
They said, "There must be heirs for the survivors of Benjamin, so that a tribe of Israel will not be wiped out.

International Standard Version
They continued, "Let's make sure that there's an inheritance for the survivors of the tribe of Benjamin, so that a tribe won't be blotted out from Israel.

NET Bible
The remnant of Benjamin must be preserved. An entire Israelite tribe should not be wiped out.

New Heart English Bible
They said, "How will an inheritance remain for the survivors of Benjamin, that a tribe not be blotted out from Israel.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Some said, "Benjamin's men who survived must be allowed to have families. No tribe of Israel should be wiped out.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And they said: 'They that are escaped must be as an inheritance for Benjamin, that a tribe be not blotted out from Israel.

New American Standard 1977
And they said, “There must be an inheritance for the survivors of Benjamin, that a tribe may not be blotted out from Israel.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And they said, Let the inheritance of Benjamin be saved that a tribe not be destroyed out of Israel.

King James 2000 Bible
And they said, There must be an inheritance for them that are escaped of Benjamin, that a tribe be not destroyed out of Israel.

American King James Version
And they said, There must be an inheritance for them that be escaped of Benjamin, that a tribe be not destroyed out of Israel.

American Standard Version
And they said, There must be an inheritance for them that are escaped of Benjamin, that a tribe be not blotted out from Israel.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And we must use all care, and provide with great diligence, that one tribe be not destroyed out of Israel.

Darby Bible Translation
And they said, There must be a possession for those of Benjamin that have escaped, that a tribe be not blotted out of Israel.

English Revised Version
And they said, There must be an inheritance for them that are escaped of Benjamin, that a tribe be not blotted out from Israel.

Webster's Bible Translation
And they said, There must be an inheritance for them that have escaped of Benjamin, that a tribe be not destroyed out of Israel.

World English Bible
They said, "There must be an inheritance for those who are escaped of Benjamin, that a tribe not be blotted out from Israel.

Young's Literal Translation
And they say, 'A possession of an escaped party is to Benjamin, and a tribe is not blotted out from Israel;
Study Bible
Provision for Benjamin's Survival
16Then the elders of the congregation said, "What shall we do for wives for those who are left, since the women are destroyed out of Benjamin?" 17They said, "There must be an inheritance for the survivors of Benjamin, so that a tribe will not be blotted out from Israel. 18"But we cannot give them wives of our daughters." For the sons of Israel had sworn, saying, "Cursed is he who gives a wife to Benjamin."…
Cross References
Judges 21:16
Then the elders of the congregation said, "What shall we do for wives for those who are left, since the women are destroyed out of Benjamin?"

Judges 21:18
"But we cannot give them wives of our daughters." For the sons of Israel had sworn, saying, "Cursed is he who gives a wife to Benjamin."
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And they said, There must be an inheritance for them that be escaped of Benjamin, that a tribe be not destroyed out of Israel.

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(17) There must be an inheritance.--Rather, possession of the remnant shall be for Benjamin--i.e., We will leave untouched their land and possessions. "We give you leave to take the whole land of Benjamin to yourselves" (Jos. Antt. v. 3, 12).

That a tribe be not destroyed.--Benjamin never quite recovered this crushing blow. Even though it furnished the second judge (Ehud) and the first king (Saul) to Israel, and was advantageously situated, and was often honoured by the residence of Samuel, it became a mere satellite to the more powerful tribe of Judah. Perhaps in the quiescence and permanence derived from the close association with its powerful neighbour we see in part the fulfilment of the blessing in Deuteronomy 33:12.

Verse 17. - There must be an inheritance for them that be escaped of Benjamin. The passage is difficult to construe and to explain. If the words There must be are properly supplied in the A.V., the sense will come out more clearly if we take the word inheritance to mean rather succession, which is the idea contained in the root. There must be a succession for the escaped of Benjamin, i.e. there must be heirs to succeed, and therefore we must find wives for them. The word peleytah without the article can hardly mean the remnant, as has been proposed, but must be defined by being taken with Benjamin. And they said, there must be an inheritance for them that be escaped Benjamin,.... The escaped are the six hundred men in the rock Rimmon; four hundred of them were supplied with wives, the other two wanted; and as there was an inheritance divided by lot to the tribe of Benjamin, to that tribe and to that only it belonged, and they must have it and no other; it now of right devolved on these six hundred men, and them only, and therefore provision must be made to increase their number, that they may occupy the inheritance they have a right to, rebuild their cities, till their land, cultivate their vineyards and oliveyards, and enjoy all the advantages of their possessions:

that a tribe be not destroyed out of Israel; but the full number of the tribes be preserved, and their inheritances belonging to them, according to the predictions of Jacob and Moses, and the assignment of them by lot unto them by Joshua. 17. There must be an inheritance for them that be escaped of Benjamin—As they were the only rightful owners of the territory, provision must be made for transmitting it to their legitimate heirs, and a new act of violence was meditated (Jud 21:19); the opportunity for which was afforded by the approaching festival—a feast generally supposed to be the feast of tabernacles. This, like the other annual feasts, was held in Shiloh, and its celebration was attended with more social hilarity and holiday rejoicings than the other feasts.17:7-13 Micah thought it was a sign of God's favour to him and his images, that a Levite should come to his door. Thus those who please themselves with their own delusions, if Providence unexpectedly bring any thing to their hands that further them in their evil way, are apt from thence to think that God is pleased with them.
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