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The men of Israel had taken an oath at Mizpah: "Not one of us will give his daughter in marriage to a Benjamite."
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 TranslationsClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Now the men of Israel had sworn - Of this oath we had not heard before; but it appears they had commenced this war with a determination to destroy the Benjamites utterly, and that if any of them escaped the sword no man should be permitted to give him his daughter to wife. By these means the remnant of the tribe must soon have been annihilated.
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Judges 20:1,8,10 Then all the children of Israel went out, and the congregation was gathered together as one man, from Dan even to Beersheba...
Jeremiah 4:2 And you shall swear, The LORD lives, in truth, in judgment, and in righteousness; and the nations shall bless themselves in him...
Judges 21:5 And the children of Israel said, Who is there among all the tribes of Israel that came not up with the congregation to the LORD?...
Judges 11:30,31 And Jephthah vowed a vow to the LORD, and said, If you shall without fail deliver the children of Ammon into my hands...
1 Samuel 14:24,28,29 And the men of Israel were distressed that day: for Saul had adjured the people, saying...
Ecclesiastes 5:2 Be not rash with your mouth, and let not your heart be hasty to utter any thing before God: for God is in heaven, and you on earth...
Mark 6:23 And he swore to her, Whatever you shall ask of me, I will give it you, to the half of my kingdom.
Acts 23:12 And when it was day, certain of the Jews banded together, and bound themselves under a curse...
Romans 10:2 For I bear them record that they have a zeal of God, but not according to knowledge.
Exodus 34:12-16 Take heed to yourself, lest you make a covenant with the inhabitants of the land where you go...
Deuteronomy 7:2,3 And when the LORD your God shall deliver them before you; you shall smite them, and utterly destroy them...
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Judges 20:48 The men of Israel went back to Benjamin and put all the towns to the sword, including the animals and everything else they found. All the towns they came across they set on fire.
Judges 21:7 "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?"
Judges 21:18 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.'
Judges 21:22 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.'"
Jeremiah 40:6 So Jeremiah went to Gedaliah son of Ahikam at Mizpah and stayed with him among the people who were left behind in the land.