Judges 21:17
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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.

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.

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.

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.

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

To punish this unlawful conduct, the congregation sent 12,000 brave fighting men against Jabesh, with orders to smite the inhabitants of the town with the edge of the sword, together with their wives, and children, but also with the more precise instructions (Judges 21:11), "to ban all the men, and women who had known the lying with man" (i.e., to slay them as exposed to death, which implied, on the other hand, that virgins who had not lain with any man should be spared). The fighting men found 400 such virgins in Jabesh, and brought them to the camp at Shiloh in the land of Canaan. אותם (Judges 21:12) refers to the virgins, the masculine being used as the more common genus in the place of the feminine. Shiloh, with the additional clause "in the land of Canaan," which was occasioned by the antithesis Jabesh in Gilead, as in Joshua 21:2; Joshua 22:9, was the usual meeting-place of the congregation, on account of its being the seat of the tabernacle. The representatives of the congregation had moved thither, after the deliberations concerning Jabesh, which were still connected with the war against Benjamin, were concluded.

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Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

an inheritance

Numbers 26:55 Notwithstanding the land shall be divided by lot: according to the names of the tribes of their fathers they shall inherit.

Numbers 36:7 So shall not the inheritance of the children of Israel remove from tribe to tribe...

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
Yet we cannot give them wives from our daughters." For the people of Israel had sworn, "Cursed be he who gives a wife to Benjamin."

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