Judges 21:13
New International Version
Then the whole assembly sent an offer of peace to the Benjamites at the rock of Rimmon.

New Living Translation
The Israelite assembly sent a peace delegation to the remaining people of Benjamin who were living at the rock of Rimmon.

English Standard Version
Then the whole congregation sent word to the people of Benjamin who were at the rock of Rimmon and proclaimed peace to them.

Berean Study Bible
Then the whole congregation sent a message of peace to the Benjamites who were at the rock of Rimmon.

King James Bible
And the whole congregation sent some to speak to the children of Benjamin that were in the rock Rimmon, and to call peaceably unto them.

New King James Version
Then the whole congregation sent word to the children of Benjamin who were at the rock of Rimmon, and announced peace to them.

New American Standard Bible
Then the whole congregation sent word and spoke to the sons of Benjamin who were at the rock of Rimmon, and proclaimed peace to them.

NASB 1995
Then the whole congregation sent word and spoke to the sons of Benjamin who were at the rock of Rimmon, and proclaimed peace to them.

NASB 1977
Then the whole congregation sent word and spoke to the sons of Benjamin who were at the rock of Rimmon, and proclaimed peace to them.

Amplified Bible
Then the whole congregation sent word to the [surviving] sons of Benjamin who were at the rock of Rimmon, and proclaimed peace to them.

Christian Standard Bible
The whole congregation sent a message of peace to the Benjaminites who were at Rimmon Rock.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The whole congregation sent a message of peace to the Benjaminites who were at the rock of Rimmon.

American Standard Version
And the whole congregation sent and spake to the children of Benjamin that were in the rock of Rimmon, and proclaimed peace unto them.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And all the people sent and they said to Benyamin which was at the cliff of Ramun, and they called to him: “Peace!”

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And all the congregation sent and spoke to the children of Benjamin in the rock Remmon, and invited them to make peace.

Contemporary English Version
The Israelites met and sent messengers to the men of Benjamin at Rimmon Rock, telling them that the Israelites were willing to make peace with them.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And they sent messengers to the children of Benjamin, that were in the rock Remmon, and commanded them to receive them in peace.

English Revised Version
And the whole congregation sent and spake to the children of Benjamin that were in the rock of Rimmon, and proclaimed peace unto them.

Good News Translation
Then the whole assembly sent word to the Benjaminites who were at Rimmon Rock and offered to end the war.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Then the whole congregation sent messengers to the men of Benjamin at Rimmon Rock and offered them peace.

International Standard Version
Then the entire congregation sent for the surviving descendants of Benjamin who were living at the rock of Rimmon and assured them that their intentions toward them were peaceful.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And the whole congregation sent and spoke to the children of Benjamin that were in the rock of Rimmon, and proclaimed peace unto them.

Literal Standard Version
And all the congregation sends [word] and speaks to the sons of Benjamin who [are] in the rock of Rimmon, and proclaims peace to them;

NET Bible
The entire assembly sent messengers to the Benjaminites at the cliff of Rimmon and assured them they would not be harmed.

New Heart English Bible
The whole congregation sent and spoke to the people of Benjamin who were in the rock of Rimmon, and proclaimed peace to them.

World English Bible
The whole congregation sent and spoke to the children of Benjamin who were in the rock of Rimmon, and proclaimed peace to them.

Young's Literal Translation
And all the company send, and speak, unto the sons of Benjamin who are in the rock Rimmon, and proclaim to them peace;

Additional Translations ...
Context
Wives for the Benjamites
12So they found among the inhabitants of Jabesh-gilead four hundred young women who had not had relations with a man, and they brought them to the camp at Shiloh in the land of Canaan. 13Then the whole congregation sent a message of peace to the Benjamites who were at the rock of Rimmon. 14And at that time the Benjamites returned and were given the women who were spared from Jabesh-gilead. But there were not enough women for all of them.…

Cross References
Deuteronomy 20:10
When you approach a city to fight against it, you are to make an offer of peace.

Judges 20:45
Then the Benjamites turned and fled toward the wilderness to the rock of Rimmon, and Israel cut down 5,000 men on the roads. And they overtook them at Gidom and struck down 2,000 more.

Judges 20:47
But 600 men turned and fled into the wilderness to the rock of Rimmon, where they stayed four months.

Judges 21:12
So they found among the inhabitants of Jabesh-gilead four hundred young women who had not had relations with a man, and they brought them to the camp at Shiloh in the land of Canaan.

Judges 21:14
And at that time the Benjamites returned and were given the women who were spared from Jabesh-gilead. But there were not enough women for all of them.


Treasury of Scripture

And the whole congregation sent some to speak to the children of Benjamin that were in the rock Rimmon, and to call peaceably to them.

to speak [heb] and spake and called.

Judges 20:47
But six hundred men turned and fled to the wilderness unto the rock Rimmon, and abode in the rock Rimmon four months.

Joshua 15:32
And Lebaoth, and Shilhim, and Ain, and Rimmon: all the cities are twenty and nine, with their villages:

call peaceably.

Deuteronomy 20:10
When thou comest nigh unto a city to fight against it, then proclaim peace unto it.

Isaiah 57:19
I create the fruit of the lips; Peace, peace to him that is far off, and to him that is near, saith the LORD; and I will heal him.

Luke 10:5
And into whatsoever house ye enter, first say, Peace be to this house.









(13) To call peaceably--i.e., proclaim peace.

Verse 13. - Translate the whole verse thus: And the whole congregation sent and shake to the children of Benjamin, etc., and proclaimed peace to them (see Deuteronomy 20:10). They sent ambassadors or heralds to them as it were with a flag of truce.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
Then the whole
כָּל־ (kāl-)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 3605: The whole, all, any, every

congregation
הָ֣עֵדָ֔ה (hā·‘ê·ḏāh)
Article | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 5712: A stated assemblage

sent
וַֽיִּשְׁלְחוּ֙ (way·yiš·lə·ḥū)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's 7971: To send away, for, out

a message
וַֽיְדַבְּרוּ֙ (way·ḏab·bə·rū)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Piel - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's 1696: To arrange, to speak, to subdue

of peace
שָׁלֽוֹם׃ (šā·lō·wm)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 7965: Safe, well, happy, friendly, welfare, health, prosperity, peace

to
אֶל־ (’el-)
Preposition
Strong's 413: Near, with, among, to

the Benjamites
בְּנֵ֣י (bə·nê)
Noun - masculine plural construct
Strong's 1121: A son

who
אֲשֶׁ֖ר (’ă·šer)
Pronoun - relative
Strong's 834: Who, which, what, that, when, where, how, because, in order that

were at the rock
בְּסֶ֣לַע (bə·se·la‘)
Preposition-b | Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 5553: A craggy rock

of Rimmon.
רִמּ֑וֹן (rim·mō·wn)
Noun - proper - feminine singular
Strong's 7417: A Syrian god


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