Judges 21:21
New International Version
and watch. When the young women of Shiloh come out to join in the dancing, rush from the vineyards and each of you seize one of them to be your wife. Then return to the land of Benjamin.

New Living Translation
When you see the young women of Shiloh come out for their dances, rush out from the vineyards, and each of you can take one of them home to the land of Benjamin to be your wife!

English Standard Version
and watch. If the daughters of Shiloh come out to dance in the dances, then come out of the vineyards and snatch each man his wife from the daughters of Shiloh, and go to the land of Benjamin.

Berean Study Bible
and watch. When you see the daughters of Shiloh come out to perform their dances, each of you is to come out of the vineyards, catch for himself a wife from the daughters of Shiloh, and go to the land of Benjamin.

New American Standard Bible
and watch; and behold, if the daughters of Shiloh come out to take part in the dances, then you shall come out of the vineyards and each of you shall catch his wife from the daughters of Shiloh, and go to the land of Benjamin.

King James Bible
And see, and, behold, if the daughters of Shiloh come out to dance in dances, then come ye out of the vineyards, and catch you every man his wife of the daughters of Shiloh, and go to the land of Benjamin.

Christian Standard Bible
Watch, and when you see the young women of Shiloh come out to perform the dances, each of you leave the vineyards and catch a wife for yourself from the young women of Shiloh, and go to the land of Benjamin.

Contemporary English Version
Wait there for the young women of Shiloh to come out and perform their dances. Then rush out and grab one of the young women, then take her home as your wife.

Good News Translation
and watch. When the young women of Shiloh come out to dance during the festival, you come out of the vineyards. Each of you take a wife by force from among them and take her back to the territory of Benjamin with you.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Watch, and when you see the young women of Shiloh come out to perform the dances, each of you leave the vineyards and catch a wife for yourself from the young women of Shiloh, and go to the land of Benjamin.

International Standard Version
Watch when the unmarried women from Shiloh come out to participate in the dances. Then come out of the vineyards and each of you grab a wife from the unmarried women from Shiloh. Then go back home to the territory of Benjamin.

NET Bible
and keep your eyes open. When you see the daughters of Shiloh coming out to dance in the celebration, jump out from the vineyards. Each one of you, catch yourself a wife from among the daughters of Shiloh and then go home to the land of Benjamin.

New Heart English Bible
and watch. If the daughters of Shiloh come out to dance in the dances, then come out of the vineyards, and each man catch his wife from the daughters of Shiloh, and go to the land of Benjamin.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
watch. When the young women of Shiloh come out to take part in the dances, come out of the vineyards. Each of you catch a woman from Shiloh to be your wife. Then go back to the territory of Benjamin.

JPS Tanakh 1917
and see, and, behold, if the daughters of Shiloh come out to dance in the dances, then come ye out of the vineyards, and catch you every man his wife of the daughters of Shiloh, and go to the land of Benjamin.

New American Standard 1977
and watch; and behold, if the daughters of Shiloh come out to take part in the dances, then you shall come out of the vineyards and each of you shall catch his wife from the daughters of Shiloh, and go to the land of Benjamin.

Jubilee Bible 2000
and watch with care, and when you see the daughters of Shiloh come out to dance in dances, then come out of the vineyards, and each one of you shall rapture a wife of the daughters of Shiloh and go to the land of Benjamin.

King James 2000 Bible
And see, and, behold, if the daughters of Shiloh come out to dance in dances, then come you out of the vineyards, and catch you every man his wife of the daughters of Shiloh, and go to the land of Benjamin.

American King James Version
And see, and, behold, if the daughters of Shiloh come out to dance in dances, then come you out of the vineyards, and catch you every man his wife of the daughters of Shiloh, and go to the land of Benjamin.

American Standard Version
and see, and, behold, if the daughters of Shiloh come out to dance in the dances, then come ye out of the vineyards, and catch you every man his wife of the daughters of Shiloh, and go to the land of Benjamin.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And when you shall see the daughters of Silo come out, as the custom is, to dance, come ye on a sudden out of the vineyards, and catch you every man his wife among them, and go into the land of Benjamin.

Darby Bible Translation
and see, and behold, if the daughters of Shiloh come out to dance in the dances, then come out of the vineyards, and catch you every man his wife of the daughters of Shiloh, and go to the land of Benjamin.

English Revised Version
and see, and, behold, if the daughters of Shiloh come out to dance in the dances, then come ye out of the vineyards, and catch you every man his wife of the daughters of Shiloh, and go to the land of Benjamin.

Webster's Bible Translation
And see, and behold, if the daughters of Shiloh come out to dance in dances, then come ye out of the vineyards, and catch you every man his wife of the daughters of Shiloh, and go to the land of Benjamin.

World English Bible
and see, and behold, if the daughters of Shiloh come out to dance in the dances, then come out of the vineyards, and each man catch his wife of the daughters of Shiloh, and go to the land of Benjamin.

Young's Literal Translation
and have seen, and lo, if the daughters of Shiloh come out to dance in dances -- then ye have gone out from the vineyards, and caught for you each his wife out of the daughters of Shiloh, and gone to the land of Benjamin;
Study Bible HEB ▾ 
Wives for the Benjamites
20So they commanded the Benjamites: “Go, hide in the vineyards 21and watch. When you see the daughters of Shiloh come out to perform their dances, each of you is to come out of the vineyards, catch for himself a wife from the daughters of Shiloh, and go to the land of Benjamin. 22When their fathers or brothers come to us to complain, we will tell them, ‘Do us a favor by helping them, since we did not get wives for each of them in the war. Since you did not actually give them your daughters, you have no guilt.’”…
Cross References
Exodus 15:20
Then Miriam the prophetess, Aaron's sister, took a tambourine in her hand, and all the women followed her with tambourines and dancing.

Judges 11:34
And when Jephthah returned home to Mizpah, there was his daughter coming out to meet him with tambourines and dancing! She was his only child; he had no son or daughter besides her.

Judges 21:20
So they commanded the Benjamites: "Go, hide in the vineyards

Song of Solomon 6:13
Come back, come back, O Shulammite! Come back, come back, that we may gaze upon you. The Groom Why do you look at the Shulammite, as on the dance of Mahanaim?

Jeremiah 31:13
Then the maidens will rejoice with dancing, young men and old as well. I will turn their mourning into joy, and give them comfort and joy for their sorrow.

Treasury of Scripture

And see, and, behold, if the daughters of Shiloh come out to dance in dances, then come you out of the vineyards, and catch you every man his wife of the daughters of Shiloh, and go to the land of Benjamin.

dance

Judges 11:34 And Jephthah came to Mizpeh to his house, and, behold, his daughter …

Exodus 15:20 And Miriam the prophetess, the sister of Aaron, took a tambourine in her hand…

1 Samuel 18:6 And it came to pass as they came, when David was returned from the …

2 Samuel 6:14,21 And David danced before the LORD with all his might; and David was …

Psalm 149:3 Let them praise his name in the dance: let them sing praises to him …

Psalm 150:4 Praise him with the tambourine and dance: praise him with stringed …

Ecclesiastes 3:4 A time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance;

Jeremiah 31:13 Then shall the virgin rejoice in the dance, both young men and old …

Matthew 10:17 But beware of men: for they will deliver you up to the councils, …

Luke 17:25 But first must he suffer many things, and be rejected of this generation.







Lexicon
and watch.
וּרְאִיתֶ֗ם (ū·rə·’î·ṯem)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Conjunctive perfect - second person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 7200: To see

When
אִם־ (’im-)
Conjunction
Strong's Hebrew 518: Lo!, whether?, if, although, Oh that!, when, not

you see
וְ֠הִנֵּה (wə·hin·nêh)
Conjunctive waw | Interjection
Strong's Hebrew 2009: Lo! behold!

the daughters
בְנוֹת־ (ḇə·nō·wṯ-)
Noun - feminine plural construct
Strong's Hebrew 1323: A daughter

of Shiloh
שִׁילוֹ֮ (šî·lōw)
Noun - proper - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7887: Shiloh -- a city in Ephraim

come out
יֵ֨צְא֥וּ (yê·ṣə·’ū)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 3318: To go, bring, out, direct and proxim

to perform
לָח֣וּל (lā·ḥūl)
Preposition-l | Verb - Qal - Infinitive construct
Strong's Hebrew 2342: To twist, whirl, to dance, to writhe in pain, fear, to wait, to pervert

their dances,
בַּמְּחֹלוֹת֒ (bam·mə·ḥō·lō·wṯ)
Preposition-b, Article | Noun - feminine plural
Strong's Hebrew 4246: A dance

each of you
אִ֥ישׁ (’îš)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 376: A man as an individual, a male person

is to come out
וִֽיצָאתֶם֙ (wî·ṣā·ṯem)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Conjunctive perfect - second person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 3318: To go, bring, out, direct and proxim

of the vineyards,
הַכְּרָמִ֔ים (hak·kə·rā·mîm)
Article | Noun - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 3754: A garden, vineyard

catch
וַחֲטַפְתֶּ֥ם (wa·ḥă·ṭap̄·tem)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Conjunctive perfect - second person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 2414: To clutch, to seize as a, prisoner

for himself
לָכֶ֛ם (lā·ḵem)
Preposition | second person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew

a wife
אִשְׁתּ֖וֹ (’iš·tōw)
Noun - feminine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 802: Woman, wife, female

from
מִן־ (min-)
Preposition
Strong's Hebrew 4480: A part of, from, out of

the daughters
מִבְּנ֣וֹת (mib·bə·nō·wṯ)
Preposition-m | Noun - feminine plural construct
Strong's Hebrew 1323: A daughter

of Shiloh,
שִׁיל֑וֹ (šî·lōw)
Noun - proper - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7887: Shiloh -- a city in Ephraim

and go
וַהֲלַכְתֶּ֖ם (wa·hă·laḵ·tem)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Conjunctive perfect - second person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 1980: To go, come, walk

to the land
אֶ֥רֶץ (’e·reṣ)
Noun - feminine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 776: Earth, land

of Benjamin.
בִּנְיָמִֽן׃ (bin·yā·min)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1144: Benjamin -- 'son of the right hand', youngest son of Jacob, also the name of two other Israelites
Verse 21. - Come out. The verb is in the masculine gender, though the daughters of Shiloh is the subject (see above, ver. 12, note), To dance in dances. Bishop Patrick says that the feast of tabernacles was the only feast at which Jewish maidens were permitted to dance. Go to the land of Benjamin. The close vicinity of the high road leading from Shechem to Bethel on the border of Benjamin would facilitate their flight. 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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