Judges 21:7
New International Version
"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?"

New Living Translation
How can we find wives for the few who remain, since we have sworn by the LORD not to give them our daughters in marriage?”

English Standard Version
What shall we do for wives for those who are left, since we have sworn by the LORD that we will not give them any of our daughters for wives?”

Berean Study Bible
What should we do about wives for the survivors, since we have sworn by the LORD not to give them our daughters in marriage?”

King James Bible
How shall we do for wives for them that remain, seeing we have sworn by the LORD that we will not give them of our daughters to wives?

New King James Version
What shall we do for wives for those who remain, seeing we have sworn by the LORD that we will not give them our daughters as wives?”

New American Standard Bible
What are we to do for wives for those who are left, since we have sworn by the LORD not to give them any of our daughters as wives?”

NASB 1995
"What shall we do for wives for those who are left, since we have sworn by the LORD not to give them any of our daughters in marriage?"

NASB 1977
“What shall we do for wives for those who are left, since we have sworn by the LORD not to give them any of our daughters in marriage?”

Amplified Bible
What shall we do for wives for those who are left, since we have sworn [an oath] by the LORD that we will not give them any of our daughters as wives?”

Christian Standard Bible
What should we do about wives for the survivors? We’ve sworn to the LORD not to give them any of our daughters as wives.”

Holman Christian Standard Bible
What should we do about wives for the survivors? We've sworn to the LORD not to give them any of our daughters as wives."

American Standard Version
How shall we do for wives for them that remain, seeing we have sworn by Jehovah that we will not give them of our daughters to wives?

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And they said: “What shall we do to those who are left without wives, for we have sworn to LORD JEHOVAH that we will not give them women?”

Brenton Septuagint Translation
What shall we do for wives for the rest that remain? whereas we have sworn by the Lord, not to give them of our daughters for wives.

Contemporary English Version
Only a few men of Benjamin weren't killed in the war. We need to get wives for them, so the tribe won't completely disappear. But how can we do that, after promising in the LORD's name that we wouldn't let them marry any of our daughters?"

Douay-Rheims Bible
Whence shall they take wives? For we have all in general sworn, not to give our daughters to them.

English Revised Version
How shall we do for wives for them that remain, seeing we have sworn by the LORD that we will not give them of our daughters to wives?

Good News Translation
What shall we do to provide wives for the men of Benjamin who are left? We have made a solemn promise to the LORD that we will not give them any of our daughters."

GOD'S WORD® Translation
What will we do to provide wives for the men who are left? We swore to the LORD that we would not let any of our daughters marry them."

International Standard Version
What can we do to find wives for the survivors who remain, since we've already taken an oath in the LORD's presence not to give them any of our daughters in marriage?"

JPS Tanakh 1917
How shall we do for wives for them that remain, seeing we have sworn by the LORD that we will not give them of our daughters to wives?'

Literal Standard Version
what do we do for them—for those who are left—for wives, since we have sworn by YHWH not to give to them from our daughters for wives?”

NET Bible
How can we find wives for those who are left? After all, we took an oath in the LORD's name not to give them our daughters as wives."

New Heart English Bible
How shall we do for wives for those who remain, seeing we have sworn by the LORD that we will not give them of our daughters to wives?"

World English Bible
How shall we provide wives for those who remain, since we have sworn by Yahweh that we will not give them of our daughters to wives?"

Young's Literal Translation
what do we do for them -- for those who are left -- for wives, and we -- we have sworn by Jehovah not to give to them of our daughters for wives?'

Additional Translations ...
Context
Wives for the Benjamites
6And the Israelites grieved for their brothers, the Benjamites, and said, “Today a tribe is cut off from Israel. 7What should we do about wives for the survivors, since we have sworn by the LORD not to give them our daughters in marriage?” 8So they asked, “Which one of the tribes of Israel failed to come up before the LORD at Mizpah?” And, in fact, no one from Jabesh-gilead had come to the camp for the assembly.…

Cross References
Judges 21:1
Now the men of Israel had sworn an oath at Mizpah, saying, "Not one of us will give his daughter in marriage to a Benjamite."

Judges 21:6
And the Israelites grieved for their brothers, the Benjamites, and said, "Today a tribe is cut off from Israel.

Judges 21:8
So they asked, "Which one of the tribes of Israel failed to come up before the LORD at Mizpah?" And, in fact, no one from Jabesh-gilead had come to the camp for the assembly.


Treasury of Scripture

How shall we do for wives for them that remain, seeing we have sworn by the LORD that we will not give them of our daughters to wives?

sworn

Judges 1:18
Also Judah took Gaza with the coast thereof, and Askelon with the coast thereof, and Ekron with the coast thereof.

1 Samuel 14:28,29,45
Then answered one of the people, and said, Thy father straitly charged the people with an oath, saying, Cursed be the man that eateth any food this day. And the people were faint…











Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
What
מַה־ (mah-)
Interrogative
Strong's 4100: What?, what!, indefinitely what

should we do
נַּעֲשֶׂ֥ה (na·‘ă·śeh)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - first person common plural
Strong's 6213: To do, make

about wives
לְנָשִׁ֑ים (lə·nā·šîm)
Preposition-l | Noun - feminine plural
Strong's 802: Woman, wife, female

for the survivors,
לַנּוֹתָרִ֖ים (lan·nō·w·ṯā·rîm)
Preposition-l, Article | Verb - Nifal - Participle - masculine plural
Strong's 3498: To jut over, exceed, to excel, to remain, be left, to leave, cause to abound, preserve

since we
וַאֲנַ֙חְנוּ֙ (wa·’ă·naḥ·nū)
Conjunctive waw | Pronoun - first person common plural
Strong's 587: We

have sworn
נִשְׁבַּ֣עְנוּ (niš·ba‘·nū)
Verb - Nifal - Perfect - first person common plural
Strong's 7650: To seven oneself, swear

by the LORD
בַֽיהוָ֔ה (Yah·weh)
Preposition-b | Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 3068: LORD -- the proper name of the God of Israel

not
לְבִלְתִּ֛י (lə·ḇil·tî)
Preposition-l
Strong's 1115: A failure of, not, except, without, unless, besides, because not, until

to give
תֵּת־ (têṯ-)
Verb - Qal - Infinitive construct
Strong's 5414: To give, put, set

them
לָהֶ֥ם (lā·hem)
Preposition | third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew

our daughters
מִבְּנוֹתֵ֖ינוּ (mib·bə·nō·w·ṯê·nū)
Preposition-m | Noun - feminine plural construct | first person common plural
Strong's 1323: A daughter

in marriage?”
לְנָשִֽׁים׃ (lə·nā·šîm)
Preposition-l | Noun - feminine plural
Strong's 802: Woman, wife, female


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