New International Version
Then the whole assembly sent an offer of peace to the Benjamites 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.
Darby Bible Translation
And the whole assembly sent to speak to the children of Benjamin that were at the cliff of Rimmon, and to proclaim 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;
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
And to call peaceably unto them - To proclaim peace to them; to assure them that the enmity was all over, and that they might with safety leave their strong hold.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
to speak [heb] and spake and called.
call peaceably. or, proclaim peace
As we take up our pen to write these closing paragraphs, we do so conscious that we have merely skimmed, here and there, the surface of a vast ocean of truth. Though upwards of five hundred Scriptures have been referred to in these pages, yet, hundreds more could have been cited in support of the positions which we have advanced. An exhaustive classification and examination of all the passages which are connected, directly or indirectly, with the subject of the Redeemer's Return, would necessitate …
Arthur W. Pink—The Redeemer's Return
When you march up to attack a city, make its people an offer of peace.
As they turned and fled toward the wilderness to the rock of Rimmon, the Israelites cut down five thousand men along the roads. They kept pressing after the Benjamites as far as Gidom and struck down two thousand more.
But six hundred of them turned and fled into the wilderness to the rock of Rimmon, where they stayed four months.
They found among the people living in Jabesh Gilead four hundred young women who had never slept with a man, and they took them to the camp at Shiloh in Canaan.
So the Benjamites returned at that time and were given the women of Jabesh Gilead who had been spared. But there were not enough for all of them.
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