New International Version
And the elders of the assembly said, "With the women of Benjamin destroyed, how shall we provide wives for the men who are left?
King James Bible
Then the elders of the congregation said, How shall we do for wives for them that remain, seeing the women are destroyed out of Benjamin?
Darby Bible Translation
And the elders of the assembly said, What shall we do for wives for them that remain? for the women have been destroyed out of Benjamin.
World English Bible
Then the elders of the congregation said, "How shall we provide wives for those who remain, since the women are destroyed out of Benjamin?"
Young's Literal Translation
And the elders of the company say, 'What do we do to the remnant for wives -- for the women have been destroyed out of Benjamin?'
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Yet so they sufficed them not - There were six hundred men at Rimmon, and all the young women they saved from Jabesh were only four hundred; therefore, there were two hundred still wanting.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
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
The people grieved for Benjamin, because the LORD had made a gap in the tribes of Israel.
The Benjamite survivors must have heirs," they said, "so that a tribe of Israel will not be wiped out.
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