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What shall we do for wives for those who remain, seeing we have sworn by the Lord that we will not give them from our daughters for wives?”

And they said, “What one is there of the tribes of Israel who came not up to Mizpah to the Lord?” And behold, there came none to the camp from Jabeshgilead to the assembly.

For the people were numbered, and behold, there were none of the inhabitants of Jabeshgilead there.

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“How can we provide wives for those who are left, since we have taken an oath(A) by the Lord not to give them any of our daughters in marriage?” Then they asked, “Which one of the tribes of Israel failed to assemble before the Lord at Mizpah?” They discovered that no one from Jabesh Gilead(B) had come to the camp for the assembly. For when they counted the people, they found that none of the people of Jabesh Gilead were there.

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