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12 The warriors attacked Jabesh in Gilead, and returned to their camp in Canaan[a] with four hundred young women.

13 The Israelites met and sent messengers to the men of Benjamin at Rimmon Rock, telling them that the Israelites were willing to make peace with them. 14 So the men of Benjamin came back from Rimmon Rock, and the Israelites let them marry the young women from Jabesh. But there weren’t enough women.

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  1. 21.12 in Canaan: Jabesh was in Gilead, across the Jordan River from the land of Canaan.

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