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12 And they found among the inhabitants of Jabesh-gilead four hundred young virgins[a] who had not had sex with a man,[b] and they brought them to the camp at Shiloh, which is in the land of Canaan.

13 Then the congregation sent and spoke all this to the descendants[c] of Benjamin who were at the rock of Rimmon, and they assured them they would not be hurt.[d] 14 And Benjamin returned at that time, and they gave to them the women whom they kept alive from Jabesh-gilead; but they were not enough for them.

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Footnotes

  1. Judges 21:12 Hebrew “virgin”
  2. Judges 21:12 Literally “known a man, as far as the bed of a male”
  3. Judges 21:13 Or “sons/children”
  4. Judges 21:13 Literally “they proclaimed peace to them”
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