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How can we find wives for those who are left?[a] After all, we took an oath in the Lord’s name not to give them our daughters as wives.” So they asked, “Who from all the Israelite tribes did not assemble before the Lord at Mizpah?” Now it just so happened no one from Jabesh Gilead had come to the gathering.[b] When they took roll call,[c] they noticed[d] none of the inhabitants of Jabesh Gilead were there.

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Footnotes

  1. Judges 21:7 tn Heb “What should we do for them, for the remaining ones, concerning wives?”
  2. Judges 21:8 tn Heb “Look, no one had come to the camp from Jabesh Gilead to the assembly.”
  3. Judges 21:9 tn Or “when the people were mustered.”
  4. Judges 21:9 tn Heb “and look.”

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