KJV JUD21 with Strong's Hebrew/Greek

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21:1 Now the men [H376] of Israel [H3478] had sworn [H7650] in Mizpeh [H4709] , saying [H559] , There shall not any [H376] of us give [H5414] his daughter [H1323] unto Benjamin [H1144] to wife [H802] .

21:2 And the people [H5971] came [H935] to the house [H1004] of God [H430] [H1008] , and abode [H3427] there till even [H6153] before [H6440] God [H430] , and lifted up [H5375] their voices [H6963] , and wept [H1058] [H1065] sore [H1419] ;

21:3 And said [H559] , O LORD [H3068] God [H430] of Israel [H3478] , why is this come to pass in Israel [H3478] , that there should be to day [H3117] one [H259] tribe [H7626] lacking [H6485] in Israel [H3478] ?

21:4 And it came to pass on the morrow [H4283] , that the people [H5971] rose early [H7925] , and built [H1129] there an altar [H4196] , and offered [H5927] burnt offerings [H5930] and peace offerings [H8002] .

21:5 And the children [H1121] of Israel [H3478] said [H559] , Who [is there] among all the tribes [H7626] of Israel [H3478] that [H834] came [H5927] not up with the congregation [H6951] unto the LORD [H3068] ? For they had made a great [H1419] oath [H7621] concerning him that came not up [H5927] to the LORD [H3068] to Mizpeh [H4709] , saying [H559] , He shall surely [H4191] be put to death [H4191] .

21:6 And the children [H1121] of Israel [H3478] repented [H5162] them for Benjamin [H1144] their brother [H251] , and said [H559] , There is one [H259] tribe [H7626] cut off [H1438] from Israel [H3478] this day [H3117] .

21:7 How shall we do [H6213] for wives [H802] for them that remain [H3498] , seeing we have sworn [H7650] by the LORD [H3068] that we will not give [H5414] them of our daughters [H1323] to wives [H802] ?

21:8 And they said [H559] , What one [H259] [is there] of the tribes [H7626] of Israel [H3478] that came not up [H5927] to Mizpeh [H4709] to the LORD [H3068] ? And, behold, there came [H935] none [H376] to the camp [H4264] from Jabeshgilead [H3003] [H1568] to the assembly [H6951] .

21:9 For the people [H5971] were numbered [H6485] , and, behold, [there were] none [H376] of the inhabitants [H3427] of Jabeshgilead [H3003] [H1568] there.

21:10 And the congregation [H5712] sent [H7971] thither twelve [H8147] [H6240] thousand [H505] men [H376] of the valiantest [H1121] [H2428] , and commanded [H6680] them, saying [H559] , Go [H3212] and smite [H5221] the inhabitants [H3427] of Jabeshgilead [H3003] [H1568] with the edge [H6310] of the sword [H2719] , with the women [H802] and the children [H2945] .

21:11 And this [is] the thing [H1697] that ye shall do [H6213] , Ye shall utterly destroy [H2763] every male [H2145] , and every woman [H802] that hath lain [H4904] by man [H3045] .(hath lain: Heb. knoweth the lying with man)

21:12 And they found [H4672] among the inhabitants [H3427] of Jabeshgilead [H3003] [H1568] four [H702] hundred [H3967] young [H5291] virgins [H1330] , that had known [H3045] no man [H376] by lying [H4904] with any male [H2145] : and they brought [H935] them unto the camp [H4264] to Shiloh [H7887] , which [is] in the land [H776] of Canaan [H3667] .(young: Heb. young women virgins)

21:13 And the whole congregation [H5712] sent [H7971] [some] to speak [H1696] to the children [H1121] of Benjamin [H1144] that [were] in the rock [H5553] Rimmon [H7417] , and to call [H7121] peaceably [H7965] unto them.(to speak: Heb. and spake and called)(call: or, proclaim peace)

21:14 And Benjamin [H1144] came again [H7725] at that time [H6256] ; and they gave [H5414] them wives [H802] which they had saved alive [H2421] of the women [H802] of Jabeshgilead [H3003] [H1568] : and yet so they sufficed [H4672] them not.

21:15 And the people [H5971] repented [H5162] them for Benjamin [H1144] , because that the LORD [H3068] had made [H6213] a breach [H6556] in the tribes [H7626] of Israel [H3478] .

21:16 Then the elders [H2205] of the congregation [H5712] said [H559] , How shall we do [H6213] for wives [H802] for them that remain [H3498] , seeing the women [H802] are destroyed [H8045] out of Benjamin [H1144] ?

21:17 And they said [H559] , [There must be] an inheritance [H3425] for them that be escaped [H6413] of Benjamin [H1144] , that a tribe [H7626] be not destroyed [H4229] out of Israel [H3478] .

21:18 Howbeit we may [H3201] not give [H5414] them wives [H802] of our daughters [H1323] : for the children [H1121] of Israel [H3478] have sworn [H7650] , saying [H559] , Cursed [H779] [be] he that giveth [H5414] a wife [H802] to Benjamin [H1144] .

21:19 Then they said [H559] , Behold, [there is] a feast [H2282] of the LORD [H3068] in Shiloh [H7887] yearly [H3117] [H3117] [in a place] which [is] on the north side [H6828] of Bethel [H1008] , on the east side [H4217] [H8121] of the highway [H4546] that goeth up [H5927] from Bethel [H1008] to Shechem [H7927] , and on the south [H5045] of Lebonah [H3829] .(yearly: Heb. from year to year)(on the east: or, toward the sunrising)(of the highway: or, on the highway)

21:20 Therefore they commanded [H6680] the children [H1121] of Benjamin [H1144] , saying [H559] , Go [H3212] and lie in wait [H693] in the vineyards [H3754] ;

21:21 And see [H7200] , and, behold, if the daughters [H1323] of Shiloh [H7887] come out [H3318] to dance [H2342] in dances [H4246] , then come ye out [H3318] of the vineyards [H3754] , and catch [H2414] you every man [H376] his wife [H802] of the daughters [H1323] of Shiloh [H7887] , and go [H1980] to the land [H776] of Benjamin [H1144] .

21:22 And it shall be, when their fathers [H1] or their brethren [H251] come [H935] unto us to complain [H7378] , that we will say [H559] unto them, Be favourable [H2603] unto them for our sakes: because we reserved [H3947] not to each man [H376] his wife [H802] in the war [H4421] : for ye did not give [H5414] unto them at this time [H6256] , [that] ye should be guilty [H816] .(Be favourable: or, Gratify us in them)

21:23 And the children [H1121] of Benjamin [H1144] did so [H6213] , and took [H5375] [them] wives [H802] , according to their number [H4557] , of them that danced [H2342] , whom they caught [H1497] : and they went [H3212] and returned [H7725] unto their inheritance [H5159] , and repaired [H1129] the cities [H5892] , and dwelt [H3427] in them.

21:24 And the children [H1121] of Israel [H3478] departed [H1980] thence at that time [H6256] , every man [H376] to his tribe [H7626] and to his family [H4940] , and they went out [H3318] from thence every man [H376] to his inheritance [H5159] .

21:25 In those days [H3117] [there was] no king [H4428] in Israel [H3478] : every man [H376] did [H6213] [that which was] right [H3477] in his own eyes [H5869] .