Judges 21:7

“How shall we do for wives for them that remain, seeing we have sworn by the LORD that we will not give them of our daughters to wives?”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for Judges 21:7

How shall wee doe for wiues for them that remaine, seeing wee haue sworne by the Lord, that wee will not giue them of our daughters to wiues?
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"What shall we do for wives for those who are left, since we have sworn by the LORD not to give them any of our daughters in marriage?"
- New American Standard Version (1995)

How shall we do for wives for them that remain, seeing we have sworn by Jehovah that we will not give them of our daughters to wives?
- American Standard Version (1901)

What are we to do about wives for those who are still living? For we have taken an oath by the Lord that we will not give them our daughters for wives.
- Basic English Bible

What shall we do for wives for them that remain? since we have sworn by Jehovah that we will not give them of our daughters for wives.
- Darby Bible

How shall we do for wives for them that remain, seeing we have sworn by the LORD, that we will not give them of our daughters for wives?
- Webster's Bible

How shall we provide wives for those who remain, since we have sworn by Yahweh that we will not give them of our daughters to wives?"
- World English Bible

what do we do for them -- for those who are left -- for wives, and we -- we have sworn by Jehovah not to give to them of our daughters for wives?'
- Youngs Literal Bible

How shall we do for wives for them that remain, seeing we have sworn by the LORD that we will not give them of our daughters to wives?'
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible Commentary for Judges 21:7

Wesley's Notes for Judges 21:7


21:5 Great oath - That is a solemn oath joined with some terrible execration against the offenders herein. Put to death - Because by refusing to execute the vengeance due to such malefactors, they were justly presumed guilty of the crime, and therefore liable to the same punishment, as was the case of that city that would not deliver up an Idolater dwelling among them, to justice.

21:6 Repented - Not for the war, which was just and necessary, but for their immoderate severity in the execution of it. That is no good divinity which swallows up humanity. Even necessary justice is to be done with compassion.


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