The men of Israel...

02 styczeń 2021
„The men of Israel took an oath at Mizpah: None of us will give his daughter in marriage to anyone from Benjamin. 2So the people went to Bethel and remained there before God until evening, raising their voices in bitter weeping. 3They said, LORD, God of Israel, why has this happened in Israel that today one tribe of Israel should be lacking? 4Early the next day the people built an altar there and offered burnt offerings and communion offerings. 5Then the Israelites asked, Are there any among all the tribes of Israel who did not come up to the LORD for the assembly? For there was a solemn oath that anyone who did not go up to the LORD at Mizpah should be put to death. 6The Israelites were disconsolate over their brother Benjamin and said, Today one tribe has been cut off from Israel. 7What can we do about wives for the survivors, since we have sworn by the LORD not to give them any of our daughters in marriage? 8And when they asked, Is there one among the tribes of Israel who did not come up to the LORD in Mizpah? they found that none of the men of Jabesh-gilead had come to the encampment for the assembly”.