“And the people repented them for Beniamin, because that the Lord had made a breach in the tribes of Israel.”
King James Version (KJV)
12. And they found among the inhabitants of Iabesh Gilead, foure hundred yong virgins that had knowen no man, by lying with any male: and they brought them vnto the campe to Shiloh, which is in the land of Canaan. 13. And the whole Congregation sent some to speake to the children of Beniamin that were in the rocke Rimmon, and to call peaceably vnto them. 14. And Beniamin came againe at that time, and they gaue them wiues which they had saued aliue of the women of Iabesh Gilead: and yet so they sufficed them not. 15. And the people repented them for Beniamin, because that the Lord had made a breach in the tribes of Israel. 16. ¶ Then the Elders of the Congregation said, How shall we doe for wiues for them that remaine? seeing the women are destroyed out of Beniamin. 17. And they said, There must be an inheritance for them that bee escaped of Beniamin, that a tribe be not destroyed out of Israel. 18. Howbeit wee may not giue them wiues of our daughters. For the children of Israel haue sworne, saying, Cursed be he that giueth a wife to Beniamin.