and the Lord gave them into the hand of Israel. They defeated them and pursued them all the way to Greater Sidon,(A) to Misrephoth Maim,(B) and to the Valley of Mizpah on the east, until no survivors were left.

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49 It was also called Mizpah,[a](A) because he said, “May the Lord keep watch between you and me when we are away from each other.

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Footnotes

  1. Genesis 31:49 Mizpah means watchtower.

11 So Jephthah went with the elders(A) of Gilead, and the people made him head and commander over them. And he repeated(B) all his words before the Lord in Mizpah.(C)

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The Israelites Punish the Benjamites

20 Then all Israel(A) from Dan to Beersheba(B) and from the land of Gilead came together as one(C) and assembled(D) before the Lord in Mizpah.(E)

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Wives for the Benjamites

21 The men of Israel had taken an oath(A) at Mizpah:(B) “Not one of us will give(C) his daughter in marriage to a Benjamite.”

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Then Samuel(A) said, “Assemble all Israel at Mizpah,(B) and I will intercede(C) with the Lord for you.”

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When they had assembled at Mizpah,(A) they drew water and poured(B) it out before the Lord. On that day they fasted and there they confessed, “We have sinned against the Lord.” Now Samuel was serving as leader[a](C) of Israel at Mizpah.

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Footnotes

  1. 1 Samuel 7:6 Traditionally judge; also in verse 15

22 Then King Asa issued an order to all Judah—no one was exempt—and they carried away from Ramah(A) the stones and timber Baasha had been using there. With them King Asa(B) built up Geba(C) in Benjamin, and also Mizpah.(D)

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23 When all the army officers and their men heard that the king of Babylon had appointed Gedaliah as governor, they came to Gedaliah at Mizpah—Ishmael son of Nethaniah, Johanan son of Kareah, Seraiah son of Tanhumeth the Netophathite, Jaazaniah the son of the Maakathite, and their men.

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