(A)What shall we do for wives for those who are left, since we have sworn by the Lord that we will not give them any of our daughters for wives?”

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Wives Provided for the Tribe of Benjamin

21 Now the men of Israel had sworn (A)at Mizpah, “No one of us shall give his daughter in marriage to Benjamin.”

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45 Then the people said to Saul, “Shall Jonathan die, who has worked this great salvation in Israel? Far from it! (A)As the Lord lives, (B)there shall not one hair of his head fall to the ground, for he has worked with God this day.” So the people ransomed Jonathan, so that he did not die.

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28 Then one of the people said, “Your father strictly charged the people with an oath, saying, ‘Cursed be the man who eats food this day.’” And the people were (A)faint. 29 Then Jonathan said, “My father has troubled the land. See how my eyes have become bright because I tasted a little of this honey.

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18 Yet we cannot give them wives from our daughters.” (A)For the people of Israel had sworn, “Cursed be he who gives a wife to Benjamin.”

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