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On the next day the people rose early, and they built there an altar and sacrificed burnt offerings and fellowship offerings. And the Israelites[a] said, “Who in the assembly has not come up from all the tribes of Israel to Yahweh?” For a solemn oath was taken concerning whoever did not come up to Yahweh at Mizpah, saying, “He will certainly be put to death.” But the Israelites[b] had compassion for Benjamin, their relatives,[c] and they said, “Today one tribe is cut off from Israel.

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  1. Judges 21:5 Literally “sons/children of Israel”
  2. Judges 21:6 Literally “sons/children of Israel”
  3. Judges 21:6 Hebrew “his brother”