Only a few men of Benjamin weren’t killed in the war. We need to get wives for them, so the tribe won’t completely disappear. But how can we do that, after promising in the Lord’s name that we wouldn’t let them marry any of our daughters?”
But the People of Israel were feeling sorry for Benjamin, their brothers. They said, “Today, one tribe is cut off from Israel. How can we get wives for those who are left? We have sworn by God not to give any of our daughters to them in marriage.”
whereof shall they take wives? certainly all we have sworn in common, that we shall not give our daughters to them. (where shall they get wives? for we have all sworn in common, that we shall not give any of our daughters to them.)
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