New International Version
For when they counted the people, they found that none of the people of Jabesh Gilead were there.
King James Bible
For the people were numbered, and, behold, there were none of the inhabitants of Jabeshgilead there.
Darby Bible Translation
for the people were numbered, and behold, there were none of the inhabitants of Jabesh-Gilead there.
World English Bible
For when the people were numbered, behold, there were none of the inhabitants of Jabesh Gilead there.
Young's Literal Translation
And the people numbered themselves, and lo, there is not there a man of the inhabitants of Jabesh-Gilead.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
There came none to the camp from Jabesh-gilead - As they had sworn to destroy those who would not assist in this war, Judges 21:5, they determined to destroy the men of Jabesh, and to leave none alive except the virgins, and to give these to the six hundred Benjamites that had escaped to the rock Rimmon. So twelve thousand men went, smote the city, and killed all the males and all the married women. The whole account is dreadful; and none could have been guilty of all these enormities but those who were abandoned of God. The crime of the men of Gibeah was of the deepest die; the punishment, involving both the guilty and innocent, was extended to the most criminal excess; and their mode or redressing the evil which they had occasioned was equally abominable.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Judges 21:10 And the congregation sent 12, 000 of the valiant warriors there, and commanded them, saying, "Go and strike the inhabitants of Jabesh-gilead with the edge of the sword, with the women and the little ones.
As we take up our pen to write these closing paragraphs, we do so conscious that we have merely skimmed, here and there, the surface of a vast ocean of truth. Though upwards of five hundred Scriptures have been referred to in these pages, yet, hundreds more could have been cited in support of the positions which we have advanced. An exhaustive classification and examination of all the passages which are connected, directly or indirectly, with the subject of the Redeemer's Return, would necessitate …
Arthur W. Pink—The Redeemer's Return
Then they asked, "Which one of the tribes of Israel failed to assemble before the LORD at Mizpah?" They discovered that no one from Jabesh Gilead had come to the camp for the assembly.
So the assembly sent twelve thousand fighting men with instructions to go to Jabesh Gilead and put to the sword those living there, including the women and children.
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