21:5 The Israelites asked, “Who from all the Israelite tribes has not assembled before the Lord?” They had made a solemn oath that whoever did not assemble before the Lord at Mizpah must certainly be executed. 1
21:6 The Israelites regretted what had happened to 2 their brother Benjamin. They said, “Today we cut off an entire 3 tribe from Israel!
1 tn Heb “A great oath there was concerning the one who did not go up before the Lord at Mizpah, saying, ‘He must surely be put to death.’”
2 tn Or “felt sorry for.”
3 tn Heb “cut off one.”