According to their number, i.e. each man his wife, as is said, Jud_21:22. By which we may see they had no very favourable opinion of polygamy, because they did not allow it is this case, when it might seem most necessary for the reparation of a lost tribe.
Returned into their inheritance; which being very near the place, they could speedily do before the parents could obtain redress.
Repaired the cities,
and dwelt in them; not at that instant, which could not be; but by degrees, increasing their buildings as their number increased.