Matthew Poole Commentary - Judges 21:5 - 21:5

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Matthew Poole Commentary - Judges 21:5 - 21:5

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A great oath. i.e. a solemn oath, joined with some terrible execration against the offenders herein.

He shall surely be put to death; because by refusing to execute the vengeance due to such malefactors, they were justly presumed guilty of the crime, and therefore liable to the same punishment, as was the case of that city that would not deliver up an idolater dwelling among them to justice.