12:9 He had thirty sons. He arranged for thirty of his daughters to be married outside his extended family,24 and he arranged for thirty young women to be brought from outside as wives for his sons.25 Ibzan26 led27 Israel for seven years;
tn Heb “thirty daughters he sent off outside.” Another option is to translate, “He arranged for his thirty daughters …” It is not clear if he had more than the “thirty daughters” mentioned in the text.
tn Heb “and thirty daughters he brought for his sons from the outside.”
tn Heb “He”; the referent (Ibzan) has been specified in the translation for clarity and for English stylistic reasons.
tn Traditionally, “judged.”