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Passage Display[Printer-friendly Verses]   
 Judges 10:17 - 11:11
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   Book of Judges
   Chapter 10
10:17 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
When the Ammonites were called to arms and camped in Gilead, the Israelites assembled and camped at Mizpah.
 
10:18 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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The leaders of the people of Gilead said to each other, "Whoever will launch the attack against the Ammonites will be the head of all those living in Gilead."
 
   Chapter 11
11:1 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Jephthah the Gileadite was a mighty warrior. His father was Gilead; his mother was a prostitute.
 
11:2 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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Gilead's wife also bore him sons, and when they were grown up, they drove Jephthah away. "You are not going to get any inheritance in our family," they said, "because you are the son of another woman."
 
11:3 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
So Jephthah fled from his brothers and settled in the land of Tob, where a group of adventurers gathered around him and followed him.
 
11:4 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Some time later, when the Ammonites made war on Israel,
 
11:5 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
the elders of Gilead went to get Jephthah from the land of Tob.
 
11:6 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
"Come," they said, "be our commander, so we can fight the Ammonites."
 
11:7 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Jephthah said to them, "Didn't you hate me and drive me from my father's house? Why do you come to me now, when you're in trouble?"
 
11:8 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
The elders of Gilead said to him, "Nevertheless, we are turning to you now; come with us to fight the Ammonites, and you will be our head over all who live in Gilead."
 
11:9 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Jephthah answered, "Suppose you take me back to fight the Ammonites and the LORD gives them to me - will I really be your head?"
 
11:10 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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The elders of Gilead replied, "The LORD is our witness; we will certainly do as you say."
 
11:11 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
So Jephthah went with the elders of Gilead, and the people made him head and commander over them. And he repeated all his words before the LORD in Mizpah.
 
 

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