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 Judges 11:12 - 28
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   Book of Judges
   Chapter 11
11:12 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Then Jephthah sent messengers to the Ammonite king with the question: "What do you have against us that you have attacked our country?"
 
11:13 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
The king of the Ammonites answered Jephthah's messengers, "When Israel came up out of Egypt, they took away my land from the Arnon to the Jabbok, all the way to the Jordan. Now give it back peaceably."
 
11:14 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Jephthah sent back messengers to the Ammonite king,
 
11:15 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
saying: "This is what Jephthah says: Israel did not take the land of Moab or the land of the Ammonites.
 
11:16 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
But when they came up out of Egypt, Israel went through the desert to the Red Sea F43 and on to Kadesh.
 
11:17 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Then Israel sent messengers to the king of Edom, saying, 'Give us permission to go through your country,' but the king of Edom would not listen. They sent also to the king of Moab, and he refused. So Israel stayed at Kadesh.
 
11:18 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
"Next they traveled through the desert, skirted the lands of Edom and Moab, passed along the eastern side of the country of Moab, and camped on the other side of the Arnon. They did not enter the territory of Moab, for the Arnon was its border.
 
11:19 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
"Then Israel sent messengers to Sihon king of the Amorites, who ruled in Heshbon, and said to him, 'Let us pass through your country to our own place.'
 
11:20 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Sihon, however, did not trust Israel F44 to pass through his territory. He mustered all his men and encamped at Jahaz and fought with Israel.
 
11:21 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
"Then the LORD, the God of Israel, gave Sihon and all his men into Israel's hands, and they defeated them. Israel took over all the land of the Amorites who lived in that country,
 
11:22 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
capturing all of it from the Arnon to the Jabbok and from the desert to the Jordan.
 
11:23 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
"Now since the LORD, the God of Israel, has driven the Amorites out before his people Israel, what right have you to take it over?
 
11:24 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Will you not take what your god Chemosh gives you? Likewise, whatever the LORD our God has given us, we will possess.
 
11:25 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Are you better than Balak son of Zippor, king of Moab? Did he ever quarrel with Israel or fight with them?
 
11:26 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
For three hundred years Israel occupied Heshbon, Aroer, the surrounding settlements and all the towns along the Arnon. Why didn't you retake them during that time?
 
11:27 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
I have not wronged you, but you are doing me wrong by waging war against me. Let the LORD, the Judge, F45 decide the dispute this day between the Israelites and the Ammonites."
 
11:28 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
The king of Ammon, however, paid no attention to the message Jephthah sent him.
 

FOOTNOTES:
F43 Hebrew Yam Suph; that is, Sea of Reeds
F44 Or however, would not make an agreement for Israel
F45 Or Ruler

 
 

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