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 Judges 12:1 - 7
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The Holy Bible, New International Version®
   Book of Judges
   Chapter 12
12:1 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
The men of Ephraim called out their forces, crossed over to Zaphon and said to Jephthah, "Why did you go to fight the Ammonites without calling us to go with you? We're going to burn down your house over your head."
 
12:2 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Jephthah answered, "I and my people were engaged in a great struggle with the Ammonites, and although I called, you didn't save me out of their hands.
 
12:3 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
When I saw that you wouldn't help, I took my life in my hands and crossed over to fight the Ammonites, and the LORD gave me the victory over them. Now why have you come up today to fight me?"
 
12:4 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Jephthah then called together the men of Gilead and fought against Ephraim. The Gileadites struck them down because the Ephraimites had said, "You Gileadites are renegades from Ephraim and Manasseh."
 
12:5 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
The Gileadites captured the fords of the Jordan leading to Ephraim, and whenever a survivor of Ephraim said, "Let me cross over," the men of Gilead asked him, "Are you an Ephraimite?" If he replied, "No,"
 
12:6 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
they said, "All right, say 'Shibboleth.'" If he said, "Sibboleth," because he could not pronounce the word correctly, they seized him and killed him at the fords of the Jordan. Forty-two thousand Ephraimites were killed at that time.
 
12:7 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Jephthah led F46 Israel six years. Then Jephthah the Gileadite died, and was buried in a town in Gilead.
 

FOOTNOTES:
F46 Traditionally judged; also in verses 8-14

 
 

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