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 Judges 11:1 - 12:7
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   Book of Judges
   Chapter 11  - Click for Chapter Audio
11:1 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
Now Jephthah R238 the Gileadite was a valiant F192 warrior, but he was the son of a harlot. And Gilead was F193 the father of Jephthah.
 
11:2 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
Gilead's wife bore him sons; and when his wife's sons grew up, they drove Jephthah out and said to him, "You shall not have an inheritance in our father's house, for you are the son of another woman."
 
11:3 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
So Jephthah fled from his brothers and lived in the land of Tob; R239 and worthless fellows gathered themselves about F194 Jephthah, and they went out with him.
 
11:4 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
It came about after a while that the R240 sons of Ammon fought against Israel.
 
11:5 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
When the sons of Ammon fought against Israel, the elders of Gilead went to get Jephthah from the land of Tob;
 
11:6 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
and they said to Jephthah, "Come and be our chief that we may fight against the sons of Ammon."
 
11:7 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
Then Jephthah said to the elders of Gilead, "Did R241 you not hate me and drive me from my father's house? So why have you come to me now when you are in trouble?"
 
11:8 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
The elders of Gilead said to Jephthah, "For this reason we have now returned to you, that you may go with us and fight with the sons of Ammon and become R242 head over all the inhabitants of Gilead."
 
11:9 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
So Jephthah said to the elders of Gilead, "If you take me back to fight against the sons of Ammon and the LORD gives them up to F195 me, will I become your head?"
 
11:10 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
The elders of Gilead said to Jephthah, "The R243 LORD is witness F196 between us; surely we will do as F197 you have said."
 
11:11 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
Then Jephthah went with the elders of Gilead, and the people made him head and chief over them; and Jephthah spoke all his words before the LORD at Mizpah. R244
 
11:12 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
Now Jephthah sent messengers to the king of the sons of Ammon, saying, "What is between you and me, that you have come to me to fight against my land?"
 
11:13 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
The king of the sons of Ammon said to the messengers of Jephthah, "Because Israel took R245 away my land when they came up from Egypt, from the Arnon as far as the Jabbok R246 and the Jordan; therefore, return them peaceably now."
 
11:14 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
But Jephthah sent messengers again to the king of the sons of Ammon,
 
11:15 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
and they said to him, "Thus says Jephthah, `Israel did not take away the land of Moab nor the land of the sons of Ammon.
 
11:16 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
`For when they came up from Egypt, and Israel went R247 through the wilderness to the Red F198 Sea and came R248 to Kadesh,
 
11:17 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
then Israel sent R249 messengers to the king of Edom, saying, "Please let us pass through your land," but the king of Edom would not listen. And R250 they also sent to the king of Moab, but he would not consent. So Israel remained at Kadesh.
 
11:18 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
`Then they went through the wilderness and around R251 the land of Edom and the land of Moab, and came to the east side of the land of Moab, and they camped beyond the Arnon; but they did R252 not enter the territory of Moab, for the Arnon was the border of Moab.
 
11:19 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
`And Israel sent messengers R253 to Sihon king of the Amorites, the king of Heshbon, and Israel said to him, "Please let us pass through your land to our place."
 
11:20 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
`But Sihon did not trust Israel to pass through his territory; so Sihon gathered all his people and camped in Jahaz and fought with Israel.
 
11:21 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
`The LORD, the God of Israel, gave Sihon and all his people into the hand of Israel, and they defeated R254 F199 them; so Israel possessed all the land of the Amorites, the inhabitants of that country.
 
11:22 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
`So R255 they possessed all the territory of the Amorites, from the Arnon as far as the Jabbok, and from the wilderness as far as the Jordan.
 
11:23 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
`Since now the LORD, the God of Israel, drove out the Amorites from before His people Israel, are you then to possess it?
 
11:24 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
`Do you not possess what Chemosh R256 your god gives you to possess? So whatever the LORD our God has driven out before us, we will possess it.
 
11:25 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
`Now are you any better than Balak R257 the son of Zippor, king of Moab? Did he ever strive with Israel, or did he ever fight against them?
 
11:26 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
`While R258 Israel lived in Heshbon and its villages, and in Aroer and its villages, and in all the cities that are on the banks of the Arnon, three hundred years, why did you not recover them within that time?
 
11:27 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
`I therefore have not sinned against you, but you are doing me wrong by making war against me; may R259 the LORD, the Judge, judge today between the sons of Israel and the sons of Ammon.' "
 
11:28 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
But the king of the sons of Ammon disregarded F200 the message which Jephthah sent him.
 
11:29 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
Now the R260 Spirit of the LORD came upon Jephthah, so that he passed through Gilead and Manasseh; then he passed through Mizpah of Gilead, and from Mizpah of Gilead he went on to the sons of Ammon.
 
11:30 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
Jephthah made a vow to the LORD and said, "If You will indeed give the sons of Ammon into my hand,
 
11:31 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
then it shall be that whatever comes out of the doors of my house to meet me when I return in peace from the sons of Ammon, it shall be the LORD'S, and I will offer it up as a burnt offering."
 
11:32 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
So Jephthah crossed over to the sons of Ammon to fight against them; and the LORD gave them into his hand.
 
11:33 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
He struck them with a very great slaughter from Aroer to F201 the entrance of Minnith, R261 twenty cities, and as far as Abel-keramim. So the sons of Ammon were subdued before the sons of Israel.
 
11:34 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
When Jephthah came to his house at Mizpah, R262 behold, his daughter was coming out to meet him with R263 tambourines and with dancing. Now she was his one and only child; besides her he had no son or daughter.
 
11:35 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
When he saw her, he tore his clothes and said, "Alas, my daughter! You have brought me very low, and you are among those who trouble me; for I have given F202 my word to the LORD, and I R264 cannot take it back."
 
11:36 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
So she said to him, "My father, you have given F203 your word to the LORD; do R265 to me as F204 you have said, since the LORD has avenged you of your enemies, the sons of Ammon."
 
11:37 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
She said to her father, "Let this thing be done for me; let me alone two months, that I may go F205 to the mountains and weep because of my R266 virginity, I and my companions."
 
11:38 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
Then he said, "Go." So he sent her away for two months; and she left with her companions, and wept on the mountains because of her virginity.
 
11:39 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
At the end of two months she returned to her father, who did to her according to the vow which he had made; and she had F206 no relations with a man. Thus it became a custom in Israel,
 
11:40 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
that the daughters of Israel went yearly to commemorate F207 the daughter of Jephthah the Gileadite four days in the year.
 
   Chapter 12  - Click for Chapter Audio
12:1 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
Then the men of Ephraim were summoned, and they crossed to F208 Zaphon and said R267 to Jephthah, "Why did you cross over to fight against the sons of Ammon without calling us to go with you? We will burn your house down on you."
 
12:2 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
Jephthah said to them, "I and my people were at great strife with the sons of Ammon; when I called you, you did not deliver me from their hand.
 
12:3 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
"When I saw that you would not deliver me, I took R268 F209 my life in my hands and crossed over against the sons of Ammon, and the LORD gave them into my hand. Why then have you come up to me this day to fight against me?"
 
12:4 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
Then Jephthah gathered all the men of Gilead and fought Ephraim; and the men of Gilead defeated F210 Ephraim, because they said, "You are fugitives of Ephraim, O Gileadites, in the midst of Ephraim and in the midst of Manasseh."
 
12:5 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
The Gileadites captured R269 the fords of the Jordan opposite Ephraim. And it happened when any of the fugitives of Ephraim said, "Let me cross over," the men of Gilead would say to him, "Are you an Ephraimite?" If he said, "No,"
 
12:6 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
then they would say to him, "Say now, `Shibboleth.' " But he said, "Sibboleth," for he could not pronounce F211 it correctly. Then they seized him and slew him at the fords of the Jordan. Thus there fell at that time 42,000 of Ephraim.
 
12:7 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
Jephthah judged Israel six years. Then Jephthah the Gileadite died and was buried in one of the cities of Gilead.
 

FOOTNOTES:
F192 Or mighty man of valor
F193 Lit begat
F194 Lit to
F195 Lit before
F196 Lit hearer
F197 Lit according to your word
F198 Lit Sea of Reeds
F199 Lit smote
F200 Lit did not listen to the words
F201 Lit even until you are coming to
F202 Lit opened my mouth
F203 Lit opened your mouth
F204 Lit according to what has proceeded from your mouth
F205 Lit go and go down on
F206 Lit knew no man
F207 Lit recount; ancient versions, lament
F208 Or northward
F209 Lit put my soul in my palm
F210 Lit smote
F211 Lit speak so

 

CROSS REFERENCES:
R238 Hebrews 11:32
R239 2 Samuel 10:6,8
R240 Judges 10:9,17
R241 Genesis 26:27
R242 Judges 10:18
R243 Genesis 31:50; Jeremiah 29:23; 42:5; Micah 1:2
R244 Judges 10:17; 11:29; 20:1; 1 Samuel 10:17
R245 Numbers 21:24
R246 Genesis 32:22
R247 Numbers 14:25; Deuteronomy 1:40
R248 Numbers 20:1,4-21
R249 Numbers 20:14-21
R250 Joshua 24:9
R251 Numbers 21:4; Deuteronomy 2:8
R252 Deuteronomy 2:9,18,19
R253 Numbers 21:21-32; Deuteronomy 2:26-36
R254 Numbers 21:24; Deuteronomy 2:32-34
R255 Deuteronomy 2:36,37
R256 Numbers 21:29; 1 Kings 11:7
R257 Numbers 22:2; Joshua 24:9; Micah 6:5
R258 Numbers 21:25,26; Deuteronomy 2:36
R259 Genesis 16:5; 18:25; 31:53; 1 Samuel 24:12,15
R260 Judges 3:10
R261 Ezekiel 27:17
R262 Judges 10:17;
R263 Exodus 15:20; 1 Samuel 18:6; Jeremiah 31:4
R264 Numbers 30:2; Ecclesiastes 5:4,5
R265 Numbers 30:2
R266 Genesis 30:23; Luke 1:25
R267 Judges 8:1
R268 1 Samuel 19:5; 28:21; Job 13:14
R269 Judges 3:28

 
 

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