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| Book of Judges|
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- Judges 12:1-7 [ Verse 2 in Original: Hebrew / Greek ]
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- 1 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." 2 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. 3 "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?" 4 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." 5 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," 6 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. 7 Jephthah judged Israel six years. Then Jephthah the Gileadite died and was buried in one of the cities of Gilead.
F208 Or northward
F209 Lit put my soul in my palm
F210 Lit smote
F211 Lit speak so
R267 Judges 8:1
R268 1 Samuel 19:5; 28:21; Job 13:14
R269 Judges 3:28
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