Tola and Jair Judge Israel1 And rose up after Abimelech to deliver Israel, Tola son of Phua, son of his uncle, a man of Issachar; and he dwelt in Shamir in mount Ephraim. 2 And he judged Israel twenty and three years, and he died, and he was entombed in Shamir. 3 And rose up after him Jair the Gileadite; and he judged Israel twenty and two years. 4 And there were born to him thirty sons mounted upon thirty foals. And thirty cities were his, and they called them, Properties of Jair until this day, the ones which are in the land of Gilead. 5 And Jair died and was entombed in Camon.
Israel Afflicted by the Nations6 And [4proceeded 1the 2sons 3of Israel] to do wickedly before the lord, and they served to the Baalim, and to the Ashtaroths, and to the gods of Syria, and to the gods of Sidon, and to the gods of Moab, and to the gods of the sons of Ammon, and to the gods of the Philistines; and they abandoned the lord, and did not serve to him. 7 And [2was enraged 3in anger 1the lord] against Israel, and he gave them into the hand of the Philistines, and into the hand of the sons of Ammon. 8 And they disintegrated and crushed the sons of Israel in that time -- eighteen years, all of the sons of Israel on the other side of the Jordan, in the land of the Amorite, in Gilead. 9 And [4passed over 1the 2sons 3of Ammon] the Jordan to wage war even against Judah and Benjamin, and against the house of Ephraim; and they afflicted the sons of Israel exceedingly. 10 And [4cried out 1the 2sons 3of Israel] to the lord, saying, We sinned against you, for we abandoned our God, and we served to the Baalim. 11 And the lord said to the sons of Israel, Is it not the Egyptians, and the Amorites, and the sons of Ammon, and Moab, and the Philistines, 12 and Sidonians, and Amalek, and Canaan that squeeze you out? and you cried out to me, and I delivered you from out of their hand. 13 And you abandoned me, and served other gods. On account of this I will not proceed to deliver you. 14 Proceed and yell to the gods whom you chose for yourselves, and let them deliver you in the time of your affliction! 15 And [4said 1the 2sons 3of Israel] to the lord, We sinned, do to us according to all whatever as much as should be pleasing before you, only rescue us in this day! 16 And they removed [3gods 1the 2alien] from their midst, and they served to the lord. And he was faint-hearted over the toil of Israel. 17 And there ascended up the sons of Ammon, and they camped in Gilead. And [4came forth 1the 2sons 3of Israel] and camped in Mizpeh. 18 And [3said 1the 2people], and the rulers of Gilead, each man to his neighbor, Who is the man who shall begin to wage war with the sons of Ammon, for he shall be head to all the ones dwelling in Gilead?
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