Judges 12


Jephthah Wars with Ephraim

1And [4gathered together 1the 2sons 3of Ephraim], and they came to Zaphon, and said to Jephthah, Why is it that you went to wage war against the sons of Ammon, and [3us 1you did not 2call] to go with you? [2your house 1We will burn] over you with fire. 2And Jephthah said to them, [2a man 3pleading 1I was], and my people, and the sons of Ammon humbled me exceedingly, and I yelled out to you, and you did not deliver me from out of their hand. 3And I saw that there was no one delivering, and I put my life in my hand, and I passed over to the sons of Ammon, and [2delivered them over 1the  lord] into my hand. And why did you ascend against me in this day to wage war against me? 4And Jephthah gathered together all the men of Gilead, and waged war against Ephraim. And [3struck 1the men 2of Gilead] Ephraim; for [4said 1the 2men coming through safe 3of Ephraim], You are Gilead in the midst of Ephraim, and in the midst of Manasseh. 5And Gilead was first to take the ford of the Jordan of Ephraim. And it came to pass when [4said 5to them 1the 2ones coming through safe 3of Ephraim], We should pass over indeed! That [4said 5to them 1the 2men 3of Gilead], [2not 3of 4Ephraim 1Are you]? And they said, We are not. 6Then they said to them, Say indeed, Stachys! And if he was not straightly able to speak thus, then they would take hold of them, and slay them at the ford of the Jordan. And they that fell from Ephraim in that time were forty and two thousand. 7And Jephthah judged Israel six years. Then [4died 1Jephthah 2the 3Gileadite], and he was entombed in his city Gilead.

Ibzan, Elon, and Abdon Judge Israel

8And [4judged 6after 7him 5Israel 1Ibzan 2of 3Beth-lehem]. 9And there were to him thirty sons, and thirty daughters being sent out, and [2thirty 3wives 1he brought in] for his sons from outside. And he judged Israel seven years. 10And Ibzan died, and he was entombed in Beth-lehem. 11And [4judged 6after 7him 5Israel 1Elon 2the 3Zebulunite], and he judged Israel ten years. 12And [4died 1Elon 2the 3Zebulunite], and was entombed in Aijalon in the land of Zebulun. 13And [6judged 8after 9him 7Israel 1Abdon 2son 3of Hillel 4the 5Pirathonite]. 14And there were to him forty sons, and thirty sons of his sons being mounted upon seventy foals. And he judged Israel eight years. 15And [6died 1Abdon 2the son 3of Hillel 4the 5Pirathonite], and he was entombed in Pirathon in the land of Ephraim, in the mountain of Amalek.
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