Judges 12


12:1 And the men of Ephraim assembled, and went northward, and
 said to Jephthah, Why didst thou pass over to fight against the
 children of Ammon, and didst not call us to go with thee; we
 will burn thy house upon thee with fire.
12:2 And Jephthah said to them, I and my people were at great
 strife with the children of Ammon; and when I called you, ye
 delivered me not out of their hands.
12:3 And when I saw that ye delivered [me] not, I put my life in
 my hands, and passed over against the children of Ammon, and
 the LORD delivered them into my hand: why then have ye come up
 to me this day, to fight against me?
12:4 Then Jephthah collected all the men of Gilead, and fought
 with Ephraim: and the men of Gilead smote Ephraim, because they
 said, Ye Gileadites [are] fugitives of Ephraim among the
 Ephraimites, [and] among the Manassites.
12:5 And the Gileadites took the passages of Jordan before the
 Ephraimites: and it was [so], that when those Ephraimites who
 had escaped, said, Let me go over; that the men of Gilead said
 to him, [Art] thou an Ephraimite? If he said, No;
12:6 Then said they to him, Say now Shibboleth: and he said
 Sibboleth: for he could not frame to pronounce [it] right. Then
 they took him, and slew him at the passages of Jordan. And
 there fell at that time of the Ephraimites forty and two
 thousand.
12:7 And Jephthah judged Israel six years: then died Jephthah
 the Gileadite, and was buried in [one of] the cities of Gilead.
12:8 And after him Ibzan of Beth-lehem judged Israel.
12:9 And he had thirty sons and thirty daughters [whom] he sent
 abroad, and took in thirty daughters from abroad for his sons:
 and he judged Israel seven years.
12:10 Then died Ibzan, and was buried at Beth-lehem.
12:11 And after him Elon, a Zebulonite, judged Israel, and he
 judged Israel ten years.
12:12 And Elon the Zebulonite died, and was buried in Ajalon in
 the country of Zebulun.
12:13 And after him Abdon the son of Hillel, a Pirathonite,
 judged Israel.
12:14 And he had forty sons and thirty nephews, that rode on
 seventy ass colts: and he judged Israel eight years.
12:15 And Abdon the son of Hillel the Pirathonite died, and was
 buried in Pirathon in the land of Ephraim, in the mount of the
 Amalekites.
 
 

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