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Judges 12

The Ephraimites, quarrelling with Jephthah, and discerned by Shibboleth, are slain by the Gileadites.

Judges 12:1 And they of Ephraim made insurreccion, & wente northwarde, & sayde vnto Iephthae: Wherfore wetest thou to the battayll agaynst the children of Ammon, & hast not called vs, that we mighte go with the? We wil burne thy house and the with fyre. Judges 12:2 Iephthae sayde vnto the: I and my people had a greate matter with ye children of Ammon, and I cried vpon you, but ye helped me not out of their handes. Judges 12:3 Now whan I sawe yt there was no helper, I put my soule in my honde, and wente agaynst the children of Ammon, and the LORDE delyuered them in to my hande. Wherfore come ye vp to me, to fighte agaynst me? Judges 12:4 And Iephthae gathered all the men in Gilead, & foughte agaynst Ephraim. And the men in Gilead smote Ephraim, because they sayde: Ye Gileadites are as they yt fle awaye before Ephraim, (and dwell) amoge Ephraim & Manasse. Judges 12:5 And the Gileadites toke ye ferye of Iordane from Ephraim. Now wha one of ye fugityue Ephraites dyd saye: Let me go ouer, ye men of Gilead sayde: Art thou an Ephraite? yf he answered: No, Judges 12:6 they bad him saye: Schiboleth, & he sayde: Siboleth, & coulde not speake it righte: then they toke him, & slew him at ye ferye of Iordane, so yt the same tyme there fell of Epraim two & fortye M.

Jephthah dieth.

Judges 12:7 Iephthae iudged Israel sixe yeares. And Iephthae ye Gileadite dyed, & was buried in one of the cities of Gilead.

Ibzan, who had thirty sons, and thirty daughters,

Judges 12:8 After him iudged Israel one Ebzan of Bethleem, Judges 12:9 which had thirtie sonnes and as many doughters: and his thirtie doughters gaue he forth to mariage, and thirtie doughters toke he from without for his sonnes, and iudged Israel seuen yeare, Judges 12:10 and died, and was buried at Bethleem.

and Elon,

Judges 12:11 After him iudged Israel one Elon a Zabulonite, & he iudged Israel ten yeare, Judges 12:12 & was buried at Aialon in the londe of Zabulon.

and Abdon, who had forty sons and thirty nephews, judge Israel.

Judges 12:13 After him iudged Israel one Abdo a sonne of Hillel, a Pirgathonite Judges 12:14 which had fortye sonnes, & thirtie neuies (which rode vpo seuentye Asses foales) and he iudged Israel eighte yeare, Judges 12:15 and dyed, & was buried at Pirgathon in the londe of Ephraim vpon the mount of the Amalechites.

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