Tola judgeth Israel in Shamir.
Judges 10:1 After Abimelech there arose to defend Israel, Tola, the sonne of Puah, the sone of Dodo, a man of Issachar, which dwelt in Shamir in mount Ephraim. Judges 10:2 And he iudged Israel three and twentie yeere and dyed, and was buried in Shamir.
Jair, whose thirty sons had thirty cities.
Judges 10:3 And after him arose Iair a Gileadite, and iudged Israel two and twenty yeere. Judges 10:4 And he had thirtie sonnes that rode on thirtie assecolts, and they had thirtie cities, which are called Hauoth-Iair vnto this day, and are in the land of Gilead. Judges 10:5 And Iair dyed, and was buried in Kamon.
The Philistines and Ammorites oppress Israel.
Judges 10:6 And the children of Israel wrought wickednesse againe in the sight of the Lord, and serued Baalim and Ashtaroth, and the gods of Aram, and the gods of Zidon, and the gods of Moab, and the gods of the children of Ammon, and the gods of the Philistims, and forsooke the Lord and serued not him. Judges 10:7 Therefore the wrath of the Lord was kindled against Israel, and he solde them into the hands of the Philistims, and into the handes of the children of Ammon: Judges 10:8 Who from that yere vexed and oppressed the children of Israel eighteene yeres, euen all the children of Israel that were beyond Iorden, in the land of the Amorites, which is in Gilead. Judges 10:9 Moreouer, the children of Ammon went ouer Iorden to fight against Iudah, and against Beniamin, and against the house of Ephraim: so that Israel was sore tormented.
In their misery God sendeth them to their false gods.
Judges 10:10 Then the children of Israel cryed vnto the Lorde, saying, We haue sinned against thee, euen because we haue forsaken our owne God, and haue serued Baalim. Judges 10:11 And the Lord sayd vnto the children of Israel, Did not I deliuer you from the Egyptians & from the Amorites, from the children of Ammon and from the Philistims? Judges 10:12 The Zidonians also, and the Amalekites, and the Maonites did oppresse you, and ye cryed to me and I saued you out of their hands. Judges 10:13 Yet ye haue forsaken me, and serued other gods: wherefore I will deliuer you no more. Judges 10:14 Goe, and cry vnto the gods which ye haue chosen: let them saue you in the time of your tribulation.
Upon their repentance he pitieth them.
Judges 10:15 And the children of Israel sayde vnto the Lorde, We haue sinned: doe thou vnto vs whatsoeuer please thee: onely we pray thee to deliuer vs this day. Judges 10:16 Then they put away the strange gods from among them and serued the Lorde: and his soule was grieued for the miserie of Israel. Judges 10:17 Then the children of Ammon gathered themselues together, and pitched in Gilead: and the children of Israel assembled themselues, and pitched in Mizpeh. Judges 10:18 And the people and princes of Gilead said one to another, Whosoeuer will beginne the battell against the children of Ammon, the same shal be head ouer all the inhabitants of Gilead.