Tola judgeth Israel in Shamir.
Judges 10:1 After Abimelech there arose, to defende Israel, one Thola (the sonne of Phuah) his vncles sonne, a man of Isakar, which dwelt in Samir in mount Ephraim. Judges 10:2 And he iudged Israell .xxiii. yere and dyed, and was buryed in Samir.
Jair, whose thirty sons had thirty cities.
Judges 10:3 And after him arose Iair a Gileadite, and iudged Israel .xxii. yere. Judges 10:4 And he had thyrtie sonnes that rode on thirtie Asse coltes, & they had thirtye cyties, which are called þe townes of Iair vnto thys daye, and are in the lande of Gilead. Judges 10:5 And Iair dyed & was buryed in Kamon.
The Philistines and Ammorites oppress Israel.
Judges 10:6 And þe children of Israel wrought wyckednesse yet agayne, in þe syght of the Lord, & serued Baalim and Astharoth, & þe goddes of Siria, þe goddes of Sidon, and the goddes of Moab, the goddes of the children of Ammon, and the goddes of the Philistines, and forsoke the Lord & serued not him Judges 10:7 And the Lorde was wroth with Israel, & solde them into the handes of the Philistines, & into the handes of the children of Ammon: Judges 10:8 which from that yere forth, pyld & oppressed þe children of Israel .xviii. yere, all that were on the other syde Iordan: in the lande of the Amorites which is in Gilead. Judges 10:9 Moreouer, þe children of Ammon went ouer Iordan to fight agaynst Iuda, Beniamin, and the house of Ephraim: so þt Israel was sore combred,
In their misery God sendeth them to their false gods.
Judges 10:10 And the children of Israel cryed vnto the Lord, sayinge: we haue synned agaynst the: for we haue forsaken oure awne God, and haue serued Baalim. Judges 10:11 And the Lorde sayde vnto þe children of Israel: dyd not þe Egypcians, the Amorites, þe children of Ammon, þe Philistines, Judges 10:12 þe Sidonytes, þe Amaleckites, & the Maonites, oppresse you? And ye cryed to me & I delyuered you out of their handes. Judges 10:13 And for all that ye haue forsaken me, and serued straung goddes, wherfore I will helpe you no more. Judges 10:14 Go & crye vnto the goddes which ye haue chosen, and lett them saue you in the tyme of youre tribulacion.
Upon their repentance he pitieth them.
Judges 10:15 And the children of Israel sayde vnto the Lorde: We haue sinned: do þu vnto vs whatsoeuer please þe, delyuer vs onely this daye. Judges 10:16 And thei put away the straung goddes from them, and serued the Lorde. And hys soule had pytie on the miserie of Israel. Judges 10:17 Then the children of Ammon geathered togeather, & pitched in Gilead. And þe children of Israel geathered them togeather, & pitched in Mizpa. Judges 10:18 And þe Lords of Gilead sayd eche to other: whosoeuer will beginne þe battell agaynst the children of Ammon, the same shalbe hed ouer all þe enhabiters of Gilead.