Tola judgeth Israel in Shamir.
Judges 10:1 After Abimelech there arose, to defende Israel, one Thola, the sonne of Phuah, the sonne of Dodo, a man of Isacar, which dwelt in Samir in mounte Ephraim. Judges 10:2 And he iudged Israel .xxiij. yere, & then dyed & was buryed in Samir.
Jair, whose thirty sons had thirty cities.
Judges 10:3 And after him arose Iair a Galaadyte, which iudged Israel .xxij. yeare. Judges 10:4 And he had .xxx. sonnes that rode on .xxx. Asse coltes, & had .xxx. cytyes for them, which are called the tounes of Iair vnto this daye, & are in the lande of Galaad. Judges 10:5 And Iair dyed, and was buryed in Kamon.
The Philistines and Ammorites oppress Israel.
Judges 10:6 And the chyldren of Israel wrought wyckednesse yet agayne, in the syght of the Lorde & serued Baalim & Astharoth, & the Goddes of Syria, & the Goddes of Sidon, þe Goddes of Moab, the Goddes of the chyldren of Ammon, & the Goddes of the Philystines, & forsoke the Lord & serued him not. Judges 10:7 And the Lord was wroth wyth Israell, & solde them into the handes of the Philistines, and into the handes of the chyldren of Ammon: Judges 10:8 which pyld & oppressed the chyldren of Israel in those dayes .xviij. yeare, all that were on the other syde Iordan in the lande of the Amorytes in Galaad. Judges 10:9 Moreouer the chyldren of Ammon went ouer Iordan to fyghte agaynste Iuda, Beniamin, and the house of Ephraim: so that Israel was sore combred.
In their misery God sendeth them to their false gods.
Judges 10:10 Then the chyldren of Israel cryed vnto the Lorde, sayinge: we haue synned agaynste the: for we haue forsaken oure owne God, and haue serued Baalim. Judges 10:11 And the Lorde sayde vnto the chyldren of Israel: dyd not the Egypcyans, the Amorytes, the chyldren of Ammon, the Phylystynes, Judges 10:12 the Sidonites, the Ameleckytes, & the Maonites, oppresse you? And ye cryed to me, & I delyuered you out of theyr handes. Judges 10:13 And for all that ye haue forsaken me, and serue straunge Goddes, wherfore I wyl help you no more. Judges 10:14 But go, and crye vnto the Goddes which ye haue chosen, and let them saue you in the tyme of youre trybulacyon.
Upon their repentance he pitieth them.
Judges 10:15 But the chyldren of Israel sayde vnto the Lorde we haue synned: do thou vnto vs whatsoeuer please the, & delyuer vs onelye at thys tyme. Judges 10:16 And they put awaye the straunge Goddes from them, and serued the Lorde. And the myserye of Israel greued hys soule. Judges 10:17 Then the chyldren of Ammon gathered together, & pitched in Galaad. And the chyldren of Israell gathered them together & pytched in Mazphah. Judges 10:18 And the companye of the Lordes of Galaad sayd eche to other, whosoeuer wyl begynne the battel agaynst the chyldren of Ammon, the same shalbe head ouer all the enhabiters of Galaad.