Rotherham's Emphasized Bible

Judges 12

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

Judges 12:1 And the men of Ephraim were called together, and passed over northward,—and said unto Jephthah—Wherefore didst thou pass over to do battle with the sons of Ammon, and, for us, didst not call, to go with thee? Thy house, will we consume over thee with fire. Judges 12:2 And Jephthah said unto them, Great strife, had, I and my people, even with the sons of Ammon; but, when I cried unto you for help, ye saved me not out of their hand. Judges 12:3 So, when I saw that thou wast not going to save, then put I my life in my hand, and passed over against the sons of Ammon, and Yahweh delivered them into my hand. Wherefore, then, have ye come up against me this day, to fight against me? Judges 12:4 And Jephthah gathered together all the men of Gilead, and fought with Ephraim,—and the men of Gilead smote Ephraim, because they said—Fugitives of Ephraim, are, ye, O ye Gileadites, in the midst of Ephraim, in the midst of Manasseh. Judges 12:5 And the Gileadites captured the fords of the Jordan, against the Ephraimites,—and so it was, that, when the fugitives of Ephraim said, Let me pass over, the men of Gilead said to him, An Ephraimite, art thou? and, if he said—Nay! Judges 12:6 they said to him, Come now, say Shibboleth, and, if he said Sibboleth, and he could not take heed to speak in that manner, then laid they hold on him, and slew him at the fords of the Jordan,—and there fell, at that time, of the Ephraimites, forty-two thousand.

Jephthah dieth.

Judges 12:7 And, when Jephthah had judged Israel six years, then Jephthah the Gileadite died, and was buried in [one of] the cities of Gilead.

Ibzan, who had thirty sons, and thirty daughters,

Judges 12:8 And there judged Israel, after him, Ibzan of Bethlehem. Judges 12:9 And so it was, he had thirty sons, and, thirty daughters, sent he abroad, while, thirty daughters, brought he from abroad for his sons. And he judged Israel seven years. Judges 12:10 And Ibzan died, and was buried in Bethlehem.

and Elon,

Judges 12:11 And, after him, did Elon the Zebulunite judge Israel,—and he judged Israel, ten years. Judges 12:12 And Elon the Zebulunite died, and was buried in Aijalon, in the land of Zebulun.

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

Judges 12:13 And there judged Israel, after him, Abdon son of Hillel, the Pirathonite. Judges 12:14 And so it was, he had forty sons and thirty grandsons, who rode on seventy ass colts,—and he judged Israel eight years. Judges 12:15 And Abdon son of Hillel, the Pirathonite died,—and was buried in Pirathon, in the land of Ephraim, in the hill country of the Amalekites.

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