King James VersionJudges10


1 And af­ter Abim­elech there arose to de­fend Is­rael Tola the son of Puah, the son of Do­do, a man of Is­sachar; and he dwelt in Shamir in mount Ephraim. 2 And he judged Is­rael twen­ty and three years, and died, and was buried in Shamir. 3 And af­ter him arose Jair, a Gilea­dite, and judged Is­rael twen­ty and two years. 4 And he had thir­ty sons that rode on thir­ty ass colts, and they had thir­ty cities, which are called Havoth­jair unto this day, which are in the land of Gilead. 5 And Jair died, and was buried in Ca­mon. 6 And the chil­dren of Is­rael did evil again in the sight of the LORD, and served Baal­im, and Ashtaroth, and the gods of Syr­ia, and the gods of Zi­don, and the gods of Moab, and the gods of the chil­dren of Am­mon, and the gods of the Philistines, and for­sook the LORD, and served not him. 7 And the anger of the LORD was hot against Is­rael, and he sold them into the hands of the Philistines, and into the hands of the chil­dren of Am­mon. 8 And that year they vexed and op­pressed the chil­dren of Is­rael: eigh­teen years, all the chil­dren of Is­rael that were on the oth­er side Jor­dan in the land of the Amor­ites, which is in Gilead. 9 More­over the chil­dren of Am­mon passed over Jor­dan to fight also against Ju­dah, and against Ben­jamin, and against the house of Ephraim; so that Is­rael was sore dis­tressed. 10 And the chil­dren of Is­rael cried unto the LORD, say­ing, We have sinned against thee, both be­cause we have for­sak­en our God, and also served Baal­im. 11 And the LORD said unto the chil­dren of Is­rael, Did not I de­liv­er you from the Egyp­tians, and from the Amor­ites, from the chil­dren of Am­mon, and from the Philistines? 12 The Zi­do­nians al­so, and the Amalekites, and the Maonites, did op­press you; and ye cried to me, and I de­liv­ered you out of their hand. 13 Yet ye have for­sak­en me, and served oth­er gods: where­fore I will de­liv­er you no more. 14 Go and cry unto the gods which ye have cho­sen; let them de­liv­er you in the time of your tribu­la­tion. 15 And the chil­dren of Is­rael said unto the LORD, We have sinned: do thou unto us what­so­ev­er seemeth good unto thee; de­liv­er us on­ly, we pray thee, this day. 16 And they put away the strange gods from among them, and served the LORD: and his soul was grieved for the mis­ery of Is­rael. 17 Then the chil­dren of Am­mon were gath­ered to­geth­er, and en­camped in Gilead. And the chil­dren of Is­rael as­sem­bled them­selves to­geth­er, and en­camped in Mizpeh. 18 And the peo­ple and princes of Gilead said one to an­oth­er, What man is he that will be­gin to fight against the chil­dren of Am­mon? he shall be head over all the in­hab­i­tants of Gilead.