King James VersionJudges12


1 And the men of Ephraim gath­ered them­selves to­geth­er, and went north­ward, and said unto Jeph­thah, Where­fore passedst thou over to fight against the chil­dren of Am­mon, and didst not call us to go with thee? we will burn thine house upon thee with fire. 2 And Jeph­thah said unto them, I and my peo­ple were at great strife with the chil­dren of Am­mon; and when I called you, ye de­liv­ered me not out of their hands. 3 And when I saw that ye de­liv­ered me not, I put my life in my hands, and passed over against the chil­dren of Am­mon, and the LORD de­liv­ered them into my hand: where­fore then are ye come up unto me this day, to fight against me? 4 Then Jeph­thah gath­ered to­geth­er all the men of Gilead, and fought with Ephraim: and the men of Gilead smote Ephraim, be­cause they said, Ye Gilea­dites are fugi­tives of Ephraim among the Ephraimites, and among the Man­as­sites. 5 And the Gilea­dites took the pas­sages of Jor­dan be­fore the Ephraimites: and it was so, that when those Ephraimites which were es­caped said, Let me go over; that the men of Gilead said unto him, Art thou an Ephraimite? If he said, Nay; 6 Then said they unto him, Say now Shib­bo­leth: and he said Sib­bo­leth: for he could not frame to pro­nounce it right. Then they took him, and slew him at the pas­sages of Jor­dan: and there fell at that time of the Ephraimites forty and two thou­sand. 7 And Jeph­thah judged Is­rael six years. Then died Jeph­thah the Gilea­dite, and was buried in one of the cities of Gilead. 8 And af­ter him Ibzan of Beth­le­hem judged Is­rael. 9 And he had thir­ty sons, and thir­ty daugh­ters, whom he sent abroad, and took in thir­ty daugh­ters from abroad for his sons. And he judged Is­rael sev­en years. 10 Then died Ibzan, and was buried at Beth­le­hem. 11 And af­ter him Elon, a Ze­bu­lonite, judged Is­rael; and he judged Is­rael ten years. 12 And Elon the Ze­bu­lonite died, and was buried in Ai­jalon in the coun­try of Ze­bu­lun. 13 And af­ter him Ab­don the son of Hil­lel, a Pi­rathonite, judged Is­rael. 14 And he had forty sons and thir­ty nephews, that rode on three­score and ten ass colts: and he judged Is­rael eight years. 15 And Ab­don the son of Hil­lel the Pi­rathonite died, and was buried in Pi­rathon in the land of Ephraim, in the mount of the Amalekites.