Judges 12
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Jephthah Defeats Ephraim

1And they of Ephraim made insurreccion, & wente northwarde, & sayde vnto Iephthae: Wherfore wetest thou to the battayll agaynst the children of Ammon, & hast not called vs, that we mighte go with the? We wil burne thy house and the with fyre. 2Iephthae sayde vnto the: I and my people had a greate matter with ye children of Ammon, and I cried vpon you, but ye helped me not out of their handes. 3Now whan I sawe yt there was no helper, I put my soule in my honde, and wente agaynst the children of Ammon, and the LORDE delyuered them in to my hande. Wherfore come ye vp to me, to fighte agaynst me? 4And Iephthae gathered all the men in Gilead, & foughte agaynst Ephraim. And the men in Gilead smote Ephraim, because they sayde: Ye Gileadites are as they yt fle awaye before Ephraim, (and dwell) amoge Ephraim & Manasse. 5And the Gileadites toke ye ferye of Iordane from Ephraim. Now wha one of ye fugityue Ephraites dyd saye: Let me go ouer, ye men of Gilead sayde: Art thou an Ephraite? yf he answered: No, 6they bad him saye: Schiboleth, & he sayde: Siboleth, & coulde not speake it righte: then they toke him, & slew him at ye ferye of Iordane, so yt the same tyme there fell of Epraim two & fortye M.

7Iephthae iudged Israel sixe yeares. And Iephthae ye Gileadite dyed, & was buried in one of the cities of Gilead.

Ibzan, Elon, and Abdon

8After him iudged Israel one Ebzan of Bethleem, 9which had thirtie sonnes and as many doughters: and his thirtie doughters gaue he forth to mariage, and thirtie doughters toke he from without for his sonnes, and iudged Israel seuen yeare, 10and died, and was buried at Bethleem.

11After him iudged Israel one Elon a Zabulonite, & he iudged Israel ten yeare, 12& was buried at Aialon in the londe of Zabulon.

13After him iudged Israel one Abdo a sonne of Hillel, a Pirgathonite 14which had fortye sonnes, & thirtie neuies (which rode vpo seuentye Asses foales) and he iudged Israel eighte yeare, 15and dyed, & was buried at Pirgathon in the londe of Ephraim vpon the mount of the Amalechites.

Coverdale Bible of 1535

Section Headings Courtesy Berean Bible

Judges 11
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