Judges 10
Christian Standard Bible Par ▾ 

Tola and Jair

1After Abimelech, Tola son of Puah, son of Dodo became judge and began to deliver Israel. He was from Issachar and lived in Shamir in the hill country of Ephraim. 2Tola judged Israel twenty-three years and when he died, was buried in Shamir.

3After him came Jair the Gileadite,a who judged Israel twenty-two years. 4He had thirty sons who rode on thirty donkeys. They had thirty townsA in Gilead, which are still called Jair’s VillagesB today. 5When Jair died, he was buried in Kamon.

Israel’s Rebellion and Repentance

6Then the Israelites again did what was evil in the sight of the Lord.a They worshiped the Baals and the Ashtoreths, the gods of Aram, Sidon, and Moab, and the gods of the Ammonites and the Philistines.b They abandoned the Lord and did not worship him.c 7So the Lord’s anger burned against Israel, and he sold them to the Philistines and the Ammonites.a 8They shattered and crushed the Israelites that year, and for eighteen years they did the same to all the Israelites who were on the other side of the Jordana in the land of the Amoritesb in Gilead. 9The Ammonites also crossed the Jordan to fight against Judah, Benjamin, and the house of Ephraim. Israel was greatly oppressed, 10so they cried out to the Lord, saying, “We have sinned against you.a We have abandoned our God and worshiped the Baals.”

11The Lord said to the Israelites, “When the Egyptians,a Amorites, Ammonites, Philistines, 12Sidonians, Amalekites, and Maonitesa a oppressed you, and you cried out to me, did I not deliver you from them? 13But you have abandoned me and worshiped other gods. Therefore, I will not deliver you again. 14Go and cry out to the gods you have chosen.a Let them deliver you whenever you are oppressed.”

15But the Israelites said, “We have sinned. Deal with us as you see fit; only rescue usa today! ” 16So they got rid of the foreign godsa among them and worshiped the Lord,b and he became wearyc of Israel’s misery.

17The Ammonites were called together, and they camped in Gilead. So the Israelites assembled and camped at Mizpah.a 18The rulersA of Gilead said to one another, “Which man will begin the fight against the Ammonites? He will be the leader of all the inhabitants of Gilead.”

The Christian Standard Bible. Copyright © 2017 by Holman Bible Publishers. Used by permission. Christian Standard Bible®, and CSB® are federally registered trademarks of Holman Bible Publishers, all rights reserved.

Bible Hub

Judges 9
Top of Page
Top of Page