Judges 12
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Jephthah Defeats Ephraim

1And a man of Ephraim will cry out and will pass over north, and they will say to Jephthah, Why didst thou pass over to war against the sons of Ammon and didst not call to us to go with thee? we will burn thy house upon thee with fire. 2And Jephthah will say to them, I was a man of strife, I and my people and the sons of Ammon greatly; and I shall cry out to you, and ye saved me not from their hands. 3And I shall see that thou savest not, and I shall put my soul in my hand, and I shall pass over to the sons of Ammon, and Jehovah will give them into my hand: and wherefore came ye up to me this day to war against me? 4And Jephthah will gather together all the men of Gilead, and he will war with Ephraim: and the men of Gilead will strike Ephraim because they said, The escaped of Ephraim, ye of Gilead, in the midst of Ephraim and in the midst of Manasseh. 5And Gilead will take the passages of Jordan before Ephraim: and it was that the escaped of Ephraim will say, I will pass over; and the men of Gilead will say to him, Thou an Ephrathite? and he will say, No. 6And they will say to him, Say now Shibboleth: and he will say, Sibboleth and he will not form to speak thus. And they will seize him and they will slaughter him at the passages of Jordan. And there will fall in that time of Ephraim forty and two thousand.

7And Jephthah will judge Israel six years: and Jephthah the Gileadite will die, and will be buried in the city of Gilead.

Ibzan, Elon, and Abdon

8And after him Ibzan of the House of Bread, will judge Israel. 9And there will be to him thirty sons and thirty daughters he sent without, and thirty daughters he brought in to his sons from without: and he will judge Israel seven years. 10And Ibzan will die, and will be buried in the House of Bread.

11And after him Elon the Zebulonite, will judge Israel; and he will judge Israel ten years. 12And Elon the Zebulonite will die and will be buried in Elon in the land of Zebulon.

13And after him Abdon, son of Hillel the Pirathonite, will judge Israel. 14And there will be to him forty sons and thirty sons' sons riding upon seventy young asses: and he will judge Israel eight years. 15And Abdon the son of Hillel the Pirathonite, will die, and will be buried in Pirathon in the land of Ephraim, in the mount of the Amalekite.

The Holy Bible Containing the Old and New Testaments; Translated Literally From The Original Tongues by Julia E. Smith

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Judges 11
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