Judges Tola and Jair
10:1 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.
10:2 And he judged Israel twenty and three years, and died,
and was buried in Shamir.
10:3 And after him arose Jair, a Gileadite, and judged
Israel twenty and two years.
10:4 And he had thirty sons that rode on thirty ass colts,
and they had thirty cities, which are called Havothjair to this
day, which [are] in the land of Gilead.
10:5 And Jair died, and was buried in Camon.
Again Israel serves Baalim and Ashtaroth
10:6 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.
The misery of Israel
10:7 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.
10:8 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
10:9 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.
10:10 And the children of Israel cried to the LORD, saying,
We have sinned against ya'll , both because we have forsaken our
God, and also served Baalim.
10:11 And the LORD said to 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 ?
10:12 The Zidonians also, and the Amalekites, and the
Maonites, did oppress you; and ya'll cried to me, and I delivered
you out of their hand.
10:13 Yet ya'll have forsaken me, and served other gods
wherefore I will deliver you no more.
10:14 Go and cry to the gods which ya'll have chosen ; let
them deliver you in the time of your tribulation.
10:15 And the children of Israel said to the LORD, We have
sinned do you to us what ever seems good to ya'll ; deliver
us only, we pray ya'll , this day.
10:16 And they put away the strange gods from among them, and
served the LORD and his soul was grieved for the misery of
10:17 Then the children of Ammon were gathered together, and
encamped in Gilead. And the children of Israel assembled
themselves together, and encamped in Mizpeh.
10:18 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
Judges Index || Main Index
1 || Chapter 2 || Chapter 3
4 || Chapter 5 || Chapter
6 || Chapter 7 || Chapter 8
9 || Chapter 10
11 || Chapter 12 || Chapter 13
14 || Chapter 15 || Chapter
16 || Chapter 17 || Chapter 18
19 || Chapter 20