The quarrel with Ephraim
12:1 And the men of Ephraim gathered themselves together,
and went northward, and said to Jephthah, Why did you cross over to fight against the children of Ammon, and did not
call us to go with ya'll ? We will burn your house upon ya'll with
12:2 And Jephthah said to them, I and my people were at
great strife with the children of Ammon ; and when I called you,
ya'll didn't deliver me out of their hands.
12:3 And when I saw that ya'll weren't helping, I put my
life in my hands, and passed over against the children of Ammon,
and the HASHEM delivered them into my hand. Now why then are ya'll
come up to me this day, to fight against me?
12:4 Then Jephthah gathered together all the men of Gilead,
and fought with Ephraim and the men of Gilead struck Ephraim,
because they said, ya'll Gileadites [are] fugitives of Ephraim among
the Ephraimites, [and] among the Manassites.
12:5 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 to him, [Art] you an Ephraimite ? If he said, Nay ;
12:6 Then said they to 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.
12:7 And Jephthah judged Israel six years. Then died
Jephthah the Gileadite, and was buried in [one of] the cities of
12:8 And after him Ibzan of Bethlehem judged Israel.
12:9 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.
12:10 Then died Ibzan, and was buried at Bethlehem.
12:11 And after him Elon, a Zebulonite, judged Israel ; and
he judged Israel ten years.
12:12 And Elon the Zebulonite died, and was buried in Aijalon
in the country of Zebulun.
12:13 And after him Abdon the son of Hillel, a Pirathonite,
12:14 And he had forty sons and thirty nephews, that rode on
sixty and ten ass colts and he judged Israel eight years.
12:15 And Abdon the son of Hillel the Pirathonite died, and
was buried in Pirathon in the land of Ephraim, in the mount of
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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