Chapter 10

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 Gilead.
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.
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 Israel.
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 Gilead.

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