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Judges 11:24

Overview - Judges 11
The covenant between Jephthah and the Gileadites, that he should be their head.
12 The treaty of peace between him and the Ammonites is in vain.
29 Jephthah's vow.
32 His conquest of the Ammonites.
34 He performs his vow on his daughter.
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Judges 11:24  (King James Version)
Wilt not thou possess that which Chemosh thy god giveth thee to possess? So whomsoever the LORD our God shall drive out from before us, them will we possess.
 


Wilt not thou possess
This is simply an {argumentum ad hominem;} in which Jephthah argues on this principles recognized by the king of Ammon. As if he had said, "You suppose that the land which you possess was given you by your god Chemosh; and therefore will not relinquish what you believe you hold by a divine right. Now we know that Jehovah, our God, has given us the land of the Israelites; and therefore we will not give it up."

Chemosh
Numbers 21:29 ; 1 Kings 11:7 ; Jeremiah 48:7 Jeremiah 48:46

whomsoever
Deuteronomy 9:4 Deuteronomy 9:5 ; 18:12 Joshua 3:10 ; Psalms 44:2 ; 78:55 Micah 4:5
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