The men of Efrayim were gathered together, and crossed Tzafon; and they said to Yiftach, Why did you pass over to fight against the children of `Ammon, and didn't call us to go with you? we will burn your house on you with fire.
Yiftach said to them, I and my people were at great strife with the children of `Ammon; and when I called you, you didn't save me out of their hand.
When I saw that you didn't save me, I put my life in my hand, and passed over against the children of `Ammon, and the LORD delivered them into my hand: why then are you come up to me this day, to fight against me?
Then Yiftach gathered together all the men of Gil`ad, and fought with Efrayim; and the men of Gil`ad struck Efrayim, because they said, You are fugitives of Efrayim, you Gil`adi, in the midst of Efrayim, [and] in the midst of Menashsheh.
The Gil`adi took the fords of the Yarden against the Efrayim. It was so, that when [any of] the fugitives of Efrayim said, Let me go over, the men of Gil`ad said to him, Are you an Efratite? If he said, No;
then said they to him, Say now Shibbolet; and he said Sibboleth; for he couldn't manage to pronounce it right: then they laid hold on him, and killed him at the fords of the Yarden. There fell at that time of Efrayim forty-two thousand.
Yiftach judged Yisra'el six years. Then died Yiftach the Gil`adite, and was buried in [one of] the cities of Gil`ad.
After him 'Ivtzan of Beit-Lechem judged Yisra'el.
He had thirty sons; and thirty daughters he sent abroad, and thirty daughters he brought in from abroad for his sons. He judged Yisra'el seven years.
'Ivtzan died, and was buried at Beit-Lechem.
After him Elon the Zevulonite judged Yisra'el; and he judged Yisra'el ten years.
Elon the Zevulonite died, and was buried in Ayalon in the land of Zevulun.
After him `Avdon the son of Hillel the Pir`atonite judged Yisra'el.
He had forty sons and thirty sons' sons, who rode on seventy donkey colts: and he judged Yisra'el eight years.
`Avdon the son of Hillel the Pir`atonite died, and was buried in Pirathon in the land of Efrayim, in the hill-country of the `Amaleki.