Judges 12 (Hebrew Names Version)

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1 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. 2 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. 3 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? 4 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. 5 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; 6 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. 7 Yiftach judged Yisra'el six years. Then died Yiftach the Gil`adite, and was buried in [one of] the cities of Gil`ad. 8 After him 'Ivtzan of Beit-Lechem judged Yisra'el. 9 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. 10 'Ivtzan died, and was buried at Beit-Lechem. 11 After him Elon the Zevulonite judged Yisra'el; and he judged Yisra'el ten years. 12 Elon the Zevulonite died, and was buried in Ayalon in the land of Zevulun. 13 After him `Avdon the son of Hillel the Pir`atonite judged Yisra'el. 14 He had forty sons and thirty sons' sons, who rode on seventy donkey colts: and he judged Yisra'el eight years. 15 `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.
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