And afterAbimelech there arose to defendaIsraelTola the son of Puah, the son of Dodo, a man of Issachar; and he dwelt in Shamir in mountEphraim.2
And he judgedIsraeltwenty and threeyears, and died , and was buried in Shamir.3
And after him aroseJair, a Gileadite, and judgedIsraeltwenty and twoyears.4
And he had thirtysons that rode on thirty ass colts, and they had thirtycities, which are calledHavothjairb unto this day, which are in the land of Gilead.5
And Jairdied , and was buried in Camon.6
And the children of Israeldidevilagain in the sight of the LORD, and servedBaalim, 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.
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.8
And that year they vexed and oppressedc the children of Israel:eighteenyears, all the children of Israel that were on the other sideJordan in the land of the Amorites, which is in Gilead.9
Moreover the children of Ammon passed overJordan to fight also against Judah, and against Benjamin, and against the house of Ephraim; so that Israel was soredistressed .
And the children of Israelcried unto the LORD,saying , We have sinned against thee, both because we have forsaken our God, and also servedBaalim.11
And the LORDsaid unto 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?12
The Zidonians also, and the Amalekites, and the Maonites, did oppress you; and ye cried to me, and I delivered you out of their hand.13
Yet ye have forsaken me, and servedothergods: wherefore I will deliver you no more .
14Go and cry unto the gods which ye have chosen ; let themdeliver you in the time of your tribulation.15
And the children of Israelsaid unto the LORD, We have sinned : do thou unto us whatsoever seemethdgood unto thee; deliver us only, we pray thee, this day.16
And they put away the strangeegods from among them, and served the LORD: and his soul was grieved for the misery of Israel.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.18
And the people and princes of Gileadsaidone 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.