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Judges 10 (Lexham English Bible)

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The Philistines and Ammonites Afflict the Israelites

1 After Abimelech, Tola son of Puah son of Dod, a man of Issachar, rose up to deliver Israel; and he [was] living at Shamir in the hill country of Ephraim. 2 And he judged Israel twenty-three years. And he died and was buried in Shamir. 3 After him Jair the Gileadite rose up, and he judged Israel twenty-two years. 4 And he had thirty sons who would ride on thirty donkeys, and they had thirty towns that [are] in the land of Gilead that they called Havvoth Jair until this day. 5 And Jair died and was buried in Kamon. 6 And again, the {Israelites}a did evil in the eyes of Yahweh. They served the Baals, the Ashtaroth, the gods of Aram, Sidon, Moab, and the gods of the {Ammonites}b and Philistines; they abandoned Yahweh and did not serve him. 7 And {the anger of Yahweh burned}c against Israel, and he sold them into the hand of [the] Philistines and the {Ammonites}.d 8 They crushed and oppressed the {Israelites}e in that year; for eighteen years they [crushed] all the {Israelites}f who [were] beyond the Jordan, in the land of the Amorites,g which [is] in Gilead. 9 The {Ammonites}h crossed the Jordan to fight also against Judah, Benjamin, and the house of Ephraim; and Israel was very distressed. 10 Then the {Israelites}i cried out to Yahweh, saying, "We have sinned against you; we have abandoned our God and served the Baals." 11 And Yahweh said to the {Israelites},j "[Did I] not [deliver you] from [the] Egyptians,k the Amorites,l from the {Ammonites},m and from the Philistines?n 12 And when [the] Sidonians, [the] Amalekites,o and [the] Maonitesp oppressed you, you cried out to me, and I delivered you from their hand. 13 Yet you have abandoned me and served other gods. Therefore I will no longer deliver you. 14 Go and cry out to the gods whom you have chosen; let them deliver you in the time of your trouble." 15 And the {Israelites}q said to Yahweh, "We have sinned; {do to us accordingly as you see fit};r only please deliver us this day." 16 So they removed the foreign gods from their midst and served Yahweh; and {he could no longer bear}s the misery of Israel. 17 And the {Ammonites}t were summoned,u and they camped in Gilead. And the {Israelites}v gathered and camped at Mizpah. 18 The people, the ones commanding Gilead, {said to each other},w "Who [is] the man that will begin to fight against the {Ammonites}?x He will be as head over all the inhabitants of Gilead."
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