Parallel Bible results for Judges 11

The Webster Bible

New International Version

Judges 11

WBT 1 Now Jephthah the Gileadite was a mighty man of valor, and he [was] the son of a harlot: and Gilead begat Jephthah. NIV 1 Jephthah the Gileadite was a mighty warrior. His father was Gilead; his mother was a prostitute. WBT 2 And Gilead's wife bore him sons; and his wife's sons grew up, and they thrust out Jephthah, and said to him, Thou shalt not inherit in our father's house; for thou [art] the son of a strange woman. NIV 2 Gilead's wife also bore him sons, and when they were grown up, they drove Jephthah away. "You are not going to get any inheritance in our family," they said, "because you are the son of another woman." WBT 3 Then Jephthah fled from his brethren, and dwelt in the land of Tob: and there were gathered vain men to Jephthah, and [they] went out with him. NIV 3 So Jephthah fled from his brothers and settled in the land of Tob, where a group of adventurers gathered around him and followed him. WBT 4 And it came to pass in process of time, that the children of Ammon made war against Israel. NIV 4 Some time later, when the Ammonites made war on Israel, WBT 5 And it was so, that when the children of Ammon made war against Israel, the elders of Gilead went to bring Jephthah out of the land of Tob: NIV 5 the elders of Gilead went to get Jephthah from the land of Tob. WBT 6 And they said to Jephthah, Come, and be our captain, that we may fight with the children of Ammon. NIV 6 "Come," they said, "be our commander, so we can fight the Ammonites." WBT 7 And Jephthah said to the elders of Gilead, Did ye not hate me, and expel me from my father's house; and why have ye come to me now when ye are in distress? NIV 7 Jephthah said to them, "Didn't you hate me and drive me from my father's house? Why do you come to me now, when you're in trouble?" WBT 8 And the elders of Gilead said to Jephthah, Therefore we turn again to thee now, that thou mayest go with us, and fight against the children of Ammon, and be our head over all the inhabitants of Gilead. NIV 8 The elders of Gilead said to him, "Nevertheless, we are turning to you now; come with us to fight the Ammonites, and you will be our head over all who live in Gilead." WBT 9 And Jephthah said to the elders of Gilead, If ye bring me home again to fight against the children of Ammon, and the LORD deliver them before me, shall I be your head? NIV 9 Jephthah answered, "Suppose you take me back to fight the Ammonites and the LORD gives them to me--will I really be your head?" WBT 10 And the elders of Gilead said to Jephthah, The LORD be a witness between us, if we do not so according to thy words. NIV 10 The elders of Gilead replied, "The LORD is our witness; we will certainly do as you say." WBT 11 Then Jephthah went with the elders of Gilead, and the people made him head and captain over them: and Jephthah uttered all his words before the LORD in Mizpeh. NIV 11 So Jephthah went with the elders of Gilead, and the people made him head and commander over them. And he repeated all his words before the LORD in Mizpah. WBT 12 And Jephthah sent messengers to the king of the children of Ammon, saying, What hast thou to do with me, that thou hast come against me to fight in my land? NIV 12 Then Jephthah sent messengers to the Ammonite king with the question: "What do you have against us that you have attacked our country?" WBT 13 And the king of the children of Ammon answered to the messengers of Jephthah, Because Israel took away my land, when they came out of Egypt, from Arnon even to Jabbok, and to Jordan: now therefore restore those [lands] again peaceably. NIV 13 The king of the Ammonites answered Jephthah's messengers, "When Israel came up out of Egypt, they took away my land from the Arnon to the Jabbok, all the way to the Jordan. Now give it back peaceably." WBT 14 And Jephthah sent messengers again to the king of the children of Ammon: NIV 14 Jephthah sent back messengers to the Ammonite king, WBT 15 And said to him, Thus saith Jephthah, Israel took not away the land of Moab, nor the land of the children of Ammon: NIV 15 saying: "This is what Jephthah says: Israel did not take the land of Moab or the land of the Ammonites. WBT 16 But when Israel came up from Egypt, and walked through the wilderness to the Red sea, and came to Kadesh; NIV 16 But when they came up out of Egypt, Israel went through the desert to the Red Sea and on to Kadesh. WBT 17 Then Israel sent messengers to the king of Edom, saying, Let me, I pray thee, pass through thy land: but the king of Edom would not hearken [to it]. And in like manner they sent to the king of Moab; but he would not [consent]. And Israel abode in Kadesh. NIV 17 Then Israel sent messengers to the king of Edom, saying, 'Give us permission to go through your country,' but the king of Edom would not listen. They sent also to the king of Moab, and he refused. So Israel stayed at Kadesh. WBT 18 Then they went along through the wilderness, and compassed the land of Edom, and the land of Moab, and came by the east side of the land of Moab, and pitched on the other side of Arnon, but came not within the border of Moab: for Arnon [was] the border of Moab. NIV 18 "Next they traveled through the desert, skirted the lands of Edom and Moab, passed along the eastern side of the country of Moab, and camped on the other side of the Arnon. They did not enter the territory of Moab, for the Arnon was its border. WBT 19 And Israel sent messengers to Sihon king of the Amorites, the king of Heshbon; and Israel said to him, Let us pass, we pray thee, through thy land to my place. NIV 19 "Then Israel sent messengers to Sihon king of the Amorites, who ruled in Heshbon, and said to him, 'Let us pass through your country to our own place.' WBT 20 But Sihon trusted not Israel to pass through his border: but Sihon collected all his people, and encamped in Jahaz, and fought against Israel. NIV 20 Sihon, however, did not trust Israel to pass through his territory. He mustered all his men and encamped at Jahaz and fought with Israel. WBT 21 And the LORD God of Israel delivered Sihon and all his people into the hand of Israel, and they smote them: so Israel possessed all the land of the Amorites, the inhabitants of that country. NIV 21 "Then the LORD, the God of Israel, gave Sihon and all his men into Israel's hands, and they defeated them. Israel took over all the land of the Amorites who lived in that country, WBT 22 And they possessed all the borders of the Amorites, from Arnon even to Jabbok, and from the wilderness even to Jordan. NIV 22 capturing all of it from the Arnon to the Jabbok and from the desert to the Jordan. WBT 23 So now the LORD God of Israel hath dispossessed the Amorites from before his people Israel, and shouldst thou possess it? NIV 23 "Now since the LORD, the God of Israel, has driven the Amorites out before his people Israel, what right have you to take it over? WBT 24 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. NIV 24 Will you not take what your god Chemosh gives you? Likewise, whatever the LORD our God has given us, we will possess. WBT 25 And now [art] thou any thing better than Balak the son of Zippor king of Moab? did he ever strive against Israel, or did he ever fight against them, NIV 25 Are you better than Balak son of Zippor, king of Moab? Did he ever quarrel with Israel or fight with them? WBT 26 While Israel dwelt in Heshbon and her towns, and in Aroer and her towns, and in all the cities that [are] along by the borders of Arnon, three hundred years? why therefore did ye not recover [them] within that time? NIV 26 For three hundred years Israel occupied Heshbon, Aroer, the surrounding settlements and all the towns along the Arnon. Why didn't you retake them during that time? WBT 27 Wherefore I have not sinned against thee, but thou doest me wrong to war against me: the LORD the Judge be judge this day between the children of Israel and the children of Ammon. NIV 27 I have not wronged you, but you are doing me wrong by waging war against me. Let the LORD, the Judge, decide the dispute this day between the Israelites and the Ammonites." WBT 28 But, the king of the children of Ammon hearkened not to the words of Jephthah which he sent him. NIV 28 The king of Ammon, however, paid no attention to the message Jephthah sent him. WBT 29 Then the Spirit of the LORD came upon Jephthah, and he passed over Gilead, and Manasseh, and passed over Mizpeh of Gilead, and from Mizpeh of Gilead he passed over [to] the children of Ammon. NIV 29 Then the Spirit of the LORD came upon Jephthah. He crossed Gilead and Manasseh, passed through Mizpah of Gilead, and from there he advanced against the Ammonites. WBT 30 And Jephthah vowed a vow to the LORD, and said, If thou shalt without fail deliver the children of Ammon into my hands, NIV 30 And Jephthah made a vow to the LORD: "If you give the Ammonites into my hands, WBT 31 Then it shall be, that whatever cometh out of the doors of my house to meet me, when I return in peace from the children of Ammon, shall surely be the LORD'S, and I will offer it for a burnt-offering. NIV 31 whatever comes out of the door of my house to meet me when I return in triumph from the Ammonites will be the LORD's, and I will sacrifice it as a burnt offering." WBT 32 So Jephthah passed over to the children of Ammon to fight against them; and the LORD delivered them into his hands. NIV 32 Then Jephthah went over to fight the Ammonites, and the LORD gave them into his hands. WBT 33 And he smote them from Aroer even till thou comest to Minnith, [even] twenty cities, and to the plain of the vineyards, with a very great slaughter. Thus the children of Ammon were subdued before the children of Israel. NIV 33 He devastated twenty towns from Aroer to the vicinity of Minnith, as far as Abel Keramim. Thus Israel subdued Ammon. WBT 34 And Jephthah came to Mizpeh to his house, and behold, his daughter came out to meet him with timbrels and with dances: and she [was his] only child; beside her he had neither son nor daughter. NIV 34 When Jephthah returned to his home in Mizpah, who should come out to meet him but his daughter, dancing to the sound of tambourines! She was an only child. Except for her he had neither son nor daughter. WBT 35 And it came to pass, when he saw her, that he rent his clothes, and said Alas, my daughter! thou hast brought me very low, and thou art one of them that trouble me: for I have opened my mouth to the LORD, and I cannot go back. NIV 35 When he saw her, he tore his clothes and cried, "Oh! My daughter! You have made me miserable and wretched, because I have made a vow to the LORD that I cannot break." WBT 36 And she said to him, My father, [if] thou hast opened thy mouth to the LORD, do to me according to that which hath proceeded out of thy mouth; forasmuch as the LORD hath taken vengeance for thee of thy enemies, [even] of the children of Ammon. NIV 36 "My father," she replied, "you have given your word to the LORD. Do to me just as you promised, now that the LORD has avenged you of your enemies, the Ammonites. WBT 37 And she said to her father, Let this thing be done for me: Let me alone two months, that I may go up and down upon the mountains, and bewail my virginity, I and my fellows. NIV 37 But grant me this one request," she said. "Give me two months to roam the hills and weep with my friends, because I will never marry." WBT 38 And he said, Go. And he sent her away [for] two months: and she went with her companions, and bewailed her virginity upon the mountains. NIV 38 "You may go," he said. And he let her go for two months. She and the girls went into the hills and wept because she would never marry. WBT 39 And it came to pass at the end of two months, that she returned to her father, who did with her [according] to his vow which he had vowed: and she knew no man. And it was a custom in Israel, NIV 39 After the two months, she returned to her father and he did to her as he had vowed. And she was a virgin. From this comes the Israelite custom WBT 40 [That] the daughters of Israel went yearly to lament the daughter of Jephthah the Gileadite four days in a year. NIV 40 that each year the young women of Israel go out for four days to commemorate the daughter of Jephthah the Gileadite.