Parallel Bible results for Judges 11:34-40

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Judges 11:34-40

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. 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. 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." 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." 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. 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. 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." 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." 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. 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. 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 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 NIV 40 that each year the young women of Israel go out for four days to commemorate the daughter of Jephthah the Gileadite. NIV 40 that each year the young women of Israel go out for four days to commemorate the daughter of Jephthah the Gileadite.