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Judges 12

NLT 1 Then the people of Ephraim mobilized an army and crossed over the Jordan River to Zaphon. They sent this message to Jephthah: “Why didn’t you call for us to help you fight against the Ammonites? We are going to burn down your house with you in it!” NIV 1 The men of Ephraim called out their forces, crossed over to Zaphon and said to Jephthah, "Why did you go to fight the Ammonites without calling us to go with you? We're going to burn down your house over your head." NLT 2 Jephthah replied, “I summoned you at the beginning of the dispute, but you refused to come! You failed to help us in our struggle against Ammon. NIV 2 Jephthah answered, "I and my people were engaged in a great struggle with the Ammonites, and although I called, you didn't save me out of their hands. NLT 3 So when I realized you weren’t coming, I risked my life and went to battle without you, and the LORD gave me victory over the Ammonites. So why have you now come to fight me?” NIV 3 When I saw that you wouldn't help, I took my life in my hands and crossed over to fight the Ammonites, and the LORD gave me the victory over them. Now why have you come up today to fight me?" NLT 4 The people of Ephraim responded, “You men of Gilead are nothing more than fugitives from Ephraim and Manasseh.” So Jephthah gathered all the men of Gilead and attacked the men of Ephraim and defeated them. NIV 4 Jephthah then called together the men of Gilead and fought against Ephraim. The Gileadites struck them down because the Ephraimites had said, "You Gileadites are renegades from Ephraim and Manasseh." NLT 5 Jephthah captured the shallow crossings of the Jordan River, and whenever a fugitive from Ephraim tried to go back across, the men of Gilead would challenge him. “Are you a member of the tribe of Ephraim?” they would ask. If the man said, “No, I’m not,” NIV 5 The Gileadites captured the fords of the Jordan leading to Ephraim, and whenever a survivor of Ephraim said, "Let me cross over," the men of Gilead asked him, "Are you an Ephraimite?" If he replied, "No," NLT 6 they would tell him to say “Shibboleth.” If he was from Ephraim, he would say “Sibboleth,” because people from Ephraim cannot pronounce the word correctly. Then they would take him and kill him at the shallow crossings of the Jordan. In all, 42,000 Ephraimites were killed at that time. NIV 6 they said, "All right, say 'Shibboleth.' " If he said, "Sibboleth," because he could not pronounce the word correctly, they seized him and killed him at the fords of the Jordan. Forty-two thousand Ephraimites were killed at that time. NLT 7 Jephthah judged Israel for six years. When he died, he was buried in one of the towns of Gilead. NIV 7 Jephthah led Israel six years. Then Jephthah the Gileadite died, and was buried in a town in Gilead. NLT 8 After Jephthah died, Ibzan from Bethlehem judged Israel. NIV 8 After him, Ibzan of Bethlehem led Israel. NLT 9 He had thirty sons and thirty daughters. He sent his daughters to marry men outside his clan, and he brought in thirty young women from outside his clan to marry his sons. Ibzan judged Israel for seven years. NIV 9 He had thirty sons and thirty daughters. He gave his daughters away in marriage to those outside his clan, and for his sons he brought in thirty young women as wives from outside his clan. Ibzan led Israel seven years. NLT 10 When he died, he was buried at Bethlehem. NIV 10 Then Ibzan died, and was buried in Bethlehem. NLT 11 After Ibzan died, Elon from the tribe of Zebulun judged Israel for ten years. NIV 11 After him, Elon the Zebulunite led Israel ten years. NLT 12 When he died, he was buried at Aijalon in Zebulun. NIV 12 Then Elon died, and was buried in Aijalon in the land of Zebulun. NLT 13 After Elon died, Abdon son of Hillel, from Pirathon, judged Israel. NIV 13 After him, Abdon son of Hillel, from Pirathon, led Israel. NLT 14 He had forty sons and thirty grandsons, who rode on seventy donkeys. He judged Israel for eight years. NIV 14 He had forty sons and thirty grandsons, who rode on seventy donkeys. He led Israel eight years. NLT 15 When he died, he was buried at Pirathon in Ephraim, in the hill country of the Amalekites. NIV 15 Then Abdon son of Hillel died, and was buried at Pirathon in Ephraim, in the hill country of the Amalekites.