Judges 11:12

Overview - Judges 11
The covenant between Jephthah and the Gileadites, that he should be their head.
12 The treaty of peace between him and the Ammonites is in vain.
29 Jephthah's vow.
32 His conquest of the Ammonites.
34 He performs his vow on his daughter.
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Judges 11:12  (King James Version)
And Jephthah sent messengers unto the king of the children of Ammon, saying, What hast thou to do with me, that thou art come against me to fight in my land?

sent messengers
In this Jephthah acted in accordance with the law of Moses; and hence the justice of his cause would appear more forcibly to the people.
Numbers 20:14 ; 21:21 Deuteronomy 2:26 ; Deuteronomy 20:10 Deuteronomy 20:11 Proverbs 25:8 Proverbs 25:9 ; Matthew 18:15 Matthew 18:16

What hast
2 Kings 14:8-12