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Judges 11

CEB 1 Now Jephthah the Gileadite was a mighty warrior. Gilead was his father, but he was a prostitute's son. NIV 1 Jephthah the Gileadite was a mighty warrior. His father was Gilead; his mother was a prostitute. CEB 2 Gilead's wife gave birth to other sons for him, and when his wife's sons grew up, they drove Jephthah away. They told him, "You won't get an inheritance in our father's household because you're a different woman's son." 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.” CEB 3 So Jephthah ran away from his brothers and lived in the land of Tob. Worthless men gathered around Jephthah and became his posse. NIV 3 So Jephthah fled from his brothers and settled in the land of Tob, where a gang of scoundrels gathered around him and followed him. CEB 4 Sometime afterward, the Ammonites made war against Israel. NIV 4 Some time later, when the Ammonites were fighting against Israel, CEB 5 And when the Ammonites attacked Israel, Gilead's elders went to bring Jephthah back from the land of Tob. NIV 5 the elders of Gilead went to get Jephthah from the land of Tob. CEB 6 They said to him, "Come be our commander so we can fight against the Ammonites." NIV 6 “Come,” they said, “be our commander, so we can fight the Ammonites.” CEB 7 But Jephthah replied to Gilead's elders, "Aren't you the ones who hated me and drove me away from my father's household? Why are you coming to me now when you're in trouble?" 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?” CEB 8 Gilead's elders answered Jephthah, "That may be, but now we're turning back to you, so come with us and fight the Ammonites. Then you'll become the leader over us and everyone who lives in 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 head over all of us who live in Gilead.” CEB 9 And Jephthah said to Gilead's elders, "If you bring me back to fight the Ammonites and the LORD gives them over to me, I alone will be your leader." 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?” CEB 10 Gilead's elders replied to him, "The LORD is our witness; we will surely do what you've said." NIV 10 The elders of Gilead replied, “The LORD is our witness; we will certainly do as you say.” CEB 11 So Jephthah went with Gilead's elders, and the people made him leader and commander over them. At Mizpah before the LORD, Jephthah repeated everything he had said. 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. CEB 12 Then Jephthah sent messengers to the Ammonite king, saying, "What is the problem between us that you've come against me to make war in my land?" NIV 12 Then Jephthah sent messengers to the Ammonite king with the question: “What do you have against me that you have attacked my country?” CEB 13 The Ammonite king responded to Jephthah's messengers, "When the Israelites were coming up from Egypt, they seized my land from the Arnon to the Jabbok and all the way to the Jordan. Now give it back peacefully!" 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.” CEB 14 Then Jephthah again sent messengers to the Ammonite king NIV 14 Jephthah sent back messengers to the Ammonite king, CEB 15 and said to him, “Jephthah states: Israel didn't seize the land of the Moabites or the land of the Ammonites. NIV 15 saying: “This is what Jephthah says: Israel did not take the land of Moab or the land of the Ammonites. CEB 16 When they were coming up from Egypt, the Israelites went through the desert to the Reed Sea and came to Kadesh. NIV 16 But when they came up out of Egypt, Israel went through the wilderness to the Red Sea and on to Kadesh. CEB 17 Then the Israelites sent messengers to the king of Edom, saying, ‘Please allow us to pass through your land'; but the Edomite king refused. They sent the same request to the king of Moab, and he was unwilling. So the Israelites stayed at 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. CEB 18 “Later they journeyed into the desert but went around the lands of Edom and Moab, arriving on the east side of the land of Moab and setting up camp on the other side of the Arnon. They never entered Moabite territory, because the Arnon was the boundary of Moab. NIV 18 “Next they traveled through the wilderness, 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. CEB 19 Then the Israelites sent messengers to Sihon king of the Amorites and king of Heshbon and said to him, ‘Please allow us to pass through your land to our own 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.’ CEB 20 Yet Sihon didn't trust the Israelites to pass through his territory. He assembled his entire army, set up camp at Jahaz, and went to war with the Israelites. NIV 20 Sihon, however, did not trust Israel to pass through his territory. He mustered all his troops and encamped at Jahaz and fought with Israel. CEB 21 The LORD, Israel's God, handed over Sihon and his entire army to the Israelites, and they defeated Sihon. So the Israelites took possession of all the land of the Amorites who were living in that area. NIV 21 “Then the LORD, the God of Israel, gave Sihon and his whole army into Israel’s hands, and they defeated them. Israel took over all the land of the Amorites who lived in that country, CEB 22 They took possession of all the Amorite territory from the Arnon to the Jabbok and from the desert to the Jordan. NIV 22 capturing all of it from the Arnon to the Jabbok and from the desert to the Jordan. CEB 23 "So now that the LORD, Israel's God, has driven out the Amorites before his people Israel, will you take possession of their land? 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? CEB 24 Shouldn't you possess what Chemosh your god has given you to possess? And shouldn't we possess everything that the LORD our God has given us to 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. CEB 25 Do you now have a better case than Moab's King Balak, Zippor's son? Did he make an accusation against the Israelites or go to war with them? NIV 25 Are you any better than Balak son of Zippor, king of Moab? Did he ever quarrel with Israel or fight with them? CEB 26 Why didn't you take back this territory while the Israelites lived in Heshbon and its villages, in Aroer and its villages, and in all the towns along the branches of the Arnon for three hundred years? 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? CEB 27 I haven't sinned against you, but you're doing me wrong by making war against me. Let the LORD, who is the judge, decide today between the Israelites and the Ammonites!" 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.” CEB 28 But the Ammonite king refused to listen to the message that Jephthah sent to him. NIV 28 The king of Ammon, however, paid no attention to the message Jephthah sent him. CEB 29 Then the LORD's spirit came on Jephthah. He passed through Gilead and Manasseh, then through Mizpah in Gilead, and from there he crossed over to the Ammonites. NIV 29 Then the Spirit of the LORD came on Jephthah. He crossed Gilead and Manasseh, passed through Mizpah of Gilead, and from there he advanced against the Ammonites. CEB 30 Jephthah made a solemn promise to the LORD: "If you will decisively hand over the Ammonites to me, NIV 30 And Jephthah made a vow to the LORD: “If you give the Ammonites into my hands, CEB 31 then whatever comes out the doors of my house to meet me when I return victorious from the Ammonites will be given over to the LORD. I will sacrifice it as an entirely burned 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.” CEB 32 Jephthah crossed over to fight the Ammonites, and the LORD handed them over to him. NIV 32 Then Jephthah went over to fight the Ammonites, and the LORD gave them into his hands. CEB 33 It was an exceptionally great defeat; he defeated twenty towns from Aroer to the area of Minnith, and on as far as Abel-keramim. So the Ammonites were brought down before the Israelites. NIV 33 He devastated twenty towns from Aroer to the vicinity of Minnith, as far as Abel Keramim. Thus Israel subdued Ammon. CEB 34 But when Jephthah came to his house in Mizpah, it was his daughter who came out to meet him with tambourines and dancing! She was an only child; he had no other son or daughter except her. 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 timbrels! She was an only child. Except for her he had neither son nor daughter. CEB 35 When he saw her, he tore his clothes and said, "Oh no! My daughter! You have brought me to my knees! You are my agony! For I opened my mouth to the LORD, and I can't take it back." NIV 35 When he saw her, he tore his clothes and cried, “Oh no, my daughter! You have brought me down and I am devastated. I have made a vow to the LORD that I cannot break.” CEB 36 But she replied to him, "My father, you've opened your mouth to the LORD, so you should do to me just what you've promised. After all, the LORD has carried out just punishment for you on 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. CEB 37 Then she said to her father, "Let this one thing be done for me: hold off for two months and let me and my friends wander the hills in sadness, crying over the fact that I never had children." 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.” CEB 38 "Go," he responded, and he sent her away for two months. She and her friends walked on the hills and cried because she would never have children. NIV 38 “You may go,” he said. And he let her go for two months. She and her friends went into the hills and wept because she would never marry. CEB 39 When two months had passed, she returned to her father, and he did to her what he had promised. She had not known a man intimately. But she gave rise to a tradition in Israel where 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 tradition CEB 40 for four days every year Israelite daughters would go away to recount the story of the Gileadite Jephthah's daughter. NIV 40 that each year the young women of Israel go out for four days to commemorate the daughter of Jephthah the Gileadite.

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