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Judges 12

NCV 1 The men of Ephraim called all their soldiers together and crossed the river to the town of Zaphon. They said to Jephthah, "Why didn't you call us to help you fight the Ammonites? We will burn your house down with you in it." NIV 1 The Ephraimite forces were called out, and they crossed over to Zaphon. They 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.” NCV 2 Jephthah answered them, "My people and I fought a great battle against the Ammonites. I called you, but you didn't come to help me. 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. NCV 3 When I saw that you would not help me, I risked my own life and went against the Ammonites. The Lord handed them over to me. So why have you come to fight against me today?" 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?” NCV 4 Then Jephthah called the men of Gilead together and fought the men of Ephraim. The men of Gilead struck them down because the Ephraimites had said, "You men of Gilead are nothing but deserters from Ephraim -- living between Ephraim and Manasseh." 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.” NCV 5 The men of Gilead captured the crossings of the Jordan River that led to the country of Ephraim. A person from Ephraim trying to escape would say, "Let me cross the river." Then the men of Gilead would ask him, "Are you from Ephraim?" If he replied no, 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,” NCV 6 they would say to him, "Say the word 'Shibboleth.'" The men of Ephraim could not say that word correctly. So if the person from Ephraim said, "Sibboleth," the men of Gilead would kill him at the crossing. So forty-two thousand people from Ephraim 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. NCV 7 Jephthah was a judge for Israel for six years. Then Jephthah, the man from Gilead, died and was buried in a town in Gilead. Ibzan, the Judge NIV 7 Jephthah led Israel six years. Then Jephthah the Gileadite died and was buried in a town in Gilead. NCV 8 After Jephthah died, Ibzan from Bethlehem was a judge for Israel. NIV 8 After him, Ibzan of Bethlehem led Israel. NCV 9 He had thirty sons and thirty daughters. He let his daughters marry men who were not in his family group, and he brought thirty women who were not in his tribe to be wives for 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. NCV 10 Then he died and was buried in Bethlehem. Elon, the Judge NIV 10 Then Ibzan died and was buried in Bethlehem. NCV 11 After Ibzan died, Elon from the tribe of Zebulun was a judge for Israel. He judged Israel for ten years. NIV 11 After him, Elon the Zebulunite led Israel ten years. NCV 12 Then Elon, the man of Zebulun, died and was buried in the city of Aijalon in the land of Zebulun. Abdon, the Judge NIV 12 Then Elon died and was buried in Aijalon in the land of Zebulun. NCV 13 After Elon died, Abdon son of Hillel from the city of Pirathon was a judge for Israel. NIV 13 After him, Abdon son of Hillel, from Pirathon, led Israel. NCV 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. NCV 15 Then Abdon son of Hillel died and was buried in Pirathon in the land of Ephraim, in the mountains where the Amalekites lived. NIV 15 Then Abdon son of Hillel died and was buried at Pirathon in Ephraim, in the hill country of the Amalekites.

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