Judges 11

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Judges 11 Text (WEB)
  1. Now Jephthah the Gileadite was a mighty man of valor, and he was the son of a prostitute: and Gilead became the father of Jephthah.
  2. Gilead's wife bore him sons; and when his wife's sons grew up, they drove out Jephthah, and said to him, "You shall not inherit in our father's house; for you are the son of another woman."
  3. Then Jephthah fled from his brothers, and lived in the land of Tob: and there were gathered vain fellows to Jephthah, and they went out with him.
  4. It happened after a while, that the children of Ammon made war against Israel.
  5. It was so, that when the children of Ammon made war against Israel, the elders of Gilead went to get Jephthah out of the land of Tob;
  6. and they said to Jephthah, "Come and be our chief, that we may fight with the children of Ammon."
  7. Jephthah said to the elders of Gilead, "Didn't you hate me, and drive me out of my father's house? Why have you come to me now when you are in distress?"
  8. The elders of Gilead said to Jephthah, "Therefore we have turned again to you now, that you may go with us, and fight with the children of Ammon; and you shall be our head over all the inhabitants of Gilead."
  9. Jephthah said to the elders of Gilead, "If you bring me home again to fight with the children of Ammon, and Yahweh deliver them before me, shall I be your head?"
  10. The elders of Gilead said to Jephthah, "Yahweh shall be witness between us; surely according to your word so will we do."
  11. Then Jephthah went with the elders of Gilead, and the people made him head and chief over them: and Jephthah spoke all his words before Yahweh in Mizpah.
  12. Jephthah sent messengers to the king of the children of Ammon, saying, "What have you to do with me, that you have come to me to fight against my land?"
  13. The king of the children of Ammon answered to the messengers of Jephthah, "Because Israel took away my land, when he came up out of Egypt, from the Arnon even to the Jabbok, and to the Jordan: now therefore restore those [lands] again peaceably."
  14. Jephthah sent messengers again to the king of the children of Ammon;
  15. and he said to him, "Thus says Jephthah: Israel didn't take away the land of Moab, nor the land of the children of Ammon,
  16. but when they came up from Egypt, and Israel went through the wilderness to the Red Sea, and came to Kadesh;
  17. then Israel sent messengers to the king of Edom, saying, 'Please let me pass through your land;' but the king of Edom didn't listen. In the same way, he sent to the king of Moab; but he would not: and Israel stayed in Kadesh.
  18. Then they went through the wilderness, and went around the land of Edom, and the land of Moab, and came by the east side of the land of Moab, and they encamped on the other side of the Arnon; but they didn't come within the border of Moab, for the Arnon was the border of Moab.
  19. Israel sent messengers to Sihon king of the Amorites, the king of Heshbon; and Israel said to him, 'Please let us pass through your land to my place.'
  20. But Sihon didn't trust Israel to pass through his border; but Sihon gathered all his people together, and encamped in Jahaz, and fought against Israel.
  21. Yahweh, the God of Israel, delivered Sihon and all his people into the hand of Israel, and they struck them: so Israel possessed all the land of the Amorites, the inhabitants of that country.
  22. They possessed all the border of the Amorites, from the Arnon even to the Jabbok, and from the wilderness even to the Jordan.
  23. So now Yahweh, the God of Israel, has dispossessed the Amorites from before his people Israel, and should you possess them?
  24. Won't you possess that which Chemosh your god gives you to possess? So whoever Yahweh our God has dispossessed from before us, them will we possess.
  25. Now are you anything better than Balak the son of Zippor, king of Moab? Did he ever strive against Israel, or did he ever fight against them?
  26. While Israel lived in Heshbon and its towns, and in Aroer and its towns, and in all the cities that are along by the side of the Arnon, three hundred years; why didn't you recover them within that time?
  27. I therefore have not sinned against you, but you do me wrong to war against me. Yahweh, the Judge, be judge this day between the children of Israel and the children of Ammon."
  28. However the king of the children of Ammon didn't listen to the words of Jephthah which he sent him.
  29. Then the Spirit of Yahweh came on Jephthah, and he passed over Gilead and Manasseh, and passed over Mizpeh of Gilead, and from Mizpeh of Gilead he passed over to the children of Ammon.
  30. Jephthah vowed a vow to Yahweh, and said, "If you will indeed deliver the children of Ammon into my hand,
  31. then it shall be, that whatever comes forth from the doors of my house to meet me, when I return in peace from the children of Ammon, it shall be Yahweh's, and I will offer it up for a burnt offering."
  32. So Jephthah passed over to the children of Ammon to fight against them; and Yahweh delivered them into his hand.
  33. He struck them from Aroer until you come to Minnith, even twenty cities, and to Abelcheramim, with a very great slaughter. So the children of Ammon were subdued before the children of Israel.
  34. Jephthah came to Mizpah to his house; and behold, his daughter came out to meet him with tambourines and with dances: and she was his only child; besides her he had neither son nor daughter.
  35. It happened, when he saw her, that he tore his clothes, and said, "Alas, my daughter! You have brought me very low, and you are one of those who trouble me; for I have opened my mouth to Yahweh, and I can't go back."
  36. She said to him, "My father, you have opened your mouth to Yahweh; do to me according to that which has proceeded out of your mouth, because Yahweh has taken vengeance for you on your enemies, even on the children of Ammon."
  37. She said to her father, "Let this thing be done for me: let me alone two months, that I may depart and go down on the mountains, and bewail my virginity, I and my companions."
  38. He said, "Go." He sent her away for two months: and she departed, she and her companions, and mourned her virginity on the mountains.
  39. It happened at the end of two months, that she returned to her father, who did with her according to his vow which he had vowed: and she was a virgin. It was a custom in Israel,
  40. that the daughters of Israel went yearly to celebrate the daughter of Jephthah the Gileadite four days in a year.
Judges 11 Text (Hebrew)
  1. ויפתח הגלעדי היה גבור חיל והוא בן־אשה זונה ויולד גלעד את־יפתח׃
  2. ותלד אשת־גלעד לו בנים ויגדלו בני־האשה ויגרשו את־יפתח ויאמרו לו לא־תנחל בבית־אבינו כי בן־אשה אחרת אתה׃
  3. ויברח יפתח מפני אחיו וישב בארץ טוב ויתלקטו אל־יפתח אנשים ריקים ויצאו עמו׃ ף
  4. ויהי מימים וילחמו בני־עמון עם־ישראל׃
  5. ויהי כאשר־נלחמו בני־עמון עם־ישראל וילכו זקני גלעד לקחת את־יפתח מארץ טוב׃
  6. ויאמרו ליפתח לכה והייתה לנו לקצין ונלחמה בבני עמון׃
  7. ויאמר יפתח לזקני גלעד הלא אתם שנאתם אותי ותגרשוני מבית אבי ומדוע באתם אלי עתה כאשר צר לכם׃
  8. ויאמרו זקני גלעד אל־יפתח לכן עתה שבנו אליך והלכת עמנו ונלחמת בבני עמון והיית לנו לראש לכל ישבי גלעד׃
  9. ויאמר יפתח אל־זקני גלעד אם־משיבים אתם אותי להלחם בבני עמון ונתן יהוה אותם לפני אנכי אהיה לכם לראש׃
  10. ויאמרו זקני־גלעד אל־יפתח יהוה יהיה שמע בינותינו אם־לא כדברך כן נעשה׃
  11. וילך יפתח עם־זקני גלעד וישימו העם אותו עליהם לראש ולקצין וידבר יפתח את־כל־דבריו לפני יהוה במצפה׃ ף
  12. וישלח יפתח מלאכים אל־מלך בני־עמון לאמר מה־לי ולך כי־באת אלי להלחם בארצי׃
  13. ויאמר מלך בני־עמון אל־מלאכי יפתח כי־לקח ישראל את־ארצי בעלותו ממצרים מארנון ועד־היבק ועד־הירדן ועתה השיבה אתהן בשלום׃
  14. ויוסף עוד יפתח וישלח מלאכים אל־מלך בני עמון׃
  15. ויאמר לו כה אמר יפתח לא־לקח ישראל את־ארץ מואב ואת־ארץ בני עמון׃
  16. כי בעלותם ממצרים וילך ישראל במדבר עד־ים־סוף ויבא קדשה׃
  17. וישלח ישראל מלאכים אל־מלך אדום לאמר אעברה־נא בארצך ולא שמע מלך אדום וגם אל־מלך מואב שלח ולא אבה וישב ישראל בקדש׃
  18. וילך במדבר ויסב את־ארץ אדום ואת־ארץ מואב ויבא ממזרח־שמש לארץ מואב ויחנון בעבר ארנון ולא־באו בגבול מואב כי ארנון גבול מואב׃
  19. וישלח ישראל מלאכים אל־סיחון מלך־האמרי מלך חשבון ויאמר לו ישראל נעברה־נא בארצך עד־מקומי׃
  20. ולא־האמין סיחון את־ישראל עבר בגבלו ויאסף סיחון את־כל־עמו ויחנו ביהצה וילחם עם־ישראל׃
  21. ויתן יהוה אלהי־ישראל את־סיחון ואת־כל־עמו ביד ישראל ויכום ויירש ישראל את כל־ארץ האמרי יושב הארץ ההיא׃
  22. ויירשו את כל־גבול האמרי מארנון ועד־היבק ומן־המדבר ועד־הירדן׃
  23. ועתה יהוה אלהי ישראל הוריש את־האמרי מפני עמו ישראל ואתה תירשנו׃
  24. הלא את אשר יורישך כמוש אלהיך אותו תירש ואת כל־אשר הוריש יהוה אלהינו מפנינו אותו נירש׃
  25. ועתה הטוב טוב אתה מבלק בן־צפור מלך מואב הרוב רב עם־ישראל אם־נלחם נלחם בם׃
  26. בשבת ישראל בחשבון ובבנותיה ובערעור ובבנותיה ובכל־הערים אשר על־ידי ארנון שלש מאות שנה ומדוע לא־הצלתם בעת ההיא׃
  27. ואנכי לא־חטאתי לך ואתה עשה אתי רעה להלחם בי ישפט יהוה השפט היום בין בני ישראל ובין בני עמון׃
  28. ולא שמע מלך בני עמון אל־דברי יפתח אשר שלח אליו׃ ף
  29. ותהי על־יפתח רוח יהוה ויעבר את־הגלעד ואת־מנשה ויעבר את־מצפה גלעד וממצפה גלעד עבר בני עמון׃
  30. וידר יפתח נדר ליהוה ויאמר אם־נתון תתן את־בני עמון בידי׃
  31. והיה היוצא אשר יצא מדלתי ביתי לקראתי בשובי בשלום מבני עמון והיה ליהוה והעליתהו עולה׃ ף
  32. ויעבר יפתח אל־בני עמון להלחם בם ויתנם יהוה בידו׃
  33. ויכם מערוער ועד־בואך מנית עשרים עיר ועד אבל כרמים מכה גדולה מאד ויכנעו בני עמון מפני בני ישראל׃ ף
  34. ויבא יפתח המצפה אל־ביתו והנה בתו יצאת לקראתו בתפים ובמחלות ורק היא יחידה אין־לו ממנו בן או־בת׃
  35. ויהי כראותו אותה ויקרע את־בגדיו ויאמר אהה בתי הכרע הכרעתני ואת היית בעכרי ואנכי פציתי־פי אל־יהוה ולא אוכל לשוב׃
  36. ותאמר אליו אבי פציתה את־פיך אל־יהוה עשה לי כאשר יצא מפיך אחרי אשר עשה לך יהוה נקמות מאיביך מבני עמון׃
  37. ותאמר אל־אביה יעשה לי הדבר הזה הרפה ממני שנים חדשים ואלכה וירדתי על־ההרים ואבכה על־בתולי אנכי ׃
  38. ויאמר לכי וישלח אותה שני חדשים ותלך היא ורעותיה ותבך על־בתוליה על־ההרים׃
  39. ויהי מקץ שנים חדשים ותשב אל־אביה ויעש לה את־נדרו אשר נדר והיא לא־ידעה איש ותהי־חק בישראל׃
  40. מימים ימימה תלכנה בנות ישראל לתנות לבת־יפתח הגלעדי ארבעת ימים בשנה׃ ס
Judges 11 Text (Greek)
  1. και ιεφθαε ο γαλααδιτης επηρμενος δυναμει και αυτος υιος γυναικος πορνης η εγεννησεν τω γαλααδ τον
  2. και ετεκεν η γυνη γαλααδ αυτω υιους και ηδρυνθησαν οι υιοι της γυναικος και εξεβαλον τον ιεφθαε και ειπαν αυτω ου κληρονομησεις εν τω οικω του πατρος ημων οτι υιος γυναικος εταιρας
  3. και εφυγεν ιεφθαε απο προσωπου αδελφων αυτου και ωκησεν εν γη τωβ και συνεστραφησαν προς ιεφθαε ανδρες κενοι και εξηλθον μετ'
  4. Greek:Judges 11:4
  5. και εγενετο ηνικα παρεταξαντο οι υιοι αμμων μετα ισραηλ και επορευθησαν οι πρεσβυτεροι γαλααδ λαβειν τον ιεφθαε απο της γης
  6. και ειπαν τω ιεφθαε δευρο και εση ημιν εις αρχηγον και παραταξωμεθα προς υιους
  7. και ειπεν ιεφθαε τοις πρεσβυτεροις γαλααδ ουχι υμεις εμισησατε με και εξεβαλετε με εκ του οικου του πατρος μου και εξαπεστειλατε με αφ' υμων και δια τι ηλθατε προς με νυν ηνικα
  8. και ειπαν οι πρεσβυτεροι γαλααδ προς ιεφθαε δια τουτο νυν επεστρεψαμεν προς σε και πορευση μεθ' ημων και παραταξη προς υιους αμμων και εση ημιν εις αρχοντα πασιν τοις οικουσιν
  9. και ειπεν ιεφθαε προς τους πρεσβυτερους γαλααδ ει επιστρεφετε με υμεις παραταξασθαι εν υιοις αμμων και παραδω κυριος αυτους ενωπιον εμου και εγω εσομαι υμιν εις
  10. και ειπαν οι πρεσβυτεροι γαλααδ προς ιεφθαε κυριος εστω ακουων ανα μεσον ημων ει μη κατα το ρημα σου ουτως
  11. και επορευθη ιεφθαε μετα των πρεσβυτερων γαλααδ και εθηκαν αυτον ο λαος επ' αυτους εις κεφαλην και εις αρχηγον και ελαλησεν ιεφθαε τους λογους αυτου παντας ενωπιον κυριου εν
  12. και απεστειλεν ιεφθαε αγγελους προς βασιλεα υιων αμμων λεγων τι εμοι και σοι οτι ηλθες προς με του παραταξασθαι εν τη γη
  13. και ειπεν βασιλευς υιων αμμων προς τους αγγελους ιεφθαε οτι ελαβεν ισραηλ την γην μου εν τω αναβαινειν αυτον εξ αιγυπτου απο αρνων και εως ιαβοκ και εως του ιορδανου και νυν επιστρεψον αυτας εν ειρηνη και
  14. και προσεθηκεν ετι ιεφθαε και απεστειλεν αγγελους προς βασιλεα υιων
  15. και ειπεν αυτω ουτω λεγει ιεφθαε ουκ ελαβεν ισραηλ την γην μωαβ και την γην υιων
  16. οτι εν τω αναβαινειν αυτους εξ αιγυπτου επορευθη ισραηλ εν τη ερημω εως θαλασσης σιφ και ηλθεν εις
  17. και απεστειλεν ισραηλ αγγελους προς βασιλεα εδωμ λεγων παρελευσομαι δη εν τη γη σου και ουκ ηκουσεν βασιλευς εδωμ και προς βασιλεα μωαβ απεστειλεν και ουκ ευδοκησεν και εκαθισεν ισραηλ εν
  18. και επορευθη εν τη ερημω και εκυκλωσεν την γην εδωμ και την γην μωαβ και ηλθεν απο ανατολων ηλιου τη γη μωαβ και παρενεβαλον εν περαν αρνων και ουκ εισηλθεν εν οριοις μωαβ οτι αρνων οριον
  19. και απεστειλεν ισραηλ αγγελους προς σηων βασιλεα του αμορραιου βασιλεα εσεβων και ειπεν αυτω ισραηλ παρελθωμεν δη εν τη γη σου εως του τοπου
  20. και ουκ ενεπιστευσεν σηων τω ισραηλ παρελθειν εν οριω αυτου και συνηξεν σηων τον παντα λαον αυτου και παρενεβαλον εις ιασα και παρεταξατο προς
  21. και παρεδωκεν κυριος ο θεος ισραηλ τον σηων και παντα τον λαον αυτου εν χειρι ισραηλ και επαταξεν αυτον και εκληρονομησεν ισραηλ την πασαν γην του αμορραιου του κατοικουντος την γην
  22. απο αρνων και εως του ιαβοκ και απο της ερημου εως του
  23. και νυν κυριος ο θεος ισραηλ εξηρεν τον αμορραιον απο προσωπου λαου αυτου ισραηλ και συ κληρονομησεις
  24. ουχι α εαν κληρονομησει σε χαμως ο θεος σου αυτα κληρονομησεις και τους παντας ους εξηρεν κυριος ο θεος ημων απο προσωπου ημων αυτους
  25. και νυν μη εν αγαθω αγαθωτερος συ υπερ βαλακ υιον σεπφωρ βασιλεα μωαβ μη μαχομενος εμαχεσατο μετα ισραηλ η πολεμων επολεμησεν
  26. εν τω οικησαι εν εσεβων και εν τοις οριοις αυτης και εν γη αροηρ και εν τοις οριοις αυτης και εν πασαις ταις πολεσιν ταις παρα τον ιορδανην τριακοσια ετη και δια τι ουκ ερρυσω αυτους εν τω καιρω
  27. και νυν εγω ειμι ουχ ημαρτον σοι και συ ποιεις μετ' εμου πονηριαν του παραταξασθαι εν εμοι κριναι κυριος κρινων σημερον ανα μεσον υιων ισραηλ και ανα μεσον υιων
  28. και ουκ ηκουσεν βασιλευς υιων αμμων των λογων ιεφθαε ων απεστειλεν προς
  29. και εγενετο επι ιεφθαε πνευμα κυριου και παρηλθεν τον γαλααδ και τον μανασση και παρηλθεν την σκοπιαν γαλααδ εις το περαν υιων
  30. και ηυξατο ιεφθαε ευχην τω κυριω και ειπεν εαν διδους δως τους υιους αμμων εν τη χειρι
  31. και εσται ο εκπορευομενος ος εαν εξελθη απο της θυρας του οικου μου εις συναντησιν μου εν τω επιστρεφειν με εν ειρηνη απο υιων αμμων και εσται τω κυριω ανοισω αυτον
  32. και παρηλθεν ιεφθαε προς υιους αμμων παραταξασθαι προς αυτους και παρεδωκεν αυτους κυριος εν χειρι
  33. και επαταξεν αυτους απο αροηρ εως ελθειν αχρις αρνων εν αριθμω εικοσι πολεις και εως εβελχαρμιν πληγην μεγαλην σφοδρα και συνεσταλησαν οι υιοι αμμων απο προσωπου υιων
  34. και ηλθεν ιεφθαε εις μασσηφα εις τον οικον αυτου και ιδου η θυγατηρ αυτου εξεπορευετο εις υπαντησιν εν τυμπανοις και χοροις και ην αυτη μονογενης ουκ ην αυτω ετερος υιος η
  35. και εγενετο ως ειδεν αυτην αυτος διερρηξεν τα ιματια αυτου και ειπεν α α θυγατηρ μου ταραχη εταραξας με και συ ης εν τω ταραχω μου και εγω ειμι ηνοιξα κατα σου το στομα μου προς κυριον και ου δυνησομαι
  36. η δε ειπεν προς αυτον πατερ ηνοιξας το στομα σου προς κυριον ποιησον μοι ον τροπον εξηλθεν εκ στοματος σου εν τω ποιησαι σοι κυριον εκδικησιν απο των εχθρων σου απο υιων
  37. και ηδε ειπεν προς τον πατερα αυτης ποιησατω δη ο πατηρ μου τον λογον τουτον εασον με δυο μηνας και πορευσομαι και καταβησομαι επι τα ορη και κλαυσομαι επι τα παρθενια μου εγω ειμι και αι συνεταιριδες
  38. και ειπεν πορευου και απεστειλεν αυτην δυο μηνας και επορευθη αυτη και αι συνεταιριδες αυτης και εκλαυσεν επι τα παρθενια αυτης επι τα
  39. και εγενετο εν τελει των δυο μηνων και επεστρεψεν προς τον πατερα αυτης και εποιησεν εν αυτη την ευχην αυτου ην ηυξατο και αυτη ουκ εγνω ανδρα και εγενετο εις προσταγμα εν
  40. απο ημερων εις ημερας επορευοντο θυγατερες ισραηλ θρηνειν την θυγατερα ιεφθαε γαλααδ επι τεσσαρας ημερας εν τω
Judges 11 Text (Latin)
  1. Fuit illo Jephte Galaadites vir fortissimus atque pugnator, filius mulieris meretricis, qui natus est de Galaad.
  2. Habuit autem Galaad uxorem, de qua suscepit filios : qui postquam creverant, ejecerunt Jephte, dicentes : Hæres in domo patris nostri esse non poteris, quia de altera matre natus es.
  3. Quos ille fugiens atque devitans, habitavit in terra Tob : congregatique sunt ad eum viri inopes, et latrocinantes, et quasi principem sequebantur.
  4. In illis diebus pugnabant filii Ammon contra Israël.
  5. Quibus acriter instantibus perrexerunt majores natu de Galaad, ut tollerent in auxilium sui Jephte de terra Tob :
  6. dixeruntque ad eum : Veni et esto princeps noster, et pugna contra filios Ammon.
  7. Quibus ille respondit : Nonne vos estis, qui odistis me, et ejecistis de domo patris mei, et nunc venistis ad me necessitate compulsi ?
  8. Dixeruntque principes Galaad ad Jephte : Ob hanc igitur causam nunc ad te venimus, ut proficiscaris nobiscum, et pugnes contra filios Ammon, sisque dux omnium qui habitant in Galaad.
  9. Jephte quoque dixit eis : Si vere venistis ad me, ut pugnem pro vobis contra filios Ammon, tradideritque eos Dominus in manus meas, ego ero vester princeps ?
  10. Qui responderunt ei : Dominus, qui hæc audit, ipse mediator ac testis est quod nostra promissa faciemus.
  11. Abiit itaque Jephte cum principibus Galaad, fecitque eum omnis populus principem sui. Locutusque est Jephte omnes sermones suos coram Domino in Maspha.
  12. Et misit nuntios ad regem filiorum Ammon, qui ex persona sua dicerent : Quid mihi et tibi est, quia venisti contra me, ut vastares terram meam ?
  13. Quibus ille respondit : Quia tulit Israël terram meam, quando ascendit de Ægypto, a finibus Arnon usque Jaboc atque Jordanem : nunc ergo cum pace redde mihi eam.
  14. Per quos rursum mandavit Jephte, et imperavit eis ut dicerent regi Ammon :
  15. Hæc dicit Jephte : Non tulit Israël terram Moab, nec terram filiorum Ammon :
  16. sed quando de Ægypto conscenderunt, ambulavit per solitudinem usque ad mare Rubrum, et venit in Cades.
  17. Misitque nuntios ad regem Edom, dicens : Dimitte me ut transeam per terram tuam. Qui noluit acquiescere precibus ejus. Misit quoque ad regem Moab, qui et ipse transitum præbere contempsit. Mansit itaque in Cades,
  18. et circuivit ex latere terram Edom, et terram Moab : venitque contra orientalem plagam terræ Moab, et castrametatus est trans Arnon : nec voluit intrare terminos Moab : Arnon quippe confinium est terræ Moab.
  19. Misit itaque Israël nuntios ad Sehon regem Amorrhæorum, qui habitabat in Hesebon, et dixerunt ei : Dimitte ut transeam per terram tuam usque ad fluvium.
  20. Qui et ipse Israël verba despiciens, non dimisit eum transire per terminos suos : sed infinita multitudine congregata, egressus est contra eum in Jasa, et fortiter resistebat.
  21. Tradiditque eum Dominus in manus Israël cum omni exercitu suo : qui percussit eum, et possedit omnem terram Amorrhæi habitatoris regionis illius,
  22. et universos fines ejus, de Arnon usque Jaboc, et de solitudine usque ad Jordanem.
  23. Dominus ergo Deus Israël subvertit Amorrhæum, pugnante contra illum populo suo Israël, et tu nunc vos possidere terram ejus ?
  24. nonne ea quæ possidet Chamos deus tuus, tibi jure debentur ? quæ autem Dominus Deus noster victor obtinuit, in nostram cedent possessionem :
  25. nisi forte melior es Balac filio Sephor rege Moab : aut docere potes, quod jurgatus sit contra Israël, et pugnaverit contra eum,
  26. quando habitavit in Hesebon, et viculis ejus, et in Aroër, et villis illius, vel in cunctis civitatibus juxta Jordanem, per trecentos annos. Quare tanto tempore nihil super hac repetitione tentastis ?
  27. Igitur non ego pecco in te, sed tu contra me male agis, indicens mihi bella non justa. Judicet Dominus arbiter hujus diei inter Israël, et inter filios Ammon.
  28. Noluitque acquiescere rex filiorum Ammon verbis Jephte, quæ per nuntios mandaverat.
  29. Factus est ergo super Jephte spiritus Domini, et circuiens Galaad, et Manasse, Maspha quoque Galaad, et inde transiens ad filios Ammon,
  30. votum vovit Domino, dicens : Si tradideris filios Ammon in manus meas,
  31. quicumque primus fuerit egressus de foribus domus meæ, mihique occurrerit revertenti cum pace a filiis Ammon, eum holocaustum offeram Domino.
  32. Transivitque Jephte ad filios Ammon, ut pugnaret contra eos : quos tradidit Dominus in manus ejus.
  33. Percussitque ab Aroër usque dum venias in Mennith, viginti civitates, et usque ad Abel, quæ est vineis consita, plaga magna nimis : humiliatique sunt filii Ammon a filiis Israël.
  34. Revertente autem Jephte in Maspha domum suam, occurrit ei unigenita filia sua cum tympanis et choris : non enim habebat alios liberos.
  35. Qua visa, scidit vestimenta sua, et ait : Heu me, filia mea ! decepisti me, et ipsa decepta es : aperui enim os meum ad Dominum, et aliud facere non potero.
  36. Cui illa respondit : Pater mi, si aperuisti os tuum ad Dominum, fac mihi quodcumque pollicitus es, concessa tibi ultione atque victoria de hostibus tuis.
  37. Dixitque ad patrem : Hoc solum mihi præsta quod deprecor : dimitte me ut duobus mensibus circumeam montes, et plangam virginitatem meam cum sodalibus meis.
  38. Cui ille respondit : Vade. Et dimisit eam duobus mensibus. Cumque abiisset cum sociis ac sodalibus suis, flebat virginitatem suam in montibus.
  39. Expletisque duobus mensibus, reversa est ad patrem suum, et fecit ei sicut voverat, quæ ignorabat virum. Exinde mos increbruit in Israël, ut consuetudo servata est :
  40. ut post anni circulum conveniant in unum filiæ Israël, et plangant filiam Jephte Galaaditæ diebus quatuor.
Judges 11 Text (KJV)
  1. Now Jephthah the Gileadite was a mighty man of valour, and he was the son of an harlot: and Gilead begat Jephthah.
  2. And Gilead's wife bare him sons; and his wife's sons grew up, and they thrust out Jephthah, and said unto him, Thou shalt not inherit in our father's house; for thou art the son of a strange woman.
  3. Then Jephthah fled from his brethren, and dwelt in the land of Tob: and there were gathered vain men to Jephthah, and went out with him.
  4. And it came to pass in process of time, that the children of Ammon made war against Israel.
  5. And it was so, that when the children of Ammon made war against Israel, the elders of Gilead went to fetch Jephthah out of the land of Tob:
  6. And they said unto Jephthah, Come, and be our captain, that we may fight with the children of Ammon.
  7. And Jephthah said unto the elders of Gilead, Did not ye hate me, and expel me out of my father's house? and why are ye come unto me now when ye are in distress?
  8. And the elders of Gilead said unto Jephthah, Therefore we turn again to thee now, that thou mayest go with us, and fight against the children of Ammon, and be our head over all the inhabitants of Gilead.
  9. And Jephthah said unto the elders of Gilead, If ye bring me home again to fight against the children of Ammon, and the LORD deliver them before me, shall I be your head?
  10. And the elders of Gilead said unto Jephthah, The LORD be witness between us, if we do not so according to thy words.
  11. Then Jephthah went with the elders of Gilead, and the people made him head and captain over them: and Jephthah uttered all his words before the LORD in Mizpeh.
  12. 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?
  13. And the king of the children of Ammon answered unto the messengers of Jephthah, Because Israel took away my land, when they came up out of Egypt, from Arnon even unto Jabbok, and unto Jordan: now therefore restore those lands again peaceably.
  14. And Jephthah sent messengers again unto the king of the children of Ammon:
  15. And said unto him, Thus saith Jephthah, Israel took not away the land of Moab, nor the land of the children of Ammon:
  16. But when Israel came up from Egypt, and walked through the wilderness unto the Red sea, and came to Kadesh;
  17. Then Israel sent messengers unto the king of Edom, saying, Let me, I pray thee, pass through thy land: but the king of Edom would not hearken thereto. And in like manner they sent unto the king of Moab: but he would not consent: and Israel abode in Kadesh.
  18. Then they went along through the wilderness, and compassed the land of Edom, and the land of Moab, and came by the east side of the land of Moab, and pitched on the other side of Arnon, but came not within the border of Moab: for Arnon was the border of Moab.
  19. And Israel sent messengers unto Sihon king of the Amorites, the king of Heshbon; and Israel said unto him, Let us pass, we pray thee, through thy land into my place.
  20. But Sihon trusted not Israel to pass through his coast: but Sihon gathered all his people together, and pitched in Jahaz, and fought against Israel.
  21. And the LORD God of Israel delivered Sihon and all his people into the hand of Israel, and they smote them: so Israel possessed all the land of the Amorites, the inhabitants of that country.
  22. And they possessed all the coasts of the Amorites, from Arnon even unto Jabbok, and from the wilderness even unto Jordan.
  23. So now the LORD God of Israel hath dispossessed the Amorites from before his people Israel, and shouldest thou possess it?
  24. Wilt not thou possess that which Chemosh thy god giveth thee to possess? So whomsoever the LORD our God shall drive out from before us, them will we possess.
  25. And now art thou any thing better than Balak the son of Zippor, king of Moab? did he ever strive against Israel, or did he ever fight against them,
  26. While Israel dwelt in Heshbon and her towns, and in Aroer and her towns, and in all the cities that be along by the coasts of Arnon, three hundred years? why therefore did ye not recover them within that time?
  27. Wherefore I have not sinned against thee, but thou doest me wrong to war against me: the LORD the Judge be judge this day between the children of Israel and the children of Ammon.
  28. Howbeit the king of the children of Ammon hearkened not unto the words of Jephthah which he sent him.
  29. Then the Spirit of the LORD came upon Jephthah, and he passed over Gilead, and Manasseh, and passed over Mizpeh of Gilead, and from Mizpeh of Gilead he passed over unto the children of Ammon.
  30. And Jephthah vowed a vow unto the LORD, and said, If thou shalt without fail deliver the children of Ammon into mine hands,
  31. Then it shall be, that whatsoever cometh forth of the doors of my house to meet me, when I return in peace from the children of Ammon, shall surely be the LORD's, and I will offer it up for a burnt offering.
  32. So Jephthah passed over unto the children of Ammon to fight against them; and the LORD delivered them into his hands.
  33. And he smote them from Aroer, even till thou come to Minnith, even twenty cities, and unto the plain of the vineyards, with a very great slaughter. Thus the children of Ammon were subdued before the children of Israel.
  34. And Jephthah came to Mizpeh unto his house, and, behold, his daughter came out to meet him with timbrels and with dances: and she was his only child; beside her he had neither son nor daughter.
  35. And it came to pass, when he saw her, that he rent his clothes, and said, Alas, my daughter! thou hast brought me very low, and thou art one of them that trouble me: for I have opened my mouth unto the LORD, and I cannot go back.
  36. And she said unto him, My father, if thou hast opened thy mouth unto the LORD, do to me according to that which hath proceeded out of thy mouth; forasmuch as the LORD hath taken vengeance for thee of thine enemies, even of the children of Ammon.
  37. And she said unto her father, Let this thing be done for me: let me alone two months, that I may go up and down upon the mountains, and bewail my virginity, I and my fellows.
  38. And he said, Go. And he sent her away for two months: and she went with her companions, and bewailed her virginity upon the mountains.
  39. And it came to pass at the end of two months, that she returned unto her father, who did with her according to his vow which he had vowed: and she knew no man. And it was a custom in Israel,
  40. That the daughters of Israel went yearly to lament the daughter of Jephthah the Gileadite four days in a year.
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