Jephthah

Jephthah

 
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  • When Jephthah returned home to Mizpah, his daughter--his only child--ran out to meet him, playing on a tambourine and dancing for joy. - Judges 11:34


  • "You may go," Jephthah said. And he let her go away for two months. She and her friends went into the hills and wept because she would never have children. - Judges 11:38


  • for young Israelite women to go away for four days each year to lament the fate of Jephthah's daughter. - Judges 11:40


  • Then the tribe of Ephraim mobilized its army and crossed over to Zaphon. They sent this message to Jephthah: "Why didn't you call for us to help you fight against Ammon? We are going to burn down your house with you in it!" - Judges 12:1


  • "I summoned you at the beginning of the dispute, but you refused to come!" Jephthah said. "You failed to help us in our struggle against Ammon. - Judges 12:2


  • The leaders of Ephraim responded, "The men of Gilead are nothing more than rejects from Ephraim and Manasseh." So Jephthah called out his army and attacked the men of Ephraim and defeated them. - Judges 12:4


  • Jephthah captured the shallows of the Jordan, 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," - Judges 12:5


  • Jephthah was Israel's judge for six years. When he died, he was buried in one of the towns of Gilead. - Judges 12:7


  • After Jephthah, Ibzan became Israel's judge. He lived in Bethlehem, - Judges 12:8


  • Then the LORD sent Gideon,* Barak,* Jephthah, and Samuel* to save you, and you lived in safety.2 - 1 Samuel 12:11


  • Well, how much more do I need to say? It would take too long to recount the stories of the faith of Gideon, Barak, Samson, Jephthah, David, Samuel, and all the prophets. - Hebrews 11:32

  • New Living Translation Bible used with permission Tyndale House Publishers.

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