1 Post Abimelech surrexit dux ad salvandum Israel Thola fi lius Phua filii Dodo, vir de Issachar, qui habitavit in Samir montis Ephraim.
2 Et iudicavit Israel viginti et tribus annis mortuusque ac sepultus est in Samir.
3 Huic successit Iair Galaadites, qui iudicavit Israel per viginti et duos annos
4 habens triginta filios sedentes super triginta pullos asinarum, et ipsis erant triginta civitates, quae appellatae sunt Havoth Iair (id est villae Iair) usque in praesentem diem, in terra Galaad.
5 Mortuusque est Iair ac sepultus in Camon.
6 Filii autem Israel peccatis veteribus iungentes nova fecerunt malum in conspectu Domini et servierunt Baalim et Astharoth et diis Syriae ac Sidonis et Moab et filiorum Ammon et Philisthim; dimiseruntque Dominum et non colebant eum.
7 Contra quos iratus tradidit eos in manu Philisthim et filiorum Ammon.
8 Afflictique sunt et vehementer oppressi per annos decem et octo omnes filii Israel, qui habitabant trans Iordanem in terra Amorraei in Galaad;
9 in tantum ut filii Ammon Iordanem transirent ad pugnandum etiam contra Iudam et Beniamin et domum Ephraim; afflictusque est Israel nimis.
10 Et clamantes filii Israel ad Dominum dixerunt: "Peccavimus tibi, quia dereliquimus Deum nostrum et servivimus Baalim"
11 Quibus locutus est Dominus: "Numquid non Aegyptii et Amorraei filiique Ammon et Philisthim,
12 Sidonii quoque et Amalec et Madian oppresserunt vos, et clamastis ad me, et erui vos de manu eorum?
13 Et tamen reliquistis me et coluistis deos alienos; idcirco non addam ut ultra vos liberem.
14 Ite et invocate deos, quos elegistis: ipsi vos liberent in tempore angustiae!"
15 Dixeruntque filii Israel ad Dominum: "Peccavimus; redde tu nobis, quidquid tibi placet, tantum nunc libera nos"
16 Quae dicentes omnia de finibus suis alienorum deorum idola proiecerunt et servierunt Domino, qui doluit super miseriis Israel.
17 Itaque filii Ammon convocati in Galaad fixere tentoria; contra quos congregati filii Israel in Maspha castrametati sunt.
18 Dixeruntque populus, principes Galaad, singuli ad proximos suos: "Qui primus contra filios Ammon coeperit dimicare, erit dux omnium habitatorum Galaad"
King James Version
1 And after Abimelech there arose to defend Israel Tola the son of Puah, the son of Dodo, a man of Issachar; and he dwelt in Shamir in mount Ephraim.
2 And he judged Israel twenty and three years, and died, and was buried in Shamir.
3 ¶ And after him arose Jair, a Gileadite, and judged Israel twenty and two years.
4 And he had thirty sons that rode on thirty ass colts, and they had thirty cities, which are called Havoth-jair unto this day, which are in the land of Gilead.
5 And Jair died, and was buried in Camon.
6 ¶ And the children of Israel did evil again in the sight of the LORD, and served Baalim, and Ashtaroth, and the gods of Syria, and the gods of Zidon, and the gods of Moab, and the gods of the children of Ammon, and the gods of the Philistines, and forsook the LORD, and served not him.
7 And the anger of the LORD was hot against Israel, and he sold them into the hands of the Philistines, and into the hands of the children of Ammon.
8 And that year they vexed and oppressed the children of Israel: eighteen years, all the children of Israel that were on the other side Jordan in the land of the Amorites, which is in Gilead.
9 Moreover the children of Ammon passed over Jordan to fight also against Judah, and against Benjamin, and against the house of Ephraim; so that Israel was sore distressed.
10 ¶ And the children of Israel cried unto the LORD, saying, We have sinned against thee, both because we have forsaken our God, and also served Baalim.
11 And the LORD said unto the children of Israel, Did not I deliver you from the Egyptians, and from the Amorites, from the children of Ammon, and from the Philistines?
12 The Zidonians also, and the Amalekites, and the Maonites, did oppress you; and ye cried to me, and I delivered you out of their hand.
13 Yet ye have forsaken me, and served other gods: wherefore I will deliver you no more.
14 Go and cry unto the gods which ye have chosen; let them deliver you in the time of your tribulation.
15 ¶ And the children of Israel said unto the LORD, We have sinned: do thou unto us whatsoever seemeth good unto thee; deliver us only, we pray thee, this day.
16 And they put away the strange gods from among them, and served the LORD: and his soul was grieved for the misery of Israel.
17 Then the children of Ammon were gathered together, and encamped in Gilead. And the children of Israel assembled themselves together, and encamped in Mizpeh.
18 And the people and princes of Gilead said one to another, What man is he that will begin to fight against the children of Ammon? he shall be head over all the inhabitants of Gilead.