1 Ecce autem convocatus vir Ephraim transiit contra aqui lonem, et dixerunt ad Iephte: "Quare vadens ad pugnam contra filios Ammon vocare nos noluisti, ut pergeremus tecum? Igitur incendemus domum tuam super te"
2 Quibus ille respondit: "Disceptatio erat mihi et populo meo contra filios Ammon vehemens, vocavique vos, ut mihi praeberetis auxilium, et facere noluistis.
3 Quod cernens posui in manibus meis animam meam transivique ad filios Ammon, et tradidit eos Dominus in manus meas. Quid commerui, ut hodie adversum me consurgatis in proelium?"
4 Vocatis itaque ad se cunctis viris Galaad, pugnabat contra Ephraim. Percusseruntque viri Galaad Ephraim, quia dixerat: "Fugitivi de Ephraim estis; Galaad habitat in medio Ephraim et Manasse"
5 Occupaveruntque Galaaditae vada Iordanis, per quae Ephraim reversurus erat. Cumque venisset ad ea de Ephraim numero fugiens atque dixisset: "Obsecro, ut me transire permittatis" dicebant ei Galaaditae: "Numquid Ephrathaeus es?" Quo dicente: "Non sum"
6 interrogabant eum: "Dic ergo: Scibboleth" (quod interpretatur Spica). Qui respondebat: "Sibboleth" illud recte exprimere non valens. Statimque apprehensum iugulabant in ipso Iordanis transitu. Et ceciderunt in illo tempore de Ephraim quadraginta duo milia.
7 Iudicavitque Iephte Galaadites Israel sex annis et mortuus est ac sepultus in civitate sua in Galaad.
8 Post hunc iudicavit Israel Abesan de Bethlehem.
9 Qui habuit triginta filios et totidem filias emittens foras maritis dedit; et eiusdem numeri filiis suis accepit uxores forinsecus. Qui septem annis iudicavit Israel;
10 mortuusque est ac sepultus in Bethlehem.
11 Cui successit Ahialon Zabulonites et iudicavit Israel decem annis;
12 mortuusque est ac sepultus in Ahialon terrae Zabulon.
13 Post hunc iudicavit Israel Abdon filius Illel Pharathonites.
14 Qui habuit quadraginta filios et triginta ex eis nepotes ascendentes super septuaginta pullos asinarum. Et iudicavit Israel octo annis;
15 mortuusque est ac sepultus in Pharathon terrae Ephraim in monte Amalecite.
King James Version
1 And the men of Ephraim gathered themselves together, and went northward, and said unto Jephthah, Wherefore passedst thou over to fight against the children of Ammon, and didst not call us to go with thee? we will burn thine house upon thee with fire.
2 And Jephthah said unto them, I and my people were at great strife with the children of Ammon; and when I called you, ye delivered me not out of their hands.
3 And when I saw that ye delivered me not, I put my life in my hands, and passed over against the children of Ammon, and the LORD delivered them into my hand: wherefore then are ye come up unto me this day, to fight against me?
4 Then Jephthah gathered together all the men of Gilead, and fought with Ephraim: and the men of Gilead smote Ephraim, because they said, Ye Gileadites are fugitives of Ephraim among the Ephraimites, and among the Manassites.
5 And the Gileadites took the passages of Jordan before the Ephraimites: and it was so, that when those Ephraimites which were escaped said, Let me go over; that the men of Gilead said unto him, Art thou an Ephraimite? If he said, Nay;
6 Then said they unto him, Say now Shibboleth: and he said Sibboleth: for he could not frame to pronounce it right. Then they took him, and slew him at the passages of Jordan: and there fell at that time of the Ephraimites forty and two thousand.
7 And Jephthah judged Israel six years. Then died Jephthah the Gileadite, and was buried in one of the cities of Gilead.
8 ¶ And after him Ibzan of Beth-lehem judged Israel.
9 And he had thirty sons, and thirty daughters, whom he sent abroad, and took in thirty daughters from abroad for his sons. And he judged Israel seven years.
10 Then died Ibzan, and was buried at Beth-lehem.
11 ¶ And after him Elon, a Zebulonite, judged Israel; and he judged Israel ten years.
12 And Elon the Zebulonite died, and was buried in Aijalon in the country of Zebulun.
13 ¶ And after him Abdon the son of Hillel, a Pirathonite, judged Israel.
14 And he had forty sons and thirty nephews, that rode on threescore and ten ass colts: and he judged Israel eight years.
15 And Abdon the son of Hillel the Pirathonite died, and was buried in Pirathon in the land of Ephraim, in the mount of the Amalekites.