Judges 10 ©

Tola and Jair are judges, v. 1, etc. Israel relapses into abominable idolatry, 6. Therefore God delivers them up into the hand of the Philistines and Ammonites, who grievously vex them, 7. Israel at length, by humble prayer and supplication and departing from idolatry, obtains favor with God, 10. The Ammonites and Israelites camp themselves the one against the other in Gilead, 17.


AND after Abimelech there 1arose to 2defend Israel Tola the son of Puah, the son of Dodo, a man of 3Issachar; and he dwelt in 4Shamir in mount Ephraim.


And he judged Israel twenty and three years, and died, and was buried in Shamir.


¶And after him arose Jair, a 5Gileadite, and judged Israel twenty and two years.


And he had thirty sons that rode on thirty 6ass colts, and they had thirty cities, which are called 7Havoth-jair unto this day, which are in the land of Gilead.


And Jair died, and was buried in 8Camon.


¶And the children of Israel 9did evila again in the sight of the LORD, and served Baalim, and 10Ashtaroth, 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.


And the anger of the LORD was hot against Israel, and he 11sold them into the hands of the Philistines, and into the hands of the children of Ammon.


And 12that year they 13vexed and oppressed the children of Israel: 14eighteen years, all the children of Israel that were on the other side Jordan in the land of the Amorites, which is in 15Gilead.


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.


¶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.


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?


The Zidonians also, and the Amalekites, and the 16Maonites, did oppress you; and ye cried to me, and I delivered you out of their hand.


Yet ye have forsakenb me, and served other gods: wherefore I 17will deliver you no more.


18Go and cry unto the gods which ye have chosen; let them deliver you in the time of your tribulation.


¶And the children of Israel said unto the LORD, We have sinned: do thou unto us whatsoever seemeth 19good unto thee; deliver us only, we pray thee, this day.


And they put away the 20strange gods from among them, and served the LORD: and his soul was 21grieved for the 22misery of Israel.


Then the children of Ammon were gathered together, and encamped in 23Gilead. And the 24children of Israel assembled themselves together, and encamped in 25Mizpeh.


And the people and 26princes of Gilead said 27one to another, 28What man is he that will begin to fight against the children of Ammon? hec shall be head over all the inhabitants of Gilead.