Judges 11:38
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New International Version
"You may go," he said. And he let her go for two months. She and her friends went into the hills and wept because she would never marry.

New Living Translation
"You may go," Jephthah said. And he sent her away for two months. She and her friends went into the hills and wept because she would never have children.

English Standard Version
So he said, “Go.” Then he sent her away for two months, and she departed, she and her companions, and wept for her virginity on the mountains.

New American Standard Bible
Then he said, "Go." So he sent her away for two months; and she left with her companions, and wept on the mountains because of her virginity.

King James Bible
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.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Go," he said. And he sent her away two months. So she left with her friends and mourned her virginity as she wandered through the mountains.

International Standard Version
So he said, "Go!" He sent her away for two months. She left with her friends and cried there on the mountains because she would never marry.

NET Bible
He said, "You may go." He permitted her to leave for two months. She went with her friends and mourned her virginity as she walked through the hills.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
"Go!" he said, and he sent her off for two months. She and her friends went to the mountains, and she cried about never being able to get married.

Jubilee Bible 2000
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.

King James 2000 Bible
And he said, Go. And he sent her away for two months: and she went with her companions, and lamented her virginity upon the mountains.

American King James Version
And he said, Go. And he sent her away for two months: and she went with her companions, and bewailed her virginity on the mountains.

American Standard Version
And he said, Go. And he sent her away for two months: and she departed, she and her companions, and bewailed her virginity upon the mountains.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And he answered her: Go. And he sent her away for two months. And when she was gone with her comrades and companions, she mourned her virginity in the mountains.

Darby Bible Translation
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.

English Revised Version
And he said, Go. And he sent her away for two months: and she departed, she and her companions, and bewailed her virginity upon the mountains.

Webster's Bible Translation
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.

World English Bible
He said, "Go." He sent her away for two months: and she departed, she and her companions, and mourned her virginity on the mountains.

Young's Literal Translation
And he saith, 'Go;' and he sendeth her away two months, and she goeth, she and her friends, and she weepeth for her virginity on the hills;
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Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

11:29-40 Several important lessons are to be learned from Jephthah's vow. 1. There may be remainders of distrust and doubting, even in the hearts of true and great believers. 2. Our vows to God should not be as a purchase of the favour we desire, but to express gratitude to him. 3. We need to be very well-advised in making vows, lest we entangle ourselves. 4. What we have solemnly vowed to God, we must perform, if it be possible and lawful, though it be difficult and grievous to us. 5. It well becomes children, obediently and cheerfully to submit to their parents in the Lord. It is hard to say what Jephthah did in performance of his vow; but it is thought that he did not offer his daughter as a burnt-offering. Such a sacrifice would have been an abomination to the Lord; it is supposed she was obliged to remain unmarried, and apart from her family. Concerning this and some other such passages in the sacred history, about which learned men are divided and in doubt, we need not perplex ourselves; what is necessary to our salvation, thanks be to God, is plain enough. If the reader recollects the promise of Christ concerning the teaching of the Holy Spirit, and places himself under this heavenly Teacher, the Holy Ghost will guide to all truth in every passage, so far as it is needful to be understood.

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

And he said, go,.... He granted her request at once:

and he sent her away for two months; as she desired:

and she went with her companions, and bewailed her virginity upon the mountains; for the space of two months: the Jewish commentators make mention of an allegorical exposition of a writer (i) of theirs, who by mountains understands the sanhedrim, to whom she proposed to go, who perhaps might find a way for the loosing of the vow; but it is a question whether there was such a court then in Israel; and had there been one, and either she or her father had applied to it, in this case the priests would have pointed out what was to be done, and especially if the vow had any regard to the sacrifice of his daughter; and even to her virginity, which he had no power to oblige her to; but the literal sense is no doubt to be followed.

(i) Tanchuma.



Judges 11:38 Additional Commentaries
Context
Jephthah's Tragic Vow
37She said to her father, "Let this thing be done for me; let me alone two months, that I may go to the mountains and weep because of my virginity, I and my companions." 38Then he said, "Go." So he sent her away for two months; and she left with her companions, and wept on the mountains because of her virginity. 39At the end of two months she returned to her father, who did to her according to the vow which he had made; and she had no relations with a man. Thus it became a custom in Israel,…
Cross References
Judges 11:37
But grant me this one request," she said. "Give me two months to roam the hills and weep with my friends, because I will never marry."

Judges 11:39
After the two months, she returned to her father, and he did to her as he had vowed. And she was a virgin. From this comes the Israelite tradition
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