Judges 11:40
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New International Version
that each year the young women of Israel go out for four days to commemorate the daughter of Jephthah the Gileadite.

New Living Translation
for young Israelite women to go away for four days each year to lament the fate of Jephthah's daughter.

English Standard Version
that the daughters of Israel went year by year to lament the daughter of Jephthah the Gileadite four days in the year.

New American Standard Bible
that the daughters of Israel went yearly to commemorate the daughter of Jephthah the Gileadite four days in the year.

King James Bible
That the daughters of Israel went yearly to lament the daughter of Jephthah the Gileadite four days in a year.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
that four days each year the young women of Israel would commemorate the daughter of Jephthah the Gileadite.

International Standard Version
that for four days out of every year the Israeli women would go to mourn the daughter of Jephthah the Gileadite in commemoration.

NET Bible
Every year Israelite women commemorate the daughter of Jephthah the Gileadite for four days.

New Heart English Bible
that the daughters of Israel went yearly four days in a year to commemorate the daughter of Jephthah the Gileadite.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
that for four days every year the girls in Israel would go out to sing the praises of the daughter of Jephthah, the man from Gilead.

JPS Tanakh 1917
that the daughters of Israel went yearly to lament the daughter of Jephthah the Gileadite four days in a year.

New American Standard 1977
that the daughters of Israel went yearly to commemorate the daughter of Jephthah the Gileadite four days in the year.

Jubilee Bible 2000
that the daughters of Israel went yearly to lament the daughter of Jephthah, the Gileadite, four days in a year.

King James 2000 Bible
That the daughters of Israel went yearly to lament the daughter of Jephthah the Gileadite four days in a year.

American King James Version
That the daughters of Israel went yearly to lament the daughter of Jephthah the Gileadite four days in a year.

American Standard Version
that the daughters of Israel went yearly to celebrate the daughter of Jephthah the Gileadite four days in a year.

Douay-Rheims Bible
That from year to year the daughters of Israel assemble together, and lament the daughter of Jephte the Galaadite for four days.

Darby Bible Translation
that from year to year the daughters of Israel go to celebrate the daughter of Jephthah the Gileadite four days in the year.

English Revised Version
that the daughters of Israel went yearly to celebrate the daughter of Jephthah the Gileadite four days in a year.

Webster's Bible Translation
That the daughters of Israel went yearly to lament the daughter of Jephthah the Gileadite four days in a year.

World English Bible
that the daughters of Israel went yearly to celebrate the daughter of Jephthah the Gileadite four days in a year.

Young's Literal Translation
from time to time the daughters of Israel go to talk to the daughter of Jephthah the Gileadite, four days in a year.
Commentary
Matthew Henry 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.
Study Bible
Jephthah's Tragic Vow
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, 40that the daughters of Israel went yearly to commemorate the daughter of Jephthah the Gileadite four days in the year.
Cross References
Judges 11:39
At 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,

Judges 12:1
Then the men of Ephraim were summoned, and they crossed to Zaphon and said to Jephthah, "Why did you cross over to fight against the sons of Ammon without calling us to go with you? We will burn your house down on you."
Treasury of Scripture

That the daughters of Israel went yearly to lament the daughter of Jephthah the Gileadite four days in a year.

yearly. from year to year. lament. or to talk with

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four days

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