Judges 11:5
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New International Version
the elders of Gilead went to get Jephthah from the land of Tob.

New Living Translation
When the Ammonites attacked, the elders of Gilead sent for Jephthah in the land of Tob. The elders said,

English Standard Version
And when the Ammonites made war against Israel, the elders of Gilead went to bring Jephthah from the land of Tob.

New American Standard Bible
When the sons of Ammon fought against Israel, the elders of Gilead went to get Jephthah from the land of Tob;

King James Bible
And it was so, that when the children of Ammon made war against Israel, the elders of Gilead went to fetch Jephthah out of the land of Tob:

Holman Christian Standard Bible
When the Ammonites made war with Israel, the elders of Gilead went to get Jephthah from the land of Tob.

International Standard Version
When this happened, the elders of Gilead went to the territory of Tob to find Jephthah.

NET Bible
When the Ammonites attacked, the leaders of Gilead asked Jephthah to come back from the land of Tob.

New Heart English Bible
It was so, that when the children of Ammon made war against Israel, the elders of Gilead went to get Jephthah out of the land of Tob;

GOD'S WORD® Translation
When the Ammonites attacked Israel, Gilead's leaders went to get Jephthah from the land of Tob.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And it was so, that when the children of Ammon made war against Israel, the elders of Gilead went to fetch Jephthah out of the land of Tob.

New American Standard 1977
And it happened when the sons of Ammon fought against Israel that the elders of Gilead went to get Jephthah from the land of Tob;

Jubilee Bible 2000
And when the sons of Ammon made war against Israel, the elders of Gilead went to fetch Jephthah out of the land of Tob;

King James 2000 Bible
And it was so, that when the children of Ammon made war against Israel, the elders of Gilead went to get Jephthah out of the land of Tob:

American King James Version
And it was so, that when the children of Ammon made war against Israel, the elders of Gilead went to fetch Jephthah out of the land of Tob:

American Standard Version
And it was so, that, when the children of Ammon made war against Israel, the elders of Gilead went to fetch Jephthah out of the land of Tob;

Douay-Rheims Bible
And as they pressed hard upon them, the ancients of Galaad went to fetch Jephte out of the land of Tob to help them:

Darby Bible Translation
And when the children of Ammon made war against Israel, the elders of Gilead went to fetch Jephthah out of the land of Tob.

English Revised Version
And it was so, that when the children of Ammon made war against Israel, the elders of Gilead went to fetch Jephthah out of the land of Tob:

Webster's Bible Translation
And it was so, that when the children of Ammon made war against Israel, the elders of Gilead went to bring Jephthah out of the land of Tob:

World English Bible
It was so, that when the children of Ammon made war against Israel, the elders of Gilead went to get Jephthah out of the land of Tob;

Young's Literal Translation
and it cometh to pass, when the Bene-Ammon have fought with Israel, that the elders of Gilead go to take Jephthah from the land of Tob;
Study Bible
Jephthah Delivers Israel
4It came about after a while that the sons of Ammon fought against Israel. 5When the sons of Ammon fought against Israel, the elders of Gilead went to get Jephthah from the land of Tob; 6and they said to Jephthah, "Come and be our chief that we may fight against the sons of Ammon."…
Cross References
Judges 11:4
It came about after a while that the sons of Ammon fought against Israel.

Judges 11:6
and they said to Jephthah, "Come and be our chief that we may fight against the sons of Ammon."

2 Samuel 10:8
The sons of Ammon came out and drew up in battle array at the entrance of the city, while the Arameans of Zobah and of Rehob and the men of Tob and Maacah were by themselves in the field.
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And it was so, that when the children of Ammon made war against Israel, the elders of Gilead went to fetch Jephthah out of the land of Tob:

made war.

Judges 10:9,17,18 Moreover the children of Ammon passed over Jordan to fight also against …

to fetch

1 Samuel 10:27 But the children of Belial said, How shall this man save us? And …

1 Samuel 11:6,7,12 And the Spirit of God came on Saul when he heard those tidings, and …

Psalm 118:22,23 The stone which the builders refused is become the head stone of the corner…

Acts 7:35-39 This Moses whom they refused, saying, Who made you a ruler and a judge…

1 Corinthians 1:27-29 But God has chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the wise…

(5) When the children of Ammon made war.--The allusion is to some special threat of invasion (acriter instantibus, Vulg.) at the close of the eighteen years of oppression (Judges 10:9).

To fetch Jephthah.--Because by this time he had made himself a great name as a brave and successful chieftain of marauders, who would doubtless come with him to lead the Gileadites.

Verse 5. - The elders of Gilead. The same as the princes in Judges 10:18. And it was so, that when the children of Ammon made war against Israel,.... Were preparing for it, and had assembled their forces near them, and had began to make some efforts against them:

the elders of Gilead went to fetch Jephthah out of the land of Tob; they did not send messengers to him, but went themselves, partly to show greater respect to him, and partly in hopes of better success, being aware of objections he would make, which they could better answer themselves than a deputation. 5, 6. the elders of Gilead went to fetch Jephthah—All eyes were directed towards him as the only person possessed of the qualities requisite for the preservation of the country in this time of imminent danger; and a deputation of the chief men was despatched from the Hebrew camp at Mizpeh to solicit his services.11:1-11 Men ought not to be blamed for their parentage, so long as they by their personal merits roll away any reproach. God had forgiven Israel, therefore Jephthah will forgive. He speaks not with confidence of his success, knowing how justly God might suffer the Ammonites to prevail for the further punishment of Israel. Nor does he speak with any confidence at all in himself. If he succeed, it is the Lord delivers them into his hand; he thereby reminds his countrymen to look up to God as the Giver of victory. The same question as here, in fact, is put to those who desire salvation by Christ. If he save you, will ye be willing that he shall rule you? On no other terms will he save you. If he make you happy, shall he make you holy? If he be your helper, shall he be your Head? Jephthah, to obtain a little worldly honour, was willing to expose his life: shall we be discouraged in our Christian warfare by the difficulties we may meet with, when Christ has promised a crown of life to him that overcometh?
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