Judges 12:14
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New International Version
He had forty sons and thirty grandsons, who rode on seventy donkeys. He led Israel eight years.

New Living Translation
He had forty sons and thirty grandsons, who rode on seventy donkeys. He judged Israel for eight years.

English Standard Version
He had forty sons and thirty grandsons, who rode on seventy donkeys, and he judged Israel eight years.

New American Standard Bible
He had forty sons and thirty grandsons who rode on seventy donkeys; and he judged Israel eight years.

King James Bible
And he had forty sons and thirty nephews, that rode on threescore and ten ass colts: and he judged Israel eight years.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
He had 40 sons and 30 grandsons, who rode on 70 donkeys. Abdon judged Israel eight years,

International Standard Version
He had 40 sons and 30 grandsons who rode on 70 donkeys. He governed Israel for eight years.

NET Bible
He had forty sons and thirty grandsons who rode on seventy donkeys. He led Israel for eight years.

New Heart English Bible
He had forty sons and thirty grandsons who rode on seventy donkey colts. And he judged Israel eight years.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
He had 40 sons and 30 grandsons who rode on 70 donkeys. He judged Israel for eight years.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And he had forty sons and thirty sons' sons, that rode on threescore and ten ass colts; and he judged Israel eight years.

New American Standard 1977
And he had forty sons and thirty grandsons who rode on seventy donkeys; and he judged Israel eight years.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And he had forty sons and thirty grandsons that rode on seventy he asses, and he judged Israel eight years.

King James 2000 Bible
And he had forty sons and thirty grandsons, that rode on threescore and ten donkey colts: and he judged Israel eight years.

American King James Version
And he had forty sons and thirty nephews, that rode on three score and ten ass colts: and he judged Israel eight years.

American Standard Version
And he had forty sons and thirty sons'sons, that rode on threescore and ten ass colts: and he judged Israel eight years.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And he had forty sons, and of them thirty grandsons, mounted upon seventy ass colts, and he judged Israel eight years:

Darby Bible Translation
And he had forty sons and thirty grandsons, who rode on seventy ass colts. And he judged Israel eight years.

English Revised Version
And he had forty sons and thirty sons' sons, that rode on threescore and ten ass colts: and he judged Israel eight years.

Webster's Bible Translation
And he had forty sons and thirty nephews, that rode on seventy ass colts: and he judged Israel eight years.

World English Bible
He had forty sons and thirty sons' sons, who rode on seventy donkey colts: and he judged Israel eight years.

Young's Literal Translation
and he hath forty sons, and thirty grandsons, riding on seventy ass-colts, and he judgeth Israel eight years.
Study Bible
Ibzan, Elon, and Abdon
13Now Abdon the son of Hillel the Pirathonite judged Israel after him. 14He had forty sons and thirty grandsons who rode on seventy donkeys; and he judged Israel eight years. 15Then Abdon the son of Hillel the Pirathonite died and was buried at Pirathon in the land of Ephraim, in the hill country of the Amalekites.…
Cross References
Judges 5:10
"You who ride on white donkeys, You who sit on rich carpets, And you who travel on the road-- sing!

Judges 12:13
Now Abdon the son of Hillel the Pirathonite judged Israel after him.

Judges 12:15
Then Abdon the son of Hillel the Pirathonite died and was buried at Pirathon in the land of Ephraim, in the hill country of the Amalekites.
Treasury of Scripture

And he had forty sons and thirty nephews, that rode on three score and ten ass colts: and he judged Israel eight years.

nephews. sons' sons. rode.

Judges 5:10 Speak, you that ride on white donkeys, you that sit in judgment, …

Judges 10:4 And he had thirty sons that rode on thirty donkey colts, and they …

(14) Thirty nephews.--The Hebrew has "sons of sons" (ben bhanm), and the word nephews in our version always means "grandsons" (nepoles), e.g., in Job 18:19, Isaiah 14:22, 1Timothy 5:4, as in old English generally; similarly nieces means "granddaughters" in Wiclif's Bible (Genesis 31:43, &c). "The Emperor Augustus . . . saw ere he died the nephew of his niece, that is to say, his progenie to the fourth degree of lineal descent" (Holland's Pliny, vii. 13; Bible Word Book).

That rode on threescore and ten ass colts.--Riding on asses' foals in trappings of state implies that they were all wealthy and distinguished persons (Judges 10:4)--perhaps, like the Turkish pennon on the horsetail, that they commanded a division (Ewald, 2:38, 39). Again the LXX. euphemise the ass-colts into the grand and poetic word p?lous. Josephus says that Abdon used to ride in state with his seventy sons and grandsons, "who were all very skilful in riding horses."

Verse 14. - Nephews. Rather, grandsons. Hebrew, son's son. The number of his family, and their being all mounted on asses, are indications of his wealth and state (see above, Judges 8:30; Judges 10:4), and perhaps also of peaceful and prosperous times. And he had forty sons, and thirty nephews,.... Or sons' sons, that is, grandsons; so that he lived not only to see his sons married, but his grandchildren grown up to men's estate; since it follows:

that rode on seventy ass colts; who were either employed by him to ride about on these animals, which in those times were honourable; see Judges 5:10 to administer justice throughout the nation in their circuits; or rather, not following any trade, or being concerned in husbandry, or feeding cattle, but being men of estates, rode about like gentlemen:

and he judged Israel eight years; in his time it is said (b) the city of Troy was destroyed; so Eusebius (c), who calls this judge Labdon, though he elsewhere (d) places it in the times of Eli; See Gill on Judges 12:9.

(b) Juchasin, ut supra. (fol. 136. 1.) (c) Evangel. Praepar. l. 10. c. 11. p. 484. (d) Evangel. Praepar. l. 10. c. 11. p. 503. 12:8-15 We have here a short account of three more of the judges of Israel. The happiest life of individuals, and the happiest state of society, is that which affords the fewest remarkable events. To live in credit and quiet, to be peacefully useful to those around us, to possess a clear conscience; but, above all, and without which nothing can avail, to enjoy communion with God our Saviour while we live, and to die at peace with God and man, form the substance of all that a wise man can desire.
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