Judges 11:6
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English Standard Version
And they said to Jephthah, “Come and be our leader, that we may fight against the Ammonites.”

King James Bible
And they said unto Jephthah, Come, and be our captain, that we may fight with the children of Ammon.

American Standard Version
and they said unto Jephthah, Come and be our chief, that we may fight with the children of Ammon.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And they said to him: Come thou and be our prince, and fight against the children of Ammon.

English Revised Version
and they said unto Jephthah, Come and be our chief, that we may fight with the children of Ammon.

Webster's Bible Translation
And they said to Jephthah, Come, and be our captain, that we may fight with the children of Ammon.

Judges 11:6 Parallel
Commentary
Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

These verses form the introduction to the account of the help and deliverance sent by God, and describe the preparation made by Israel to fight against its oppressors. The Ammonites "let themselves be called together," i.e., assembled together (הצּעק, as in Judges 7:23), and encamped in Gilead, i.e., in that portion of Gilead of which they had taken possession. For the Israelites, i.e., the tribes to the east of the Jordan (according to Judges 10:18 and Judges 11:29), also assembled together in Gilead and encamped at mizpeh, i.e., Ramath-mizpeh or Ramoth in Gilead (Joshua 13:26; Joshua 20:8), probably on the site of the present Szalt (see at Deuteronomy 4:43, and the remarks in the Commentary on the Pentateuch, pp. 180f.), and resolved to look round for a man who could begin the war, and to make him the head over all the inhabitants of Gilead (the tribes of Israel dwelling in Perea). The "princes of Gilead" are in apposition to "the people." "The people, namely, the princes of Gilead," i.e., the heads of tribes and families of the Israelites to the east of the Jordan. "Head" is still further defined in Judges 11:6, Judges 11:11, as "captain," or "head and captain."

Judges 11:6 Parallel Commentaries

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Judges 11:5 When the sons of Ammon fought against Israel, the elders of Gilead went to get Jephthah from the land of Tob;

Judges 11:7 Then Jephthah said to the elders of Gilead, "Did you not hate me and drive me from my father's house? So why have you come to me now when you are in trouble?"

Cross References
Judges 11:5
And when the Ammonites made war against Israel, the elders of Gilead went to bring Jephthah from the land of Tob.

Judges 11:7
But Jephthah said to the elders of Gilead, "Did you not hate me and drive me out of my father's house? Why have you come to me now when you are in distress?"

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