Judges 11:10
New International Version
The elders of Gilead replied, "The LORD is our witness; we will certainly do as you say."

New Living Translation
“The LORD is our witness,” the elders replied. “We promise to do whatever you say.”

English Standard Version
And the elders of Gilead said to Jephthah, “The LORD will be witness between us, if we do not do as you say.”

Berean Study Bible
And the elders of Gilead said to Jephthah, “The LORD is our witness if we do not do as you say.”

New American Standard Bible
The elders of Gilead said to Jephthah, "The LORD is witness between us; surely we will do as you have said."

King James Bible
And the elders of Gilead said unto Jephthah, The LORD be witness between us, if we do not so according to thy words.

Christian Standard Bible
The elders of Gilead said to Jephthah, "The LORD is our witness if we don't do as you say."

Contemporary English Version
"You have our word," the leaders answered. "And the LORD is a witness to what we have said."

Good News Translation
They replied, "We agree. The LORD is our witness."

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The elders of Gilead said to Jephthah, "The LORD is our witness if we don't do as you say."

International Standard Version
The elders of Gilead responded to Jephthah, "May the Lord serve as a witness that we're making this agreement between ourselves to do as we've said."

NET Bible
The leaders of Gilead said to Jephthah, "The LORD will judge any grievance you have against us, if we do not do as you say."

New Heart English Bible
The elders of Gilead said to Jephthah, "The LORD shall be witness between us; surely according to your word so will we do."

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Gilead's leaders said to Jephthah, "The LORD is a witness between us. We will certainly do what you say."

JPS Tanakh 1917
And the elders of Gilead said unto Jephthah: 'The LORD shall be witness between us; surely according to thy word so will we do.'

New American Standard 1977
And the elders of Gilead said to Jephthah, “The LORD is witness between us; surely we will do as you have said.”

Jubilee Bible 2000
And the elders of Gilead said unto Jephthah, Let the LORD hear between us, if we do not comply with thy words.

King James 2000 Bible
And the elders of Gilead said unto Jephthah, The LORD be witness between us, if we do not so according to your words.

American King James Version
And the elders of Gilead said to Jephthah, The LORD be witness between us, if we do not so according to your words.

American Standard Version
And the elders of Gilead said unto Jephthah, Jehovah shall be witness between us; surely according to thy word so will we do.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And the elders of Galaad said to Jephthae, The Lord be witness between us, if we shall not do according to thy word.

Douay-Rheims Bible
They answered him: The Lord who heareth these things, he himself is mediator and witness that we will do as we have promised.

Darby Bible Translation
And the elders of Gilead said unto Jephthah, Jehovah be witness between us, if we do not so according to thy words!

English Revised Version
And the elders of Gilead said unto Jephthah, The LORD shall be witness between us; surely according to thy word so will we do.

Webster's Bible Translation
And the elders of Gilead said to Jephthah, The LORD be a witness between us, if we do not so according to thy words.

World English Bible
The elders of Gilead said to Jephthah, "Yahweh shall be witness between us; surely according to your word so will we do."

Young's Literal Translation
And the elders of Gilead say unto Jephthah, 'Jehovah is hearkening between us -- if according to thy word we do not so.'
Study Bible
Jephthah Delivers Israel
9But Jephthah asked them, “If you take me back to fight the Ammonites and the LORD gives them to me, will I really be your leader?” 10And the elders of Gilead said to Jephthah, “The LORD is our witness if we do not do as you say.” 11So Jephthah went with the elders of Gilead, and the people put him over themselves as leader and commander. And Jephthah repeated all his terms in the presence of the LORD at Mizpah.…
Cross References
Genesis 31:50
If you mistreat my daughters or take other wives, although no one is with us, remember that God is a witness between you and me."

Judges 11:9
But Jephthah asked them, "If you take me back to fight the Ammonites and the LORD gives them to me, will I really be your leader?"

Jeremiah 29:23
For they have committed an outrage in Israel by committing adultery with the wives of their neighbors and speaking lies in My name, which I did not command them to do. I am He who knows, and I am a witness, declares the LORD.

Jeremiah 42:5
Then they said to Jeremiah, "May the LORD be a true and faithful witness against us if we do not act upon every word that the LORD your God sends you to tell us.

Micah 1:2
Hear, O peoples, all of you; Listen, O earth, and everyone in it! The Lord GOD will witness against you, the Lord from His holy temple.

Treasury of Scripture

And the elders of Gilead said to Jephthah, The LORD be witness between us, if we do not so according to your words.

The Lord

Genesis 21:23
Now therefore swear unto me here by God that thou wilt not deal falsely with me, nor with my son, nor with my son's son: but according to the kindness that I have done unto thee, thou shalt do unto me, and to the land wherein thou hast sojourned.

Genesis 31:50
If thou shalt afflict my daughters, or if thou shalt take other wives beside my daughters, no man is with us; see, God is witness betwixt me and thee.

1 Samuel 12:5
And he said unto them, The LORD is witness against you, and his anointed is witness this day, that ye have not found ought in my hand. And they answered, He is witness.

be witness.

Genesis 16:5
And Sarai said unto Abram, My wrong be upon thee: I have given my maid into thy bosom; and when she saw that she had conceived, I was despised in her eyes: the LORD judge between me and thee.

Genesis 31:53
The God of Abraham, and the God of Nahor, the God of their father, judge betwixt us. And Jacob sware by the fear of his father Isaac.

Deuteronomy 1:16
And I charged your judges at that time, saying, Hear the causes between your brethren, and judge righteously between every man and his brother, and the stranger that is with him.

if we do

Exodus 20:7
Thou shalt not take the name of the LORD thy God in vain; for the LORD will not hold him guiltless that taketh his name in vain.

Zechariah 5:4
I will bring it forth, saith the LORD of hosts, and it shall enter into the house of the thief, and into the house of him that sweareth falsely by my name: and it shall remain in the midst of his house, and shall consume it with the timber thereof and the stones thereof.

Malachi 3:5
And I will come near to you to judgment; and I will be a swift witness against the sorcerers, and against the adulterers, and against false swearers, and against those that oppress the hireling in his wages, the widow, and the fatherless, and that turn aside the stranger from his right, and fear not me, saith the LORD of hosts.







Lexicon
And the elders
זִקְנֵֽי־ (ziq·nê-)
Adjective - masculine plural construct
Strong's Hebrew 2205: Old

of Gilead
גִלְעָ֖ד (ḡil·‘āḏ)
Noun - proper - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1568: Gilead -- a region in Palestine, also the name of several Israelites

said
וַיֹּאמְר֥וּ (way·yō·mə·rū)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 559: To utter, say

to
אֶל־ (’el-)
Preposition
Strong's Hebrew 413: Near, with, among, to

Jephthah,
יִפְתָּ֑ח (yip̄·tāḥ)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3316: Jephthah -- 'He opens', a Gileadite, also a city of Judah

“The LORD
יְהוָ֗ה (Yah·weh)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3068: LORD -- the proper name of the God of Israel

is
יִהְיֶ֤ה (yih·yeh)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1961: To fall out, come to pass, become, be

our witness
שֹׁמֵ֙עַ֙ (šō·mê·a‘)
Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 8085: To hear intelligently

if
אִם־ (’im-)
Conjunction
Strong's Hebrew 518: Lo!, whether?, if, although, Oh that!, when, not

we do not
לֹ֥א (lō)
Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's Hebrew 3808: Not, no

do
נַעֲשֶֽׂה׃ (na·‘ă·śeh)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - first person common plural
Strong's Hebrew 6213: To do, make

as you say.”
כִדְבָרְךָ֖ (ḵiḏ·ḇā·rə·ḵā)
Preposition-k | Noun - masculine singular construct | second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1697: A word, a matter, thing, a cause
(10) The Lord be witness.--Rather, be hearing (Dominus, qui haec audit ipse Mediator ac testis sit, Vulg.).

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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