Judges 11:40
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.

Berean Study Bible
that each year the young women of Israel go out for four days to lament the daughter of Jephthah the Gileadite.

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

New King James Version
that the daughters of Israel went four days each year to lament the daughter of Jephthah the Gileadite.

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

NASB 1995
that the daughters of Israel went yearly to commemorate the daughter of Jephthah the Gileadite four days in the year.

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

Amplified Bible
that the daughters of Israel went yearly to tell the story of the daughter of Jephthah the Gileadite four days in the year.

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

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

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

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And from time to time the daughters of Israel were going on and they wept and they howled for the daughter of Naphthakh the Geladite four days in a year

Brenton Septuagint Translation
and it was an ordinance in Israel, That the daughters of Israel went from year to year to bewail the daughter of Jephthae the Galaadite for four days in a year.

Contemporary English Version
every year, Israelite girls walk around for four days, weeping for Jephthah's daughter.

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.

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

Good News Translation
that the Israelite women would go out for four days every year to grieve for the daughter of Jephthah of Gilead.

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.

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.

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

Literal Standard Version
from time to time the daughters of Israel go to talk to the daughter of Jephthah the Gileadite, four days in a year.

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.

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.

Additional Translations ...
Context
Jephthah's Tragic Vow
39After two months, she returned to her father, and he did to her as he had vowed. And she had never had relations with a man. So it has become a custom in Israel 40that each year the young women of Israel go out for four days to lament the daughter of Jephthah the Gileadite.

Cross References
Judges 11:39
After two months, she returned to her father, and he did to her as he had vowed. And she had never had relations with a man. So it has become a custom in Israel

Judges 12:1
Then the men of Ephraim assembled and crossed the Jordan to Zaphon. They said to Jephthah, "Why have you crossed over to fight the Ammonites without calling us to go with you? We will burn your house down with you inside!"


Treasury of Scripture

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

yearly.

Judges 5:11
They that are delivered from the noise of archers in the places of drawing water, there shall they rehearse the righteous acts of the LORD, even the righteous acts toward the inhabitants of his villages in Israel: then shall the people of the LORD go down to the gates.

four days

1 Kings 9:25
And three times in a year did Solomon offer burnt offerings and peace offerings upon the altar which he built unto the LORD, and he burnt incense upon the altar that was before the LORD. So he finished the house.









(40) To lament.--Rabbi Tanchum makes it mean "to praise," or "celebrate." The feelings of the Israelites towards Jephthah's daughter would be much the same as that of the Romans towards Claelia, and of other nations towards heroines whose self-sacrifice has helped them to victory.

Verse 40. - The daughters of Israel, etc. No other trace of this custom, which was probably confined to Gilead, remains. To lament. The word rather means to praise, or celebrate, as in Judges 5:11 (rehearse).



Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
that each year
מִיָּמִ֣ים ׀ (mî·yā·mîm)
Preposition-m | Noun - masculine plural
Strong's 3117: A day

the young women
בְּנ֣וֹת (bə·nō·wṯ)
Noun - feminine plural construct
Strong's 1323: A daughter

of Israel
יִשְׂרָאֵ֔ל (yiś·rā·’êl)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 3478: Israel -- 'God strives', another name of Jacob and his desc

go out
תֵּלַ֙כְנָה֙ (tê·laḵ·nāh)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person feminine plural
Strong's 1980: To go, come, walk

for four
אַרְבַּ֥עַת (’ar·ba·‘aṯ)
Number - masculine singular construct
Strong's 702: Four

days
יָמִ֖ים (yā·mîm)
Noun - masculine plural
Strong's 3117: A day

to lament
לְתַנּ֕וֹת (lə·ṯan·nō·wṯ)
Preposition-l | Verb - Piel - Infinitive construct
Strong's 8567: To ascribe, celebrate, commemorate

the daughter
לְבַת־ (lə·ḇaṯ-)
Preposition-l | Noun - feminine singular construct
Strong's 1323: A daughter

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

the Gileadite.
הַגִּלְעָדִ֑י (hag·gil·‘ā·ḏî)
Article | Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 1569: Gileadite -- a descendant of Gilead, also an inhabitant of Gilead


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