Judges 11:5
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.

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

Berean Study Bible
and made war with them, the elders of Gilead went to get 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:

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

Good News Translation
When this happened, the leaders of Gilead went to bring Jephthah back from 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;

Brenton Septuagint Translation
that the elders of Galaad went to fetch Jephthae from 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
4Some time later, when the Ammonites fought against Israel 5and made war with them, the elders of Gilead went to get Jephthah from the land of Tob. 6“Come,” they said, “be our commander, so that we can fight against the Ammonites.”…
Cross References
Judges 11:4
Some time later, when the Ammonites fought against Israel

Judges 11:6
"Come," they said, "be our commander, so that we can fight against the Ammonites."

2 Samuel 10:8
The Ammonites marched out and arrayed themselves for battle at the entrance to their city gate, while the Arameans of Zobah and Rehob and the men of Tob and Maacah were by themselves in the open country.

Treasury of Scripture

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 Judah, and against Benjamin, and against the house of Ephraim; so that Israel was sore distressed…

to fetch

1 Samuel 10:27
But the children of Belial said, How shall this man save us? And they despised him, and brought him no presents. But he held his peace.

1 Samuel 11:6,7,12
And the Spirit of God came upon Saul when he heard those tidings, and his anger was kindled greatly…

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







Lexicon
and
וַיְהִ֕י (way·hî)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1961: To fall out, come to pass, become, be

made war
נִלְחֲמ֥וּ (nil·ḥă·mū)
Verb - Nifal - Perfect - third person common plural
Strong's Hebrew 3898: To feed on, to consume, to battle

with
עִם־ (‘im-)
Preposition
Strong's Hebrew 5973: With, equally with

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

the elders
זִקְנֵ֣י (ziq·nê)
Adjective - masculine plural construct
Strong's Hebrew 2205: Old

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

went
וַיֵּֽלְכוּ֙ (way·yê·lə·ḵū)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 1980: To go, come, walk

to get
לָקַ֥חַת (lā·qa·ḥaṯ)
Preposition-l | Verb - Qal - Infinitive construct
Strong's Hebrew 3947: To take

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

from the land
מֵאֶ֥רֶץ (mê·’e·reṣ)
Preposition-m | Noun - feminine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 776: Earth, land

of Tob.
טֽוֹב׃ (ṭō·wḇ)
Noun - proper - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2897: Tob -- a region East of the Jordan
(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. 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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