Judges 11:6
New International Version
“Come,” they said, “be our commander, so we can fight the Ammonites.”

New Living Translation
The elders said, “Come and be our commander! Help us fight the Ammonites!”

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

Berean Study Bible
“Come,” they said, “be our commander, so that we can 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.

New King James Version
Then they said to Jephthah, “Come and be our commander, that we may fight against the people of Ammon.”

New American Standard Bible
and they said to Jephthah, “Come and be our leader, that we may fight against the sons of Ammon.”

NASB 1995
and they said to Jephthah, “Come and be our chief that we may fight against the sons of Ammon.”

NASB 1977
and they said to Jephthah, “Come and be our chief that we may fight against the sons of Ammon.”

Amplified Bible
and they said to Jephthah, “Come and be our leader, so that we may fight against the Ammonites.”

Christian Standard Bible
They said to him, “Come, be our commander, and let’s fight the Ammonites.”

Holman Christian Standard Bible
They said to him, “Come, be our commander, and let’s fight against the Ammonites.”

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

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And they said to Naphthakh: “Come be a Ruler to us and we shall fight with the sons of Amon!”

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And they said to Jephthae, Come, and be our head, and we will fight with the sons of Ammon.

Contemporary English Version
"Please come back to Gilead! If you lead our army, we will be able to fight off the Ammonites."

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

Good News Translation
They told him, "Come and lead us, so that we can fight the Ammonites."

International Standard Version
They told him, "Come and be our commander so we can fight the Ammonites!"

JPS Tanakh 1917
And they said unto Jephthah: 'Come and be our chief, that we may fight with the children of Ammon.'

Literal Standard Version
and they say to Jephthah, “Come, and you have been for a captain to us, and we fight against the sons of Ammon.”

New American Bible
“Come,” they said to Jephthah, “be our commander so that we can fight the Ammonites.”

NET Bible
They said, "Come, be our commander, so we can fight with the Ammonites."

New Revised Standard Version
They said to Jephthah, “Come and be our commander, so that we may fight with the Ammonites.”

New Heart English Bible
and they said to Jephthah, "Come and be our chief, that we may fight with the people of Ammon."

World English Bible
and they said to Jephthah, "Come and be our chief, that we may fight with the children of Ammon."

Young's Literal Translation
and they say unto Jephthah, 'Come, and thou hast been to us for captain, and we fight against the Bene-Ammon.'

Additional Translations ...
Context
Jephthah Delivers 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.” 7Jephthah replied to the elders of Gilead, “Did you not hate me and expel me from my father’s house? Why then have you come to me now, when you are in distress?”…

Cross References
Judges 11:5
and made war with them, the elders of Gilead went to get Jephthah from the land of Tob.

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


Treasury of Scripture

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











(6) Our captain.--The word used is katzin (Joshua 10:24; Isaiah 1:10; Isaiah 22:3), which is specially a leader in time of war; but Jephthah demands something more--namely, to be their "head" (rosh) in time of peace also.

Verse 6. - Our captain. A military term, as in Joshua 10:24. It is also used in Isaiah 1:10 for the rulers of Sodom.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
“Come,”
לְכָ֕ה (lə·ḵāh)
Verb - Qal - Imperative - masculine singular | third person feminine singular
Strong's 1980: To go, come, walk

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

“be
וְהָיִ֥יתָה (wə·hā·yî·ṯāh)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Conjunctive perfect - second person masculine singular
Strong's 1961: To fall out, come to pass, become, be

our commander,
לְקָצִ֑ין (lə·qā·ṣîn)
Preposition-l | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 7101: A magistrate, other leader

so that we can fight
וְנִֽלָּחֲמָ֖ה (wə·nil·lā·ḥă·māh)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Nifal - Conjunctive imperfect Cohortative - first person common plural
Strong's 3898: To feed on, to consume, to battle

against the Ammonites.”
בִּבְנֵ֥י (biḇ·nê)
Preposition-b | Noun - masculine plural construct
Strong's 1121: A son


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