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

New Living Translation
"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.”

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

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

Christian Standard Bible
They said to him, "Come, be our commander, and let's fight the Ammonites."

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

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

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

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

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

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

GOD'S WORD® Translation
They said to Jephthah, "Come and be our commander so that we can wage war against Ammon."

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

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

Jubilee Bible 2000
and they said unto Jephthah, Come, and thou shalt be our captain that we may fight with the sons of Ammon.

King James 2000 Bible
And they said unto Jephthah, Come, and be our captain, that we may fight with the children of Ammon.

American King James Version
And they said to 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.

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

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

Darby Bible Translation
And they said to Jephthah, Come, and be our captain, that we may 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.

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.'
Study Bible
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? So 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? So 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.







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

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

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

our commander,
לְקָצִ֑ין (lə·qā·ṣîn)
Preposition-l | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 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 Hebrew 3898: To feed on, to consume, to battle

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