Judges 12:14
New International Version
He had forty sons and thirty grandsons, who rode on seventy donkeys. He led Israel eight years.

New Living Translation
He had forty sons and thirty grandsons, who rode on seventy donkeys. He judged Israel for eight years.

English Standard Version
He had forty sons and thirty grandsons, who rode on seventy donkeys, and he judged Israel eight years.

Berean Study Bible
He had forty sons and thirty grandsons, who rode on seventy donkeys. And he judged Israel eight years.

New American Standard Bible
He had forty sons and thirty grandsons who rode on seventy donkeys; and he judged Israel eight years.

King James Bible
And he had forty sons and thirty nephews, that rode on threescore and ten ass colts: and he judged Israel eight years.

Christian Standard Bible
He had forty sons and thirty grandsons, who rode on seventy donkeys. Abdon judged Israel eight years,

Good News Translation
He had forty sons and thirty grandsons, who rode on seventy donkeys. Abdon led Israel for eight years,

Holman Christian Standard Bible
He had 40 sons and 30 grandsons, who rode on 70 donkeys. Abdon judged Israel eight years,

International Standard Version
He had 40 sons and 30 grandsons who rode on 70 donkeys. He governed Israel for eight years.

NET Bible
He had forty sons and thirty grandsons who rode on seventy donkeys. He led Israel for eight years.

New Heart English Bible
He had forty sons and thirty grandsons who rode on seventy donkey colts. And he judged Israel eight years.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
He had 40 sons and 30 grandsons who rode on 70 donkeys. He judged Israel for eight years.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And he had forty sons and thirty sons' sons, that rode on threescore and ten ass colts; and he judged Israel eight years.

New American Standard 1977
And he had forty sons and thirty grandsons who rode on seventy donkeys; and he judged Israel eight years.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And he had forty sons and thirty grandsons that rode on seventy he asses, and he judged Israel eight years.

King James 2000 Bible
And he had forty sons and thirty grandsons, that rode on threescore and ten donkey colts: and he judged Israel eight years.

American King James Version
And he had forty sons and thirty nephews, that rode on three score and ten ass colts: and he judged Israel eight years.

American Standard Version
And he had forty sons and thirty sons'sons, that rode on threescore and ten ass colts: and he judged Israel eight years.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And he had forty sons, and thirty grandsons, that rode upon seventy colts: and he judged Israel eight years.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And he had forty sons, and of them thirty grandsons, mounted upon seventy ass colts, and he judged Israel eight years:

Darby Bible Translation
And he had forty sons and thirty grandsons, who rode on seventy ass colts. And he judged Israel eight years.

English Revised Version
And he had forty sons and thirty sons' sons, that rode on threescore and ten ass colts: and he judged Israel eight years.

Webster's Bible Translation
And he had forty sons and thirty nephews, that rode on seventy ass colts: and he judged Israel eight years.

World English Bible
He had forty sons and thirty sons' sons, who rode on seventy donkey colts: and he judged Israel eight years.

Young's Literal Translation
and he hath forty sons, and thirty grandsons, riding on seventy ass-colts, and he judgeth Israel eight years.
Study Bible
Ibzan, Elon, and Abdon
13After Elon, Abdon son of Hillel, from Pirathon, judged Israel. 14He had forty sons and thirty grandsons, who rode on seventy donkeys. And he judged Israel eight years. 15Then Abdon son of Hillel, from Pirathon, died, and he was buried at Pirathon in Ephraim, in the hill country of the Amalekites.…
Cross References
Judges 5:10
You who ride white donkeys, who sit on saddle blankets, and you who travel the road, ponder

Judges 12:13
After Elon, Abdon son of Hillel, from Pirathon, judged Israel.

Judges 12:15
Then Abdon son of Hillel, from Pirathon, died, and he was buried at Pirathon in Ephraim, in the hill country of the Amalekites.

Treasury of Scripture

And he had forty sons and thirty nephews, that rode on three score and ten ass colts: and he judged Israel eight years.

nephews.

Judges 5:10
Speak, ye that ride on white asses, ye that sit in judgment, and walk by the way.

Judges 10:4
And he had thirty sons that rode on thirty ass colts, and they had thirty cities, which are called Havothjair unto this day, which are in the land of Gilead.







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

forty
אַרְבָּעִ֣ים (’ar·bā·‘îm)
Number - common plural
Strong's Hebrew 705: Forty

sons
בָּנִ֗ים (bā·nîm)
Noun - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 1121: A son

and thirty
וּשְׁלֹשִׁים֙ (ū·šə·lō·šîm)
Conjunctive waw | Number - common plural
Strong's Hebrew 7970: Thirty, thirtieth

grandsons,
בְּנֵ֣י (bə·nê)
Noun - masculine plural construct
Strong's Hebrew 1121: A son

who rode
רֹכְבִ֖ים (rō·ḵə·ḇîm)
Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 7392: To ride, to place upon, to despatch

on
עַל־ (‘al-)
Preposition
Strong's Hebrew 5921: Above, over, upon, against

seventy
שִׁבְעִ֣ים (šiḇ·‘îm)
Number - common plural
Strong's Hebrew 7657: Seventy (a cardinal number)

donkeys.
עֲיָרִ֑ם (‘ă·yā·rim)
Noun - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 5895: A young ass, an ass-colt

And he judged
וַיִּשְׁפֹּ֥ט (way·yiš·pōṭ)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 8199: To judge, pronounce sentence, to vindicate, punish, to govern, to litigate

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

eight
שְׁמֹנֶ֥ה (šə·mō·neh)
Number - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 8083: A cardinal number, eight, eighth

years.
שָׁנִֽים׃ (šā·nîm)
Noun - feminine plural
Strong's Hebrew 8141: A year
(14) Thirty nephews.--The Hebrew has "sons of sons" (beni bhanim), and the word nephews in our version always means "grandsons" (nepoles), e.g., in Job 18:19, Isaiah 14:22, 1Timothy 5:4, as in old English generally; similarly nieces means "granddaughters" in Wiclif's Bible (Genesis 31:43, &c). "The Emperor Augustus . . . saw ere he died the nephew of his niece, that is to say, his progenie to the fourth degree of lineal descent" (Holland's Pliny, vii. 13; Bible Word Book).

That rode on threescore and ten ass colts.--Riding on asses' foals in trappings of state implies that they were all wealthy and distinguished persons (Judges 10:4)--perhaps, like the Turkish pennon on the horsetail, that they commanded a division (Ewald, 2:38, 39). Again the LXX. euphemise the ass-colts into the grand and poetic word p?lous. Josephus says that Abdon used to ride in state with his seventy sons and grandsons, "who were all very skilful in riding horses."

Verse 14. - Nephews. Rather, grandsons. Hebrew, son's son. The number of his family, and their being all mounted on asses, are indications of his wealth and state (see above, Judges 8:30; Judges 10:4), and perhaps also of peaceful and prosperous times. 12:8-15 We have here a short account of three more of the judges of Israel. The happiest life of individuals, and the happiest state of society, is that which affords the fewest remarkable events. To live in credit and quiet, to be peacefully useful to those around us, to possess a clear conscience; but, above all, and without which nothing can avail, to enjoy communion with God our Saviour while we live, and to die at peace with God and man, form the substance of all that a wise man can desire.
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