Judges 12:9
New International Version
He had thirty sons and thirty daughters. He gave his daughters away in marriage to those outside his clan, and for his sons he brought in thirty young women as wives from outside his clan. Ibzan led Israel seven years.

New Living Translation
He had thirty sons and thirty daughters. He sent his daughters to marry men outside his clan, and he brought in thirty young women from outside his clan to marry his sons. Ibzan judged Israel for seven years.

English Standard Version
He had thirty sons, and thirty daughters he gave in marriage outside his clan, and thirty daughters he brought in from outside for his sons. And he judged Israel seven years.

Berean Study Bible
He had thirty sons, as well as thirty daughters whom he gave in marriage to men outside his clan; and for his sons he brought back thirty wives from elsewhere. Ibzan judged Israel seven years.

New American Standard Bible
He had thirty sons, and thirty daughters whom he gave in marriage outside the family, and he brought in thirty daughters from outside for his sons. And he judged Israel seven years.

King James Bible
And he had thirty sons, and thirty daughters, whom he sent abroad, and took in thirty daughters from abroad for his sons. And he judged Israel seven years.

Christian Standard Bible
and had thirty sons. He gave his thirty daughters in marriage to men outside the tribe and brought back thirty wives for his sons from outside the tribe. Ibzan judged Israel seven years,

Contemporary English Version
He had 30 daughters and 30 sons, and he let them all marry outside his clan. Ibzan was a leader for seven years,

Good News Translation
He had thirty sons and thirty daughters. He gave his daughters in marriage outside the clan and brought thirty young women from outside the clan for his sons to marry. Ibzan led Israel for seven years,

Holman Christian Standard Bible
and had 30 sons. He gave his 30 daughters in marriage to men outside the tribe and brought back 30 wives for his sons from outside the tribe. Ibzan judged Israel seven years,

International Standard Version
He had 30 sons and 30 daughters, but he gave his daughters in marriage to outsiders and brought in 30 outsiders for his sons. He governed Israel for seven years,

NET Bible
He had thirty sons. He arranged for thirty of his daughters to be married outside his extended family, and he arranged for thirty young women to be brought from outside as wives for his sons. Ibzan led Israel for seven years;

New Heart English Bible
He had thirty sons; and thirty daughters he sent abroad, and thirty daughters he brought in from abroad for his sons. He judged Israel seven years.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
He had 30 sons and 30 daughters. His sons and daughters married people from outside their own families. He judged Israel for seven years.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And he had thirty sons, and thirty daughters he sent abroad, and thirty daughters he brought in from abroad for his sons. And he judged Israel seven years.

New American Standard 1977
And he had thirty sons, and thirty daughters whom he gave in marriage outside the family, and he brought in thirty daughters from outside for his sons. And he judged Israel seven years.

Jubilee Bible 2000
who had thirty sons and thirty daughters, whom he married abroad and took in thirty daughters from abroad for his sons. And he judged Israel seven years.

King James 2000 Bible
And he had thirty sons, and thirty daughters, whom he sent outside for marriage, and took in thirty daughters from outside for his sons. And he judged Israel seven years.

American King James Version
And he had thirty sons, and thirty daughters, whom he sent abroad, and took in thirty daughters from abroad for his sons. And he judged Israel seven years.

American Standard Version
And he had thirty sons; and thirty daughters he sent abroad, and thirty daughters he brought in from abroad for his sons. And he judged Israel seven years.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And he had thirty sons, and thirty daughters, whom he sent forth; and he brought in thirty daughters for his sons from without; and he judged Israel seven years.

Douay-Rheims Bible
He had thirty sons, and as many daughters, whom he sent abroad, and gave to husbands, and took wives for his sons of the same number, bringing them into his house. And he judged Israel seven years:

Darby Bible Translation
And he had thirty sons; and thirty daughters he sent out of the house, and thirty daughters he took in from abroad for his sons. And he judged Israel seven years.

English Revised Version
And he had thirty sons, and thirty daughters he sent abroad, and thirty daughters he brought in from abroad for his sons. And he judged Israel seven years.

Webster's Bible Translation
And he had thirty sons and thirty daughters whom he sent abroad, and took in thirty daughters from abroad for his sons: and he judged Israel seven years.

World English Bible
He had thirty sons; and thirty daughters he sent abroad, and thirty daughters he brought in from abroad for his sons. He judged Israel seven years.

Young's Literal Translation
and he hath thirty sons and thirty daughters, he hath sent without and thirty daughters hath brought in to his sons from without; and he judgeth Israel seven years.
Study Bible
Ibzan, Elon, and Abdon
8After Jephthah, Ibzan of Bethlehem judged Israel. 9He had thirty sons, as well as thirty daughters whom he gave in marriage to men outside his clan; and for his sons he brought back thirty wives from elsewhere. Ibzan judged Israel seven years. 10Then Ibzan died, and he was buried in Bethlehem.…
Cross References
Judges 12:8
After Jephthah, Ibzan of Bethlehem judged Israel.

Judges 12:10
Then Ibzan died, and he was buried in Bethlehem.

Treasury of Scripture

And he had thirty sons, and thirty daughters, whom he sent abroad, and took in thirty daughters from abroad for his sons. And he judged Israel seven years.

Judges 12:14
And he had forty sons and thirty nephews, that rode on threescore and ten ass colts: and he judged Israel eight years.

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

thirty
שְׁלֹשִׁ֣ים (šə·lō·šîm)
Number - common plural
Strong's Hebrew 7970: Thirty, thirtieth

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

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

daughters
בָּנוֹת֙ (bā·nō·wṯ)
Noun - feminine plural
Strong's Hebrew 1323: A daughter

whom he gave in marriage
שִׁלַּ֣ח (šil·laḥ)
Verb - Piel - Perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7971: To send away, for, out

to men outside his clan;
הַח֔וּצָה (ha·ḥū·ṣāh)
Article | Noun - masculine singular | third person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2351: Separate by a, wall, outside, outdoors

and for his sons
לְבָנָ֖יו (lə·ḇā·nāw)
Preposition-l | Noun - masculine plural construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1121: A son

he brought back
הֵבִ֥יא (hê·ḇî)
Verb - Hifil - Perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 935: To come in, come, go in, go

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

wives
בָּנ֔וֹת (bā·nō·wṯ)
Noun - feminine plural
Strong's Hebrew 1323: A daughter

from
מִן־ (min-)
Preposition
Strong's Hebrew 4480: A part of, from, out of

elsewhere.
הַח֑וּץ (ha·ḥūṣ)
Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2351: Separate by a, wall, outside, outdoors

Ibzan 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

seven
שֶׁ֥בַע (še·ḇa‘)
Number - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7651: Seven, seven times, a week, an indefinite number

years.
שָׁנִֽים׃ (šā·nîm)
Noun - feminine plural
Strong's Hebrew 8141: A year
(9) Thirty sons, and thirty daughters.--Implying polygamy, wealth, and state (Judges 8:30).

Whom he sent abroad--i.e., whom he gave in marriage "out of his house" (Vulg., quas emittens foras maritis dedit). The only reason for recording the marriage of his sons and daughters is to show that he was a great man, and sought additional influence by intermarriages with other families. It showed no little prosperity that he lived to see his sixty children married.

Verse 9. - He had thirty sons, etc. From no record of Ibzan's judgeship being preserved, except this domestic incident, we may infer, as in the case of Jair, that no important events took place in his time. 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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