Then Jephthah went with the elders of Gilead, and the people made him head and captain over them…
How many would have at once swollen with self-conceit! etc. It is a test of the inner life of Jephthah. We may all be more or less tested in this way.
I. HE ENTERED UPON HIS GREAT TASK WITH A SENSE OF SOLEMN RESPONSIBILITY TO GOD. Mizpah was the reminder of an ancient covenant, and its associations are honoured.
II. HE MADE PUBLIC CONFESSION OF JEHOVAH.
III. HE LOOKED TO JEHOVAH FOR GUIDANCE AND HELP. - M.
Parallel VersesKJV: Then Jephthah went with the elders of Gilead, and the people made him head and captain over them: and Jephthah uttered all his words before the LORD in Mizpeh.