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the death of the children of Israel asked the sayingWho shall go up the to fight against them?
And the saidJuda shall go upehold I have delivered the land into his hand.
Juda said unto Simeon his brotherome with me into my , fight against the nd I likewise will go with thee into thy lot.o Simeon went with him.
And Juda went up and the delivered the Cananites and into their handnd they slew of them in Bezek ten thousand men.
And they found Adonibezek in Bezeknd they fought against him, and slew the Cananites and .
But Adonibezek fled and they after him and caught him, and cut off his thumbs and his great toes.
Adonibezek said and ten kings having their thumbs and great toes cut off, gathered their meat under my tables I have done so God hath me. And they brought him to Jerusalem, and there he died.
children of fought against Jerusalem and it and it with the edge of the sword and set the city on fire.
And after the children of Juda went to fight against the Cananites dwelt in the mountain and in the .
And Juda went the Cananites dwelt in Hebron
And from thence went the of
that smiteth and taketh it, to him will I give Acsah my daughter wife.
And Othniel the son of Calebs younger brother took it he gave Acsah his daughter wife
nd she him to ask of her father a fieldnd she her ass and Caleb said unto herWhat th?
he said unto himive me a blessing for thou hast given me a landive me also springs of water. And Caleb gave her springs and .
And the children of the Kenite, Moses fatherinlaw, went up out of the city of palm trees with the children of Juda into the ilderness of Juda lieth in the outh of Arad and dwelt among the people.
And Juda went Simeon , and they slew the Cananites inhabited Zephath and utterly destroyed itnd the name of the city Hormah.
Juda took za with the thereof, and with the thereof, and with the thereof.
And the was with Juda he the mountain, but could not drive out the of the valley because they had chariots of iron.
And they gave Hebron unto Caleb as Moses saidnd he expelled thence the three sons of .
And the children of Benamin did not out the Jebusites inhabited Jerusalem, but the Jebusites dwell with the children of Benamin in Jerusalem unto this day.
And the house of Joseph went up Bethel and the with them
nd the house of Joseph Bethel before was Lu.
And the spies saw a man come out of the city and they said unto him
he showed them the into the city, they smote with the edge of the sword but let the man and all his .
And the man went into the land of the and built a city and called the name thereof Lu which is the name thereof unto this day.
Neither did Bethsean her towns, Taanach her towns, the of Dor her towns, the of her towns, the of her towns the Cananites dwel in land.
Israel was they put the Cananites to tribute
, but the Cananites dwelt in Gzer among them.
Neither did dwelt among them and became tributaries.
Neither did Aser out the of Aco, the of , of Ahlab, Aczib, Hlbah, Aphk, nor of
but the Aserites dwelt among the the of the land,
nor the of Bethanath, but dwelt among the the of the land. Nevertheless the of and of Bethanath became tributaries unto them.
And the Amorites the children of Dan in the mountain, suffer them come down to the valley.
the Amorites dwell in ount Heres in and in the hand of Joseph , so that they became tributaries.
And the of the Amorites was from the going up to , from the rock upward.
And angel of the came up from Glgal to and said, I you out of Egypt and have brought you unto the land which I swre unto your fathersnd I said
with the of this land ye down their altarsut ye have not obeyed y voicehy have ye this
I will not them out before you they shall be in sides, and their ods shall be snare unto you.
And when the angel of the spoke these words unto all the children of Israel, the people and wept.
And called the name of place, and there unto the .
And when Joua had the people , the children of Israel went every man his inheritance to possess the land.
And the people served the all the days of Josua, and all the days of the elders outlived Josua, had seen all the great works of the that e did Israel.
And Josua the son of Nun the servant of the died a hundred and ten years old
they buried in the of his inheritance in in mount Ephraim on the north side of the hill Gaas.
And all that generation were unto their fathers, and there arose another generation after them knew the nor yet the works which e Israel.
And the children of Israel did in the sight of the , and served Baalim
nd forsook the God of their fathers, brought them out of the land of Egypt, and followed , the ods of the were round about them, and bowed themselves unto them, and the .
And they forsook the and served Baal and .
the Israel and delivered them the hands of them and sold them into the hands of their enemies round about, so that they any longer stand before their enemies.
they went, the hand of the
Nevertheless the raised up udges, delivered them out of the hand of
nd yet they would not hearken unto their udgesut went a whoring after and bowed themselves unto them turned quickly out of the way which their fathers walked in obeying the commandments of the did not so.
And when the raised them up udges, was with the udge and delivered them out of the hand of their enemies all the days of the udge for the oppressed them and vexed them
the judge was dead they and than their fathers in following , them and ceased not from their nor from their
this people hath transgressed which I commanded their fathers and have not y voice,
henceforth out before them of the nations which Josua left when he died,
that through them whether they will keep the way of the to walk therein as their fathers did or not.
the left those nations them out , neither delivered them into the hand of Josua.
are the nations which the left to tet Israel even as many of Israel as had not known all the wars of Canaan
nly the generation of the children of Israel before knew nothing
five ords of the Philistines, and all the Cananites, the Sidonis, the Hvites dwelt in ount from ount Baalermon unto Hmath.
to Israel by, to whether they would hearken unto the commandments of the , which e commanded their fathers by the hand of Moses.
And the children of Israel dwel among the Cananites, , Amorites, , Hvites, and Jebusites
they took the daughters to be their wives, and gave their daughters to their sons, and served their ods.
And the children of Israel did in the sight of the and forgot the their God and served Baalim and .
Therefore the was Israel and them into the hand of ing of Mesopotamia the children of Israel served eight years.
And the children of Israel cried unto the the son of Ken, Calebs younger brother.
And the pirit of the came upon himnd he judged Israel and went out to warnd the ing of Mesopotamia into his hand. his hand
nd the land had rest forty yearsnd Othniel the son of Ken died.
And the children of Israel again in the sight of the Israel, because they had the .
And gathered unto him the children of Ammon and, and went and smote Israel, and the city of alm trees.
the children of Israel served Eglon the ing of eighteen years.
cried unto the the them up a , the son of Gera, the children of Israel sent a present unto Eglon the king of
made a dagger two edges, of a cubit length and he gird it under his upon his right thigh
nd the present unto Eglon ing of Eglon was a very fat man.
And when he had the present, he sent the people bre
ut he himself turned again from the by and saidI have a secret unto thee O
in a summer parlor, which he had himself alonend saidI have a message unto thee. And he arose out of his seat.
And put forth his left hand and took the dagger from his right thigh and thrust it into his belly
the haft went in after the bladend the fat, he not the dagger out of his bellynd the dirt came out.
and shut the doors of the parlor upon him and locked them.
When he gone out, his servants came and behold, the doors of the parlor were locked they said, he his in his summer chamber.
And they tarried till they were ashamed, the doors of the parlor they took a key and opened themnd behold their ord was fallen down dead the earth.
escaped while they tarried and
he blew a trumpet in Ephraimnd the children of Israel went down with him the and he before them.
And he said unto them, ollow me for the hath delivered your enemies the Moabites into your hand. And they after him and took the of Jordan , and suffered not a man to pass over.
And they slew of time ten thousand men, all and men of there escaped not a man
o subdued that day under the hand of Israelnd the land had rest years.
And after him Samgar the son of Anath, slew of the Philistines six hundred men
with an ox and delivered Israel.
And the children of Israel again in the sight of the when was dead.
And the sold them into the hand of Jabin ing of Canaan, reigned in Hazr, captain of was Sisra, dwelt in Haroseth of the entiles.
And the children of Israel cried unto the for he had nine hundred chariots of iron, he oppressed the children of Israel
And Debora a rophetess, the wife of Lapidoth judged Israel time
nd dwelt under the palm tree of Debora between Ramah and Bethel in ount Ephraim the children of Israel came to her for judgment.
And she sent and called Barak the son of Abinoam out of , and said unto him God of Israel , and draw ount and take with thee ten thousand men of the children of and of the children of
, with his chariots and his and will deliver into thine
And Barak said unto her, f thou wilt go with me, I will gout if thou wilt not go with me, then I will not go.
And she , I will surely go with thee into the hand of a woman. And arose and went with Barak to Kedes.
And Barak called and to Kedesnd he went up with ten thousand men and Debora went with him.
Heber the enite, was of the children of Hobab the fatherinlaw of Moses, and pitched his tent unto the of Zaanaim, by Kedes.
And showed that Barak the son of Abinoam gone up to ount Tabor.
And Sisra all his chariots, even nine hundred chariots of iron, and all the people , from Haroseth of the entiles unto the river of Kison.
unto Barak, or this is the day in which the hath delivered Sisra into thine the gone out before theeo Barak went down from ount Tabor, and ten thousand men after him.
the Sisra and all his chariots and all his host with the edge of the sword before Barak Sisra down off his chariot and fled .
But Barak after the chariots and after the host unto Haroseth of the entilesnd all the host of Sisra fell upon the edge of the sword, there was not a man left.
Sisra fled to the tent of Jael the wife of Hber the enite for there was peace between Jabin the king of Hazor and the of Hber the Kenite.
And Jael went out and said unto himurn in my lord, turn meear not. And turned her tent she covered him with a mantle.
And he said unto her, ive me a little water to drink for I am thirsty. And she opened a bottle of milk and gave him drink and covered him.
he said unto her, tand in the door of th tent, and any man come and of thee there any man here say.
Then Jael wife took a nail of the tent and a hammer in her hand, and went softly unto him and smote the nail temples into the ground
, Jael came out him and said unto himome and I will show thee the man whom thou seekest. And when he came into her tentehold, Sisra lay dead, and the nail his temples.
o God Jabin the king of Canaan before the children of Israel.
And the hand of the children of Israel prospered and Jabin the king of
Canaan, until they had .
Then ebora and Barak the son of Abinoam day saying
of Edom, the earth trembled and the heaven, the clouds dropped water
he mountains melted before the God of Israel.
In the days of Samgar the son of Anath in the days of Jael, the were unoccupiednd the
I arose a mother in Israel.
chose new war gates there seen among forty thousand in Israel
heart the of Israel that willing among the people. Bless the
ye that ride on sses sit in judgmentnd walk by the
water, there shall they the people of the down the gates.
, thou son of Abinoam.
among the people
were with , even was sent into the valley. n the divisions of were great of heart.
abodest thou among the sheepfolds, to hear the bleatings of the flocks In the divisions of great
came and foughthen fought the ing of Canaan the water of
in their course fought against Sisra.
The river of Kison them away that ancient river the river Kison.
the angel of the urse the thereof because they came not help the , to help the the mighty.
Blessed Jael the wife of Hber the Kenite blessed she in the tent.
He asked water, she gave him milk brought butter in a dish.
She through his temples.
her feet he bowed fell down her feet he bowed
his chariot so long ihy tarry the wheels of his ?
e ladies answered her yea she
of divers colors , of divers colors
be as the sun in his might.And the land had rest forty years.
And the children of Israel in the sight of the nd the delivered them into the hand of seven years.
the children of Israel made dens in the mountains and caves and .
when Israel had sown the the Amalekites and of the East
the against them and destroyed the increase of the earth unto za, and left no sustenance Israel, neither sheep ox ass
or they came with their cattle and as grasshoppers multitude both they and their camels were without numbernd they entered the land to destroy it.
And Israel impoverished the and cried unto the .
And when the children of Israel cried unto the because of the Mdianites,
the sent a prophet unto , said unto themThus saith the God of Israel: I you from Egypt and brought you out of the house of bondage
and I you out of the hand of the Egyptians and out of the hand of all oppressed you, and them out before you, and gave you their land.
And I said unto you am the your Godear not the ods of the Amorites in whose land y dwell. But y have not obeyed y voice.
And thengel of the and sat under an ak in , that pertained unto
And the angel of the appeared unto him and saidhe is with thee, thou man of .
And Gdeon himO my ord, if the be with us, why all this usnd where is miracles which our fathers told us of the us Egypt But now the hath forsaken us and delivered us into the hands of the Mdianites.
And the looked upon him and saidGo in this thy might and
I save Israel? Behold my is in Manasse, and I am the least in my fathers house.
the said unto him I will be with thee and thou shalt smite the as one man.
And he im, f I have found grace in hy sight, then show me a sign that hou talke with me.
Depart not hence until I come unto hee and bring and set it before hee.And e said I will tarry until thou come again.
And Gdeon went and made ready a kid and the broth in a pot, and brought it out unto him under the ak and presented it.
And the angel of God said unto himake the flesh and the cakes and them upon this rock, and pour out the broth. And he did so.
Then the angel of the put forth the end of the staff that was in his hand and touched the flesh and the cakesnd there up fire out of the rock and consumed the flesh and the cakes. the angel of the out of his sight.
And when Gdeon perceived that was an angel, saidAlas Lord I have seen an angel of the face to face.
And the said unto him, eace be thee fear not thou shalt not die.
Then Gdeon an altar there unto the and called it
said unto him, ake thy fathers of seven years old, and the altar of Baal that thy father, and cut down the that is it
and an altar unto the thy God upon the top of this rock nd take the second and offer burnt sacrifice with the wood of the which thou shalt cut down.
Then Gdeon took ten men of his servants and did as the the men of the city, he did it by night.
the men of the city early in the morningehold the altar of Baal was offered upon the altar that was .
And they said one to another, ho hath done this thingnd they and asked theGdeon the son of Joas ha done .
Then the men of the city said unto Joas, ring out thy son that he may die, because he hath the altar of Baal and cut down the
morning. If he be a od let him cast down his altar.
because he hath down his altar.
all the the Amalekites and of the East were gathered together and
he blew a trumpet and him
nd sent messengers throughout all Manasse alsond he sent messengers unto
said unto Godf hou wilt save Israel by hand as hou hast
ehold I will put a fleece of wool the if the dew be on the fleece only, and dry upon all the earth beside then shall that hou wilt save Israel by hand as hou.
And it he rose up early on the morrow, and thrust the fleece together and wrung the dew a bowl of water.
And Gdeon said unto God, not with the fleece Let it be dry only upon the fleece, and upon all the ground .
And God did so that night it was dry upon the fleece only, and on all the
Then Jerbaal and all the people were with him, and pitched beside the well of Hard, so that the host of the Mdianites were on the north side of
are with thee are too many for e to give the Mdianites into their hands, lest Israel vaunt ,, own hand hath saved .
Now therefore in the ars of the people and afraid, let him return and from ount . And there returned of the people twenty two thousand, and there ten thousand.
And the said unto he people are yet too manyring them down unto the water, and I will try them thee there. And of whom I say unto thee, his shall go with thee, the same shall go with theend whosoever I say unto thee, his shall not go with thee, the same shall not go.
he brought down the people unto the water the said unto the water with knees to drink.
And the number of their hand to their , three hundred men all the of the people down upon their knees to drink water.
And the said unto Gdeon, the three hundred men lapped will I save you and deliver the Mdianites into thine handnd all the other people go every man unto his .
took victuals , and their trumpetsnd he sent all the rest of Israel every man unto his tent, and the three hundred . And the host of Mdian was beneath him in valley.
And the same night the said unto him, down unto the host, for I have delivered it into thine hand.
But if thou fear to go down, go thou down the host,
and what they say and shall thine hands be go down unto the host.Then went down with Prah his unto the men were in the host.
And the the Amalekites and all of the East lay along in the valley like grasshoppers multitude and their camels were without number, as the sand by the multitude.
And when Gdeon come behold, there was a man told a dream unto his fellow and saidBehold I dreamed a dream and a of barley bread tumbled into the host of and came unto a tent, and smote it that it fell, and overturned it that the tent lay .
And his fellow answered and said, his is nothing else save the sword of Gdeon the son of Joas a man of Israel, into hand hath delivered Mdian and all the host.
Gdeon heard the telling of the dream and the interpretation he and returned the host of Israel and said for the hath delivered into your hand the host of .
And he divided the three hundred men into three companies, and a trumpet in hand, with empty pitcher and lamps
nd said unto themook on me and do likewise and behold, when I come to the of the , as I do, so do
hen I blow with a trumpet and all that are with me, blow ye trumpets also on every side the and say,
in the beginning of the middle watch, and the watchnd they blew the trumpets and brke the pitchers that were in their hands.
And three companies blew trumpets and brke the pitchers, and held the lamps in their left hands and the trumpets in their right to blow they criedhe sword of the and of
And they stood every man in his place round about the nd all the host ran and cried and fled.
And the three hundred blew trumpets the set every mans sword his throughout all the hostnd the host fled to and to the of Abelmeholah Tabath.
And the men of Israel gathered together o of of and of all Manasse, and after the Mdianites.
sent messengers throughout all ount Ephraim sayingome down against the and take them the waters Bethbarah and Jordan. Then all the men of Ephraim gathered together and took the waters Bethbarah and Jordan.
And they took two of the Mdianites, Oreb and and slew Oreb upon the
rock Oreb, and at the press and nd brought the
heads of Oreb and Zeb to Gdeon on the other side Jordan.
And the men of Ephraim said unto himWhy hast thou served us thus, that thou called us not when thou wentest to fight with the And they him .
And he said unto themWhat have I done not the of Ephraim better than the of Abiezer?
God hath delivered into your hands the of Mdian, Oreb and Zeb. And what was I able to do youhen their abated him when he had said that.
And Gdeon came to Jordan and passed over, he and the three hundred men were with him faint yet .
And he said unto the men of ive I pray you of bread unto the people follow me for they faint, I after Zebah and kings of Mdian.
And the of Scoth saidre the hands of Zebah and Zalmna now in thine hand that we should give bread unto
And Gdeon said, herefore when the hath delivered Zebah and Zalmna into mine hand, I will tear flesh with the thorns of the wilderness and with briers.
And he went thence to and spke unto them likewisend the men of Pnuel answered him as the men of .
And he also unto the men of Pnuel, hen I come again in peace, I will break down this tower.
Zebah and Zalmna were in and their hosts with them, fifteen thousand, all that were left of all the hosts of of the East a hundred and twenty thousand men drew sword.
And Gdeon went dwel in on the east of Nobah and , and smote the host for the host
Zebah and Zalmna fled he after them and took the two kings of , Zebah and and discomfited all the host.
And Gdeon the son of Joas returned from battle the up,
and caught a of the men of and of himnd he wrote
he came unto the men of Scoth and saidBehold Zebah and Zalmna, with ye me sayingre the hands of Zebah and Zalmna in thine hand, that we should give bread unto thy men
And he took the elders of the city and thorns of the wilderness and briers, and them .
And he down the tower of and slew the men of the city.
unto Zebah and Zalmna, hat manner men were they ye slew at Tabor?nd they answered, one the children of a king.
And he said, hey were my brethren, even my mothers the liveth, if ye had saved the, I would not slay you.
And he said unto Jether his , p and slay them But the drew not his sword for he feared, because he was yet you.
Then Zebah and Zalmna saidRise thou and fall upon us for as the man is so is his strength. And Gdeon arose and slew and took away the that were on their camels necks.
Then the men of Israel said unto Gdeon, over us, both thou thy son and thy sons son for thou hast delivered us the hand of .
And Gdeon said unto them, I will not over you, neither shall my over you the shall over you.
Gdeon said unto themI would a request of you, that y would give me every man the earrings his . For they had golden earrings, because they were Ismaelites.
And they , e will . And they spread a and cast therein every man the earrings his .
And the weight of the golden earrings was a thousand and seven hundred of gold, and that were o the kings of Mdian, and beside the chains that were about their camels necks.
And Gdeon made an ephod thereof and put it in his city. And all Israel went a whoring after , which thing house.
Thus before the children of Israel, so that they lift up their heads no more. And the country was in quietness forty years in the days of Gdeon.
And Jerbaal the son of Joas went and dwelt in his own house.
And Gdeon had sons of his body begotten, for he had many wives.
And his concubine in Schem bre him a son, whose name he called Abimelech.
And Gdeon the son of Joas died a good age, and was buried in the of Joas his father
the children of Israel turned and went a whoring after Baal, and made their od
nd not the their God had delivered them out of the hands of all their enemies on every side
either showed they the house of , , according to all the
goodness which he .
Abimelech the son of Jerbaal went to unto his mothers brethren, and communed with them and with all his mothers saying
I pray you, in the ears of all the of Schem: is better for you that all the sons of which are persons reign over you, that one reign over youemember that I am your bone and your flesh.
And his mothers brethren of him in the of all the of all these words and their hearts to follow Abimelech, they said brother.
And they gave him pieces of silver out of the house of Baalerith, with which Abimelech hired and persons him.
And went unto his fathers house at and slew his brethren the sons of Jerbaal, persons one stone. Notwithstanding yet Jotham the youngest son of Jerbaal , for he hid himself.
And all the of Schem gathered together all the house of , and went and made Abimelech ing
, he went and stood the top of ount Grizim, and lift up his voice and , and said unto themHearken unto me y of Schem, that God may hearken unto you.
The trees went to anoint a ing over them and said unto the olive tree, eign over us.
But the olive tree said unto themhould I leave my fatness God and man, and go to be promoted over the trees
the trees to the fig tree, ome thou and over us.
the fig tree them, hould I forsake my sweetness and my good fruit, and go to be promoted over the trees
Then said the trees unto the vine, ome thou and over us.
And the vine , hould I leave my wine cheereth God and man, and go to be promoted over the trees
Then said all the trees unto the thou and reign over us.
And the said unto the treesf ye anoint me king over you, then come and my shadow and fire come out of the and the of Lbanon.
, if ye have done truly and mae Abimelech kingnd if ye have dealt well with Jerbaal and his house, and have done unto him according to the deserving of his hands
my father fought for you and his life, and you out of the hand of
nd ye risen up against my fathers house this daynd have slain his persons one stone and have made Abimelech the son of his maidservanting over the of Schem, because he is your brother,
if then have dealt and with Jerbaal and with his house this day then rejoice ye in Abimelech, and let him also rejoice in you.
But if and the house of nd come out the of and the house and Abimelech.
And Jotham ran away and fled and went to Beer and dwelt there for fear of Abimelech his brother.
When Abimelech had reigned three years
God sent an between Abimelech and the of nd the of Schem
Abimelech their brother slew them, and the of aided him in the killing of his brethren.
And the of Schem set for him in the top of the mountains, robbed all came along th way by themnd it was told Abimelech.
And Gaal the son of his brethren went to nd the men of Schem put their confidence in him.
And they went out into the fields and gathered their and trod and made merry and went into the house of their od, and and drnk and cursed Abimelech.
And Gaal the son of said that we should serve him?
would God this people were under my handhen would
And when Zebul the ruler of the city heard the words of Gaal the son of , was
sent messengers unto Abimelech privily sayingBehold Gaal the son of and his brethren come to and behold they the city against thee.
Now therefore up by night, thou and the people with thee, and lie in wait in the field.
And in the morning as soon as the is up and upon the citynd when he and the people with him come out against thee, do to shal.
And Abimelech rose up, and all the people that were with him, by nightnd they in four companies.
And Gaal the son of went out and stood in the of the gate of the citynd Abimelech rose up and the were with him, from lying .
And when Gaal saw the people, he said to ZebulBehold there come people down from the top of the mountains. And Zebul said unto him the shadow of the
down by the middle of the land and another company come along by the .
Then said Zebul unto himhere now thy mouth th said, is Abimelech, that we should serve himhese the people thou despise Go out now and fight with them.
And Gaal went out before the of Schem, and fought with Abimelech.
And Abimelech chased him he fled before him and many were overthrown and
dwelt at Arumahnd Zebul thrust out Gaal and his brethren,
the people went out into the fieldnd told Abimelech.
And he took people and divided them into three companies and lay in the fieldnd the people come out of the city he them and them.
And Abimelech and the that with him and stood in the of the gate of the citynd the two other companies ran upon all the people were in the fields and slew them.
And Abimelech fought against the city all that day and took , and slew the people were therein, and the city and sowed salt.
And when all the men of the tow of Schem heard that, they entered into a stronghold of the house of the god Berith.
And it was told Abimelech that all the men of the tower of Schem were gathered together
it on his shoulder, and said unto the were with him, ye see me do and do .
And all the people cut down every man bough and followed Abimelech, and put them the , and set the fire upon them so that all the men of the tower of Schem , a thousand men and women.
Then went Abimelech to Thebe and and took it.
But there was a strong tower the city, and thither all the men and women and all of the city and shut it to them and up the top of the tower.
Abimelech unto the tower and fought against it, and went hard unto the of the to it fire.
a woman cast a piece of a millstone upon head and brke his .
Then called hastily unto the young man his , and said unto himraw thy sword and slay me, that men say not of me, woman slew him. And his thrust him through and he died.
And when the men of Israel saw that Abimelech was dead, they departed every man unto his .
hus the wickedness of Abimelech which he did unto his father in slaying his seventy brethren
nd all the of the men of God upon their headsnd upon them came
the curse of Jotham the son of Jerbaal.
Abimelech there arose to defend Israel the son of Puah, the son of Dodo, a man of dwelt in Samir in ount Ephraim.
And he judged Israel twenty three years, and died and was buried in Samir.
And after him arose Jair a , judged Israel twenty two years.
And he had thirty sons rode on thirty ss colts and had thirty cities, which are called the of Jair unto this day, are in the land of .
And Jair died, and was buried in .
And the children of Israel again in the sight of the , and served Baalim and , and the ods of Sria, and the ods of Sidon, the ods of Moab, the ods of the children of Ammon, and the ods of the Philistines, and forsook the and served not.
And the was Israel, and sold them into the hands of the Philistines and into the hands of the children of Ammon
and oppressed the children of Israel eighteen years all were on the other side Jordan in the land of the Amorites in .
Moreover the children of Ammon over Jordan to fight against Benjamin and the house of Ephraim so that Israel was sore .
the children of Israel cried unto the sayinge have sinned against hee we have forsaken our God and served Baalim.
And the said unto the children of Israelid not the Egyptians the Amorites, the children of Ammon the Philistines
he the Amalekites and the Maonites oppress yound ye cried to e, and I delivered you out of their hand.
ye have forsaken e and serve I will you no more.
o and cry unto the ods which ye have chosenet them you in the time of your tribulation.
the children of Israel said unto the e have sinnedo hou unto us whatsoever heeeliver us only this .
And they put away the strange ods from them and served the the misery of Israel.
Then the children of Ammon gathered together and in . And the children of Israel
against the children of Ammon shall be head over all the of
was the son of a harlot
and said unto himhou shalt not inherit in our fathers house, for thou art the son of a strange woman.
Then Jephthah fled from his brethren and dwelt in the land of Tobnd there gathered to Jephthah, and went out with him.
it in process of time that the children of Ammon made war against Israel
, the elders of went fetch Jephthah out of the land of Tob
nd said unto ome and be our captain, fight with the children of Ammon.
And Jephthah said unto the elders of Did not ye hate me and expel me out of my fathers house? y come unto me now in ?
And the elders of JephthahTherefore we turn again to thee now, that thou go with us and fight against the children of Ammon, and be our head over all the of .
And Jepthah said unto the elders of If ye bring me home again to fight the children of Ammon, the deliver them before me, shall be your head
And the elders of said Jephthah, he be witness between us if we do not according to thy words.
Then Jephthah went with the elders of nd the people made him head and over themnd Jephthah all his words
Jephthah sent messengers unto the ing of the children of Ammon, sayinghat with me that thou me to fight my land?
And the ing of the children of Ammon answered unto the messengers of Jephthah, ecause Israel took away my land when they came out of Egypt from Arnon unto and Jordan. Now therefore restore those lands again .
And Jephthah sent messengers again unto the children of Ammon,
and said unto himhus saith Jephthah: Israel took not away the land of Moab, nor the land of the children of Ammon
ut when Israel came Egypt, walked through the wilderness unto the ed ea and came to ,
sent messengers unto the king of Edom sayinget pray thee through thy land. But the ing of Edom would not thereto. And in like manner they sent unto the ing of Moab, but he would not consentnd Israel abode in .
hen they went along through the wilderness, and compassed the land of Edom and the land of Moab, and came by the east side of the land of Moab and pitched on the other side of Arnon, came not within the of for was border.
And Israel sent messengers unto ing of the Amorites, ing of and said unto him us pass through thy land .
But Shon trusted not Israel to through his but gathered all his people together and pitched in , and fought Israel.
the God of Israel delivered Shon and all his into the hand of Israelnd smote them all the land of the Amorites, the of country.
And they all the of the Amorites, from Arnon unto and from the wilderness unto Jordan.
So now the God of Israel hath the Amorites before is people shouldest thou possess
better than Balak the son of ing of Moab? id he strive Israel or fight against
while Israel dwelt in Hesbon and her towns, and in Aroer and her towns, and in all the cities that along by the of Arnon, three hundred years? hy did not recover them that
I have not sinned against theeut thou doest me wrong to war against me. The be judge this day between the children of Israel and the children of Ammon.
the ing of the children of Ammon hearkened not unto the words of Jephthah which he sent him.
Then the pirit of the came upon Jephthahnd he passed over and Manasse, and and from unto the children of Ammon.
And Jephthah vowed a vow unto the and saidIf hou shalt deliver the children of Ammon into hands,
then that cometh the doors of my house me, when I in peace from the children of Ammon, shall be the , and I will offer it up a .
o Jephthah unto the children of Ammon to fight themnd the delivered them into his hands.
And he smote them from Aroer Mnith, twenty citiesnd the plain of the vineyards a great slaughter. hus the children of Ammon were before the children of Israel.
Jephthah came to unto his housend , his daughter came out him with timbrels and dances was his only childeside her he had neither son nor daughter.
And when he saw her, he rent his clothes and saidAlas my daughterhou hast me , and art one of them that trouble meor I have opened my mouth unto the , and cannot go back.
And she said unto himy father, if thou ha opened thy mouth unto the , do me according to that proceeded out of thy mouth, forasmuch as the hath thee o thine enemies the children of Ammon.
And she said unto her father, this for me: let me alone two months that I may go down the mountains and bewail my virginity my fellows.
And he said, nd he sent her away two monthsnd she went with her companions and her upon the mountains.
And the two months she unto her father did with her according to his vow which he had vowed and she knew no man. And it a in Israel
that the daughters of Israel lament the daughter of Jephthah the four
days in a year.
And the men of Ephraim gathered themselves together and went northward, and said unto Jephthah thou to fight the children of Ammon, and didst not call us to go with thee? e will burn thine house upon thee with fire.
And Jephthah said unto themI and my people were at great strife with the children of Ammonnd I called you ye delivered me not out of their hands.
And when I saw that ye delivered me not, I put my life in my hands and the children of Ammonnd the delivered them into my hand. then ye come me to fight me
Jephthah gathered together all the men of and fought with nd the men of smote , because they saidYe are of Ephraim among the Ephraites and the Manassites.
the the passages of Jordan the nd when those
at the passages of Jordannd there at that time of the Ephraites forty two thousand.
And Jephthah judged Israel six years died, and was buried in one of the cities of .
nd he had thirty sons and thirty daughters sent thirty daughters for his sons. And judged Israel seven years
died, and was buried at Bethlehem.
And after him Elon a judged Israel ten years
nd died and was buried in in the country of .
And after him Abdon the son of a judged Israel.
And he had forty sons and thirty judged Israel eight years
died, and was buried in the land of
Ephraim in the mount of the Amalekites.
And the children of Israel again in the sight of the nd the delivered them into the hand of the Philistines forty years.
And there was a man of the of the Danites, Manoah wife was barren and bre not.
And the ngel of the appeared unto and said unto herBehold, thou art barren and bearest notut thou shalt conceive and bear a son.
ow beware, and drink no wine nor strong drink, eat any unclean thing
or, thou shalt conceive and bear a sonnd no razor come on his head for the shall be a unto God from the . And he shall begin to deliver Israel out of the hand of the Philistines.
Then the and told her husband saying man of God came unto me, and I asked him not whence he was, neither told he me his name.
he said unto meehold thou shalt and bear a sonnd now drink no wine nor strong drink, neither eat any unclean thing for the shall be a to God from to the day of his death.
Then Manoah the , and said my Lord let the man of God which hou come unto us and teach us what we shall do unto the born.
And God the voice of Manoah, and the angel of God came again unto the as she sat in the fieldut Manoah her husband was not with her.
the made haste and ran and showed her husband and said himBehold the man appeared unto me that came the other day
And Manoah arose and went after his wife and came to the man and said unto himrt thou the man that spkest unto
the child, and shall do?
And the ngel of the said unto Manoah all that I said unto her
he may eat of that cometh of the vine, drink wine or strong drink, nor eat any unclean thingll that I
And Manoah said unto the angel of the
is thy name, that when thy come to pass we may do thee ?
And the angel of the said unto himhy askest thou after my name it is
Manoah took a id with a meat offering and offered it upon a rock unto the nd the angel did , Manoah and his wife .
For when the flame up of the altar, the angel of the ascended in the flame of the altar. And Manoah and his wife looked and fell on their faces the ground
But the angel of the no more Manoah and his wife. hen Manoah knew that was an angel of the
said unto his wifee shall surely die, because we have seen God.
But his wife said unto himIf the kill us, e would not have received a and a our hands, neither would e have show us all these things nor would have told us things .
And the bre a son, and called his name Samsonnd the grew, and the blessed him.
And the pirit of the began
Samson went down to , and saw a woman in of the daughters of the Philistines
nd came up and told his father and his mother, and saidI have seen a woman in of the daughters of the Philistines. ow her me wife.
Then his father and mother said unto him, s there a woman the daughters of thy brethren among all my people that thou a wife of the uncircumcised Philistines? And Samson said unto his father, me for she pleaseth me well.
But his father and mother knew not that it was the , and that e sought an occasion the Philistines at that time over Israel.
Then went Samson and his father and his mother down to nd came to the vineyards of behold a young lion roared him.
And the pirit of the came upon himnd he him as would rent a id, and had nothing in his hand he told not his father mother what he had done.
And he went down and talked with the woman,
to see the carcas of the ionnd behold there was a swarm of bees in the carcas of the ion.
And he took the in his hands and went eating, and came to his father and mother and gave them they . But he told them that he had taken the honey out of the carcas of the
Samson made there a feast, for so used the young men to do.
And when saw him, they brought thirty companions to be.
And Samson said unto themI will put forth a riddle unto you. f y can it within seven days of the feast and find it out, I will give you thirty shirts and thirty changes of garments
ut if y cannot it me, then shall ye give me thirty shirts and thirty changes of garments. And they him, ut forth thy riddle hear it.
And he said unto themOut of the eater came meat and out of the strong came sweetness. And they could not in three days expound the riddle.
And the seventh day they said unto Samsons wife, husband, that he may us th riddle, we burn thee and thy fathers house with fireave ye called us to
and lovest me nothou hast put forth a riddle unto the children of my and not it . And he saidBehold, I have not told it my father nor my mother, and I tell it thee?
And she wept him seven days while the feast lasted. And the seventh day he told her, because she sore upon himnd she told the children of her .
And the men of the city said unto him the seventh day before the went downWhat is sweeter than honeynd what is stronger than a ion said unto themIf ye had not with my , ye not found out my riddle.
the pirit of the came upon himnd he went down to , and slew thirty men of them and , and gave garments unto expounded the riddle. And was and went up to his fathers house.
But Samsons wife was given to his companionhi.
But it within a while after, in the time of wheat harvest, that Samson visited his wife with a idnd he to wife into the chamber her father would not suffer him to go in
saidI thought that thou hadst hated herherefore gave her thy companion. her younger sister fairer than she Take her instead of
the Philistines though I do them .
And Samson went and caught three hundred foxes, and took firebrands, and tail to tail, and put a firebrand in the midst between two tails.
And set the on fire, them into the corn of the Philistines, and burn up both the and also the standing, with and olives.
Then the Philistines , ho ha done th? And theSamson the soninlaw of the Tmnite, because he had taken his wife and given her to his companion. And the Philistines came and burn her and her father with fire.
And Samson said unto them ye do will be avenged of you, and th I will cease
nd he smote them and thigh with a . And he went and dwelt in the of the rock Etam.
Then the Philistines up and pitched Juda, and in Lehi.
And the men of Juda said, Why ye come against us? And they answeredo bind Samson we come, to do him as he hath done to us.
Then three thousand men of Juda went to the of the rock Etam, and said to Samson thou not that the Philistines are rulers over us?
And they said unto him, e come to bind thee deliver thee into the hand of the Philistines. And Samson said unto them
and deliver thee their handut we will not kill thee. And they bound him with two new cords and brought him up from the rock.
And when he cme Lehi, the Philistines shouted against him. And the pirit of the came upon him and the cords that were upon his arms became as flax that was burn with fire and bands loosed from his hands.
And he found a of ass, and put forth his hand and it, and slew a thousand men therewith.
And Samson saidith the of an ass, heaps with the aw of an ass have I slain a thousand men.
And when he had speaking he cast away the out of his hand and called th place Ramathehi.
And he was sore , and called on the and saidThou given this great the hand of hy servant. And now I die for thirst and fall into the hand of the uncircumcised
But God a that was in the aw, and there came water thereoutnd when he had drunk his spirit came again and he the name thereof he well of th, which is in Lehi unto this day.
And he judged Israel in the days of the Philistines twenty years.
Then went Samson to Gaza and saw there a, and went in unto her.
And it was told the Gazites, Samson come . And they and for him all night in the gate of the city, were all the night saying the morning it day, kill him.
And Samson till midnight, and arose at midnight took the doors of the gate of the city and the two posts, and them, bar and all, and put them upon his shoulders and carried them up to the top of a hill that before Hebron.
And that he loved a woman the of Sorek,
the ords of the Philistines and said unto her him and see wherein his great strength lieth and by what means we may him, that we may bind him to him and we will give every eleven hundred .
And Dlilah said to Samson, ell me where thy great strength lieth, and wherewith thee.
And Samson said unto herIf bnd me with seven green that were never dried, be weak and as another man.
hen the ords of the Philistines brought her seven green dried and she bound him
men lying in wait with her in the chamber. And she said unto him, he Philistines be upon thee Samson. And he brke the as a of tow when it fire. o his strength was not known.
said Samson thou hast mocked me and told me lies. Now tell me I pray thee, wherewith thou mightest be bound.
And he saidIf with new ropes , then I be weak and as another man.
took new ropes and bound him therewith, and said unto him, he Philistines be upon thee Samson. And there were in the chambernd he brke them from off his arms a thread.
And Dlilah said unto Samson, itherto thou hast me and told me liesell me wherewith . And he said unto herIf thou the seven locks of my head with the.
And she said unto him, he Philistines be upon thee Samson. And awaked out of his sleep, and went away with the the and with the
she said unto himHow canst thou say, when thine heart is not with mehou hast mocked me three times, and hast not told wherein thy great strength lieth.
And she him with her words him, his soul was unto death
he told her all his heart and said unto herhere razor upon mine head, for I have been God from my mothers womb. If my strength go from me, and I and be like a other mn.
And when Dlilah saw that he had told her all his heart, she sent for the Philistines saying, ome up this once, for he hath show me all his heart.Then the ords of the Philistines came and brought money in their hand.
And she made him sleep upon her nd for a man, and off the seven locks of his head and began to him his strength from him.
And she saidhe Philistines be upon thee Samson. And he awoke out of his sleep and go out as at other times before and shake nd knew not that the departed from him.
But the Philistines took him and put out his eyes, and brought him down to Gaza and bound him with fettersnd he in the prison house
the hair of his head began to grow again after he was .
Then the ords of the Philistines gathered together to offer a unto Dagon their od and to rejoice for they said, ur od hath delivered Samson our enemy into our
And when the people saw him, they praised their od for they saidur od hath delivered into our hands our enemy, th our country slew many of us.
And when their hearts were merry, they said for Samson us. And they Samson out of the prison house, and and they set him between the pillars.
And Samson said unto the lad him by the hand me that I may the pillars the house , that I may lean them.
the house was full of men and womennd all the lords of the Philistinesnd there were upon the roof three thousand men and women beheld Samson
And Samson called unto the and said Lord me, and strengthen me, this on O God, that I may be avenged o the Philstines for my two eyes.
And Samson the two middle pillars which the house stood and on which it was borne up, the one his right hand and the other his left
nd said die with the Philistinesnd bowed with mightnd the house fell upon the lords and upon all the people were therein. o the dead which he slew at his death were more than he slew in his life.
hen his brethren and all the house of his father came down and took him, and brought him
and buried him between and in the burying place of Manoah his father. And he
judged Israel twenty years.
was a man ount Ephraim, Micah
said unto his motherhe eleven hundred that were taken from thee, about which thou cursed and in mine earsehold the silver is with me I took it his mother, lessed be thou my son.
And he restored the eleven hundred to his mother his mother saidI the silver unto the hand for my son to make a graven image and image. Now therefore I it thee
he restored the money unto his mother. his mother took two hundred and them to a , mae thereof a graven image and a image in the house of Micah.
And the man Micah had a of ods, and made an phod and , and one of his sons became his priest.
those days there was no king in Israel, but every man did hi.
And there was a young man out of Bethlehem of the of Juda was a Levite and sojourned there.
And the man departed out of the city Bethlehem Juda to where he could find a placend he came to ount Ephraim to the house of Micah as he journeyed.
And Micah said unto him, whence comest thou? where I may find a place.
And Micah said unto himwell with me and be unto me a father and a priestnd I will give thee ten by year and of and thy the Levite went
nd to dwell with the man, and was unto him as one of his sons.
And Micah the Levite and the young man became his priest, and in the house of Micah.
Then said Micah, I that the will good, seeing I have a Levite my
In those days there was no ing in Israelnd in those days the tribe of sought an inheritance to dwell in, for unt that inheritance unto them among the tribe of Israel.
And the children of Dan sent of their to the house of Micah lodged there.
hen they were the house of Micah, they knew the voice of the young man the Levite and turned in thither and said unto himho brought thee hither? nd what makest thou in this place? And what hast thou here
And he said unto them, hus and thus dealeth Micah with me and hath hired me his priest.
And they said unto himAsk pray thee, that we may know whether way which we go shall be prosperous.
And the priest said unto themo in peace way ye go is before the .
Then the five men departed and came to Lais, and saw the people were therein, how they dwelt , after the manner of the they were far from the and had no business with any .
And they came unto their brethren to and nd their brethren said unto themhat y?
And they said up them for we have seen the land, it is very good. e not slothful to go and the land.
When ye , ye shall come unto a people and a large or God hath given into your hands a place is no of that is in the .
And there thence of the of the Danites, out of and six hundred men appointed with of war.
And they went and pitched in in Juda. called unto this day,
the house of Micah.
Then answered the five men went to spy out the country of Lais, and said unto their brethren know that there is in these houses anphod and , and a graven mage and mage? Now therefore consider what ye have to do.
And they turned and came to the house of the young man the Levite the house of Micah, and saluted him.
And the six hundred men with weapons of war were of the children of Dan stood the of the gate.
And the five men went to spy out the land went in thither and took the mage and the phod and the mage the priest stood in the of the gate with the six hundred men were
went Micahs house and fetched the carved mage, the phod and the mage. Then said the priest unto themhat do ye?
nd they him, old thy peace thine hand upon thy mouth and with us, and be us a father and a priests it better for thee to be a priest unto the house of one man, or be priest unto a tribe
and the graven mage, and went the people.
they turned and departed, and put the the cattle and their them.
they were a good way from the house of Micah, the men were in the houses Micahs house and the children of Dan
nd unto thend they turned their faces and said unto Micah, hat aileth thee, that thou
And he said, e have taken away my ods which I made and the priest, and go And what have I more say unto me, hat aileth thee?
And the children of Dan said unto him, et not thy voice be heard among us, lest angry fellows run upon thee and thou lose thy life with the lives of household.
And the children of Dan went their waynd when Micah saw that they were too strong for him, he turned and went back unto his house.
And they took the things which Micah had made and the priest he had, and unto Lais, unto a people were at and and smote them with the edge of the sword and burn the city with fire.
And there was no , because it was far from Sidon, and they had no with any in the valley that lieth by Bethrehob. And they built city and dwelt therein
nd called Dan, after the name of Dan their father was born unto Israel. the name of the city was Lais at the .
And the children of Dan set up the graven magend Jonathan the son of , the son of and his sons were priests the tribe of until
house of God was in Siloh.
in those days, when there was no king in Israel, that a certain Levite on the side of ount Ephraim, took to a concubine out of Bethlehem
concubine played the whore , and went away from him unto her fathers house to Bethlehem Juda, and there four months.
And her husband arose and went after her to speak friendly unto her and to bring her his with him and a couple of sses. And she brought him her fathers house and when the father of the damsel saw him, he rejoiced
with him three days so they ate and drank and lodged there.
he fourth day they arose early in the morning, up to depart the damsels father said unto his soninlaw, omfort thine heart with a morsel of bread and go your way.
And they sat down and and drnk both of them together the damsels father unto the man, I pray thee and tarry all night and let thine heart be merry.
the fifth day to depart the damsels father omfort thine heart
his concubine and his draweth toward tarry all night tomorrow get you early your way
the man would not tarry, but and departed and came Jebus, which is Jerusalem
And when they were by Jebus, the day was spent and the said unto his master, ome I pray thee and let us turn in into this city of the Jebusites and lodge
his master said unto him, e will not turn in a that not of the children of Israele will to .
And he said unto his , , and to one place lodge all night in or in Ramah.
And they went their way and the went down upon them when they were by which Benjamin.
And they turned to go and lodge in nd when in, sat down in a street of the city, for there was no man took them .
behold there came an old man from his work out of the field at was also of ount Ephraim and in , the men of the place were .
And when he had lifted up his eyes, saw a wayfaring man in the old man said,
eace be with thee, all menly not in the street he brought him into his house, and gave unto ssesnd they washed their feet, and and drnk.
as they were making their hearts merry, the men of the city, the house round about and at the door, and spke to the of the house, the old man sayingring forth the man came into thine house, that we may know him.
the man of the house went out them and said unto them, my brethren, do not so wickedlyeeing that this man come into mine house do not this folly.
Behold my daughter a maiden and concubinehem I will bring out , and humble them and do with them what seemeth good but unto this man do not
But the men would not hearken to him. the man took his concubine and brought her unto them, and they her and her all the night unt the morningnd when the day began to spring, they let her go.
hen came the woman in the dawning of the day and fell down at the door of the mans house where her ord was, till .
And her ord up in the morning and opened the doors of the house and went out to go his waynd behold, his concubine the door of the house, and her upon the threshold.
And he said unto herp and let us be going. But answered. Then took her up upon an ass and up and unto his .
And when he come his house, he took a knife and his concubine and divided her bones into twelve pieces, and sent her into all of Israel.
And that saw it saidhere was no such deed done seen the children of Israel came out of Egypt unt this dayonsider ,
counsel and your minds.
Then all the children of Israel went out and congregation together as one man, from Dan to
of all the tribes of Israel, in the of the people of God, four hundred thousand footmen drew sword.
the children of Benjamin heard that the children of Israel gone up to .Then said the children of Israel, ell us how this wickedness
And the Levite the woman was slain, answered and saidI came into that Benjamin my concubine to lodge.
And the of rose against me, and the house round about upon me by night, and thought to have slain me and my concubine forced that she .
And I took my concubine and cut her in pieces and sent her throughout all the of the inheritance of Israelor they have committed and folly in Israel.
Behold ye are all children of Israel. your advice .
all the people arose as one man saying not of us go to his tent, neither turn into his house.
we will take ten men of hundred throughout all the tribes of Israel, and a hundred of thousand, and a thousand out of ten thousand to fetch victuals for the people that they may Benjamin, according to all the folly that they have wrought in Israel.
o all the men of Israel gathered , knit together as one man.
And the tribes of Israel sent men through all the tribe of Benjamin sayinghat wickedness is this that is among you
Now therefore deliver us the men, the of that we may them and put away evil from Israel. the children of Benjamin would not hearken the voice of their brethren the children of Israel
but gathered themselves together out of the cities unto to out battle against the children of Israel.
And the children of Benjamin were numbered at that time out of the cities twenty six thousand men drew sword beside the of were numbered seven hundred chosen men.
all were seven hundred very one could stones at a and not miss.
And the of Israel Benjamin were numbered four hundred thousand men drew swordll men of war.
And the children of Israel arose and went up to , and asked of God, the battle against the children of Benjaminnd the said Juda shall .
And the children of Israel up and .
And the men of Israel went out to battle against Benjamin, and put themselves in array to fight against .
And the children of Benjamin came out of and destroyed that day twenty two thousand men.
the children of Israel up and wept before the unt evening, and asked of the sayinghall go again to battle against the children of Benjamin? And the saido up
nd the children of Israel cme the children of Benjamin the second day
Benamin went against them out of the second day, and destroyed to the of the children of Israel again eighteen thousand men drew .
Then the children of Israel and all the people went up and came unto and wept and sat there before the and fasted day unt evening, and offered and before the .
And the the for the ark of the of God in those days
nd the son of Eleazar, the son of Aaron it hall go out to battle against the children of Benjamin, or shall cease? And the saido for tomorrow I will deliver them into hand.
And Israel set round about.
And the children of Israel went against the children of the third , and put themselves in array against
the children of Benjamin
, as at the first. But the children of Israel said, et us flee and them from the city unto the .
And all the men of Israel rose up out of their , and put themselves in array at Baalnd the of Israel came forth out of their places, even out of the meadows of
nd came ten thousand chosen men out of all Israel, and was sore knew not that evil was them.
And the Benjamin before Israel the children of Israel destroyed day twenty five thousand and a hundred men drew
the children of Benjamin that theor the men of Israel gave to, because they trusted the they had against .
And the hasted and upon and and smote all the city with the edge of the sword.
the men of Israel the they should make smoke rise up out of the city.
And the men of Israel in the battle Benjamin began to smite of the of Israel about thirty persons for they the before , as in the first battle.
began to arise out of the city a pillar of smoke the Benjamites looked and behold the of the city ascend up to heaven.
hen the men of Israel turned again, the men of Benjamin were for they saw that evil them.
they turned before the men of Israel the way the wilderness,
about, and chased them and
of Benjamin eighteen thousandll men of .
And they turned and fled the wilderness unto the rock of the of them five thousand men, and them and slew two thousand of them.
So that day of Benjamin were twenty five thousand men drew swordll men of
six hundred men turned and fled to the wilderness unto the ock of
And the men of Israel
of us give his daughter unto Benjamin wife.
And the people came to and there till evening before God and lifted up their voices and wept
and saidO God of Israel, why this in Israel, that there should be one tribe lacking in Israel?
And on the morrow the people rose and there an altar and offered and .
And the children of Israel , ho the among all the tribes of Israel came not with the congregation unto the ?or they had made a great oath concerning that came not up to the to saying surely .
And the children of Israel Benjamin their and saidhere is one tribe cut off from Israel this day
hat shall we do for , we have sworn by the that we will not give them our daughters wives
they said, hat the of the tribes of Israel came not up to to the And behold there came none the
the people were behold there were none of the of there.
And the congregation sent thither twelve thousand men of the and commanded them sayingo and smite the of with the edge of the sword women and children.
And this is that ye shall do: utterly destroy male and womn that ha mn.
And they found among the of four hundred virgins had known no man by lying with any malend they brought them unto the to which is in the land of Canaan.
And the whole congregation sent the children of Benjamin were the ock of and unto them
nd Benjamin came again at that time, and they gave them they had saved alive the women of they sufficed them not.
And the people Benjamin, because th had made a in the tribes of Israel.
hen the elders of the congregation saidhat shall we do
must be an inheritance for escaped of Benjamin that a tribe be not destroyed out of Israel
be we may not give them wives our daughtersor the children of Israel saying be he that giveth a wife to Benjamin.
Then they saidehold, there is a feast of the yearly in which is on the north side of Bethel, on the east side of the that goeth from Bethel to and south .
they commanded the children of Benjamin sayingo and lie in wait in the vineyards
. And the daughters of Siloh come out to dance in , then come ye out of the vineyards and catch you every man wife the daughters of Siloh, and g the land of Benjamin.
And their fathers or brethren come us to complain, we will say unto them, them, because we reserved not to each man his wife in war
And the children of Benjamin did so and took wives according to the number dance they caughtnd they went and returned unto their inheritance, and the cities and dwelt in them.
And the children of Israel departed thence at that time every man to his tribe and to his and went out from thence every man to his inheritance.
In those days there was no king in Israel every man did right.