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Judges 10 :: New International Version (NIV)

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Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 10:1 - After the time of Abimelek, a man of Issachar named Tola son of Puah, the son of Dodo, rose to save Israel. He lived in Shamir, in the hill country of Ephraim.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 10:2 - He led[fn] Israel twenty-three years; then he died, and was buried in Shamir.


Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 10:3 - He was followed by Jair of Gilead, who led Israel twenty-two years.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 10:4 - He had thirty sons, who rode thirty donkeys. They controlled thirty towns in Gilead, which to this day are called Havvoth Jair.[fn]
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 10:5 - When Jair died, he was buried in Kamon.


Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 10:6 - Again the Israelites did evil in the eyes of the LORD. They served the Baals and the Ashtoreths, and the gods of Aram, the gods of Sidon, the gods of Moab, the gods of the Ammonites and the gods of the Philistines. And because the Israelites forsook the LORD and no longer served him,
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 10:7 - he became angry with them. He sold them into the hands of the Philistines and the Ammonites,
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 10:8 - who that year shattered and crushed them. For eighteen years they oppressed all the Israelites on the east side of the Jordan in Gilead, the land of the Amorites.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 10:9 - The Ammonites also crossed the Jordan to fight against Judah, Benjamin and Ephraim; Israel was in great distress.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 10:10 - Then the Israelites cried out to the LORD, “We have sinned against you, forsaking our God and serving the Baals.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 10:11 - The LORD replied, “When the Egyptians, the Amorites, the Ammonites, the Philistines,
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 10:12 - the Sidonians, the Amalekites and the Maonites[fn] oppressed you and you cried to me for help, did I not save you from their hands?
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 10:13 - But you have forsaken me and served other gods, so I will no longer save you.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 10:14 - Go and cry out to the gods you have chosen. Let them save you when you are in trouble!”
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 10:15 - But the Israelites said to the LORD, “We have sinned. Do with us whatever you think best, but please rescue us now.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 10:16 - Then they got rid of the foreign gods among them and served the LORD. And he could bear Israel’s misery no longer.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 10:17 - When the Ammonites were called to arms and camped in Gilead, the Israelites assembled and camped at Mizpah.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 10:18 - The leaders of the people of Gilead said to each other, “Whoever will take the lead in attacking the Ammonites will be head over all who live in Gilead.”
NIV Footnotes
Traditionally judged; also in verse 3
Or called the settlements of Jair
Hebrew; some Septuagint manuscripts Midianites

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