1And the men of Ephraim assembled themselves, and passed on to the north, and said to Jephthah, Wherefore didst thou go over to fight with the children of Ammon, and didst not call us to go with thee? we will burn thy house over thee with fire.
2And Jephthah said to them, I and my people and the children of Ammon were very much engaged in war; and I called for you, and ye did not save me out of their hand.
3And I saw that thou wert no helper, and I put my life in my hand, and passed on to the sons of Ammon; and the Lord delivered them into my hand: and wherefore are ye come up against me this day to fight with me?
4And Jephthah gathered all the men of Gilead, and fought with Ephraim; and the men of Gilead smote Ephraim, because they that were escaped of Ephraim said, Ye are of Gilead in the midst of Ephraim and in the midst of Manasseh.
5And Gilead took the fords of Jordan before Ephraim; and they that escaped of Ephraim said to them, Let us go over: and the men of Gilead said, Art thou an Ephraimite? and he said, No.
6Then they said to him, Say now Stachys; and he did not rightly pronounce it so: and they took him, and slew him at the fords of Jordan; and there fell at that time of Ephraim two and forty thousand.
7And Jephthah judged Israel six years; and Jephthah the Gileadite died, and was buried in his city Gilead.
8And after him Ibzan of Bethlehem judged Israel.
9And 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.
10And Ibzan died, and was buried in Bethlehem.
11And after him Elon of Zebulun judged Israel ten years.
12And Elon of Zebulun died, and was buried in Aijalon in the land of Zebulun.
13And after him Abdon the son of Hillel, the Pirathonite, judged Israel.
14And he had forty sons, and thirty grandsons, that rode upon seventy colts: and he judged Israel eight years.
15And Abdon the son of Hillel, the Pirathonite, died, and was buried in Pirathon in the land of Ephraim in the mount of Amalek.