the men of Ephraim gathered themselves together, and went northward, and said unto Jephthah, Wherefore passedst thou over
to fight against the children of Ammon, and didst not call us to go with thee? we will burn thine house upon thee with fire.
2And Jephthah said unto them, I and my people
were at great strife with the children of Ammon; and when I called you, ye delivered me not out of their hands.
3And when I saw that ye delivered me not, I put my life in my hands, and passed
over against the children of Ammon, and the LORD delivered them into my hand: wherefore then are ye come up unto me this day,
to fight against me?
4Then Jephthah gathered
together all the men of Gilead, and fought with Ephraim: and the men of Gilead smote Ephraim, because they said, Ye Gileadites
are fugitives of Ephraim among the Ephraimites, and among the Manassites.
5And the Gileadites took the passages of Jordan before the Ephraimites: and it was so, that when those
Ephraimites which were escaped said, Let me go over; that the men of Gilead said unto him, Art thou an Ephraimite? If he said,
6Then said they unto him, Say now Shibboleth:
and he said Sibboleth: for he could not frame to pronounce it right. Then they took him, and slew him at the passages of Jordan:
and there fell at that time of the Ephraimites forty and two thousand.
7And Jephthah judged Israel six years. Then died Jephthah the Gileadite, and was buried in one of the
cities of Gilead.
8And after him Ibzan of
Bethlehem judged Israel.
9And 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
10Then died Ibzan, and was buried
11And after him Elon, a Zebulonite,
judged Israel; and he judged Israel ten years.
Elon the Zebulonite died, and was buried in Aijalon in the country of Zebulun.
13And after him Abdon the son of Hillel, a Pirathonite, judged Israel.
14And he had forty sons and thirty nephews, that rode on threescore and ten ass
colts: and he judged Israel eight years.
Abdon the son of Hillel the Pirathonite died, and was buried in Pirathon in the land of Ephraim, in the mount of the Amalekites.