The Reign of Tola – Judges 10

Judges 10:1 And after Abimelech there arose to defend Israel  Tola the son of Puah, the son of Dodo, a man of Issachar;  and he dwelt in Shamir in mount Ephraim. 

Judges 10:2 And he  judged Israel twenty and three years, and died, and was  buried in Shamir.  

Judges 10:3 And after him arose Jair, a Gileadite, and judged  Israel twenty and two years. 

Judges 10:4 And he had thirty sons  that rode on thirty ass colts, and they had thirty cities, which  are called Havoth-jair unto this day, which are in the land  of Gilead. 

Judges 10:5 And Jair died, and was buried in Camon.  

Judges 10:6 And the children of Israel did evil again in the  sight of the LORD, and served Baalim, and Ashtaroth, and  the gods of Syria, and the gods of Zidon, and the gods of  Moab, and the gods of the children of Ammon, and the gods  of the Philistines, and forsook the LORD, and served not  him. 

Judges 10:7 And the anger of the LORD was hot against Israel, and he sold them into the hands of the Philistines,  and into the hands of the children of Ammon. 

Judges 10:8 And  that year they vexed and oppressed the children of Israel:  eighteen years, all the children of Israel that were on the  other side Jordan in the land of the Amorites, which is in  Gilead. 

Judges 10:9 Moreover the children of Ammon passed  over Jordan to fight also against Judah, and against  Benjamin, and against the house of Ephraim; so that Israel  was sore distressed.   

Judges 10:10 And the children of Israel cried unto the LORD,  saying, We have sinned against thee, both because we have  forsaken our God, and also served Baalim. 

Judges 10:11 And the  LORD said unto the children of Israel, Did not I deliver  you from the Egyptians, and from the Amorites, from the  children of Ammon, and from the Philistines? 

Judges 10:12 The  Zidonians also, and the Amalekites, and the Maonites, did  oppress you; and ye cried to me, and I delivered you out of  their hand. 

Judges 10:13 Yet ye have forsaken me, and served  other gods: wherefore I will deliver you no more. 

Judges 10:14  Go and cry unto the gods which ye have chosen; let them  deliver you in the time of your tribulation.  

Judges 10:15 And the children of Israel said unto the LORD,  We have sinned: do thou unto us whatsoever seemeth good  unto thee; deliver us only, we pray thee, this day. 

Judges 10:16  And they put away the strange gods from among them, and  served the LORD: and his soul was grieved for the misery  of Israel. 

Judges 10:17 Then the children of Ammon were  gathered together, and encamped in Gilead. And the  children of Israel assembled themselves together, and  encamped in Mizpeh. 

Judges 10:18 And the people and princes  of Gilead said one to another, What man is he that will  begin to fight against the children of Ammon? he shall be  head over all the inhabitants of Gilead.  KJV

The Book of Judges


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