[JU]   JUDGES

« Judges 1

¶ Judges 1 v1-3

{ heart }   [JU] 1v1

Now after the death of Joshua, it came to pass,
that the children of Israel asked the LORD,
saying,

Who shall go up for us against the Canaanites first,
to fight against them?

{ heart }   [JU] 1v2

And the LORD said,

Judah shall go up:
Behold, I have delivered the land into his hand.

{ heart }   [JU] 1v3

And Judah said unto Simeon his brother,

Come up with me into my lot,
that we may fight against the Canaanites,
and I likewise will go with thee into thy lot.


So Simeon went with him.

¶ Judges 1 v4-8

{ heart }   [JU] 1v4

And Judah went up,
and the LORD delivered the Canaanites
and the Perizzites into their hand:
and they slew of them in Bezek ten thousand men.

{ heart }   [JU] 1v5

And they found Adoni-bezek in Bezek:
and they fought against him,
and they slew the Canaanites, and the Perizzites.

{ heart }   [JU] 1v6

But Adoni-bezek fled,
and they pursued after him, and caught him,
and cut off his thumbs, and his great toes.

{ heart }   [JU] 1v7

And Adoni-bezek said,

Threescore and ten kings,
having their thumbs and their great toes cut off,
gathered their meat under my table:
as I have done, so GOD hath requited me,


And they brought him to Jerusalem, and there he died.

{ heart }   [JU] 1v8

Now the children of Judah had fought
against Jerusalem, and had taken it,
and smitten it with the edge of the sword,
and set the city on fire.

¶ Judges 1 v9-15

{ heart }   [JU] 1v9

And afterward the children of Judah went down
to fight against the Canaanites
that dwelt in the mountain,
and in the south, and in the valley.

{ heart }   [JU] 1v10

And Judah went against the Canaanites
that dwelt in Hebron
(now the name of Hebron before was

Kiriath-arba,)

And they slew Sheshai, and Ahiman, and Talmai.

{ heart }   [JU] 1v11

And from thence he went against the inhabitants
of Debir.
(And the name of Debir before was

Kiriath-sepher.)

{ heart }   [JU] 1v12

And Caleb said,

He that smiteth Kiriath-sepher, and taketh it,
to him will I give Achsah my daughter to wife.

{ heart }   [JU] 1v13

And Othniel the son of Kenaz
Caleb's younger brother took it:
and he gave him Achsah his daughter to wife.

{ heart }   [JU] 1v14

And it came to pass when she came to him,
that she moved him to ask of her father

A field:

And she lighted from off her ass,
and Caleb said unto her,

What wilt thou?

{ heart }   [JU] 1v15

And she said unto him,

Give me a blessing:
for thou hast given me a south land:
give me also springs of water.


And Caleb gave her the upper springs,
and the nether springs.

¶ Judges 1 v16

{ heart }   [JU] 1v16

And the children of the Kenite, Moses' father-in-law,
went up out of the city of palm trees,
with the children of Judah
into the wilderness of Judah,
which lieth in the south of Arad:
and they went and dwelt among the people.

¶ Judges 1 v17-21

{ heart }   [JU] 1v17

And Judah went with Simeon his brother,
and they slew the Canaanites that inhabited Zephath,
and utterly destroyed it,
(and the name of the city was called

Hormah.)

{ heart }   [JU] 1v18

Also Judah took Gaza with the coast thereof,
and Ashkelon with the coast thereof,
and Ekron with the coast thereof.

{ heart }   [JU] 1v19

And the LORD was with Judah,
and he drove out the inhabitants of the mountain,
but could not drive out the inhabitants of the valley,
because they had chariots of iron.

{ heart }   [JU] 1v20

And they gave Hebron unto Caleb,
as Moses said:
and he expelled thence the three sons of Anak.

{ heart }   [JU] 1v21

And the children of Benjamin did not drive out
the Jebusites, that inhabited Jerusalem:
but the Jebusites dwell with the children of Benjamin
in Jerusalem, unto this day.

¶ Judges 1 v22-26

{ heart }   [JU] 1v22

And the house of Joseph,
they also went up against Bethel:
and the LORD was with them.

{ heart }   [JU] 1v23

And the house of Joseph sent to descry Bethel
(now the name of the city before was

Luz)

{ heart }   [JU] 1v24

And the spies saw a man come forth
out of the city, and they said unto him,

Show us, we pray thee, the entrance into the city,
and we will show thee mercy.

{ heart }   [JU] 1v25

And when he showed them the entrance into the city,
they smote the city with the edge of the sword:
but they let go the man and all his family.

{ heart }   [JU] 1v26

And the man went into the land of the Hittites,
and built a city, and called the name thereof

Luz:

Which is the name thereof unto this day.

¶ Judges 1 v27-28

{ heart }   [JU] 1v27

Neither did Manasseh drive out
the inhabitants of Beth-shean, and her towns,
nor Taanach and her towns,
nor the inhabitants of Dor, and her towns,
nor the inhabitants of Ibleam, and her towns,
nor the inhabitants of Megiddo, and her towns:
but the Canaanites would dwell in that land.

{ heart }   [JU] 1v28

And it came to pass when Israel was strong,
that they put the Canaanites to tribute,
and did not utterly drive them out.

¶ Judges 1 v29

{ heart }   [JU] 1v29

Neither did Ephraim drive out
the Canaanites that dwelt in Gezer:
but the Canaanites dwelt in Gezer among them.

¶ Judges 1 v30

{ heart }   [JU] 1v30

Neither did Zebulun drive out
the inhabitants of Kitron,
nor the inhabitants of Nahalol:
but the Canaanites dwelt among them,
and became tributaries.

¶ Judges 1 v31-32

{ heart }   [JU] 1v31

Neither did Asher drive out the inhabitants of Acco,
nor the inhabitants of Sidon,
nor of Ahlab, nor of Achzib,
nor of Helbah, nor of Aphik, nor of Rehob;

{ heart }   [JU] 1v32

But the Asherites dwelt among the Canaanites,
the inhabitants of the land:
for they did not drive them out.

¶ Judges 1 v33

{ heart }   [JU] 1v33

Neither did Naphtali drive out
the inhabitants of Beth-shemesh,
nor the inhabitants of Beth-anath,
but he dwelt among the Canaanites,
the inhabitants of the land:
nevertheless the inhabitants of Bethshemesh
and of Bethanath, became tributaries unto them.

¶ Judges 1 v34-35

{ heart }   [JU] 1v34

And the Amorites forced the children of Dan
into the mountain:
for they would not suffer them to come down
to the valley.

{ heart }   [JU] 1v35

But the Amorites would dwell in Mount Heres
in Aijalon, and in Shaalbim:
yet the hand of the house of Joseph prevailed,
so that they became tributaries.

¶ Judges 1 v36

{ heart }   [JU] 1v36

And the coast of the Amorites
was from the going up to Akrabbim,
from the rock, and upward.

« Judges 2

¶ Judges 2 v1-5

{ heart }   [JU] 2v1

And an ANGEL of the LORD
came up from Gilgal to Bochim,
and said,

I made you to go up out of Egypt,
and have brought you unto the land
which I swore unto your fathers, and I said,

 ‘I will never break MY covenant with you’.

{ heart }   [JU] 2v2

And ye shall make no league
with the inhabitants of this land,
ye shall throw down their altars:
But ye have not obeyed MY voice;
Why have ye done this?

{ heart }   [JU] 2v3

Wherefore I also said,

 ‘I will not drive them out from before you:
but they shall be as thorns in your sides,
and their gods shall be a snare unto you’.

{ heart }   [JU] 2v4

And it came to pass
when the ANGEL of the LORD spake these words
unto all the children of Israel,
that the people lift up their voice, and wept.

{ heart }   [JU] 2v5

And they called the name of that place

Bochim:

And they sacrificed there unto the LORD.

¶ Judges 2 v6-19

{ heart }   [JU] 2v6

And when Joshua had let the people go,
the children of Israel went every man
unto his inheritance, to possess the land.

{ heart }   [JU] 2v7

And the people served the LORD
all the days of Joshua,
and all the days of the elders that outlived Joshua,
who had seen all the great works of the LORD,
that HE did for Israel.

{ heart }   [JU] 2v8

And Joshua the son of Nun,
the servant of the LORD died,
being an hundred and ten years old.

{ heart }   [JU] 2v9

And they buried him in the border of his inheritance
in Timnath-heres, in the mount of Ephraim,
on the north side of the hill Gaash.

{ heart }   [JU] 2v10

And also all that generation
were gathered unto their fathers:
and there arose another generation after them,
which knew not the LORD,
nor yet the works which HE had done for Israel.

{ heart }   [JU] 2v11

And the children of Israel did evil
in the sight of the LORD, and served Baalim.

{ heart }   [JU] 2v12

And they forsook the LORD GOD of their fathers,
WHICH brought them out of the land of Egypt,
and followed other gods,
of the gods of the people that were round about them,
and bowed themselves unto them,
and provoked the LORD to anger.

{ heart }   [JU] 2v13

And they forsook the LORD,
and served Baal and Ashtaroth.

{ heart }   [JU] 2v14

And the anger of the LORD was hot against Israel,
and HE delivered them into the hands
of spoilers that spoiled them,
and HE sold them into the hands
of their enemies round about,
so that they could not any longer stand
before their enemies.

{ heart }   [JU] 2v15

Whithersoever they went out,
the hand of the LORD was against them for evil,
as the LORD had said,
and as the LORD had sworn unto them:
and they were greatly distressed.

{ heart }   [JU] 2v16

Nevertheless the LORD raised up judges,
which delivered them out of the hand
of those that spoiled them.

{ heart }   [JU] 2v17

And yet they would not hearken unto their judges,
but they went a whoring after other gods,
and bowed themselves unto them:
they turned quickly out of the way,
which their fathers walked in,
obeying the commandments of the LORD;
but they did not so.

{ heart }   [JU] 2v18

And when the LORD raised them up judges,
then the LORD was with the judge,
and delivered them out of the hand of their enemies
all the days of the judge
(for it repented the LORD, because of their groanings
by reason of them that oppressed them,
and vexed them:)

{ heart }   [JU] 2v19

And it came to pass when the judge was dead,
that they returned,
and corrupted themselves more than their fathers,
in following other gods to serve them,
and to bow down unto them:
they ceased not from their own doings,
nor from their stubborn way.

¶ Judges 2 v20-23

{ heart }   [JU] 2v20

And the anger of the LORD was hot against Israel,
and HE said,

Because this people hath transgressed
MY covenant
which I commanded their fathers,
and have not hearkened unto MY voice:

{ heart }   [JU] 2v21

I also will not henceforth drive out
any from before them
of the nations which Joshua left when he died:

{ heart }   [JU] 2v22

That through them I may prove Israel,
whether they will keep the way of the LORD
to walk therein, as their fathers did keep it, or not.

{ heart }   [JU] 2v23

Therefore the LORD left those nations,
without driving them out hastily,
neither delivered HE them into the hand of Joshua.

« Judges 3

¶ Judges 3 v1-6

{ heart }   [JU] 3v1

Now these are the nations which the LORD left,
to prove Israel by them, (even as many of Israel
as had not known all the wars of Canaan;

{ heart }   [JU] 3v2

Only that the generations of the children of Israel
might know to teach them war,
at the least such as before knew nothing thereof:)

{ heart }   [JU] 3v3

Namely five lords of the Philistines,
and all the Canaanites, and the Sidonians,
and the Hivites that dwelt in Mount Lebanon,
from Mount Baal-hermon,
unto the entering in of Hamath.

{ heart }   [JU] 3v4

And they were to prove Israel by them,
to know whether they would hearken
unto the commandments of the LORD,
which HE commanded their fathers
by the hand of Moses.

{ heart }   [JU] 3v5

And the children of Israel dwelt among
the Canaanites, Hittites, and Amorites,
and Perizzites, and Hivites, and Jebusites,

{ heart }   [JU] 3v6

And they took their daughters to be their wives,
and gave their daughters to their sons,
and served their gods.

¶ Judges 3 v7-11

{ heart }   [JU] 3v7

And the children of Israel did evil
in the sight of the LORD,
and forgot the LORD their GOD,
and served Baalim, and the groves.

{ heart }   [JU] 3v8

Therefore the anger of the LORD was hot
against Israel, and HE sold them into the hand
of Cushan-rishathaim king of Mesopotamia:
and the children of Israel served Cushan-rishathaim eight years.

{ heart }   [JU] 3v9

And when the children of Israel cried unto the LORD, the LORD raised up a deliverer
to the children of Israel,
who delivered them, even Othniel the son of Kenaz,
Caleb's younger brother.

{ heart }   [JU] 3v10

And the SPIRIT of the LORD came upon him,
and he judged Israel, and went out to war;
and the LORD delivered Cushan-rishathaim
king of Mesopotamia into his hand;
and his hand prevailed against Cushan-rishathaim.

{ heart }   [JU] 3v11

And the land had rest forty years:
and Othniel the son of Kenaz died.

¶ Judges 3 v12-14

{ heart }   [JU] 3v12

And the children of Israel did evil again
in the sight of the LORD:
and the LORD strengthened Eglon the king of Moab
against Israel,
because they had done evil in the sight of the LORD.

{ heart }   [JU] 3v13

And he gathered unto him the children of Ammon,
and Amalek, and went and smote Israel,
and possessed the city of palm trees.

{ heart }   [JU] 3v14

So the children of Israel served Eglon
the king of Moab eighteen years.

¶ Judges 3 v15-27

{ heart }   [JU] 3v15

But when the children of Israel
cried unto the LORD,
the LORD raised them up a deliverer,
Ehud the son of Gera, a Benjamite, a man left-handed:
and by him the children of Israel
sent a present unto Eglon the king of Moab.

{ heart }   [JU] 3v16

But Ehud made him a dagger
(which had two edges) of a cubit length,
and he did gird it under his raiment,
upon his right thigh.

{ heart }   [JU] 3v17

And he brought the present unto Eglon king of Moab:
and Eglon was a very fat man.

{ heart }   [JU] 3v18

And when he made an end to offer the present,
he sent away the people that bare the present.

{ heart }   [JU] 3v19

But he himself turned again
from the quarries that were by Gilgal,
and said,

I have a secret errand unto thee, O king:

Who said,

Keep silence.

And all that stood by him, went out from him.

{ heart }   [JU] 3v20

And Ehud came unto him:
and he was sitting in a summer parlor,
which he had for himself alone: And Ehud said,

I have a message from GOD unto thee.

And he arose out of his seat.

{ heart }   [JU] 3v21

And Ehud put forth his left hand,
and took the dagger from his right thigh,
and thrust it into his belly:

{ heart }   [JU] 3v22

And the haft also went in after the blade:
and the fat closed upon the blade,
so that he could not draw the dagger out of his belly:
and the dirt came out.

{ heart }   [JU] 3v23

Then Ehud went forth through the porch,
and shut the doors of the parlor upon him,
and locked them.

{ heart }   [JU] 3v24

When he was gone out, his servants came,
and when they saw,
that behold, the doors of the parlor were locked,
they said,

Surely he covereth his feet in his summer chamber.

{ heart }   [JU] 3v25

And they tarried till they were ashamed:
and behold, he opened not the doors of the parlor,
therefore they took a key, and opened them:
and behold, their lord was fallen down dead
on the earth.

{ heart }   [JU] 3v26

And Ehud escaped while they tarried,
and passed beyond the quarries,
and escaped unto Seirah.

{ heart }   [JU] 3v27

And it came to pass when he was come,
that he blew a trumpet in the mountain of Ephraim,
and the children of Israel went down with him
from the mount, and he before them.

¶ Judges 3 v28-30

{ heart }   [JU] 3v28

And he said unto them,

Follow after me:
for the LORD hath delivered your enemies
the Moabites into your hand.


And they went down after him,
and took the fords of Jordan toward Moab,
and suffered not a man to pass over.

{ heart }   [JU] 3v29

And they slew of Moab at that time
about ten thousand men, all lusty, and all men of valor,
and there escaped not a man.

{ heart }   [JU] 3v30

So Moab was subdued that day
under the hand of Israel:
and the land had rest fourscore years.

¶ Judges 3 v31

{ heart }   [JU] 3v31

And after him was Shamgar the son of Anath,
which slew of the Philistines six hundred men
with an oxgoad, and he also delivered Israel.

« Judges 4

¶ Judges 3 v1-3

{ heart }   [JU] 4v1

And the children of Israel again did evil
in the sight of the LORD, when Ehud was dead.

{ heart }   [JU] 4v2

And the LORD sold them into the hand
of Jabin king of Canaan: that reigned in Hazor,
the captain of whose host was Sisera,
which dwelt in Harosheth of the Gentiles.

{ heart }   [JU] 4v3

And the children of Israel cried unto the LORD:
for he had nine hundred chariots of iron:
and twenty years he mightily oppressed
the children of Israel.

¶ Judges 4 v4-11

{ heart }   [JU] 4v4

And Deborah a prophetess, the wife of Lapidoth,
she judged Israel at that time.

{ heart }   [JU] 4v5

And she dwelt under the palm tree of Deborah,
between Ramah and Bethel in Mount Ephraim:
and the children of Israel came up to her for judgment.

{ heart }   [JU] 4v6

And she sent and called

Barak,

The son of Abinoam, out of Kedesh-naphtali,
and said unto him,

Hath not the LORD GOD of Israel commanded,
saying,


Go and draw toward Mount Tabor,
and take with thee ten thousand men
of the children of Naphtali,
and of the children of Zebulun?

{ heart }   [JU] 4v7

And I will draw unto thee to the river Kishon,
Sisera the captain of Jabin's army,
with his chariots, and his multitude,
and I will deliver him into thine hand.

{ heart }   [JU] 4v8

And Barak said unto her,

If thou wilt go with me, then I will go:
but if thou wilt not go with me, then I will not go.

{ heart }   [JU] 4v9

And she said,

I will surely go with thee:
notwithstanding, the journey that thou takest,
shall not be for thine honor:
for the LORD shall sell Sisera
into the hand of a woman.


And Deborah arose, and went with Barak to Kedesh.

{ heart }   [JU] 4v10

And Barak called

Zebulun and Naphtali

To Kedesh,
and he went up with ten thousand men at his feet:
and Deborah went up with him.

{ heart }   [JU] 4v11

Now Heber the Kenite,
which was of the children of Hobab
the father-in-law of Moses,
had severed himself from the Kenites,
and pitched his tent unto the plain of Zaanaim,
which is by Kedesh.

¶ Judges 4 v12-16

{ heart }   [JU] 4v12

And they showed Sisera,
that Barak the son of Abinoam was gone up
to Mount Tabor.

{ heart }   [JU] 4v13

And Sisera gathered together all his chariots,
even nine hundred chariots of iron,
and all the people that were with him,
from Harosheth of the Gentiles,
unto the river of Kishon.

{ heart }   [JU] 4v14

And Deborah said unto Barak,

Up, for this is the day in which the LORD
hath delivered Sisera into thine hand:
Is not the LORD gone out before thee?


So Barak went down from Mount Tabor,
and ten thousand men after him.

{ heart }   [JU] 4v15

And the LORD discomfited Sisera,
and all his chariots,
and all his host with the edge of the sword,
before Barak,
so that Sisera lighted down off his chariot,
and fled away on his feet.

{ heart }   [JU] 4v16

But Barak pursued after the chariots,
and after the host, unto Harosheth of the Gentiles:
and all the host of Sisera fell
upon the edge of the sword;
and there was not a man left.

¶ Judges 4 v17-22

{ heart }   [JU] 4v17

Howbeit Sisera fled away on his feet,
to the tent of Jael the wife of Heber the Kenite:
for there was peace between Jabin the king of Hazor,
and the house of Heber the Kenite.

{ heart }   [JU] 4v18

And Jael went out to meet Sisera,
and said unto him,

Turn in, my lord, turn in to me, fear not.

And when he had turned in unto her, into the tent,
she covered him with a mantle.

{ heart }   [JU] 4v19

And he said unto her,

Give me, I pray thee, a little water to drink,
for I am thirsty.


And she opened a bottle of milk,
and gave him drink, and covered him.

{ heart }   [JU] 4v20

Again he said unto her,

Stand in the door of the tent, and it shall be,
when any man doth come and enquire of thee,
and say,

 ‘Is there any man here?’ 

That thou shalt say,

 ‘No’.

{ heart }   [JU] 4v21

Then Jael Heber's wife, took a nail of the tent,
and took an hammer in her hand,
and went softly unto him,
and smote the nail into his temples,
and fastened it into the ground:
(for he was fast asleep and weary;) so he died.

{ heart }   [JU] 4v22

And behold, as Barak pursued Sisera,
Jael came out to meet him, and said unto him,

Come,
and I will show thee the man whom thou seekest.


And when he came into her tent,
behold, Sisera lay dead,
and the nail was in his temples.

¶ Judges 4 v23-24

{ heart }   [JU] 4v23

So GOD subdued on that day,
Jabin the king of Canaan, before the children of Israel.

{ heart }   [JU] 4v24

And the hand of the children of Israel prospered,
and prevailed against Jabin the king of Canaan,
until they had destroyed Jabin king of Canaan.

« Judges 5

¶ Judges 5 v1-3

{ heart }   [JU] 5v1

Then sang Deborah,
and Barak the son of Abinoam, on that day,
saying,

{ heart }   [JU] 5v2

Praise ye the LORD for the avenging of Israel,
when the people willingly offered themselves.

{ heart }   [JU] 5v3

Hear, O ye kings, give ear, O ye princes:
I, even I will sing unto the LORD,
I will sing praise to the LORD GOD of Israel.

¶ Judges 5 v4-5

{ heart }   [JU] 5v4

LORD, when THOU wentest out of Seir,
when THOU marchedst out of the field of Edom,
the earth trembled, and the heavens dropped,
the clouds also dropped water.

{ heart }   [JU] 5v5

The mountains melted from before the LORD,
even that Sinai,
from before the LORD GOD of Israel.

¶ Judges 5 v6-8

{ heart }   [JU] 5v6

In the days of Shamgar the son of Anath,
in the days of Jael, the highways were unoccupied,
and the travelers walked through byways.

{ heart }   [JU] 5v7

The inhabitants of the villages ceased,
they ceased in Israel, until that I Deborah arose,
that I arose a mother in Israel.

{ heart }   [JU] 5v8

They chose new gods; then was war in the gates:
was there a shield or spear seen
among forty thousand in Israel?

¶ Judges 5 v9

{ heart }   [JU] 5v9

My heart is toward the governors of Israel,
that offered themselves willingly among the people:
bless ye the LORD.

¶ Judges 5 v10-11

{ heart }   [JU] 5v10

Speak ye that ride on white asses,
ye that sit in judgment, and walk by the way.

{ heart }   [JU] 5v11

They that are delivered from the noise of archers
in the places of drawing water;
there shall they rehearse the righteous acts
of the LORD,
even the righteous acts toward the inhabitants
of HIS villages in Israel:
then shall the people of the LORD
go down to the gates.

¶ Judges 5 v12-18

{ heart }   [JU] 5v12

Awake, awake Deborah:
awake, awake, utter a song:
arise Barak, and lead thy captivity captive,
thou son of Abinoam.

{ heart }   [JU] 5v13

Then he made him that remaineth,
have dominion over the nobles among the people:
the LORD made me have dominion over the mighty.

{ heart }   [JU] 5v14

Out of Ephraim was there a root of them
against Amalek,
after thee Benjamin, among thy people:
out of Machir came down governors,
and out of Zebulun
they that handle the pen of the writer.

{ heart }   [JU] 5v15

And the princes of Issachar were with Deborah:
even Issachar, and also Barak,
he was sent on foot into the valley:
for the divisions of Reuben,
there were great thoughts of heart.

{ heart }   [JU] 5v16

Why abodest thou among the sheepfolds,
to hear the bleatings of the flocks?
for the divisions of Reuben
there were great searchings of heart.

{ heart }   [JU] 5v17

Gilead abode beyond Jordan:
and why did Dan remain in ships?
Asher continued on the sea shore,
and abode in his breaches.

{ heart }   [JU] 5v18

Zebulun and Naphtali were a people
that jeoparded their lives unto the death,
in the high places of the field.

¶ Judges 5 v19-31

{ heart }   [JU] 5v19

The kings came and fought,
then fought the kings of Canaan
in Taanach by the waters of Megiddo,
they took no gain of money.

{ heart }   [JU] 5v20

They fought from heaven,
the stars in their courses fought against Sisera.

{ heart }   [JU] 5v21

The river of Kishon swept them away,
that ancient river, the river Kishon:
O my soul, thou hast trodden down strength.

{ heart }   [JU] 5v22

Then were the horse hoofs broken
by the means of the prancings,
the prancings of their mighty ones.

{ heart }   [JU] 5v23

Curse ye Meroz,

Said the ANGEL of the LORD,
Curse ye bitterly the inhabitants thereof:
because they came not to the help of the LORD,
to the help of the LORD against the mighty.

{ heart }   [JU] 5v24

Blessed above women
shall Jael the wife of Heber the Kenite be,
blessed shall she be above women in the tent.

{ heart }   [JU] 5v25

He asked water, and she gave him milk,
she brought forth butter in a lordly dish.

{ heart }   [JU] 5v26

She put her hand to the nail,
and her right hand to the workmen's hammer:
and with the hammer she smote Sisera,
she smote off his head,
when she had pierced and stricken through
his temples.

{ heart }   [JU] 5v27

At her feet he bowed, he fell, he lay down:
at her feet he bowed, he fell;
where he bowed, there he fell down dead.

{ heart }   [JU] 5v28

The mother of Sisera looked out at a window,
and cried through the lattice,

 ‘Why is his chariot so long in coming?
Why tarry the wheels of his chariots?’ 

{ heart }   [JU] 5v29

Her wise ladies answered her,
yea, she returned answer to herself,

{ heart }   [JU] 5v30

Have they not sped?
have they not divided the prey
to every man a damsel or two?
To Sisera a prey of divers colors,
a prey of divers colors, of needlework,
of divers colors of needlework on both sides,
meet for the necks of them that take the spoil?

{ heart }   [JU] 5v31

So let all THINE enemies perish, O LORD:
but let them that love HIM,
be as the sun when he goeth forth in his might.


And the land had rest forty years.

« Judges 6

¶ Judges 6 v1-10

{ heart }   [JU] 6v1

And the children of Israel did evil
in the sight of the LORD:
and the LORD delivered them into the hand of Midian
seven years.

{ heart }   [JU] 6v2

And the hand of Midian prevailed against Israel:
and because of the Midianites,
the children of Israel made them the dens
which are in the mountains,
and caves, and strongholds.

{ heart }   [JU] 6v3

And so it was, when Israel had sown,
that the Midianites came up,
and the Amalekites, and the children of the east,
even they came up against them,

{ heart }   [JU] 6v4

And they encamped against them,
and destroyed the increase of the earth,
till thou come unto Gaza,
and left no sustenance for Israel,
neither sheep, nor ox, nor ass.

{ heart }   [JU] 6v5

For they came up with their cattle and their tents,
and they came as grasshoppers for multitude,
for both they and their camels were without number:
and they entered into the land to destroy it.

{ heart }   [JU] 6v6

And Israel was greatly impoverished
because of the Midianites,
and the children of Israel cried unto the LORD.

{ heart }   [JU] 6v7

And it came to pass
when the children of Israel cried unto the LORD,
because of the Midianites,

{ heart }   [JU] 6v8

That the LORD sent a prophet
unto the children of Israel,
which said unto them;

Thus saith the LORD GOD of Israel,

I brought you up from Egypt,
and brought you forth out of the house of bondage,

{ heart }   [JU] 6v9

And I delivered you out of the hand
of the Egyptians,
and out of the hand of all that oppressed you,
and drove them out from before you,
and gave you their land:

{ heart }   [JU] 6v10

And I said unto you,

 ‘I AM the LORD your GOD,
fear not the gods of the Amorites
in whose land ye dwell:’ 

But ye have not obeyed MY voice.

¶ Judges 6 v11-12

{ heart }   [JU] 6v11

And there came an ANGEL of the LORD,
and sat under an oak which was in Ophrah,
that pertained unto Joash the Abi-ezrite:
and his son Gideon threshed wheat by the winepress,
to hide it from the Midianites.

¶ Judges 6 v19-24

{ heart }   [JU] 6v12

And the ANGEL of the LORD appeared unto him,
and said unto him,

The LORD is with thee, thou mighty man of valor.

{ heart }   [JU] 6v13

And Gideon said unto HIM,

Oh my LORD, if the LORD be with us,
why then is all this befallen us?
and where be all HIS miracles
which our fathers told us of, saying,

 ‘Did not the LORD bring us up from Egypt?’ 

But now the LORD hath forsaken us,
and delivered us into the hands of the Midianites.

{ heart }   [JU] 6v14

And the LORD looked upon him,
and said,

Go in this thy might, and thou shalt save Israel
from the hand of the Midianites:
have not I sent thee?

{ heart }   [JU] 6v15

And he said unto HIM,

Oh my LORD, wherewith shall I save Israel?
behold, my family is poor in Manasseh,
and I am the least in my father's house.

{ heart }   [JU] 6v16

And the LORD said unto him,

Surely I will be with thee,
and thou shalt smite the Midianites, as one man.

{ heart }   [JU] 6v17

And he said unto HIM,

If now I have found grace in THY sight,
then show me a sign that THOU talkest with me.

{ heart }   [JU] 6v18

Depart not hence, I pray THEE,
until I come unto THEE,
and bring forth my present, and set it before THEE.


And HE said,

I will tarry until thou come again.

{ heart }   [JU] 6v19

And Gideon went in, and made ready a kid,
and unleavened cakes of an ephah of flour:
the flesh he put in a basket,
and he put the broth in a pot,
and brought it out unto HIM under the oak,
and presented it.

{ heart }   [JU] 6v20

And the ANGEL of GOD said unto him,

Take the flesh, and the unleavened cakes,
and lay them upon this rock,
and pour out the broth.


And he did so.

{ heart }   [JU] 6v21

Then the ANGEL of the LORD
put forth the end of the staff that was in HIS hand,
and touched the flesh, and the unleavened cakes,
and there rose up fire out of the rock,
and consumed the flesh and the unleavened cakes:
then the ANGEL of the LORD
departed out of his sight.

{ heart }   [JU] 6v22

And when Gideon perceived

That HE was an ANGEL of the LORD,

Gideon said,

Alas, O LORD GOD:
because I have seen an ANGEL of the LORD
face to face.

{ heart }   [JU] 6v23

And the LORD said unto him,

Peace be unto thee, fear not, thou shalt not die.

{ heart }   [JU] 6v24

Then Gideon built an altar there unto the LORD,
and called it

Jehovah-shalom:

Unto this day it is yet in Ophrah, of the Abi-ezrites.

¶ Judges 6 v25-32

{ heart }   [JU] 6v25

And it came to pass the same night,
that the LORD said unto him,

Take thy father's young bullock,
even the second bullock of seven years old,
and throw down the altar of Baal
that thy father hath,
and cut down the grove that is by it:

{ heart }   [JU] 6v26

And build an altar unto the LORD thy GOD
upon the top of this rock, in the ordered place,
and take the second bullock,
and offer a burnt sacrifice
with the wood of the grove,
which thou shalt cut down.

{ heart }   [JU] 6v27

Then Gideon took ten men of his servants,
and did as the LORD had said unto him:
And so it was
because he feared his father's household,
and the men of the city,
that he could not do it by day, that he did it by night.

{ heart }   [JU] 6v28

And when the men of the city arose
early in the morning,
behold, the altar of Baal was cast down,
and the grove was cut down, that was by it,
and the second bullock was offered
upon the altar that was built.

{ heart }   [JU] 6v29

And they said one to another,

Who hath done this thing?

And when they enquired and asked,
they said,

Gideon the son of Joash hath done this thing.

{ heart }   [JU] 6v30

Then the men of the city said unto Joash,

Bring out thy son, that he may die:
because he hath cast down the altar of Baal,
and because he hath cut down the grove
that was by it.

{ heart }   [JU] 6v31

And Joash said unto all that stood against him,

Will ye plead for Baal? will ye save him?
He that will plead for him,
let him be put to death whilst it is yet morning:
if he be a god, let him plead for himself,
because one hath cast down his altar.

{ heart }   [JU] 6v32

Therefore on that day he called him

Jerubbaal,

Saying,

Let Baal plead against him,
because he hath thrown down his altar.

¶ Judges 6 v33-40

{ heart }   [JU] 6v33

Then all the Midianites, and the Amalekites,
and the children of the east were gathered together,
and went over, and pitched in the valley of Jezreel.

{ heart }   [JU] 6v34

But the SPIRIT of the LORD came upon Gideon,
and he blew a trumpet,
and Abiezer was gathered after him.

{ heart }   [JU] 6v35

And he sent messengers throughout all Manasseh,
who also was gathered after him,
and he sent messengers unto Asher,
and unto Zebulun, and unto Naphtali,
and they came up to meet them.

{ heart }   [JU] 6v36

And Gideon said unto GOD,

If THOU wilt save Israel by mine hand,
as THOU hast said,

{ heart }   [JU] 6v37

Behold, I will put a fleece of wool in the floor:
and if the dew be on the fleece only,
and it be dry upon all the earth beside it,
then shall I know

 ‘That THOU wilt save Israel by mine hand,
as THOU hast said’.

{ heart }   [JU] 6v38

And it was so: for he rose up early on the morrow,
and thrust the fleece together,
and wringed the dew out of the fleece,
a bowl full of water.

{ heart }   [JU] 6v39

And Gideon said unto GOD,

Let not THINE anger be hot against me,
and I will speak but this once:
let me prove, I pray THEE,
but this once more with the fleece.
Let it now be dry only upon the fleece,
and upon all the ground let there be dew.

{ heart }   [JU] 6v40

And GOD did so that night:
for it was dry upon the fleece only,
and there was dew on all the ground.

« Judges 7

¶ Judges 7 v1-8

{ heart }   [JU] 7v1

Then Jerubbaal (who is Gideon)
and all the people that were with him, rose up early,
and pitched beside the well of Harod,
so that the host of the Midianites
were on the north side of them by the hill of Moreh,
in the valley.

{ heart }   [JU] 7v2

And the LORD said unto Gideon,

The people that are with thee are too many
for ME to give the Midianites into their hands,
lest Israel vaunt themselves against ME,
saying,

 ‘Mine own hand hath saved me’.

{ heart }   [JU] 7v3

Now therefore go to,
proclaim in the ears of the people,
saying,

 ‘Whosoever is fearful and afraid,
let him return and depart early from Mount Gilead’.


And there returned of the people
twenty and two thousand,
and there remained ten thousand.

{ heart }   [JU] 7v4

And the LORD said unto Gideon,

The people are yet too many:
bring them down unto the water,
and I will try them for thee there:
and it shall be that of whom I say unto thee,

 ‘This shall go with thee,’ 

The same shall go with thee:
and of whomsoever I say unto thee,

 ‘This shall not go with thee,’ 

The same shall not go.

{ heart }   [JU] 7v5

So he brought down the people unto the water:
and the LORD said unto Gideon,

Every one that lappeth of the water with his tongue
as a dog lappeth,
him shalt thou set by himself;
likewise every one that boweth down
upon his knees to drink.

{ heart }   [JU] 7v6

And the number of them that lapped
putting their hand to their mouth,
were three hundred men:
but all the rest of the people bowed down
upon their knees to drink water.

{ heart }   [JU] 7v7

And the LORD said unto Gideon,

By the three hundred men that lapped
will I save you,
and deliver the Midianites into thine hand:
and let all the other people go
every man unto his place.

{ heart }   [JU] 7v8

So the people took victuals in their hand,
and their trumpets:
and he sent all the rest of Israel,
every man unto his tent,
and retained those three hundred men:
and the host of Midian was beneath him in the valley.

¶ Judges 7 v9-15

{ heart }   [JU] 7v9

And it came to pass the same night,
that the LORD said unto him,

Arise, get thee down unto the host,
for I have delivered it into thine hand.

{ heart }   [JU] 7v10

But if thou fear to go down,
go thou with Purah thy servant down to the host:

{ heart }   [JU] 7v11

And thou shalt hear what they say,
and afterward shall thine hands be strengthened
to go down unto the host.


Then went he down with Purah his servant,
unto the outside of the armed men,
that were in the host.

{ heart }   [JU] 7v12

And the Midianites, and the Amalekites,
and all the children of the east,
lay along in the valley like grasshoppers for multitude,
and their camels were without number,
as the sand by the seaside for multitude.

{ heart }   [JU] 7v13

And when Gideon was come,
behold, there was a man that told a dream
unto his fellow, and said,

Behold, I dreamed a dream,
and lo, a cake of barley bread tumbled
into the host of Midian,
and came unto a tent, and smote it that it fell,
and overturned it, that the tent lay along.

{ heart }   [JU] 7v14

And his fellow answered,
and said,

This is nothing else save the sword of Gideon
the son of Joash, a man of Israel:
for into his hand hath GOD delivered Midian,
and all the host.

{ heart }   [JU] 7v15

And it was so,
when Gideon heard the telling of the dream,
and the interpretation thereof, that he worshipped,
and returned into the host of Israel,
and said,

Arise, for the LORD hath delivered into your hand
the host of Midian.

¶ Judges 7 v16-22

{ heart }   [JU] 7v16

And he divided the three hundred men
into three companies,
and he put a trumpet in every man's hand,
with empty pitchers, and lamps within the pitchers,

{ heart }   [JU] 7v17

And he said unto them,

Look on me, and do likewise;
and behold, when I come to the outside of the camp,
it shall be that as I do, so shall ye do.

{ heart }   [JU] 7v18

When I blow with a trumpet,
I and all that are with me,
then blow ye the trumpets also
on every side of all the camp,
and say,

 ‘The sword of the LORD, and of Gideon’.

{ heart }   [JU] 7v19

So Gideon and the hundred men that were with him,
came unto the outside of the camp
in the beginning of the middle watch,
and they had but newly set the watch,
and they blew the trumpets,
and broke the pitchers that were in their hands.

{ heart }   [JU] 7v20

And the three companies blew the trumpets,
and broke the pitchers,
and held the lamps in their left hands,
and the trumpets in their right hands to blow withal:
and they cried,

The sword of the LORD, and of Gideon.

{ heart }   [JU] 7v21

And they stood every man in his place
round about the camp:
and all the host ran, and cried, and fled.

{ heart }   [JU] 7v22

And the three hundred blew the trumpets,
and the LORD set every man's sword
against his fellow, even throughout all the host:
and the host fled to Beth-shittah, in Zererah,
and to the border of Abel-meholah, unto Tabbath.

¶ Judges 7 v23-25

{ heart }   [JU] 7v23

And the men of Israel gathered themselves together
out of Naphtali,
and out of Asher, and out of all Manasseh,
and pursued after the Midianites.

{ heart }   [JU] 7v24

And Gideon sent messengers
throughout all Mount Ephraim,
saying,

Come down against the Midianites,
and take before them the waters unto Beth-barah,
and Jordan.


Then all the men of Ephraim
gathered themselves together,
and took the waters unto Beth-barah, and Jordan.

{ heart }   [JU] 7v25

And they took two princes of the Midianites,
Oreb and Zeeb;
and they slew Oreb upon the rock Oreb,
and Zeeb they slew at the winepress of Zeeb,
and pursued Midian,
and brought the heads of Oreb and Zeeb,
to Gideon on the other side of Jordan.

« Judges 8

¶ Judges 8 v1-3

{ heart }   [JU] 8v1

And the men of Ephraim said unto him,

Why hast thou served us thus,
that thou calledst us not,
when thou wentest to fight with the Midianites?


And they did chide with him sharply.

{ heart }   [JU] 8v2

And he said unto them,

What have I done now in comparison of you?
Is not the gleaning of the grapes of Ephraim
better than the vintage of Abiezer?

{ heart }   [JU] 8v3

GOD hath delivered into your hands
the princes of Midian, Oreb and Zeeb:
and what was I able to do in comparison of you?


Then their anger was abated toward him,
when he had said that.

¶ Judges 8 v4-9

{ heart }   [JU] 8v4

And Gideon came to Jordan, and passed over,
he, and the three hundred men that were with him,
faint, yet pursuing them.

{ heart }   [JU] 8v5

And he said unto the men of Succoth,

Give, I pray you, loaves of bread
unto the people that follow me, for they be faint,
and I am pursuing after Zebah and Zalmunna,
kings of Midian.

{ heart }   [JU] 8v6

And the princes of Succoth said,

Are the hands of Zebah and Zalmunna
now in thine hand,
that we should give bread unto thine army?

{ heart }   [JU] 8v7

And Gideon said,

Therefore when the LORD hath delivered
Zebah and Zalmunna into mine hand,
then I will tear your flesh
with the thorns of the wilderness, and with briers.

{ heart }   [JU] 8v8

And he went up from thence to Penuel,
and spake unto them likewise:
and the men of Penuel answered him,
as the men of Succoth had answered him.

{ heart }   [JU] 8v9

And he spake also unto the men of Penuel,
saying,

When I come again in peace,
I will break down this tower.

¶ Judges 8 v10-12

{ heart }   [JU] 8v10

Now Zebah and Zalmunna were in Karkor,
and their hosts with them, about fifteen thousand men,
all that were left of all the hosts
of the children of the east:
for there fell an hundred and twenty thousand men
that drew sword.

{ heart }   [JU] 8v11

And Gideon went up by the way
of them that dwelt in tents
on the east of Nobah and Jogbehah,
and smote the host: for the host was secure.

{ heart }   [JU] 8v12

And when Zebah and Zalmunna fled,
he pursued after them,
and took the two kings of Midian,
Zebah, and Zalmunna, and discomfited all the host.

¶ Judges 8 v13-21

{ heart }   [JU] 8v13

And Gideon the son of Joash
returned from battle before the sun was up,

{ heart }   [JU] 8v14

And caught a young man of the men of Succoth,
and enquired of him: and he described unto him

The names of the princes of Succoth,
and the elders thereof,
even threescore and seventeen men.

{ heart }   [JU] 8v15

And he came unto the men of Succoth,
and said,

Behold Zebah and Zalmunna,
with whom ye did upbraid me,
saying,

 ‘Are the hands of Zebah and Zalmunna
now in thine hand,
that we should give bread unto thy men
that are weary?’ 

{ heart }   [JU] 8v16

And he took the elders of the city,
and thorns of the wilderness, and briers,
and with them he taught the men of Succoth.

{ heart }   [JU] 8v17

And he beat down the tower of Penuel,
and slew the men of the city.

{ heart }   [JU] 8v18

Then said he unto Zebah and Zalmunna,

What manner of men were they
whom ye slew at Tabor?


And they answered,

As thou art, so were they,
each one resembled the children of a king.

{ heart }   [JU] 8v19

And he said,

They were my brethren, even the sons of my mother:
as the LORD liveth,
if ye had saved them alive, I would not slay you.

{ heart }   [JU] 8v20

And he said unto Jether his firstborn,

Up, and slay them:

But the youth drew not his sword:
for he feared, because he was yet a youth.

{ heart }   [JU] 8v21

Then Zebah and Zalmunna said,

Rise thou, and fall upon us:
for as the man is, so is his strength.


And Gideon arose, and slew Zebah and Zalmunna,
and took away the ornaments
that were on their camels' necks.

¶ Judges 8 v22-27

{ heart }   [JU] 8v22

Then the men of Israel said unto Gideon,

Rule thou over us, both thou, and thy son,
and thy son's son also:
for thou hast delivered us from the hand of Midian.

{ heart }   [JU] 8v23

And Gideon said unto them,

I will not rule over you,
neither shall my son rule over you:
the LORD shall rule over you.

{ heart }   [JU] 8v24

And Gideon said unto them,

I would desire a request of you,

 ‘That ye would give me every man
the earrings of his prey’.


For they had golden earrings,
because they were Ishmaelites.

{ heart }   [JU] 8v25

And they answered,

We will willingly give them.

And they spread a garment, and did cast therein,
every man the earrings of his prey.

{ heart }   [JU] 8v26

And the weight of the golden earrings
that he requested
was a thousand and seven hundred shekels of gold,
beside ornaments, and collars, and purple raiment
that was on the kings of Midian,
and beside the chains
that were about their camels' necks.

{ heart }   [JU] 8v27

And Gideon made an ephod thereof,
and put it in his city, even in Ophrah:
and all Israel went thither a whoring after it;
which thing became a snare unto Gideon,
and to his house.

¶ Judges 8 v28

{ heart }   [JU] 8v29

And Jerubbaal the son of Joash,
went and dwelt in his own house.

{ heart }   [JU] 8v30

And Gideon had threescore and ten sons
of his body begatten: for he had many wives.

{ heart }   [JU] 8v31

And his concubine that was in Shechem,
she also bare him a son, whose name he called

Abimelech

{ heart }   [JU] 8v32

And Gideon the son of Joash died, in a good old age,
and was buried in the sepulcher of Joash his father,
in Ophrah of the Abi-ezrites.

{ heart }   [JU] 8v33

And it came to pass as soon as Gideon was dead,
that the children of Israel turned again,
and went a whoring after after Baalim,
and made Baal-berith their god.

{ heart }   [JU] 8v34

And the children of Israel remembered not
the LORD their GOD,
WHO had delivered them out of the hands
of all their enemies, on every side:

{ heart }   [JU] 8v35

Neither showed they kindness
to the house of Jerubbaal, namely Gideon,
according to all the goodness
which he had showed unto Israel.

« Judges 9

¶ Judges 9 v1-6

{ heart }   [JU] 9v1

And Abimelech the son of Jerubbaal
went to Shechem, unto his mother's brethren,
and communed with them, and with all the family
of the house of his mother's father,
saying,

{ heart }   [JU] 9v2

Speak, I pray you,
in the ears of all the men of Shechem;

 ‘Whether is better for you,
either that all the sons of Jerubbaal
(which are threescore and ten persons)
reign over you, or that one reign over you?’ 

Remember also, that I am your bone, and your flesh.

{ heart }   [JU] 9v3

And his mother's brethren spake of him
in the ears of all the men of Shechem, all these words,
and their hearts inclined

To follow Abimelech:

For they said,

He is our brother.

{ heart }   [JU] 9v4

And they gave him threescore and ten pieces of silver
out of the house of Baal-berith,
wherewith Abimelech hired vain and light persons,
which followed him.

{ heart }   [JU] 9v5

And he went unto his father's house at Ophrah,
and slew his brethren the sons of Jerubbaal,
being threescore and ten persons, upon one stone:
notwithstanding, yet Jotham the youngest son of Jerubbaal was left; for he hid himself.

{ heart }   [JU] 9v6

And all the men of Shechem gathered together,
and all the house of Millo,
and went, and made Abimelech king,
by the plain of the pillar that was in Shechem.

¶ Judges 9 v7-21

{ heart }   [JU] 9v7

And when they told it to Jotham,
he went and stood in the top of Mount Gerizim,
and lift up his voice, and cried, and said unto them,

Hearken unto me, ye men of Shechem,
that GOD may hearken unto you.

{ heart }   [JU] 9v8

The trees went forth on a time
to anoint a king over them,
and they said unto the olive tree,

 ‘Reign thou over us’.

{ heart }   [JU] 9v9

But the olive tree said unto them,

 ‘Should I leave my fatness,
wherewith by me they honor GOD and man,
and go to be promoted over the trees?’ 

{ heart }   [JU] 9v10

And the trees said to the fig tree,

 ‘Come thou, and reign over us’.

{ heart }   [JU] 9v11

But the fig tree said unto them,

 ‘Should I forsake my sweetness, and my good fruit,
and go to be promoted over the trees?’ 

{ heart }   [JU] 9v12

Then said the trees unto the vine,

 ‘Come thou, and reign over us’.

{ heart }   [JU] 9v13

And the vine said unto them,

 ‘Should I leave my wine,
which cheereth GOD and man,
and go to be promoted over the trees?’ 

{ heart }   [JU] 9v14

Then said all the trees unto the bramble,

 ‘Come thou, and reign over us’.

{ heart }   [JU] 9v15

And the bramble said unto the trees,

 ‘If in truth ye anoint me king over you,
then come and put your trust in my shadow:
and if not, let fire come out of the bramble,
and devour the cedars of Lebanon’.

{ heart }   [JU] 9v16

Now therefore, if ye have done truly and sincerely,
in that ye have made Abimelech king,
and if ye have dealt well with Jerubbaal
and his house, and have done unto him
according to the deserving of his hands:

{ heart }   [JU] 9v17

(For my father fought for you,
and adventured his life far,
and delivered you out of the hand of Midian:

{ heart }   [JU] 9v18

And ye are risen up against my father's house
this day, and have slain his sons,
threescore and ten persons, upon one stone,
and have made Abimelech the son of his maidservant,
king over the men of Shechem,
because he is your brother.)

{ heart }   [JU] 9v19

If ye then have dealt truly and sincerely
with Jerubbaal, and with his house this day,
then rejoice ye in Abimelech,
and let him also rejoice in you.

{ heart }   [JU] 9v20

But if not, let fire come out from Abimelech,
and devour the men of Shechem
and the house of Millo:
and let fire come out from the men of Shechem,
and from the house of Millo, and devour Abimelech.

{ heart }   [JU] 9v21

And Jotham ran away, and fled, and went to Beer,
and dwelt there, for fear of Abimelech his brother.

¶ Judges 9 v22-25

{ heart }   [JU] 9v22

When Abimelech had reigned three years
over Israel,

{ heart }   [JU] 9v23

Then GOD sent an Evil Spirit
between Abimelech and the men of Shechem:
and the men of Shechem dealt treacherously
with Abimelech,

{ heart }   [JU] 9v24

That the cruelty done
to the threescore and ten sons of Jerubbaal
might come, and their blood be laid upon Abimelech
their brother which slew them,
and upon the men of Shechem
which aided him in the killing of his brethren.

{ heart }   [JU] 9v25

And the men of Shechem set liers in wait for him
in the top of the mountains,
and they robbed all that came along that way by them:
and it was told Abimelech.

¶ Judges 9 v26-34

{ heart }   [JU] 9v26

And Gaal the son of Ebed came with his brethren,
and went over to Shechem:
and the men of Shechem put their confidence in him.

{ heart }   [JU] 9v27

And they went out into the fields,
and gathered their vineyards, and trod the grapes,
and made merry, and went into the house of their god,
and did eat and drink, and cursed Abimelech.

{ heart }   [JU] 9v28

And Gaal the son of Ebed said,

Who is Abimelech, and who is Shechem,
that we should serve him?
Is not he the son of Jerubbaal? and Zebul his officer?
serve the men of Hamor the father of Shechem:
for why should we serve him?

{ heart }   [JU] 9v29

And would to GOD this people were under my hand;
then would I remove Abimelech.
And he said to Abimelech,

Increase thine army, and come out.

{ heart }   [JU] 9v30

And when Zebul, the ruler of the city,
heard the words of Gaal the son of Ebed,
his anger was kindled.

{ heart }   [JU] 9v31

And he sent messengers unto Abimelech privily,
saying,

Behold Gaal, the son of Ebed, and his brethren
be come to Shechem,
and behold, they fortify the city against thee.

{ heart }   [JU] 9v32

Now therefore up by night,
thou and the people that is with thee,
and lie in wait in the field.

{ heart }   [JU] 9v33

And it shall be,
that in the morning as soon as the sun is up,
thou shalt rise early, and set upon the city:
and behold, when he and the people that is with him,
come out against thee, then mayest thou do to them
as thou shalt find occasion.

{ heart }   [JU] 9v34

And Abimelech rose up,
and all the people that were with him, by night,
and they laid wait against Shechem
in four companies.

¶ Judges 9 v35-41

{ heart }   [JU] 9v35

And Gaal the son of Ebed went out,
and stood in the entering of the gate of the city:
and Abimelech rose up,
and the people that were with him, from lying in wait.

{ heart }   [JU] 9v36

And when Gaal saw the people, he said to Zebul,

Behold, there come people down
from the top of the mountains.


And Zebul said unto him,

Thou seest the shadow of the mountains,
as if they were men.

{ heart }   [JU] 9v37

And Gaal spake again,
and said,

See there come people down by the middle
of the land,
and another company come along by the plain
of Meonenim.

{ heart }   [JU] 9v38

Then said Zebul unto him,

Where is now thy mouth, wherewith thou saidst,

 ‘Who is Abimelech, that we should serve him?’ 

Is not this the people whom thou hast despised?
Go out, I pray now, and fight with them.

{ heart }   [JU] 9v39

And Gaal went out before the men of Shechem,
and fought with Abimelech.

{ heart }   [JU] 9v40

And Abimelech chased him, and he fled before him,
and many were overthrown and wounded,
even unto the entering of the gate.

{ heart }   [JU] 9v41

And Abimelech dwelt at Arumah:
and Zebul thrust out Gaal and his brethren,
that they should not dwell in Shechem.

¶ Judges 9 v42-45

{ heart }   [JU] 9v42

And it came to pass on the morrow,
that the people went out into the field,
and they told Abimelech.

{ heart }   [JU] 9v43

And he took the people,
and divided them into three companies,
and laid wait in the field, and looked,
and behold, the people were come forth
out of the city,
and he rose up against them, and smote them.

{ heart }   [JU] 9v44

And Abimelech, and the company that was with him,
rushed forward,
and stood in the entering of the gate of the city:
and the two other companies ran upon all the people
that were in the fields, and slew them.

{ heart }   [JU] 9v45

And Abimelech fought against the city all that day,
and he took the city,
and slew the people that was therein,
and beat down the city, and sowed it with salt.

¶ Judges 9 v46-49

{ heart }   [JU] 9v46

And when all the men of the tower of Shechem
heard that,

They entered into an hold
of the house of the god Berith.

{ heart }   [JU] 9v47

And it was told Abimelech,

That all the men of the tower of Shechem
were gathered together.

{ heart }   [JU] 9v48

And Abimelech gat him up to Mount Zalmon,
he and all the people that were with him,
and Abimelech took an axe in his hand,
and cut down a bough from the trees,
and took it, and laid it on his shoulder,
and said unto the people that were with him,

What ye have seen me do,
make haste, and do as I have done.

{ heart }   [JU] 9v49

And all the people likewise cut down
every man his bough, and followed Abimelech,
and put them to the hold,
and set the hold on fire upon them:
so that all the men of the tower of Shechem died also,
about a thousand men and women.

¶ Judges 9 v50-55

{ heart }   [JU] 9v50

Then went Abimelech to Thebez,
and encamped against Thebez, and took it.

{ heart }   [JU] 9v51

But there was a strong tower within the city,
and thither fled all the men and women,
and all they of the city, and shut it to them,
and gat them up to the top of the tower.

{ heart }   [JU] 9v52

And Abimelech came unto the tower,
and fought against it,
and went hard unto the door of the tower,
to burn it with fire.

{ heart }   [JU] 9v53

And a certain woman cast a piece of a millstone
upon Abimelech's head, and all to break his skull.

{ heart }   [JU] 9v54

Then he called hastily unto the young man,

His armor-bearer,

And said unto him,

Draw thy sword, and slay me,
that men say not of me,

 ‘A woman slew him’.


And his young man thrust him through, and he died.

{ heart }   [JU] 9v55

And when the men of Israel saw
that Abimelech was dead,
they departed every man unto his place.

¶ Judges 9 v56-57

{ heart }   [JU] 9v56

Thus GOD rendered the wickedness of Abimelech
which he did unto his father,
in slaying his seventy brethren.

{ heart }   [JU] 9v57

And all the evil of the men of Shechem
did GOD render upon their heads:
and upon them came the curse of Jotham
the son of Jerubbaal.

« Judges 10

¶ Judges 10 v1-2

{ heart }   [JU] 10v1

And after Abimelech there arose to defend Israel,
Tola the son of Puah, the son of Dodai,
a man of Issachar,
and he dwelt in Shamir in Mount Ephraim.

{ heart }   [JU] 10v2

And he judged Israel twenty and three years,
and died, and was buried in Shamir.

¶ Judges 10 v3-5

{ heart }   [JU] 10v3

And after him arose Jair a Gileadite,
and judged Israel twenty and two years.

{ heart }   [JU] 10v4

And he had thirty sons that rode on thirty ass colts,
and they had thirty cities, which are called

Havvoth-jair

Unto this day,
which are in the land of Gilead.

{ heart }   [JU] 10v5

And Jair died, and was buried in Kamon.

¶ Judges 10 v6-16

{ heart }   [JU] 10v6

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 Sidon,
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.

{ heart }   [JU] 10v7

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.

{ heart }   [JU] 10v8

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.

{ heart }   [JU] 10v9

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.

{ heart }   [JU] 10v10

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.

{ heart }   [JU] 10v11

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?

{ heart }   [JU] 10v12

The Sidonians also and the Amalekites,
and the Maonites did oppress you,
and ye cried to ME,
and I delivered you out of their hand.

{ heart }   [JU] 10v13

Yet ye have forsaken ME, and served other gods:
wherefore I will deliver you no more.

{ heart }   [JU] 10v14

Go, and cry unto the gods which ye have chosen,
let them deliver you in the time of your tribulation.

{ heart }   [JU] 10v15

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.

{ heart }   [JU] 10v16

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 v17-18

{ heart }   [JU] 10v17

Then the children of Ammon
were gathered together, and encamped in Gilead:
and the children of Israel
assembled themselves together,
and encamped in Mizpah.

{ heart }   [JU] 10v18

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.

« Judges 11

¶ Judges 11 v1-3

{ heart }   [JU] 11v1

Now Jephthah the Gileadite
was a mighty man of valor,
and he was the son of an harlot:
and Gilead begat Jephthah.

{ heart }   [JU] 11v2

And Gilead's wife bare him sons,
and his wife's sons grew up,
and they thrust out Jephthah, and said unto him,

Thou shalt not inherit in our father's house,
for thou art the son of a strange woman.

{ heart }   [JU] 11v3

Then Jephthah fled from his brethren,
and dwelt in the land of Tob:
and there were gathered vain men to Jephthah,
and went out with him.

¶ Judges 11 v4-11

{ heart }   [JU] 11v4

And it came to pass, in process of time,
that the children of Ammon made war against Israel.

{ heart }   [JU] 11v5

And it was so, that when the children of Ammon
made war against Israel,
the elders of Gilead went to fetch Jephthah
out of the land of Tob:

{ heart }   [JU] 11v6

And they said unto Jephthah,

Come and be our captain,
that we may fight with the children of Ammon.

{ heart }   [JU] 11v7

And Jephthah said unto the elders of Gilead,

Did not ye hate me,
and expel me out of my father's house?
And why are ye come unto me now
when ye are in distress?

{ heart }   [JU] 11v8

And the elders of Gilead said unto Jephthah,

Therefore we turn again to thee now,
that thou mayest go with us,
and fight against the children of Ammon,
and be our head over all the inhabitants of Gilead.

{ heart }   [JU] 11v9

And Jephthah said unto the elders of Gilead,

If ye bring me home again
to fight against the children of Ammon,
and the LORD deliver them before me,
shall I be your head?

{ heart }   [JU] 11v10

And the elders of Gilead said unto Jephthah,

The LORD be witness between us,
if we do not so according to thy words.

{ heart }   [JU] 11v11

Then Jephthah went with the elders of Gilead,
and the people made him head
and captain over them:
and Jephthah uttered all his words before the LORD
in Mizpah.

¶ Judges 11 v12-28

{ heart }   [JU] 11v12

And Jephthah sent messengers
unto the king of the children of Ammon,
saying,

What hast thou to do with me,
that thou art come against me to fight in my land?

{ heart }   [JU] 11v13

And the king of the children of Ammon answered
unto the messengers of Jephthah;

Because Israel took away my land,
when they came up out of Egypt,
from Arnon even unto Jabbok, and unto Jordan:
now therefore restore those lands again peaceably.

{ heart }   [JU] 11v14

And Jephthah sent messengers again
unto the king of the children of Ammon,

{ heart }   [JU] 11v15

And said unto him,

Thus saith Jephthah,

 ‘Israel took not away the land of Moab,
nor the land of the children of Ammon’:

{ heart }   [JU] 11v16

But when Israel came up from Egypt,
and walked through the wilderness, unto the Red Sea,
and came to Kadesh;

{ heart }   [JU] 11v17

Then Israel sent messengers unto the king of Edom,
saying,

 ‘Let me, I pray thee, pass through thy land.’ 

But the king of Edom would not hearken thereto:
And in like manner they sent unto the king of Moab:
but he would not consent:
and Israel abode in Kadesh.

{ heart }   [JU] 11v18

Then 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,
but came not within the border of Moab:
for Arnon was the border of Moab.

{ heart }   [JU] 11v19

And Israel sent messengers unto Sihon
king of the Amorites, the king of Heshbon;
and Israel said unto him,

 ‘Let us pass, we pray thee,
through thy land, unto my place’.

{ heart }   [JU] 11v20

But Sihon trusted not Israel,
to pass through his coast;
but Sihon gathered all his people together,
and pitched in Jahaz, and fought against Israel.

{ heart }   [JU] 11v21

And the LORD GOD of Israel
delivered Sihon and all his people
into the hand of Israel, and they smote them:
so Israel possessed all the land of the Amorites,
the inhabitants of that country.

{ heart }   [JU] 11v22

And they possessed all the coasts of the Amorites,
from Arnon even unto Jabbok,
and from the wilderness even unto Jordan.

{ heart }   [JU] 11v23

So now the LORD GOD of Israel
hath dispossessed the Amorites
from before HIS people Israel,
and shouldest thou possess it?

{ heart }   [JU] 11v24

Wilt not thou possess that which Chemosh thy god,
giveth thee to possess?
so whomsoever the LORD our GOD shall drive out from before us, them will we possess.

{ heart }   [JU] 11v25

And now art thou anything better than Balak
the son of Zippor king of Moab?
Did he ever strive against Israel,
or did he ever fight against them,

{ heart }   [JU] 11v26

While Israel dwelt in Heshbon and her towns,
and in Aroer, and her towns,
and in all the cities that be along
by the coasts of Arnon, three hundred years?
Why therefore did ye not recover them
within that time?

{ heart }   [JU] 11v27

Wherefore, I have not sinned against thee,
but thou doest me wrong to war against me:
the LORD the JUDGE,
be judge this day between the children of Israel,
and the children of Ammon.

{ heart }   [JU] 11v28

Howbeit, the king of the children of Ammon
hearkened not unto the words of Jephthah
which he sent him.

¶ Judges 11 v29-33

{ heart }   [JU] 11v29

Then the SPIRIT of the LORD
came upon Jephthah,
and he passed over Gilead, and Manasseh,
and passed over Mizpah of Gilead,
and from Mizpah of Gilead he passed over
unto the children of Ammon.

{ heart }   [JU] 11v30

And Jephthah vowed a vow unto the LORD,
and said,

If THOU shalt without fail
deliver the children of Ammon into mine hands,

{ heart }   [JU] 11v31

Then it shall be, that whatsoever cometh forth
of the doors of my house to meet me,
when I return in peace from the children of Ammon,
shall surely be the LORD'S,
and I will offer it up for a burnt offering.

{ heart }   [JU] 11v32

So Jephthah passed over unto the children of Ammon
to fight against them,
and the LORD delivered them into his hands.

{ heart }   [JU] 11v33

And he smote them from Aroer,
even till thou come to Minnith, even twenty cities,
and unto the plain of the vineyards,
with a very great slaughter:
thus the children of Ammon were subdued
before the children of Israel.

¶ Judges 11 v34-40

{ heart }   [JU] 11v34

And Jephthah came to Mizpah unto his house,
and behold, his daughter came out to meet him
with timbrels and with dances,
and she was his only child:
beside her he had neither son nor daughter.

{ heart }   [JU] 11v35

And it came to pass when he saw her,
that he rent his clothes,
and said,

Alas, my daughter, thou hast brought me very low,
and thou art one of them that trouble me;
for I have opened my mouth unto the LORD,
and I cannot go back.

{ heart }   [JU] 11v36

And she said unto him,

My father,
if thou hast opened thy mouth unto the LORD,
do to me according to that which hath proceeded
out of thy mouth;
forasmuch as the LORD hath taken vengeance
for thee of thine enemies,
even of the children of Ammon.

{ heart }   [JU] 11v37

And she said unto her father,

Let this thing be done for me:

 ‘Let me alone two months,
that I may go up and down upon the mountains,
and bewail my virginity, I and my fellows’.

{ heart }   [JU] 11v38

And he said,

Go.

And he sent her away for two months:
and she went with her companions,
and bewailed her virginity upon the mountains.

{ heart }   [JU] 11v39

And it came to pass at the end of two months,
that she returned unto her father,
who did with her according to his vow
which he had vowed: and she knew no man:
and it was a custom in Israel,

{ heart }   [JU] 11v40

That the daughters of Israel went yearly
to lament the daughter of Jephthah the Gileadite
four days in a year.

« Judges 12

¶ Judges 12 v1-6

{ heart }   [JU] 12v1

And 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.

{ heart }   [JU] 12v2

And 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.

{ heart }   [JU] 12v3

And 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?

{ heart }   [JU] 12v4

Then 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.

{ heart }   [JU] 12v5

And 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,

Nay:

{ heart }   [JU] 12v6

Then 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.

¶ Judges 12 v7-10

{ heart }   [JU] 12v7

And Jephthah judged Israel six years:
then died Jephthah the Gileadite,
and was buried in one of the cities of Gilead.

{ heart }   [JU] 12v8

And after him Ibzan of Bethlehem judged Israel.

{ heart }   [JU] 12v9

And 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 seven years.

{ heart }   [JU] 12v10

Then died Ibzan, and was buried at Bethlehem.

¶ Judges 12 v11-12

{ heart }   [JU] 12v11

And after him, Elon, a Zebulunite judged Israel,
and he judged Israel ten years.

{ heart }   [JU] 12v12

And Elon the Zebulunite died,
and was buried in Aijalon in the country of Zebulun.

¶ Judges 12 v13-15

{ heart }   [JU] 12v13

And after him Abdon, the son of Hillel a Pirathonite
judged Israel.

{ heart }   [JU] 12v14

And he had forty sons, and thirty nephews,
that rode on threescore and ten ass colts:
and he judged Israel eight years.

{ heart }   [JU] 12v15

And Abdon the son of Hillel the Pirathonite died,
and was buried in Pirathon in the land of Ephraim,
in the mount of the Amalekites.

« Judges 13

¶ Judges 13 v1

{ heart }   [JU] 13v1

And the children of Israel did evil again
in the sight of the LORD,
and the LORD delivered them into the hand
of the Philistines forty years.

¶ Judges 13 v2-5

{ heart }   [JU] 13v2

And there was a certain man of Zorah,
of the family of the Danites, whose name was

Manoah,

And his wife was barren, and bare not.

{ heart }   [JU] 13v3

And the Angel of the LORD
appeared unto the woman, and said unto her,

Behold now, thou art barren, and bearest not:
but thou shalt conceive and bear a son.

{ heart }   [JU] 13v4

Now therefore beware I pray thee,
and drink not wine, nor strong drink,
and eat not any unclean thing.

{ heart }   [JU] 13v5

For lo, thou shalt conceive, and bear a son.
and no razor shall come on his head:
for the child shall be a Nazirite unto GOD
from the womb:
and he shall begin to deliver Israel
out of the hand of the Philistines.

¶ Judges 13 v6-7

{ heart }   [JU] 13v6

Then the woman came and told her husband,
saying,

A Man of GOD came unto me,
and His countenance was
like the countenance of an Angel of GOD,
very terrible:
but I asked Him not whence He was,
neither told He me His name.

{ heart }   [JU] 13v7

But He said unto me,

Behold, thou shalt conceive and bear a son;
and now, drink no wine nor strong drink,
neither eat any unclean thing:
for the child shall be a Nazirite to GOD,
from the womb, to the day of his death.

¶ Judges 13 v8-23

{ heart }   [JU] 13v8

Then Manoah entreated the LORD,
and said,

O my LORD,
let the Man of GOD Whom THOU didst send
come again unto us, and teach us

 ‘What we shall do unto the child that shall be born’.

{ heart }   [JU] 13v9

And GOD hearkened to the voice of Manoah;
and the Angel of GOD came again unto the woman
as she sat in the field:
But Manoah her husband was not with her.

{ heart }   [JU] 13v10

And the woman made haste, and ran,
and showed her husband, and said unto him;

Behold, the Man hath appeared unto me,
That came unto me the other day.

{ heart }   [JU] 13v11

And Manoah arose, and went after his wife,
and came to the Man, and said unto Him,

Art Thou the Man That spakest unto the woman?

And He said,

I am.

{ heart }   [JU] 13v12

And Manoah said,

Now let Thy words come to pass:
How shall we order the child,
and how shall we do unto him?

{ heart }   [JU] 13v13

And the Angel of the LORD said unto Manoah,

Of all that I said unto the woman, let her beware.

{ heart }   [JU] 13v14

She may not eat of any thing
that cometh of the vine,
neither let her drink wine or strong drink,
nor eat any unclean thing:
all that I commanded her, let her observe.

{ heart }   [JU] 13v15

And Manoah said unto the Angel of the LORD,

I pray Thee let us detain Thee,
until we shall have made ready a kid for Thee.

{ heart }   [JU] 13v16

And the Angel of the LORD said unto Manoah,

Though thou detain Me, I will not eat of thy bread:
and if thou wilt offer a burnt offering,
thou must offer it unto the LORD.


For Manoah knew not that He was an Angel of the LORD.

{ heart }   [JU] 13v17

And Manoah said unto the Angel of the LORD,

What is Thy name,
that when Thy sayings come to pass
we may do Thee honor?

{ heart }   [JU] 13v18

And the Angel of the LORD said unto him,

Why askest thou thus after My name,
seeing it is secret?

{ heart }   [JU] 13v19

So Manoah took a kid with a meal offering,
and offered it upon a rock unto the LORD:
and the Angel did wondrously,
and Manoah and his wife looked on.

{ heart }   [JU] 13v20

For it came to pass,
when the flame went up toward heaven
from off the altar,
that the Angel of the LORD ascended
in the flame of the altar:
and Manoah and his wife looked on it,
and fell on their faces to the ground.

{ heart }   [JU] 13v21

(But the Angel of the LORD
did no more appear to Manoah and to his wife:)
then Manoah knew

That He was an Angel of the LORD.

{ heart }   [JU] 13v22

And Manoah said unto his wife,

We shall surely die, because we have seen GOD.

{ heart }   [JU] 13v23

But his wife said unto him,

If the LORD were pleased to kill us,
HE would not have received
a burnt offering and a meal offering at our hands,
neither would HE have showed us all these things,
nor would as at this time have told us
such things as these.

¶ Judges 13 v24-25

{ heart }   [JU] 13v24

And the woman bare a son, and called his name

Samson:

And the child grew, and the LORD blessed him.

{ heart }   [JU] 13v25

And the SPIRIT of the LORD
began to move him at times in the camp of Dan,
between Zorah and Eshtaol.

« Judges 14

¶ Judges 14 v1-4

{ heart }   [JU] 14v1

And Samson went down to Timnah,
and saw a woman in Timnah,
of the daughters of the Philistines.

{ heart }   [JU] 14v2

And he came up, and told his father and his mother,
and said,

I have seen a woman in Timnah,
of the daughters of the Philistines,
now therefore get her for me to wife.

{ heart }   [JU] 14v3

Then his father and his mother said unto him,

Is there never a woman
among the daughters of thy brethren,
or among all my people, that thou goest to take a wife
of the uncircumcised Philistines?


And Samson said unto his father,

Get her for me, for she pleaseth me well.

{ heart }   [JU] 14v4

But his father and his mother knew not
that it was of the LORD,
that HE sought an occasion against the Philistines:
for at that time the Philistines had dominion
over Israel.

¶ Judges 14 v5-9

{ heart }   [JU] 14v5

Then went Samson down,
and his father and his mother, to Timnah,
and came, to the vineyards of Timnah:
and behold, a young lion roared against him.

{ heart }   [JU] 14v6

And the SPIRIT of the LORD
came mightily upon him,
and he rent him as he would have rent a kid,
and he had nothing in his hand:
but he told not his father or his mother
what he had done.

{ heart }   [JU] 14v7

And he went down and talked with the woman,
and she pleased Samson well.

{ heart }   [JU] 14v8

And after a time he returned to take her,
and he turned aside to see the carcass of the lion:
and behold, there was a swarm of bees,
and honey in the carcass of the lion.

{ heart }   [JU] 14v9

And he took thereof in his hands, and went on eating,
and came to his father and mother,
and he gave them, and they did eat:
but he told not them that he had taken the honey
out of the carcass of the lion.

¶ Judges 14 v10-18

{ heart }   [JU] 14v10

So his father went down unto the woman,
and Samson made there a feast:
for so used the young men to do.

{ heart }   [JU] 14v11

And it came to pass when they saw him,
that they brought thirty companions to be with him.

{ heart }   [JU] 14v12

And Samson said unto them,

I will now put forth a riddle unto you:
if ye can certainly declare it me
within the seven days of the feast, and find it out,
then I will give you thirty sheets
and thirty change of garments;

{ heart }   [JU] 14v13

But if ye cannot declare it me,
then shall ye give me thirty sheets
and thirty change of garments.


And they said unto him,

Put forth thy riddle, that we may hear it.

{ heart }   [JU] 14v14

And he said unto them,

Out of the eater came forth meat,
and out of the strong came forth sweetness.


And they could not in three days expound the riddle.

{ heart }   [JU] 14v15

And it came to pass on the seventh day,
that they said unto Samson's wife,

Entice thy husband,
that he may declare unto us the riddle,
lest we burn thee and thy father's house with fire:
have ye called us to take that we have? is it not so?

{ heart }   [JU] 14v16

And Samson's wife wept before him,
and said,

Thou dost but hate me, and lovest me not:
thou hast put forth a riddle
unto the children of my people,
and hast not told it me.


And he said unto her,

Behold, I have not told it my father nor my mother,
and shall I tell it thee?

{ heart }   [JU] 14v17

And she wept before him the seven days,
while their feast lasted:
and it came to pass on the seventh day,
that he told her, because she lay sore upon him:
and she told the riddle to the children of her people.

{ heart }   [JU] 14v18

And the men of the city said unto him
on the seventh day before the sun went down,

What is sweeter than honey?
and what is stronger than a lion?


And he said unto them,

If ye had not plowed with my heifer,
ye had not found out my riddle.

¶ Judges 14 v19-20

{ heart }   [JU] 14v19

And the SPIRIT of the LORD came upon him,
and he went down to Ashkelon,
and slew thirty men of them, and took their spoil,
and gave changes of raiment unto them
which expounded the riddle,
and his anger was kindled;
and he went up to his father's house.

{ heart }   [JU] 14v20

But Samson's wife was given to his companion,
whom he had used as his friend.

« Judges 15

¶ Judges 15 v1-8

{ heart }   [JU] 15v1

But it came to pass within a while after,
in the time of wheat harvest,
that Samson visited his wife with a kid,
and he said,

I will go in to my wife into the chamber.

But her father would not suffer him to go in.

{ heart }   [JU] 15v2

And her father said,

I verily thought

 ‘That thou hadst utterly hated her,’ 

Therefore I gave her to thy companion:
is not her younger sister fairer than she?
take her, I pray thee, instead of her.

{ heart }   [JU] 15v3

And Samson said concerning them,

Now shall I be more blameless than the Philistines,
though I do them a displeasure.

{ heart }   [JU] 15v4

And Samson went and caught three hundred foxes,
and took firebrands, and turned tail to tail,
and put a firebrand in the midst between two tails.

{ heart }   [JU] 15v5

And when he had set the brands on fire,
he let them go into the standing corn of the Philistines,
and burnt up both the shocks,
and also the standing corn,
with the vineyards and olives.

{ heart }   [JU] 15v6

Then the Philistines said,

Who hath done this?

And they answered,

Samson the son in law of the Timnite,
because he had taken his wife,
and given her to his companion.


And the Philistines came up,
and burnt her and her father with fire.

{ heart }   [JU] 15v7

And Samson said unto them,

Though ye have done this,
yet will I be avenged of you,
and after that I will cease.

{ heart }   [JU] 15v8

And he smote them hip and thigh
with a great slaughter; and he went down
and dwelt in the top of the rock Etam.

¶ Judges 15 v9-19

{ heart }   [JU] 15v9

Then the Philistines went up, and pitched in Judah,
and spread themselves in Lehi.

{ heart }   [JU] 15v10

And the men of Judah said,

Why are ye come up against us?

And they answered,

To bind Samson are we come up,
to do to him, as he hath done to us.

{ heart }   [JU] 15v11

Then three thousand men of Judah
went to the top of the rock Etam, and said to Samson,

Knowest thou not

 ‘That the Philistines are rulers over us?’ 

What is this that thou hast done unto us?


And he said unto them,

As they did unto me, so have I done unto them.

{ heart }   [JU] 15v12

And they said unto him,

We are come down to bind thee,
that we may deliver thee
into the hand of the Philistines.


And Samson said unto them,

Swear unto me,

 ‘That ye will not fall upon me yourselves.

{ heart }   [JU] 15v13

And they spake unto him,
saying,

No: but we will bind thee fast,
and deliver thee into their hand:
but surely we will not kill thee:


And they bound him with two new cords,
and brought him up from the rock.

{ heart }   [JU] 15v14

And when he came unto Lehi,
the Philistines shouted against him:
and the SPIRIT of the LORD
came mightily upon him,
and the cords that were upon his arms
became as flax that was burnt with fire,
and his bands loosed from off his hands.

{ heart }   [JU] 15v15

And he found a new jawbone of an ass,
and put forth his hand, and took it,
and slew a thousand men therewith.

{ heart }   [JU] 15v16

And Samson said,

With the jawbone of an ass, heaps upon heaps,
with the jaw of an ass have I slain a thousand men.

{ heart }   [JU] 15v17

And it came to pass
when he had made an end of speaking,
that he cast away the jawbone out of his hand,
and called that place

Ramath-lehi.

{ heart }   [JU] 15v18

And he was sore athirst, and called on the LORD,
and said,

THOU hast given this great deliverance
into the hand of THY servant:
and now shall I die for thirst,
and fall into the hand of the uncircumcised?

{ heart }   [JU] 15v19

But GOD clave an hollow place that was in the jaw,
and there came water thereout,
and when he had drunk,
his spirit came again, and he revived:
wherefore he called the name thereof

En-hakkore,

Which is in Lehi, unto this day.

¶ Judges 15 v20

{ heart }   [JU] 15v20

And he judged Israel in the days of the Philistines
twenty years.

« Judges 16

¶ Judges 16 v1-3

{ heart }   [JU] 16v1

Then went Samson to Gaza,
and saw there an harlot, and went in unto her.

{ heart }   [JU] 16v2

And it was told the Gazites,
saying,

Samson is come hither.

And they compassed him in,
and laid wait for him all night in the gate of the city,
and were quiet all the night, saying,

In the morning when it is day, we shall kill him.

{ heart }   [JU] 16v3

And Samson lay till midnight, and arose at midnight,
and took the doors of the gate of the city,
and the two posts, and went away with them,
bar and all, and put them upon his shoulders,
and carried them up to the top of an hill
that is before Hebron.

¶ Judges 16 v4-17

{ heart }   [JU] 16v4

And it came to pass afterward,
that he loved a woman in the valley of Sorek,
whose name was

Delilah.

{ heart }   [JU] 16v5

And the lords of the Philistines came up unto her,
and said unto her,

Entice him, and see wherein his great strength lieth,
and by what means we may prevail against him,
that we may bind him to afflict him:
and we will give thee every one of us,
eleven hundreth pieces of silver.

{ heart }   [JU] 16v6

And Delilah said to Samson,

Tell me, I pray thee,

 ‘Wherein thy great strength lieth,
and wherewith thou mightest be bound to afflict thee’.

{ heart }   [JU] 16v7

And Samson said unto her,

If they bind me with seven green withs
that were never dried,
then shall I be weak, and be as another man.

{ heart }   [JU] 16v8

Then the lords of the Philistines brought up to her
seven green withs which had not been dried,
and she bound him with them.

{ heart }   [JU] 16v9

Now there were men lying in wait,
abiding with her in the chamber:
and she said unto him,

The Philistines be upon thee, Samson.

And he broke the withs,
as a thread of tow is broken, when it toucheth the fire:
so his strength was not known.

{ heart }   [JU] 16v10

And Delilah said unto Samson,

Behold, thou hast mocked me, and told me lies:
now tell me, I pray thee,

 ‘Wherewith thou mightest be bound’.

{ heart }   [JU] 16v11

And he said unto her,

If they bind me fast with new ropes
that never were occupied,
then shall I be weak, and be as another man.

{ heart }   [JU] 16v12

Delilah therefore took new ropes,
and bound him therewith, and said unto him,

The Philistines be upon thee, Samson.

(And there were those lying in wait
abiding in the chamber.)
And he broke them from off his arms like a thread.

{ heart }   [JU] 16v13

And Delilah said unto Samson,

Hitherto thou hast mocked me, and told me lies:
tell me

 ‘Wherewith thou mightest be bound’.


And he said unto her,

If thou weavest the seven locks of my head
with the web.

{ heart }   [JU] 16v14

And she fastened it with the pin, and said unto him,

The Philistines be upon thee, Samson.

And he awaked out of his sleep,
and went away with the pin of the beam,
and with the web.

{ heart }   [JU] 16v15

And she said unto him,

How canst thou say,

 ‘I love thee,’ 

When thine heart is not with me?
thou hast mocked me these three times,
and hast not told me

 ‘Wherein thy great strength lieth’.

{ heart }   [JU] 16v16

And it came to pass,
when she pressed him daily with her words,
and urged him so that his soul was vexed unto death,

{ heart }   [JU] 16v17

That he told her all his heart, and said unto her,

There hath not come a razor upon mine head:
for I have been a Nazirite unto GOD
from my mother's womb:
if I be shaven, then my strength will go from me,
and I shall become weak, and be like any other man.

¶ Judges 16 v18-22

{ heart }   [JU] 16v18

And when Delilah saw
that he had told her all his heart,
she sent and called for

The lords of the Philistines,

saying,

Come up this once,
for he hath showed me all his heart.


Then the lords of the Philistines came up unto her,
and brought money in their hand.

{ heart }   [JU] 16v19

And she made him sleep upon her knees,
and she called for

A man,

And she caused him to shave off
the seven locks of his head,
and she began to afflict him,
and his strength went from him.

{ heart }   [JU] 16v20

And she said,

The Philistines be upon thee, Samson.

And he awoke out of his sleep,
and said,

I will go out as at other times before,
and shake myself.


And he knew not
that the LORD was departed from him.

{ heart }   [JU] 16v21

But the Philistines took him, and put out his eyes,
and brought him down to Gaza,
and bound him with fetters of brass,
and he did grind in the prison house.

{ heart }   [JU] 16v22

Howbeit, the hair of his head
began to grow again after he was shaven.

¶ Judges 16 v23

{ heart }   [JU] 16v23

Then the lords of the Philistines
gathered them together,
for to offer a great sacrifice unto Dagon their god,
and to rejoice: for they said,

Our god hath delivered Samson our enemy
into our hand.

¶ Judges 16 v24-31

{ heart }   [JU] 16v24

And when the people saw him,
they praised their god: for they said,

Our god hath delivered into our hands our enemy,
and the destroyer of our country,
who slew many of us.

{ heart }   [JU] 16v25

And it came to pass when their hearts were merry,
that they said,

Call for

Samson,

That he may make us sport.


And they called for

Samson

Out of the prison house, and he made them sport:
and they set him between the pillars.

{ heart }   [JU] 16v26

And Samson said unto the lad
that held him by the hand,

Suffer me, that I may feel the pillars
whereupon the house standeth,
that I may lean upon them.

{ heart }   [JU] 16v27

Now the house was full of men and women,
and all the lords of the Philistines were there:
and there were upon the roof
about three thousand men and women,
that beheld while Samson made sport.

{ heart }   [JU] 16v28

And Samson called

Unto the LORD,

And said,

O LORD GOD, remember me, I pray THEE,
and strengthen me, I pray THEE,
only this once, O GOD,
that I may be at once avenged of the Philistines,
for my two eyes.

{ heart }   [JU] 16v29

And Samson took hold of the two middle pillars,
upon which the house stood,
and on which it was borne up,
of the one with his right hand,
and of the other with his left.

{ heart }   [JU] 16v30

And Samson said,

Let me die with the Philistines:

And he bowed himself with all his might:
and the house fell upon the lords,
and upon all the people that were therein:
so the dead whom he slew at his death,
were more, than they whom he slew in his life.

{ heart }   [JU] 16v31

Then his brethren, and all the house of his father,
came down, and took him, and brought him up,
and buried him between Zorah and Eshtaol,
in the burying place of Manoah his father:
and he judged Israel twenty years.

« Judges 17

¶ Judges 17 v1-6

{ heart }   [JU] 17v1

And there was a man of Mount Ephraim,
whose name was

Micah.

{ heart }   [JU] 17v2

And he said unto his mother,

The eleven hundred shekels of silver
that were taken from thee,
about which thou cursedst,
and didst speak of also in mine ears,
behold, the silver is with me, I took it.


And his mother said,

Blessed be thou of the LORD, my son.

{ heart }   [JU] 17v3

And when he had restored the eleven hundred shekels of silver to his mother, his mother said,

I had wholly dedicated the silver unto the LORD
from my hand, for my son,
to make a graven image and a molten image:
now therefore I will restore it unto thee.

{ heart }   [JU] 17v4

Yet he restored the money unto his mother,
and his mother took two hundred shekels of silver,
and gave them to the founder,
who made thereof a graven image
and a molten image:
and they were in the house of Micah.

{ heart }   [JU] 17v5

And the man Micah had an house of gods,
and made an ephod, and teraphim,
and consecrated one of his sons,
who became his priest.

{ heart }   [JU] 17v6

In those days there was no king in Israel,
but every man did that which was right
in his own eyes.

¶ Judges 17 v7-13

{ heart }   [JU] 17v7

And there was a young man
out of Bethlehem-judah, of the family of Judah,
who was a Levite, and he sojourned there.

{ heart }   [JU] 17v8

And the man departed out of the city
from Bethlehem-judah,
to sojourn where he could find a place:
and he came to Mount Ephraim to the house of Micah,
as he journeyed.

{ heart }   [JU] 17v9

And Micah said unto him,

Whence comest thou?

And he said unto him,

I am a Levite of Bethlehem-judah,
and I go to sojourn where I may find a place.

{ heart }   [JU] 17v10

And Micah said unto him,

Dwell with me, and be unto me a father and a priest,
and I will give thee ten shekels of silver by the year,
and a suit of apparel, and thy victuals.


So the Levite went in.

{ heart }   [JU] 17v11

And the Levite was content to dwell with the man,
and the young man was unto him as one of his sons.

{ heart }   [JU] 17v12

And Micah consecrated the Levite,
and the young man became his priest,
and was in the house of Micah.

{ heart }   [JU] 17v13

Then said Micah,

Now know I

 ‘That the LORD will do me good,
seeing I have a Levite to my priest’.

« Judges 18

¶ Judges 18 v1-10

{ heart }   [JU] 18v1

In those days there was no king in Israel.
And in those days the tribe of the Danites
sought them an inheritance to dwell in:
for unto that day,
all their inheritance had not fallen unto them,
among the tribes of Israel.

{ heart }   [JU] 18v2

And the children of Dan sent of their family,
five men from their coasts,
men of valor, from Zorah, and from Eshtaol,
to spy out the land, and to search it,
and they said unto them,

Go, search the land:

Who, when they came to Mount Ephraim,
to the house of Micah, they lodged there.

{ heart }   [JU] 18v3

When they were by the house of Micah,
they knew

The voice of the young man the Levite:

And they turned in thither, and said unto him,

Who brought thee hither?
And what makest thou in this place?
and what hast thou here?

{ heart }   [JU] 18v4

And he said unto them,

Thus and thus dealeth Micah with me,
and hath hired me, and I am his priest.

{ heart }   [JU] 18v5

And they said unto him,

Ask counsel, we pray thee, of GOD,
that we may know

 ‘Whether our way which we go, shall be prosperous’.

{ heart }   [JU] 18v6

And the priest said unto them,

Go in peace:
before the LORD is your way wherein ye go.

{ heart }   [JU] 18v7

Then the five men departed, and came to Laish,
and saw the people that were therein,
how they dwelt careless,
after the manner of the Sidonians, quiet and secure,
and there was no magistrate in the land
that might put them to shame in any thing,
and they were far from the Sidonians,
and had no business with any man.

{ heart }   [JU] 18v8

And they came unto their brethren
to Zorah, and Eshtaol:
and their brethren said unto them,

What say ye?

{ heart }   [JU] 18v9

And they said,

Arise, that we may go up against them:
for we have seen the land, and behold, it is very good:
and are ye still? Be not slothful to go,
and to enter to possess the land.

{ heart }   [JU] 18v10

When ye go, ye shall come unto a people secure,
and to a large land:
for GOD hath given it into your hands:
a place where there is no want of any thing,
that is in the earth.

¶ Judges 18 v11-21

{ heart }   [JU] 18v11

And there went from thence
of the family of the Danites,
out of Zorah, and out of Eshtaol,
six hundred men, appointed with weapons of war.

{ heart }   [JU] 18v12

And they went up,
and pitched in Kiriath-jearim, in Judah:
Wherefore they called that place

Mahaneh-dan

Unto this day:
behold, it is behind Kiriath-jearim.

{ heart }   [JU] 18v13

And they passed from thence unto Mount Ephraim,
and came unto the house of Micah.

{ heart }   [JU] 18v14

Then answered the five men
that went to spy out the country of Laish,
and said unto their brethren,

Do ye know

 ‘That there is in these houses
an ephod, and teraphim,
and a graven image, and a molten image?’ 

Now therefore consider what ye have to do.

{ heart }   [JU] 18v15

And they turned aside thitherward,
and came to the house of the young man the Levite,
even unto the house of Micah, and saluted him.

{ heart }   [JU] 18v16

And the six hundred men
appointed with their weapons of war,
which were of the children of Dan,
stood by the entering of the gate.

{ heart }   [JU] 18v17

And the five men that went to spy out the land,
went up and came in thither,
and took the graven image, the ephod, and teraphim,
and the molten image:
and the priest stood in the entering of the gate,
with the six hundred men
that were appointed with weapons of war.

{ heart }   [JU] 18v18

And these went into Micah's house,
and fetched the carved image,
the ephod, and the teraphim, and the molten image:
then said the priest unto them,

What do ye?

{ heart }   [JU] 18v19

And they said unto him,

Hold thy peace,
lay thine hand upon thy mouth, and go with us,
and be to us a father and a priest:
is it better for thee to be a priest
unto the house of one man,
or that thou be a priest
unto a tribe and a family in Israel?

{ heart }   [JU] 18v20

And the priest's heart was glad,
and he took the ephod, and the teraphim,
and the graven image,
and went in the midst of the people.

{ heart }   [JU] 18v21

So they turned, and departed,
and put the little ones and the cattle,
and the carriage before them.

¶ Judges 18 v22-26

{ heart }   [JU] 18v22

And when they were a good way
from the house of Micah,
the men that were in the houses
near to Micah's house, were gathered together,
and overtook the children of Dan.

{ heart }   [JU] 18v23

And they cried unto the children of Dan:
and they turned their faces, and said unto Micah,

What aileth thee,
that thou comest with such a company?

{ heart }   [JU] 18v24

And he said,

Ye have taken away my gods which I made,
and the priest, and ye are gone away:
and what have I more?
and what is this that ye say unto me,

 ‘What aileth thee?’ 

{ heart }   [JU] 18v25

And the children of Dan said unto him,

Let not thy voice be heard among us,
lest angry fellows run upon thee,
and thou lose thy life, with the lives of thy household.

{ heart }   [JU] 18v26

And the children of Dan went their way:
and when Micah saw
that they were too strong for him,
he turned and went back unto his house.

¶ Judges 18 v27-31

{ heart }   [JU] 18v27

And they took the things which Micah had made,
and the priest which he had, and came unto Laish,
unto a people that were quiet, and secure,
and they smote them with the edge of the sword,
and burnt the city with fire.

{ heart }   [JU] 18v28

And there was no deliverer,
because it was far from Sidon,
and they had no business with any man:
and it was in the valley that lieth by Beth-rehob,
and they built a city, and dwelt therein.

{ heart }   [JU] 18v29

And they called the name of the city

Dan,

After the name of Dan their father,
who was born unto Israel:
howbeit the name of the city was

Laish

At the first.

{ heart }   [JU] 18v30

And the children of Dan set up the graven image:
and Jonathan the son of Gershom,
the son of Manasseh,
he and his sons were priests to the tribe of Dan,
until the day of the captivity of the land.

{ heart }   [JU] 18v31

And they set them up Micah's graven image,
which he made,
all the time that the house of GOD was in Shiloh.

« Judges 19

¶ Judges 19 v1-10

{ heart }   [JU] 19v1

And it came to pass in those days,
when there was no king in Israel,
that there was a certain Levite
sojourning on the side of Mount Ephraim,
who took to him a concubine out of Bethlehem-judah.

{ heart }   [JU] 19v2

And his concubine played the whore against him,
and went away from him
unto her father's house to Bethlehem-judah,
and was there four whole months.

{ heart }   [JU] 19v3

And her husband arose,
and went after her to speak friendly unto her,
and to bring her again,
having his servant with him, and a couple of asses:
and she brought him into her father's house,
and when the father of the damsel saw him,
he rejoiced to meet him.

{ heart }   [JU] 19v4

And his father-in-law, the damsel's father,
retained him, and he abode with him three days:
so they did eat and drink, and lodged there.

{ heart }   [JU] 19v5

And it came to pass on the fourth day,
when they arose early in the morning,
that he rose up to depart:
and the damsel's father said unto his son in law,

Comfort thine heart with a morsel of bread,
and afterward go your way.

{ heart }   [JU] 19v6

And they sat down,
and did eat and drink both of them together:
for the damsel's father had said unto the man,

Be content, I pray thee, and tarry all night,
and let thine heart be merry.

{ heart }   [JU] 19v7

And when the man rose up to depart,
his father-in-law urged him:
therefore he lodged there again.

{ heart }   [JU] 19v8

And he arose early in the morning
on the fifth day to depart,
and the damsel's father said,

Comfort thine heart, I pray thee.

And they tarried until afternoon,
and they did eat both of them.

{ heart }   [JU] 19v9

And when the man rose up to depart,
he, and his concubine, and his servant;
his father-in-law, the damsel's father, said unto him,

Behold, now the day draweth toward evening,
I pray you tarry all night:
behold, the day groweth to an end,
lodge here, that thine heart may be merry;
and tomorrow get you early on your way,
that thou mayest go home.

{ heart }   [JU] 19v10

But the man would not tarry that night,
but he rose up and departed,
and came over against Jebus (which is Jerusalem:)
and there were with him two asses saddled,
his concubine also was with him.

¶ Judges 19 v11-21

{ heart }   [JU] 19v11

And when they were by Jebus,
the day was far spent,
and the servant said unto his master,

Come, I pray thee, and let us turn in
into this city of the Jebusites, and lodge in it.

{ heart }   [JU] 19v12

And his master said unto him,

We will not turn aside hither into the city of a stranger,
that is not of the children of Israel;
we will pass over to Gibeah.

{ heart }   [JU] 19v13

And he said unto his servant,

Come, and let us draw near to one of these places
to lodge all night, in Gibeah, or in Ramah.

{ heart }   [JU] 19v14

And they passed on and went their way,
and the sun went down upon them
when they were by Gibeah,
which belongeth to Benjamin.

{ heart }   [JU] 19v15

And they turned aside thither,
to go in and to lodge in Gibeah: and when he went in,
he sat him down in a street of the city:
for there was no man that took them into his house
to lodging.

{ heart }   [JU] 19v16

And behold, there came an old man from his work
out of the field at evening,
which was also of Mount Ephraim;
and he sojourned in Gibeah,
but the men of the place were Benjamites.

{ heart }   [JU] 19v17

And when he had lift up his eyes,
he saw a wayfaring man in the street of the city:
and the old man said,

Where goest thou? and whence comest thou?

{ heart }   [JU] 19v18

And he said unto him,

We are passing from Bethlehem-judah
toward the side of Mount Ephraim, from thence am I:
and I went to Bethlehem-judah,
but I am now going to the house of the LORD,
and there is no man that receiveth me to house.

{ heart }   [JU] 19v19

Yet there is both straw and provender for our asses,
and there is bread and wine also for me
and for thy handmaid,
and for the young man which is with thy servants:
there is no want of any thing.

{ heart }   [JU] 19v20

And the old man said,

Peace be with thee;
howsoever, let all thy wants lie upon me;
only lodge not in the street.

{ heart }   [JU] 19v21

So he brought him into his house,
and gave provender unto the asses:
and they washed their feet, and did eat and drink.

¶ Judges 19 v22-30

{ heart }   [JU] 19v22

Now as they were making their hearts merry,
behold, the men of the city, certain sons of Belial,
beset the house round about, and beat at the door,
and spake to the master of the house, the old man,
saying,

Bring forth the man that came into thine house,
that we may know him.

{ heart }   [JU] 19v23

And the man, the master of the house,
went out unto them, and said unto them,

Nay, my brethren, nay, I pray you do not so wickedly;
seeing that this man is come into mine house,
do not this folly.

{ heart }   [JU] 19v24

Behold, here is my daughter, a maiden,
and his concubine,
them I will bring out now, and humble ye them,
and do with them what seemeth good unto you:
but unto this man do not so vile a thing.

{ heart }   [JU] 19v25

But the men would not hearken to him:
so the man took his concubine,
and brought her forth unto them, and they knew her,
and abused her all the night until the morning:
and when the day began to spring, they let her go.

{ heart }   [JU] 19v26

Then came the woman in the dawning of the day,
and fell down at the door of the man's house
where her lord was, till it was light.

{ heart }   [JU] 19v27

And her lord rose up in the morning,
and opened the doors of the house,
and went out to go his way:
and behold, the woman his concubine
was fallen down at the door of the house,
and her hands were upon the threshold.

{ heart }   [JU] 19v28

And he said unto her,

Up, and let us be going.

But none answered:
then the man took her up upon an ass,
and the man rose up, and gat him unto his place.

{ heart }   [JU] 19v29

And when he was come into his house,
he took a knife, and laid hold on his concubine,
and divided her, together with her bones,
into twelve pieces,
and sent her into all the coasts of Israel.

{ heart }   [JU] 19v30

And it was so that all that saw it
said,

There was no such deed done nor seen,
from the day that the children of Israel
came up out of the land of Egypt, unto this day:
consider it, take advice, and speak your minds.

« Judges 20

¶ Judges 20 v1-10

{ heart }   [JU] 20v1

Then all the children of Israel went out,
and the congregation was gathered together
as one man,
from Dan even to Beersheba, with the land of Gilead,
unto the LORD in Mizpah.

{ heart }   [JU] 20v2

And the chiefs of all the people,
even of all the tribes of Israel, presented themselves
in the assembly of the people of GOD,
four hundred thousand footmen that drew sword.

{ heart }   [JU] 20v3

(Now the children of Benjamin heard

That the children of Israel were gone up to Mizpah.)

Then said the children of Israel,

Tell us,

 ‘How was this wickedness?’ 

{ heart }   [JU] 20v4

And the Levite
the husband of the woman that was slain,
answered and said,

I came into Gibeah that belongeth to Benjamin,
I and my concubine, to lodge.

{ heart }   [JU] 20v5

And the men of Gibeah rose against me,
and beset the house round about upon me by night,
and thought to have slain me,
and my concubine have they forced that she is dead.

{ heart }   [JU] 20v6

And I took my concubine, and cut her in pieces,
and sent her throughout all the country
of the inheritance of Israel:
for they have committed lewdness and folly in Israel.

{ heart }   [JU] 20v7

Behold, ye are all children of Israel,
give here your advice and counsel.

{ heart }   [JU] 20v8

And all the people arose as one man,
saying,

We will not any of us go to his tent,
neither will we any of us turn into his house:

{ heart }   [JU] 20v9

But now this shall be the thing
which we will do to Gibeah,

 ‘We will go up by lot against it’:

{ heart }   [JU] 20v10

And we will take ten men of an hundred
throughout all the tribes of Israel,
and an hundred of a thousand,
and a thousand out of ten thousand,
to fetch victual for the people, that they may do,
when they come to Gibeah of Benjamin,
according to all the folly that they have wrought
in Israel.

¶ Judges 20 v11-17

{ heart }   [JU] 20v11

So all the men of Israel were
gathered against the city, knit together as one man.

{ heart }   [JU] 20v12

And the tribes of Israel sent men
through all the tribe of Benjamin,
saying,

What wickedness is this that is done among you?

{ heart }   [JU] 20v13

Now therefore deliver us the men,
the children of Belial which are in Gibeah,
that we may put them to death,
and put away evil from Israel:


But the children of Benjamin would not hearken
to the voice of their brethren the children of Israel.

{ heart }   [JU] 20v14

But the children of Benjamin
gathered themselves together out of the cities
unto Gibeah,
to go out to battle against the children of Israel.

{ heart }   [JU] 20v15

And the children of Benjamin were
numbered at that time out of the cities
twenty and six thousand men that drew sword,
beside the inhabitants of Gibeah,
which were numbered seven hundred chosen men.

{ heart }   [JU] 20v16

Among all this people
there were seven hundred chosen men left-handed,
every one could sling stones at an hair breadth,
and not miss.

{ heart }   [JU] 20v17

And the men of Israel, beside Benjamin,
were numbered four hundred thousand men
that drew sword; all these were men of war.

¶ Judges 20 v18-28

{ heart }   [JU] 20v18

And the children of Israel arose,
and went up to the house of GOD,
and asked counsel of GOD,
and said,

Which of us shall go up first to the battle
against the children of Benjamin?


And the LORD said,

Judah shall go up first.

{ heart }   [JU] 20v19

And the children of Israel rose up in the morning,
and encamped against Gibeah.

{ heart }   [JU] 20v20

And the men of Israel went out to battle
against Benjamin;
and the men of Israel put themselves in array
to fight against them at Gibeah.

{ heart }   [JU] 20v21

And the children of Benjamin came forth
out of Gibeah, and destroyed down to the ground
of the Israelites that day,
twenty and two thousand men.

{ heart }   [JU] 20v22

And the people the men of Israel
encouraged themselves,
and set their battle again in array
in the place where they put themselves in array
the first day.

{ heart }   [JU] 20v23

(And the children of Israel went up
and wept before the LORD until evening,
and asked counsel of the LORD,
saying,

Shall I go up again to battle
against the children of Benjamin my brother?


And the LORD said,

Go up against him.)

{ heart }   [JU] 20v24

And the children of Israel came near
against the children of Benjamin, the second day.

{ heart }   [JU] 20v25

And Benjamin went forth against them out of Gibeah
the second day, and destroyed down to the ground
of the children of Israel again
eighteen thousand men; all these drew the sword.

{ heart }   [JU] 20v26

Then all the children of Israel, and all the people,
went up, and came unto the house of GOD,
and wept, and sat there before the LORD,
and fasted that day until evening,
and offered burnt offerings and peace offerings
before the LORD.

{ heart }   [JU] 20v27

And the children of Israel enquired of the LORD,
(for the ark of the covenant of GOD
was there in those days,

{ heart }   [JU] 20v28

And Phinehas the son of Eleazar
the son of Aaron stood before it in those days,)
saying,

Shall I yet again go out to battle
against the children of Benjamin my brother,
or shall I cease?


And the LORD said,

Go up;
for tomorrow I will deliver them into thine hand.

¶ Judges 20 v29-37

{ heart }   [JU] 20v29

And Israel set liers in wait round about Gibeah.

{ heart }   [JU] 20v30

And the children of Israel went up against
the children of Benjamin on the third day,
and put themselves in array against Gibeah,
as at other times.

{ heart }   [JU] 20v31

And the children of Benjamin
went out against the people,
and were drawn away from the city;
and they began to smite of the people,
and kill, as at other times, in the highways,
of which one goeth up to the house of GOD,
and the other to Gibeah in the field,
about thirty men of Israel.

{ heart }   [JU] 20v32

And the children of Benjamin
said,

They are smitten down before us, as at the first.

But the children of Israel said,

Let us flee,
and draw them from the city unto the highways.

{ heart }   [JU] 20v33

And all the men of Israel rose up out of their place,
and put themselves in array at Baal-tamar;
and the liers in wait of Israel came forth
out of their places,
even out of the meadows of Gibeah.

{ heart }   [JU] 20v34

And there came against Gibeah
ten thousand chosen men out of all Israel,
and the battle was sore:
but they knew not that evil was near them.

{ heart }   [JU] 20v35

And the LORD smote Benjamin before Israel,
and the children of Israel
destroyed of the Benjamites that day
twenty and five thousand and an hundred men;
all these drew the sword.

{ heart }   [JU] 20v36

So the children of Benjamin saw
that they were smitten:
for the men of Israel gave place to the Benjamites,
because they trusted unto the liers in wait
whom they had set beside Gibeah.

{ heart }   [JU] 20v37

And the liers in wait hastened,
and rushed upon Gibeah,
and the liers in wait drew themselves along,
and smote all the city with the edge of the sword.

¶ Judges 20 v38-48

{ heart }   [JU] 20v38

Now there was an appointed sign
between the men of Israel and the liers in wait,
that they should make a great flame with smoke
rise up out of the city.

{ heart }   [JU] 20v39

And when the men of Israel retired in the battle,
Benjamin began to smite and kill
of the men of Israel about thirty persons;
for they said,

Surely they are smitten down before us,
as in the first battle.

{ heart }   [JU] 20v40

But when the flame began to arise up out of the city
with a pillar of smoke,
the Benjamites looked behind them,
and behold, the flame of the city ascended
up to heaven.

{ heart }   [JU] 20v41

And when the men of Israel turned again,
the men of Benjamin were amazed;
for they saw that evil was come upon them.

{ heart }   [JU] 20v42

Therefore they turned their backs
before the men of Israel
unto the way of the wilderness,
but the battle overtook them:
and them which came out of the cities,
they destroyed in the midst of them.

{ heart }   [JU] 20v43

Thus they enclosed the Benjamites round about,
and chased them, and trod them down with ease
over against Gibeah toward the sunrising.

{ heart }   [JU] 20v44

And there fell of Benjamin eighteen thousand men;
all these were men of valor.

{ heart }   [JU] 20v45

And they turned and fled toward the wilderness
unto the rock of Rimmon:
and they gleaned of them in the highways
five thousand men:
and pursued hard after them unto Gidom,
and slew two thousand men of them.

{ heart }   [JU] 20v46

So that all which fell that day of Benjamin
were twenty and five thousand men
that drew the sword; all these were men of valor.

{ heart }   [JU] 20v47

But six hundred men turned and fled
to the wilderness unto the rock Rimmon,
and abode in the rock Rimmon four months.

{ heart }   [JU] 20v48

And the men of Israel turned again
upon the children of Benjamin,
and smote them with the edge of the sword,
as well the men of every city, as the beast,
and all that came to hand:
also they set on fire all the cities that they came to.

« Judges 21

¶ Judges 21 v1-8

{ heart }   [JU] 21v1

Now the men of Israel had sworn in Mizpah,
saying,

There shall not any of us
give his daughter unto Benjamin to wife.

{ heart }   [JU] 21v2

And the people came to the house of GOD,
and abode there till evening before GOD,
and lift up their voices, and wept sore:

{ heart }   [JU] 21v3

And said,

O LORD GOD of Israel,
why is this come to pass in Israel,
that there should be today one tribe lacking in Israel?

{ heart }   [JU] 21v4

And it came to pass on the morrow,
that the people rose early, and built there an altar,
and offered burnt offerings and peace offerings.

{ heart }   [JU] 21v5

And the children of Israel said,

Who is there among all the tribes of Israel,
that came not up with the congregation
unto the LORD?


For they had made a great oath concerning him
that came not up to the LORD to Mizpah,
saying,

He shall surely be put to death.

{ heart }   [JU] 21v6

And the children of Israel repented them
for Benjamin their brother,
and said,

There is one tribe cut off from Israel this day.

{ heart }   [JU] 21v7

How shall we do for wives for them that remain,
seeing we have sworn by the LORD


 ‘That we will not give them of our daughters
to wives’?

{ heart }   [JU] 21v8

And they said,

What one is there of the tribes of Israel,
that came not up to Mizpah to the LORD?


And behold, there came none to the camp
from Jabesh-Gilead to the assembly.

¶ Judges 21 v9

{ heart }   [JU] 21v9

For the people were numbered,
and behold, there were none of the inhabitants
of Jabesh-Gilead there.

¶ Judges 20 v10-14

{ heart }   [JU] 21v10

And the congregation sent thither
twelve thousand men of the valiantest,
and commanded them, saying,

Go and smite the inhabitants of Jabesh-Gilead
with the edge of the sword,
with the women and the children.

{ heart }   [JU] 21v11

And this is the thing that ye shall do,

 ‘Ye shall utterly destroy every male,
and every woman that hath lain by man’.

{ heart }   [JU] 21v12

And they found among the inhabitants
of Jabesh-Gilead ,
four hundred young virgins that had known no man,
by lying with any male:
and they brought them unto the camp to Shiloh,
which is in the land of Canaan.

{ heart }   [JU] 21v13

And the whole congregation sent some

To speak to the children of Benjamin
that were in the rock Rimmon,
and to call peaceably unto them.

{ heart }   [JU] 21v14

And Benjamin came again at that time,
and they gave them wives
which they had saved alive
of the women of Jabesh-Gilead:
and yet so they sufficed them not.

¶ Judges 21 v14-24

{ heart }   [JU] 21v15

And the people repented them for Benjamin,
because that the LORD had made a breach
in the tribes of Israel.

{ heart }   [JU] 21v16

Then the elders of the congregation said,

How shall we do for wives for them that remain?
seeing the women are destroyed out of Benjamin.

{ heart }   [JU] 21v17

And they said,

There must be an inheritance for them
that be escaped of Benjamin,
that a tribe be not destroyed out of Israel.

{ heart }   [JU] 21v18

Howbeit, we may not give them wives
of our daughters.
For the children of Israel have sworn,
saying,

Cursed be he that giveth a wife to Benjamin.

{ heart }   [JU] 21v19

Then they said,

Behold, there is a feast of the LORD in Shiloh yearly,
in a place which is on the north side of Bethel
on the east side of the highway
that goeth up from Bethel to Shechem,
and on the south of Lebonah.

{ heart }   [JU] 21v20

Therefore they commanded the children of Benjamin,
saying,

Go and lie in wait in the vineyards.

{ heart }   [JU] 21v21

And see, and, behold, if the daughters of Shiloh
come out to dance in dances,
then come ye out of the vineyards,
and catch you every man his wife
of the daughters of Shiloh,
and go to the land of Benjamin.

{ heart }   [JU] 21v22

And it shall be when their fathers or their brethren
come unto us to complain,
that we will say unto them,

 ‘Be favorable unto them for our sakes,
because we reserved not to each man his wife
in the war:
for ye did not give unto them at this time,
that ye should be guilty’.

{ heart }   [JU] 21v23

And the children of Benjamin did so,
and took them wives according to their number,
of them that danced, whom they caught:
and they went and returned unto their inheritance,
and repaired the cities, and dwelt in them.

{ heart }   [JU] 21v24

And the children of Israel departed thence
at that time, every man to his tribe, and to his family,
and they went out from thence
every man to his inheritance.

¶ Judges 21 v25

{ heart }   [JU] 21v25

In those days there was no king in Israel:
every man did that which was right
in his own eyes.