Judges 11:24

“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.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Wilt not thou possesse that which Chemosh thy god giueth thee to possesse? so whomsoeuer the Lord our God shal driue out from before vs, them will we possesse.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

'Do you not possess what Chemosh your god gives you to possess? So whatever the LORD our God has driven out before us, we will possess it.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Wilt not thou possess that which Chemosh thy god giveth thee to possess? So whomsoever Jehovah our God hath dispossessed from before us, them will we possess.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Do you not keep the lands of those whom Chemosh your god sends out from before you? So we will keep all the lands of those whom the Lord our God sends out from before us.
- Basic English Bible

Dost not thou possess what Chemosh thy god puts thee in possession of? and whatever Jehovah our God has dispossessed before us, that will we possess.
- Darby Bible

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.
- Webster's Bible

Won't you possess that which Chemosh your god gives you to possess? So whoever Yahweh our God has dispossessed from before us, them will we possess.
- World English Bible

That which Chemosh thy god causeth thee to possess -- dost thou not possess it? and all that which Jehovah our God hath dispossessed from our presence, -- it we do possess.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Wilt not thou possess that which Chemosh thy god giveth thee to possess? So whomsoever the LORD our God hath dispossessed from before us, them will we possess.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Judges 11:24


11:24 Wilt not thou - He speaks according to their absurd opinion: the Ammonites and Moabites got their land by conquest of the old inhabitants, whom they cast out; and this success, though given them by the true God, for Lot's sake, #Deut 2:9|,19, they impiously ascribe to their god Chemosh, whose gift they owned to be a sufficient title.


Discussion for Judges 11

  • BSP
    Jephthah kept his vow to God even though it was hard to keep. He took his vow seriously and made sure to follow through.
  • Michael C.
    Jephthah and his daughter had very great faith; and with their faith was an excellent spirit of understanding and courage, both to call upon the Lord and to follow through with all their might; and to not have second thoughts, when the holy life walking with God touched their natural and necessary comforts. How much does it matters to God, if people keep memorials, but don't imitate the character?
  • The comment by John Vian makes a lot of since. Thank you John Vian.
  • Partridge Mutiso for verse 2
    If you suffered REJECTION, do not go about rejecting others! Let people feel loved and accepted when they come to you. When you know who you are, you will always know who you are.....and what God created you to be. But first, you must know WHO you REALLY are! Add value to someones live...get over rejection!
  • Mark Bunnell
    31. ...shall surely be the LORD 'S, and I will offer it up for a burnt offering. This was his vow 39. ....who did with her according to his vow which he had vowed: and she knew no man. makes no doubt he kept the same exact vow
  • Jephthah daughter wept, not over her death but over her "virginity ", for it was the desire of every Israelite man and woman to have children and to keep the family name and inheritance alive. So it was a real sacrifice on the part of both Jephthah and his daughter, for he had no other children and she would never have relations with a man.

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