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

  • 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.
  • Katie
    John Vian understands- He has it right. It was her virginity. She wasn 't offered as a human sacrifice as in being murdered. In the manuscripts it actually says "I will offer it instead of a burnt offering ".
  • John Vian for verse 31
    The Basic English bible has a wrong translation of Judges 11:31. Jdg 11:31 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 the vow up for a burnt offering. The word "it " was never to be used in reference to any male or female. "A substitute or pronoun of the neuter gender, sometimes called demonstrative, and standing for any thing except males and females " - Webster 's definition for the word "it. " God 's Word makes it very clear that the vows were to be made by sacrificing an animal on the alter unto the LORD. Lev 7:16 But if the sacrifice of his offering be a vow, or a voluntary offering, it shall be eaten the same day that he offereth his sacrifice: and on the morrow also the remainder of it shall be eaten: Lev 22:21 And whosoever offereth a sacrifice of peace offerings unto the LORD to accomplish his vow, or a freewill offering in beeves or sheep, it shall be perfect to be accepted there shall be no blemish therein. And as we read further on, it was Jephthah 's daughter who was the first person to come out of his house to greet him. Some people will think that he offered his daughter up as a burnt sacrifice, this is wrong because we are not to perform human sacrifice unto the LORD. The sacrifice was in dedicating her solely unto the LORD for His purposes in the temple. This means she had to stay a virgin for the rest of her life, thus she wept because of her virginity, knowing that she will never be married unto any other but unto the LORD. Jdg 11:38 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. Jdg 11:39 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: He dedicated her unto the LORD for His services and she knew no man. And it was a custom in Israel, Jdg 11:40 That the daughters of Israel went yearly to lament the daughter of Jephthah the Gileadite four days in a year. They were lamenting her virginity.

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