Judges 11:12

“ And Iephthah sent messengers vnto the king of the children of Ammon, saying, What hast thou to do with me, that thou art come against mee to fight in my land?”

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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?
- King James Version

Now Jephthah sent messengers to the king of the sons of Ammon, saying, "What is between you and me, that you have come to me to fight against my land?"
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And Jephthah sent messengers unto the king of the children of Ammon, saying, What hast thou to do with me, that thou art come unto me to fight against my land?
- American Standard Version (1901)

Then Jephthah sent men to the king of the children of Ammon, saying, What have you against me that you have come to make war against my land?
- Basic English Bible

And Jephthah sent messengers to the king of the children of Ammon, saying, What hast thou to do with me, that thou art come against me to fight against my land?
- Darby Bible

And Jephthah sent messengers to the king of the children of Ammon, saying, What hast thou to do with me, that thou hast come against me to fight in my land?
- Webster's Bible

Jephthah sent messengers to the king of the children of Ammon, saying, "What have you to do with me, that you have come to me to fight against my land?"
- World English Bible

And Jephthah sendeth messengers unto the king of the Bene-Ammon, saying, `What -- to me and to thee, that thou hast come in unto me, to fight in my land.'
- Youngs Literal Bible

And Jephthah sent messengers unto the king of the children of Ammon, saying: 'What hast thou to do with me, that thou art come unto me to fight against my land?'
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Judges 11:12


11:12 Messengers - That is, ambassadors, to prevent blood - shed, that so the Israelites might be acquitted before God and men, from all the sad consequences of this war; herein he shewed great prudence, and no less piety. What hast thou, &c. - What reasonable cause hast thou for this invasion? In my land - He speaks this in the name of all the people.


Discussion for Judges 11

  • Obbie Beal
    His daughter became a Living-Sacrifice.
  • Stanjett
    Vow or no vow, I would not kill my daughter. Send me to hell but let my daughter live. And I do only have one daughter and no sons.
  • BSP
    Verse 7~The men had chased Jephthah away but when they were in distress they wanted him to come back. Jephthah raised a valid point here and showed that the men had treated him unfairly.
  • Sylvia
    Frances Cantu,
    She spent two months grieving in the mountains. Bewail is to express deep sorrow by wailing and to Lament is a passionate expression of grief or sorrow. Everyone young woman wanted a family and every grandfather want grandchildren to keep the inheritance. Unfortunately because of her father's vow to GOD her dreams are shattered. She'll remain a virgin for the rest of her life.
  • Frances Cantu
    I don't understand in Judge 11:37-40 .What she meant by bewail my virginity two months in the mountain. and what did it mean when it said the daughters of Israel lament the daughters of Jephthah.
  • BSP
    In verse 37 Jephthah's daughter requested to go away and cry for a few months. This shows that although she was willing to fulfill her father's vow, this was a difficult thing for her to do.

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