Judges 11:16

“But when Israel came vp from Egypt, and walked through the wildernesse, vnto the red sea, and came to Kadesh;”

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Other Translations

But when Israel came up from Egypt, and walked through the wilderness unto the Red sea, and came to Kadesh;
- King James Version

'For when they came up from Egypt, and Israel went through the wilderness to the Red Sea and came to Kadesh,
- New American Standard Version (1995)

but when they came up from Egypt, and Israel went through the wilderness unto the Red Sea, and came to Kadesh;
- American Standard Version (1901)

But when they came up from Egypt, Israel went through the waste land to the Red Sea and came to Kadesh;
- Basic English Bible

But when they came up from Egypt, then Israel walked through the wilderness as far as the Red sea, and came to Kadesh.
- Darby Bible

But when Israel came up from Egypt, and walked through the wilderness to the Red sea, and came to Kadesh;
- Webster's Bible

but when they came up from Egypt, and Israel went through the wilderness to the Red Sea, and came to Kadesh;
- World English Bible

for in their coming up out of Egypt, Israel goeth in the wilderness unto the Red Sea, and cometh in to Kadesh,
- Youngs Literal Bible

But when they came up from Egypt, and Israel walked through the wilderness unto the Red Sea, and came to Kadesh;
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Judges 11:16


11:16 The Red - sea - Unto which they came three times; once, #Exod 13:18|, again, a little after their passage over it, and a third time, long after, when they came to Ezion Geber, which was upon the shore of the Red - Sea, from whence they went to Kadesh; of this time he speaks here.


Discussion for Judges 11

  • 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.
  • Irene123
    Martha - You are quite right. But an animal didn't rush to meet him. God stipulated only animal sacrifices. The daus. sacrifice was her virginity; she could never marry and have children, because of Jepthah's vow. It was the longed for expectation of every woman of Israel to be the one to produce the Messiah. All Israelites kept animals for food, sacrifices. So Jepthah just chose a 'perfect' one.

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