Judges 11:23

“So nowe the Lord God of Israel hath dispossessed the Amorites from before his people Israel, and shouldest thou possesse it?”

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So now the LORD God of Israel hath dispossessed the Amorites from before his people Israel, and shouldest thou possess it?
- King James Version

'Since now the LORD, the God of Israel, drove out the Amorites from before His people Israel, are you then to possess it?
- New American Standard Version (1995)

So now Jehovah, the God of Israel, hath dispossessed the Amorites from before his people Israel, and shouldest thou possess them?
- American Standard Version (1901)

So now the Lord, the God of Israel, has taken away their land from the Amorites and given it to his people Israel; are you then to have it?
- Basic English Bible

And now Jehovah the God of Israel has dispossessed the Amorites from before his people Israel, and shouldest thou take possession of it?
- Darby Bible

So now the LORD God of Israel hath dispossessed the Amorites from before his people Israel, and shouldst thou possess it?
- Webster's Bible

So now Yahweh, the God of Israel, has dispossessed the Amorites from before his people Israel, and should you possess them?
- World English Bible

`And now, Jehovah, God of Israel, hath dispossessed the Amorite from the presence of His people Israel, and thou wouldst possess it!
- Youngs Literal Bible

So now the LORD, the God of Israel, hath dispossessed the Amorites from before His people Israel, and shouldest thou possess them?
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Judges 11:23


11:23 So the Lord - God, the sovereign Lord of all lands, hath given us this land; this he adds, as a farther and convincing reason; because otherwise it might have been alledged against the former argument, that they could gain no more right to that land from Sihon, than Sihon himself had.


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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