Judges 12:14

“And he had fourty sonnes, and thirtie nephewes, that rode on threescore and ten asse-colts: and he iudged Israel eight yeeres,”

1611 King James Version (KJV)




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Other Translations

And he had forty sons and thirty nephews, that rode on threescore and ten ass colts: and he judged Israel eight years.
- King James Version

He had forty sons and thirty grandsons who rode on seventy donkeys; and he judged Israel eight years.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And he had forty sons and thirty sons' sons, that rode on threescore and ten ass colts: and he judged Israel eight years.
- American Standard Version (1901)

He had forty sons and thirty sons' sons who went on seventy young asses; and he was judge of Israel for eight years.
- Basic English Bible

And he had forty sons and thirty grandsons, who rode on seventy ass colts. And he judged Israel eight years.
- Darby Bible

And he had forty sons and thirty nephews, that rode on seventy ass colts: and he judged Israel eight years.
- Webster's Bible

He had forty sons and thirty sons' sons, who rode on seventy donkey colts: and he judged Israel eight years.
- World English Bible

and he hath forty sons, and thirty grandsons, riding on seventy ass-colts, and he judgeth Israel eight years.
- Youngs Literal Bible

And he had forty sons and thirty sons' sons, that rode on threescore and ten ass colts; and he judged Israel eight years.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

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Discussion for Judges 12

  • Christ Magnified Glorifying Jesus
    Day 69 of Bible Reading in a Year. Excellent history of the period of the judges who "ruled" Israel. It is fascinating how the "land" has and is still so very important even among the gentiles. The identification of people with the land for the Israelites revealed a history (though frequently broken" of trusting God to deliver them from their enemies and their own flesh.
  • David
    Have faith in the lord he will never fail us
  • Kaggwa Andrew
    No sin, un repented, may go un punished. Ephraimites despised God's choice in Gideon but God kept their punishment until Jephtha's time! adamantly they contended with these two, God's choices, ever questioning the source of authority for their actions, yet they knew surely that the hand of God was with them. When we vex with the anointed ones, we vex with God and its sin.
  • Michael C.
    How can we apply this part of the Word to ourselves today? 1) Evil words stir up evil behaviors. 2) Going with the crowds in an evil matter, will bring consequences. 3) Jephthah handled the wicked mouths of the Ephraimites; wicked mouths today need to be stopped, and their actions of hostility toward others without a cause, righteously punished. 4) We too have had many champions of God sent to us.
  • Kgomotso marumo
    God is still speaking today
  • AMA
    we do not have to despise people because you never know what tomorrow holds for them. in the case of Jephthah and his brethren.

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