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

  • Irene123
    "Come now, let us REASON together ..... "; why anyone would even WANT to believe God allowed human sacrifice - when He came (His spirit, for God IS spirit) as the body of Jesus to SAVE us from death - is beyond me. Jesus was God in human flesh.
  • Irene123
    Jud. 11:34-40; Matt. Henry commentary - "It is hardtop say what Japheth did ... but human sacrifice is abomination to God. It is th'ot she remained a virgin and apart from her fam.

    1 Kgs. 11:1-10; God left and cursed Solomon for his human sacrifice to Molech, Chemosh. Solomon started out good, but ended badly. God saved Isaac; it was a test of Abraham's faith.
  • Nancy
    The scripture about Japheth'vow and the following scripture about his daughter brought quite a bit of discussion in our Bible study group. The majority of them use a KJV, and it is very ambiguous. The NIV clearly stated his daughter went up into the hills with her friends to grieve that she would never have children or a family. Also, Zapheth did as he vowed. To me that means she was killed.
  • Mukisa francis
    You believe in your self dia and know ur self like jephthah!!
  • Kaggwa Andrew
    surely God employs the meek, the rejects, the unwise .....to confound the wise, hallelujah. Jehovah loathes human sacrifice! its one of the sins that made Him drive out the heathen tribes. Just as a lamb was substituted for Isaac, the Holy spirit led Jephtha to a suitable substitute. As Christians we should practice leadership and transformational roles turning vain and light lives into conquorers
  • BSP
    Jephthah kept his vow to God even though it was hard to keep. He took his vow seriously and made sure to follow through.

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