Judges 11:40

That the daughters of Israel went yearly to lament the daughter of Jephthah the Gileadite four days in a year.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

That the daughters of Israel went yeerely to lament the daughter of Iephthah the Gileadite foure dayes in a yeere.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

that the daughters of Israel went yearly to commemorate the daughter of Jephthah the Gileadite four days in the year.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

that the daughters of Israel went yearly to celebrate the daughter of Jephthah the Gileadite four days in a year.
- American Standard Version (1901)

For the women to go year by year sorrowing for the daughter of Jephthah the Gileadite, four days in every year.
- Basic English Bible

that from year to year the daughters of Israel go to celebrate the daughter of Jephthah the Gileadite four days in the year.
- Darby Bible

That the daughters of Israel went yearly to lament the daughter of Jephthah the Gileadite four days in a year.
- Webster's Bible

that the daughters of Israel went yearly to celebrate the daughter of Jephthah the Gileadite four days in a year.
- World English Bible

from time to time the daughters of Israel go to talk to the daughter of Jephthah the Gileadite, four days in a year.
- Youngs Literal Bible

that the daughters of Israel went yearly to lament the daughter of Jephthah the Gileadite four days in a year.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Judges 11:40


11:40 The daughter of Jephthah - It is really astonishing, that the general stream of commentators, should take it for granted, that Jephthah murdered his daughter! But, says Mr. Henry, We do not find any law, usage or custom, in all the Old Testament, which doth in the least intimate, that a single life was any branch or article of religion. And do we find any law, usage or custom there, which doth in the least intimate, that cutting the throat of an only child, was any branch or article of religion? If only a dog had met Jephthah, would he have offered up that for a burnt - offering? No: because God had expressly forbidden this. And had he not expressly forbidden murder? But Mr. Poole thinks the story of Agamemnon's offering up Iphigenia took its rise from this. Probably it did. But then let it be observed, Iphigenia was not murdered. Tradition said, that Diana sent an hind in her stead, and took the maid to live in the woods with her.


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