Judges 1:1 And it came to be, after the death of Yahusha, that the children of Yashara'Al asked 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄, saying, “Who of us should go up first against the Kana'auniy to fight against them?”
Judges 1:2 And 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 said, “Yahudah does go up. See, I have given the land into his hand.”
Judges 1:3 And Yahudah said to Shamau'un his brother, “Come up with me into my allotment, and let us fight against the Kana'auniy. And I myself shall also go with you into your allotment.” So Shamau'un went with him.
Judges 1:4 And Yahudah went up, and 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 gave the Kana'auniy and the Pharaziy into their hand. And they smote ten thousand men at Bazaq.
Judges 1:5 And they found Adaniy-Bazaq in Bazaq, and fought against him, and smote the Kana'auniy and the Pharaziy.
Judges 1:6 But Adaniy-Bazaq fled, and they pursued him and caught him and cut off his thumbs and big toes.
Judges 1:7 And Adaniy-Bazaq said, “Seventy sovereigns with their thumbs and big toes cut off used to gather food under my table. As I have done, so Alahiym has repaid me.” And they brought him to Yarushalam, and he died there.
Judges 1:8 And the children of Yahudah fought against Yarushalam and captured it, and smote it with the edge of the sword and set the city on fire.
Judges 1:9 And afterward the children of Yahudah went down to fight against the Kana'auniy who dwelt in the mountains, in the South, and in the low country.
Judges 1:10 And Yahudah went against the Kana'auniy who dwelt in Chabrun – now the name of Chabrun was formerly Qariyth Arbau – and they smote Shashiy, and Achiyman, and Thalmiy.
Judges 1:11 And from there they went against the inhabitants of Dabir – now the name of Dabir was formerly Qariyth Saphar.
Judges 1:12 And Kalab said, “He who smites Qariyth Saphar, and shall capture it, to him I shall give my daughter Auksah as wife.”
Judges 1:13 And Authniy'Al son of Qanaz, Kalab’s younger brother, captured it. And he gave him his daughter Auksah as wife.
Judges 1:14 And it came to be, when she came in, that she urged him to ask her father for a field. And when she got off from her donkey, Kalab said to her, “What is the matter?”
Judges 1:15 And she said to him, “Give me a blessing. Since you have given me land in the South, give me also springs of water.” So Kalab gave her the upper springs and the lower springs.
Judges 1:16 And the children of the Qainiy, father-in-law of Mashah, went up from the city of palms with the children of Yahudah into the Wilderness of Yahudah, which is in the Nagab of Aurad. And they went and dwelt among the people.
Judges 1:17 And Yahudah went with Shamau'un his brother, and they smote the Kana'auniy who inhabited Tsaphath, and put it under the ban. So the name of the city was called Charmah.
Judges 1:18 And Yahudah captured Auzah and its border, and Ashqalun and its border, and Auqrun and its border.
Judges 1:19 And 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 was with Yahudah, so they took possession of the mountains, but they were unable to drive out the inhabitants of the plain, because they had chariots of iron.
Judges 1:20 And they gave Chabrun to Kalab, as Mashah had said, and he drove out from there the three sons of Aunaq.
Judges 1:21 However, the children of Banyaman did not drive out the Yabusiy who inhabited Yarushalam, so the Yabusiy have dwelt with the children of Banyaman in Yarushalam to this day.
Judges 1:22 And the house of YahuSaph also went up against Biyth Al, and 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 was with them.
Judges 1:23 And the house of YahuSaph sent men to spy out Biyth Al – now the name of the city was formerly Luz.
Judges 1:24 And the watchmen saw a man coming out of the city, and they said to him, “Please show us the entrance to the city, and we shall show you kindness.”
Judges 1:25 So he showed them the entrance to the city, and they smote the city with the edge of the sword. But the man and all his clan they let go,
Judges 1:26 and the man went to the land of the Chathiy and built a city, and called its name Luz, which is its name to this day.
Judges 1:27 And Manashah did not dispossess Biyth Shan and its villages, nor Thau'nak and its villages, nor the inhabitants of Dur and its villages, nor the inhabitants of Yabla'aum and its villages, nor the inhabitants of Magadu and its villages, for the Kana'auniy desired to dwell in that land.
Judges 1:28 And it came to be, when Yashara'Al was strong, that they put the Kana'auniy into compulsory labor, but did not completely drive them out.
Judges 1:29 Neither did Aphariym drive out the Kana'auniy who dwelt in Gazar, so the Kana'auniy dwelt in their midst, in Gazar.
Judges 1:30 Neither did Zabulun drive out the inhabitants of Qatrun or the inhabitants of Nahalal, so the Kana'auniy dwelt in their midst, and became compulsory labor.
Judges 1:31 Neither did Ashar drive out the inhabitants of Auku nor the inhabitants of Tsidun, nor of Achlab, nor of Akzib, nor of Chalbah, nor of Aphiq, nor of Rachab.
Judges 1:32 So the Ashariy dwelt in the midst of the Kana'auniy, the inhabitants of the land, because they did not drive them out.
Judges 1:33 Neither did Naphthaliy drive out the inhabitants of Biyth Shamash nor the inhabitants of Biyth Aunath, but they dwelt among the Kana'auniy, the inhabitants of the land. And the inhabitants of Biyth Shamash and of Biyth Aunath became compulsory labor for them.
Judges 1:34 And the Amariy pressed the children of Dan into the mountains, for they would not allow them to come down to the valley,
Judges 1:35 and the Amariy desired to dwell in Mount Charas, in Ayalun, and in Shaulbiym. But when the hand of the house of YahuSaph became stronger, they became compulsory labor.
Judges 1:36 And the border of the Amariy was from the Ascent of Auqrabiym, from Salau, and upward.
Judges 2:1 And the Messenger of 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 came up from Galgal to Bakiym, and said, “I led you up from Matsriym and brought you to the land of which I swore to your fathers, and I said, ‘I do not break My covenant with you,
Judges 2:2 and as for you, do not make a covenant with the inhabitants of this land – break down their altars.’ But you have not obeyed My voice. What is this you have done?
Judges 2:3 “Therefore I also said, ‘I am not driving them out before you, and they shall be adversaries to you, and their mighty ones shall be a snare to you.’ ”
Judges 2:4 And it came to be, when the Messenger of 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 spoke these words to all the children of Yashara'Al, that the people lifted up their voice and wept.
Judges 2:5 So they called the name of that place Bakiym, and slaughtered there to 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄.
Judges 2:6 Then Yahusha dismissed the people, and the children of Yashara'Al went each to his own inheritance to possess the land.
Judges 2:7 And the people served 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 all the days of Yahusha, and all the days of the elders who outlived Yahusha, who had seen all the great works of 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 which He had done for Yashara'Al.
Judges 2:8 And Yahusha son of Nun, the servant of 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄, died, one hundred and ten years old.
Judges 2:9 And they buried him within the border of his inheritance at Thamnath Charas, in the mountains of Aphariym, on the north side of Mount Ga'aush.
Judges 2:10 And all that generation were likewise gathered to their fathers, and another generation arose after them who did not know 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 nor the work which He had done for Yashara'Al.
Judges 2:11 Then the children of Yashara'Al did evil in the eyes of 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄, and served the Ba'auliym,
Judges 2:12 and forsook 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 Alahiym of their fathers, who had brought them out of the land of Matsriym, and went after other mighty ones, of the mighty ones of the people who were all around them, and they bowed down to them, and provoked 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄.
Judges 2:13 So they forsook 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 and served Ba'aul and the Aushtharuth.
Judges 2:14 And the displeasure of 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 burned against Yashara'Al. Therefore He gave them into the hands of plunderers who despoiled them. And He sold them into the hands of their enemies all around, and they were unable to stand before their enemies any longer.
Judges 2:15 Wherever they went out, the hand of 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 was against them for evil, as 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 had spoken, and as 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 had sworn to them. And they were distressed – greatly.
Judges 2:16 Then 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 raised up rulers who saved them from the hand of those who plundered them.
Judges 2:17 However, they did not listen to their rulers either, but went whoring after other mighty ones, and bowed down to them. They soon turned aside from the way in which their fathers walked, in obeying the commands of 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 – they did not do so.
Judges 2:18 And when 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 raised up rulers for them, 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 was with the ruler and saved them from the hand of their enemies all the days of the ruler, for 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 had compassion on their groaning because of those who oppressed them and crushed them.
Judges 2:19 And it came to be, when the ruler was dead, that they would turn back and do more corruptly than their fathers, to go after other mighty ones, to serve them and bow down to them. They did not refrain from their practices and from their stubborn way.
Judges 2:20 And the displeasure of 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 burned against Yashara'Al, and He said, “Because this nation has transgressed My covenant that I commanded their fathers, and has not obeyed My voice,
Judges 2:21 I also shall no longer drive out before them any of the nations which Yahusha left when he died,
Judges 2:22 in order to try Yashara'Al by them, whether they would guard the way of 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄, to walk in them as their fathers guarded them, or not.”
Judges 2:23 So 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 left those nations, without driving them out at once, and did not give them into the hand of Yahusha.
Judges 3:1 And these are the nations which 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 left, to try Yashara'Al by them, all those who had not known all the battles in Kana'aun,
Judges 3:2 only that the generations of the children of Yashara'Al might know, to teach them battle, only those who before did not know them:
Judges 3:3 five princes of the Phalashthiym, and all the Kana'auniy, and the Tsidaniy, and the Chuiy who dwelt in Mount Labanun, from Mount Ba'aul Charmun to the entrance of Chamath.
Judges 3:4 And they were to try Yashara'Al by them, to know whether they would obey the commands of 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄, which He had commanded their fathers by the hand of Mashah.
Judges 3:5 Thus the children of Yashara'Al dwelt in the midst of the Kana'auniy, the Chathiy, and the Amariy, and the Pharaziy, and the Chuiy, and the Yabusiy,
Judges 3:6 and took their daughters to be their wives, and gave their daughters to their sons, and they served their mighty ones.
Judges 3:7 Thus the children of Yashara'Al did evil in the eyes of 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄, and forgot 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 their Alahiym, and served the Ba'auliym and the Asharuth.
Judges 3:8 And the displeasure of 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 burned against Yashara'Al, and He sold them into the hand of Kushan-Rash'authiym sovereign of Aram Nahariym. And the children of Yashara'Al served Kushan-Rash'authiym eight years.
Judges 3:9 And when the children of Yashara'Al cried out to 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄, 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 raised up a savior for the children of Yashara'Al, who saved them: Authniy'Al son of Qanaz, Kalab’s younger brother.
Judges 3:10 And the Spirit of 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 came upon him, and he ruled Yashara'Al, and went out to battle, and 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 gave into his hand Kushan-Rash'authiym sovereign of Aram Nahariym. And his hand prevailed over Kushan-Rash'authiym,
Judges 3:11 and the land had rest for forty years. Then Authniy'Al son of Qanaz died,
Judges 3:12 and the children of Yashara'Al again did evil in the eyes of 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄. And 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 made Auglun sovereign of Mu'ab strong against Yashara'Al, because they had done evil in the eyes of 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄.
Judges 3:13 And he gathered to himself the children of Aumun and Aumalaq, and went and smote Yashara'Al, and they took possession of the city of palms.
Judges 3:14 And the children of Yashara'Al served Auglun sovereign of Mu'ab eighteen years.
Judges 3:15 And when the children of Yashara'Al cried out to 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄, 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 raised up a savior for them: Ahud son of Gara, a Ban-Ha'Yaminiy, a man impeded in his right hand. And by him the children of Yashara'Al sent a present to Auglun sovereign of Mu'ab.
Judges 3:16 And Ahud made himself a sword, it was double-edged and a cubit in length, and he girded it under his long robe on his right thigh.
Judges 3:17 And he brought the present to Auglun sovereign of Mu'ab. Now Auglun was a very fat man.
Judges 3:18 And it came to be that when he had finished bringing near the present, he sent away the people bearing the present.
Judges 3:19 But he himself turned back from the stone images that were at Galgal, and said, “I have a secret message for you, O sovereign.” And he said, “Be silent!” And all those standing beside him went out from him.
Judges 3:20 And Ahud came to him while he was sitting in his cool roof room. And Ahud said, “I have a message from Alahiym for you.” So he arose from his seat.
Judges 3:21 And Ahud reached with his left hand, and took the sword from his right thigh, and thrust it into his stomach.
Judges 3:22 And the handle went in after the blade, and the fat closed over the blade, for he did not draw the sword out of his stomach, and it came out behind.
Judges 3:23 Then Ahud went out to the porch and shut the doors of the upper room behind him and locked them.
Judges 3:24 And when he had gone out, his servants came to look and saw the doors of the roof room were locked. So they said, “He is only covering his feet in the cool roof room.”
Judges 3:25 And they waited until they were ashamed, but saw he was not opening the doors of the upper room. So they took the key and opened them and saw their master, fallen to the ground, dead.
Judges 3:26 But while they were delaying Ahud escaped and had passed beyond the stone images, and escaped to Shau'irathah.
Judges 3:27 And it came to be, when he arrived, that he blew the shuphar in the mountains of Aphariym, and the children of Yashara'Al went down with him from the mountains, with him leading them.
Judges 3:28 And he said to them, “Follow me, for 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 has given your enemies the Mu'abiy into your hand.” And they went down after him, and took the fords of Yardan leading to Mu'ab, and did not allow anyone to pass over.
Judges 3:29 And they smote about ten thousand men of Mu'ab at that time, all robust and brave men, and not a man escaped.
Judges 3:30 And on that day Mu'ab was humbled under the hand of Yashara'Al. And the land had rest for eighty years.
Judges 3:31 And after him was Shamgar son of Aunath, and he smote six hundred men of the Phalashthiym with an ox goad. And he too saved Yashara'Al.
Judges 4:1 And when Ahud was dead, the children of Yashara'Al again did evil in the eyes of 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄.
Judges 4:2 Therefore 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 sold them into the hand of Yabin the sovereign of Kana'aun, who reigned in Chatsur. And the commander of his army was Sisara, who was dwelling in Charashath Ha'Guiym.
Judges 4:3 And the children of Yashara'Al cried out to 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄, because he had nine hundred chariots of iron, and for twenty years he harshly oppressed the children of Yashara'Al.
Judges 4:4 And Daburah, a prophetess, the wife of Laphiduth, was ruling Yashara'Al at that time.
Judges 4:5 And she was dwelling under the palm tree of Daburah between Ramah and Biyth Al in the mountains of Aphariym. And the children of Yashara'Al came up to her for right-ruling.
Judges 4:6 And she sent and called for Baraq son of Abiynaum from Qadash in Naphthaliy, and said to him, “Has not 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 Alahiym of Yashara'Al commanded, ‘Go, and you shall draw towards Mount Thabur, and shall take with you ten thousand men of the sons of Naphthaliy and of the sons of Zabalun,
Judges 4:7 and I shall draw unto you Sisara, the commander of Yabin’s army, with his chariots and his company at the valley Qishun, and shall give him into your hand’?”
Judges 4:8 And Baraq said to her, “If you go with me, then I shall go; but if you do not go with me, I do not go.”
Judges 4:9 And she said, “I shall certainly go with you. Only, there shall be no esteem for you in the journey you are taking, for 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 is going to sell Sisara into the hand of a woman.” So Daburah arose and went with Baraq to Qadash.
Judges 4:10 And Baraq called Zabulun and Naphthaliy to Qadash. And he went up – ten thousand men under his command – and Daburah went up with him.
Judges 4:11 And Chabar the Qainiy, of the children of Chabab the father-in-law of Mashah, had separated himself from the Qainiy and pitched his tent near the terebinth tree at Tsa'auniym, which is beside Qadash.
Judges 4:12 And they reported to Sisara that Baraq son of Abiynaum had gone up to Mount Thabur.
Judges 4:13 So Sisara called all his chariots, nine hundred chariots of iron, and all the people who were with him, from Charashath Ha'Guiym to the valley Qishun.
Judges 4:14 And Daburah said to Baraq, “Rise up! For this is the day in which 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 has given Sisara into your hand. Has not 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 gone out before you?” And Baraq went down from Mount Thabur with ten thousand men after him.
Judges 4:15 And 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 destroyed Sisara and all his chariots and all his army with the edge of the sword before Baraq. And Sisara leaped from his chariot and fled away on foot.
Judges 4:16 But Baraq pursued the chariots and the army as far as Charashath Ha'Guiym, and all the army of Sisara fell by the edge of the sword, not one was left.
Judges 4:17 Sisara, meanwhile, had fled on foot to the tent of Ya'Aul, the wife of Chabar the Qainiy, for there was peace between Yabin sovereign of Chatsur and the house of Chabar the Qainiy.
Judges 4:18 And Ya'Aul went out to meet Sisara, and said to him, “Turn aside, my master, turn aside to me, do not fear.” So he turned aside with her into the tent, and she covered him with a blanket.
Judges 4:19 And he said to her, “Please give me a little water to drink, for I am thirsty.” So she opened a bottle of milk, and gave him a drink, and covered him.
Judges 4:20 And he said to her, “Stand at the door of the tent, and it shall be if anyone comes and asks you, and says, ‘Is there a man here?’ you shall say, ‘No.’ ”
Judges 4:21 But Ya'Aul, Chabar’s wife, took a tent peg and took a hammer in her hand, and went softly to him and drove the peg into the side of his head, and it went down into the ground – for he was fast asleep and exhausted – and he died.
Judges 4:22 And see, as Baraq pursued Sisara, Ya'Aul came out to meet him, and said to him, “Come, let me show you the man whom you are seeking.” And when he went into her tent, there lay Sisara, dead with the peg in the side of his head.
Judges 4:23 And on that day Alahiym humbled Yabin sovereign of Kana'aun in the presence of the children of Yashara'Al.
Judges 4:24 And the hand of the children of Yashara'Al grew stronger and stronger against Yabin sovereign of Kana'aun, until they had cut off Yabin sovereign of Kana'aun.
Judges 5:1 And on that day Daburah and Baraq son of Abiynaum sang, saying,
Judges 5:2 “For leaders leading in Yashara'Al, for the people volunteering, bless 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 !
Judges 5:3 “Hear, O sovereigns! Give ear, O princes! I, I do sing to 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 ; I sing praise to 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 Alahiym of Yashara'Al.
Judges 5:4 “ 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄, when You went out from Shau'ir, when You stepped from the field of Adum, the earth shook and the shamiym poured, the clouds also poured water.
Judges 5:5 “The mountains flowed at the presence of 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄, this Siniy, at the presence of 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 Alahiym of Yashara'Al.
Judges 5:6 “In the days of Shamgar, the son of Aunath, in the days of Ya'Aul, the highways were deserted, and the travelers went in crooked ways.
Judges 5:7 “Leadership ceased, it ceased in Yashara'Al, until I, Daburah, arose – a mother in Yashara'Al arose.
Judges 5:8 “They chose new mighty ones, then fighting was in the gates! Neither a shield nor spear was seen among forty thousand in Yashara'Al.
Judges 5:9 “My heart is towards the lawgivers of Yashara'Al, the volunteers among the people. Bless 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 !
Judges 5:10 “You who ride on white donkeys, you who sit on rich carpets, and you who walk along the way, declare it!
Judges 5:11 “By the voice of shouters, between the places of drawing water, there they recount the righteous acts of 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄, the righteous acts of His leadership in Yashara'Al; then the people of 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 shall go down to the gates.
Judges 5:12 “Wake up, wake up, Daburah! Wake up, wake up, sing a song! Arise, Baraq, and lead your captives away, O son of Abiynaum!
Judges 5:13 “Then He set the remnant to rule the nobles; 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 came down for me against the mighty ones.
Judges 5:14 “Out of Aphariym their root is against Aumalaq. After you, Banyamin, with your peoples, out of Makir lawgivers came down, and out of Zabulun those who handle the scribe’s reed.
Judges 5:15 “And the heads of Yash'shakar were with Daburah. And as Yash'shakar, so was Baraq sent into the valley under his command. Among the divisions of Ra'uban there were great searchings of heart.
Judges 5:16 “Why did you remain among the sheepfolds, to hear the bleatings of the flocks? The divisions of Ra'uban have great searchings of heart.
Judges 5:17 “Gal'aud remained beyond the Yardan, and why did Dan remain on ships? Ashar continued at the seashore, and remained by its landing places.
Judges 5:18 “Zabalun is a people who risked their lives to the point of death, Naphthaliy also, on the heights of the field.
Judges 5:19 “Sovereigns came, they fought, then the sovereigns of Kana'aun fought in Thau'nak, by the waters of Magadu; they took no spoils of silver.
Judges 5:20 “From the shamiym they fought; the stars from their courses fought against Sisara.
Judges 5:21 “The valley of Qishun swept them away, that age-old valley, the valley of Qishun. O my being, you have trampled in strength!
Judges 5:22 “Then stamped hoofs of horses, with the galloping, galloping of his steeds.
Judges 5:23 ‘Curse Maruz,’ said a messenger of 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄, ‘curse, curse its inhabitants, because they did not come to the help of 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄, to the help of 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 among the mighty.’
Judges 5:24 “Blessed above women is Ya'Aul, the wife of Chabar the Qainiy – above women in tents she is blessed.
Judges 5:25 “He asked for water, she gave milk; she brought out curdled milk in a bowl for nobles.
Judges 5:26 “She stretched her hand to the tent peg, and her right hand to the workmen’s hammer. Then she pounded Sisara, she smashed his head, she pierced and struck through the side of his head.
Judges 5:27 “Between her feet he bowed, he fell, he lay still; between her feet he bowed, he fell; where he bowed, there he fell – destroyed.
Judges 5:28 “Through the window the mother of Sisara looked, and cried out through the lattice, ‘Why does his chariot delay to come? Why have the steps of his chariots tarried?’
Judges 5:29 “The wise ones of her princesses answered her, indeed, she answered herself,
Judges 5:30 ‘Do they not find and divide the spoil: a girl or two for each man; a spoil of dyed work for Sisara, a spoil of dyed work embroidered, dyed work richly embroidered for the necks of the looter?’
Judges 5:31 “So do all Your enemies perish, O 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 ! But let those who love Him be like the sun rising in its might!” And the land had rest forty years.
Judges 6:1 And the children of Yashara'Al did evil in the eyes of 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄, and 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 gave them into the hand of Madyan for seven years,
Judges 6:2 and the hand of Madyan was strong against Yashara'Al. And before the faces of the Madyaniy the children of Yashara'Al made for themselves the refuges which are in the mountains, and the caves, and the strongholds.
Judges 6:3 And it came to be, whenever Yashara'Al had sown, that Madyan would come up, and Aumalaq and the people of the East would come up against them,
Judges 6:4 and encamp against them and destroy the increase of the soil as far as Auzah, and leave no food in Yashara'Al, neither sheep nor ox nor donkey.
Judges 6:5 For they came up with their livestock and their tents, coming in as numerous as locusts. And they and their camels were without number. And they came into the land to destroy it.
Judges 6:6 Thus Yashara'Al was brought very low because of Madyan, and the children of Yashara'Al cried out to 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄.
Judges 6:7 And it came to be, when the children of Yashara'Al cried out to 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 because of Madyan,
Judges 6:8 that 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 sent a prophet to the children of Yashara'Al, who said to them, “Thus said 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 Alahiym of Yashara'Al, ‘I have brought you up from Matsriym and I brought you out of the house of bondage,
Judges 6:9 and I delivered you out of the hand of the Matsriym and out of the hand of all your oppressors, and drove them out before you and gave you their land.
Judges 6:10 ‘And I said to you, “I am 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 your Alahiym, do not fear the mighty ones of the Amariy, in whose land you dwell. And you have not obeyed My voice.” ’ ”
Judges 6:11 And the Messenger of 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 came and sat under the terebinth tree which was in Auphrah, which belonged to YahuAsh the Abiy'auzariy, while his son Gadau'un threshed wheat in the winepress, to hide it from the eyes of the Madyaniy.
Judges 6:12 And the Messenger of 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 appeared to him, and said to him, “ 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 is with you, you mighty brave one!”
Judges 6:13 And Gadau'un said to Him, “O my master, if 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 is with us, why has all this come upon us? And where are all His wonders which our fathers related to us, saying, ‘Did not 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 bring us up from Matsriym?’ But now 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 has left us and given us into the hands of Madyan.”
Judges 6:14 And 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 turned to him and said, “Go in this strength of yours, and you shall save Yashara'Al from the hand of the Madyaniy. Have I not sent you?”
Judges 6:15 And he said to Him, “O 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄, with what do I save Yashara'Al? See, my clan is the weakest in Manashah, and I am the least in my father’s house.”
Judges 6:16 And 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 said to him, “Because I am with you, you shall smite the Madyaniy as one man.”
Judges 6:17 And he said to Him, “Please, if I have found favor in Your eyes, then show me a sign that it is You who are speaking with me.
Judges 6:18 “Please do not move away from here, until I come to You and bring out my offering and set it before You.” And He said, “I shall stay until you return.”
Judges 6:19 And Gadau'un went in, and prepared a young goat, and unleavened bread from an aiphath of flour. The meat he put in a basket, and he put the broth in a pot. And he brought them out to Him, under the terebinth tree, and presented it.
Judges 6:20 And the Messenger of Alahiym said to him, “Take the meat and the unleavened bread and lay them on this rock, and pour out the broth.” And he did so.
Judges 6:21 And the Messenger of 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 put forth the end of the staff that was in His hand, and touched the meat and the unleavened bread. And fire went up out of the rock and consumed the meat and the unleavened bread. And the Messenger of 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 went from his sight.
Judges 6:22 And when Gadau'un saw that He was a Messenger of 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄, Gadau'un said, “A'hah, Oh Master 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 ! For I have seen a Messenger of 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 face to face.”
Judges 6:23 And 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 said to him, “Peace be with you! Do not fear, you do not die.”
Judges 6:24 And Gadau'un built an altar there to 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄, and called it: 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 Shalum. To this day it is still in Auphrah of the Abiy'auzariy.
Judges 6:25 And the same night it came to be that 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 said to him, “Take the young bull of your father, and the second bull of seven years old, and you shall throw down the altar of Ba'aul that your father has, and cut down the Asharah that is beside it.
Judges 6:26 “And you shall build an altar to 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 your Alahiym on top of this rock in an orderly way, and shall take the second bull and offer a burnt offering with the wood of the image which you cut down.”
Judges 6:27 And Gadau'un took ten men from among his servants and did as 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 had said to him. And it came to be, because he feared his father’s household and the men of the city too much to do it by day, that he did it by night.
Judges 6:28 And the men of the city arose early in the morning and saw the altar of Ba'aul was broken down, and the Asharah that was beside it had been cut down, and the second bull was being offered on the altar which was built.
Judges 6:29 And they said to each other, “Who has done this deed?” And when they had inquired and asked, they said, “Gadau'un son of YahuAsh has done this deed.”
Judges 6:30 And the men of the city said to YahuAsh, “Bring out your son, so that he dies, for he has broken down the altar of Ba'aul, and because he has cut down the Asharah that was beside it.”
Judges 6:31 And YahuAsh said to all who stood against him, “You, would you plead for Ba'aul? You, would you save him? Let the one who would plead for him be put to death by morning! If he is a mighty one, let him plead for himself, because his altar has been broken down!”
Judges 6:32 So that day he called him YarBa'aul, saying, “Let Ba'aul plead against him, because he has broken down his altar.”
Judges 6:33 Now all Madyan and Aumalaq and the people of the East, were gathered together. And they passed over and encamped in the Valley of Yazarau'Al.
Judges 6:34 Then the Spirit of 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 came upon Gadau'un, and he blew the shuphar, and the Abiy'auzariy gathered behind him.
Judges 6:35 And he sent messengers throughout all Manashah, who also gathered behind him. And he sent messengers to Ashar, and to Zabalun, and to Naphthaliy. And they came up to meet them.
Judges 6:36 And Gadau'un said to Alahiym, “If You are saving Yashara'Al by my hand as You have said,
Judges 6:37 see, I am placing a fleece of wool on the threshing-floor. If there is dew only on the fleece, and it is dry on all the ground, then I shall know that You are saving Yashara'Al by my hand, as You have said.”
Judges 6:38 And it was so, and he rose early the next morning and pressed the fleece, and wrung dew out of the fleece, to fill a bowl with water.
Judges 6:39 And Gadau'un said to Alahiym, “Do not be displeased with me, and let me speak only this time: Please let me try only this time with the fleece, please let it be dry only on the fleece, and let there be dew on all the ground.”
Judges 6:40 And Alahiym did so that night, and it was dry on the fleece only, but there was dew on all the ground.
Judges 7:1 And YarBa'aul, that is Gadau'un, and all the people who were with him rose up early and encamped by the fountain of Charad, so that the camp of Madyan was on the north side of them by the hill of Murah in the valley.
Judges 7:2 And 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 said to Gadau'un, “The people who are with you are too many for Me to give Madyan into their hands, lest Yashara'Al boast against Me, saying, ‘My own hand has saved me.’
Judges 7:3 “And now, proclaim in the hearing of the people, saying, ‘Whoever is afraid and trembling, let him turn back, and leave Mount Gal'aud.’ ” And twenty-two thousand of the people turned back, while ten thousand remained.
Judges 7:4 And 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 said to Gadau'un, “The people are still too many. Bring them down to the water, and let Me prove them for you there. And it shall be, that of whom I say to you, ‘This one goes with you,’ let him go with you. And of whomever I say to you, ‘This one does not go with you,’ let him not go.”
Judges 7:5 So he brought the people down to the water. And 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 said to Gadau'un, “Everyone who laps the water with his tongue, as a dog laps, separate him from everyone who bows down on his knees to drink.”
Judges 7:6 And the number of those who lapped, putting their hand to their mouth, was three hundred men, and all the rest of the people bowed down on their knees to drink water.
Judges 7:7 And 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 said to Gadau'un, “By the three hundred men who lapped I save you, and shall give Madyan into your hand. Let all the other people go, each to his place.”
Judges 7:8 And the people took food and their shuphars in their hands. And he sent away all the rest of Yashara'Al, each to his tent, but kept those three hundred men. Now the camp of Madyan was below him in the valley.
Judges 7:9 And it came to be, on that night, that 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 said to him, “Arise, go down against the camp, for I have given it into your hand.
Judges 7:10 “But if you are afraid to go down, go down, you and Pharah your servant, to the camp.
Judges 7:11 “And you shall hear what they say, and after that let your hands be strengthened. And you shall go down against the camp.” So he went down with Pharah his servant to the edge of the formation of fives who were in the camp.
Judges 7:12 And Madyan and Aumalaq, and all the people of the East, were lying in the valley as many as locusts. And their camels were as numerous as the sand by the seashore.
Judges 7:13 And Gadau'un came, and see, a man was relating a dream to his companion, and said, “See I had a dream, and see, a loaf of barley bread tumbled into the camp of Madyan, and it came to a tent and smote it so that it fell and overturned, and the tent fell down.”
Judges 7:14 And his companion answered and said, “This is nil else than the sword of Gadau'un son of YahuAsh, a man of Yashara'Al. Alahiym has given Madyan and all the camp into his hand.”
Judges 7:15 And it came to be, when Gadau'un heard this dream related, and its interpretation, that he bowed himself down. And he returned to the camp of Yashara'Al, and said, “Arise, for 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 has given the camp of Madyan into your hand.”
Judges 7:16 And he divided the three hundred men into three companies, and he put shupharuth into the hands of all of them, with empty jars, and torches inside the jars.
Judges 7:17 And he said to them, “Watch me and do likewise. And see, when I come to the edge of the camp do as I do.
Judges 7:18 “And I shall blow the ram’s horn, I and all those with me, then you shall also blow the shupharuth round about all the camp, and say, ‘For 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 and for Gadau'un!’ ”
Judges 7:19 And Gadau'un and the hundred men who were with him came to the edge of the camp at the beginning of the middle watch, as they had but newly posted the watch. And they blew the shupharuth and broke the jars that were in their hands.
Judges 7:20 And the three companies blew the shupharuth and broke the jars, and held the torches in their left hands and the shupharuth in their right hands for blowing. And they cried, “For 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 and for Gadau'un!”
Judges 7:21 And each stood in his place, round about the camp. And all the army ran and cried out and fled,
Judges 7:22 and the three hundred blew the shupharuth, and 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 set the sword of each one against the other throughout all the camp. And the army fled to Biyth Shatah, toward Tsararathah, as far as the border of Abal Machulah, by Tabath.
Judges 7:23 And the men of Yashara'Al were called from Naphthaliy, and from Ashar, and from all Manashah, and pursued Madyan.
Judges 7:24 Then Gadau'un sent messengers throughout all the mountains of Aphariym, saying, “Come down to meet Madyan, and capture from them the watering places as far as Biyth Barah and the Yardan.” So all the men of Aphariym were called and captured the watering places as far as Biyth Barah and the Yardan.
Judges 7:25 And they captured two princes of Madyan, Aurab and Zab, and slew Au'urab at the rock of Au'urab, and Zab they slew at the winepress of Zab while they pursued Madyan. And they brought the heads of Aurab and Zab to Gadau'un beyond the Yardan.
Judges 8:1 And the men of Aphariym said to him, “What is this you have done to us by not calling us when you went to fight with Madyan?” And they contended with him sharply,
Judges 8:2 and he said to them, “What have I done as compared with you? Are the gleanings of Aphariym not better than the grape harvest of Abiy'auzar?
Judges 8:3 “Alahiym has given into your hands the princes of Madyan, Aurab and Zab. And what was I able to do as compared with you?” And when he had said that their rage toward him subsided.
Judges 8:4 And Gadau'un and the three hundred men who were with him came to the Yardan, passing over, weary yet pursuing.
Judges 8:5 And he said to the men of Sakuth, “Please give loaves of bread to the people who follow me, for they are weary, and I am pursuing Zabach and Tsalmanau, sovereigns of Madyan.”
Judges 8:6 But the leaders of Sakuth said, “Are the hands of Zabach and Tsalmanau now in your hand, that we should give bread to your army?”
Judges 8:7 And Gadau'un said, “Because of this, when 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 has given Zabach and Tsalmanau into my hand, I shall tear your flesh with the thorns of the wilderness and with briers!”
Judges 8:8 And he went up from there to Phanu'Al and spoke to them in the same way. And the men of Phanu'Al answered him as the men of Sakuth had answered him.
Judges 8:9 So he spoke also to the men of Phanu'Al, saying, “When I come back in peace I shall break down this tower!”
Judges 8:10 And Zabach and Tsalmanau were at Qarqar, and their armies with them, about fifteen thousand men, all who were left of all the army of the people of the East. Now those who had already fallen were one hundred and twenty thousand men who drew the sword.
Judges 8:11 And Gadau'un went up by the way of those who dwell in tents on the east of Nabach and Yagbahah. And he smote the camp while the camp was at ease.
Judges 8:12 And Zabach and Tsalmanau fled, and he pursued them, and captured the two sovereigns of Madyan, Zabach and Tsalmanau, and shuddered the entire army.
Judges 8:13 And Gadau'un son of YahuAsh returned from battle, from the Ascent of Charas,
Judges 8:14 and captured a youth of the men of Sakuth and questioned him. So the youth wrote down for him the leaders of Sakuth and its elders, seventy-seven men.
Judges 8:15 And he came to the men of Sakuth and said, “See: Zabach and Tsalmanau, about whom you taunted me, saying, ‘Are the hands of Zabach and Tsalmanau now in your hand, that we should give bread to your men who are weary?’ ”
Judges 8:16 And he took the elders of the city, and thorns of the wilderness and briers, and with them he taught the men of Sakuth a lesson.
Judges 8:17 And he broke down the tower of Phanu'Al and slew the men of the city.
Judges 8:18 And he said to Zabach and Tsalmanau, “How were the men whom you killed at Thabur?” So they answered, “They were like you, each one looked like the son of a sovereign .”
Judges 8:19 And he said, “They were my brothers, the sons of my mother. As 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 lives, if you had let them live, I would not slay you.”
Judges 8:20 And he said to Yathar his first-born, “Rise, slay them!” But the youth would not draw his sword, for he was afraid, because he was still a youth.
Judges 8:21 Then Zabach and Tsalmanau said, “Rise yourself, and fall on us. For as a man is, so is his might.” So Gadau'un arose and slew Zabach and Tsalmanau, and took the crescent ornaments which were on their camels’ necks.
Judges 8:22 So the men of Yashara'Al said to Gadau'un, “Rule over us, both you and your son, also your son’s son, for you have saved us from the hand of Madyan.”
Judges 8:23 But Gadau'un said to them, “I do not rule over you, nor does my son rule over you. 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 does rule over you.”
Judges 8:24 And Gadau'un said to them, “I have a request to make of you, that each of you give me the ring from his spoil.” For they had rings of gold, because they were Yashamau'Aliy.
Judges 8:25 And they said, “We shall certainly give them.” And they spread out a garment, and each man threw into it the ring from his spoil.
Judges 8:26 And the weight of the gold rings that he requested was one thousand seven hundred pieces of gold – besides the crescent ornaments, and the pendants, and purple robes which were on the sovereigns of Madyan, and besides the chains that were around their camels’ necks.
Judges 8:27 And Gadau'un made it into a shoulder garment and set it up in his city, Auphrah. And all Yashara'Al went whoring after it there. And it became a snare to Gadau'un and to his house.
Judges 8:28 Thus Madyan was humbled before the children of Yashara'Al, and they lifted their heads no more. And the land had rest for forty years in the days of Gadau'un.
Judges 8:29 And YarBa'aul son of YahuAsh went and dwelt in his own house.
Judges 8:30 And Gadau'un had seventy sons who were his own offspring, for he had many wives.
Judges 8:31 And his concubine who was in Shakam also bore him a son, and he gave him the name Abiymalak.
Judges 8:32 And Gadau'un son of YahuAsh died at a good old age, and was buried in the tomb of YahuAsh his father, in Auphrah of the Abiy'auzariy.
Judges 8:33 And it came to be, when Gadau'un was dead, that the children of Yashara'Al again went whoring after the Ba'auliym, and made Ba'aul-Bariyth their mighty one.
Judges 8:34 Thus the children of Yashara'Al did not remember 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 their Alahiym, who had delivered them from the hands of all their enemies round about,
Judges 8:35 nor did they show kindness to the house of YarBa'aul, Gadau'un, according to all the good which he did for Yashara'Al.
Judges 9:1 And Abiymalak son of YarBa'aul went to Shakam, to his mother’s brothers, and spoke with them and with all the clan of the house of his mother’s father, saying,
Judges 9:2 “Please speak in the hearing of all the masters of Shakam, ‘Which is better for you, that seventy men, all the sons of YarBa'aul rule over you, or that one man rule over you?’ And you shall remember that I am your own flesh and bone.”
Judges 9:3 And his mother’s brothers spoke all these words concerning him in the hearing of all the masters of Shakam. And their heart inclined toward Abiymalak, for they said, “He is our brother.”
Judges 9:4 And they gave him seventy pieces of silver from the house of Ba'aul-Bariyth, with which Abiymalak hired worthless and reckless men. And they followed him.
Judges 9:5 And he went to his father’s house at Auphrah and slew his brothers, the seventy sons of YarBa'aul, on one stone. But YahuTham the youngest son of YarBa'aul was left, because he hid himself.
Judges 9:6 And all the masters of Shakam gathered together, and all of Biyth Malua, and they went and made Abiymalak sovereign beside the terebinth tree at the post that was in Shakam.
Judges 9:7 And they informed YahuTham, and he went and stood on top of Mount Garaziym, and lifted his voice and cried out, and said to them, “Hear me, you masters of Shakam, and let Alahiym hear you!
Judges 9:8 “The trees went forth to anoint a sovereign over them. And they said to the olive tree, ‘reign over us!’
Judges 9:9 “And the olive tree said to them, ‘Shall I leave my oil, with which they esteem mighty ones and men, and go to sway over trees?’
Judges 9:10 “Then the trees said to the fig tree, ‘Come, reign over us!’
Judges 9:11 “And the fig tree said to them, ‘Shall I leave my sweetness and my good fruit, and go to sway over trees?’
Judges 9:12 “Then the trees said to the vine, ‘Come, reign over us!’
Judges 9:13 “And the vine said to them, ‘Shall I leave my new wine, which rejoices mighty ones and men, and go to sway over trees?’
Judges 9:14 “Then all the trees said to the bramble, ‘Come, reign over us!’
Judges 9:15 “And the bramble said to the trees, ‘If in truth you anoint me as sovereign over you, come, take shelter in my shade. But if not, let fire come out of the bramble and devour the cedars of Labanun!’
Judges 9:16 “And now, if you have acted in truth and integrity in setting up Abiymalak to reign, and if you have acted well with YarBa'aul and his house, and have done to him as his hands did to you –
Judges 9:17 for my father fought for you and risked his life, and delivered you out of the hand of Madyan,
Judges 9:18 but you have risen up against my father’s house today, and slew his seventy sons on one stone, and set up Abiymalak, the son of his female servant, to reign over the masters of Shakam, because he is your brother –
Judges 9:19 if then you have acted in truth and integrity with YarBa'aul and with his house this day, then rejoice in Abiymalak, and let him also rejoice in you.
Judges 9:20 “But if not, let fire come out from Abiymalak and devour the masters of Shakam and Biyth Malua, and let fire come out from the masters of Shakam and from Biyth Malua and devour Abiymalak!”
Judges 9:21 Then YahuTham ran away and fled, and he went to Bar and dwelt there, for fear of Abiymalak his brother.
Judges 9:22 And Abiymalak governed Yashara'Al three years,
Judges 9:23 and Alahiym sent an evil spirit between Abiymalak and the masters of Shakam. And the masters of Shakam acted treacherously against Abiymalak,
Judges 9:24 in order that the violence done to the seventy sons of YarBa'aul might come, and their blood be laid on Abiymalak their brother, who slew them, and on the masters of Shakam, who strengthened his hands to slay his brothers.
Judges 9:25 And the masters of Shakam set men in ambush against him on the tops of the mountains, and they robbed all who passed over by them along that way. And it was reported to Abiymalak.
Judges 9:26 And Ga'aul son of Aubad came with his brothers and passed over to Shakam. And the masters of Shakam put their trust in him,
Judges 9:27 and went out into the fields, and gathered their vineyards and trod out, and held a feast. And they went into the house of their mighty one, and ate and drank, and cursed Abiymalak.
Judges 9:28 And Ga'aul son of Aubad said, “Who is Abiymalak, and who is Shakam, that we should serve him? Is he not the son of YarBa'aul, and is not Zabal his officer? Serve the men of Chamur the father of Shakam! But why should we serve him?
Judges 9:29 “If only this people were under my hand! Then I would remove Abiymalak.” And he said to Abiymalak, “Increase your army and come out!”
Judges 9:30 And when Zabal, the governor of the city, heard the words of Ga'aul son of Aubad, his displeasure burned.
Judges 9:31 And he sent messengers to Abiymalak by deceit, saying, “See, Ga'aul son of Aubad and his brothers have come to Shakam. And see, they are besieging the city against you.
Judges 9:32 “And now, get up by night, you and the people who are with you, and lie in wait in the field.
Judges 9:33 “And it shall be, as soon as the sun is up in the morning, then rise early and rush upon the city. And see, when he and the people who are with him come out against you, you shall do to them as your hand finds to do.”
Judges 9:34 And Abiymalak and all the people who were with him rose up by night, and laid in wait against Shakam in four companies.
Judges 9:35 Now Ga'aul son of Aubad went out and stood in the entrance to the city gate, and Abiymalak and the people who were with him rose from lying in wait.
Judges 9:36 And when Ga'aul saw the people, he said to Zabal, “See, people are coming down from the tops of the mountains!” But Zabal said to him, “You are seeing the shadows of the mountains like men.”
Judges 9:37 And Ga'aul spoke again and said, “See, people are coming down from the high part of the land, and another company is coming from the Mau'unaniym Terebinth Tree.”
Judges 9:38 And Zabal said to him, “Now where is your mouth with which you said, ‘Who is Abiymalak, that we should serve him?’ Are not these the people whom you despised? I beg you, go out and fight them now.”
Judges 9:39 So Ga'aul went out, leading the masters of Shakam, and fought Abiymalak.
Judges 9:40 And Abiymalak pursued him, and he fled from him. And many fell wounded, up to the entrance of the gate.
Judges 9:41 And Abiymalak stayed at Arumah, and Zabal drove out Ga'aul and his brothers, so that they would not dwell in Shakam.
Judges 9:42 And it came to be the next day that the people went out into the field, and they informed Abiymalak.
Judges 9:43 And he took his people, and divided them into three companies, and laid in wait in the field, and looked and saw the people coming out of the city. And he rose against them and smote them.
Judges 9:44 And Abiymalak and the company that was with him rushed forward and stood at the entrance of the gate of the city. And the other two companies rushed upon all who were in the fields and smote them.
Judges 9:45 And Abiymalak fought against the city all that day, and captured the city and slew the people who were in it. And he broke down the city and sowed it with salt.
Judges 9:46 And all the masters of the tower of Shakam had heard that, and entered the stronghold of the house of Al Bariyth.
Judges 9:47 And it was reported to Abiymalak that all the masters of the tower of Shakam were gathered together.
Judges 9:48 So Abiymalak went up to Mount Tsalmun, he and all the people who were with him. And Abiymalak took an axe in his hand and cut down a branch from the trees, and took it and laid it on his shoulder. Then he said to the people who were with him, “What you have seen me do, hurry, do as I have done.”
Judges 9:49 And all the people likewise cut down each one his own branch and followed Abiymalak, and put them against the stronghold, and set the stronghold on fire above them, so that all the men of the tower of Shakam died, about a thousand men and women.
Judges 9:50 Abiymalak then went to Thabats, and he encamped against Thabats and captured it.
Judges 9:51 However, there was a strong tower in the city, and all the men and women and all the masters of the city fled there and shut themselves in, and went up to the top of the tower.
Judges 9:52 And Abiymalak came to the tower and fought against it, and approached the door of the tower to burn it with fire.
Judges 9:53 But a certain woman dropped an upper millstone on the head of Abiymalak, and crushed his skull.
Judges 9:54 He then immediately called the young man, his armor-bearer, and said to him, “Draw your sword and kill me, lest men say of me, ‘A woman killed him.’ ” And his young man thrust him through, and he died.
Judges 9:55 And when the men of Yashara'Al saw that Abiymalak was dead, each one went to his own place.
Judges 9:56 Thus did Alahiym repay the evil of Abiymalak, which he had done to his father to slay his seventy brothers.
Judges 9:57 And all the evil of the men of Shakam Alahiym turned back on their own heads, and the curse of YahuTham son of YarBa'aul came on them.
Judges 10:1 And after Abiymalak there arose Thulau son of Pu’ah, son of Dudu, a man of Yash'shakar, to save Yashara'Al. And he dwelt in Shamir in the mountains of Aphariym.
Judges 10:2 And he ruled Yashara'Al twenty-three years. Then he died and was buried in Shamir.
Judges 10:3 And after him arose Ya’ir, a Gal'audiy, and he ruled Yashara'Al twenty-two years.
Judges 10:4 And he had thirty sons who rode on thirty donkeys. And they had thirty towns, which are called Chuth Yair to this day, which are in the land of Gal'aud.
Judges 10:5 And Ya’ir died, and was buried in Qamun.
Judges 10:6 And the children of Yashara'Al again did evil in the eyes of 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄, and served the Ba'auliym and the Aushtharuth, and the mighty ones of Aram, and the mighty ones of Tsidun, and the mighty ones of Mu'ab, and the mighty ones of the children of Aumun, and the mighty ones of the Phalashthiym – and forsook 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 and did not serve Him.
Judges 10:7 Therefore the displeasure of 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 burned against Yashara'Al. And He sold them into the hands of the Phalashthiym and into the hands of the children of Aumun.
Judges 10:8 And they crushed and oppressed the children of Yashara'Al that year – for eighteen years – all the children of Yashara'Al who were beyond the Yardan in the land of the Amariy, in Gal'aud.
Judges 10:9 And the children of Aumun passed over the Yardan to fight against Yahudah, and against Banyaman, and against the house of Aphariym, so that Yashara'Al had great distress.
Judges 10:10 And the children of Yashara'Al cried out to 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄, saying, “We have sinned against You, because we have both forsaken our Alahiym and served the Ba'auliym!”
Judges 10:11 So 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 said to the children of Yashara'Al, “Was it not from the Matsriym and from the Amariy and from the children of Aumun and from the Phalashthiym that I saved you?
Judges 10:12 “And the Tsiduniym and Aumalaq and Mau'un oppressed you. And you cried out to Me, and I saved you from their hand.
Judges 10:13 “But you, you have forsaken Me and served other mighty ones. Therefore I do not save you again.
Judges 10:14 “Go and cry out to the mighty ones which you have chosen, let them save you in your time of distress.”
Judges 10:15 And the children of Yashara'Al said to 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄, “We have sinned! Do to us whatever is good in Your eyes, only deliver us today, please.”
Judges 10:16 So they put away the foreign mighty ones from their midst and served 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄. And His being was grieved with the trouble of Yashara'Al.
Judges 10:17 Then the children of Aumun were called together and encamped in Gal'aud. And the children of Yashara'Al gathered together and encamped in Matsphah.
Judges 10:18 And the people, the heads of Gal'aud, said to each other, “Let the man who is the first to fight against the children of Aumun be head over all the inhabitants of Gal'aud.”
Judges 11:1 And Yaphathach the Gal'audiy was a mighty brave one, but he was the son of a whore. And Gal'aud brought forth Yaphathach.
Judges 11:2 And the wife of Gal'aud bore sons. And when his wife’s sons grew up, they drove Yaphathach out, and said to him, “You shall not have an inheritance in the house of our father, for you are the son of another woman.”
Judges 11:3 And Yaphathach fled from his brothers and dwelt in the land of Tub. And worthless men banded together with Yaphathach and went out with him.
Judges 11:4 And it came to be, some time later, that the children of Aumun fought against Yashara'Al.
Judges 11:5 And it came to be, when the children of Aumun fought against Yashara'Al, that the elders of Gal'aud went to bring Yaphathach out of the land of Tub.
Judges 11:6 And they said to Yaphathach, “Come, and you shall be our commander, and let us fight against the children of Aumun.”
Judges 11:7 But Yaphathach said to the elders of Gal'aud, “Did you not hate me, and drive me from my father’s house? Why have you come to me now when you are in trouble?”
Judges 11:8 And the elders of Gal'aud said to Yaphathach, “That is the reason we have turned to you, that you shall go with us and fight against the children of Aumun, and be our head over all the inhabitants of Gal'aud.”
Judges 11:9 And Yaphathach said to the elders of Gal'aud, “If you take me back home to fight against the children of Aumun, and 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 gives them to me, am I to be your head?”
Judges 11:10 And the elders of Gal'aud said to Yaphathach, “ 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 is witness between us, if we do not do according to your words.”
Judges 11:11 Then Yaphathach went with the elders of Gal'aud, and the people set him over them, as head and commander. And Yaphathach spoke all his words before 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 in Matsphah.
Judges 11:12 And Yaphathach sent messengers to the sovereign of the children of Aumun, saying, “What is between you and me, that you have come to fight against me in my land?”
Judges 11:13 And the sovereign of the children of Aumun said to the messengers of Yaphathach, “Because Yashara'Al took my land when they came up out of Matsriym, from the Arnun as far as the Yabaq, and to the Yardan. And now, give back those lands in peace.”
Judges 11:14 But Yaphathach again sent messengers to the sovereign of the children of Aumun,
Judges 11:15 and said to him, “This is what Yaphathach said, ‘Yashara'Al did not take the land of Mu'ab, nor the land of the children of Aumun.
Judges 11:16 ‘For when they came up from Matsriym, and Yashara'Al walked through the wilderness as far as the Sea of Reeds and came to Qadashah,
Judges 11:17 then Yashara'Al sent messengers to the sovereign of Adum, saying, “Please let me pass over, through your land.” But the sovereign of Adum would not listen. And they also sent to the sovereign of Mu'ab, but he refused, so Yashara'Al stayed at Qadash.
Judges 11:18 ‘Then they went through the wilderness and around the land of Adum and the land of Mu'ab, and came to the east side of the land of Mu'ab, and encamped beyond Arnun. But they did not enter the border of Mu'ab, for Arnun was the border of Mu'ab.
Judges 11:19 ‘And Yashara'Al sent messengers to Sichun sovereign of the Amariy, sovereign of Chashbun, and Yashara'Al said to him, “Please let us pass over, through your land into our place.”
Judges 11:20 ‘But Sichun did not trust Yashara'Al to pass over through his border, and Sichun gathered all his people together, and they encamped in Yahatsah, and fought against Yashara'Al.
Judges 11:21 ‘And 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 Alahiym of Yashara'Al gave Sichun and all his people into the hand of Yashara'Al, and they smote them. So Yashara'Al took possession of all the land of the Amariy, the inhabitants of that land.
Judges 11:22 ‘Thus they took possession of all the border of the Amariy, from Arnun to the Yabaq and from the wilderness to the Yardan.
Judges 11:23 ‘And now, 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 Alahiym of Yashara'Al has driven out the Amariy from before His people Yashara'Al, should you then possess it?
Judges 11:24 ‘Whatever Kamush your mighty one gives you to possess, do you not possess it? And all that which 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 our Alahiym takes possession of before us, we possess.
Judges 11:25 ‘And now are you any better than Balaq son of Tsaphur, sovereign of Mu'ab? Did he ever strive against Yashara'Al? Did he ever fight against them?
Judges 11:26 ‘While Yashara'Al dwelt in Chashbun and its villages, and in Aur'au'ur and its villages, and in all the cities along the banks of Arnun, for three hundred years, why did you not recover them within that time?
Judges 11:27 ‘So I have not sinned against you, but you are doing me evil by fighting against me. Let 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 the Judge, judge today between the children of Yashara'Al and the children of Aumun.’ ”
Judges 11:28 But the sovereign of the children of Aumun did not listen to the words which Yaphathach sent him.
Judges 11:29 And the Spirit of 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 came upon Yaphathach, and he passed through Gal'aud and Manashah, and passed through Matsphah of Gal'aud. And from Matsphah of Gal'aud he passed on toward the children of Aumun.
Judges 11:30 And Yaphathach made a vow to 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄, and said, “If You give the children of Aumun into my hands,
Judges 11:31 then it shall be that whatever comes out of the doors of my house to meet me, when I return in peace from the children of Aumun, shall belong to 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄, and I shall offer it up as a burnt offering.”
Judges 11:32 Yaphathach then passed on toward the children of Aumun to fight against them, and 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 gave them into his hands.
Judges 11:33 And he smote them from Auru'aur as far as Maniyth, twenty cities, and to Abal Karmiym, with a very great slaughter. Thus the children of Aumun were humbled before the children of Yashara'Al.
Judges 11:34 And Yaphathach came to his house at Matsphah, and saw his daughter coming out to meet him with timbrels and dancing. Now except for her he had neither son nor daughter.
Judges 11:35 And it came to be, when he saw her, that he tore his garments, and said, “A'hah, my daughter! You have brought me very low, and you are among those who trouble me! And I, I have given my word to 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄, and I am unable to turn back.”
Judges 11:36 And she said to him, “My father, if you have given your word to 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄, do to me according to what has gone out of your mouth, because 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 has taken vengeance for you upon your enemies, the children of Aumun.”
Judges 11:37 And she said to her father, “Let this be done for me: let me alone for two months, and let me go and wander on the mountains and bewail my maidenhood, my friends and I.”
Judges 11:38 Then he said, “Go.” And he sent her away for two months. And she went with her friends, and bewailed her maidenhood on the mountains.
Judges 11:39 And it came to be at the end of two months that she returned to her father, and he did to her as he had vowed, and she knew no man. And it became a statute in Yashara'Al
Judges 11:40 that the daughters of Yashara'Al went every year for four days to lament the daughter of Yaphathach the Gal'audiy.
Judges 12:1 And the men of Aphariym gathered together, and passed over toward Tsaphunah, and said to Yaphathach, “Why did you pass over to fight against the children of Aumun, and did not call us to go with you? We are going to burn your house over you with fire!”
Judges 12:2 And Yaphathach said to them, “My people and I were in a great struggle with the children of Aumun. And when I called you, you did not save me out of their hands.
Judges 12:3 “And I saw that you would not save me, then I took my life in my hands and went over against the children of Aumun. And 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 gave them into my hand. And why have you come up to me today to fight against me?”
Judges 12:4 Yaphathach then gathered together all the men of Gal'aud and fought against Aphariym. And the men of Gal'aud smote Aphariym, because they had said, “You Gal'audiy are fugitives of Aphariym in the midst of Aphariym, in the midst of Manashah.”
Judges 12:5 And Gal'aud captured the fords of the Yardan that faced Aphariym. And it came to be, when the fugitives from Aphariym said, “Let me pass over,” the men of Gal'aud said to him, “You are an Aphrathiy!” If he said, “No,”
Judges 12:6 then they would say to him, “Please say, ‘Shabalath’!” And he would say, “Sabalath,” for he was unable to pronounce it right. Then they seized him and slew him at the fords of the Yardan. And at that time there fell forty-two thousand Aphariym.
Judges 12:7 And Yaphathach ruled Yashara'Al six years. And Yaphathach the Gal'audiy died and was buried in one of the cities of Gal'aud.
Judges 12:8 And after him, Abtsan of Biyth Lacham ruled Yashara'Al.
Judges 12:9 And he came to have thirty sons and thirty daughters – he sent abroad and brought in thirty daughters for his sons. And he ruled Yashara'Al seven years.
Judges 12:10 And Abtsan died and was buried at Biyth Lacham.
Judges 12:11 And after him Ailun the Zabulaniy ruled Yashara'Al. And he ruled Yashara'Al ten years.
Judges 12:12 And Alun the Zabulaniy died and was buried at Ayalun in the land of Zabulan.
Judges 12:13 And after him, Aubdun son of Halal the Parauthuniy ruled Yashara'Al,
Judges 12:14 and he had forty sons and thirty grandsons, who rode on seventy young donkeys. And he ruled Yashara'Al eight years.
Judges 12:15 And Aubdun son of Halal the Parauthuniy died and was buried in Parauthun in the land of Aphariym, in the mountains of the Aumalaqiy.
Judges 13:1 And again the children of Yashara'Al did evil in the eyes of 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄, so 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 gave them into the hand of the Phalashthiym for forty years.
Judges 13:2 And there was a certain man from Tsar'auh, of the clan of the Daniy, whose name was Manuch. And his wife was barren and had not borne.
Judges 13:3 And a Messenger of 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 appeared to the woman and said to her, “See now, you are barren and have not borne, but you shall conceive, and you shall bear a son.
Judges 13:4 “And now, please guard, and do not drink wine or strong drink, and do not eat any unclean food.
Judges 13:5 “For look, you are conceiving and bearing a son. And let no razor come upon his head, for the youth is a Nazir to Alahiym from the womb on. And he shall begin to save Yashara'Al out of the hand of the Phalashthiym.”
Judges 13:6 And the woman came and spoke to her husband, saying, “A Man of Alahiym came to me, and His appearance was like the appearance of a Messenger of Alahiym, very awesome. But I did not ask Him where He was from, and He did not declare to me His name.
Judges 13:7 “And He said to me, ‘See, you are conceiving and bearing a son. And now, drink no wine or strong drink, nor eat any unclean food, for the youth is a Nazir to Alahiym from the womb to the day of his death.’ ”
Judges 13:8 And Manuch prayed to 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄, and said, “O 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄, please let the Man of Alahiym whom You sent come to us again and teach us what to do for the youth who is to be born.”
Judges 13:9 And Alahiym listened to the voice of Manuch, and the Messenger of Alahiym came to the woman again as she was sitting in the field, but Manuch her husband was not with her.
Judges 13:10 And the woman ran hurriedly and informed her husband, and said to him, “See, He has appeared to me, the Man who came to me the other day!”
Judges 13:11 And Manuch arose and went after his wife, and came to the Man, and he said to Him, “Are You the Man who spoke to this woman?” And He said, “I am.”
Judges 13:12 And Manuch said, “Now let Your words come true! What is to be the rule for the youth’s life and his work?”
Judges 13:13 And the Messenger of 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 said to Manuch, “Let the woman guard all that I said to her.
Judges 13:14 “Let her not eat any food that comes from the vine, neither let her drink wine or strong drink, or eat any unclean food. Let her guard all that which I have commanded her.”
Judges 13:15 And Manuch said to the Messenger of 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄, “Please let us detain You, and prepare a young goat for You.”
Judges 13:16 And the Messenger of 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 said to Manuch, “Though you detain Me, I do not eat your food. But if you offer a burnt offering, offer it to 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄.” For Manuch did not know He was a Messenger of 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄.
Judges 13:17 Then Manuch said to the Messenger of 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄, “What is Your name? When Your words come true, then we shall esteem You.”
Judges 13:18 And the Messenger of 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 said to him, “Why do you ask My name, since it is wondrous?”
Judges 13:19 And Manuch took the young goat with the grain offering, and offered it upon the rock to 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄. And He did wondrously while Manuch and his wife looked on.
Judges 13:20 And it came to be, as the flame went up toward the shamiym from the altar, that the Messenger of 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 went up in the flame of the altar. And Manuch and his wife were watching, and they fell on their faces to the ground.
Judges 13:21 And the Messenger of 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 did not appear any more to Manuch and his wife. Then Manuch knew that He was a Messenger of 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄.
Judges 13:22 And Manuch said to his wife, “We shall certainly die, because we have seen Alahiym!”
Judges 13:23 But his wife said to him, “If 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 had been pleased to put us to death, He would not have accepted a burnt offering and a grain offering from our hands, nor would He have shown us all this, nor would He have let us hear the like of this!”
Judges 13:24 So the woman bore a son and called his name Shamshun. And the child grew, and 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 blessed him.
Judges 13:25 And the Spirit of 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 began to move him at Machanah Dan, between Tsar'auh and Ashthal.
Judges 14:1 And Shamshun went down to Thamanathah, and saw a woman in Thamanathah of the daughters of the Phalashthiym.
Judges 14:2 And he went up and informed his father and mother, saying, “I have seen a woman in Thamanathah of the daughters of the Phalashthiym. And now, take her for me for a wife.”
Judges 14:3 But his father and mother said to him, “Is there no woman among the daughters of your brothers, or among all my people, that you should take a wife from the uncircumcised Phalashthiym?” And Shamshun said to his father, “Take her for me, for she is pleasing in my eyes.”
Judges 14:4 However, his father and mother did not know that it was of 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄, that He was seeking an occasion to move against the Phalashthiym. For at that time the Phalashthiym were ruling over Yashara'Al.
Judges 14:5 Then Shamshun went down to Thamanathah with his father and mother, and came to the vineyards of Thamanathah, and saw a young lion came roaring at him.
Judges 14:6 And the Spirit of 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 came mightily upon him, and he tore it apart as the tearing apart of a young goat, with naught in his hand. But he did not make known to his father or his mother what he had done.
Judges 14:7 And he went down and spoke to the woman, and she pleased Shamshun well.
Judges 14:8 And when he returned later to take her, he turned aside to look at the carcass of the lion, and saw a swarm of bees and honey in the carcass of the lion.
Judges 14:9 And he took some of it in his hands and went along, eating. And he came to his father and mother, and gave them, and they ate. But he did not make known to them that he took the honey out of the carcass of the lion.
Judges 14:10 So his father went down to the woman. And Shamshun gave a feast there, for young men used to do so.
Judges 14:11 And it came to be, when they saw him, that they brought thirty companions to be with him.
Judges 14:12 And Shamshun said to them, “Please let me put forth a riddle to you. If you clearly solve and explain it to me within the seven days of the feast, then I shall give you thirty linen garments and thirty changes of garments.
Judges 14:13 “But if you are unable to explain it to me, then you shall give me thirty linen shirts and thirty changes of garments.” And they said to him, “Put forth your riddle and let us hear it.”
Judges 14:14 And he said to them, “Out of the eater came forth food, and out of the strong came forth sweetness.” And for three days they were unable to explain the riddle.
Judges 14:15 And it came to be on the seventh day that they said to Shamshun’s wife, “Entice your husband to explain the riddle to us, or else we burn you and your father’s house with fire. Have you invited us in order to take what is ours? Is it not?”
Judges 14:16 And Shamshun’s wife wept before him, and said, “You only hate me, and do not love me! You have put forth a riddle to the sons of my people, but you have not explained it to me.” And he said to her, “Look, I have not explained it to my father or my mother, and should I explain it to you?”
Judges 14:17 And she had wept before him the seven days while their feast lasted. And it came to be on the seventh day that he informed her, because she pressed him so much. She then explained the riddle to the sons of her people.
Judges 14:18 And the men of the city said to him on the seventh day before the sun went down, “What is sweeter than honey? And what is stronger than a lion?” And he said to them, “If you had not ploughed with my heifer, you would not have solved my riddle!”
Judges 14:19 Then the Spirit of 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 came upon him mightily, and he went down to Ashqalun and smote thirty of their men, stripped them, and gave the changes of garments to those who had explained the riddle. And his displeasure burned, and he went back up to his father’s house.
Judges 14:20 And Shamshun’s wife was given to his companion, who had been his friend.
Judges 15:1 And it came to be, after some time, in the days of wheat harvest, that Shamshun visited his wife with a young goat. And he said, “Let me go in to my wife, into her room.” But her father would not permit him to go in.
Judges 15:2 And her father said, “Indeed, I thought that you hated her intensely; so I gave her to your companion. Is not her younger sister better than she? Please, take her instead.”
Judges 15:3 And Shamshun said to them, “This time I am blameless regarding the Phalashthiym if I do evil to them!”
Judges 15:4 And Shamshun went and caught three hundred foxes, and took torches, and turned them tail to tail, and put a torch between each pair of tails,
Judges 15:5 and set the torches on fire, and sent them out into the standing grain of the Phalashthiym, and burned up both the shocks and the standing grain, even the vineyards and olive-trees.
Judges 15:6 And the Phalashthiym said, “Who did this?” And they answered, “Shamshun, the son-in-law of the Thamaniy, because he took away his wife and gave her to his companion.” Then the Phalashthiym went up and burned her and her father with fire.
Judges 15:7 And Shamshun said to them, “Though you do this, yet I shall take revenge on you, and after that I cease.”
Judges 15:8 And he smote them hip and thigh, a great slaughter, and went down and dwelt in the cleft of the rock of Auiytam.
Judges 15:9 The Phalashthiym then went up and encamped in Yahudah, and spread out against Lachiy.
Judges 15:10 And the men of Yahudah said, “Why have you come up against us?” And they answered, “We have come up to bind Shamshun, to do to him as he has did to us.”
Judges 15:11 Then three thousand men of Yahudah went down to the cleft of the rock of Auiytam and said to Shamshun, “Do you not know that the Phalashthiym are rulers over us? Why have you have done this to us?” And he said to them, “As they did to me, so I did to them.”
Judges 15:12 And they said to him, “We have come down to bind you, to give you into the hand of the Phalashthiym.” And Shamshun said to them, “Swear to me not to fall on me yourselves.”
Judges 15:13 And they spoke to him, saying, “No, but we are certainly going to bind you, and shall give you into their hand but certainly not kill you.” So they bound him with two new ropes and brought him up from the rock.
Judges 15:14 When he came to Lachiy, the Phalashthiym came shouting to meet him. And the Spirit of 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 came mightily upon him. And the ropes that were on his arms became like flax that is burned with fire, and his bonds broke loose from his hands.
Judges 15:15 And he found a fresh jawbone of a donkey, and put out his hand and took it, and smote a thousand men with it.
Judges 15:16 And Shamshun said, “With the jawbone of a donkey, one heap, two heaps, with the jawbone of a donkey I have smitten a thousand men!”
Judges 15:17 And it came to be, when he had ended speaking, that he threw the jawbone from his hand, and called that place Ramath Lachiy.
Judges 15:18 And he became very thirsty, and cried out to 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 and said, “You have given this great deliverance by the hand of Your servant. And now, am I to die of thirst and fall into the hand of the uncircumcised?”
Judges 15:19 And Alahiym split the hollow place that is in Lachiy, and water came out, and he drank. And his spirit came back, and he revived. So he called its name Auin Haqura, which is in Lachiy to this day.
Judges 15:20 And he ruled Yashara'Al twenty years in the days of the Phalashthiym.
Judges 16:1 And Shamshun went to Auzathah and saw a woman there, a whore, and went in to her –
Judges 16:2 the Auzathiym saying, “Shamshun has come here!” So they went round and lay in wait for him all night at the gate of the city, and kept silent all night, saying, “In the morning, when it is daylight, then we shall kill him.”
Judges 16:3 Now Shamshun lay until midnight, and rose at midnight, and took hold of the doors of the gate of the city and the two gateposts, and pulled them up with the bar, put them on his shoulders, and took them to the top of the hill that faces Chabrun.
Judges 16:4 And it came to be afterward that he loved a woman in the valley Sharaq, whose name was Dalilah.
Judges 16:5 And the princes of the Phalashthiym came up to her and said to her, “Entice him, and find out where his great strength lies, and see by what we might overpower him, then we shall bind him to humble him. And let us give you, each one of us, eleven hundred pieces of silver.”
Judges 16:6 And Dalilah said to Shamshun, “Please reveal to me where your great strength lies, and by what you might be bound, to humble you.”
Judges 16:7 And Shamshun said to her, “If they bind me with seven fresh cords, not yet dried, then I shall be weak, and be like any other man.”
Judges 16:8 The princes of the Phalashthiym then brought her seven fresh cords, not yet dried, and she bound him with them,
Judges 16:9 while those lying in wait stayed with her in the room. And she said to him, “The Phalashthiym are upon you, Shamshun!” But he broke the cords as a strand of yarn breaks when it touches fire. So the secret of his strength remained unknown.
Judges 16:10 And Dalilah said to Shamshun, “Look, you have mocked me and spoken lies to me. Now, please reveal to me by what you might be bound.”
Judges 16:11 And he said to her, “If they bind me tightly with new ropes that have never been used, then I shall be weak, and be like any other man.”
Judges 16:12 And Dalilah took new ropes and bound him with them, and said to him, “The Phalashthiym are upon you, Shamshun!” And those lying in wait were sitting in the inner room. But he broke them off his arms like a thread.
Judges 16:13 So Dalilah said to Shamshun, “Until now you have mocked me and spoken lies to me, reveal to me how you might be bound.” And he said to her, “If you weave the seven locks of my head with the web.”
Judges 16:14 Then she fastened it with a pin, and said to him, “The Phalashthiym are upon you, Shamshun!” But he awoke from his sleep, and pulled out the pin of the loom and the web.
Judges 16:15 Then she said to him, “How do you say, ‘I love you,’ when your heart is not with me? You have mocked me these three times, and have not made known to me where your great strength lies.”
Judges 16:16 And it came to be, when she pressed him daily with her words and urged him, so that his being was wearied to death,
Judges 16:17 that he made known to her all his heart, and said to her, “No razor has ever come upon my head, for I have been a Nazir to Alahiym from my mother’s womb. If I were shaven, then my strength would leave me, and I would become as weak as any other man.”
Judges 16:18 And Dalilah saw that he had made known to her all his heart, and she sent and called for the princes of the Phalashthiym, saying, “Come up once more, for he has made known to me all his heart.” So the princes of the Phalashthiym came up to her and brought the money in their hand.
Judges 16:19 And she made him sleep on her knees, and called for a man and shaved off the seven locks of his head. Thus she began to humble him, and his strength left him.
Judges 16:20 And she said, “The Phalashthiym are upon you, Shamshun!” And he awoke from his sleep, and said, “Let me go out as before, at other times, and shake myself loose!” But he did not know that 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 had turned aside from him.
Judges 16:21 So the Phalashthiym took him and put out his eyes, and brought him down to Auzathah, and bound him with bronze shackles. And he became a grinder in the prison.
Judges 16:22 But the hair of his head began to grow again after it had been shaven.
Judges 16:23 And the princes of the Phalashthiym gathered to offer a great slaughtering to Dagun their mighty one, and to rejoice. And they said, “Our mighty one has given Shamshun our enemy into our hands!”
Judges 16:24 And the people saw him, and praised their mighty one, for they said, “Our mighty one has given into our hands our enemy, the destroyer of our land, who slew many of us.”
Judges 16:25 And it came to be, when their hearts were glad, that they said, “Call for Shamshun, and let him entertain us.” So they called for Shamshun from the prison, and he entertained them. And they made him stand between the columns.
Judges 16:26 And Shamshun said to the young man who held him by the hand, “Let me alone and let me feel the columns which support the house, so that I lean on them.”
Judges 16:27 And the house was filled with men and women. And all the princes of the Phalashthiym were there. And about three thousand men and women were on the roof who watched Shamshun entertaining.
Judges 16:28 And Shamshun called to 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄, saying, “O Master 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄, remember me, I pray! Strengthen me, I pray, only this time, O Alahiym, and let me avenge myself on the Phalashthiym with vengeance for my two eyes!”
Judges 16:29 And Shamshun took hold of the two middle columns which supported the house, and he braced himself against them, one on his right and the other on his left.
Judges 16:30 And Shamshun said, “Let me die with the Phalashthiym!” And he bowed himself mightily, and the house fell on the princes and all the people in it. And the dead that he killed at his death were more than he had killed in his life.
Judges 16:31 And his brothers and all his father’s household came down and took him, and brought him up and buried him between Tsar'auh and Ashthal in the tomb of his father Manuch. And he had ruled Yashara'Al twenty years.
Judges 17:1 And there was a man from the hill country of Aphariym, whose name was MiykaYahu.
Judges 17:2 And he said to his mother, “The eleven hundred pieces of silver that were taken from you, and on which you put a curse, even saying it in my ears. Look, the silver is with me, I took it.” And his mother said, “Blessed of 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 be my son!”
Judges 17:3 And he gave back the eleven hundred pieces of silver to his mother, and his mother said, “I had truly set apart the silver from my hand to 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 for my son, to make a carved image and a moulded image, and now, I give it back to you.”
Judges 17:4 And he gave the silver back to his mother, and his mother took two hundred pieces of silver and gave them to the silversmith, and he made it into a carved image and a moulded image. And they were in the house of MiykaYahu.
Judges 17:5 Now the man MiykaYahu had a house of mighty ones, and made a shoulder garment and house idols. And he ordained one of his sons, who became his priest.
Judges 17:6 In those days there was no sovereign in Yashara'Al – everyone did what was right in his own eyes.
Judges 17:7 And there was a young man from Biyth Lacham in Yahudah, of the clan of Yahudah. And he was a Luiy, and he was sojourning there.
Judges 17:8 And the man went out of the city of Biyth Lacham in Yahudah to sojourn wherever he could find a place. And he came to the mountains of Aphariym, to the house of MiykaYahu, as he journeyed.
Judges 17:9 And MiykaYahu said to him, “Where do you come from?” And he said to him, “I am a Luiy from Biyth Lacham in Yahudah, and I am on my way to find a place to sojourn.”
Judges 17:10 And MiykaYahu said to him, “Dwell with me, and be a father and a priest to me, and I give you ten pieces of silver per year, and a suit of garments, and your food.” And the Luiy went in.
Judges 17:11 So the Luiy agreed to dwell with the man. And the young man became like one of his sons to him.
Judges 17:12 Then MiykaYahu ordained the Luiy, and the young man became his priest, and he was in the house of MiykaYahu.
Judges 17:13 And MiykaYahu said, “Now I know that 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 does good to me, since I have a Luiy as priest!”
Judges 18:1 In those days there was no sovereign in Yashara'Al. And in those days the tribe of the Daniy was seeking an inheritance for itself to dwell in, for until that day all their inheritance among the tribes of Yashara'Al had not yet fallen to them.
Judges 18:2 And the children of Dan sent five men of their clan, brave men from Tsar'auh and Ashthal, to spy out the land and search it. And they said to them, “Go, search the land,” so they went to the mountains of Aphariym, to the house of MiykaYahu, and spent the night there.
Judges 18:3 When they were near the house of MiykaYahu, they recognized the voice of the young Luiy, and turned aside and said to him, “Who brought you here? What are you doing in this place, and what do you have here?”
Judges 18:4 And he said to them, “MiykaYahu did such and such for me. And he hired me, and I have become his priest.”
Judges 18:5 And they said to him, “Please inquire of Alahiym, and we shall know whether the journey on which we are going is prosperous.”
Judges 18:6 And the priest said to them, “Go in peace. Your journey on which you go is before 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄.”
Judges 18:7 Then the five men left and came to Lishah, and saw the people who were in their midst, how they dwelt safely, according to the ruling of the Tsidaniym, at rest and unsuspecting. And no one possessing authority in the land was reproaching for any matter. And they were far from the Tsidaniym, and they had no word with anyone.
Judges 18:8 And the spies came back to their brothers at Tsar'auh and Ashthal, and their brothers said to them, “What do you say?”
Judges 18:9 And they said, “Arise, and let us go up against them. For we have seen the land, and look, it is very good. And you sit still! Do not hesitate to go to enter in to possess the land.
Judges 18:10 “When you go, you are to come to an unsuspecting people, and the land is spacious. For Alahiym has given it into your hands, a place in which there is no lack of any matter which is on the earth.”
Judges 18:11 And six hundred men of the clan of the Daniy went from there, from Tsar'auh and Ashthal, armed for battle.
Judges 18:12 And they went up and encamped in Qariyth Ya'auriym in Yahudah. Therefore they call that place Machanah Dan to this day. See, it is west of Qariyth Ya'auriym.
Judges 18:13 And they passed over from there to the mountains of Aphariym, and came to the house of MiykaYahu.
Judges 18:14 And the five men who had gone to spy out the land of Lish answered and said to their brothers, “Do you know that there are in these houses a shoulder garment, and house idols, and a carved image, and a moulded image? And now, you know what to do.”
Judges 18:15 And they turned aside there, and came to the house of the young Luiy man, the house of MiykaYahu, and greeted him.
Judges 18:16 And the six hundred men, armed for battle, who were of the children of Dan, stood by the entrance of the gate.
Judges 18:17 And the five men who had gone to spy out the land went up, and entering there, they took the carved image, and the shoulder garment, and the house idols, and the moulded image, while the priest stood at the entrance of the gate with the six hundred men who were armed for battle.
Judges 18:18 And these went into MiykaYahu’s house and took the idol, and the shoulder garment, and the house idols, and the moulded image. Then the priest said to them, “What are you doing?”
Judges 18:19 And they said to him, “Be silent, put your hand over your mouth, and come with us, and be a father and a priest to us. Is it better for you to be a priest to the household of one man, or that you be a priest to a tribe and a clan in Yashara'Al?”
Judges 18:20 And the heart of the priest was glad. And he took the shoulder garment, and the house idols, and the carved image, and took his place among the people.
Judges 18:21 And they turned and went, and put the little ones, and the livestock, and the valuables in front of them.
Judges 18:22 They had gone some distance from the house of MiykaYahu, when the men who were in the houses near MiykaYahu’s house gathered together and overtook the children of Dan,
Judges 18:23 and called out to the children of Dan. So they turned around and said to MiykaYahu, “What is the matter, that you have gathered such a company?”
Judges 18:24 And he said, “You have taken away my mighty ones which I made, and the priest, and you are leaving. Now what more do I have? What is this you say to me, ‘What is the matter?’ ”
Judges 18:25 And the children of Dan said to him, “Do not let your voice be heard among us, lest men, bitter of being, fall upon you, and you lose your life, with the lives of your household!”
Judges 18:26 And the children of Dan went their way. And when MiykaYahu saw that they were too strong for him, he turned and went back to his house.
Judges 18:27 Then they took what MiykaYahu had made, and the priest who had belonged to him, and went to Lish, to a people who were at rest and unsuspecting, and smote them with the edge of the sword and burned the city with fire.
Judges 18:28 And there was no deliverer, because it was far from Tsidun, and they had no word with anyone. And it was in the valley that belongs to Biyth Rachub. And they rebuilt the city and dwelt there.
Judges 18:29 And they called the name of the city Dan, after the name of Dan their father, who was born to Yashara'Al. But previously the name of the city was Lish.
Judges 18:30 And the children of Dan set up for themselves the carved image. And YahuNathan son of Garsham, son of Mashah, and his sons were priests to the tribe of Dan until the day the land was taken into exile.
Judges 18:31 And they set up for themselves the carved image of MiykaYahu, which he had made, all the days that the house of Alahiym was in Shalah.
Judges 19:1 And it came to be in those days, when there was no sovereign in Yashara'Al, that there was a certain Luiy sojourning on the further side of the mountains of Aphariym. And he took for himself a wife concubine from Biyth Lacham in Yahudah.
Judges 19:2 And his concubine committed whoring against him, and went away from him to her father’s house at Biyth Lacham in Yahudah, and was there four months.
Judges 19:3 And her husband arose and went after them, to speak to her heart and bring her back, having his servant and a couple of donkeys with him. And she brought him into her father’s house. And the father of the young woman saw him, and he was glad to meet him.
Judges 19:4 And his father-in-law, the young woman’s father, detained him, and he dwelt with him three days. And they ate and drank and spent the nights there.
Judges 19:5 And it came to be on the fourth day that they arose early in the morning. And he prepared to leave, but the young woman’s father said to his son-in-law, “Refresh your heart with a piece of bread, and afterward go your way.”
Judges 19:6 So they sat down, and the two of them ate and drank together. And the young woman’s father said to the man, “Please agree to stay all night, and let your heart be glad.”
Judges 19:7 And when the man arose to go, his father-in-law urged him. So he spent the night there again.
Judges 19:8 And he arose early in the morning on the fifth day to go. But the young woman’s father said, “Please refresh your heart.” So they delayed until afternoon, and both of them ate.
Judges 19:9 And the man arose to go, he and his concubine and his servant. But his father-in-law, the young woman’s father, said to him, “See, the day is now drawing toward evening. Please spend the night. See, the day is coming to an end. Stay here, and let your heart be glad. And you shall rise early tomorrow for your journey, and you shall go to your tent.”
Judges 19:10 But the man would not stay that night. And he arose and left, and came to a place opposite Yabus, that is Yarushalam. And with him were the two saddled donkeys, and his concubine with him.
Judges 19:11 They were near Yabus, and the day was far spent. And the servant said to his master, “Come, please, and let us turn aside into this city of the Yabusiy and spend the night in it.”
Judges 19:12 And his master said to him, “Let us not turn aside here into a city of foreigners, who are not of the children of Yashara'Al. But we shall pass over to Gab'auh.”
Judges 19:13 And he said to his servant, “Come, let us draw near to one of these places, and spend the night in Gab'auh or in Ramah.”
Judges 19:14 And they passed over and went their way. And the sun went down on them near Gab'auh, which belongs to Banyaman,
Judges 19:15 and they turned off there to go in to spend the night in Gab'auh. So he went in, and he sat down in the open square of the city, for no one would take them into his house to spend the night.
Judges 19:16 But see, an old man came in from his work in the field at evening, who also was from the mountains of Aphariym. And he was sojourning in Gab'auh, whereas the men of the place were Banyamaniy.
Judges 19:17 And when he lifted up his eyes, he saw the traveler in the open square of the city. And the old man said, “Where are you going, and where do you come from?”
Judges 19:18 And he said to him, “We are passing over from Biyth Lacham in Yahudah to the other side of the mountains of Aphariym. I am from there, and I went to Biyth Lacham in Yahudah, and I am going to the House of 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄. But there is no one taking me into his house,
Judges 19:19 yet there is both straw and fodder for our donkeys, and bread and wine for myself, and for your female servant, and for the young man who is with your servant; there is no lack of any matter.”
Judges 19:20 And the old man said, “Peace be with you! However, let all your needs be on me, only do not spend the night in the open square.”
Judges 19:21 And he brought him into his house, and gave fodder to the donkeys. And they washed their feet, and ate and drank.
Judges 19:22 They were making their hearts glad, and see, men of the city, sons of Baliy'aul, surrounded the house, beating on the door. And they spoke to the master of the house, the old man, saying, “Bring out the man who came to your house, so that we know him!”
Judges 19:23 But the man, the master of the house, went out to them and said to them, “No, my brothers! I beg you, do no evil! Since this man has come into my house, do not do this folly.
Judges 19:24 “Look, here is my maiden daughter and the man’s concubine. Let me bring them out now, and humble them, and do with them what is good in your eyes, but do not do such a foolish matter to this man!”
Judges 19:25 But the men would not listen to him. So the man took his concubine and brought her out to them. And they knew her and rolled themselves on her all night until morning, and let her go when the day began to break.
Judges 19:26 And as morning appeared the woman came back and fell down at the door of the man’s house where her master was, till it was light.
Judges 19:27 And her master rose up in the morning, and opened the doors of the house and went out to go his way, and saw his concubine, fallen at the door of the house with her hands on the threshold.
Judges 19:28 And he said to her, “Rise up and let us go.” But there was no answer. Then he took her on the donkey, and the man rose and went to his place,
Judges 19:29 and came into his house and took a knife, then laid hold of his concubine, and cut her up limb by limb into twelve pieces, and sent her throughout all the borders of Yashara'Al.
Judges 19:30 And it came to be that all who saw it said, “There has never been, and there has not been seen the like of this, from the day that the children of Yashara'Al came up from the land of Matsriym until this day. Set your heart on it, take counsel, and speak up!”
Judges 20:1 And all the children of Yashara'Al came out, from Dan to Bar Shabau, and from the land of Gal'aud, and the congregation assembled as one man before 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 at Matsphah.
Judges 20:2 And the leaders of all the people, all the tribes of Yashara'Al, presented themselves in the assembly of the people of Alahiym, four hundred thousand foot soldiers who drew the sword.
Judges 20:3 And the children of Banyaman heard that the children of Yashara'Al had gone up to Matsphah. And the children of Yashara'Al said, “Speak up, how did this evil come about?”
Judges 20:4 And the man, the Luiy, husband of the woman who was murdered, answered and said, “My concubine and I went into Gab'authah, which belongs to Banyaman, to spend the night.
Judges 20:5 “And the masters of Gab'auh rose against me, and surrounded the house at night because of me. They thought to kill me, but instead they humbled my concubine, and she died.
Judges 20:6 “Then I took my concubine, and cut her in pieces, and sent her throughout all the land of the inheritance of Yashara'Al, because they committed wickedness and folly in Yashara'Al.
Judges 20:7 “Look, you are all children of Yashara'Al, speak and give your counsel here!”
Judges 20:8 And all the people rose as one man, saying, “Let not one of us go to his tent, nor any of us turn back to his house.
Judges 20:9 “And now, this is what we do to Gab'auh: go against it by lot.
Judges 20:10 “And we shall take ten men out of every hundred throughout all the tribes of Yashara'Al, and a hundred out of every thousand, and a thousand out of every ten thousand, to make food for the people, to prepare for their going to Gab'au in Banyaman, for all the folly they did in Yashara'Al.”
Judges 20:11 And all the men of Yashara'Al were gathered against the city, knit together as one man.
Judges 20:12 And the tribes of Yashara'Al sent men through all the tribe of Banyaman, saying, “What is this evil that has come about among you?
Judges 20:13 “And now, give us the men, the sons of Baliy'aul who are in Gab'auh, so that we put them to death and put away evil from Yashara'Al!” But the children of Banyaman would not listen to the voice of their brothers, the children of Yashara'Al.
Judges 20:14 So the children of Banyaman gathered together from their cities to Gab'authah, to go to battle against the children of Yashara'Al.
Judges 20:15 And from their cities at that time the children of Banyaman registered twenty-six thousand men who drew the sword, besides the inhabitants of Gab'auh, who registered seven hundred chosen men.
Judges 20:16 Among all this people there were seven hundred chosen men who were left-handed, each one could sling a stone at a hair’s breadth and not miss.
Judges 20:17 And besides Banyaman, the men of Yashara'Al registered four hundred thousand men who drew the sword, all of these were men of battle.
Judges 20:18 And the children of Yashara'Al rose and went up to Biyth Al to ask of Alahiym, and they said, “Who of us go up first to battle against the children of Banyaman?” And 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 said, “Yahudah first.”
Judges 20:19 And the children of Yashara'Al rose in the morning and encamped against Gab'auh.
Judges 20:20 And the men of Yashara'Al went out to battle against Banyaman, and the men of Yashara'Al put themselves in battle array to fight against them at Gab'auh.
Judges 20:21 And the children of Banyaman came out of Gab'auh, and on that day cut down to the ground twenty-two thousand men of the Yashara'Aliy.
Judges 20:22 But the people, the men of Yashara'Al, strengthened themselves and again formed the battle line at the place where they had put themselves in array on the first day.
Judges 20:23 And the children of Yashara'Al went up and wept before 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 until evening, and asked of 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄, saying, “Should I again draw near for battle against the children of my brother Banyaman?” And 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 said, “Go up against him.”
Judges 20:24 And the children of Yashara'Al drew near to the children of Banyaman on the second day.
Judges 20:25 And Banyaman went out against them from Gab'auh on the second day, and cut down to the ground eighteen thousand more of the children of Yashara'Al – all these drew the sword.
Judges 20:26 And all the children of Yashara'Al, even all the people, went up and came to Biyth Al and wept, and sat there before 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 and fasted that day until evening. And they offered burnt offerings and peace offerings before 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄.
Judges 20:27 And the children of Yashara'Al asked of 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 – the ark of the covenant of Alahiym was there in those days,
Judges 20:28 and Phinachas son of Al'auzar, son of Aharan, stood before it in those days – saying, “Should I yet again go out to battle against the children of my brother Banyaman, or should I cease?” And 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 said, “Go up, for tomorrow I give them into your hand.”
Judges 20:29 And Yashara'Al set ambushers all around Gab'auh.
Judges 20:30 And the children of Yashara'Al went up against the children of Banyaman on the third day, and put themselves in battle array against Gab'auh as at the other times.
Judges 20:31 And the children of Banyaman came out to meet the people – drawn away from the city. And they began to smite some of the people, slaying, as at the other times, in the highways, of which one went up to Biyth Al and the other to Gab'authah in the field, about thirty men of Yashara'Al.
Judges 20:32 And the children of Banyaman said, “They are going to be smitten before us, as previously.” But the children of Yashara'Al said, “Let us flee and draw them away from the city to the highways.”
Judges 20:33 And all the men of Yashara'Al rose from their place and put themselves in battle array at Ba'aul Thamar. And the ambush of Yashara'Al broke forth from their position at Mau'rah Gabau.
Judges 20:34 And ten thousand chosen men from all Yashara'Al came against Gab'auh, and the battle was fierce. But they did not know that calamity was close to them.
Judges 20:35 And 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 smote Banyaman before Yashara'Al. And the children of Yashara'Al destroyed twenty-five thousand one hundred men on that day in Banyaman – all these drew the sword.
Judges 20:36 And the children of Banyaman saw that they were smitten. And the men of Yashara'Al had given ground to the Banyamaniy, because they trusted in the ambush that they had set against Gab'auh,
Judges 20:37 and the ambush hurried and came against Gab'auh, and the ambush spread out and smote the entire city with the edge of the sword.
Judges 20:38 And the appointed signal between the men of Yashara'Al and the ambush was that they would make a great cloud of smoke rise up from the city,
Judges 20:39 then the men of Yashara'Al would turn in battle, and Banyaman began to smite dead about thirty of the men of Yashara'Al. For they said, “They are indeed smitten before us, as at the first battle.”
Judges 20:40 Then the cloud began to rise from the city in a column of smoke, and the Banyamaniy looked behind them, and saw the entire city going up in smoke to the shamiym.
Judges 20:41 And when the men of Yashara'Al turned back, the men of Banyaman were troubled, for they saw that calamity was close to them.
Judges 20:42 And they turned their backs before the men of Yashara'Al toward the way of the wilderness, but the battle overtook them, while those who had come out of the cities were destroying them in their midst.
Judges 20:43 They surrounded the Banyamaniy and pursued them, and with ease trampled them down as far as the front of Gab'auh toward the east.
Judges 20:44 And there fell of Banyaman eighteen thousand men – all of these were mighty men.
Judges 20:45 And they turned and fled toward the wilderness to the rock of Ramun. And they cut down five thousand of them on the highways, and followed after them up to Gadaum, and smote two thousand of them.
Judges 20:46 And all who fell of Banyaman that day were twenty-five thousand men who drew the sword, all of these were mighty men.
Judges 20:47 But six hundred men turned and fled toward the wilderness to the rock of Ramun, and they dwelt at the rock of Ramun for four months.
Judges 20:48 And the men of Yashara'Al turned back against the children of Banyaman, and smote them with the edge of the sword from every city, men and beasts, all who were found. And they set fire to all the cities they came to.
Judges 21:1 And the men of Yashara'Al had sworn an oath at Matsphah, saying, “Not one of us shall give his daughter to Banyaman as a wife.”
Judges 21:2 So the people came to Biyth Al, and sat there until evening before Alahiym, and lifted up their voices and wept bitterly,
Judges 21:3 and said, “O 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 Alahiym of Yashara'Al, why has this come about in Yashara'Al, that today there should be one tribe missing in Yashara'Al?”
Judges 21:4 And it came to be on the morrow, that the people rose early and built an altar there, and brought burnt offerings and peace offerings.
Judges 21:5 And the children of Yashara'Al said, “Who is there among all the tribes of Yashara'Al who did not come up with the assembly to 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 ?” For they had made a great oath concerning anyone who had not come up to 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 at Matsphah, saying, “He shall certainly be put to death.”
Judges 21:6 And the children of Yashara'Al were sorry for Banyaman their brother, and said, “One tribe is cut off from Yashara'Al today.
Judges 21:7 “What do we do for wives for those who remain, seeing we have sworn by 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 not to give them our daughters as wives?”
Judges 21:8 And they said, “Which one of the tribes of Yashara'Al did not come up to Matsphah to 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 ?” And see, no one had come to the camp from Yabiysh Gal'aud to the assembly.
Judges 21:9 For when the people called a roll, see, not one of the inhabitants of Yabash Gal'aud was there.
Judges 21:10 And the congregation sent out there twelve thousand of their bravest men, and commanded them, saying, “Go, and you shall smite the inhabitants of Yabash Gal'aud with the edge of the sword, even the women and children.
Judges 21:11 “And this is what you do: Put under the ban every male, and every woman who has known a man by lying with him.”
Judges 21:12 And they found among the inhabitants of Yabiysh Gal'aud four hundred young maidens who had not known a man. And they brought them to the camp at Shalah, which is in the land of Kana'aun.
Judges 21:13 Then all the congregation sent, and spoke to the children of Banyaman who were at the rock of Ramun, and proclaimed peace to them.
Judges 21:14 And Banyaman turned back at that time, and they gave them the women whom they had saved alive of the women of Yabash Gal'aud. But even so there were not enough for them.
Judges 21:15 And the people were sorry for Banyaman, because 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 had made a breach in the tribes of Yashara'Al.
Judges 21:16 And the elders of the congregation said, “What do we do for wives for those who remain, since the women have been destroyed out of Banyaman?”
Judges 21:17 And they said, “There is an inheritance for the survivors of Banyaman, and no tribe is to be destroyed from Yashara'Al.
Judges 21:18 “But we are unable to give them wives from our daughters, for the children of Yashara'Al have sworn an oath, saying, ‘Cursed be the one who gives a wife to Banyaman.’ ”
Judges 21:19 So they said, “See, there is a yearly festival of 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 in Shalu, which is north of Biyth Al, on the east side of the highway that goes up from Biyth Al to Shakamah, and south of Labunah.”
Judges 21:20 And they commanded the children of Banyaman, saying, “Go, lie in wait in the vineyards,
Judges 21:21 “and watch. And see, when the daughters of Shilu come out to perform their dances, then you shall come out from the vineyards, and every man catch a wife for himself from the daughters of Shilu, and go to the land of Banyaman.
Judges 21:22 “And it shall be, when their fathers or their brothers come to us to complain, that we shall say to them, ‘Favor us with them, because we did not take a wife for any of them in battle, neither have you given them to them, making yourselves guilty of your oath.’ ”
Judges 21:23 And the children of Banyaman did so, and took enough wives for their number from those who danced, whom they caught. Then they went and returned to their inheritance, and they rebuilt the cities and dwelt in them.
Judges 21:24 And the children of Yashara'Al went from there at that time, each one to his tribe and clan. And they went from there, each one to his inheritance.
Judges 21:25 In those days there was no sovereign in Yashara'Al – everyone did what was right in his own eyes.