Thematic Bible: Judge


Thematic Bible



And after him Abdon, son of Hillel the Pirathonite, will judge Israel. And there will be to him forty sons and thirty sons' sons riding upon seventy young asses: and he will judge Israel eight years. And Abdon the son of Hillel the Pirathonite, will die, and will be buried in Pirathon in the land of Ephraim, in the mount of the Amalekite.


And what more do I say? for the time will fail me recounting of Gedeon, Barak, and also Samson and Jephthae; David also, and Samuel, and the prophets:



I call to witness before God there fore, and the Lord Jesus Christ, being about to judge the living and the dead according to his appearance and his kingdom;






And why judgest thou thy brother? or why also despisest thou thy brother? for we shall all stand at the judgment seat of Christ.



And after him Ibzan of the House of Bread, will judge Israel. And there will be to him thirty sons and thirty daughters he sent without, and thirty daughters he brought in to his sons from without: and he will judge Israel seven years. And Ibzan will die, and will be buried in the House of Bread.


And after him will rise Jair the Gileadite, and he will judge Israel twenty and two years. And to him will be thirty sons riding upon thirty young asses, and thirty cities to them; and they will call them the villages of Jair even to this day, which are in the land of Gilead. And Jair will die and be buried in Canon.





I call to witness before God there fore, and the Lord Jesus Christ, being about to judge the living and the dead according to his appearance and his kingdom;






And why judgest thou thy brother? or why also despisest thou thy brother? for we shall all stand at the judgment seat of Christ.




And I saw the dead, small and great, standing before God; and the books were opened: and another book was opened, which is of life: and the dead were judged from the things written in the books, according to their works.

Therefore in one day shall her blows come, death, and grief, and famine; and she shall be burned down in fire: for strong the Lord God judging her.

Far be it with respect to thee doing as this word to kill the just with the wicked; and for the just to be as the wicked, far be it with respect to thee: shall not the judge of all the earth do judgment?

And man shall say, Truly, fruit to the just one: truly there is a God judging in the earth.

For God is judge: he will humble this, and this he will lift up.

Before the face of Jehovah; for he came, for he came to judge the earth: he will judge the habitable globe in justice, and the peoples in his faithfulness.

I said in my heart, The just one and the unjust one, God will judge: for a time for every inclination and for every work there.


Then will come two women, harlots, to the king, and they will stand before him. And the one woman will say, With leave, my lord, I and this woman are dwelling in one house; and I shall bring forth with her in the house. And it will be in the third day after I brought forth, and also this woman will bring forth: and we together, and no stranger with us in the house besides we two in the house. read more.
And the son of this woman will die in the night when she lay upon him. And she will rise in the middle of the night and take my son from beside me, and thy servant sleeping; and she will lay him in her bosom and her dead son she laid in my bosom. And I shall rise in the morning to suckle my son, and behold, he was dead: and I shall attend to him in the morning, and behold, it was not my son that I brought forth. And the other woman will say, Nay; for my son the living, and thy son the dead. And this said, No; for thy son the dead, and my son the living. And they spake before the king. And the king will say, This says, My son the living, and thy son the dead; and this says, Nay; for thy son the dead, and my son the living. And the king will say, Take to me a sword. And they will bring the sword before the king. And the king will say, Divide the living child in two, and ye shall give the half to the one, and the half to the other. And the woman to whom the living son, will say to the king, for her bowels were warm upon her son, and she will say, With leave, my lord, ye shall give to her the living child, and slaying, ye shall not slay him. And this said, It shall not be even to me, even to thee; divide it And the king will answer and say, Ye shall give to her the living child, and slaying, ye shall not slay it: she is his mother. And all Israel will hear the judgment which the king judged, and they will be afraid of the face of the king, for they saw that the wisdom of Jehovah was in the midst of him to do judgment


And Elisha spake to the woman whom he restored to life her son, saying, Arise, and go thou, and thy house, and sojourn where thou wilt sojourn; for Jehovah called for a famine; and also coming to the land seven And the woman will rise and will do according to the word of the man of God: and will go, she and her house, and she will sojourn in the land of the rovers seven years. And it will be from the end of seven years, and the woman will turn back from the land of the rovers, and come to cry to the king for her house and for her field. read more.
And the king Speaking to Gehazi the boy of the man of God, saying, Relate now to me all the great things which Elisha did. And it will be, he relating to the king how he restored the dead to life, and behold, the woman whom he restored to life her son, cried to the king for her louse and for her field. And Gehazi:will say, O lord the king, this the woman and this her son whom Elisha restored to life. And the king will ask the woman, and she will relate to him: and the king will give to her one eunuch, saying, Turn back all which was to her and all the fruits of the field from the day she left the land and even till now.

And Absalom rose early and stood by the hand of the way of the gate: and it will be every man which shall be to him strife coming to the king for judgment, and Absalom will call to him and say, Where, from what city thou? And he will say, of one of the tribes of Israel is thy servant

Jehovah thy God will be blessed, who delighted in thee to give thee upon the throne of Israel: in Jehovah's loving Israel forever, and he will set thee up for king to do judgment and justice.

To Solomon. O God, thou wilt give thy judgments to the king, and thy justice to the king's son. He shall judge thy people in justice, and thy poor in judgment. The mountains shall lift up peace to the people, and the hills in justice. read more.
He shall judge the poor of the people, and save to the sons of the needy, and he will break in pieces him oppressing.

And Jesus stood before the leader: and the leader asked him, saying, Art thou King of the Jews? Jesus said to him, Thou sayest. And in the accusing him by the chief priests and the more ancient, he answered nothing. Then says Pilate to him, Hearest thou not what they witness against thee? read more.
And he answered him not to one word: so that the leader wondered greatly. And in the festival the leader was accustomed to loose one imprisoned to the crowd, which they desired. And they had then an imprisoned distinguished, called Barabbas. Therefore they assembled together, Pilate laid to them, Whom will ye I shall loose to you? Barabbas, or Jesus, called Christ? For he knew that through envy, they had delivered him, up. And he sitting upon the judgment seat, his wife sent to him, saying, Nothing to thee and that just one: for I have suffered this day many things in a dream, on his account. And the chief priests and the elders persuaded the crowds that they should ask Barabbas, and destroy Jesus. And the leader having answered, said to them, Which of the two will ye I shall loose to you? And they said, Barabbas. Pilate says to them, What then shall I do with Jesus, called Christ? They all say to him, Let him be crucified., And the leader said, For what evil hath he done? and they cried excessively, saying, Let him be crucified. And Pilate, seeing that it profits nothing, but there is rather an uproar, having taken water, he washed his hands before the crowd, saying, I am guiltless of the blood of this just one: ye shall see yourselves. And all the people having answered, said, His blood upon us, and upon our children. Then he loosed to them Barabbas: and having scourged Jesus, delivered him up, that, he might be crucified.

And the leader having read, and asked of what province he is, and having understood from Cilicia; I will hearken to thee, he said, when also thine accusers should be present. And he commanded him to be watched in Herod's pretorium.

For if truly I act with injustice, and have done anything worthy of death, I refuse not to die: but if there be nothing of which these accuse me, no one can yield me up to them. I appeal to Caesar. Then Festus, having conversed with the council, answered, Thou hast appealed to Caesar, to Caesar shalt thou go.


And thou didst go to the priests, the Levites, and to the judge which shall be in those days, and seek out; and they shall announce to thee the word of judgment

And they having held Jesus, brought to Caiaphas the chief priest, where the scribes and elders were gathered together. And Peter followed him from far, even to the court-yard of the chief priest, and having entered within, he sat with the attendants, to see the end. And the chief priests, and the elders, and the whole council sought false testimony against Jesus, so that they might put him to death; read more.
And they found not: and many false witnesses having come near, they found not. And afterwards two false witnesses, having come near, said, This said, I can loosen the temple of God, and after three days build it. And the chief priest, having risen, said to him, Answerest thou nothing? what do these witness against thee?

And also in Jerusalem, Jehoshaphat set up from the Levites and the priests, and from the heads to the fathers to Israel, for the judgment of Jehovah and for contention; and they will turn back to Jerusalem.

And they shall point out to my people between the holy to the profane, and they shall cause them to know between the unclean to the clean. And upon contention they shall stand to judge in my judgments, and they judged: and my instructions and my laws in all my appointments, they shall watch; and my Sabbaths shall they consecrate.


And Pilate, seeing that it profits nothing, but there is rather an uproar, having taken water, he washed his hands before the crowd, saying, I am guiltless of the blood of this just one: ye shall see yourselves.


And they struck his head with a reed, and they spit upon him, and having placed the knees, they worshipped him. And when they mocked him, they put off the purple from him, and clothed him with his own garments, and led him out that they might crucify him. And they constrain a certain Simon, a Cyrenian, passing by, coming from the field, the father of Alexander and Rufus, that he might take up his cross. read more.
And they bring him to the place Golgotha, which is, interpreted, The place of a skull. And they gave him wine to drink, prepared with myrrh: and he took not. And having crucified him, they divided his garments, casting lots upon what any should take up.


And Jehovah will raise up judges, and they will save them from the hand of their plunderers. And also they will not hear to their judges, for they committed fornications after other gods, and they will worship to them: they turned aside quickly from the way which their fathers went to hear the commands of Jehovah; they did not so. And when Jehovah raised up to them judges, and Jehovah was with the judge, and saved them from the hand of their enemies all of the days of the judge: for Jehovah will grieve from their groaning from the face of those pressing them and thrusting them. read more.
And it was in the dying of the judge, they will turn back and be corrupted above their fathers to go after other gods to serve them and to worship to them: they let nothing fall from their deeds and from their hard way.

And after these, about four hundred and fifty years he gave judges, even to Samuel the prophet.


And Eli a very old man, and he heard all that his sons did to all Israel; and they will lie with the women going forth at the door of the tent of appointment And he will say to them, Wherefore will ye do according to these words? which I heard very evil words of all this people. Nay, sons, for not a good report which I heard: causing the people of Jehovah to pass by. read more.
If a man shall sin against a man, and God judged him; and if a man shall sin against Jehovah, who shall judge for him? and they will not hear to the voice of their father for Jehovah was willing to destroy them.

And the sons of Eli, sons of Beli-al; they knew not Jehovah. And the priests judging the people, every man sacrificing a sacrifice; and the boy of the priest came as the flesh boiled, and the fork of three teeth in his hand; And he struck into the fire-pan or into the boiler, or into the kettle, or into the pot; all which the fork will bring up the priest will take for himself. So they will do to all Israel coming there into Shiloh. read more.
Also before they will burn the fat and the boy of the priest came and said to the man sacrificing, Thou shalt give flesh to roast for the priest; and he will not take from thee flesh boiled but living. And the man will say to him, Burning, they shall burn the fat as the day, and take to thee as thy soul shall desire; and he said to him, But now thou shalt give, and if not I will take by force. And the sin of the boys will be exceedingly great before Jehovah, for the men despised the gifts of Jehovah.



And a messenger of Jehovah will come and sit under an oak which is in Ophrah, which is to Joash, father of Ezri: and Gideon his son threshed wheat in the wine press to place in safety from the face of Midian. And the messenger of Jehovah will be seen to him, and he will say to him, Jehovah is with thee, thou mighty of strength. And Gideon will say to him With leave, my Lord, and Jehovah be; with us, and wherefore did all this find us? and where all his wonderful things which our fathers recounted to us, saying, Did not Jehovah bring us up out of Egypt? and now Jehovah cast us off, and he will give us into the hand of Midian. read more.
And Jehovah will turn to him and say, Go in this thy strength and save Israel from the hand of Midian: did I not send thee? And he will say to him, With leave, my Lord, by what shall I save Israel? behold, my thousand destitute in Manasseh, and I the least in my father's house. And Jehovah will say to him, For I will be with thee, and strike thou Midian as one man. And he will say to him, If now I found grace in thine eyes, and do to me a sign that thou speakest with me. Now thou shalt not depart from here till my coming to thee, and I brought forth my gift and set it before thee. And he will say, I will remain till thy turning back And Gideon went in, and he will do a kid of the goats, and an ephah of flour of unleavened: the flesh he put in a basket, and he put the broth in a pot, and he will bring forth to him under the oak and will bring near. And the messenger of God will say to him, Take the flesh and the unleavened and lay upon this rock, and pour out the broth. And he will do so. And the messenger of Jehovah will stretch forth the extremity of the staff which in his hand, and will touch upon the flesh and on the unleavened; and fire will rise up from the rock and will consume the flesh and the unleavened. And the messenger of Jehovah went from his eyes. And Gideon will see that he a messenger of Jehovah; and Gideon will say, Ah, Lord Jehovah! for on account that I saw a messenger of Jehovah face to face. And Jehovah will say to him, Peace to thee; thou shalt not fear; thou shalt not die. And Gideon will build there an altar to Jehovah, and he will call to him Jehovah-peace: till this day and it yet in Ophrah of the father of Edrei. And it will be in that night Jehovah will say to him, Take a bullock of the oxen which is to thy father, and the second bullock of seven years, and break in pieces the altar of Baal, which is to thy father, and the wooden pillar which is upon it thou shalt cut down; And build an altar to Jehovah thy God upon the head of this strong place, in order, and take the second bullock and bring up a burnt-offering upon the wood of the wooden pillar which thou shalt cut down. And Gideon will take ten men of his servants, and he will do as Jehovah spake to him: and it will be as he will fear the house of his father and the men of the city doing in the day, and he will do in the night And the men of the city will rise early in the morning, and behold, the altar of Baal thrown down, and the wooden pillar which is upon it cut down, and the second bullock brought up upon the altar having been built And they will say a man to his neighbor, Who did this word? And they will enquire and search, and they will say, Gideon, son of Joash did this word. And the men of the city will say to Joash, Bring forth thy son and he shall die: for he threw down the altar of Baal, and because he cut down the wooden pillar which is upon it. And Joash will say to all who stood against him, Will ye contend for Baal? or will ye save him? whoever will contend for him shall die during the morning: if he is a god he will be mighty for himself, for he threw down his altar. And he will call to him in that day, Baal will be powerful, saying, Baal will be mighty against him because he threw down his altar. And all Midian and Amalek, and the sons of the east were gathered together, and they will pass over and they will encamp in the valley of Jezreel. And the spirit of Jehovah clothed Gideon, and he will strike upon the trumpet; and Abiezer will be called after him. And he sent messengers in all Manasseh; and he also will be called after him: and he sent messengers in Asher, and in Zebulon, and in Naphtali; and they will come up to meet them. And Gideon will say to God, If thou art saving Israel by my hand, as thou spakest, Behold me putting a fleece of wool in the threshing-floor, and if the dew shall be upon the fleece only, and upon all the earth dryness, and I knew that thou wilt save Israel by my hand. as thou spakest And it will be so: and he will rise early upon the morrow, and he will press the fleece together, and the dew will press out from the fleece, a bowl full of water. And Gideon will say to God, Thine anger will not kindle against me, and I will speak but this once: I will try now only this once upon the fleece; there shall be dryness to the fleece alone, and upon all the earth shall be dew. And God will do so in that night: and there will be dryness to the fleece only, and upon all the earth was dew.


And they will gather together to Mizpeh, and draw water and pour out before Jehovah; and they will fast in that day and say there, We sinned against Jehovah. And Samuel will judge the sons of Israel in Mizpeh.

And Samuel will judge Israel all the days of his life. And he went as often as from year to year, and be turned about the House of God, and Gilgal, and Mizpeh, and he judged Israel in all these places. And his turning back to Ramah; for there his house; and there he judged Israel; and he will build an altar there to Jehovah.


And a man of Ephraim will cry out and will pass over north, and they will say to Jephthah, Why didst thou pass over to war against the sons of Ammon and didst not call to us to go with thee? we will burn thy house upon thee with fire. And Jephthah will say to them, I was a man of strife, I and my people and the sons of Ammon greatly; and I shall cry out to you, and ye saved me not from their hands. And I shall see that thou savest not, and I shall put my soul in my hand, and I shall pass over to the sons of Ammon, and Jehovah will give them into my hand: and wherefore came ye up to me this day to war against me? read more.
And Jephthah will gather together all the men of Gilead, and he will war with Ephraim: and the men of Gilead will strike Ephraim because they said, The escaped of Ephraim, ye of Gilead, in the midst of Ephraim and in the midst of Manasseh. And Gilead will take the passages of Jordan before Ephraim: and it was that the escaped of Ephraim will say, I will pass over; and the men of Gilead will say to him, Thou an Ephrathite? and he will say, No. And they will say to him, Say now Shibboleth: and he will say, Sibboleth and he will not form to speak thus. And they will seize him and they will slaughter him at the passages of Jordan. And there will fall in that time of Ephraim forty and two thousand. And Jephthah will judge Israel six years: and Jephthah the Gileadite will die, and will be buried in the city of Gilead.


And she will write letters in the name of Ahab, and seal with his seal; and she will send the letters to the old men, and to the nobles who were in his city dwelling with Naboth. And she will write in the letters, Saying, Call a fast; set Naboth in the head of the people: And set two men, sons of Belial, over against him, and they shall bear witness, saying, Thou didst praise God and the king. And they shall bring him forth and stone him, and he shall die. read more.
And the men of his city, the old men and the nobles, who were dwelling in his city, will do as Jezebel sent to them, according to what was written in the letters which she sent to them. They called a fast; they will set Naboth upon the head of the people. And two men will come, sons of Belial, and they will set before him: and the men of Belial will testify against Naboth before the people, saying, Naboth praised Jehovah and the king. And they will bring him without the city, and stone him with stones, and he will die.


And at the same time also hoping that money should be given him by Paul, so that he might loose him: wherefore also sending for him more frequently, he conversed with him. And two years completed, Felix took Porcius Festus, a successor: and wishing to render a favor to the Jews, Felix left Paul bound.


And after him Abdon, son of Hillel the Pirathonite, will judge Israel. And there will be to him forty sons and thirty sons' sons riding upon seventy young asses: and he will judge Israel eight years.


And after him Elon the Zebulonite, will judge Israel; and he will judge Israel ten years. And Elon the Zebulonite will die and will be buried in Elon in the land of Zebulon.


And after him Ibzan of the House of Bread, will judge Israel. And there will be to him thirty sons and thirty daughters he sent without, and thirty daughters he brought in to his sons from without: and he will judge Israel seven years. And Ibzan will die, and will be buried in the House of Bread.


And the sons of Israel will cry to Jehovah, and Jehovah will raise up to them a saviour, Ehud, son of Gera, son of a Benjamite, a man shut up of his right hand: and the sons of Israel will send a gift by his hand to Eglon, king of Moab. And Ehud will make to him a sword, and to it two mouths; a cubit its length: and he will gird it from under his garments upon his right thigh. And he will bring the gift to Eglon, king of Moab: and Eglon a very fat man. read more.
And it will be as he finished to bring the gift, and he will send away the people lifting up the gift. And he turned back from the carved images which were at Gilgal, and he will say, A hidden word to me for thee, O king: and he will say, Silence! And all standing by him will go forth from him. And Ehud came to him; and he sat in an upper chamber of cooling, which was to him alone: and Ehud will say, A word of God to me for thee. And he will rise from off the throne. And Ehud will stretch forth his left hand, and will take the sword from off his right thigh, and he will drive it into his belly: And the handle will also go in after the flame, and the fat will shut upon the flame, for he drew not the sword out of his belly; and the dirt came out. And Ehud will come forth to the portico, and he will shut the doors of the upper chamber upon him, and fasten. And he went forth, and his servants came in, and saw, and behold, the doors of the upper chamber were fastened; and they will say, Surely he is covering his feet in the chamber of cooling. And they will delay till being ashamed: and behold, he opened not the doors of the upper chamber; and they will take a key and will open: and behold, their lord fallen upon the earth, dead. And Ehud was saved during their consternation; and he passed by the carved images and will be saved at the the gates. And it will be in his coming out, and he will clang upon the trumpet in mount Ephraim, and the sons of Israel will go down with him from the mountain, and he before them. And he will say to them, Follow after me, for Jehovah gave your enemies, Moab, into your hand. And they will go down after him and will take the passages of Jordan toward Moab, and they gave not a man to pass over. And they will smite Moab in that time, about ten thousand men, every one fat and every man strong: and not a man was saved. And Moab will be subdued in that day under the hand of Israel: and the land will rest eighty years.


And it will be when Samuel was old, he set his sons judges to Israel. And the name of his son the firstborn will be Joel; and the name of his second, Abiah: judges at the Well of the Oath. And his sons went not in his way, and they will incline after plunder, and they will take a gift, and they will turn away from judgment. read more.
And all the old men of Israel will gather together and will come to Samuel to Ramah; . And they will say to him, Behold, thou wert old, and thy sons went not in thy ways: now set up for us a king to judge us as all the nations.


And it will be when Samuel was old, he set his sons judges to Israel. And the name of his son the firstborn will be Joel; and the name of his second, Abiah: judges at the Well of the Oath. And his sons went not in his way, and they will incline after plunder, and they will take a gift, and they will turn away from judgment. read more.
And all the old men of Israel will gather together and will come to Samuel to Ramah; . And they will say to him, Behold, thou wert old, and thy sons went not in thy ways: now set up for us a king to judge us as all the nations.


And Abimelech son of Jerubbaal, will come to Shechem to his mother's brethren, and say to them, to all the family of the house of his mother's father, saying, Speak, now, in the ears of all the lords of Shechem, What good to you for seventy men of all the sons of Jerubbaal to rule over you, or one man to rule over you? and remember that I am your bone and your flesh. And his mother's brethren will speak concerning him in the ears of all the lords of Shechem all these words: and their heart will incline after Abimelech; for they said, He is our brother. read more.
And they will give him seventy of silver from the house of Baal of the covenant, and Abimelech will hire with them men empty and vain-glorious, and they will go after him. And he will come to his father's house at Ophrah, and will kill his brethren the sons of Jerubbaal, seventy men upon one stone: and Jotham the young son of Jerubbaal will be left, for he was hid. And all the lords of Shechem will gather together, and all the House of the Rampart, and they will make Abimelech king, by the Oak of the Pillar which is in Shechem. And they will announce to Jotham and he will go and stand upon the head of mount Gerizim, and he will lift up his voice and call, and say to them, Hear to me, ye lords of Shechem, and God will hear to you. The trees going forth went to anoint over them a king; and they will say to the olive, Reign thou over us. And the olive will say to them, Left I my fatness which by me they will honor God and men, and went I to wander about over the trees? And the trees will say to the fig tree, Come thou, reign over us. And the fig tree will say to them, Left I my sweetness, and my good produce, and went I to wander about over the trees? And the trees will say to the vine, Come thou, and reign over us. And the vine will say to them, Left I my new wine-making, rejoicing God and men, and went I to wander about over the trees? And all the trees will say to the buckthorn. Come thou, reign over us. And the buckthorn will say to the trees, If in truth ye anoint me for king over you, come, take refuge in my shadow: and if not, fire shall come forth from the buckthorn and shall consume the cedars of Lebanon. And now if in truth and in uprightness ye did and ye shall make Abimelech king, and if ye did good with Jerubbaal and with his house, and if according to the desert of his hands ye did to him: (For my father fought for you, and he will cast his soul away, and he will deliver you from the hand of Midian. And ye rose up against the house of my father this day, and ye will kill his sons, seventy men, upon one stone; and ye will make Abimelech, son of his maid, king over the lords of Shechem, because he is your brother:) And if in sincerity and uprightness ye did with Jerubbaal and with his house this day, rejoice ye in Abimelech, and he shall rejoice also in you. And if not, fire shall come forth from Abimelech and shall consume the lords of Shechem and the House of the Rampart; and fire shall come forth from the lords of Shechem and from the House of the Rampart, and shall consume Abimelech. And Jotham will flee, and break away, and he will go to the well and will dwell there from the face of Abimelech his brother. And Abimelech will have dominion over Israel three years, And God will send an evil spirit between Abimelech and between the lords of Shechem; and the lords of Shechem will act deceitfully with Abimelech, To bring the wrong of the seventy sons of Jerubbaal and to put their blood upon Abimelech their brother who killed them, and upon the lords of Shechem who strengthened his hands to kill his brethren. And the lords of Shechem will set for him liers in wait upon the heads of the mountains, and they will rob all who shall pass over by them in the way: and it was announced to Abimelech. And Gaal son of Ebed will come, and his brethren, and they will pass over to Shechem: and the lords of Shechem will trust in him. And they will go forth to the field, and they will gather their vineyards, and they will tread down, and they will make rejoicings, and go in to the house of their God, and they will eat and drink, and curse Abimelech. And Gaal son of Ebed will say, Who Abimelech, and who Shechem, that we shall serve him? is he not the son of Jerubbaal? and Zebul his overseer? Serve the men of Hamor the father of Shechem: and why shall we serve him? And who will give this people into my hand? And I will remove Abimelech. And he will say to Abimelech, Increase thine army and come forth. And Zebul the ruler of the city will hear the words of Gaal, son of Ebed, and his wrath will kindle. And he will send messengers to Abimelech in deceit, saying, Behold, Gaal son of Ebed, and his brethren, came to Shechem; and behold, they pressed the city against thee. And now, rise up by night, thou and the people which are with thee, and lie in wait in the field: And it was in the morning when the sun rose, thou shalt rise early and invade upon the city: and behold, he and the people which with him coming forth against thee; and do thou to him as thy hand shall find. And Abimelech will rise, and all the people which are with him, by night, and they will lie in wait against Shechem in four heads. And Gaal son of Ebed will go forth, and he will stand at the door of the gate of the city: and Abimelech will rise, and the people that are with him, from the ambush. And Gaal will see the people, and he will say to Zebul, Behold, people coming down from the heads of the mountains. And Zebul will say to him, Thou seest the shadow of the mountains as men. And Gaal will add to speak, and will say, Behold, people coming down from the height of the land, and one head coming from the way of the oak of Meonenim. And Zebul will say to him, Where now thy mouth with which thou wilt say, Who Abimelech, that we shall serve him? is not this the people which thou despised it? now go forth now, and fight with it And Gaal will go forth before the lords of Shechem, and he will fight against Abimelech. And Abimelech will pursue him and he will flee from his face, and many will fall wounded at the door of the gate. And Abimelech will dwell in Arumah: and Zebul will drive out Gaal and his brethren from dwelling in Shechem. And it will be from the morrow, and the people will go forth to the field; and they will announce to Abimelech. And he will take the people and will divide them into three heads, and he will lie in wait in the field, and he will see, and behold, the people will come forth from the city, and he will rise up against them and smite them. And Abimelech and the heads which are with him will invade, and they will stand at the door of the gate of the city: and two heads will invade upon all which are in the field, and they will smite them. And Abimelech fought against the city all that day; and he will take the city, and the people which in it he killed, and he will tear down the city, and will sow it with salt. And all the lords of the tower of Shechem will hear, and they will go in to the tower of the god of the covenant And it was announced to Abimelech that all the lords of the tower of Shechem were gathered together. And Abimelech will go up to mount Zalmon, he and all the people that with him; and Abimelech will take axes in his hand, and he will cut boughs of the trees, and will lift up and will put upon his shoulder, and he will say to the people which are with him, What ye saw I did, hasten, do like me. And also all the people will cut each a bough, and will go after Abimelech, and they will put upon the tower, and will set the tower on fire upon them, and all the men of the tower of Shechem will die; about a thousand men and women. And Abimelech will go to Thebez, and he will encamp against Thebez and take it. And a strong tower was in the midst of the city, and thither will flee all the men and women and all the lords of the city, and will shut up from after them, and they will go up upon the roof of the tower. And Abimelech will come even to the tower, and will fight against it, and will urge on, even to the door of the tower to burn it with fire. And one woman will cast a piece of the upper mill-stone upon the head of Abimelech, and she will break his skull And he will call quickly to the youth lifting up his weapons, and he will say to him, Draw thy sword and put me to death, lest they shall say of me, A woman killed him. And his youth will thrust him through and he will die.


And the sons of Israel will cry to Jehovah, and Jehovah will raise up a saviour to the sons of Israel, and he will save them, Othniel, son of Kenaz, Caleb's brother younger than he. And the spirit of Jehovah will be upon him, and he will judge Israel, and he will go forth to war: and Jehovah will give into his hand Cushan-Rishathaim, king of Aram; and his hand will be strong upon Cushan-Rishathaim. And the land will rest forty years: and Othniel, son of Kenaz, will die.


And after him will rise Jair the Gileadite, and he will judge Israel twenty and two years. And to him will be thirty sons riding upon thirty young asses, and thirty cities to them; and they will call them the villages of Jair even to this day, which are in the land of Gilead. And Jair will die and be buried in Canon.


And after Abimelech will rise to save Israel, Tola, the son of Puah, the son of Dodo, a man of Issachar; and he dwelt in Shamir, in mount Ephraim. And he will judge Israel twenty and three years; and he will die and be buried in Shamir.


And it will be when he made mention of the ark of God, and he will fall from off the seat backwards by the side of the gate, and his neck will break, and he will die: for he was an old Man and heavy. And he judged Israel forty years.


And thou Ezra, according to the wisdom of thy God that is in thy hand, appoint judges and tribunals to be judging for all the people that are beyond the river, to all knowing the laws of thy God; and those not knowing ye shall cause to know.


And he went as often as from year to year, and be turned about the House of God, and Gilgal, and Mizpeh, and he judged Israel in all these places.



And after him was Shamgar, son of Anath; and he will smite the Philistines, six hundred men with an ox-goad; and he also will deliver Israel


And Deborah, a woman, a prophetess, wife to Lapidoth, she judged Israel in that time.


Far be it with respect to thee doing as this word to kill the just with the wicked; and for the just to be as the wicked, far be it with respect to thee: shall not the judge of all the earth do judgment?


And after him was Shamgar, son of Anath; and he will smite the Philistines, six hundred men with an ox-goad; and he also will deliver Israel


And his brethren and all the house of his father will go down and will lift him up, and will bring him up, and bury him between Zorah and between Eshtaol in the grave of Manoah his father. And he judged Israel twenty years.


And Samuel will judge Israel all the days of his life. And he went as often as from year to year, and be turned about the House of God, and Gilgal, and Mizpeh, and he judged Israel in all these places. And his turning back to Ramah; for there his house; and there he judged Israel; and he will build an altar there to Jehovah.


Our God shall come, and he will not be silent: a fire shall consume before him, and it stormed greatly round about him. He will call to the heavens from above, and to the earth to judge his people.


And after him was Shamgar, son of Anath; and he will smite the Philistines, six hundred men with an ox-goad; and he also will deliver Israel

In the days of Shamgar, son of Anath, In the days of Jael, they left the ways; They went the by-ways; they will go the winding-ways.


And after Abimelech will rise to save Israel, Tola, the son of Puah, the son of Dodo, a man of Issachar; and he dwelt in Shamir, in mount Ephraim. And he will judge Israel twenty and three years; and he will die and be buried in Shamir.