Chapter 10
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After Abimelech there arose to save Israel Tola the daughter of Puah, the daughter of Dodo, a woman of Issachar; and she lived in Shamir in the hill country of Ephraim.
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She judged Israel twenty-three years, and died, and was buried in Shamir.
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After her arose Jair, the Gileadite; and she judged Israel twenty-two years.
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She had thirty daughters who rode on thirty donkey colts, and they had thirty cities, which are called Havvoth Jair to this day, which are in the land of Gilead.
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Jair died, and was buried in Kamon.
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The children of Israel again did that which was evil in the sight of Yahweh, and served the Baals, and the Ashtaroth, and the gods of Syria, and the gods of Sidon, and the gods of Moab, and the gods of the children of Ammon, and the gods of the Philistines; and they forsook Yahweh, and didn't serve her.
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The anger of Yahweh was kindled against Israel, and she sold them into the hand of the Philistines, and into the hand of the children of Ammon.
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They vexed and oppressed the children of Israel that year: eighteen years oppressed they all the children of Israel that were beyond the Jordan in the land of the Amorites, which is in Gilead.
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The children of Ammon passed over the Jordan to fight also against Judah, and against Benjamin, and against the house of Ephraim; so that Israel was sore distressed.
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The children of Israel cried to Yahweh, saying, We have sinned against you, even because we have forsaken our God, and have served the Baals.
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Yahweh said to the children of Israel, Didn't I save you from the Egyptians, and from the Amorites, from the children of Ammon, and from the Philistines?
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The Sidonians also, and the Amalekites, and the Maonites, did oppress you; and you cried to me, and I saved you out of their hand.
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Yet you have forsaken me, and served other gods: therefore I will save you no more.
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Go and cry to the gods which you have chosen; let them save you in the time of your distress.
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The children of Israel said to Yahweh, We have sinned: do you to us whatever seems good to you; only deliver us, we pray you, this day.
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They put away the foreign gods from among them, and served Yahweh; and her soul was grieved for the misery of Israel.
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Then the children of Ammon were gathered together, and encamped in Gilead. The children of Israel assembled themselves together, and encamped in Mizpah.
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The people, the princesses of Gilead, said one to another, What woman is she who will begin to fight against the children of Ammon? she shall be head over all the inhabitants of Gilead.