Judges 12

Matthew(i) 1 And the men of Ephraim gathered themselues together, & wente northwarde, and sayde vnto Iephthah: Wherfore wenteste thou to fyght with the children of Ammon, & dydest not cal vs to go wt the? we wil therfore burne thine house vpon the, wyth fyre. 2 And Iephthah sayde vnto them: I & my people were at greate stryfe with the children of Ammon. And I called you. But ye deliuered me not out of their handes. 3 And when I sawe that ye delyuered me not, I put my lyfe in my handes & went vpon the chyldren of Ammon, And the Lorde delyuered them into my handes. Wherfore then are ye come vpon me to fyght wyth me. 4 And Iephthah gathered together all the men of Galaad, and fought with the Ephraites. And the men of Galaad smote the Ephraites, because they sayd: Ye Galaadites are but runneagates of Ephraim among the Ephraites, and the Manassites. 5 Moreouer the men of Galaad toke the passages of Iordan from the Ephraytes. And when those Ephraytes, that were escaped, sayde: let vs go ouer. Then the men of Galaad sayde vnto them: Ye are Ephraytes, and they sayde naye. 6 Then the other answered: then saye Scyboleth. And they sayde Syboleth, and coulde not so pronounce, where vpon the other toke them, and slewe them at the passages of Iordan. And there were ouerthrowen at the tyme of the Ephraytes fourty thousande. 7 And when Iephthah had iudged Israel .vi. yere. he died, and was buryed in one of the cytyes of Galaad. 8 After thys man iudged Israel one Abezan of Bethlehem, 9 and he had .xxx. sonnes, & .xxx. doughters, & sent also hys .xxx. doughters out, & toke .xxx. other in, for hys sonnes. And when Abezan had iudged Israel .vij. yere 10 he dyed, and was buryed at Bethlehem. 11 And after him Elon a Zabulonite iudged Israel ten yere, and he dyed, 12 and was buried in Aialon, in the countreye of Zabulon. 13 And after him, Abdon the sonne of Hellel a Pharathonite iudged Israell. 14 And he had fourtye sonnes, and thyrtye neuewes, that rode on .lxx. asse coltes. And when Abdon the sonne of Helle the Pharatonite had iudged Israell .viij. yere, 15 he dyed, and was buried in Pharthon, the land of Ephraim in the mount of the Amaleckites.