VIN(i) 1 After Abimelech, Tola the son of Puah, the son of Dodo, a man of Issachar, arose to save Israel. He lived in Shamir in the hill country of Ephraim. 2 He judged Israel twenty-three years, and died, and was buried in Shamir. 3 And after him arose Jair, a Gileadite, who judged Israel twenty-two years. 4 He had thirty sons who rode thirty donkeys. They had thirty cities in the land of Gilead. They are called the villages of Jair. 5 And Jair died, and was buried in Kamon. 6 The people of Israel again did what was evil in the sight of the LORD, and served the Baals and Ashtaroth, the gods of Syria, the gods of Sidon, the gods of Moab, the gods of the Ammonites and the gods of the Philistines; they forsook the LORD and didn't serve Him. 7 In his burning anger against Israel, he sold them into domination by the Philistines and the Ammonites, 8 They troubled and oppressed the Israelites that year. For eighteen years they oppressed all the Israelites that were beyond the Jordan in the land of the Amorites, which is in Gilead. 9 The Ammonites crossed the Jordan to fight also against Judah, Benjamin, and the house of Ephraim; and Israel was very distressed. 10 Then the Israelites cried out to the LORD, saying, "We have sinned against you; we have abandoned our God and served the Baals." 11 the LORD answered: "Did I free you from the Egyptians, the Amorites, the Ammonites, and the Philistines? 12 the Sidonians, the Amalekites and the Maonites oppress you? And ye cried to me, and I delivered you out of their hands. 13 Yet you have forsaken me, and served other gods: why I will deliver you no more. 14 "Go and cry out to the gods you have chosen! Let them save you in your time of trouble." 15 But the people of Israel said to the LORD: "We have sinned. Do to us what seems best to you, only please, save us today!" 16 When they put away their foreign gods and served the LORD, he brought Israel's misery to an end. 17 And the Ammonites were summoned, and they camped in Gilead. And the Israelites gathered and camped at Mizpah. 18 The people, the princes of Gilead, said one to another, Who will begin to fight against the Ammonites? He shall be head over all the inhabitants of Gilead.