Bible: Judges 12:1-3

Civil Strife Mars the Victory

12:1 The Ephraimites assembled 1  and crossed over to Zaphon. They said to Jephthah, “Why did you go and fight 2  with the Ammonites without asking 3  us to go with you? We will burn your house down right over you! 4 

12:2 Jephthah said to them, “My people and I were entangled in controversy with the Ammonites. 5  I asked for your help, but you did not deliver me from their power. 6  12:3 When I saw that you were not going to help, 7  I risked my life 8  and advanced against 9  the Ammonites, and the Lord handed them over to me. Why have you come up 10  to fight with me today?

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