Peacemakers: Judges 11:1-35

Judges 11:1-35

Gilead’s wife also had several sons, and when these half brothers grew up, they chased Jephthah off the land. “You will not get any of our father’s inheritance,” they said, “for you are the son of a prostitute.” – 11:2 (Not very brotherly)

You keep whatever your God Chemosh gives you, and we will keep whatever the Lord our God gives us. – 11:24

“Israel has been living here for 300 years, …” 11:26 (Wow, that’s a long time.)

When Jephthah returned to his home in Mizpah, who should come out to meet him but his daughter, dancing to the sound of timbrels! She was an only child. Except for her he had neither son nor daughter. 35 When he saw her, he tore his clothes and cried, “Oh no, my daughter! You have brought me down and I am devastated. I have made a vow to the Lord that I cannot break.” – Judges 11:34-35 (How the heck is this HER fault?)

 

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