Monthly Archives: February 2022

hints of Him

hints of Him Judges 13:1-7 (JDV) Judges 13:1 But the sons of Israel again did what was evil in Yahveh’s eyes, so Yahveh gave them over to the Philistines’ hands forty years. Judges 13:2 There was one man from Zorah, … Continue reading

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ordinary judges

ordinary judges Judges 12:8-15 (JDV) Judges 12:8 Ibzan, who was from Bethlehem, judged Israel after Jephthah Judges 12:9 and had thirty sons. He gave his thirty daughters in marriage to men outside the tribe and brought back thirty wives for … Continue reading

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Please say Shibboleth

Please say Shibboleth Judges 12:1-7 (JDV) Judges 12:1 The men of Ephraim were called together and crossed the Jordan to Zaphon. They said to Jephthah, “Why have you crossed over to fight against the Ammonites but haven’t called us to … Continue reading

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Jephthah’s legacy

Jephthah’s legacy Judges 11:29-40 (JDV) Judges 11:29 The Breath of Yahveh came on Jephthah, who traveled through Gilead and Manasseh, and then through Mizpah of Gilead. He crossed over to the Ammonites from Mizpah of Gilead. Judges 11:30 Jephthah made … Continue reading

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trying to prevent conflict

trying to prevent conflict Judges 11:1-28 (JDV) Judges 11:1 Jephthah the Gileadite was a capable warrior, but he was the son of a prostitute, and Gilead was his father. Judges 11:2 Gilead’s wife bore sons for him, and when they … Continue reading

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impatient with Israel’s trouble

impatient with Israel’s trouble Judges 10:6-18 (JDV) Judges 10:6 Then the Israelites did what was evil again in the eyes of Yahveh. They worshiped the Baals and the Ashtoreths, the gods of Aram, Sidon, and Moab, and the gods of … Continue reading

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Tola and Jair’s legacy

Tola and Jair’s legacy Judges 10:1-5 (JDV) Judges 10:1 And, Tola son of Puah son of Dodo stood up after Abimelech and began to deliver Israel. He was from Issachar and stayed in Shamir in the hill country of Ephraim. … Continue reading

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violent aftermath

violent aftermath Judges 9:34-57 (JDV) Judges 9:34 So Abimelech and all the troops with him got up at night and waited in ambush for Shechem in four groups. Judges 9:35 Gaal son of Ebed went out and stood at the … Continue reading

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the other shoe

the other shoe Judges 9:22-33 (JDV) Judges 9:22 When Abimelech had ruled over Israel three years, Judges 9:23 God sent an evil breath between Abimelech and the citizens of Shechem. They treated Abimelech deceitfully, Judges 9:24 so that the crime … Continue reading

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fire from the bramble

fire from the bramble Judges 9:7-21 (JDV) Judges 9:7 When they told Jotham, he climbed to the top of Mount Gerizim, raised his voice, and called to them: Listen to me, landowners of Shechem, and may God listen to you: … Continue reading

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