After Jephthah, we know little about the men who led Israel for the next 25 years, but God was continuing to provide the leadership the people needed.

BibleGateway: Judges 12:7-15

ESV Text: Judges 12:7-15

Judges 12:7–15 (Listen)

Jephthah judged Israel six years. Then Jephthah the Gileadite died and was buried in his city in Gilead.1

Ibzan, Elon, and Abdon

After him Ibzan of Bethlehem judged Israel. He had thirty sons, and thirty daughters he gave in marriage outside his clan, and thirty daughters he brought in from outside for his sons. And he judged Israel seven years. 10 Then Ibzan died and was buried at Bethlehem.

11 After him Elon the Zebulunite judged Israel, and he judged Israel ten years. 12 Then Elon the Zebulunite died and was buried at Aijalon in the land of Zebulun.

13 After him Abdon the son of Hillel the Pirathonite judged Israel. 14 He had forty sons and thirty grandsons, who rode on seventy donkeys, and he judged Israel eight years. 15 Then Abdon the son of Hillel the Pirathonite died and was buried at Pirathon in the land of Ephraim, in the hill country of the Amalekites.

Footnotes

[1] 12:7 Septuagint; Hebrew in the cities of Gilead

(ESV)


KJV Text:

The section starts at about 1:30 and ends at about 2:35

7 And Jephthah judged Israel six years. Then died Jephthah the Gileadite, and was buried in one of the cities of Gilead.

     8 And after him Ibzan of Bethlehem judged Israel. 9 And he had thirty sons, and thirty daughters, whom he sent abroad, and took in thirty daughters from abroad for his sons. And he judged Israel seven years. 10 Then died Ibzan, and was buried at Bethlehem. 11 And after him Elon, a Zebulonite, judged Israel; and he judged Israel ten years. 12 And Elon the Zebulonite died, and was buried in Aijalon in the country of Zebulun. 13 And after him Abdon the son of Hillel, a Pirathonite, judged Israel. 14 And he had forty sons and thirty nephews, that rode on threescore and ten ass colts: and he judged Israel eight years. 15 And Abdon the son of Hillel the Pirathonite died, and was buried in Pirathon in the land of Ephraim, in the mount of the Amalekites.(KJV)


Hymn: TLH 24 :
Lord of my Life, Whose Tender Care

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1. Lord of my life, whose tender care 
Hath led me on till now, 
Here lowly, at the hour of prayer, 
Before Thy throne I bow. 
I bless Thy gracious hand and pray 
Forgiveness for another day. 

2. Oh, may I daily, hourly, strive 
In heavenly grace to grow, 
To Thee and to Thy glory live, 
Dead to all else below! 
Tread in the path my Savior trod, 
Though thorny, yet the path of God. 

3. With prayer my humble praise I bring 
For mercies day by day. 
Lord, teach my heart Thy love to sing; 
Lord, teach me how to pray. 
All that I have and am, to Thee 
I offer through eternity.