Judges 11:10
New International Version
The elders of Gilead replied, "The LORD is our witness; we will certainly do as you say."

New Living Translation
“The LORD is our witness,” the elders replied. “We promise to do whatever you say.”

English Standard Version
And the elders of Gilead said to Jephthah, “The LORD will be witness between us, if we do not do as you say.”

Berean Study Bible
And the elders of Gilead said to Jephthah, “The LORD is our witness if we do not do as you say.”

King James Bible
And the elders of Gilead said unto Jephthah, The LORD be witness between us, if we do not so according to thy words.

New King James Version
And the elders of Gilead said to Jephthah, “The LORD will be a witness between us, if we do not do according to your words.”

New American Standard Bible
And the elders of Gilead said to Jephthah, “The LORD is witness between us; be assured we will do as you have said.”

NASB 1995
The elders of Gilead said to Jephthah, "The LORD is witness between us; surely we will do as you have said."

NASB 1977
And the elders of Gilead said to Jephthah, “The LORD is witness between us; surely we will do as you have said.”

Amplified Bible
The elders of Gilead said to Jephthah, “The LORD is the witness between us; be assured that we will do as you have said.”

Christian Standard Bible
The elders of Gilead said to Jephthah, “The LORD is our witness if we don’t do as you say.”

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The elders of Gilead said to Jephthah, "The LORD is our witness if we don't do as you say."

American Standard Version
And the elders of Gilead said unto Jephthah, Jehovah shall be witness between us; surely according to thy word so will we do.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And The Elders of Gelad said to him: “LORD JEHOVAH shall be the hearer between us if we will not do thus, according to your word!”

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And the elders of Galaad said to Jephthae, The Lord be witness between us, if we shall not do according to thy word.

Contemporary English Version
"You have our word," the leaders answered. "And the LORD is a witness to what we have said."

Douay-Rheims Bible
They answered him: The Lord who heareth these things, he himself is mediator and witness that we will do as we have promised.

English Revised Version
And the elders of Gilead said unto Jephthah, The LORD shall be witness between us; surely according to thy word so will we do.

Good News Translation
They replied, "We agree. The LORD is our witness."

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Gilead's leaders said to Jephthah, "The LORD is a witness between us. We will certainly do what you say."

International Standard Version
The elders of Gilead responded to Jephthah, "May the Lord serve as a witness that we're making this agreement between ourselves to do as we've said."

JPS Tanakh 1917
And the elders of Gilead said unto Jephthah: 'The LORD shall be witness between us; surely according to thy word so will we do.'

Literal Standard Version
And [the] elderly of Gilead say to Jephthah, “YHWH is listening between us—if we do not do so according to your word.”

NET Bible
The leaders of Gilead said to Jephthah, "The LORD will judge any grievance you have against us, if we do not do as you say."

New Heart English Bible
The elders of Gilead said to Jephthah, "The LORD shall be witness between us; surely according to your word so will we do."

World English Bible
The elders of Gilead said to Jephthah, "Yahweh shall be witness between us; surely according to your word so will we do."

Young's Literal Translation
And the elders of Gilead say unto Jephthah, 'Jehovah is hearkening between us -- if according to thy word we do not so.'

Additional Translations ...
Context
Jephthah Delivers Israel
9But Jephthah asked them, “If you take me back to fight the Ammonites and the LORD gives them to me, will I really be your leader?” 10And the elders of Gilead said to Jephthah, “The LORD is our witness if we do not do as you say.” 11So Jephthah went with the elders of Gilead, and the people made him their leader and commander. And Jephthah repeated all his terms in the presence of the LORD at Mizpah.…

Cross References
Genesis 31:50
If you mistreat my daughters or take other wives, although no one is with us, remember that God is a witness between you and me."

Judges 11:9
But Jephthah asked them, "If you take me back to fight the Ammonites and the LORD gives them to me, will I really be your leader?"

Jeremiah 29:23
For they have committed an outrage in Israel by committing adultery with the wives of their neighbors and speaking lies in My name, which I did not command them to do. I am He who knows, and I am a witness, declares the LORD."

Jeremiah 42:5
Then they said to Jeremiah, "May the LORD be a true and faithful witness against us if we do not act upon every word that the LORD your God sends you to tell us.

Micah 1:2
Hear, O peoples, all of you; listen, O earth, and everyone in it! May the Lord GOD bear witness against you, the Lord from His holy temple.


Treasury of Scripture

And the elders of Gilead said to Jephthah, The LORD be witness between us, if we do not so according to your words.

The Lord

Genesis 21:23
Now therefore swear unto me here by God that thou wilt not deal falsely with me, nor with my son, nor with my son's son: but according to the kindness that I have done unto thee, thou shalt do unto me, and to the land wherein thou hast sojourned.

Genesis 31:50
If thou shalt afflict my daughters, or if thou shalt take other wives beside my daughters, no man is with us; see, God is witness betwixt me and thee.

1 Samuel 12:5
And he said unto them, The LORD is witness against you, and his anointed is witness this day, that ye have not found ought in my hand. And they answered, He is witness.

be witness.

Genesis 16:5
And Sarai said unto Abram, My wrong be upon thee: I have given my maid into thy bosom; and when she saw that she had conceived, I was despised in her eyes: the LORD judge between me and thee.

Genesis 31:53
The God of Abraham, and the God of Nahor, the God of their father, judge betwixt us. And Jacob sware by the fear of his father Isaac.

Deuteronomy 1:16
And I charged your judges at that time, saying, Hear the causes between your brethren, and judge righteously between every man and his brother, and the stranger that is with him.

if we do

Exodus 20:7
Thou shalt not take the name of the LORD thy God in vain; for the LORD will not hold him guiltless that taketh his name in vain.

Zechariah 5:4
I will bring it forth, saith the LORD of hosts, and it shall enter into the house of the thief, and into the house of him that sweareth falsely by my name: and it shall remain in the midst of his house, and shall consume it with the timber thereof and the stones thereof.

Malachi 3:5
And I will come near to you to judgment; and I will be a swift witness against the sorcerers, and against the adulterers, and against false swearers, and against those that oppress the hireling in his wages, the widow, and the fatherless, and that turn aside the stranger from his right, and fear not me, saith the LORD of hosts.









(10) The Lord be witness.--Rather, be hearing (Dominus, qui haec audit ipse Mediator ac testis sit, Vulg.).



Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
And the elders
זִקְנֵֽי־ (ziq·nê-)
Adjective - masculine plural construct
Strong's 2205: Old

of Gilead
גִלְעָ֖ד (ḡil·‘āḏ)
Noun - proper - feminine singular
Strong's 1568: Gilead -- a region in Palestine, also the name of several Israelites

said
וַיֹּאמְר֥וּ (way·yō·mə·rū)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's 559: To utter, say

to
אֶל־ (’el-)
Preposition
Strong's 413: Near, with, among, to

Jephthah,
יִפְתָּ֑ח (yip̄·tāḥ)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 3316: Jephthah -- 'He opens', a Gileadite, also a city of Judah

“The LORD
יְהוָ֗ה (Yah·weh)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 3068: LORD -- the proper name of the God of Israel

is
יִהְיֶ֤ה (yih·yeh)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 1961: To fall out, come to pass, become, be

our witness
שֹׁמֵ֙עַ֙ (šō·mê·a‘)
Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine singular
Strong's 8085: To hear intelligently

if
אִם־ (’im-)
Conjunction
Strong's 518: Lo!, whether?, if, although, Oh that!, when, not

we do not
לֹ֥א (lō)
Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's 3808: Not, no

do
נַעֲשֶֽׂה׃ (na·‘ă·śeh)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - first person common plural
Strong's 6213: To do, make

as you say.”
כִדְבָרְךָ֖ (ḵiḏ·ḇā·rə·ḵā)
Preposition-k | Noun - masculine singular construct | second person masculine singular
Strong's 1697: A word, a matter, thing, a cause


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