Judges 11:28
New International Version
The king of Ammon, however, paid no attention to the message Jephthah sent him.

New Living Translation
But the king of Ammon paid no attention to Jephthah’s message.

English Standard Version
But the king of the Ammonites did not listen to the words of Jephthah that he sent to him.

Berean Study Bible
But the king of the Ammonites paid no heed to the message Jephthah sent him.

King James Bible
Howbeit the king of the children of Ammon hearkened not unto the words of Jephthah which he sent him.

New King James Version
However, the king of the people of Ammon did not heed the words which Jephthah sent him.

New American Standard Bible
But the king of the sons of Ammon disregarded the message which Jephthah sent him.

NASB 1995
But the king of the sons of Ammon disregarded the message which Jephthah sent him.

NASB 1977
But the king of the sons of Ammon disregarded the message which Jephthah sent him.

Amplified Bible
But the king of the Ammonites disregarded the message of Jephthah, which he sent to him.

Christian Standard Bible
But the king of the Ammonites would not listen to Jephthah’s message that he sent him.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
But the king of the Ammonites would not listen to Jephthah's message that he sent him.

American Standard Version
Howbeit the king of the children of Ammon hearkened not unto the words of Jephthah which he sent him.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And the King of the children of Amon did not listen to the words of Naphthakh that he sent to him

Brenton Septuagint Translation
But the king of the children of Ammon hearkened not to the words of Jephthae, which he sent to him.

Contemporary English Version
But the king of Ammon paid no attention to Jephthah's message.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And the king of the children of Ammon would not hearken to the words of Jephte, which he sent him by the messengers.

English Revised Version
Howbeit the king of the children Ammon hearkened not unto the words of Jephthah which he sent him.

Good News Translation
But the king of Ammon paid no attention to this message from Jephthah.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
But the king of Ammon didn't listen to the message Jephthah sent him.

International Standard Version
But the king of the Ammonites wouldn't heed the message that Jephthah had sent to him.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Howbeit the king of the children of Ammon hearkened not unto the words of Jephthah which he sent him.

Literal Standard Version
And the king of the sons of Ammon has not listened to the words of Jephthah which he sent to him,

NET Bible
But the Ammonite king disregarded the message sent by Jephthah.

New Heart English Bible
However the king of the people of Ammon did not listen to the words of Jephthah which he sent him.

World English Bible
However the king of the children of Ammon didn't listen to the words of Jephthah which he sent him.

Young's Literal Translation
And the king of the Bene-Ammon hath not hearkened unto the words of Jephthah which he sent unto him,

Additional Translations ...
Context
Jephthah Delivers Israel
27I have not sinned against you, but you have done me wrong by waging war against me. May the LORD, the Judge, decide today between the Israelites and the Ammonites.” 28But the king of the Ammonites paid no heed to the message Jephthah sent him.

Cross References
Judges 11:27
I have not sinned against you, but you have done me wrong by waging war against me. May the LORD, the Judge, decide today between the Israelites and the Ammonites."

Judges 11:29
Then the Spirit of the LORD came upon Jephthah, and he passed through Gilead and Manasseh, then through Mizpah of Gilead. And from there he advanced against the Ammonites.


Treasury of Scripture

However, the king of the children of Ammon listened not to the words of Jephthah which he sent him.

2 Kings 14:11
But Amaziah would not hear. Therefore Jehoash king of Israel went up; and he and Amaziah king of Judah looked one another in the face at Bethshemesh, which belongeth to Judah.

Proverbs 16:18
Pride goeth before destruction, and an haughty spirit before a fall.









(28) Hearkened not.--We are not told of any counter-arguments. Probably the king of Ammon cared only for the argument of the sword--

"The good old rule

Contented him, the simple plan

That they should get who have the power,

And they should keep who can."



Parallel Commentaries ...


Lexicon
But the king
מֶ֖לֶךְ (me·leḵ)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 4428: A king

of the Ammonites
בְּנֵ֣י (bə·nê)
Noun - masculine plural construct
Strong's Hebrew 1121: A son

paid no
וְלֹ֣א (wə·lō)
Conjunctive waw | Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's Hebrew 3808: Not, no

heed
שָׁמַ֔ע (šā·ma‘)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 8085: To hear intelligently

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

the message
דִּבְרֵ֣י (diḇ·rê)
Noun - masculine plural construct
Strong's Hebrew 1697: A word, a matter, thing, a cause

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

sent
שָׁלַ֖ח (šā·laḥ)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7971: To send away, for, out

him.
אֵלָֽיו׃ (’ê·lāw)
Preposition | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 413: Near, with, among, to


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