New International Version
"Come," they said, "be our commander, so we can fight the Ammonites."
King James Bible
And they said unto Jephthah, Come, and be our captain, that we may fight with the children of Ammon.
Darby Bible Translation
And they said to Jephthah, Come, and be our captain, that we may fight against the children of Ammon.
World English Bible
and they said to Jephthah, "Come and be our chief, that we may fight with the children of Ammon."
Young's Literal Translation
and they say unto Jephthah, 'Come, and thou hast been to us for captain, and we fight against the Bene-Ammon.'
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Come, and be our captain - The Israelites were assembled in Mizpeh, but were without a captain to lead them against the Ammonites. And we find, from the conclusion of the preceding chapter, that they offered the command to any that would accept it.
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LibraryWhether a Vow Should Always be About a Better Good?
Objection 1: It would seem that a vow need not be always about a better good. A greater good is one that pertains to supererogation. But vows are not only about matters of supererogation, but also about matters of salvation: thus in Baptism men vow to renounce the devil and his pomps, and to keep the faith, as a gloss observes on Ps. 75:12, "Vow ye, and pay to the Lord your God"; and Jacob vowed (Gn. 28:21) that the Lord should be his God. Now this above all is necessary for salvation. Therefore …
Saint Thomas Aquinas—Summa Theologica
Jesus Works his First Miracle at Cana in Galilee.
the elders of Gilead went to get Jephthah from the land of Tob.
Jephthah said to them, "Didn't you hate me and drive me from my father's house? Why do you come to me now, when you're in trouble?"
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