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Judges 11:12

    Judges 11:12 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And Jephthah sent messengers unto the king of the children of Ammon, saying, What hast thou to do with me, that thou art come against me to fight in my land?

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And Jephthah sent messengers to the king of the children of Ammon, saying, What have you to do with me, that you are come against me to fight in my land?

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    And Jephthah sent messengers unto the king of the children of Ammon, saying, What hast thou to do with me, that thou art come unto me to fight against my land?

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Then Jephthah sent men to the king of the children of Ammon, saying, What have you against me that you have come to make war against my land?

    Webster's Revision

    And Jephthah sent messengers unto the king of the children of Ammon, saying, What hast thou to do with me, that thou art come unto me to fight against my land?

    World English Bible

    Jephthah sent messengers to the king of the children of Ammon, saying, "What have you to do with me, that you have come to me to fight against my land?"

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    And Jephthah sent messengers unto the king of the children of Ammon, saying, What hast thou to do with me, that thou art come unto me to fight against my land?

    Definitions for Judges 11:12

    Art - "Are"; second person singular.

    Clarke's Commentary on Judges 11:12

    Jepthah sent messengers - He wished the Ammonites to explain their own motives for undertaking a war against Israel; as then the justice of his cause would appear more forcibly to the people.

    Wesley's Notes on Judges 11:12

    11:12 Messengers - That is, ambassadors, to prevent blood - shed, that so the Israelites might be acquitted before God and men, from all the sad consequences of this war; herein he shewed great prudence, and no less piety. What hast thou, and c. - What reasonable cause hast thou for this invasion? In my land - He speaks this in the name of all the people.