3-5 After him, Jair the Gileadite stepped into leadership. He judged Israel for twenty-two years. He had thirty sons who rode on thirty donkeys and had thirty towns in Gilead. The towns are still called Jair’s Villages. Jair died and was buried in Kamon.
6-8 And then the People of Israel went back to doing evil in God’s sight. They worshiped the Baal gods and Ashtoreth goddesses: gods of Aram, Sidon, and Moab; gods of the Ammonites and the Philistines. They just walked off and left God, quit worshiping him. And God exploded in hot anger at Israel and sold them off to the Philistines and Ammonites, who, beginning that year, bullied and battered the People of Israel mercilessly. For eighteen years they had them under their thumb, all the People of Israel who lived east of the Jordan in the Amorite country of Gilead.Read full chapter
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5 When Jair(A) died, he was buried in Kamon.
6 Again the Israelites did evil in the eyes of the Lord.(B) They served the Baals and the Ashtoreths,(C) and the gods of Aram,(D) the gods of Sidon,(E) the gods of Moab, the gods of the Ammonites(F) and the gods of the Philistines.(G) And because the Israelites forsook the Lord(H) and no longer served him, 7 he became angry(I) with them. He sold them(J) into the hands of the Philistines and the Ammonites,Read full chapter