Jair

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

Bible Gateway Recommends

The Message Compact Bible, Teal and Brown Python
The Message Compact Bible, Teal and Brown Python
Retail: $29.99
Our Price: $14.99
Save: $15.00 (50%)
5.0 of 5.0 stars
The Message Large Print Edition, Deluxe Lavender Linen  Hardcover
The Message Large Print Edition, Deluxe Lavender Linen Hardcover
Retail: $49.99
Our Price: $34.49
Save: $15.50 (31%)
The Message Deluxe Gift Bible, Black/Slate Leather-Look
The Message Deluxe Gift Bible, Black/Slate Leather-Look
Retail: $16.99
Our Price: $13.49
Save: $3.50 (21%)
4.5 of 5.0 stars
The Message Devotional Bible, Hardcover
The Message Devotional Bible, Hardcover
Retail: $29.99
Our Price: $20.99
Save: $9.00 (30%)
5.0 of 5.0 stars

Bible Gateway Sponsors