1 After Abimelech, Tola son of Puah, son of Dodo, rose to deliver Israel. He belonged to Issachar and lived at Shamir in the mountain country of Ephraim.
Judg 2:16 Josh 15:48 Judg 3:9
2 He was judge in Israel for twenty-three years; he then died and was buried at Shamir.
3 After him rose Jair of Gilead, who judged Israel for twenty-two years.
Gen 31:48 Num 32:29
4 He had thirty sons who rode on thirty young donkeys and who owned thirty towns, still known today as the Encampments of Jair, in the territory of Gilead.
Num 32:41 Deut 3:14 Judg 5:10 Judg 12:14
5 Jair then died and was buried at Kamon.
6 The Israelites again began doing what is evil in Yahweh's eyes. They served Baal and Astarte, and the gods of Aram and Sidon, the gods of Moab and those of the Ammonites and Philistines. They deserted Yahweh and served him no more.
1Kgs 11:5 1Kgs 11:7 1Kgs 11:33 2Kgs 23:13 1Kgs 16:31 1Sam 5:2 2Chr 28:23
7 Yahweh's anger then grew hot against Israel and he gave them over into the power of the Philistines and the power of the Ammonites,
Judg 2:14 1Sam 12:9-10 Deut 29:20-28 Deut 31:16-18 Deut 32:16-22 Isa 50:1 Judg 4:2
8 who from that year onwards crushed and oppressed the Israelites for eighteen years -- all those Israelites living on the other side of the Jordan in Amorite territory, in Gilead.
1Thess 5:3 Isa 30:13 Judg 10:5
9 Furthermore, the Ammonites would cross the Jordan and also make war on Judah, Benjamin and the House of Ephraim, so that Israel was in distress.
1Sam 28:15 2Chr 14:9 2Chr 15:5 2Chr 20:1-2 Deut 28:65 Judg 3:12-13 Judg 6:3-5
10 The Israelites then cried to Yahweh and said, 'We have sinned against you, because we have turned from Yahweh our God to serve Baals.'
1Sam 12:10 Judg 3:9 Ps 106:43-44 Ps 107:13 Ps 107:19 Ps 107:28
11 And Yahweh said to the Israelites, 'When Egyptians and Amorites, Ammonites and Philistines,
Exod 14:30 Judg 3:31 Num 21:21-25 1Sam 12:8 Heb 11:29 Judg 2:1-3 Judg 3:11-15
12 when the Sidonians, Amalek and Midian oppressed you and you cried to me, did I not rescue you from their power?
Judg 6:3 2Chr 26:6-7 Judg 5:19-31 Ps 106:42-43
13 But it is you who have forsaken me and served other gods; and so I shall rescue you no more.
Jer 2:13 1Chr 28:9 Judg 2:12 Deut 32:15 Jonah 2:8
14 Go and cry to the gods whom you have chosen. Let them rescue you in your time of trouble.'
Deut 32:37-38 1Kgs 18:27-28 2Kgs 3:13 Deut 32:26-28 Isa 10:3 Jer 2:28 Prov 1:25-27
15 The Israelites replied to Yahweh, 'We have sinned. Treat us as you see fit, but please rescue us today.'
1Sam 3:18 2Sam 15:26 1John 1:8-10 2Sam 10:12 Josh 9:25 2Sam 12:13 2Sam 24:10
16 They got rid of their foreign gods and served Yahweh, who could bear Israel's suffering no longer.
Isa 63:9 Ps 106:44-45 2Chr 7:14 2Chr 15:8 2Chr 33:15 Deut 32:36 Eph 4:32
17 The Ammonites gathered and pitched camp in Gilead. The Israelites rallied and pitched camp at Mizpah.
Judg 11:29 Gen 31:49 Judg 11:11
18 The people, the chieftains of Gilead, then said to one another, 'Who will volunteer to attack the Ammonites? He shall be chief of all who live in Gilead!'
Judg 11:11 1Sam 17:25 Isa 3:1-8 Isa 34:12 Judg 1:1 Judg 11:5-8 Judg 12:7