And the men◦ of Ephraim were summoned and crossed··over northward, and said to Jephthah, Wherefore didst thou cross··over to fight against◦ the sons of Ammon, and didst not call us to go with thee, we will burn··up thy house over thee with fire.
And I saw that none of thee would save me, and I set my soul in the palm of my hand, and crossed··over to▵ the sons of Ammon, and Jehovah gave them into my hand; and why have you come··up this day to fight against◦ me?
And Jephthah brought··together all the men◦ of Gilead and fought with Ephraim; and the men◦ of Gilead smote Ephraim, because◦ they said, You◦ are the escaped◦ of Ephraim, O Gilead, in the midst of Ephraim, in the midst of Manasseh.
And Gilead captured the fords of the Jordan to Ephraim; and it was, that when the escaped◦ of Ephraim said, Let me cross··over, that the men◦ of Gilead said unto him, Art thou◦ an Ephraimite? And if he said, No◦;
then they said unto him, Say now◦ Shibboleth; and he said Sibboleth; and he could not prepare to speak thus◦; then they would seize him and slaughter him at▵ the fords of the Jordan: and there fell at this◦ time from Ephraim, forty and two thousand.