SEV Biblia, Chapter 11:9 Jefté entonces dijo a los ancianos de Galaad: Si me hacéis volver para que pelee contra los hijos de Amón, y el SEÑOR los entregare delante de mí, Â¿seré yo vuestra cabeza?
John Gill's Bible Commentary Ver. 9. And Jephthah said unto the elders of Gilead , etc.] Considering the former usage he had met with from them, and the character which he himself bore, and the fickleness of men, when their turn is served, was willing to make a sure bargain with them: if ye bring me home again to fight against the children of Ammon ; that is, should he consent to go along with them, and fight their battle for them: and the Lord deliver them before me ; or into his hands, on whom he depended for success, and not on his own courage and valour, and military skill: shall I be your head ? not only captain general of their forces during the war, but the chief ruler of them when that was ended.
Matthew Henry Commentary Verses 1-11 - Men ought not to be blamed for their parentage, so long as they by their personal merits roll away any reproach. God had forgiven Israel therefore Jephthah will forgive. He speaks not with confidence of his success, knowing how justly God might suffer the Ammonites to prevai for the further punishment of Israel. Nor does he speak with an confidence at all in himself. If he succeed, it is the Lord deliver them into his hand; he thereby reminds his countrymen to look up to God as the Giver of victory. The same question as here, in fact, is put to those who desire salvation by Christ. If he save you, will ye be willing that he shall rule you? On no other terms will he save you. I he make you happy, shall he make you holy? If he be your helper, shal he be your Head? Jephthah, to obtain a little worldly honour, wa willing to expose his life: shall we be discouraged in our Christia warfare by the difficulties we may meet with, when Christ has promise a crown of life to him that overcometh?
Original Hebrew ויאמר 559 יפתח 3316 אל 413 זקני 2205 גלעד 1568 אם 518 משׁיבים 7725 אתם 859 אותי 853 להלחם 3898 בבני 1121 עמון 5983 ונתן 5414 יהוה 3068 אותם 853 לפני 6440 אנכי 595 אהיה 1961 לכם לראשׁ׃ 7218