And Jephthah came to Mizpeh to his house, and, behold, his daughter came out to meet him with tambourines and with dances: and she was his only child; beside her he had neither son nor daughter.
Treasury of Scripture
Judges 11:11 Then Jephthah went with the elders of Gilead, and the people made him head and captain over them...
Judges 10:17 Then the children of Ammon were gathered together, and encamped in Gilead. And the children of Israel assembled themselves together...
Judges 5:1 Then sang Deborah and Barak the son of Abinoam on that day, saying,
Exodus 15:20 And Miriam the prophetess, the sister of Aaron, took a tambourine in her hand...
1 Samuel 18:6,7 And it came to pass as they came, when David was returned from the slaughter of the Philistine...
Psalm 68:25 The singers went before, the players on instruments followed after; among them were the damsels playing with tambourines.
Psalm 148:11,12 Kings of the earth, and all people; princes, and all judges of the earth...
Psalm 150:4 Praise him with the tambourine and dance: praise him with stringed instruments and organs.
Jeremiah 31:4,13 Again I will build you, and you shall be built, O virgin of Israel: you shall again be adorned with your tabrets...
beside her, or he had not of his own either son or daughter. of himself. neither
Zechariah 12:10 And I will pour on the house of David, and on the inhabitants of Jerusalem, the spirit of grace and of supplications...
Luke 7:12 Now when he came near to the gate of the city, behold, there was a dead man carried out, the only son of his mother...
Luke 8:42 For he had one only daughter, about twelve years of age, and she lay a dying. But as he went the people thronged him.
Luke 9:38 And, behold, a man of the company cried out, saying, Master, I beseech you, look on my son: for he is my only child.
ContextJephthah's Tragic Vow
29Then the Spirit of the LORD came on Jephthah, and he passed over Gilead, and Manasseh, and passed over Mizpeh of Gilead, and from Mizpeh of Gilead he passed over to the children of Ammon. 30And Jephthah vowed a vow to the LORD, and said, If you shall without fail deliver the children of Ammon into my hands, 31Then it shall be, that whatever comes forth of the doors of my house to meet me, when I return in peace from the children of Ammon, shall surely be the LORD's, and I will offer it up for a burnt offering. 32So Jephthah passed over to the children of Ammon to fight against them; and the LORD delivered them into his hands. 33And he smote them from Aroer, even till you come to Minnith, even twenty cities, and to the plain of the vineyards, with a very great slaughter. Thus the children of Ammon were subdued before the children of Israel. 34And Jephthah came to Mizpeh to his house, and, behold, his daughter came out to meet him with tambourines and with dances: and she was his only child; beside her he had neither son nor daughter. 35And it came to pass, when he saw her, that he rent his clothes, and said, Alas, my daughter! you have brought me very low, and you are one of them that trouble me: for I have opened my mouth to the LORD, and I cannot go back. 36And she said to him, My father, if you have opened your mouth to the LORD, do to me according to that which has proceeded out of your mouth; for as much as the LORD has taken vengeance for you of your enemies, even of the children of Ammon. 37And she said to her father, Let this thing be done for me: let me alone two months, that I may go up and down on the mountains, and mourn my virginity, I and my fellows. 38And he said, Go. And he sent her away for two months: and she went with her companions, and bewailed her virginity on the mountains. 39And it came to pass at the end of two months, that she returned to her father, who did with her according to his vow which he had vowed: and she knew no man. And it was a custom in Israel, 40That the daughters of Israel went yearly to lament the daughter of Jephthah the Gileadite four days in a year.
Parallel VersesAmerican Standard Version
And Jephthah came to Mizpah unto his house; and, behold, his daughter came out to meet him with timbrels and with dances: and she was his only child; besides her he had neither son nor daughter.
And when Jephte returned into Maspha to his house, his only daughter met him with timbrels and with dances: for he had no other children.
Darby Bible Translation
Then Jephthah came to his home at Mizpah; and behold, his daughter came out to meet him with timbrels and with dances; she was his only child; beside her he had neither son nor daughter.
King James Bible
And Jephthah came to Mizpeh unto his house, and, behold, his daughter came out to meet him with timbrels and with dances: and she was his only child; beside her he had neither son nor daughter.
Young's Literal Translation
And Jephthah cometh into Mizpeh, unto his house, and lo, his daughter is coming out to meet him with timbrels, and with choruses, and save her alone, he hath none, son or daughter.