Judges 10:1-18, NLT
Tola Becomes Israel’s Judge
1After Abimelech died, Tola son of Puah, son of Dodo, was the next person to rescue Israel. He was from the tribe of Issachar but lived in the town of Shamir in the hill country of Ephraim.
Jair Becomes Israel’s Judge
3After Tola died, Jair from Gilead judged Israel for twenty-two years.
The Ammonites Oppress Israel
6Again the Israelites did evil in the Lord’s sight. They served the images of Baal and Ashtoreth, and the gods of Aram, Sidon, Moab, Ammon, and Philistia. They abandoned the Lord and no longer served him at all.
The Israelites were in great distress.
11The Lord replied, “Did I not rescue you from the Egyptians, the Amorites, the Ammonites, the Philistines,
15But the Israelites pleaded with the Lord and said, “We have sinned. Punish us as you see fit, only rescue us today from our enemies.”
17At that time the armies of Ammon had gathered for war and were camped in Gilead, and the people of Israel assembled and camped at Mizpah.