He is punished by becoming a leper and an outcast from the house of the Lord unto the end of his days. American Standard Version And she said unto her father, Let this thing be done for me: Which doctrine had Herod understood, it might have saved Iohn Baptists head; when he promised by oath to give unto Herodias whatsoever she would ask; that is, if it were in the compass of things, which he could lawfully grant. Had there been such a law, it certainly would have been more explicitly revealed, and not left in the compass of a few words only, where the meaning is very difficult to be ascertained; and the words themselves differently translated by most interpreters. Regular court procedures are nowhere described for the times of the Judges in Israel.
Jephthah and His Daughter
This account is a repetition of the story found in the last half of the book of Joshua. More deeply though our frustration is with the limits of life itself. These verses explain what this historical record, the book of Judges, reveals. It seems that the Spirit of God clothed the judges with power to kill lions, lead armies and fight battles, but his coming upon a person did not necessarily have a powerful sanctifying effect. And he sent her away for two months:
Judges NKJV - Then she said to her father, “Let - Bible Gateway
They came back softened, and purified, and sobered at heart. Christian Standard Bible She also said to her father, "Let me do this one thing: We are told that Jephthah fulfilled his vow. In every society, one thing that a man almost certainly cannot do is have a baby, and childbearing can thus be a source of power for women. That I may go up and down upon the mountains — Which she chose as a solitary place, and therefore fittest for lamentation.
Other than that, it troubles me to no end It must have been a very special time of the year for her. This law therefore expressly applied to Jephthah's case, who had devoted his daughter to the Lord, or opened his mouth to the Lord, and therefore could not go back, as he declared in his grief at seeing his daughter and only child coming to meet him with timbrels and dances: And it came to pass, when he saw her, that he rent his clothes, and said, Alas, my daughter! Alfred Mame et Fils, There are a lot of things he could have said to God, but instead, he kept his word. Thank you for shedding light.