Judges 11:11

Then Jephthah went with the elders of Gilead, and the people made him head and captain over them: and Jephthah uttered all his words before the LORD in Mizpah.
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George Leo Haydock

AD 1849
Prince. Hebrew, "head or captain "(Haydock) to carry on the war, with a promise that he should be the judge of all the people, if he succeeded. (Calmet) Words. Plans, explaining how he would first send a message to the king of Ammon, and if he would not accede to reasonable terms, he would collect all the forces of Galaad, and invite all their brethren on the other side of the river to make a joint attack upon him. (Haydock) The Lord was considered as present in their public assemblies, Deuteronomy vi., and xx. (Menochius) He had also been taken by the people to witness their engagement; and Jephte promises, in like manner, to perform his part with fidelity. (Haydock) They promise on oath to be constant to each other. (Calmet)

Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation - 2 Peter 1:20

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