And the men of E'phra-im gathered themselves together, and went northward, and said unto Jephthah, Wherefore passedst thou over to fight against the children of Ammon, and didst not call us to go with thee? we will burn thine house upon thee with fire.
And when I saw that ye delivered me not, I put my life in my hands, and passed over against the children of Ammon, and the LORD delivered them into my hand: wherefore then are ye come up unto me this day, to fight against me?
Then Jephthah gathered together all the men of Gil'e-ad, and fought with E'phra-im: and the men of Gil'e-ad smote E'phra-im, because they said, Ye Gil'e-adites are fugitives of E'phra-im among the E'phra-imites, and among the Manas'sites.
And the Gil'e-adites took the passages of Jordan before the E'phra-imites: and it was so, that when those E'phra-imites which were escaped said, Let me go over, that the men of Gil'e-ad said unto him, Art thou an E'phra-imite? If he said, Nay;
then said they unto him, Say now Shib'boleth: and he said Sib'boleth: for he could not frame to pronounce it right. Then they took him, and slew him at the passages of Jordan: and there fell at that time of the E'phra-imites forty and two thousand.