12:5 The Gileadites captured the fords of the Jordan River13 opposite Ephraim.14 Whenever an Ephraimite fugitive15 said, “Let me cross over,” the men of Gilead asked16 him, “Are you an Ephraimite?” If he said, “No,”
tn The word “River” is not in the Hebrew text, but is supplied in the translation for clarification.
tn Or “against Ephraim,” that is, so as to prevent Ephraim from crossing.
tn The Hebrew text has a plural form here.
tn Heb “say to.”