bewailed her virginity
11:38 bewailed her virginity. Jephthah’s daughter would have bewailed her coming death, not her virginity, if she was to be sacrificed. Rather, she bewailed the fact that she would have to live her whole life without husband and children, merely performing service to the Lord, presumably in some menial capacity at the tabernacle. Yet she was willing to do this, because of her father’s vow and her gratitude to the Lord for His deliverance of her people from the Ammonites.