The Israelites did evil in the eyes of the LORD; they forgot the LORD1 their God and served the Baals and the Asherahs.28
The anger of the LORD burned against Israel so that he sold3 them into the hands of Cushan-Rishathaim4 king of Aram Naharaim,a5 to whom the Israelites were subject for eight years.
But when they cried out6 to the LORD, he raised up for them a deliverer,7 Othniel8 son of Kenaz, Caleb's younger brother, who saved them.
The Spirit of the LORD came upon him,9 so that he became Israel's judgeb and went to war. The LORD gave Cushan-Rishathaim10 king of Aram11 into the hands of Othniel, who overpowered him.
So the land had peace12 for forty years,13 until Othniel son of Kenaz14 died.