The sons of Israeldid1what was evil in the sight of the LORD, and 2forgot the LORD their God and 3served the Baals and the aAsheroth.
Then the anger of the LORD was kindled against Israel, so that He sold them into the hands of Cushan-rishathaimking of bMesopotamia ; and the sons of IsraelservedCushan-rishathaimeightyears.
When the sons of Israelcried to the LORD, the LORDraised up a deliverer for the sons of Israel to deliver them, 4Othniel the son of Kenaz, Caleb'syoungerbrother.
105The Spirit of the LORDcame upon him, and he judgedIsrael. When he went out to war, the LORDgaveCushan-rishathaimking of cMesopotamia into his hand, so that dhe prevailedoverCushan-rishathaim.
Then the landhadrestfortyyears. And Othniel the son of Kenazdied.