Their enemies also oppressed them
By taxes, and taking the increase of their fields and sustenance, which often obliged them to cry for a deliverer, who upon this was sent to them; see ( Judges 2:9 Judges 2:15 ) ( 5:1 ) .
And they were brought into subjection under their hand; or were humbled
under their hand, as the Targum;
they were not only made to submit to their enemies, but they were humbled before the Lord; brought to a sense of their sins, and acknowledgment of them, when the Lord appeared for their deliverance, as follows.