The Spirit of the LORD came upon him,1 so that he became Israel's judgea and went to war. The LORD gave Cushan-Rishathaim2 king of Aram3 into the hands of Othniel, who overpowered him.
So the land had peace4 for forty years,5 until Othniel son of Kenaz6 died.
Once again the Israelites did evil in the eyes of the LORD,7 and because they did this evil the LORD gave Eglon king of Moab8 power over Israel.
Getting the Ammonites9 and Amalekites10 to join him, Eglon came and attacked Israel, and they took possession of the City of Palms.b1114
The Israelites were subject to Eglon king of Moab12 for eighteen years.