Judges 3:3-13 NIV

3 the five1 rulers of the Philistines,2 all the Canaanites, the Sidonians, and the Hivites3 living in the Lebanon mountains from Mount Baal Hermon4 to Leboa Hamath.5

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    • a 3:3 - Or "to the entrance to"
      4 They were left to test6 the Israelites to see whether they would obey the LORD's commands, which he had given their forefathers through Moses.

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      5 The Israelites lived7 among the Canaanites, Hittites, Amorites, Perizzites,8 Hivites and Jebusites.9

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      6 They took their daughters10 in marriage and gave their own daughters to their sons, and served their gods.1112

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      7 The Israelites did evil in the eyes of the LORD; they forgot the LORD 13 their God and served the Baals and the Asherahs.14

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      8 The anger of the LORD burned against Israel so that he sold15 them into the hands of Cushan-Rishathaim16 king of Aram Naharaim,b17 to whom the Israelites were subject for eight years.

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        • b 3:8 - That is, Northwest Mesopotamia
          9 But when they cried out18 to the LORD, he raised up for them a deliverer,19 Othniel20 son of Kenaz, Caleb's younger brother, who saved them.

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          10 The Spirit of the LORD came upon him,21 so that he became Israel's judgec and went to war. The LORD gave Cushan-Rishathaim22 king of Aram23 into the hands of Othniel, who overpowered him.

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          11 So the land had peace24 for forty years,25 until Othniel son of Kenaz26 died.

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          12 Once again the Israelites did evil in the eyes of the LORD,27 and because they did this evil the LORD gave Eglon king of Moab28 power over Israel.

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          13 Getting the Ammonites29 and Amalekites30 to join him, Eglon came and attacked Israel, and they took possession of the City of Palms.d31

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            • d 3:13 - That is, Jericho