Judges 3:5-15 NIV

5 The Israelites lived1 among the Canaanites, Hittites, Amorites, Perizzites,2 Hivites and Jebusites.3

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6 They took their daughters4 in marriage and gave their own daughters to their sons, and served their gods.56

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7 The Israelites did evil in the eyes of the LORD; they forgot the LORD 7 their God and served the Baals and the Asherahs.8

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8 The anger of the LORD burned against Israel so that he sold9 them into the hands of Cushan-Rishathaim10 king of Aram Naharaim,a11 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 out12 to the LORD, he raised up for them a deliverer,13 Othniel14 son of Kenaz, Caleb's younger brother, who saved them.

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      10 The Spirit of the LORD came upon him,15 so that he became Israel's judgeb and went to war. The LORD gave Cushan-Rishathaim16 king of Aram17 into the hands of Othniel, who overpowered him.

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      11 So the land had peace18 for forty years,19 until Othniel son of Kenaz20 died.

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      12 Once again the Israelites did evil in the eyes of the LORD,21 and because they did this evil the LORD gave Eglon king of Moab22 power over Israel.

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      13 Getting the Ammonites23 and Amalekites24 to join him, Eglon came and attacked Israel, and they took possession of the City of Palms.c25

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        • d 3:13 - That is, Jericho
          14 The Israelites were subject to Eglon king of Moab26 for eighteen years.

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          15 Again the Israelites cried out to the LORD, and he gave them a deliverer27--Ehud28, a left-handed29 man, the son of Gera the Benjamite. The Israelites sent him with tribute30 to Eglon king of Moab.

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