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The Israelites did evil in the eyes of the LORD; they forgot the LORD their God and served the Baals and the Asherahs.
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The anger of the LORD burned against Israel so that he sold them into the hands of Cushan-Rishathaim king of Aram Naharaim, to whom the Israelites were subject for eight years.
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But when they cried out to the LORD, he raised up for them a deliverer, Othniel son of Kenaz, Caleb’s younger brother, who saved them.
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The Spirit of the LORD came on him, so that he became Israel’s judge and went to war. The LORD gave Cushan-Rishathaim king of Aram into the hands of Othniel, who overpowered him.
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So the land had peace for forty years, until Othniel son of Kenaz died.
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Again the Israelites did evil in the eyes of the LORD, and because they did this evil the LORD gave Eglon king of Moab power over Israel.
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Getting the Ammonites and Amalekites to join him, Eglon came and attacked Israel, and they took possession of the City of Palms.
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The Israelites were subject to Eglon king of Moab for eighteen years.
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Again the Israelites cried out to the LORD, and he gave them a deliverer—Ehud, a left-handed man, the son of Gera the Benjamite. The Israelites sent him with tribute to Eglon king of Moab.
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Now Ehud had made a double-edged sword about a cubit long, which he strapped to his right thigh under his clothing.
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He presented the tribute to Eglon king of Moab, who was a very fat man.
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