Judges 3:7-17 NIV


7 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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8 The anger of the LORD burned against Israel so that he sold them into the hands of Cushan-Rishathaim king of Aram Naharaim,a to whom the Israelites were subject for eight years.

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    • i 3:8 - That is, Northwest Mesopotamia
      9 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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      10 The Spirit of the LORD came on him, so that he became Israel’s judgeb and went to war. The LORD gave Cushan-Rishathaim king of Aram into the hands of Othniel, who overpowered him.

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      11 So the land had peace for forty years, until Othniel son of Kenaz died.

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      12 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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      13 Getting the Ammonites and Amalekites to join him, Eglon came and attacked Israel, and they took possession of the City of Palms.c

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

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          15 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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          16 Now Ehud had made a double-edged sword about a cubitd long, which he strapped to his right thigh under his clothing.

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            • 38 3:16 - S ver 15
            • l 3:16 - That is, about 18 inches or about 45 centimeters
              17 He presented the tribute to Eglon king of Moab, who was a very fat man.

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