Judges 3:1-4 NIV

1 These are the nations the LORD left to test1 all those Israelites who had not experienced any of the wars in Canaan

References for Judges 3:1

2 (he did this only to teach warfare to the descendants of the Israelites who had not had previous battle experience):
3 the five2 rulers of the Philistines,3 all the Canaanites, the Sidonians, and the Hivites4 living in the Lebanon mountains from Mount Baal Hermon5 to Leboa Hamath.6

References for Judges 3:3

    • a 3:3 - Or "to the entrance to"
      4 They were left to test7 the Israelites to see whether they would obey the LORD's commands, which he had given their forefathers through Moses.

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