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Judges 3:1

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

Read Judges 3:1 Using Other Translations

Now these are the nations which the LORD left, to prove Israel by them, even as many of Israel as had not known all the wars of Canaan;
Now these are the nations that the LORD left, to test Israel by them, that is, all in Israel who had not experienced all the wars in Canaan.
These are the nations that the LORD left in the land to test those Israelites who had not experienced the wars of Canaan.

What does Judges 3:1 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
Judges 3:1

Now these [are] the nations which the Lord left to prove
Israel by them
Which are later mentioned, ( Judges 3:3 Judges 3:5 ) ;

[even] as many [of Israel] as had not known all the wars of Canaan;
those that Joshua, and the people of Israel under him, had with the Canaanites, when they first entered the land and subdued it; being then not born, or so young as not to have knowledge of them, at least not able to bear arms at that time.

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