Judges 3:7-8


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

Judges 3:7-8 Meaning and Commentary


This chapter gives an account of the nations left in Canaan to prove Israel, and who became a snare unto them, Jud 3:1-7; and of the servitude of Israel under the king of Mesopotamia for their sins, from which they were delivered by Othniel, Jud 3:8-11; and of their subjection to the Moabites, from which they were freed by Ehud, who privately assassinated the king of Moab, and then made his escape, Jud 3:12-30; and of the destruction of a large number of Philistines by Shamgar, with an ox goad, Jud 3:31.

Cross References 5

  • 1. Deuteronomy 4:9; S Deuteronomy 32:18; Judges 8:34; Psalms 78:11,42; Psalms 106:7; Jeremiah 23:27
  • 2. S Exodus 34:13; S Judges 2:11,13; 1 Kings 16:33; 2 Chronicles 34:7; Isaiah 17:8
  • 3. Judges 2:14; Psalms 44:12; Isaiah 50:1; Isaiah 52:3
  • 4. ver 10
  • 5. S Genesis 24:10

Footnotes 1

  • [a]. That is, Northwest Mesopotamia
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