Judges 2:14

14 And the anger of the LORD was hot against Israel, and he delivered them into the hands of spoilers that spoiled them, and he sold them into the hands of their enemies round about, so that they could not any longer stand before their enemies.

Judges 2:14 Meaning and Commentary

Judges 2:14

And the anger of the Lord was hot against Israel
For the idolatries they were guilty of; it burned within him, it broke forth, and was poured out like fire on them, and consumed them; see ( Nahum 1:6 ) ;

and he delivered them into the hands of spoilers that spoiled them;
that rifled their houses, and plundered them of their goods and substance:

and he sold them into the hands of their enemies round about;
the is, delivered them into their hands, who carried them captive, where they were as men sold for slaves; see ( Psalms 44:12 ) ; and this was in just retaliation, that as they had said themselves to work wickedness, the Lord sold them into the hands of their enemies for their wickedness; and, as they had followed the gods of the people round about them, so he delivered them up, into the hands of their enemies round about them, as the Mesopotamians, Moabites, Midianites, Philistines, and Ammonites:

so that they could not any longer stand before their enemies;
but turned their backs on them, and fled whenever engaged in war with them.

Judges 2:14 In-Context

12 And they forsook the LORD God of their fathers, which brought them out of the land of Egypt, and followed other gods, of the gods of the people that were round about them, and bowed themselves unto them, and provoked the LORD to anger.
13 And they forsook the LORD, and served Baal and Ashtaroth.
14 And the anger of the LORD was hot against Israel, and he delivered them into the hands of spoilers that spoiled them, and he sold them into the hands of their enemies round about, so that they could not any longer stand before their enemies.
15 Whithersoever they went out, the hand of the LORD was against them for evil, as the LORD had said, and as the LORD had sworn unto them: and they were greatly distressed.
16 Nevertheless the LORD raised up judges, which delivered them out of the hand of those that spoiled them.