Judges 2:14

14 This made the LORD burn with anger against Israel, so he handed them over to raiders who stole their possessions. He turned them over to their enemies all around, and they were no longer able to resist them.

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 They abandoned the LORD, the God of their ancestors, who had brought them out of Egypt. They went after other gods, worshiping the gods of the people around them. And they angered the LORD .
13 They abandoned the LORD to serve Baal and the images of Ashtoreth.
14 This made the LORD burn with anger against Israel, so he handed them over to raiders who stole their possessions. He turned them over to their enemies all around, and they were no longer able to resist them.
15 Every time Israel went out to battle, the LORD fought against them, causing them to be defeated, just as he had warned. And the people were in great distress.
16 Then the LORD raised up judges to rescue the Israelites from their attackers.