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Judges 3

CEB 1 These are the nations that the LORD left to test all those Israelites who had no firsthand knowledge of the wars of Canaan. NIV 1 These are the nations the LORD left to test all those Israelites who had not experienced any of the wars in Canaan CEB 2 They survived only to teach war to the generations of Israelites who had no firsthand knowledge of the earlier wars: NIV 2 (he did this only to teach warfare to the descendants of the Israelites who had not had previous battle experience): CEB 3 the five rulers of the Philistines, and all the Canaanites, Sidonians, and Hivites who lived in the highlands of Lebanon from Mount Baal-hermon to Lebo-hamath. NIV 3 the five rulers of the Philistines, all the Canaanites, the Sidonians, and the Hivites living in the Lebanon mountains from Mount Baal Hermon to Lebo Hamath. CEB 4 They were to be the test for Israel, to find out whether they would obey the LORD's commands, which he had made to their ancestors through Moses. NIV 4 They were left to test the Israelites to see whether they would obey the LORD’s commands, which he had given their ancestors through Moses. CEB 5 So the Israelites lived among the Canaanites, Hittites, Amorites, Perizzites, Hivites, and Jebusites. NIV 5 The Israelites lived among the Canaanites, Hittites, Amorites, Perizzites, Hivites and Jebusites. CEB 6 But the Israelites intermarried with them and served their gods. NIV 6 They took their daughters in marriage and gave their own daughters to their sons, and served their gods. CEB 7 The Israelites did things that the LORD saw as evil, and they forgot the LORD their God. They served the Baals and the Asherahs. NIV 7 The Israelites did evil in the eyes of the LORD; they forgot the LORD their God and served the Baals and the Asherahs. CEB 8 The LORD became angry with Israel and gave them over to King Cushan-rishathaim of Aram-naharaim. The Israelites served Cushan-rishathaim eight years. NIV 8 The anger of the LORD burned against Israel so that he sold them into the hands of Cushan-Rishathaim king of Aram Naharaim, to whom the Israelites were subject for eight years. CEB 9 But then they cried out to the LORD. So the LORD raised up a deliverer for the Israelites, Othniel, Kenaz's son, Caleb's younger brother, who rescued them. NIV 9 But when they cried out to the LORD, he raised up for them a deliverer, Othniel son of Kenaz, Caleb’s younger brother, who saved them. CEB 10 The LORD's spirit was in Othniel, and he led Israel. When he marched out for war, the LORD handed over Aram's King Cushan-rishathaim. Othniel overpowered Cushan-rishathaim, NIV 10 The Spirit of the LORD came on him, so that he became Israel’s judge and went to war. The LORD gave Cushan-Rishathaim king of Aram into the hands of Othniel, who overpowered him. CEB 11 and the land was peaceful for forty years, until Othniel, Kenaz's son, died. NIV 11 So the land had peace for forty years, until Othniel son of Kenaz died. CEB 12 The Israelites again did things that the LORD saw as evil, and the LORD put Moab's King Eglon in power over them, because they did these things that the LORD saw as evil. NIV 12 Again the Israelites did evil in the eyes of the LORD, and because they did this evil the LORD gave Eglon king of Moab power over Israel. CEB 13 He convinced the Ammonites and Amalekites to join him, defeated Israel, and took possession of Palm City. NIV 13 Getting the Ammonites and Amalekites to join him, Eglon came and attacked Israel, and they took possession of the City of Palms. CEB 14 So the Israelites served Moab's King Eglon eighteen years. NIV 14 The Israelites were subject to Eglon king of Moab for eighteen years. CEB 15 Then the Israelites cried out to the LORD. So the LORD raised up a deliverer for them, Ehud, Gera's son, a Benjaminite, who was left-handed. The Israelites sent him to take their tribute payment to Moab's King Eglon. NIV 15 Again the Israelites cried out to the LORD, and he gave them a deliverer—Ehud, a left-handed man, the son of Gera the Benjamite. The Israelites sent him with tribute to Eglon king of Moab. CEB 16 Now Ehud made for himself a double-edged sword that was about a foot and a half long, and he strapped it on his right thigh under his clothes. NIV 16 Now Ehud had made a double-edged sword about a cubit long, which he strapped to his right thigh under his clothing. CEB 17 Then he presented the tribute payment to Moab's King Eglon, who was a very fat man. NIV 17 He presented the tribute to Eglon king of Moab, who was a very fat man. CEB 18 When he had finished delivering the tribute payment, Ehud sent on their way the people who had carried it. NIV 18 After Ehud had presented the tribute, he sent on their way those who had carried it. CEB 19 But he himself turned back at the carved stones near Gilgal, and he said, "I have a secret message for you, King." So Eglon said, "Hush!" and all his attendants went out of his presence. NIV 19 But on reaching the stone images near Gilgal he himself went back to Eglon and said, “Your Majesty, I have a secret message for you.” The king said to his attendants, “Leave us!” And they all left. CEB 20 Ehud approached him while he was sitting alone in his cool second-story room, and he said, "I have a message from God for you." At that, Eglon got up from his throne. NIV 20 Ehud then approached him while he was sitting alone in the upper room of his palace and said, “I have a message from God for you.” As the king rose from his seat, CEB 21 Ehud reached with his left hand and grabbed the sword from his right thigh. He stabbed it into Eglon's stomach, NIV 21 Ehud reached with his left hand, drew the sword from his right thigh and plunged it into the king’s belly. CEB 22 and even the handle went in after the blade. Since he did not pull the sword out of his stomach, the fat closed over the blade, and his guts spilled out. NIV 22 Even the handle sank in after the blade, and his bowels discharged. Ehud did not pull the sword out, and the fat closed in over it. CEB 23 Ehud slipped out to the porch, and closed and locked the doors of the second-story room behind him. NIV 23 Then Ehud went out to the porch ; he shut the doors of the upper room behind him and locked them. CEB 24 After Ehud had slipped out, the king's servants came and found that the room's doors were locked. So they thought, He must be relieving himself in the cool chamber. NIV 24 After he had gone, the servants came and found the doors of the upper room locked. They said, “He must be relieving himself in the inner room of the palace.” CEB 25 They waited so long that they were embarrassed, but he never opened the doors of the room. Then they used the key to open them, and there was their master lying dead on the ground! NIV 25 They waited to the point of embarrassment, but when he did not open the doors of the room, they took a key and unlocked them. There they saw their lord fallen to the floor, dead. CEB 26 Ehud had gotten away while they were waiting and had passed the carved stones and escaped to Seirah. NIV 26 While they waited, Ehud got away. He passed by the stone images and escaped to Seirah. CEB 27 When he arrived, he blew the ram's horn in the Ephraim highlands. So the Israelites went down from the highlands with Ehud leading them. NIV 27 When he arrived there, he blew a trumpet in the hill country of Ephraim, and the Israelites went down with him from the hills, with him leading them. CEB 28 He told them, "Follow me, for the LORD has handed over your enemies the Moabites." So they followed him, and they took control of the crossing points of the Jordan in the direction of Moab, allowing no one to cross. NIV 28 “Follow me,” he ordered, “for the LORD has given Moab, your enemy, into your hands.” So they followed him down and took possession of the fords of the Jordan that led to Moab; they allowed no one to cross over. CEB 29 This time, they defeated the Moabites, about ten thousand big and strong men, and no one escaped. NIV 29 At that time they struck down about ten thousand Moabites, all vigorous and strong; not one escaped. CEB 30 Moab was brought down by the power of Israel on that day, and there was peace in the land for eighty years. NIV 30 That day Moab was made subject to Israel, and the land had peace for eighty years. CEB 31 After Ehud, Shamgar, Anath's son, struck down six hundred Philistines with an animal prod. He too rescued Israel. NIV 31 After Ehud came Shamgar son of Anath, who struck down six hundred Philistines with an oxgoad. He too saved Israel.

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