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Judges 3

NCV 1 These are the nations the Lord did not force to leave. He wanted to test the Israelites who had not fought in 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 NCV 2 (The only reason the Lord left those nations in the land was to teach the descendants of the Israelites who had not fought in those wars how to fight.) NIV 2 (he did this only to teach warfare to the descendants of the Israelites who had not had previous battle experience): NCV 3 These are the nations: the five rulers of the Philistines, all the Canaanites, the people of Sidon, and the Hivites who lived in the Lebanon mountains 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. NCV 4 Those nations were in the land to test the Israelites -- to see if they would obey the commands the Lord had given to their ancestors by 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. NCV 5 The people of Israel lived with the Canaanites, Hittites, Amorites, Perizzites, Hivites, and Jebusites. NIV 5 The Israelites lived among the Canaanites, Hittites, Amorites, Perizzites, Hivites and Jebusites. NCV 6 The Israelites began to marry the daughters of those people, and they allowed their daughters to marry the sons of those people. Israel also served their gods. Othniel, the First Judge NIV 6 They took their daughters in marriage and gave their own daughters to their sons, and served their gods. NCV 7 The Israelites did what the Lord said was wrong. They forgot about the Lord their God and served the idols of Baal and Asherah. 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. NCV 8 So the Lord was angry with Israel and allowed Cushan-Rishathaim king of Northwest Mesopotamia to rule over the Israelites for 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. NCV 9 When Israel cried to the Lord, the Lord sent someone to save them. Othniel son of Kenaz, Caleb's younger brother, saved the Israelites. 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. NCV 10 The Spirit of the Lord entered Othniel, and he became Israel's judge. When he went to war, the Lord handed over to him Cushan-Rishathaim king of Northwest Mesopotamia. 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. NCV 11 So the land was at peace for forty years. Then Othniel son of Kenaz died. Ehud, the Judge NIV 11 So the land had peace for forty years, until Othniel son of Kenaz died. NCV 12 Again the people of Israel did what the Lord said was wrong. So the Lord gave Eglon king of Moab power to defeat Israel because of the evil Israel did. 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. NCV 13 Eglon got the Ammonites and the Amalekites to join him. Then he attacked Israel and took Jericho, the city of palm trees. NIV 13 Getting the Ammonites and Amalekites to join him, Eglon came and attacked Israel, and they took possession of the City of Palms. NCV 14 So the people of Israel were ruled by Eglon king of Moab for eighteen years. NIV 14 The Israelites were subject to Eglon king of Moab for eighteen years. NCV 15 When the people cried to the Lord, he sent someone to save them. He was Ehud, son of Gera from the people of Benjamin, who was left-handed. Israel sent Ehud to give Eglon king of Moab the payment he demanded. 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. NCV 16 Ehud made himself a sword with two edges, about eighteen inches long, and he tied it to his right hip 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. NCV 17 Ehud gave Eglon king of Moab the payment he demanded. Now Eglon was a very fat man. NIV 17 He presented the tribute to Eglon king of Moab, who was a very fat man. NCV 18 After he had given Eglon the payment, Ehud sent away the people who had carried it. NIV 18 After Ehud had presented the tribute, he sent on their way those who had carried it. NCV 19 When he passed the statues near Gilgal, he turned around and said to Eglon, "I have a secret message for you, King Eglon." The king said, "Be quiet!" Then he sent all of his servants out of the room. 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. NCV 20 Ehud went to King Eglon, as he was sitting alone in the room above his summer palace. Ehud said, "I have a message from God for you." As the king stood up from his chair, 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, NCV 21 Ehud reached with his left hand and took out the sword that was tied to his right hip. Then he stabbed the sword deep into the king's belly! NIV 21 Ehud reached with his left hand, drew the sword from his right thigh and plunged it into the king’s belly. NCV 22 Even the handle sank in, and the blade came out his back. The king's fat covered the whole sword, so Ehud left the sword in Eglon. 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. NCV 23 Then he went out of the room and closed and locked the doors behind him. NIV 23 Then Ehud went out to the porch ; he shut the doors of the upper room behind him and locked them. NCV 24 When the servants returned just after Ehud left, they found the doors to the room locked. So they thought the king was relieving himself. 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.” NCV 25 They waited for a long time. Finally they became worried because he still had not opened the doors. So they got the key and unlocked them and saw their king lying dead on the floor! 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. NCV 26 While the servants were waiting, Ehud had escaped. He passed by the statues and went to Seirah. NIV 26 While they waited, Ehud got away. He passed by the stone images and escaped to Seirah. NCV 27 When he reached the mountains of Ephraim he blew the trumpet. The people of Israel heard it and went down from the hills 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. NCV 28 He said to them, "Follow me! The Lord has helped you to defeat your enemies, the Moabites." So Israel followed Ehud and captured the crossings of the Jordan River. They did not allow the Moabites to cross the Jordan River. 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. NCV 29 Israel killed about ten thousand strong and able men from Moab; not one escaped. NIV 29 At that time they struck down about ten thousand Moabites, all vigorous and strong; not one escaped. NCV 30 So that day Moab was forced to be under the rule of Israel, and there was peace in the land for eighty years. Shamgar, the Judge NIV 30 That day Moab was made subject to Israel, and the land had peace for eighty years. NCV 31 After Ehud, Shamgar son of Anath saved Israel. Shamgar killed six hundred Philistines with a sharp stick used to guide oxen. Deborah, the Woman Judge 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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