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Judges 3

BBE 1 Now these are the nations which the Lord kept in the land for the purpose of testing Israel by them, all those who had had no experience of all 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 BBE 2 Only because of the generations of the children of Israel, for the purpose of teaching them war--only those who up till then had no experience of it; NIV 2 (he did this only to teach warfare to the descendants of the Israelites who had not had previous battle experience): BBE 3 The five chiefs of the Philistines, and all the Canaanites and the Zidonians and the Hivites living in Mount Lebanon, from the mountain Baal-hermon as far as 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. BBE 4 For the purpose of testing Israel by them, to see if they would give ear to the orders of the Lord, which he had given to their fathers by the hand of 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. BBE 5 Now the children of Israel were living among the Canaanites, the Hittites, and the Amorites, and the Perizzites, and the Hivites, and the Jebusites: NIV 5 The Israelites lived among the Canaanites, Hittites, Amorites, Perizzites, Hivites and Jebusites. BBE 6 And they took as wives the daughters of these nations and gave their daughters to their sons, and became servants to their gods. NIV 6 They took their daughters in marriage and gave their own daughters to their sons, and served their gods. BBE 7 And the children of Israel did evil in the eyes of the Lord, and put out of their minds the Lord their God, and became servants to the Baals and the Astartes. 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. BBE 8 So the wrath of the Lord was burning against Israel, and he gave them up into the hands of Cushan-rishathaim, king of Mesopotamia; and the children of Israel were his servants 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. BBE 9 And when the children of Israel made prayer to the Lord, he gave them a saviour, Othniel, the son of Kenaz, Caleb's younger brother. 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. BBE 10 And the spirit of the Lord came on him and he became judge of Israel, and went out to war, and the Lord gave up Cushan-rishathaim, king of Mesopotamia, into his hands and he overcame him. 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. BBE 11 Then for forty years the land had peace, till the death of Othniel, the son of Kenaz. NIV 11 So the land had peace for forty years, until Othniel son of Kenaz died. BBE 12 Then the children of Israel again did evil in the eyes of the Lord; and the Lord made Eglon, king of Moab, strong against Israel, because they had done evil in the Lord's eyes. 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. BBE 13 And Eglon got together the people of Ammon and Amalek, and they went and overcame Israel and took the town 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. BBE 14 And the children of Israel were servants to Eglon, king of Moab, for eighteen years. NIV 14 The Israelites were subject to Eglon king of Moab for eighteen years. BBE 15 Then when the children of Israel made prayer to the Lord, he gave them a saviour, Ehud, the son of Gera, the Benjamite, a left-handed man; and the children of Israel sent an offering by him to Eglon, king of Moab. 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. BBE 16 So Ehud made himself a two-edged sword, a cubit long, which he put on at his right side under his robe. NIV 16 Now Ehud had made a double-edged sword about a cubit long, which he strapped to his right thigh under his clothing. BBE 17 And he took the offering to Eglon, king of Moab, who was a very fat man. NIV 17 He presented the tribute to Eglon king of Moab, who was a very fat man. BBE 18 And after giving the offering, he sent away the people who had come with the offering. NIV 18 After Ehud had presented the tribute, he sent on their way those who had carried it. BBE 19 But he himself, turning back from the stone images at Gilgal, said, I have something to say to you in secret, O king. And he said, Let there be quiet. Then all those who were waiting before him went out. 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. BBE 20 Then Ehud came in to him while he was seated by himself in his summer-house. And Ehud said, I have a word from God for you. And he got up from his seat. 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, BBE 21 And Ehud put out his left hand, and took the sword from his right side, and sent it into his stomach; NIV 21 Ehud reached with his left hand, drew the sword from his right thigh and plunged it into the king’s belly. BBE 22 And the hand-part went in after the blade, and the fat was joined up over the blade; for he did not take the sword out of his stomach. And he went out into the ... 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. BBE 23 Then Ehud went out into the covered way, shutting the doors of the summer-house on him and locking them. NIV 23 Then Ehud went out to the porch ; he shut the doors of the upper room behind him and locked them. BBE 24 Now when he had gone, the king's servants came, and saw that the doors of the summer-house were locked; and they said, It may be that he is in his summer-house for a private purpose. 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.” BBE 25 And they went on waiting till they were shamed, but the doors were still shut; so they took the key, and, opening them, saw their lord stretched out 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. BBE 26 But Ehud had got away while they were waiting and had gone past the stone images and got away to Seirah. NIV 26 While they waited, Ehud got away. He passed by the stone images and escaped to Seirah. BBE 27 And when he came there, he had a horn sounded in the hill-country of Ephraim, and all the children of Israel went down with him from the hill-country, and he at their head. 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. BBE 28 And he said to them, Come after me; for the Lord has given the Moabites, your haters, into your hands. So they went down after him and took the crossing-places of Jordan against Moab, and let no one go across. 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. BBE 29 At that time they put about ten thousand men of Moab to the sword, every strong man and every man of war; not a man got away. NIV 29 At that time they struck down about ten thousand Moabites, all vigorous and strong; not one escaped. BBE 30 So Moab was broken that day under the hand of Israel. And for eighty years the land had peace. NIV 30 That day Moab was made subject to Israel, and the land had peace for eighty years. BBE 31 And after him came Shamgar, the son of Anath, who put to death six hundred Philistines with an ox-stick; and he was another saviour of 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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