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Judges 3

GW 1 These are the nations the LORD left behind to test all the Israelites who had not experienced any war in 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 GW 2 The LORD left them to teach Israel's descendants about war, at least those who had known nothing about it in the past. NIV 2 (he did this only to teach warfare to the descendants of the Israelites who had not had previous battle experience): GW 3 He left the five rulers of the Philistines, all the Canaanites, the Sidonians, and the Hivites who lived on Mount Lebanon from Mount Baal Hermon to the border of 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. GW 4 These nations were left to test the Israelites, to find out if they would obey the commands the LORD had given 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. GW 5 So the people of Israel lived among the Canaanites, Hittites, Amorites, Perizzites, Hivites, and Jebusites. NIV 5 The Israelites lived among the Canaanites, Hittites, Amorites, Perizzites, Hivites and Jebusites. GW 6 The Israelites allowed their sons and daughters to marry these people. Israel also served their gods. NIV 6 They took their daughters in marriage and gave their own daughters to their sons, and served their gods. GW 7 The people of Israel did what the LORD considered evil. They forgot the LORD their God and served other gods and goddesses--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. GW 8 The LORD became angry with the people of Israel. He used King Cushan Rishathaim of Aram Naharaim to defeat them. So Israel served Cushan Rishathaim 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. GW 9 Then the people of Israel cried out to the LORD for help. The LORD sent a savior to rescue them. It was Othniel, son of Caleb's younger brother Kenaz. 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. GW 10 When the LORD's Spirit came over him, he became the judge of Israel. He went out to war. The LORD handed King Cushan Rishathaim of Aram Naharaim over to him, and Othniel overpowered 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. GW 11 So there was finally peace in the land for 40 years. Then Othniel, son of Kenaz, died. NIV 11 So the land had peace for forty years, until Othniel son of Kenaz died. GW 12 Once again, the people of Israel did what the LORD considered evil. So the LORD made King Eglon of Moab stronger than Israel, because Israel did what the LORD considered 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. GW 13 Eglon got the Ammonites and the Amalekites to help him, and they defeated the Israelites and occupied the City of Palms. NIV 13 Getting the Ammonites and Amalekites to join him, Eglon came and attacked Israel, and they took possession of the City of Palms. GW 14 The Israelites served King Eglon of Moab for 18 years. NIV 14 The Israelites were subject to Eglon king of Moab for eighteen years. GW 15 Then the people of Israel cried out to the LORD for help. The LORD sent a savior to rescue them. It was Ehud, a left-handed man from the tribe of Benjamin. (Ehud was the son of Gera.) The people sent him with their tax payment to King Eglon 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. GW 16 Ehud made a two-edged dagger for himself. He fastened it to his right side 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. GW 17 Then he brought the tax payment to King Eglon. (Eglon was a very fat man.) NIV 17 He presented the tribute to Eglon king of Moab, who was a very fat man. GW 18 When Ehud had finished delivering the payment, he sent back the men who had carried it. NIV 18 After Ehud had presented the tribute, he sent on their way those who had carried it. GW 19 However, Ehud turned around at the stone idols near Gilgal [and returned to Eglon]. He said, "Your Majesty, I have a secret message for you." The king replied, "Keep quiet!" Then all his advisers left 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. GW 20 Ehud came up to him as he sat alone in his room on the roof. He said to the king, "I have a message from God for you." As the king rose 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, GW 21 Ehud reached with his left hand, took the dagger from his right side, and plunged it into Eglon'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. GW 22 Even the handle went in after the blade. Eglon's fat covered the blade because Ehud didn't pull the dagger out. The blade stuck out in back. 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. GW 23 Ehud left the room. (He had closed and locked the doors of the room before he left.) NIV 23 Then Ehud went out to the porch ; he shut the doors of the upper room behind him and locked them. GW 24 After Ehud went out, Eglon's advisers came in. They were surprised that the doors were locked. "He must be using the toilet," they said. 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.” GW 25 They waited and waited, but Eglon didn't open the doors. So they took the key and opened the door. They were shocked to see their ruler lying on the floor, dead. 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. GW 26 While they had been waiting, Ehud escaped. He went past the stone idols and escaped to Seirah. NIV 26 While they waited, Ehud got away. He passed by the stone images and escaped to Seirah. GW 27 When he arrived there, he blew a ram's horn in the mountains of Ephraim [to summon the troops]. So the troops of Israel came down from the mountains with him, and he led 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. GW 28 He told them, "Follow me! The LORD will hand your enemy Moab over to you." They followed him and captured the shallow crossings of the Jordan River that led to Moab and refused to let anyone 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. GW 29 At that time they killed about ten thousand of Moab's best fighting men. Not one of them escaped. NIV 29 At that time they struck down about ten thousand Moabites, all vigorous and strong; not one escaped. GW 30 The power of Moab was crushed by Israel that day. So there was finally peace in the land for 80 years. NIV 30 That day Moab was made subject to Israel, and the land had peace for eighty years. GW 31 After Ehud came Shamgar, son of Anath. He killed 600 Philistines with a sharp stick used for herding oxen. So 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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