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Judges 3
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3NOW THESE are the nations which the Lord left to prove Israel by them, that is, all in Israel who had not previously experienced war in Canaan;H1471H3068H3240H5254H3478H3045H4421H3667 2It was only that the generations of the Israelites might know and be taught war, at least those who previously knew nothing of it.H7535H1755H1121H3478H3045H3925H4421H6440H3045 3The remaining nations are: the five lords of the Philistines, all the Canaanites, the Sidonians, and the Hivites who dwelt on Mount Lebanon from Mount Baal-hermon to the entrance of Hamath.H2568H5633H6430H3669H6722H2340H3427H2022H3844H2022H1179H935H2574 4They were for the testing {and} proving of Israel to know whether Israel would listen {and} obey the commandments of the Lord, which He commanded their fathers by Moses.H5254H3478H3045H8085H4687H3068H6680H1H3027H4872 5And the Israelites dwelt among the Canaanites, Hittites, Amorites, Perizzites, Hivites, and Jebusites;H1121H3478H3427H7130H3669H2850H567H6522H2340H2983 6And they married their daughters and gave their own daughters to their sons, and served their gods.H3947H1323H802H5414H1323H1121H5647H430 7And the Israelites did evil in the sight of the Lord and forgot the Lord their God and served the Baals and the Ashtaroth.H1121H3478H6213H7451H5869H3068H7911H3068H430H5647H1168H842 8So the anger of the Lord was kindled against Israel, and He sold them into the hand of Chushan-rishathaim king of Mesopotamia; and the Israelites served Chushan-rishathaim eight years.H639H3068H2734H3478H4376H3027H3573H4428H763H1121H3478H5647H3573H8083H8141 9But when the Israelites cried to the Lord, the Lord raised up a deliverer for the people of Israel to deliver them, Othniel son of Kenaz, Caleb's younger brother.H1121H3478H2199H3068H3068H6965H3467H1121H3478H3467H6274H1121H7073H3612H6996H251 10The Spirit of the Lord came upon him, and he judged Israel. He went out to war, and the Lord delivered Chushan-rishathaim king of Mesopotamia into his hand and his hand prevailed over Chushan-rishathaim.H7307H3068H8199H3478H3318H4421H3068H5414H3573H4428H763H3027H3027H5810H3573 11And the land had rest forty years. Then Othniel son of Kenaz died.H776H8252H705H8141H6274H1121H7073H4191 12And the Israelites again did evil in the sight of the Lord, and the Lord strengthened Eglon king of Moab against Israel because they had done what was evil in the sight of the Lord.H1121H3478H6213H7451H3254H5869H3068H3068H2388H5700H4428H4124H3478H6213H7451H5869H3068 13And [Eglon] gathered to him the men of Ammon and Amalek, and went and smote Israel, and they possessed the City of Palm Trees (Jericho).H622H1121H5983H6002H3212H5221H3478H3423H5892H8558H5899 14And the Israelites served Eglon king of Moab eighteen years.H1121H3478H5647H5700H4428H4124H8083H6240H8141 15But when the Israelites cried to the Lord, the Lord raised them up a deliverer, Ehud son of Gera, a Benjamite, a left-handed man; and by him the Israelites sent tribute to Eglon king of Moab.H1121H3478H2199H3068H3068H6965H3467H164H1121H1617H1145H376H334H3225H3027H1121H3478H7971H4503H5700H4428H4124 16Ehud made for himself a sword, a cubit long, which had two edges, and he girded it on his right thigh under his clothing.H164H6213H2719H8147H6366H1574H753H2296H4055H3225H3409 17And he brought the tribute to Eglon king of Moab. Now Eglon was a very fat man.H7126H4503H5700H4428H4124H5700H3966H1277H376 18And when Ehud had finished presenting the tribute, he sent away the people who had carried it.H3615H7126H4503H7971H5971H5375H4503 19He himself went [with them] as far as the sculptured [boundary] stones near Gilgal, and then turned back and came to Eglon and said, I have a secret errand to you, O king. Eglon commanded silence, and all who stood by him went out from him.H7725H6456H1537H559H5643H1697H4428H559H2013H5975H3318 20When Ehud had come [near] to him as he was sitting alone in his cool upper apartment, Ehud said, I have a commission from God to execute to you. And the king arose from his seat.H164H935H3427H4747H5944H164H559H1697H430H6965H3678 21Then Ehud put forth his left hand and took the sword from his right thigh and thrust it into Eglon's belly.H164H7971H8040H3027H3947H2719H3225H3409H8628H990 22And the hilt also went in after the blade, and the fat closed upon the blade, for [Ehud] did not draw the sword out of his belly, and the dirt came out.H5325H935H310H3851H2459H5462H1157H3851H8025H2719H990H6574H3318 23Then Ehud went out into the vestibule and shut the doors of the upper room upon [Eglon] and locked them.H164H3318H4528H5462H1817H5944H5274 24When [Ehud] had gone out, [Eglon's] servants came. And when they saw the doors of the upper room were locked, they thought, Surely he [is seeking privacy while he] relieves himself in the closet of the cool chamber.H3318H5650H935H7200H1817H5944H5274H559H5526H7272H4747H2315 25They waited a long time until they became embarrassed {and} uneasy, but when he still did not open the doors of the upper room, they took the key and opened them, and there lay their master fallen to the floor, dead!H2342H954H6605H1817H5944H3947H4668H6605H113H5307H4191H776 26Ehud escaped while they delayed and passed beyond the sculptured [boundary] stones (images) and escaped to Seirah.H164H4422H4102H5674H6456H4422H8167 27When he arrived, he blew a trumpet in the hill country of Ephraim, and the Israelites went down from the hill country, with him at their head.H935H8628H7782H2022H669H1121H3478H3381H2022H6440 28And he said to them, Follow me, for the Lord has delivered your enemies the Moabites into your hand. So they went down after him and seized the fords of the Jordan against the Moabites and permitted not a man to pass over.H559H7291H310H3068H5414H341H4124H3027H3381H310H3920H4569H3383H4124H5414H376H5674 29They slew at that time about 10,000 Moabites, all strong, courageous men; not a man escaped.H5221H4124H6256H6235H505H376H8082H376H2428H4422H376 30So Moab was subdued that day under the hand of Israel, and the land had peace {and} rest for eighty years.H4124H3665H3117H3027H3478H776H8252H8084H8141 31After [Ehud] was Shamgar son of Anath, who slew 600 Philistine men with an oxgoad. He also delivered Israel.H310H8044H1121H6067H5221H6430H8337H3967H376H1241H4451H3467H3478


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