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Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 3:1 - Now these are the nations which the LORD left, to prove Israel by them, even as many of Israel as had not known all the wars of Canaan;

Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 3:2 - Only that the generations of the children of Israel might know, to teach them war, at the least such as before knew nothing thereof;

Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 3:3 - Namely, five lords of the Philistines, and all the Canaanites, and the Sidonians, and the Hivites that dwelt in mount Lebanon, from mount Baalhermon unto the entering in of Hamath.

Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 3:4 - And they were to prove Israel by them, to know whether they would hearken unto the commandments of the LORD, which he commanded their fathers by the hand of Moses.

Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 3:5 - And the children of Israel dwelt among the Canaanites, Hittites, and Amorites, and Perizzites, and Hivites, and Jebusites:

Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 3:6 - And they took their daughters to be their wives, and gave their daughters to their sons, and served their gods.

Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 3:7 - And the children of Israel did evil in the sight of the LORD, and forgat the LORD their God, and served Baalim and the groves.

Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 3:8 - Therefore the anger of the LORD was hot against Israel, and he sold them into the hand of Chushanrishathaim king of Mesopotamia: and the children of Israel served Chushanrishathaim eight years.

Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 3:9 - And when the children of Israel cried unto the LORD, the LORD raised up a deliverer to the children of Israel, who delivered them, even Othniel the son of Kenaz, Caleb's younger brother.

Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 3:10 - And the Spirit of the LORD came upon him, and he judged Israel, and went out to war: and the LORD delivered Chushanrishathaim king of Mesopotamia into his hand; and his hand prevailed against Chushanrishathaim.

Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 3:11 - And the land had rest forty years. And Othniel the son of Kenaz died.

Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 3:12 - And the children of Israel did evil again in the sight of the LORD: and the LORD strengthened Eglon the king of Moab against Israel, because they had done evil in the sight of the LORD.

Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 3:13 - And he gathered unto him the children of Ammon and Amalek, and went and smote Israel, and possessed the city of palm trees.

Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 3:14 - So the children of Israel served Eglon the king of Moab eighteen years.

Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 3:15 - But when the children of Israel cried unto the LORD, the LORD raised them up a deliverer, Ehud the son of Gera, a Benjamite, a man lefthanded: and by him the children of Israel sent a present unto Eglon the king of Moab.

Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 3:16 - But Ehud made him a dagger which had two edges, of a cubit length; and he did gird it under his raiment upon his right thigh.

Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 3:17 - And he brought the present unto Eglon king of Moab: and Eglon was a very fat man.

Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 3:18 - And when he had made an end to offer the present, he sent away the people that bare the present.

Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 3:19 - But he himself turned again from the quarries that were by Gilgal, and said, I have a secret errand unto thee, O king: who said, Keep silence. And all that stood by him went out from him.

Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 3:20 - And Ehud came unto him; and he was sitting in a summer parlour, which he had for himself alone. And Ehud said, I have a message from God unto thee. And he arose out of his seat.

Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 3:21 - And Ehud put forth his left hand, and took the dagger from his right thigh, and thrust it into his belly:

Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 3:22 - And the haft also went in after the blade; and the fat closed upon the blade, so that he could not draw the dagger out of his belly; and the dirt came out.

Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 3:23 - Then Ehud went forth through the porch, and shut the doors of the parlour upon him, and locked them.

Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 3:24 - When he was gone out, his servants came; and when they saw that, behold, the doors of the parlour were locked, they said, Surely he covereth his feet in his summer chamber.

Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 3:25 - And they tarried till they were ashamed: and, behold, he opened not the doors of the parlour; therefore they took a key, and opened them: and, behold, their lord was fallen down dead on the earth.

Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 3:26 - And Ehud escaped while they tarried, and passed beyond the quarries, and escaped unto Seirath.

Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 3:27 - And it came to pass, when he was come, that he blew a trumpet in the mountain of Ephraim, and the children of Israel went down with him from the mount, and he before them.

Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 3:28 - And he said unto them, Follow after me: for the LORD hath delivered your enemies the Moabites into your hand. And they went down after him, and took the fords of Jordan toward Moab, and suffered not a man to pass over.

Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 3:29 - And they slew of Moab at that time about ten thousand men, all lusty, and all men of valour; and there escaped not a man.

Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 3:30 - So Moab was subdued that day under the hand of Israel. And the land had rest fourscore years.

Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 3:31 - And after him was Shamgar the son of Anath, which slew of the Philistines six hundred men with an ox goad: and he also delivered Israel.

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