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Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 3:1 - Now these are the nations which the LORD left, to test Israel by them (that is, all who had not [fn]experienced any of the wars of Canaan;

Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 3:2 - only in order that the generations of the sons of Israel might [fn]be taught war, [fn]those who had not [fn]experienced it formerly).

Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 3:3 - These nations are: the five lords of the Philistines and all the Canaanites and the Sidonians and the Hivites who lived in Mount Lebanon, from Mount Baal-hermon as far as [fn]Lebo-hamath.

Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 3:4 - They were for [fn]testing Israel, to find out if they would [fn]obey the commandments of the LORD, which He had commanded their fathers [fn]through Moses.

Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 3:5 - The sons of Israel lived among the Canaanites, the Hittites, the Amorites, the Perizzites, the Hivites, and the Jebusites;

Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 3:6 - and they took their daughters for themselves as wives, and gave their own daughters to their sons, and served their gods.

Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 3:7 - The sons of Israel did what was evil in the sight of the LORD, and forgot the LORD their God and served the Baals and the [fn]Asheroth.

Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 3:8 - Then the anger of the LORD was kindled against Israel, so that He sold them into the hands of Cushan-rishathaim king of [fn]Mesopotamia; and the sons of Israel served Cushan-rishathaim eight years.

Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 3:9 - When the sons of Israel cried to the LORD, the LORD raised up a deliverer for the sons of Israel to deliver them, Othniel the son of Kenaz, Caleb’s younger brother.

Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 3:10 - The Spirit of the LORD came upon him, and he judged Israel. When he went out to war, the LORD gave Cushan-rishathaim king of [fn]Mesopotamia into his hand, so that [fn]he prevailed over Cushan-rishathaim.

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

Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 3:12 - Now the sons of Israel again did evil in the sight of the LORD. So 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 to himself the sons of Ammon and Amalek; and he went and [fn]defeated Israel, and they possessed the city of the palm trees.

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

Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 3:15 - But when the sons of Israel cried to the LORD, the LORD raised up a deliverer for them, Ehud the son of Gera, the Benjamite, a left-handed man. And the sons of Israel sent tribute by [fn]him to Eglon the king of Moab.

Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 3:16 - Ehud made himself a sword which had two edges, a cubit in length, and he bound it on his right thigh under his cloak.

Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 3:17 - He presented the tribute to Eglon king of Moab. Now Eglon was a very fat man.

Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 3:18 - It came about when he had finished presenting the tribute, that he sent away the people who had carried the tribute.

Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 3:19 - But he himself turned back from the idols which were at Gilgal, and said, “I have a secret message for you, O king.” And he said, “Keep silence.” And all who attended him left him.

Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 3:20 - Ehud came to him while he was sitting alone in his cool roof chamber. And Ehud said, “I have a message from God for you.” And he arose from his seat.

Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 3:21 - Ehud stretched out his left hand, took the sword from his right thigh and thrust it into his belly.

Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 3:22 - The handle also went in after the blade, and the fat closed over the blade, for he did not draw the sword out of his belly; and the refuse came out.

Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 3:23 - Then Ehud went out into the vestibule and shut the doors of the roof chamber behind him, and locked them.

Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 3:24 - When he had gone out, his servants came and looked, and behold, the doors of the roof chamber were locked; and they said, “He is only [fn]relieving himself in the cool room.”

Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 3:25 - They waited until they [fn]became anxious; but behold, he did not open the doors of the roof chamber. Therefore they took the key and opened them, and behold, their master had fallen to the [fn]floor dead.

Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 3:26 - Now Ehud escaped while they were delaying, and he passed by the idols and escaped to Seirah.

Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 3:27 - It came about when he had arrived, that he blew the trumpet in the hill country of Ephraim; and the sons of Israel went down with him from the hill country, and he was in front of them.

Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 3:28 - He said to them, “Pursue them, for the LORD has given your enemies the Moabites into your hands.” So they went down after him and seized the fords of the Jordan opposite Moab, and did not allow anyone to cross.

Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 3:29 - They struck down at that time about ten thousand Moabites, all robust and valiant men; and no one escaped.

Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 3:30 - So Moab was subdued that day under the hand of Israel. And the land was undisturbed for eighty years.

Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 3:31 - After him came Shamgar the son of Anath, who struck down six hundred Philistines with an oxgoad; and he also saved Israel.
NASB Footnotes
Literally: known
Literally: know, to teach them
Literally: only
Literally: known
Or, the entrance of Hamath
Literally: testing by them
Literally: hear
Literally: by the hand of
I.e. wooden symbol of a female deity
Hebrew: Aram-naharaim
Hebrew: Aram
Literally: his hand was strong
Literally: smote
Literally: his hand
Literally: covering his feet
Literally: were ashamed
Literally: earth

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