These were the nations the Lord permitted to remain so he could use them to test Israel – he wanted to test all those who had not experienced battle against the Canaanites.
They were left to test Israel, so the Lord would know if his people would obey the commands he gave their ancestors through Moses.
The Israelites did evil in the Lord’s sight.
Eglon formed alliances with
Gideon said, “Since you will not help,
When the time comes for you to die,
So Hanun seized David’s servants and shaved off half of each one’s beard. He cut the lower part of their robes off so that their buttocks were exposed,
Then the king said to Joab, “All right! I
So Shimei got up, saddled his donkey, and went to Achish at Gath to find his servants; Shimei went and brought back his servants from Gath.
So we boiled my son and ate him. Then I said to her the next day, ‘Hand over your son and we’ll eat him.’ But she hid her son!”
He offered his burnt sacrifice and his grain offering. He poured out his libation and sprinkled the blood from his peace offerings on the altar.
The people from Babylon made Succoth Benoth,
Ahaz was the father of Jehoaddah, and Jehoaddah was the father of Alemeth, Azmaveth, and Zimri. Zimri was the father of Moza,
Ahaz was the father of Jarah,
From earliest times our worship of that shameful god, Baal, has taken away
At the head of every street you erected your pavilion and you disgraced
I will strengthen the arms of the king of Babylon, and I will place my sword in his hand, but I will break the arms of Pharaoh, and he will groan like the fatally wounded before the king of Babylon.
“As for you, son of man, describe the temple to the house of Israel, so that they will be ashamed of their sins and measure the pattern.
Then I cut the second staff “Binders” in two in order to annul the covenant of brotherhood between Judah and Israel.