3:10 The Lord’s spirit empowered him 1 and he led Israel. When he went to do battle, the Lord handed over to him King Cushan-Rishathaim of Aram and he overpowered him. 2
3:28 He said to them, “Follow me, for the Lord is about to defeat your enemies, the Moabites!” 3 They followed him, captured the fords of the Jordan River 4 opposite Moab, 5 and did not let anyone cross.
1 tn Heb “was on him.”
2 tn Heb “his hand was strong against Cushan-Rishathaim.”
3 tn Heb “for the Lord has given your enemies, Moab, into your hand.” The verb form (a Hebrew perfect, indicating completed action from the standpoint of the speaker) emphasizes the certainty of the event. Though it had not yet taken place, the
4 tn The word “River” is not in the Hebrew text, but is supplied for clarity.
5 tn Or “against Moab,” that is, so as to prevent the Moabites from crossing.