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Judges 3:5-7

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3:5 The Israelites lived among the Canaanites, Hittites, Amorites, Perizzites, Hivites, and Jebusites. 3:6 They took the Canaanites’ daughters as wives and gave their daughters to the Canaanites; 1  they worshiped 2  their gods as well.

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3:7 The Israelites did evil in the Lord’s sight. 3  They forgot the Lord their God and worshiped the Baals and the Asherahs. 4 

Judges 3:12

Context
Deceit, Assassination, and Deliverance

3:12 The Israelites again did evil in the Lord’s sight. 5  The Lord gave King Eglon of Moab control over Israel 6  because they had done evil in the Lord’s sight.

1 tn Heb “to their sons.”

2 tn Or “served”; or “followed” (this term occurs in the following verse as well).

3 tn Heb “in the eyes of the Lord.”

4 sn The Asherahs were local manifestations of the Canaanite goddess Asherah.

5 tn Heb “in the eyes of the Lord” (also later in this verse).

6 tn Heb “strengthened Eglon…against Israel.”



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