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.
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
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
4 sn The Asherahs were local manifestations of the Canaanite goddess Asherah.
5 tn Heb “in the eyes of the
6 tn Heb “strengthened Eglon…against Israel.”