the five(A) rulers of the Philistines,(B) all the Canaanites, the Sidonians, and the Hivites(C) living in the Lebanon mountains from Mount Baal Hermon(D) to Lebo Hamath.(E) They were left to test(F) the Israelites to see whether they would obey the Lord’s commands, which he had given their ancestors through Moses.

The Israelites lived(G) among the Canaanites, Hittites, Amorites, Perizzites,(H) Hivites and Jebusites.(I) They took their daughters(J) in marriage and gave their own daughters to their sons, and served their gods.(K)


The Israelites did evil in the eyes of the Lord; they forgot the Lord(L) their God and served the Baals and the Asherahs.(M)

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