22 If you listen carefully to what he says and do(A) all that I say, I will be an enemy(B) to your enemies and will oppose those who oppose you.

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16 Then the Lord raised up judges,[a](A) who saved(B) them out of the hands of these raiders. 17 Yet they would not listen to their judges but prostituted(C) themselves to other gods(D) and worshiped them.(E) They quickly turned(F) from the ways of their ancestors, who had been obedient to the Lord’s commands.(G) 18 Whenever the Lord raised up a judge for them, he was with the judge and saved(H) them out of the hands of their enemies as long as the judge lived; for the Lord relented(I) because of their groaning(J) under those who oppressed and afflicted(K) them.

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Footnotes

  1. Judges 2:16 Or leaders; similarly in verses 17-19

27 So you delivered them into the hands of their enemies,(A) who oppressed them. But when they were oppressed they cried out to you. From heaven you heard them, and in your great compassion(B) you gave them deliverers,(C) who rescued them from the hand of their enemies.

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Through the praise of children and infants
    you have established a stronghold(A) against your enemies,
    to silence the foe(B) and the avenger.

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Your hand will lay hold(A) on all your enemies;
    your right hand will seize your foes.

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23 Do not ignore the clamor(A) of your adversaries,(B)
    the uproar(C) of your enemies,(D) which rises continually.

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