The Lord Tests Israel

These are the nations the Lord left in order to test Israel, since the Israelites had fought none of these in[a] any of the wars with Canaan.(A) This was to teach the future generations of the Israelites how to fight in battle, especially those who had not fought before.[b]

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Footnotes

  1. Judges 3:1 Lit had known
  2. Judges 3:2 Lit not known it

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