The Israelites took their daughters as wives for themselves, gave their own daughters to their sons, and worshiped their gods.(A)

Othniel, the First Judge

The Israelites did what was evil in the Lord’s sight; they forgot the Lord their God(B) and worshiped the Baals and the Asherahs. The Lord’s anger burned against Israel, and he sold them to King Cushan-rishathaim[a] of Aram-naharaim,[b](C) and the Israelites served him eight years.

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Footnotes

  1. 3:8 Lit Doubly-Evil
  2. 3:8 = Mesopotamia

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