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taking their daughters as wives for themselves, giving their own daughters to their sons, and serving their gods. The Israelis kept on practicing evil in full view of the Lord. They forgot the Lord their God and served Canaanite male and female deities.[a] Then in his burning anger against Israel, the Lord delivered them to domination by King Cushan-rishathaim of Aram-naharaim.[b] So the Israelis served Cushan-rishathaim for eight years.

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  1. Judges 3:7 Lit. served the Baals and the Ashtaroth
  2. Judges 3:8 Or Aram of the Two Rivers; i.e. Mesopotamia

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