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And they took their daughters as wives for themselves, and they gave their daughters to their sons, and they served their gods.[a]


The Israelites[b] did evil in the eyes of Yahweh. They forgot Yahweh their God, and they served the Baals and the Asheroth.[c] And the anger of Yahweh was kindled[d] against Israel, and he sold them into the hand of Cushan-Rishathaim, the king of Aram Naharaim; and the Israelites[e] served Cushan-Rishathaim eight years.

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  1. Judges 3:6 Or “worshiped their gods”
  2. Judges 3:7 Literally “sons/children of Israel”
  3. Judges 3:7 Asheroth are cultic poles set up next to an altar symbolizing the goddess Asherah
  4. Judges 3:8 Literally “the nose of Yahweh became hot”
  5. Judges 3:8 Literally “sons/children of Israel”

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