The Lord’s anger burned against Israel, and He sold them to[a] Cushan-rishathaim[b] king of Aram-naharaim,[c](A) and the Israelites served him eight years.

The Israelites cried out to the Lord.(B) So the Lord raised up Othniel son of Kenaz, Caleb’s youngest brother,(C) as a deliverer(D) to save the Israelites. 10 The Spirit of the Lord came on him, and he judged Israel. Othniel went out to battle, and the Lord handed over Cushan-rishathaim king of Aram to him, so that Othniel overpowered him. 11 Then the land was peaceful(E) 40 years, and Othniel son of Kenaz died.

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  1. Judges 3:8 Lit into the hand of
  2. Judges 3:8 Lit Doubly-Evil
  3. Judges 3:8 = Mesopotamia

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