Judges 2:3; Judges 2:11–13; Judges 2:17; Judges 2:19; Judges 3:6; Judges 3:7; Judges 3:12; Judges 4:1; Judges 6:1; Judges 6:10; Judges 8:24–27; Judges 8:33; Judges 10:6; Judges 13:1; Judges 17:6; Judges 21:25

So now I say, nI will not drive them out before you, but they shall become othorns in your sides, and their gods shall be a snare to you.


Israel’s Unfaithfulness

11 sAnd the people of Israel did what was evil in the sight of the Lord and served the Baals. 12 tAnd they abandoned the Lord, the God of their fathers, who had brought them out of the land of Egypt. uThey went after other gods, from among the gods of the peoples who were around them, and vbowed down to them. wAnd they provoked the Lord to anger. 13 They abandoned the Lord xand served the Baals and the Ashtaroth.


17 Yet they did not listen to their judges, for fthey whored after other gods and bowed down to them. gThey soon turned aside from the way in which their fathers had walked, who had obeyed the commandments of the Lord, and they did not do so.


19 But kwhenever the judge died, they turned back and were more corrupt than their fathers, going after other gods, serving them and bowing down to them. They did not drop any of their practices or their stubborn ways.


tAnd their daughters they took to themselves for wives, and their own daughters they gave to their sons, and they served their gods.


Othniel

uAnd the people of Israel did what was evil in the sight of the Lord. They forgot the Lord their God and served the Baals and vthe Asheroth.


Ehud

12 dAnd the people of Israel again did what was evil in the sight of the Lord, and the Lord strengthened Eglon ethe king of Moab against Israel, because they had done what was evil in the sight of the Lord.


Deborah and Barak

xAnd the people of Israel again did what was evil in the sight of the Lord after Ehud died.


Midian Oppresses Israel

kThe people of Israel did what was evil in the sight of the Lord, and the Lord gave them into the hand of lMidian seven years.


10 And I said to you, I am the Lord your God; uyou shall not fear the gods of the Amorites in whose land you dwell. But you have not obeyed my voice.


24 And Gideon said to them, Let me make a request of you: every one of you give me the earrings from his spoil. (For they had golden earrings, xbecause they were Ishmaelites.) 25 And they answered, We will willingly give them. And they spread a cloak, and every man threw in it the earrings of his spoil. 26 And the weight of the golden earrings that he requested was 1,700 shekels1 of gold, besides ythe crescent ornaments and zthe pendants and the purple garments worn by the kings of Midian, and besides the collars that were around the necks of their camels. 27 And Gideon amade an ephod of it and put it in his city, bin Ophrah. And all Israel cwhored after it there, and it became a dsnare to Gideon and to his family.


33 kAs soon as Gideon died, the people of Israel turned again and lwhored after the Baals and made mBaal-berith their god.


Further Disobedience and Oppression

lThe people of Israel again did what was evil in the sight of the Lord mand served the Baals and the Ashtaroth, the gods of Syria, nthe gods of Sidon, the gods of Moab, the gods of the Ammonites, and the gods of the Philistines. And they oforsook the Lord and did not serve him.


The Birth of Samson

13 And the people of Israel again udid what was evil in the sight of the Lord, so the Lord gave them vinto the hand of the Philistines for forty years.


bIn those days there was no king in Israel. cEveryone did what was right in his own eyes.


25 cIn those days there was no king in Israel. Everyone did what was right in his own eyes.