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Judges, Chapter 3
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   1: Now these [are] the nations which the LORD left, to prove Israel by them, ([even] as many [of Israel] as had not known all the wars of Canaan;
   2: Only that the generations of the children of Israel might know to teach them war, at the least such as before knew nothing of it;)
   3: [Namely], five lords of the Philistines, and all the Canaanites, and the Sidonians, and the Hivites that dwelt on mount Lebanon, from mount Baal-hermon to the entrance of Hamath.
   4: And they were to prove Israel by them, to know whether they would hearken to the commandments of the LORD, which he commanded their fathers by the hand of Moses.
   5: And the children of Israel dwelt among the Canaanites, Hittites, and Amorites, and Perizzites, and Hivites, and Jebusites:
   6: And they took their daughters to be their wives, and gave their daughters to their sons, and served their gods.
   7: And the children of Israel did evil in the sight of the LORD, and forgot the LORD their God, and served Baalim, and the groves.
   8: Therefore the anger of the LORD was hot against Israel, and he sold them into the hand of Chushan-rishathaim king of Mesopotamia: and the children of Israel served Chushan-rishathaim eight years.
   9: And when the children of Israel cried to the LORD, the LORD raised up a deliverer to the children of Israel, who delivered them, [even] Othniel the son of Kenaz, Caleb's younger brother.
   10: And the Spirit of the LORD came upon him, and he judged Israel, and went out to war: and the LORD delivered Chushan-rishathaim king of Mesopotamia into his hand; and his hand prevailed against Chushan-rishathaim.
   11: And the land had rest forty years: and Othniel the son of Kenaz died.
   12: And the children of Israel did evil again in the sight of the LORD: and the LORD strengthened Eglon the king of Moab against Israel, because they had done evil in the sight of the LORD.
   13: And he gathered to him the children of Ammon and Amalek, and went and smote Israel, and possessed the city of palm-trees.
   14: So the children of Israel served Eglon the king of Moab eighteen years.
   15: But when the children of Israel cried to the LORD, the LORD raised them up a deliverer, Ehud the son of Gera, a Benjaminite, a man left-handed: and by him the children of Israel sent a present to Eglon king of Moab.
   16: But Ehud made him a dagger which had two edges, of a cubit length; and he girded it under his raiment upon his right thigh.
   17: And he brought the present to Eglon king of Moab: and Eglon [was] a very fat man.
   18: And when he had made an end to offer the present, he sent away the people that bore the present.
   19: But he himself turned again from the quarries that [were] by Gilgal, and said, I have a secret errand to thee, O king: who said, Keep silence. And all that stood by him went out from him.
   20: And Ehud came to him; and he was sitting in a summer-parlor, which he had for himself alone: and Ehud said, I have a message from God to thee. And he arose from [his] seat.
   21: And Ehud put forth his left hand, and took the dagger from his right thigh, and thrust it into his belly:
   22: And the haft also entered after the blade: and the fat closed upon the blade, so that he could not draw the dagger out of his belly; and the dirt came out.
   23: Then Ehud went forth through the porch, and shut the doors of the parlor upon him, and locked them.
   24: When he had gone out, his servants came; and when they saw that, behold, the doors of the parlor [were] locked, they said, Surely he covereth his feet in his summer-chamber.
   25: And they tarried till they were ashamed: and behold, he opened not the doors of the parlor, therefore they took a key and opened [them]: and behold, their lord lay dead on the earth.
   26: And Ehud escaped while they tarried; and passed beyond the quarries, and escaped to Seirath.
   27: And it came to pass when he had come, that he blew a trumpet in the mountain of Ephraim, and the children of Israel went down with him from the mount, and he before them.
   28: And he said to them, Follow me: for the LORD hath delivered your enemies the Moabites into your hand. And they went down after him, and took the fords of Jordan towards Moab, and suffered not a man to pass over.
   29: And they slew of Moab at that time about ten thousand men, all lusty, and all men of valor: and there escaped not a man.
   30: So Moab was subdued that day under the hand of Israel: and the land had rest eighty years.
   31: And after him was Shamgar the son of Anath, who slew of the Philistines six hundred men with an ox-goad; and he also delivered Israel.

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