3:7 And the children of Israel did evil in the sight of the
LORD, and forgat the LORD their God, and served Baalim and
the d groves.
(d) Or Ashteroth, trees or woods erected for idolatry.
3:10 And the e Spirit of the LORD came upon him, and he judged
Israel, and went out to war: and the LORD delivered
Chushanrishathaim king of Mesopotamia into his hand; and
his hand prevailed against Chushanrishathaim.
(e) He was stirred up by the Spirit of the Lord.
3:11 And the land had rest f forty years. And Othniel the son
of Kenaz died.
(f) That is, 32 under Joshua and 8 under Othniel.
3:12 And the children of Israel did evil again in the sight of
the LORD: and the LORD g strengthened Eglon the king of
Moab against Israel, because they had done evil in the
sight of the LORD.
(g) So that the enemies of God's people have no power over
them, but by God's appointment.
3:19 But he himself turned again from the h quarries that
[were] by Gilgal, and said, I have a secret errand unto
thee, O king: who said, Keep i silence. And all that
stood by him went out from him.
(h) Or, as some read from the places of idols.
(i) Till all be departed.
3:30 So Moab was subdued that day under the hand of Israel. And
the k land had rest fourscore years.
(k) Meaning, the Israelites.
3:31 And after him was Shamgar the son of Anath, which slew of
the Philistines six hundred men with an ox l goad: and he
also delivered Israel.
(l) So that it is not the number, nor the means that God
regards, when he will get the victory.