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1 These are the nations which Yahweh allowed to remain, by their means to put all those Israelites to the test who had not experienced any of the Canaanite wars
Judg 2:21-22  Deut 7:22  1Pet 1:7  1Pet 4:12  2Chr 32:31  Deut 8:2  Deut 8:16 

2 (this was only to instruct the Israelites' descendants, to teach them the art of war, those at least who had not experienced it previously):
1Cor 9:26-27  1Tim 6:12  2Chr 12:8  2Tim 2:3  2Tim 4:7  Eph 6:11-18  Gen 2:17 

3 the five chiefs of the Philistines, all the Canaanites, the Sidonians, and the Hittites who lived in the range of the Lebanon, from the uplands of Baal-Hermon to the Pass of Hamath.
Josh 13:3  Josh 13:5  1Sam 4:1-2  1Sam 6:18  1Sam 13:5  1Sam 13:19-23  1Sam 29:2 

4 They were used to put Israel to the test and see if they would keep the orders which Yahweh had given their ancestors through Moses.
Judg 2:22  Judg 3:1  1Cor 11:19  2Thess 2:9-12  Deut 8:2  Deut 33:8  Exod 15:25 

5 The Israelites lived among the Canaanites, Hittites and Amorites, the Perizzites, Hivites and Jebusites;
Exod 3:8  Gen 10:15-18  Ps 106:34-38  Deut 7:1  Exod 3:17  Gen 15:19-21  Josh 9:1 

6 they married their daughters, they gave their own sons to their daughters and they served their gods.
Exod 34:16  Deut 7:3-4  1Kgs 11:1-5  Ezek 16:3  Ezra 9:11-12  Neh 13:23-27 

7 The Israelites did what is evil in Yahweh's eyes. They forgot Yahweh their God and served Baals and Asherahs.
Exod 34:13  1Kgs 16:33  1Kgs 18:19  2Chr 15:16  2Chr 24:18  2Chr 33:3  2Chr 33:19 

8 Then Yahweh's anger blazed out against Israel: he handed them over to Cushan-Rishathaim king of Edom, and the Israelites were enslaved to Cushan-Rishathaim for eight years.
Judg 2:14  Hab 3:7  1Sam 12:9  Deut 29:20  Deut 32:30  Exod 22:24  Isa 50:1 

9 The Israelites then cried to Yahweh and Yahweh raised for the Israelites a deliverer who rescued them, Othniel son of Kenaz, Caleb's younger brother.
Judg 1:13  Judg 3:15  Judg 6:7  Judg 10:10  Judg 2:16  Judg 4:3  1Sam 12:10 

10 The spirit of Yahweh was on him; he became judge in Israel and set out for war. Yahweh delivered Cushan-Rishathaim king of Edom into his hands, and he triumphed over Cushan- Rishathaim.
Judg 6:34  Judg 11:29  Judg 13:25  Judg 14:6  Judg 14:19  1Sam 11:6  1Cor 12:4-11 

11 The country then had peace for forty years. Othniel son of Kenaz then died.
Josh 11:23  Judg 3:30  Judg 5:31  Judg 8:28  Esth 9:22  1Chr 4:13  Josh 15:17 

12 Again the Israelites began doing what is evil in Yahweh's eyes, and Yahweh strengthened Eglon king of Moab against Israel, since they were doing what is evil in Yahweh's eyes.
1Sam 12:9  Judg 2:19  2Kgs 5:1  Dan 4:22  Dan 5:18  Exod 9:16  Ezek 38:16 

13 Eglon in conjunction with the sons of Ammon and Amalek marched on Israel, beat them and captured the City of Palm Trees.
Judg 1:16  Deut 34:3  Judg 5:14  Ps 83:6-7 

14 The Israelites were enslaved to Eglon king of Moab for eighteen years.
Deut 28:40  Deut 28:47-48  Lev 26:23-25 

15 The Israelites then cried to Yahweh, and Yahweh raised a deliverer for them, Ehud son of Gera, a Benjaminite; he was left-handed. The Israelites appointed him to take their tribute to Eglon king of Moab.
Judg 3:9  Ps 78:34  1Chr 12:2  Isa 36:16  Judg 20:16  1Sam 10:27  Jer 29:12-13 

16 Ehud made himself a dagger -- it was double-edged and a foot long -- and strapped it under his clothes on his right thigh.
Heb 4:12  Judg 3:21  Ps 45:3  Ps 149:6  Rev 1:16  Rev 2:12  Song 3:8 

17 He presented the tribute to Eglon king of Moab. This Eglon was a very fat man.
1Sam 2:29  Ezek 34:20  Jer 5:28  Jer 50:11  Job 15:27  Judg 3:29  Ps 73:7 

18 Having presented the tribute, Ehud sent away the men who had been carrying it;

19 but he himself, on reaching the Idols which are near Gilgal, went back and said, 'I have a secret message for you, O king.' The king commanded silence, and all his attendants withdrew.
Josh 4:20  2Kgs 9:5-6  Acts 23:18-19  Judg 3:20  Gen 45:1 

20 Ehud went up to him; he was sitting in his private room upstairs, where it was cool. Ehud said to him, 'I have a message from God for you, O king.' The latter immediately rose from his seat.
Amos 3:15  2Sam 12:1-15  2Sam 24:12  Jer 10:7  Judg 3:19  Mic 6:9  Ps 29:1 

21 Then Ehud, reaching with his left hand, drew the dagger he was carrying on his right thigh and thrust it into the king's belly.
1Sam 15:33  2Cor 5:16  Job 20:25  Num 25:7-8  Zech 13:3 

22 The hilt too went in after the blade, and the fat closed over the blade, since Ehud did not pull the dagger out of his belly again.

23 Ehud went out through the privies, having shut and bolted the doors of the upstairs room behind him.

24 When he had gone, the servants came back and looked; the doors of the upstairs room were bolted. They thought, 'He is probably covering his feet in the inner part of the cool room.'
1Sam 24:3 

25 They waited until they became embarrassed, but still he did not open the doors of the upstairs room. Eventually, they took the key and opened the door; and there lay their master, dead, on the ground.

26 Meanwhile, Ehud had got away, passed the Idols and made good his escape to safety in Seirah.

27 Once there, he sounded the horn in the highlands of Ephraim, and the Israelites came down from the hills with him at their head.
1Sam 13:3  Judg 6:34  2Kgs 9:13  2Sam 20:22  Josh 17:15  Josh 17:18  Judg 5:14 

28 And he said to them, 'Follow me, because Yahweh has delivered your enemy Moab into your hands.' So they followed him, seized the fords of the Jordan against Moab and allowed no one to cross.
Judg 12:5  Josh 2:7  Judg 7:9  Judg 7:15  1Sam 17:47  Judg 7:24  Judg 4:10 

29 On that occasion they beat the Moabites, some ten thousand men, all tough and seasoned fighters, and not one escaped.
Deut 32:15  Job 15:27  Judg 3:17  Ps 17:10 

30 That day Moab was humbled under the hand of Israel, and the country had peace for eighty years.
Judg 3:11  Judg 5:31 

31 After him came Shamgar son of Anath. He routed six hundred of the Philistines with an ox-goad; he too was a deliverer of Israel.
Judg 5:6  1Cor 1:17  1Sam 17:47  1Sam 17:50  Judg 2:16  Judg 5:8  1Sam 4:1