Judges 3:1
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New International Version
These are the nations the LORD left to test all those Israelites who had not experienced any of the wars in Canaan

New Living Translation
These are the nations that the LORD left in the land to test those Israelites who had not experienced the wars of Canaan.

English Standard Version
Now these are the nations that the LORD left, to test Israel by them, that is, all in Israel who had not experienced all the wars in Canaan.

New American Standard Bible
Now these are the nations which the LORD left, to test Israel by them (that is, all who had not experienced any of the wars of Canaan;

King James Bible
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;

Holman Christian Standard Bible
These are the nations the LORD left in order to test Israel, since the Israelites had fought none of these in any of the wars with Canaan.

International Standard Version
Here's a list of nations that the LORD caused to remain in order to test Israel (that is, everyone who had not gained any battle experience in Canaan)

NET Bible
These were the nations the LORD permitted to remain so he could use them to test Israel--he wanted to test all those who had not experienced battle against the Canaanites.

New Heart English Bible
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;

GOD'S WORD® Translation
These are the nations the LORD left behind to test all the Israelites who had not experienced any war in Canaan.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Now these are the nations which the LORD left, to prove Israel by them, even as many as had not known all the wars of Canaan;

New American Standard 1977
Now these are the nations which the LORD left, to test Israel by them (that is, all who had not experienced any of the wars of Canaan;

Jubilee Bible 2000
Now these are the Gentiles which the LORD left, to prove Israel with them, even as many of Israel as had not known all the wars of Canaan;

King James 2000 Bible
Now these are the nations which the LORD left, to test Israel by them, even as many of Israel as had not known all the wars of Canaan;

American King James Version
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;

American Standard Version
Now these are the nations which Jehovah left, to prove Israel by them, even as many of Israel as had not known all the wars of Canaan;

Douay-Rheims Bible
These are the nations which the Lord left, that by them he might instruct Israel, and all that had not known the wars of the Chanaanites:

Darby Bible Translation
And these are the nations that Jehovah left, to prove Israel by them, all that had not known all the wars of Canaan;

English Revised Version
Now these are the nations which the LORD left, to prove Israel by them, even as many as had not known all the wars of Canaan;

Webster's Bible Translation
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;

World English Bible
Now these are the nations which Yahweh left, to prove Israel by them, even as many [of Israel] as had not known all the wars of Canaan;

Young's Literal Translation
And these are the nations which Jehovah left, to try Israel by them, all who have not known all the wars of Canaan;
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
3:1-7 As the Israelites were a type of the church on earth, they were not to be idle and slothful. The Lord was pleased to try them by the remains of the devoted nations they spared. Temptations and trials detect the wickedness of the hearts of sinners; and strengthen he graces of believers in their daily conflict with Satan, sin, and this evil world. They must live in this world, but they are not of it, and are forbidden to conform to it. This marks the difference between the followers of Christ and mere professors. The friendship of the world is more fatal than its enmity; the latter can only kill the body, but the former murders many precious souls.
Study Bible
Nations Left to Test Israel
1Now these are the nations which the LORD left, to test Israel by them (that is, all who had not experienced any of the wars of Canaan; 2only in order that the generations of the sons of Israel might be taught war, those who had not experienced it formerly).…
Cross References
Exodus 15:25
Then he cried out to the LORD, and the LORD showed him a tree; and he threw it into the waters, and the waters became sweet. There He made for them a statute and regulation, and there He tested them.

Judges 1:1
Now it came about after the death of Joshua that the sons of Israel inquired of the LORD, saying, "Who shall go up first for us against the Canaanites, to fight against them?"

Judges 2:21
I also will no longer drive out before them any of the nations which Joshua left when he died,

Judges 2:22
in order to test Israel by them, whether they will keep the way of the LORD to walk in it as their fathers did, or not."

Judges 2:23
So the LORD allowed those nations to remain, not driving them out quickly; and He did not give them into the hand of Joshua.

Judges 3:2
only in order that the generations of the sons of Israel might be taught war, those who had not experienced it formerly).

1 Kings 9:21
their descendants who were left after them in the land whom the sons of Israel were unable to destroy utterly, from them Solomon levied forced laborers, even to this day.
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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;

Judges 2:21,22 I also will not from now on drive out any from before them of the …

Deuteronomy 7:22 And the LORD your God will put out those nations before you by little …

prove

Deuteronomy 8:2,16 And you shall remember all the way which the LORD your God led you …

2 Chronicles 32:31 However, in the business of the ambassadors of the princes of Babylon…

Job 23:10 But he knows the way that I take: when he has tried me, I shall come …

Proverbs 17:3 The fining pot is for silver, and the furnace for gold: but the LORD …

Jeremiah 6:27 I have set you for a tower and a fortress among my people, that you …

Jeremiah 17:9,10 The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: …

Zechariah 13:9 And I will bring the third part through the fire, and will refine …

John 2:24 But Jesus did not commit himself to them, because he knew all men,

1 Peter 1:7 That the trial of your faith, being much more precious than of gold …

1 Peter 4:12 Beloved, think it not strange concerning the fiery trial which is …

Revelation 2:23 And I will kill her children with death; and all the churches shall …

as had not

Judges 2:10 And also all that generation were gathered to their fathers: and …

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