Judges 3:11
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New International Version
So the land had peace for forty years, until Othniel son of Kenaz died.

New Living Translation
So there was peace in the land for forty years. Then Othniel son of Kenaz died.

English Standard Version
So the land had rest forty years. Then Othniel the son of Kenaz died.

New American Standard Bible
Then the land had rest forty years. And Othniel the son of Kenaz died.

King James Bible
And the land had rest forty years. And Othniel the son of Kenaz died.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Then the land was peaceful 40 years, and Othniel son of Kenaz died.

International Standard Version
As a result, the land was quiet for 40 years. Then Kenaz' son Othniel died.

NET Bible
The land had rest for forty years; then Othniel son of Kenaz died.

New Heart English Bible
The land had rest forty years. And Othniel the son of Kenaz died.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
So there was finally peace in the land for 40 years. Then Othniel, son of Kenaz, died.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And the land had rest forty years. And Othniel the son of Kenaz died.

New American Standard 1977
Then the land had rest forty years. And Othniel the son of Kenaz died.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And the land had rest forty years. And Othniel, the son of Kenaz, died.

King James 2000 Bible
And the land had rest forty years. And Othniel the son of Kenaz died.

American King James Version
And the land had rest forty years. And Othniel the son of Kenaz died.

American Standard Version
And the land had rest forty years. And Othniel the son of Kenaz died.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And the land rested forty years, and Othoniel the son of Cenez died.

Darby Bible Translation
And the land had rest forty years; and Othniel the son of Kenaz died.

English Revised Version
And the land had rest forty years. And Othniel the son of Kenaz died.

Webster's Bible Translation
And the land had rest forty years: and Othniel the son of Kenaz died.

World English Bible
The land had rest forty years. Othniel the son of Kenaz died.

Young's Literal Translation
and the land resteth forty years. And Othniel son of Kenaz dieth,
Study Bible
Othniel
10The Spirit of the LORD came upon him, and he judged Israel. When he went out to war, the LORD gave Cushan-rishathaim king of Mesopotamia into his hand, so that he prevailed over Cushan-rishathaim. 11Then the land had rest forty years. And Othniel the son of Kenaz died. 12Now the sons of Israel again did evil in the sight of the LORD. So the LORD strengthened Eglon the king of Moab against Israel, because they had done evil in the sight of the LORD.…
Cross References
Judges 3:10
The Spirit of the LORD came upon him, and he judged Israel. When he went out to war, the LORD gave Cushan-rishathaim king of Mesopotamia into his hand, so that he prevailed over Cushan-rishathaim.

Judges 3:12
Now the sons of Israel again did evil in the sight of the LORD. So the LORD strengthened Eglon the king of Moab against Israel, because they had done evil in the sight of the LORD.

Nehemiah 9:28
"But as soon as they had rest, they did evil again before You; Therefore You abandoned them to the hand of their enemies, so that they ruled over them. When they cried again to You, You heard from heaven, And many times You rescued them according to Your compassion,
Treasury of Scripture

And the land had rest forty years. And Othniel the son of Kenaz died.

the land

Judges 3:30 So Moab was subdued that day under the hand of Israel. And the land …

Judges 5:31 So let all your enemies perish, O LORD: but let them that love him …

Judges 8:28 Thus was Midian subdued before the children of Israel, so that they …

Joshua 11:23 So Joshua took the whole land, according to all that the LORD said to Moses…

Esther 9:22 As the days wherein the Jews rested from their enemies, and the month …

Othniel

Judges 3:9 And when the children of Israel cried to the LORD, the LORD raised …

Joshua 15:17 And Othniel the son of Kenaz, the brother of Caleb, took it: and …

1 Chronicles 4:13 And the sons of Kenaz; Othniel, and Seraiah: and the sons of Othniel; Hathath.

(11) The land had rest forty years.--Rabbi Tanchum interprets this to mean, "till forty years after the death of Joshua." For the very difficult chronology of this period, see the Introduction. Many questions have been raised, such as--Do the forty years include or exclude the period of servitude? Is forty meant to be an exact or a general number? Are the various periods of rest and servitude continuous and successive, or do they refer to different parts of the Holy Land, and do they synchronise? Perhaps no final answer to these questions is as yet possible, and no less than fifty schemes of the chronology of the period of the judges have been attempted, which fact alone proves how insufficient are the data on which to decide.

Died.--Probably during the forty years, unless we suppose that he attained a most unusual age. After this event the tribe of Judah sinks into the background till the days of David.

Verse 11. - And Othniel, etc. The arrangement of this verse suggests that Othniel lived through the whole forty years of rest, but this is highly improbable. The first part of the verse only belongs to the preceding section, which it closes quite naturally. The result of Othniel's victories was a rest of forty years (cf. ver. 30; 5:31; 8:28, etc.). The latter half of the verse - And Othniel the son of Kenaz died - begins a new section, and is introductory to the first apostasy, which followed after his death.

CHAPTER 3:13-31 And the land had rest forty years,.... As it should seem from the time of this deliverance; though, according to Ben Gersom and Abarbinel, the eight years' servitude are to be included in them; and Bishop Usher (r) reckons these forty years from the rest first settled in the land by Joshua; but the former sense seems best:

and Othniel the son of Kenaz died: not at the end of the forty years; it is not likely he should live so long, but when he died is not certain; Eusebius (s) says he judged Israel fifty years.

(r) Anual. Vet. Test. p. 42. (s) Evangel. Praepar. l. 1O. c. 14. p. 502. 11. Othniel … died—How powerful the influence of one good man is, in church or state, is best found in his loss [Bishop Hall].3:8-11 The first judge was Othniel: even in Joshua's time Othniel began to be famous. Soon after Israel's settlement in Canaan their purity began to be corrupted, and their peace disturbed. But affliction makes those cry to God who before would scarcely speak to him. God returned in mercy to them for their deliverance. The Spirit of the Lord came upon Othniel. The Spirit of wisdom and courage to qualify him for the service, and the Spirit of power to excite him to it. He first judged Israel, reproved and reformed them, and then went to war. Let sin at home be conquered, that worst of enemies, then enemies abroad will be more easily dealt with. Thus let Christ be our Judge and Lawgiver, then he will save us.
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