Judges 3:4
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New International Version
They were left to test the Israelites to see whether they would obey the LORD's commands, which he had given their ancestors through Moses.

New Living Translation
These people were left to test the Israelites--to see whether they would obey the commands the LORD had given to their ancestors through Moses.

English Standard Version
They were for the testing of Israel, to know whether Israel would obey the commandments of the LORD, which he commanded their fathers by the hand of Moses.

New American Standard Bible
They were for testing Israel, to find out if they would obey the commandments of the LORD, which He had commanded their fathers through Moses.

King James Bible
And they were to prove Israel by them, to know whether they would hearken unto the commandments of the LORD, which he commanded their fathers by the hand of Moses.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The LORD left them to test Israel, to determine if they would keep the LORD's commands He had given their fathers through Moses.

International Standard Version
They remained there to test Israel, to reveal if they would obey the commands of the LORD that he issued to their ancestors through Moses.

NET Bible
They were left to test Israel, so the LORD would know if his people would obey the commands he gave their ancestors through Moses.

New Heart English Bible
They were left, to prove Israel by them, to know whether they would listen to the commandments of the LORD, which he commanded their fathers by the hand of Moses.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
These nations were left to test the Israelites, to find out if they would obey the commands the LORD had given their ancestors through Moses.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And they were there, to prove Israel by them, to know whether they would hearken unto the commandments of the LORD, which He commanded their fathers by the hand of Moses.

New American Standard 1977
And they were for testing Israel, to find out if they would obey the commandments of the LORD, which He had commanded their fathers through Moses.

Jubilee Bible 2000
These, therefore, were left to prove Israel by them, to know whether they would hearken unto the commandments of the LORD, which he had commanded their fathers by the hand of Moses.

King James 2000 Bible
And they were to test Israel by them, to know whether they would hearken unto the commandments of the LORD, which he commanded their fathers by the hand of Moses.

American King James Version
And they were to prove Israel by them, to know whether they would listen to the commandments of the LORD, which he commanded their fathers by the hand of Moses.

American Standard Version
And they were left , to prove Israel by them, to know whether they would hearken unto the commandments of Jehovah, which he commanded their fathers by Moses.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And he left them, that he might try Israel by them, whether they would hear the commandments of the Lord, which he had commanded their fathers by the hand of Moses, or not.

Darby Bible Translation
And they were to prove Israel by them, to know whether they would obey the commandments of Jehovah, which he commanded their fathers by the hand of Moses.

English Revised Version
And they were for to prove Israel by them, to know whether they would hearken unto the commandments of the LORD, which he commanded their fathers by the hand of Moses.

Webster's Bible Translation
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.

World English Bible
They were [left], to prove Israel by them, to know whether they would listen to the commandments of Yahweh, which he commanded their fathers by Moses.

Young's Literal Translation
and they are to prove Israel by them, to know whether they obey the commands of Jehovah that He commanded their fathers by the hand of Moses.
Study Bible
Nations Left to Test Israel
3These nations are: the five lords of the Philistines and all the Canaanites and the Sidonians and the Hivites who lived in Mount Lebanon, from Mount Baal-hermon as far as Lebo-hamath. 4They were for testing Israel, to find out if they would obey the commandments of the LORD, which He had commanded their fathers through Moses. 5The sons of Israel lived among the Canaanites, the Hittites, the Amorites, the Perizzites, the Hivites, and the Jebusites;…
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.

Deuteronomy 8:2
"You shall remember all the way which the LORD your God has led you in the wilderness these forty years, that He might humble you, testing you, to know what was in your heart, whether you would keep His commandments or not.
Treasury of Scripture

And they were to prove Israel by them, to know whether they would listen to the commandments of the LORD, which he commanded their fathers by the hand of Moses.

to prove

Judges 3:1 Now these are the nations which the LORD left, to prove Israel by …

Judges 2:22 That through them I may prove Israel, whether they will keep the …

Exodus 15:25 And he cried to the LORD; and the LORD showed him a tree, which when …

Deuteronomy 33:8 And of Levi he said, Let your Thummim and your Urim be with your …

1 Corinthians 11:19 For there must be also heresies among you, that they which are approved …

2 Thessalonians 2:9-12 Even him, whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power …

(4) To prove Israel.--See Judges 2:22.

And they were to prove Israel by them,.... They were left in the land, as to inure them to war, and try their courage, so to prove their faithfulness to God:

to know whether they would hearken to the commandments, of the Lord,

which he commanded their fathers by the hand of Moses; even all the commandments of the Lord delivered to them by Moses, moral, civil, and ceremonial, and particularly those that concerned the destruction of the Canaanites, their altars, and their idols, Deuteronomy 7:1. 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.
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