Judges 3:6
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New International Version
They took their daughters in marriage and gave their own daughters to their sons, and served their gods.

New Living Translation
and they intermarried with them. Israelite sons married their daughters, and Israelite daughters were given in marriage to their sons. And the Israelites served their gods.

English Standard Version
And their daughters they took to themselves for wives, and their own daughters they gave to their sons, and they served their gods.

New American Standard Bible
and they took their daughters for themselves as wives, and gave their own daughters to their sons, and served their gods.

King James Bible
And they took their daughters to be their wives, and gave their daughters to their sons, and served their gods.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The Israelites took their daughters as wives for themselves, gave their own daughters to their sons, and worshiped their gods.

International Standard Version
taking their daughters as wives for themselves, giving their own daughters to their sons, and serving their gods.

NET Bible
They took the Canaanites' daughters as wives and gave their daughters to the Canaanites; they worshiped their gods as well.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The Israelites allowed their sons and daughters to marry these people. Israel also served their gods.

Jubilee Bible 2000
they took their daughters to be their wives and gave their daughters to their sons and served their gods.

King James 2000 Bible
And they took their daughters to be their wives, and gave their daughters to their sons, and served their gods.

American King James Version
And they took their daughters to be their wives, and gave their daughters to their sons, and served their gods.

American Standard Version
and they took their daughters to be their wives, and gave their own daughters to their sons and served their gods.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And they took their daughters to wives, and they gave their own daughters to their sons, and they served their gods.

Darby Bible Translation
and they took their daughters as wives, and gave their daughters to their sons, and served their gods.

English Revised Version
and they took their daughters to be their wives, and gave their own daughters to their sons, and served their gods.

Webster's Bible Translation
And they took their daughters to be their wives, and gave their daughters to their sons, and served their gods.

World English Bible
and they took their daughters to be their wives, and gave their own daughters to their sons and served their gods.

Young's Literal Translation
and take their daughters to them for wives, and their daughters have given to their sons, and they serve their gods;
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise 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.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 6. - They took their daughters, etc. Here is a further downward step in the disobedience of the Israelites. Intermarriage with the Canaanite nations had been expressly forbidden (Exodus 34:15, 16; Deuteronomy 7:3; Joshua 23:12), and the reason of the prohibition clearly stated, and for some time after Joshua's death no such marriages appear to have been contracted. But now the fatal step was taken, and the predicted consequence immediately ensued: "they served their gods;.., they forgat the Lord their God, and served the Baalim and the Asheroth."

CHAPTER 3:7-11 This section introduces us into the actual narrative of the Book of Judges, the prefatory matter being now concluded. The whole book proceeds on the same model as this section does. The apostasy of Israel; their servitude under the oppressor sent to chastise them; their cry of distress and penitence; their deliverance by the judge raised up to save them; the rest which follows their deliverance. There is infinite variety in the details of the successive narratives, but they are all formed on the same plan.

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

And they took their daughters to be their wives, and gave their daughters to their sons,.... The Israelites intermarried with the inhabitants of the land, contrary to the express command of God, Deuteronomy 7:3; whereby they confounded their families, debased their blood, and were ensnared into idolatry, as follows: perhaps to these unlawful marriages, in their first settlement in the land of Canaan, reference is had in Ezekiel 16:3, "thy father was an Amorite and thy mother an Hittite"; an Amorite marrying a daughter of Israel, and an Israelitish man an Hittite woman:

and served their gods; this was the natural consequence of their intermarriages, which the Lord foresaw, and therefore cautioned them against them, Exodus 34:15.



Judges 3:6 Additional Commentaries
Context
Nations Left to Test Israel
5The sons of Israel lived among the Canaanites, the Hittites, the Amorites, the Perizzites, the Hivites, and the Jebusites; 6and they took their daughters for themselves as wives, and gave their own daughters to their sons, and served their gods.
Cross References
Exodus 34:15
"Be careful not to make a treaty with those who live in the land; for when they prostitute themselves to their gods and sacrifice to them, they will invite you and you will eat their sacrifices.

Exodus 34:16
And when you choose some of their daughters as wives for your sons and those daughters prostitute themselves to their gods, they will lead your sons to do the same.

Deuteronomy 7:3
Do not intermarry with them. Do not give your daughters to their sons or take their daughters for your sons,

Deuteronomy 7:4
for they will turn your children away from following me to serve other gods, and the LORD's anger will burn against you and will quickly destroy you.

Joshua 23:12
"But if you turn away and ally yourselves with the survivors of these nations that remain among you and if you intermarry with them and associate with them,

Psalm 106:35
but they mingled with the nations and adopted their customs.
Treasury of Scripture

And they took their daughters to be their wives, and gave their daughters to their sons, and served their gods.

Exodus 34:16 And you take of their daughters to your sons, and their daughters …

Deuteronomy 7:2,4 And when the LORD your God shall deliver them before you; you shall …

1 Kings 11:1-5 But king Solomon loved many strange women, together with the daughter …

Ezra 9:11,12 Which you have commanded by your servants the prophets, saying, The …

Nehemiah 13:23-27 In those days also saw I Jews that had married wives of Ashdod, of …

Ezekiel 16:3 And say, Thus said the Lord GOD to Jerusalem; Your birth and your …

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