Judges 8:33
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New International Version
No sooner had Gideon died than the Israelites again prostituted themselves to the Baals. They set up Baal-Berith as their god

New Living Translation
As soon as Gideon died, the Israelites prostituted themselves by worshiping the images of Baal, making Baal-berith their god.

English Standard Version
As soon as Gideon died, the people of Israel turned again and whored after the Baals and made Baal-berith their god.

New American Standard Bible
Then it came about, as soon as Gideon was dead, that the sons of Israel again played the harlot with the Baals, and made Baal-berith their god.

King James Bible
And it came to pass, as soon as Gideon was dead, that the children of Israel turned again, and went a whoring after Baalim, and made Baalberith their god.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
When Gideon died, the Israelites turned and prostituted themselves with the Baals and made Baal-berith their god.

International Standard Version
Later on, as soon as Gideon was dead, the Israelis again committed spiritual adultery with various Canaanite deities and appointed Baal-berith to be their god.

NET Bible
After Gideon died, the Israelites again prostituted themselves to the Baals. They made Baal-Berith their god.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
As soon as Gideon died, the people of Israel chased after other gods-the Baals-as though they were prostitutes. They made Baal Berith their god.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And it came to pass as soon as Gideon was dead that the sons of Israel turned again and fornicated after the Baalim and made Baalberith their god.

King James 2000 Bible
And it came to pass, as soon as Gideon was dead, that the children of Israel turned again, and played the harlot after Baalim, and made Baalberith their god.

American King James Version
And it came to pass, as soon as Gideon was dead, that the children of Israel turned again, and went a whoring after Baalim, and made Baalberith their god.

American Standard Version
And it came to pass, as soon as Gideon was dead, that the children of Israel turned again, and played the harlot after the Baalim, and made Baal-berith their god.

Douay-Rheims Bible
But after Gedeon was dead, the children of Israel turned again, and committed fornication with Baalim. And they made a covenant with Baal, that he should be their god:

Darby Bible Translation
And it came to pass when Gideon was dead, that the children of Israel turned again, and went a whoring after the Baals, and set up Baal-Berith as their god.

English Revised Version
And it came to pass, as soon as Gideon was dead, that the children of Israel turned again, and went a whoring after the Baalim, and made Baal-berith their god.

Webster's Bible Translation
And it came to pass as soon as Gideon was dead, that the children of Israel turned again, and went astray after Baalim, and made Baal-berith their god.

World English Bible
It happened, as soon as Gideon was dead, that the children of Israel turned again, and played the prostitute after the Baals, and made Baal Berith their god.

Young's Literal Translation
And it cometh to pass, when Gideon is dead, that the sons of Israel turn back and go a-whoring after the Baalim, and set over them Baal-Berith for a god;
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

8:29-35 As soon as Gideon was dead, who kept the people to the worship of the God of Israel, they found themselves under no restraint; then they went after Baalim, and showed no kindness to the family of Gideon. No wonder if those who forget their God, forget their friends. Yet conscious of our own ingratitude to the Lord, and observing that of mankind in general, we should learn to be patient under any unkind returns we meet with for our poor services, and resolve, after the Divine example, not to be overcome of evil, but to overcome evil with good.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 33. - And it came to pass, etc. Cf. Judges 2:11, 12, 19; Judges 3:7; Judges 4:1; Judges 5:1; Judges 10:6; Judges 13:1. Baal-berith. See Judges 2:13, note. He was like the Ζευς Ορκιος of the Greeks, the god of covenants.

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

And it came to pass, as soon as Gideon was dead, that the children of Israel turned again,.... from God, and the pure worship of him, to idolatry:

and went a whoring after Baalim; the gods of the Phoenicians and Canaanites, the several Baals of other nations, the lords many which they served; these they committed spiritual whoredom with; that is, idolatry: particularly

and made Baalberith their god; which was the idol of the Shechemites, as appears from a temple being built at Shechem for it, Judges 9:4 and had its name either from Berytus, a city of Phoenicia, of which Mela (n) and Pliny (o) make mention, and where this Baal might be first worshipped; it was fifty miles from Sidon, and was in later times a seat of learning (p); of this city was Sanchoniatho, a Phoenician historian, who is said to receive many things he writes about the Jews from Jerombalus, supposed to be Jerubbaal, or Gideon; See Gill on Judges 6:32 and who tells (q) us, that Cronus or Ham gave this city to Neptune and the Cabiri, and who also relates (r) that Beruth is the name of a Phoenician deity. Though it may be rather this idol had its name from its supposed concern in covenants, the word "Berith" signifying a covenant; and so the Targum and Syriac version call him the lord of covenant; and the Septuagint and Vulgate Latin versions are,"and they made a covenant with Baal, that he should be their god;''as if he had his name from hence; though rather from his presiding over covenants, as Janus is said (s) to do, and from his avenging the breach of them, and rewarding those that kept them; the same with Jupiter Fidius Ultor, and Sponsor (t) with the Romans, and Horcius (u) with the Greeks.

(n) De Situ Orbis, l. 1. c. 12. (o) Nat. Hist. l. 5. c. 20. (p) Eunapius in Vita Proaeresii, p. 117. (q) Apud Euseb. Evangel. Praepar. l. 1. p. 38. (r) Apud Euseb. Evangel. Praepar. l. 1. p. 36. (s) Servius in Virgil. Aeneid. l. 12. "Latonaeque genus", &c. Vid. Liv. Hist. l. 8. c. 5, 6. (t) Vid. Kipping. Antiqu. Roman. l. 1. c. 1. p. 48. (u) Pausan. Eliac. 1. sive. l. 5. p. 336. Sophocles in Philoctete, prope finem.



Judges 8:33 Additional Commentaries
Context
Gideon's Death
32And Gideon the son of Joash died at a ripe old age and was buried in the tomb of his father Joash, in Ophrah of the Abiezrites. 33Then it came about, as soon as Gideon was dead, that the sons of Israel again played the harlot with the Baals, and made Baal-berith their god. 34Thus the sons of Israel did not remember the LORD their God, who had delivered them from the hands of all their enemies on every side;…
Cross References
Judges 2:11
Then the Israelites did evil in the eyes of the LORD and served the Baals.

Judges 2:12
They forsook the LORD, the God of their ancestors, who had brought them out of Egypt. They followed and worshiped various gods of the peoples around them. They aroused the LORD's anger

Judges 8:32
Gideon son of Joash died at a good old age and was buried in the tomb of his father Joash in Ophrah of the Abiezrites.

Judges 9:4
They gave him seventy shekels of silver from the temple of Baal-Berith, and Abimelek used it to hire reckless scoundrels, who became his followers.

Judges 9:27
After they had gone out into the fields and gathered the grapes and trodden them, they held a festival in the temple of their god. While they were eating and drinking, they cursed Abimelek.

Judges 9:46
On hearing this, the citizens in the tower of Shechem went into the stronghold of the temple of El-Berith.

Jeremiah 23:27
They think the dreams they tell one another will make my people forget my name, just as their ancestors forgot my name through Baal worship.
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And it came to pass, as soon as Gideon was dead, that the children of Israel turned again, and went a whoring after Baalim, and made Baalberith their god.

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Judges 2:7-10,17,19 And the people served the LORD all the days of Joshua, and all the …

Joshua 24:31 And Israel served the LORD all the days of Joshua, and all the days …

2 Kings 12:2 And Jehoash did that which was right in the sight of the LORD all …

2 Chronicles 24:17,18 Now after the death of Jehoiada came the princes of Judah, and made …

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Judges 8:27 And Gideon made an ephod thereof, and put it in his city, even in …

Judges 2:17 And yet they would not listen to their judges, but they went a whoring …

Exodus 34:15,16 Lest you make a covenant with the inhabitants of the land, and they …

Jeremiah 3:9 And it came to pass through the lightness of her prostitution, that …

Baal-berith. Literally, the lord of the covenant

Judges 9:4,46 And they gave him three score and ten pieces of silver out of the …

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