Judges 2:3
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English Standard Version
So now I say, I will not drive them out before you, but they shall become thorns in your sides, and their gods shall be a snare to you.”

King James Bible
Wherefore I also said, I will not drive them out from before you; but they shall be as thorns in your sides, and their gods shall be a snare unto you.

American Standard Version
Wherefore I also said, I will not drive them out from before you; but they shall be as thorns in your sides, and their gods shall be a snare unto you.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Wherefore I would not destroy them from before your face: that you may have enemies, and their gods may be your ruin.

English Revised Version
Wherefore I also said, I will not drive them out from before you; but they shall be as thorns in your sides, and their gods shall be a snare unto you.

Webster's Bible Translation
Wherefore I also said, I will not drive them out from before you; but they shall be as thorns in your sides, and their gods shall be a snare to you.

Judges 2:3 Parallel
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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

Naphtali did not root out the inhabitants of Beth-shemesh and Beth-anath, two fortified towns, the situation of which is still unknown (see at Joshua 19:38); so that this tribe also dwelt among the Canaanites, but did not make them tributary.

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I also said

Judges 2:21 I also will not from now on drive out any from before them of the nations which Joshua left when he died:

Numbers 33:55 But if you will not drive out the inhabitants of the land from before you; then it shall come to pass...

Joshua 23:13 Know for a certainty that the LORD your God will no more drive out any of these nations from before you...

their gods

Judges 3:6 And they took their daughters to be their wives, and gave their daughters to their sons, and served their gods.

Exodus 23:33 They shall not dwell in your land, lest they make you sin against me: for if you serve their gods, it will surely be a snare to you.

Exodus 34:12 Take heed to yourself, lest you make a covenant with the inhabitants of the land where you go...

Deuteronomy 7:16 And you shall consume all the people which the LORD your God shall deliver you; your eye shall have no pity on them...

1 Kings 11:1-7 But king Solomon loved many strange women, together with the daughter of Pharaoh, women of the Moabites, Ammonites, Edomites, Zidonians...

Psalm 106:36 And they served their idols: which were a snare to them.

Cross References
Exodus 23:33
They shall not dwell in your land, lest they make you sin against me; for if you serve their gods, it will surely be a snare to you."

Numbers 33:55
But if you do not drive out the inhabitants of the land from before you, then those of them whom you let remain shall be as barbs in your eyes and thorns in your sides, and they shall trouble you in the land where you dwell.

Joshua 23:13
know for certain that the LORD your God will no longer drive out these nations before you, but they shall be a snare and a trap for you, a whip on your sides and thorns in your eyes, until you perish from off this good ground that the LORD your God has given you.

Judges 2:4
As soon as the angel of the LORD spoke these words to all the people of Israel, the people lifted up their voices and wept.

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