Judges 10:16
New International Version
Then they got rid of the foreign gods among them and served the LORD. And he could bear Israel's misery no longer.

New Living Translation
Then the Israelites put aside their foreign gods and served the LORD. And he was grieved by their misery.

English Standard Version
So they put away the foreign gods from among them and served the LORD, and he became impatient over the misery of Israel.

Berean Study Bible
So they put away the foreign gods from among them and served the LORD, and He could no longer bear the misery of Israel.

New American Standard Bible
So they put away the foreign gods from among them and served the LORD; and He could bear the misery of Israel no longer.

King James Bible
And they put away the strange gods from among them, and served the LORD: and his soul was grieved for the misery of Israel.

Christian Standard Bible
So they got rid of the foreign gods among them and worshiped the LORD, and he became weary of Israel's misery.

Contemporary English Version
Then the Israelites got rid of the idols of the foreign gods, and they began worshiping only the LORD. Finally, there came a time when the LORD could no longer stand to see them suffer.

Good News Translation
So they got rid of their foreign gods and worshiped the LORD; and he became troubled over Israel's distress.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
So they got rid of the foreign gods among them and worshiped the LORD, and He became weary of Israel's misery.

International Standard Version
When they put away their foreign gods and served the LORD, he brought Israel's misery to an end.

NET Bible
They threw away the foreign gods they owned and worshiped the LORD. Finally the LORD grew tired of seeing Israel suffer so much.

New Heart English Bible
They put away the foreign gods from among them, and served the LORD; and his soul was grieved with the misery of Israel.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Then they got rid of the foreign gods they had and served the LORD. So the LORD could not bear to have Israel suffer any longer.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And they put away the strange gods from among them, and served the LORD; and His soul was grieved for the misery of Israel.

New American Standard 1977
So they put away the foreign gods from among them, and served the LORD; and He could bear the misery of Israel no longer.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And they put away the strange gods from among them and served the LORD; and his soul was grieved for the misery of Israel.

King James 2000 Bible
And they put away the foreign gods from among them, and served the LORD: and his soul was grieved for the misery of Israel.

American King James Version
And they put away the strange gods from among them, and served the LORD: and his soul was grieved for the misery of Israel.

American Standard Version
And they put away the foreign gods from among them, and served Jehovah; and his soul was grieved for the misery of Israel.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And they put away the strange gods from the midst of them, and served the Lord only, and his soul was pained for the trouble of Israel.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And saying these things, they cast away out of their coasts all the idols of strange gods and served the Lord their God: and he was touched with their miseries.

Darby Bible Translation
And they put away the strange gods from among them, and served Jehovah; and his soul was grieved for the misery of Israel.

English Revised Version
And they put away the strange gods from among them, and served the LORD: and his soul was grieved for the misery of Israel.

Webster's Bible Translation
And they put away the strange gods from among them, and served the LORD: and his soul was grieved for the misery of Israel.

World English Bible
They put away the foreign gods from among them, and served Yahweh; and his soul was grieved for the misery of Israel.

Young's Literal Translation
And they turn aside the gods of the stranger out of their midst, and serve Jehovah, and His soul is grieved with the misery of Israel.
Study Bible
Philistine and Ammonite Oppression
15“We have sinned,” the Israelites said to the LORD. “Deal with us as You see fit; but please deliver us today!” 16So they put away the foreign gods from among them and served the LORD, and He could no longer bear the misery of Israel. 17Then the Ammonites were called to arms and camped in Gilead, and the Israelites assembled and camped at Mizpah.…
Cross References
Deuteronomy 32:36
For the LORD will judge His people and have compassion on His servants when He sees that their strength is gone and no one remains, slave or free.

Joshua 24:23
"Now, therefore," he said, "get rid of the foreign gods among you and incline your hearts to the LORD, the God of Israel."

1 Samuel 7:3
Then Samuel said to all the house of Israel, "If you are returning to the LORD with all your hearts, then rid yourselves of the foreign gods and Ashtoreths among you, prepare your hearts for the LORD, and serve Him only. And He will deliver you from the hand of the Philistines."

1 Samuel 12:10
Then they cried out to the LORD and said, 'We have sinned, for we have forsaken the LORD and served the Baals and Ashtoreths. Now deliver us from the hands of our enemies, and we will serve You.'

Psalm 73:21
When my heart was grieved and I was pierced within,

Isaiah 63:9
In all their distress, He too was afflicted, and the Angel of His Presence saved them. In His love and compassion He redeemed them; He lifted them up and carried them all the days of old.

Jeremiah 31:20
Is not Ephraim a precious son to Me, a delightful child? Though I often speak against him, surely I still remember him. Therefore My heart yearns for him; I have great compassion for him," declares the LORD.

Treasury of Scripture

And they put away the strange gods from among them, and served the LORD: and his soul was grieved for the misery of Israel.

they put

2 Chronicles 7:14
If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.

2 Chronicles 15:8
And when Asa heard these words, and the prophecy of Oded the prophet, he took courage, and put away the abominable idols out of all the land of Judah and Benjamin, and out of the cities which he had taken from mount Ephraim, and renewed the altar of the LORD, that was before the porch of the LORD.

2 Chronicles 33:15
And he took away the strange gods, and the idol out of the house of the LORD, and all the altars that he had built in the mount of the house of the LORD, and in Jerusalem, and cast them out of the city.

strange gods.

Genesis 6:6
And it repented the LORD that he had made man on the earth, and it grieved him at his heart.

Psalm 106:44,45
Nevertheless he regarded their affliction, when he heard their cry: …

Isaiah 63:9
In all their affliction he was afflicted, and the angel of his presence saved them: in his love and in his pity he redeemed them; and he bare them, and carried them all the days of old.

grieved.







Lexicon
So they put away
וַיָּסִ֜ירוּ (way·yā·sî·rū)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Hifil - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 5493: To turn aside

the foreign
הַנֵּכָר֙ (han·nê·ḵār)
Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5236: That which is foreign, foreignness

gods
אֱלֹהֵ֤י (’ĕ·lō·hê)
Noun - masculine plural construct
Strong's Hebrew 430: gods -- the supreme God, magistrates, a superlative

from among them
מִקִּרְבָּ֔ם (miq·qir·bām)
Preposition-m | Noun - masculine singular construct | third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 7130: The nearest part, the center

and served
וַיַּעַבְד֖וּ (way·ya·‘aḇ·ḏū)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 5647: To work, to serve, till, enslave

the LORD,
יְהוָ֑ה (Yah·weh)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3068: LORD -- the proper name of the God of Israel

and He
נַפְשׁ֖וֹ (nap̄·šōw)
Noun - feminine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5315: A soul, living being, life, self, person, desire, passion, appetite, emotion

could no longer bear
וַתִּקְצַ֥ר (wat·tiq·ṣar)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7114: To dock off, curtail, to harvest

the misery
בַּעֲמַ֥ל (ba·‘ă·mal)
Preposition-b | Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 5999: Toil, wearing effort, worry, wheth, of body, mind

of Israel.
יִשְׂרָאֵֽל׃ (yiś·rā·’êl)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3478: Israel -- 'God strives', another name of Jacob and his desc
(16) They put away the strange gods.--The moment the sincerity of their repentance was proved, God hears them (Genesis 35:1; 1Samuel 7:3; 2Chronicles 15:8).

His soul was grieved.--Literally, was shortened. (Comp. Zechariah 11:8.)

Verse 16. - And they put away the strange gods. Here at length were "the fruits meet for repentance," and "the returning to the Lord their God;" the intended result of the severe but loving correction (see Homiletics, Judges 6:25-32). Cf. Genesis 35:2; 1 Samuel 7:3, in which passages, as here, the phrase the strange gods is the correct rendering; not, as in the margin, gods of strangers. The Hebrew phrase here rendered his soul was grieved occurs Numbers 21:4; Judges 16:16; Zechariah 11:2; it means was impatient - literally, was shortened, i.e. he could bear it no longer. A somewhat similar description of the Divine relenting is contained in the beautiful passage Hosea 11:7-9. 10:10-18 God is able to multiply men's punishments according to the numbers of their sins and idols. But there is hope when sinners cry to the Lord for help, and lament their ungodliness as well as their more open transgressions. It is necessary, in true repentance, that there be a full conviction that those things cannot help us which we have set in competition with God. They acknowledged what they deserved, yet prayed to God not to deal with them according to their deserts. We must submit to God's justice, with a hope in his mercy. True repentance is not only for sin, but from sin. As the disobedience and misery of a child are a grief to a tender father, so the provocations of God's people are a grief to him. From him mercy never can be sought in vain. Let then the trembling sinner, and the almost despairing backslider, cease from debating about God's secret purposes, or from expecting to find hope from former experiences. Let them cast themselves on the mercy of God our Saviour, humble themselves under his hand, seek deliverance from the powers of darkness, separate themselves from sin, and from occasions of it, use the means of grace diligently, and wait the Lord's time, and so they shall certainly rejoice in his mercy.
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