Judges 2:13
New International Version
because they forsook him and served Baal and the Ashtoreths.

New Living Translation
They abandoned the LORD to serve Baal and the images of Ashtoreth.

English Standard Version
They abandoned the LORD and served the Baals and the Ashtaroth.

Berean Study Bible
for they forsook Him and served Baal and the Ashtoreths.

New American Standard Bible
So they forsook the LORD and served Baal and the Ashtaroth.

King James Bible
And they forsook the LORD, and served Baal and Ashtaroth.

Christian Standard Bible
for they abandoned him and worshiped Baal and the Ashtoreths.

Good News Translation
They stopped worshiping the LORD and served the Baals and the Astartes.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
for they abandoned Him and worshiped Baal and the Ashtoreths.

International Standard Version
As a result, they abandoned the LORD by serving both Baal and Ashtaroth.

NET Bible
They abandoned the LORD and worshiped Baal and the Ashtars.

New Heart English Bible
They forsook the LORD, and served Baal and the Ashtaroth.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
They abandoned the LORD to serve the god Baal and the goddess Astarte.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And they forsook the LORD, and served Baal and the Ashtaroth.

New American Standard 1977
So they forsook the LORD and served Baal and the Ashtaroth.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And they forsook the LORD and served Baal and Ashtaroth.

King James 2000 Bible
And they forsook the LORD, and served Baal and Ashtaroth.

American King James Version
And they forsook the LORD, and served Baal and Ashtaroth.

American Standard Version
And they forsook Jehovah, and served Baal and the Ashtaroth.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And they provoked the Lord, and forsook him, and served Baal and the Astartes.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Forsaking him, and serving Baal and Astaroth.

Darby Bible Translation
And they forsook Jehovah, and served Baal and the Ashtoreths.

English Revised Version
And they forsook the LORD, and served Baal and the Ashtaroth.

Webster's Bible Translation
And they forsook the LORD, and served Baal and Ashtaroth.

World English Bible
They forsook Yahweh, and served Baal and the Ashtaroth.

Young's Literal Translation
yea, they forsake Jehovah, and do service to Baal and to Ashtaroth.
Study Bible
Israel's Unfaithfulness
12Thus they forsook the LORD, the God of their fathers, who had brought them out of the land of Egypt, and they followed after various gods of the people all around them. They bowed down to them and provoked the LORD to anger, 13for they forsook Him and served Baal and the Ashtoreths. 14Then the anger of the LORD burned against Israel, and He handed them over to raiders who plundered them. He sold them into the hands of their enemies all around, whom they were no longer able to resist.…
Cross References
Judges 3:7
So the Israelites did evil in the sight of the LORD; they forgot the LORD their God and served the Baals and the Asherahs.

Judges 10:6
And again the Israelites did evil in the sight of the LORD. They served the Baals, the Ashtoreths, the gods of Aram, Sidon, and Moab, and the gods of the Ammonites and Philistines. Thus they forsook the LORD and did not serve Him.

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.'

1 Samuel 31:10
They put his armor in the temple of the Ashtoreths and hung his body on the wall of Beth-shan.

1 Kings 11:5
Solomon followed Ashtoreth the goddess of the Sidonians and Molech the abomination of the Ammonites.

2 Chronicles 7:22
And others will answer, 'Because they have forsaken the LORD, the God of their fathers, who brought them out of Egypt, and have embraced other gods, worshiping and serving them. Because of this, He has brought all this disaster upon them.'"

Treasury of Scripture

And they forsook the LORD, and served Baal and Ashtaroth.

served

Judges 2:11
And the children of Israel did evil in the sight of the LORD, and served Baalim:

Judges 3:7
And the children of Israel did evil in the sight of the LORD, and forgat the LORD their God, and served Baalim and the groves.

Judges 10:6
And the children of Israel did evil again in the sight of the LORD, and served Baalim, and Ashtaroth, and the gods of Syria, and the gods of Zidon, and the gods of Moab, and the gods of the children of Ammon, and the gods of the Philistines, and forsook the LORD, and served not him.







Lexicon
for they forsook
וַיַּעַזְב֖וּ (way·ya·‘az·ḇū)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 5800: To loosen, relinquish, permit

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

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

Baal
לַבַּ֖עַל (lab·ba·‘al)
Preposition-l, Article | Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1168: Baal -- a heathen god

and the Ashtoreths.
וְלָעַשְׁתָּרֽוֹת׃ (wə·lā·‘aš·tā·rō·wṯ)
Conjunctive waw, Preposition-l | Noun - proper - feminine plural
Strong's Hebrew 6252: A place East of the Jordan
(13) Baal and Ashtaroth.--Literally, "the Baals and the Ashtareths."

Ashtaroth.--The plural of the feminine word Ash-tareth, or Astarte, "the goddess of the Sidonians" (1Kings 11:5), the Ph?nician Venus--identified sometimes with the moon (e.g., in the name Ashtaroth Karnaim, "the city of the two-horned moon," the name of Og's capital, Deuteronomy 1:4), and sometimes with the planet Venus (2Kings 23:4; Cic. De Nat. Deor. 3:23; Euseb. Praep. Evang. i. 10). She is called the "queen of heaven," in Jeremiah 7:10; Jeremiah 44:17, and was called Baalti ("my lady") by the Ph?nicians. The plural form may be, as Ewald thinks, the plural of excellence, or like Baalim an allusion to the different forms and attributes under which the goddess was worshipped. The worship of Baalim and Ashtaroth naturally went hand in hand. (See Judges 10:6; 1Samuel 7:4; 1Samuel 12:10.) Ashtaroth is not to be confused with the Asheroth (rendered "groves" in the E. V.) mentioned in Judges 3:7. The words resemble each other less in Hebrew, as Ashtaroth begins with , not with . Mil. ton's allusions to these deities are not only exquisitely beautiful but also very correct, as he derived his information from Selden's learned Syntagma de Dis Syrs:

"With these in troop

Came Ashtoreth, whom the Phoenicians call'd

Astarte, queen of heaven, with crescent horns,

To whose bright image nightly by the moon

Sidonian virgins paid their vows and songs;

In Zion also not unsung, where stood

Her temple."

Par. Lost, i. 439.

The derivation of the word is very uncertain. It probably has no connection with the Greek Aster, or the Persian Esther.

Verse 13. - Baal and Ashtaroth. Ashtaroth is the plural of Ashtoreth, the goddess of the Zidonians (1 Kings 11:5, 33), just as Baalim (ver. 11) is the plural of Baal. The many images of Baal and Ashtoreth are, in the opinion of some, indicated by the plural; but others think that different modifications or impersonations of the god and goddess are indicated. Thus we read of Baal-berith, the god who presides over covenants; Baal-zebul, or Zebub, the god who presides over flies, who could either send or remove a plague of flies, and so on. "Baal (lord or master) was the supreme male divinity of the Phoenician and Canaanitish nations, as Ashtoreth (perhaps the star, the planet Venus) was their supreme female divinity. Baal and Ashtoreth are frequently coupled together. Many Phoenician names - Hannibal, Asdrubal, Adherbal, Belus, etc. - are derived from Baal."

CHAPTER 2:14-23 2:6-23 We have a general idea of the course of things in Israel, during the time of the Judges. The nation made themselves as mean and miserable by forsaking God, as they would have been great and happy if they had continued faithful to him. Their punishment answered to the evil they had done. They served the gods of the nations round about them, even the meanest, and God made them serve the princes of the nations round about them, even the meanest. Those who have found God true to his promises, may be sure that he will be as true to his threatenings. He might in justice have abandoned them, but he could not for pity do it. The Lord was with the judges when he raised them up, and so they became saviours. In the days of the greatest distress of the church, there shall be some whom God will find or make fit to help it. The Israelites were not thoroughly reformed; so mad were they upon their idols, and so obstinately bent to backslide. Thus those who have forsaken the good ways of God, which they have once known and professed, commonly grow most daring and desperate in sin, and have their hearts hardened. Their punishment was, that the Canaanites were spared, and so they were beaten with their own rod. Men cherish and indulge their corrupt appetites and passions; therefore God justly leaves them to themselves, under the power of their sins, which will be their ruin. God has told us how deceitful and desperately wicked our hearts are, but we are not willing to believe it, until by making bold with temptation we find it true by sad experience. We need to examine how matters stand with ourselves, and to pray without ceasing, that we may be rooted and grounded in love, and that Christ may dwell in our hearts by faith. Let us declare war against every sin, and follow after holiness all our days.
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