Judges 3:1
New International Version
These are the nations the LORD left to test all those Israelites who had not experienced any of the wars in Canaan

New Living Translation
These are the nations that the LORD left in the land to test those Israelites who had not experienced the wars of Canaan.

English Standard Version
Now these are the nations that the LORD left, to test Israel by them, that is, all in Israel who had not experienced all the wars in Canaan.

Berean Study Bible
These are the nations the LORD left to test all the Israelites who had not known any of the wars in Canaan,

New American Standard Bible
Now these are the nations which the LORD left, to test Israel by them (that is, all who had not experienced any of the wars of Canaan;

King James Bible
Now these are the nations which the LORD left, to prove Israel by them, even as many of Israel as had not known all the wars of Canaan;

Christian Standard Bible
These are the nations the LORD left in order to test all those in Israel who had experienced none of the wars in Canaan.

Good News Translation
So then, the LORD left some nations in the land to test the Israelites who had not been through the wars in Canaan.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
These are the nations the LORD left in order to test Israel, since the Israelites had fought none of these in any of the wars with Canaan.

International Standard Version
Here's a list of nations that the LORD caused to remain in order to test Israel (that is, everyone who had not gained any battle experience in Canaan)

NET Bible
These were the nations the LORD permitted to remain so he could use them to test Israel--he wanted to test all those who had not experienced battle against the Canaanites.

New Heart English Bible
Now these are the nations which the LORD left, to prove Israel by them, even as many of Israel as had not known all the wars of Canaan;

GOD'S WORD® Translation
These are the nations the LORD left behind to test all the Israelites who had not experienced any war in Canaan.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Now these are the nations which the LORD left, to prove Israel by them, even as many as had not known all the wars of Canaan;

New American Standard 1977
Now these are the nations which the LORD left, to test Israel by them (that is, all who had not experienced any of the wars of Canaan;

Jubilee Bible 2000
Now these are the Gentiles which the LORD left, to prove Israel with them, even as many of Israel as had not known all the wars of Canaan;

King James 2000 Bible
Now these are the nations which the LORD left, to test Israel by them, even as many of Israel as had not known all the wars of Canaan;

American King James Version
Now these are the nations which the LORD left, to prove Israel by them, even as many of Israel as had not known all the wars of Canaan;

American Standard Version
Now these are the nations which Jehovah left, to prove Israel by them, even as many of Israel as had not known all the wars of Canaan;

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And these are the nations which the Lord left to prove Israel with them, all that had not known the wars of Chanaan.

Douay-Rheims Bible
These are the nations which the Lord left, that by them he might instruct Israel, and all that had not known the wars of the Chanaanites:

Darby Bible Translation
And these are the nations that Jehovah left, to prove Israel by them, all that had not known all the wars of Canaan;

English Revised Version
Now these are the nations which the LORD left, to prove Israel by them, even as many as had not known all the wars of Canaan;

Webster's Bible Translation
Now these are the nations which the LORD left, to prove Israel by them, (even as many of Israel as had not known all the wars of Canaan;

World English Bible
Now these are the nations which Yahweh left, to prove Israel by them, even as many [of Israel] as had not known all the wars of Canaan;

Young's Literal Translation
And these are the nations which Jehovah left, to try Israel by them, all who have not known all the wars of Canaan;
Study Bible
Nations Left to Test Israel
1These are the nations the LORD left to test all the Israelites who had not known any of the wars in Canaan, 2if only to teach warfare to the subsequent generations of Israel, especially to those who had not known it formerly:…
Cross References
Exodus 15:25
And Moses cried out to the LORD, and the LORD showed him a log. And when he cast it into the waters, they were sweetened. There the LORD made for them a statute and an ordinance, and there He tested them,

Judges 1:1
After the death of Joshua, the Israelites inquired of the LORD, "Who will be the first to go up and fight for us against the Canaanites?"

Judges 2:21
I will no longer drive out before them any of the nations Joshua left when he died.

Judges 2:22
In this way I will test whether Israel will keep the way of the LORD by walking in it as their fathers did."

Judges 2:23
That is why the LORD had left those nations in place and had not driven them out immediately by delivering them into the hand of Joshua.

Judges 3:2
if only to teach warfare to the subsequent generations of Israel, especially to those who had not known it formerly:

1 Kings 9:21
their descendants who remained in the land, those whom the Israelites were unable to destroy completely--Solomon conscripted these people to be forced laborers, as they are to this day.

Treasury of Scripture

Now these are the nations which the LORD left, to prove Israel by them, even as many of Israel as had not known all the wars of Canaan;

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Judges 2:21,22
I also will not henceforth drive out any from before them of the nations which Joshua left when he died: …

Deuteronomy 7:22
And the LORD thy God will put out those nations before thee by little and little: thou mayest not consume them at once, lest the beasts of the field increase upon thee.

prove

Deuteronomy 8:2,16
And thou shalt remember all the way which the LORD thy God led thee these forty years in the wilderness, to humble thee, and to prove thee, to know what was in thine heart, whether thou wouldest keep his commandments, or no…

2 Chronicles 32:31
Howbeit in the business of the ambassadors of the princes of Babylon, who sent unto him to inquire of the wonder that was done in the land, God left him, to try him, that he might know all that was in his heart.

Job 23:10
But he knoweth the way that I take: when he hath tried me, I shall come forth as gold.

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Judges 2:10
And also all that generation were gathered unto their fathers: and there arose another generation after them, which knew not the LORD, nor yet the works which he had done for Israel.







Lexicon
These
וְאֵ֤לֶּה (wə·’êl·leh)
Conjunctive waw | Pronoun - common plural
Strong's Hebrew 428: These, those

are the nations
הַגּוֹיִם֙ (hag·gō·w·yim)
Article | Noun - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 1471: A foreign nation, a Gentile, a troop of animals, a flight of locusts

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

left
הִנִּ֣יחַ (hin·nî·aḥ)
Verb - Hifil - Perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3240: Bestow, cast down, lay down, up, leave off, let alone remain, pacify, place,

to test
לְנַסּ֥וֹת (lə·nas·sō·wṯ)
Preposition-l | Verb - Piel - Infinitive construct
Strong's Hebrew 5254: To test, to attempt

all
כָּל־ (kāl-)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 3605: The whole, all, any, every

the Israelites
יִשְׂרָאֵ֑ל (yiś·rā·’êl)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3478: Israel -- 'God strives', another name of Jacob and his desc

who
אֲשֶׁ֣ר (’ă·šer)
Pronoun - relative
Strong's Hebrew 834: Who, which, what, that, when, where, how, because, in order that

had not
לֹֽא־ (lō-)
Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's Hebrew 3808: Not, no

known
יָדְע֔וּ (yā·ḏə·‘ū)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person common plural
Strong's Hebrew 3045: To know

any
כָּל־ (kāl-)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 3605: The whole, all, any, every

of the wars
מִלְחֲמ֥וֹת (mil·ḥă·mō·wṯ)
Noun - feminine plural construct
Strong's Hebrew 4421: A battle, war

in Canaan,
כְּנָֽעַן׃ (kə·nā·‘an)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3667: Canaan -- a son of Ham, also his descendants and their land West of the Jordan
(1) To prove Israel.--The verb here used is the same as in Judges 2:22 and Judges 3:4, but, as R. Tanchum observes, it is used in a slightly different sense, meaning "to train them." Symmachus renders it ask?sai.

As many of Israel as had not known all the wars of Canaan.--This expression clearly implies the generation after that of Joshua. "The wars of Canaan" are equivalent to "the wars of the Lord," and refer to the struggles of the actual conquest.

Verse 1. - Now these are the nations, etc. We are now told in detail what was stated in general in Judges 2:22, 23, after the common method of Hebrew narrative. To prove Israel. This word to prove is used here in a somewhat different sense from that which it bears in ver. 4 and in Judges 2:22. In those passages it is used of their moral probation, of proving or testing their faith and obedience; but here it is rather in the sense of "to exercise" or "to accustom them," to train them to war. A considerable period of rest had followed Joshua's conquest, during which the younger Israelites had no experience of war; but if they were to keep their hold of Canaan, it was needful that the warlike spirit should be kept up in their breasts. 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.
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