Judges 2:16
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New American Standard Bible
Then the LORD raised up judges who delivered them from the hands of those who plundered them.

King James Bible
Nevertheless the LORD raised up judges, which delivered them out of the hand of those that spoiled them.

Darby Bible Translation
Then the LORD raised up judges, who saved them out of the power of those who plundered them.

World English Bible
Yahweh raised up judges, who saved them out of the hand of those who despoiled them.

Young's Literal Translation
And Jehovah raiseth up judges, and they save them from the hand of their spoilers;

Judges 2:16 Parallel
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Barnes' Notes on the Bible

Nevertheless - (rather "and") the Lord raised up judges This is the first introduction of the term judge, which gives its name to the book. (See the introduction to the Book of Judges.)

Judges 2:16 Parallel Commentaries

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Whether the Female Sex is an Impediment to Receiving Orders?
Objection 1: It would seem that the female sex is no impediment to receiving Orders. For the office of prophet is greater than the office of priest, since a prophet stands midway between God and priests, just as the priest does between God and people. Now the office of prophet was sometimes granted to women, as may be gathered from 4 Kings 22:14. Therefore the office of priest also may be competent to them. Objection 2: Further, just as Order pertains to a kind of pre-eminence, so does a position
Saint Thomas Aquinas—Summa Theologica

The Death of Abraham
'Then Abraham gave up the ghost, and died in a good old age, an old man, and full of years; and was gathered to his people.'--GENESIS xxv. 8. 'Full of years' does not seem to me to be a mere synonym for longevity. That would be an intolerable tautology, for we should then have the same thing said three times over--'an old man,' 'in a good old age,' 'full of years.' There must be some other idea than that in the words. If you notice that the expression is by no means a usual one, that it is only
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture

Cross References
Acts 13:20
"After these things He gave them judges until Samuel the prophet.

Judges 10:1
Now after Abimelech died, Tola the son of Puah, the son of Dodo, a man of Issachar, arose to save Israel; and he lived in Shamir in the hill country of Ephraim.

Ruth 1:1
Now it came about in the days when the judges governed, that there was a famine in the land. And a certain man of Bethlehem in Judah went to sojourn in the land of Moab with his wife and his two sons.

Nehemiah 9:27
"Therefore You delivered them into the hand of their oppressors who oppressed them, But when they cried to You in the time of their distress, You heard from heaven, and according to Your great compassion You gave them deliverers who delivered them from the hand of their oppressors.

Psalm 106:43
Many times He would deliver them; They, however, were rebellious in their counsel, And so sank down in their iniquity.

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