Judges 2:15
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New International Version
Whenever Israel went out to fight, the hand of the LORD was against them to defeat them, just as he had sworn to them. They were in great distress.

King James Bible
Whithersoever they went out, the hand of the LORD was against them for evil, as the LORD had said, and as the LORD had sworn unto them: and they were greatly distressed.

Darby Bible Translation
Whithersoever they went out the hand of Jehovah was against them for evil, as Jehovah had said, and as Jehovah had sworn unto them; and they were greatly distressed.

World English Bible
Wherever they went out, the hand of Yahweh was against them for evil, as Yahweh had spoken, and as Yahweh had sworn to them: and they were very distressed.

Young's Literal Translation
in every place where they have gone out, the hand of Jehovah hath been against them for evil, as Jehovah hath spoken, and as Jehovah hath sworn to them, and they are distressed -- greatly.

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

The hand of the Lord was against them - The power which before protected them when obedient, was now turned against them because of their disobedience. They not only had not God with them, but they had God against them.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

against

Jeremiah 18:8 If that nation, against whom I have pronounced, turn from their evil, I will repent of the evil that I thought to do to them.

Jeremiah 21:10 For I have set my face against this city for evil, and not for good, said the LORD...

Jeremiah 44:11,27 Therefore thus said the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel; Behold, I will set my face against you for evil, and to cut off all Judah...

Micah 2:3 Therefore thus said the LORD; Behold, against this family do I devise an evil, from which you shall not remove your necks...

had said

Leviticus 26:15 And if you shall despise my statutes, or if your soul abhor my judgments, so that you will not do all my commandments...

Deuteronomy 4:25-28 When you shall beget children, and children's children, and you shall have remained long in the land, and shall corrupt yourselves...

Deuteronomy 28:15 But it shall come to pass, if you will not listen to the voice of the LORD your God...

Joshua 23:15,16 Therefore it shall come to pass, that as all good things are come on you, which the LORD your God promised you...

had sworn

Deuteronomy 32:40,41 For I lift up my hand to heaven, and say, I live for ever...

greatly

Judges 10:9 Moreover the children of Ammon passed over Jordan to fight also against Judah, and against Benjamin, and against the house of Ephraim...

1 Samuel 13:6 When the men of Israel saw that they were in a strait, (for the people were distressed,) then the people did hide themselves in caves...

1 Samuel 14:24 And the men of Israel were distressed that day: for Saul had adjured the people, saying...

1 Samuel 30:6 And David was greatly distressed; for the people spoke of stoning him, because the soul of all the people was grieved...

2 Corinthians 4:8 We are troubled on every side, yet not distressed; we are perplexed, but not in despair;

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A Summary of Israel's Faithlessness and God's Patience
'And an angel of the Lord came up from Gilgal to Bochim, and said, I made you to go up out of Egypt, and have brought you unto the land which I sware unto your fathers; and I said, I will never break my covenant with you. 2. And ye shall make no league with the inhabitants of this land; ye shall throw down their altars: but ye have not obeyed my voice: why have ye done this? 3. 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
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture

The Judges.
Judges 1; 1 Sam. 7. The Characteristics of the Times. This is a period of transition for Israel Nothing was quite certain, and "every man did that which was right in his own eyes" (17:6). In consequence of this there was lack of organization, cooperation or leadership. While we do not have all the history covered by the period and while we do not easily understand or explain its events, it is clear that things did not run smoothly. In Judges 2:16-19 the author gives a vivid picture of the conditions
Josiah Blake Tidwell—The Bible Period by Period

Cross References
Leviticus 26:14
"'But if you will not listen to me and carry out all these commands,

Deuteronomy 28:15
However, if you do not obey the LORD your God and do not carefully follow all his commands and decrees I am giving you today, all these curses will come on you and overtake you:

Ruth 1:13
would you wait until they grew up? Would you remain unmarried for them? No, my daughters. It is more bitter for me than for you, because the LORD's hand has turned against me!"

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