New International Version
Then the LORD raised up judges, who saved them out of the hands of these raiders.
King James Bible
Nevertheless the LORD raised up judges, which delivered them out of the hand of those that spoiled them.
Darby Bible Translation
And Jehovah raised up judges, and they saved them out of the hand of those that spoiled 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;
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
The Lord raised up judges - That is, leaders, generals, and governors, raised up by an especial appointment of the Lord, to deliver them from, and avenge them on, their adversaries. See the preface.
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LibraryA 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
All this took about 450 years. "After this, God gave them judges until the time of Samuel the prophet.
After the time of Abimelek, a man of Issachar named Tola son of Puah, the son of Dodo, rose to save Israel. He lived in Shamir, in the hill country of Ephraim.
In the days when the judges ruled, there was a famine in the land. So a man from Bethlehem in Judah, together with his wife and two sons, went to live for a while in the country of Moab.
So you delivered them into the hands of their enemies, who oppressed them. But when they were oppressed they cried out to you. From heaven you heard them, and in your great compassion you gave them deliverers, who rescued them from the hand of their enemies.
Many times he delivered them, but they were bent on rebellion and they wasted away in their sin.
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