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

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;

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;

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Now these are the nations - The nations left to prove the Israelites were the five lordships or satrapies of the Philistines, viz., Gath, Askelon, Ashdod, Ekron, and Gaza; the Sidonians, the Hivites of Lebanon, Baal-hermon, etc.; with the remains of the Canaanites, viz., the Hittites, Amorites, Perizzites, and Jebusites. Those who were left to be proved were those Israelites that had not seen all the wars of Canaan.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Amos 2561. BC

1443. An. Ex. Is.

48. the nations

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

Deuteronomy 7:22 And the LORD your God will put out those nations before you by little and little: you may not consume them at once...


Deuteronomy 8:2,16 And you shall remember all the way which the LORD your God led you these forty years in the wilderness, to humble you, and to prove you...

2 Chronicles 32:31 However, in the business of the ambassadors of the princes of Babylon...

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

Proverbs 17:3 The fining pot is for silver, and the furnace for gold: but the LORD tries the hearts.

Jeremiah 6:27 I have set you for a tower and a fortress among my people, that you may know and try their way.

Jeremiah 17:9,10 The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it...

Zechariah 13:9 And I will bring the third part through the fire, and will refine them as silver is refined, and will try them as gold is tried...

John 2:24 But Jesus did not commit himself to them, because he knew all men,

1 Peter 1:7 That the trial of your faith, being much more precious than of gold that perishes, though it be tried with fire...

1 Peter 4:12 Beloved, think it not strange concerning the fiery trial which is to try you, as though some strange thing happened to you:

Revelation 2:23 And I will kill her children with death; and all the churches shall know that I am he which searches the reins and hearts...

as had not

Judges 2:10 And also all that generation were gathered to their fathers: and there arose another generation after them, which knew not the LORD...

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"This Then is the Message which we have Heard of Him, and Declare unto You, that God is Light,"
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Cross References
Exodus 15:25
Then Moses cried out to the LORD, and the LORD showed him a piece of wood. He threw it into the water, and the water became fit to drink. There the LORD issued a ruling and instruction for them and put them to the test.

Judges 1:1
After the death of Joshua, the Israelites asked the LORD, "Who of us is to go up first to fight 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
I will use them to test Israel and see whether they will keep the way of the LORD and walk in it as their ancestors did."

Judges 2:23
The LORD had allowed those nations to remain; he did not drive them out at once by giving them into the hands of Joshua.

Judges 3:2
(he did this only to teach warfare to the descendants of the Israelites who had not had previous battle experience):

1 Kings 9:21
Solomon conscripted the descendants of all these peoples remaining in the land--whom the Israelites could not exterminate --to serve as slave labor, as it is to this day.

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