New Living Translation
Then the LORD raised up judges to rescue the Israelites from their attackers.
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;
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
2:16 Raised up - By inward inspiration and excitation of their hearts, and by outward designation testified by some extra - ordinary action. judges - Supreme magistrates, whose office it was, under God, and by his particular direction, to govern the commonwealth of Israel by God's laws, and to protect and save them from their enemies, to preserve and purge religion, and to maintain the liberties of the people against all oppressors.
LibraryFormation and History of the Hebrew Canon.
1. The Greek word canon (originally a straight rod or pole, measuring-rod, then rule) denotes that collection of books which the churches receive as given by inspiration of God, and therefore as constituting for them a divine rule of faith and practice. To the books included in it the term canonical is applied. The Canon of the Old Testament, considered in reference to its constituent parts, was formed gradually; formed under divine superintendence by a process of growth extending through …
E. P. Barrows—Companion to the Bible
The Doctrine of Angels.
A Case of Conscience Resolved
All this took about 450 years. "After that, God gave them judges to rule until the time of Samuel the prophet.
After Abimelech died, Tola son of Puah, son of Dodo, was the next person to rescue Israel. He was from the tribe of Issachar but lived in the town of Shamir in the hill country of Ephraim.
In the days when the judges ruled in Israel, a severe famine came upon the land. So a man from Bethlehem in Judah left his home and went to live in the country of Moab, taking his wife and two sons with him.
So you handed them over to their enemies, who made them suffer. But in their time of trouble they cried to you, and you heard them from heaven. In your great mercy, you sent them liberators who rescued them from their enemies.
Again and again he rescued them, but they chose to rebel against him, and they were finally destroyed by their sin.
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