Judges 3:2
Text Analysis
7535 [e]רַ֗ק
[this was] onlyAdv
4616 [e]לְמַ֙עַן֙
so thatConj
1847 [e]דַּ֚עַת
to knowV-Qal-Inf
1755 [e]דֹּר֣וֹת
the generationsN-mpc
1121 [e]בְּנֵֽי־
of the sonsN-mpc
3478 [e]יִשְׂרָאֵ֔ל
of IsraelN-proper-ms
3925 [e]לְלַמְּדָ֖ם
might be taughtPrep-l | V-Piel-Inf | 3mp
4421 [e]מִלְחָמָ֑ה
7535 [e]רַ֥ק
at leastAdv
834 [e]אֲשֶׁר־
those whoPro-r
6440 [e]לְפָנִ֖ים
formerlyPrep-l | N-mp
3808 [e]לֹ֥א
3045 [e]יְדָעֽוּם׃
had known itV-Qal-Perf-3cp | 3mp

Hebrew Texts
שופטים 3:2 Hebrew OT: Westminster Leningrad Codex
רַ֗ק לְמַ֙עַן֙ דַּ֚עַת דֹּרֹ֣ות בְּנֵֽי־יִשְׂרָאֵ֔ל לְלַמְּדָ֖ם מִלְחָמָ֑ה רַ֥ק אֲשֶׁר־לְפָנִ֖ים לֹ֥א יְדָעֽוּם׃

שופטים 3:2 Hebrew OT: WLC (Consonants Only)
רק למען דעת דרות בני־ישראל ללמדם מלחמה רק אשר־לפנים לא ידעום׃

שופטים 3:2 Paleo-Hebrew OT: WLC (Font Required)
רק למען דעת דרות בני־ישראל ללמדם מלחמה רק אשר־לפנים לא ידעום׃

שופטים 3:2 Hebrew Bible
רק למען דעת דרות בני ישראל ללמדם מלחמה רק אשר לפנים לא ידעום׃

Parallel Verses
New American Standard Bible
only in order that the generations of the sons of Israel might be taught war, those who had not experienced it formerly).

King James Bible
Only that the generations of the children of Israel might know, to teach them war, at the least such as before knew nothing thereof;

Holman Christian Standard Bible
This was to teach the future generations of the Israelites how to fight in battle, especially those who had not fought before.
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to teach. Their fathers fought by a divine power. God taught their hands to war and their fingers to flight, that they might be the instruments of destruction to the wicked nations on whom the curse rested; but now that they had forfeited His favour, they must learn what it is to fight like other men.

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