“Review Of Judges”
Chapters 1 – 5

“Review Of Judges”
Chapters 1 – 5

1:2 And the Lord said, “Judah shall go up. Indeed I have delivered the land into his hand.”

1:27 However, Manasseh did not drive out the inhabitants of Beth Shean and its villages, or Taanach and its villages, or the inhabitants of Dor and its villages, or the inhabitants of Ibleam and its villages, or the inhabitants of Megiddo and its villages; for the Canaanites were determined to dwell in that land. 28 And it came to pass, when Israel was strong, that they put the Canaanites under tribute, but did not completely drive them out.

2:1Then the Angel of the Lord came up from Gilgal to Bochim, and said: “I led you up from Egypt and brought you to the land of which I swore to your fathers; and I said, ‘I will never break My covenant with you.

2:11 Then the children of Israel did evil in the sight of the Lord, and served the Baals;

2:16 Nevertheless, the Lord raised up judges who delivered them out of the hand of those who plundered them.

2:20 Then the anger of the Lord was hot against Israel; and He said, “Because this nation has transgressed My covenant which I commanded their fathers, and has not heeded My voice,

3:5 Thus the children of Israel dwelt among the Canaanites, the Hittites, the Amorites, the Perizzites, the Hivites, and the Jebusites. And they took their daughters to be their wives, and gave their daughters to their sons; and they served their gods. So the children of Israel did evil in the sight of the Lord …

3:15 But when the children of Israel cried out to the Lord, the Lord raised up a deliverer for them: Ehud the son of Gera, the Benjamite, a left-handed man.

4:1 When Ehud was dead, the children of Israel again did evil in the sight of the Lord.

4 Now Deborah, a prophetess, the wife of Lapidoth, was judging Israel at that time.

Then she sent and called for Barak the son of Abinoam from Kedesh in Naphtali, and said to him, “Has not the Lord God of Israel commanded, ‘Go and deploy troops at Mount Tabor; take with you ten thousand men of the sons of Naphtali and of the sons of Zebulun; and against you I will deploy Sisera, the commander of Jabin’s army, with his chariots and his multitude at the River Kishon; and I will deliver him into your hand’?”

17 However, Sisera had fled away on foot to the tent of Jael, the wife of Heber the Kenite; …18 … “Turn aside, my lord, turn aside to me; do not fear.” And when he had turned aside with her into the tent, she covered him with a blanket.

21 Then Jael, Heber’s wife, took a tent peg and took a hammer in her hand, and went softly to him and drove the peg into his temple, and it went down into the ground; for he was fast asleep and weary. So he died.

5:1 Then Deborah and Barak the son of Abinoam sang on that day, saying:

“When leaders lead in Israel, When the people willingly offer themselves, Bless the Lord!

“Hear, O kings! Give ear, O princes! I, even I, will sing to the Lord; I will sing praise to the Lord God of Israel.

 

My heart is with the rulers of Israel Who offered themselves willingly with the people. Bless the Lord!

 

24 “Most blessed among women is Jael, The wife of Heber the Kenite; Blessed is she among women in tents.

26 She stretched her hand to the tent peg, Her right hand to the workmen’s hammer;                                                      She pounded Sisera, she pierced his head, She split and struck through his temple.
27 At her feet he sank, he fell, he lay still; At her feet he sank, he fell; Where he sank, there he fell dead.

 

31 “Thus let all Your enemies perish, O Lord! But let those who love Him be like the sun
When it comes out in full strength.” So the land had rest for forty years.

-Chapters 1 – 5

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