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1 Now these are the nations which Yahweh left, to test Israel by them, that is, all in Israel who had no experience of any war in Canaan;

The nations left to test Israel. Jdg.3.1-6
2 it was only that the generations of the people of Israel might know war, that he might teach war to such at least as had not known it before.  
3 These are the nations: the five lords of the Philistines, and all the Canaanites, and the Sidonians, and the Hivites who dwelt on Mount Lebanon, from Mount Baal-hermon as far as the entrance of Hamath.  
4 They were for the testing of Israel, to know whether Israel would obey the commandments of Yahweh, which he commanded their fathers by Moses.  
5 So the people of Israel dwelt among the Canaanites, the Hittites, the Amorites, the Perizzites, the Hivites, and the Jebusites;  
6 and they took their daughters to themselves for wives, and their own daughters they gave to their sons; and they served their gods.  
7 And the people of Israel did what was evil in the sight of Yahweh, forgetting Yahweh their God, and serving the Baals and the Asheroth.

OTHNIEL - Judge. Jdg.3.7-11
8 Therefore the anger of Yahweh was kindled against Israel, and he sold them into the hand of Cushan-rishathaim king of Mesopotamia; and the people of Israel served Cushan-rishathaim eight years.  
9 But when the people of Israel cried to Yahweh, Yahweh raised up a deliverer for the people of Israel, who delivered them, Othniel the son of Kenaz, Caleb's younger brother.  
10 The Spirit of Yahweh came upon him, and he judged Israel; he went out to war, and Yahweh gave Cushan-rishathaim king of Mesopotamia into his hand; and his hand prevailed over Cushan-rishathaim.  
11 So the land had rest forty years. Then Othniel the son of Kenaz died.  
12 And the people of Israel again did what was evil in the sight of Yahweh; and Yahweh strengthened Eglon the king of Moab against Israel, because they had done what was evil in the sight of Yahweh.

EHUD - Judge. Jdg.3.12-30
13 He gathered to himself the Ammonites and the Amalekites, and went and defeated Israel; and they took possession of the city of palms.  
14 And the people of Israel served Eglon the king of Moab eighteen years.  
15 But when the people of Israel cried to Yahweh, Yahweh raised up for them a deliverer, Ehud, the son of Gera, the Benjaminite, a left-handed man. The people of Israel sent tribute by him to Eglon the king of Moab.  
16 And Ehud made for himself a sword with two edges, a cubit in length; and he girded it on his right thigh under his clothes.  
17 And he presented the tribute to Eglon king of Moab. Now Eglon was a very fat man.  
18 And when Ehud had finished presenting the tribute, he sent away the people that carried the tribute.  
19 But he himself turned back at the sculptured stones near Gilgal, and said, "I have a secret message for you, O king." And he commanded, "Silence." And all his attendants went out from his presence.  
20 And Ehud came to him, as he was sitting alone in his cool roof chamber. And Ehud said, "I have a message from God for you." And he arose from his seat.  
21 And Ehud reached with his left hand, took the sword from his right thigh, and thrust it into his belly;  
22 and the hilt also went in after the blade, and the fat closed over the blade, for he did not draw the sword out of his belly; and the dirt came out.  
23 Then Ehud went out into the vestibule, and closed the doors of the roof chamber upon him, and locked them.  
24 When he had gone, the servants came; and when they saw that the doors of the roof chamber were locked, they thought, "He is only relieving himself in the closet of the cool chamber."  
25 And they waited till they were utterly at a loss; but when he still did not open the doors of the roof chamber, they took the key and opened them; and there lay their lord dead on the floor.  
26 Ehud escaped while they delayed, and passed beyond the sculptured stones, and escaped to Seirah.  
27 When he arrived, he sounded the trumpet in the hill country of Ephraim; and the people of Israel went down with him from the hill country, having him at their head.  
28 And he said to them, "Follow after me; for Yahweh has given your enemies the Moabites into your hand." So they went down after him, and seized the fords of the Jordan against the Moabites, and allowed not a man to pass over.  
29 And they killed at that time about ten thousand of the Moabites, all strong, able-bodied men; not a man escaped.  
30 So Moab was subdued that day under the hand of Israel. And the land had rest for eighty years.  
31 After him was Shamgar the son of Anath, who killed six hundred of the Philistines with an oxgoad; and he too delivered Israel.

SHAMGAR - Judge. Jdg.3.31
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