Judges 2:16
Good News Translation
Then the LORD gave the Israelites leaders who saved them from the raiders.

Contemporary English Version
From time to time, the LORD would choose special leaders known as judges. These judges would lead the Israelites into battle and defeat the enemies that made raids on them.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And the Lord raised up judges, to deliver them from the hands of those that oppressed them: but they would not hearken to them,

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And the Lord raised up judges, to deliver them from the hands of those that oppressed them: but they would not hearken to them,

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Judges 3:9,10,15 And they cried to the Lord, who raised them up a saviour, and delivered them; to wit, Othoniel, the son of Cenez, the younger brother of Caleb: . . .

Judges 4:5 And she sat under a palm tree, which was called by her name, between Rama and Bethel, in Mount Ephraim: and the children of Israel came up to her for all judgment.

Judges 6:14 And the Lord looked upon him, and said: Go, in this thy strength, and thou shalt deliver Israel out of the hand of Madian: know that I have sent thee.

1 Samuel 12:11 And the Lord sent Jerobaal, and Badan, and Jephte, and Samuel, and delivered you from the hand of your enemies round about, and you dwelt securely.

Acts 13:20 As it were, after four hundred and fifty years. And after these things, he gave unto them judges, until Samuel the prophet.


Judges. The shophetim were not judges in the usual sense of the term; but were heads or chiefs of the Israelites, raised up on extraordinary occasions, who directed and ruled the nation with sovereign power, administered justice, made peace or war, and led the armies over whom they presided. Officers with the same power, and nearly the same name, were established in New Tyre, after the termination of the regal state; and the Carthaginian Suffetes, the Athenian Archons, and the Roman Dictators, appear to have been nearly the same. delivered. Heb. saved

Nehemiah 9:27 And thou gavest them into the hands of their enemies, and they afflicted them. And in the time of their tribulation they cried to thee, and thou heardest from heaven, and according to the multitude of thy tender mercies thou gavest them saviours, to save them from the hands of their enemies.

Psalm 106:43-45 Many times did he deliver them. But they provoked him with their counsel: and they were brought low by their iniquities. . . .

Context
Judges Raised Up
16And the Lord raised up judges, to deliver them from the hands of those that oppressed them: but they would not hearken to them,17Committing fornication with strange gods, and adoring them. They quickly forsook the way, in which their fathers had walked: and hearing the commandments of the Lord, they did all things contrary.…
Cross References
Acts 13:20
As it were, after four hundred and fifty years. And after these things, he gave unto them judges, until Samuel the prophet.

Judges 10:1
After Abimelech, there arose a ruler in Israel, Thola, son of Phua, the uncle of Abimelech, a man of Issachar, who dwelt in Samir of mount Ephraim:

Ruth 1:1
In the days of the judges, when the judges ruled, there came a famine in the land. And a certain man of Bethlehem Juda, went to sojourn in the land of Moab with his wife and his two sons.

Nehemiah 9:27
And thou gavest them into the hands of their enemies, and they afflicted them. And in the time of their tribulation they cried to thee, and thou heardest from heaven, and according to the multitude of thy tender mercies thou gavest them saviours, to save them from the hands of their enemies.

Psalm 106:43
Many times did he deliver them. But they provoked him with their counsel: and they were brought low by their iniquities.

Additional Translations
Then the LORD raised up judges, who delivered them from the hands of these raiders.Nevertheless the LORD raised up judges, which delivered them out of the hand of those that spoiled them.

And Jehovah raised up judges, who saved them out of the hand of those that despoiled them.

And the Lord raised up judges, and the Lord save them out of the hands of them that spoiled them: and yet they hearkened not to the judges,

And Jehovah raised up judges, and they saved them out of the hand of those that spoiled them.

And the LORD raised up judges, which saved them out of the hand of those that spoiled them.

Nevertheless the LORD raised up judges, who delivered them out of the hand of those that spoiled them.

Yahweh raised up judges, who saved them out of the hand of those who despoiled them.

And Jehovah raiseth up judges, and they save them from the hand of their spoilers;
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