Judges 2:16
New International Version
Then the LORD raised up judges, who saved them out of the hands of these raiders.

New Living Translation
Then the LORD raised up judges to rescue the Israelites from their attackers.

English Standard Version
Then the LORD raised up judges, who saved them out of the hand of those who plundered them.

Berean Study Bible
Then the LORD raised up judges, who saved them from the hands of those who plundered them.

King James Bible
Nevertheless the LORD raised up judges, which delivered them out of the hand of those that spoiled them.

New King James Version
Nevertheless, the LORD raised up judges who delivered them out of the hand of those who plundered them.

New American Standard Bible
Then the LORD raised up judges who saved them from the hands of those who plundered them.

NASB 1995
Then the LORD raised up judges who delivered them from the hands of those who plundered them.

NASB 1977
Then the LORD raised up judges who delivered them from the hands of those who plundered them.

Amplified Bible
Then the LORD raised up judges who rescued them from the hands of those who robbed them.

Christian Standard Bible
The LORD raised up judges, who saved them from the power of their marauders,

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The LORD raised up judges, who saved them from the power of their marauders,

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

Brenton Septuagint Translation
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,

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,

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

Good News Translation
Then the LORD gave the Israelites leaders who saved them from the raiders.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Then the LORD would send judges to rescue them from those who robbed them.

International Standard Version
Then the LORD raised up leaders, who delivered Israel from domination by their marauders.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And the LORD raised up judges, who saved them out of the hand of those that spoiled them.

Literal Standard Version
And YHWH raises up judges, and they save them from the hand of their spoilers;

NET Bible
The LORD raised up leaders who delivered them from these robbers.

New Heart English Bible
The LORD raised up judges, who saved them out of the hand 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;

Additional Translations ...
Study Bible
Judges Raised Up
16Then the LORD raised up judges, who saved them from the hands of those who plundered them. 17Israel, however, did not listen to their judges. Instead, they prostituted themselves with other gods and bowed down to them. They quickly turned from the way of their fathers, who had walked in obedience to the LORD’s commandments; they did not do as their fathers had done.…

Cross References
Acts 13:20
All this took about 450 years. After this, God gave them judges until the time of Samuel the prophet.

Judges 10:1
After the time of Abimelech, a man of Issachar, Tola son of Puah, the son of Dodo, rose up to save Israel. He lived in Shamir, in the hill country of Ephraim.

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

Nehemiah 9:27
So You delivered them into the hands of enemies who oppressed them, and in their time of distress they cried out to You. From heaven You heard them, and in Your great compassion You gave them deliverers who saved them from the hands of their enemies.

Psalm 106:43
Many times He rescued them, but they were bent on rebellion and sank down in their iniquity.


Treasury of Scripture

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

Judges 3:9,10,15
And when the children of Israel cried unto the LORD, the LORD raised up a deliverer to the children of Israel, who delivered them, even Othniel the son of Kenaz, Caleb's younger brother…

Judges 4:5
And she dwelt under the palm tree of Deborah between Ramah and Bethel in mount Ephraim: and the children of Israel came up to her for judgment.

Judges 6:14
And the LORD looked upon him, and said, Go in this thy might, and thou shalt save Israel from the hand of the Midianites: have not I sent thee?









(16) Nevertheless.--Rather, And.

The Lord raised up judges.--Acts 13:20; 1Samuel 12:10-11. This is the key-note to the book. (See Judges 3:10; Judges 4:4; Judges 10:2; Judges 12:7, &c.; 15:20.) The word for Judges is Shophetim. The ordinary verb "to judge," in Hebrew, is not Shaphat, but dayyan. Evidently their deliverers (comp. Deuteronomy 17:8-9; Psalm 2:10; Amos 2:3) are of higher rank than the mere tribe-magistrates mentioned in Exodus 18:26; Deuteronomy 1:16, &c. Artemidorus (Judges 2:14) says that to judge (Krinein) signified among the ancients "to govern." Of the judges in this book some--e.g., Tola, Ibzan, Elon, and Abdon--are not said to have performed any warlike deeds. They may, however, have been warriors, like Jair, whose exploits are only preserved in tradition. Samuel, though not himself a fighter, yet roused the military courage of his people. They received no salary, imposed no tributes, made no laws, but merely exercised, for the deliverance of Israel, the personal ascendency conferred upon them by "the Spirit of God." Perhaps they find their nearest analogy in the Greek Aisymnetai (elective princes) or the Roman Dictators. The name is evidently the same as that of the Ph?nician Suffetes, who succeeded the kings and were the Doges of Tyre after its siege by Nebuchadnezzar. (Jos. 100 Ap. i. 21.) Livy tells us that the Suffetes of Carthage had a sort of consular power in the senate (Liv. 30:7; 28:57; 33:46; 34:61). So, too, in the Middle Ages, Spanish governors were called "judges," and this was the title of the chief officer of Sardinia. The judges of Israel, at any rate in their true ideal, were not only military deliverers (Judges 3:9), but also supporters of divine law and order (Genesis 18:25). The abeyance of normally constituted authority during this period is seen in the fact that one of the judges is the son of a "stranger" (Judges 11:2), another a woman (Judges 4:4), and not one of them (in this book) of priestly or splendid birth.

Verse 16. - Raised up judges. Hence the name of this book, which recites the names and exploits of those whom God raised up to deliver them out of the hand of their enemies. The title Judges (Hebrew, shophetim) is, as is well known, identical with the Carthagenian suffetes. Mark the riches of God's mercy.

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Lexicon
Then the LORD
יְהוָ֖ה (Yah·weh)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3068: LORD -- the proper name of the God of Israel

raised up
וַיָּ֥קֶם (way·yā·qem)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Hifil - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6965: To arise, stand up, stand

judges,
שֹֽׁפְטִ֑ים (šō·p̄ə·ṭîm)
Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 8199: To judge, pronounce sentence, to vindicate, punish, to govern, to litigate

who delivered them
וַיּ֣וֹשִׁיע֔וּם (way·yō·wō·šî·‘ūm)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Hifil - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine plural | third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 3467: To be open, wide, free, to be safe, to free, succor

from the hands
מִיַּ֖ד (mî·yaḏ)
Preposition-m | Noun - feminine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 3027: A hand

of these raiders.
שֹׁסֵיהֶֽם׃ (šō·sê·hem)
Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine plural construct | third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 8154: To spoil, plunder


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