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

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

Darby Bible Translation
And Jehovah raised up judges, and they saved them out of the hand of those that spoiled 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;

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

The Lord raised up judges - That is, leaders, generals, and governors, raised up by an especial appointment of the Lord, to deliver them from, and avenge them on, their adversaries. See the preface.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Amos 2591-2909 BC

1413-1095. The Lord

Judges 3:9,10,15 And when the children of Israel cried to the LORD, the LORD raised up a deliverer to the children of Israel, who delivered them...

Judges 4:5 And she dwelled under the palm tree of Deborah between Ramah and Bethel in mount Ephraim...

Judges 6:14 And the LORD looked on him, and said, Go in this your might, and you shall save Israel from the hand of the Midianites...

1 Samuel 12:11 And the LORD sent Jerubbaal, and Bedan, and Jephthah, and Samuel, and delivered you out of the hand of your enemies on every side...

Acts 13:20 And after that he gave to them judges about the space of four hundred and fifty years, 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 Therefore you delivered them into the hand of their enemies, who vexed them: and in the time of their trouble, when they cried to you...

Psalm 106:43-45 Many times did he deliver them; but they provoked him with their counsel, and were brought low for their iniquity...

A Summary of Israel's Faithlessness and God's Patience
'And an angel of the Lord came up from Gilgal to Bochim, and said, I made you to go up out of Egypt, and have brought you unto the land which I sware unto your fathers; and I said, I will never break my covenant with you. 2. And ye shall make no league with the inhabitants of this land; ye shall throw down their altars: but ye have not obeyed my voice: why have ye done this? 3. Wherefore I also said, I will not drive them out from before you; but they shall be as thorns in your sides, and their gods
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture

The Judges.
Judges 1; 1 Sam. 7. The Characteristics of the Times. This is a period of transition for Israel Nothing was quite certain, and "every man did that which was right in his own eyes" (17:6). In consequence of this there was lack of organization, cooperation or leadership. While we do not have all the history covered by the period and while we do not easily understand or explain its events, it is clear that things did not run smoothly. In Judges 2:16-19 the author gives a vivid picture of the conditions
Josiah Blake Tidwell—The Bible Period by Period

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 Abimelek, a man of Issachar named Tola son of Puah, the son of Dodo, rose 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. So a man from Bethlehem in Judah, together with his wife and two sons, went to live for a while in the country of Moab.

Nehemiah 9:27
So you delivered them into the hands of their enemies, who oppressed them. But when they were oppressed they cried out to you. From heaven you heard them, and in your great compassion you gave them deliverers, who rescued them from the hand of their enemies.

Psalm 106:43
Many times he delivered them, but they were bent on rebellion and they wasted away in their sin.

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