The Bible in Its Traditions

Judges 3:7–11


And the children of Israel did that which was evil in the sight of YHWH, and forgot the YHWH their God, and served the Baalim and the Asheroth.

And they did evil in the sight of the Lord, and they forgot their God, while serving the Baals and Ashtaroth.


Therefore the anger of YHWH was kindled against Israel, and He gave them over into the hand of Cushan-rishathaim king of Aram-naharaim; and the children of Israel served Cushan-rishathaim eight years.

And the Lord was very angry with Israel, and sold them into the hand of Chusarsathaim king of Syria of the rivers: and the children of Israel served Chusarsathaim eight years.

And the Lord, having become angry with Israel, delivered them into the hands of Cushan-Rishathaim, the king of Mesopotamia, and they served him for eight years.

And when the children of Israel cried unto YHWH, the YHWH raised up a saviour to the children of Israel, who saved them, even Othniel the son of Kenaz, Caleb's younger brother.

And the children of Israel cried to the Lord; and the Lord raised up a saviour to Israel, and he saved them, Gothoniel the son of Kenez, the brother of Chaleb younger than himself.

And they cried out to the Lord, who raised up for them a savior, and he freed them, namely, Othniel, the son of Kenaz, a younger brother of Caleb.


10  And the spirit of YHWH came upon him, and he judged Israel; and he went out to war, and the YHWH delivered Cushan- rishathaim king of Aram into his hand; and his hand prevailed against Cushan-rishathaim.

11  And the land had rest forty years. And Othniel the son of Kenaz died.