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Matthew Henry

Matthew Henry's Complete Commentary - Judges 2:6-23

The beginning of this paragraph is only a repetition of what account we had before of the people's good character during the government of Joshua, and of his death and burial (Josh. 24:29, 30), which comes in here again only to make way for the following account, which this chapter gives, of their degeneracy and apostasy. The angel had foretold that the Canaanites and their idols would be a snare to Israel; now the historian undertakes to show that they were so, and, that this may appear the... read more

John Gill

John Gills Exposition of the Bible Commentary - Judges 2:14

And the anger of the Lord was hot against Israel ,.... For the idolatries they were guilty of; it burned within him, it broke forth, and was poured out like fire on them, and consumed them; see Nahum 1:6 , and he delivered them into the hands of spoilers that spoiled them ; that rifled their houses, and plundered them of their goods and substance: and he sold them into the hands of their enemies round about ; the is, delivered them into their hands, who carried them captive, where... read more

John Gill

John Gills Exposition of the Bible Commentary - Judges 2:15

Whithersoever they went out, the hand of the Lord was against them for evil ,.... They prospered not in any business they undertook, or put their hands unto; or in any expedition they went upon, or when they went out to war, as Kimchi, Ben Melech, and Abarbinel explain the phrase: the battle went against them, because God was against them; his hand was against them, and there was no resisting and turning that back; and this sense seems to agree with what goes before and follows after; though... read more

Adam Clarke

Adam Clarke's Commentary on the Bible - Judges 2:14

The hands of spoilers - Probably marauding parties of the Canaanites, making frequent incursions in their lands, carrying away cattle, spoiling their crops, etc. read more

Adam Clarke

Adam Clarke's Commentary on the Bible - Judges 2:15

The hand of the Lord was against them - The power which before protected them when obedient, was now turned against them because of their disobedience. They not only had not God with them, but they had God against them. read more

Albert Barnes

Albert Barnes' Notes on the Whole Bible - Judges 2:14-15

Consult the marginal references. The phrase, “he sold them into the hands etc.,” is first found in Deuteronomy 32:30. read more

Joseph Benson

Joseph Benson's Commentary of the Old and New Testaments - Judges 2:14-15

Judges 2:14-15. Sold them That is, delivered them up, as the seller doth his commodities, unto the buyer. Whithersoever they went out That is, whatsoever expedition or business they undertook, which is equally signified by going out and coming in; the hand of the Lord was against them for evil Disappointing their expectations, opposing and thwarting their designs, and blasting all their prospects. They were greatly distressed Thus is sin uniformly followed by suffering. read more

Donald C. Fleming

Bridgeway Bible Commentary - Judges 2:11-23

2:11-16:31 RULE OF THE JUDGESPattern of judgment and deliverance (2:11-3:6)When the people of Israel rejected God and began to worship Baal and other gods, God punished them. He allowed them to fall under the power of foreign tribes and nations who seized their property and ruled them cruelly (11-15). When, after many years of suffering, the people finally turned again to God, God gave them deliverers who overthrew the enemy and restored independence to Israel. But as soon as they were living... read more

E.W. Bullinger

E.W. Bullinger's Companion Bible Notes - Judges 2:14

spoilers . . . enemies. Six oppressors and servitudes named: Judges 3:8 , Judges 3:12 ; Judges 4:2 ; Judges 6:1 ; Judges 10:7 ; Judges 13:1 . read more

E.W. Bullinger

E.W. Bullinger's Companion Bible Notes - Judges 2:15

evil. Hebrew. ra'a' . App-44 . as = according as. Compare Leviticus 26:0 . Deuteronomy 28:0 . read more

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