Judges 1

1 After the death of Joshua, the sons of Israel consulted the Lord, saying, “Who will ascend before us, against the Canaanite, and who will be the commander of the war?” 2 And the Lord said: “Judah shall ascend. Behold, I have delivered the land into his hands.” 3 And Judah said to his brother […]

Judges 2

1 And an Angel of the Lord went up from Gilgal to the Place of Weeping, and he said: “I led you away from Egypt, and I led you into the land, about which I swore to your fathers. And I promised that I would not nullify my covenant with you, even forever: 2 but […]

Judges 3

1 These are the nations which the Lord left, so that by them he might instruct Israel and all who had not known the wars of the Canaanites, 2 so that afterward their sons might learn to contend with their enemies, and to have a willingness to do battle: 3 the five princes of the […]

Judges 5

1 In that day, Deborah and Barak, the son of Abinoam, sang out, saying: 2 “All you of Israel who have willingly offered your lives to danger, bless the Lord! 3 Listen, O kings! Pay attention, O princes! It is I, it is I, who will sing to the Lord. I will sing a psalm […]

Judges 6

1 Then the sons of Israel did evil in the sight of the Lord, who delivered them into the hand of Midian for seven years. 2 And they were greatly oppressed by them. And they made for themselves hollows and caves in the mountains, and very fortified places for defense. 3 And when Israel had […]

Judges 7

1 And so Jerubbaal, who is also Gideon, rising in the night, and all the people with him, went to the fountain which is called Harod. Now the camp of Midian was in the valley, to the northern region of the high hill. 2 And the Lord said to Gideon: “The people with you are […]

Judges 8

1 And the men of Ephraim said to him, “What is this, that you wanted to do, so that you would not call us when you went to fight against Midian?” And they rebuked him strongly, and came close to using violence. 2 And he responded to them: “But what could I have done that […]

Judges 9

1 Now Abimelech, the son of Jerubbaal, went to Shechem, to his maternal brothers, and he spoke to them, and to all the relatives of the house of his maternal grandfather, saying: 2 “Speak to all the men of Shechem: Which is better for you: that seventy men, all the sons of Jerubbaal, should rule […]

Judges 10

1 After Abimelech, a leader rose up in Israel, Tola, the son of Puah, the paternal uncle of Abimelech, a man of Issachar, who lived in Shamir on mount Ephraim. 2 And he judged Israel for twenty-three years, and he died and was buried at Shamir. 3 After him succeeded Jair, a Gileadite, who judged […]