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JDG 2:16 Nevertheless the LORD raised up judges, which delivered them
out of the hand of those that spoiled them.
JDG 2:17 And yet they would not hearken unto their judges, but they
went a whoring after other gods, and bowed themselves unto them: they
turned quickly out of the way which their fathers walked in, obeying the
commandments of the LORD; but they did not so.
JDG 2:18 And when the LORD raised them up judges, then the LORD was
with the judge, and delivered them out of the hand of their enemies all
the days of the judge: for it repented the LORD because of their
groanings by reason of them that oppressed them and vexed them.
JDG 2:19 And it came to pass, when the judge was dead, that they
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