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from their own doings, nor from their stubborn way.
JDG 2:20 And the anger of the LORD was hot against Israel; and he said,
Because that this people hath transgressed my covenant which I commanded
their fathers, and have not hearkened unto my voice;
JDG 2:21 I also will not henceforth drive out any from before them of
the nations which Joshua left when he died:
JDG 2:22 That through them I may prove Israel, whether they will keep
the way of the LORD to walk therein, as their fathers did keep it, or
JDG 2:23 Therefore the LORD left those nations, without driving them
out hastily; neither delivered he them into the hand of Joshua.
King James Bible