Judges 18

And he said, “You take my gods that I made and the priest, and go away, and what have I left? How then do you ask me, ‘What is the matter with you?’” (Judges 18:24) Judges 18 continues to paint the picture of just how far Israel has fallen from...

Judges 17

And he restored the 1,100 pieces of silver to his mother. And his mother said, “I dedicate the silver to the LORD from my hand for my son, to make a carved image and a metal image. Now therefore I will restore it to you.” So when he restored the...

Judges 16

Then Samson called to the LORD and said, “O LORD GOD, please remember me and please strengthen me only this once, O God, that I may be avenged on the Philistines for my two eyes. . . And Samson said, “Let me die with the Philistines.” Then he bowed with...

Judges 15

And he was very thirsty, and he called upon the LORD and said, “You have granted this great salvation by the hand of your servant, and shall I now die of thirst and fall into the hands of the uncircumcised?” And God split open the hollow place that is at...

Judges 14

But his father and mother said to him, “Is there not a woman among the daughters of your relatives, or among all our people, that you must go to take a wife from the uncircumcised Philistines?” But Samson said to his father, “Get her for me, for she is right...

Judges 13

“For behold, you shall conceive and bear a son. No razor shall come upon his head, for the child shall be a Nazirite to God from the womb, and he shall begin to save Israel from the hand of the Philistines.” (Judges 13:5)  The angel of the Lord appeared to...

Judges 12

The men of Ephraim were called to arms, and they crossed to Zaphon and said to Jephthah, “Why did you cross over to fight against the Ammonites and did not call us to go with you? We will burn your house over you with fire.” And Jephthah said to them,...

Judges 11

And Jephthah made a vow to the LORD and said, “If you will give the Ammonites into my hand, then whatever comes out from the doors of my house to meet me   when I return in peace from the Ammonites shall be the LORD’S, and I will offer it...

Judges 10

And the people of Israel said to the LORD, “We have sinned; do to us whatever seems good to you. Only please deliver us this day.” So they put away the foreign gods from among them and served the LORD, and he became impatient over the misery of Israel.  (Judges...

Judges 9

Thus God returned the evil of Abimelech, which he committed against his father in killing his seventy brothers (Judges 9:56). Gideon has died, and his son Abimelech wants to rule over Israel. To eliminate any competition, he gets money from the folks in his mom’s hometown of Shechem to hire...