Nevertheless the LORD raised up judges, who delivered them out of the hand of those that plundered them.
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George Leo Haydock
Them, for any long time. Their inconstancy was astonishing. (Haydock)
These judges raised up by God, or chose by the people under his direction, often rescued Israel from servitude; and during the remainder of their lives, watched to see the laws put in execution, being assisted by the counsels of the senators (Menochius) and magistrates of the nation. (Haydock)
They were commissioned to rescue the penitent and suffering Israelites. (Worthington)