Judges 3:1

Now these are the nations which the LORD left, to test Israel by them, even as many of Israel as had not known all the wars of Canaan;
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George Leo Haydock

AD 1849
Instruct. The original is translated try, ver. 4, and chap. ii. 22. And all. Hebrew, "as many of Israel as had not "(Haydock) Those who had served under Josue, were so strongly impressed with a sense of the divine power and severity, that they never forgot them: but there was danger lest their children should grow careless, if they were suffered to enjoy a constant state of prosperity. Virtue or power is made perfect in infirmity, 2 Corinthians xii. 9. (Calmet) He that hath been experienced in many things, multiplieth prudence, Ecclesiasticus xxxiv. 10.

Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation - 2 Peter 1:20

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