Judges 3:1
These are the nations that the LORD left to test all the Israelites who had not known any of the wars in Canaan,
Cross References
Exodus 15:25
And Moses cried out to the LORD, and the LORD showed him a log. And when he cast it into the waters, they were sweetened. There the LORD made for them a statute and an ordinance, and there He tested them,

Judges 1:1
After the death of Joshua, the Israelites inquired of the LORD, "Who will be the first to go up and fight for us against the Canaanites?"

Judges 2:21
I will no longer drive out before them any of the nations Joshua left when he died.

Judges 2:22
In this way I will test whether Israel will keep the way of the LORD by walking in it as their fathers did."

Judges 2:23
That is why the LORD had left those nations in place and had not driven them out immediately by delivering them into the hand of Joshua.

Judges 3:2
if only to teach warfare to the subsequent generations of Israel, especially to those who had not known it formerly:

1 Kings 9:21
their descendants who remained in the land, those whom the Israelites were unable to devote to destruction--Solomon conscripted these people to be forced laborers, as they are to this day.

Treasury of Scripture
Now these are the nations which the LORD left, to prove Israel by them, even as many of Israel as had not known all the wars of Canaan;

Judges 2:21,22
I also will not henceforth drive out any from before them of the nations which Joshua left when he died: …

Deuteronomy 7:22
And the LORD thy God will put out those nations before thee by little and little: thou mayest not consume them at once, lest the beasts of the field increase upon thee.


Deuteronomy 8:2,16
And thou shalt remember all the way which the LORD thy God led thee these forty years in the wilderness, to humble thee, and to prove thee, to know what was in thine heart, whether thou wouldest keep his commandments, or no…

2 Chronicles 32:31
Howbeit in the business of the ambassadors of the princes of Babylon, who sent unto him to inquire of the wonder that was done in the land, God left him, to try him, that he might know all that was in his heart.

Job 23:10
But he knoweth the way that I take: when he hath tried me, I shall come forth as gold.

as had not

Judges 2:10
And also all that generation were gathered unto their fathers: and there arose another generation after them, which knew not the LORD, nor yet the works which he had done for Israel.


Judges 2:23
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