21 And the children of Benjamin did not drive out the Jebusites that inhabited Jerusalem; 3 And when I saw that ye delivered me not, I put my life in my hands, and passed over against the children of Ammon, and the LORD delivered them into my hand: wherefore then are ye come up unto me this day, to fight against me? Then the lords of the Philistines came up unto her, and brought money in their hand. when she had pierced and stricken through his temples. 11 And from thence he went against the inhabitants of Debir: and the name of Debir before was Kirjath-sepher: of divers colours of needlework on both sides, 28 And when the men of the city arose early in the morning, behold, the altar of Baal was cast down, and the grove was cut down that was by it, and the second bullock was offered upon the altar that was built. 13 Then said Micah, Now know I that the LORD will do me good, seeing I have a Levite to my priest. In between is the main section, which scholars refer to as the “cycles.” These cycles contain a clear sequence of repeated events surrounding the stories of the six major judges: Othniel, Ehud, Deborah, Gideon, Jephthah, and Samson. Like Samuel, whose story follows shortly after the Book of Judges, Samson was a nazir, dedicated from birth to serve God. and where be all his miracles which our fathers told us of, saying, Did not the LORD bring us up from Egypt? take her, I pray thee, instead of her. And they compassed him in, and laid wait for him all night in the gate of the city, and were quiet all the night, saying, In the morning, when it is day, we shall kill him. 8 Then Manoah intreated the LORD, and said, O my Lord, let the man of God which thou didst send come again unto us, and teach us what we shall do unto the child that shall be born. Gravity. 11 And it came to pass, when they saw him, that they brought thirty companions to be with him. 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. 31 And Joash said unto all that stood against him, Will ye plead for Baal? And the children of Israel assembled themselves together, and encamped in Mizpeh. And when he had turned in unto her into the tent, she covered him with a mantle. 53 And a certain woman cast a piece of a millstone upon Abimelech's head, and all to brake his skull. 18 And ye are risen up against my father's house this day, and have slain his sons, threescore and ten persons, upon one stone, and have made Abimelech, the son of his maidservant, king over the men of Shechem, because he is your brother;) Judges also has two conclusions that are both framed around the repeated phrase, ?In those days there was no king in Israel,? 29 And would to God this people were under my hand! The Book of Judges records this dark chapter in ancient Jewish history, noting each judge’s deeds and the circumstances surrounding them. 7 The inhabitants of the villages ceased, they ceased in Israel, 5 And she dwelt under the palm tree of Deborah between Ramah and Bethel in mount Ephraim: and the children of Israel came up to her for judgment. 2 And the children of Dan sent of their family five men from their coasts, men of valour, from Zorah, and from Eshtaol, to spy out the land, and to search it; and they said unto them, Go, search the land: who when they came to mount Ephraim, to the house of Micah, they lodged there. 34 And the children of Israel remembered not the LORD their God, who had delivered them out of the hands of all their enemies on every side: 3 God hath delivered into your hands the princes of Midian, Oreb and Zeeb: and what was I able to do in comparison of you? 3 And said, O LORD God of Israel, why is this come to pass in Israel, that there should be to day one tribe lacking in Israel? 35 And he sent messengers throughout all Manasseh; who also was gathered after him: and he sent messengers unto Asher, and unto Zebulun, and unto Naphtali; and they came up to meet them. 37 And Gaal spake again and said, See there come people down by the middle of the land, and another company come along by the plain of Meonenim. But her father would not suffer him to go in. 18 And Jael went out to meet Sisera, and said unto him, Turn in, my lord, turn in to me; fear not. Then Manoah knew that he was an angel of the LORD. 39 And when the men of Israel retired in the battle, Benjamin began to smite and kill of the men of Israel about thirty persons: for they said, Surely they are smitten down before us, as in the first battle. 10 When ye go, ye shall come unto a people secure, and to a large land: for God hath given it into your hands; a place where there is no want of any thing that is in the earth. 16 And they put away the strange gods from among them, and served the LORD: and his soul was grieved for the misery of Israel. 8 And they came unto their brethren to Zorah and Eshtaol: and their brethren said unto them, What say ye? 1 In those days there was no king in Israel: and in those days the tribe of the Danites sought them an inheritance to dwell in; for unto that day all their inheritance had not fallen unto them among the tribes of Israel. And he brake them from off his arms like a thread. 24 And he said, Ye have taken away my gods which I made, and the priest, and ye are gone away: and what have I more? King James I commissioned a group of Biblical scholars in 1604 to establish an authoritative translation of the Bible from the ancient languages and other translations at the time, and the work was completed in 1611. So the dead which he slew at his death were more than they which he slew in his life. And he said unto him, I am a Levite of Bethlehemjudah, and I go to sojourn where I may find a place. 1 Then all the children of Israel went out, and the congregation was gathered together as one man, from Dan even to Beer-sheba, with the land of Gilead, unto the LORD in Mizpeh. 19 And she made him sleep upon her knees; and she called for a man, and she caused him to shave off the seven locks of his head; and she began to afflict him, and his strength went from him. Othniel Ben Kenaz (3:9-11), the earliest judge, fights and defeats the King of Aram. 19 And Israel sent messengers unto Sihon king of the Amorites, the king of Heshbon; and Israel said unto him, Let us pass, we pray thee, through thy land into my place. 46 So that all which fell that day of Benjamin were twenty and five thousand men that drew the sword; all these were men of valour. 20 But if not, let fire come out from Abimelech, and devour the men of Shechem, and the house of Millo; and let fire come out from the men of Shechem, and from the house of Millo, and devour Abimelech. have they not divided the prey; 27 And they went out into the fields, and gathered their vineyards, and trode the grapes, and made merry, and went into the house of their god, and did eat and drink, and cursed Abimelech. He frees the eastern tribes, Menashe and Gad, from the oppression of the Ammonites. 19 And the children of Israel rose up in the morning, and encamped against Gibeah. God punishes them by sending an enemy to oppress them.They serve the enemy for a number of years. 43 Thus they inclosed the Benjamites round about, and chased them, and trode them down with ease over against Gibeah toward the sunrising. 25 And when he shewed them the entrance into the city, they smote the city with the edge of the sword; but they let go the man and all his family. The story of Ruth, read on the holiday of Shavuot, teaches that respect for others begins with recognizing their names. And the Philistines came up, and burnt her and her father with fire. Samson rises to redeem the people from the Philistines. 31 And he sent messengers unto Abimelech privily, saying, Behold, Gaal the son of Ebed and his brethren be come to Shechem; and, behold, they fortify the city against thee. 8 Therefore the anger of the LORD was hot against Israel, and he sold them into the hand of Chushan-rishathaim king of Mesopotamia: and the children of Israel served Chushan-rishathaim eight years. 16 And the six hundred men appointed with their weapons of war, which were of the children of Dan, stood by the entering of the gate.