The Israelites enter a cycle of sin, turning from God, falling captive to the oppressing nations, crying out to God, and being rescued by the judges, who are the leaders sent by God.

chapter 1

chapter 1

After Joshua dies, Judah and Simeon fight against the Canaanites and take Jerusalem. They cut off[...]

chapter 2

The angel of the Lord reprimands the Israelites at Bochim for making covenants with the Canaanites.[...]

chapter 3

The Philistines, the Sidonians, the Hivites, and all the Canaanites are left in the Promised Land[...]

chapter 4

Israel continues to do evil and serve King Jabin. Deborah judged the Israelites and sent Barak[...]

chapter 5

Barak and Deborah sing a song of victory and praise the Lord for their victory against the kings[...]

chapter 6

The Israelites do evil and are made to serve Midian for seven years. The angel of the Lord appears[...]

chapter 7

Gideon gathered the Israelite men to fight and reduced them to only 300 soldiers. This was based[...]

chapter 8

Gideon defeated Zalmunna and Zabah and punished Penul and Succoth. Gideon refused to be made King[...]

chapter 9

One of Gideon's sons, Abimelech, killed his brother and ruled over Israel. Gaal rose against him,[...]

chapter 10

Jair and Tola judge Israel. The Israelites had forgotten God and served many gods. The Philistines[...]

chapter 11

Jephthah leaves home for he was a son of a harlot. When the Ammonites wage war against the[...]

chapter 12

The men from Ephraim are unhappy about not participating in the fight against the Ammonites.[...]

chapter 13

The Philistines rule Israel, and an angel appears to Manoah and his wife that they will have a son[...]

chapter 14

Samson wants to marry a Philistine from Timnah. On his way, Samson kills a lion, and on his way[...]

chapter 15

When Samson finds out his wife has been given to another by his father-in-law, he agrees, and he[...]

chapter 16

Samson escapes Gaza by ripping off the gates to the city together with a woman he loved, Delilah.[...]

chapter 17

Micah returns the silver he had stolen from his mother, who blesses him. The silver is used to[...]

chapter 18

Dan sends out spies to find land, and they meet Micah. The spies and 600 men from Dan take the[...]

chapter 19

A Levite visits Gibeah with his concubine. The men of the city raped his concubine and killed her.[...]

chapter 20

The nation gathers at Mizpah and demands that the Benjamites give up the wicked men of Gibeah. The[...]

chapter 21

An oath is made that no Israel daughter should be given to a Benjamite who is near extinction. The[...]

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