The Wars of Canaan - Judges 3

Judges 3:1 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 3:2 Only that the  generations of the children of Israel might know, to teach  them war, at the least such as before knew nothing thereof;  

Judges 3:3 Namely, five lords of the Philistines, and all the  Canaanites, and the Sidonians, and the Hivites that dwelt in  mount Lebanon, from mount Baal-hermon unto the entering  in of Hamath. 

Judges 3:4 And they were to prove Israel by them,  to know whether they would hearken unto the  commandments of the LORD, which he commanded their  fathers by the hand of Moses.  

Judges 3:5 And the children of Israel dwelt among the  Canaanites, Hittites, and Amorites, and Perizzites, and  Hivites, and Jebusites: 

Judges 3:6 And they took their daughters  to be their wives, and gave their daughters to their sons, and  served their gods. 

Judges 3:7 And the children of Israel did evil  in the sight of the LORD, and forgat the LORD their God,  and served Baalim and the groves.   

Judges 3:8 Therefore the anger of the LORD was hot against  Israel, and he sold them into the hand of Chushanrishathaim  king of Mesopotamia: and the children of Israel  served Chushan-rishathaim eight years. 

Judges 3:9 And when the  children of Israel cried unto the LORD, the LORD raised up  a deliverer to the children of Israel, who delivered them,  even Othniel the son of Kenaz, Caleb’s younger brother.  

Judges 3:10 And the Spirit of the LORD came upon him, and he  judged Israel, and went out to war: and the LORD delivered  Chushan- rishathaim king of Mesopotamia into his hand;  and his hand prevailed against Chushan- rishathaim. 

Judges 3:11  And the land had rest forty years. And Othniel the son of  Kenaz died.  

Judges 3:12 And the children of Israel did evil again in the  sight of the LORD: and the LORD strengthened Eglon the  king of Moab against Israel, because they had done evil in  the sight of the LORD. 

Judges 3:13 And he gathered unto him  the children of Ammon and Amalek, and went and smote  Israel, and possessed the city of palm trees. 

Judges 3:14 So the  children of Israel served Eglon the king of Moab eighteen  years. 

Judges 3:15 But when the children of Israel cried unto the  LORD, the LORD raised them up a deliverer, Ehud the son  of Gera, a Benjamite, a man lefthanded: and by him the  children of Israel sent a present unto Eglon the king of  Moab. 

Judges 3:16 But Ehud made him a dagger which had two  edges, of a cubit length; and he did gird it under his raiment  upon his right thigh. 

Judges 3:17 And he brought the present  unto Eglon king of Moab: and Eglon was a very fat man.  

Judges 3:18 And when he had made an end to offer the present,  he sent away the people that bare the present. 

Judges 3:19 But he  himself turned again from the quarries that were by Gilgal,  and said, I have a secret errand unto thee, O king: who said,  Keep silence. And all that stood by him went out from him.  

Judges 3:20 And Ehud came unto him; and he was sitting in a  summer parlour, which he had for himself alone. And Ehud  said, I have a message from God unto thee. And he arose  out of his seat. 

Judges 3:21 And Ehud put forth his left hand,  and took the dagger from his right thigh, and thrust it into  his belly: 

Judges 3:22 And the haft also went in after the blade;  and the fat closed upon the blade, so that he could not draw  the dagger out of his belly; and the dirt 
came out. 

Judges 3:23  Then Ehud went forth through the porch, and shut the doors  of the parlour upon him, and locked them. 

Judges 3:24 When he  was gone out, his servants came; and when they saw that,  behold, the doors of the parlour were locked, they said,  Surely he covereth his feet in his summer chamber. 

Judges 3:25  And they tarried till they were ashamed: and, behold, he  opened not the doors of the parlour; therefore they took a  key, and opened them: and, behold, their lord was fallen  down dead on the earth. 

Judges 3:26 And Ehud escaped while  they tarried, and passed beyond the quarries, and escaped  unto Seirath. 

Judges 3:27 And it came to pass, when he was  come, that he blew a trumpet in the mountain of Ephraim,  and the children of Israel went down with him from the  mount, and he before them. 

Judges 3:28 And he said unto them,  Follow after me: for the LORD hath delivered your enemies  the Moabites into your hand. And they went down after  him, and took the fords of Jordan toward Moab, and  suffered not a man to pass over. 

Judges 3:29 And they slew of  Moab at that time about ten thousand men, all lusty, and all  men of valour; and there escaped not a man. 

Judges 3:30 So  Moab was subdued that day under the hand of Israel. And  the land had rest fourscore years.    

Judges 3:31 And after him was Shamgar the son of Anath,  which slew of the Philistines six hundred men with an ox  goad: and he also delivered Israel. KJV