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defend = save or deliver.
mount = hill country.
twenty, &c. See note on Judges 9:22 .
twenty. See note, App-50 .
the LORD. Hebrew. Jehovah. App-4 . Ashtaroth, plural = the Ashtoreths. Compare Judges 2:11-13 .
gods of Syria. Genesis 35:3-6 .
gods of Zidon. 1 Kings 11:5 (Baal, Astarte).
gods of Moab. Judges 11:24 (Chemosh). 1 Kings 11:33 (Milcom or Molech).
gods of the Philistines: e.g. Dagon (Judges 16:23 ).
vexed and oppressed = brake and crushed. See note on Judges 10:3 , above.
our God. Hebrew. Elohim ( App-4 ). Some codices, with Aramaean, Septuagint, and Vulgate, read "Jehovah our God".
Maonites. Compare 2 Chronicles 26:7 , 2 Chronicles 26:8 . A mixture of Moabites and Ammonites = the two words combined.
Yet. Compare Deuteronomy 32:16 . Jeremiah 2:13 .
Go. Figure of speech Eironeia (Divine Irony). App-6 .
ye have chosen. Compare Deuteronomy 32:37 , Deuteronomy 32:38 . Jeremiah 2:28 .
strange gods = gods of strangers or foreigners.
His soul = He (emph.) Hebrew. nephesh ( App-13 ). Attributed by Figure of speech Anthropopatheia to God ( App-6 ).
gathered = gathered by proclamation. Note the extended alternation in this verse "children, gathered, encamped".
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Bullinger, Ethelbert William. "Commentary on Judges 10". "Bullinger's Companion bible Notes". https://www.studylight.org/
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