Judges chapter 1
1:1-3. The acts of Judah and Simeon.
1:4-7. Adonibezek justly requited.
1:8-9. Jerusalem taken.
1:10. Hebron taken.
1:11-15. Othniel has Achsah to wife for taking of Debir.
1:16. The Kenites dwell in Judah.
1:17-20. Hormah, Gaza, Askelon, and Ekron taken.
1:21. The acts of Benjamin.
1:22-29. Of the house of Joseph, who take Beth-el.
1:30. Of Zebulun.
1:31-32. Of Asher.
1:33. Of Naphtali.
1:34-36. Of Dan.
Judges chapter 2
2:1-5. An angel rebukes the people at Bochim.
2:6-13. The wickedness of the new generation after Joshua.
2:14-19. God's anger and pity towards them.
2:20-23. The Canaanites left to prove Israel.
Judges chapter 3
3:1-4. The nations which were left to prove Israel.
3:5-7. By communion with them they commit idolatry.
3:8-11. Othniel delivered them from Chushan-rishathaim;
3:12-30. Ehud from Eglon;
3:31. and Shamgar from the Philistines.
Judges chapter 4
4:1-16. Deborah and Barak deliver them from Jabin and Sisera.
4:17-24. Jael kills Sisera.
Judges chapter 5
5:1-31. The Song of Deborah and Barak.
Judges chapter 6
6:1-7. The Israelites for their sin are oppressed by Midian.
6:8-10. A prophet rebukes them.
6:11-16. An angel sends Gideon for their deliverance.
6:17-23. Gideon's present is consumed with fire.
6:24-27. Gideon destroys Baal's altar, and offers a sacrifice upon the altar Jehovah-shalom.
6:28-32. Joash defends his son, and calls shim Jerubbaal.
6:33-35. Gideon's army.
6:36-40. Gideon's signs.
Judges chapter 7
7:1-8. Gideon's army of two and thirty thousand is brought to three hundred.
7:9-15. He is encouraged by the dream and interpretation of the burley cake.
7:16-23. His stratagem of trumpets and lamps in pitchers.
7:24-25. The Ephraimites take Oreb and Zeeb.
Judges chapter 8
8:1-3. Gideon pacifies the Ephraimites.
8:4-9. Succoth and Penuel refuse to deliver Gideon's army.
8:10-12. Zebah and Zalmunna are taken.
8:13-16. Succoth and Penuel are destroyed.
8:17-21. Gideon revenges his brethren's death on Zebah and Zalmunna.
8:22-23. He refuses government.
8:24-27. His ephod the cause of idolatry.
8:28. Midian subdued.
8:29-32. Gideon's children, and death.
8:33-35. The Israelites' idolatry and ingratitude.
Judges chapter 9
9:1-6. Abimelech by conspiracy with the Shechemites, and murder of his brethren, is made king.
9:7-21. Jotham by a parable rebukes them, and foretells their ruin.
9:22-29. Gaal conspires with the Shechemites against him.
9:30-33. Zebul reveals it.
9:34-45. Abimelech overcomes them, and sows the city with salt.
9:46-49. He burns the hold of the god Berith.
9:50-55. At Thebez he is slain by a piece of a millstone.
9:56-57. Jotham's curse if fulfilled.
Judges chapter 10
10:1-2. Tola judges Israel in Shamir.
10:3-5. Jair, whose thirty sons had thirty cities.
10:6-9. The Philistines and Ammonites oppress Israel.
10:10-14. In their misery God sends them to their false gods.
10:15-18. Upon their repentance he pities them.
Judges chapter 11
11:1-11. The covenant between Jephthah and the Gileadites, that he should be their head.
11:12-28. The treaty of peace between him and the Ammonites is in vain.
11:29-31. Jephthah's vow.
11:32-33. His conquest of the Ammonites.
11:34-40. He performs his vow on his daughter.
Judges chapter 12
12:1-6. The Ephraimites, quarrelling with Jephthah, and discerned by Shibboleth, are slain by the Gileadites.
12:7. Jephthah dies.
12:8-10. Ibzan, who had thirty sons, and thirty daughters;
12:11-12. and Elon;
12:13-15. and Abdon, who had forty sons, and thirty nephews, judge Israel.
Judges chapter 13
13:1. Israel is delivered into the hands of Philistines.
13:2-7. An angel appears to Manoah's wife.
13:8-14. The angel appears to Manoah.
13:15-23. Manoah's sacrifices, whereby the angel is discovered.
13:24-25. Samson is born.
Judges chapter 14
14:1-5. Samson desires a wife of the Philistines.
14:6-7. In his journey he kills a lion.
14:8-9. In a second journey he finds honey in the carcase.
14:10-11. Samson's marriage feast.
14:12-18. His riddle by his wife is made known.
14:19. He spoils thirty Philistines.
14:20. His wife is married to another.
Judges chapter 15
15:1-2. Samson is denied his wife.
15:3-5. He burns the Philistines' corn with foxes and firebrands.
15:6. His wife and her father are burnt by the Philistines.
15:7-8. Samson smites them hip and thigh.
15:9-13. He is bound by the men of Judah, and delivered to the Philistines.
15:14-17. He kills them with a jawbone.
15:18-20. God makes the fountain En-hakkore for him in Lehi.
Judges chapter 16
16:1-3. Samson at Gaza escapes, and carries away the gates of the city.
16:4-5. Delilah, corrupted by the Philistines, entices Samson.
16:6-14. Thrice she is deceived.
16:15-20. At last she overcomes him.
16:21. The Philistines take him, and put out his eyes.
16:22-31. His strength renewing he pulls down the house upon the Philistines, and dies.
Judges chapter 17
17:1-4. Of the money that Micah first stole, then restored, his mother makes images;
17:5-6. and he ornaments for them.
17:7-13. He hires a Levite to be his priest.
Judges chapter 18
18:1-2. The Danites send five men to seek out an inheritance.
18:3-6. At the house of Micah they consult with Jonathan, and are encouraged on their way.
18:7-10. They search Laish, and bring back news of good hope.
18:11-13. Six hundred men are sent to surprise it.
18:14-26. In their way they rob Micah of his priest and his consecrated things.
18:27-29. They win Laish, and call it Dan.
18:30-31. They set up idolatry, wherein Jonathan inherits the priesthood.
Judges chapter 19
19:1-15. A Levite goes to Beth-lehem to fetch home his concubine.
19:16-21. An old man entertains him at Gibeah.
19:22-28. The Gibeonites abuse his concubine to death.
19:29-30. He divides her into twelve pieces, and sends them to the twelve tribes.
Judges chapter 20
20:1-7. The Levite in a general assembly declares his wrong.
20:8-11. The decree of the assembly.
20:12-17. The Benjamites, being cited, make head against the Israelites.
20:18-25. The Israelites in two battles lose forty thousand.
20:26-48. They destroy by a stratagem all the Benjamites, except six hundred.
Judges chapter 21
21:1-7. The people bewail the desolation of Benjamin.
21:8-15. By the destruction of Jabesh-gilead they provide them four hundred wives.
21:16-25. They advise the remainder to surprise the virgins that danced at Shiloh.