Judges 10:12 Parallel Verses [⇓ See commentary ⇓]

Judges 10:12, NIV: the Sidonians, the Amalekites and the Maonites oppressed you and you cried to me for help, did I not save you from their hands?

Judges 10:12, ESV: The Sidonians also, and the Amalekites and the Maonites oppressed you, and you cried out to me, and I saved you out of their hand.

Judges 10:12, KJV: The Zidonians also, and the Amalekites, and the Maonites, did oppress you; and ye cried to me, and I delivered you out of their hand.

Judges 10:12, NASB: And when the Sidonians, the Amalekites, and the Maonites oppressed you, you cried out to Me, and I saved you from their hands.

Judges 10:12, NLT: the Sidonians, the Amalekites, and the Maonites? When they oppressed you, you cried out to me for help, and I rescued you.

Judges 10:12, CSB: Sidonians, Amalekites, and Maonites oppressed you, and you cried out to me, did I not deliver you from them?

What does Judges 10:12 mean? [⇑ See verse text ⇑]

In response to Israel's confession of depravity and idol worship (Judges 10:10), the Lord is listing all the nations He has saved them from in the past. He began with Egypt during the time of Moses and then added the Amorites, the Ammonites, and the Philistines (Judges 10:11). Now God mentions the Sidonians (Judges 1:31; 3:3), the Amalekites (Judges 3:13; 6:3, 33; 7:12), and a nation translated here as "Maonites." Some scholars suggest that this name should be understood as the Midianites, defeated by the Lord through Gideon in the previous chapters (Judges 6—8).

The Lord concludes by making the point about His prior work. He saved Israel from each of these nations over the long years of her history because they cried out to Him for help. That hasn't stopped them from repeatedly falling into sin and evil. One might expect to hear God declare that, once again, He will rescue His people. That is not what happens (Judges 10:13–14).