What’s the signficance of Judges 10:6-17

The Israelites rebelled against Yahweh and worshipped other gods. As a result, Yahweh withdrew his protection of them and “sold them into the hands of te Philistines and the Ammonites” (Judg. 10:6-7). The Israelites eventually acknowledged their sin and cried out to God (vs. 10) but Yahweh, perhaps perceiving that their repentance wasn’t genuine, told them he wasn’t going to rescue them and that they should go ahead a “cry out to the gods you have chosen” (vss. 13-14). The Israelites wisely responded by getting rid of their foreign gods and to serve Yahweh alone, and Yahweh, for his part, “could bear Israel’s misery no longer” (vs. 16). So the Lord changed his plan not to protect Israel and once again became their protector.

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