The Judges that IaHUeH Sent

Part Two

Judges Chapter Nine 7-And when they told it to Iotham, he went and stood in the top of mount Gerizim, and lifted up his voice, and cried, and said unto them, Hearken unto me, ye men of Shechem, that Elohim may hearken unto you.
The trees went forth on a time to anoint a king over them; and they said unto the olive tree, Reign thou over us.
But the olive tree said unto them, Should I leave my fatness, wherewith by me they honour Elohim and man, and go to be promoted over the trees?
And the trees said to the fig tree, Come thou, and reign over us.
But the fig tree said unto them, Should I forsake my sweetness, and my good fruit, and go to be promoted over the trees?
Then said the trees unto the vine, Come thou, and reign over us.
And the vine said unto them, Should I leave my wine, which cheereth Elohim and man, and go to be promoted over the trees?
Then said all the trees unto the bramble, Come thou, and reign over us.
And the bramble said unto the trees, If in truth ye anoint me king over you, then come and put your trust in my shadow: and if not, let fire come out of the bramble, and devour the cedars of Lebanon.
Now therefore, if ye have done truly and sincerely, in that ye have made Abimelech king, and if ye have dealt well with Ierubbaal and his house, and have done unto him according to the deserving of his hands;
(For my father fought for you, and adventured his life far, and delivered you out of the hand of Midian:
And ye are risen up against my father's house this day, and have slain his sons, threescore and ten persons, upon one stone, and have made Abimelech, the son of his maidservant, king over the men of Shechem, because he is your brother;)
If ye then have dealt truly and sincerely with Ierubbaal and with his house this day, then rejoice ye in Abimelech, and let him also rejoice in you:
But if not, let fire come out from Abimelech, and devour the men of Shechem, and the house of Millo; and let fire come out from the men of Shechem, and from the house of Millo, and devour Abimelech.

And Iotham ran away, and fled, and went to Beer, and dwelt there, for fear of Abimelech his brother.

When Abimelech had reigned three years over Ieshrael,
then Elohim sent an evil spirit between Abimelech and the men of Shechem; and the men of Shechem dealt treacherously with Abimelech:
That the cruelty done to the threescore and ten sons of Ierubbaal might come, and their blood be laid upon Abimelech their brother, which slew them; and upon the men of Shechem, which aided him in the killing of his brethren.

Judges Chapter Ten 1-16 And after Abimelech there arose to defend Ieshrael Tola the son of Puah, the son of Dodo, a man of Iesh-shashkar; and he dwelt in Shamir in mount Ephraim.
And he judged Ieshrael twenty and three years, and died, and was buried in Shamir.
And after him arose Ia'ir, a Gileadite, and judged Ieshrael twenty and two years.
And he had thirty sons that rode on thirty ass colts, and they had thirty cities, which are called Havothia'ir unto this day, which are in the land of Gilead.
And Ia'ir died, and was buried in Kamon.

And the children of Ieshrael did evil again in the sight of IaHUeH, and served Baalim, and Ashtaroth, and the "mighty ones" of Syria, and the "mighty ones" of Zidon, and the "mighty ones" of Moab, and the "mighty ones" of the children of Ammon, and the "mighty ones" of the Philistines, and forsook IaHUeH, and served not Him.
And the anger of IaHUeH was hot against Ieshrael, and He sold them into the hands of the Philistines, and into the hands of the children of Ammon.
And that year they vexed and oppressed the children of Ieshrael: eighteen years, all the children of Ieshrael that were on the other side Iarden in the land of the Amorites, which is in Gilead.
Moreover the children of Ammon passed over Iarden to fight also against Iahudah, and against Beniamin, and against the house of Ephraim; so that Ieshrael was sore distressed.
And the children of Ieshrael cried unto IaHUeH, saying, We have sinned against Thee, both because we have forsaken our Elohim, and also served Baalim.
And IaHUeH said unto the children of Ieshrael, Did not I deliver you from the Egyptians, and from the Amorites, from the children of Ammon, and from the Philistines?
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.
Yet ye have forsaken Me, and served other "mighty ones": wherefore I will deliver you no more.
Go and cry unto the "mighty ones" which ye have chosen; let them deliver you in the time of your tribulation.
And the children of Ieshrael said unto IaHUeH, We have sinned: do Thou unto us whatsoever seemeth good unto Thee; deliver us only, we pray Thee, this day.
And they put away the strange "mighty ones" from among them, and served IaHUeH: and His soul was grieved for the misery of Ieshrael.

Iephtach, Ibtsan, Elon, Abdon, Shimshon.
Shemuel was the last Judge of IeShRaEL.

First SheMUEL Chapter Eight And it came to pass, when Shemuel was old, that he made his sons judges over Ieshrael.
Now the name of his firstborn was Ioel; and the name of his second, Abiah: they were judges in Beersheba.
And his sons walked not in his ways, but turned aside after lucre, and took bribes, and perverted judgment.
Then all the elders of Ieshrael gathered themselves together, and came to Shemuel unto Ramah,
And said unto him, Behold, thou art old, and thy sons walk not in thy ways: now make us a king to judge us like all the nations.
But the thing displeased Shemuel, when they said, Give us a king to judge us. And Shemuel prayed unto IaHUeH.
And IaHUeH said unto Shemuel, Hearken unto the voice of the people in all that they say unto thee: for they have not rejected thee,
but they have rejected Me, that I should not reign over them.
According to all the works which they have done since the day that I brought them up out of Egypt even unto this day, wherewith they have forsaken Me, and served other "mighty ones" so do they also unto thee.
Now therefore hearken unto their voice: howbeit yet protest solemnly unto them, and shew them the manner of the king that shall reign over them.
And Shemuel told all the words of IaHUeH unto the people that asked of him a king.
And he said, This will be the manner of the king that shall reign over you: He will take your sons, and appoint them for himself, for his chariots, and to be his horsemen; and some shall run before his chariots.
And he will appoint him captains over thousands, and captains over fifties; and will set them to plow his ground, and to reap his harvest, and to make his instruments of war, and instruments of his chariots.
And he will take your daughters to be confectionaries, and to be cooks, and to be bakers.
And he will take your fields, and your vineyards, and your oliveyards, even the best of them, and give them to his servants.
And he will take the tenth of your seed, and of your vineyards, and give to his officers, and to his servants.
And he will take your menservants, and your maidservants, and your goodliest young men, and your asses, and put them to his work.
He will take the tenth of your sheep: and ye shall be his servants.

And ye shall cry out in that day because of your king which ye shall have chosen you;
and IaHUeH will not hear you in that day.

Nevertheless the people refused to obey the voice of Shemuel; and they said, Nay; but we will have a king over us;
That we also may be like all the nations; and that our king may judge us, and go out before us, and fight our battles.

Please compare this with:

Deuteronomy Chapter Seventeen 14-20 When thou art come unto the land which IaHUeH thy Elohim giveth thee, and shalt possess it, and shalt dwell therein, and shalt say, I will set a king over me, like as all the nations that are about me;
Thou shalt in any wise set him king over thee,
whom IaHUeH thy Elohim shall choose: one from among thy brethren shalt thou set king over thee: thou mayest not set a stranger over thee, which is not thy brother.
But he shall not multiply horses to himself, nor cause the people to return to Egypt, to the end that he should multiply horses: forasmuch as IaHUeH hath said unto you, Ye shall henceforth return no more that way.
Neither shall he multiply wives to himself, that his heart turn not away: neither shall he greatly multiply to himself silver and gold.
And it shall be, when he sitteth upon the throne of his kingdom, that he shall write him a copy of this law in a book out of that which is before the priests the Leuiim.
And it shall be with him, and he shall read therein all the days of his life:
that he may learn to fear IaHUeH his Elohim, to keep all the words of this law and these statutes, to do them:
That his heart be not lifted up above his brethren, and that he turn not aside from the Commandment, to the right hand, or to the left: to the end that he may prolong his days in his kingdom, he, and his children, in the midst of Ieshrael.

First Book of Shemuel Chapter Twelve 6-25 And Shemuel said unto the people, It is IaHUeH that advanced Mosheh and 'Aharon, and that brought your fathers up out of the land of Egypt.
Now therefore stand still, that I may reason with you before IaHUeH of all the righteous acts of IaHUeH, which he did to you and to your fathers.
When Ia'aqob was come into Egypt, and your fathers cried unto IaHUeH, then IaHUeH sent Mosheh and 'Aharon, which brought forth your fathers out of Egypt, and made them dwell in this place.
And when they forgat IaHUeH their Elohim, He sold them into the hand of Sisera, captain of the host of Hazor, and into the hand of the Philistines, and into the hand of the king of Moab, and they fought against them.
And they cried unto IaHUeH, and said, We have sinned, because we have forsaken IaHUeH, and have served Baalim and Ashtaroth: but now deliver us out of the hand of our enemies, and we
will serve Thee.
And IaHUeH sent Ierubbaal, and Bedan, and Iephthah, and Shemuel, and delivered you out of the hand of your enemies on every side, and ye dwelled safe.
And when ye saw that Nahash the king of the children of Ammon came against you, ye said unto me, Nay; but a king shall reign over us:
when IaHUeH your Elohim was your King.
Now therefore behold the king whom ye have chosen, and whom ye have desired! and, behold, IaHUeH hath set a king over you.
If ye will fear
IaHUeH, and serve Him, and obey His voice, and not rebel against the Commandment of IaHUeH, then shall both ye and also the king that reigneth over you continue following IaHUeH your Elohim:
But if ye will not obey the voice of IaHUeH, but rebel against the Commandment of IaHUeH, then shall the hand of IaHUeH be against you, as it was against your fathers.
Now therefore stand and see this great thing, which IaHUeH will do before your eyes.
Is it not wheat harvest to day? I will call unto IaHUeH, and he shall send thunder and rain; that ye may perceive and see that your wickedness is great, which ye have done in the sight of IaHUeH,
in asking you a king.
So Shemuel called unto IaHUeH; and IaHUeH sent thunder and rain that day: and all the people greatly feared IaHUeH and Shemuel.
And all the people said unto Shemuel, Pray for thy servants unto IaHUeH thy Elohim, that we die not: for we have added unto all our sins
this evil, to ask us a king.
And Shemuel said unto the people, Fear not: ye have done all this wickedness: yet turn not aside from following IaHUeH,
but serve IaHUeH with all your heart;
And turn ye not aside: for then should ye go after vain things, which cannot profit nor deliver; for they are vain.
For IaHUeH will not forsake His people for His great Name's sake: because it hath pleased IaHUeH to make you His people.
Moreover as for me, be it far from me that I should sin against IaHUeH in ceasing to pray for you: but I will teach you the good and the right way:
Only fear IaHUeH, and serve Him in truth with all your heart: for consider how great things He hath done for you.
But if ye shall still do evil, ye shall be swept away, both ye and your king.

Please notice that the idols of the heathen that the children of IeShRaEL sinned against IaHUeH by serving were often called Baalim and Ashtoreth. We know that Baal=Lord, so we avoid using the word "Lord". We serve IaHUeH.

Oxford English Dictionary:|| Baal. Pl. Baalim. [Heb. ba'al=lord.]
The chief male deity of the Phœnician and Canaanitish nations;

Here are Strongs definitions:
1166 ba` al (baw-al');
a primitive root; to be master; hence, (as denominative from 1167) to marry:
KJV-- have dominion (over), be husband, marry (-ried, X wife).
1167 ba` al (bah'-al);
from 1166; a master; hence, a husband, or (figuratively) owner (often used with another noun in modifications of this latter sense):
KJV-- + archer, + babbler, + bird, captain, chief man, + confederate, + have to do, + dreamer, those to whom it is due, + furious, those that are given to it, great, + hairy, he that hath it, have, + horseman, husband, lord, man, + married, master, person, + sworn, they of.
1168 Ba` al (bah'-al);
the same as 1167; Baal, a Phoenician deity: -Baal, (plural) Baalim.

6238 `ashar (aw-shar');
a primitive root; properly, to accumulate; chiefly (specifically) to grow (causatively, make) rich:
KJV-- be (-come, en-, make, makeself, wax) rich, make [1 Kings 22:48 marg]. See 6240.
6251 `ashterah (ash-ter-aw');
probably from 6238; increase:
KJV-- flock.
6252 `Ashtarowth (ash-taw-roth');
or `Ashtaroth (ash-taw-roth'); plural of 6251; Ashtaroth, the name of a Sidonian deity, and of a place East of the Jordan:
KJV-- Asharoth, Astaroth. See also 1045, 6253, 6255.
6253 `Ashtoreth (ash-to'reth);
probably for 6251; Ashtoreth, the Phoenician goddess of love (and increase):
KJV-- Ashtoreth.

Another of these idols was called Molech or Milcom.
4427 malak (maw-lak');
a primitive root; to reign; inceptively, to ascend the throne; causatively, to induct into royalty; hence (by implication) to take counsel:
KJV-- consult, X indeed, be (make, set a, set up) king, be (make) queen, (begin to, make to) reign (-ing), rule, X surely.
4428 melek (meh'-lek);
from 4427; a king:
KJV-- king, royal.
4432 Molek (mo'-lek);
from 4427; Molek (i.e. king), the chief deity of the Ammonites:
KJV-- Molech. Compare 4445.

My, what a remarkable coincidence!
The first worldly kingdom mentioned in the Scriptures was founded by Nimrod the son of Cush.

Genesis 10:8-10 And Cush begat Nimrod: he began to be a mighty one in the earth.
He was a mighty hunter before [or "in the face of", by implication "against", or "instead of"] IaHUeH: wherefore it is said, Even as Nimrod the mighty hunter before IaHUeH.
And the beginning of his kingdom was
Babel, and Erech, and Accad, and Calneh, in the land of Shinar.

How did Nimrod become "mighty"? He trapped (hunted) the people into making a Government (kingdom), with him as the king. The beginning of this Government was confusion, it grew into Babylon, it is still very much with us today (on both sides of the fence), and its end is death and destruction.

The Kings of IeShRaEL

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