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Judges 2 - NIV

11 Then the Israelites did evil in the eyes of the Lord and served the Baals.

12 They forsook the Lord, the God of their ancestors, who had brought them out of Egypt. They followed and worshiped various gods of the peoples around them. They aroused the Lord’s anger

13 because they forsook him and served Baal and the Ashtoreths.

14 In his anger against Israel the Lord gave them into the hands of raiders who plundered them. He sold them into the hands of their enemies all around, whom they were no longer able to resist.

15 Whenever Israel went out to fight, the hand of the Lord was against them to defeat them, just as he had sworn to them. They were in great distress.

16 Then the Lord raised up judges,[a] who saved them out of the hands of these raiders.

17 Yet they would not listen to their judges but prostituted themselves to other gods and worshiped them. They quickly turned from the ways of their ancestors, who had been obedient to the Lord’s commands.

18 Whenever the Lord raised up a judge for them, he was with the judge and saved them out of the hands of their enemies as long as the judge lived; for the Lord relented because of their groaning under those who oppressed and afflicted them.

19 But when the judge died, the people returned to ways even more corrupt than those of their ancestors, following other gods and serving and worshiping them. They refused to give up their evil practices and stubborn ways.

20 Therefore the Lord was very angry with Israel and said, “Because this nation has violated the covenant I ordained for their ancestors and has not listened to me,


a. Judges 2:16 Or leaders; similarly in verses 17-19

Sermons on Judges 2 More sermons: Judges 2

Elmer Towns avatar
Unknown Grandsons Lesson 5
Shared by: Elmer Towns on Nov, 2016
Summary: From rags to riches in three generations.
Scripture: Judges 2:7-13
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 23
John Gaston avatar
Shared by: John Gaston on Jun, 2016
Summary: The unbelievable account of how a nation which was totally committed to God – in one generation – walked away from God and became an idolatrous nation.There’s an eerie parallel to America; we must contend for revival!
based on 3 ratings
Scripture: Judges 2:6-15
Denomination: Assembly Of God
Views: 2,413
William R. Nabaza avatar
Forsaking GOD
Shared by: William R. Nabaza on Mar, 2016
Summary: To show that GOD never forsook us in the first place, it was us who forsook Him in the first place, that's why the LORD JESUS CHRIST came to seek and save the lost.
William R. Nabaza avatar
Anger of the LORD
Shared by: William R. Nabaza on Mar, 2016
Summary: To show that GOD's anger is not something to be taken lightly but GOD will always show Himself right and we're always wrong, we need to be subjected to His Power and Love for us to understand this.
Scripture: Judges 2:14
Denomination: Independent/Bible
Views: 138
Manny Salva Cruz avatar
Breaking The Cycle of Sin
Shared by: Manny Salva Cruz on Feb, 2016
Summary: We have the tendency to commit sin, then repent, then give our devotion to God, then when all is well, we sin again and we fall into bondage. This is the experience of Israel in the Book of Judges. Only Jesus can break this bondage of sin.
Series: Judges
Paul Carlson avatar
Be Faithful to the Deliverer
Shared by: Paul Carlson on Dec, 2015
Summary: PROPOSITION: Because Christ is the Deliverer, you must forsake your idols and follow Him.
Series: O.T. Survey
Christian Cheong avatar
Keeping God in Sight
Shared by: Christian Cheong on Jun, 2015
Summary: Keep God in sight, tell His stories, teach His Word and guard your heart.
Perry Greene avatar
Do Not Recycle
Shared by: Perry Greene on Nov, 2013
Summary: The Hebrews developed a detrimental cycle in Judges of Rebellion; Repression; Repentance; Restoration. This cycle was caused because parents did not teach their children and settled for "substandard standards."
Pastor Amos Dele Dada avatar
Raise A New Generation Of Eagle Believers ( Prayer points)
Shared by: Pastor Amos Dele Dada on Sep, 2013
Summary: The heart cry of God to the church today is to raise a new generation of born again Christians. This generation of Christians are like post- Joshua generation Christians who knew not the Lord.We need a brand new generation.
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Judges 2:10-15
Denomination: Pentecostal
Views: 2,717
Jason Smith avatar
One Generation Away
Shared by: Jason Smith on Sep, 2013
Summary: Why is it that many generations can be seeking the Lord, than a generation arises that does not know the Lord? This lesson examines what happened to the generation after Joshua, showing how the parents failed in many areas.
based on 2 ratings
Views: 2,375
allan kircher avatar
where are the Othniel's?
Shared by: allan kircher on Aug, 2013
Summary: “God never allows His people to sin successfully!” you will reap what you sow
Series: Judges
Scripture: Judges 2:20-3:11
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 1,583
bala samson avatar
Shared by: bala samson on Jan, 2013
Summary: Blessings in our life start with us listening to the voice of God!
Scripture: Judges 2:17
Denomination: Pentecostal
Views: 231
Dan Cormie avatar
Book of Judges 1 - Introduction
Shared by: Dan Cormie on Oct, 2011
Summary: But when the judge died, the people returned to ways even more corrupt than those of their fathers, following other gods and serving and worshiping them.
Scripture: Judges 2:18-19
Denomination: Pentecostal
Views: 1,194
Jason Bonnicksen avatar
Not Judge Judy! Judge Jehovah
Shared by: Jason Bonnicksen on May, 2011
Summary: Conveying a message of hope that if we're saved in Christ, then there is no fear of one day having to face Judge Jehovah.
Scripture: Judges 2:10-18
Denomination: Lutheran
Views: 954
Dan Cormie avatar
The Martyr’s Cry
Shared by: Dan Cormie on Aug, 2010
Summary: Anything old is seen as negative, traditions that once served as a backbone of stability are discarded as hindrances, leadership positions are going to innovators and rebels and the voice of time tested truth is exchanged for the noise of cultural demand.
Scripture: Judges 2:8-11
Denomination: Pentecostal
Views: 529
Dennis Selfridge avatar
God uses people of faith who keep surrendered to Him
Shared by: Dennis Selfridge on May, 2010
Summary: Gideon surrendered his weakness of having an army of 32,000 to one of 300.
Series: Surrender
based on 2 ratings
Scripture: Judges 2:10-12
Denomination: Wesleyan
Views: 1,737
Shawn Rose avatar
Some People Never Learn
Shared by: Shawn Rose on May, 2009
Summary: The book of Judges describes a pattern of sin, servitude, supplication, salvation, and silence that worsens each time it appears.
based on 8 ratings
Scripture: Judges 2:11-19
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 1,949
Harold Hansen avatar
Shared by: Harold Hansen on Jan, 2009
Summary: We need to young peopleto make a stnd. We as pastors, Youth pastors, Sunday School teacher, Mon & dads to teach our children the importance of making a stand. To change the wrong & make it right.
based on 2 ratings
Scripture: Judges 2:6-13
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 1,039
Wayne Searls avatar
Shared by: Wayne Searls on Jan, 2009
Summary: PROPOSITION: To motivate the hearer to seek a revelation or vision from God for their lives which will cause them to abandon sin and allow God to sanctify their hearts.
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Judges 2:7-19
Denomination: Nazarene
Views: 905
Stephen  Smarowsky avatar
Raising Second Generation Christians: 15 Biblical Principles
Shared by: Stephen Smarowsky on Oct, 2008
Summary: What are the dangers and solutions for raising second generation Christians? Here are 15 Key Biblical Principles.
based on 5 ratings
Scripture: Judges 2:8-11
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 2,736
Chris Jordan avatar
Heroes #7: The Forgotten Heroes of Judges
Shared by: Chris Jordan on Aug, 2008
Summary: The book of Judges is a book of Heroes and cycles. When the hero would die, the children of Israel would turn back to their sin, God would let their enemies defeat them, they would cry out to the Lord, and He would raise up another hero.
Series: Heroes
based on 2 ratings
Scripture: Judges 2:16
Denomination: Foursquare
Views: 1,812
Darryl Klassen avatar
When Faith Compromises With Culture
Shared by: Darryl Klassen on Jul, 2008
Summary: This is an intro to the series on Judges and sets the stage and context for the following sermons on Gideon and Samson. You could say that the theme of this sermon is "What went wrong?"
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Judges 2:1-19
Denomination: Mennonite
Views: 935
Tim Patrick avatar
Spiritual Drift
Shared by: Tim Patrick on May, 2008
Summary: See what happens when God’s people drift away from Him and worship other gods.
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Judges 2:7-12
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 3,210
Dean Rhine avatar
Cycles of Disobedience
Shared by: Dean Rhine on May, 2008
Summary: A look at the period of the Judges
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Judges 2:10-15
Views: 1,321
Todd Leupold avatar
Keeping Your Kids Out of Concrete
Shared by: Todd Leupold on May, 2007
Summary: There is NO more important task in the life of the believing parent than to provide the abundant life through active, unceasing training in following Christ and His Word.
based on 7 ratings
Scripture: Judges 2:8-15
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 413
James May avatar
Bearing the Torch
Shared by: James May on Mar, 2007
Summary: We must make sure that we pass the light of the gospel on to the next generation.
based on 21 ratings
Denomination: Pentecostal
Views: 11,383
Wilbur Madera Rivas avatar
El legado para la siguiente generación
Shared by: Wilbur Madera Rivas on Feb, 2007
Summary: Qué debemos heredarle a nuestros hijos
Series: Legado
based on 6 ratings
Scripture: Judges 2:8-12
Denomination: Presbyterian/Reformed
Views: 9,200
Jeremy Farmer avatar
Shared by: Jeremy Farmer on Oct, 2006
Summary: In this message, we will discover why leadership is essential in our walk with God.
based on 2 ratings
Scripture: Judges 2:10-11
Views: 291
Robert Fox avatar
First Chair
Shared by: Robert Fox on May, 2006
Summary: Uses the illustration of three chairs to force students to consider their lifestyle, and where they are in their spiritual journey. Student Ministry PowerPoint format.
Series: Priorities
based on 2 ratings
Scripture: Judges 2:7-11
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 1,363
Richard Tow avatar
Living Below Provision
Shared by: Richard Tow on Apr, 2006
Summary: Sermon contrasts victories experienced by God’s people with later defeats and what caused the decline.
based on 5 ratings
Scripture: Judges 1:1-2:20
Denomination: Charismatic
Views: 1,164