Old Testament


Judges, twenty-one chapters, is a packed record,
After Joshua's death, of Deliv'rers the Lord
Raised up when the people don't, as He urged, evict
Dwellers in the promised land, but their gods worship.
God gives them o'er to foes when to Him they won't kneel;
They invade, the people repent; Judge saves: Othniel,
Ehud, Shamgar, Deborah, Barak, Gideon,
Tola, Jair, Jephthah, Ibzan, Elon, and Abdon.
Vict'ry's wrought by "foolish" things: oxgoad, nail, millstone,
Trumpets, pitchers, lamps, and even an ass' jawbone
Wielded by Samson, strongest man who e'er drew breath,
A type of Jesus, his greatest vict'ry in death.

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