Judges 10:10: Israel's Penitent Cry

Verse 10:[1] (1 Sam. 12:10) And the children of Israel cried unto the LORD, saying, We have sinned against thee, both because we have forsaken our God, and also served Baalim.


[We have forsaken the Lord, etc.] That is to say, We have sinned in two ways, both in that we have forsaken the Lord, and in that we have worshipped idols (Vatablus). The former is against the precepts תַּעֲשֶׂה [that is, commanding]; the latter is against the principal precepts לֺא תַּעֲשֶׂה [that is, prohibiting] (Grotius).


Because we have forsaken our God, and also served Baalim: Because, not contented to add idols to thee, we have preferred them before thee, and rejected thee to receive and worship them.

[1] Hebrew: וַֽיִּזְעֲקוּ֙ בְּנֵ֣י יִשְׂרָאֵ֔ל אֶל־יְהוָ֖ה לֵאמֹ֑ר חָטָ֣אנוּ לָ֔ךְ וְכִ֤י עָזַ֙בְנוּ֙ אֶת־אֱלֹהֵ֔ינוּ וַֽנַּעֲבֹ֖ד אֶת־הַבְּעָלִֽים׃

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