(11) And the Israelites did what was offensive to the Eternal. They worshiped the Baalim (12) and forsook the Eternal, the God of their fathers, who had brought them out of the land of Egypt. They followed other gods, from among the gods of the peoples around them, and bowed down to them; they provoked the Eternal. (13) They forsook the Eternal and worshiped Baal and the Ashtaroth. (14) Then the Eternal was incensed at Israel, and God handed them over to foes who plundered them. God surrendered them to their enemies on all sides, and they could no longer hold their own against their enemies. (15) In all their campaigns, the hand of the Eternal was against them to their undoing, as the Eternal had declared and as the Eternal had sworn to them; and they were in great distress. (16) Then the Eternal raised up judges who delivered them from those who plundered them. (17) But they did not heed their judges either; they went astray after other gods and bowed down to them. They were quick to turn aside from the way their fathers had followed in obedience to the commandments of the Eternal; they did not do right. (18) When the Eternal raised up judges for them, the Eternal would be with the judge and would save them from their enemies during the judge's lifetime; for the Eternal would be moved to pity by their moanings because of those who oppressed and crushed them. (19) But when the judge died, they would again act basely, even more than the preceding generation—following other gods, worshiping them, and bowing down to them; they omitted none of their practices and stubborn ways.