SEV Biblia, Chapter 3:10 Y el Espíritu del SEÑOR vino sobre él, y juzgó a Israel, y salió a batalla, y el SEÑOR entregó en su mano a Cusan-risataim, rey de Siria, y prevaleció su mano contra Cusan-risataim.
Clarke's Bible Commentary - Judges 3:10 Verse 10. His hand prevailed] We are not told or what nature this war was, but it was most decisive; and the consequence was an undisturbed peace of forty years, during the whole life of Othniel. By the Spirit of the Lord coming upon him, the Chaldee understands the spirit of prophecy; others understand the spirit of fortitude and extraordinary courage, as opposed to the spirit of fear or faintness of heart; but as Othniel was judge, and had many offices to fulfill besides that of a general, he had need of the Spirit of God, in the proper sense of the word, to enable him to guide and govern this most refractory and fickle people; and his receiving it for these purposes, shows that the political state of the Jews was still a theocracy. No man attempted to do any thing in that state without the immediate inspiration of God, the pretension to which was always justified by the event.
John Gill's Bible Commentary Ver. 10. And the Spirit of the Lord came upon him , etc.] Moved him to engage in this work of delivering Israel, inspired him with courage, and filled him with every needful gift, qualifying him for it; the Targum interprets it the spirit of prophecy; it seems father to be the spirit of counsel and courage, of strength and fortitude of body and mind: and he judged Israel ; took upon him the office of a judge over them, and executed it; very probably the first work he set about was to reprove them for their sins, and convince them of them, and reform them from their idolatry, and restore among them the pure worship of God; and this he did first before he took up arms for them: and he went out to war ; raised an army, and went out at the head of them, to fight with their oppressor: and the Lord delivered Chushanrishathaim king of Mesopotamia into his hand; and his hand prevailed against Chushanrishathaim ; gave him the victory over him and his army, so that he fell into his hands, became his captive, and perhaps was slain by him.
Matthew Henry Commentary Verses 8-11 - The first judge was Othniel: even in Joshua's time Othniel began to be famous. Soon after Israel's settlement in Canaan their purity began to be corrupted, and their peace disturbed. But affliction makes those cr to God who before would scarcely speak to him. God returned in mercy to them for their deliverance. The Spirit of the Lord came upon Othniel The Spirit of wisdom and courage to qualify him for the service, an the Spirit of power to excite him to it. He first judged Israel reproved and reformed them, and then went to war. Let sin at home be conquered, that worst of enemies, then enemies abroad will be mor easily dealt with. Thus let Christ be our Judge and Lawgiver, then he will save us.
Original Hebrew ותהי 1961 עליו 5921 רוח 7307 יהוה 3068 וישׁפט 8199 את 853 ישׂראל 3478 ויצא 3318 למלחמה 4421 ויתן 5414 יהוה 3068 בידו 3027 את 853 כושׁן רשׁעתים 3573 מלך 4428 ארם 758 ותעז 5810 ידו 3027 על 5921 כושׁן רשׁעתים׃ 3573