SEV Biblia, Chapter 3:9 Y clamaron los hijos de Israel al SEÑOR; y el SEÑOR despertó un salvador a los hijos de Israel y los libró; es a saber , a Otoniel hijo de Cenaz, hermano menor de Caleb.
Clarke's Bible Commentary - Judges 3:9 Verse 9. Raised up-Othniel, the son of Kenaz] This noble Hebrew was of the tribe of Judah, and nephew and son-in-law to Caleb, whose praise stands without abatement in the sacred records. Othniel had already signalized his valor in taking Kirjath-sepher, which appears to have been a very hazardous exploit. By his natural valor, experience in war, and the peculiar influence of the Divine Spirit, he was well qualified to inspire his countrymen with courage, and to lead them successfully against their oppressors.
John Gill's Bible Commentary Ver. 9. And when the children of Israel cried unto the Lord , etc.] Towards the close of the eight years’ bondage, as it may be supposed, groaning under the oppressive taxes laid upon them, and the bondage they were brought into: and the Lord raised up a deliverer to the children of Israel ; he heard their cry, and sent them a saviour, whose spirit he stirred up, and whom he qualified for this service: who delivered them ; out of the hands of the king of Mesopotamia, and freed them from his oppressions: [even] Othniel, the son of Kenaz, Caleb’s younger brother ; the same that took Debir, and married Achsah, the daughter of Caleb, ( Judges 1:12,13); who now very probably was a man in years.
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 ויזעקו 2199 בני 1121 ישׂראל 3478 אל 413 יהוה 3068 ויקם 6965 יהוה 3068 מושׁיע 3467 לבני 1121 ישׂראל 3478 ויושׁיעם 3467 את 853 עתניאל 6274 בן 1121 קנז 7073 אחי 251 כלב 3612 הקטן 6996 ממנו׃ 4480