“And the children of Israel dwelt among the Canaanites, Hittites, and Amorites, and Perizzites, and Hivites, and Jebusites:”
King James Version (KJV)
3:3 Five lords - Whereof three had been in some sort subdued, chap.#1:18|. but afterwards recovered their strength. Canaanites - Properly so called, who were very numerous, and dispersed through several parts of the land, whence they gave denomination to all the rest of the people. Zidonions - The people living near Zidon, and subject to its jurisdiction. Baal - hermon - Which was the eastern part about Lebanon.
3:4 To know - That is, that they and others might know by experience.
3:6 Served their gods - Were drawn to idolatry by the persuasions and examples of their yoke - fellows.
3:7 And the groves - That is, in the groves, in which the Heathens usually worshipped their Baalim or idols.