and they forsook Yahweh the God of their fathers who brought them out of the land of Egypt, and followed other gods, from among the gods of the peoples who were around them, and bowed themselves down to them; and they made Yahweh angry. Bible

“made Yahweh angry.” What Israel did made God angry. It is somewhat of an overstatement to use the word “provoke,” which usually contains intent, “to stir up purposely.” The people did not set out to make God angry, but nevertheless, what they did angered God.

Commentary for: Judges 2:12