Judges 1:23

“And the house of Ioseph sent to descrie Bethel (now the name of the citie before was Luz)”

1611 King James Version (KJV)




Viewing the original 1611 KJV with archaic English spelling.
Click to switch to the Standard KJV.

Other Translations

And the house of Joseph sent to descry Bethel. (Now the name of the city before [was] Luz.)
- King James Version

The house of Joseph spied out Bethel (now the name of the city was formerly Luz).
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And the house of Joseph sent to spy out Beth-el. (Now the name of the city beforetime was Luz.)
- American Standard Version (1901)

So they sent men to make a search round Beth-el. (Now the name of the town in earlier times was Luz.)
- Basic English Bible

And the house of Joseph sent to search out Bethel; now the name of the city before was Luz.
- Darby Bible

And the house of Joseph sent to explore Beth-el. Now the name of the city before was Luz.
- Webster's Bible

The house of Joseph sent to spy out Bethel. (Now the name of the city before was Luz.)
- World English Bible

and the house of Joseph cause [men] to spy about Beth-El (and the name of the city formerly is Luz),
- Youngs Literal Bible

And the house of Joseph sent to spy out Beth-el--now the name of the city beforetime was Luz.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Discussion for Judges 1

  • BSP
    Verse 1~The Israelites looked to Jehovah God for guidance and he provided them with someone to take the lead. God does the same thing for his people today.
  • Abayomi
    Partial obedience is Disobedience. God's demand from His children is total absolute obedience and confidence in Him. We can always ask Him for help and am sure He will provide. That's why He gave us His Holy Spirit.
  • April
    Besides being stiffneck people,I'm thinking because they don't drive out people,that this is part of why they falter,they were to dr ive out people,well..I think because it would be easier to Love and Honor father by not allowing other beliefs to be within ANY of the citities that were given onto the children of the LORD,I get shewing Mercy but there are reasons good and evil cannot coexist Amen..
  • Jonnie
    I feel so much happier now I untrsedand all this. Thanks!
  • The only way to please God is total obedience in all that he ask you to do,the p
    Trust and obey the word of God always it will help in all you do to serve God
  • Latrice
    All praise to the Most High
    My thoughts are we must protect our covenant with The lord, and not allow our enemies to enter into our surroundings. That why so many are lost today. Simeon and Judah were not to live together but Judah called on simeon. Then Judah proceeded to take advantage, so the Lord will punish according to the sin. All praises to the most high. We must obey our Father in heaven

What Do You Think of Judges 1?

Share your own thoughts or commentary here...

Notify me if someone responds on this discussion/thread

Bible Options

Sponsored Links