Judges 1:8

“(Now the children of Iudah had fought against Ierusalem, and had taken it, and smitten it with the edge of the sword, and set the citie on fire)”

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Other Translations

Now the children of Judah had fought against Jerusalem, and had taken it, and smitten it with the edge of the sword, and set the city on fire.
- King James Version

Then the sons of Judah fought against Jerusalem and captured it and struck it with the edge of the sword and set the city on fire.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And the children of Judah fought against Jerusalem, and took it, and smote it with the edge of the sword, and set the city on fire.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Then the children of Judah made an attack on Jerusalem, and took it, burning down the town after they had put its people to the sword without mercy.
- Basic English Bible

And the children of Judah fought against Jerusalem, and took it, and smote it with the edge of the sword, and set the city on fire.
- Darby Bible

(Now the children of Judah had fought against Jerusalem, and had taken it, and smitten it with the edge of the sword, and set the city on fire.)
- Webster's Bible

The children of Judah fought against Jerusalem, and took it, and struck it with the edge of the sword, and set the city on fire.
- World English Bible

And the sons of Judah fight against Jerusalem, and capture it, and smite it by the mouth of the sword, and the city they have sent into fire;
- Youngs Literal Bible

And the children of Judah fought Jerusalem, and took it, and smote it with the edge of the sword, and set the city on fire.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Judges 1:8


1:8 And took - Yet some of the inhabitants retired into the castle, and held out there 'till David's time.


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

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