Judges 1:18

“Also Judah took Gaza with the coast thereof, and Askelon with the coast thereof, and Ekron with the coast thereof.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Also Iudah tooke Gaza with the coast thereof, and Askelon with the coast thereof, and Ekron with the coast thereof.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

And Judah took Gaza with its territory and Ashkelon with its territory and Ekron with its territory.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Also Judah took Gaza with the border thereof, and Ashkelon with the border thereof, and Ekron with the border thereof.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Then Judah took Gaza and its limit, and Ashkelon and its limit, and Ekron and its limit.
- Basic English Bible

And Judah took Gazah and its border, and Ashkelon and its border, and Ekron and its border.
- Darby Bible

Also Judah took Gaza with its border, and Askelon with its border, and Ekron with its border.
- Webster's Bible

Also Judah took Gaza with its border, and Ashkelon with its border, and Ekron with its border.
- World English Bible

And Judah captureth Gaza and its border, and Askelon and its border, and Ekron and its border;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Also Judah took Gaza with the border thereof, and Ashkelon with the border thereof, and Ekron with the border thereof.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Judges 1:18


1:18 Judah took - It is only said, they took the cities, and probably contented themselves with making them tributary; but it is not said that they slew the people, as they ought to have done; and as it is said of the other cities here. And the people being thus spared, did by God's just judgment recover their strength, and expel the Jews out of their cities. It is farther observable, that Ekron here taken, was one of Dan's cities, #Josh 19:43|, and it was taken here by Judah and Simeon, partly out of love for their brother Dan, and partly to secure their new conquests, and other adjoining territories, from such potent neighbours.


Discussion for Judges 1

  • 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
  • Christine
    power to break all the altars

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