Judges 1:19

“And the LORD was with Judah; and he drave out the inhabitants of the mountain; but could not drive out the inhabitants of the valley, because they had chariots of iron.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And the Lord was with Iudah, and hee draue out the inhabitants of the mountaine, but could not driue out the inhabitants of the valley, because they had charets of yron.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Now the LORD was with Judah, and they took possession of the hill country; but they could not drive out the inhabitants of the valley because they had iron chariots.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And Jehovah was with Judah; and drove out `the inhabitants of' the hill-country; for he could not drive out the inhabitants of the valley, because they had chariots of iron.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And the Lord was with Judah; and he took the hill-country for his heritage; but he was unable to make the people of the valley go out, for they had war-carriages of iron.
- Basic English Bible

And Jehovah was with Judah; and he took possession of the hill-country, for he did not dispossess the inhabitants of the valley, because they had chariots of iron.
- Darby Bible

And the LORD was with Judah; and he drove out the inhabitants of the mountain; but could not drive out the inhabitants of the valley, because they had chariots of iron.
- Webster's Bible

Yahweh was with Judah; and drove out [the inhabitants of] the hill country; for he could not drive out the inhabitants of the valley, because they had chariots of iron.
- World English Bible

and Jehovah is with Judah, and he occupieth the hill-country, but not to dispossess the inhabitants of the valley, for they have chariots of iron.
- Youngs Literal Bible

And the LORD was with Judah; and he drove out the inhabitants of the hill-country; for he could not drive out the inhabitants of the valley, because they had chariots of iron.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Judges 1:19


1:19 Could not drive - Because of their unbelief, whereby they distrusted God's power to destroy those who had chariots of iron, and so gave way to their own fear and sloth, whereby God was provoked to withdraw his helping hand.


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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