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Judges 1:2

    Judges 1:2 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And the LORD said, Judah shall go up: behold, I have delivered the land into his hand.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And the LORD said, Judah shall go up: behold, I have delivered the land into his hand.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    And Jehovah said, Judah shall go up: behold, I have delivered the land into his hand.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And the Lord said, Judah is to go up: see, I have given the land into his hands.

    Webster's Revision

    And Jehovah said, Judah shall go up: behold, I have delivered the land into his hand.

    World English Bible

    Yahweh said, "Judah shall go up. Behold, I have delivered the land into his hand."

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    And the LORD said, Judah shall go up: behold, I have delivered the land into his hand.

    Clarke's Commentary on Judges 1:2

    The Lord said, Judah shall go up - They had inquired of the Lord by Phinehas the high priest; and he had communicated to them the Divine counsel.

    Barnes' Notes on Judges 1:2

    And the Lord said - i. e. answered by Urim and Thummim. The land was the portion which fell to Judah by lot, not the whole land of Canaan (see Judges 3:11). The priority given to Judah is a plain indication of divine direction. It points to the birth of our Lord of the tribe of Judah. Judah associated Simeon with him Judges 1:3 because their lots were intermingled Joshua 19:1.

    Wesley's Notes on Judges 1:2

    1:2 Judah - The tribe of Judah is chosen for the first enterprise, because they were both most populous, and so most needing enlargement; and withal most valiant, and therefore most likely to succeed: for God chooseth fit means for the work which he designs. Moreover the Canaanites were numerous and strong in those parts, and therefore to be suppressed, before they grew too strong for them.