Judges 1:1-2 MSG/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 A time came after the death of Joshua when the People of Israel asked God, "Who will take the lead in going up against the Canaanites to fight them?" 1 After the death of Joshua, the Israelites asked the LORD, "Who will be the first to go up and fight for us against the Canaanites?"
2 And God said, "Judah will go. I've given the land to him." 2 The LORD answered, "Judah is to go; I have given the land into their hands."