Judges 1:1

The Continuing Conquest of Canaan

1 After the death of Joshua, the people of Israel 1inquired of the LORD, 2"Who shall go up first for us against the Canaanites, to fight against them?"

Judges 1:1 In-Context

1 After the death of Joshua, the people of Israel inquired of the LORD, "Who shall go up first for us against the Canaanites, to fight against them?"
2 The LORD said, "Judah shall go up; behold, I have given the land into his hand."
3 And Judah said to Simeon his brother, "Come up with me into the territory allotted to me, that we may fight against the Canaanites. And I likewise will go with you into the territory allotted to you." So Simeon went with him.
4 Then Judah went up and the LORD gave the Canaanites and the Perizzites into their hand, and they defeated 10,000 of them at Bezek.
5 They found Adoni-bezek at Bezek and fought against him and defeated the Canaanites and the Perizzites.

Cross References 2

  • 1. Numbers 27:21; 1 Samuel 22:10; 2 Samuel 2:1
  • 2. Judges 20:18
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