Judges 1:18

18 Judah also took[a] Gaza, Ashkelon and Ekron—each city with its territory.

Judges 1:18 in Other Translations

18 Also Judah took Gaza with the coast thereof, and Askelon with the coast thereof, and Ekron with the coast thereof.
18 Judah also captured Gaza with its territory, and Ashkelon with its territory, and Ekron with its territory.
18 In addition, Judah captured the towns of Gaza, Ashkelon, and Ekron, along with their surrounding territories.
18 But Judah didn't manage to capture Gaza, Ashkelon, and Ekron with their territories.
18 Judah captured Gaza and its territory, Ashkelon and its territory, and Ekron and its territory.

Judges 1:18 Meaning and Commentary

Judges 1:18

Also Judah took Gaza, with the coast thereof
Which by lot fell to that tribe, ( Joshua 15:47 ) ; it was not till now subdued:

and Ashkelon with the coast thereof;
which, according to our countryman Sandys F17, was ten miles from Gaza:

and Ekron with the coast thereof;
this also is the lot that fell to Judah, but was afterwards given to the tribe of Dan, ( Joshua 15:45 ) ( 19:43 ) ; for whom Judah now fought and took it; but in a short time all these places were retaken, and possessed by the Philistines, and were three of their five principalities which they ever after retained, see ( Judges 3:3 ) ( 1 Samuel 6:16 ) .


F17 Travels, p. 118. Ed. 5.

Judges 1:18 In-Context

16 The descendants of Moses’ father-in-law, the Kenite, went up from the City of Palms with the people of Judah to live among the inhabitants of the Desert of Judah in the Negev near Arad.
17 Then the men of Judah went with the Simeonites their fellow Israelites and attacked the Canaanites living in Zephath, and they totally destroyed the city. Therefore it was called Hormah.
18 Judah also took Gaza, Ashkelon and Ekron—each city with its territory.
19 The LORD was with the men of Judah. They took possession of the hill country, but they were unable to drive the people from the plains, because they had chariots fitted with iron.
20 As Moses had promised, Hebron was given to Caleb, who drove from it the three sons of Anak.

Cross References 2

Footnotes 1

  • [a]. Hebrew; Septuagint "Judah did not take"
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