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Judges 1:1

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Judah Takes the Lead

1:1 After Joshua died, the Israelites asked 1  the Lord, “Who should lead the invasion against the Canaanites and launch the attack?” 2 

Judges 20:18

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20:18 The Israelites went up to Bethel 3  and asked God, 4  “Who should lead the charge against the Benjaminites?” 5  The Lord said, “Judah should lead.”

1 tn The Hebrew verb translated “asked” (שָׁאַל, shaal) refers here to consulting the Lord through a prophetic oracle; cf. NAB “consulted.”

2 tn Heb “Who should first go up for us against the Canaanites to attack them?”

3 map For location see Map4 G4; Map5 C1; Map6 E3; Map7 D1; Map8 G3.

4 tn Heb “They arose and went up to Bethel and asked God, and the Israelites said.”

5 tn Heb “Who should go up for us first for battle against the sons of Benjamin?”



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