Judges 1:18
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New International Version
Judah also took Gaza, Ashkelon and Ekron--each city with its territory.

New Living Translation
In addition, Judah captured the towns of Gaza, Ashkelon, and Ekron, along with their surrounding territories.

English Standard Version
Judah also captured Gaza with its territory, and Ashkelon with its territory, and Ekron with its territory.

Berean Study Bible
And Judah also captured Gaza, Ashkelon, and Ekron—each with its territory.

New American Standard Bible
And Judah took Gaza with its territory and Ashkelon with its territory and Ekron with its territory.

King James Bible
Also Judah took Gaza with the coast thereof, and Askelon with the coast thereof, and Ekron with the coast thereof.

Christian Standard Bible
Judah captured Gaza and its territory, Ashkelon and its territory, and Ekron and its territory.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Judah captured Gaza and its territory, Ashkelon and its territory, and Ekron and its territory.

International Standard Version
The army of Judah captured Gaza and its territory, Ashkelon and its territory, and Ekron and its territory.

NET Bible
The men of Judah captured Gaza, Ashkelon, Ekron, and the territory surrounding each of these cities.

New Heart English Bible
Also Judah took Gaza with its territory, and Ashkelon with its territory, and Ekron with its territory, and Ashdod with its surrounding lands.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Judah also captured Gaza, Ashkelon, and Ekron with their territories.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Also Judah took Gaza with the border thereof, and Ashkelon with the border thereof, and Ekron with the border thereof.

New American Standard 1977
And Judah took Gaza with its territory and Ashkelon with its territory and Ekron with its territory.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Also Judah took Gaza with its border and Askelon with its border and Ekron with its border.

King James 2000 Bible
Also Judah took Gaza with its border, and Askelon with its border, and Ekron with its border.

American King James Version
Also Judah took Gaza with the coast thereof, and Askelon with the coast thereof, and Ekron with the coast thereof.

American Standard Version
Also Judah took Gaza with the border thereof, and Ashkelon with the border thereof, and Ekron with the border thereof.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And Juda took Gaza with its confines, and Ascalon and Accaron with their confines.

Darby Bible Translation
And Judah took Gazah and its border, and Ashkelon and its border, and Ekron and its border.

English Revised Version
Also Judah took Gaza with the border thereof, and Ashkelon with the border thereof, and Ekron with the border thereof.

Webster's Bible Translation
Also Judah took Gaza with its border, and Askelon with its border, and Ekron with its border.

World English Bible
Also Judah took Gaza with its border, and Ashkelon with its border, and Ekron with its border.

Young's Literal Translation
And Judah captureth Gaza and its border, and Askelon and its border, and Ekron and its border;
Study Bible
Jerusalem and Hebron Captured
17Then the men of Judah went with their brothers the Simeonites, struck the Canaanites who were living in Zephath, and completely destroyed the city. So it was called Hormah. 18And Judah also captured Gaza, Ashkelon, and Ekron— each with its territory. 19The LORD was with Judah, and they took possession of the hill country; but they could not drive out the inhabitants of the plains, because they had chariots of iron.…
Cross References
Joshua 11:22
No Anakim were left in the land of the Israelites; only in Gaza, Gath, and Ashdod did any survive.

Joshua 13:3
from the Shihor east of Egypt to the territory of Ekron on the north (considered to be Canaanite territory)—that of the five Philistine rulers of Gaza, Ashdod, Ashkelon, Gath, and Ekron, as well as the Avvites;

1 Kings 4:24
For Solomon had dominion over everything west of the Euphrates—over all the kingdoms from Tiphsah to Gaza—and he had peace on all sides.

Jeremiah 47:5
The people of Gaza will shave their heads in mourning; Ashkelon will be silenced. O remnant of their valley, how long will you gash yourself?

Treasury of Scripture

Also Judah took Gaza with the coast thereof, and Askelon with the coast thereof, and Ekron with the coast thereof.

Also Judah. There is the following remarkable variation here in the Septuagint: But Judah did not possess Gaza, nor the coasts thereof; nor Askelon, nor the coasts thereof; nor Ekron, nor the coasts thereof; nor Ashdod, nor the coasts thereof.' Procopius and Augustine read the same; and Josephus says that the Israelites only took Askelon and Ashdod, but not Gaza or Ekron; and from ch.

Judges 3:3 Namely, five lords of the Philistines, and all the Canaanites, and …

Judges 3:3 Namely, five lords of the Philistines, and all the Canaanites, and …

Judges 16:1,2,21 Then went Samson to Gaza, and saw there an harlot, and went in to her…

Exodus 23:31 And I will set your bounds from the Red sea even to the sea of the …

Joshua 11:22 There was none of the Anakims left in the land of the children of …

Joshua 13:3 From Sihor, which is before Egypt, even to the borders of Ekron northward, …

Joshua 15:45-47 Ekron, with her towns and her villages…

1 Samuel 6:17 And these are the golden tumors which the Philistines returned for …







(18) Took Gaza . . . Askelon . . . Ekron.--Three of the five Philistian lordships, to which the LXX. add Ashdod (Azotus). In Joshua 13:3 these five townships are mentioned as still unconquered, and here the LXX. put in a negative--"Judah did not inherit Gaza, nor," &c. St. Augustine had the same reading. It is, however, possible that "not" may have been conjecturally added because of the apparent discrepancy between this passage and Judges 3:8; or, again, "did not inherit" may be a sort of explanatory gloss on the "took." Josephus (Antt. v. 2, ? 4) says that Askelon and Ashdod were taken in the war, but that Gaza and Ekron escaped, because their situation in the plains enabled them to use their chariots; yet in 3, ? 1, he says that the Canaanites re-conquered Askelon and Ekron. In any case, the conquest was very transitory. (See Joshua 11:22; Judges 3:3; Judges 3:13 seq.)

Verse 18. - Gaza, etc. Gaza, Askelon, and Ekron, were all cities of the Philistines. But though Judah took these cities, it seems he was not able permanently to expel the inhabitants. 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 (q), 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; 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.

(q) Travels, p. 118. Ed. 5. 1:9-20 The Canaanites had iron chariots; but Israel had God on their side, whose chariots are thousands of angels, Ps 68:17. Yet they suffered their fears to prevail against their faith. About Caleb we read in Jos 15:16-19. The Kenites had settled in the land. Israel let them fix where they pleased, being a quiet, contented people. They that molested none, were molested by none. Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth.



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