Judges 1:2
New International Version
The LORD answered, "Judah shall go up; I have given the land into their hands."

New Living Translation
The LORD answered, "Judah, for I have given them victory over the land."

English Standard Version
The LORD said, “Judah shall go up; behold, I have given the land into his hand.”

Berean Study Bible
The LORD answered, “Judah shall go up. Indeed, I have delivered the land into their hands.”

New American Standard Bible
The LORD said, "Judah shall go up; behold, I have given the land into his hand."

King James Bible
And the LORD said, Judah shall go up: behold, I have delivered the land into his hand.

Christian Standard Bible
The LORD answered, "Judah is to go. I have handed the land over to him."

Contemporary English Version
"Judah!" the LORD answered. "I'll help them take the land."

Good News Translation
The LORD answered, "The tribe of Judah will go first. I am giving them control of the land."

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The LORD answered, "Judah is to go. I have handed the land over to him."

International Standard Version
The LORD replied, "The tribe of Judah is to lead you. Look! I've given the land into their control."

NET Bible
The LORD said, "The men of Judah should take the lead. Be sure of this! I am handing the land over to them."

New Heart English Bible
The LORD said, "Judah shall go up. Look, I have delivered the land into his hand."

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The LORD answered, "Judah's troops will go first. I am about to hand the Canaanites over to you."

JPS Tanakh 1917
And LORD said: 'Judah shall go up; behold, I have delivered the land into his hand.'

New American Standard 1977
And the LORD said, “Judah shall go up; behold, I have given the land into his hand.”

Jubilee Bible 2000
And the LORD said, Judah shall go up; behold, I have delivered the land into his hands.

King James 2000 Bible
And the LORD said, Judah shall go up: behold, I have delivered the land into his hand.

American King James Version
And the LORD said, Judah shall go up: behold, I have delivered the land into his hand.

American Standard Version
And Jehovah said, Judah shall go up: behold, I have delivered the land into his hand.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And the Lord said, Judas shall go up: behold, I have delivered the land into his hand.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And the Lord said: Juda shall go up: behold I have delivered the land into his hands.

Darby Bible Translation
And Jehovah said, Judah shall go up: behold, I have delivered the land into his hand.

English Revised Version
And the LORD said, Judah shall go up: behold, I have delivered the land into his hand.

Webster's Bible Translation
And the LORD said, Judah shall go up: behold, I have delivered the land into his hand.

World English Bible
Yahweh said, "Judah shall go up. Behold, I have delivered the land into his hand."

Young's Literal Translation
And Jehovah saith, 'Judah doth go up; lo, I have given the land into his hand.'
Study Bible
Conquest of Canaan Proceeds
1After the death of Joshua, the Israelites inquired of the LORD, “Who will be the first to go up and fight for us against the Canaanites?” 2The LORD answered, “Judah shall go up. Indeed, I have delivered the land into their hands.” 3Then the men of Judah said to their brothers the Simeonites, “Come up with us to our allotted territory, and let us fight against the Canaanites. And we likewise will go with you to your territory.” So the Simeonites went with them.…
Cross References
Genesis 49:8
Judah, your brothers shall praise you. Your hand shall be on the necks of your enemies; your father's sons shall bow down to you.

Judges 1:3
Then the men of Judah said to their brothers the Simeonites, "Come up with us to our allotted territory, and let us fight against the Canaanites. And we likewise will go with you to your territory." So the Simeonites went with them.

Treasury of Scripture

And the LORD said, Judah shall go up: behold, I have delivered the land into his hand.

Genesis 49:8-10
Judah, thou art he whom thy brethren shall praise: thy hand shall be in the neck of thine enemies; thy father's children shall bow down before thee…

Numbers 2:3
And on the east side toward the rising of the sun shall they of the standard of the camp of Judah pitch throughout their armies: and Nahshon the son of Amminadab shall be captain of the children of Judah.

Numbers 7:12
And he that offered his offering the first day was Nahshon the son of Amminadab, of the tribe of Judah:







Lexicon
The LORD
יְהוָ֖ה (Yah·weh)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3068: LORD -- the proper name of the God of Israel

answered,
וַיֹּ֣אמֶר (way·yō·mer)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 559: To utter, say

“Judah
יְהוּדָ֣ה (yə·hū·ḏāh)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3063: Judah -- 'praised', a son of Jacob, also the southern kingdom, also four Israelites

shall go up.
יַעֲלֶ֑ה (ya·‘ă·leh)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5927: To ascend, in, actively

Indeed,
הִנֵּ֛ה (hin·nêh)
Interjection
Strong's Hebrew 2009: Lo! behold!

I have delivered
נָתַ֥תִּי (nā·ṯat·tî)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 5414: To give, put, set

the land
הָאָ֖רֶץ (hā·’ā·reṣ)
Article | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 776: Earth, land

into their hands.”
בְּיָדֽוֹ׃ (bə·yā·ḏōw)
Preposition-b | Noun - feminine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3027: A hand
(2) The Lord said.--The answer is given to the priest by the Urim, and he announces it to the people.

Judah shall go up.--The phrase "go up" is used in a military sense (Joshua 6:5). The question had not been, "Who shall be our leader?" but, "Which tribe shall fight first?" The reason why Judah is chosen is from the eminence and power of the tribe, which was also the most numerous at both of the censuses taken in the wilderness (Numbers 1:26; Numbers 26:19-22). Jacob's blessing on the tribe had been, "Judah, thou art he whom thy brethren shall praise: thy hand shall be in the neck of thine enemies" (Genesis 49:8). (Comp. Numbers 34:19; Joshua 15:1.) In the arrangement of the camp, Judah was stationed at the east, with Issachar and Zebulon, and always started first on the march (Numbers 2:3-9), with its lion-standard, which was a symbol of its lion-courage (Genesis 49:9; Revelation 5:5). The same answer is given by Urim in Judges 20:18.

1:1-8 The Israelites were convinced that the war against the Canaanites was to be continued; but they were in doubt as to the manner in which it was to be carried on after the death of Joshua. In these respects they inquired of the Lord. God appoints service according to the strength he has given. From those who are most able, most work is expected. Judah was first in dignity, and must be first in duty. Judah's service will not avail unless God give success; but God will not give the success, unless Judah applies to the service. Judah was the most considerable of all the tribes, and Simeon the least; yet Judah begs Simeon's friendship, and prays for aid from him. It becomes Israelites to help one another against Canaanites; and all Christians, even those of different tribes, should strengthen one another. Those who thus help one another in love, have reason to hope that God will graciously help both. Adoni-bezek was taken prisoner. This prince had been a severe tyrant. The Israelites, doubtless under the Divine direction, made him suffer what he had done to others; and his own conscience confessed that he was justly treated as he had treated others. Thus the righteous God sometimes, in his providence, makes the punishment answer the sin.
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