The Geneva Bible Translation Notes, , at sacred-texts.com
jdg 1:1Now after the death of Joshua it came to pass, that the children of Israel (a) asked the LORD, saying, (b) Who shall go up for us against the Canaanites first, to fight against them?
(a) By the judgment of Urim; Read (Exo 28:30; Num 27:21; Sa1 28:6)
(b) Who shall be our captain?
jdg 1:3And Judah said unto Simeon his (c) brother, Come up with me into my lot, that we may fight against the Canaanites; and I likewise will go with thee into thy lot. So Simeon went with him.
(c) For the tribe of Simeon had their inheritance within the tribe of Judah, (Jos 19:1).
jdg 1:6But Adonibezek fled; and they pursued after him, and caught him, and (d) cut off his thumbs and his great toes.
(d) This was God's just judgment, as the tyrant himself confesses, that as he had done, so did he receive, (Lev 24:19-20).
jdg 1:8Now the children of Judah had fought against Jerusalem, and had taken it, and smitten it with the edge of the sword, and set the (e) city on fire.
(e) Which was later built again, and possessed by the Jebusites, (Sa2 5:6).
jdg 1:10And Judah went against the Canaanites that dwelt in Hebron: (now the name of Hebron before [was] Kirjatharba:) and they slew (f) Sheshai, and Ahiman, and Talmai.
(f) These three were giants, and the children of Anak.
jdg 1:14And it came to pass, when she came [to him], that she moved him to ask of her father a field: (g) and she lighted from off [her] ass; and Caleb said unto her, What wilt thou?
(g) Read (Jos 15:18).
jdg 1:16And the children of the (h) Kenite, Moses' father in law, went up out of the city of palm trees with the children of Judah into the wilderness of Judah, which [lieth] in the south of Arad; and they went and dwelt among the people.
(h) This was one of the names of Moses father in law, read (Num 10:29).
jdg 1:18Also Judah took (i) Gaza with the coast thereof, and Askelon with the coast thereof, and Ekron with the coast thereof.
(i) These cities and others were later possessed by the Philistines, (Sa1 6:17).
jdg 1:21And the children of Benjamin did not drive out the Jebusites that (k) inhabited Jerusalem; but the Jebusites dwell with the children of Benjamin in Jerusalem unto this day.
(k) For after the tribe of Judah had burnt it, they built it again.
jdg 1:27Neither did Manasseh drive out [the inhabitants of] Bethshean and her towns, nor Taanach and her towns, nor the inhabitants of Dor and her towns, nor the inhabitants of Ibleam and her towns, nor the inhabitants of Megiddo and her towns: (l) but the Canaanites would dwell in that land.
(l) Wherefore God permitted the Canaanites to still dwell in the land, read (Jdg 3:5).
jdg 1:30Neither did (m) Zebulun drive out the inhabitants of Kitron, nor the inhabitants of Nahalol; but the Canaanites dwelt among them, and became tributaries.
(m) That is, the tribe of Zebulun as is also to be understood of the rest.
jdg 1:32But the Asherites dwelt among the Canaanites, the inhabitants of the land: for they did not drive them (n) out.
(n) But made them pay tribute as the others did.
jdg 1:35But the Amorites would dwell in mount Heres in Aijalon, and in Shaalbim: yet the (o) hand of the house of Joseph prevailed, so that they became tributaries.
(o) Meaning, when he was stronger than they.
jdg 1:36And the coast of the Amorites [was] from the going up to Akrabbim, from the (p) rock, and upward.
(p) Or Selah, which was a city in Arabia.