When brethren work together

Judges Bible Background

03.30.2016 Old Testament: Jdg 1.17–18

To read the Bible in a year, read Judges 1–2 on March 30, In the year of our Lord 2016

By Don Ruhl

The tribes of Israel asked the Lord who should go first to fight against the Canaanites, and He said Judah should. Since the inheritance of Judah totally enclosed the inheritance of Simeon, Judah asked the tribe of Simeon to join in the fight, bringing victory,

And Judah went with his brother Simeon, and they attacked the Canaanites who inhabited Zephath, and utterly destroyed it. So the name of the city was called Hormah. Also Judah took Gaza with its territory, Ashkelon with its territory, and Ekron with its territory (Judges 1.17–18).

Judah had problems conquering some of the other land, but at least with these places, working his tribal brother, Judah utterly destroyed the Canaanites, just as the Lord commanded.


  • Do you ask your fellow-Christians to help you?
  • If you do not ask for help, why not?

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