Category Archives: will of God

imperfect solutions

imperfect solutions Judges 21:4-24 (JDV) Judges 21:4 The next day the people got up early, built an altar there, and offered burnt offerings and fellowship offerings. Judges 21:5 The Israelites asked, “Who of all the tribes of Israel didn’t come … Continue reading

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praying with the wrong motive

praying with the wrong motives Judges 18:1-13 (JDV) Judges 18:1 In those days, there was no king in Israel, and the Danite tribe was looking for territory to occupy. Up to that time no territory had been captured by them … Continue reading

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fire from the bramble

fire from the bramble Judges 9:7-21 (JDV) Judges 9:7 When they told Jotham, he climbed to the top of Mount Gerizim, raised his voice, and called to them: Listen to me, landowners of Shechem, and may God listen to you: … Continue reading

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when solidarity is sin

when solidarity is sin Judges 9:1-6 (JDV) Judges 9:1 Abimelech son of Jerubbaal went to Shechem and spoke to his uncles and to all his mother’s clan, and he said this: Judges 9:2 “Please speak in the hearing of all … Continue reading

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checkered legacy

checkered legacy Judges 8:22-35 (JDV) Judges 8:22 Then the Israelites said to Gideon, “Govern over us, you as well as your sons and your grandsons, for you delivered us from the power of Midian.” Judges 8:23 But Gideon said to … Continue reading

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Barak’s condition

Barak’s condition Judges 4:1-10 (JDV) Judges 4:1 The Israelites added to the wrong they did in the eyes of Yahveh after Ehud had died. Judges 4:2 So Yahveh sold them to King Jabin of Canaan, who reigned in Hazor. The … Continue reading

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Luz compared to Jericho

Luz compared to Jericho Judges 1:21-36 (JDV) Judges 1:21 At the same time the Benjaminites did not drive out the Jebusites who were living in Jerusalem. The Jebusites have lived among the Benjaminites in Jerusalem to this day. Judges 1:22 … Continue reading

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Hebron, Debir, Hormah

Hebron, Debir, Hormah Judges 1:1-20 (JDV) Judges 1:1 It happened after the death of Joshua, the Israelites asked Yahveh, “Who will be the leading tribe to go up for us to battle against the Canaanites?” Judges 1:2 Yahveh answered, “Judah … Continue reading

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just keep doing it

just keep doing it Joshua 11:6-15 (JDV) Joshua 11:6 Yahveh said to Joshua, “Do not be afraid of them, for at this time tomorrow I will cause all of them to be killed in front of Israel. You are to … Continue reading

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victims of indiscretion

victims of indiscretion Joshua 9:14-20 (JDV) Joshua 9:14 Then the men of Israel took some of their provisions, but did not seek Yahveh’s decision. Joshua 9:15 So Joshua established a relationship with them and made a treaty to allow them … Continue reading

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