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Judges 1 [Full Chapter]
[ The Tribes of Judah and Simeon Fight the Canaanites ] After the death of Joshua, the Israelites asked the Lord, “Which of our tribes should attack the Canaanites first?” “Judah!” the Lord answered. “I’ll help them take the land.” The people of Judah went to their relatives, the Simeon tribe, and said, “Canaanites live in the land God gave us. Help us fight them, and we will help you.” Troops from Simeon came to help Judah. ...

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Suppose a pregnant woman suffers a miscarriage as the result of an injury caused by someone who is fighting. If she isn’t badly hurt, the one who injured her must pay whatever fine her husband demands and the judges approve.
and others became judges. I gave these judges the following instructions: When you settle legal cases, your decisions must be fair. It doesn’t matter if the case is between two Israelites, or between an Israelite and a foreigner living in your community.
[ Treat Everyone with Justice ] Moses said to Israel: After you are settled in the towns that you will receive from the Lord your God, the people in each town must appoint judges and other officers. Those of you that become judges must be completely fair when you make legal decisions, even if someone important is involved. Don’t take bribes to give unfair decisions. Bribes keep people who are wise from seeing the truth and turn honest people into liars.
They and some of the priests will take this cow to a nearby valley where there is a stream, but no crops. Once they reach the valley, the leaders will break the cow’s neck. The priests must be there, because the Lord your God has chosen them to be his special servants at the place of worship. The Lord has chosen them to bless the people in his name and to be judges in all legal cases, whether property or injury is involved.
[ Whipping as Punishment for a Crime ] Moses said to Israel: Suppose you and someone else each accuse the other of doing something wrong, and you go to court, where the judges decide you are guilty. If your punishment is to be beaten with a whip, one of the judges will order you to lie down, and you will receive the number of lashes you deserve.
Moses had said that everyone in Israel was to go to the valley between Mount Ebal and Mount Gerizim, where they were to be blessed. So everyone went there, including the foreigners, the leaders, officials, and judges. Half of the people stood on one side of the valley, and half on the other side, with the priests from the Levi tribe standing in the middle with the sacred chest. Then in a loud voice, Joshua read the blessings and curses from The Book of the Law of Moses.
[ We Will Worship and Obey the Lord ] Joshua called the tribes of Israel together for a meeting at Shechem. He had the leaders, including the old men, the judges, and the officials, come up and stand near the sacred tent.
[ The Lord Chooses Leaders for Israel ] From time to time, the Lord would choose special leaders known as judges. These judges would lead the Israelites into battle and defeat the enemies that made raids on them.
In years gone by, the Israelites had been faithful to the Lord, but now they were quick to be unfaithful and to refuse even to listen to these judges. The Israelites would disobey the Lord, and instead of worshiping him, they would worship other gods.
[ Jehoshaphat Appoints Judges To Settle Cases ] Jehoshaphat lived in Jerusalem, but he often traveled through his kingdom, from Beersheba in the south to the edge of the hill country of Ephraim in the north. He talked with the people and convinced them to turn back to the Lord God and worship him, just as their ancestors had done.

19 topical index results for “Judges”

AARON » Judges Israel in the absence of Moses (Exodus 24:14)
BEER-SHEBA » The most southern city of Palestine » Two sons of Samuel were judges at (1 Samuel 8:2)
GOVERNMENT » MOSAIC » See JUDGES
MICAH » One of the minor prophets » The injustice of judges and falsehoods of false prophets (Micah 3)
OPPRESSION » National, God judges (Acts 7:7)
RULERS » WICKED » See JUDGES
SHAMIR » A city on Mount Ephraim » The home and burial place of Tola, one of Israel's judges (leaders) (Judges 10:1,2)
SHECHEM » Also called SYCHAR, a city of refuge in Mount Ephr » Joshua assembled the tribes of Israel at, with all their elders, chiefs, and judges, and presented them before the Lord (Joshua 24:1-28)

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