Whyte House Daily Reading of the Chronological Bible #258: Judges 1 with Daniel Whyte III

This is Daniel Whyte III, president of Gospel Light Society International with the Whyte House Daily Reading of the Chronological Bible Episode #258, where I read the Holy Bible in the King James Version each day in chronological order. This unique viewpoint allows you to read the whole Bible as a single story and to see the unfolding of God’s plan in history. Today we are reading Judges 1.

Judges 1
1 Now after the death of Josh’-u-a it came to pass, that the children of Is’-ra-el asked the Lord, saying, Who shall go up for us against the Ca’-na-an-ites first, to fight against them?

2 And the Lord said, Ju’-dah shall go up: behold, I have delivered the land into his hand.

3 And Ju’-dah said unto Sim’-e-on his brother, Come up with me into my lot, that we may fight against the Ca’-na-an-ites; and I likewise will go with thee into thy lot. So Sim’-e-on went with him.

4 And Ju’-dah went up; and the Lord delivered the Ca’-na-an-ites and the Pe-riz’-zites into their hand: and they slew of them in Be’-zek ten thousand men.

5 And they found Ad’-o-ni-be’-zek in Be’-zek: and they fought against him, and they slew the Ca’-na-an-ites and the Pe-riz’-zites.

6 But Ad’-o-ni-be’-zek fled; and they pursued after him, and caught him, and cut off his thumbs and his great toes.

7 And Ad’-o-ni-be’-zek said, Threescore and ten kings, having their thumbs and their great toes cut off, gathered their meat under my table: as I have done, so God hath requited me. And they brought him to Je-ru’-sa-lem, and there he died.

8 Now the children of Ju’-dah had fought against Je-ru’-sa-lem, and had taken it, and smitten it with the edge of the sword, and set the city on fire.

9 And afterward the children of Ju’-dah went down to fight against the Ca’-na-an-ites, that dwelt in the mountain, and in the south, and in the valley.

10 And Ju’-dah went against the Ca’-na-an-ites that dwelt in He’-bron: (now the name of He’-bron before was Kir’-jath-ar’-ba:) and they slew She’-shai, and A-hi’-man, and Tal’-mai.

11 And from thence he went against the inhabitants of De’-bir: and the name of De’-bir before was Kir’-jath-se’-pher:

12 And Ca’-leb said, He that smiteth Kir’-jath-se’-pher, and taketh it, to him will I give Ach’-sah my daughter to wife.

13 And Oth’-ni-el the son of Ke’-naz, Ca’-leb’s younger brother, took it: and he gave him Ach’-sah his daughter to wife.

14 And it came to pass, when she came to him, that she moved him to ask of her father a field: and she lighted from off her ass; and Ca’-leb said unto her, What wilt thou?

15 And she said unto him, Give me a blessing: for thou hast given me a south land; give me also springs of water. And Ca’-leb gave her the upper springs and the nether springs.

16 And the children of the Ke’-nite, Mo’-ses’ father in law, went up out of the city of palm trees with the children of Ju’-dah into the wilderness of Ju’-dah, which lieth in the south of Ar’-ad; and they went and dwelt among the people.

17 And Ju’-dah went with Sim’-e-on his brother, and they slew the Ca’-na-an-ites that inhabited Ze’-phath, and utterly destroyed it. And the name of the city was called Hor’-mah.

18 Also Ju’-dah took Ga’-za with the coast thereof, and As’-ke-lon with the coast thereof, and Ek’-ron with the coast thereof.

19 And the Lord was with Ju’-dah; and he drave out the inhabitants of the mountain; but could not drive out the inhabitants of the valley, because they had chariots of iron.

20 And they gave He’-bron unto Ca’-leb, as Mo’-ses said: and he expelled thence the three sons of A’-nak.

21 And the children of Ben’-ja-min did not drive out the Jeb’-u-sites that inhabited Je-ru’-sa-lem; but the Jeb’-u-sites dwell with the children of Ben’-ja-min in Je-ru’-sa-lem unto this day.

22 And the house of Jo’-seph, they also went up against Beth’-el: and the Lord was with them.

23 And the house of Jo’-seph sent to descry Beth’-el. (Now the name of the city before was Luz.)

24 And the spies saw a man come forth out of the city, and they said unto him, Shew us, we pray thee, the entrance into the city, and we will shew thee mercy.

25 And when he shewed them the entrance into the city, they smote the city with the edge of the sword; but they let go the man and all his family.

26 And the man went into the land of the Hit’-tites, and built a city, and called the name thereof Luz: which is the name thereof unto this day.

27 Neither did Ma-nas’-seh drive out the inhabitants of Beth-she’-an and her towns, nor Ta’-a-nach and her towns, nor the inhabitants of Dor and her towns, nor the inhabitants of Ib’-le-am and her towns, nor the inhabitants of Me-gid’-do and her towns: but the Ca’-na-an-ites would dwell in that land.

28 And it came to pass, when Is’-ra-el was strong, that they put the Ca’-na-an-ites to tribute, and did not utterly drive them out.

29 Neither did E’-phra-im drive out the Ca’-na-an-ites that dwelt in Ge’-zer; but the Ca’-na-an-ites dwelt in Ge’-zer among them.

30 Neither did Ze-bu’-lun drive out the inhabitants of Kit’-ron, nor the inhabitants of Na’-ha-lol; but the Ca’-na-an-ites dwelt among them, and became tributaries.

31 Neither did Ash’-er drive out the inhabitants of Ac’-cho, nor the inhabitants of Zi’-don, nor of Ah’-lab, nor of Ach’-zib, nor of Hel’-bah, nor of A’-phik, nor of Re’-hob:

32 But the Ash’-er-ites dwelt among the Ca’-na-an-ites, the inhabitants of the land: for they did not drive them out.

33 Neither did Naph’-ta-li drive out the inhabitants of Beth-she’-mesh, nor the inhabitants of Beth’-a-nath; but he dwelt among the Ca’-na-an-ites, the inhabitants of the land: nevertheless the inhabitants of Beth-she’-mesh and of Beth’-a-nath became tributaries unto them.

34 And the Am’-o-rites forced the children of Dan into the mountain: for they would not suffer them to come down to the valley:

35 But the Am’-o-rites would dwell in mount He’-res in Ai’-ja-lon, and in Sha-al’-bim: yet the hand of the house of Jo’-seph prevailed, so that they became tributaries.

36 And the coast of the Am’-o-rites was from the going up to Ak-rab’-bim, from the rock, and upward.

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When I was a teenager I wanted to get wisdom and knowledge, so I set out to read the big family Bible that many families had in those days. But I couldn’t get past Genesis 2 before I got bored with reading the Bible. I found out later in life that you have to believe on Christ and get saved before you can understand the Bible. So here is how I became a Christian and how you can too:

First, accept the fact that you are a sinner, and that you have broken God’s law. The Bible says in Romans 3:23: “For all have sinned and come short of the glory of God.”

Second, accept the fact that there is a penalty for sin. The Bible states in Romans 6:23: “For the wages of sin is death…”

Third, accept the fact that you are on the road to hell. Jesus Christ said in Matthew 18:8: “Wherefore if thy hand or thy foot offend thee, cut them off, and cast them from thee: it is better for thee to enter into life halt or maimed, rather than having two hands or two feet to be cast into everlasting fire.” Also, the Bible states in Revelation 21:8: “But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.”

Now that is bad news, but here’s the good news. Jesus Christ said in John 3:16: “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” Just believe in your heart that Jesus Christ died for your sins, was buried, and rose from the dead by the power of God for you so that you can live eternally with Him. Pray and ask Him to come into your heart today, and He will.

Romans 10:9 & 13 says, “That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved… For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.”

If you believe that Jesus Christ died on the Cross for your sins, was buried, and rose from the dead, and you want to trust Him for your Salvation today, please pray with me this simple prayer: Holy Father God, I realize that I am a sinner and that I have done some bad things in my life. I am sorry for my sins, and today I choose to turn from my sins. For Jesus Christ sake, please forgive me of my sins. I believe with all of my heart that Jesus Christ died for me, was buried, and rose again. I trust Jesus Christ as my Savior and I choose to follow Him as Lord from this day forward. Lord Jesus, please come into my heart and save my soul and change my life today. Amen.

If you believed in your heart that Jesus Christ died on the Cross, was buried, and rose again, allow me to say, congratulations on doing the most important thing in life and that is accepting Jesus Christ as your Lord and Saviour! For more information to help you grow in your newfound faith in Christ, go to Gospel Light Society.com and read “What To Do After You Enter Through the Door”. Jesus Christ said in John 10:9, “I am the door: by me if any man enter in, he shall be saved, and shall go in and out, and find pasture.”

If you accepted Jesus Christ as your Savior today, please email me at dw3@gospellightsociety.com and let us know. There is some free material that we want to send you. If you have a prayer request, please e-mail that to us as well, and we will pray for you until you tell us to stop.

God loves you. We love you. And may God bless.