SEV Biblia, Chapter 1:19 Y el SEÑOR estaba con Judá, quien echó a los de las montañas; mas no pudo echar a los que habitaban en los llanos, los cuales tenían carros herrados.
Clarke's Bible Commentary - Judges 1:19 Verse 19. And the Lord was with Judah, 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.] Strange! were the iron chariots too strong for Omnipotence? The whole of this verse is improperly rendered. The first clause, The Lord was with Judah should terminate the 18th verse, and this gives the reason for the success of this tribe: The Lord was with Judah, and therefore he slew the Canaanites that inhabited Zephath, &c., &c. Here then is a complete period: the remaining part of the verse either refers to a different time, or to the rebellion of Judah against the Lord, which caused him to withdraw his support.
Therefore the Lord was with Judah, and these were the effects of his protection; but afterwards, when the children of Israel did evil in the sight of the Lord, and served Baalim, &c., God was no longer with them, and their enemies were left to be pricks in their eyes, and thorns in their side, as God himself had said. This is the turn given to the verse by Jonathan ben Uzziel, the Chaldee paraphrast: "And the WORD of Jehovah was in the support of the house of Judah, and they extirpated the inhabitants of the mountains; but afterwards, WHEN THEY SINNED, they were not able to extirpate the inhabitants of the plain country, because they had chariots of iron." They were now left to their own strength, and their adversaries prevailed against them. From a work called the Dhunoor Veda, it appears that the ancient Hindoos had war chariots similar to those of the Canaanites. They are described as having many wheels, and to have contained a number of rooms. - Ward's Customs.
John Gill's Bible Commentary Ver. 19. And the Lord was with Judah , etc.] Encouraging, strengthening, succeeding, and giving the tribe victory over the Canaanites; the Targum is, “the Word of the Lord was for the help of the house of Judah:” and he drove out [the inhabitants of] the mountains ; the mountainous part of Judea, such as was about Jerusalem, and where Hebron stood, and other cities, (see Joshua 15:48), etc. which though fortified both by nature and man, yet God being with them, they were easily subdued: but could not drive out the inhabitants of the valley ; God forsaking them, because they were afraid of them, for a reason after mentioned, or through slothfulness, and being weary of fighting, or because they fell into some sins, which occasioned the divine displeasure; so the Targum, “after they had sinned, they could not drive out the inhabitants of the valley:” because they had chariots of iron ; but this was no reason why they could not drive them out, if God was with them, who could as easily have delivered these into their hands, as the inhabitants of the mountains; but is the reason why they were afraid to fight with them, and to attempt to drive them out, and which they themselves gave why they did not.
Matthew Henry Commentary Verses 9-20 - The Canaanites had iron chariots; but Israel had God on their side whose chariots are thousands of angels, Ps 68:17. Yet they suffere their fears to prevail against their faith. About Caleb we read in Jo 15:16-19. The Kenites had settled in the land. Israel let them fi where they pleased, being a quiet, contented people. They that moleste none, were molested by none. Blessed are the meek, for they shal inherit the earth.
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