User talk:^^Upper Hands^^
You said on your user page: "Judges 1:19. If you look in context the Book quotes that it was Judah, not God, who couldn't take down the Iron Chariots. Look up the verses just before and after and you'll see that I am correct on this issue." Okay, let's see:
- 18Also Judah took Gaza with the coast thereof, and Askelon with the coast thereof, and Ekron with the coast thereof.
- 19And 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.
- 20And they gave Hebron unto Caleb, as Moses said: and he expelled thence the three sons of Anak.
The additional context doesn't add anything at all beyond what we get in verse 19: The LORD was with him, but he (Judah, obviously, otherwise it would have said "He") couldn't drive out the inhabitants of the valley. So, I guess you're saying the phrase "the LORD was with Judah" doesn't mean anything beyond "he was successful"? So God is merely a figure of speech? Anything good is God and anything not is not God? - dcljr 14:30, 18 October 2007 (CDT)