18 Judah also took[a] Gaza,(A) Ashkelon(B) and Ekron—each city with its territory.

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  1. Judges 1:18 Hebrew; Septuagint Judah did not take
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19 Then the Spirit of the Lord came powerfully upon him.(A) He went down to Ashkelon,(B) struck down thirty of their men, stripped them of everything and gave their clothes to those who had explained the riddle. Burning with anger,(C) he returned to his father’s home.

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20 “Tell it not in Gath,(A)
    proclaim it not in the streets of Ashkelon,(B)
lest the daughters of the Philistines(C) be glad,
    lest the daughters of the uncircumcised rejoice.(D)

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