“And afterward the children of Judah went down to fight against the Canaanites, that dwelt in the mountain, and in the south, and in the valley.”
King James Version (KJV)
1:7 Threescore and ten - Which is not strange in those times and places. For it is well known, that anciently each ruler of a city, or great town, was called a king, and had kingly power in that place; and many such kings we meet with in Canaan: and it is probable, that some years before, kings were more numerous there, 'till the greater devoured many of the less. Under my table - An act of barbarous inhumanity thus to insult over the miserable, joined with abominable luxury.
1:8 And took - Yet some of the inhabitants retired into the castle, and held out there 'till David's time.
1:10 Judah went - Under the conduct of Caleb, as is recorded, #Josh 15:14|, &c., for that relation, and this, are doubtless one and the same expedition, and it is mentioned there by anticipation.