1. Exposition

To whom does “us” refer?

Judges 1:1 (ESV)

1 After the death of Joshua, the people of Israel inquired of the LORD, “Who shall go up first for us against the Canaanites, to fight against them?”

“Us” refers to the whole nation of Israel. This is a good thing at the start of this book. It shows a certain unity of the nation, one that will unfortunately disappear shortly hereafter.