Judges 1


Israel Wars with the Canaanites

And it came to pass after the decease of Joshua, that [4asked 1the 2sons 3of Israel] in the  lord, saying, Who shall ascend with us against the Canaanite guiding to wage war against them. And the  lord said, Judah shall ascend; behold, I have put the land in his hand. And Judah said to Simeon his brother, Ascend with me unto my lot, for we should wage war with the Canaanite, and I shall go also with you unto your lot. And [2went 3with 4him 1Simeon]. And Judah ascended. And the  lord gave the Canaanite and the Perizzite into his hand; and they struck them in Bezek -- ten thousand men. And they found Adoni-bezek in Bezek. And they waged war with him, and they struck the Canaanite and the Perizzite. And Adoni-bezek fled; and they pursued after him, and took him, and cut off the thumbs of his hands, and the big toes of his feet. And Adoni-bezek said, Seventy kings the thumbs of their hands, and the big toes of their feet being cut off were collected together underneath my table. As then I did, so [2recompensed 3to me 1God]. And they led him unto Jerusalem, and he died there. And [4waged war 1the 2sons 3of Judah] with Jerusalem, and overtook it, and struck it by the mouth of the broadsword, and the city they burnt with fire. And after these things [4went down 1the 2sons 3of Judah] to wage war with the Canaanite dwelling the mountainous area, and the south, and the plain country. 10 And Judah went to the Canaanite dwelling in Hebron; and the name Hebron was formerly Kirjath-arba. And they struck Sheshai, and Ahiman, and Talmai, offspring of the Anak. 11 And they went from there to the ones dwelling in Debir; and the name Debir was formerly Kirjath-sepher -- City of Letters. 12 And Caleb said, Who ever should strike the City of Letters, and be first to take it, I will give to him Achsah my daughter for a wife. 13 And first to take it was Othniel son of Kenaz, [3brother 4of Caleb 1the 2younger]. And he gave to him Achsah his daughter for a wife. 14 And it came to pass in her entering, that he stirred her to ask for [2from 3her father 1a field]. And she grumbled upon her beast of burden. And [2said 3to her 1Caleb], What is it with you? 15 And [2said 3to him 1Achsah], Give indeed to me a blessing, for into the land of the south you have handed me over, and you shall give to me a ransoming of water. And [2gave 3to her 1Caleb] the ransom of the elevated springs, and the ransom of the ones below. 16 And the sons of Jothor the Kenite, father-in-law of Moses, ascended from out of the city of the palms to the sons of Judah, into the wilderness of Judah, the one being in the south upon the descent of Arad; and they went and dwelt with the people. 17 And Judah went with Simeon his brother, and they struck the Canaanite dwelling in Zephath, and they devoted it to consumption, and utterly destroyed it. And they called the name of the city, Devastation. 18 And Judah inherited Gaza and her border; and Ekron and her border, and Ashkelon and her border and Ashdod and her outskirts. 19 And the  lord was with Judah; and he inherited the mountain, for he was not able to inherit the ones dwelling in the valley, for it was separated to them, and there were chariots of iron to them. 20 And they gave [2to 3Caleb 1Hebron], as Moses spoke. And he removed there the three sons of Anak. 21 And [5the 6Jebusite 7dwelling 8Jerusalem 4did not remove 1the 2sons 3of Benjamin]. And [3dwelt 1the 2Jebusite] with the sons of Benjamin in Jerusalem until this day. 22 And [4ascended 1the 2sons 3of Joseph], and indeed they went into Beth-el, and the  lord was with them. 23 And they camped, and surveyed Beth-el; and the name of the city was formerly Luz. 24 And [3beheld 1the 2ones keeping guard] a man going forth from out of the city, and they took him, and they said to him, Show to us the entrance of the city, and we will deal [2with 3you 1mercifully]. 25 And he showed to them the entrance of the city; and they struck the city by the mouth of the broadsword; but the man and his kin they sent out. 26 And [3went forth 1the 2man] into the land of the Hittite, and he built there a city, and he called the name of it, Luz; this is its name until this day. 27 And [2did not 3remove 1Manasseh] Beth-shean nor its daughter towns, nor Taanach and her daughter towns, nor the ones dwelling in Dor and her daughter towns, nor the ones dwelling Megiddo and her daughter towns, nor the ones dwelling Ibleam nor her daughter towns. And [3began 1the 2Canaanite] to dwell in this land. 28 And it came to pass when Israel grew in strength, that he established the Canaanite for tribute, but by removing he did not remove him. 29 And Ephraim did not remove the Canaanite dwelling in Gezer; and [3dwelt 1the 2Canaanite] in the midst of him in Gezer. 30 And Zebulun did not remove the ones dwelling in Kitron, and the ones dwelling Nahalol. And [3dwelt 1the 2Canaanite] in the midst of them, and it became for tribute. 31 And Asher did not remove the ones dwelling Accho, and the ones dwelling Sidon, and the ones dwelling Ahlab, and Achzib, and Helbah, and Aphik, and Rehob. 32 And Asher dwelt in the midst of the Canaanite dwelling in the land; for he was not able to remove him. 33 And Naphtali did not remove the ones dwelling in Beth-shemesh, and the ones dwelling in Beth-anath. And Naphtali dwelt in the midst of the Canaanite dwelling in the land. But the ones dwelling in Beth-shemesh and in Beth-anath became to them for tribute. 34 And [3squeezed out 1the 2Amorite] the sons of Dan into the mountain; for they did not let him go down into the valley. 35 And [3began 1the 2Amorite] to dwell in mount Heres of which the bears and the foxes are; and [5was oppressive 1the 2hand 3of the house 4of Joseph] upon the Amorite, and he became for tribute. 36 And the border of the Amorite was from the ascending of Akrabbim, from the rock, and above.
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