1After the death of Joshua, the Israelites asked the LORD, "Who will be the first to go up and fight for us against the Canaanites?"H310H4194H3091H1121H3478H7592H3068H559H5927H3669H8462H3898 2The LORD answered, "Judah is to go; I have given the land into their hands."H3068H559H3063H5927H5414H776H3027 3Then the men of Judah said to the Simeonites their brothers, "Come up with us into the territory allotted to us, to fight against the Canaanites. We in turn will go with you into yours." So the Simeonites went with them.H3063H559H8095H251H5927H1486H3898H3669H1980H1486H8095H3212 4When Judah attacked, the LORD gave the Canaanites and Perizzites into their hands and they struck down ten thousand men at Bezek.H3063H5927H3068H5414H3669H6522H3027H5221H966H6235H505H376 5It was there that they found Adoni-Bezek and fought against him, putting to rout the Canaanites and Perizzites.H4672H137H966H3898H5221H3669H6522 6Adoni-Bezek fled, but they chased him and caught him, and cut off his thumbs and big toes.H137H5127H7291H310H270H7112H931H3027H7272 7Then Adoni-Bezek said, "Seventy kings with their thumbs and big toes cut off have picked up scraps under my table. Now God has paid me back for what I did to them." They brought him to Jerusalem, and he died there.H137H559H7657H4428H931H3027H7272H7112H3950H7979H6213H430H7999H935H3389H4191 8The men of Judah attacked Jerusalem also and took it. They put the city to the sword and set it on fire.H1121H3063H3898H3389H3920H5221H6310H2719H7971H5892H784 9After that, the men of Judah went down to fight against the Canaanites living in the hill country, the Negev and the western foothills.H310H1121H3063H3381H3898H3669H3427H2022H5045H8219 10They advanced against the Canaanites living in Hebron (formerly called Kiriath Arba) and defeated Sheshai, Ahiman and Talmai.H3063H3212H3669H3427H2275H8034H2275H6440H7153H5221H8344H289H8526 11From there they advanced against the people living in Debir (formerly called Kiriath Sepher).H3212H3427H1688H8034H1688H6440H7158 12And Caleb said, "I will give my daughter Acsah in marriage to the man who attacks and captures Kiriath Sepher."H3612H559H5221H7158H3920H5414H5915H1323H802 13Othniel son of Kenaz, Caleb's younger brother, took it; so Caleb gave his daughter Acsah to him in marriage.H6274H1121H7073H3612H6996H251H3920H5414H5915H1323H802 14One day when she came to Othniel, she urged him to ask her father for a field. When she got off her donkey, Caleb asked her, "What can I do for you?"H935H5496H7592H1H7704H6795H2543H3612H559 15She replied, "Do me a special favor. Since you have given me land in the Negev, give me also springs of water." Then Caleb gave her the upper and lower springs.H559H3051H1293H5414H5045H776H5414H1543H4325H3612H5414H5942H1543H8482H1543 16The descendants of Moses' father-in-law, the Kenite, went up from the City of Palms with the men of Judah to live among the people of the Desert of Judah in the Negev near Arad.H1121H7017H4872H2859H5927H5892H8558H5899H1121H3063H4057H3063H5045H6166H3212H3427H854H5971 17Then the men of Judah went with the Simeonites their brothers and attacked the Canaanites living in Zephath, and they totally destroyed the city. Therefore it was called Hormah.H3063H3212H8095H251H5221H3669H3427H6857H2763H8034H5892H7121H2767 18The men of Judah also took Gaza, Ashkelon and Ekron—each city with its territory.H3063H3920H5804H1366H831H1366H6138H1366 19The LORD was with the men of Judah. They took possession of the hill country, but they were unable to drive the people from the plains, because they had iron chariots.H3068H3063H3423H2022H3808H3423H3427H6010H7393H1270 20As Moses had promised, Hebron was given to Caleb, who drove from it the three sons of Anak.H5414H2275H3612H4872H1696H3423H7969H1121H6061 21The Benjamites, however, failed to dislodge the Jebusites, who were living in Jerusalem; to this day the Jebusites live there with the Benjamites.H1121H1144H3423H2983H3427H3389H2983H3427H1121H1144H3389H3117 22Now the house of Joseph attacked Bethel, and the LORD was with them.H1004H3130H5927H1008H3068 23When they sent men to spy out Bethel (formerly called Luz),H1004H3130H8446H1008H8034H5892H6440H3870 24the spies saw a man coming out of the city and they said to him, "Show us how to get into the city and we will see that you are treated well."H8104H7200H376H3318H5892H559H7200H3996H5892H6213H2617 25So he showed them, and they put the city to the sword but spared the man and his whole family.H7200H3996H5892H5221H5892H6310H2719H7971H376H4940 26He then went to the land of the Hittites, where he built a city and called it Luz, which is its name to this day.H376H3212H776H2850H1129H5892H7121H8034H3870H8034H3117 27But Manasseh did not drive out the people of Beth Shan or Taanach or Dor or Ibleam or Megiddo and their surrounding settlements, for the Canaanites were determined to live in that land.H4519H3423H1052H1323H8590H1323H3427H1756H1323H3427H2991H1323H3427H4023H1323H3669H2974H3427H776 28When Israel became strong, they pressed the Canaanites into forced labor but never drove them out completely.H3478H2388H7760H3669H4522H3423H3423 29Nor did Ephraim drive out the Canaanites living in Gezer, but the Canaanites continued to live there among them.H669H3423H3669H3427H1507H3669H3427H1507H7130 30Neither did Zebulun drive out the Canaanites living in Kitron or Nahalol, who remained among them; but they did subject them to forced labor.H2074H3423H3427H7003H3427H5096H3669H3427H7130H4522 31Nor did Asher drive out those living in Acco or Sidon or Ahlab or Aczib or Helbah or Aphek or Rehob,H836H3423H3427H5910H3427H6721H303H392H2462H663H7340 32and because of this the people of Asher lived among the Canaanite inhabitants of the land.H843H3427H7130H3669H3427H776H3423 33Neither did Naphtali drive out those living in Beth Shemesh or Beth Anath; but the Naphtalites too lived among the Canaanite inhabitants of the land, and those living in Beth Shemesh and Beth Anath became forced laborers for them.H5321H3423H3427H1053H3427H1043H3427H7130H3669H3427H776H3427H1053H1043H4522 34The Amorites confined the Danites to the hill country, not allowing them to come down into the plain.H567H3905H1121H1835H2022H5414H3381H6010 35And the Amorites were determined also to hold out in Mount Heres, Aijalon and Shaalbim, but when the power of the house of Joseph increased, they too were pressed into forced labor.H567H2974H3427H2022H2776H357H8169H3027H1004H3130H3513H4522 36The boundary of the Amorites was from Scorpion Pass to Sela and beyond.H1366H567H4608H4610H5553H4605
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