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Judges 1
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Judah and Simeon Conquer the Land

1After the death of Joshua, the Israelites asked the LORD, "Which tribe should go first to attack the Canaanites?"H310H4194H3091H1121H3478H7592H3068H559H5927H3669H8462H3898 2The LORD answered, "Judah, for I have given them victory over the land."H3068H559H3063H5927H5414H776H3027 3The men of Judah said to their relatives from the tribe of Simeon, "Join with us to fight against the Canaanites living in the territory allotted to us. Then we will help you conquer your territory." So the men of Simeon went with Judah.H3063H559H8095H251H5927H1486H3898H3669H1980H1486H8095H3212 4When the men of Judah attacked, the LORD gave them victory over the Canaanites and Perizzites, and they killed 10,000 enemy warriors at the town of Bezek.H3063H5927H3068H5414H3669H6522H3027H5221H966H6235H505H376 5While at Bezek they encountered King Adoni-bezek and fought against him, and the Canaanites and Perizzites were defeated.H4672H137H966H3898H5221H3669H6522 6Adoni-bezek escaped, but the Israelites soon captured him and cut off his thumbs and big toes.H137H5127H7291H310H270H7112H931H3027H7272 7Adoni-bezek said, "I once had seventy kings with their thumbs and big toes cut off, eating scraps from under my table. Now God has paid me back for what I did to them." They took him to Jerusalem, and he died there.H137H559H7657H4428H931H3027H7272H7112H3950H7979H6213H430H7999H935H3389H4191 8The men of Judah attacked Jerusalem and captured it, killing all its people and setting the city on fire.H1121H3063H3898H3389H3920H5221H6310H2719H7971H5892H784 9Then they went down to fight the Canaanites living in the hill country, the Negev, and the western foothills.H310H1121H3063H3381H3898H3669H3427H2022H5045H8219 10Judah marched against the Canaanites in Hebron (formerly called Kiriath-arba), defeating the forces of Sheshai, Ahiman, and Talmai.H3063H3212H3669H3427H2275H8034H2275H6440H7153H5221H8344H289H8526 11From there they went to fight against the people living in the town of Debir (formerly called Kiriath-sepher).H3212H3427H1688H8034H1688H6440H7158 12Caleb said, "I will give my daughter Acsah in marriage to the one who attacks and captures Kiriath-sepher."H3612H559H5221H7158H3920H5414H5915H1323H802 13Othniel, the son of Caleb's younger brother, Kenaz, was the one who conquered it, so Acsah became Othniel's wife.H6274H1121H7073H3612H6996H251H3920H5414H5915H1323H802 14When Acsah married Othniel, she urged him to ask her father for a field. As she got down off her donkey, Caleb asked her, "What's the matter?"H935H5496H7592H1H7704H6795H2543H3612H559 15She said, "Let me have another gift. You have already given me land in the Negev; now please give me springs of water, too." So Caleb gave her the upper and lower springs.H559H3051H1293H5414H5045H776H5414H1543H4325H3612H5414H5942H1543H8482H1543 16When the tribe of Judah left Jericho - the city of palms - the Kenites, who were descendants of Moses' father-in-law, traveled with them into the wilderness of Judah. They settled among the people there, near the town of Arad in the Negev.H1121H7017H4872H2859H5927H5892H8558H5899H1121H3063H4057H3063H5045H6166H3212H3427H854H5971 17Then Judah joined with Simeon to fight against the Canaanites living in Zephath, and they completely destroyed the town. So the town was named Hormah.H3063H3212H8095H251H5221H3669H3427H6857H2763H8034H5892H7121H2767 18In addition, Judah captured the towns of Gaza, Ashkelon, and Ekron, along with their surrounding territories.H3063H3920H5804H1366H831H1366H6138H1366

Israel Fails to Conquer the Land

19The LORD was with the people of Judah, and they took possession of the hill country. But they failed to drive out the people living in the plains, who had iron chariots.H3068H3063H3423H2022H3808H3423H3427H6010H7393H1270 20The town of Hebron was given to Caleb as Moses had promised. And Caleb drove out the people living there, who were descendants of the three sons of Anak.H5414H2275H3612H4872H1696H3423H7969H1121H6061 21The tribe of Benjamin, however, failed to drive out the Jebusites, who were living in Jerusalem. So to this day the Jebusites live in Jerusalem among the people of Benjamin.H1121H1144H3423H2983H3427H3389H2983H3427H1121H1144H3389H3117 22The descendants of Joseph attacked the town of Bethel, and the LORD was with them.H1004H3130H5927H1008H3068 23They sent men to scout out Bethel (formerly known as Luz).H1004H3130H8446H1008H8034H5892H6440H3870 24They confronted a man coming out of the town and said to him, "Show us a way into the town, and we will have mercy on you."H8104H7200H376H3318H5892H559H7200H3996H5892H6213H2617 25So he showed them a way in, and they killed everyone in the town except that man and his family.H7200H3996H5892H5221H5892H6310H2719H7971H376H4940 26Later the man moved to the land of the Hittites, where he built a town. He named it Luz, which is its name to this day.H376H3212H776H2850H1129H5892H7121H8034H3870H8034H3117 27The tribe of Manasseh failed to drive out the people living in Beth-shan, Taanach, Dor, Ibleam, Megiddo, and all their surrounding settlements, because the Canaanites were determined to stay in that region.H4519H3423H1052H1323H8590H1323H3427H1756H1323H3427H2991H1323H3427H4023H1323H3669H2974H3427H776 28When the Israelites grew stronger, they forced the Canaanites to work as slaves, but they never did drive them completely out of the land.H3478H2388H7760H3669H4522H3423H3423 29The tribe of Ephraim failed to drive out the Canaanites living in Gezer, so the Canaanites continued to live there among them.H669H3423H3669H3427H1507H3669H3427H1507H7130 30The tribe of Zebulun failed to drive out the residents of Kitron and Nahalol, so the Canaanites continued to live among them. But the Canaanites were forced to work as slaves for the people of Zebulun.H2074H3423H3427H7003H3427H5096H3669H3427H7130H4522 31The tribe of Asher failed to drive out the residents of Acco, Sidon, Ahlab, Aczib, Helbah, Aphik, and Rehob.H836H3423H3427H5910H3427H6721H303H392H2462H663H7340 32Instead, the people of Asher moved in among the Canaanites, who controlled the land, for they failed to drive them out.H843H3427H7130H3669H3427H776H3423 33Likewise, the tribe of Naphtali failed to drive out the residents of Beth-shemesh and Beth-anath. Instead, they moved in among the Canaanites, who controlled the land. Nevertheless, the people of Beth-shemesh and Beth-anath were forced to work as slaves for the people of Naphtali.H5321H3423H3427H1053H3427H1043H3427H7130H3669H3427H776H3427H1053H1043H4522 34As for the tribe of Dan, the Amorites forced them back into the hill country and would not let them come down into the plains.H567H3905H1121H1835H2022H5414H3381H6010 35The Amorites were determined to stay in Mount Heres, Aijalon, and Shaalbim, but when the descendants of Joseph became stronger, they forced the Amorites to work as slaves.H567H2974H3427H2022H2776H357H8169H3027H1004H3130H3513H4522 36The boundary of the Amorites ran from Scorpion Pass to Sela and continued upward from there.H1366H567H4608H4610H5553H4605


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