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Judges 1

Book of Judges - Chapter 1

Judges 1:1

It happened after the death of Joshua, the children of Israel asked of the LORD, saying, "Who should go up for us first against the Canaanites, to fight against them?"

Judges 1:2

the LORD said, "Judah shall go up. Behold, I have delivered the land into his hand."

Judges 1:3

Judah said to Simeon his brother, "Come up with me into my lot, that we may fight against the Canaanites; and I likewise will go with you into your lot." So Simeon went with him.

Judges 1:4

Judah went up; and the LORD delivered the Canaanites and the Perizzites into their hand: and they struck of them in Bezek ten thousand men.

Judges 1:5

They found Adoni-Bezek in Bezek; and they fought against him, and they struck the Canaanites and the Perizzites.

Judges 1:6

But Adoni-Bezek fled; and they pursued after him, and caught him, and cut off his thumbs and his great toes.

Judges 1:7

Adoni-Bezek said, "Seventy kings, having their thumbs and their great toes cut off, gathered [their food] under my table: as I have done, so God has requited me." They brought him to Jerusalem, and he died there.

Judges 1:8

The children of Judah fought against Jerusalem, and took it, and struck it with the edge of the sword, and set the city on fire.

Judges 1:9

Afterward the children of Judah went down to fight against the Canaanites who lived in the hill country, and in the South, and in the lowland.

Judges 1:10

Judah went against the Canaanites who lived in Hebron (now the name of Hebron before was Kiriath Arba); and they struck Sheshai, and Ahiman, and Talmai.

Judges 1:11

From there he went against the inhabitants of Debir. (Now the name of Debir before was Kiriath Sepher.)

Judges 1:12

Caleb said, "He who strikes Kiriath Sepher, and takes it, to him will I give Achsah my daughter as wife."

Judges 1:13

Othniel the son of Kenaz, Caleb's younger brother, took it: and he gave him Achsah his daughter as wife.

Judges 1:14

It happened, when she came [to him], that she moved him to ask of her father a field: and she alighted from off her donkey; and Caleb said to her, "What would you like?"

Judges 1:15

She said to him, "Give me a blessing; for that you have set me in the land of the South, give me also springs of water." Then Caleb gave her the upper springs and the lower springs.

Judges 1:16

The children of the Kenite, Moses' brother-in-law, went up out of the city of palm trees with the children of Judah into the wilderness of Judah, which is in the south of Arad; and they went and lived with the people.

Judges 1:17

Judah went with Simeon his brother, and they struck the Canaanites who inhabited Zephath, and utterly destroyed it. The name of the city was called Hormah.

Judges 1:18

Also Judah took Gaza with its border, and Ashkelon with its border, and Ekron with its border.

Judges 1:19

the LORD was with Judah; and drove out [the inhabitants of] the hill country; for he could not drive out the inhabitants of the valley, because they had chariots of iron.

Judges 1:20

They gave Hebron to Caleb, as Moses had spoken: and he drove out there the three sons of Anak.

Judges 1:21

The children of Benjamin did not drive out the Jebusites who inhabited Jerusalem; but the Jebusites dwell with the children of Benjamin in Jerusalem to this day.

Judges 1:22

The house of Joseph, they also went up against Bethel; and the LORD was with them.

Judges 1:23

The house of Joseph sent to spy out Bethel. (Now the name of the city before was Luz.)

Judges 1:24

The watchers saw a man come forth out of the city, and they said to him, "Please show us the entrance into the city, and we will deal kindly with you."

Judges 1:25

He showed them the entrance into the city; and they struck the city with the edge of the sword; but they let the man go and all his family.

Judges 1:26

The man went into the land of the Hittites, and built a city, and called its name Luz, which is its name to this day.

Judges 1:27

Manasseh did not drive out [the inhabitants of] Beth Shean and its towns, nor [of] Taanach and its towns, nor the inhabitants of Dor and its towns, nor the inhabitants of Ibleam and its towns, nor the inhabitants of Megiddo and its towns; but the Canaanites would dwell in that land.

Judges 1:28

It happened, when Israel had grown strong, that they put the Canaanites to forced labor, and did not utterly drive them out.

Judges 1:29

Ephraim didn't drive out the Canaanites who lived in Gezer; but the Canaanites lived in Gezer among them.

Judges 1:30

Zebulun didn't drive out the inhabitants of Kitron, nor the inhabitants of Nahalol; but the Canaanites lived among them, and became subject to forced labor.

Judges 1:31

Asher didn't drive out the inhabitants of Acco, nor the inhabitants of Sidon, nor of Ahlab, nor of Achzib, nor of Helbah, nor of Aphik, nor of Rehob;

Judges 1:32

but the Asherites lived among the Canaanites, the inhabitants of the land; for they did not drive them out.

Judges 1:33

Naphtali didn't drive out the inhabitants of Beth Shemesh, nor the inhabitants of Beth Anath; but he lived among the Canaanites, the inhabitants of the land: nevertheless the inhabitants of Beth Shemesh and of Beth Anath became subject to forced labor.

Judges 1:34

The Amorites forced the children of Dan into the hill country; for they would not allow them to come down to the valley;

Judges 1:35

but the Amorites would dwell in Mount Heres, in Aijalon, and in Shaalbim: yet the hand of the house of Joseph prevailed, so that they became subject to forced labor.

Judges 1:36

The border of the Amorites was from the ascent of Akrabbim, from the rock, and upward.