These are the nations the LORD left to test1 all those Israelites who had not experienced any of the wars in Canaan
(he did this only to teach warfare to the descendants of the Israelites who had not had previous battle experience):
the five2 rulers of the Philistines,3 all the Canaanites, the Sidonians, and the Hivites4 living in the Lebanon mountains from Mount Baal Hermon5 to Leboa Hamath.64
They were left to test7 the Israelites to see whether they would obey the LORD's commands, which he had given their forefathers through Moses.
The Israelites lived8 among the Canaanites, Hittites, Amorites, Perizzites,9 Hivites and Jebusites.106
They took their daughters11 in marriage and gave their own daughters to their sons, and served their gods.1213