After the death of Joshua, the Israelites asked the LORD, “Who of us is to go up first to fight against the Canaanites?”
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The LORD answered, “Judah shall go up; I have given the land into their hands.”
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The men of Judah then said to the Simeonites their fellow Israelites, “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.
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When Judah attacked, the LORD gave the Canaanites and Perizzites into their hands, and they struck down ten thousand men at Bezek.
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It was there that they found Adoni-Bezek and fought against him, putting to rout the Canaanites and Perizzites.
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Adoni-Bezek fled, but they chased him and caught him, and cut off his thumbs and big toes.