17 Then the men of Judah went with the Simeonites their fellow Israelites and attacked the Canaanites living in Zephath, and they totally destroyeda the city. Therefore it was called Hormah.b
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    • c 1:17 - The Hebrew term refers to the irrevocable giving over of things or persons to the Lord, often by totally destroying them.
    • d 1:17 - "Hormah" means "destruction."
      18 Judah also tookc Gaza, Ashkelon and Ekron—each city with its territory.
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        • e 1:18 - Hebrew; Septuagint "Judah did not take"
          19 The 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 chariots fitted with iron.
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          20 As Moses had promised, Hebron was given to Caleb, who drove from it the three sons of Anak.
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          21 The Benjamites, however, did not drive out the Jebusites, who were living in Jerusalem; to this day the Jebusites live there with the Benjamites.
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          22 Now the tribes of Joseph attacked Bethel, and the LORD was with them.
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          23 When they sent men to spy out Bethel (formerly called Luz),
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          24 the 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.”
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          25 So he showed them, and they put the city to the sword but spared the man and his whole family.
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          26 He then went to the land of the Hittites, where he built a city and called it Luz, which is its name to this day.
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          27 But 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.
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