Now after the death of Joshua it came to pass, that the children of Israelasked the LORD,saying , Who shall go up for us against the Canaanitesfirst, to fight against them?
And the LORDsaid , Judah shall go up : behold, I have delivered the land into his hand.3
And Judahsaid unto Simeon his brother, Come up with me into my lot, that we may fight against the Canaanites; and I likewise will go with thee into thy lot. So Simeonwent with him.
And Judah went up ; and the LORDdelivered the Canaanites and the Perizzites into their hand: and they slew of them in Bezektenthousandmen.5
And they foundAdonibezek in Bezek: and they fought against him, and they slew the Canaanites and the Perizzites.6
But Adonibezekfled ; and they pursuedafter him, and caught him, and cut off his thumbsand his great toes.