And the children of the Kenite,Moses' father in law , went up out of the city of palm trees with the children of Judah into the wilderness of Judah, which lieth in the south of Arad; and they went and dweltamong the people.17
And Judahwent with Simeon his brother, and they slew the Canaanites that inhabitedZephath, and utterly destroyed it. And the name of the city was calledHormah.18
Also JudahtookGaza with the coast thereof, and Askelon with the coast thereof, and Ekron with the coast thereof.
And the LORD was with Judah; and he drave out the inhabitants of the mountain; but could not drive out the inhabitants of the valley, because they had chariots of iron.20
And they gaveHebron unto Caleb, as Mosessaid : and he expelled thence the threesons of Anak.21
And the children of Benjamin did not drive out the Jebusites that inhabitedJerusalem; but the Jebusitesdwell with the children of Benjamin in Jerusalem unto this day.22
And the house of Joseph, they also went up against Bethel: and the LORD was with them.
And the house of Joseph sent to descryBethel. (Now the name of the citybefore was Luz.)
And the spiessaw a man come forth out of the city, and they said unto him, Shew us, we pray thee, the entrance into the city, and we will shew thee mercy.25
And when he shewed them the entrance into the city, they smote the city with the edge of the sword; but they let go the man and all his family.26
And the manwent into the land of the Hittites, and built a city, and called the name thereof Luz: which is the name thereof unto this day.