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1 And it came to pass after the death of Joshua that the children of Israel asked Jehovah, saying, Which of us shall go up against the Canaanites first, to fight against them? 1 After the death of Joshua, the Israelites asked the LORD, "Who will be the first to go up and fight for us against the Canaanites?"
2 And Jehovah said, Judah shall go up: behold, I have delivered the land into his hand. 2 The LORD answered, "Judah is to go; I have given the land into their hands."
3 And Judah said to Simeon his brother, Come up with me into my lot, and let us fight against the Canaanites, and I likewise will go with thee into thy lot; and Simeon went with him. 3 Then the men of Judah said to the Simeonites their brothers, "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.
4 And Judah went up; and Jehovah delivered the Canaanites and the Perizzites into their hand, and they smote them in Bezek, ten thousand men. 4 When Judah attacked, the LORD gave the Canaanites and Perizzites into their hands and they struck down ten thousand men at Bezek.
5 And they found Adoni-Bezek in Bezek, and fought against him, and they smote the Canaanites and the Perizzites. 5 It was there that they found Adoni-Bezek and fought against him, putting to rout the Canaanites and Perizzites.
6 And Adoni-Bezek fled, and they pursued after him, and caught him, and cut off his thumbs and his great toes. 6 Adoni-Bezek fled, but they chased him and caught him, and cut off his thumbs and big toes.
7 And Adoni-Bezek said, Seventy kings, with their thumbs and their great toes cut off, gleaned under my table: as I have done, so God has requited me. And they brought him to Jerusalem, and there he died. 7 Then Adoni-Bezek said, "Seventy kings with their thumbs and big toes cut off have picked up scraps under my table. Now God has paid me back for what I did to them." They brought him to Jerusalem, and he died there.
8 And the children of Judah fought against Jerusalem, and took it, and smote it with the edge of the sword, and set the city on fire. 8 The men of Judah attacked Jerusalem also and took it. They put the city to the sword and set it on fire.
9 And afterwards the children of Judah went down to fight against the Canaanites, that dwelt in the hill-country, and in the south, and in the lowland. 9 After that, the men of Judah went down to fight against the Canaanites living in the hill country, the Negev and the western foothills.
10 And Judah went against the Canaanites that dwelt in Hebron -- the name of Hebron before was Kirjath-Arba; and they slew Sheshai and Ahiman and Talmai. 10 They advanced against the Canaanites living in Hebron (formerly called Kiriath Arba) and defeated Sheshai, Ahiman and Talmai.
11 And from there he went against the inhabitants of Debir; now the name of Debir before was Kirjath-sepher. 11 From there they advanced against the people living in Debir (formerly called Kiriath Sepher).
12 And Caleb said, He that smites Kirjath-sepher and takes it, to him will I give Achsah my daughter as wife. 12 And Caleb said, "I will give my daughter Acsah in marriage to the man who attacks and captures Kiriath Sepher."
13 And Othniel the son of Kenaz, Caleb's younger brother, took it; and he gave him Achsah his daughter as wife. 13 Othniel son of Kenaz, Caleb's younger brother, took it; so Caleb gave his daughter Acsah to him in marriage.
14 And it came to pass as she came, that she urged him to ask of her father the field; and she sprang down from the ass. And Caleb said to her, What wouldest thou? 14 One day when she came to Othniel, she urged him to ask her father for a field. When she got off her donkey, Caleb asked her, "What can I do for you?"
15 And she said to him, Give me a blessing; for thou hast given me a southern land; give me also springs of water. And Caleb gave her the upper springs and the lower springs. 15 She replied, "Do me a special favor. Since you have given me land in the Negev, give me also springs of water." Then Caleb gave her the upper and lower springs.
16 And the children of the Kenite, Moses' father-in-law, had gone up out of the city of palm-trees with the children of Judah into the wilderness of Judah, which is in the south of Arad; and they went and dwelt with the people. 16 The descendants of Moses' father-in-law, the Kenite, went up from the City of Palms with the men of Judah to live among the people of the Desert of Judah in the Negev near Arad.
17 And Judah went with Simeon his brother, and they slew the Canaanites that inhabited Zephath, and utterly destroyed it; and they called the name of the city Hormah. 17 Then the men of Judah went with the Simeonites their brothers and attacked the Canaanites living in Zephath, and they totally destroyed the city. Therefore it was called Hormah.
18 And Judah took Gazah and its border, and Ashkelon and its border, and Ekron and its border. 18 The men of Judah also took Gaza, Ashkelon and Ekron--each city with its territory.
19 And Jehovah was with Judah; and he took possession of the hill-country, for he did not dispossess the inhabitants of the valley, because they had chariots of iron. 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 iron chariots.
20 And they gave to Caleb Hebron, as Moses had said; and he dispossessed from thence the three sons of Anak. 20 As Moses had promised, Hebron was given to Caleb, who drove from it the three sons of Anak.
21 And the children of Benjamin did not dispossess the Jebusites, the inhabitants of Jerusalem; but the Jebusites dwell with the children of Benjamin in Jerusalem to this day. 21 The Benjamites, however, failed to dislodge the Jebusites, who were living in Jerusalem; to this day the Jebusites live there with the Benjamites.
22 And the house of Joseph, they also went up against Bethel; and Jehovah was with them. 22 Now the house of Joseph attacked Bethel, and the LORD was with them.
23 And the house of Joseph sent to search out Bethel; now the name of the city before was Luz. 23 When they sent men to spy out Bethel (formerly called Luz),
24 And the guards saw a man come forth out of the city, and said unto him, Shew us, we pray thee, how [we] may enter into the city, and we will shew thee kindness. 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."
25 And he shewed them how to enter into the city. And they smote the city with the edge of the sword; but they let go the man and all his family. 25 So he showed them, and they put the city to the sword but spared the man and his whole family.
26 And the man went into the land of the Hittites, and built a city, and called its name Luz, which is its name to this day. 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.
27 And Manasseh did not dispossess Beth-shean and its dependent villages, nor Taanach and its dependent villages, nor the inhabitants of Dor and its dependent villages, nor the inhabitants of Ibleam and its dependent villages, nor the inhabitants of Megiddo and its dependent villages; and the Canaanites would dwell in that land. 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.
28 And it came to pass when Israel became strong, that they made the Canaanites tributary; but they did not utterly dispossess them. 28 When Israel became strong, they pressed the Canaanites into forced labor but never drove them out completely.
29 And Ephraim did not dispossess the Canaanites that dwelt in Gezer; but the Canaanites dwelt among them in Gezer. 29 Nor did Ephraim drive out the Canaanites living in Gezer, but the Canaanites continued to live there among them.
30 Zebulun did not dispossess the inhabitants of Kitron, nor the inhabitants of Nahalol; but the Canaanites dwelt among them, and became tributaries. 30 Neither did Zebulun drive out the Canaanites living in Kitron or Nahalol, who remained among them; but they did subject them to forced labor.
31 Asher did not dispossess the inhabitants of Accho, nor the inhabitants of Zidon, nor Ahlab, nor Achzib, nor Helbah, nor Aphik, nor Rehob; 31 Nor did Asher drive out those living in Acco or Sidon or Ahlab or Aczib or Helbah or Aphek or Rehob,
32 and the Asherites dwelt among the Canaanites, the inhabitants of the land; for they did not dispossess them. 32 and because of this the people of Asher lived among the Canaanite inhabitants of the land.
33 Naphtali did not dispossess the inhabitants of Beth-shemesh, nor the inhabitants of Beth-anath; and he dwelt among the Canaanites, the inhabitants of the land, but the inhabitants of Beth-shemesh and of Beth-anath became tributaries to them. 33 Neither did Naphtali drive out those living in Beth Shemesh or Beth Anath; but the Naphtalites too lived among the Canaanite inhabitants of the land, and those living in Beth Shemesh and Beth Anath became forced laborers for them.
34 And the Amorites forced the children of Dan into the hill-country, for they would not suffer them to come down to the valley. 34 The Amorites confined the Danites to the hill country, not allowing them to come down into the plain.
35 And the Amorites would dwell on mount Heres, in Ajalon and in Shaalbim; but the hand of the house of Joseph prevailed, and they became tributaries. 35 And the Amorites were determined also to hold out in Mount Heres, Aijalon and Shaalbim, but when the power of the house of Joseph increased, they too were pressed into forced labor.
36 And the border of the Amorites was from the ascent of Akrabbim, from the rock, and upwards. 36 The boundary of the Amorites was from Scorpion Pass to Sela and beyond.