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1 After Joshua's death the Israelites asked the LORD, "Who will go first to fight the Canaanites for us?" 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 The LORD answered, "Judah's troops will go first. I am about to hand the Canaanites over to you." 2 The LORD answered, "Judah is to go; I have given the land into their hands."
3 The tribe of Judah said to the tribe of Simeon, "Come with us into the territory given to us when we drew lots, and together we will fight the people of Canaan. Then we'll go with you into your territory." So the tribe of Simeon went along with Judah. 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 Judah's troops went into battle, and the LORD handed the Canaanites and Perizzites over to them. They defeated 10,000 men at Bezek. 4 When Judah attacked, the LORD gave the Canaanites and Perizzites into their hands and they struck down ten thousand men at Bezek.
5 At Bezek they also caught up with Adoni Bezek. They fought him and defeated the Canaanites and Perizzites. 5 It was there that they found Adoni-Bezek and fought against him, putting to rout the Canaanites and Perizzites.
6 Adoni Bezek fled. Judah's troops chased him, caught him, and cut off his thumbs and big toes. 6 Adoni-Bezek fled, but they chased him and caught him, and cut off his thumbs and big toes.
7 Adoni Bezek said, "Seventy kings who had their thumbs and big toes cut off used to pick up food under my table. God has paid me back for what I did to them." Judah's troops brought Adoni Bezek to Jerusalem, where 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 The men of Judah attacked Jerusalem and captured it. They killed everyone there 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 After that, the men of Judah went to fight the Canaanites who lived in the mountains, the Negev, and the foothills. 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 Then they went to fight the Canaanites who lived at Hebron. (In the past Hebron was called Kiriath Arba.) There they killed Sheshai, Ahiman, and Talmai. 10 They advanced against the Canaanites living in Hebron (formerly called Kiriath Arba) and defeated Sheshai, Ahiman and Talmai.
11 From there Judah's troops went to fight the people living at Debir. (In the past Debir was called Kiriath Sepher.) 11 From there they advanced against the people living in Debir (formerly called Kiriath Sepher).
12 Caleb said, "I will give my daughter Achsah as a wife to whoever defeats Kiriath Sepher and captures it." 12 And Caleb said, "I will give my daughter Acsah in marriage to the man who attacks and captures Kiriath Sepher."
13 Then Othniel, son of Caleb's younger brother Kenaz, captured it. So Caleb gave him his daughter Achsah as a wife. 13 Othniel son of Kenaz, Caleb's younger brother, took it; so Caleb gave his daughter Acsah to him in marriage.
14 When she came to Othniel, she persuaded him to ask her father for a field. When she got down from her donkey, Caleb asked her, "What do you want?" 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 She answered, "Give me a blessing. Since you've given me some dry land, also give me some springs." So Caleb gave her the upper and 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 The descendants of Moses' father-in-law, the Kenite, went with the people of Judah from the City of Palms into the desert of Judah. There they lived with the people of Judah in the Negev near Arad. 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 The tribe of Judah went to fight along with the tribe of Simeon, their close relatives. They defeated the Canaanites who lived in Zephath and claimed it for the LORD by destroying it. So the city was called Hormah [Claimed for Destruction]. 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 Judah also captured Gaza, Ashkelon, and Ekron with their territories. 18 The men of Judah also took Gaza, Ashkelon and Ekron--each city with its territory.
19 The LORD was with the men of Judah so that they were able to take possession of the mountains. But they could not force out the people living in the valley who had chariots made 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 As Moses had promised, Hebron was given to Caleb, who forced out 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 The men of Benjamin did not force out the Jebusites who lived in Jerusalem. The Jebusites still live with the tribe of Benjamin in Jerusalem today. 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 The descendants of Joseph also went into battle against Bethel, and the LORD was with them. 22 Now the house of Joseph attacked Bethel, and the LORD was with them.
23 They sent men to spy on Bethel. (In the past the city was called Luz.) 23 When they sent men to spy out Bethel (formerly called Luz),
24 The spies saw a man coming out of the city. They told him, "Show us how we can get into the city, and we'll treat you kindly." 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 He showed them. So they got into the city and killed everyone there. But they let that man and his whole family go free. 25 So he showed them, and they put the city to the sword but spared the man and his whole family.
26 The man went to the land of the Hittites. There he built a city and called it Luz. The city still has that name today. 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 Now, the tribe of Manasseh did not force out the people of Beth Shean, Taanach, Dor, Ibleam, and Megiddo or their villages. The Canaanites were determined to live in this 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 When the Israelites were strong enough, they made the Canaanites do forced labor. But they did not force all of them out. 28 When Israel became strong, they pressed the Canaanites into forced labor but never drove them out completely.
29 The tribe of Ephraim did not force out the Canaanites who lived in Gezer. So the Canaanites continued to live with them in Gezer. 29 Nor did Ephraim drive out the Canaanites living in Gezer, but the Canaanites continued to live there among them.
30 The tribe of Zebulun did not force out those who lived at Kitron or Nahalol. So the Canaanites continued to live with them and were made to do forced labor. 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 The tribe of Asher did not force out those who lived at Acco or Sidon, Ahlab, Achzib, Helbah, Aphek, or Rehob. 31 Nor did Asher drive out those living in Acco or Sidon or Ahlab or Aczib or Helbah or Aphek or Rehob,
32 So the tribe of Asher continued to live with the Canaanites because they did not force them out. 32 and because of this the people of Asher lived among the Canaanite inhabitants of the land.
33 The tribe of Naphtali did not force out those who lived at Beth Shemesh or Beth Anath. So they continued to live with the Canaanites. But the people of Beth Shemesh and Beth Anath were made to do forced labor. 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 The Amorites forced the tribe of Dan into the mountains and would not let them come down into the valley. 34 The Amorites confined the Danites to the hill country, not allowing them to come down into the plain.
35 The Amorites were determined to live at Har Heres, Aijalon, and Shaalbim. But when the tribes of Joseph became stronger, they made the Amorites do forced labor. 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 The territory of the Amorites extended from the Akrabbim Pass--from Selah northward. 36 The boundary of the Amorites was from Scorpion Pass to Sela and beyond.