Judges 1:30

30 Zebulun failed to drive out the residents of Kitron or the residents of Nahalol, so the Canaanites lived among them and served as forced labor.

Judges 1:30 Meaning and Commentary

Judges 1:30

Neither did Zebulun drive out the inhabitants of Kitron, nor
the inhabitants of Nahalol
The first of these seems to be the same with Kattah or Kartah, and the latter with Nahalal, both cities given to the Levites, ( Joshua 19:15 ) ( Joshua 21:34 Joshua 21:35 ) ; which perhaps was the reason of their sloth in driving them out; though it aggravated their sin not to take care to rid those cities of the Canaanites, which were given to religious persons:

but the Canaanites dwelt among them, and became tributaries;
which is observed so far in their favour, that they exerted themselves to make them tributaries, which was more than was done by some others.

Judges 1:30 In-Context

28 When Israel became stronger, they made the Canaanites serve as forced labor but never drove them out completely.
29 At that time Ephraim failed to drive out the Canaanites who were living in Gezer, so the Canaanites have lived among them in Gezer.
30 Zebulun failed to drive out the residents of Kitron or the residents of Nahalol, so the Canaanites lived among them and served as forced labor.
31 Asher failed to drive out the residents of Acco or of Sidon, or Ahlab, Achzib, Helbah, Aphik, or Rehob.
32 The Asherites lived among the Canaanites who were living in the land, because they failed to drive them out.