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Judges 1

NIRV 1 Joshua died. After that, the people of Israel spoke to the Lord. They asked him, "Who will go up first and fight for us against the people of Canaan?" NIV 1 After the death of Joshua, the Israelites asked the LORD, “Who of us is to go up first to fight against the Canaanites?” NIRV 2 The LORD answered, "The tribe of Judah will go. I have handed the land over to them." NIV 2 The LORD answered, “Judah shall go up; I have given the land into their hands.” NIRV 3 Then the men of Judah spoke to their fellow Israelites, the men of Simeon. They said, "Come up with us. Come into the territory Joshua gave us. Help us fight against the people of Canaan. Then we'll go with you into your territory." So the men of Simeon went with them. NIV 3 The men of Judah then said to the Simeonites their fellow Israelites, “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. NIRV 4 When the men of Judah attacked, the LORD helped them. He handed the Canaanites and Perizzites over to them. They struck down 10,000 men at Bezek. NIV 4 When Judah attacked, the LORD gave the Canaanites and Perizzites into their hands, and they struck down ten thousand men at Bezek. NIRV 5 Judah found Adoni-Bezek there. They fought against him. They struck down the Canaanites and Perizzites. NIV 5 It was there that they found Adoni-Bezek and fought against him, putting to rout the Canaanites and Perizzites. NIRV 6 But Adoni-Bezek ran away. Judah chased him and caught him. Then they cut off his thumbs and big toes. NIV 6 Adoni-Bezek fled, but they chased him and caught him, and cut off his thumbs and big toes. NIRV 7 Adoni-Bezek said, "I cut off the thumbs and big toes of 70 kings. I made them pick up scraps under my table. Now God has paid me back for what I did to them." The men of Judah brought Adoni-Bezek to Jerusalem. That's where he died. NIV 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. NIRV 8 The men of Judah attacked Jerusalem and took it. They set the city on fire. They killed its people with their swords. NIV 8 The men of Judah attacked Jerusalem also and took it. They put the city to the sword and set it on fire. NIRV 9 After that, the men of Judah went down to fight against the people of Canaan who were living in the central hill country. They also fought against those who were living in the Negev Desert and the western hills. NIV 9 After that, Judah went down to fight against the Canaanites living in the hill country, the Negev and the western foothills. NIRV 10 Then the men of Judah marched out against the Canaanites who were living in Hebron. The men of Judah won the battle over Sheshai, Ahiman and Talmai. Hebron used to be called Kiriath Arba. NIV 10 They advanced against the Canaanites living in Hebron (formerly called Kiriath Arba) and defeated Sheshai, Ahiman and Talmai. NIRV 11 From Hebron they marched out against the people who were living in Debir. It used to be called Kiriath Sepher. NIV 11 From there they advanced against the people living in Debir (formerly called Kiriath Sepher). NIRV 12 Caleb said, "I will give my daughter Acsah to be married. I'll give her to the man who attacks and captures Kiriath Sepher." NIV 12 And Caleb said, “I will give my daughter Aksah in marriage to the man who attacks and captures Kiriath Sepher.” NIRV 13 Othniel captured it. So Caleb gave his daughter Acsah to him to be his wife. Othniel was the son of Kenaz. He was Caleb's younger brother. NIV 13 Othniel son of Kenaz, Caleb’s younger brother, took it; so Caleb gave his daughter Aksah to him in marriage. NIRV 14 One day Acsah came to Othniel. She begged him to ask her father for a field. When she got off her donkey, Caleb spoke to her. He said, "What can I do for you?" NIV 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?” NIRV 15 She replied, "Do me a special favor. You have given me some land in the Negev Desert. Give me springs of water also." So Caleb gave her the upper and lower springs. NIV 15 She replied, “Do me a special favor. Since you have given me land in the Negev, give me also springs of water.” So Caleb gave her the upper and lower springs. NIRV 16 Moses' father-in-law was a Kenite. His family went up from Jericho. They went up with the people of Judah to the Desert of Judah. They went there to live among its people. Those people were living in the Negev Desert near Arad. Jericho was also known as The City of Palm Trees. NIV 16 The descendants of Moses’ father-in-law, the Kenite, went up from the City of Palms with the people of Judah to live among the inhabitants of the Desert of Judah in the Negev near Arad. NIRV 17 The men of Judah went with their fellow Israelites, the men of Simeon. They attacked the people of Canaan who were living in Zephath. They set the city apart to the LORD in a special way to be destroyed. That's why the city was called Hormah. NIV 17 Then the men of Judah went with the Simeonites their fellow Israelites and attacked the Canaanites living in Zephath, and they totally destroyed the city. Therefore it was called Hormah. NIRV 18 The men of Judah took Gaza, Ashkelon and Ekron. They also took the territory that was around each of those cities. NIV 18 Judah also took Gaza, Ashkelon and Ekron—each city with its territory. NIRV 19 The LORD was with the men of Judah. They took over the central hill country. But they weren't able to drive the people out of the flatlands. That's because those people used chariots that had some iron parts. NIV 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 chariots fitted with iron. NIRV 20 Moses had promised to give Hebron to Caleb. So Hebron was given to Caleb. He drove the three sons of Anak out of it. NIV 20 As Moses had promised, Hebron was given to Caleb, who drove from it the three sons of Anak. NIRV 21 But the people of Benjamin failed to drive out the Jebusites who were living in Jerusalem. So they live there with the people of Benjamin to this very day. NIV 21 The Benjamites, however, did not drive out the Jebusites, who were living in Jerusalem; to this day the Jebusites live there with the Benjamites. NIRV 22 The men of Joseph attacked Bethel. The LORD was with them. NIV 22 Now the tribes of Joseph attacked Bethel, and the LORD was with them. NIRV 23 They sent men to Bethel to check it out. It used to be called Luz. NIV 23 When they sent men to spy out Bethel (formerly called Luz), NIRV 24 Those who were sent saw a man coming out of the city. They said to him, "Show us how to get into the city. If you do, we'll see that you are treated well." NIV 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.” NIRV 25 So he showed them how to get in. The men of Joseph killed the people in the city with their swords. But they spared the man from Bethel. They also spared his whole family. NIV 25 So he showed them, and they put the city to the sword but spared the man and his whole family. NIRV 26 Then he went to the land of the Hittites. He built a city there. He called it Luz. That's still its name to this very day. NIV 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. NIRV 27 But the tribe of Manasseh didn't drive out the people of Beth Shan. They didn't drive out the people of Taanach, Dor, Ibleam and Megiddo. And they didn't drive out the people of the settlements that are around those cities either. That's because the people of Canaan had made up their minds to continue living in that land. NIV 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. NIRV 28 Later, Israel became stronger. Then they forced the people of Canaan to work hard for them. But Israel never drove them out completely. NIV 28 When Israel became strong, they pressed the Canaanites into forced labor but never drove them out completely. NIRV 29 The tribe of Ephraim didn't drive out the Canaanites who were living in Gezer. So they continued to live there among them. NIV 29 Nor did Ephraim drive out the Canaanites living in Gezer, but the Canaanites continued to live there among them. NIRV 30 The tribe of Zebulun didn't drive out the Canaanites who were living in Kitron and Nahalol. So they remained among them. But Zebulun forced the Canaanites to work hard for them. NIV 30 Neither did Zebulun drive out the Canaanites living in Kitron or Nahalol, so these Canaanites lived among them, but Zebulun did subject them to forced labor. NIRV 31 The tribe of Asher didn't drive out the people who were living in Acco and Sidon. They didn't drive out the people of Ahlab, Aczib, Helbah, Aphek and Rehob. NIV 31 Nor did Asher drive out those living in Akko or Sidon or Ahlab or Akzib or Helbah or Aphek or Rehob. NIRV 32 So the people of Asher lived among the Canaanites who were in the land. NIV 32 The Asherites lived among the Canaanite inhabitants of the land because they did not drive them out. NIRV 33 The tribe of Naphtali didn't drive out the people who were living in Beth Shemesh and Beth Anath. So the people of Naphtali lived among the Canaanites who were in the land. The people of Beth Shemesh and Beth Anath were forced to work hard for them. NIV 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. NIRV 34 The Amorites made the people of Dan stay in the central hill country. They didn't let them come down into the flatlands. NIV 34 The Amorites confined the Danites to the hill country, not allowing them to come down into the plain. NIRV 35 The Amorites made up their minds to stay in Mount Heres. They also stayed in Aijalon and Shaalbim. But the power of the tribes of Joseph grew. Then the Amorites were forced to work hard for them. NIV 35 And the Amorites were determined also to hold out in Mount Heres, Aijalon and Shaalbim, but when the power of the tribes of Joseph increased, they too were pressed into forced labor. NIRV 36 The border of the Amorites started at Scorpion Pass. It went to Sela and even past it. NIV 36 The boundary of the Amorites was from Scorpion Pass to Sela and beyond.