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Judges

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Chapter 1

1 Now after the death of Joshua it came to pass, that the children of Israel By the judgment of Urim; Read (Exo_28:30; Num_27:21; 1Sa_28:6) asked the LORD, saying, Who shall be our captain? Who shall go up for us against the Canaanites first, to fight against them?

2 And the Lord said, Iudah shall goe vp: behold, I haue giuen the land into his hande.

3 And Judah said unto Simeon his For the tribe of Simeon had their inheritance within the tribe of Judah, (Jos_19:1). brother, Come up with me into my lot, that we may fight against the Canaanites; and I likewise will go with thee into thy lot. So Simeon went with him.

4 Then Iudah went vp, and the Lorde deliuered the Canaanites and the Perizzites into their hands, and they slew of them in Bezek ten thousand men.

5 And they founde Adoni-bezek in Bezek: and they fought against him, and slewe the Canaanites, and the Perizzites.

6 But Adonibezek fled; and they pursued after him, and caught him, and This was God's just judgment, as the tyrant himself confesses, that as he had done, so did he receive, (Lev_24:19-20). cut off his thumbs and his great toes.

7 And Adoni-bezek said, Seuentie Kings hauing the thumbes of their hands & of their feete cut off, gathered bread vnder my table: as I haue done, so God hath rewarded me. so they brought him to Ierusalem, and there he died.

8 Now the children of Judah had fought against Jerusalem, and had taken it, and smitten it with the edge of the sword, and set the Which was later built again, and possessed by the Jebusites, (2Sa_5:6). city on fire.

9 Afterwarde also the children of Iudah went downe to fight against the Canaanites, that dwelt in the mountaine, and towarde the South, and in the lowe countrey.

10 And Judah went against the Canaanites that dwelt in Hebron: (now the name of Hebron before [was] Kirjatharba:) and they slew These three were giants, and the children of Anak. Sheshai, and Ahiman, and Talmai.

11 And from thence hee went to the inhabitantes of Debir, and the name of Debir in olde time was Kiriath-sepher.

12 And Caleb saide, He that smiteth Kiriath-sepher, and taketh it, euen to him wil I giue Achsah my daughter to wife.

13 And Othniel the sonne of Kenaz Calebs yonger brother tooke it, to whome hee gaue Achsah his daughter to wife.

14 And it came to pass, when she came [to him], that she moved him to ask of her father a field: Read (Jos_15:18). and she lighted from off [her] ass; and Caleb said unto her, What wilt thou?

15 And shee answered him, Giue mee a blessing: for thou hast giuen me a South countrey, giue me also springs of water: and Caleb gaue her the springs aboue and the springs beneath.

16 And the children of the This was one of the names of Moses father in law, read (Num_10:29). 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 dwelt among the people.

17 But Iudah went with Simeon his brother, and they slewe the Canaanites that inhabited Zephath, and vtterly destroied it, and called the name of the citie Hormah.

18 Also Judah took These cities and others were later possessed by the Philistines, (1Sa_6:17). Gaza with the coast thereof, and Askelon with the coast thereof, and Ekron with the coast thereof.

19 And the Lord was with Iudah, and he possessed the mountaines: for he could not driue out the inhabitantes of the valleis, because they had charrets of yron.

20 And they gaue Hebron vnto Caleb, as Moses had saide, and hee expelled thence the three sonnes of Anak.

21 And the children of Benjamin did not drive out the Jebusites that For after the tribe of Judah had burnt it, they built it again. inhabited Jerusalem; but the Jebusites dwell with the children of Benjamin in Jerusalem unto this day.

22 They also that were of the house of Ioseph, went vp to Beth-el, and the Lord was with them,

23 And the house of Ioseph caused to viewe Beth-el (and the name of the citie beforetime was Luz)

24 And the spies sawe a man come out of the citie, and they saide vnto him, Shewe vs, we praie thee, the way into the citie, and we will shewe thee mercie.

25 And when hee had shewed them the waie into the citie, they smote the citie with the edge of the sworde, but they let the man and all his housholde depart.

26 Then the man went into the lande of the Hittites, and built a citie, and called the name thereof Luz, which is the name thereof vnto this daie.

27 Neither did Manasseh drive out [the inhabitants of] Bethshean and her towns, nor Taanach and her towns, nor the inhabitants of Dor and her towns, nor the inhabitants of Ibleam and her towns, nor the inhabitants of Megiddo and her towns: Wherefore God permitted the Canaanites to still dwell in the land, read (Jdg_3:5). but the Canaanites would dwell in that land.

28 Neuerthelesse when Israel was strong, they put the Canaanites to tribute, and expelled them not wholly.

29 Likewise Ephraim expelled not the Canaanites that dwelt in Gezer, but the Canaanites dwelt in Gezer among them.

30 Neither did That is, the tribe of Zebulun as is also to be understood of the rest. Zebulun drive out the inhabitants of Kitron, nor the inhabitants of Nahalol; but the Canaanites dwelt among them, and became tributaries.

31 Neither did Asher cast out the inhabitants of Accho, nor the inhabitants of Zidon, nor of Ahlab, nor of Achzib, nor of Helbah, nor of Aphik, nor of Rehob,

32 But the Asherites dwelt among the Canaanites, the inhabitants of the land: for they did not drive them But made them pay tribute as the others did. out.

33 Neither did Naphtali driue out the inhabitants of Beth-shemesh, nor the inhabitants of Beth-anath, but dwelt among the Canaanites the inhabitants of the lande: neuerthelesse the inhabitantes of Beth-shemesh, and of Beth-anath became tributaries vnto them.

34 And the Amorites droue the children of Dan into the mountaine: so that they suffered them not to come downe to the valley.

35 But the Amorites would dwell in mount Heres in Aijalon, and in Shaalbim: yet the Meaning, when he was stronger than they. hand of the house of Joseph prevailed, so that they became tributaries.

36 And the coast of the Amorites [was] from the going up to Akrabbim, from the Or Selah, which was a city in Arabia. rock, and upward.

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