Judges

CLV(i) 1 And it comes to pass, after the death of Joshua, that the sons of Israel ask at Yahweh, saying, `Who does go up for us unto the Canaanite, at the commencement, to fight against it?. 2 And Yahweh said, `Judah does go up; lo, I have given the land into his hand.. 3 And Judah said to Simeon his brother, `Go up with me into my lot, and we fight against the Canaanite--and I have gone, even I, with you into your lot;' and Simeon goes with him. 4 And Judah goes up, and Yahweh gives the Canaanite and the Perizzite into their hand, and they smite them in Bezek--ten thousand men;" 5 and they find Adoni-Bezek in Bezek, and fight against him, and smite the Canaanite and the Perizzite. 6 And Adoni-Bezek flees, and they pursue after him, and seize him, and cut off his thumbs and his great toes, 7 and Adoni-Bezek said, `Seventy kings--their thumbs and their great toes cut off--have been gathering under my table; as I have done so has Elohim repaid to me;' and they bring him in to Jerusalem, and he dies there. 8 And the sons of Judah fight against Jerusalem, and capture it, and smite it by the mouth of the sword, and the city they have sent into fire;" 9 and afterwards have the sons of Judah gone down to fight against the Canaanite, inhabiting the hill-country, and the south, and the low country;" 10 and Judah goes unto the Canaanite who is dwelling in Hebron (and the name of Hebron formerly [is] Kirjath-Arba), and they smite Sheshai, and Ahiman, and Talmai. 11 And he goes thence unto the inhabitants of Debir (and the name of Debir formerly [is] Kirjath-Sepher), 12 and Caleb said, `He who smites Kirjath-Sepher--and has captured it--then I have given to him Achsah my daughter for a wife.. 13 And Othniel son of Kenaz, younger brother of Caleb, does capture it, and he gives to him Achsah his daughter for a wife. 14 And it comes to pass in her coming in, that she persuades him to ask from her father the field, and she lights from off the ass, and Caleb said to her, `What--to you?. 15 And she said to him, `Give to me a blessing; when the south land you have given me--then you have given to me springs of water; and Caleb gives to her the upper springs and the lower springs. 16 And the sons of the Kenite, father-in-law of Moses, have gone up out of the city of palms with the sons of Judah [to] the wilderness of Judah, which [is] in the south of Arad, and they go and dwell with the people. 17 And Judah goes with Simeon his brother, and they smite the Canaanite inhabiting Zephath, and devote it; and [one] calls the name of the city Hormah. 18 And Judah captures Gaza and its border, and Askelon and its border, and Ekron and its border;" 19 and Yahweh is with Judah, and he occupies the hill-country, but not to dispossess the inhabitants of the valley, for they have chariots of iron. 20 And they give to Caleb Hebron, as Moses has spoken, and he dispossesses thence the three sons of Anak. 21 And the Jebusite, inhabiting Jerusalem, the sons of Benjamin have not dispossessed; and the Jebusite dwells with the sons of Benjamin, in Jerusalem, till this day. 22 And the house of Joseph go up--even they--to Beth-El, and Yahweh [is] with them;" 23 and the house of Joseph cause [men] to spy about Beth-El (and the name of the city formerly is Luz), 24 and the watchers see a man coming out from the city, and say to him, `Show us, we pray you, the entrance of the city, and we have done with you kindness.. 25 And he shows them the entrance of the city, and they smite the city by the mouth of the sword, and the man and all his family they have sent away;" 26 and the man goes to the land of the Hittites, and builds a city, and calls its name Luz--it [is] its name unto this day. 27 And Manasseh has not occupied Beth-Shean and its towns, and Taanach and its towns, and the inhabitants of Dor and its towns, and the inhabitants of Iblaim and its towns, and the inhabitants of Megiddo and its towns, and the Canaanite is desirous to dwell in that land;" 28 and it comes to pass, when Israel has been strong, that he sets the Canaanite to tribute, and has not utterly dispossessed it. 29 And Ephraim has not dispossessed the Canaanite who is dwelling in Gezer, and the Canaanite dwells in its midst, in Gezer. 30 Zebulun has not dispossessed the inhabitants of Kitron, and the inhabitants of Nahalol, and the Canaanite dwells in its midst, and they become tributary. 31 Asher has not dispossessed the inhabitants of Accho, and the inhabitants of Zidon, and Ahlab, and Achzib, and Helbah, and Aphik, and Rehob;" 32 and the Asherite dwells in the midst of the Canaanite, the inhabitants of the land, for it has not dispossessed them. 33 Naphtali has not dispossessed the inhabitants of Beth-Shemesh, and the inhabitants of Beth-Anath, and he dwells in the midst of the Canaanite, the inhabitants of the land; and the inhabitants of Beth-Shemesh and of Beth-Anath have become tributary to them. 34 And the Amorites press the sons of Dan to the mountain, for they have not suffered them to go down to the valley;" 35 and the Amorite is desirous to dwell in mount Heres, in Aijalon, and in Shaalbim, and the hand of the house of Joseph is heavy, and they become tributary;" 36 and the border of the Amorite [is] from the ascent of Akrabbim, from the rock and upward.