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Judges 1 :: Hebrew Names Version (HNV)

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Jerusalem Is Captured

(Jos 15:13–19 )
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 1:1 - It happened after the death of Yehoshua, the children of Yisra'el asked of the LORD, saying, Who shall go up for us first against the Kana`anim, to fight against them?
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 1:2 - The LORD said, Yehudah shall go up: behold, I have delivered the land into his hand.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 1:3 - Yehudah said to Shim`on his brother, Come up with me into my lot, that we may fight against the Kana`anim; and I likewise will go with you into your lot. So Shim`on went with him.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 1:4 - Yehudah went up; and the LORD delivered the Kana`anim and the Perizzi into their hand: and they struck of them in Bezek ten thousand men.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 1:5 - They found Adoni-bezek in Bezek; and they fought against him, and they struck the Kana`anim and the Perizzi.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 1:6 - But Adoni-bezek fled; and they pursued after him, and caught him, and cut off his thumbs and his great toes.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 1:7 - Adoni-bezek said, "Seventy kings, having their thumbs and their great toes cut off, gathered their food under my table: as I have done, so God has requited me." They brought him to Yerushalayim, and he died there.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 1:8 - The children of Yehudah fought against Yerushalayim, and took it, and struck it with the edge of the sword, and set the city on fire.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 1:9 - Afterward the children of Yehudah went down to fight against the Kana`anim who lived in the hill-country, and in the South, and in the lowland.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 1:10 - Yehudah went against the Kana`anim who lived in Hevron (now the name of Hevron before was Kiryat-Arba); and they struck Sheshai, and Achiman, and Talmai.

Capture of Other Cities

Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 1:11 - From there he went against the inhabitants of Devir. (Now the name of Devir before was Kiryat Sepher.)
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 1:12 - Kalev said, He who strikes Kiryat Sepher, and takes it, to him will I give `Akhsah my daughter as wife.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 1:13 - `Otni'el the son of Kenaz, Kalev's younger brother, took it: and he gave him `Akhsah his daughter as wife.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 1:14 - It happened, when she came to him, that she moved him to ask of her father a field: and she alighted from off her donkey; and Kalev said to her, What would you?
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 1:15 - She said to him, Give me a blessing; for that you have set me in the land of the South, give me also springs of water. Kalev gave her the upper springs and the lower springs.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 1:16 - The children of the Keni, Moshe's brother-in-law, went up out of the city of palm trees with the children of Yehudah into the wilderness of Yehudah, which is in the south of `Arad; and they went and lived with the people.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 1:17 - Yehudah went with Shim`on his brother, and they struck the Kana`anim who inhabited Tzefat, and utterly destroyed it. The name of the city was called Hormah.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 1:18 - Also Yehudah took `Aza with the border of it, and Ashkelon with the border of it, and `Ekron with the border of it.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 1:19 - The LORD was with Yehudah; and drove out the inhabitants of the hill-country; for he could not drive out the inhabitants of the valley, because they had chariots of iron.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 1:20 - They gave Hevron to Kalev, as Moshe had spoken: and he drove out there the three sons of `Anak.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 1:21 - The children of Binyamin did not drive out the Yevusi who inhabited Yerushalayim; but the Yevusi dwell with the children of Binyamin in Yerushalayim to this day.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 1:22 - The house of Yosef, they also went up against Beit-El; and the LORD was with them.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 1:23 - The house of Yosef sent to spy out Beit-El. (Now the name of the city before was Luz.)
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 1:24 - The watchers saw a man come forth out of the city, and they said to him, Show us, we pray you, the entrance into the city, and we will deal kindly with you.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 1:25 - He shown them the entrance into the city; and they struck the city with the edge of the sword; but they let the man go and all his family.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 1:26 - The man went into the land of the Hitti, and built a city, and called the name of it Luz, which is the name of it to this day.

Places Not Conquered

Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 1:27 - Menashsheh did not drive out the inhabitants of Beth-shean and its towns, nor of Ta`nakh and its towns, nor the inhabitants of Dor and its towns, nor the inhabitants of Yivle`am and its towns, nor the inhabitants of Megiddo and its towns; but the Kana`anim would dwell in that land.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 1:28 - It happened, when Yisra'el had grown strong, that they put the Kana`anim to forced labor, and did not utterly drive them out.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 1:29 - Efrayim didn't drive out the Kana`anim who lived in Gezer; but the Kana`anim lived in Gezer among them.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 1:30 - Zevulun didn't drive out the inhabitants of Kitron, nor the inhabitants of Nahalol; but the Kana`anim lived among them, and became subject to forced labor.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 1:31 - Asher didn't drive out the inhabitants of `Akko, nor the inhabitants of Tzidon, nor of Achlav, nor of Akhziv, nor of Helbah, nor of Afik, nor of Rechov;
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 1:32 - but the Asheri lived among the Kana`anim, the inhabitants of the land; for they did not drive them out.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 1:33 - Naftali didn't drive out the inhabitants of Beth-shemesh, nor the inhabitants of Beit-`Anat; but he lived among the Kana`anim, the inhabitants of the land: nevertheless the inhabitants of Beth-shemesh and of Beit-`Anat became subject to forced labor.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 1:34 - The Amori forced the children of Dan into the hill-country; for they would not allow them to come down to the valley;
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 1:35 - but the Amori would dwell in Mount Heres, in Ayalon, and in Sha`alvim: yet the hand of the house of Yosef prevailed, so that they became subject to forced labor.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 1:36 - The border of the Amori was from the ascent of `Akrabbim, from the rock, and upward.

The Hebrew Names Version is based off the World English Bible, an update of the American Standard Version of 1901. This version of the Bible is in the public domain.


Pericope taken from the NASB95 and has been graciously provided by The Lockman Foundation, La Habra, Calif. All rights reserved.

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