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Judges 1 :: New American Standard Bible 2020 (NASB20)

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Jerusalem Is Captured

(Jos 15:13–19 )
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 1:1 -

Now it came about after the death of Joshua that the sons of Israel inquired of the LORD, saying, “Who shall go up first for us against the Canaanites, to fight against them?”

Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 1:2 - The LORD said, “Judah shall go up; behold, I have handed the land over to him.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 1:3 - Then Judah said to his brother Simeon, “Go up with me into [fn]the territory allotted me, and let’s fight the Canaanites; and [fn]I in turn will go with you into [fn]the territory allotted you.” So Simeon went with him.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 1:4 - Judah went up, and the LORD handed over to them the Canaanites and the Perizzites, and they [fn]defeated ten thousand men at Bezek.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 1:5 - They found Adoni-bezek in Bezek and fought against him, and they [fn]defeated the Canaanites and the Perizzites.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 1:6 - But Adoni-bezek fled; and they pursued him and caught him, and cut off his [fn]thumbs and big toes.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 1:7 - And Adoni-bezek said, “Seventy kings with their thumbs and their big toes cut off used to gather up scraps under my table; as I have done, so God has repaid me.” So they brought him to Jerusalem, and he died there.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 1:8 -

Then the sons of Judah fought against Jerusalem and captured it, and struck it with the edge of the sword, and set the city on fire.

Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 1:9 - Afterward, the sons of Judah went down to fight against the Canaanites living in the hill country, and in the [fn]Negev, and in the lowland.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 1:10 - So Judah went against the Canaanites who lived in Hebron (the name of Hebron was previously Kiriath-arba); and they struck Sheshai, Ahiman, and Talmai.

Capture of Other Cities

Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 1:11 -

Then from there he went against the inhabitants of Debir (the name of Debir was previously Kiriath-sepher).

Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 1:12 - And Caleb said, “Whoever attacks Kiriath-sepher and captures it, I will give him my daughter Achsah as a wife.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 1:13 - Now Othniel the son of Kenaz, Caleb’s younger brother, captured it; so he gave him his daughter Achsah as a wife.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 1:14 - Then it happened that when she came to him, she incited him to ask her father for a field. Then later, she dismounted from [fn]her donkey, and Caleb said to her, “What [fn]do you want?”
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 1:15 - She said to him, “Give me a blessing: since you have given me the land of the [fn]Negev, give me springs of water also.” So Caleb gave her the upper springs and the lower springs.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 1:16 -

Now the [fn]descendants of the Kenite, Moses’ father-in-law, went up from the city of palms with the sons of Judah, to the wilderness of Judah which is in the south of Arad; and they went and lived with the people.

Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 1:17 - Then Judah went with his brother Simeon, and they struck the Canaanites living in Zephath, and utterly destroyed it. So the name of the city was called Hormah.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 1:18 - And Judah took Gaza with its territory, Ashkelon with its territory, and Ekron with its territory.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 1:19 - Now the LORD was with Judah, and they took possession of the hill country; but they could not [fn]drive out the inhabitants of the valley, because they had iron chariots.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 1:20 - Then they gave Hebron to Caleb, as Moses had [fn]promised; and he drove out from there the three sons of Anak.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 1:21 - But the sons of Benjamin did not drive out the Jebusites who lived in Jerusalem; so the Jebusites have lived with the sons of Benjamin in Jerusalem to this day.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 1:22 -

Likewise the house of Joseph went up against Bethel, and the LORD was with them.

Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 1:23 - The house of Joseph had men spy out Bethel (the name of the city previously was Luz).
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 1:24 - And the spies saw a man coming out of the city, and they said to him, “Please show us the entrance to the city, and we will treat you kindly.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 1:25 - So he showed them the entrance to the city, and they struck the city with the edge of the sword, but they let the man and all his family go free.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 1:26 - Then the man went to the land of the Hittites and built a city, and named it Luz, [fn]which is its name to this day.

Places Not Conquered

Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 1:27 -

But Manasseh did not take possession of Beth-shean and its villages, or Taanach and its villages, or the inhabitants of Dor and its villages, or the inhabitants of Ibleam and its villages, or the inhabitants of Megiddo and its villages; so the Canaanites persisted in living in this land.

Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 1:28 - And it came about, when Israel became strong, that they put the Canaanites to forced labor; but they did not drive them out completely.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 1:29 -

And Ephraim did not drive out the Canaanites who were living in Gezer; so the Canaanites lived in Gezer among them.

Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 1:30 -

Zebulun did not drive out the inhabitants of Kitron, or the inhabitants of [fn]Nahalol; so the Canaanites lived among them and became subject to forced labor.

Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 1:31 -

Asher did not drive out the inhabitants of Acco, or the inhabitants of Sidon, or of Ahlab, or of Achzib, Helbah, Aphik, or of Rehob.

Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 1:32 - So the Asherites lived among the Canaanites, the inhabitants of the land; for they did not drive them out.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 1:33 -

Naphtali did not drive out the inhabitants of Beth-shemesh, or the inhabitants of Beth-anath, but lived among the Canaanites, the inhabitants of the land; and the inhabitants of Beth-shemesh and Beth-anath became forced labor for them.

Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 1:34 -

Then the Amorites [fn]forced the sons of Dan into the hill country, for they did not allow them to come down to the valley;

Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 1:35 - yet the Amorites persisted in living on Mount Heres, in Aijalon and Shaalbim; but when the [fn]power of the house of Joseph [fn]grew strong, they became forced labor.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 1:36 - The border of the Amorites ran from the ascent of Akrabbim, from Sela and upward.
NASB20 Footnotes
Lit my lot
Lit I, even I
Lit your lot
Lit struck them
Lit struck
Lit thumbs of his hands and his feet
I.e., South country
Lit the
Lit to you, an ancient idiom
I.e., South country
Lit sons
Or dispossess
Lit spoken
Lit it
Perhaps same as Nahalal
Lit pushed
Lit hand
Lit was heavy

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