King James VersionJudges1


1 Now af­ter the death of Joshua it came to pass, that the chil­dren of Is­rael asked the LORD, say­ing, Who shall go up for us against the Canaan­ites first, to fight against them? 2 And the LORD said, Ju­dah shall go up: be­hold, I have de­liv­ered the land into his hand. 3 And Ju­dah said unto Sime­on his 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 And Ju­dah went up; and the LORD de­liv­ered the Canaan­ites and the Per­izzites into their hand: and they slew of them in Bezek ten thou­sand men. 5 And they found Adonibezek in Bezek: and they fought against him, and they slew the Canaan­ites and the Per­izzites. 6 But Adonibezek fled; and they pur­sued af­ter him, and caught him, and cut off his thumbs and his great toes. 7 And Adonibezek said, Three­score and ten kings, hav­ing their thumbs and their great toes cut off, gath­ered their meat un­der my table: as I have done, so God hath re­quit­ed me. And they brought him to Jerusalem, 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 city on fire. 9 And af­ter­ward the chil­dren of Ju­dah went down to fight against the Canaan­ites, that dwelt in the moun­tain, and in the south, and in the val­ley. 10 And Ju­dah went against the Canaan­ites that dwelt in He­bron: (now the name of He­bron be­fore was Kir­jathar­ba: ) and they slew She­shai, and Ahi­man, and Tal­mai. 11 And from thence he went against the in­hab­i­tants of De­bir: and the name of De­bir be­fore was Kir­jath­sepher: 12 And Caleb said, He that smiteth Kir­jath­sepher, and taketh it, to him will I give Achsah my daugh­ter to wife. 13 And Oth­niel the son of Ke­naz, Caleb's younger broth­er, took it: and he gave him 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: and she light­ed from off her ass; and Caleb said unto her, What wilt thou? 15 And she said unto him, Give me a bless­ing: for thou hast giv­en me a south land; give me also springs of wa­ter. And Caleb gave her the up­per springs and the nether springs. 16 And the chil­dren of the 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 And Ju­dah went with Sime­on his broth­er, and they slew the Canaan­ites that in­hab­it­ed Zephath, and ut­ter­ly de­stroyed it. And the name of the city was called Hormah. 18 Also Ju­dah took Gaza with the coast there­of, and Askelon with the coast there­of, and Ekron with the coast there­of. 19 And the LORD was with Ju­dah; and he drave out the in­hab­i­tants of the moun­tain; but could not drive out the in­hab­i­tants of the val­ley, be­cause they had char­i­ots of iron. 20 And they gave He­bron unto Caleb, as Moses said: and he ex­pelled thence the three sons of Anak. 21 And the chil­dren of Ben­jamin did not drive out the Je­busites that in­hab­it­ed Jerusalem; but the Je­busites dwell with the chil­dren of Ben­jamin in Jerusalem unto this day. 22 And the house of Joseph, they also went up against Bethel: and the LORD was with them. 23 And the house of Joseph sent to de­scry Bethel. (Now the name of the city be­fore was Luz.) 24 And the spies saw a man come forth out of the city, and they said unto him, Shew us, we pray thee, the en­trance into the city, and we will shew thee mer­cy. 25 And when he shewed them the en­trance into the city, they smote the city with the edge of the sword; but they let go the man and all his fam­i­ly. 26 And the man went into the land of the Hit­tites, and built a city, and called the name there­of Luz: which is the name there­of unto this day. 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: but the Canaan­ites would dwell in that land. 28 And it came to pass, when Is­rael was strong, that they put the Canaan­ites to trib­ute, and did not ut­ter­ly drive them out. 29 Nei­ther did Ephraim drive out the Canaan­ites that dwelt in Gez­er; but the Canaan­ites dwelt in Gez­er among them. 30 Nei­ther did 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 drive 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 out. 33 Nei­ther did Naph­tali drive out the in­hab­i­tants of Bethshemesh, nor the in­hab­i­tants of Bethanath; but he dwelt among the Canaan­ites, the in­hab­i­tants of the land: nev­er­the­less the in­hab­i­tants of Bethshemesh and of Bethanath be­came trib­u­taries unto them. 34 And the Amor­ites forced the chil­dren of Dan into the moun­tain: for they would not suf­fer them to come down to the val­ley: 35 But the Amor­ites would dwell in mount Heres in Ai­jalon, and in Shaal­bim: yet the 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 rock, and up­ward.