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          DASV: Judges 1    

1 After the death of Joshua, the Israelites asked the LORD,
"Who will go up first for us to attack the Canaanites?"
2 Then the LORD answered, "Judah will go up. I am handing over
the land to him."
3 Judah urged Simeon his brother, "Come up with me into my territorial
allotment, that we may fight against the Canaanites; then I
will go with you into your assigned territory." So Simeon went
with him.

4 Judah attacked and the LORD handed the Canaanites and Perizzites
over to them, and they defeated 10,000 of them at Bezek.
5 They found Adoni-bezek in Bezek and fought against him.
They defeated the Canaanites and Perizzites.
6 But Adoni-bezek escaped and they chased him down and caught him.
They cut off his thumbs and his big toes.
7 Adoni-bezek said, "Seventy kings, who had their thumbs and big
toes cut off, picked up scraps under my table; so God has paid
me back for what I have done." They brought him to Jerusalem,
and he died there.

8 Then the children of Judah fought against Jerusalem, and took it.
They put it to the sword and set the city on fire.
9 Afterward the people of Judah went to fight against the
Canaanites who lived in the hill country, the Negev,
and in the western foothills.
10 Judah attacked the Canaanites who lived in Hebron.
Hebron was formerly called, Kiriath-arba. They defeated Sheshai,
Ahiman and Talmai.

11 From there they went against the inhabitants of Debir.
Debir was formerly called Kiriath-sepher.
12 Caleb said, "To the one who attacks and captures Kiriath-sepher,
I will give Achsah my daughter as a wife."
13 Othniel, the son of Kenaz, Caleb's younger brother, took it.
So he gave him Achsah his daughter as a wife.
14 After she married him she urged him to ask her father
for a field. She dismounted her donkey; and Caleb said to her,
"What would you like?"
15 She answered him, "Give me a special gift, since you have
already given me land in the Negev, give me springs of water too."
So Caleb gave her the upper and lower springs.

16 The descendants of the Kenite, Moses' father-in-law, went up
from the city of palm trees, that is Jericho, with the people of
Judah into the wilderness of Judah, south near Arad. They went
and settled there with the people.
17 Now Judah went with Simeon his brother, and they defeated the
Canaanites who lived in Zephath, and totally destroyed it. So the
name of the city was called Hormah [Destruction].
18 Judah also took Gaza, Ashkelon and Ekron with their surrounding

19 The LORD was with Judah. They took possession of the hill
country but were unable to drive out the inhabitants of the
coastal plain, because they had iron chariots.
20 They gave Hebron to Caleb, as Moses had promised, and he
drove out of it the three sons of Anak.

21 The Benjaminites did not drive out the Jebusites who lived
in Jerusalem; but the Jebusites live with the Benjaminites
in Jerusalem to this day.

22 The house of Joseph attacked Bethel; and the LORD was
with them.
23 The house of Joseph spied out Bethel. Now the name of the
town formerly was Luz.
24 The spies saw a man come out of the town, and they said
to him, "Show us how to get into the town, and we will treat
you well."
25 He showed them the way into the town, and they put the
town to the sword; but they let the man and all his family go.
26 The man went to the land of the Hittites, and built a town,
and called its name Luz, which is its name to this day.

27 But Manasseh failed to drive out the inhabitants of Beth-shan,
Taanach, Dor, Ibleam, Megiddo and their surrounding towns
for the Canaanites remained in that region.
28 When Israel grew strong, they compelled the Canaanites
into forced labor, but did not totally drive them out.

29 Ephraim did not drive out the Canaanites who lived in Gezer,
but the Canaanites lived among them in Gezer.

30 Zebulun did not drive out the inhabitants of Kitron or
Nahalol, but the Canaanites lived among them, but were
compelled into forced labor.

31 Asher did not drive out the inhabitants of Acco, Sidon,
Ahlab, Achzib, Helbah, Aphik, or Rehob;
32 but the Asherites lived among the Canaanites, the inhabitants
of the land; for they failed to drive them out.

33 Naphtali did not drive out the inhabitants of Beth-shemesh,
or Beth-anath; but they lived among the Canaanites, the
inhabitants of the land. Nevertheless the inhabitants
of Beth-shemesh and Beth-anath became subject to forced labor.

34 The Amorites forced the children of Dan into the hill country.
They would not allow them to come down to the coastal plain.
35 But the Amorites were persistent in staying in Mount Heres,
Aijalon and in Shaalbim. Yet when the house of Joseph
prevailed, they became subject to forced labor.
36 The territory of the Amorites was from the Ascent
of Scorpions, from Sela and upward.

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