Judah and the Canaanites - Judges 1

The Book of Judges
Judges 1:1 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?

Judges 1:2 And the LORD said, Judah shall go up: behold, I have  delivered the land into his hand. 

Judges 1:3 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. 

Judges 1:4 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. 

Judges 1:5 And they found Adonibezek  in Bezek: and they fought against him, and they slew  the Canaanites and the Perizzites. 

Judges 1:6 But Adoni-bezek  fled; and they pursued after him, and caught him, and cut  off his thumbs and his great toes. 

Judges 1:7 And Adoni-bezek  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. 

Judges 1:8 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.  

Judges 1:9 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. 

Judges 1:10 And Judah went  against the Canaanites that dwelt in Hebron: (now the name  of Hebron before was Kirjath- arba:) and they slew  Sheshai, and Ahiman, and Talmai. 

Judges 1:11 And from thence  he went against the inhabitants of Debir: and the name of  Debir before was Kirjath-sepher: 

Judges 1:12 And Caleb said,  He that smiteth Kirjath-sepher, and taketh it, to him will I  give Achsah my daughter to wife. 

Judges 1:13 And Othniel the  son of Kenaz, Caleb’s younger brother, took it: and he gave  him Achsah his daughter to wife. 

Judges 1:14 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? 

Judges 1:15 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.  

Judges 1:16 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.  

Judges 1:17 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.  

Judges 1:18 Also Judah took Gaza with the coast thereof, and  Askelon with the coast thereof, and Ekron with the coast  thereof. 

Judges 1:19 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. 

Judges 1:20 And they gave Hebron unto Caleb,  as Moses said: and he expelled thence the three sons of  Anak. 

Judges 1:21 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.  

Judges 1:22 And the house of Joseph, they also went up against  Bethel: and the LORD was with them. 

Judges 1:23 And the  house of Joseph sent to descry Bethel. (Now the name of the  city before was Luz.) 

Judges 1:24 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. 

Judges 1:25 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. 

Judges 1:26 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.   

Judges 1:27 Neither did Manasseh drive out the inhabitants of  Beth-shean 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.  

Judges 1:28 And it came to pass, when Israel was strong, that  they put the Canaanites to tribute, and did not utterly drive  them out.  

Judges 1:29 Neither did Ephraim drive out the Canaanites that  dwelt in Gezer; but the Canaanites dwelt in Gezer among  them.  

Judges 1:30 Neither did Zebulun drive out the inhabitants of  Kitron, nor the inhabitants of Nahalol; but the Canaanites  dwelt among them, and became tributaries.  

Judges 1:31 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: 

Judges 1:32  But the Asherites dwelt among the Canaanites, the  inhabitants of the land: for they did not drive them out.  

Judges 1:33 Neither did Naphtali drive out the inhabitants of  Beth-shemesh, nor the inhabitants of Beth-anath; but he  dwelt among the Canaanites, the inhabitants of the land:  nevertheless the inhabitants of Beth-shemesh and of Bethanath  became tributaries unto them. 

Judges 1:34 And the  Amorites forced the children of Dan into the mountain: for  they would not suffer them to come down to the valley:  

Judges 1:35 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. 

Judges 1:36  And the coast of the Amorites was from the going up to  Akrabbim, from the rock, and upward.  KJV

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