Judges 1 ©
Judah and Simeon carry on the war against the Canaanites, and defeat Adoni-bezek, who is justly requited for his cruelty. Jerusalem taken. The sons of Anak in Hebron slain. Othniel taketh Debir, and in reward hath Achsah Caleb's daughter to wife. The Kenites dwell in the country of Judah. Hormah, Gaza, Askelon, and Ekron, are taken by Judah and Simeon. Hebron is given to Caleb. The Jebusites are not expelled out of Jerusalem. The house of Joseph take Bethel. Luz built. The Canaanites are not wholly driven out by Manasseh, by Ephraim, by Zebulun, by Asher, and by Naphtali. The Amorites force Dan into the mountain.
And they found Adoni-bezek in Bezek: and they fought against him, and they slew the Canaanites and the Perizzites.
And Adoni-bezek said, Threescore and ten kings, having 1their thumbs and their great toes cut off, 2gathered their *meat under my table: ias I have done, so God hath requited me. And they brought him to Jerusalem, and there he died.
And from thence he went against the inhabitants of oDebir: and the name of Debir before was Kirjath-sepher:
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?
And she said unto him, Give me a 4blessing: 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.
¶And the rchildren of the Kenite, Moses' father in law, went up out of the scity of palm trees with the children of Judah into the twilderness of Judah, which lieth in the south of Arad; uand they went and dwelt among the people.
And when he shewed them the entrance into the city, ithey smote the city with the edge of the sword; but they let go the man and all his family.
¶Neither kdid 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.
¶Neither rdid 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 Beth-anath sbecame tributaries unto them.
And the *coast of the Amorites was from 7the going up to Akrabbim, from the rock, and upward.