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Judges 1:11–36

11 And from there they went to the inhabitants of Debir (the former name of Debir was Kiriath Sepher). 12 And Caleb said, “Whoever attacks Kiriath Sepher and captures it, I will give to him Acsah my daughter as a wife.” 13 Othniel son of Kenaz, the younger brother of Caleb, captured it, and he gave to him Acsah his daughter as a wife. 14 When she came to him, she urged him to ask her father for a field. As she dismounted from the donkey, Caleb said to her, “What do you want?”q 15 And she said to him, “Give me a gift;r you have given me the land of the Negev,s and give me also a spring of water.” And Caleb gave to her the upper and lower spring.t

16 The descendantsu of Hobab the Kenite, Moses’ father-in-law, went up with the descendantsv of Judah from the city of palms into the wilderness of Judah, which is in the Negevw near Arad. And they wentx and settled with the people. 17 And Judah went with his brother Simeon, and they defeated the Canaanitesy inhabiting Zephath; they utterly destroyed it, so he called the name of the city Hormah. 18 Judah captured Gaza and its territory, Ashkelon and its territory, and Ekron and its territory. 19 And Yahweh was with Judah, and he took possession of the hill country, but they could not drive out the inhabitants of the plain because they had chariots of iron. 20 They gave Hebron to Caleb just as Moses said, and he drove out the three sons of Anak from there. 21 But the descendantsz of Benjamin did not drive out the Jebusitesa who lived in Jerusalem, so the Jebusites have lived among the descendantsb of Benjamin in Jerusalem to this day.

22 Likewise, the house of Joseph went up against Bethel, and Yahweh was with them. 23 And the house of Joseph spied out Bethel (the former name of the city was Luz). 24 And when the spies saw a man leaving the city,c they said to him, “Please show us the entrance of the city, and we will deal kindlyd with you.” 25 So he showed them the entrance of the city, and they struck the city with the edge of the sword,e but they let go the man and all his family. 26 And the man went to the land of the Hittites, and he built a city and named it Luz; this is its name to this day.

27 Manasseh did not drive out Beth-Sean and its towns, or Taanach and its towns, or the inhabitantsf of Dor and its towns, or the inhabitants of Ibleam and its towns, or the inhabitants of Megiddo and its towns; the Canaanitesg were determined to live in this land. 28 And it happened, when Israel grew strong, they put the Canaanitesh to forced labor, but they never totally drove them out. 29 Ephraim did not drive out the Canaanitesi living in Gezer, so the Canaanitesj lived in their midst in Gezer. 30 Zebulun did not drive out the inhabitants of Kitron or Nahalol, so the Canaanitesk lived in their midst and became subjected to forced labor. 31 Asher did not drive out the inhabitants of Acco, Sidon, Ahlab, Aczib, Helbah, Aphik, or Rehob, 32 so the Asheritesl lived in the midst of the Canaanites,m the inhabitants of the land, for they did not drive them out.

33 Naphtali did not drive out the inhabitants of Beth Shemesh or Beth-anath, but lived in the midst of the Canaanites,n the inhabitants of the land; the inhabitants of Beth Shemesh and Beth-anath became forced labor for them.

34 The Amorites pressedo the descendantsp of Dan to the hill country, and they did not allow them to come down to the plain; 35 the Amorites were determined to live in Har-heres,q in Aijalon, and in Shaalbim, but the hand of the house of Joseph was heavy on them, and they became subjected to forced labor. 36 The border of the Amoritesr ran from the ascent of Akrabbim from Sela and upward.

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