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The New King James Version

Judges 1:17–36

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17 vAnd Judah went with his brother Simeon, and they attacked the Canaanites who inhabited Zephath, and utterly destroyed it. So the name of the city was called wHormah. 18 Also Judah took xGaza with its territory, Ashkelon with its territory, and Ekron with its territory. 19 So the Lord was with Judah. And they drove out the mountaineers, but they could not drive out the inhabitants of the lowland, because they had ychariots of iron. 20 zAnd they gave Hebron to Caleb, as Moses had said. Then he 4expelled from there the athree sons of Anak. 21 bBut the children of Benjamin did not drive out the Jebusites who inhabited Jerusalem; so the Jebusites dwell with the children of Benjamin in Jerusalem to this day.

22 And the 5house of Joseph also went up against Bethel, cand the Lord was with them. 23 So the 6house of Joseph dsent men to spy out Bethel. (The name of the city was formerly eLuz.) 24 And when the spies saw a man coming out of the city, they said to him, “Please show us the entrance to the city, and fwe will show you mercy.” 25 So he showed them the entrance to the city, and they struck the city with the edge of the sword; but they let the man and all his family go. 26 And the man went to the land of the Hittites, built a city, and called its name Luz, which is its name to this day.

Incomplete Conquest of the Land

27 gHowever, Manasseh did not drive out the inhabitants of Beth Shean and its villages, or hTaanach and its villages, or the inhabitants of iDor and its villages, or the inhabitants of Ibleam and its villages, or the inhabitants of Megiddo and its villages; for the Canaanites were determined to dwell in that land. 28 And it came to pass, when Israel was strong, that they put the Canaanites 7under tribute, but did not completely drive them out.

29 jNor did Ephraim drive out the Canaanites who dwelt in Gezer; so the Canaanites dwelt in Gezer among them.

30 Nor did kZebulun drive out the inhabitants of Kitron or the inhabitants of Nahalol; so the Canaanites dwelt among them, and 8were put under tribute.

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

33 nNor did Naphtali drive out the inhabitants of Beth Shemesh or the inhabitants of Beth Anath; but they dwelt among the Canaanites, the inhabitants of the land. Nevertheless the inhabitants of Beth Shemesh and Beth Anath were put under tribute to them.

34 And the Amorites forced the children of Dan into the mountains, for they would not allow them to come down to the valley; 35 and the Amorites were determined to dwell in Mount Heres, oin Aijalon, and in 9Shaalbim; yet when the strength of the house of Joseph became greater, they 1were put under tribute.

36 Now the boundary of the Amorites was pfrom the Ascent of Akrabbim, from Sela, and upward.

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