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2 The Lord said, “aJudah shall go up; behold, I have given the land into his hand.”
3 Then Judah said to Simeon his brother, “Come up with me into 1the territory allotted me, that we may fight against the Canaanites; and 2I in turn will go with you into 3the territory allotted you.” So Simeon went with him.
5 They found Adoni-bezek in Bezek and fought against him, and they 1defeated the Canaanites and the Perizzites.
6 But Adoni-bezek fled; and they pursued him and caught him and cut off his 1thumbs and big toes.
7 Adoni-bezek said, “Seventy kings with their thumbs and their big toes cut off used to gather up scraps under my table; aas I have done, so God has repaid me.” So they brought him to Jerusalem and he died there.
8 Then the sons of Judah fought against aJerusalem and captured it and struck it with the edge of the sword and set the city on fire.
9 Afterward the sons of Judah went down to fight against the Canaanites living in the hill country and in the 1Negev and in the lowland.
10 aSo Judah went against the Canaanites who lived in Hebron (now the name of Hebron formerly was Kiriath-arba); and they struck Sheshai and Ahiman and Talmai.
11 Then afrom there he went against the inhabitants of Debir (now the name of Debir formerly was Kiriath-sepher).
13 aOthniel the son of Kenaz, Caleb’s younger brother, captured it; so he gave him his daughter Achsah for a wife.
15 She said to him, “Give me a blessing, since you have given me the land of the 1Negev, give me also springs of water.” So Caleb gave her the upper springs and the lower springs.
16 The 1descendants of athe Kenite, Moses’ father-in-law, went up from the bcity of palms with the sons of Judah, to the wilderness of Judah which is in the south of cArad; and they went and lived with the people.
17 Then Judah went with Simeon his brother, and they struck the Canaanites living in Zephath, and utterly destroyed it. So the name of the city was called aHormah.
18 And Judah took aGaza with its territory and Ashkelon with its territory and Ekron with its territory.
23 The house of Joseph spied out Bethel (anow the name of the city was formerly Luz).
24 The spies saw a man coming out of the city and they said to him, “Please show us the entrance to the city and awe will treat you kindly.”
25 So he showed them the entrance to the city, and they struck the city with the edge of the sword, abut they let the man and all his family go free.
26 The man went into the land of the Hittites and built a city and named it Luz 1which is its name to this day.
27 aBut Manasseh did not take possession of Beth-shean and its villages, or Taanach and its villages, or the inhabitants of Dor and its villages, or the inhabitants of Ibleam and its villages, or the inhabitants of Megiddo and its villages; so bthe Canaanites persisted in living in that land.
29 aEphraim did not drive out the Canaanites who were living in Gezer; so the Canaanites lived in Gezer among them.
33 Naphtali did not drive out the inhabitants of Beth-shemesh, or the inhabitants of Beth-anath, but lived among the Canaanites, the inhabitants of the land; and the inhabitants of Beth-shemesh and Beth-anath became forced labor for them.
34 Then the Amorites 1forced the sons of Dan into the hill country, for they did not allow them to come down to the valley;
36 The border of the Amorites ran from the aascent of Akrabbim, from Sela and upward.
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