1 Post mortem Iosue consulue runt filii Israel Dominum dicen tes: "Quis nostrum primus ascendet ad Chananaeum ad pugnandum contra eum?"
2 Dixitque Dominus: "Iudas ascendet: ecce tradidi terram in manus eius"
3 Et ait Iudas Simeoni fratri suo: "Ascende mecum in sorte mea, et pugnemus contra Chananaeum, et ego pergam tecum in sorte tua" Et abiit cum eo Simeon.
4 Ascenditque Iudas, et tradidit Dominus Chananaeum ac Pherezaeum in manus eorum, et percusserunt in Bezec decem milia virorum.
5 Inveneruntque Adonibezec in Bezec et pugnaverunt contra eum ac percusserunt Chananaeum et Pherezaeum.
6 Fugit autem Adonibezec, quem persecuti comprehenderunt, caesis pollicibus manuum eius ac pedum.
7 Dixitque Adonibezec: "Septuaginta reges, amputatis manuum ac pedum pollicibus, colligebant sub mensa mea ciborum reliquias. Sicut feci, ita reddidit mihi Deus" Adduxeruntque eum in Ierusalem, et ibi mortuus est.
8 Oppugnantes ergo filii Iudae Ierusalem ceperunt eam; et percusserunt in ore gladii tradentes incendio civitatem.
9 Et postea descendentes pugnaverunt contra Chananaeum, qui habitabat in montanis et in Nageb et in Sephela.
10 Pergensque Iuda contra Chananaeum, qui habitabat in Hebron, cui nomen fuit antiquitus Cariatharbe, percussit Sesai et Ahiman et Tholmai.
11 Atque inde profectus abiit ad habitatores Dabir, cuius nomen vetus erat Cariathsepher (id est civitas Litterarum).
12 Dixitque Chaleb: "Qui percusserit Cariathsepher et ceperit eam, dabo ei Axam filiam meam uxorem"
13 Cumque cepisset eam Othoniel filius Cenez frater Chaleb minor, dedit ei Axam filiam suam coniugem.
14 Quae cum veniret, incitavit eum, ut peteret a patre suo agrum. Demisit ergo se de asino, et dixit ei Chaleb: "Quid habes?"
15 At illa respondit: "Da mihi benedictionem; quia terram arentem dedisti mihi, da et irriguam aquis" Dedit ergo ei Chaleb irriguum superius et irriguum inferius.
16 Filii autem Hobab Cinaei cognati Moysi ascenderunt de civitate Palmarum cum filiis Iudae in desertum Iudae, quod est ad meridiem Arad, et habitaverunt cum Amalecitis.
17 Abiit autem Iudas cum Simeone fratre suo et percusserunt simul Chananaeum, qui habitabat in Sephath, et percusserunt urbem anathemate. Vocatumque est nomen eius Horma (id est Anathema).
18 Cepitque Iudas Gazam cum finibus suis et Ascalonem atque Accaron cum terminis suis.
19 Fuitque Dominus cum Iuda, et montana possedit; nec potuit expellere habitatores vallis, quia falcatis curribus abundabant.
20 Dederuntque Chaleb Hebron, sicut dixerat Moyses, qui expulit ex ea tres filios Enac.
21 Iebusaeum autem habitatorem Ierusalem non expulerunt filii Beniamin, habitavitque Iebusaeus cum filiis Beniamin in Ierusalem usque in praesentem diem.
22 Domus quoque Ioseph ascendit Bethel, fuitque Dominus cum eis.
23 Nam, cum explorarent urbem, quae prius Luza vocabatur,
24 viderunt custodes hominem egredientem de civitate dixeruntque ad eum: "Ostende nobis introitum civitatis, et faciemus tecum misericordiam"
25 Qui cum ostendisset eis, percusserunt urbem in ore gladii; hominem autem illum et omnem cognationem eius dimiserunt.
26 Qui dimissus abiit in terram Hetthim et aedificavit ibi civitatem vocavitque eam Luzam, quae ita appellatur usque in praesentem diem.
27 Manasses quoque non occupavit Bethsan et Thanach cum viculis suis nec expulit habitatores Dor et Ieblaam et Mageddo cum viculis suis; mansitque Chananaeus in terra hac.
28 Postquam autem confortatus est Israel, fecit eos tributarios et expellere noluit.
29 Ephraim etiam non expulit Chananaeum, qui habitabat in Gazer, sed habitavit Chananaeus in medio eius in Gazer.
30 Zabulon non expulit habitatores Cetron et Naalol, sed habitavit Chananaeus in medio eius factusque est ei tributarius.
31 Aser quoque non expulit habitatores Achcho et Sidonis, Ahalab et Achazib et Helba et Aphec et Rohob;
32 habitavitque Aser in medio Chananaei habitatoris illius terrae, quia non expulit eum.
33 Nephthali non expulit habitatores Bethsames et Bethanath et habitavit inter Chananaeum habitatorem terrae, fueruntque ei Bethsamitae et Bethanitae tributarii.
34 Artavitque Amorraeus filios Dan in montem nec dedit eis locum, ut ad planiora descenderent.
35 Habitavitque Amorraeus in Hathares, in Aialon et Salebim; et aggravata est manus domus Ioseph, factusque est ei tributarius.
36 Fuit autem terminus Amorraei ab ascensu Acrabbim ad Petram et superiora loca.
King James Version
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?
2 And the LORD said, Judah shall go up: behold, I have delivered the land into his hand.
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.
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.
5 And they found Adoni-bezek in Bezek: and they fought against him, and they slew the Canaanites and the Perizzites.
6 But Adoni-bezek fled; and they pursued after him, and caught him, and cut off his thumbs and his great toes.
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.
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.
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.
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.
11 And from thence he went against the inhabitants of Debir: and the name of Debir before was Kirjath-sepher:
12 And Caleb said, He that smiteth Kirjath-sepher, and taketh it, to him will I give Achsah my daughter to wife.
13 And Othniel the son of Kenaz, Caleb's younger brother, took it: and he gave him Achsah his daughter to wife.
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?
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.
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.
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.
18 Also Judah took Gaza with the coast thereof, and Askelon with the coast thereof, and Ekron with the coast thereof.
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.
20 And they gave Hebron unto Caleb, as Moses said: and he expelled thence the three sons of Anak.
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.
22 ¶ And the house of Joseph, they also went up against Beth-el: and the LORD was with them.
23 And the house of Joseph sent to descry Beth-el. (Now the name of the city before was Luz.)
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.
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.
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.
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.
28 And it came to pass, when Israel was strong, that they put the Canaanites to tribute, and did not utterly drive them out.
29 ¶ Neither did Ephraim drive out the Canaanites that dwelt in Gezer; but the Canaanites dwelt in Gezer among them.
30 ¶ Neither did Zebulun drive out the inhabitants of Kitron, nor the inhabitants of Nahalol; but the Canaanites dwelt among them, and became tributaries.
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:
32 But the Asherites dwelt among the Canaanites, the inhabitants of the land: for they did not drive them out.
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 Beth-anath became tributaries unto them.
34 And the Amorites forced the children of Dan into the mountain: for they would not suffer them to come down to the valley:
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.
36 And the coast of the Amorites was from the going up to Akrabbim, from the rock, and upward.