1Now afterthe deathof Joshuait came to pass, that the childrenof Israelaskedthe LORD, saying, Who shall go upfor us against the Canaanitesfirst, to fight against them? 2And the LORDsaid, Judahshall go up: behold, I have deliveredthe landinto his hand. 3And Judahsaidunto Simeonhis brother, Come upwith me into my lot, that we may fightagainst the Canaanites; and I likewise will gowith thee into thy lot. So Simeonwent with him.
4And Judahwent up; and the LORDdeliveredthe Canaanitesand the Perizzitesinto their hand: and they slewof them in Bezektenthousandmen. 5And they foundAdoni-bezekin Bezek: and they foughtagainst him, and they slewthe Canaanitesand the Perizzites. 6But Adoni-bezekfled; and they pursuedafterhim, and caughthim, and cut offhis thumbsand his great toes. 7And Adoni-bezeksaid, Threescore and tenkings, having their thumbsand their great toescut off, gathered their meat under my table: as I have done, so Godhath requitedme. And they broughthim to Jerusalem, and there he died.
8Now the childrenof Judahhad foughtagainst Jerusalem, and had takenit, and smittenit with the edgeof the sword, and setthe cityon fire. 9And afterwardthe childrenof Judahwent downto fightagainst the Canaanites, that dweltin the mountain, and in the south, and in the valley. 10And Judahwentagainst the Canaanitesthat dweltin Hebron: ( now the nameof Hebronbefore was Kirjath-arba:) and they slewSheshai, and Ahiman, and Talmai. 11And from thence he wentagainst the inhabitantsof Debir: and the nameof Debirbefore was Kirjath-sepher: 12And Calebsaid, He that smitethKirjath-sepher, and takethit, to him will I giveAchsahmy daughterto wife. 13And Othnielthe sonof Kenaz, Caleb’syoungerbrother, tookit: and he gavehim Achsahhis daughterto wife. 14And it came to pass, when she came to him, that she movedhim to askof her fathera field: and she lighted from off her ass; and Calebsaid unto her, What wilt thou? 15And she saidunto him, Giveme a blessing: for thou hast givenme a southland; giveme also springsof water. And Calebgaveher the upperspringsand the nethersprings. 16And the childrenof the Kenite, Moses’father in law, went upout of the cityof palm treeswith the childrenof Judahinto the wildernessof Judah, which lieth in the southof Arad; and they wentand dweltamongthe people.
17And Judahwentwith Simeonhis brother, and they slewthe Canaanitesthat inhabitedZephath, and utterly destroyedit. And the nameof the citywas calledHormah. 18Also JudahtookGazawith the coastthereof, and Askelonwith the coastthereof, and Ekronwith the coast thereof. 19And the LORDwas with Judah; and he drave out the inhabitants of the mountain; but could notdrive outthe inhabitantsof the valley, because they had chariotsof iron. 20And they gaveHebronunto Caleb, as Mosessaid: and he expelledthence the threesonsof Anak. 21And the childrenof Benjamindid not drive outthe Jebusitesthat inhabitedJerusalem; but the Jebusitesdwellwith the childrenof Benjaminin Jerusalemunto this day.
22And the houseof Joseph, they also went upagainst Beth-el: and the LORD was with them. 23And the houseof Josephsent to descryBeth-el. ( Now the nameof the citybefore was Luz.) 24And the spiessawa mancome forthout of the city, and they saidunto him, Shewus, we pray thee, the entranceinto the city, and we will shewthee mercy. 25And when he shewedthem the entranceinto the city, they smotethe citywith the edgeof the sword; but they let gothe manand all his family. 26And the manwentinto the landof the Hittites, and builta city, and calledthe namethereof Luz: which is the namethereof unto this day. 27Neither did Manassehdrive out the inhabitants of Beth-sheanand her towns, nor Taanachand her towns, nor the inhabitantsof Dorand her towns, nor the inhabitantsof Ibleamand her towns, nor the inhabitantsof Megiddoand her towns: but the Canaaniteswoulddwellin that land.
28And it came to pass, when Israelwas strong, that they putthe Canaanitesto tribute, and did not utterlydrive them out. 29Neither did Ephraimdrive outthe Canaanitesthat dweltin Gezer; but the Canaanitesdweltin Gezeramong them. 30Neither did Zebulundrive outthe inhabitantsof Kitron, nor the inhabitantsof Nahalol; but the Canaanitesdweltamongthem, and became tributaries. 31Neither did Asherdrive outthe inhabitantsof Accho, nor the inhabitantsof Zidon, nor of Ahlab, nor of Achzib, nor of Helbah, nor of Aphik, nor of Rehob: 32But the Asheritesdweltamongthe Canaanites, the inhabitantsof the land: for they did not drive them out. 33Neither did Naphtalidrive outthe inhabitantsof Beth-shemesh, nor the inhabitantsof Beth-anath; but he dweltamongthe Canaanites, the inhabitantsof the land: nevertheless the inhabitantsof Beth-shemeshand of Beth-anathbecame tributaries unto them. 34And the Amoritesforcedthe childrenof Daninto the mountain: for they would not sufferthem to come downto the valley: 35But the Amoriteswoulddwellin mountHeresin Aijalon, and in Shaalbim: yet the handof the houseof Josephprevailed, so that they became tributaries. 36And the coastof the Amorites was from the going upto Akrabbim, from the rock, and upward.