Amplified Bible

Judges 1

Jerusalem Is Captured

1Now it came about after the death of Joshua, that the [a]sons (descendants) of Israel (Jacob) asked the Lord, “Who shall go up first for us against the Canaanites, to fight against them?” And the Lord said, “Judah shall go up [first]; behold, I have given the land into his hand.” And [the tribe of the sons of] Judah said to [the tribe of the sons of] Simeon his brother, “Come up with me into my allotted territory, so that we may fight against the Canaanites; and I likewise will go with you into your allotted territory.” So Simeon went with him. Then Judah went up, and the Lord gave the Canaanites and the Perizzites into their hand, and they struck down in defeat ten thousand men at Bezek. Then they found Adoni-bezek in Bezek and fought against him, and they struck down in defeat the Canaanites and the Perizzites. But Adoni-bezek fled; and they pursued him and caught him and cut off his thumbs and his big toes. Adoni-bezek said, “Seventy kings with their thumbs and big toes cut off used to gather up scraps of food under my table; as I have done [to others], so God has repaid me.” So they brought him to Jerusalem, and he died there.

Then the sons of Judah fought against [Jebusite] Jerusalem and [b]captured it and struck it with the edge of the sword and set the city on fire. Afterward the sons of Judah went down to fight against the Canaanites who lived in the hill country, in the Negev (South country) and in the lowland. 10 So Judah went against the Canaanites who lived in Hebron (the name of Hebron formerly was Kiriath-arba); and they defeated Sheshai and Ahiman and Talmai.

Capture of Other Cities

11 From there [the tribe of] Judah went against the inhabitants of Debir (the name of Debir formerly was Kiriath-sepher [city of books and scribes]). 12 And Caleb said, “Whoever attacks Kiriath-sepher and captures it, I will even give him my daughter Achsah as a wife.” 13 Othniel the son of Kenaz, Caleb’s younger brother, captured it; so he gave him his daughter Achsah as a wife. 14 When she came to Othniel, she persuaded him to [allow her to] ask her father [Caleb] for a field. Then she [rode up to Caleb and] dismounted from her donkey, and Caleb said to her, “What do you want?” 15 She said to him, “Give me a blessing; since you have given me the land of the Negev (South country), give me springs of water, too.” So Caleb gave her the upper springs and the lower springs.

16 The sons of [[c]Jethro] the Kenite, Moses’ father-in-law, went up from the City of Palms (Jericho) with the sons of Judah, to the wilderness of Judah which is in the Negev (South country) near Arad; and they went and lived with the people. 17 Then [the warriors of the tribe of] Judah went with [the warriors of the tribe of] Simeon his brother, and they struck the Canaanites living in Zephath and utterly destroyed it. So the city was called Hormah (destruction). 18 Also [the warriors of] Judah captured Gaza with its territory and Ashkelon with its territory and Ekron with its territory. 19 The Lord was with Judah, and [the tribe of] Judah took possession of the hill country, but they could not dispossess and drive out those inhabiting the valley because they had iron chariots. 20 Then they gave Hebron to Caleb, as Moses had said, and he drove out from there the three sons of Anak. 21 But the sons of Benjamin did not drive out the Jebusites who inhabited Jerusalem; so the Jebusites have lived with the sons of Benjamin in Jerusalem to this day.

22 The [d]house of Joseph also went up against Bethel, and the Lord was with them. 23 The house of Joseph spied out Bethel (now 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 we 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, but they let the man and all his family go free. 26 The man went into the [e]land of the Hittites and built a city and named it Luz, which is its name to this day.

Places Not Conquered

27 But [the tribe of] 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 the Canaanites remained in that land. 28 It happened when Israel became strong, that they put the Canaanites to forced labor, but they did not drive them out completely.

29 Neither did [the warriors of] Ephraim drive out the Canaanites who were living in Gezer; so the Canaanites lived in Gezer among them.

30 [The warriors of the tribe of] Zebulun did not drive out the inhabitants of Kitron or of Nahalol; so the Canaanites lived among them and were put to forced labor.

31 [The warriors of the tribe of] Asher did not drive out the inhabitants of Acco, or the inhabitants of Sidon, or of Ahlab, or of Achzib, or of Helbah, or of Aphik, or of Rehob. 32 So the Asherites lived among the Canaanites, the inhabitants of the land, because they did not drive them out.

33 Neither did [the warriors of] Naphtali drive out the inhabitants of Beth-shemesh, or the inhabitants of Beth-anath, but they lived among the Canaanites, the inhabitants of the land; and the inhabitants of Beth-shemesh and of Beth-anath became forced labor for them.

34 Then the [f]Amorites forced the sons of Dan [back] into the hill country, for they would not allow them to come down into the valley; 35 yet the Amorites persisted in living on Mount Heres (the mountain of the sun), in Aijalon, and in Shaalbim; but when the power of the house (descendants) of Joseph became strong and prevailed, they became forced labor. 36 The border of the Amorites ran from the ascent of Akrabbim, from [g]Sela (rock) and upward.

Notas al pie

  1. Judges 1:1 In general, sons of Israel or Israel or Israelites refers to all the people (males and females) of the various tribes descended from the twelve sons (Gen 35:23-26) of Jacob (later renamed Israel by God). In verses concerning things such as warfare or circumcision sons of Israel or Israel or Israelites usually refers only to the males. Tribes of ancient people were identified by the name of their founding ancestor. Therefore, this same general rule applies when referring to individual tribal groups, e.g. sons of Reuben, Reuben, Reubenites and so throughout.
  2. Judges 1:8 Judah briefly captured Jerusalem, but could not hold and occupy it.
  3. Judges 1:16 Also called Reuel (Ex 2:18).
  4. Judges 1:22 I.e. the tribes of the descendants of Manasseh and Ephraim.
  5. Judges 1:26 I.e. Aram (northern Syria).
  6. Judges 1:34 Like the other Canaanites, the Amorites probably had iron chariots with which they controlled the valley.
  7. Judges 1:36 Some scholars identify Sela with Petra in modern day Jordan.

Chinese Contemporary Bible (Simplified)

士师记 1


1约书亚去世以后,以色列人求问耶和华:“我们哪一个支派先上去攻打迦南人呢?” 耶和华说:“犹大支派先去,我已把那片土地交在他们手中了。” 犹大人对西缅人说:“请跟我们一同到我们分得的地方攻打迦南人,我们也会同样帮助你们。”于是,西缅人便与犹大人同去。 犹大人攻打迦南人和比利洗人,耶和华使他们得胜,在比色杀了一万敌军。 他们又在那里遇见亚多尼·比色,与他交战,打败了他带领的迦南人和比利洗人。 亚多尼·比色逃跑,他们追上去擒住他,砍掉他的大拇指和大脚趾。 亚多尼·比色说:“从前七十个王的大拇指和大脚趾被我砍掉,在我桌下捡食物碎屑,现在上帝照我的行为报应我了。”他们把他带到耶路撒冷,他死在了那里。

犹大人攻陷耶路撒冷,杀了城内的所有居民,并放火焚城。 随后,他们下去攻打住在山区、南地和丘陵的迦南人, 10 又进攻住在希伯仑的迦南人,杀了示筛、亚希幔和挞买。希伯仑从前叫基列·亚巴。

11 他们从那里出兵攻打底璧,那里从前叫基列·西弗。 12 迦勒说:“谁攻取基列·西弗,我就把女儿押撒嫁给他。” 13 迦勒的兄弟基纳斯的儿子俄陀聂攻取了那城,迦勒便把女儿押撒嫁给他。 14 押撒出嫁的时候,劝丈夫向她父亲要一块田。她刚下驴,迦勒便问她:“你想要什么?” 15 她回答说:“求你恩待我,你既然把南部的干地赐给我,求你也把水泉给我吧。”于是,迦勒把上泉和下泉都给了她。

16 摩西岳父的后代基尼人和犹大人一同离开棕树城[a],到犹大南部旷野的亚拉得附近,跟当地人一起居住。 17 之后,犹大人随西缅人一起攻打洗法城内的迦南人,彻底毁灭了那城。因此那城叫何珥玛[b] 18 犹大人又夺取了迦萨、亚实基伦和以革伦三座城邑及周围地区。 19 耶和华与犹大人同在。他们攻占了山区,却没能赶走平原的居民,因为那里的人有铁战车。 20 照摩西的吩咐,迦勒得到了希伯仑。他把亚衲三族的人从那里赶走。 21 便雅悯人没有赶走居住在耶路撒冷的耶布斯人,耶布斯人至今仍和他们住在一起。

22 约瑟家族也上去攻打伯特利,耶和华与他们同在。 23 他们先派人去打探伯特利,那里从前名叫路斯。 24 探子看见一个人从城里出来,就对他说:“请你告诉我们进城的路,我们必善待你。” 25 那人便告诉他们进城的路,他们杀了城内所有的居民,只放走了那人及其全家。 26 后来,那人搬到赫人的地方,筑了一座城,称之为路斯,沿用至今。

27 玛拿西人没有赶走伯·善、他纳、多珥、以伯莲和米吉多众城邑及周围村庄的居民,因为这些迦南人执意住在那里。 28 以色列人强盛时,就强迫他们服劳役,却没有全部赶走他们。

29 以法莲人没有赶走住在基色的迦南人,这些迦南人仍然住在他们当中。

30 西布伦人没有赶走基伦和拿哈拉的居民,这些迦南人仍然住在他们当中,为他们服劳役。

31 亚设人没有赶走亚柯、西顿、亚黑拉、亚革悉、黑巴、亚弗革和利合的居民, 32 于是亚设人住在这些迦南人当中。

33 拿弗他利人没有赶走伯·示麦和伯·亚纳的居民,于是就住在这些迦南人当中,强迫他们服劳役。

34 亚摩利人强迫但人住在山区,不准他们下到平原。 35 亚摩利人执意住在希烈山、亚雅伦和沙宾,但约瑟家族强盛时,就强迫他们服劳役。 36 亚摩利人的边界从亚克拉滨山坡起,一直到西拉以北。

Notas al pie

  1. 1:16 棕树城”即“耶利哥”。
  2. 1:17 何珥玛”意思是“覆灭之城”。