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士師記 1

猶大支派攻打迦南人

1約書亞去世以後,以色列人求問耶和華:「我們哪一個支派先上去攻打迦南人呢?」 耶和華說:「猶大支派先去,我已把那片土地交在他們手中了。」 猶大人對西緬人說:「請跟我們一同到我們分得的地方攻打迦南人,我們也會同樣幫助你們。」於是,西緬人便與猶大人同去。 猶大人攻打迦南人和比利洗人,耶和華使他們得勝,在比色殺了一萬敵軍。 他們又在那裡遇見亞多尼·比色,與他交戰,打敗了他帶領的迦南人和比利洗人。 亞多尼·比色逃跑,他們追上去擒住他,砍掉他的大拇指和大腳趾。 亞多尼·比色說:「從前七十個王的大拇指和大腳趾被我砍掉,在我桌下撿食物碎屑,現在上帝照我的行為報應我了。」他們把他帶到耶路撒冷,他死在那裡了。

猶大人攻陷耶路撒冷,殺了城內的所有居民,並放火焚城。 隨後,他們下去攻打住在山區、南地和丘陵的迦南人, 10 又進攻住在希伯崙的迦南人,殺了示篩、亞希幔和撻買。希伯崙從前叫基列·亞巴。

11 他們從那裡出兵攻打底璧,那裡從前叫基列·西弗。 12 迦勒說:「誰攻取基列·西弗,我就把女兒押撒嫁給他。」 13 迦勒的兄弟基納斯的兒子俄陀聶攻取了那城,迦勒便把女兒押撒嫁給他。 14 押撒出嫁的時候,勸丈夫向她父親要一塊田。她剛下驢,迦勒便問她:「你想要什麼?」 15 她回答說:「求你恩待我,你既然把南部的乾地賜給我,求你也把水泉給我吧。」於是,迦勒把上泉和下泉都給了她。

16 摩西岳父的後代基尼人和猶大人一同離開棕樹城[a],到猶大南部曠野的亞拉得附近,跟當地人一起居住。 17 之後,猶大人隨西緬人一起攻打洗法城內的迦南人,徹底毀滅了那城。因此那城叫何珥瑪[b] 18 猶大人又奪取了迦薩、亞實基倫和以革倫三座城邑及周圍地區。 19 耶和華與猶大人同在。他們攻佔了山區,卻沒能趕走平原的居民,因為那裡的人有鐵戰車。 20 照摩西的吩咐,迦勒得到了希伯崙。他把亞衲三族的人從那裡趕走。 21 便雅憫人沒有趕走居住在耶路撒冷的耶布斯人,耶布斯人至今仍和他們住在一起。

22 約瑟家族也上去攻打伯特利,耶和華與他們同在。 23 他們先派人去打探伯特利,那裡從前名叫路斯。 24 探子看見一個人從城裡出來,就對他說:「請你告訴我們進城的路,我們必善待你。」 25 那人便告訴他們進城的路,他們殺了城內所有的居民,只放走了那人及其全家。 26 後來,那人搬到赫人的地方,築了一座城,稱之為路斯,沿用至今。

27 瑪拿西人沒有趕走伯·善、他納、多珥、以伯蓮和米吉多眾城邑及周圍村莊的居民,因為這些迦南人執意住在那裡。 28 以色列人強盛時,就強迫他們服勞役,卻沒有全部趕走他們。

29 以法蓮人沒有趕走住在基色的迦南人,這些迦南人仍然住在他們當中。

30 西布倫人沒有趕走基倫和拿哈拉的居民,這些迦南人仍然住在他們當中,為他們服勞役。

31 亞設人沒有趕走亞柯、西頓、亞黑拉、亞革悉、黑巴、亞弗革和利合的居民, 32 於是亞設人住在這些迦南人當中。

33 拿弗他利人沒有趕走伯·示麥和伯·亞納的居民,於是就住在這些迦南人當中,強迫他們服勞役。

34 亞摩利人強迫但人住在山區,不准他們下到平原。 35 亞摩利人執意住在希烈山、亞雅倫和沙賓,但約瑟家族強盛時,就強迫他們服勞役。 36 亞摩利人的邊界從亞克拉濱山坡起,一直到西拉以北。

Notas al pie

  1. 1·16 棕樹城」即「耶利哥」。
  2. 1·17 何珥瑪」意思是「覆滅之城」。

The Message

Judges 1

1A time came after the death of Joshua when the People of Israel asked God, “Who will take the lead in going up against the Canaanites to fight them?”

And God said, “Judah will go. I’ve given the land to him.”

The men of Judah said to those of their brother Simeon, “Go up with us to our territory and we’ll fight the Canaanites. Then we’ll go with you to your territory.” And Simeon went with them.

So Judah went up. God gave them the Canaanites and the Perizzites. They defeated them at Bezek—ten military units!

5-7 They caught up with My-Master-Bezek there and fought him. They smashed the Canaanites and the Perizzites. My-Master-Bezek ran, but they gave chase and caught him. They cut off his thumbs and big toes. My-Master-Bezek said, “Seventy kings with their thumbs and big toes cut off used to crawl under my table, scavenging. Now God has done to me what I did to them.”

They brought him to Jerusalem and he died there.

8-10 The people of Judah attacked and captured Jerusalem, subduing the city by sword and then sending it up in flames. After that they had gone down to fight the Canaanites who were living in the hill country, the Negev, and the foothills. Judah had gone on to the Canaanites who lived in Hebron (Hebron used to be called Kiriath Arba) and brought Sheshai, Ahiman, and Talmai to their knees.

11-12 From there they had marched against the population of Debir (Debir used to be called Kiriath Sepher). Caleb had said, “Whoever attacks Kiriath Sepher and takes it, I’ll give my daughter Acsah to him as his wife.”

13 Othniel son of Kenaz, Caleb’s brother, took it, so Caleb gave him his daughter Acsah as his wife.

14-15 When she arrived she got him
    to ask for farmland from her father.
As she dismounted from her donkey
    Caleb asked her, “What would you like?”
She said, “Give me a marriage gift.
    You’ve given me desert land;
Now give me pools of water!”
    And he gave her the upper and the lower pools.

16 The people of Hobab the Kenite, Moses’ relative, went up with the people of Judah from the City of Palms to the wilderness of Judah at the descent of Arad. They settled down there with the Amalekites.

17 The people of Judah went with their kin the Simeonites and struck the Canaanites who lived in Zephath. They carried out the holy curse and named the city Curse-town.

18-19 But Judah didn’t manage to capture Gaza, Ashkelon, and Ekron with their territories. God was certainly with Judah in that they took over the hill country. But they couldn’t oust the people on the plain because they had iron chariots.

20 They gave Hebron to Caleb, as Moses had directed. Caleb drove out the three sons of Anak.

21 But the people of Benjamin couldn’t get rid of the Jebusites living in Jerusalem. Benjaminites and Jebusites live side by side in Jerusalem to this day.

22-26 The house of Joseph went up to attack Bethel. God was with them. Joseph sent out spies to look the place over. Bethel used to be known as Luz. The spies saw a man leaving the city and said to him, “Show us a way into the city and we’ll treat you well.” The man showed them a way in. They killed everyone in the city but the man and his family. The man went to Hittite country and built a city. He named it Luz; that’s its name to this day.

27-28 But Manasseh never managed to drive out Beth Shan, Taanach, Dor, Ibleam, and Megiddo with their territories. The Canaanites dug in their heels and wouldn’t budge. When Israel became stronger they put the Canaanites to forced labor, but they never got rid of them.

29 Neither did Ephraim drive out the Canaanites who lived in Gezer. The Canaanites stuck it out and lived there with them.

30 Nor did Zebulun drive out the Canaanites in Kitron or Nahalol. They kept living there, but they were put to forced labor.

31-32 Nor did Asher drive out the people of Acco, Sidon, Ahlab, Aczib, Helbah, Aphek, and Rehob. Asher went ahead and settled down with the Canaanites since they could not get rid of them.

33 Naphtali fared no better. They couldn’t drive out the people of Beth Shemesh or Beth Anath so they just moved in and lived with them. They did, though, put them to forced labor.

34-35 The Amorites pushed the people of Dan up into the hills and wouldn’t let them down on the plains. The Amorites stubbornly continued to live in Mount Heres, Aijalon, and Shaalbim. But when the house of Joseph got the upper hand, they were put to forced labor.

36 The Amorite border extended from Scorpions’ Pass and Sela upward.