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.

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Onidajọ 1

Orílẹ̀-èdè Israẹli bá àwọn ará Kenaani tókù jagun

1Lẹ́yìn ikú Joṣua, ni orílẹ̀-èdè Israẹli béèrè lọ́wọ́ Olúwa pé “Èwo nínú ẹ̀yà wa ni yóò kọ́kọ́ gòkè lọ bá àwọn ará Kenaani jagun fún wa?”

Olúwa sì dáhùn pé, “Juda ni yóò lọ; nítorí pé èmi ti fi ilẹ̀ náà lé e lọ́wọ́.”

Nígbà náà ni àwọn olórí ẹ̀yà Juda béèrè ìrànlọ́wọ́ láti ọ̀dọ̀ àwọn ọmọ Simeoni arákùnrin wọn pé, “Ẹ wá bá wa gòkè lọ sí ilẹ̀ tí a ti fi fún wa, láti bá àwọn ará Kenaani jà kí a sì lé wọn kúrò, àwa pẹ̀lú yóò sì bá a yín lọ sí ilẹ̀ tiyín bákan náà láti ràn yín lọ́wọ́.” Àwọn ọmọ-ogun Simeoni sì bá àwọn ọmọ-ogun Juda lọ.

Nígbà tí àwọn ọmọ-ogun Juda sì kọlu wọ́n, Olúwa sì fi àwọn ará Kenaani àti àwọn ará Peresi lé wọn lọ́wọ́, wọ́n sì pa ẹgbẹ̀rún mẹ́wàá ọkùnrin ní Beseki. Ní Beseki ni wọ́n ti rí Adoni-Beseki, wọ́n sì bá a jagun, wọ́n sì ṣẹ́gun àwọn ará Kenaani àti Peresi. Ọba Adoni-Beseki sá àsálà, ṣùgbọ́n ogun Israẹli lépa rẹ̀ wọ́n sì bá a, wọ́n sì gé àwọn àtàǹpàkò ọwọ́ àti ẹsẹ̀ rẹ̀.

Nígbà náà ni Adoni-Beseki wí pé, “Àádọ́rin ọba ni èmi ti gé àtàǹpàkò wọn tí wọ́n sì ń ṣa èérún oúnjẹ jẹ lábẹ́ tábìlì mi. Báyìí Ọlọ́run ti san án fún mi gẹ́gẹ́ bí ohun tí mo ṣe sí wọn.” Wọ́n sì mú un wá sí Jerusalẹmu, ó sì kú síbẹ̀.

Àwọn ológun Juda sì ṣẹ́gun Jerusalẹmu, wọ́n sì kó o, wọ́n sì fi ojú idà kọlù ú, wọ́n sì dáná sun ìlú náà.

Lẹ́yìn nǹkan wọ̀nyí ni àwọn ogun Juda sọ̀kalẹ̀ lọ láti bá àwọn ará Kenaani tí ń gbé ní àwọn ìlú orí òkè ní gúúsù àti ní pẹ̀tẹ́lẹ̀ òkè lápá ìwọ̀-oòrùn Juda jagun. 10 Ogun Juda sì tún ṣígun tọ ará Kenaani tí ń gbé Hebroni (tí orúkọ rẹ̀ ń jẹ́ Kiriati-Arba) ó sì ṣẹ́gun Ṣeṣai, Ahimani àti Talmai. 11 Láti ibẹ̀, wọ́n sì wọ́de ogun láti ibẹ̀ lọ bá àwọn ènìyàn tí ń gbé ní Debiri (tí à ń pè ní Kiriati-Seferi nígbà kan rí).

12 Kalebu sì wí pé, “Èmi yóò fi ọmọbìnrin mi Aksa fún ọkùnrin tí ó bá kọlu Kiriati-Seferi, tí ó sì gbà á ní ìgbéyàwó.” 13 Otnieli ọmọ Kenasi, àbúrò Kalebu sì gbà á, báyìí ni Kalebu sì fi ọmọbìnrin rẹ̀ Aksa fún un ní ìyàwó.

14 Ní ọjọ́ kan, nígbà tí Aksa lọ sí ọ̀dọ̀ Otnieli, ó rọ̀ ọ́ kí ó béèrè ilẹ̀ oko lọ́wọ́ baba rẹ̀. Nígbà nàà ni Aksa sọ̀kalẹ̀ ní orí kẹ́tẹ́kẹ́tẹ́ rẹ̀, Kalebu sì béèrè pé, “Kí ni kí èmi ṣe fún ọ?”

15 Aksa sì dáhùn pé, “Mo ń fẹ́ kí o ṣe ojúrere kan fún mi, nígbà ti o ti fún mi ní ilẹ̀ ní gúúsù, fún mi ní ìsun omi náà pẹ̀lú.” Kalebu sì fún un ní ìsun òkè àti ìsun ìsàlẹ̀.

16 Àwọn ìran Keni tí wọ́n jẹ́ àna Mose bá àwọn ọmọ Juda gòkè láti ìlú ọ̀pẹ lọ sí aginjù Juda ní gúúsù Aradi; wọ́n sì lọ, orílẹ̀-èdè méjèèjì sì jùmọ̀ ń gbé pọ̀ láti ìgbà náà.

17 Ó sì ṣe, àwọn ológun Juda tẹ̀lé àwọn ológun Simeoni arákùnrin wọn, wọ́n sì lọ bá àwọn ará Kenaani tí ń gbé Sefati jagun, wọ́n sì run ìlú náà pátápátá, ní báyìí àwa yóò pe ìlú náà ní Horma (Horma èyí tí ń jẹ́ ìparun). 18 Àwọn ogun Juda sì ṣẹ́gun Gasa àti àwọn agbègbè rẹ̀, Aṣkeloni àti Ekroni pẹ̀lú àwọn ìlú tí ó yí ọ̀kọ̀ọ̀kan wọn ká.

19 Olúwa sì wà pẹ̀lú ẹ̀yà Juda, wọ́n gba ilẹ̀ òkè, ṣùgbọ́n wọn kò le lé àwọn ènìyàn tí ó wà ní pẹ̀tẹ́lẹ̀, nítorí wọ́n ní kẹ̀kẹ́ ogun onírin. 20 Gẹ́gẹ́ bí Mose ti ṣèlérí, wọ́n fún Kalebu ní Hebroni, ó sì lé àwọn tí ń gbé ibẹ̀ kúrò; àwọn náà ni ìran àwọn ọmọ Anaki mẹ́ta. 21 Àwọn ẹ̀yà Benjamini ni wọn kò le lé àwọn Jebusi tí wọ́n ń gbé Jerusalẹmu, nítorí náà wọ́n ń gbé àárín àwọn Israẹli títí di òní.

22 Àwọn ẹ̀yà Josẹfu sì bá Beteli jagun, Olúwa síwájú pẹ̀lú wọn. 23 Nígbà tí ẹ̀yà Josẹfu rán àwọn ènìyàn láti lọ yọ́ Beteli wò (orúkọ ìlú náà tẹ́lẹ̀ rí ni Lusi). 24 Àwọn ayọ́lẹ̀wò náà rí ọkùnrin kan tí ń jáde láti inú ìlú náà wá, wọ́n sì wí fún un pé, “Fi ọ̀nà àtiwọ ìlú yìí hàn wá, àwa ó sì dá ẹ̀mí rẹ sí, a ó sì ṣe àánú fún ọ.” 25 Ó sì fi ọ̀nà ìlú náà hàn wọ́n, wọ́n sì fi ojú idà kọlu ìlú náà, ṣùgbọ́n wọ́n dá ọkùnrin náà àti gbogbo ìdílé rẹ̀ si. 26 Ọkùnrin náà sí lọ sí ilẹ̀ àwọn ará Hiti, ó sì tẹ ìlú kan dó, ó sì pe orúkọ rẹ̀ ní Lusi, èyí sì ni orúkọ rẹ̀ títí di òní.

27 Ṣùgbọ́n Manase kò lé àwọn ará Beti-Ṣeani àti ìlú rẹ̀ wọ̀n-ọn-nì jáde, tàbí àwọn ará Taanaki àti àwọn ìgbèríko rẹ̀, tàbí àwọn ará Dori àti àwọn ìgbèríko rẹ̀, tàbí àwọn ará Ibleamu àti àwọn ìgbèríko rẹ̀, tàbí àwọn ará Megido àti àwọn ìgbèríko tí ó yí i ká, torí pé àwọn ará Kenaani ti pinnu láti máa gbé ìlú náà. 28 Nígbà tí àwọn ọmọ Israẹli di alágbára, wọ́n mú àwọn ará Kenaani sìn bí i ẹrú, ṣùgbọ́n wọn kò fi agbára lé wọn jáde kúrò ní ilẹ̀ náà. 29 Efraimu náà kò lé àwọn ará Kenaani tí ó ń gbé Geseri jáde, ṣùgbọ́n àwọn ará Kenaani sì ń gbé láàrín àwọn ẹ̀yà Efraimu. 30 Bẹ́ẹ̀ ni àwọn Sebuluni kò lé àwọn ará Kenaani tí ń gbé Kitironi jáde tàbí àwọn ará Nahalali, ṣùgbọ́n wọ́n sọ wọ́n di ẹrú. Wọ́n sì ń sin àwọn ará Sebuluni. 31 Bẹ́ẹ̀ ni Aṣeri kò lé àwọn tí ń gbé ní Akko tàbí ní Sidoni tàbí ní Ahlabu tàbí ní Aksibu tàbí ní Helba tàbí ní Afiki tàbí ní Rehobu. 32 Ṣùgbọ́n nítorí àwọn ará Aṣeri ń gbé láàrín àwọn ará Kenaani tí wọ́n ni ilẹ̀ náà. 33 Àwọn ẹ̀yà Naftali pẹ̀lú kò lé àwọn ará Beti-Ṣemeṣi àti Beti-Anati jáde; ṣùgbọ́n àwọn ẹ̀yà Naftali náà ń gbé àárín àwọn ará Kenaani tí ó ti ní ilẹ̀ náà rí, ṣùgbọ́n àwọn tí ń gbé Beti-Ṣemeṣi àti Beti-Anati ń sìn ìsìn tipátipá. 34 Àwọn ará Amori fi agbára dá àwọn ẹ̀yà Dani dúró sí àwọn ìlú orí òkè, wọn kò sì jẹ́ kí wọn sọ̀kalẹ̀ wá sí pẹ̀tẹ́lẹ̀. 35 Àwọn ará Amori ti pinnu láti dúró lórí òkè Heresi àti òkè Aijaloni àti ti Ṣaalbimu, ṣùgbọ́n nígbà tí ẹ̀yà Josẹfu di alágbára wọ́n borí Amori wọ́n sì mú wọn sìn. 36 Ààlà àwọn ará Amori sì bẹ̀rẹ̀ láti ìgòkè Akrabbimu kọjá lọ sí Sela àti síwájú sí i.