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Judges 1:1-36

The Israelites Fight Against the Remaining Canaanites

1Joshua died. After that, the Israelites spoke to the Lord. They asked him, “Who of us will go up first and fight against the Canaanites?”

2The Lord answered, “The tribe of Judah will go up. I have handed the land over to them.”

3Then the men of Judah spoke to their fellow Israelites, the men of Simeon. They said, “Come up with us. Come into the territory Joshua gave us. Help us fight against the Canaanites. Then we’ll go with you into your territory.” So the men of Simeon went with them.

4When the men of Judah attacked, the Lord helped them. He handed the Canaanites and Perizzites over to them. They struck down 10,000 men at Bezek. 5The men of Judah found Adoni-Bezek there. They fought against him. They struck down the Canaanites and Perizzites. 6But Adoni-Bezek ran away. The men of Judah chased him and caught him. Then they cut off his thumbs and big toes.

7Adoni-Bezek said, “I cut off the thumbs and big toes of 70 kings. I made them pick up scraps under my table. Now God has paid me back for what I did to them.” The men of Judah brought Adoni-Bezek to Jerusalem. That’s where he died.

8The men of Judah attacked Jerusalem and captured it. They set the city on fire. They killed its people with their swords.

9After that, the men of Judah went down to fight against some Canaanites. Those Canaanites were living in the central hill country. They also fought against those living in the Negev Desert and the western hills. 10Then the men of Judah marched out against the Canaanites living in Hebron. Hebron used to be called Kiriath Arba. The men of Judah won the battle over Sheshai, Ahiman and Talmai. 11From Hebron they marched out against the people living in Debir. It used to be called Kiriath Sepher.

12Caleb said, “I will give my daughter Aksah to be married. I’ll give her to the man who attacks and captures Kiriath Sepher.” 13Othniel captured it. So Caleb gave his daughter Aksah to him to be his wife. Othniel was the son of Kenaz. He was Caleb’s younger brother.

14One day Aksah came to Othniel. She begged him to ask her father for a field. When she got off her donkey, Caleb asked her, “What can I do for you?”

15She replied, “Do me a special favor. You have given me some land in the Negev Desert. Give me springs of water also.” So Caleb gave her the upper and lower springs.

16Moses’ father-in-law was a Kenite. His family went up from Jericho. Jericho was also known as the City of Palm Trees. His family went up with the people of Judah to the Desert of Judah. They went there to live among its people. Those people were living in the Negev Desert near Arad.

17The men of Judah marched out with their fellow Israelites, the men of Simeon. They attacked the people of Canaan living in Zephath. They set the city apart to the Lord in a special way to be destroyed. That’s why the city was called Hormah. 18The men of Judah captured Gaza, Ashkelon and Ekron. They also captured the territory around each of those cities.

19The Lord was with the men of Judah. They took over the central hill country. But they weren’t able to drive the people out of the plains. That’s because those people used chariots that had some iron parts. 20Moses had promised to give Hebron to Caleb. So Hebron was given to Caleb. He drove the three sons of Anak out of it. 21But the people of Benjamin did not drive out the Jebusites living in Jerusalem. So to this day they live there with the people of Benjamin.

22The tribes of Joseph attacked Bethel. The Lord was with them. 23They sent men to Bethel to check it out. It used to be called Luz. 24Those who were sent saw a man coming out of the city. They said to him, “Show us how to get into the city. If you do, we’ll see that you are treated well.” 25So he showed them how to get in. The men of Joseph killed the people in the city with their swords. But they spared the man from Bethel. They also spared his whole family. 26Then he went to the land of the Hittites. He built a city there. He called it Luz. That’s still its name to this day.

27But the tribe of Manasseh didn’t drive out the people of Beth Shan. They didn’t drive out the people of Taanach, Dor, Ibleam and Megiddo. And they didn’t drive out the people of the settlements that are around those cities either. That’s because the Canaanites had made up their minds to continue living in that land. 28Later, Israel became stronger. Then they forced the Canaanites to work hard for them. But Israel never drove them out completely. 29The tribe of Ephraim didn’t drive out the Canaanites living in Gezer. So the Canaanites continued to live there among them. 30The tribe of Zebulun didn’t drive out the Canaanites living in Kitron and Nahalol. So these Canaanites lived among them. But the people of Zebulun forced the Canaanites to work hard for them. 31The tribe of Asher didn’t drive out the people living in Akko and Sidon. They didn’t drive out the people of Ahlab, Akzib, Helbah, Aphek and Rehob. 32So the people of Asher lived among the Canaanites who were in the land. 33The tribe of Naphtali didn’t drive out the people living in Beth Shemesh and Beth Anath. So the people of Naphtali lived among the Canaanites who were in the land. The people of Beth Shemesh and Beth Anath were forced to work hard for them. 34The Amorites made the people of Dan stay in the central hill country. They didn’t let them come down into the plain. 35The Amorites made up their minds to stay in Mount Heres. They also stayed in Aijalon and Shaalbim. But the power of the tribes of Joseph grew. Then the Amorites were forced to work hard for them. 36The border of the Amorites started at Scorpion Pass. It went to Sela and even past it.

Holy Bible in Gĩkũyũ

Atiirĩrĩri 1:1-36

Andũ a Isiraeli Kũhũũrana na Andũ a Kaanani arĩa Maatigaire

11:1 Josh 24:29; Atiir 20:18Thuutha wa Joshua gũkua, andũ a Isiraeli makĩũria Jehova atĩrĩ, “Nĩ a mekwambata mathiĩ mbere magatũhũũranĩre kũrĩ andũ a Kaanani?”

21:2 Kĩam 49:10Nake Jehova agĩcookia atĩrĩ, “Andũ a Juda nĩo megũthiĩ, tondũ nĩneanĩte bũrũri ũcio moko-inĩ mao.”

31:3 Atiir 1:17Hĩndĩ ĩyo andũ a Juda makĩĩra andũ a Simeoni, ariũ a ithe wao,1:3 Andũ a Simeoni na a Juda maarĩ a rũciaro rwa Lea. atĩrĩ, “Ũkai mwambatanie na ithuĩ tũtoonye bũrũri ũrĩa twagaĩirwo, tũkahũũrane na andũ a Kaanani, na ithuĩ nĩtũgaacooka tũthiĩ na inyuĩ tũkahũũranĩre igai rĩanyu.” Nĩ ũndũ ũcio andũ a Simeoni magĩthiĩ hamwe nao.

41:4 Kĩam 13:7; 1Sam 11:8Rĩrĩa andũ a Juda maamatharĩkĩire-rĩ, Jehova akĩneana andũ a Kaanani na Aperizi moko-inĩ mao, nao andũ a Juda makĩũraga arũme 10,000 kũu Bezeki. 51:5 Atiir 1:6, 7Kũu nĩkuo maakorire Adoni-Bezeki, makĩhũũrana nake, magĩtooria andũ a Kaanani na Aperizi. 6Adoni-Bezeki akĩũra, no makĩmũtengʼeria, makĩmũnyiita, makĩmũtinia ciara iria nene cia moko na iria nene cia magũrũ.1:6 Mũtugo wa gũtinia ciara iria nene cia moko na iria nene cia magũrũ ma mĩgwate ya mbaara warĩ wa kũmagiria gũthiĩ mbaara.

71:7 Alaw 24:19; Josh 10:1Nake Adoni-Bezeki akiuga atĩrĩ, “Athamaki mĩrongo mũgwanja1:7 Bũrũri wa Kaanani wagayanĩtio tũtũũra tũingĩ tũnini tũrĩa twathiũrũrũkĩirie itũũra inene; o gatũũra kaarĩ na mũthamaki wako. matinĩtio ciara ciao iria nene cia moko na iria nene cia magũrũ, moonganagia rũitĩki rwa irio rungu rwa metha yakwa. Na rĩrĩ, Ngai nĩandĩhĩte nĩ ũndũ wa ũrĩa ndeekire.” Nao makĩmũtwara Jerusalemu, na agĩkuĩra kuo.

81:8 Atiir 1:21; 2Sam 5:6Ningĩ andũ a Juda magĩtharĩkĩra itũũra rĩa Jerusalemu, o narĩo makĩrĩtunyana, makĩũraga andũ a itũũra rĩu na hiũ cia njora, magĩcooka makĩrĩcina na mwaki.

91:9 Ndar 13:17; Kĩam 12:9; Isa 30:6Thuutha wa ũguo, andũ a Juda magĩikũrũka makahũũrane na andũ a Kaanani arĩa maatũũraga bũrũri ũrĩa ũrĩ irĩma wa Negevu na magũrũ-inĩ ma irĩma cia mwena wa ithũĩro. 101:10 Kĩam 13:18; Josh 15:14Ningĩ magĩthiĩ kũhũũrana na andũ a Kaanani arĩa maatũũraga kũu Hebironi (kũrĩa tene gwetagwo Kiriathu-Ariba) maathiĩ makĩhoota Sheshai, na Ahimani, na Talimai.

111:11 Josh 10:38Kuuma kũu magĩthiĩ kũrũa na andũ arĩa maatũũraga Debiri (kũrĩa tene gwetagwo Kiriathu-Sefari.) 12Nake Kalebu akiuga atĩrĩ, “Mũndũ ũrĩa ũgũtharĩkĩra na atunyane Kiriathu-Sefari-rĩ, ũcio nĩwe ngũhe mwarĩ wakwa Akisa, amũhikie.” 13Nake Othinieli, mũrũ wa Kenazu, mũrũ wa ithe na Kalebu ũrĩa mũnini, nĩwe watunyanire itũũra rĩu. Nĩ ũndũ ũcio Kalebu akĩmũhe mwarĩ Akisa atuĩke mũtumia wake.

14Mũthenya ũmwe Akisa nĩathiire kũrĩ Othinieli, nake akĩringĩrĩria Akisa ahooe mũgũnda kũrĩ ithe Kalebu. Aarĩkia kuuma igũrũ rĩa ndigiri yake, Kalebu akĩũria mwarĩ atĩrĩ, “Ũkwenda ngwĩkĩre atĩa?”

151:15 Ndar 13:6Nake akĩmũcookeria atĩrĩ, “Ndagũthaitha ũndathime. Tondũ nĩũũheete bũrũri wa Negevu, he ithima cia maaĩ o nacio.” Nĩ ũndũ ũcio Kalebu akĩmũhe ithima cia mwena wa rũgongo na cia mwena wa kĩanda.

161:16 Ndar 10:29; Gũcook 34:3Nacio njiaro cia mũthoni-we wa Musa, ũrĩa Mũkeni, ikĩambata ikiuma Itũũra Inene rĩa Mĩkĩndũ irĩ hamwe na andũ a Juda, igĩthiĩ gũtũũrania na andũ a werũ wa Juda ũrĩa ũrĩ Negevu gũkuhĩ na Aradi.

171:17 Ndar 14:45Nao andũ a Juda magĩthiĩ hamwe na andũ a Simeoni ariũ a ithe wao, na magĩtharĩkĩra andũ a Kaanani arĩa maatũũraga Zefathu, nao makĩananga itũũra rĩu inene biũ. Nĩ ũndũ ũcio rĩgĩtwo Horoma. 181:18 Josh 11:22O na ningĩ andũ a Juda magĩtunyana matũũra manene ma Gaza, na Ashikeloni, na Ekironi, o itũũra inene na bũrũri warĩo.

191:19 Ndar 13:17; Josh 17:16Jehova aarĩ hamwe na andũ a Juda. Magĩkĩĩnyiitĩra bũrũri ũrĩa ũrĩ irĩma, no matiahotire kũingata andũ arĩa maatũũraga kũrĩa kwaraganu, nĩgũkorwo maarĩ na ngaari cia ita cia igera. 201:20 Josh 10:36Na o ta ũrĩa Musa eeranĩire, Hebironi kwaheirwo Kalebu, nake akĩingata ariũ atatũ a Anaki kuuma kuo. 211:21 Josh 15:63No rĩrĩ, andũ a Benjamini nĩmaremirwo nĩ kũingata andũ a Jebusi arĩa maatũũraga Jerusalemu. Andũ a Jebusi matũũranagia na andũ a Benjamini kũu Jerusalemu nginya ũmũthĩ.

22Na rĩrĩ, andũ a nyũmba ya Jusufu magĩtharĩkĩra Betheli, nake Jehova aarĩ hamwe nao. 231:23 Kĩam 28:19Rĩrĩa maatũmire andũ magathigaane Betheli (kũrĩa mbere ĩyo gwetagwo Luzu), 24athigaani acio makĩona mũndũ akiuma kũu itũũra-inĩ rĩu inene, makĩmwĩra atĩrĩ, “Tuonie ũrĩa tũngĩtoonya itũũra rĩĩrĩ inene, na nĩtũgaagwĩka maũndũ mega.” 251:25 Josh 6:25Nĩ ũndũ ũcio akĩmoonia, nao makĩũraga andũ a itũũra rĩu inene na rũhiũ rwa njora, no makĩhonokia mũndũ ũcio na nyũmba yake yothe. 261:26 Gũcook 7:1Mũndũ ũcio agĩcooka agĩthiĩ bũrũri wa Ahiti, kũrĩa aakire itũũra inene, na akĩrĩĩta Luzu, na nĩrĩo rĩĩtwa rĩarĩo o na ũmũthĩ.

271:27 1Ath 9:21; Josh 17:11No andũ a Manase matiaingatire andũ a Bethi-Shani, kana andũ a Taanaka, kana andũ a Dori kana andũ a Ibileamu, kana andũ a Megido na matũũra marĩa maamarigiicĩirie, tondũ andũ a Kaanani nĩmatuĩte itua rĩa gũtũũra bũrũri ũcio. 281:28 Josh 14:4; Atiir 5:14Na rĩrĩ, rĩrĩa andũ a Isiraeli maagĩire na hinya, makĩrutithia andũ a Kaanani wĩra wa hinya, no matiigana kũmaingata biũ. 291:29 Atiir 5:14; Josh 16:10O nao andũ a Efiraimu matiigana kũingata andũ a Kaanani arĩa maatũũraga kũu Gezeri, no andũ acio a Kaanani maathiire o na mbere gũtũũrania hamwe nao. 30O nao andũ a Zebuluni matiigana kũingata andũ a Kaanani arĩa maatũũraga kũu Kitironi kana Nahaloli, arĩa maatigaire gatagatĩ kao; no nĩmamarutithirie wĩra na hinya. 31O na andũ a Asheri matiigana kũingata andũ othe arĩa maatũũraga Ako, kana arĩa matũũraga Sidoni, kana arĩa maatũũraga Ahalabu, kana arĩa maatũũraga Akizibu, kana arĩa maatũũraga Heliba, kana arĩa maatũũraga Afeku, kana arĩa maatũũraga Rehobu, 32na tondũ wa ũguo andũ a Asheri magĩtũũrania na andũ a Kaanani arĩa maatũũraga bũrũri ũcio. 33O nao andũ a Nafitali matiigana kũingata andũ arĩa maatũũraga kũu Bethi-Shemeshu, o na kana arĩa maatũũraga Bethi-Anathu; no andũ a Nafitali o nao maatũũranirie na andũ a Kaanani arĩa maatũũraga bũrũri ũcio, nao andũ arĩa maatũũraga Bethi-Shemeshu na Bethi-Anathu magĩtuĩka andũ ao a kũrutithagio wĩra wa hinya. 34Andũ a Aamori makĩhingĩrĩria andũ a Dani kũu bũrũri ũrĩa ũrĩ irĩma, makĩmagirĩrĩria gũikũrũka kũrĩa kwaraganu. 35Ningĩ Aamori nĩmatuĩte itua rĩa gũtũũra Kĩrĩma-inĩ kĩa Herezu, na kĩa Aijaloni, na kĩa Shaalubimu, no rĩrĩa andũ a nyũmba ya Jusufu maagĩire na hinya, o nao Aamori magĩtuĩka a kũrutithio wĩra wa hinya. 361:36 Josh 15:3; Isa 16:1; Thab 106:34Mũhaka wa Aamori woimĩte Ituĩkanĩrio rĩa Akirabimu, ũgakinya Sela na ũkahĩtũka.