New Living Translation

Judges 1

Judah and Simeon Conquer the Land

1After the death of Joshua, the Israelites asked the Lord, “Which tribe should go first to attack the Canaanites?”

The Lord answered, “Judah, for I have given them victory over the land.”

The men of Judah said to their relatives from the tribe of Simeon, “Join with us to fight against the Canaanites living in the territory allotted to us. Then we will help you conquer your territory.” So the men of Simeon went with Judah.

When the men of Judah attacked, the Lord gave them victory over the Canaanites and Perizzites, and they killed 10,000 enemy warriors at the town of Bezek. While at Bezek they encountered King Adoni-bezek and fought against him, and the Canaanites and Perizzites were defeated. Adoni-bezek escaped, but the Israelites soon captured him and cut off his thumbs and big toes.

Adoni-bezek said, “I once had seventy kings with their thumbs and big toes cut off, eating scraps from under my table. Now God has paid me back for what I did to them.” They took him to Jerusalem, and he died there.

The men of Judah attacked Jerusalem and captured it, killing all its people and setting the city on fire. Then they went down to fight the Canaanites living in the hill country, the Negev, and the western foothills.[a] 10 Judah marched against the Canaanites in Hebron (formerly called Kiriath-arba), defeating the forces of Sheshai, Ahiman, and Talmai.

11 From there they went to fight against the people living in the town of Debir (formerly called Kiriath-sepher). 12 Caleb said, “I will give my daughter Acsah in marriage to the one who attacks and captures Kiriath-sepher.” 13 Othniel, the son of Caleb’s younger brother, Kenaz, was the one who conquered it, so Acsah became Othniel’s wife.

14 When Acsah married Othniel, she urged him[b] to ask her father for a field. As she got down off her donkey, Caleb asked her, “What’s the matter?”

15 She said, “Let me have another gift. You have already given me land in the Negev; now please give me springs of water, too.” So Caleb gave her the upper and lower springs.

16 When the tribe of Judah left Jericho—the city of palms—the Kenites, who were descendants of Moses’ father-in-law, traveled with them into the wilderness of Judah. They settled among the people there, near the town of Arad in the Negev.

17 Then Judah joined with Simeon to fight against the Canaanites living in Zephath, and they completely destroyed[c] the town. So the town was named Hormah.[d] 18 In addition, Judah captured the towns of Gaza, Ashkelon, and Ekron, along with their surrounding territories.

Israel Fails to Conquer the Land

19 The Lord was with the people of Judah, and they took possession of the hill country. But they failed to drive out the people living in the plains, who had iron chariots. 20 The town of Hebron was given to Caleb as Moses had promised. And Caleb drove out the people living there, who were descendants of the three sons of Anak.

21 The tribe of Benjamin, however, failed to drive out the Jebusites, who were living in Jerusalem. So to this day the Jebusites live in Jerusalem among the people of Benjamin.

22 The descendants of Joseph attacked the town of Bethel, and the Lord was with them. 23 They sent men to scout out Bethel (formerly known as Luz). 24 They confronted a man coming out of the town and said to him, “Show us a way into the town, and we will have mercy on you.” 25 So he showed them a way in, and they killed everyone in the town except that man and his family. 26 Later the man moved to the land of the Hittites, where he built a town. He named it Luz, which is its name to this day.

27 The tribe of Manasseh failed to drive out the people living in Beth-shan,[e] Taanach, Dor, Ibleam, Megiddo, and all their surrounding settlements, because the Canaanites were determined to stay in that region. 28 When the Israelites grew stronger, they forced the Canaanites to work as slaves, but they never did drive them completely out of the land.

29 The tribe of Ephraim failed to drive out the Canaanites living in Gezer, so the Canaanites continued to live there among them.

30 The tribe of Zebulun failed to drive out the residents of Kitron and Nahalol, so the Canaanites continued to live among them. But the Canaanites were forced to work as slaves for the people of Zebulun.

31 The tribe of Asher failed to drive out the residents of Acco, Sidon, Ahlab, Aczib, Helbah, Aphik, and Rehob. 32 Instead, the people of Asher moved in among the Canaanites, who controlled the land, for they failed to drive them out.

33 Likewise, the tribe of Naphtali failed to drive out the residents of Beth-shemesh and Beth-anath. Instead, they moved in among the Canaanites, who controlled the land. Nevertheless, the people of Beth-shemesh and Beth-anath were forced to work as slaves for the people of Naphtali.

34 As for the tribe of Dan, the Amorites forced them back into the hill country and would not let them come down into the plains. 35 The Amorites were determined to stay in Mount Heres, Aijalon, and Shaalbim, but when the descendants of Joseph became stronger, they forced the Amorites to work as slaves. 36 The boundary of the Amorites ran from Scorpion Pass[f] to Sela and continued upward from there.

Notas al pie

  1. 1:9 Hebrew the Shephelah.
  2. 1:14 Greek version and Latin Vulgate read he urged her.
  3. 1:17a The Hebrew term used here refers to the complete consecration of things or people to the Lord, either by destroying them or by giving them as an offering.
  4. 1:17b Hormah means “destruction.”
  5. 1:27 Hebrew Beth-shean, a variant spelling of Beth-shan.
  6. 1:36 Hebrew Akrabbim.

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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.