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Juízes 1:1-36

A Guerra contra os Cananeus Restantes

1Depois da morte de Josué, os israelitas perguntaram ao Senhor: “Quem de nós será o primeiro a atacar os cananeus?”

2O Senhor respondeu: “Judá será o primeiro; eu entreguei a terra em suas mãos”.

3Então os homens de Judá disseram aos seus irmãos de Simeão: “Venham conosco ao território que nos foi designado por sorteio, e lutemos contra os cananeus. Iremos juntos para o território”. E os homens de Simeão foram com eles.

4Quando os homens de Judá atacaram, o Senhor entregou os cananeus e os ferezeus nas mãos deles, e eles mataram dez mil homens em Bezeque. 5Foi lá que encontraram Adoni-Bezeque, lutaram contra ele e derrotaram os cananeus e os ferezeus. 6Adoni-Bezeque fugiu, mas eles o perseguiram e o prenderam, e lhe cortaram os polegares das mãos e dos pés.

7Então Adoni-Bezeque disse: “Setenta reis com os polegares das mãos e dos pés cortados apanhavam migalhas debaixo da minha mesa. Agora Deus me retribuiu aquilo que lhes fiz”. Eles o levaram para Jerusalém, onde morreu.

8Os homens de Judá atacaram também Jerusalém e a conquistaram. Mataram seus habitantes ao fio da espada e a incendiaram.

9Depois disso eles desceram para lutar contra os cananeus que viviam na serra, no Neguebe e na Sefelá1.9 Pequena faixa de terra de relevo variável entre a planície costeira e as montanhas.. 10Avançaram contra os cananeus que viviam em Hebrom, anteriormente chamada Quiriate-Arba, e derrotaram Sesai, Aimã e Talmai.

11Dali avançaram contra o povo que morava em Debir, anteriormente chamada Quiriate-Sefer. 12E disse Calebe: “Darei minha filha Acsa em casamento ao homem que atacar e conquistar Quiriate-Sefer”. 13Otoniel, filho de Quenaz, irmão mais novo de Calebe, conquistou a cidade; por isso Calebe lhe deu sua filha Acsa por mulher.

14Um dia, quando já vivia com Otoniel, ela o persuadiu1.14 Conforme o Texto Massorético. A Septuaginta e a Vulgata dizem ele a persuadiu. a pedir um campo ao pai dela. Assim que ela desceu do jumento, Calebe lhe perguntou: “O que você quer?”

15Ela respondeu: “Dê-me um presente. Já que o senhor me deu terras no Neguebe, dê-me também fontes de água”. E Calebe lhe deu as fontes superiores e as inferiores.

16Os descendentes do sogro de Moisés, o queneu, saíram da Cidade das Palmeiras1.16 Isto é, Jericó. com os homens de Judá e passaram a viver no meio do povo do deserto de Judá, no Neguebe, perto de Arade.

17Depois os homens de Judá foram com seus irmãos de Simeão e derrotaram os cananeus que viviam em Zefate e destruíram totalmente a cidade. Por essa razão ela foi chamada Hormá1.17 Hormá significa destruição.. 18Os homens de Judá também conquistaram1.18 A Septuaginta diz Judá não conquistaram. Gaza, Ascalom e Ecrom, com os seus territórios.

19O Senhor estava com os homens de Judá. Eles ocuparam a serra central, mas não conseguiram expulsar os habitantes dos vales, pois estes possuíam carros de guerra feitos de ferro. 20Conforme Moisés havia prometido, Hebrom foi dada a Calebe, que expulsou de lá os três filhos de Enaque. 21Já os benjamitas deixaram de expulsar os jebuseus que estavam morando em Jerusalém. Os jebuseus vivem ali com os benjamitas até o dia de hoje.

22Os homens das tribos de José, por sua vez, atacaram Betel, e o Senhor estava com eles. 23Enviaram espias a Betel, anteriormente chamada Luz. 24Quando os espias viram um homem saindo da cidade, disseram-lhe: “Mostre-nos como entrar na cidade, e nós pouparemos a sua vida”. 25Ele mostrou como entrar, e eles mataram os habitantes da cidade ao fio da espada, mas pouparam o homem e toda a sua família. 26Ele foi, então, para a terra dos hititas, onde fundou uma cidade e lhe deu o nome de Luz, que é o seu nome até o dia de hoje.

27Manassés, porém, não expulsou o povo de Bete-Seã, o de Taanaque, o de Dor, o de Ibleã, o de Megido, nem tampouco o dos povoados ao redor dessas cidades, pois os cananeus estavam decididos a permanecer naquela terra. 28Quando Israel se tornou forte, impôs trabalhos forçados aos cananeus, mas não os expulsou completamente. 29Efraim também não expulsou os cananeus que viviam em Gezer, mas os cananeus continuaram a viver entre eles. 30Nem Zebulom expulsou os cananeus que viviam em Quitrom e em Naalol, mas estes permaneceram entre eles e foram submetidos a trabalhos forçados. 31Nem Aser expulsou os que viviam em Aco, Sidom, Alabe, Aczibe, Helba, Afeque e Reobe, 32e, por esse motivo, o povo de Aser vivia entre os cananeus que habitavam naquela terra. 33Nem Naftali expulsou os que viviam em Bete-Semes e em Bete-Anate; mas o povo de Naftali também vivia entre os cananeus que habitavam a terra, e aqueles que viviam em Bete-Semes e em Bete-Anate passaram a fazer trabalhos forçados para eles. 34Os amorreus confinaram a tribo de Dã à serra central, não permitindo que descessem ao vale. 35E os amorreus igualmente estavam decididos a resistir no monte Heres, em Aijalom e em Saalbim, mas, quando as tribos de José ficaram mais poderosas, eles também foram submetidos a trabalhos forçados. 36A fronteira dos amorreus ia da subida de Acrabim1.36 Isto é, dos Escorpiões. até Selá, e mais adiante.

King James Version

Judges 1:1-36

1Now after the death of Joshua it came to pass, that the children of Israel asked the LORD, saying, Who shall go up for us against the Canaanites first, to fight against them? 2And the LORD said, Judah shall go up: behold, I have delivered the land into his hand. 3And Judah said unto Simeon his brother, Come up with me into my lot, that we may fight against the Canaanites; and I likewise will go with thee into thy lot. So Simeon went with him. 4And Judah went up; and the LORD delivered the Canaanites and the Perizzites into their hand: and they slew of them in Bezek ten thousand men. 5And they found Adoni-bezek in Bezek: and they fought against him, and they slew the Canaanites and the Perizzites. 6But Adoni-bezek fled; and they pursued after him, and caught him, and cut off his thumbs and his great toes. 7And Adoni-bezek said, Threescore and ten kings, having their thumbs and their great toes cut off, gathered their meat under my table: as I have done, so God hath requited me. And they brought him to Jerusalem, and there he died.1.7 their thumbs…: Heb. the thumbs of their hands and of their feet1.7 gathered: or, gleaned 8Now the children of Judah had fought against Jerusalem, and had taken it, and smitten it with the edge of the sword, and set the city on fire.

9¶ And afterward the children of Judah went down to fight against the Canaanites, that dwelt in the mountain, and in the south, and in the valley.1.9 valley: or, low country 10And Judah went against the Canaanites that dwelt in Hebron: (now the name of Hebron before was Kirjath-arba:) and they slew Sheshai, and Ahiman, and Talmai. 11And from thence he went against the inhabitants of Debir: and the name of Debir before was Kirjath-sepher: 12And Caleb said, He that smiteth Kirjath-sepher, and taketh it, to him will I give Achsah my daughter to wife. 13And Othniel the son of Kenaz, Caleb’s younger brother, took it: and he gave him Achsah his daughter to wife. 14And it came to pass, when she came to him, that she moved him to ask of her father a field: and she lighted from off her ass; and Caleb said unto her, What wilt thou? 15And she said unto him, Give me a blessing: for thou hast given me a south land; give me also springs of water. And Caleb gave her the upper springs and the nether springs.

16¶ And the children of the Kenite, Moses’ father in law, went up out of the city of palm trees with the children of Judah into the wilderness of Judah, which lieth in the south of Arad; and they went and dwelt among the people. 17And Judah went with Simeon his brother, and they slew the Canaanites that inhabited Zephath, and utterly destroyed it. And the name of the city was called Hormah. 18Also Judah took Gaza with the coast thereof, and Askelon with the coast thereof, and Ekron with the coast thereof. 19And the LORD was with Judah; and he drave out the inhabitants of the mountain; but could not drive out the inhabitants of the valley, because they had chariots of iron.1.19 drave…: or, possessed the mountain 20And they gave Hebron unto Caleb, as Moses said: and he expelled thence the three sons of Anak.

21And the children of Benjamin did not drive out the Jebusites that inhabited Jerusalem; but the Jebusites dwell with the children of Benjamin in Jerusalem unto this day.

22¶ And the house of Joseph, they also went up against Beth-el: and the LORD was with them. 23And the house of Joseph sent to descry Beth-el. (Now the name of the city before was Luz.) 24And the spies saw a man come forth out of the city, and they said unto him, Shew us, we pray thee, the entrance into the city, and we will shew thee mercy. 25And when he shewed them the entrance into the city, they smote the city with the edge of the sword; but they let go the man and all his family. 26And the man went into the land of the Hittites, and built a city, and called the name thereof Luz: which is the name thereof unto this day.

27¶ Neither did Manasseh drive out the inhabitants of Beth-shean and her towns, nor Taanach and her towns, nor the inhabitants of Dor and her towns, nor the inhabitants of Ibleam and her towns, nor the inhabitants of Megiddo and her towns: but the Canaanites would dwell in that land. 28And it came to pass, when Israel was strong, that they put the Canaanites to tribute, and did not utterly drive them out.

29¶ Neither did Ephraim drive out the Canaanites that dwelt in Gezer; but the Canaanites dwelt in Gezer among them.

30¶ Neither did Zebulun drive out the inhabitants of Kitron, nor the inhabitants of Nahalol; but the Canaanites dwelt among them, and became tributaries.

31¶ Neither did Asher drive out the inhabitants of Accho, nor the inhabitants of Zidon, nor of Ahlab, nor of Achzib, nor of Helbah, nor of Aphik, nor of Rehob: 32But the Asherites dwelt among the Canaanites, the inhabitants of the land: for they did not drive them out.

33¶ Neither did Naphtali drive out the inhabitants of Beth-shemesh, nor the inhabitants of Beth-anath; but he dwelt among the Canaanites, the inhabitants of the land: nevertheless the inhabitants of Beth-shemesh and of Beth-anath became tributaries unto them. 34And the Amorites forced the children of Dan into the mountain: for they would not suffer them to come down to the valley: 35But the Amorites would dwell in mount Heres in Aijalon, and in Shaalbim: yet the hand of the house of Joseph prevailed, so that they became tributaries.1.35 prevailed: Heb. was heavy 36And the coast of the Amorites was from the going up to Akrabbim, from the rock, and upward.1.36 the going…: or, Maaleh-acrabbim