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Juízes 1

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?”

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

Então 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 com vocês para o território que lhes foi dado”. E os homens de Simeão foram com eles.

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

Então 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.

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

Depois disso eles desceram para lutar contra os cananeus que viviam na serra, no Neguebe e na Sefelá[a]. 10 Avançaram contra os cananeus que viviam em Hebrom, anteriormente chamada Quiriate-Arba, e derrotaram Sesai, Aimã e Talmai.

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

14 Um dia, quando já vivia com Otoniel, ela o persuadiu[b] a pedir um campo ao pai dela. Assim que ela desceu do jumento, Calebe lhe perguntou: “O que você quer?”

15 Ela 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.

16 Os descendentes do sogro de Moisés, o queneu, saíram da Cidade das Palmeiras[c] com os homens de Judá e passaram a viver entre o povo do deserto de Judá, no Neguebe, perto de Arade.

17 Depois 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 Hormá[d]. 18 Os homens de Judá também conquistaram[e] Gaza, Ascalom e Ecrom, com os seus territórios.

19 O 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. 20 Conforme Moisés havia prometido, Hebrom foi dada a Calebe, que expulsou de lá os três filhos de Enaque. 21 Já os benjamitas deixaram de expulsar os jebuseus que estavam morando em Jerusalém. Os jebuseus vivem ali com os benjamitas até o dia de hoje.

22 Os homens das tribos de José, por sua vez, atacaram Betel, e o Senhor estava com eles. 23 Enviaram espias a Betel, anteriormente chamada Luz. 24 Quando os espias viram um homem saindo da cidade disseram-lhe: “Mostre-nos como entrar na cidade, e nós lhe pouparemos a vida”. 25 Ele mostrou como entrar, e eles mataram os habitantes da cidade ao fio da espada, mas pouparam o homem e toda a sua família. 26 Ele 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.

27 Manassés, 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. 28 Quando Israel se tornou forte, impôs trabalhos forçados aos cananeus, mas não os expulsou completamente. 29 Efraim também não expulsou os cananeus que viviam em Gezer, mas os cananeus continuaram a viver entre eles. 30 Nem Zebulom expulsou os cananeus que viviam em Quitrom e em Naalol, mas estes permaneceram entre eles, e foram submetidos a trabalhos forçados. 31 Nem Aser expulsou os que viviam em Aco, Sidom, Alabe, Aczibe, Helba, Afeque e Reobe, 32 e, por esse motivo, o povo de Aser vivia entre os cananeus que habitavam naquela terra. 33 Nem 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. 34 Os amorreus confinaram a tribo de Dã à serra central, não permitindo que descessem ao vale. 35 E 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. 36 A fronteira dos amorreus ia da subida de Acrabim[f] até Selá, e mais adiante.

Notas al pie

  1. 1.9 Pequena faixa de terra de relevo variável entre a planície costeira e as montanhas.
  2. 1.14 Conforme o Texto Massorético. A Septuaginta e a Vulgata dizem ele a persuadiu.
  3. 1.16 Isto é, Jericó.
  4. 1.17 Hormá significa destruição.
  5. 1.18 A Septuaginta diz Judá não conquistaram.
  6. 1.36 Isto é, dos Escorpiões.

New International Reader's Version

Judges 1

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?”

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

Then 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.

When 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. The men of Judah found Adoni-Bezek there. They fought against him. They struck down the Canaanites and Perizzites. But Adoni-Bezek ran away. The men of Judah chased him and caught him. Then they cut off his thumbs and big toes.

Adoni-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.

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

After 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. 10 Then 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. 11 From Hebron they marched out against the people living in Debir. It used to be called Kiriath Sepher.

12 Caleb said, “I will give my daughter Aksah to be married. I’ll give her to the man who attacks and captures Kiriath Sepher.” 13 Othniel 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.

14 One 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?”

15 She 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.

16 Moses’ 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.

17 The 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. 18 The men of Judah captured Gaza, Ashkelon and Ekron. They also captured the territory around each of those cities.

19 The 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. 20 Moses had promised to give Hebron to Caleb. So Hebron was given to Caleb. He drove the three sons of Anak out of it. 21 But 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.

22 The tribes of Joseph attacked Bethel. The Lord was with them. 23 They sent men to Bethel to check it out. It used to be called Luz. 24 Those 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.” 25 So 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. 26 Then 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.

27 But 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. 28 Later, Israel became stronger. Then they forced the Canaanites to work hard for them. But Israel never drove them out completely. 29 The tribe of Ephraim didn’t drive out the Canaanites living in Gezer. So the Canaanites continued to live there among them. 30 The 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. 31 The 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. 32 So the people of Asher lived among the Canaanites who were in the land. 33 The 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. 34 The Amorites made the people of Dan stay in the central hill country. They didn’t let them come down into the plain. 35 The 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. 36 The border of the Amorites started at Scorpion Pass. It went to Sela and even past it.