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
1約書亞去世以後，以色列人求問耶和華：「我們哪一個支派先上去攻打迦南人呢？」 2耶和華說：「猶大支派先去，我已把那片土地交在他們手中了。」 3猶大人對西緬人說：「請跟我們一同到我們分得的地方攻打迦南人，我們也會同樣幫助你們。」於是，西緬人便與猶大人同去。 4猶大人攻打迦南人和比利洗人，耶和華使他們得勝，在比色殺了一萬敵軍。 5他們又在那裡遇見亞多尼·比色，與他交戰，打敗了他帶領的迦南人和比利洗人。 6亞多尼·比色逃跑，他們追上去擒住他，砍掉他的大拇指和大腳趾。 7亞多尼·比色說：「從前七十個王的大拇指和大腳趾被我砍掉，在我桌下撿食物碎屑，現在上帝照我的行為報應我了。」他們把他帶到耶路撒冷，他死在那裡了。
8猶大人攻陷耶路撒冷，殺了城內的所有居民，並放火焚城。 9隨後，他們下去攻打住在山區、南地和丘陵的迦南人， 10又進攻住在希伯崙的迦南人，殺了示篩、亞希幔和撻買。希伯崙從前叫基列·亞巴。
11他們從那裡出兵攻打底璧，那裡從前叫基列·西弗。 12迦勒說：「誰攻取基列·西弗，我就把女兒押撒嫁給他。」 13迦勒的兄弟基納斯的兒子俄陀聶攻取了那城，迦勒便把女兒押撒嫁給他。 14押撒出嫁的時候，勸丈夫向她父親要一塊田。她剛下驢，迦勒便問她：「你想要什麼？」 15她回答說：「求你恩待我，你既然把南部的乾地賜給我，求你也把水泉給我吧。」於是，迦勒把上泉和下泉都給了她。
16摩西岳父的後代基尼人和猶大人一同離開棕樹城1·16 「棕樹城」即「耶利哥」。，到猶大南部曠野的亞拉得附近，跟當地人一起居住。 17之後，猶大人隨西緬人一起攻打洗法城內的迦南人，徹底毀滅了那城。因此那城叫何珥瑪1·17 「何珥瑪」意思是「覆滅之城」。。 18猶大人又奪取了迦薩、亞實基倫和以革倫三座城邑及周圍地區。 19耶和華與猶大人同在。他們攻佔了山區，卻沒能趕走平原的居民，因為那裡的人有鐵戰車。 20照摩西的吩咐，迦勒得到了希伯崙。他把亞衲三族的人從那裡趕走。 21便雅憫人沒有趕走居住在耶路撒冷的耶布斯人，耶布斯人至今仍和他們住在一起。
22約瑟家族也上去攻打伯特利，耶和華與他們同在。 23他們先派人去打探伯特利，那裡從前名叫路斯。 24探子看見一個人從城裡出來，就對他說：「請你告訴我們進城的路，我們必善待你。」 25那人便告訴他們進城的路，他們殺了城內所有的居民，只放走了那人及其全家。 26後來，那人搬到赫人的地方，築了一座城，稱之為路斯，沿用至今。
34亞摩利人強迫但人住在山區，不准他們下到平原。 35亞摩利人執意住在希烈山、亞雅倫和沙賓，但約瑟家族強盛時，就強迫他們服勞役。 36亞摩利人的邊界從亞克拉濱山坡起，一直到西拉以北。