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Judges 1:1-36

Israel Fights the Remaining Canaanites

1After the death of Joshua, the Israelites asked the Lord, “Who of us is to go up first to fight against the Canaanites?”

2The Lord answered, “Judah shall go up; I have given the land into their hands.”

3The men of Judah then said to the Simeonites their fellow Israelites, “Come up with us into the territory allotted to us, to fight against the Canaanites. We in turn will go with you into yours.” So the Simeonites went with them.

4When Judah attacked, the Lord gave the Canaanites and Perizzites into their hands, and they struck down ten thousand men at Bezek. 5It was there that they found Adoni-Bezek and fought against him, putting to rout the Canaanites and Perizzites. 6Adoni-Bezek fled, but they chased him and caught him, and cut off his thumbs and big toes.

7Then Adoni-Bezek said, “Seventy kings with their thumbs and big toes cut off have picked up scraps under my table. Now God has paid me back for what I did to them.” They brought him to Jerusalem, and he died there.

8The men of Judah attacked Jerusalem also and took it. They put the city to the sword and set it on fire.

9After that, Judah went down to fight against the Canaanites living in the hill country, the Negev and the western foothills. 10They advanced against the Canaanites living in Hebron (formerly called Kiriath Arba) and defeated Sheshai, Ahiman and Talmai. 11From there they advanced against the people living in Debir (formerly called Kiriath Sepher).

12And Caleb said, “I will give my daughter Aksah in marriage to the man who attacks and captures Kiriath Sepher.” 13Othniel son of Kenaz, Caleb’s younger brother, took it; so Caleb gave his daughter Aksah to him in marriage.

14One day when she came to Othniel, she urged him1:14 Hebrew; Septuagint and Vulgate Othniel, he urged her 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. Since you have given me land in the Negev, give me also springs of water.” So Caleb gave her the upper and lower springs.

16The descendants of Moses’ father-in-law, the Kenite, went up from the City of Palms1:16 That is, Jericho with the people of Judah to live among the inhabitants of the Desert of Judah in the Negev near Arad.

17Then the men of Judah went with the Simeonites their fellow Israelites and attacked the Canaanites living in Zephath, and they totally destroyed1:17 The Hebrew term refers to the irrevocable giving over of things or persons to the Lord, often by totally destroying them. the city. Therefore it was called Hormah.1:17 Hormah means destruction. 18Judah also took1:18 Hebrew; Septuagint Judah did not take Gaza, Ashkelon and Ekron—each city with its territory.

19The Lord was with the men of Judah. They took possession of the hill country, but they were unable to drive the people from the plains, because they had chariots fitted with iron. 20As Moses had promised, Hebron was given to Caleb, who drove from it the three sons of Anak. 21The Benjamites, however, did not drive out the Jebusites, who were living in Jerusalem; to this day the Jebusites live there with the Benjamites.

22Now the tribes of Joseph attacked Bethel, and the Lord was with them. 23When they sent men to spy out Bethel (formerly called Luz), 24the spies saw a man coming out of the city and they said to him, “Show us how to get into the city and we will see that you are treated well.” 25So he showed them, and they put the city to the sword but spared the man and his whole family. 26He then went to the land of the Hittites, where he built a city and called it Luz, which is its name to this day.

27But Manasseh did not drive out the people of Beth Shan or Taanach or Dor or Ibleam or Megiddo and their surrounding settlements, for the Canaanites were determined to live in that land. 28When Israel became strong, they pressed the Canaanites into forced labor but never drove them out completely. 29Nor did Ephraim drive out the Canaanites living in Gezer, but the Canaanites continued to live there among them. 30Neither did Zebulun drive out the Canaanites living in Kitron or Nahalol, so these Canaanites lived among them, but Zebulun did subject them to forced labor. 31Nor did Asher drive out those living in Akko or Sidon or Ahlab or Akzib or Helbah or Aphek or Rehob. 32The Asherites lived among the Canaanite inhabitants of the land because they did not drive them out. 33Neither did Naphtali drive out those living in Beth Shemesh or Beth Anath; but the Naphtalites too lived among the Canaanite inhabitants of the land, and those living in Beth Shemesh and Beth Anath became forced laborers for them. 34The Amorites confined the Danites to the hill country, not allowing them to come down into the plain. 35And the Amorites were determined also to hold out in Mount Heres, Aijalon and Shaalbim, but when the power of the tribes of Joseph increased, they too were pressed into forced labor. 36The boundary of the Amorites was from Scorpion Pass to Sela and beyond.

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.