Daily Word OT

May 29, 2019

Judges 1:28-26

1:8 And the children of Judah fought against Jerusalem, and they took it and struck it with the edge of the sword; and they set the city on fire.
1:9 And afterward the children of Judah went down to fight against the Canaanites who inhabited the hill country and the Negev and the lowland.
1:10 Then Judah went against the Canaanites who dwelt in Hebron. (Now the name of Hebron was formerly Kiriath-arba.) And they struck Sheshai and Ahiman and Talmai.
1:11 And he went up from there to the inhabitants of Debir. (Now the name of Debir was formerly Kiriath-sepher.)
1:12 And Caleb said, Whoever strikes Kiriath-sepher and takes it, I will give to him Achsah my daughter as wife.
1:13 Then Othniel the son of Kenaz, Caleb’s younger brother, took it; and he gave him Achsah his daughter as wife.
1:14 And when she came to him, she urged him to ask her father for the field. And she alighted from her donkey, and Caleb said to her, What do you want?
1:15 And she said to him, Give me a blessing, for you have given me land in the Negev; give me also springs of water. So Caleb gave her the upper springs and the lower springs.
1:16 And the children of the Kenite, Moses’ father-in-law, went up from the city of palms with the children of Judah into the wilderness of Judah, which is to the south of Arad. And they went and dwelt with the people.
1:17 Then Judah went with Simeon his brother and struck the Canaanites who inhabited Zephath; and they utterly destroyed it. And they called the name of the city Hormah.
1:18 And Judah took Gaza and its territory and Ashkelon and its territory and Ekron and its territory.
1:19 And Jehovah was with Judah. And they took possession of the hill country, but they could not dispossess the inhabitants of the valley, for they had chariots of iron.
1:20 And they gave Hebron to Caleb, as Moses had spoken; and he dispossessed the three sons of Anak from there.
1:21 But the Jebusites, who dwelt in Jerusalem, the children of Benjamin did not dispossess; thus the Jebusites dwell with the children of Benjamin in Jerusalem to this day.
1:22 And the house of Joseph, they also, went up against Bethel; and Jehovah was with them.
1:23 And the house of Joseph spied out Bethel. (Now the name of the city was formerly Luz.)
1:24 And those who watched saw a man coming out of the city; and they said to him, Show us now the entrance of the city, and we will show mercy to you.
1:25 And he showed them the entrance of the city, and they struck the city with the edge of the sword; but they let the man and all his family go.
1:26 And the man went into the land of the Hittites; and he built a city and called its name Luz, which is its name unto this day.