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Judges 1

The acts of Judah and Simeon.

Judges 1:1 After the death of Iosua it came to passe, that the children of Israel asked þe Lorde saying: who shall go vp for vs against the Cananites, and who shall first fight agaynst them. Judges 1:2 And the Lorde sayde: Iuda shall go vp beholde I haue delyuered the lande in to hys handes. Judges 1:3 And Iuda sayde vnto Simeon hys brother: come vp with me in my lotte, that we maye fight agaynst the Cananites: And I lykewyse wyll go with the into thy lotte. And so Symeon went with him. Judges 1:4 And Iuda went vp, and the Lorde delyuered þe Cananites & Pheresites into theyr handes. And they slewe of them in Bezek ten thousand men.

Adoni-bezek justly requited.

Judges 1:5 And they founde Adoni bezek in Bezek. And they fought against him, and slewe þe Cananites and Pheresites. Judges 1:6 But Adonibezek fled, & they folowed after hym, and caught hym, and cut of his thombes and his great toes. Judges 1:7 And Adonibezek sayde: thre skore & ten kynges hauing their thombes and great toes cut of, geathered their meate vnder my table: as I haue done, so God hath done to me againe. And they brought him to Ierusalem, and there he dyed.

Jerusalem taken.

Judges 1:8 The children of Iuda fought agaynst Ierusalem, and toke it and smote it wyth þe edge of the swerde, and set the cytie on fire,

Judges 1:9 After warde the children of Iuda went to fight against the Cananites, that dwelt in the mountayne, and towarde the south, & in the lowe contreye.

Hebron taken.

Judges 1:10 And Iuda went against the Cananites that dwelt in Hebron, which before time was called kariath Arbe. And slew Sesai, Ahiman & Thalmai. Judges 1:11 And from thence they went to the inhabiters of Dabir, whose name in olde tyme was called kariathsepher. Judges 1:12 And Caleb sayde he that smyteth Kariathsepher, & taketh it, to him will I geue Acsah my daughter to wyfe.

Othniel hath Achsah to wife for taking of Debir.

Judges 1:13 And Othoniel the sonne of kenez Calebs younger brother toke it: to whom he gaue Acsah hys daughter to wyfe, Judges 1:14 and as they went, she counceled hym to aske of her father a felde. And then she lyghted of her asse: and Caleb sayde vnto her: What ayleth the? Judges 1:15 She answered vnto hym: geue me a blessynge: for thou hast geuen me a Southward (or drie) lande, geue me also sprynges of water. And Caleb gaue her springes both aboue & benethe.

The Kenites dwell in Judah.

Judges 1:16 And the children of the kenite Moses father in lawe went vp out of þe cytie of palme trees with the children of Iuda into the wyldernesse of Iuda, that lieth in the Southe of Arad, and they went and dwelt amonge the people.

Hormah, Gaza, Ashkelon, and Ekron taken.

Judges 1:17 And Iuda went with Simeon his brother, and they slew the Cananites that enhabited Zephath, and vtterlye destroyed it, and called the name of the cytie Horma. Judges 1:18 And at the last Iuda toke Azah wyth the coastes therof, and Askalon wyth the coastes therof, and Abaron with the coastes therof, Judges 1:19 And the lorde was wyth Iuda, and he conquered the mountaynes, but coulde not dryue out þt enhabiters of the valeyes because they had charettes of yron. Judges 1:20 And they gaue Hebron vnto Caleb, as Moses sayde, And he expelled thence the thre sonnes of Enach.

The acts of Benjamin.

Judges 1:21 And the children of Beniamin dyd not cast out the Iebusites, that enhabited Ierusalem, but the Iebusites dwell wyth the chyldren of BenIamin in Ierusalem vnto this daye.

Of the house of Joseph, who take Beth-el.

Judges 1:22 And in lyke maner they þt were of the house of Ioseph went vp to Bethel & þe lord was wyth them, Judges 1:23 & þe house of Ioseph serched out Bethel, which before tyme was called Lus. Judges 1:24 And the spyes sawe a man come out of the cytie, and they sayde vnto hym: shew vs the waye into the cytie, and we wyll shewe the mercy. Judges 1:25 And whan he had shewed them the waye into the cytie, they smote it wyth the edge of the swerd, but let the man and all hys housholde goo free. Judges 1:26 And þe man went into the lande of the Hethites, and bylt a cytie, and called þe name therof Lus which is the name therof vnto this daye.

Judges 1:27 Nether dyd Manasses expelle Bethsean with her townes, Thaanach wyth her townes, the enhabitoures of Dor with her townes, þe enhabitoures of Ieblaam wyth her townes, nether þe enhabitoures of Magedo wyth her townes, but the Cananites were bolde to dwell in the lande. Judges 1:28 But it came to passe þt as sone as Israell was waxed myghtie, they put the Cananites to tribute and expelled them not.

Judges 1:29 In lyke maner Ephraim expelled not the Cananytes that dwelt in Gazer, but the Cananytes dwelt stille in Gazer amonge them.

Of Zebulun.

Judges 1:30 Nether dyd Zabulon expelle the enhabytoures of ketron, nether the enhabytoures of Nahalol: But þe Cananytes dwelt amonge them, and became trybutaries.

Of Asher.

Judges 1:31 Nether dyd Aser cast out the enhabytoures of Acho, nether the enhabytoures of Zidon, & of Ahalab, Aczib, & Halbah, Aphek, ner of Rohob, Judges 1:32 but the Aserites dwelt amonge the Cananites the enhabytoures of the lande, for they might not dryue them out.

Of Naphtali.

Judges 1:33 Nether dyd Nephthalim dryue out the enhabytoures of Bethsames, nor the enhabytoures of Bethanath, but dwelt amongest the Cananytes the enhabytoures of þe lande. Neuerthelesse the enhabytoures of Bethsames & of Bethanath became trybutaries vnto them.

Of Dan.

Judges 1:34 And the Amorites troubled the chyldren of Dan in the mountayne, and soffered them not to come downe to the valeye. Judges 1:35 And the Amorites were content to dwell in mount Heres in Hailon and in Salabim. And the hand of Ioseph preuayled, so that they became tributaries: Judges 1:36 & the coaste of þe Amorytes was from the goyng vp to Acrabim, and from the rocke vpwarde.

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