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out thence the three sons of Anak. 21 And the children of Benjamin did not drive out the Jebusites that inhabited Jerusalem: but the Jebusites 'dwelt with the children of Benjamin in Jerusalem, unto this day.

And the house of Joseph, they also went up against Beth-el: and the LORD 23 was with them. And the house of


Joseph sent to 'spy out! Beth-el. (Now the name of the city beforetime was 24 Luz.) And the watchers' 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 25) will 'deal kindly with thee. And he shewed them the entrance into the city, and they smote the city with the edge of the sword; but they let the 26 man go and all his family. And 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.


'And Manasseh did not drive out the inhabitants of Beth-shean and her 1towns, nor of 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 28 land. And it came to pass, when Israel was waxen strong, that they put the Canaanites to 'taskwork', and did not utterly drive them out.


'And1 Éphraim 'drave not out the Canaanites that dwelt in Gezer; but the Canaanites dwelt in Gezer among them.

Zebulun drave not out the inhabitants of Kitron, nor the inhabitants of Nahalol; but the Canaanites dwelt among them, and became tributary.


Asher 'drave not out the inhabitants of Acco, nor the inhabitants of Zidon, nor of Ahlab, nor of Achzib, nor of Helbah, nor of Aphik, nor of Rehob: 32 but the Asherites dwelt among the Canaanites, the inhabitants of the land: for they did not drive them out.


Naphtali 'drave not 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 Bethanath became tributary unto them.


1 Heb. daughters.

2 Or, subject to taskwork and so vv. 33, 35. 3 Or, Selai


And the Amorites forced the children of Dan into the hill country!: for they would not suffer them to come 35 down to the valley: but the Amorites would dwell in mount Heres, in Aijalon, and in Shaalbim: yet the hand of the house of Joseph prevailed, so 36 that they became tributary'. And the border of the Amorites was from the lascent of Akrabbim, from the rock, and upward.


And the angel of the LORD came up from Gilgal to Bochim. And he' said, I made you to go up out of Egypt, and have brought you unto the land which I sware unto your fathers; and I said, I will never break my cove2 nant with you: and ye shall make no Icovenant with the inhabitants of this land; ¡ye shall break down their altars: but ye have not hearkened unto my voice: why have ye done 3 this? Wherefore I also said, I will not drive them out from before you; but they shall be as thorns in your sides, and their gods shall be a snare 4 unto you. And it came to pass, when the angel of the LORD spake these words unto all the children of Israel, that the people lifted' up their voice, 5 and wept. And they called the name of that place Bochim: and they sacrificed there unto the LORD.


Now when Joshua had 'sent the people away, the children of Israel went every man unto his inheritance 7 to possess the land. And the people served the LORD all the days of Joshua, and all the days of the elders that outlived Joshua, who had seen all the great work of the LORD, that he had 8 wrought for Israel. And Joshua the son of Nun, the servant of the LORD, died, being an hundred and ten years (9 old. And they buried him in the border of his inheritance in Timnathheres, in the hill country' of Ephraim, on the north of the mountain of 10 Gaash. And also all that generation

were gathered unto their fathers: and there arose another generation after them, which knew not the LORD, nor yet the work which he had 'wrought for Israel.


And the children of Israel did that which was evil in the sight of the 12 LORD, and served 'the' Baalim: and

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they forsook the LORD, the God of their fathers, which brought them out of the land of Egypt, and followed other gods, of the gods of the peoples that were round about them, and bowed themselves down unto them: and they provoked the LORD to 13 anger. And they forsook the LORD, and served Baal and the Ashtaroth. 14 And the anger of the LORD was 'kindled against Israel, and he delivered them into the hands of spoilers that spoiled them, and he sold them into the hands of their enemies round about, so that they could not any longer stand before their enemies. 15 °Whithersoever they went out, the hand of the LORD was against them for evil, as the LORD had spoken', and as the LORD had sworn unto them and they were 'sore distressed. 16 And the LORD raised up judges, which saved them out of the hand 17 of those that spoiled them. And yet they hearkened' not unto their judges, for they went a whoring after other gods, and bowed themselves 'down unto them: they turned aside quickly out of the way wherein their fathers walked, obeying the commandments of the LORD; but they did not so. 18 And when the LORD raised them up judges, then the LORD was with the judge, and saved them out of the hand of their enemies all the days of the judge: for it repented the LORD because of their 'groaning' by reason of them that oppressed them and (19 vexed them. But it came to pass, when the judge was dead, that they Iturned back', and 'dealt more corruptly than their fathers, in following other gods to serve them, and to bow down unto them; they ceased not from their doings, nor from their (20 stubborn way. And the anger of the

LORD was kindled against Israel; and he said, Because this nation have transgressed my covenant which I commanded their fathers, and have 21 not hearkened unto my voice; °I also

will not henceforth drive out any from before them of the nations which 22 Joshua left when he died: othat 'by' them I may prove Israel, whether they will keep the way of the LORD to walk therein, as their fathers did 23 keep it, or not. So the LORD left

1 Heb. they let nothing fall of their doings.

those nations, without driving them out hastily; neither delivered he them into the hand of Joshua.

3* (1 Now these are the nations which the LORD left, to prove Israel by them, even as many as had not known 2 all the wars of Canaan; only that the generations of the children of Israel might know, to teach them war, at the least such as beforetime knew 3 nothing thereof; namely, the five lords of the Philistines, and all the Canaanites, and the Zidonians, and the Hivites that dwelt in mount Lebanon, from mount Baal-hermon unto 4 the entering in of Hamath. And

they were for to prove Israel by them, to know whether they would hearken unto the commandments of the LORD, which he commanded their 5 fathers by the hand of Moses. And the children of Israel dwelt among the Canaanites; the Hittite', and 'the Amorite', and the Perizzite', and 6 the Hivite', and 'the Jebusite: and they took their daughters to be their wives, and gave their own daughters to their sons, and served their gods.


And the children of Israel did that which was evil in the sight of the LORD, and forgat the LORD their God, and served the Baalim and the 8 Asheroth. Therefore the anger of the LORD was 'kindled' against Israel, and he sold them into the hand of Cushan-rishathaim king of Mesopotamia: and the children of Israel served Cushan-rishathaim eight years. 9 °And when the children of Israel cried unto the LORD, the LORD raised up a saviour to the children of Israel, who saved them, even Othniel the son of Kenaz, Caleb's younger brother. 10 And the spirit of the LORD came

upon him, and he judged Israel; and The went out to war, and the LORD delivered Cushan-rishathaim king of "Mesopotamia into his hand: and his hand prevailed against Cushan-risha11 thaim. And the land had rest forty years. And Othniel the son of Kenaz died.

12) And the children of Israel again did

that which was evil in the sight of the LORD: and the LORD strengthened Eglon the king of Moab against Israel, because they had done that which was evil in the sight of the

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13 LORD. And he gathered unto him the children of Ammon and Amalek; and he went and smote Israel, and they possessed the city of palm trees. 14 And the children of Israel served

Eglon the king of Moab eighteen 15) years. But when the children of Israel cried unto the LORD, the LORD raised them up a 'saviour", Ehud the son of Gera, the Benjamite, a man lefthanded: and the children of Israel sent a present by him unto Eglon 16 the king of Moab. And Ehud made

him a 'sword" which had two edges, of a cubit length; and he 'girded' it under his raiment upon his right thigh. 17 And he offered' the present unto Eglon king of Moab: now Eglon was a 18 very fat man. And when he had made an end of offering the present, he sent away the people that bare the 19 present. But he himself turned 'back' from the quarries that were by Gilgal, and said, I have a secret errand unto thee, O king. And he said, Keep silence. And all that stood by him *20) went out from him. And Ehud came unto him; and he was sitting by himself alone in his summer parlour. And Ehud said, I have a message from God unto thee. And he *21 arose out of his seat. °And Ehud

put forth his left hand, and took the Isword from his right thigh, and *22 thrust it into his belly: and the haft also went in after the blade; and the fat closed upon the blade, for he drew not the 'sword' out of his belly; *23 and it came out 'behind'. "Then

Ehud went forth into the porch, and shut the doors of the parlour upon *24 him, and locked them. Now when

he was gone out, his servants came; and they saw, and', behold, the doors of the parlour were locked; land' they said, Surely he covereth his feet in his * 25 summer chamber. And they tarried

till they were ashamed: and, behold, he opened not the doors of the parlour; therefore they took the key, and opened them: and, behold, their lord was fallen down dead on the 26 earth. °And Ehud escaped while they tarried, and passed beyond the 1quarries, and escaped unto 'Seirah'. 27 And it came to pass, when he was come, that he blew a trumpet in the Thill country of Ephraim, and the children of Israel went down with


1 Or, graven images Heb. upper chamber of cooling.

him from the hill country', and he 28 before them. And he said unto them, Follow after me: for the LORD hath delivered your enemies the Moabites into your hand. And they went down after him, and took the fords of Jordan against the Moabites', and 29 suffered not a man to pass over. And

they 'smotel of Moab at that time about ten thousand men, 'every lusty Iman', and 'every man' of valour; and 30 there escaped not a man. So Moab was subdued that day under the hand of Israel. And the land had rest fourscore years.


And after him was Shamgar the son of Anath, which 'smote' of the Philistines six hundred men with an ox goad: and he also 'saved' Israel.


And the children of Israel again did that which was evil in the sight of the LORD, when Ehud was dead. 2 And the LORD sold them into the hand of Jabin king of Canaan, that reigned in Hazor; the captain of whose host was Sisera, which dwelt 3 in Harosheth of the "Gentiles. And the children of Israel cried unto the LORD: for he had nine hundred chariots of iron; and twenty years he mightily oppressed the children of



Now Deborah, a prophetess, the wife of Lappidoth, she judged Israel 5 at that time. And she dwelt under the palm tree of Deborah between Ramah and Beth-el in 'the hill country of Ephraim: and the children of Israel came up to her for judgement. 6 And she sent and called Barak the son of Abinoam out of Kedesh-naphtali, and said unto him, Hath not the the LORD, the God of Israel, commanded, saying, Go and draw unto mount Tabor, and take with thee ten thousand men of the children of Naphtali and of the children of Zebulun? 7 And I will draw unto thee to the river Kishon Sisera, the captain of Jabin's army, with his chariots and his multitude; and I will deliver him (8 into thine hand. °And Barak said

unto her, If thou wilt go with me, then I will go but if thou wilt not go 9 with me, I will not go. And she said, I will surely go with thee: notwithstanding the journey that thou takest shall not be for thine honour; for the LORD shall sell Sisera into

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the hand of a woman. And Deborah arose, and went with Barak to Kedesh. 10 And Barak called Zebulun and Naphtali together to Kedesh; and 'there' went up ten thousand men at his feet: 11) and Deborah went up with him. Now Heber the Kenite had severed himself from the Kenites, leven from the children of Hobab the brother in law of Moses, and had pitched his tent las far as the oak in ‘Żaanannim', 12 which is by Kedesh. And they 'told' Sisera that Barak the son of Abinoam (13 was gone up to mount Tabor.


Sisera gathered together all his chariots, even nine hundred chariots of iron, and all the people that were with him, from Harosheth of the Gentiles, 14 unto the river Kishon. And Deborah said unto Barak, Up; for this is the day in which the LORD hath delivered Sisera into thine hand: is not the LORD gone out before thee? So Barak went down from mount Tabor, and ten thousand men after him.


15 And the LORD discomfited Sisera, and all his chariots, and all his host, with the edge of the sword before Barak; and Sisera lighted down 'from his chariot, and fled away on (16 his feet. But Barak pursued after the chariots, and after the host, unto Harosheth of the "Gentiles: and all the host of Sisera fell by the edge of the sword; there was not a man left.


Howbeit Sisera fled away on his feet to the tent of Jael the wife of Heber the Kenite: for there was peace between Jabin the king of Hazor and the house of Heber the 18 Kenite. And Jael went out to meet Sisera, and said unto him, Turn in, my lord, turn in to me; fear not. And he turned in unto her into the tent, and she covered him with a 19 rug. And he said unto her, Give

me, I pray thee, a little water to drink; for I am thirsty. And she opened a bottle of milk, and gave 20 him drink, and covered him. And

he said unto her, Stand in the door of the tent, and it shall be, when any man doth come and inquire of thee, and say, Is there any man here? that 21 thou shalt say, No. "Then Jael Heber's wife took a tent-'pin', and

1 Heb. Kain. See Num. xxiv. 22. Or, father in law

3 Or, terebinth 4 See Josh. xix. 33.

took an hammer in her hand, and went softly unto him, and smote the Ipin into his temples, and it 'pierced through into the ground; for he was in a deep sleep'; so he 'swooned 22 and died. And, behold, as Barak pursued Sisera, Jael came out to meet him, and said unto him, Come, and I will shew thee the man whom thou seekest. And he came unto her; land', behold, Sisera lay dead, and 23 the tent-pin' was in his temples. So

God subdued on that day Jabin the king of Canaan before the children of 24) Israel. And the hand of the children of Israel prevailed 'more' and 'more! against Jabin the king of Canaan, until they had destroyed Jabin king of Canaan.

51 Then sang Deborah and Barak the son of Abinoam on that day, saying,

2) For that the leaders took the lead in Israel,

For that the people offered themselves willingly,




'Bless ye the LORD.

Hear, Ó ye kings; give ear, O ye princes;

I, even I, will sing unto the LORD;
I will sing praise to the LORD, 'the'
God of Israel.

LORD, when thou wentest forth out of Seir,

When thou marchedst out of the field of Edom.

The earth trembled, the heavens also dropped,

Yea, the clouds dropped water. The mountains flowed down at the presence of the LORD, Even yon Sinai at the presence of the LORD, the God of Israel.

In the days of Shamgar the son of Anath,

In the days of Jael, the high ways were unoccupied,

And the travellers walked through 'byways.

7) 10 The 'rulers' ceased in Israel, they


Until that I Deborah arose,
That I arose a mother in Israel.
They chose new gods;
Then was war in the gates:
Was there a shield or spear seen

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He was sent on foot. . For the divisions.. thoughts; 16 abodest.. bleatings of.. For the divisions; 17 continued on.. . shore.. in.. breaches; 18 were.. In; 21 (of). . thou hast trodden down; 22 were.. broken.. the means. . mighty; 25 forth; 26 off.. When.. had.. stricken; 27 (down). = [78]

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