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1 The Book of JUDGES. CHAP. I.
Caleb's younger brother, took it; and Nawalerade
, death.oe chilliwa, beer gave him Achsah bis daughter to
2 And the LOILD said, Judah shall goed from off her ass; and Caleb said
15 And she said unto lin, Give me a
Dioses' father-in-law, went up out of 1 And Judah went up; and the Lord the city of palm-trees with the childelivered the Canainiley and the Periz dren of Judali, into the wilderness of zileg into their hand; and they slew of Judah, whicli lieth in the south of them in Bezek ten tliousand men. Aried; and they went and dwelt among
á And they found Adoni-bezek in Be- the people.
third imbabiled Zephath, and utterly
coast thereof, and askelon with thic 7 And Adoni-bozek said, Tbreescore cost thereor, and Ekron with the and ten kings, lariug their thumbs and cost thercor. their great toes cut ofl, giltered their 19 and the LORD was with Jadah; mcat unler iy tilble: as I have done, and he drave out the inhabitanis of 80 God bath requited me. And then the mountain; but could not rive out bought him to Jerusiuein, and there the inhabiliunts of the valley, because lie dicd.
ther bad chariots of iron,
10 11 And Judah went against the Ca. 22 And the bouse of Joseph, they
descry Belb.el: (now the name of the
him, Shew us, we pray thice, the en 12 and Caleb said, He that smiteth trunce into the city, and we will shew Kirjath-scpher, and taketh it, to him thee mercy, will I give Achsah my daughter to 25 And when he sbewed them the wne,
entrance into the city, they smote the 13 And Othniel the son of Kenaz city with the edge of the sword; but among then.
at Bochum chey let go the man and all his family. Il sware unto your fathers;and I said,
26 and the man went into the land of I will never break my covenant with the Hittites, and built a city, and called you. the name thercof Luz: which is thc 2 And ye shall make no league with üame thereof unto this day.
the inhabitants of this land ; ye shall 27 || Neillier did Manasseh drive out throw down their allars; but ye lave the inhabitants of Beth-ghean and her not obeyed my voice: why have ye lowns, nor Tanach and her towns, nor done this? the iubabitants of Dor and her towns, 3 Wherefore I also said, I will not nor tlie inhabitants of Ibleam and her drive them out from before you; but towns, vor the inliabitants of Megiddo they shall be as thorns in your sides, and her towns: But the Canaanites and their gods shall be a snare unto would dwell in that land.
you. 28 And it came to pass, when Israel 4 And it came to pass, when the angel was strong, that they put the Canaan of the LORD spake thiese words unto ites to tribute, and did not utterly drive all the children of Israel, that the them out.
people listed up their voice, and wept. 29 | Neither did Ephraim drive out 5 And they called the naine of that the Canaanites that dwell in Gezer;place Bochim: and they sacrificeul but the Canaanites dwelt in Gezer there unto the LORD.
6 And when Joshua had let the 30 1 Neither did Zebulun drive out people go, the children of Israel went toe inliabitants of Kitron, nor the in- every man unto his inheritance to posbabitants of Nalialal; but the Cauzan sess die land. ites dwelt among them, and became 7 And the people served the Lord all tributaries.
the days or Joshua, and all the days of 31 1 Neither did Asher drive out the the elders that outlived Joshua, why inhabitants of Accbo, nor the inbabit. liad seen all the great works of the ants of Zidon, nor of Allab, nor or Lord that he did for Israel. Aclizib, nor of Helbab, nor of Aplik, 8 And Joshua the son of Nun, the nor of Rehob:
servant of the Lord, died, being a 32 But the Asherites dwelt among hundred and ten years old. the Canaanites, the inhabitants of the 9 And they buried him in the border
for they did not drive them out. or bis inheritance in Tiinnath-leres, 33 | Neitlier did Naphtali drive out in the mount of Ephraiin, on the northi the inhabitants or Beth-shemesh, nor side of the hill Gaash. the inhabitants of Beth-anath; but he 10 | And also all that generation dwelt anong the Canaanites, the in- were gathered unto their fibers: and habitants of the land: nevertheless there arose another generation aller the inliabitants of Beth-shemesh and them, which knew not the LORD, nor of Beth-anatlı becane tributaries unto yet the works which he had done for them.
Israel. 34 T And the Amorites forced the 11 And the children of Igrael did evil children of Dan into the mountain ; in the sight of the LORD, and served for they would not suffer them lo come Baalim. down to the valley:
12 And they fursook the Lord God of 35 But the Amorites would dwell in their fathers, which brought them out inount Heres in Ajalon, and in Shaal of the land of Egypt, and followed bim; yet the hand of the liouse of Jo- other gods, of the gods of the people seph prevailed, so that they becaine that were round about them, and bowtributaries.
ed themselves unto them, and provok36 And the coast of the Ainoritesled the Lord to anger. suas from the going up to Akrabbim, 13 And they forsook the Lord, and from the rock, and upward.
served Baal and Ashtaroth, CHAP. II.
14 1 And the anger of the LORD Wag
froin Gilgal to Bochim, and said, them into the bands of spoilers that I made you to go up out of Egypt, and spoiled them, and he solil them into ha;c brgegli jou unto the luid which the lands of their enemies round about
The nations les
to prove Israel, so that they could not any longer sland| 3 Namely, five lords of the Philis before their enemies.
tines, and all the Canaanites, and the 15 Whithersoever they went out, the Sidonians, and the Hivites that dwelt haud of the LORD was against them in mount Lebanon, from mount Baalfor evil, as the LORD liad said, and as hermon unto tlie entering in of Hathe LORD had sworn unto them; and math. they were greatly distressed.
4 And they were to prove Israel by 16 Nevertheless the LORD raiged up thear, to know whether they would judges, which delivered them out of hearken unto the comniaadments of the hand of those that apoiled them. the LORD, which he commanded their
17 And yet they would not lcarken lathers by the hand of Moses.
to their sons, and served their gods.
thain king of Mesopotania: and the 19 And it came to pass, when the children of Israel served Cushan-rijudge was lead, that they returned, shathaim eight years. and corrupted themselves more than 9 And wlien the children of Israel their fathers, in following other gods cried unto the LORD, the Lord raised to serve them, and to bow down uoto up a deliverer to the children of Israel, thein; they ceased not from their own who delivered them, even Ohniel the doings, nor from their stubborn way. son of Kenaz, Caleb'a younger brother.
20 1 And the anger of the LORD was 10 And the Spirit of the LORD came hot against Israel; and he said, Be- upon him, and he judged Israel, and cause that this people hathtransgressed want out to war: and the Lord deiny covenant whicb 1 commanded livered Cushan-risbatlaim king of their fathers, and have not hearkened Mesopotamia into his land ; and his unto my voice,
hand prevailed against Chushan-risla-
23 Therefore the Lord left those na- they had done evil in the siglit or the
dren of Ammon and Amalek, and CHAP. III.
went and smote Israel, and possessed OW these are the nations which the city of palm-crecs. them; (even as many of Israel as bad Eglon the king of Moab eiglileen years. not known all the wars or Canaan; 15 But when the children of Israel
2 Only that the generations of the cried unto the Lord, the Lord raised children of Israel might know to teach them up a deliverer, Ehud the son of them war, at the least such as before Sera, a Benjamite, a man left-handed: knew notliing thereol :)
and by him the children of Israel gent
Eglon slain by Chud. JUDGES.
Israel enslaved by Jabin. a present onto Eglon the king of Moab. [ 29 And they slew of Moab at that
10 But Ehud made hiin a dagger time about ten thousand men,all lusty, which had two edges, osa cubit length; and all inen os valour; and there esand he did gird it under liis raiment caped not a man. opon liis right thigh.
30 So Noab was subdued that day un17 And lie brought the present unto der the liand of Israel. And the land Eglon, king of Moab.: and Eglon was bad rest lourscore years. a very lat man.
31 | And after him was Shamgar the 18 And when be bad made an end to son of Anath, wbicb slew of the Phil. offer the present, he sent away the istines six hundred men with an oxpeople that bare the present.
goad : and he also delivered Israel. 19 But he himsell turued again from
CHAP. IV. the quarries that were by Gilgal, and said, I bare a secret errand unto thee: A vill'in the sight of the Lord,
ND the children of Israel again did O king : who said, Keep silence. And all that stood by him went out from when Ebud was dead. liin.
2 And the LORD sold them into the 20 And Ebud came unlo bim ; and hand of Jabin king of Canaan, that he was sitting in a summer parlour, reigned in Hazor; the captain of whose which be had for himself alone. And bost was Sisera, which dwelt in HaroElud said, I have a message from God sheth of the Gentiles. unto thee. And he arose out of his seat. And the children of Israel cried un
21 And Ebul put forth his left land, to the LORD: for he had nine hundred and took the dagyer from his right chariots of iron : and twenty years he thigh, and thrust it into bis belly : Inightily oppressed the children of lg
2:2 And the bart also went in alter rael. the blade; and the fat closed upon tbe + 1 And Deborah, a proplietess, the blade, so that be could not draw the wife of Lapidoth, she judged Israel at dagger out of his belly; and the dirt that time. came out
6.Ind she dwell under the palm-tree 23 Then Ehud went forth through of Deborah between Ramah and Beilthe porch, anul slut the doors of the el in mnunt Eplurain : and the chil parlour upon him, and locked them. dren of Israel came up to ber for judg.
24 Then he was gone out, bis ser-ment. vants came; and when they saw that, I 6 And she sent and called Barak the beliolel, the doors of the parlour wcre son of binoam out of Kedesli-naphlocked, they said, Surely he corereth tali, and said unto him, Hath not the liis feet in his sumunor chamber. LORD God of Israel commanded, say
25 And they tarried till they were ins, Go and draw toward mount Ta. ugliamed: and, behold, he opened not bor, and take with thee ten thousand the loons of the parlour; therefore men of the children of Naphtali, and they took a key, and opened them: fol' the children of Zebulun ; anıl, belold, their lord was fallen 7 And I will draw unto tliee to lie down dead on the earth.
river Kishon, Sisera, the captain of Ja26 And Eludescaped while they tarbin's army, with his chariots und bis ried, and passed beyond the quarries, multitude; and I will deliver him inand escaped unto Scirath.
to thy hand. 27 And it came to pass, when he was 8 And Baruk said unto her, 10 tou come, that lie blew a trumpet in the wilt go with me, then I will go; but if mountain of Ephraim, and the chil thou wilt not go with me, then I will dren oi Liracl went down with hiig not go. from the roount, and be before them. 9 And she said, I will surely go with
23 And be said unto them, Follow thee: notwithstanding the journey that Etter me: for the Lond bath deliveredlhou takest shall not be forthy honour; pour enemies ile Moabites into your for the Lond shall sell Sisera into the hand. And they went down afer band of a woman. And Deborah lliin, and took the lords on Jcrdon arose,and went with Barak lo Kedeals. luwird Moab, and sufered not a nan! 10 | And Barak called Zebulu ant to piss over.
Naplitali to Kedicsh; and he went up
14 And Deborah said unto Barak, Up: TH
death of Sisera. with ten thousand men at his feet: and| 22 And, behold, as Barak pursued Deborab went up with hi n.
Sisera, Juel came out to meet him, II Now Heber the Kenite, which wus and said unto him, Come, and I will of the children of Hubab the father-in-shew tbee the man wliom thou seekest. law of Moses, had aevered himself And when he came into ber lent, befrom the Kenites, and pitched lis tent hold, Sisera lay dead, and the nail was unto the plain or Zaanaim, which is by in his temples. Kedesh.
23 So Goil subdaed on that day Jabin 12 And they shewed Sisera that Barak the king of Canaan before the childrca the son of Abinoam was gone up to of Israel. inount Tabor.
24 And the hand of the children of 13 And Sisera gathered together all Israel prospered, and prevailed against his chariots, even nine hundred char. Jabin the king of Canaan, until they lots of iron, and all the people that had destroyed Jabin king of Canaan. were with hin, from Harosheth of the
CHAP. V. Gentiles unto the river of Kishon.
HEN gangDeborab and Barakthe
LORD 800 of Abinoam on that day, say. hath delivered Siscra into thy band; ising, not the Lord gone out before thee? So 2 Praise ye the Lord for the ilengBarak went down from mount Tabor, ing of Israel, when the people willand ten thousand men alter him. ingly otlered themselves.
15 And the LORD discomfited Sisera, 3 lear, o ye kings; give ear, Oye and all his chariots, and ail his host, princes; I, cren I, will sing unto the with the edge of the sword before Bai LORD; 1 will sing praise to the LORD rak; so thai Sisera ligluted down off his God of Israel. chariol, and led away on his scet. + LORD, when thou wentest out of
16 But Baik pursued after the char. Seir, when thou marchiedst out of the 201, and after the host, unto Harosh-qield of Edom, tbc earth trembled, and eth of the Gentiles: and all the host of the heavens dropped, the clouds also Sisera sell upon the edge of the sword; Cropped water, ani there was not a inan leil
5 The mountaina melted fiom before 17 Howbeit Sisera led away on his the L.OILD, cren that Sinai from before fiet tollie tent of Jael the wife of He-the LORD God or Israel. her the Kenite ; for there was peace 6 In the days of Shamgar the son of between Jabin the king of Hazor and Analb, in the days of Jael, the liglithe house of Heber the Kenite. ways were unoccupied, and the travel
18 And Jael went out to meet Sillers walked through by-ways. mera, and said unto him, Turn in, my 7 The inhabitants of the villages Jord, turn in to me; rear not. And ceased, they ceascal in Israel, until that when he liad turned' in unto her into I Deborali arose, that I uroge a mother the tent, slie covered him with a man in Israel, tle.
8 They chose new gods; then was 19 And he said unto her, Give me, war in the gilles: was there a shield
pray thee, a little water to drink; or spear seen among forty thousaad in for I am thirsty. And slie opened a Israel? bottle of milk, and gave him drink, 9 My heart is toward the governors and covered him.
of Israel, that ofl'ered themselves wil 20 Again le said unto her, Stand in liugly among the people. Bless ye the the door of the tent, and it shall be, Lorld. when any man doth come and inquire 10 Speak, ye that ride on white asses, of thee, and say, Is there any man ye that sit in judginent, and walk by bore? that thou shalt say, No.
2. Then Jael, Heber's wise, took a II They that are delivered from the nail of the tent, and took a hanimer in noise of archers in the places of drawlier land, and went solly unto him, ing water, there shall they rehearse and more the nail into his temples and the righteous acts of the LORD, cuen lastened it into the ground: for be was the righteous acts toward the inhobit lust asleep und weary. So he clied. ants of his villages in Isracl: then