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СНАР. 11. The Canaanites put to tribute. 213 fought against Jerusalem, and had taken Shew us, we pray thee, the entrance into it, and smitten it with the edge of the the city, and we will shew thee mercy. sword, and set the city on fire.)

25 And when he shewed them the en9 F And afterward the children of Ju- trance into the city, they smote the city dah went down to fight against the Cana- with the edge of the sword: but they let anites that dwelt in the mountain, and in go the man and all his family: the south, and in the valley.

26 And the man went into the land of 10 And Judah went against the Cana- the Hittites, and built a city, and called anites that dwelt in Hebron : (now the the name thereof Luz: which is the name name of Hebron before was Kirjath-ar- thereof unto this day. ba:) and they slew Sheshai, and Ahiman, 27 q Neither did 'Manasseh drive out and Talmai.

the inhabitants of Beth-shean and her 11 And from thence he went against the towns, nor Taanach and her towns, nor inhabitants of Debir : and the name of the inhabitants of Dor and her towns, nor Debir before was Kirjath-sepher: the inhabitants of Ibleam and her towns,

12 And Caleb sax, He that smiteth nor the inhabitants of Megiddo and her Kirjath-sepher, and taketh it, to him will towns; but the Canaanites would dwell I gire Achsah my daughter to wife. in that land.

13 And Othniel the son of Kenaz, 28 And it came to pass when Israel Caleb's younger brother, took it: and he was strong, that they put the Canaanites gave him Achsah his daughter to wife. to tribute, and did not utterly drive

14 And it came to pass, when she came them out. to him, that she moved him to ask of her 29 4 Neither did Ephraim drive out father a field: and she lighted from off the Canaanites that dwelt in Gezer ; but her ass; and Caleb said unto her, What the Canaanites dwelt in Gezer among wilt thou?

them. 15 And she said unto him, Give me a 50 q Neither did Zebulun drive out the blessing : for thou hast given me a south inhabitants of Kitron, nor the inhabitants land; give me also springs of water. And of Nahalol ; but the Canaanites dwelt Caleb gare her the upper springs, and among them, and became tributaries. the nether springs.

31 î Neither did Asher drive out the in16 And the children of the Kenite, habitants of Accho, nor the inhabitants of Moes' father-in-law, went up out of the Zidon, nor of Ahlab, nor of Achzib, nor city of palm-trees with the children of of Helbah, ror of Aplik, nor of Rehob : Judah into the wilderness of Judah, which 32 But the Asherites dwelt among the lieth in the south of Arad; and they went Canaanites, the inhabitants of the land: and dwelt among the people.

for they did not drive them out. 17 And Judah went with Simeon his S3 Neither did Naphtali drive out the brother, and they slew the Canaanites inhabitants of Beth-shemesh, nor the inthat inhabited Zephath, and utterly de habitants of Beth-anath ; but he dwelt stroyed it. And the name of the city was among the Canaanites, the inhabitants of called Hormah.

the land : nevertheless, the inhabitants of 18 Also Judah took Gaza with the coast | Beth-shemesh and of Beth-anath became thereof, and Askelon with the coast there- il tributaries unto them. of, and Ekron with the coast thereof. 54 And the Amorites forced the chil

19 And the Lord was with Judah; | dren of Dan into the mountain ; for they and he drave out the inhabilants of the || would not suffer them to come down to mountain ; but could not drive out the the valley : inhabitants of the valley, because they 35 But the Amorites would dwell in had chariots of iron.

mount Heres in Ajalon, and in Shaal20 And they gave Hebron unto Caleb, bim: yet the hand of the house of Joas Moses said : and he expelled thence seph prevailed, so that they became tribthe three sons of Anak.

utaries. 21 And the children of Benjamin did 36 And the coast of the Amorites quals not drive out the Jebusites that inhabited from the going up to Akrabbim, from Jerusalem ; but the Jebusites dwell with the rock, and upward. the children of Benjamin in Jerusalem

CHAP. II. unto this day.

1 An angel rebuketh the peofile at Bochiir. 22 q And the house of Joseph, they 6 The wickedness of t new generation also went up against Beth-el: and the after Joshua. 14, ž0 Their punishment, LORD was with them. 23 And the house of Joseph sent to

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from Gilgal to Bochim, and said, I descry Beth-el. Now the name of the made you to go up out of Egypt, and have sity before was Luz.

brought you unto the land which I sware 24 And the spies saw a man come forth unto your fathers; and I said, I will neyQuit of the city, and they said unto him, Iler break my covenant with you.

214 The Israelites wickedness, &c. JUDGES. Their obstinate idolatry.

2 And ye shall make no league with the out of the way which their fathers walked inhabitants of this land; ye shall throw in, obeying the commandments of the down their altars: but ye have not obey- | LORD ; but they did not so. ed my voice: why have ye done this? 18 And when the LORD raised them

3 Wherefore I also said, I will not drive || ::p judges, then the LORD was with the them out from before you; but they shall || judge, and delivered them out of the be as thorns in your sides, and their gods hand of their enemies all the days of the shall be a snare unto you.

judge: (for it repented the Lord because 4 And it came to pass, when the angel of their groanings by reason of them that of the LORD spake these words unto all oppressed them and vexed them.) the children of Israel, that the people 19 And it came to pass, when the judge lifted up their voice, and wept.

was dead, that they returned, and cor5 And they called the name of that rupted themselves more than their fathers, place Bochim; and they sacrificed there in following other gods to serve them, and anto the LORD.

to bow down unto them; they ceased not 6 | And when Joshua had let the people from their own doings, nor from their go, the children of Israel went every man

stubborn way: uinto his inheritance to possess the land. 20 9 And the anger of the LORD was

7 And the people served the LORD all || hot against Israel; and he said, Because the days of Joshua, and all the days of that this people hath transgressed my covthe elders that outlived Joshua, who had enant which I commanded their fathers, seen all the great works of the LORD, and have not hearkened unto my voice ; that he did for Israel.

21 I also will not henceforth drive out 8 And Joshua the son of Nun, the ser- any from before them of the nations rant of the Lord, died, being an hundred | wliich Joshua left when he died : and ten years old

22 That through them I may prore Is9 And they buried him in the border | rael, whether they will keep the way of of his inheritance in Timnath-heres, in the Lord to walk therein, as their fathers the mount of Ephraim, on the north side did keep it, or not, of the hill Gaash.

23 Therefore the Lord left those na10 And also all that generation were tions, without driving them out hastily, gathered unto their fathers : and there neither delivered he them into the hand arose another generation after them, of Joshua. which knew not the LORD, nor yet the

CHAP. III. works which he had done for Israel. 1 The nations left to firove Israel. 5 By

11 | And the children of Israel did communion with them they commit idolaevil in the sight of the Lord, and served try. 8 Of Othniel, 12 Ehud, 31 Shamgar. Baalim : 12 And they forsook the Lord God NWthese are the nations which the

LORD left, to prove Israel by them, of their fathers, which brought them out || (even as many of Israel as had not known of the land of Egypt, and followed other | all the wars of Canaan ; gods, of the gods of the people that were 2 Only that the generations of the chilround about them, and bowed them- dren of Israel might know to teach them sclves unto them, and provoked the LORD war, at the least such as before knew to anger.

nothing thereof;) 13 And they forsook the Lord, and 3 Namely, five lords of the Philistines, served Baal and Ashtaroth.

and all the Canaanites, and the Sidonians, 14 4 And the anger of the LORD was and the Hivites that dwelt in mount Leb hot against Israel, and he delivered them | anon, from mount Baal-hermon unto the into the hands of spoilers that spoiled | entering in of Hamath. them, and he sold them into the hands 4 And they were to prove Israel by of their enemies round about, so that them, to know whether they would hearkthey could not any longer stand before en unto the commandments of the LORD, their enemies.

which he commanded their fathers by the 15 Whithersoever they went out, the hand of Moscs. hand of the LORD was against them for 5 And the children of Israel dwelt evil, as the Lord had said, and as the among the Canaanites, Hittites, and AmLORD had sworn unto them: and they orites, and Perizzites, and Hivites, and were greatly distressed.

Jebusites : 16 | Nevertheless the LORD raised up 6 And they took their daughters to he judges, which delivered them out of the their wives, and gave their daughters to hand of those that spoiled them.

their sons, and served their gols. 17 And yet they would not hearkeu 7 And the children of Israel did evil in pinto their judges, but they went a whor- | the sight of the Lord, and forgat the mg after other gods, and bowed them- LORD their God, and served Baalin, and elves unto them: they turned quickly the groves.

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Othniel delivereth Israel. CHAP. 1V. Shamgar slayeth the Philistines. 215

8. Therefore the anger of the LORD 24 When he was gone out, his ser-
was hot against Israel, and he sold them. vants came; and when they saw that, be-
into the hand of Chushan-rishathaim king hold, the doors of the parlour were lock-
of Mesopotamia: and the children of Is- ed, they said, Surely he covereth his feet
rael served Chushan-rishathaim eight in his summer-chamber.
Fears.

25 And they tarried till they were
9 And when the children of Israel cried ashamed: and behold, he opened not the
into the LORD, the LORD raised up a doors of the parlour, therefore they took
deliverer to the children of Israel, who a key and opened them: and behold, their
delivered them, even Othniel the son of lord was fallen down dead on the earth.
Kenaz, Caleb's younger brother.

26 And Ehud escaped while they tarri-
10 And the spirit of the LORD came ed; and passed beyond the quarries, and
upon him, and he judged Israel, and went | escaped unto Seirath.
out to war: and the LORD delivered Chu- 27 And it came to pass when he was
shan-rishathaim king of Mesopotamia into come, that he blew a trumpet in the
his hand; and his hand prevailed against mountain of Ephraim, and the children
Chushan-rishathaim.

of Israel went down with him from the
11 And the land had rest forty years: mount, and he before them.
and Othniel the son of Kenaz died.

28 And he said unto them, Follow after
12 f And the children of Israel did evil me : for the Lord hath delivered your
again in the sight of the LORD: and the enemies the Moabites into your hand.
LORD strengthened Eglon the king of And they went down after him, and took
Moab against Israel, because they had the fords of Jordan toward Moab, and
cone evil in the sight of the LORD. suffered not a man to pass over.

13 And he gathered unto him the 29 | And they slew of Moab at that
children of Ammon and Amalek, and time about ten thousand men, all lusty,
went and smote Israel, and possessed the and all men of valour : and there escap-
city of palm-trees

ed not a man.
14 So the children of Israel served Eg- 30 So Moab was subdued that day un-
kon the king of Moab eighteen years. der the hand of Israel: and the land had

15 But when the children of Israel cri- rest fourscore years
ed unto the LORD, the Lord raised them 31 And after him was Shamgar the
up a deliverer, Ehud the son of Gera, a son of Anath, which slew of the Philis-
Benjamite, a man left-handed : and by tines six hundred men with an ox-goad;
him the children of Israel sent a present and he also delivered Israel.
unto Egłon the king of Moab.

CHAP. IV.
16 But Ehud made him a dagger which 1 Deborah and Barak deliver Israel from
had two edges, of a cubit length; and Jabin and Sisera. 18 Jael killeth Sisera.
he did şird it under his raiment upon his A epil in the sight of the Lord when
right thigh.

17 And he brought the present unto Ehud was dead.
Egian king of Moab: and Eglon was a 2 And the LORD sokl them into the
very fat man.

hand of Jabin king of Canaan that reign-
13 And when he had made an end to ed in Hazor, the captain of whose host
offer the present, he sent away the people was Sisera, which dwelt in Harosheth of
that bare the present.

the Gentiles.
19 But he himself turned again from 3 And the children of Israel cried unto
the quarries that were by Gilgal, and said, the LORD; for he had nine hundred char-
I have a secret errand unto thee, O king: iots of iron; and twenty years he might-
who said, Keep silence. And all that ily oppressed the children of Israel.
stood by him went out from him.

4 TAnd Deborah, a prophetess, the wife
20 And Ehud came unto him; and he of Lapidoth, shc judged Israel at that time.
was sitting in a summer-parlour, which 5 And she dwelt under the palm-tree
he had for himself alone: and Ehud said, of Deborah, between Ramah and Beth-el
I have a message from God unto thee in mount Ephraim : and the children of
And he arose out of his seat.

Israel came up to her for judgment.
21 And Elud put forth his left hand, 6 And she sent and called Barak the
and took the dagger from his right thigh, son of Abinoam out of Kedesh-naphtali,
and thrust it into his belly :

and said unto him, Hati not the LORD
22 And the haft also went in after the God of Israel commandel, saying, Go,
blade: and the fat closed upon the blade, and draw toward mount Talor, and
so that he could not draw the dagger out take with thee ten thousand men of the
of his belly ; and the dirt came out. children of Naphtali, and of the children

23. Then Ehud went forth through the of Zebulun?
porch, and shut the doors of the parlour 7 And I will draw unto thce, to the
upon him, and locked them.

river Kishon, Sisera the captain of Jabin's

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216 Jael killeth Sisera.

JUDGES. T'he song of Deborah und Barak. army, with his chariots and his multitude ; || the nail into his temples, and fastened it and I will deliver him into thine hand. into the ground : for he was fast asleep,

8 And Barak said unto her, If thou wilt and weary. So he died. go with me, then I will go : but if thou 22 And behold, as Barak pursued Siwilt not go with me, then I will not go. sera, Jael came out to meet him, and said

9 And she said, I will surely go with unto him, Come, and I will shew thee the thee : notwithstanding the journey that man whom thou seekest. And when he thou takest shall not be for thine honour; came into her tent, behold, Sisera lay for the LORD shall sell Sisera into the dead, and the nail was in his temples. hand of a woman. And Deborah arose, 23 So God subdued on that day Jabin and went with Barak to Kedesh.

the king of Canaan before the children of 10 s And Barak called Zebulun and Israel. Naphtali to Kedesh; and he went up with 24 And the hand of the children of Isten thousand men at his feet: and Debo rael prospered, and prevailed against Jaralı went up with him.

bin the king of Canaan, until they had 11 Now Heber the Kenite, which cvas destroyed Jabin king of Canaan. of the children of Hobab the father-in-law

CHAP. V. of Moses, had severed himself from the Kenites, and pitched his tent unto the Them Of Avinoam on that day, saying,

The song of Deborah and Barak.

Deborah and Barak the plain of Zaanaim, which is by Kedeshi.

12 And they shewed Sisera that Barak 2 Praise ye the LORD for the avenging the son of Abinoam was gone up to mount of Israel, when the people willingly offer Tabor.

ed themselves. 13. And Sisera gathered together all his 3 Hear, () ye kings; give ear, 0 ye chariots, even nine hundred chariots of princes; I, even I, will sing unto the iron, and all the people that were with Lord; I will sing praise to the LORD him, from Harosheth of the Gentiles unto | God of Israel. the river of Kishon.

4 LORD, when thou wentest out of Seir, 14 And Deborah said unto Barak, Up; when thou marchedst out of the field of for this is the day in which the LORD hath Edom, the earth trembled, and the heavdelivered Sisera into thine hand : is not ens dropped, the clouds also dropped wathe LORD gone out before thee? So Barakter. went down from mount Tabor, and ten 5 The mountains melted from before thousand men after him.

the LORD, even that Sinai from before 15. And the LORD discomfited Sisera, ll the LORD God of Israel. and all his chariots, and all his host, with 6 In the days of Shamgar the son of the edge of the sword before Barak: so Anath, in the days of Jael, the highways that Sisera lighted down off his chariot, were unoccupied, and the travellers walkand fled away on his feet.

ed through by-ways 16 But Barak pursued after the chari- 7 The inhabitants of the villages ceased, ots, and after the host, unto Harosheth of they ceased in Israel, until that I Debothe Gentiles: and all the host of Sisera rah arose, that I arose a mother in Israel. fell upon the edge of the sword; and there 8 They chose new gods; then tras war was not a man left.

in the gates: was there a shield or spear 17 Howbeit, Sisera fled away on his seen ainong forty thousand in Israel ? feet to the tent of Jael the wife of Heber 9 My heart is toward the governors of the Kenite: for there was peace between Israel that offered themselves willingly Jabin the king of Hazor and the house of | among the people : Bless ye the LORD. Heber the Kenite.

10 Speak, ye that ride on white asses, ye 18 1 And Jael went out to meet Sisera, that sit in judgment, and walk by the way. and said unto him, Turn in, my lord, turn 11 They that are delivered from the in to me; fear not. And when he had noise of archers in the places of drawing turned in unto her into the tent, she cov- water, there shall they rehearse the rightered him with a mantle.

eous acts of the Lord, even the righteous 19 And he said unto her, Give me, I pray acts toward the inhabitants of his villages thee, a little water to drink; for I am in Israel: then shall the people of the thirsty. And she opened a bottle of milk, LORD go down to the gates. and gave him drink, and covered him. 12 Awake, awake, Deborah ; awake,

20 Again he said unto her, Stand in the awake, utter a song: arisc, Barak, and door of the tent, and it shall be, when any | lead thy captivity captive, thou son of man doth come and inquire of thee, and | Abinoam. say, Is there any man here? that thou 13 Then he made him that remaineth shalt say, No.

have dominion over the nobles among the 21 Then Jael Heber's wife took a nail people : the Lord made me have dominof the tent, and took an hanımer in herion over the mighty. hand, and went softly unto him, and smote 14 Out of Ephraim was there a root of The song of Deborah and Barak. CHAP. VI. Israel oppressed by Midian. 217 there against Amalek; after thee, Benja- || LORD : but let them that love him be as min, among thy people ; out of Machir the sun when he goeth forth in his might. came down governors, and out of Zebu- And the land had rest forty years. lun they that handle the pen of the writer.

CHAP. VI. 15 And the princes of Issachar were 1 The Israelites for their sin are oppresswith Deborah : even Issachar, and also ed by Midian. 8 A prophet rebuketh Barak: he was sent on foot into the val- them. 11 Gideon delivereth them. ley. For the divisions of Reuben there were great thoughts of heart.

ND the children of Israel did evil in A

the sight of the LORD ; and the 16 Why abndest thou among the sheep-. Lord delivered them into the hand of folds, to hear the bleatings of the flocks ?| Midian seven years. For the divisions of Reuben there were 2 And the hand of Midian prevailed great searchings of heart.

against Israel: and because of the Midi17 Gilead abode beyond Jordan: and anites the children of Israel made them why did Dan remain in ships? Asher con- the dens which are in the mountains, and tinved on the sea-shore, and abode in his caves, and strong holds. breaches

3 And so it was, when Israel had sown, 18 Zebulun and Naphtali were a peo that the Midianites came up, and the ple that jeoparded their lives unto the Amalekites, and the children of the east, death in the high places of the field. even they came up against them ;

19 The kings came and fought, then 4 And they encamped against them, fought the kings of Canaan in Taanach and destroyed the increase of the earth, by the waters of Megiddo; they took notill thou come unto Gaza; and left no gain of money.

sustenance for Israel, neither sheep, nor 20 They fought from heaven; the stars ox, nor ass. in their courses fought against Sisera. 5 For they came up with their cattle

21 The river of Rishon swept them a- and their tents, and they came as grass, way, that ancient river, the river Kishon. hoppers for multitude ; for both they and O my soul, thou hast trodden down their camels were without number: and strength.

they entered into the land to destroy it. 22 Then were the horse-hoofs broken 6 And Israel was greatly impoverished by the means of the prancings, the pranc- because of the Midianites; and the chil. ings of their mighty ones.

dren of Israel cried unto the LORD. 23 Curse ye Meroz, said the angel of 7 | And it came to pass, when the the LORD, curse ye bitterly the inhabit-children of Israel cried unto the LORD ants thereof; because they came not to because of the Midianites, the help of the LORD, to the help of the 8 That the LORD sent a prophet unto LORD against the mighty.

the children of Israel, which said unto 24 Blessed above women shall Jael the them, Thus saith the LORD God of Israel, wife of Heber the Kenite be, blessed shall I brought you up from Egypt, and brought she be above women in the tent.

you forth out of the house of bondage ; 25 He asked water, and she gave him 9 And I delivered you out of the hand of milk ; she brought forth butter in a lord- the Egyptians, and out of the hand of all ly dish.

that oppressed you, and drave them out 26 She put her hand to the nail, and from before you, and gave you their land; ber right hand to the workman's hammer; 10 And I said unto you, I am the and with the hammer she smote Sisera, LORD your God; fear not the gods of ahe smote offhis head, when she had pierc- | the Amorites, in whose land ye dwell i ed and stricken through his temples. but ye have not obeyed my voice.

27 At her feet he bowed, he fell, he ii | And there came an angel of the hay down: at her feet he bowed, he fell: | LORD, and sat under an oak which was where he bowed, there he fell down dead. in Ophrah, that pertained unto Joash the

23 The mother of Sisera looked out at Abi-ezrite : and his son Gideon threshed 2 window, and cried through the lattice, wheat by the wine-press, to hide it from Why is his chariot so long in coming the Midianites. why tarry the wheels of his chariots ? 12 And the angel of the LORD appeared

Her wise ladies answered her, yea, unto him, and said unto him, The LORD she returned answer to herself,

is with thee, thou mighty man of valour. WHave they not spedhave they not di- 13 And Gideon said unto him, O my vided the prey; to every man a damsel or | Lord, if the LORD be with us, why then tạo; to Sisera a prey of divers colours, || is all this befallen us? and where be all a prey of divers colours of needle-work, 1 his miracles which our fathers told us of,

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