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The acts of
JUDGES.

several tribes. utterly destroyed it. And the name 30 Neither did Zebulun drive out of the city was called Hormah. the inhabitants of Kitron, nor the

18 Also Judah took Gaza with the inhabitants of Nahalol; but the Ca-
coast thereof, and Ashkelon with the naanites dwelt among them, and be-
coast thereof, and Ekron with the came tributaries.
coast thereof.

31 Neither did Asher drive out the
19 And the LORD was with Judah; inhabitants of Accho, nor the inhab-
and he drave out the inhabitants of itants of Zidon, nor of Ahlab, nor of
the mountain ; but could not drive Achzib, nor of Helbah, nor of Aphik,
out the inhabitants of the valley, nor of Rehob:
because they had chariots of iron.

32 But the Asherites dwelt among 20 And they gave Hebron unto Ca- the Canaanites, the inhabitants of leb, as Moses said: and he expelled the land: for they did not drive them thence the three sons of Anak. out.

21 [ And the children of Benja 33 Neither did Naphtali drive out min did not drive out the Jebusites the inhabitants of Beth-shemesh, nor that inhabited Jerusalem ; but the the inhabitants of Beth-anath ; but Jebusites dwell with the children of he dwelt among the Canaanites, the Benjamin in Jerusalem unto this day. inhabitants of the land: neverthe

22 And the house of Joseph, they less, the inhabitants of Beth-shealso went up against Beth-el: and mesh and of Beth-anath became the Lord was with them.

tributaries unto them. 23 And the house of Joseph sent to

34 And the Amorites forced the descry Beth-el: now the name of the children of Dan into the mountain: city before was Luz:

for they would not suffer them to 24 And the spies saw a man come come down to the valley : forth out of the city, and they said 35 But the Amorites would dwell unto him, Shew us, we pray thee, in mount Heres in Aijalon, and in the entrance into the city, and we Shaalbim: yet the hand of the house will shew thee mercy.

of Joseph prevailed, so that they be25 And when he shewed them the came tributaries. entrance into the city, they smote the 36 And the coast of the Amorites city with the edge of the sword; but was from the going up to Akrabbim, they let go the man and all his family. from the rock, and upward. 26 And the man went into the land

CHAPTER II. of the Hittites, and built a city, and An Angel rebuketh the people at Bochim. 6 The called the name thereof Luz: which

wickedness of the next generation after Joshua.

14 God's dealings with them in judgment and is the name thereof unto this day. mercy. 20 The nations left to prove Israel. 27 Neither did Manasseh drive out

up from Gilgal to Bochim, and her towns, nor Taanach and her said, I made you to go up out of towns, nor the inhabitants of Dor Egypt, and have brought you unto and her towns, nor the inhabitants the land which I sware unto your of Iblcam and her towns, nor the fathers; and I said, I will never inhabitants of Megiddo and her break my covenant with you ; towns: but the Canaanites would 2 And ye shall make no league dwell in that land.

with the inhabitants of this land; 28 And it came to pass, when Is- ye shall throw down their altars : rael was strong, that they put the but ye have not obeyed my voice; Canaanites to tribute, and did not why have ye done this? utterly drive them out.

3 Wherefore I also said, I will not 29 Neither did Ephraim drive out drive them out from before you ; but the Canaanites that dwelt in Gezer; they shall be as thorns in your sides, but the Canaanites dwelt in Gezer and their gods shall be a snare unto among them.

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children of Israel might know to children of Ammon and Amalek, and
teach them war, at the least such went and smote Israel, and possess-
as before knew nothing thereof; ed the city of palm trees.
3 Namely, five lords of the Philis 14 So the children of Israel served
tines, and all the Canaanites, and Eglon the king of Moab eighteen
the Sidonians, and the Hivites that years.
dwelt in mount Lebanon, from 15 But when the children of Israel
mount Baal-hermon unto the enter-cried unto the Lord, the Lord raised
ing in of Hamath.

them up a deliverer, Ehud the son of
4 And they were to prove Israel by Gera, a Benjamite, a man lefthand-
them, to know whether they would ed: and by him the children of Is-
hearken unto the commandments of rael sent a present unto Eglon the
the LORD, which he commanded their king of Moab.
fathers by the hand of Moses. 16 But Ehud made him a dagger
5 And the children of Israel dwelt which had two edges, of a cubit
among the Canaanites, Hittites, and length; and he did gird it under
Amorites

, and Perizzites, and Hi- his raiment upon his right thigh. vites, and Jebusites:

17 And he brought the present un6 And they took their daughters to Eglon king of Moab: and Eglon to be their wives, and gave their was a very fat man. daughters to their sons, and served 18 And when he had made an end their gods.

to offer the present, he sent away 7 And the children of Israel did the people that bare the present. evil in the sight of the Lord, and

19 But he himself turned again forgat the Lord their God, and from the quarries that were by Gilserved Baalim and the groves.

gal, and said, I have a secret errand 8 Therefore the anger of the LORD unto thee, O king: who said, Keep was hot against Israel, and he sold silence. And all that stood by him them into the hand of Chushan-rish- went out from him. athaim king of Mesopotamia : and 20 And Ehud came unto him; and the children of Israel served Chu- he was sitting in a summer parlour, shan-rishathaim eight years.

which he had for himself alone; and 9 And when the children of Israel Ehud said, I have a message from cried unto the LORD, the Lord raised God unto thee. And he arose out of up a deliverer to the children of Is- his seat. rael, who delivered them, even Oth 21 And Ehud put forth his left niel the son of Kenaz, Caleb's young- hand, and took the dagger from his er brother.

right thigh, and thrust it into his 10 And the Spirit of the LORD came belly: upon him, and he judged Israel, and 22 And the haft also went in after went out to war: and the LORD the blade; and the fat closed upon delivered Chushan-rishathaim king the blade, so that he could not draw of Mesopotamia into his hand ; and the dagger out of his belly; and the his hand prevailed against Chushan- dirt came out.

23 Then Ehud went forth through 11 And the land had rest forty the porch, and shut the doors of the years: and Othniel the son of Ke- parlour upon him, and locked them. naz died.

24 When he was gone out, his 12 T And the children of Israel did servants came; and when they saw evil again in the sight of the Lord: that, behold, the doors of the parlour and the Lord strengthened Eglon were locked, they said, Surely he covthe king of Moab against Israel, be- ereth his feet in his summer chamcause they had done evil in the sight | ber. of the LORD.

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