21 But the sons of Benjamin did not drive out the Jebusites who lived in Jerusalem; so the Jebusites have lived with the sons of Benjamin in Jerusalem to this day.
22 Likewise the house of Joseph went up against Bethel, and the Lord was with them.23 The house of Joseph spied out Bethel (now the name of the city was formerly Luz).24 The spies saw a man coming out of the city and they said to him, “Please show us the entrance to the city and we will treat you kindly.”25 So he showed them the entrance to the city, and they struck the city with the edge of the sword, but they let the man and all his family go free.26 The man went into the land of the Hittites and built a city and named it Luz [a]which is its name to this day.
Places Not Conquered
27 But Manasseh did not take possession of Beth-shean and its villages, or Taanach and its villages, or the inhabitants of Dor and its villages, or the inhabitants of Ibleam and its villages, or the inhabitants of Megiddo and its villages; so the Canaanites persisted in living in that land.28 It came about when Israel became strong, that they put the Canaanites to forced labor, but they did not drive them out completely.
29 Ephraim did not drive out the Canaanites who were living in Gezer; so the Canaanites lived in Gezer among them.
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