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19 The Lord was with(A) the men of Judah. They took possession of the hill country,(B) but they were unable to drive the people from the plains, because they had chariots fitted with iron.(C) 20 As Moses had promised, Hebron(D) was given to Caleb, who drove from it the three sons of Anak.(E) 21 The Benjamites, however, did not drive out(F) the Jebusites, who were living in Jerusalem;(G) to this day the Jebusites live there with the Benjamites.
22 Now the tribes of Joseph(H) attacked Bethel,(I) and the Lord was with them. 23 When they sent men to spy out Bethel (formerly called Luz),(J) 24 the spies saw a man coming out of the city and they said to him, “Show us how to get into the city and we will see that you are treated well.(K)” 25 So he showed them, and they put the city to the sword but spared(L) the man and his whole family. 26 He then went to the land of the Hittites,(M) where he built a city and called it Luz,(N) which is its name to this day.
27 But Manasseh did not(O) drive out the people of Beth Shan or Taanach or Dor(P) or Ibleam(Q) or Megiddo(R) and their surrounding settlements, for the Canaanites(S) were determined to live in that land. 28 When Israel became strong, they pressed the Canaanites into forced labor but never drove them out completely.(T) 29 Nor did Ephraim(U) drive out the Canaanites living in Gezer,(V) but the Canaanites continued to live there among them.(W) 30 Neither did Zebulun drive out the Canaanites living in Kitron or Nahalol, so these Canaanites lived among them, but Zebulun did subject them to forced labor. 31 Nor did Asher(X) drive out those living in Akko or Sidon(Y) or Ahlab or Akzib(Z) or Helbah or Aphek(AA) or Rehob.(AB) 32 The Asherites lived among the Canaanite inhabitants of the land because they did not drive them out. 33 Neither did Naphtali drive out those living in Beth Shemesh(AC) or Beth Anath(AD); but the Naphtalites too lived among the Canaanite inhabitants of the land, and those living in Beth Shemesh and Beth Anath became forced laborers for them. 34 The Amorites(AE) confined the Danites(AF) to the hill country, not allowing them to come down into the plain.(AG) 35 And the Amorites were determined also to hold out in Mount Heres,(AH) Aijalon(AI) and Shaalbim,(AJ) but when the power of the tribes of Joseph increased, they too were pressed into forced labor. 36 The boundary of the Amorites was from Scorpion Pass(AK) to Sela(AL) and beyond.(AM)
The Angel of the Lord at Bokim
2 The angel of the Lord(AN) went up from Gilgal(AO) to Bokim(AP) and said, “I brought you up out of Egypt(AQ) and led you into the land I swore to give to your ancestors.(AR) I said, ‘I will never break my covenant with you,(AS) 2 and you shall not make a covenant with the people of this land,(AT) but you shall break down their altars.(AU)’ Yet you have disobeyed(AV) me. Why have you done this? 3 And I have also said, ‘I will not drive them out before you;(AW) they will become traps(AX) for you, and their gods will become snares(AY) to you.’”
Disobedience and Defeat(BB)
6 After Joshua had dismissed the Israelites, they went to take possession of the land, each to their own inheritance. 7 The people served the Lord throughout the lifetime of Joshua and of the elders who outlived him and who had seen all the great things the Lord had done for Israel.(BC)
8 Joshua son of Nun,(BD) the servant of the Lord, died at the age of a hundred and ten. 9 And they buried him in the land of his inheritance, at Timnath Heres[b](BE) in the hill country of Ephraim, north of Mount Gaash.
10 After that whole generation had been gathered to their ancestors, another generation grew up who knew neither the Lord nor what he had done for Israel.(BF) 11 Then the Israelites did evil(BG) in the eyes of the Lord(BH) and served the Baals.(BI) 12 They forsook the Lord, the God of their ancestors, who had brought them out of Egypt. They followed and worshiped various gods(BJ) of the peoples around them.(BK) They aroused(BL) the Lord’s anger(BM) 13 because they forsook(BN) him and served Baal and the Ashtoreths.(BO) 14 In his anger(BP) against Israel the Lord gave them into the hands(BQ) of raiders who plundered(BR) them. He sold them(BS) into the hands of their enemies all around, whom they were no longer able to resist.(BT) 15 Whenever Israel went out to fight, the hand of the Lord was against them(BU) to defeat them, just as he had sworn to them. They were in great distress.(BV)
16 Then the Lord raised up judges,[c](BW) who saved(BX) them out of the hands of these raiders. 17 Yet they would not listen to their judges but prostituted(BY) themselves to other gods(BZ) and worshiped them.(CA) They quickly turned(CB) from the ways of their ancestors, who had been obedient to the Lord’s commands.(CC) 18 Whenever the Lord raised up a judge for them, he was with the judge and saved(CD) them out of the hands of their enemies as long as the judge lived; for the Lord relented(CE) because of their groaning(CF) under those who oppressed and afflicted(CG) them. 19 But when the judge died, the people returned to ways even more corrupt(CH) than those of their ancestors,(CI) following other gods and serving and worshiping them.(CJ) They refused to give up their evil practices and stubborn(CK) ways.
20 Therefore the Lord was very angry(CL) with Israel and said, “Because this nation has violated the covenant(CM) I ordained for their ancestors and has not listened to me, 21 I will no longer drive out(CN) before them any of the nations Joshua left when he died. 22 I will use them to test(CO) Israel and see whether they will keep the way of the Lord and walk in it as their ancestors did.” 23 The Lord had allowed those nations to remain; he did not drive them out at once by giving them into the hands of Joshua.(CP)
3 These are the nations the Lord left to test(CQ) all those Israelites who had not experienced any of the wars in Canaan 2 (he did this only to teach warfare to the descendants of the Israelites who had not had previous battle experience): 3 the five(CR) rulers of the Philistines,(CS) all the Canaanites, the Sidonians, and the Hivites(CT) living in the Lebanon mountains from Mount Baal Hermon(CU) to Lebo Hamath.(CV) 4 They were left to test(CW) the Israelites to see whether they would obey the Lord’s commands, which he had given their ancestors through Moses.
5 The Israelites lived(CX) among the Canaanites, Hittites, Amorites, Perizzites,(CY) Hivites and Jebusites.(CZ) 6 They took their daughters(DA) in marriage and gave their own daughters to their sons, and served their gods.(DB)