The Elders Judge Yisrael. They drive out all the Canaanites and Inherit the Promised Land.

1 At that time, after the death of Yahshua, the children of the Canaanites were still in the land, and the Yisraelites resolved to drive them out.

2 And the children of Yisrael asked of YAHWEH, saying, Who shall first go up for us to the Canaanites to fight against them? and YAHWEH said, Yahudah shall go up.

3 And the children of Yahudah said to Simeon, Go up with us into our lot, and we will fight against the Canaanites and we likewise will go up with you, in your lot, so the children of Simeon went with the children of Yahudah.

4 And the children of Yahudah went up and fought against the Canaanites, so YAHWEH delivered the Canaanites into the hands of the children of Yahudah, and they smote them in Bezek, ten thousand men.

5 And they fought with Adonibezek in Bezek, and he fled from before them, and they pursued him and caught him, and they took hold of him and cut off his thumbs and great toes.

6 And Adonibezek said, Three score and ten kings having their thumbs and great toes cut off, gathered their meat under my table, as I have done, so YAHWEH has requited me, and they brought him to Yerusalem and he died there.

7 And the children of Simeon went with the children of Yahudah, and they smote the Canaanites with the edge of the sword.

8 And YAHWEH was with the children of Yahudah, and they possessed the mountain, and the children of Yoseph went up to Bethel, the same is Luz, and YAHWEH was with them.

9 And the children of Yoseph spied out Bethel, and the watchmen saw a man going forth from the city, and they caught him and said unto him, Show us now the entrance of the city and we will show kindness to you.

10 And that man showed them the entrance of the city, and the children of Yoseph came and smote the City with the edge of the sword.

11 And the man with his family they sent away, and he went to the Hittites and he built a city, and he called the name thereof Luz, so all the Yisraelites dwelt in their cities, and the children at Yisrael dwelt in their cities, and the children of Yisrael served YAHWEH all the days of Yahshua, and all the days of the elders, who had lengthened their days after Yahshua, and saw the great work of YAHWEH, which he had performed for Yisrael.

12 And the elders judged Yisrael after the death of Yahshua for seventeen years.

13 And all the elders also fought the battles of Yisrael against the Canaanites and YAHWEH drove the Canaanites from before the children of Yisrael, in order to place the Yisraelites in their land.

14 And he accomplished all the words which he had spoken to Abraham, Isaac, and Yacob, and the oath which he had sworn, to give to them and to their children, the land of the Canaanites.

15 And YAHWEH gave to the children of Yisrael the whole land of Canaan, as he had sworn to their ancestors, and YAHWEH gave them rest from those around them, and the children of Yisrael dwelt securely in their cities.

16 Blessed be YAHWEH for ever, HalleluYah, and HalleluYah.

17 Strengthen yourselves, and let the hearts of all you that trust in YAHWEH be of good courage.



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