1 Samuel 16

1Sa 16:1 And Jehovah said to Samuel, Until when will you mourn for Saul, for I have rejected him from reigning over Israel? Fill your horn with oil and go. I will send you to Jesse the Bethlehemite, for I have seen a king for Me among his sons.
1Sa 16:2 And Samuel said, How can I go? When Saul hears, then he will kill me. And Jehovah said, You shall take a heifer from the herd in your hand, and shall say, I have come to sacrifice to Jehovah.
1Sa 16:3 And you invite Jesse to the sacrifice. And I will make you know what you shall do. And you shall anoint for Me whomever I say to you.
1Sa 16:4 And Samuel did what Jehovah said, and came to Bethlehem. And the elders of the city trembled to meet him, and said, Do you come in peace?
1Sa 16:5 And he said, Peace! I have come to sacrifice to Jehovah. Sanctify yourselves and you shall come to me to the sacrifice. And he sanctified Jesse and his sons, and called them to the sacrifice.
1Sa 16:6 And it happened as they came in, that he saw Eliab, and said, Surely His anointed is before Jehovah.
1Sa 16:7 And Jehovah said to Samuel, Do not look on his appearance, nor to the height of his stature, for I have rejected him. For man does not see what He sees. For man looks for the eyes, but Jehovah looks for the heart.
1Sa 16:8 And Jesse called to Abinadab, and he passed him before Samuel but he said, Also Jehovah has not chosen this one.
1Sa 16:9 And Jesse passed Shammah by, but he said, Also Jehovah has not chosen this one.
1Sa 16:10 And Jesse passed seven of his sons before Samuel, but Samuel said to Jesse, Jehovah has not chosen among these.
1Sa 16:11 And Samuel said to Jesse, Are these all the young men? And he said, There yet remains the youngest; and behold, he is feeding the flock. And Samuel said to Jesse, Send and bring him, for we will not sit until he comes here.
1Sa 16:12 And he sent and brought him in. And he was ruddy, with beautiful eyes and good form. And Jehovah said, Rise up, anoint him, for this is he.
1Sa 16:13 And Samuel took the horn of oil and anointed him in the midst of his brothers. And the Spirit of Jehovah came upon David from that day and onward. And Samuel rose up and went to Ramah.
1Sa 16:14 And the Spirit of Jehovah departed from Saul, and an evil spirit from Jehovah terrified him.
1Sa 16:15 And Saul’s servants said to him, Behold, now an evil spirit from God is terrifying you.
1Sa 16:16 Please let our lord say to your servants before you, let them seek out a man who knows how to play on the harp. And it shall be, when the evil spirit from God is upon you, then he shall play with his hand, and it shall be well with you.
1Sa 16:17 And Saul said to his servants, Now look for a man who is good at playing for me, and bring him to me.
1Sa 16:18 One of the servants answered and said, Behold, I have seen a son of Jesse the Bethlehemite who is skillful in playing, and a mighty warrior, and a man of battle, and skillful in speech, and a man of form. And Jehovah is with him.
1Sa 16:19 And Saul sent messengers to Jesse and said, Send your son David to me, who is with the flock.
1Sa 16:20 And Jesse took an ass, with bread, and a skin of wine, and one kid of the goats; and he sent by the hand of his son David to Saul.
1Sa 16:21 And David came to Saul and stood before him. And he loved him greatly; and he became one who bore his articles for him.
1Sa 16:22 And Saul sent to Jesse, saying, Please let David stand before me, for he has found grace in my eyes.
1Sa 16:23 And it happened, when the evil spirit from God was on Saul, then David would take the harp and play with his hand. And there was relief for Saul, and it was well with him. And the evil spirit would depart from him.

1 Samuel 15

1Sa 15:1 And Samuel said to Saul, Jehovah sent me to anoint you king over His people, over Israel. And now listen to the voice of the words of Jehovah.
1Sa 15:2 So says Jehovah of Hosts, I will visit Amalek with what he did to Israel, how he set himself against him in the way, when he came up from Egypt.
1Sa 15:3 Now go, and you shall strike Amalek and destroy all that he has. And you shall have no pity on him, and you shall put to death all from man to woman, from little one to suckling, from ox to sheep, from camel to ass.
1Sa 15:4 And Saul heard and mustered the people in Telaim, two hundred thousand footmen, and ten thousand were men of Judah.
1Sa 15:5 And Saul came to a city of Amalek, and lay in wait in a torrent-bed.
1Sa 15:6 And Saul said to the Kenite, Go! Depart! Go out from the midst of Amalek, lest I destroy you with him. For you acted with kindness toward all the sons of Israel when they came up out of Egypt. And the Kenite departed from the midst of Amalek.
1Sa 15:7 And Saul struck Amalek from Havilah, as you go to Shur, which is before Egypt.
1Sa 15:8 And he captured Agag the king of Amalek alive. But he exterminated all the people with the mouth of the sword.
1Sa 15:9 And Saul and the people had pity on Agag, and on the best of the flock, and of the herd, and the seconds, and the lambs, and all that was good, and were not willing to exterminate them. But they exterminated every despised and worthless thing.
1Sa 15:10 And the Word of Jehovah was to Samuel, saying,
1Sa 15:11 I repent that I made Saul reign as king, for he has turned back from following Me, and he has not risen to do My Words. And Samuel was angry, and he cried to Jehovah all night.
1Sa 15:12 And Samuel rose early to meet Saul in the morning. And it was told to Samuel, saying, Saul has come to Carmel. And behold, he has set up a monument to himself, and has gone around, and has passed over and gone down to Gilgal.
1Sa 15:13 And Samuel came to Saul. And Saul said to him, Blessed are you of Jehovah. I have risen to do the Word of Jehovah.
1Sa 15:14 And Samuel said, What then is this bleating of the flock in my ears, and the sound of the herd that I hear?
1Sa 15:15 And Saul said, They have brought them from Amalek, because the people had pity on the best of the flock, and of the herd, in order to sacrifice to Jehovah your God. And the rest we have exterminated.
1Sa 15:16 And Samuel said to Saul, Stop, and I will declare to you that which Jehovah spoke to me tonight. And he said to him, Speak.
1Sa 15:17 And Samuel said, Were you not, even you, little in your own eyes before becoming leader of the tribes of Israel? And Jehovah anointed you as king over Israel.
1Sa 15:18 And Jehovah sent you on the way, and said, Go, and exterminate the sinners, Amalek; and fight against them until they finish them.
1Sa 15:19 Then why did you not listen to the voice of Jehovah? Yea, you flew on the spoil, and did you not do evil in the eyes of Jehovah.
1Sa 15:20 And Saul said to Samuel, I did obey the voice of Jehovah, and I went in the way which Jehovah sent me, and brought Agag the king of Amalek, and I exterminated Amalek.
1Sa 15:21 And the people took from the spoil of the flock, and the first of the herd, that devoted, to sacrifice to Jehovah your God in Gilgal.
1Sa 15:22 And Samuel said, Does Jehovah delight in burnt offerings and sacrifices as in obeying the voice of Jehovah? Behold! Obeying is better than sacrifice; to give attention is better than the fat of rams.
1Sa 15:23 For the sin of divination is rebellion; insolence is both iniquity and idolatry. Because you have rejected the Word of Jehovah, so He has rejected you from being king.
1Sa 15:24 And Saul said to Samuel, I have sinned, for I have transgressed the mouth of Jehovah and your word, because I feared the people, and I listened to their voice.
1Sa 15:25 And now please lift up my sin, and return with me that I may worship Jehovah.
1Sa 15:26 And Samuel said to Saul, I will not return with you, for you have rejected the Word of Jehovah and Jehovah has rejected you from being king over Israel.
1Sa 15:27 And Samuel turned around to go. And he took hold on the skirt of his robe, and it tore.
1Sa 15:28 And Samuel said to him, Jehovah has torn the kingdom of Israel from you today, and has given it to your neighbor who is better than you.
1Sa 15:29 And also the Glory of Israel will not lie nor repent, for He is not a man that He should repent.
1Sa 15:30 And he said, I have sinned. Honor me now, please, before the elders of my people, and before Israel, and return with me. And I shall worship Jehovah your God.
1Sa 15:31 And Samuel turned back after Saul, and Saul worshiped Jehovah.
1Sa 15:32 And Samuel said, Bring near to me Agag the king of Amalek. And Agag came to him cheerfully. And Agag said, Surely the bitterness of death has passed.
1Sa 15:33 And Samuel said, As your sword has bereaved women of children, so shall your mother be bereft among women. And Samuel cut Agag in pieces before Jehovah in Gilgal.
1Sa 15:34 And Samuel went to Ramah, and Saul went to his house, to Gibeah of Saul.
1Sa 15:35 And Samuel never again saw Saul until the day of his death, for Samuel mourned for Saul. And Jehovah repented that He had caused Saul to reign over Israel.

1 Samuel 14

1Sa 14:1 And the day came that Jonathan the son of Saul said to the young man bearing his armor, Come, and we will go over to the fort of the Philistines on the other side. But he did not tell his father.
1Sa 14:2 And Saul was waiting at the edge of Gibeah, under the pomegranate in Migron; also the people with him, about six hundred men.
1Sa 14:3 And Ahijah, the son of Ahitub, the brother of Ichabod, the son of Phinehas, the son of Eli the priest of Jehovah in Shiloh, was wearing the ephod. And the people did not know that Jonathan had left.
1Sa 14:4 And between the passes by which Jonathan sought to go over to the Philistine fort, there was a rocky crag on the one side, and the rocky crag opposite this; and the name of the one was Bozez, and the name of the other, Seneh.
1Sa 14:5 The one crag was a pillar on the north in front of Michmash, and the one on the south in front of Gibeah.
1Sa 14:6 And Jonathan said to the young man bearing his weapons, Come, we shall cross over to the fort of these uncircumcised ones. It may be Jehovah will work for us, for there is no hindrance to Jehovah, to save by many or by few.
1Sa 14:7 And his armorbearer said to him, Do all that is in your heart; turn yourself. Behold, I am with you according to your heart.
1Sa 14:8 And Jonathan said, Behold, we will cross over to the men and show ourselves to them.
1Sa 14:9 If they say this to us, Stand still until we reach you, then we will stand in our place and not go up to them.
1Sa 14:10 But if they say this, Come up to us, then we will go up, for Jehovah has given them into our hand; and this will be the sign for us.
1Sa 14:11 And both of them were revealed to the fort of the Philistines. And the Philistines said, See, Hebrews coming out from the holes there where they hid themselves!
1Sa 14:12 And the men of the fort answered Jonathan and his armorbearer, and said, Come up to us, and we will teach you a thing. And Jonathan said to his armorbearer, Come up after me, for Jehovah has given them into the hand of Israel.
1Sa 14:13 And Jonathan went up on his hands and on his feet, and the armorbearer after him. And they fell before Jonathan, and the armorbearer made them die behind him.
1Sa 14:14 And this was the first blow, when Jonathan and his armorbearer struck about twenty men in about half of a furrow of an acre of a field.
1Sa 14:15 And there was trembling in the camp in the field, and among all the people; the fort and those ravaging trembled, even them. And the ground quaked, and it was for a trembling of God.
1Sa 14:16 And the watchmen of Saul in Gibeah of Benjamin looked; and behold, the multitude had melted away; and they went, even here and there.
1Sa 14:17 And Saul said to the people with him, Make a count now and see who has gone from us. And they counted, and, behold, Jonathan and the armorbearer were not there.
1Sa 14:18 And Saul said to Ahijah, Bring the ark of God here, for the ark of God was with the sons of Israel on that day.
1Sa 14:19 And it happened while Saul spoke to the priest, that the turmoil which was in the camp, even the Philistines went on, going and increasing. And Saul said to the priest, Withdraw your hand.
1Sa 14:20 And Saul and all the people with him gathered together and went to the battle. And, behold, every man’s sword was against his fellow, a very great panic!
1Sa 14:21 Then the Hebrews who were for the Philistines before, who had gone with them to the camp all around, even they turned to be with Israel, with Saul and Jonathan.
1Sa 14:22 And all the men of Israel who had been hiding themselves in the hills of Ephraim heard that the Philistines had fled. And they also pursued them in battle.
1Sa 14:23 And Jehovah saved Israel that day. And the battle passed over to Beth-aven.
1Sa 14:24 And the men of Israel were distressed on that day, for Saul took an oath of the people, saying, Cursed shall be the man who eats food until the evening, when I have been avenged on my foes. And none of the people tasted food.
1Sa 14:25 And all those of the land came into a forest, and there was honey on the ground.
1Sa 14:26 And the people came into the forest; and behold, a flow of honey! But no man put his hand to his mouth, for the people feared the oath.
1Sa 14:27 And Jonathan did not hear when his father made the people swear. And he put out the tip of the staff in his hand and dipped it into the honeycomb. And he put his hand to his mouth, and his eyes brightened.
1Sa 14:28 And one of the people answered and said, Swearing your father made the people swear, saying, Cursed shall be the man who eats food today. And the people were weak.
1Sa 14:29 And Jonathan said, My father has troubled the land. See, now, that my eyes became bright, for I tasted this little honey.
1Sa 14:30 How much more if the people had eaten freely today of this spoil of its enemies which it has found. For now would not the blow among the Philistines have been great?
1Sa 14:31 And they struck the Philistines on that day from Michmash to Aijalon, and the people were very weak.
1Sa 14:32 And the people fell on the spoil, and took sheep, and oxen, and sons of the herd, and slaughtered them to the ground. And the people ate with the blood.
1Sa 14:33 And they told Saul, saying, Behold, the people are sinning against Jehovah, to eat with the blood. And he said, You have acted treacherously. Now roll me a great stone today.
1Sa 14:34 And Saul said, Disperse yourselves among the people and say to them, Each one bring his ox near to me, and each his sheep, and you slaughter here, and eat; and you shall not sin against Jehovah, to eat with the blood. And each of all the people brought near his ox in his hand that night, and they slaughtered there.
1Sa 14:35 And Saul built an altar to Jehovah. With it he began to build an altar to Jehovah.
1Sa 14:36 And Saul said Let us go down after the Philistines by night and plunder them until the morning light, and not a man remains among them. And they said, Do all that is good in your eyes. And the priest said, Let us draw near here to God.
1Sa 14:37 And Saul asked of God, Shall I go down after the Philistines? Will You give them into the hand of Israel? But He did not answer him on that day.
1Sa 14:38 And Saul said, All leaders of the people draw near here, and know and see how this sin has happened today.
1Sa 14:39 For as Jehovah lives, who delivers Israel, surely if it is my son Jonathan, dying he shall die. And no one answered him from all the people.
1Sa 14:40 And he said to all Israel, You be on one side, and my son Jonathan and I will be on another side. And the people said to Saul, Do that which is good in your eyes.
1Sa 14:41 And Saul said to Jehovah, the God of Israel, Give a perfect lot. And Jonathan and Saul were taken, and the people went out.
1Sa 14:42 And Saul said, Cast between me and my son Jonathan. And Jonathan was taken.
1Sa 14:43 And Saul said to Jonathan, Tell me, what did you do? And Jonathan told him, and said, I indeed tasted a little honey with the end of the staff in my hand. Behold, I! I will die.
1Sa 14:44 And Saul said, God do so and more also, for dying you shall die, Jonathan.
1Sa 14:45 And the people said to Saul, Shall Jonathan die, he who did this great deliverance in Israel? Far be it! As Jehovah lives, there shall not one hair of his head fall to the ground, for he has worked with God this day. And the people rescued Jonathan, and he did not die.
1Sa 14:46 And Saul went up from following the Philistines. And the Philistines went to their own place.
1Sa 14:47 And Saul took the kingdom over Israel, and fought against all his enemies all around, with Moab, and with the sons of Ammon, and with Edom, and with the kings of Zobah, and with the Philistines, and wherever he turned, he put them to the worse.
1Sa 14:48 And he acted with force and struck Amalek, and delivered Israel from the hand of their plunderers.
1Sa 14:49 And the sons of Saul were Jonathan and Ishvi, and Malchishua; and his two daughters’ names: the first-born’s name was Merab; and the name of the younger, Michal.
1Sa 14:50 And the name of Saul’s wife was Ahinoam, the daughter of Ahimaaz. And the name of his army commander was Abner, the son of Ner, Saul’s uncle.
1Sa 14:51 And Kish was Saul’s father, and Ner Abner’s father was the son of Abiel.
1Sa 14:52 And the war was strong against the Philistines all the days of Saul. And when Saul saw any mighty man, or any brave man, then he gathered him to himself.

1 Samuel 13

1Sa 13:1 It was one year since Saul became king, then he reigned two more years over Israel.
1Sa 13:2 And Saul chose for himself three thousand out of Israel. And two thousand were with Saul in Michmash, and in the hills of Bethel. And a thousand were with Jonathan in Gibeah of Benjamin. And he sent the rest of the people each to his tent.
1Sa 13:3 And Jonathan struck the fort of the Philistines in Geba. And the Philistines heard. And Saul blew with the ram’s horn throughout all the land, saying, Let the Hebrews hear.
1Sa 13:4 And all Israel heard, saying, Saul has struck a fort of the Philistines; and also Israel has made himself stink to the Philistines. And all the people were called after Saul, to Gilgal.
1Sa 13:5 And the Philistines gathered to fight with Israel, with thirty thousand chariots and six thousand horsemen, and people as the sand which is on the lip of the sea for multitude. And they came up and pitched in Michmash, east of Beth-aven.
1Sa 13:6 And the men of Israel saw that they were distressing to them, for the people were distressed. And the people hid themselves in caves, and in crevices, and in crags, and in tombs, and in cisterns.
1Sa 13:7 And the Hebrews crossed over the Jordan to the land of Gad and Gilead. And Saul was still in Gilgal. And all the people followed him, trembling.
1Sa 13:8 And he waited seven days, according to the set time with Samuel. But Samuel had not come to Gilgal; and the people were scattered from him.
1Sa 13:9 And Saul said, Bring near to me the burnt offering and the peace offerings. And he offered up the burnt offering.
1Sa 13:10 And it happened, as soon as he finished the burnt offering, behold, Samuel came. And Saul went out to meet him, and to bless him.
1Sa 13:11 And Saul said, Because I saw that the people were scattering from me, and you did not come in the days set out, and the Philistines were gathering at Michmash,
1Sa 13:12 then I said, Now the Philistines will come down to me to Gilgal, and I have not sweetened the face of Jehovah; and I forced myself, and offered a burnt offering.
1Sa 13:13 And Samuel said to Saul, You have acted foolishly that you have not kept the command of Jehovah your God which He commanded you. For now Jehovah would have established your kingdom over Israel forever.
1Sa 13:14 But now your kingdom shall not stand. Jehovah has sought out for Himself a man according to His own heart, and Jehovah has appointed him as leader over His people. For you have not kept that which Jehovah commanded you.
1Sa 13:15 And Samuel rose up and went up from Gilgal to Gibeah of Benjamin. And Saul numbered the people who were found with him, about six hundred men.
1Sa 13:16 And Saul and his son Jonathan, and the people who were found with them, were staying in Gibeah of Benjamin; and the Philistines pitched in Michmash.
1Sa 13:17 And the ones ravaging came out of the Philistine camp in three heads; one head turned to the way to Ophrah, to the land of Shual;
1Sa 13:18 And another head turned the way to Beth-horon. And another head turned to the way of the border looking down on the valley of Zeboim toward the wilderness.
1Sa 13:19 And there was no smith found throughout all the land of Israel, for the Philistines said, Lest the Hebrews make swords or spears.
1Sa 13:20 And all Israel went down to the Philistines, each man to sharpen his plowshare, and his mattock, and his axe, and his plowshare.
1Sa 13:21 And the sharpening charge was a pim for the plowshares, and for the mattocks, and for the three pronged forks, and for the axes, and for setting the plowshares.
1Sa 13:22 And it happened in the day of battle that there was neither sword nor spear in the hand of any of the people with Saul and Jonathan. But one was found with Saul and with his son Jonathan.
1Sa 13:23 And the fort of the Philistines went out to the pass of Michmash.

Judges 21

Jdg 21:1 And the men of Israel had sworn in Mizpeh, saying, Not one of us shall give his daughter to Benjamin for a wife.
Jdg 21:2 And the people came to Bethel, and sat there before God until the evening. And they lifted up their voices and wept a great weeping.
Jdg 21:3 And they said, O Jehovah, God of Israel, Why has this happened in Israel, to be lacking one tribe today from Israel?
Jdg 21:4 And it happened on the next day, the people rose early and built an altar there, and offered burnt offerings and peace offerings.
Jdg 21:5 And the sons of Israel said, Who is he that did not come up in the assembly out of all the tribes of Israel to Jehovah? For a great oath had been undertaken concerning him that did not come up to Jehovah to Mizpeh saying, Dying he shall die.
Jdg 21:6 And the sons of Israel repented concerning their brother Benjamin. And they said, One tribe from Israel has been cut off today.
Jdg 21:7 What shall we do for them, for those who are left, for wives? For we surely have sworn by Jehovah not to give them of our daughters for wives.
Jdg 21:8 And they said, What one out of the tribes of Israel did not come up to Jehovah to Mizpeh? And, behold, no one had come into the camp from Jabesh-gilead to the assembly.
Jdg 21:9 And the people numbered themselves. And, behold, there was not a man of those living in Jabesh-gilead.
Jdg 21:10 And the assembly sent twelve thousand men there of the mighty sons, and commanded them, saying, Go, and you shall strike the inhabitants of Jabesh-gilead with the mouth of the sword, even the women and the little ones.
Jdg 21:11 And this is the thing which you shall do. You shall destroy every male and every woman who has been known by lying with a male.
Jdg 21:12 And out of all the inhabitants of Jabesh-gilead they found four hundred young women, virgins, who had not known a man by lying with a male. And they brought them into the camp at Shiloh, which is in the land of Canaan.
Jdg 21:13 And all the assembly sent and spoke to the sons of Benjamin who were in the rock of Rimmon, and called out peace to them.
Jdg 21:14 And Benjamin came again at that time. And they gave the women whom they had kept alive, of the women of Jabesh-gilead. But they did not find enough for them.
Jdg 21:15 And the people repented as to Benjamin, for Jehovah had made a breach among the tribes of Israel.
Jdg 21:16 And the elders of the assembly said, What shall we do to the remnant for wives for the women have been destroyed out of Benjamin?
Jdg 21:17 And they said, The one who escaped shall be a legacy of Benjamin, that a tribe may not be blotted out from Israel.
Jdg 21:18 And we surely are not able to give wives to them from our daughters, for the sons of Israel have sworn, saying, Cursed is he who gives a wife to Benjamin.
Jdg 21:19 And they said, Behold, there is a feast of Jehovah from year to year in Shiloh, on the north side of Bethel, toward the rising of the sun, by the highway which goes up from Bethel to Shechem, and on the south of Lebonah.
Jdg 21:20 They commanded the sons of Benjamin, saying, Go, and you shall lie in wait in the vineyards.
Jdg 21:21 And you shall watch. And, behold, if the daughters of Shiloh come out to dance in dances, then you shall go out from the vineyards and each of you catch his wife from the daughters of Shiloh, and go to the land of Benjamin.
Jdg 21:22 And it shall be, when their fathers or their brothers come to strive with us, we shall say to them, Favor us with them, for we did not take for each man of them a wife in battle, for if you did not give to them as at this time, you would be guilty.
Jdg 21:23 And the sons of Benjamin did so, and took women according to their number from the dancers whom they had seized. And they went and returned to their inheritance, and built the cities, and lived in them.
Jdg 21:24 And the sons of Israel went up and down from there at that time, each to his tribe, and to his family. And they departed from there, every man to his inheritance.
Jdg 21:25 In those days there was no king in Israel. Each man did that which was right in his own eyes.

Judges 20

Jdg 20:1 And all the sons of Israel went out, and the congregation was assembled as one man, from Dan even to Beer-sheba, and the land of Gilead, to Jehovah at Mizpeh.
Jdg 20:2 And the leaders of all the people of all the tribes of Israel, presented themselves in the assembly of all the people of God, four hundred thousand footmen drawing sword.
Jdg 20:3 And the sons of Benjamin heard that the sons of Israel had gone up to Mizpeh. And the sons of Israel said, Speak up. How did this evil happen?
Jdg 20:4 And the man, the Levite, husband of the woman who had been murdered, answered and said, I came into Gibeah which is to Benjamin, I and my concubine, to lodge.
Jdg 20:5 And the men of Gibeah rose up against me. And they went around the house against me at night; they had in mind to kill me, and they raped my concubine, and she died.
Jdg 20:6 And I took hold on my concubine, and cut her in pieces, and sent her into all the land of the inheritance of Israel. For they have done evil and folly in Israel.
Jdg 20:7 Behold, you are the sons of Israel. Give here your advice and counsel.
Jdg 20:8 And all the people rose up as one man, saying, Not one of us shall go to his tent, and not one of us shall return to his house.
Jdg 20:9 And now, this is the thing which we shall do to Gibeah, going against it by lot.
Jdg 20:10 And we shall take ten men of a hundred of all the tribes of Israel, and a hundred of a thousand, and a thousand of ten thousand, to take food for the people, that they may act when they come to Gibeah of Benjamin, according to all the folly which it has done in Israel.
Jdg 20:11 And every man of Israel was gathered to the city, knit together as one man.
Jdg 20:12 And the tribes of Israel sent men to all the tribes of Benjamin, saying, What is this evil which has happened among you?
Jdg 20:13 And now, give up the men, sons of worthlessness, which are in Gibeah, and let us execute them. And we shall consume evil from Israel. But Benjamin was not willing to listen to the voice of their brothers, the sons of Israel.
Jdg 20:14 And the sons of Benjamin were gathered out of the cities to Gibeah, to go out to battle with the sons of Israel.
Jdg 20:15 And the sons of Benjamin counted themselves on that day. Out of the cities were twenty six thousand men drawing sword, besides the inhabitants of Gibeah who counted themselves seven hundred chosen men.
Jdg 20:16 Among all this people were seven hundred chosen men who were impeded in the right hand, each of these able to sling a stone at a hair. And he did not miss!
Jdg 20:17 And the men of Israel numbered themselves, besides Benjamin, four hundred thousand men drawing sword, each of these a man of war.
Jdg 20:18 And they rose up and went up to Bethel and asked of God. And the sons of Israel said, Who shall go up for us at the beginning of the battle with the sons of Benjamin? And Jehovah said, Judah, at the beginning.
Jdg 20:19 And the sons of Israel rose up in the morning and camped against Gibeah.
Jdg 20:20 And the men of Israel went to battle with Benjamin; and the men of Israel set themselves in order against them, to battle against Gibeah.
Jdg 20:21 And the sons of Benjamin came out from Gibeah. And on that day they destroyed twenty two thousand to the earth in Israel.
Jdg 20:22 And the people, the men of Israel, made themselves strong, and again set the battle in order in the place where they set themselves on the first day.
Jdg 20:23 And the sons of Israel went up and wept before Jehovah until the evening, and asked of Jehovah, saying, Shall I again draw near to battle with the sons of my brother Benjamin? And Jehovah said, Go up against him.
Jdg 20:24 And the sons of Israel drew near to the sons of Benjamin on the second day.
Jdg 20:25 And Benjamin came out to meet them from Gibeah on the second day, and again destroyed to the earth eighteen thousand men of the sons of Israel; all these were drawers of sword.
Jdg 20:26 And all the sons of Israel went up, even all the people, and came to Bethel, and wept. And they sat there before Jehovah, and fasted on that day until the evening, and caused burnt offerings and peace offerings to ascend before Jehovah.
Jdg 20:27 And the sons of Israel asked of Jehovah (and the ark of the covenant of God was there in those days,
Jdg 20:28 and Phinehas the son of Eleazar the son of Aaron was standing before it in those days) saying, Shall I again go out to battle with the sons of my brother Benjamin, or shall I cease? And Jehovah said, Go up, for tomorrow I will give him into your hand.
Jdg 20:29 And Israel set ambushers against Gibeah all around.
Jdg 20:30 And the sons of Israel went up against the sons of Benjamin on the third day, and set themselves in order against Gibeah, as at other times.
Jdg 20:31 And the sons of Benjamin came out to meet the people. They were drawn away out of the city, and began to strike the people down wounded as at other times, in the highways, of which one goes up to Bethel, and one to Gibeah in the field, about thirty men of Israel.
Jdg 20:32 And the sons of Benjamin said, They are destroyed before us as at the beginning. But the sons of Israel said, Let us flee and draw them away out of the city, into the highways.
Jdg 20:33 And all the men of Israel rose from their place and set themselves in order at Baal-tamar. And Israel’s ambush came out of its place, out of the meadow of Gibeah.
Jdg 20:34 And they came in across from Gibeah, ten thousand chosen men out of all Israel. And the battle was heavy. And they did not know that evil was striking against them.
Jdg 20:35 And Jehovah struck Benjamin before Israel. And the sons of Israel destroyed twenty five thousand, one hundred men on that day in Benjamin; all these were drawers of sword.
Jdg 20:36 And the sons of Benjamin saw that they were stricken. And the men of Israel had given place to Benjamin, for they trusted to the ambush which they had set against Gibeah.
Jdg 20:37 And the ambush hurried and came against Gibeah, and the ambush drew itself out and struck all of the city by the mouth of the sword.
Jdg 20:38 And there was a sign set to the men of Israel with the ambush, to make it great, their causing a rising of smoke to go up from the city.
Jdg 20:39 And the men of Israel turned in battle, and Benjamin had begun to strike, causing some to be slain of the men of Israel, about thirty men. For they said, Surely they are stricken down before us, as at the first battle.
Jdg 20:40 And the rising of smoke began to go up from the city, a pillar. And Benjamin turned around, and, behold, the whole city had gone up toward the heavens.
Jdg 20:41 And the men of Israel turned, and the men of Benjamin were troubled. For they had seen that evil had struck them.
Jdg 20:42 And they turned before the men of Israel toward the way of the wilderness. And the battle followed them. And those who were from the city were destroying them in their midst.
Jdg 20:43 They surrounded Benjamin, and they pursued them without rest. And they trod them down until they were opposite Gibeah, at the rising of the sun.
Jdg 20:44 And eighteen thousand men of Benjamin fell, all of these mighty men.
Jdg 20:45 And they turned and fled toward the wilderness to the rock of Rimmon. And they gleaned five thousand men of them in the highways, and caught them, to Gidom. And they struck two thousand men of them.
Jdg 20:46 And all the ones of Benjamin who fell were twenty five thousand men drawing the sword on that day; all of these mighty men.
Jdg 20:47 And six hundred men turned and fled into the wilderness, to the rock of Rimmon. And they lived in the rock of Rimmon four months.
Jdg 20:48 And the men of Israel turned back to the sons of Benjamin, and struck them by the mouth of the sword, from the entire city to livestock, to all that was found. Also they set fire to all the cities which were found.

Judges 19

Jdg 19:1 And it happened in those days when there was no king in Israel, there was a man, a Levite, living on the further side of the hills of Ephraim. And he took a wife to himself, a concubine out of Bethlehem-judah.
Jdg 19:2 And his concubine committed adultery against him. And she went away from him to her father’s house, to Bethlehem-judah, and was there many days, four months.
Jdg 19:3 And her husband rose up and went after her, to speak to her heart, to bring her back. And his young man was with him, and a team of asses. And she brought him into her father’s house. And the young woman’s father saw him and rejoiced to meet him.
Jdg 19:4 And his father-in-law, the young woman’s father, detained him. And he stayed with him three days. And they ate and drank, and stayed there.
Jdg 19:5 And it happened on the fourth day, they rose up early in the morning, and he rose up to go. And the young woman’s father said to his son-in-law, Sustain your heart with a bit of food, and afterward you shall go on.
Jdg 19:6 And they sat and ate both of them together, and drank. And the young woman’s father said to the man, Please be content and stay all night, and let your heart be good.
Jdg 19:7 And the man rose up to go; and his father-in-law pressed him, and he turned back and stayed there.
Jdg 19:8 And he rose up early in the morning to go on the fifth day. And the young woman’s father said, Please refresh your heart. And they stayed until the turning of the day. And they ate, both of them.
Jdg 19:9 And the man rose to go, he and his concubine, and his young man. And his father-in-law, the young woman’s father, said to him, Please notice that the day has faded toward evening. Please stay the night. Behold, the day is declining. Stay here, and let your heart be good, and you shall rise early tomorrow for your journey. And you shall go to your tent.
Jdg 19:10 But the man was not willing to stay the night. And he rose up and departed, and went until he was opposite Jebus (it is Jerusalem) and with him a team of saddle asses. And his concubine was with him.
Jdg 19:11 They were near Jebus, and the day was spent. And the young man said to his master, Please come and we shall turn to this city of the Jebusites, and stay in it.
Jdg 19:12 And his master said to him, Let us not turn to the city of an alien that is not of the sons of Israel, but we shall pass over to Gibeah.
Jdg 19:13 And he said to his young man, Come and we shall draw near to one of these places, and shall stay in Gibeah, or in Ramah.
Jdg 19:14 And they passed on and traveled on. And the sun went down on them near Gibeah, which belongs to Benjamin.
Jdg 19:15 And they turned aside there, to go in to lodge in Gibeah. And he went in and sat in a broad place of the city. Yet there was no man that took them into his house to lodge them.
Jdg 19:16 And, behold, a man, an aged one, came from his work from the field in the evening. And the man was from the hills of Ephraim; and he was tenanting in Gibeah. But the men of the place were sons of Benjamin.
Jdg 19:17 And he lifted up his eyes and saw the man, the traveler, in a broad place of the city. And the aged man said, Where are you going, and where do you come from?
Jdg 19:18 And he said to him, We are passing from Bethlehem-judah to the other side of the hills of Ephraim. I am from there, and I am going to Bethlehem-judah. And I am going to the house of Jehovah. Yet there is no man to take me into the house.
Jdg 19:19 But there is straw and food for our asses, and also there is bread and wine for me, and for your slave girl, and for the young man with your servants; there is no lack of anything.
Jdg 19:20 And the old man said, Peace to you. Only, all that you lack shall be on me. Only, do not spend the night in the open.
Jdg 19:21 And he brought him to his house, and mixed fodder for the asses. And they washed their feet and ate and drank.
Jdg 19:22 They were making their hearts merry. And, behold, men of the city, sons of worthless men, went around the house, beating on the door. And they spoke to the old man, the house-master, saying, Bring out the man who has come into your house, and we shall know him.
Jdg 19:23 And the man, the house-master, went out to them and said to them, No, my brothers, please do not do evil, since this man has come into my house; do not do this grave sin.
Jdg 19:24 Behold, my daughter, a virgin, and his concubine. Please let me bring them out, and you humble them. And do to them that which is good in your eyes but do not do this wicked thing to this man.
Jdg 19:25 And the men were not willing to listen to him, and the man took hold on his concubine and brought her out to them outside. And they knew her, and rolled themselves on her all night, until the morning. And they sent her away at the dawning of the day.
Jdg 19:26 And the woman came in at the dawning of the morning, and fell at the door of the man’s house where her master was, till it was light.
Jdg 19:27 And her master rose up in the morning, and opened the door of the house, and went out to go his way. And behold, the woman, his concubine, had fallen at the door of the house, and her hands were on the threshold.
Jdg 19:28 And he said to her, Rise up, and we will go. But there was no answer. And he took her on the ass, and the man rose up and went to his place.
Jdg 19:29 And he came to his house, and took the knife and lay hold on his concubine. And he cut her in pieces to her bones, into twelve pieces, and sent her into all the borders of Israel.
Jdg 19:30 And it was so: all who saw it said, There has never been, and never was seen, a thing like this from the day the sons of Israel came up out of the land of Egypt until this day. Set yourselves on it, take counsel. Then speak.

Judges 18

Jdg 18:1 In those days there was no king in Israel. And in those days the tribe of the Danites was seeking an inheritance for itself to inhabit. For to that day it had not fallen to them by inheritance among the tribes of Israel.
Jdg 18:2 And the sons of Dan sent out of their family five men from their whole number, men, sons of valor, from Zorah and from Eshtaol, to spy out the land, and to search it. And they said to them, Go, search the land. And they came to the hills of Ephraim, to Micah’s house, and lodged there.
Jdg 18:3 They were near the household of Micah, and they recognized the young man’s voice, the Levite. And they turned in there, and said to him, Who has brought you here? And what are you doing in this place? And what have you here?
Jdg 18:4 And he said to them, This and this Micah has done to me. And he hired me, and I am a priest to him.
Jdg 18:5 And they said to him, Please ask of God and we will know whether our way in which we are going will be prosperous.
Jdg 18:6 And the priest said to them, Go in peace. Your way in which you go is before Jehovah.
Jdg 18:7 And the five men departed, and came to Laish. And they saw the people living securely in its midst, according to the custom of the Sidonians, quiet and secure. And there were none to put them to shame in a thing, nor possessing authority. And they were far away from the Sidonians, and they had no word with any men.
Jdg 18:8 And they came to their brothers at Zorah and Eshtaol. And their brothers said to them, What did you do?
Jdg 18:9 And they said, Rise up, and we shall go against them, for we have seen the land, and, behold, it is very good. And would you be silent? Do not hesitate to go to enter in to possess the land.
Jdg 18:10 When you go you shall come to a secure people, and the land is large on both hands; for God has given it into your hand, a place in which there is no lack of anything which is in the land.
Jdg 18:11 And six hundred men of the family of the Danites from Zorah and from Eshtaol girded themselves with weapons of war, pulling up stakes from there.
Jdg 18:12 And they went up and camped in Kirjath-jearim, in Judah. Therefore they called that place a camp of Dan until this day. Behold, it is behind Kirjath-jearim.
Jdg 18:13 And they passed on from there to the hills of Ephraim, and came into the house of Micah.
Jdg 18:14 And the five men who had gone to spy out the land of Laish answered and said to their brothers, Do you not know that there are in these houses an ephod and household idols, and a graven image, and a molten image? And now, you know what you are to do.
Jdg 18:15 And they turned in there, and came into the house of the young man, the Levite in Micah’s house. And they asked him for the peace.
Jdg 18:16 And the six hundred men of the sons of Dan girded with their weapons of war were standing at the opening of the gate.
Jdg 18:17 And the five men, those who went to spy out the land came in there, and they took the graven image, and the ephod, and the household idols, and the casted image. And the priest was standing at the opening of the gate, and the six hundred men who were girded with weapons of war.
Jdg 18:18 And when these went into the house of Micah and took the graven image, the ephod, and the household idols, and the casted image, even the priest said to them, What are you doing?
Jdg 18:19 And they said to him, Be quiet! Lay your hand on your mouth, and go with us, and be a father and a priest to us. Is it better for you to be a priest for one man’s house, or for you to be a priest to a tribe and a family in Israel?
Jdg 18:20 And the heart of the priest was glad. And he took the ephod, and the household idols, and the graven image, and went among the people.
Jdg 18:21 And they turned and departed, and put the little ones, and the livestock, and the valuables before them.
Jdg 18:22 They had gone far away from Micah’s house, and the men who were in the houses near Micah’s house had been called together, and had overtaken the sons of Dan.
Jdg 18:23 And they called to the sons of Dan, and they turned their faces and said to Micah, What ails you, that you have been called together?
Jdg 18:24 And he said, You have taken my gods which I made, and the priest, and you are leaving, and what more do I have? What is this you say to me, What ails you?
Jdg 18:25 And the sons of Dan said to him, Do not let your voice be heard among us, that men bitter in soul not fall on you, and you lose your life, and the lives of your household.
Jdg 18:26 And the sons of Dan went on their way. And Micah saw that they were stronger than he, and turned and went back to his house.
Jdg 18:27 And they took that which Micah had made, and the priest he had, and came against Laish, against a people quiet and secure. And they struck them with the mouth of the sword, and burned the city with fire.
Jdg 18:28 And there was no deliverer, because it was far from Sidon, and they had no word with any men. And it was in the valley which is beside Beth-rehob. And they built the city and lived in it.
Jdg 18:29 And they called the name of the city, Dan, by the name of their father Dan, who was born to Israel. And yet Laish was the name of the city at first.
Jdg 18:30 And the sons of Dan raised up for themselves the graven image. And Jonathan the son of Gershom, the son of Manasseh, he and his sons were priests to the tribe of the Danites until the day of the captivity of the land.
Jdg 18:31 And they set up for themselves Micah’s graven image, which he had made, all the days that the house of God was in Shiloh.

Judges 17

Jdg 17:1 And there was a man of the hills of Ephraim, and his name was Micah.
Jdg 17:2 And he said to his mother, The eleven hundred pieces of silver which were taken from you, and you uttered a curse, even also speaking in my ear; behold, the silver is with me. I have taken it. And his mother said, Blessed be my son by Jehovah.
Jdg 17:3 And he gave back the eleven hundred silver pieces to his mother. And his mother said, I have wholly consecrated the silver to Jehovah from my hand for my son, to make a graven image and a molten image. And now, I am returning it to you.
Jdg 17:4 And he returned the silver to his mother. And his mother took two hundred silver pieces and gave them to a refiner. And he made it a graven image, and a molten image. And it was in Micah’s house.
Jdg 17:5 And the man Micah had a house of gods. And he made an ephod, and household idols, and consecrated one of his sons. And he was a priest for him.
Jdg 17:6 And in those days there was no king in Israel; each man did the right in his own eyes.
Jdg 17:7 And there was a young man of Bethlehem in Judah, of the family of Judah; and he was a Levite. And he resided there.
Jdg 17:8 And the man went out of the city, out of Bethlehem-judah, to live where he might find a place. And he came to the hills of Ephraim, to the house of Micah, to work his way.
Jdg 17:9 And Micah said to him, From where do you come? And he said to him, I am a Levite of Bethlehem-judah, and I am going to live where I may find a place.
Jdg 17:10 And Micah said to him, Live with me, and be a father and a priest to me. I will give you ten silver pieces for the days, and an order of garments, and your upkeep. And the Levite went in.
Jdg 17:11 And the Levite was willing to live with the man, and the young man was to him as one of his sons.
Jdg 17:12 And Micah consecrated the hand of the Levite and the young man was a priest to him; and he was in Micah’s house.
Jdg 17:13 And Micah said, Now I know that Jehovah will do me good, for the Levite is a priest to me.

Judges 16

Jdg 16:1 And Samson went to Gaza, and saw a woman there, a harlot, and went in to her.
Jdg 16:2 The Gazites were told, saying, Samson has come here. And they encircled and set a trap for him all the night at the gate of the city, and kept quiet all night, saying, Until the light of the morning, then we will kill him.
Jdg 16:3 And Samson lay down until the middle of the night, and rose up in the middle of the night. And he took hold on the leaves of the gate of the city, and on the two side posts, and plucked them up with the bar, and put them on his shoulders and took them up to the top of the mountain that is before Hebron.
Jdg 16:4 And it happened afterward that he loved a woman in the valley of Sorek, and her name was Delilah.
Jdg 16:5 And the Philistine rulers came to her and said to her, Entice him, and see in what lies his great strength, and by what we may prevail against him, so that we may bind him, to afflict him. And we will surely each give to you eleven hundred pieces of silver.
Jdg 16:6 And Delilah said to Samson, Now tell me in what your great strength lies, and with what you may be bound in order to afflict you.
Jdg 16:7 And Samson said to her, If they bind me with seven green bowstrings which have not been dried, then I shall be weak and shall be as any man.
Jdg 16:8 And Philistine rulers brought to her seven fresh bowstrings which had not been dried, and she bound him with them.
Jdg 16:9 And the ambush was sitting for her in an inner room. And she said to him, The Philistines are upon you, Samson! And he broke the bowstrings like a thread of tow when it smells fire. And his strength was not known.
Jdg 16:10 And Delilah said to Samson, Behold, you have trifled with me, and have told me lies. Now, please tell me with what you may be bound.
Jdg 16:11 And he said to her, If binding they bind me with new ropes, by which no work has been done, then I shall be weak and shall be as any man.
Jdg 16:12 And Delilah took new ropes and bound him with them, and said to him, Samson, the Philistines are upon you! And the ambush was sitting in the inner room. And he tore them off his arms like thread.
Jdg 16:13 And Delilah said to Samson, Until now you have trifled with me, and have told me lies. Tell me with what you may be bound. And he said to her, If you weave the seven braids of my head with a web.
Jdg 16:14 And she fastened it with a pin, and said to him, Samson, the Philistines are upon you! And he awoke out of his sleep and pulled out the pin, the hand-loom, and the web.
Jdg 16:15 And she said to him, How can you say, I love you, and your heart is not with me. These three times you have trifled with me, and have not told me where your great strength lies.
Jdg 16:16 And it happened, because she distressed him with her words all the days, and urged him; and his soul was grieved to death,
Jdg 16:17 that he told her all his heart, and said to her, No razor has come on my head, for I am a Nazarite to God from my mother’s womb. If I were shaved, my strength would go away from me, and I would be weak, and be like any one of men.
Jdg 16:18 And Delilah saw that he had told her all his heart. And she sent and called for the Philistine rulers, saying, Come, for this time he has told me all his heart. And the Philistine rulers came up to her, and brought the silver in their hand.
Jdg 16:19 And she made him sleep on her knees, and called for a man, and had him shave seven braids of his head, and began to afflict him. And his strength departed from him.
Jdg 16:20 And she said, Samson, the Philistines are upon you! And He awakened from his sleep, and said, I will go out and shake myself free as time after time. But he did not know that Jehovah had departed from him.
Jdg 16:21 And the Philistines seized him, and bored out his eyes, and brought him down to Gaza. And they bound him with bands of bronze. And he was grinding in the house of prisoners.
Jdg 16:22 But the hair of his head began to grow, for he had been shaved.
Jdg 16:23 And the Philistine rulers gathered to offer a great sacrifice to their god Dagon, and to exult. And they said, Our god has given our enemy Samson into our hand.
Jdg 16:24 And the people saw him, and praised their god. For they said, Our god has delivered our enemy into our hand, even the devastator of our land, who multiplied our wounded.
Jdg 16:25 And it happened when their heart felt good, they said, Call for Samson, and he shall entertain us. And they called for Samson from the prison house. And he entertained them. And they made him stand between the pillars.
Jdg 16:26 And Samson said to the young man grasping his hand, Let me alone, and let me feel the pillars on which the house rests, that I may lean on them.
Jdg 16:27 And the house was full of men and women, and all the Philistine rulers were there. And about three thousand men and women were on the roof watching Samson entertaining.
Jdg 16:28 And Samson called to Jehovah, and said, O Lord Jehovah, remember me, I pray, and please make me strong only this time, O God. And I shall be avenged with one vengeance on the Philistines, because of my two eyes.
Jdg 16:29 And Samson grasped the two middle pillars on which the house rested, and on which it was supported; one with his right hand, and one with his left.
Jdg 16:30 And Samson said, Let my soul die with the Philistines! And he bowed mightily, and the house fell on the rulers, and on all the people who were in it. And the dead that he killed in his death were more than those he killed in his life.
Jdg 16:31 And his brothers and all his father’s house came down and lifted him up and brought him up. And they buried him between Zorah and Eshtaol, in the burying place of his father Manoah. And he judged Israel twenty years.

Judges 15

Jdg 15:1 And it happened afterward, in the days of wheat harvest, that Samson visited his wife with a kid of the goats. And he said, I will go in to my wife, to the inner room. And her father would not allow him to go in.
Jdg 15:2 And her father said, I certainly said that hating you would hate her, and I gave her to your companion. Is not her sister, the young one, better than she? Please let her belong to you, instead of her.
Jdg 15:3 And Samson said to them, This time I will be blameless regarding the Philistines, though I am doing evil with them.
Jdg 15:4 And Samson went and caught three hundred foxes, and took torches, and turned tail to tail, and put a torch between the two tails, in the middle.
Jdg 15:5 And he kindled fire on the torches, and sent them out into the grain-stalks of the Philistines, and burned from the stacks and the grain-stalks, and to the vineyard and the oliveyard.
Jdg 15:6 And the Philistines said, Who has done this? And they said, Samson, the son-in-law of the Timnite, because he took away his wife and gave her to his companion. And the Philistines went and burned her and her father with fire.
Jdg 15:7 And Samson said to them, Though you do this, yet I shall be avenged on you; and afterwards I will stop.
Jdg 15:8 And he struck them hip on thigh, a great slaughter, and went down and lived in the cleft of the rock Etam.
Jdg 15:9 And the Philistines went up and pitched in Judah, and were spread out in Lehi.
Jdg 15:10 And the men of Judah said, Why have you come up against us? And they said, We have come up to bind Samson, to do to him as he has done to us.
Jdg 15:11 And three thousand men of Judah went down to the cleft of the rock Etam, and said to Samson, Do you not know that the Philistines are rulers over us? And what is this that you have done to us? And he said to them, As they did to me, so I did to them.
Jdg 15:12 And they said to him, We have come down to bind you, to give you into the hands of the Philistines. And Samson said to them, Swear to me that you will not fall on me yourselves.
Jdg 15:13 And they spoke to him, saying, No, but we will certainly bind you, and will give you into their hand. But we certainly will not cause you to die. And they bound him with two thick cords, new ones, and brought him up from the rock.
Jdg 15:14 He came to Lehi, and the Philistines shouted to meet him, And the Spirit of Jehovah came upon him, and the thick cords which were on his arms were as flax which they burn with fire. And his bonds melted from his hands.
Jdg 15:15 And he found a fresh jawbone of an ass, and put out his hand and took it. And he struck a thousand men with it.
Jdg 15:16 And Samson said, With the jawbone of an ass, a heap, two heaps, with the jawbone of an ass I have killed a thousand men.
Jdg 15:17 And it happened when he finished speaking, he threw the jawbone out of his hand. And he called that place Jawbone Height.
Jdg 15:18 And he was exceedingly thirsty, and called to Jehovah and said, Surely You have given this great deliverance by the hand of Your servant. And now I am dying with thirst, and will fall into the hand of the uncircumcised.
Jdg 15:19 And God broke open the hollow place which is in Lehi, and water came out of it. And he drank, and his spirit returned, and he revived. Therefore its name is called the Fountain of the Praying One, which is in Lehi to this day.
Jdg 15:20 And he judged Israel twenty years in the days of the Philistines.

Judges 14

Jdg 14:1 And Samson went down to Timnath and saw a woman in Timnath, of the daughters of the Philistines.
Jdg 14:2 And he came up and told his father and mother, and said, I have seen a woman in Timnath, of the daughters of the Philistines. And now get her for me for a wife.
Jdg 14:3 And his father and his mother said to him, Is there not a woman among the daughters of your brothers, and among all my people, that you must go to take a woman from the uncircumcised Philistines? And Samson said to his father, Get her for me, for she pleases me very much.
Jdg 14:4 And his father and his mother did not know that it was from Jehovah, that He was seeking an occasion against the Philistines. For at that time the Philistines were ruling over Israel.
Jdg 14:5 And Samson and his father and his mother went down to Timnath. And they came to the vineyards of Timnath. And, behold, a young lion roaring to meet him.
Jdg 14:6 And the Spirit of Jehovah came mightily on him. And he tore it as the cleaving of a kid. And there was nothing in his hand; and he did not tell his father and his mother what he had done.
Jdg 14:7 And he went down and talked with the woman. And she was pleasing in the eyes of Samson.
Jdg 14:8 And some days later he returned to take her, and turned aside to see the remains of the lion. And, behold, a bee-swarm in the carcass of the lion, and honey.
Jdg 14:9 And he took it out on his hands, and went on, eating and walking. And he went to his father and to his mother, and gave some to them. And they ate, but he did not tell them that he took the honey out of the body of the lion.
Jdg 14:10 And his father went down to the woman, and Samson made a feast there, for so the young men usually did.
Jdg 14:11 And it happened when they saw him, they took thirty companions, and they were with him.
Jdg 14:12 And Samson said to them, Please let me riddle a riddle to you. If declaring you declare it to me in the seven days of the feast, and find it out, then I shall give you thirty linen blouses and thirty changes of garments.
Jdg 14:13 And if you are not able to tell me, then you shall give me thirty linen blouses and thirty changes of garments. And they said to him, Riddle your riddle, and we shall hear it.
Jdg 14:14 And he said to them, Out of the eater came forth food, and out of the strong came forth sweetness. And they were not able to declare the riddle in three days.
Jdg 14:15 And it happened on the seventh day, they said to Samson’s wife, Entice your husband, that he may declare to us the riddle, lest we burn you and your father’s house with fire. Have you called for us to make us poor? Is it not so?
Jdg 14:16 And Samson’s wife wept before him, and said, You only hate me, and do not love me. You have riddled the riddle to the sons of my people, and you have not declared it to me. And he said to her, Behold, I have not declared it to my father and to my mother, and shall I declare it to you?
Jdg 14:17 And she wept before him the seven days on which they feasted. And it was on the seventh day, he told her, for she distressed him. And she told the riddle to the sons of her people.
Jdg 14:18 And the men of the city said to him on the seventh day, before the sun went in, What is sweeter than honey? And what is stronger than a lion? And he said to them, Unless you had plowed with my heifer, you would not have found out my riddle.
Jdg 14:19 And the Spirit of Jehovah came upon him. And he went down to Ashkelon and struck thirty men of them, and took their plunder. And he gave the changes to those who told the riddle; and his anger glowed. And he went up to his father’s house.
Jdg 14:20 And Samson’s wife became his companion’s, who had been his friend.

Joshua 16

Jos 16:1 And the lot of the sons of Joseph went out from the Jordan at Jericho, to the waters of Jericho eastward, to the wilderness which went from Jericho to the hills of Bethel.
Jos 16:2 And it went from Bethel to Luz, and passed on to the border of the Archites, to Ataroth;
Jos 16:3 and went down westward to the border of the Japhletites, to the border of Beth-horon the lower, and to Gezer, and its boundary line was at the sea.
Jos 16:4 And Manasseh and Ephraim, the sons of Joseph, inherited.
Jos 16:5 And the border of the sons of Ephraim was by their families; the border of their inheritance on the east was Ataroth-addar to Beth-horon the upper.
Jos 16:6 And the border went out at the sea to Michmethah on the north; and the border went around eastward to Taanath-shiloh, and passed by it eastward to Janohah;
Jos 16:7 and went down from Janohah to Ataroth, and to Naarath, and touched on Jericho, and went out at the Jordan.
Jos 16:8 From Tappuah, the border went westward to the river Kanah, and its boundary line was at the sea. This is the inheritance of the tribe of the sons of Ephraim, for their families.
Jos 16:9 And the separate cities of the sons of Ephraim were in the midst of the inheritance of the sons of Manasseh, all the cities and their villages.
Jos 16:10 And they did not expel the Canaanite who lived in Gezer. And the Canaanite lives in the midst of Ephraim to this day, and is serving under tribute.

Joshua 15

Jos 15:1 And the lot for the tribe of the sons of Judah for their families was to the border of Edom, the wilderness of Zin southward, in the extreme south.
Jos 15:2 And their south border was from the end of the Salt Sea, from the bay that looked southward.
Jos 15:3 And it went out southward to the ascent of Akrabbim, and passed on to Zin, and went up on the south of Kadesh-barnea, and passed to Hezron, and went up toward Adar, and turned toward Karkaa,
Jos 15:4 and passed on to Azmon, and went out by the torrent of Egypt; and the boundary line was at the sea. This shall be your south border.
Jos 15:5 And the east border was the Salt Sea to the end of the Jordan; and the border on the north side was from the bay of the sea at the end of the Jordan.
Jos 15:6 And the border went up to Beth-hoglah, and passed on the north of Beth-arabah; and the border went up to the stone of Bohan, the son of Reuben;
Jos 15:7 And the border went up toward Debir from the valley of Achor, and northward looking toward Gilgal, which is opposite to the ascent of Adummim, which is the south side of the torrent; and the border passed to the waters of En-shemesh, and its boundary line was at En-rogel.
Jos 15:8 And the border went up to the valley of the son of Hinnom, to the side of the Jebusite on the south (it is Jerusalem) and the border went up to the top of the mountain which is before the valley of Hinnom westward at the far end of the Valley of the Giants northward.
Jos 15:9 And the border was drawn from the top of the mount to the fountain of the waters of Nephtoah; and it went up to the cities of Mount Ephron; and the border was drawn to Baalah (it is Kirjath-jearim).
Jos 15:10 And the border turned around from Baalah westward to Mount Seir, and passed toward the side of Mount Jearim on the north (it is Chesalon) and went down to Beth-shemesh, and passed along by Timnah;
Jos 15:11 and the border went out to the side of Ekron northward; and the border was drawn to Shikkeron, and passed along to Mount Baalah, and went out to Jabneel. And the boundary line was at the Sea.
Jos 15:12 And the west border was to the Great Sea, and its coast. This is the border of the sons of Judah all around, for their families.
Jos 15:13 And he gave a portion to Caleb the son of Jephunneh among the sons of Judah, according to the command of Jehovah to Joshua: the City of Arba, the father of Anak; it is Hebron.
Jos 15:14 And Caleb dispossessed from there the three sons of Anak, Sheshai, Ahiman, and Talmai, the sons of Anak.
Jos 15:15 And he went up there to the ones living in Debir; and the name of Debir formerly was the City of Sepher.
Jos 15:16 And Caleb said, He who strikes the City of Sepher, and captures it, I shall give my daughter Achsah to him for a wife.
Jos 15:17 And Othniel, the son of Kenaz, the brother of Caleb, captured it. And He gave his daughter Achsah to him for a wife.
Jos 15:18 And it happened, as she came, that she persuaded him to ask from her father a field. And she dismounted from the ass, and Caleb said to her, What do you desire?
Jos 15:19 And she said, Give a blessing to me. You have given me the land of the south, then you shall give to me springs of water. And he gave to her the upper springs and the lower springs.
Jos 15:20 This is the inheritance of the tribe of the sons of Judah, for their families:
Jos 15:21 And the cities at the furthest border of the tribe of the sons of Judah were to the border of Edom in the south: Kabzeel, and Eder, and Jagur,
Jos 15:22 and Kinah, and Dimonah, and Adadah,
Jos 15:23 and Kedesh, and Hazor, and Ithnan,
Jos 15:24 Ziph, and Telem, and Bealoth,
Jos 15:25 and Hazor, Hadattah, and Kerioth, and Hezron, which is Hazor,
Jos 15:26 Amam, and Shema, and Moladah,
Jos 15:27 and Hazar-gaddah, and Heshmon, and Beth-palet,
Jos 15:28 and Hazar-shual and Beer-sheba and Bizjothjah,
Jos 15:29 Baalah, and Iim, and Azem,
Jos 15:30 and Eltolad, and Chesil, and Hormah,
Jos 15:31 and Ziklag, and Madmannah, and Sansannah,
Jos 15:32 and Lebaoth, and Shilhim, and Ain, and Rimmon. All the cities are twenty nine and their villages.
Jos 15:33 In the Lowlands were: Eshtaol, and Zoreah, and Ashnah,
Jos 15:34 and Zanoah, and En-gannim, Tappuah, and Enam,
Jos 15:35 Jarmuth, and Adullam, Socoh, and Azekah,
Jos 15:36 and Sharaim, and Adithaim, and Gederah, and Gederoth-aim fourteen cities and their villages;
Jos 15:37 Zenan, and Hadashah, and Migdal-gad,
Jos 15:38 and Dilean, and Mizpeh, and Joktheel,
Jos 15:39 Lachish and Bozkath, and Eglon,
Jos 15:40 and Cabbon, and Lahmam, and Kithlish,
Jos 15:41 and Gederoth, Beth-dagon, and Naamah, and Makkedah, sixteen cities and their villages;
Jos 15:42 Libnah, and Ether, and Ashan,
Jos 15:43 and Jiphtah, and Ashnah, and Nezib,
Jos 15:44 and Keilah, and Achzib, and Mareshah; nine cities and their villages
Jos 15:45 Ekron with its daughter-villages;
Jos 15:46 from Ekron even to the sea, all that were at hand by Ashdod, and their villages;
Jos 15:47 Ashdod with its daughter-villages; Gaza with its daughter-villages, to the river of Egypt, and the Great Sea, and its coast.
Jos 15:48 And in the hills: Shamir, and Jattir, and Socoh,
Jos 15:49 and Dannah, and Kirjath-sannah, which is Debir,
Jos 15:50 and Anab, and Eshtemoh, and Anim,
Jos 15:51 and Goshen, and Holon, and Giloh; eleven cities and their villages,
Jos 15:52 Arab and Dumah, and Eshean,
Jos 15:53 and Janum, and Beth-tappuah, and Aphekah,
Jos 15:54 and Humtah, and the City of Arba, which is Hebron, and Zior; nine cities and their villages,
Jos 15:55 Maon, Carmel and Ziph, and Juttah,
Jos 15:56 and Jezreel, and Jokdeam, and Zanoah,
Jos 15:57 Cain, Gibeah, and Timnah; ten cities and their villages;
Jos 15:58 Halhul, Beth-zur, and Gedor,
Jos 15:59 and Maarath, and Beth-anoth, and Eltekon; six cities and their villages;
Jos 15:60 Kirjath-baal, which is Kirjath-jearim, and Rabbah; two cities and their villages.
Jos 15:61 In the wilderness, Beth-arabah, Middin, and Secacah,
Jos 15:62 and Nibshan, and the city of Salt, and En-gedi; six cities and their villages.
Jos 15:63 As for the Jebusites, the ones living in Jerusalem, the sons of Judah could not drive them out. But the Jebusites dwell with the sons of Judah at Jerusalem to this day.

Joshua 14

Jos 14:1 And these are they of the sons of Israel who inherited in the land of Canaan, whom Eleazar the priest and Joshua the son of Nun and the heads of the fathers of the tribes of the sons of Israel caused to inherit.
Jos 14:2 Their inheritance was by lot, as Jehovah commanded by the hand of Moses, for the nine tribes, and the half tribe;
Jos 14:3 for Moses had given the inheritance of two of the tribes and the half tribe, beyond the Jordan; and he did not give any inheritance to the Levites among them.
Jos 14:4 For the sons of Joseph were two tribes, Manasseh and Ephraim. And they did not give a portion to the Levites in the land, except cities to live in, with the open land around them for their livestock and for their substance,
Jos 14:5 as Jehovah commanded Moses, so the sons of Israel did, and they allotted the land.
Jos 14:6 And the sons of Judah came near to Joshua in Gilgal, and Caleb the son of Jephunneh the Kenizzite said to him, You know the word that Jehovah spoke to Moses the man of God as to me and as to you in Kadesh-barnea.
Jos 14:7 I was a son of forty years when Moses the servant of Jehovah sent me from Kadesh-barnea to spy out the land. And I brought him back word as it was in my heart.
Jos 14:8 But my brothers who went up with me caused the heart of the people to melt, yet I fully followed after Jehovah my God.
Jos 14:9 And Moses swore in that day, saying, Surely the land on which your foot has trodden shall be an inheritance for you and for your sons forever, because you have fully followed after Jehovah my God.
Jos 14:10 And now, behold, Jehovah has kept me alive, as He said, these forty five years since Jehovah spoke this word to Moses, when Israel went in the wilderness. And now, behold, today I am a son of eighty five years;
Jos 14:11 yet I am as strong today as in the day Moses sent me. As my strength was then, so is my strength now for war, both to go out and to come in.
Jos 14:12 And now, give to me this mountain, of which Jehovah spoke in that day, for you heard in that day how the sons of Anak were there, and great walled cities. If Jehovah shall be with me, then I shall dispossess them, as Jehovah has spoken.
Jos 14:13 And Joshua blessed him, and he gave Hebron to Caleb the son of Jephunneh for an inheritance.
Jos 14:14 Therefore, Hebron has belonged to Caleb the son of Jephunneh, the Kenizzite, for an inheritance to this day, because he fully followed after Jehovah the God of Israel.
Jos 14:15 And the name of Hebron before was City of Arba; that one was a great man among the Anakim. And the land had rest from war.

Joshua 13

Jos 13:1 And Joshua was old, going on in days. And Jehovah said to him, You have become aged, you are far along in days; yet very much land remains to be possessed.
Jos 13:2 This is the land that still remains: all the regions of the Philistines, and all Geshuri,
Jos 13:3 from Shihor which fronts on Egypt, and to the border of Ekron northward (it is counted to the Canaanites) five lords of the Philistines, of Gaza, of Ashdod, of Ashkelon, of Gath, and of Ekron; also the Avim.
Jos 13:4 From the south, all the land of the Canaanites, and Mearah which belongs to the Sidonians; to Aphek, to the border of the Amorites;
Jos 13:5 and the land of the Giblites, and all Lebanon, toward the sunrising, from Baal-gad below Mount Hermon to the entering to Hamath;
Jos 13:6 all the ones living in the hills, from Lebanon to the burning waters; all the Sidonians; I will dispossess them before the sons of Israel: Only, cause it to fall to Israel for an inheritance, as I have commanded you.
Jos 13:7 Now, then, divide this land for an inheritance to the nine tribes, and the half tribe of Manasseh.
Jos 13:8 With him the Reubenites, and the Gadites received their inheritance, which Moses gave to them beyond the Jordan eastward, as Moses the servant of Jehovah has given to them;
Jos 13:9 from Aroer on the lip of the river Arnon, and the city which is in the middle of the valley, and all the plain of Medeba, to Dibon;
Jos 13:10 and all the cities of Sihon the king of the Amorites, who reigned in Heshbon, to the border of the sons of Ammon;
Jos 13:11 and Gilead, and the border of the Geshurites, and of the Maachathite, and all Mount Hermon, and all Bashan to Salcah;
Jos 13:12 all the kingdom of Og in Bashan, who reigned in Ashtaroth and in Edrei; he remained of the remnant of the giants. And Moses struck them and dispossessed them.
Jos 13:13 But the sons of Israel did not dispossess the Geshurites and the Maachathite, but Geshur and Maachath live in the midst of Israel until today.
Jos 13:14 Only, he has not given an inheritance to the tribe of Levi. The fire offerings of Jehovah the God of Israel are its inheritance, as He has spoken to it.
Jos 13:15 And Moses gave to the tribe of the sons of Reuben, for their families;
Jos 13:16 and their border was from Aroer on the lip of the river Arnon, and the city which is in the middle of the valley, and all the plain by Medeba;
Jos 13:17 Heshbon, and all its cities in the tableland; Dibon, and Bamoth-baal, and Beth-baal-meon;
Jos 13:18 and Jahazah, and Kedemoth, and Mephaath;
Jos 13:19 and Kirjath-aim, and Sibmah, and Zareth-shahar in the mountain of the valley;
Jos 13:20 and Beth-peor, and the Slopes of Pisgah, and Beth-jeshimoth;
Jos 13:21 and all the cities of the tableland, and all the kingdom of Sihon the king of the Amorites, who reigned in Heshbon, whom Moses struck with the rulers of Midian, Evi, and Rekem, and Zur, and Hur, and Reba, chiefs of Sihon, those living in the land.
Jos 13:22 And the sons of Israel killed Balaam the son of Beor, the one divining, with the sword, among their slain.
Jos 13:23 And the border of the sons of Reuben was from the Jordan, and its border. This was the inheritance of the sons of Reuben for their families, the cities and their villages.
Jos 13:24 And Moses gave to the tribe of Gad, to the sons of Gad, for their families:
Jos 13:25 And their border was to Jazer, and all the cities of Gilead, and half of the land of the sons of Ammon, to Aroer, which is before Rabbah;
Jos 13:26 and from Heshbon to Ramath-mizpeh, and Betonim, and from Mahanaim to the border of Debir;
Jos 13:27 and in the valley, Beth-aram, and Beth-nimrah, and Succoth, and Zaphon, the rest of the kingdom of Sihon the king of Heshbon; the Jordan and its border, to the edge of the Sea of Chinnereth, beyond the Jordan, eastward.
Jos 13:28 This is the inheritance of the sons of Gad, for their families, the cities and their villages.
Jos 13:29 And Moses gave inheritance to the half tribe of Manasseh. And it was to the half of the tribe of the sons of Manasseh, for their families:
Jos 13:30 and their border was from Mahanaim, all Bashan, all the kingdom of Og the king of Bashan, and all the small towns of Jair in Bashan, sixty cities;
Jos 13:31 and the half of Gilead, and Ashtaroth, and Edrei, cities of the kingdom of Og in Bashan, belonged to the sons of Machir, the son of Manasseh, to the half of the sons of Machir for their families.
Jos 13:32 These are they whom Moses caused to inherit in the plains of Moab, beyond the Jordan, opposite Jericho, eastward.
Jos 13:33 But Moses did not give an inheritance to the tribe of Levi. Jehovah the God of Israel Himself is their inheritance, as He has spoken to them.

Joshua 12

Jos 12:1 And these are the kings of the land whom the sons of Israel struck, and they seized their land beyond the Jordan, at the sunrising, from the river Arnon to Mount Hermon, and all the Arabah eastward:
Jos 12:2 Sihon the king of the Amorites who lived in Heshbon, and ruled from Aroer, which is on the bank of the river Arnon, and from its valley floor, and half Gilead, even to the river Jabbok, the border of the sons of Ammon;
Jos 12:3 and from the Arabah to the sea of Chinneroth on the east, and to the sea of the Arabah, even the Salt Sea, eastward, the way to Beth-jeshimoth; and on the south under the Slopes of Pisgah;
Jos 12:4 and the border of Og the king of Bashan, of the rest of the giants, who lived at Ashtaroth and at Edrei,
Jos 12:5 and reigned in Mount Hermon and in Salecah, and in all Bashan, to the border of the Geshurites and the Maachathites, and half Gilead, the border of Sihon the king of Heshbon.
Jos 12:6 Moses the servant of Jehovah and the sons of Israel struck them. And Moses the servant of Jehovah gave it for a possession to the Reubenites, and the Gadites, and the half tribe of Manasseh.
Jos 12:7 And these are the kings of the land whom Joshua and the sons of Israel struck beyond the Jordan westward, from Baal-gad in the Valley of Lebanon even to Mount Halak that goes up to Seir, which Joshua gave to the tribes of Israel for a possession according to their divisions;
Jos 12:8 in the mountains, and in the Lowlands, and in the Arabah, and in the slopes, and in the wilderness, and in the Negeb; the Hittites, the Amorites, and the Canaanites, the Perizzites, the Hivites, and the Jebusites:
Jos 12:9 the king of Jericho, one; the king of Ai, which is beside Bethel, one;
Jos 12:10 the king of Jerusalem, one; the king of Hebron, one;
Jos 12:11 the king of Jarmuth, one; the king of Lachish, one;
Jos 12:12 the king of Eglon, one; the king of Gezer, one;
Jos 12:13 the king of Debir, one; the king of Geder, one;
Jos 12:14 the king of Hormah, one; the king of Arad, one;
Jos 12:15 the king of Libnah, one; the king of Adullam, one;
Jos 12:16 the king of Makkedah, one; the king of Bethel, one;
Jos 12:17 the king of Tappuah, one; the king of Hepher, one;
Jos 12:18 the king of Aphek, one; the king of Sharon, one;
Jos 12:19 the king of Madon, one; the king of Hazor, one;
Jos 12:20 the king of Shimronmeron, one; the king of Achshaph, one;
Jos 12:21 the king of Taanach, one; the king of Megiddo, one;
Jos 12:22 the king of Kedesh, one; the king of Jokneam in Carmel, one;
Jos 12:23 the king of Dor in the coast of Dor, one; the king of the nations of Gilgal, one;
Jos 12:24 the king of Tirzah, one. All the kings were thirty one.

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