The Holy Bible - The Book of Judges, Chapter 1 (Latin)
1Now after the death of Joshua it came to pass, that the children of Israel asked the LORD, saying, Who shall go up for us against the Canaanites first, to fight against them?
2And the LORD said, Judah shall go up: behold, I have delivered the land into his hand.
3And Judah said unto Simeon his brother, Come up with me into my lot, that we may fight against the Canaanites; and I likewise will go with thee into thy lot. So Simeon went with him.
4And Judah went up; and the LORD delivered the Canaanites and the Perizzites into their hand: and they slew of them in Bezek ten thousand men.
5And they found Adonibezek in Bezek: and they fought against him, and they slew the Canaanites and the Perizzites.
6But Adonibezek fled; and they pursued after him, and caught him, and cut off his thumbs and his great toes.
7And Adonibezek said, Threescore and ten kings, having their thumbs and their great toes cut off, gathered their meat under my table: as I have done, so God hath requited me. And they brought him to Jerusalem, and there he died.
8Now the children of Judah had fought against Jerusalem, and had taken it, and smitten it with the edge of the sword, and set the city on fire.
9And afterward the children of Judah went down to fight against the Canaanites, that dwelt in the mountain, and in the south, and in the valley.
10And Judah went against the Canaanites that dwelt in Hebron: (now the name of Hebron before was Kirjatharba:) and they slew Sheshai, and Ahiman, and Talmai.
11And from thence he went against the inhabitants of Debir: and the name of Debir before was Kirjathsepher:
12And Caleb said, He that smiteth Kirjathsepher, and taketh it, to him will I give Achsah my daughter to wife.
13And Othniel the son of Kenaz, Caleb's younger brother, took it: and he gave him Achsah his daughter to wife.
14And it came to pass, when she came to him, that she moved him to ask of her father a field: and she lighted from off her ass; and Caleb said unto her, What wilt thou?
15And she said unto him, Give me a blessing: for thou hast given me a south land; give me also springs of water. And Caleb gave her the upper springs and the nether springs.
16And the children of the Kenite, Moses' father in law, went up out of the city of palm trees with the children of Judah into the wilderness of Judah, which lieth in the south of Arad; and they went and dwelt among the people.
17And Judah went with Simeon his brother, and they slew the Canaanites that inhabited Zephath, and utterly destroyed it. And the name of the city was called Hormah.
18Also Judah took Gaza with the coast thereof, and Askelon with the coast thereof, and Ekron with the coast thereof.
19And the LORD was with Judah; and he drave out the inhabitants of the mountain; but could not drive out the inhabitants of the valley, because they had chariots of iron.
20And they gave Hebron unto Caleb, as Moses said: and he expelled thence the three sons of Anak.
21And the children of Benjamin did not drive out the Jebusites that inhabited Jerusalem; but the Jebusites dwell with the children of Benjamin in Jerusalem unto this day.
22And the house of Joseph, they also went up against Bethel: and the LORD was with them.
23And the house of Joseph sent to descry Bethel. (Now the name of the city before was Luz.)
24And the spies saw a man come forth out of the city, and they said unto him, Shew us, we pray thee, the entrance into the city, and we will shew thee mercy.
25And when he shewed them the entrance into the city, they smote the city with the edge of the sword; but they let go the man and all his family.
26And the man went into the land of the Hittites, and built a city, and called the name thereof Luz: which is the name thereof unto this day.
27Neither did Manasseh drive out the inhabitants of Bethshean and her towns, nor Taanach and her towns, nor the inhabitants of Dor and her towns, nor the inhabitants of Ibleam and her towns, nor the inhabitants of Megiddo and her towns: but the Canaanites would dwell in that land.
28And it came to pass, when Israel was strong, that they put the Canaanites to tribute, and did not utterly drive them out.
29Neither did Ephraim drive out the Canaanites that dwelt in Gezer; but the Canaanites dwelt in Gezer among them.
30Neither did Zebulun drive out the inhabitants of Kitron, nor the inhabitants of Nahalol; but the Canaanites dwelt among them, and became tributaries.
31Neither did Asher drive out the inhabitants of Accho, nor the inhabitants of Zidon, nor of Ahlab, nor of Achzib, nor of Helbah, nor of Aphik, nor of Rehob:
32But the Asherites dwelt among the Canaanites, the inhabitants of the land: for they did not drive them out.
33Neither did Naphtali drive out the inhabitants of Bethshemesh, nor the inhabitants of Bethanath; but he dwelt among the Canaanites, the inhabitants of the land: nevertheless the inhabitants of Bethshemesh and of Bethanath became tributaries unto them.
34And the Amorites forced the children of Dan into the mountain: for they would not suffer them to come down to the valley:
35But the Amorites would dwell in mount Heres in Aijalon, and in Shaalbim: yet the hand of the house of Joseph prevailed, so that they became tributaries.
36And the coast of the Amorites was from the going up to Akrabbim, from the rock, and upward.
1post mortem Iosue consuluerunt filii Israhel Dominum dicentes quis ascendet ante nos contra Chananeum et erit dux belli
2dixitque Dominus Iudas ascendet ecce tradidi terram in manus eius
3et ait Iudas Symeoni fratri suo ascende mecum in sorte mea et pugna contra Chananeum ut et ego pergam tecum in sorte tua et abiit cum eo Symeon
4ascenditque Iudas et tradidit Dominus Chananeum ac Ferezeum in manus eorum et percusserunt in Bezec decem milia virorum
5inveneruntque Adonibezec in Bezec et pugnaverunt contra eum ac percusserunt Chananeum et Ferezeum
6fugit autem Adonibezec quem secuti conprehenderunt caesis summitatibus manuum eius ac pedum
7dixitque Adonibezec septuaginta reges amputatis manuum ac pedum summitatibus colligebant sub mensa mea ciborum reliquias sicut feci ita reddidit mihi Deus adduxeruntque eum in Hierusalem et ibi mortuus est
8obpugnantes ergo filii Iuda Hierusalem ceperunt eam et percusserunt in ore gladii tradentes cunctam incendio civitatem
9et postea descendentes pugnaverunt contra Chananeum qui habitabat in montanis et ad meridiem et in campestribus
10pergensque Iudas contra Chananeum qui habitabat in Hebron cui nomen fuit antiquitus Cariatharbe percussit Sisai et Ahiman et Tholmai
11atque inde profectus abiit ad habitatores Dabir cuius nomen vetus erat Cariathsepher id est civitas Litterarum
12dixitque Chaleb qui percusserit Cariathsepher et vastaverit eam dabo ei Axam filiam meam uxorem
13cumque cepisset eam Othonihel filius Cenez frater Chaleb minor dedit ei filiam suam coniugem
14quam pergentem in itinere monuit vir suus ut peteret a patre suo agrum quae cum suspirasset sedens asino dixit ei Chaleb quid habes
15at illa respondit da mihi benedictionem quia terram arentem dedisti mihi da et inriguam aquis dedit ergo ei Chaleb inriguum superius et inriguum inferius
16filii autem Cinei cognati Mosi ascenderunt de civitate Palmarum cum filiis Iuda in desertum sortis eius quod est ad meridiem Arad et habitaverunt cum eo
17abiit autem Iudas cum Symeone fratre suo et percusserunt simul Chananeum qui habitabat in Sephath et interfecerunt eum vocatumque est nomen urbis Horma id est anathema
18cepitque Iudas Gazam cum finibus suis et Ascalonem atque Accaron cum terminis suis
19fuitque Dominus cum Iuda et montana possedit nec potuit delere habitatores vallis quia falcatis curribus abundabant
20dederuntque Chaleb Hebron sicut dixerat Moses qui delevit ex ea tres filios Enach
21Iebuseum autem habitatorem Hierusalem non deleverunt filii Beniamin habitavitque Iebuseus cum filiis Beniamin in Hierusalem usque in praesentem diem
22domus quoque Ioseph ascendit in Bethel fuitque Dominus cum eis
23nam cum obsiderent urbem quae prius Luza vocabatur
24viderunt hominem egredientem de civitate dixeruntque ad eum ostende nobis introitum civitatis et faciemus tecum misericordiam
25qui cum ostendisset eis percusserunt urbem in ore gladii hominem autem illum et omnem cognationem eius dimiserunt
26qui dimissus abiit in terram Etthim et aedificavit ibi civitatem vocavitque eam Luzam quae ita appellatur usque in praesentem diem
27Manasses quoque non delevit Bethsan et Thanach cum viculis suis et habitatores Dor et Ieblaam et Mageddo cum viculis suis coepitque Chananeus habitare cum eis
28postquam autem confortatus est Israhel fecit eos tributarios et delere noluit
29Ephraim etiam non interfecit Chananeum qui habitabat in Gazer sed habitavit cum eo
30Zabulon non delevit habitatores Cetron et Naalon sed habitavit Chananeus in medio eius factusque est ei tributarius
31Aser quoque non delevit habitatores Achcho et Sidonis Alab et Achazib et Alba et Afec et Roob
32habitavitque in medio Chananei habitatoris illius terrae nec interfecit eum
33Nepthali non delevit habitatores Bethsemes et Bethanath et habitavit inter Chananeum habitatorem terrae fueruntque ei Bethsemitae et Bethanitae tributarii
34artavitque Amorreus filios Dan in monte nec dedit eis locum ut ad planiora descenderent
35habitavitque in monte Hares quod interpretatur testaceo in Ahilon et Salabim et adgravata est manus domus Ioseph factusque est ei tributarius
36fuit autem terminus Amorrei ab ascensu Scorpionis Petra et superiora loca