1:16 And the children of the h 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.
(h) This was one of the names of Moses father in law, read
1:18 Also Judah took i Gaza with the coast thereof, and
Askelon with the coast thereof, and Ekron with the coast
(i) These cities and others were later possessed by the
Philistines, (1Sa 6:17).
1:21 And the children of Benjamin did not drive out the
Jebusites that k inhabited Jerusalem; but the Jebusites
dwell with the children of Benjamin in Jerusalem unto this
(k) For after the tribe of Judah had burnt it, they built
1:27 Neither 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: l but the Canaanites would dwell in that land.
(l) Wherefore God permitted the Canaanites to still dwell
in the land, read (Jdg 3:5).
1:30 Neither did m Zebulun drive out the inhabitants of
Kitron, nor the inhabitants of Nahalol; but the Canaanites
dwelt among them, and became tributaries.
(m) That is, the tribe of Zebulun as is also to be
understood of the rest.
1:32 But the Asherites dwelt among the Canaanites, the
inhabitants of the land: for they did not drive them n
(n) But made them pay tribute as the others did.
1:35 But the Amorites would dwell in mount Heres in Aijalon, and
in Shaalbim: yet the o hand of the house of Joseph
prevailed, so that they became tributaries.
(o) Meaning, when he was stronger than they.
1:36 And the coast of the Amorites [was] from the going up to
Akrabbim, from the p rock, and upward.