Joshua 15:16
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New International Version
And Caleb said, "I will give my daughter Aksah in marriage to the man who attacks and captures Kiriath Sepher."

New Living Translation
Caleb said, "I will give my daughter Acsah in marriage to the one who attacks and captures Kiriath-sepher."

English Standard Version
And Caleb said, “Whoever strikes Kiriath-sepher and captures it, to him will I give Achsah my daughter as wife.”

New American Standard Bible
And Caleb said, "The one who attacks Kiriath-sepher and captures it, I will give him Achsah my daughter as a wife."

King James Bible
And Caleb said, He that smiteth Kirjathsepher, and taketh it, to him will I give Achsah my daughter to wife.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
and Caleb said, "I will give my daughter Achsah as a wife to the one who strikes down and captures Kiriath-sepher."

International Standard Version
Then Caleb announced, "I will give my daughter Achsah in marriage to the one who attacks Kiriath-sepher and captures it."

NET Bible
Caleb said, "To the man who attacks and captures Kiriath Sepher I will give my daughter Acsah as a wife."

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Caleb said, "I will give my daughter Achsah as a wife to anyone who attacks Kiriath Sepher and captures it."

Jubilee Bible 2000
And Caleb said, He that smites Kirjathsepher and takes it, to him will I give Achsah my daughter to wife.

King James 2000 Bible
And Caleb said, He that smites Kiriathsepher, and takes it, to him will I give Achsah my daughter as wife.

American King James Version
And Caleb said, He that smites Kirjathsepher, and takes it, to him will I give Achsah my daughter to wife.

American Standard Version
And Caleb said, He that smiteth Kiriath-sepher, and taketh it, to him will I give Achsah my daughter to wife.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And Caleb said: He that shall smite Cariath-Sepher, and take it, I will give him Axa my daughter to wife.

Darby Bible Translation
And Caleb said, He that smites Kirjath-sepher and takes it, to him will I give Achsah my daughter as wife.

English Revised Version
And Caleb said, He that smiteth Kiriath-sepher, and taketh it, to him will I give Achsah my daughter to wife.

Webster's Bible Translation
And Caleb said, He that smiteth Kirjath-sepher, and taketh it, to him will I give Achsah my daughter for a wife.

World English Bible
Caleb said, "He who strikes Kiriath Sepher, and takes it, to him will I give Achsah my daughter as wife."

Young's Literal Translation
And Caleb saith, 'He who smiteth Kirjath-Sephar, and hath captured it -- I have given to him Achsah my daughter for a wife.'
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

15:13-19 Achsah obtained some land by Caleb's free grant. He gave her a south land. Land indeed, but a south land, dry and apt to be parched. She obtained more, on her request, and he gave the upper and the nether springs. Those who understand it but of one field, watered both with the rain of heaven, and the springs that issued out of the earth, countenance the allusion commonly made to this, when we pray for spiritual and heavenly blessings which relate to our souls, as blessings of the upper springs, and those which relate to the body and the life that now is, as blessings of the nether springs. All the blessings, both of the upper and the nether springs, belong to the children of God. As related to Christ, they have them freely given of the Father, for the lot of their inheritance.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 16. - And Caleb said (cf. 1 Samuel 17:25; 1 Chronicles 11:6).

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

And Caleb said, he that smiteth Kirjathsepher, and taketh it,.... Which he ordered to be proclaimed through the army that was under his command; and which was done not so much on the account of the difficulty of taking the place, through the number of the inhabitants of it, and its fortifications, which it seems had fallen again into the hands of the Canaanites, since it was taken by Joshua; nor through inactivity, diffidence, and timorousness in himself; but that others, who were officers, and men of valour under him, might gather some laurels as well as himself; and chiefly being under a divine impulse, he ordered this declaration to be made, whereby his brother Othniel, who was to be a judge in Israel, might appear a great man, and fit for such an office; and as an encouragement, he promises as follows:

to him will I give Achsah my daughter to wife; and to be married into the family of the chief prince of the tribe of Judah was a very great honour, as well as no doubt a very large dowry might be expected, and was given with her, and very probably the city of Debir was promised that should be taken. This Achsah seems to be a daughter of Caleb by a concubine, 1 Chronicles 2:48.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

Jos 15:16-20. Othniel, for His Valor, Has Achsah to Wife.

16-20. He that smiteth Kirjath-sepher—This offer was made as an incentive to youthful bravery (see on [196]1Sa 17:25); and the prize was won by Othniel, Caleb's younger brother (Jud 1:13; 3:9). This was the occasion of drawing out the latent energies of him who was destined to be the first judge in Israel.

Joshua 15:16 Additional Commentaries
Context
Caleb's Portion and Conquest
15Then he went up from there against the inhabitants of Debir; now the name of Debir formerly was Kiriath-sepher. 16And Caleb said, "The one who attacks Kiriath-sepher and captures it, I will give him Achsah my daughter as a wife." 17Othniel the son of Kenaz, the brother of Caleb, captured it; so he gave him Achsah his daughter as a wife.…
Cross References
Joshua 15:15
From there he marched against the people living in Debir (formerly called Kiriath Sepher).

Joshua 15:17
Othniel son of Kenaz, Caleb's brother, took it; so Caleb gave his daughter Aksah to him in marriage.

Judges 1:12
And Caleb said, "I will give my daughter Aksah in marriage to the man who attacks and captures Kiriath Sepher."

1 Samuel 17:25
Now the Israelites had been saying, "Do you see how this man keeps coming out? He comes out to defy Israel. The king will give great wealth to the man who kills him. He will also give him his daughter in marriage and will exempt his family from taxes in Israel."
Treasury of Scripture

And Caleb said, He that smites Kirjathsepher, and takes it, to him will I give Achsah my daughter to wife.

Judges 1:6,12,13 But Adonibezek fled; and they pursued after him, and caught him, …

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