Judges 1:12
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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, “He who attacks Kiriath-sepher and captures it, I will give him Achsah my daughter for a wife.”

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

International Standard Version
Caleb announced, "I'll give my daughter Achsah in marriage to whomever leads the attack against 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."

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

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

JPS Tanakh 1917
And Caleb said: 'He that smiteth Kiriath-sepher, and taketh it, to him will I give Achsah my daughter to wife.'

New American Standard 1977
And Caleb said, “The one who attacks Kiriath-sepher and captures it, I will even give him my daughter Achsah for a wife.”

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 strikes 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 take Cariath-Sepher, and lay it waste, to him will I give my daughter Axa 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-Sepher -- and hath captured it -- then I have given to him Achsah my daughter for a wife.'
Study Bible
Additional Cities Captured
11Then from there he went against the inhabitants of Debir (now the name of Debir formerly was Kiriath-sepher). 12And Caleb said, "The one who attacks Kiriath-sepher and captures it, I will even give him my daughter Achsah for a wife." 13Othniel the son of Kenaz, Caleb's younger brother, captured it; so he gave him his daughter Achsah for a wife.…
Cross References
Joshua 15:15
Then he went up from there against the inhabitants of Debir; now the name of Debir formerly was Kiriath-sepher.

Joshua 15:16
And Caleb said, "The one who attacks Kiriath-sepher and captures it, I will give him Achsah my daughter as a wife."

Judges 1:11
Then from there he went against the inhabitants of Debir (now the name of Debir formerly was Kiriath-sepher).

Judges 1:13
Othniel the son of Kenaz, Caleb's younger brother, captured it; so he gave him his daughter Achsah for a wife.
Treasury of Scripture

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

And Caleb. The whole of this account is found in Jos.

Judges 15:13-19 And they spoke to him, saying, No; but we will bind you fast, and …

Joshua 15:16,17 And Caleb said, He that smites Kirjathsepher, and takes it, to him …

1 Samuel 17:25 And the men of Israel said, Have you seen this man that is come up? …

1 Samuel 18:23 And Saul's servants spoke those words in the ears of David. And David …

to him. In ancient times fathers assumed an absolute right over their children, especially in disposing of them in marriage; and it was customary for a king or great man to promise his daughter in marriage to him who should take a city.

(12) And Caleb said.--See Joshua 15:16. Caleb was a "Kenizzite," which seems to imply that he was descended from Kenaz, a grandson of Esau (Genesis 36:11). In Numbers 13:6 he is mentioned as being a prince (nasi, or chief, rosh) of the tribe of Judah. He was certainly affiliated to that tribe; but if the name "Caleb" means "dog," it would seem a very unlikely name for a pure Jew, for I cannot think that the effort to trace a sort of totem system (or naming of tribes from animals) among the ancient Jews (Journ. of Philology, June, 1880) is successful. His father's name. Je-phunneh, is of uncertain derivation. Frst and Meier derive Caleb from a root meaning "valiant;" but the peculiarity of the expressions used respecting him in Joshua 15:13; Joshua 14:14, together with certain marked names and features in the genealogies of his family, at least give some probability to the conjecture that he was of foreign origin.

Will I give Achsah my daughter to wife.--Comp. 1Samuel 17:25; 1Samuel 18:17. So the Messenian hero Aristomenes gave a peasant woman, who had saved his life, in marriage to his son. This story shows the strength and importance of this fastness of the south, which is also proved by the fact that Caleb has to refer to his unbroken strength before he gains permission to win the region by the sword (Joshua 14:11).

And Caleb said, He that smiteth Kirjathsepher, and taketh it,

to him will I give Achsah my daughter to wife. See Gill on Joshua 15:16. 1:9-20 The Canaanites had iron chariots; but Israel had God on their side, whose chariots are thousands of angels, Ps 68:17. Yet they suffered their fears to prevail against their faith. About Caleb we read in Jos 15:16-19. The Kenites had settled in the land. Israel let them fix where they pleased, being a quiet, contented people. They that molested none, were molested by none. Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth.
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