Judges 1:23
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New International Version
When they sent men to spy out Bethel (formerly called Luz),

New Living Translation
They sent men to scout out Bethel (formerly known as Luz).

English Standard Version
And the house of Joseph scouted out Bethel. (Now the name of the city was formerly Luz.)

New American Standard Bible
The house of Joseph spied out Bethel (now the name of the city was formerly Luz).

King James Bible
And the house of Joseph sent to descry Bethel. (Now the name of the city before was Luz.)

Holman Christian Standard Bible
They sent spies to Bethel (the town was formerly named Luz).

International Standard Version
The army of the tribe of Joseph scouted out Bethel, which had been formerly named Luz.

NET Bible
When the men of Joseph spied out Bethel (it used to be called Luz),

New Heart English Bible
And the house of Joseph sent out spies to Bethel. (Now the name of the city before was Luz.)

GOD'S WORD® Translation
They sent men to spy on Bethel. (In the past the city was called Luz.)

JPS Tanakh 1917
And the house of Joseph sent to spy out Beth-el--now the name of the city beforetime was Luz.

New American Standard 1977
And the house of Joseph spied out Bethel (now the name of the city was formerly Luz).

Jubilee Bible 2000
And those of the house of Joseph put spies in Bethel (Now the name of the city before was Luz).

King James 2000 Bible
And the house of Joseph sent to spy out Bethel. (Now the name of the city before was Luz.)

American King James Version
And the house of Joseph sent to descry Bethel. (Now the name of the city before was Luz.)

American Standard Version
And the house of Joseph sent to spy out Beth-el. (Now the name of the city beforetime was Luz.)

Douay-Rheims Bible
For when they were besieging the city, which before was called Luza,

Darby Bible Translation
And the house of Joseph sent to search out Bethel; now the name of the city before was Luz.

English Revised Version
And the house of Joseph sent to spy out Beth-el. (Now the name of the city beforetime was Luz.)

Webster's Bible Translation
And the house of Joseph sent to explore Beth-el. Now the name of the city before was Luz.

World English Bible
The house of Joseph sent to spy out Bethel. (Now the name of the city before was Luz.)

Young's Literal Translation
and the house of Joseph cause men to spy about Beth-El (and the name of the city formerly is Luz),
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
1:21-36 The people of Israel were very careless of their duty and interest. Owing to slothfulness and cowardice, they would not be at the pains to complete their conquests. It was also owing to their covetousness: they were willing to let the Canaanites live among them, that they might make advantage of them. They had not the dread and detestation of idolatry they ought to have had. The same unbelief that kept their fathers forty years out of Canaan, kept them now out of the full possession of it. Distrust of the power and promise of God deprived them of advantages, and brought them into troubles. Thus many a believer who begins well is hindered. His graces languish, his lusts revive, Satan plies him with suitable temptations, the world recovers its hold; he brings guilt into his conscience, anguish into his heart, discredit on his character, and reproach on the gospel. Though he may have sharp rebukes, and be so recovered that he does not perish, yet he will have deeply to lament his folly through his remaining days; and upon his dying bed to mourn over the opportunities of glorifying God and serving the church he has lost. We can have no fellowship with the enemies of God within us or around us, but to our hurt; therefore our only wisdom is to maintain unceasing war against them.
Study Bible
Additional Cities Captured
22Likewise the house of Joseph went up against Bethel, and the LORD was with them. 23The house of Joseph spied out Bethel (now the name of the city was formerly Luz). 24The spies saw a man coming out of the city and they said to him, "Please show us the entrance to the city and we will treat you kindly."…
Cross References
Genesis 28:19
He called the name of that place Bethel; however, previously the name of the city had been Luz.

Joshua 18:13
From there the border continued to Luz, to the side of Luz (that is, Bethel) southward; and the border went down to Ataroth-addar, near the hill which lies on the south of lower Beth-horon.

Judges 1:22
Likewise the house of Joseph went up against Bethel, and the LORD was with them.
Treasury of Scripture

And the house of Joseph sent to descry Bethel. (Now the name of the city before was Luz.)

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Judges 18:2 And the children of Dan sent of their family five men from their …

Joshua 2:1 And Joshua the son of Nun sent out of Shittim two men to spy secretly, …

Joshua 7:2 And Joshua sent men from Jericho to Ai, which is beside Bethaven, …

Luz

Genesis 28:19 And he called the name of that place Bethel: but the name of that …

Genesis 35:6 So Jacob came to Luz, which is in the land of Canaan, that is, Bethel, …

Genesis 48:3 And Jacob said to Joseph, God Almighty appeared to me at Luz in the …

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