Judges 1:26
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New International Version
He then went to the land of the Hittites, where he built a city and called it Luz, which is its name to this day.

New Living Translation
Later the man moved to the land of the Hittites, where he built a town. He named it Luz, which is its name to this day.

English Standard Version
And the man went to the land of the Hittites and built a city and called its name Luz. That is its name to this day.

New American Standard Bible
The man went into the land of the Hittites and built a city and named it Luz which is its name to this day.

King James Bible
And 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.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Then the man went to the land of the Hittites, built a town, and named it Luz. That is its name to this day.

International Standard Version
So the man traveled to the land of the Hittites and built a city that he named "Luz," and it is called by that name to this day.

NET Bible
He moved to Hittite country and built a city. He named it Luz, and it has kept that name to this very day.

New Heart English Bible
The man went into the land of the Hittites, and built a city, and called its name Luz, which is its name to this day.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The man went to the land of the Hittites. There he built a city and called it Luz. The city still has that name today.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And 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.

New American Standard 1977
And the man went into the land of the Hittites and built a city and named it Luz which is its name to this day.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And the man went into the land of the Hittites and built a city and called the name of it Luz, which is its name unto this day.

King James 2000 Bible
And the man went into the land of the Hittites, and built a city, and called the name thereof Luz: which is its name until this day.

American King James Version
And the man went into the land of the Hittites, and built a city, and called the name thereof Luz: which is the name thereof to this day.

American Standard Version
And 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.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Who being sent away, went into the land of Hethim, and built there a city, and called it Luza: which is so called until this day.

Darby Bible Translation
And the man went into the land of the Hittites, and built a city, and called its name Luz, which is its name to this day.

English Revised Version
And 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.

Webster's Bible Translation
And the man went into the land of the Hittites, and built a city, and called the name of it Luz: which is its name to this day.

World English Bible
The man went into the land of the Hittites, and built a city, and called its name Luz, which is its name to this day.

Young's Literal Translation
and the man goeth to the land of the Hittites, and buildeth a city, and calleth its name Luz -- it is its name unto this day.
Study Bible
Additional Cities Captured
25So he showed them the entrance to the city, and they struck the city with the edge of the sword, but they let the man and all his family go free. 26The man went into the land of the Hittites and built a city and named it Luz which is its name to this day. 27But Manasseh did not take possession of Beth-shean and its villages, or Taanach and its villages, or the inhabitants of Dor and its villages, or the inhabitants of Ibleam and its villages, or the inhabitants of Megiddo and its villages; so the Canaanites persisted in living in that land.…
Cross References
Judges 1:25
So he showed them the entrance to the city, and they struck the city with the edge of the sword, but they let the man and all his family go free.

Judges 1:27
But Manasseh did not take possession of Beth-shean and its villages, or Taanach and its villages, or the inhabitants of Dor and its villages, or the inhabitants of Ibleam and its villages, or the inhabitants of Megiddo and its villages; so the Canaanites persisted in living in that land.
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And the man went into the land of the Hittites, and built a city, and called the name thereof Luz: which is the name thereof to this day.

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(26) Into the land of the Hittites.--Probably the inhabitants of Bethel belonged to this tribe of Canaanites. In Joshua 1:4 their name is used for all the inhabitants of Canaan, but probably it means the coastdwellers. They are often conjecturally classed with the inhabitants of Citium, in Cyprus. They first appear as "children of Heth," in Genesis 23:19, but seem at that time to have been only a small tribe. Abraham, as Ewald observes, went to the Amorites for his allies, but to the Hittites for his grave. The Talmud says that this Luz was famous for its purple dye, and partly on this account Thomson identifies it with Kulb Louzy, not far from Antioch. It was not uncommon in ancient days for the fugitives from a city to build another city elsewhere of the same name. Thus Teucer, when driven from Salamis, built a new Salamis in Cyprus:

"Ambiguam tellure nov Salamina futuram" (Hor. Od. i. 7).

Although the site of this new Luz has not been certainly identified, it was probably in some northern district on the Phnician frontier (Ewald).

Unto this day.--This formula implies the lapse of some time between the event and this record of it.

And the man went into the land of the Hittites,.... With his family; Kimchi says this was not one of the seven nations of Canaan; and it is very clear from this narrative, that the land this man went to was not in the land of Canaan; though it is certain a people of this name formerly dwelt there, Genesis 15:20; and the land of Canaan is called the land of the Hittites, Joshua 1:4; these either might flee to another country upon Joshua's entry into the land of Canaan, or a colony of them from thence might settle elsewhere, to which this man chose to go, who might be originally of them:

and built a city; his family was numerous, and he a man of wealth, and was allowed to carry all his substance with him:

and called the name of it Luz; in memory of the place he left, and had long lived in. There is a city called Loussa, among the cities which Josephus says (s) were taken by the Jews from the Arabians; and which is very probably the Lysa of Ptolemy (t), which he places in Arabia Petraea, and might be the same with this Luz; and, if so, this shows the land this man went into was in Edom, which is not unlikely; there is another Luza, which Jerom (u) says fell to the lot of the sons of Joseph, near Sichem, three miles from Neapolis:

which is the name thereof unto this day: the time of the writing of this book; See Gill on Judges 1:21.

(s) Antiqu. l. 14. c. 1. sect. 4. (t) Geograph. l. 5. c. 17. (u) De loc. Heb. fol. 92. M. 26. Luz—(See on [211]Ge 12:7; [212]Ge 28:18).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.
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