Joshua 15:16
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.”

Berean Study Bible
And Caleb said, “To the man who strikes down Kiriath-sepher and captures it, I will give my daughter Acsah in marriage.”

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

New King James Version
And Caleb said, “He who attacks Kirjath Sepher and takes it, to him I will 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.”

NASB 1995
And Caleb said, "The one who attacks Kiriath-sepher and captures it, I will give him Achsah my daughter as a wife."

NASB 1977
And Caleb said, “The one who attacks Kiriath-sepher and captures it, I will give him Achsah my daughter as a wife.”

Amplified Bible
Caleb said, “I will give Achsah my daughter as wife to the man who attacks Kiriath-sepher and captures it.”

Christian Standard Bible
and Caleb said, “Whoever attacks and captures Kiriath-sepher, I will give my daughter Achsah to him as a 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."

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

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And Kalab said: “Anyone who will attack Quryath Sepra and will put it to the sword, I shall give him Aksa my daughter as a wife”

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And Chaleb said, Whosoever shall take and destroy the city of Letters, and master it, to him will I give my daughter Ascha to wife.

Contemporary English Version
He told his men, "The man who captures Kiriath-Sepher can marry my daughter Achsah."

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

Good News Translation
Caleb said, "I will give my daughter Achsah in marriage to the man who succeeds in capturing Kiriath Sepher."

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

International Standard Version
Then Caleb announced, "I will give my daughter Achsah in marriage to the one who attacks 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.'

Literal Standard Version
And Caleb says, “He who strikes Kirjath-Sephar, and has captured it—I have given my daughter Achsah to him for a wife.”

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."

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.'

Additional Translations ...
Context
Caleb's Portion and Conquest
15From there he marched against the inhabitants of Debir (formerly known as Kiriath-sepher). 16And Caleb said, “To the man who strikes down Kiriath-sepher and captures it, I will give my daughter Acsah in marriage.” 17So Othniel son of Caleb’s brother Kenaz captured the city, and Caleb gave his daughter Acsah to him in marriage.…

Cross References
Joshua 15:15
From there he marched against the inhabitants of Debir (formerly known as Kiriath-sepher).

Joshua 15:17
So Othniel son of Caleb's brother Kenaz captured the city, and Caleb gave his daughter Acsah to him in marriage.

Judges 1:12
And Caleb said, "To the man who strikes down Kiriath-sepher and captures it, I will give my daughter Acsah in marriage."

1 Samuel 17:25
Now the men of Israel had been saying, "Do you see this man who keeps coming out to defy Israel? To the man who kills him the king will give great riches. And he will give him his daughter in marriage and exempt his father's house from taxation 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, and cut off his thumbs and his great toes…









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

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
And Caleb
כָּלֵ֔ב (kā·lêḇ)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 3612: Caleb -- a son of Jephunneh and sent by Moses to spy out the land

said,
וַיֹּ֣אמֶר (way·yō·mer)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 559: To utter, say

“I will give
וְנָתַ֥תִּי (wə·nā·ṯat·tî)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Conjunctive perfect - first person common singular
Strong's 5414: To give, put, set

my daughter
בִתִּ֖י (ḇit·tî)
Noun - feminine singular construct | first person common singular
Strong's 1323: A daughter

Acsah
עַכְסָ֥ה (‘aḵ·sāh)
Noun - proper - feminine singular
Strong's 5915: Achsah -- a daughter of Caleb

in marriage
לְאִשָּֽׁה׃ (lə·’iš·šāh)
Preposition-l | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 802: Woman, wife, female

to the one who
אֲשֶׁר־ (’ă·šer-)
Pronoun - relative
Strong's 834: Who, which, what, that, when, where, how, because, in order that

strikes down
יַכֶּ֥ה (yak·keh)
Verb - Hifil - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 5221: To strike

and captures
וּלְכָדָ֑הּ (ū·lə·ḵā·ḏāh)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Conjunctive perfect - third person masculine singular | third person feminine singular
Strong's 3920: To catch, to capture, occupy, to choose, to cohere

Kiriath-sepher.”
סֵ֖פֶר (sê·p̄er)
Noun - proper - feminine singular
Strong's 7158: Kiriath-sepher -- 'city of writing', a city in Judah


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