Judges 1:12
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.”

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.”

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.

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

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

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

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.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And Chaleb said, Whosoever shall smite the city of Letters, and shall first take it, I will give to him Ascha 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
Jerusalem and Hebron Captured
11From there they marched against the residents of Debir (formerly known as Kiriath-sepher). 12And Caleb said, “To the man who strikes down Kiriath-sepher and captures it, I will give my daughter Acsah in marriage.” 13So Othniel son of Kenaz, Caleb’s younger brother, captured it, 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 15:16
And Caleb said, "I will give my daughter Acsah in marriage to the one who strikes down and captures Kiriath-sepher."

Judges 1:11
From there they marched against the residents of Debir (formerly known as Kiriath-sepher).

Judges 1:13
So Othniel son of Kenaz, Caleb's younger brother, captured it, and Caleb gave his daughter Acsah to him in marriage.

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.

Judges 15:13-19
And they spake unto him, saying, No; but we will bind thee fast, and deliver thee into their hand: but surely we will not kill thee. And they bound him with two new cords, and brought him up from the rock…

Joshua 15:16,17
And Caleb said, He that smiteth Kirjathsepher, and taketh it, to him will I give Achsah my daughter to wife…

1 Samuel 17:25
And the men of Israel said, Have ye seen this man that is come up? surely to defy Israel is he come up: and it shall be, that the man who killeth him, the king will enrich him with great riches, and will give him his daughter, and make his father's house free in Israel.

to him.







Lexicon
And Caleb
כָּלֵ֔ב (kā·lêḇ)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 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 Hebrew 559: To utter, say

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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