Judges 1:23
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.)

Berean Study Bible
They sent spies to Bethel (formerly known as 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.)

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

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And they encamped and surveyed Baethel: and the name of the city before was Luza.

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),
Study Bible
Jerusalem and Hebron Captured
22The house of Joseph also attacked Bethel, and the LORD was with them. 23They sent spies to Bethel ( formerly known as Luz), 24and when the spies saw a man coming out of the city, they said to him, “Please show us how to get into the city, and we will treat you kindly.”…
Cross References
Genesis 28:19
and he called that place Bethel, though previously the city had been named Luz.

Joshua 18:13
From there the border crossed over to the southern slope of Luz (that is, Bethel) and went down to Ataroth-addar on the hill south of Lower Beth-horon.

Judges 1:22
The house of Joseph also attacked 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.)

sent

Judges 18:2
And the children of Dan sent of their family five men from their coasts, men of valour, from Zorah, and from Eshtaol, to spy out the land, and to search it; and they said unto them, Go, search the land: who when they came to mount Ephraim, to the house of Micah, they lodged there.

Joshua 2:1
And Joshua the son of Nun sent out of Shittim two men to spy secretly, saying, Go view the land, even Jericho. And they went, and came into an harlot's house, named Rahab, and lodged there.

Joshua 7:2
And Joshua sent men from Jericho to Ai, which is beside Bethaven, on the east side of Bethel, and spake unto them, saying, Go up and view the country. And the men went up and viewed Ai.

Luz

Genesis 28:19
And he called the name of that place Bethel: but the name of that city was called Luz at the first.

Genesis 35:6
So Jacob came to Luz, which is in the land of Canaan, that is, Bethel, he and all the people that were with him.

Genesis 48:3
And Jacob said unto Joseph, God Almighty appeared unto me at Luz in the land of Canaan, and blessed me,







Lexicon
They
בֵית־ (ḇêṯ-)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 1004: A house

sent spies
וַיָּתִ֥ירוּ (way·yā·ṯî·rū)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Hifil - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 8446: To meander, about, for, trade, reconnoitring

to Bethel
אֵ֑ל (’êl)
Preposition | Noun - proper - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1008: Bethel -- 'house of God', a city in Ephraim, also a place in southern Judah

(
הָעִ֥יר (hā·‘îr)
Article | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5892: Excitement

formerly
לְפָנִ֖ים (lə·p̄ā·nîm)
Preposition-l | Noun - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 6440: The face

known as
וְשֵׁם־ (wə·šêm-)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 8034: A name

Luz),
לֽוּז׃ (lūz)
Noun - proper - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3870: Luz -- earlier name of Bethel, also a Hittite city
(23) To descry Beth-el.--The word perhaps implies a regular siege, and it is so understood by the LXX. (Cod. Alex.) and the Vulgate.

Luz.--We are also told that this was the original name of the city in Genesis 28:19; but there seems to be in that verse a distinction between the city and the place of Jacob's dream. (Comp. Joshua 16:2.) The name means either "hazel," or "sinking," i.e., a valley depression.

Verse 23. - Bethel, now Beitin. The name (house of God) had been given by Jacob (Genesis 28:19), but obviously would not be likely to be adopted by the Canaanitish inhabitants, by whom it was called Luz. As soon, however, as the Ephraimites conquered it, they reimposed the name, in memory of their father Jacob. The Saxon charters exhibit an analogous change in such transitions of name, as that from Bedericksworth to Bury St. Edmunds, which took place after the transfer of St. Edmund's body to the church there, the old name continuing for a time along with the new one, but at last disappearing. 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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