New International Version
The Amorites confined the Danites to the hill country, not allowing them to come down into the plain.
King James Bible
And the Amorites forced the children of Dan into the mountain: for they would not suffer them to come down to the valley:
Darby Bible Translation
And the Amorites forced the children of Dan into the hill-country, for they would not suffer them to come down to the valley.
World English Bible
The Amorites forced the children of Dan into the hill country; for they would not allow them to come down to the valley;
Young's Literal Translation
And the Amorites press the sons of Dan to the mountain, for they have not suffered them to go down to the valley;
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
The Amorites forced the children of Dan, etc. - Just as the ancient Britons were driven into the mountains of Wales by the Romans; and the native Indians driven back into the woods by the British settlers in America.
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1. In the Pentateuch we have the establishment of the Theocracy, with the preparatory and accompanying history pertaining to it. The province of the historical books is to unfold its practiced working, and to show how, under the divine superintendence and guidance, it accomplished the end for which it was given. They contain, therefore, primarily, a history of God's dealings with the covenant people under the economy which he had imposed upon them. They look at the course of human events on the …
E. P. Barrows—Companion to the Bible
Neither did Naphtali drive out those living in Beth Shemesh or Beth Anath; but the Naphtalites too lived among the Canaanite inhabitants of the land, and those living in Beth Shemesh and Beth Anath became forced laborers for them.
And the Amorites were determined also to hold out in Mount Heres, Aijalon and Shaalbim, but when the power of the tribes of Joseph increased, they too were pressed into forced labor.
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