1:28 Whenever Israel was strong militarily, they forced the Canaanites to do hard labor, but they never totally conquered them.
1:33 The men of Naphtali did not conquer the people living in Beth Shemesh or Beth Anath. 2 They live among the Canaanites residing in the land. The Canaanites 3 living in Beth Shemesh and Beth Anath were forced to do hard labor for them.
1:35 The Amorites managed 4 to remain in Har Heres, 5 Aijalon, and Shaalbim. Whenever the tribe of Joseph was strong militarily, 6 the Amorites were forced to do hard labor.
1 tn Heb “the people living in Kitron and the people living in Nahalol.”
2 tn Heb “the people living in Beth Shemesh or the people living in Beth Anath.”
3 tn The term “Canaanites” is supplied here both for clarity and for stylistic reasons.
4 tn Or “were determined.”
5 tn Or “Mount Heres”; the term הַר (har) means “mount” or “mountain” in Hebrew.
6 tn Heb “Whenever the hand of the tribe of Joseph was heavy.”