Then the king of the north 1 will advance against the empire of the king of the south, but will withdraw to his own land.
Abraham journeyed from there to the Negev 1 region and settled between Kadesh and Shur. While he lived as a temporary resident 2 in Gerar,
Now 1 Isaac came from 2 Beer Lahai Roi, 3 for 4 he was living in the Negev. 5
the Negev, and the plain of the valley of Jericho, the city of the date palm trees, as far as Zoar.
The gates of the towns in southern Judah will be shut tight. 1 No one will be able to go in or out of them. 2 All Judah will be carried off into exile. They will be completely carried off into exile.’” 3
“Then the king of the south 1 and one of his subordinates 2 will grow strong. His subordinate 3 will resist 4 him and will rule a kingdom greater than his. 5
He will rouse his strength and enthusiasm 1 against the king of the south 2 with a large army. The king of the south will wage war with a large and very powerful army, but he will not be able to prevail because of the plans devised against him.
The Amalekites live in the land of the Negev; the Hittites, Jebusites, and Amorites live in the hill country; and the Canaanites live by the sea and along the banks 1 of the Jordan.” 2
1 When the Canaanite king of Arad 2 who lived in the Negev 3 heard that Israel was approaching along the road to Atharim, he fought against Israel and took some of them prisoner.
From one of them came a small horn. 1 But it grew to be very big, toward the south and the east and toward the beautiful land. 2
“Then the king of the south 1 will be enraged and will march out to fight against the king of the north, who will also muster a large army, but that army will be delivered into his hand.
“In those times many will oppose 1 the king of the south. 2 Those who are violent 3 among your own people will rise up in confirmation of 4 the vision, but they will falter.
Then the king of the north will advance and will build siege mounds and capture a well-fortified city. 1 The forces of the south will not prevail, not even his finest contingents. 2 They will have no strength to prevail.
“At the time of the end the king of the south will attack 1 him. Then the king of the north will storm against him 2 with chariots, horsemen, and a large armada of ships. 3 He 4 will invade lands, passing through them like an overflowing river. 5
The people of the Negev 1 will take possession 2 of Esau’s mountain, and the people of the Shephelah 3 will take possession 4 of the land of 5 the Philistines. They will also take possession of the territory of Ephraim and the territory of Samaria, and the people of Benjamin will take possession 6 of Gilead. 7
The exiles of this fortress 1 of the people of Israel will take possession 2 of what belongs to the people of Canaan, as far as Zarephath, 3 and the exiles of Jerusalem 4 who are in Sepharad 5 will take possession of the towns of the Negev.
Joshua conquered the whole land, 1 including the hill country, all the Negev, all the land of Goshen, the lowlands, 2 the Arabah, the hill country of Israel and its lowlands,
She answered, “Please give me a special present. 1 Since you have given me land in the Negev, now give me springs of water. So he gave her both upper and lower springs.
She answered, “Please give me a special present. 1 Since you have given me land in the Negev, now give me springs of water.” So Caleb gave her both the upper and lower springs. 2
When the servant had left, David got up from beside the mound, 1 knelt 2 with his face to the ground, and bowed three times. Then they kissed each other and they both wept, especially David.