Joshua 15:17

“And Othniel the son of Kenaz, the brother of Caleb, took it: and he gave him Achsah his daughter to wife.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for Joshua 15:17

And Othniel the sonne of Kenaz, the brother of Caleb, tooke it: and hee gaue him Achsah his daughter to wife.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Othniel the son of Kenaz, the brother of Caleb, captured it; so he gave him Achsah his daughter as a wife.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And Othniel the son of Kenaz, the brother of Caleb, took it: and he gave him Achsah his daughter to wife.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And Othniel, the son of Kenaz, Caleb's brother, took it: so he gave him his daughter Achsah for his wife.
- Basic English Bible

And Othniel the son of Kenaz, the brother of Caleb, took it; and he gave him Achsah his daughter as wife.
- Darby Bible

And Othniel the son of Kenaz, the brother of Caleb, took it: and he gave him Achsah his daughter for a wife.
- Webster's Bible

Othniel the son of Kenaz, the brother of Caleb, took it: and he gave him Achsah his daughter as wife.
- World English Bible

And Othniel son of Kenaz, brother of Caleb, doth capture it, and he giveth to him Achsah his daughter for a wife.
- Youngs Literal Bible

And Othniel the son of Kenaz, the brother of Caleb, took it; and he gave him Achsah his daughter to wife.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible Commentary for Joshua 15:17

Wesley's Notes for Joshua 15:17


15:15 Debir - The same mentioned above, ver.#7|. The name was Kirjath - sepher - This clause seems to be added to distinguish this from the other Debir subdued by Joshua, chap.#10:38|,39.

15:16 To wife - Which is to be understood with some conditions, as, if he were one who could marry her by God's law; and if she were willing; for though parents had a great power over their children, they could not force them to marry any person against their own wills. He might otherwise be an unfit and unworthy person; but this was a divine impulse, that Othniel's valour might be more manifest, and so the way prepared for his future government of the people, #Judg 3:9|.

15:18 As she came - Or, as she went, namely, from her father's house to her husband's, as the manner was. She moved him - She persuaded her husband, either, That he would ask: or rather, That he would suffer her to ask, as she did. She lighted - That she might address herself to her father in an humble posture, and as a suppliant, which he understood by her gesture.

15:19 A blessing - That is, a gift, as that word signifies, #Gen 33:11|. A south land - That is, a dry land, much exposed to the south wind, which in those parts was very hot and drying, as coming from the deserts of Arabia. Springs of water - That is, a field, wherein are springs of water, which in that country were of great price; she begs a well moistened field, which also might give some relief to that which was dry and barren. Upper and nether springs - Or two fields, one above and the other below that south and dry ground which she complained of, that by this means it might be watered on both sides.


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