Joshua 17:12
New International Version
Yet the Manassites were not able to occupy these towns, for the Canaanites were determined to live in that region.

New Living Translation
But the descendants of Manasseh were unable to occupy these towns because the Canaanites were determined to stay in that region.

English Standard Version
Yet the people of Manasseh could not take possession of those cities, but the Canaanites persisted in dwelling in that land.

Berean Study Bible
But the descendants of Manasseh were unable to occupy these cities, because the Canaanites were determined to stay in this land.

King James Bible
Yet the children of Manasseh could not drive out the inhabitants of those cities; but the Canaanites would dwell in that land.

New King James Version
Yet the children of Manasseh could not drive out the inhabitants of those cities, but the Canaanites were determined to dwell in that land.

New American Standard Bible
But the sons of Manasseh could not take possession of these cities, because the Canaanites persisted in living in this land.

NASB 1995
But the sons of Manasseh could not take possession of these cities, because the Canaanites persisted in living in that land.

NASB 1977
But the sons of Manasseh could not take possession of these cities, because the Canaanites persisted in living in that land.

Amplified Bible
But the sons of Manasseh were not able to [drive out the inhabitants and] take possession of these cities, because the Canaanites persisted in living in that land.

Christian Standard Bible
The descendants of Manasseh could not possess these cities, because the Canaanites were determined to stay in this land.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The descendants of Manasseh could not possess these cities, because the Canaanites were determined to stay in this land.

American Standard Version
Yet the children of Manasseh could not drive out the inhabitants of those cities; but the Canaanites would dwell in that land.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And the sons of Israel did not destroy these cities because the Canaanites took refuge to dwell in these villages

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And the sons of Manasse were not able to destroy these cities; and the Chananite began to dwell in that land.

Contemporary English Version
But the people of Manasseh could not capture these towns, so the Canaanites kept on living in them.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Neither could the children of Manasses overthrow these cities, but the Chanaanite began to dwell in his land.

English Revised Version
Yet the children of Manasseh could not drive out the inhabitants of those cities; but the Canaanites would dwell in that land.

Good News Translation
The people of Manasseh, however, were not able to drive out the people living in those cities, so the Canaanites continued to live there.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
But Manasseh was not able to take possession of these cities since the Canaanites were determined to stay in this land.

International Standard Version
The descendants of Manasseh did not take possession of these cities, because the Canaanites predominated in that territory.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Yet the children of Manasseh could not drive out the inhabitants of those cities; but the Canaanites were resolved to dwell in that land.

Literal Standard Version
And the sons of Manasseh have not been able to occupy these cities, and the Canaanite is desirous to dwell in this land,

NET Bible
But the men of Manasseh were unable to conquer these cities; the Canaanites managed to remain in those areas.

New Heart English Bible
Yet the people of Manasseh couldn't drive out the inhabitants of those cities; but the Canaanites would dwell in that land.

World English Bible
Yet the children of Manasseh couldn't drive out the inhabitants of those cities; but the Canaanites would dwell in that land.

Young's Literal Translation
And the sons of Manasseh have not been able to occupy these cities, and the Canaanite is desirous to dwell in this land,

Additional Translations ...
Context
Manasseh's Inheritance
11Within Issachar and Asher, Manasseh was assigned Beth-shean, Ibleam, Dor (that is, Naphath), Endor, Taanach, and Megiddo, each with their surrounding settlements. 12But the descendants of Manasseh were unable to occupy these cities, because the Canaanites were determined to stay in this land. 13However, when the Israelites grew stronger, they put the Canaanites to forced labor; but they failed to drive them out completely.…

Cross References
Joshua 16:10
But they did not drive out the Canaanites who lived in Gezer. So the Canaanites dwell among the Ephraimites to this day, but they are forced laborers.

Judges 1:27
At that time Manasseh failed to drive out the inhabitants of Beth-shean, Taanach, Dor, Ibleam, Megiddo, and their villages; for the Canaanites were determined to dwell in that land.

1 Kings 9:21
their descendants who remained in the land, those whom the Israelites were unable to devote to destruction--Solomon conscripted these people to be forced laborers, as they are to this day.


Treasury of Scripture

Yet the children of Manasseh could not drive out the inhabitants of those cities; but the Canaanites would dwell in that land.

Joshua 15:63
As for the Jebusites the inhabitants of Jerusalem, the children of Judah could not drive them out: but the Jebusites dwell with the children of Judah at Jerusalem unto this day.

Joshua 16:10
And they drave not out the Canaanites that dwelt in Gezer: but the Canaanites dwell among the Ephraimites unto this day, and serve under tribute.

Exodus 23:29-33
I will not drive them out from before thee in one year; lest the land become desolate, and the beast of the field multiply against thee…









Verse 12. - Would dwell. The LXX. and Vulgate translate, "began to dwell," an obvious mistake here, though the word sometimes has this signification. They willed to dwell there, in spite of their defeats, and their purpose was not frustrated.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
But the descendants
בְּנֵ֣י (bə·nê)
Noun - masculine plural construct
Strong's 1121: A son

of Manasseh
מְנַשֶּׁ֔ה (mə·naš·šeh)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 4519: Manasseh -- 'causing to forget', a son of Joseph, also a king of Judah, also two Israelites

were unable
יָכְלוּ֙ (yā·ḵə·lū)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person common plural
Strong's 3201: To be able, have power

to occupy
לְהוֹרִ֖ישׁ (lə·hō·w·rîš)
Preposition-l | Verb - Hifil - Infinitive construct
Strong's 3423: To occupy, to seize, to rob, to inherit, to expel, to impoverish, to ruin

these
הָאֵ֑לֶּה (hā·’êl·leh)
Article | Pronoun - common plural
Strong's 428: These, those

cities,
הֶֽעָרִ֣ים (he·‘ā·rîm)
Article | Noun - feminine plural
Strong's 5892: Excitement

because the Canaanites
הַֽכְּנַעֲנִ֔י (hak·kə·na·‘ă·nî)
Article | Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 3669: Canaanite -- inhabitant of Canaan

were determined
וַיּ֙וֹאֶל֙ (way·yō·w·’el)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Hifil - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 2974: To show willingness, be pleased, determine, undertake (to do anything)

to stay
לָשֶׁ֖בֶת (lā·še·ḇeṯ)
Preposition-l | Verb - Qal - Infinitive construct
Strong's 3427: To sit down, to dwell, to remain, to settle, to marry

in this
הַזֹּֽאת׃ (haz·zōṯ)
Article | Pronoun - feminine singular
Strong's 2063: Hereby in it, likewise, the one other, same, she, so much, such deed, that,

land.
בָּאָ֥רֶץ (bā·’ā·reṣ)
Preposition-b, Article | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 776: Earth, land


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