Joshua 11



1 And it was, when Jabin king of Hazor heard, that he sent to Jobab king of Madon, and to the king of Shimron, and to the king of Achshaph;

2 and to the kings that were from the north on the mountain, and in the desert, south of Chinnereth, and in the lowland, and in Naphoth Dor from the sea;

3 the Canaanite from the sunrise and from the sea, and the Amorite and the Hittite, and the Perizzite, and the Jebusite on the mountain, and the Hivite under Hermon, in the land of Mizpah.

4 And they went·​·out, they and all their camps with them, much people, as the sand which is by the lip of the sea for multitude, and horses and chariots exceedingly many.

5 And all these kings congregated, and they came and encamped together at the waters of Merom, to fight with Israel.

6 And Jehovah said unto Joshua, Fear not on·​·account·​·of them; for tomorrow about this time will I give· them all ·over slain before Israel; thou shalt hamstring their horses, and burn·​·up their chariots with fire.

7 And Joshua and all the people of war with him came upon them by the waters of Merom suddenly, and they fell upon them.

8 And Jehovah gave them into the hand of Israel, and they smote them, and pursued them to Zidon the great, to Misrephoth-maim, and to the vale of Mizpeh toward the sunrise; and they smote them until they left them none surviving.

9 And Joshua did unto them as Jehovah said unto him; he hamstrung their horses, and burned·​·up their chariots with fire.

10 And Joshua turned·​·back at that time and captured Hazor, and smote the king of it with the sword, for Hazor before this was the head of all these kingdoms.

11 And they smote every soul who was in it with the mouth of the sword, dooming it; there remained not any who had breath; and Hazor he burned·​·up with the fire.

12 And all the cities of those kings, and all the kings of them, did Joshua capture, and he smote them with the mouth of the sword, dooming them, as Moses the servant of Jehovah commanded.

13 Only all the cities that stood on their mounds, them Israel did not burn·​·up; except Hazor alone did Joshua burn·​·up.

14 And all the spoil of these cities, and the beasts, the sons of Israel plundered for themselves; only they smote every human with the mouth of the sword until they blotted· them ·out; they left not any who had breath.

15 As Jehovah commanded Moses His servant, so did Moses command Joshua: and so did Joshua; he turned· not ·aside from any thing that Jehovah commanded Moses.

16 And Joshua took all this land, the mountain and all the south and all the land of Goshen, and the lowland, and the desert, and the mountain of Israel and its lowland,

17 from Mount Halak that goes·​·up to Seir*, and even·​·to Baal-gad, in the vale of Lebanon under Mount Hermon; and all their kings he captured, and smote them, and put· them ·to·​·death.

18 Many days did Joshua make war with all these kings.

19 There was not a city that made·​·peace with the sons of Israel, except the Hivite dwelling·​·in Gibeon; they took all of them in battle.

20 For it was of Jehovah to make· their hearts ·firm to meet Israel in battle, so·​·that He might doom them; that they might have no grace, but that he might blot· them ·out, as Jehovah commanded Moses.

21 And Joshua came at that time and cut·​·off the Anakim from the mountain, from Hebron, from Debir, from Anab, and from every mountain of Judah, and from every mountain of Israel, with their cities Joshua doomed them.

22 There were no Anakim remaining in the land of the sons of Israel; only in Gaza, in Gath, and in Ashdod were· they ·left.

23 And Joshua took all the land, according to all that Jehovah spoke to Moses; and Joshua gave it for an inheritance unto Israel, according to their parts by their tribes. And the land was quiet from war.

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