11When King Jabin of Hazor heard what had happened, he sent messages to the following kings: King Jobab of Madon; the king of Shimron; the king of Acshaph;H2985H4428H2674H8085H7971H3103H4428H4068H4428H8110H4428H407 2all the kings of the northern hill country; the kings in the Jordan Valley south of Galilee; the kings in the Galilean foothills; the kings of Naphoth-dor on the west;H4428H6828H2022H6160H5045H3672H8219H5299H1756H3220 3the kings of Canaan, both east and west; the kings of the Amorites, the Hittites, the Perizzites, the Jebusites in the hill country, and the Hivites in the towns on the slopes of Mount Hermon in the land of Mizpah.H3669H4217H3220H567H2850H6522H2983H2022H2340H2768H776H4709 4All these kings came out to fight. Their combined armies formed a vast horde. And with all their horses and chariots, they covered the landscape like the sand on the seashore.H3318H4264H7227H5971H2344H3220H8193H7230H5483H7393H3966H7227 5The kings joined forces and established their camp around the water near Merom to fight against Israel.H4428H3259H935H2583H3162H4325H4792H3898H3478 6Then the LORD said to Joshua, "Do not be afraid of them. By this time tomorrow I will hand all of them over to Israel as dead men. Then you must cripple their horses and burn their chariots."H3068H559H3091H3372H6440H4279H6256H5414H2491H6440H3478H6131H5483H8313H4818H784 7So Joshua and all his fighting men traveled to the water near Merom and attacked suddenly.H3091H935H5971H4421H4325H4792H6597H5307 8And the LORD gave them victory over their enemies. The Israelites chased them as far as Greater Sidon and Misrephoth-maim, and eastward into the valley of Mizpah, until not one enemy warrior was left alive.H3068H5414H3027H3478H5221H7291H7227H6721H4956H1237H4708H4217H5221H7604H8300 9Then Joshua crippled the horses and burned all the chariots, as the LORD had instructed.H3091H6213H3068H559H6131H5483H8313H4818H784 10Joshua then turned back and captured Hazor and killed its king. (Hazor had at one time been the capital of all these kingdoms.)H3091H6256H7725H3920H2674H5221H4428H2719H2674H6440H7218H4467 11The Israelites completely destroyed every living thing in the city, leaving no survivors. Not a single person was spared. And then Joshua burned the city.H5221H5315H6310H2719H2763H3498H5397H8313H2674H784 12Joshua slaughtered all the other kings and their people, completely destroying them, just as Moses, the servant of the LORD, had commanded.H5892H4428H4428H3091H3920H5221H6310H2719H2763H4872H5650H3068H6680 13But the Israelites did not burn any of the towns built on mounds except Hazor, which Joshua burned.H5892H5975H8510H3478H8313H2108H2674H3091H8313 14And the Israelites took all the plunder and livestock of the ravaged towns for themselves. But they killed all the people, leaving no survivors.H7998H5892H929H1121H3478H962H120H5221H6310H2719H8045H7604H5397 15As the LORD had commanded his servant Moses, so Moses commanded Joshua. And Joshua did as he was told, carefully obeying all the commands that the LORD had given to Moses.H3068H6680H4872H5650H4872H6680H3091H6213H3091H5493H1697H5493H3068H6680H4872 16So Joshua conquered the entire region—the hill country, the entire Negev, the whole area around the town of Goshen, the western foothills, the Jordan Valley, the mountains of Israel, and the Galilean foothills.H3091H3947H776H2022H5045H776H1657H8219H6160H2022H3478H8219 17The Israelite territory now extended all the way from Mount Halak, which leads up to Seir in the south, as far north as Baal-gad at the foot of Mount Hermon in the valley of Lebanon. Joshua killed all the kings of those territories,H2022H2510H5927H8165H1171H1237H3844H2022H2768H4428H3920H5221H4191 18waging war for a long time to accomplish this.H3091H6213H4421H7227H3117H4428 19No one in this region made peace with the Israelites except the Hivites of Gibeon. All the others were defeated.H5892H7999H1121H3478H2340H3427H1391H3947H4421 20For the LORD hardened their hearts and caused them to fight the Israelites. So they were completely destroyed without mercy, as the LORD had commanded Moses.H3068H2388H3820H7125H3478H4421H2763H8467H8045H3068H6680H4872 21During this period Joshua destroyed all the descendants of Anak, who lived in the hill country of Hebron, Debir, Anab, and the entire hill country of Judah and Israel. He killed them all and completely destroyed their towns.H6256H935H3091H3772H6062H2022H2275H1688H6024H2022H3063H2022H3478H3091H2763H5892 22None of the descendants of Anak were left in all the land of Israel, though some still remained in Gaza, Gath, and Ashdod.H6062H3498H776H1121H3478H5804H1661H795H7604 23So Joshua took control of the entire land, just as the LORD had instructed Moses. He gave it to the people of Israel as their special possession, dividing the land among the tribes. So the land finally had rest from war.H3091H3947H776H3068H1696H4872H3091H5414H5159H3478H4256H7626H776H8252H4421
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