Joshua 10

Joshua 10

 
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28 That same day Joshua completely destroyed the city of Makkedah, killing everyone in it, including the king. Not one person in the city was left alive. He killed the king of Makkedah as he had killed the king of Jericho.

29 Then Joshua and the Israelites went to Libnah and attacked it.

30 There, too, the LORD gave them the city and its king. They slaughtered everyone in the city and left no survivors. Then Joshua killed the king of Libnah just as he had killed the king of Jericho.

31 From Libnah, Joshua and the Israelites went to Lachish and attacked it.

32 And the LORD gave it to them on the second day. Here, too, the entire population was slaughtered, just as at Libnah.

33 During the attack on Lachish, King Horam of Gezer had arrived with his army to help defend the city. But Joshua's men killed him and destroyed his entire army.

34 Then Joshua and the Israelite army went to Eglon and attacked it.

35 They captured it in one day, and as at Lachish, they completely destroyed everyone in the city.

36 After leaving Eglon, they attacked Hebron,

37 capturing it and all of its surrounding towns. And just as they had done at Eglon, they completely destroyed the entire population. Not one person was left alive.

38 Then they turned back and attacked Debir.

39 They captured the city, its king, and all of its surrounding villages. And they killed everyone in it, leaving no survivors. They completely destroyed Debir just as they had destroyed Libnah and Hebron.

40 So Joshua conquered the whole region--the kings and people of the hill country, the Negev, the western foothills,* and the mountain slopes. He completely destroyed everyone in the land, leaving no survivors, just as the LORD, the God of Israel, had commanded.1

41 Joshua slaughtered them from Kadesh-barnea to Gaza and from Goshen to Gibeon.

42 In a single campaign Joshua conquered all these kings and their land, for the LORD, the God of Israel, was fighting for his people.

43 Then Joshua and the Israelite army returned to their camp at Gilgal.

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Notes:

1: Hebrew the Shephelah.


New Living Translation Bible and Notes used with permission Tyndale House Publishers.

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