Joshua 12

Joshua 12

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1 These are the kings east of the Jordan River who had been killed and whose land was taken. Their territory extended from the Arnon Gorge to Mount Hermon and included all the land east of the Jordan Valley.*1

2 King Sihon of the Amorites, who lived in Heshbon, was defeated. His kingdom included Aroer, on the edge of the Arnon Gorge, and extended from the middle of the Arnon Gorge to the Jabbok River, which serves as a boundary for the Ammonites. This territory included half of the present area of Gilead, which lies north of the Jabbok River.

3 Sihon also controlled the Jordan Valley as far north as the western shores of the Sea of Galilee* and as far south as the Dead Sea,* from Beth-jeshimoth to the slopes of Pisgah.2

4 King Og of Bashan, the last of the Rephaites, lived at Ashtaroth and Edrei.

5 He ruled a territory stretching from Mount Hermon to Salecah in the north and to all of Bashan in the east, and westward to the boundaries of the kingdoms of Geshur and Maacah. His kingdom included the northern half of Gilead, the other portion of which was in the territory of King Sihon of Heshbon.

6 Moses, the servant of the LORD, and the Israelites had destroyed the people of King Sihon and King Og. And Moses gave their land to the tribes of Reuben, Gad, and the half-tribe of Manasseh.

7 The following is a list of the kings Joshua and the Israelite armies defeated on the west side of the Jordan, from Baal-gad in the valley of Lebanon to Mount Halak, which leads up to Seir. (Joshua allotted this land to the tribes of Israel as their inheritance,

8 including the hill country, the western foothills,* the Jordan Valley, the mountain slopes, the Judean wilderness, and the Negev. The people who lived in this region were the Hittites, the Amorites, the Canaanites, the Perizzites, the Hivites, and the Jebusites.) These are the kings Israel defeated:3

9 The king of Jericho The king of Ai, near Bethel

10 The king of Jerusalem The king of Hebron

11 The king of Jarmuth The king of Lachish

12 The king of Eglon The king of Gezer

13 The king of Debir The king of Geder

14 The king of Hormah The king of Arad

15 The king of Libnah The king of Adullam

16 The king of Makkedah The king of Bethel

17 The king of Tappuah The king of Hepher

18 The king of Aphek The king of Lasharon

19 The king of Madon The king of Hazor

20 The king of Shimron-meron The king of Acshaph

21 The king of Taanach The king of Megiddo

22 The king of Kedesh The king of Jokneam in Carmel

23 The king of Dor in the city of Naphoth-dor* The king of Goyim in Gilgal*4

24 The king of Tirzah. In all, thirty-one kings and their cities were destroyed.

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1: Hebrew the Arabah; also in 12:3, 8.

2: Hebrew sea of Kinnereth.

3: Hebrew the Shephelah.

4: Hebrew Naphath-dor, a variant name for Naphoth-dor.

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

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