Bible: Joshua 10:28-12:24
Joshua Launches a Southern Campaign
10:28 That day Joshua captured Makkedah and put the sword to it and its king. He annihilated everyone who lived in it; he left no survivors. He did to its king what he had done to the king of Jericho. 1
10:29 Joshua and all Israel marched from Makkedah to Libnah and fought against it. 2 10:30 The
10:31 Joshua and all Israel marched from Libnah to Lachish. He deployed his troops 8 and fought against it. 10:32 The
10:34 Joshua and all Israel marched from Lachish to Eglon. They deployed troops 11 and fought against it. 10:35 That day they captured it and put the sword to all who lived there. That day they 12 annihilated it just as they 13 had done to Lachish.
10:36 Joshua and all Israel marched up from Eglon to Hebron and fought against it. 10:37 They captured it and put the sword to its king, all its surrounding cities, and all who lived in it; they 14 left no survivors. As they 15 had done at Eglon, they 16 annihilated it and all who lived there.
10:38 Joshua and all Israel turned to Debir and fought against it. 10:39 They 17 captured it, its king, and all its surrounding cities and put the sword to them. They annihilated everyone who lived there; they 18 left no survivors. They 19 did to Debir and its king what they 20 had done to Libnah and its king and to Hebron. 21
10:40 Joshua defeated the whole land, including the hill country, the Negev, the lowlands, 22 the slopes, and all their kings. He left no survivors. He annihilated everything that breathed, just as the
Israel Defeats a Northern Coalition
11:1 When King Jabin of Hazor 25 heard the news, he organized a coalition, including 26 King Jobab of Madon, the king of Shimron, the king of Acshaph, 11:2 and the northern kings who ruled in 27 the hill country, the Arabah south of Kinnereth, 28 the lowlands, and the heights of Dor to the west. 11:3 Canaanites came 29 from the east and west; Amorites, Hittites, Perizzites, and Jebusites from the hill country; and Hivites from below Hermon in the area 30 of Mizpah. 11:4 These kings came out with their armies; they were as numerous as the sand on the seashore and had a large number of horses and chariots. 31 11:5 All these kings gathered and joined forces 32 at the Waters of Merom to fight Israel.
11:10 At that time Joshua turned, captured Hazor, 38 and struck down its king with the sword, for Hazor was at that time 39 the leader of all these kingdoms. 11:11 They annihilated everyone who lived there with the sword 40 – no one who breathed remained – and burned 41 Hazor.
11:12 Joshua captured all these royal cities and all their kings and annihilated them with the sword, 42 as Moses the
A Summary of Israel’s Victories
11:16 Joshua conquered the whole land, 47 including the hill country, all the Negev, all the land of Goshen, the lowlands, 48 the Arabah, the hill country of Israel and its lowlands, 11:17 from Mount Halak on up to Seir, as far as Baal Gad in the Lebanon Valley below Mount Hermon. He captured all their kings and executed them. 49 11:18 Joshua campaigned against 50 these kings for quite some time. 51 11:19 No city made peace with the Israelites (except the Hivites living in Gibeon); 52 they had to conquer all of them, 53 11:20 for the
11:21 At that time Joshua attacked and eliminated the Anakites from the hill country 55 – from Hebron, Debir, Anab, and all the hill country of Judah and Israel. 56 Joshua annihilated them and their cities. 11:22 No Anakites were left in Israelite territory, though some remained in Gaza, Gath, and Ashdod. 11:23 Joshua conquered 57 the whole land, just as the
12:1 Now these are the kings of the land whom the Israelites defeated and drove from their land 60 on the east side of the Jordan, 61 from the Arnon Valley to Mount Hermon, including all the eastern Arabah:
12:2 King Sihon of the Amorites who lived 62 in Heshbon and ruled from Aroer (on the edge of the Arnon Valley) – including the city in the middle of the valley 63 and half of Gilead – all the way to the Jabbok Valley bordering Ammonite territory. 12:3 His kingdom included 64 the eastern Arabah from the Sea of Kinnereth 65 to the Sea of the Arabah (the Salt Sea), 66 including the route to Beth Jeshimoth and the area southward below the slopes of Pisgah.
12:4 The territory of King Og of Bashan, one of the few remaining Rephaites, 67 who lived 68 in Ashtaroth and Edrei 12:5 and ruled over Mount Hermon, Salecah, all of Bashan to the border of the Geshurites and Maacathites, and half of Gilead as far as the border of King Sihon of Heshbon.
12:6 Moses the
12:7 These are the kings of the land whom Joshua and the Israelites defeated on the west side of the Jordan, from Baal Gad in the Lebanon Valley to Mount Halak on up to Seir. Joshua assigned this territory to the Israelite tribes, 70 12:8 including the hill country, the lowlands, 71 the Arabah, the slopes, the wilderness, and the Negev – the land of 72 the Hittites, Amorites, Canaanites, Perizzites, Hivites, and Jebusites:
12:9 the king of Jericho 73 (one),
the king of Ai – located near Bethel – (one),
12:10 the king of Jerusalem 74 (one),
the king of Hebron (one),
12:11 the king of Jarmuth (one),
the king of Lachish (one),
12:12 the king of Eglon (one),
the king of Gezer (one),
12:13 the king of Debir (one),
the king of Geder (one),
12:14 the king of Hormah (one),
the king of Arad (one),
12:15 the king of Libnah (one),
the king of Adullam (one),
12:16 the king of Makkedah (one),
the king of Bethel 75 (one),
12:17 the king of Tappuah (one),
the king of Hepher (one),
12:18 the king of Aphek (one),
the king of Lasharon (one),
12:19 the king of Madon (one),
the king of Hazor 76 (one),
12:20 the king of Shimron Meron (one),
the king of Acshaph (one),
12:21 the king of Taanach (one),
the king of Megiddo 77 (one),
12:22 the king of Kedesh (one),
the king of Jokneam near Carmel (one),
12:23 the king of Dor – near Naphath Dor – (one),
the king of Goyim – near Gilgal – (one),
12:24 the king of Tirzah (one),
a total of thirty-one kings.