Bible: Joshua 11
Israel Defeats a Northern Coalition
11:1 When King Jabin of Hazor 1 heard the news, he organized a coalition, including 2 King Jobab of Madon, the king of Shimron, the king of Acshaph, 11:2 and the northern kings who ruled in 3 the hill country, the Arabah south of Kinnereth, 4 the lowlands, and the heights of Dor to the west. 11:3 Canaanites came 5 from the east and west; Amorites, Hittites, Perizzites, and Jebusites from the hill country; and Hivites from below Hermon in the area 6 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. 7 11:5 All these kings gathered and joined forces 8 at the Waters of Merom to fight Israel.
11:10 At that time Joshua turned, captured Hazor, 14 and struck down its king with the sword, for Hazor was at that time 15 the leader of all these kingdoms. 11:11 They annihilated everyone who lived there with the sword 16 – no one who breathed remained – and burned 17 Hazor.
11:12 Joshua captured all these royal cities and all their kings and annihilated them with the sword, 18 as Moses the
A Summary of Israel’s Victories
11:16 Joshua conquered the whole land, 23 including the hill country, all the Negev, all the land of Goshen, the lowlands, 24 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. 25 11:18 Joshua campaigned against 26 these kings for quite some time. 27 11:19 No city made peace with the Israelites (except the Hivites living in Gibeon); 28 they had to conquer all of them, 29 11:20 for the
11:21 At that time Joshua attacked and eliminated the Anakites from the hill country 31 – from Hebron, Debir, Anab, and all the hill country of Judah and Israel. 32 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 33 the whole land, just as the