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.45
10:29 Joshua and all Israel marched from Makkedah to Libnah and fought against it.46 10:30 The Lord handed it and its king over to Israel, and Israel47 put the sword to all who lived there; they48 left no survivors. They49 did to its king what they50 had done to the king of Jericho.51
10:31 Joshua and all Israel marched from Libnah to Lachish. He deployed his troops52 and fought against it. 10:32 The Lord handed Lachish over to Israel and they53 captured it on the second day. They put the sword to all who lived there, just as they had done to Libnah. 10:33 Then King Horam of Gezer came up to help Lachish, but Joshua struck down him and his army54 until no survivors remained.
10:34 Joshua and all Israel marched from Lachish to Eglon. They deployed troops55 and fought against it. 10:35 That day they captured it and put the sword to all who lived there. That day they56 annihilated it just as they57 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; they58 left no survivors. As they59 had done at Eglon, they60 annihilated it and all who lived there.
10:38 Joshua and all Israel turned to Debir and fought against it. 10:39 They61 captured it, its king, and all its surrounding cities and put the sword to them. They annihilated everyone who lived there; they62 left no survivors. They63 did to Debir and its king what they64 had done to Libnah and its king and to Hebron.65
10:40 Joshua defeated the whole land, including the hill country, the Negev, the lowlands,66 the slopes, and all their kings. He left no survivors. He annihilated everything that breathed, just as the Lord God of Israel had commanded. 10:41 Joshua conquered the area between Kadesh Barnea and Gaza and the whole region of Goshen, all the way to Gibeon.67 10:42 Joshua captured in one campaign68 all these kings and their lands, for the Lord God of Israel fought for Israel. 10:43 Then Joshua and all Israel returned to the camp at Gilgal.
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