1 Then it came about, when Jabin king of aHazor heard of it, that he sent to Jobab king of Madon and to the king of Shimron and to the king of Achshaph,
4 They came out, they and all their armies with them, aas many people as the sand that is on the seashore, with very many horses and chariots.
6 Then the Lord said to Joshua, “aDo not be afraid because of them, for tomorrow at this time I will deliver all of them slain before Israel; you shall bhamstring their horses and burn their chariots with fire.”
8 The Lord delivered them into the hand of Israel, so that they 1defeated them, and pursued them as far as Great Sidon and aMisrephoth-maim and the valley of bMizpeh to the east; and they struck them until no survivor was left to them.
9 Joshua did to them as the Lord had told him; he ahamstrung their horses and burned their chariots with fire.
10 Then Joshua turned back at that time, and captured aHazor and struck its king with the sword; for Hazor formerly was the head of all these kingdoms.
12 Joshua captured all the cities of these kings, and all their kings, and he struck them with the edge of the sword, and utterly destroyed them; just aas Moses the servant of the Lord had commanded.
14 aAll the spoil of these cities and the cattle, the sons of Israel took as their plunder; but they struck every man with the edge of the sword, until they had destroyed them. They left no one who breathed.
17 from aMount Halak, that rises toward Seir, even as far as Baal-gad in the valley of Lebanon 1at the foot of Mount Hermon. And he captured ball their kings and struck them down and put them to death.
19 There was not a city which made peace with the sons of Israel except athe Hivites living in Gibeon; they took them all in battle.
20 aFor it was of the Lord to 1harden their hearts, to meet Israel in battle in order that he might butterly destroy them, that they might 2receive no mercy, but that he might destroy them, just as the Lord had commanded Moses.
21 Then Joshua came at that time and cut off athe Anakim from the hill country, from Hebron, from Debir, from Anab and from all the hill country of Judah and from all the hill country of Israel. Joshua utterly destroyed them with their cities.
23 So Joshua took the whole land, according to all that the Lord had spoken to Moses, and aJoshua gave it for an inheritance to Israel according to their divisions by their tribes. bThus the land had rest from war.
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