King James VersionJoshua11


1 And it came to pass, when Jabin king of Ha­zor had heard those things, that he sent to Jobab king of Madon, and to the king of Shim­ron, and to the king of Achshaph, 2 And to the kings that were on the north of the moun­tains, and of the plains south of Chin­neroth, and in the val­ley, and in the bor­ders of Dor on the west, 3 And to the Canaan­ite on the east and on the west, and to the Amor­ite, and the Hit­tite, and the Per­izzite, and the Je­busite in the moun­tains, and to the Hivite un­der Her­mon in the land of Mizpeh. 4 And they went out, they and all their hosts with them, much peo­ple, even as the sand that is upon the sea shore in mul­ti­tude, with hors­es and char­i­ots very many. 5 And when all these kings were met to­geth­er, they came and pitched to­geth­er at the wa­ters of Merom, to fight against Is­rael. 6 And the LORD said unto Joshua, Be not afraid be­cause of them: for to mor­row about this time will I de­liv­er them up all slain be­fore Is­rael: thou shalt hough their hors­es, and burn their char­i­ots with fire. 7 So Joshua came, and all the peo­ple of war with him, against them by the wa­ters of Merom sud­den­ly; and they fell upon them. 8 And the LORD de­liv­ered them into the hand of Is­rael, who smote them, and chased them unto great Zi­don, and unto Mis­rephoth­maim, and unto the val­ley of Mizpeh east­ward; and they smote them, un­til they left them none re­main­ing. 9 And Joshua did unto them as the LORD bade him: he houghed their hors­es, and burnt their char­i­ots with fire. 10 And Joshua at that time turned back, and took Ha­zor, and smote the king there­of with the sword: for Ha­zor be­fore­time was the head of all those king­doms. 11 And they smote all the souls that were there­in with the edge of the sword, ut­ter­ly de­stroy­ing them: there was not any left to breathe: and he burnt Ha­zor with fire. 12 And all the cities of those kings, and all the kings of them, did Joshua take, and smote them with the edge of the sword, and he ut­ter­ly de­stroyed them, as Moses the ser­vant of the LORD com­mand­ed. 13 But as for the cities that stood still in their strength, Is­rael burned none of them, save Ha­zor on­ly; that did Joshua burn. 14 And all the spoil of these cities, and the cat­tle, the chil­dren of Is­rael took for a prey unto them­selves; but ev­ery man they smote with the edge of the sword, un­til they had de­stroyed them, nei­ther left they any to breathe. 15 As the LORD com­mand­ed Moses his ser­vant, so did Moses com­mand Joshua, and so did Joshua; he left noth­ing un­done of all that the LORD com­mand­ed Moses. 16 So Joshua took all that land, the hills, and all the south coun­try, and all the land of Goshen, and the val­ley, and the plain, and the moun­tain of Is­rael, and the val­ley of the same; 17 Even from the mount Ha­lak, that goeth up to Seir, even unto Baal­gad in the val­ley of Lebanon un­der mount Her­mon: and all their kings he took, and smote them, and slew them. 18 Joshua made war a long time with all those kings. 19 There was not a city that made peace with the chil­dren of Is­rael, save the Hivites the in­hab­i­tants of Gibeon: all other they took in bat­tle. 20 For it was of the LORD to hard­en their hearts, that they should come against Is­rael in bat­tle, that he might de­stroy them ut­ter­ly, and that they might have no favour, but that he might de­stroy them, as the LORD com­mand­ed Moses. 21 And at that time came Joshua, and cut off the Anakims from the moun­tains, from He­bron, from De­bir, from Anab, and from all the moun­tains of Ju­dah, and from all the moun­tains of Is­rael: Joshua de­stroyed them ut­ter­ly with their cities. 22 There was none of the Anakims left in the land of the chil­dren of Is­rael: only in Gaza, in Gath, and in Ash­dod, there re­mained. 23 So Joshua took the whole land, ac­cord­ing to all that the LORD said unto Moses; and Joshua gave it for an in­her­i­tance unto Is­rael ac­cord­ing to their di­vi­sions by their tribes. And the land rest­ed from war.