Joshua 11

Thomson(i) 1 Now when Jabis, king of Azor, heard this, he sent to Jobab king of Maram, and to the king of Symoon, and to the king of Aziph, 2 and to the kings who bordered on great Sidon, to the hilly country, and to Araba over against Keneroth, and to the plain, and to Phenaeddor, 3 and to the Chananites, on the eastern shore of the sea, and to the Amorites, on the sea shore, and to the Chettites, and the Pherezites, and the Jebusites, on the mountain, and to the Evites, and to those at the foot of Aermon, to the land of Massuma; 4 and they, and their kings with them, came out like the sand of the sea for multitude, with horses and chariots in great abundance. 5 And when all these kings had assembled, and formed a junction, and encamped at the water of Maron to fight against Israel; 6 the Lord said to Joshua, Be not afraid of them, for to-morrow, about this time, I will deliver them up vanquished before Israel. Thou shalt hamstring their horses, and burn their chariots with fire. 7 So Joshua and all the warriors came upon them suddenly, at the water of Maron, and fell upon them in the hilly country: 8 and the Lord delivered them into the hands of Israel, and they pursued them with slaughter, to great Sidon, and to Maseron, and to the plains of Massoch, eastward, and hewed them down till there was none of them left alive. 9 And Joshua did to them as the Lord commanded him. Their horses he hamstringed; and their chariots he burned with fire 10 And at that time Joshua turned back, and took Asor, and the king thereof. 11 [Now Asor was formerly the head of all these kingdoms.] And they slew every living soul in it, with the sword, and utterly destroyed all, so that there was not one left in it alive. And they burned Asor with fire. 12 Then Joshua took all the cities of those kingdoms, and the kings thereof, and smote them with the edge of the sword, and utterly destroyed them, as Moses the servant of the Lord had commanded. 13 [But Israel did not burn any of the cities which were built on lofty situations, except Asor; this alone Israel burned;] 14 And the Israelites took all the spoils thereof for themselves, and exterminated the inhabitants with the edge of the sword, until they destroyed them. They did not leave a breathing soul of them. 15 As the Lord commanded his servant Moses, and as Moses gave it in charge to Joshua, so Joshua did. He left nothing undone of all that Moses commanded him. 16 So Joshua took all the hilly country, and all the land of Nageb, and all the land of Gosom, and the plain, and that to the west, and the mountain of Israel, and the lowlands adjoining the mountain, 17 from mount Chelcha, and that which stretcheth up to Seir, even to Balagad, and the plains of Libanus, at the foot of mount Aermon. He took, and smote, and slew, all the kings thereof. 18 Joshua indeed waged war against those kings for several years, 19 so that there was not a city which Israel did not take. They took them all by battle. 20 For the Lord permitted them to assume courage to come to battle with Israel, that they might be utterly destroyed, that no mercy might be shewn them; but that they might be utterly destroyed, as the Lord commanded Moses. 21 At that time also, Joshua went, and rooted out the Enakims from the hilly country, from Chebron, and from Dabir, and from Anaboth, and from the whole race of Israel, and from all the mountain of Juda. Them, with their cities, Joshua destroyed. 22 So that, by means of the children of Israel, there was not one of the Enakims left, except some who were in Gaza, and in Geth, and in Aseldo. 23 And when Joshua had taken all the land as the Lord commanded Moses, he gave it for an inheritance to Israel, in parcels, according to their tribes; and the land rested from war.