THE BOOK OF
Joshua 11 ©
After those five kings of the Canaanites were subdued, all the other kings and nations of the land of Canaan gathered themselves together at the waters of Merom, to fight against Israel, verse 1, etc. God encourages Joshua, and promises him victory over them all, 6. Joshua surprises them unawares, 7. And he smites them all together, 8. And takes all their cities, and plunders them, slaying the inhabitants thereof, 12. Only Gibeon makes peace with the Israelites, 19. The Enakims are also destroyed, 21. Excepting those that dwelt at Gaza, at Gath, and at Ashdod, 22.
AND it came to pass, when Jabin king of 1Hazor had heard those things, that he sent to Jobab king of Madon, and to the king of 2Shimron, and to the king of Achshaph,
And to the kings that were on the north of the mountains, and 3of the plains south of 4Chinneroth, and in the valley, and 5in the borders of Dor 6on the west,
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 7Mizpeh.
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.
And when all these kings were met together, they came and pitched together at the waters of Merom, to fight against Israel.
¶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 8hough their horses, and burn their chariots with fire.
So Joshua came, and all the people of war with him, against them by the waters of Merom suddenly; and they fell upon them.
And the LORD delivered them into the hand of Israel, who smote them, and chased them unto 9great Zidon, and unto 10Misrephoth-maim, and unto the valley of Mizpeh eastward; and they smote them, until they left them none remaining.
And Joshua did unto them as the LORD bade him: he 11houghed their horses, and burnt their chariots with fire.
¶And Joshua at that time turned back, and took Hazor, and smote the king thereof with the sword: for Hazor beforetime was 12the head of all those kingdoms.
And they smote 13all the souls that were therein with the edge of the sword, utterly destroying them: there was 14not any left to breathe: and he burnt Hazor with fire.
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, asa Moses the servant of the LORD commanded.
But as for the cities 15that stood still in their strength, Israel burned none of them, save Hazor only; that did Joshua burn.
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.
¶Asb the LORD commanded Moses his servant, soc did Moses command Joshua, and so did Joshua; he left nothing undone of all that the LORD commanded Moses.
So Joshua took all that land, the hills, and all the south country, and all 16the land of Goshen, and the valley, and the plain, and the mountain 17of Israel, and the valley of the same;
Even from the mount 18Halak, that goeth up to Seir, even unto Baal-gad in the valley of Lebanon under mount Hermon: and all their kings he took, and smote them, and slew them.
Joshua made war a 19long time with all those kings.
There was not a city that made peace with the children of Israel, save the Hivites the inhabitants of Gibeon: all other 20they took in battle.
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.
¶And at that time came Joshua, and cut off the 21Anakims 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.
There was none of the Anakims left in the land of the children of Israel: only in Gaza, in 22Gath, and in Ashdod, there remained.
So Joshua took 23the whole land, according to all that the LORD said unto Moses; and Joshua gave it for an inheritance unto Israel 24according to their divisions by their tribes. 25And the land rested from war.