Summary of Conquests

16 So Joshua took all this land—the hill country, all the Negev, all the land of Goshen,(A) the foothills,[a] the Arabah, and the hill country of Israel with its foothills[b] 17 from Mount Halak,(B) which ascends to Seir, as far as Baal-gad in the Valley of Lebanon at the foot of Mount Hermon. He captured all their kings and struck them down, putting them to death.(C) 18 Joshua waged war with all these kings for a long time. 19 No city made peace with the Israelites except the Hivites who inhabited Gibeon;(D) all of them were taken in battle. 20 For it was the Lord’s intention to harden their hearts, so that they would engage Israel in battle, be completely destroyed without mercy, and be annihilated, just as the Lord had commanded Moses.

21 At that time Joshua proceeded to exterminate the Anakim(E) from the hill country—Hebron, Debir, Anab—all the hill country of Judah and of Israel. Joshua completely destroyed them with their cities. 22 No Anakim were left in the land of the Israelites, except for some remaining in Gaza, Gath,(F) and Ashdod.

23 So Joshua took the entire land, in keeping with all that the Lord had told Moses. Joshua then gave it as an inheritance to Israel according to their tribal allotments. After this, the land had rest from war.(G)

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Footnotes

  1. Joshua 11:16 Or the Shephelah
  2. Joshua 11:16 Or its Shephelah

to plant them,
You drove out the nations with Your hand;
to settle them,
You crushed the peoples.(A)

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