1611 King James Bible

Joshua 11

Divers kings are overcome at the waters of Merom.

Joshua 11:1 And it came to passe, when Iabin king of Hazor had heard [those things], that hee sent to Iobab king of Madon, and to the king of Shimron, & to the king of Achshaph, Joshua 11:2 And to the kings that [were] on the North of the mountaines, and of the plaines South of Cinneroth, and in the valley, and in the borders of Dor, on the West; Joshua 11:3 [And to] the Canaanite on the East and on the West, and to the Amorite, and the Hittite, and the Perizzite, and the Iebusite in the mountaines, and to the Hiuite vnder Hermon in the land of Mizpeh. Joshua 11:4 And they went out, they and all their hostes with them, much people, euen as the sand that [is] vpon the Seashore in multitude, with horses and charets very many. Joshua 11:5 And when all these Kings were met together, they came and pitched together at the waters of Merom, to fight against Israel.

Joshua 11:6 And the LORD saide vnto Ioshua, Be not afraid because of them: for to morrow about this time will I deliuer them vp al slaine before Israel: thou shalt hough their horses, and burne their charets with fire. Joshua 11:7 So Ioshua came, and all the people of warre with him, against them by the waters of Merom suddenly, and they fell vpon them. Joshua 11:8 And the LORD deliuered them into the hand of Israel, who smote them, and chased them vnto great Zidon, and vnto Misrephothmaim, and vnto the valley of Mizpeh Eastward, and they smote them, vntill they left them none remayning. Joshua 11:9 And Ioshua did vnto them as the LORD bade him: hee houghed their horses, and burnt their charets with fire.

Hazor is taken and burnt.

Joshua 11:10 And Ioshua at that time turned backe, and tooke Hazor, and smote the king thereof with the sword: for Hazor beforetime was the head of all those kingdomes. Joshua 11:11 And they smote all the soules that were therein with the edge of the sword, vtterly destroying [them]: there was not any left to breathe; and he burnt Hazor with fire. Joshua 11:12 And all the cities of those kings, and all the kings of them, did Ioshua take, and smote them with the edge of the sword, [and] he vtterly destroied them, as Moses the seruant of the LORD commanded. Joshua 11:13 But as for the cities that stood still in their strength, Israel burned none of them, saue Hazor onely; [that] did Ioshua burne. Joshua 11:14 And all the spoile of these cities, and the cattell, the children of Israel tooke for a pray vnto themselues: but euery man they smote with the edge of the sword, vntill they had destroyed them, neither left they any to breathe.

Joshua 11:15 As the LORD commanded Moses his seruant, so did Moses command Ioshua, and so did Ioshua: hee left nothing vndone of all that the LORD commanded Moses.

All the country is taken by Joshua.

Joshua 11:16 So Ioshua tooke all that land, the hilles, and all the South countrey, and all the land of Goshen, and the valley, and the plaine, and the mountaine of Israel, and the valley of the same: Joshua 11:17 [Euen] from the mount Halak, that goeth vp to Seir, vnto Baal-Gad, in the valley of Lebanon, vnder mount Hermon: and all their kings he tooke, and smote them, and slew them. Joshua 11:18 Ioshua made warre a long time, with all those kings. Joshua 11:19 There was not a citie that made peace with the children of Israel, saue the Hiuites the inhabitants of Gibeon; all [other] they tooke in battell. Joshua 11:20 For it was of the LORD to harden their hearts, that they should come against Israel in battell, that he might destroy them vtterly, & that they might haue no fauour: but that hee might destroy them, as the LORD commanded Moses.

The Anakims cut off.

Joshua 11:21 And at that time came Ioshua and cut off the Anakims from the mountaines, from Hebron, from Debir, from Anab, and from all the mountaines of Iudah, and from all the mountaines of Israel: Ioshua destroyed [them] vtterly with their cities. Joshua 11:22 There was none of the Anakims left in the land of the children of Israel: onely in Gaza, in Gath, and in Ashdod, there remained. Joshua 11:23 So Ioshua tooke the whole land according to all that the LORD saide vnto Moses, and Ioshua gaue it for an inheritance vnto Israel, according to their diuisions by their tribes: and the land rested from warre.

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