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Joshua 11

Divers kings are overcome at the waters of Merom.

Joshua 11:1 And whe Iabin King of Hazor had heard this, then he sent to Iobab King of Madon, & to the king of Shimron, & to the king of Achshaph, Joshua 11:2 And vnto the Kings that were by ye North in the mountaines and plaines toward the Southside of Cinneroth, and in the valleys, and in the borders of Dor Westward, Joshua 11:3 And vnto the Canaanites, both by East, and by West, and vnto the Amorites, and Hittites, and Perizzites, and Iebusites in the mountaines, and vnto the Hiuites vnder Hermon in the land of Mizpeh. Joshua 11:4 And they came out & all their hostes with them, many people as the sande that is on the sea shore for multitude, with horses and charets exceeding many. Joshua 11:5 So all these Kings met together, and came and pitched together at the waters of Merom, for to fight against Israel.

Joshua 11:6 Then the Lord sayd vnto Ioshua, Be not afrayd for them: for to morowe about this time will I deliuer them all slaine before Israel: thou shalt hough their horses, and burne their charets with fire. Joshua 11:7 Then came Ioshua and al the men of warre with him against them by the waters of Merom suddenly, and fell vpon them. Joshua 11:8 And the Lord gaue them into the hand of Israel: and they smote them, & chased them vnto great Zidon, & vnto Misrephothmaim, and vnto the valley of Mizpeh Eastward, and smote them vntill they had none remaining of them. Joshua 11:9 And Ioshua did vnto them as the Lorde bade him: he houghed their horses, & burnt their charets with fire.

Hazor is taken and burnt.

Joshua 11:10 At that time also Ioshua turned backe, and tooke Hazor, & smote the King thereof with the sword: for Hazor before time was the head of all those kingdomes. Joshua 11:11 Moreouer, they smote all the persons that were therein with the edge of the sworde, vtterly destroying all, leauing none aliue, and hee burnt Hazor with fire. Joshua 11:12 So all ye cities of those Kings, & all the kings of them did Ioshua take, & smote them with the edge of the sword, and vtterly destroyed them, as Moses the seruant of the Lord had commaunded. Joshua 11:13 But Israel burnt none of the cities that stoode still in their strength, saue Hazor onely, that Ioshua burnt. Joshua 11:14 And all the spoyle of these cities and the cattel the children of Israel tooke for their praye, but they smote euery man with the edge of the sword vntill they had destroyed them, not leauing one aliue.

Joshua 11:15 As the Lorde had commaunded Moses his seruant, so did Moses commande Ioshua, and so did Ioshua: he left nothing vndone of all that the Lord had commaunded Moses.

All the country is taken by Joshua.

Joshua 11:16 So Ioshua tooke all this land of the mountaines, and all the South, and all the lande of Goshen, and the lowe countrey, and the plaine, and the mountaine of Israel, and the lowe countrey of the same, Joshua 11:17 From the mount Halak, that goeth vp to Seir, euen vnto Baal-gad in the valley of Lebanon, vnder mount Hermon: and all their Kings he tooke, and smote them, and slewe them. Joshua 11:18 Ioshua made warre long time with all those Kings, Joshua 11:19 Neither was there any citie that made peace with the children of Israel, saue those Hiuites that inhabited Gibeon: all other they tooke by battell. Joshua 11:20 For it came of the Lorde, to harden their heartes that they shoulde come against Israel in battell to the intent that they shoulde destroye them vtterly, and shewe them no mercie, but that they shoulde bring them to nought: as the Lorde had commaunded Moses.

The Anakims cut off.

Joshua 11:21 And that same season came Ioshua, and destroyed the Anakims out of the mountaines: as out of Hebron, out of Debir, out of Anab, and out of all the mountaines of Iudah, and out of all the mountaines of Israel: Ioshua destroyed them vtterly with their cities. Joshua 11:22 There was no Anakim left in the lande of the children of Israel: onely in Azzah, in Gath, and in Ashdod were they left. Joshua 11:23 So Ioshua tooke the whole land, according to all that the Lorde had saide vnto Moses: and Ioshua gaue it for an inheritance vnto Israel according to their portion through their tribes: then the land was at rest without warre.

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