Matthew Bible

Joshua 11

Divers kings are overcome at the waters of Merom.

Joshua 11:1 And when Iabin Kyng of Hazor had hearde that, he sente to Iobab kynge of Madon, and to the kinge of Someron, and to the Kyng of Acsaph. Joshua 11:2 And vnto the Kynges that are by north in the mountaynes, and playnes, on the southsyde of Ceneroth, and in the lowe countreyes, and in the regions of Dor vpon the sea, Joshua 11:3 and vnto the Cananites both by Easte and weste: and vnto the Amorites, Hethites, Pheresites, and Iebusites in the mountaines, and vnto the Heuites vnder Hermon in þe land of Mazphah, Joshua 11:4 whiche came oute, and all their hostes wyth them, a multitude of folke, euen as the sandes of the sea in numbre with horsses and charettes excedinge manye. Joshua 11:5 And all these Kynges met together, and came and pitched together vpon þe water of Merom, for to fyghte wyth Israell.

Joshua 11:6 And the Lorde sayde vnto Iosua, be not afrayd of them, for to morowe aboute thys tyme I wyl delyuer them al slayne, before al Israel, and thou shalt hough their horsses, & burne their charettes wyth fyre. Joshua 11:7 And Iosua came, and al the men of warre wt him against them, vnto the water of Merom, sodenlye, and felle vpon them. Joshua 11:8 And the Lorde delyuered them into the handes of Israel, and they smote them and chased them, vnto great Sydon, and vnto the whote waters, and vnto þe valey of Mazphah Eastward? and smote them vntyll they had none remaynynge of them. Joshua 11:9 And Iosua serued them as the Lord bad him, houghed their horsses and burnt their charettes with fyre.

Hazor is taken and burnt.

Joshua 11:10 Then Iosua at that tyme turned backe, & toke Hazor and smote her kyng wt the swerd. For Hazor before tyme was the heade of all those kyngedomes. Joshua 11:11 And they smote all þe soules that were therin with the edge of þe swerd, vtterlye destroying them, that no breath was let remayne. And burnt Hazor wyth fyre Joshua 11:12 and al the cyties of those Kynges, wyth al the kinges of them: Iosua toke and smote them with the edge of the swerde, and vtterlye destroied them as Moses the seruaunte of the Lorde commaunded. Joshua 11:13 But Israel burnt none of the cytyes, that stode vpon hylles, saue Hazor onely, that Iosua burnt, Joshua 11:14 but al the spoyle of the saide cyties and the catell, the children of Israell caughte vnto them selues: But the men onelye they smote with the edge of the swerde vntill they had destroyed them, and had lefte no breathe remaynyng.

Joshua 11:15 As the Lorde commaunded Iosua, and euen so dyd Iosua and minisshed no worde of all that the Lorde commaunded Moses.

All the country is taken by Joshua.

Joshua 11:16 And so Iosua toke all that lande, the hilles and all the south countreye, and all the lande of Gosan, and the low countrey, and þe playnes, and þe mountayne of Israel, wt the lowe countrey of the same, Joshua 11:17 euen from mounte Halak that goeth vp to Seyr, vnto Baal, Gad, in the valeye of Libanon, vnder mounte Hermon. And al the kinges of the same, he toke & smote them, and slewe them. Joshua 11:18 Iosua made warre longe tyme with those kinges, Joshua 11:19 for there was no cytye þt made peace wyth the chyldren of Israell, saue those Hethites that enhabited Gabaon: All other they toke wyth battell, Joshua 11:20 for it came of the Lorde to harden their hartes, that they shoulde come agaynst Israel in battell, euen to destroye them vtterlye, that they shoulde haue no mercy, but to bringe them to noughte. As the Lorde commaunded Moses.

The Anakims cut off.

Joshua 11:21 And that same ceason, Iosua wente and destroyed the Enakites oute of the mountaines, and out of Hebron, Dabir, and Auab, and oute of all the mountaines of Iuda, and oute of al the mountaynes of Israel. And Iosua destroyed them vtterlye wyth theyr cytyes. Joshua 11:22 So that there was not one Enakyte left in the lande of the chyldren of Israel: onelye in Asah, Geth, and Asdod, there remayned of them. Joshua 11:23 And Iosua toke þe whole land accordynge to all that the Lorde sayde vnto Moses, and gaue it a possessyon vnto Israel, euerye man his parte in their trybes, and the lande rested from warre.

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