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So Joshua smote all the country of the hills, and of the south, and of the vale, and of the springs, and all their kings: he left none remaining, but utterly destroyed all that breathed, as the LORD God of Israel commanded.
As the lord
All the country
Now the cities at the extremity of the tribe of the sons of Judah toward the border of Edom in the south were Kabzeel and
Eder and Jagur,
Now the cities of the tribe of the sons of Benjamin according to their families were Jericho and Beth-hoglah and Emek-keziz,
Then the second lot
fell to Simeon, to the tribe of the sons of Simeon according to their families, and their inheritance was in the midst of the inheritance of the sons of Judah.
As the lord
The city shall be
under the ban, it and all that is in it belongs to the Lord; only Rahab the harlot and all who are with her in the house shall live, because she hid the messengers whom we sent.
You shall do to Ai and its king just as you did to Jericho and its king; you shall
take only its spoil and its cattle as plunder for yourselves. Set an ambush for the city behind it.”
So they answered Joshua and said, “
Because it was certainly told your servants that the Lord your God had commanded His servant Moses to give you all the land, and to destroy all the inhabitants of the land before you; therefore we feared greatly for our lives because of you, and have done this thing.
I will fix your boundary from the Red Sea to the sea of the Philistines, and from the wilderness to the River Euphrates; for I will deliver the inhabitants of the land into your hand, and you will drive them out before you.
Watch yourself that you make no covenant with the inhabitants of the land into which you are going, or it will become a snare in your midst.
and when the Lord your God delivers them before you and you
defeat them, then you shall utterly destroy them. You shall make no covenant with them and show no favor to them.
“This day the Lord your God commands you to do these statutes and ordinances. You shall therefore be careful to do them
with all your heart and with all your soul.