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And they answered Joshua, and said, Because it was certainly told thy servants, how that the LORD thy God commanded his servant Moses to give you all the land, and to destroy all the inhabitants of the land from before you, therefore we were sore afraid of our lives because of you, and have done this thing.
I will set your boundaries from the Red Sea to the sea of the Philistines, and from the desert to the River, for I will deliver the inhabitants of the land into your hand, and you will drive them out before you.
"Speak to the Israelites and tell them, 'When you have crossed the Jordan into the land of Canaan,
When the Lord your God brings you to the land that you are going to occupy and forces out many nations before you -- Hittites, Girgashites, Amorites, Canaanites, Perizzites, Hivites, and Jebusites, seven nations more numerous and powerful than you --
This is how you are to deal with all those cities located far from you, those that do not belong to these nearby nations.
We were sore
The nations will hear and tremble; anguish will seize the inhabitants of Philistia.
But Satan answered the Lord, "Skin for skin! Indeed, a man will give up all that he has to save his life!
Do not be afraid of those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul. Instead, fear the one who is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.
And the Moabites were greatly afraid of the people, because they were so numerous. The Moabites were sick with fear because of the Israelites.
This very day I will begin to fill all the people of the earth with dread and to terrify them when they hear about you. They will shiver and shake in anticipation of your approach."
As for the cities of these peoples that the Lord your God is going to give you as an inheritance, you must not allow a single living thing to survive.