20 For it was the Lord's doing (A)to harden their hearts that they should come against Israel in battle, in order that they should be devoted to destruction and should receive no mercy but be destroyed, (B)just as the Lord commanded Moses.

21 And Joshua came at that time and cut off (C)the Anakim from the hill country, from Hebron, from Debir, from Anab, and from all the hill country of Judah, and from all the hill country of Israel. Joshua devoted them to destruction with their cities. 22 There was none of the Anakim left in the land of the people of Israel. Only in Gaza, (D)in Gath, and in Ashdod did some remain.

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