20 For it came of the Lord, to [a]harden their hearts that they should come against Israel in battle, to the intent that they should destroy them utterly, and show them no mercy, but that they should bring them to nought, as the Lord had commanded Moses.

21 ¶ And that same season came Joshua, and destroyed the Anakims out of the mountains: as out of Hebron, out of Debir, out of Anab, and out of all the mountains of Judah, and out of all the mountains of Israel: Joshua destroyed them utterly with their cities.

22 There was no Anakim left in the land of the children of Israel, only in Gaza, [b]in Gath, and in Ashdod were they left.

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Footnotes

  1. Joshua 11:20 That is, to give them over to themselves: and therefore they could not but rebel against God and seek their own destruction.
  2. Joshua 11:22 Out of the which came Goliath, 1 Sam. 17:4.