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20 for the Lord determined to make them obstinate so they would attack Israel. He wanted Israel to annihilate them without mercy, as he had instructed Moses.[a]

21 At that time Joshua attacked and eliminated the Anakites from the hill country[b]—from Hebron, Debir, Anab, and all the hill country of Judah and Israel.[c] Joshua annihilated them and their cities. 22 No Anakites were left in Israelite territory, though some remained in Gaza, Gath, and Ashdod.

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  1. Joshua 11:20 tn Heb “for from the Lord it was to harden their heart[s] to meet for the battle with Israel, in order to annihilate them, so that they would receive no mercy, in order annihilate them, as the Lord commanded Moses.”
  2. Joshua 11:21 tn Heb “went and cut off the Anakites from the hill country.”
  3. Joshua 11:21 tn Heb “and from all the hill country of Israel.”