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21 At that time Joshua attacked and eliminated the Anakites from the hill country[a]—from Hebron, Debir, Anab, and all the hill country of Judah and Israel.[b] Joshua annihilated them and their cities. 22 No Anakites were left in Israelite territory, though some remained in Gaza, Gath, and Ashdod. 23 Joshua conquered[c] the whole land, just as the Lord had promised Moses,[d] and he assigned Israel their tribal portions.[e] Then the land was free of war.

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  1. Joshua 11:21 tn Heb “went and cut off the Anakites from the hill country.”
  2. Joshua 11:21 tn Heb “and from all the hill country of Israel.”
  3. Joshua 11:23 tn Heb “took.”
  4. Joshua 11:23 tn Heb “according to all which the Lord said to Moses.” The translation assumes this refers to the promise of the land (see 1:3). Another possibility is that it refers to the Lord’s instructions, in which case the phrase could be translated, “just as the Lord had instructed Moses” (so NLT; cf. also NIV “had directed Moses”).
  5. Joshua 11:23 tn Heb “and Joshua gave it for an inheritance to Israel according to their allotted portions by their tribes.”