Joshua 12
Kings Defeated by Israel
1The Israelites had taken control of the land east of the Jordan River. They had all the land from Arnon Ravine to Mount Hermon and all the land along the eastern side of the Jordan Valley. These are all the kings the Israelites defeated to take this land:
2They defeated King Sihon of the Amorites living in the city of Heshbon. He ruled the land from Aroer at the Arnon Ravine to the Jabbok River. His land started in the center of that ravine. This was their border with the Ammonites. Sihon ruled over half of the land of Gilead. 3He also ruled over the eastern side of the Jordan Valley from Lake Galilee to the Dead Sea (Salt Sea). And he ruled from Beth Jeshimoth to the south to the hills of Pisgah.
4They also defeated King Og of Bashan. Og was from the Rephaites. He ruled the land in Ashtaroth and Edrei. 5Og ruled over Mount Hermon, Salecah, and all the area of Bashan. His land ended where the people of Geshur and Maacah lived. Og also ruled half of the land of Gilead. This land ended at the land of King Sihon of Heshbon.
6The Lord’s servant Moses and the Israelites defeated all these kings. And Moses gave that land to the tribe of Reuben, the tribe of Gad, and half the tribe of Manasseh. Moses gave them this land to be their own.
7Joshua and the Israelites defeated the kings of the land west of the Jordan River. This land was in the area west of Baal Gad in the Lebanon Valley as far as Mount Halak that rises toward Seir. Joshua divided it among the tribes. 8This included the hill country, the western foothills, the Jordan Valley, the eastern mountains, the desert, and the Negev. This was where the Hittites, Amorites, Canaanites, Perizzites, Hivites, and Jebusites had lived. These are the kings the Israelites defeated:
9the king of Jericho,
the king of Ai near Bethel,
10the king of Jerusalem,
the king of Hebron,
11the king of Jarmuth,
the king of Lachish,
12the king of Eglon,
the king of Gezer,
13the king of Debir,
the king of Geder,
14the king of Hormah,
the king of Arad,
15the king of Libnah,
the king of Adullam,
16the king of Makkedah,
the king of Bethel,
17the king of Tappuah,
the king of Hepher,
18the king of Aphek,
the king of Sharon,
19the king of Madon,
the king of Hazor,
20the king of Shimron Meron,
the king of Acshaph,
21the king of Taanach,
the king of Megiddo,
22the king of Kedesh,
the king of Jokneam in Carmel,
23the king of Dor at Mount Dor,
the king of Goyim in Gilgal,
24and the king of Tirzah.
The total number of kings was 31.
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