Then Joshua and all Israel with him moved on from Makkedah to Libnah1 and attacked it.
The LORD also gave that city and its king into Israel's hand. The city and everyone in it Joshua put to the sword. He left no survivors there. And he did to its king as he had done to the king of Jericho.
Then Joshua and all Israel with him moved on from Libnah to Lachish;2 he took up positions against it and attacked it.
The LORD handed Lachish over to Israel, and Joshua took it on the second day. The city and everyone in it he put to the sword, just as he had done to Libnah.
Meanwhile, Horam king of Gezer3 had come up to help Lachish, but Joshua defeated him and his army--until no survivors were left.
Then Joshua and all Israel with him moved on from Lachish to Eglon;4 they took up positions against it and attacked it.
They captured it that same day and put it to the sword and totally destroyed everyone in it, just as they had done to Lachish.
Then Joshua and all Israel with him went up from Eglon to Hebron5 and attacked it.
They took the city and put it to the sword, together with its king, its villages and everyone6 in it. They left no survivors. Just as at Eglon, they totally destroyed it and everyone in it.
Then Joshua and all Israel with him turned around and attacked Debir.739
They took the city, its king and its villages, and put them to the sword. Everyone in it they totally destroyed. They left no survivors. They did to Debir and its king as they had done to Libnah and its king and to Hebron.840
So Joshua subdued the whole region, including the hill country, the Negev,9 the western foothills and the mountain slopes,10 together with all their kings.11 He left no survivors. He totally destroyed all who breathed, just as the LORD, the God of Israel, had commanded.1241
Joshua subdued them from Kadesh Barnea13 to Gaza14 and from the whole region of Goshen15 to Gibeon.
All these kings and their lands Joshua conquered in one campaign, because the LORD, the God of Israel, fought16 for Israel.
Then Joshua returned with all Israel to the camp at Gilgal.17