Joshua 10:20

20 So Joshua and the Israelites defeated them completely, but a few survivors managed to reach their fortified cities.

Joshua 10:20 in Other Translations

KJV
20 And it came to pass, when Joshua and the children of Israel had made an end of slaying them with a very great slaughter, till they were consumed, that the rest which remained of them entered into fenced cities.
ESV
20 When Joshua and the sons of Israel had finished striking them with a great blow until they were wiped out, and when the remnant that remained of them had entered into the fortified cities,
NLT
20 So Joshua and the Israelite army continued the slaughter and completely crushed the enemy. They totally wiped out the five armies except for a tiny remnant that managed to reach their fortified towns.
MSG
20 Joshua and the People of Israel then finished them off, total devastation. Only a few got away to the fortified towns.
CSB
20 So Joshua and the Israelites finished inflicting a terrible slaughter on them until they were destroyed, although a few survivors ran away to the fortified cities.

Joshua 10:20 Meaning and Commentary

Joshua 10:20

And it came to pass, when Joshua and the children of Israel,
&c.] Joshua seems to have pitched his camp at Makkedah, while the rest of his army pursued the fleeing Canaanites, and when he and they were at different places:

had made an end of slaying them with a very great slaughter, till they
were consumed:
and not to be seen in any large bodies, but scattered here and there:

that the rest [which] remained of them entered into fenced cities;
to which they belonged, and which were afterwards taken, as related in the latter part of this chapter, ( Joshua 10:28-42 ) .

Joshua 10:20 In-Context

18 he said, “Roll large rocks up to the mouth of the cave, and post some men there to guard it.
19 But don’t stop; pursue your enemies! Attack them from the rear and don’t let them reach their cities, for the LORD your God has given them into your hand.”
20 So Joshua and the Israelites defeated them completely, but a few survivors managed to reach their fortified cities.
21 The whole army then returned safely to Joshua in the camp at Makkedah, and no one uttered a word against the Israelites.
22 Joshua said, “Open the mouth of the cave and bring those five kings out to me.”

Cross References 2

  • 1. Deuteronomy 20:16
  • 2. 2 Chronicles 11:10; Jeremiah 4:5; Jeremiah 5:17; Jeremiah 8:14; Jeremiah 35:11