Joshua 10:31

31 Then Joshua and all Israel with him moved on from Libnah to Lachish; he took up positions against it and attacked it.

Joshua 10:31 in Other Translations

KJV
31 And Joshua passed from Libnah, and all Israel with him, unto Lachish, and encamped against it, and fought against it:
ESV
31 Then Joshua and all Israel with him passed on from Libnah to Lachish and laid siege to it and fought against it.
NLT
31 From Libnah, Joshua and the Israelites went to Lachish and attacked it.
MSG
31 Joshua, all Israel with him, moved on from Libnah to Lachish. He set up camp nearby and attacked.
CSB
31 From Libnah, Joshua and all Israel with him crossed to Lachish. They laid siege to it and attacked it.

Joshua 10:31 Meaning and Commentary

Joshua 10:31

And Joshua passed from Libnah, and all Israel with him, unto
Lachish
Which, according to Bunting F4, was eight miles from Libnah, and twenty miles from Jerusalem to the southwest of this city; see ( Joshua 10:5 ) ;

and encamped against it, and fought against it;
for it seems this city stood out, and would not surrender at once, which obliged Joshua to encamp about it, and besiege it.


FOOTNOTES:

F4 Travels of the Patriarchs p. 96.

Joshua 10:31 In-Context

29 Then Joshua and all Israel with him moved on from Makkedah to Libnah and attacked it.
30 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.
31 Then Joshua and all Israel with him moved on from Libnah to Lachish; he took up positions against it and attacked it.
32 The LORD gave Lachish into Israel’s hands, 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.
33 Meanwhile, Horam king of Gezer had come up to help Lachish, but Joshua defeated him and his army—until no survivors were left.

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