Joshua 10:37

37 They took the city and put it to the sword, together with its king, its villages and everyone in it. They left no survivors. Just as at Eglon, they totally destroyed it and everyone in it.

Read Joshua 10:37 Using Other Translations

And they took it, and smote it with the edge of the sword, and the king thereof, and all the cities thereof, and all the souls that were therein; he left none remaining, according to all that he had done to Eglon; but destroyed it utterly, and all the souls that were therein.
and captured it and struck it with the edge of the sword, and its king and its towns, and every person in it. He left none remaining, as he had done to Eglon, and devoted it to destruction and every person in it.
They captured the town and killed everyone in it, including its king, leaving no survivors. They did the same thing to all of its surrounding villages. And just as he had done at Eglon, he completely destroyed the entire population.

What does Joshua 10:37 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
Joshua 10:37

And they took it, and smote it with the edge of the sword,
and the king thereof
For though the king of Hebron was one of the kings that were taken in the cave of Makkedah, and hanged; yet before Joshua came up to it, they had set up another king over them:

and all the cities thereof;
for Hebron was a metropolitan city, and had other cities dependent on it, and subject to it:

and all the souls that [were] therein;
both in Hebron, and in the cities subject to it:

he left none remaining;
in any of them:

according to all that he had done to Eglon;
the last place he came from:

but destroyed it utterly, and all the souls that [were] therein;
but it seems that afterwards some that made their escape before the taking of the city, and other Canaanites driven out of their habitations, repeopled it; so that after Joshua's death it was recovered again by the tribe of Judah, ( Judges 1:10 ) ; unless there is given in that place a more particular account of the taking of this city, with others at this time; but the former seems most likely.

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