Joshua 11:9

9 Joshua did to them as the LORD had directed: He hamstrung their horses and burned their chariots.

Read Joshua 11:9 Using Other Translations

And Joshua did unto them as the LORD bade him: he houghed their horses, and burnt their chariots with fire.
And Joshua did to them just as the LORD said to him: he hamstrung their horses and burned their chariots with fire.
Then Joshua crippled the horses and burned all the chariots, as the LORD had instructed.

What does Joshua 11:9 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
Joshua 11:9

And Joshua did unto them as the Lord bade him
Namely, in the following instances:

he houghed their horses, and burnt their chariots with fire;
not consulting his own worldly interest or that of the people of Israel, but the command of God, which he carefully obeyed, and reserved none for himself or them, as David in another case afterwards did; see ( 2 Samuel 8:4 ) .

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