11:19 No city made peace with the Israelites (except the Hivites living in Gibeon); 1 they had to conquer all of them, 2 11:20 for the Lord determined to make them obstinate so they would attack Israel. He wanted Israel to annihilate them without mercy, as he had instructed Moses. 3
1 tn The LXX omits this parenthetical note, which may represent a later scribal addition.
2 tn Heb “the whole they took in battle.”
3 tn Heb “for from the