So when we cried to the Lord, he heard our voice and sent a messenger,
King Sihon of the Amorites who lived
For the word of God is living and active and sharper than any double-edged sword, piercing even to the point of dividing soul from spirit, and joints from marrow; it is able to judge the desires and thoughts of the heart.
“‘When you gather in the harvest
Instruct the priests carrying the ark of the covenant, ‘When you reach the bank of the Jordan River,
They annihilated with the sword everything that breathed in the city,
He said to them, “Watch me and do as I do. Watch closely!
As for Nob, the city of the priests, he struck down with the sword men and women, children and infants, oxen, donkeys, and sheep – all with the sword.
and the Sabeans
When the ones carrying the ark reached the Jordan and the feet of the priests carrying the ark touched the surface
They killed Hamor and his son Shechem with the sword, took Dinah from Shechem’s house, and left.
But the Israelites
The Lord handed Lachish over to Israel and they
That day they captured it and put the sword to all who lived there. That day they
Joshua captured all these royal cities and all their kings and annihilated them with the sword,
The Israelites plundered all the goods of these cities and the cattle, but they totally destroyed all the people
Now Barak chased the chariots and the army all the way to Harosheth Haggoyim. Sisera’s whole army died
and the Horites in their hill country of Seir, as far as El Paran, which is near the desert.