They captured it and put the sword to its king, all its surrounding cities, and all who lived in it; they 1 left no survivors. As they 2 had done at Eglon, they 3 annihilated it and all who lived there.
Joshua defeated the whole land, including the hill country, the Negev, the lowlands, 1 the slopes, and all their kings. He left no survivors. He annihilated everything that breathed, just as the Lord God of Israel had commanded.
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. 1
So go now and strike down the Amalekites. Destroy everything that they have. Don’t spare 1 them. Put them to death – man, woman, child, infant, ox, sheep, camel, and donkey alike.’”
Who among all the gods of these nations whom my predecessors annihilated was able to rescue his people from my power? 1
When his voice thunders, 1 the heavenly ocean roars. He makes the clouds rise from the far-off horizons. 2 He makes the lightning flash out in the midst of the rain. He unleashes the wind from the places where he stores it. 3
Cries of anguish raised from Heshbon and Elealeh will be sounded as far as Jahaz. 1 They will be sounded from Zoar as far as Horonaim and Eglath Shelishiyah. For even the waters of Nimrim will be dried up.
When his voice thunders, the waters in the heavens roar. He makes the clouds rise from the far-off horizons. He makes the lightning flash out in the midst of the rain. He unleashes the wind from the places where he stores it.
The voice of the Lord thunders 1 as he leads his army. 2 Indeed, his warriors 3 are innumerable; 4 Surely his command is carried out! 5 Yes, the day of the Lord is awesome 6 and very terrifying – who can survive 7 it?
Woe to the worthless shepherd who abandons the flock! May a sword fall on his arm and his right eye! May his arm wither completely away, and his right eye become completely blind!”
So I, the Lord, affirm that 1 I will send for all the peoples of the north 2 and my servant, 3 King Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon. I will bring them against this land and its inhabitants and all the nations that surround it. I will utterly destroy 4 this land, its inhabitants, and all the nations that surround it 5 and make them everlasting ruins. 6 I will make them objects of horror and hissing scorn. 7
“Then, Jeremiah, 1 make the following prophecy 2 against them: ‘Like a lion about to attack, 3 the Lord will roar from the heights of heaven; from his holy dwelling on high he will roar loudly. He will roar mightily against his land. 4 He will shout in triumph like those stomping juice from the grapes 5 against all those who live on the earth.
Whenever Israel was strong militarily, they forced the Canaanites to do hard labor, but they never totally conquered them.