The water covered their enemies; not even one of them survived. 1
No Anakites were left in Israelite territory, though some remained in Gaza, Gath, and Ashdod.
They annihilated everyone who lived there with the sword 1 – no one who breathed remained – and burned 2 Hazor.
1 Then David asked, “Is anyone still left from the family 2 of Saul, so that I may extend kindness to him for the sake of Jonathan?”
While they were still on their way, the following report reached David: “Absalom has killed all the king’s sons; not one of them is left!”
They covered 1 the surface 2 of all the ground, so that the ground became dark with them, 3 and they ate all the vegetation of the ground and all the fruit of the trees that the hail had left. Nothing green remained on the trees or on anything that grew in the fields throughout the whole land of Egypt.
For the Lord had said of them, “They will surely die in the wilderness.” And there was not left a single man of them, except Caleb son of Jephunneh and Joshua son of Nun.
Otherwise, as surely as the Lord, the God of Israel, lives – he who has prevented me from harming you – if you had not come so quickly to meet me, by morning’s light not even one male belonging to Nabal would have remained alive!”
We will come against him wherever he happens to be found. We will descend on him like the dew falls on the ground. Neither he nor any of the men who are with him will be spared alive – not one of them!
When Sanballat, Tobiah, Geshem the Arab, and the rest of our enemies heard that I had rebuilt the wall and no breach remained in it (even though up to that time I had not positioned doors in the gates),