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Joshua 24:11-13 Easy-to-Read Version (ERV)

11 “‘Then you went across the Jordan River to the city of Jericho. The people in Jericho fought against you. Also, the Amorites, Perizzites, Canaanites, Hittites, Girgashites, Hivites, and Jebusites fought against you. But I allowed you to defeat them all. 12 As your army went forward, I sent the Hornet[a] ahead of them and made the people leave the land, as I did to the two Amorite kings.[b] It was not your swords and bows that brought you victory!

13 “‘I, the Lord, gave that land to you. You didn’t work for that land—I gave it to you. You did not build those cities—I gave them to you. And now you live in that land and in those cities. You have vineyards and olive trees, but you did not have to plant those gardens.’”


  1. Joshua 24:12 Hornet A stinging insect like a large wasp or bee. Here, it probably means God’s angel or his great power.
  2. Joshua 24:12 The Hebrew text here is hard to understand, but it may refer to the events described in Num. 21:21-35 and Deut. 2:24-3:10.
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