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And they captured it on that day and struck it with the mouth of the sword. He devoted to destruction all the souls who were in it that day, like all that he had done to Lachish. Bible

“captured it on that day.” The reason the sieges of walled cities went so fast now was that the fighting men of the Canaanites had been killed in the earlier battle.

“the mouth of the sword.” Used to show great destruction, as if the sword was eating its victims (see commentary on Josh. 6:21).


Commentary for: Joshua 10:35