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The children of Israel took all the spoil of these cities, with the livestock, as spoils for themselves; but they struck every person with the mouth of the sword until they had destroyed them. They did not leave any who breathed. Bible

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

“They did not leave any who breathed.” Joshua followed God’s command (cp. Deut. 20:16-17; see commentary on Deut. 20:17).


Commentary for: Joshua 11:14