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I gave you a land for which you had not labored and cities that you did not build, and you live in them. You eat from vineyards and olive groves that you did not plant.’ Bible

“cities that you did not build.” When Israel conquered Canaan they generally did not destroy the cities, but moved into them intact and began living in them (cp. Deut. 6:10-12; Josh. 11:13). Joshua burned only three cities in the conquest of Canaan; Ai, Jericho, and Hazor (Josh. 6:24; 8:28; 11:11).


Commentary for: Joshua 24:13