Joshua 11:13
New International Version
Yet Israel did not burn any of the cities built on their mounds--except Hazor, which Joshua burned.

New Living Translation
But the Israelites did not burn any of the towns built on mounds except Hazor, which Joshua burned.

English Standard Version
But none of the cities that stood on mounds did Israel burn, except Hazor alone; that Joshua burned.

Berean Study Bible
Yet Israel did not burn any of the cities built on their mounds, except Hazor, which Joshua burned.

King James Bible
But as for the cities that stood still in their strength, Israel burned none of them, save Hazor only; that did Joshua burn.

New King James Version
But as for the cities that stood on their mounds, Israel burned none of them, except Hazor only, which Joshua burned.

New American Standard Bible
However, Israel did not burn any cities that stood on their mounds, except Hazor alone, which Joshua burned.

NASB 1995
However, Israel did not burn any cities that stood on their mounds, except Hazor alone, which Joshua burned.

NASB 1977
However, Israel did not burn any cities that stood on their mounds, except Hazor alone, which Joshua burned.

Amplified Bible
But Israel did not burn any of the cities that stood [walled and fortified] on their mounds, except Hazor alone, which Joshua burned.

Christian Standard Bible
However, Israel did not burn any of the cities that stood on their mounds except Hazor, which Joshua burned.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
However, Israel did not burn any of the cities that stood on their mounds except Hazor, which Joshua burned.

American Standard Version
But as for the cities that stood on their mounds, Israel burned none of them, save Hazor only; that did Joshua burn.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And Israel burned all these cities that stood on the hills, and Yeshua burned Khetsur

Brenton Septuagint Translation
But all the walled cities Israel burnt not; but Israel burnt Asor only.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Except the cities that were on hills and high places, the rest Israel burned: only Asor that was very strong he consumed with fire.

English Revised Version
But as for the cities that stood on their mounds, Israel burned none of them, save Hazor only; that did Joshua burn.

Good News Translation
However, the Israelites did not burn any of the cities built on mounds, except Hazor, which Joshua did burn.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Israel did not burn cities built on mounds. However, Joshua made an exception and burned Hazor.

International Standard Version
However, Israel did not burn any of the cities that had been built on mounds of ruins, except for Hazor only, which Joshua burned.

JPS Tanakh 1917
But as for the cities that stood on their mounds, Israel burned none of them, save Hazor only--that did Joshua burn.

Literal Standard Version
Only, all the cities which are standing by their hill, Israel has not burned them—except Joshua has burned Hazor, only;

NET Bible
But Israel did not burn any of the cities located on mounds, except for Hazor; it was the only one Joshua burned.

New Heart English Bible
But as for the cities that stood on their mounds, Israel burned none of them, except Hazor only. Joshua burned that.

World English Bible
But as for the cities that stood on their mounds, Israel burned none of them, except Hazor only. Joshua burned that.

Young's Literal Translation
Only, all the cities which are standing by their hill, Israel hath not burned them, save Hazor only, it hath Joshua burnt;

Additional Translations ...
Context
Conquest of the Northern Cities
12Joshua captured all these kings and their cities and put them to the sword. He devoted them to destruction, as Moses the LORD’s servant had commanded. 13Yet Israel did not burn any of the cities built on their mounds, except Hazor, which Joshua burned. 14The Israelites took for themselves all the plunder and livestock of these cities, but they put all the people to the sword until they had completely destroyed them, not sparing anyone who breathed.…

Cross References
Joshua 11:12
Joshua captured all these kings and their cities and put them to the sword. He devoted them to destruction, as Moses the LORD's servant had commanded.

Joshua 11:14
The Israelites took for themselves all the plunder and livestock of these cities, but they put all the people to the sword until they had completely destroyed them, not sparing anyone who breathed.


Treasury of Scripture

But as for the cities that stood still in their strength, Israel burned none of them, save Hazor only; that did Joshua burn.

Jeremiah 30:18
Thus saith the LORD; Behold, I will bring again the captivity of Jacob's tents, and have mercy on his dwellingplaces; and the city shall be builded upon her own heap, and the palace shall remain after the manner thereof.









(13) The cities that stood still in their strength.--Literally, that stood on their mounds ("quaeerant in collibus et in tumulis sitae."--Vulg.). Comp. Joshua 11:20. We may fairly suppose that Jericho and Ai committed themselves to hostile measures against Israel, though they were not able to send forth armies against Joshua before they were attacked. Those who "stood still in their strength" are those who remained absolutely neutral in the war. "The men of Jericho fought against you" (Joshua 24:11).

Verse 13. - The cities that stood still in their strength. This is the rendering of the Chaldee version. The LXX. has κεχωματισμένας, heaped up, i.e., defended with mounds. Rather, on their hill ("in collibus et in tumulis sitae," Vulg.). As many of the towns in Italy, and the castles in Germany in the middle ages, so these Phoenician cities were placed upon hills, that they might be more easily defended. The various tribes of Palestine were no doubt continually at war, and, as regards these northern tribes at least, were not accustomed to subsist by commerce. Therefore each of these cities stood (the Hebrew עמד surely implies situation here) on its own hill, a detail possibly obtained from an eyewitness, who was probably struck by this feature of the district, a feature he had not observed before. The expression is used, however, as Masius observes, by Jeremiah (Joshua 30:18). Knobel observes that all the early versions have no suffix here. What he calls the "free translation," however, of the LXX. (which has αὐτῶν) requires the suffix, though the Vulgate requires none. We must not adopt the very plausible explanation of Knobel and others that Joshua burnt the cities in the valleys, but spared the cities on the hills, because they could be more easily defended (see Joshua 17:16; Judges 1:19, 34), since we read that Hazor alone was burnt. The word here translated hill (Tell, Arabic) is one with which we are familiar in the modern name of places in Palestine (see note on Joshua 8:28).

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
Yet
רַ֣ק (raq)
Adverb
Strong's 7535: But, even, except, howbeit howsoever, at the least, nevertheless

Israel
יִשְׂרָאֵ֑ל (yiś·rā·’êl)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 3478: Israel -- 'God strives', another name of Jacob and his desc

did not
לֹ֥א (lō)
Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's 3808: Not, no

burn
שְׂרָפָ֖ם (śə·rā·p̄ām)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person masculine singular | third person masculine plural
Strong's 8313: To be, on fire

any
כָּל־ (kāl-)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 3605: The whole, all, any, every

of the cities
הֶעָרִ֗ים (he·‘ā·rîm)
Article | Noun - feminine plural
Strong's 5892: Excitement

built
הָעֹֽמְדוֹת֙ (hā·‘ō·mə·ḏō·wṯ)
Article | Verb - Qal - Participle - feminine plural
Strong's 5975: To stand, in various relations

on
עַל־ (‘al-)
Preposition
Strong's 5921: Above, over, upon, against

their mounds,
תִּלָּ֔ם (til·lām)
Noun - masculine singular construct | third person masculine plural
Strong's 8510: A mound

except
זוּלָתִ֛י (zū·lā·ṯî)
Preposition
Strong's 2108: Scattering, removal, except

Hazor,
חָצ֥וֹר (ḥā·ṣō·wr)
Noun - proper - feminine singular
Strong's 2674: Hazor -- the name of several places in Palestine, also one in Arabia

which Joshua
יְהוֹשֻֽׁעַ׃ (yə·hō·wō·šu·a‘)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 3091: Joshua -- 'the LORD is salvation', Moses' successor, also the name of a number of Israelites

burned.
שָׂרַ֥ף (śā·rap̄)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 8313: To be, on fire


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