New International Reader's Version

Joshua 12:1-24

Israel Wins the Battle Over the Kings in the Land

1The Israelites took over the territory east of the Jordan River. The land they captured reached from the Arnon River valley to Mount Hermon. It included the whole east side of the Arabah Valley. Israel won the battle over the kings of that whole territory. Here are the lands Israel captured from the kings they won the battle over.

2They took over the land of Sihon. He was the king of the Amorites. He ruled in Heshbon.

The land he ruled over begins at Aroer. Aroer is on the rim of the Arnon River valley. Sihon ruled from the middle of the valley to the Jabbok River. The Jabbok is the border of Ammon. Sihon’s territory included half of Gilead.

3He also ruled over the east side of the Arabah Valley. That land begins at the Sea of Galilee. It goes to the Dead Sea and over to Beth Jeshimoth. Then it goes south, below the slopes of Pisgah.

4Israel also took over the territory of Og. He was the king of Bashan. He was one of the last of the Rephaites. He ruled in Ashtaroth and Edrei.

5He ruled over Mount Hermon, Salekah and the whole land of Bashan. Og’s kingdom reached all the way to the border of Geshur and Maakah. He ruled over half of Gilead. His land reached the border of Sihon, the king of Heshbon.

6Moses was the servant of the Lord. Moses and the Israelites won the battle over those two kings. He gave their land to the tribes of Reuben and Gad and half of the tribe of Manasseh. He gave it to them as their share.

7Joshua and the Israelites won the battle over the kings who ruled west of the Jordan River. The lands of those kings reached from Baal Gad in the Valley of Lebanon to Mount Halak, which rises toward Seir. Joshua gave their lands to the tribes of Israel as their very own. He divided them up and gave each tribe its share. 8Those lands included the central hill country, the western hills and the Arabah Valley. They also included the mountain slopes, the Desert of Judah and the Negev Desert. Those lands belonged to the Hittites, Amorites, Canaanites, Perizzites, Hivites and Jebusites.

Here are the kings Israel won the battle over.

9the king of Jericho onethe king of Ai, which is near Bethel one10the king of Jerusalem onethe king of Hebron one11the king of Jarmuth onethe king of Lachish one12the king of Eglon onethe king of Gezer one13the king of Debir onethe king of Geder one14the king of Hormah onethe king of Arad one15the king of Libnah onethe king of Adullam one16the king of Makkedah onethe king of Bethel one17the king of Tappuah onethe king of Hepher one18the king of Aphek onethe king of Lasharon one19the king of Madon onethe king of Hazor one20the king of Shimron Meron onethe king of Akshaph one21the king of Taanach onethe king of Megiddo one22the king of Kedesh onethe king of Jokneam in Carmel one23the king of Dor in Naphoth Dor onethe king of Goyim in Gilgal one24the king of Tirzah one

The total number of kings was 31.

New International Version

Joshua 12:1-24

List of Defeated Kings

1These are the kings of the land whom the Israelites had defeated and whose territory they took over east of the Jordan, from the Arnon Gorge to Mount Hermon, including all the eastern side of the Arabah:

2Sihon king of the Amorites, who reigned in Heshbon.

He ruled from Aroer on the rim of the Arnon Gorge—from the middle of the gorge—to the Jabbok River, which is the border of the Ammonites. This included half of Gilead. 3He also ruled over the eastern Arabah from the Sea of Galilee12:3 Hebrew Kinnereth to the Sea of the Arabah (that is, the Dead Sea), to Beth Jeshimoth, and then southward below the slopes of Pisgah.

4And the territory of Og king of Bashan, one of the last of the Rephaites, who reigned in Ashtaroth and Edrei.

5He ruled over Mount Hermon, Salekah, all of Bashan to the border of the people of Geshur and Maakah, and half of Gilead to the border of Sihon king of Heshbon.

6Moses, the servant of the Lord, and the Israelites conquered them. And Moses the servant of the Lord gave their land to the Reubenites, the Gadites and the half-tribe of Manasseh to be their possession.

7Here is a list of the kings of the land that Joshua and the Israelites conquered on the west side of the Jordan, from Baal Gad in the Valley of Lebanon to Mount Halak, which rises toward Seir. Joshua gave their lands as an inheritance to the tribes of Israel according to their tribal divisions. 8The lands included the hill country, the western foothills, the Arabah, the mountain slopes, the wilderness and the Negev. These were the lands of the Hittites, Amorites, Canaanites, Perizzites, Hivites and Jebusites. These were the kings:

9the king of Jericho onethe king of Ai (near Bethel) one10the king of Jerusalem onethe king of Hebron one11the king of Jarmuth onethe king of Lachish one12the king of Eglon onethe king of Gezer one13the king of Debir onethe king of Geder one14the king of Hormah onethe king of Arad one15the king of Libnah onethe king of Adullam one16the king of Makkedah onethe king of Bethel one17the king of Tappuah onethe king of Hepher one18the king of Aphek onethe king of Lasharon one19the king of Madon onethe king of Hazor one20the king of Shimron Meron onethe king of Akshaph one21the king of Taanach onethe king of Megiddo one22the king of Kedesh onethe king of Jokneam in Carmel one23the king of Dor (in Naphoth Dor) onethe king of Goyim in Gilgal one24the king of Tirzah onethirty-one kings in all.