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And the LORD said unto Joshua, Be not afraid because of them: for to morrow about this time will I deliver them up all slain before Israel: thou shalt hock their horses, and burn their chariots with fire.

New Defender's Study Bible Notes

11:6 hough their horses. God did not want His people to come to rely on horses and war chariots in the future, as they might be tempted to do if they merely captured them as booty (Deuteronomy 17:16). Accordingly, Joshua did “hamstring” all the captured horses and burn the chariots (Joshua 11:9).

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