Divers kings are overcome at the waters of Merom.
Joshua 11:1 And it came to pass, when Jabin king of Hazor heard, that he sent unto Jobab king of Madon, and unto the king of Shimron, and unto the king of Achshaph; Joshua 11:2 and unto the kings who were on the north in the hill country and in the waste plain south of Chinneroth, and in the lowland,and in the heights of Dor, on the west: Joshua 11:3 the Canaanite on the east and on the west, and the Amorite, and the Hittite, and the Perizzite and the Jebusite, in the hill country,and the Hivite, under Hermon, in the land of Mizpah; Joshua 11:4 and they came outthey, and all their hosts with them, much people, like the sand that is upon the seashore for multitude,with horses and chariots very many. Joshua 11:5 And, when all these kings were gathered together, they came in, and encamped as one man, at the waters of Merom, to fight with Israel.
Joshua 11:6 Then said Yahweh unto JoshuaDo not fear because of them, for, tomorrow, about this time, am I going to deliver up all of them, slain, before Israel,their horses, shalt thou ham-string, and, their chariots, shalt thou burn up with fire. Joshua 11:7 So Joshua, and all the army with him, came in upon them, by the waters of Merom, suddenly, and fell upon them. Joshua 11:8 And Yahweh delivered them up into the hand of Israel, and they smote them, and chased them as far as great Zidon, and as far as Misrephoth-maim, and as far as the valley of Mizpeh, eastward,yea they smote them until they left them not a survivor. Joshua 11:9 And Joshua did unto them, as Yahweh had said unto him,their horses, he ham-strung, and, their chariots, burned he up with fire.
Hazor is taken and burnt.
Joshua 11:10 Then Joshua turned back, at that time, and captured Hazor, and, the king thereof, smote he with the sword,for, Hazor, aforetime, was the head of all these kingdoms. Joshua 11:11 And they smote all the souls that were therein, with the edge of the sword, devoting them to destruction, there was left no breathing thing,and, Hazor, burned he up with fire. Joshua 11:12 And, all the cities of these kings, and all the kings thereof, did Joshua capture, and he smote them with the edge of the sword, devoting them to destruction,as Moses, the servant of Yahweh, commanded. Joshua 11:13 Yet, none of the cities that were still standing upon their mound, did Israel burn, none but Hazor alone, did Joshua burn. Joshua 11:14 But, all the spoil of these cities, and the cattle, did the sons of Israel take as their prey,nevertheless, all the human beings, smote they with the edge of the sword, until they had destroyed them, they left remaining no breathing thing.
Joshua 11:15 As Yahweh commanded Moses his servant, so, Moses commanded Joshua, and, so, Joshua, did, he set aside nothing of all that Yahweh commanded Moses.
All the country is taken by Joshua.
Joshua 11:16 So Joshua took all this landthe hill country, and all the south, and all the land of Goshen, and the lowland, and the waste plain,and the hill country of Israel, and the lowland thereof: Joshua 11:17 from Mount Halak, that goeth up to Seir, even as far as Baal-gad, in the valley of the Lebanon, under Mount Hermon,and, all their kings, he captured, and smote them, and put them to death. Joshua 11:18 Many days, did Joshua, with all these kings, make war. Joshua 11:19 There was not a city that made peace with the sons of Israel, save the Hivites dwelling in Gibeon,the whole, took they in battle. Joshua 11:20 For, from Yahweh, came it to pass, that their heart was emboldened to come out to war with Israel, that he might devote them to destruction, that they might find no favour,but that he might destroy them,as Yahweh commanded Moses.
The Anakims cut off.
Joshua 11:21 And Joshua came in, at that time, and cut off the Anakim from the hill countryfrom Hebron, from Debir, from Anab, and from all the hill country of Judah, and from all the hill country of Israel,with their cities, did Joshua devote them to destruction. Joshua 11:22 There was left remaining none of the Anakim, in the land of the sons of Israel,save only, in Gaza, in Gath, and in Ashdod, did some remain. Joshua 11:23 So Joshua took the whole land, according to all that Yahweh had spoken unto Moses, and Joshua gave it for an inheritance unto Israel, according to their portions by their tribes,and, the land, had rest from war.