1It happened, when Jabin king of Hazor heard of it, that he sent to
Jobab king of Madon, and to the king of Shimron, and to the king of Achshaph,
2and to the kings who were on the north, in the hill country, and in the
Arabah south of Chinneroth, and in the lowland, and in the heights of Dor on
3to 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.
4They went out, they and
all their armies with them, much people, even as the sand that is on the
seashore in multitude, with horses and chariots very many.
kings met together; and they came and encamped together at the waters of
Merom, to fight with Israel.
6Yahweh said to Joshua, Don’t be afraid
because of them; for tomorrow at this time will I deliver them up all slain
before Israel: you shall hamstring their horses, and burn their chariots with
7So Joshua came, and all the people of war with him, against them
by the waters of Merom suddenly, and fell on them.
8Yahweh delivered them
into the hand of Israel, and they struck them, and chased them to great
Sidon, and to Misrephoth Maim, and to the valley of Mizpeh eastward; and they
struck them, until they left them none remaining.
9Joshua did to them as
Yahweh bade him: he hamstrung their horses, and burnt their chariots with
10Joshua turned back at that time, and took Hazor, and struck the
king of it with the sword: for Hazor before was the head of all those
11They struck all the souls who were therein with the edge of
the sword, utterly destroying them; there was none left who breathed: and he
burnt Hazor with fire.
12All the cities of those kings, and all the kings
of them, did Joshua take, and he struck them with the edge of the sword, and
utterly destroyed them; as Moses the servant of Yahweh commanded.
as for the cities that stood on their mounds, Israel burned none of them,
save Hazor only; that did Joshua burn.
14All the spoil of these cities,
and the livestock, the children of Israel took for a prey to themselves; but
every man they struck with the edge of the sword, until they had destroyed
them, neither left they any who breathed.
15As Yahweh commanded Moses his
servant, so did Moses command Joshua: and so did Joshua; he left nothing
undone of all that Yahweh commanded Moses.
16So Joshua took all that
land, the hill country, and all the South, and all the land of Goshen, and
the lowland, and the Arabah, and the hill country of Israel, and the lowland
of the same;
17from Mount Halak, that goes up to Seir, even to Baal Gad
in the valley of Lebanon under Mount Hermon: and all their kings he took, and
struck them, and put them to death.
18Joshua made war a long time with
all those kings.
19There was not a city that made peace with the children
of Israel, save the Hivites the inhabitants of Gibeon: they took all in
20For it was of Yahweh to harden their hearts, to come against
Israel in battle, that he might utterly destroy them, that they might have no
favor, but that he might destroy them, as Yahweh commanded Moses.
21Joshua came at that time, and cut off the Anakim from the hill country,
from Hebron, from Debir, from Anab, and from all the hill country of Judah,
and from all the hill country of Israel: Joshua utterly destroyed them with
22There was none of the Anakim left in the land of the
children of Israel: only in Gaza, in Gath, and in Ashdod, did some remain.
23So Joshua took the whole land, according to all that Yahweh spoke to
Moses; and Joshua gave it for an inheritance to Israel according to their
divisions by their tribes. The land had rest from war.