1 And it came to pass, when Jabin king of Hazor heard these things, that he sent to Jobab
king of Madon, to the king of Shimron, to the king of Achshaph,
2 and to the kings who were from the north, in the mountains, in the plain south of Chinnereth, in the lowland, and in the heights of Dor on the west,
3 to the Canaanites in the east and in the west, the Amorite, the Hittite, the Perizzite, the
Jebusite in the mountains, and the Hivite below Hermon in the land of Mizpah.
4 And they went out, they and all their armies with them, as many people as the sand that
is on the seashore in multitude, with very many horses and chariots.
5 And when all these kings had met together, they came and camped together at the
waters of Merom to fight against Israel.
6 And Jehovah said to Joshua, Do not be afraid before them, for tomorrow about this
time I will deliver all of them slain before Israel. You shall hamstring their horses and burn
their chariots with fire.
7 So Joshua and all the people of war with him came against them suddenly by the waters
of Merom, and fell upon them.
8 And Jehovah delivered them into the hand of Israel, who struck them and pursued them
to Greater Sidon, to the Brook Misrephoth, and to the Valley of Mizpah eastward; they
struck them until they left none of them remaining.
9 And Joshua did to them as Jehovah had spoken to him: he hamstrung their horses and
burned their chariots with fire.
10 And Joshua turned back at that time and took Hazor, and struck its king with the
sword; for Hazor was formerly the head of all those kingdoms.
11 And they struck all the souls who were in it with the edge of the sword, utterly
destroying them. There was no one left breathing; and he burned Hazor with fire.
12 Thus all the cities of those kings, and all their kings, Joshua took and struck with the
edge of the sword. He utterly destroyed them, as Moses the servant of Jehovah had
13 But as for the cities that stood on their mounds, Israel burned none of them, except
Hazor only, which Joshua burned.
14 And all the spoils of these cities and the livestock, the sons of Israel took as plunder for
themselves; but they struck every man with the edge of the sword until they had destroyed
them, and they left no one breathing.
15 As Jehovah had commanded Moses his servant, thus Moses had commanded Joshua,
and thus Joshua did. He did not turn aside from anything of all that Jehovah had
16 Thus Joshua took all this land: the mountains, all the south, all the land of Goshen, the
lowland, and the plain; the mountains of Israel and its lowlands,
17 from Mount Halak and the ascent to Seir, even as far as Baal Gad in the Valley of
Lebanon below Mount Hermon. He captured all their kings, and struck them down and
18 Joshua made war many days with all those kings.
19 There was not a city that made peace with the children of Israel, except the Hivites, the
inhabitants of Gibeon. All the others they took in battle.
20 For it was of Jehovah to harden their hearts, that they should come against Israel in
battle, that He might utterly destroy them, and that they might receive no mercy, but that
He might destroy them, as Jehovah had commanded Moses.
21 And at that time Joshua came and cut off the Anakim from the mountains: from
Hebron, from Debir, from Anab, from all the mountains of Judah, and from all the
mountains of Israel; Joshua utterly destroyed them with their cities.
22 None of the Anakim were left in the land of the children of Israel; they remained only
in Gaza, in Gath, and in Ashdod.
23 Thus Joshua took the whole land, according to all that Jehovah had spoken to Moses;
and Joshua gave it as an inheritance to Israel according to their divisions by their tribes.
And the land rested from war.