And it came to pass when Jabin king of Hazor heard [this], that he sent to Jobab king of Madon, and to the king of Shimron, and to the king of Achshaph,
and to the kings that were northward in the mountains, and in the plain south of Chinneroth, a and in the lowland, and on the upland of Dor on the west, b3
to the Canaanite on the east and on the west, and to the Amorite, and the Hittite, and the Perizzite, and the Jebusite in the mountains, and to the Hivite at the foot of Hermon in the land of Mizpah.
And they went out, they and all their armies c with them, a people numerous as the sand that is on the seashore in multitude, with horses and chariots very many.
And all these kings met together, and came and encamped together at the waters of Merom, to fight against Israel.
And Jehovah said to Joshua, Be not afraid because of them; for to-morrow about this time will I give them all up slain d before Israel: their horses shalt thou hough, and thou shalt burn their chariots with fire.