to the Canaanites in the east and the west, the Amorites, the Hittites, the Perizzites, and the Jebusites in the hill country, and the Hivites under Hermon in the land of Mizpah.
They came out, with all their troops, a great army, in number like the sand on the seashore, with very many horses and chariots.
All these kings joined their forces, and came and camped together at the waters of Merom, to fight with Israel.
And the Lord said to Joshua, "Do not be afraid of them, for tomorrow at this time I will hand over all of them, slain, to Israel; you shall hamstring their horses, and burn their chariots with fire."
So Joshua came suddenly upon them with all his fighting force, by the waters of Merom, and fell upon them.
And the Lord handed them over to Israel, who attacked them and chased them as far as Great Sidon and Misrephoth-maim, and eastward as far as the valley of Mizpeh. They struck them down, until they had left no one remaining.
And Joshua did to them as the Lord commanded him; he hamstrung their horses, and burned their chariots with fire.
Joshua turned back at that time, and took Hazor, and struck its king down with the sword. Before that time Hazor was the head of all those kingdoms.
And they put to the sword all who were in it, utterly destroying them; there was no one left who breathed, and he burned Hazor with fire.
And all the towns of those kings, and all their kings, Joshua took, and struck them with the edge of the sword, utterly destroying them, as Moses the servant of the Lord had commanded.
But Israel burned none of the towns that stood on mounds except Hazor, which Joshua did burn.
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