11 And it came to pass, when Jabin king of Hazor heard these things, that he asent to Jobab king of Madon, to the king bof Shimron, to the king of Achshaph, 2 and to the kings who were from the north, in the mountains, in the plain south of cChinneroth, in the lowland, and in the heights dof Dor on the west, 3 to the Canaanites in the east and in the west, the eAmorite, the Hittite, the Perizzite, the Jebusite in the mountains, fand the Hivite below gHermon hin the land of Mizpah. 4 So they went out, they and all their armies with them, as many people ias the sand that is on the seashore in multitude, with very many horses and chariots. 5 And when all these kings had 1met together, they came and camped together at the waters of Merom to fight against Israel.
6 But the Lord said to Joshua, j“Do not be afraid because of them, for tomorrow about this time I will deliver all of them slain before Israel. You shall khamstring 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 they attacked them. 8 And the Lord delivered them into the hand of Israel, who defeated them and chased them to 2Greater lSidon, to the 3Brook mMisrephoth, and to the Valley of Mizpah eastward; they attacked them until they left none of them remaining. 9 So Joshua did to them as the Lord had told him: he hamstrung their horses and burned their chariots with fire.
10 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 people who were in it with the edge of the sword, nutterly destroying them. There was none left obreathing. Then he burned Hazor with fire.
12 So all the cities of those kings, and all their kings, Joshua took and struck with the edge of the sword. He utterly destroyed them, pas Moses the servant of the Lord had commanded. 13 But as for the cities that stood on their 4mounds, Israel burned none of them, except Hazor only, which Joshua burned. 14 And all the qspoil of these cities and the livestock, the children of Israel took as booty for themselves; but they struck every man with the edge of the sword until they had destroyed them, and they left none breathing. 15 rAs the Lord had commanded Moses his servant, so sMoses commanded Joshua, and tso Joshua did. 5He left nothing undone of all that the Lord had commanded Moses.
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