1 Quae cum audisset Iabin rex Asor, misit ad Iobab regem Madon et ad regern Semeron atque ad regem Achsaph,
2 ad reges quoque aquilonis, qui habitabant in montanis et in Araba contra meridiem Chenereth, in Sephela quoque et in regionibus Dor iuxta mare,
3 Chananaeum in oriente et occidente, et Amorraeum atque Hetthaeum ac Pherezaeum et Iebusaeum in montanis, Hevaeum quoque, qui habitabat ad radices Hermon in terra Maspha.
4 Egressique sunt omnes cum turmis suis, populus multus nimis sicut arena, quae est in litore maris, equi quoque et currus immensae multitudinis;
5 conveneruntque omnes reges isti et castrametati sunt in unum ad aquas Merom, ut pugnarent contra Israel.
6 Dixitque Dominus ad Iosue: "Ne timeas eos! Cras enim hac eadem hora ego tradam omnes istos occisos in conspectu Israel: equos eorum subnervabis et currus igne combures"
7 Venitque Iosue et omnis exercitus cum eo adversus illos ad aquas Merom subito, et irruerunt super eos.
8 Tradiditque illos Dominus in manu Israel; qui percusserunt eos et persecuti sunt usque ad Sidonem magnam et Maserephoth in occidente campumque Maspha in oriente. Ita percussit omnes, ut nullas dimitteret ex eis reliquias;
9 fecit sicut praeceperat ei Dominus: equos eorum subnervavit currusque combussit.
10 Reversusque tempore illo cepit Asor et regem eius percussit gladio. Asor enim antiquitus inter omnia regna haec principatum tenebat.
11 Percussitque omnes animas, quae ibidem morabantur; non dimisit in ea ullas reliquias, sed usque ad internecionem universa vastavit ipsamque urbem peremit incendio.
12 Et omnes per circuitum civitates regesque earum cepit, percussit atque delevit, sicut praeceperat Moyses famulus Domini.
13 Urbes tantum, quae erant in tumulis earum sitae, non succendit Israel; unam Asor solam Iosue flamma consumpsit.
14 Omnemque praedam istarum urbium ac iumenta diviserunt sibi filii Israel, cunctis hominibus interfectis; nullum vivum reliquerunt.
15 Sicut praeceperat Dominus Moysi servo suo, ita praecepit Moyses Iosue, et ille universa complevit; non praeteriit de universis mandatis ne unum quidem verbum, quod iusserat Dominus Moysi.
16 Cepit itaque Iosue omnem terram hanc, montanam et Nageb terramque Gosen et Sephelam et Arabam montemque Israel et campestria eius,
17 a monte Calvo, qui ascendit Seir, usque Baalgad in planitie Libani subter montem Hermon; omnes reges eorum cepit, percussit et occidit.
18 Multo tempore pugnavit Iosue contra reges istos.
19 Non fuit civitas, quae foedus iniret cum filiis Israel, praeter Hevaeum, qui habitabat in Gabaon: omnes bellando cepit.
20 Domini enim sententia fuerat, ut indurarentur corda eorum, et pugnarent contra Israel et caderent et non mererentur ullam clementiam ac perirent, sicut praeceperat Dominus Moysi.
21 In tempore illo venit Iosue et interfecit Enacim de montanis Hebron et Dabir et Anab et de omni monte Iudae et Israel urbesque eorum delevit.
22 Non reliquit ullum de stirpe Enacim in terra filiorum Israel, absque civitatibus Gaza et Geth et Azoto, in quibus solis relicti sunt.
23 Cepit ergo Iosue omnem terram, sicut locutus est Dominus ad Moysen, et tradidit eam in possessionem filiis Israel secundum partes et tribus suas; quievitque terra a proeliis.
King James Version
1 And it came to pass, when Jabin king of Hazor had heard those things, that he sent to Jobab king of Madon, and to the king of Shimron, and to the king of Achshaph,
2 And to the kings that were on the north of the mountains, and of the plains south of Chinneroth, and in the valley, and in the borders of Dor on the west,
3 And 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 under Hermon in the land of Mizpeh.
4 And they went out, they and all their hosts with them, much people, even as the sand that is upon the sea shore in multitude, with horses and chariots very many.
5 And when all these kings were met together, they came and pitched together at the waters of Merom, to fight against Israel.
6 ¶ And the LORD said unto Joshua, Be not afraid because of them: for to morrow about this time will I deliver them up all slain before Israel: thou shalt hough their horses, and burn their chariots with fire.
7 So Joshua came, and all the people of war with him, against them by the waters of Merom suddenly; and they fell upon them.
8 And the LORD delivered them into the hand of Israel, who smote them, and chased them unto great Zidon, and unto Misrephoth-maim, and unto the valley of Mizpeh eastward; and they smote them, until they left them none remaining.
9 And Joshua did unto them as the LORD bade him: he houghed their horses, and burnt their chariots with fire.
10 ¶ And Joshua at that time turned back, and took Hazor, and smote the king thereof with the sword: for Hazor beforetime was the head of all those kingdoms.
11 And they smote all the souls that were therein with the edge of the sword, utterly destroying them: there was not any left to breathe: and he burnt Hazor with fire.
12 And all the cities of those kings, and all the kings of them, did Joshua take, and smote them with the edge of the sword, and he utterly destroyed them, as Moses the servant of the LORD commanded.
13 But as for the cities that stood still in their strength, Israel burned none of them, save Hazor only; that did Joshua burn.
14 And all the spoil of these cities, and the cattle, the children of Israel took for a prey unto themselves; but every man they smote with the edge of the sword, until they had destroyed them, neither left they any to breathe.
15 ¶ As the LORD commanded Moses his servant, so did Moses command Joshua, and so did Joshua; he left nothing undone of all that the LORD commanded Moses.
16 So Joshua took all that land, the hills, and all the south country, and all the land of Goshen, and the valley, and the plain, and the mountain of Israel, and the valley of the same;
17 Even from the mount Halak, that goeth up to Seir, even unto Baal-gad in the valley of Lebanon under mount Hermon: and all their kings he took, and smote them, and slew them.
18 Joshua made war a long time with all those kings.
19 There was not a city that made peace with the children of Israel, save the Hivites the inhabitants of Gibeon: all other they took in battle.
20 For it was of the LORD to harden their hearts, that they should come against Israel in battle, that he might destroy them utterly, and that they might have no favour, but that he might destroy them, as the LORD commanded Moses.
21 ¶ And at that time came Joshua, and cut off the Anakims from the mountains, from Hebron, from Debir, from Anab, and from all the mountains of Judah, and from all the mountains of Israel: Joshua destroyed them utterly with their cities.
22 There was none of the Anakims left in the land of the children of Israel: only in Gaza, in Gath, and in Ashdod, there remained.
23 So Joshua took the whole land, according to all that the LORD said unto Moses; and Joshua gave it for an inheritance unto Israel according to their divisions by their tribes. And the land rested from war.