1And it came about that as soon as Ja′bin the king of Ha′zor heard of it, he went sending to Jo′bab the king of Ma′don and to the king of Shim′ron and the king of Ach′shaph,2and to the kings that were to the north in the mountainous region and in the desert plains south of Chin′ne‧reth and in the She‧phe′lah and on the mountain ridges of Dor to the west,3the Ca′naan‧ites to the east and the west, and the Am′or‧ites and the Hit′tites and the Per′iz‧zites and the Jeb′u‧sites in the mountainous region and the Hi′vites at the base of Her′mon in the land of Miz′pah.4So they went out, they and all their camps with them, a people as numerous as the grains of sand that are on the seashore for multitude, and very many horses and war chariots.5Then all these kings met together by appointment and came and encamped together at the waters of Mer′om to fight against Israel.
6At this Jehovah said to Joshua: “Do not be afraid because of them, for tomorrow about this time I am abandoning all of them slain to Israel. Their horses you will hamstring, and their chariots you will burn in the fire.”7And Joshua and all the people of war with him proceeded to come against them along the waters of Mer′om by surprise and to fall upon them.8Then Jehovah gave them into Israel’s hand, and they went striking them and pursuing them as far as populous Si′don and Mis′re‧photh‐ma′im and the valley plain of Miz′peh to the east; and they kept striking them until they had not let a survivor of theirs remain.9After that Joshua did to them just as Jehovah had said to him: their horses he hamstrung, and their chariots he burned in the fire.
10More than that, Joshua turned about at that time and captured Ha′zor; and its king he struck down with the sword, because Ha′zor was before that the head of all these kingdoms.11And they went striking every soul that was in it with the edge of the sword, devoting [them] to destruction. No breathing thing at all was left over, and he burned Ha′zor in the fire.12And all the cities of these kings and all their kings Joshua captured and went striking them with the edge of the sword. He devoted them to destruction, just as Moses the servant of Jehovah had commanded.13It was only all the cities standing on their own mounds that Israel did not burn, except that Joshua did burn Ha′zor by itself.14And all the spoil of these cities and the domestic animals the sons of Israel plundered for themselves. It was only all humankind that they struck with the edge of the sword until they had annihilated them. They did not let anyone that breathed remain.15Just as Jehovah had commanded Moses his servant, so Moses commanded Joshua, and so Joshua did. He did not remove a word from all that Jehovah had commanded Moses.
16And Joshua proceeded to take all this land, the mountainous region and all the Neg′eb and all the land of Go′shen and the She‧phe′lah and the Ar′a‧bah and the mountainous region of Israel and its She‧phe′lah,17from Mount Ha′lak, which goes up to Se′ir, and as far as Ba′al‐gad in the valley plain of Leb′a‧non at the base of Mount Her′mon, and he captured all their kings and went striking them and putting them to death.18Many days it was that Joshua waged war with all these kings.19There proved to be no city that made peace with the sons of Israel but the Hi′vites inhabiting Gib′e‧on. All the others they took by war.20For it proved to be Jehovah’s course to let their hearts become stubborn so as to declare war against Israel, in order that he might devote them to destruction, that they might come to have no favorable consideration, but in order that he might annihilate them, just as Jehovah had commanded Moses.
21Furthermore, at that particular time Joshua went and cut off the An′a‧kim from the mountainous region, from He′bron, from De′bir, from A′nab and from all the mountainous region of Judah and from all the mountainous region of Israel. Along with their cities Joshua devoted them to destruction.22No An′a‧kim were left in the land of the sons of Israel. It was only in Ga′za, in Gath and in Ash′dod that they remained.23So Joshua took all the land, according to all that Jehovah had promised Moses, and Joshua then gave it as an inheritance to Israel by their shares, according to their tribes. And the land had no disturbance from war.