Joshua 11:5
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New International Version
All these kings joined forces and made camp together at the Waters of Merom to fight against Israel.

New Living Translation
The kings joined forces and established their camp around the water near Merom to fight against Israel.

English Standard Version
And all these kings joined their forces and came and encamped together at the waters of Merom to fight against Israel.

New American Standard Bible
So all of these kings having agreed to meet, came and encamped together at the waters of Merom, to fight against Israel.

King James Bible
And when all these kings were met together, they came and pitched together at the waters of Merom, to fight against Israel.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
All these kings joined forces; they came together and camped at the waters of Merom to attack Israel.

International Standard Version
After all these kings had gathered together, they went out and camped together at the waters of Merom to fight Israel.

NET Bible
All these kings gathered and joined forces at the Waters of Merom to fight Israel.

New Heart English Bible
All these kings met together; and they came and camped together at the waters of Merom, to fight with Israel.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
All these kings camped together by the Springs of Merom in order to fight Israel.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And all these kings met together, and they came and pitched together at the waters of Merom, to fight with Israel.

New American Standard 1977
So all of these kings having agreed to meet, came and encamped together at the waters of Merom, to fight against Israel.

Jubilee Bible 2000
All these kings united, and as they came they gathered together the camps near the waters of Merom to fight against Israel.

King James 2000 Bible
And when all these kings were met together, they came and encamped together at the waters of Merom, to fight against Israel.

American King James Version
And when all these kings were met together, they came and pitched together at the waters of Merom, to fight against Israel.

American Standard Version
And all these kings met together; and they came and encamped together at the waters of Merom, to fight with Israel.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And all these kings assembled together at the waters of Merom, to fight against Israel.

Darby Bible Translation
And all these kings met together, and came and encamped together at the waters of Merom, to fight against Israel.

English Revised Version
And all these kings met together; and they came and pitched together at the waters of Merom, to fight with Israel.

Webster's Bible Translation
And when all these kings were met together, they came and encamped together at the waters of Merom, to fight against Israel.

World English Bible
All these kings met together; and they came and encamped together at the waters of Merom, to fight with Israel.

Young's Literal Translation
and all these kings are met together, and they come and encamp together at the waters of Merom, to fight with Israel.
Study Bible
Northern Palestine Defeated
4They came out, they and all their armies with them, as many people as the sand that is on the seashore, with very many horses and chariots. 5So all of these kings having agreed to meet, came and encamped together at the waters of Merom, to fight against Israel. 6Then the LORD said to Joshua, "Do not be afraid because of them, for tomorrow at this time I will deliver all of them slain before Israel; you shall hamstring their horses and burn their chariots with fire."…
Cross References
Joshua 11:4
They came out, they and all their armies with them, as many people as the sand that is on the seashore, with very many horses and chariots.

Joshua 11:6
Then the LORD said to Joshua, "Do not be afraid because of them, for tomorrow at this time I will deliver all of them slain before Israel; you shall hamstring their horses and burn their chariots with fire."
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met together [heb] assembled by appointment
waters This is what Josephus calls the lake Semechon, now called Bahr-el-Houle (Lake Julius) between the head of the Jordan and the lake of Tiberias. According to Josephus it was seven miles long; and according to modern authorities, it is not above two miles broad, except at the north end, where it may be four.

(5) The waters of Merom.--The most northerly of the three lakes on the course of the Jordan.

Verse 5. - The waters of Merom. Robinson and the later travellers generally identify this with the Samochonitis (Joseph, Ant. 5:01; Bell. Jud. 3.9.7; 4.1.1), now Huleh. Keil and Delitzseh deny this, but it may be regarded as established, on the authority of Ritter, Vandevelde, Tristram, in short of all who have visited Palestine during the last thirty years. But its name, "the waters of height," would seem to answer to this, the highest of the inland lakes of Palestine. The Jordan runs through it, and it is also the reservoir for numerous other streams. "In the centre of this plain, half morass, half tarn, lies the uppermost lake of the Jordan" - the little lake Phiala excepted - "about seven miles long, and at its greatest width six miles broad, the mountains slightly compressing it at either extremity, surrounded by an almost impenetrable jungle of reeds, abounding in wild fowl, the sloping hills near it scoured by herds of gazelles" (Stanley, 'Sinai and Palestine,' p. 382). And when all those kings were met together,.... At some certain place, which Jabin had appointed:

they came and pitched together at the waters of Merom: Josephus (a) says it was at Berotha; perhaps it should be Merotha, a city of upper Galilee, not far from Cedesa, the same he elsewhere calls (b) Meroth, These waters are the same with the lake Samachonitis, on which Hazor was situated; so that it was near Jabin where the rendezvous was. This lake is thought (c) to have its name from the Arabic word "Samacha", which signifies high, as Merom does in Hebrew. It was, as Josephus says (d) thirty furlongs broad, and sixty long, and its waters clayish. Jerom says (e), in his time there was here a village called Merrus, twelve miles from the city Sebaste by Dothaim: here the kings and their armies met

to fight against Israel; so that they were the aggressors, which made the war still more lawful.

(a) Ibid. (Antiq. l. 5. c. 1. sect. 8.) (b) De Bello Jud. l. 2. c. 20. sect. 6. (c) Reland. Palestin. Illustrat. tom. 1. p. 262. (d) De Bello Jud. l. 4. c. 1. sect. 1. & l. 3. c. 9. sect. 7. (e) De loc. Heb. fol. 93. D. 11:1-9 The wonders God wrought for the Israelites were to encourage them to act vigorously themselves. Thus the war against Satan's kingdom, carried on by preaching the gospel, was at first forwarded by miracles; but being fully proved to be of God, we are now left to the Divine grace in the usual course, in the use of the sword of the Spirit. God encouraged Joshua. Fresh dangers and difficulties make it necessary to seek fresh supports from the word of God, which we have nigh unto us for use in every time of need. God proportions our trials to our strength, and our strength to our trials. Joshua's obedience in destroying the horses and chariots, shows his self-denial in compliance with God's command. The possession of things on which the carnal heart is prone to depend, is hurtful to the life of faith, and the walk with God; therefore it is better to be without worldly advantages, than to have the soul endangered by them.
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