Joshua 11:7
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New International Version
So Joshua and his whole army came against them suddenly at the Waters of Merom and attacked them,

New Living Translation
So Joshua and all his fighting men traveled to the water near Merom and attacked suddenly.

English Standard Version
So Joshua and all his warriors came suddenly against them by the waters of Merom and fell upon them.

New American Standard Bible
So Joshua and all the people of war with him came upon them suddenly by the waters of Merom, and attacked them.

King James Bible
So Joshua came, and all the people of war with him, against them by the waters of Merom suddenly; and they fell upon them.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
So Joshua and his whole military force surprised them at the waters of Merom and attacked them.

International Standard Version
So Joshua and his entire fighting force approached them suddenly by the waters of Merom and attacked them.

NET Bible
Joshua and his whole army caught them by surprise at the Waters of Merom and attacked them.

New Heart English Bible
So Joshua came, and all the people of war with him, against them by the waters of Merom suddenly, and fell on them.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Joshua and all his troops arrived suddenly at the Springs of Merom and attacked the Canaanite armies.

JPS Tanakh 1917
So Joshua came, and all the people of war with him, against them by the waters of Merom suddenly, and fell upon them.

New American Standard 1977
So Joshua and all the people of war with him came upon them suddenly by the waters of Merom, and attacked them.

Jubilee Bible 2000
So Joshua came against them with all the people of war and fell upon them suddenly by the waters of Merom.

King James 2000 Bible
So Joshua came, and all the people of war with him, against them by the waters of Merom suddenly; and they fell upon them.

American King James Version
So Joshua came, and all the people of war with him, against them by the waters of Merom suddenly; and they fell on them.

American Standard Version
So Joshua came, and all the people of war with him, against them by the waters of Merom suddenly, and fell upon them.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And Josue came, and all the army with him, against them to the waters of Merom on a sudden, and fell upon them.

Darby Bible Translation
And Joshua, and all the people of war with him, came upon them by the waters of Merom suddenly, and fell upon them.

English Revised Version
So Joshua came, and all the people of war with him, against them by the waters of Merom suddenly, and fell upon them.

Webster's Bible Translation
So Joshua came, and all the people of war with him, against them by the waters of Merom suddenly, and they fell upon them.

World English Bible
So Joshua came, and all the people of war with him, against them by the waters of Merom suddenly, and fell on them.

Young's Literal Translation
And Joshua cometh, and all the people of war with him, against them by the waters of Merom suddenly, and they fall on them;
Study Bible
Northern Palestine Defeated
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." 7So Joshua and all the people of war with him came upon them suddenly by the waters of Merom, and attacked them. 8The LORD delivered them into the hand of Israel, so that they defeated them, and pursued them as far as Great Sidon and Misrephoth-maim and the valley of Mizpeh to the east; and they struck them until no survivor was left to them.…
Cross References
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."

Joshua 11:8
The LORD delivered them into the hand of Israel, so that they defeated them, and pursued them as far as Great Sidon and Misrephoth-maim and the valley of Mizpeh to the east; and they struck them until no survivor was left to them.
Treasury of Scripture

So Joshua came, and all the people of war with him, against them by the waters of Merom suddenly; and they fell on them.

suddenly

Joshua 10:9 Joshua therefore came to them suddenly, and went up from Gilgal all night.

1 Thessalonians 5:2,3 For yourselves know perfectly that the day of the Lord so comes as …

(7) Suddenly.--On this occasion, as in the former campaign which began at Gibeon, Joshua surprised his adversaries by the rapidity of his movements.

Verse 7. - Suddenly (see remarks in Introduction on Joshua's characteristics as a general. Also Joshua 10:9). And they fell upon them. This phrase denotes the rapidity of the onset. While they deemed him to be leagues away, he suddenly appeared at the head of his army, no doubt debouching from one of the mountain passes of Upper Galilee; and before they could set themselves in battle array, his troops, without giving the enemy time to rally, or themselves a moment's breathing-time, commenced the attack. The LXX. adds "in the hill country" here, an obvious blunder. The translator must have carelessly read בהר for בהם. So Joshua came, and all the people of war with him, against them,.... Being encouraged by the Lord, they set out with Joshua at the head of them, to fight the kings and their forces. It is highly probable that these were not the whole body of armed men in the camp of Israel, but a select company Joshua took of them, and who would be able to make quicker marches on this expedition:

by the waters of Merom suddenly; the Targum is,"they lay by the waters of Merom;''as they were thoughtless and careless, and not on their guard, Joshua and his forces came to them suddenly, unawares, and they not provided for them:

and they fell upon them; at once, which threw them into disorder and confusion. 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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