Joshua 11:7
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.

Berean Study Bible
So by the waters of Merom, Joshua and his whole army came upon them suddenly 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.

New King James Version
So Joshua and all the people of war with him came against them suddenly by the waters of Merom, and they attacked them.

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

NASB 1995
So Joshua and all the people of war with him came upon them suddenly by the waters of Merom, and attacked them.

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

Amplified Bible
So Joshua and all the people of war with him came against them suddenly by the waters of Merom, and attacked them.

Christian Standard Bible
So Joshua and all his troops surprised them at the Waters of Merom and attacked them.

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

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And Joshua and all the men of war came upon them at the water of Maron suddenly; and they attacked them in the hill country.

Contemporary English Version
Joshua and his army made a surprise attack against the enemy camp at Merom Pond

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.

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.

Good News Translation
So Joshua and all his men attacked them by surprise at Merom Brook.

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

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

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.

Literal Standard Version
And Joshua comes, and all the people of war with him, against them by the waters of Merom, and they suddenly fall on 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.

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;

Additional Translations ...
Study Bible
Conquest of the Northern Cities
6Then the LORD said to Joshua, “Do not be afraid of them, for by this time tomorrow I will deliver all of them slain before Israel. You are to hamstring their horses and burn up their chariots.” 7So by the waters of Merom, Joshua and his whole army came upon them suddenly and attacked them, 8and the LORD delivered them into the hand of Israel, who struck them down and pursued them all the way to Greater Sidon and Misrephoth-maim, and eastward as far as the Valley of Mizpeh. They struck them down, leaving no survivors.…

Cross References
Joshua 11:6
Then the LORD said to Joshua, "Do not be afraid of them, for by this time tomorrow I will deliver all of them slain before Israel. You are to hamstring their horses and burn up their chariots."

Joshua 11:8
and the LORD delivered them into the hand of Israel, who struck them down and pursued them all the way to Greater Sidon and Misrephoth-maim, and eastward as far as the Valley of Mizpeh. They struck them down, leaving no survivors.


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 unto 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 cometh as a thief in the night…









(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.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Lexicon
So by
עַל־ (‘al-)
Preposition
Strong's Hebrew 5921: Above, over, upon, against

the waters
מֵ֥י (mê)
Noun - masculine plural construct
Strong's Hebrew 4325: Water, juice, urine, semen

of Merom
מֵר֖וֹם (mê·rō·wm)
Noun - proper - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 4792: Merom -- a place in Upper Galilee

Joshua
יְהוֹשֻׁ֡עַ (yə·hō·wō·šu·a‘)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3091: Joshua -- 'the LORD is salvation', Moses' successor, also the name of a number of Israelites

and his whole
וְכָל־ (wə·ḵāl)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 3605: The whole, all, any, every

army
הַמִּלְחָמָ֨ה (ham·mil·ḥā·māh)
Article | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 4421: A battle, war

came
וַיָּבֹ֣א (way·yā·ḇō)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 935: To come in, come, go in, go

upon them
עֲלֵיהֶ֛ם (‘ă·lê·hem)
Preposition | third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 5921: Above, over, upon, against

suddenly
פִּתְאֹ֑ם (piṯ·’ōm)
Adverb
Strong's Hebrew 6597: Suddenness, suddenly

and attacked them,
וַֽיִּפְּל֖וּ (way·yip·pə·lū)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 5307: To fall, lie


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