New International Version
All these kings joined forces and made camp 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.
Darby Bible Translation
And all these kings met together, and 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.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
The waters of Merom - Where these waters were, interpreters are not agreed. Whether they were the waters of the Lake Semechon, or the waters of Megiddo, mentioned Judges 5:19, cannot be easily determined. The latter is the more probable opinion.
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met together [heb] assembled by appointment
LibraryCaesarea. Strato's Tower.
The Arabian interpreter thinks the first name of this city was Hazor, Joshua 11:1. The Jews, Ekron, Zephaniah 2:4. "R. Abhu saith," (he was of Caesarea,) "Ekron shall be rooted out"; this is Caesarea, the daughter of Edom, which is situated among things profane. She was a goad, sticking in Israel, in the days of the Grecians. But when the kingdom of the Asmonean family prevailed, it overcame her, &c. R. Josi Bar Chaninah saith, What is that that is written, 'And Ekron shall be as a Jebusite?' (Zech …
John Lightfoot—From the Talmud and Hebraica
The Lake of Gennesaret; Or, the Sea of Galilee and Tiberias.
They came out with all their troops and a large number of horses and chariots--a huge army, as numerous as the sand on the seashore.
The LORD said to Joshua, "Do not be afraid of them, because by this time tomorrow I will hand all of them, slain, over to Israel. You are to hamstring their horses and burn their chariots."
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