More kings of the region heard what had happened to the combined armies of Jericho, Ai, Hebron, Jamuth, Lachish, and Eglon. More kings and armies representing several other regions gathered together to defeat Israel, forming a vast horde. They were the armies of: Hazor, Madon, Simron, Acshaph, the northern hill country, the Jordan Valley , Galilean foothills, Naphoth-dor, Canaan, Amorites, Hittites, Perizzites, Jebusites, Hivites. In other words, a HUGE threat.
And yet, the Lord said to Joshua – “Do not be afraid of them. By this time tomorrow I will hand all of them over to Israel as dead men” (11:6). So Israel traveled to the water near Merom and attacked suddenly. And the Lord gave them victory over their enemies.
By this time Joshua has already conquered so many peoples, land, and kings that they are in a good rhythm of success. Joshua did not take this…
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