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

“came against them suddenly.” The journey from Gilgal to the waters of Merom is not described, but by the time Yahweh spoke encouragement to Joshua the Israelite army was already in the north. There is no way Joshua could make it from Gilgal to Merom in one day.

“fell on them.” Idiomatic for “attack them.”

Commentary for: Joshua 11:7