Joshua 10

CHAPTER 10

Five Kings Attack

And as [4heard 1Adoni-zedec 2the king 3of Jerusalem] that Joshua took Ai, and utterly destroyed it, in which manner he did to Jericho and her king, and thus they did also to Ai and her king, and that [4deserted 1the ones 2dwelling 3in Gibeon] to Joshua and to Israel, and were in the midst of them; that they feared among themselves exceedingly. For he knew that [4city 2was 3a great 1Gibeon], as also one of the mother-cities of the kings, for it was great, over Ai, and all its men were strong. And [4sent 1Adoni-zedec 2king 3of Jerusalem] to Holam king of Hebron, and to Piram king of Jarmuth, and to Japhia king of Lachish, and to Debir king of Eglon, saying, Come, ascend to me, and help me! and we shall wage war against Gibeon. For it deserted to Joshua, and to the sons of Israel! And they gathered and ascended -- the five kings of the Amorites -- the king of Jerusalem, and the king of Hebron, and the king of Jerimuth, and the king of Lachish, and the king of Eglon, they and all their people; and they besieged Gibeon and attempted to capture it. And [4sent 1the 2ones dwelling 3in Gibeon] to Joshua into the camp of Israel in Gilgal, saying, Do not loosen your hands from your servants! Ascend to us quickly and rescue us, and help us! for [6are gathering 7against 8us 1all 2the 3kings 4of the 5Amorites], the ones dwelling in the mountainous area. And Joshua ascended from Gilgal, he and every warrior with him, all mighty in strength. And the  lord said to Joshua, Do not fear them! for into your hands I have delivered them; there shall not stand even one of them before you.

Joshua Defeats the Five Kings

And when [2came 3upon 4them 1Joshua] suddenly, for the entire night he was gone from out of Gilgal, 10 that [2startled 3them 1the  lord] from in front of Israel, and [2defeated 3them 1the  lord 5defeat 4with a great] in Gibeon. And they pursued them by the way ascending to Beth-horon, and they slew them unto Azekah and unto Makkedah. 11 But in their fleeing from in front of the sons of Israel at the descent of Beth-horon, that the  lord cast upon them stones of hail from out of the heaven unto Azekah. And there were more dying by the stones of hail than which were killed by the sons of Israel by sword in the battle.

The Sun and Moon Stand over Gibeon

12 Then Joshua spoke to the  lord in the day God delivered up the Amorites under the hand of the sons of Israel. And Joshua said, [2the 3sun 5over 6Gibeon 1Let 4stand], and the moon over the ravine of Ajalon. 13 And [6stood 1the 2sun 3and 4the 5moon] in position until God repulsed their enemies. Is this not written in the scroll of the upright? And [3stood 1the 2sun] in the midst of the heaven, it did not go forth into descent for the completion [2day 1of one]. 14 And there was not [2a day 1such] nor former nor latter, so as for God to heed the voice of man, because the  lord joined in war with Israel. 15 And Joshua returned, and all Israel with him to the camp in Gilgal. 16 And [4fled 2five 3kings 1these] and hid in the cave -- the one in Makkedah. 17 And it was reported to Joshua, saying, [4have been found 1The 2five 3kings] hiding in the cave, the one in Makkedah. 18 And Joshua said, Roll [2stones 1great] upon the mouth of the cave, and place upon them men to guard them! 19 But you do not stand firmly! be pursuing after your enemies, and overtake their rear guard, and do not let them enter into their cities! [4delivered 1for 5them 2the  lord 3our God] into our hands. 20 And it came to pass as Joshua rested, and the son of Israel, in beating them [3slaughter 2great 1with an exceedingly] even unto completion, that the ones surviving were delivered from them, and entered into the [2cities 1fortified]. 21 And [4returned 1all 2the 3people] to Joshua in Makkedah in the camp in health; and not [5growled 2of the 3sons 4of Israel 1one] with his tongue. 22 And Joshua said, Open the cave, and lead out to me [2five 3kings 1these] from out of the cave! 23 And they did thus, and they led to him [2five 3kings 1these] out of the cave -- the king of Jerusalem, and the king of Hebron, and the king of Jarmuth, and the king of Lachish, and the king of Eglon. 24 And when they led them to Joshua, then Joshua called together every man of Israel, saying to them, and the ones commencing the war of the ones going with him, saying to them, Go forth and place your feet upon their necks! And coming forward, they placed their feet upon their necks. 25 And [2said 3to 4them 1Joshua], You should not fear them nor be timid; be manly and be strong! for thus the  lord shall do to all your enemies whom you make war against them. 26 And [4killed 5them 3Joshua 1after 2this], and put them to death, and hung them upon five trees. And they were hanging upon the trees until evening. 27 And it came to pass towards the descent of the sun, and Joshua gave charge, and they lowered them from the trees. And they tossed them into the cave into which they took refuge there. And they rolled [2stones 1great] upon the cave, which remains until the day today. 28 And [3Makkedah 2took 1Joshua] in that day, and he slaughtered it by the mouth of the sword, and the king. And they utterly destroyed them, and every one breathing that was in it. And there was not left behind in it any one surviving. And they did to the king of Makkedah in which manner they did to the king of Jericho.

The Conquests of Joshua

29 And Joshua went forth, and all Israel with him, from out of Makkedah unto Libna. And they assaulted against Libna. 30 And the  lord delivered it also into the hand of Israel. And they took it, and its king. And they slaughtered it by the mouth of the sword, and every one breathing that was in it; there was not left behind in her not even one surviving and having escaped. And they did to its king in which manner they did to the king of Jericho. 31 And Joshua went forth, and all Israel with him, from out of Libna unto Lachish; and he besieged it, and assaulted it. 32 And the  lord delivered Lachish into the hands of Israel. And he took it on the second day, and he slaughtered it by the mouth of the sword, and utterly destroyed it in which manner he did to Libna. 33 Then [4ascended 1Horam 2king 3of Gezer] to help Lachish. And [2struck 3him 1Joshua] by the mouth of the sword, and his people, until there was not being left behind of them one being delivered and escaping. 34 And Joshua went forth, and all Israel with him, from Lachish unto Eglon, and he besieged it, and captured it. 35 And [2delivered 3it 1the  lord] into the hand of Israel. And he took it in that day, and he slaughtered it by the mouth of the sword, and every one breathing in it. In that day they slaughtered in which manner they did to Lachish. 36 And Joshua went forth, and all Israel with him, from Eglon unto Hebron. And they besieged it. 37 And they overtook it, and struck it by the mouth of the sword, and its king, and all its villages, and every one breathing, as many as was in it. There was not one surviving. In which manner they did to Eglon, also they utterly destroyed it and all breathing, as much as was in it. 38 And Joshua returned, and all Israel with him, to Debir; and they besieged it. 39 And and they took it, and its king, and all her towns; and they struck it by the mouth of the sword, and they utterly destroyed it, and every one breathing in it, and they did not leave behind one surviving. In which manner they did to Hebron, so they did to Dabir, and to its king; just as he did to Libna and its king. 40 And Joshua struck all the land of the mountainous area, and the Negev, and the plain, and Asedoth, and all its kings; they did not leave behind in it one being delivered, and every one breathing life they utterly destroyed; in which manner [4gave charge 1the  lord 2God 3of Israel]. 41 And [2killed 3them 1Joshua] from Kadesh Barnea unto Gaza, all the land of Goshen unto Gibeon. 42 And all these kings and their land Joshua took at once; for the  lord God of Israel joined in war with Israel. 43 And Joshua returned to Gilgal.
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