The New King James Version

Joshua 10:13–27

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13 So the sun stood still,

And the moon stopped,

Till the people had revenge

Upon their enemies.

uIs this not written in the Book of Jasher? So the sun stood still in the midst of heaven, and did not hasten to go down for about a whole day. 14 And there has been vno day like that, before it or after it, that the Lord heeded the voice of a man; for wthe Lord fought for Israel.

15 xThen Joshua returned, and all Israel with him, to the camp at Gilgal.

The Amorite Kings Executed

16 But these five kings had fled and hidden themselves in a cave at Makkedah. 17 And it was told Joshua, saying, “The five kings have been found hidden in the cave at Makkedah.”

18 So Joshua said, “Roll large stones against the mouth of the cave, and set men by it to guard them. 19 And do not stay there yourselves, but pursue your enemies, and attack their rear guard. Do not allow them to enter their cities, for the Lord your God has delivered them into your hand.” 20 Then it happened, while Joshua and the children of Israel made an end of slaying them with a very great slaughter, till they had finished, that those who escaped entered fortified cities. 21 And all the people returned to the camp, to Joshua at Makkedah, in peace.

yNo one 1moved his tongue against any of the children of Israel.

22 Then Joshua said, “Open the mouth of the cave, and bring out those five kings to me from the cave.” 23 And they did so, and brought out those five kings to him from the cave: the king of Jerusalem, the king of Hebron, the king of Jarmuth, the king of Lachish, and the king of Eglon.

24 So it was, when they brought out those kings to Joshua, that Joshua called for all the men of Israel, and said to the captains of the men of war who went with him, “Come near, put your feet on the necks of these kings.” And they drew near and zput their feet on their necks. 25 Then Joshua said to 2them, a“Do not be afraid, nor be dismayed; be strong and of good courage, for bthus the Lord will do to all your enemies against whom you fight.” 26 And afterward Joshua struck 3them and killed them, and hanged them on five trees; and they cwere hanging on the trees until evening. 27 So it was at the time of the going down of the sun that Joshua commanded, and they dtook them down from the trees, cast them into the cave where they had been hidden, and laid large stones against the cave’s mouth, which remain until this very day.

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