5 Then the five kingsf of the Amoritesg—the kings of Jerusalem, Hebron, Jarmuth, Lachish and Eglon—joined forces. They moved up with all their troops and took up positions against Gibeon and attacked it.
6 The Gibeonites then sent word to Joshua in the camp at Gilgal:h “Do not abandon your servants. Come up to us quickly and save us! Help us, because all the Amorite kings from the hill country have joined forces against us.”
7 So Joshua marched up from Gilgal with his entire army,i including all the best fighting men. 8 The Lord said to Joshua, “Do not be afraidj of them; I have given them into your hand.k Not one of them will be able to withstand you.”l