10 Now it came to pass when Adoni-Zedek king of Jerusalem aheard how Joshua had taken bAi and had utterly destroyed it—cas he had done to Jericho and its king, so he had done to dAi and its king—and ehow the inhabitants of Gibeon had made peace with Israel and were among them, 2 that they ffeared greatly, because Gibeon was a great city, like one of the royal cities, and because it was greater than Ai, and all its men were mighty. 3 Therefore Adoni-Zedek king of Jerusalem sent to Hoham king of Hebron, Piram king of Jarmuth, Japhia king of Lachish, and Debir king of Eglon, saying, 4 “Come up to me and help me, that we may attack Gibeon, for git has made peace with Joshua and with the children of Israel.” 5 Therefore the five kings of the hAmorites, the king of Jerusalem, the king of Hebron, the king of Jarmuth, the king of Lachish, and the king of Eglon, igathered together and went up, they and all their armies, and camped before Gibeon and made war against it.
6 And the men of Gibeon sent to Joshua at the camp jat Gilgal, saying, “Do not forsake your servants; come up to us quickly, save us and help us, for all the kings of the Amorites who dwell in the mountains have gathered together against us.”
7 So Joshua ascended from Gilgal, he and kall the people of war with him, and all the mighty men of valor. 8 And the Lord said to Joshua, l“Do not fear them, for I have delivered them into your hand; mnot a man of them shall nstand before you.” 9 Joshua therefore came upon them suddenly, having marched all night from Gilgal. 10 So the Lord orouted them before Israel, killed them with a great slaughter at Gibeon, chased them along the road that goes pto Beth Horon, and struck them down as far as qAzekah and Makkedah. 11 And it happened, as they fled before Israel and were on the descent of Beth Horon, rthat the Lord cast down large hailstones from heaven on them as far as Azekah, and they died. There were more who died from the hailstones than the children of Israel killed with the sword.
s“Sun, stand still over Gibeon;
And Moon, in the Valley of tAijalon.”
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.
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