NASB — Joshua 10 — KJV

Five Kings Attack Gibeon

1 Now it came about when Adoni-zedek king of Jerusalem heard that Joshua had captured Ai, and had Iutterly destroyed it (just aas he had done to Jericho and its king, so he had done to Ai and its king), and that the inhabitants of Gibeon had bmade peace with Israel and were IIwithin their land, 2 that Ihe afeared 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 [word] ato Hoham king of Hebron and to Piram king of Jarmuth and to Japhia king of Lachish and to Debir king of Eglon, saying, 4 “Come up to me and help me, and let us Iattack Gibeon, for it has amade peace with Joshua and with the sons of Israel.” 5 So the five kings of athe Amorites, the king of Jerusalem, the king of Hebron, the king of Jarmuth, the king of Lachish, [and] the king of Eglon, gathered together and went up, they with all their armies, and camped by Gibeon and fought against it.

[1] IOr put under the ban IILit among them aJsh 8:21f bJsh 9:15
[2] ILit they aEx 15:14-16
[3] aJsh 10:23
[4] ILit smite aJsh 9:15
[5] aNu 13:29

6 ¶ Then the men of Gibeon sent [word] to Joshua to the camp at Gilgal, saying, “Do not Iabandon your servants; come up to us quickly and save us and help us, for all the kings of the Amorites that live in the hill country have assembled against us.” 7 So Joshua went up from Gilgal, he and aall the people of war with him and all the valiant warriors. 8 The LORD said to Joshua, “aDo not fear them, for I have given them into your hands; not Ione of them shall stand before you.” 9 So Joshua came upon them suddenly Iby marching all night from Gilgal. 10 aAnd the LORD confounded them before Israel, and He Islew them with a great slaughter at Gibeon, and pursued them by the way of the ascent of Beth-horon and struck them as far as Azekah and Makkedah. 11 As they fled from before Israel, [while] they were at the descent of Beth-horon, athe LORD threw large stones from heaven on them as far as Azekah, and they died; [there were] more who died Ifrom the hailstones than those whom the sons of Israel killed with the sword.

[6] ILit slacken your hands from
[7] aJsh 8:1
[8] ILit a man aJsh 1:5, 9
[9] ILit he went up
[10] ILit struck aDt 7:23
[11] ILit with aPs 18:12f; Is 28:2

12 ¶ Then Joshua spoke to the LORD in the day when the LORD delivered up the Amorites before the sons of Israel, and he said in the sight of Israel,
  “O asun, stand still at Gibeon,
  And O moon in the valley of Aijalon.”
  13 aSo the sun stood still, and the moon stopped,
  Until the nation avenged themselves of their enemies.
Is it not written in bthe book of Jashar? And cthe sun stopped in the middle of the sky and did not hasten to go [down] for about a whole day. 14 There was no day like that before it or after it, when the LORD listened to the voice of a man; for athe LORD fought for Israel.

[12] aHab 3:11
[13] aHab 3:11 b2S 1:18 cIs 38:8
[14] aEx 14:14; Dt 1:30; Jsh 10:42

15 ¶ Then Joshua and all Israel with him returned to the camp to Gilgal.

Victory at Makkedah

16 ¶ Now these afive kings had fled and hidden themselves in the cave at Makkedah. 17 It was told Joshua, saying, “The five kings have been found hidden in the cave at Makkedah.” 18 Joshua said, “Roll large stones against the mouth of the cave, and assign men by it to guard them, 19 but do not stay [there] yourselves; pursue your enemies and Iattack them in the rear. Do not allow them to enter their cities, for the LORD your God has delivered them into your hand.” 20 It came about when Joshua and the sons of Israel had finished Islaying them with a very great slaughter, auntil they were destroyed, and the survivors [who] remained of them IIhad entered the fortified cities, 21 that all the people returned to the camp to Joshua at Makkedah in peace. No one Iuttered a word against any of the sons of Israel.

[16] aJsh 10:5
[19] ILit smite their tail
[20] ILit striking IILit and had aDt 20:16
[21] ILit sharpened his tongue

22 ¶ Then Joshua said, “Open the mouth of the cave and bring these five kings out to me from the cave.” 23 They did so, and abrought these five kings out 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 When they brought these kings out to Joshua, Joshua called for all the men of Israel, and said to the chiefs of the men of war who had gone with him, “Come near, aput your feet on the necks of these kings.” So they came near and put their feet on their necks. 25 Joshua then said to them, “aDo not fear or be dismayed! Be strong and courageous, for thus the LORD will do to all your enemies with whom you fight.” 26 So afterward Joshua struck them and put them to death, and he ahanged them on five trees; and they hung on the trees until evening. 27 It came about at Isunset that Joshua gave a command, and athey took them down from the trees and threw them into the cave where they had hidden themselves, and put large stones over the mouth of the cave, to this very day.

[23] aDt 7:24
[24] aMal 4:3
[25] aJsh 10:8
[26] aJsh 8:29
[27] ILit the time of the going of the sun aDt 21:22, 23

28 ¶ Now Joshua captured Makkedah on that day, and struck it and its king with the edge of the sword; ahe Iutterly destroyed IIit and every IIIperson who was in it. He left no survivor. Thus he did to the king of Makkedah bjust as he had done to the king of Jericho.

[28] IOr put under the ban IISome mss read them IIILit soul, and so throughout the ch aDt 20:16 bJsh 6:21

Joshua’s Conquest of Southern Palestine

29 ¶ Then Joshua and all Israel with him passed on from Makkedah to aLibnah, and fought against Libnah. 30 The LORD gave it also with its king into the hands of Israel, and he struck it and every person who [was] in it with the edge of the sword. He left no survivor in it. Thus he did to its king just as he had done to the king of Jericho.

[29] aJsh 15:42; 21:13

31 ¶ And Joshua and all Israel with him passed on from Libnah to Lachish, and they camped by it and fought against it. 32 The LORD gave Lachish into the hands of Israel; and he captured it on the second day, and struck it and every person who [was] in it with the edge of the sword, according to all that he had done to Libnah.

33 ¶ Then Horam king of aGezer came up to help Lachish, and Joshua Idefeated him and his people until he had left him no survivor.

[33] ILit smote aJsh 16:3, 10; Jg 1:29; 1K 9:16f

34 ¶ And Joshua and all Israel with him passed on from Lachish to Eglon, and they camped by it and fought against it. 35 They captured it on that day and struck it with the edge of the sword; and he Iutterly destroyed that day every person who [was] in it, according to all that he had done to Lachish.

[35] IOr put under the ban

36 ¶ Then Joshua and all Israel with him went up from Eglon to aHebron, and they fought against it. 37 They captured it and struck it and its king and all its cities and all the persons who [were] in it with the edge of the sword. He left no survivor, according to all that he had done to Eglon. And he Iutterly destroyed it and every person who [was] in it.

[36] aNu 13:22; Jg 1:10, 20; 2S 5:1, 3, 5, 13; 2Ch 11:10
[37] IOr put it under the ban

38 ¶ Then Joshua and all Israel with him returned to aDebir, and they fought against it. 39 He captured it and its king and all its cities, and they struck them with the edge of the sword, and Iutterly destroyed every person [who was] in it. He left no survivor. Just as he had done to Hebron, so he did to Debir and its king, as he had also done to Libnah and its king.

[38] aJsh 15:15; Jg 1:11; 1Ch 6:58
[39] IOr put it under the ban

40 ¶ Thus Joshua struck all the land, athe hill country and the INegev and the lowland and the slopes and ball their kings. He left no survivor, but che IIutterly destroyed all who breathed, just as the LORD, the God of Israel, had commanded. 41 Joshua struck them from Kadesh-barnea even as far as Gaza, and all the country of aGoshen even as far as Gibeon. 42 Joshua captured all these kings and their lands at one time, because athe LORD, the God of Israel, fought for Israel. 43 So Joshua and all Israel with him returned to the camp at Gilgal.

[40] II.e. South country IIOr put it under the ban aDt 1:7 bDt 7:24 cDt 20:16
[41] aJsh 11:16; 15:51
[42] aJsh 10:14


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Five kings war against Gibeon.

1 ¶ Now it came to pass, when Adonizedek king of Jerusalem had heard how Joshua had taken Ai, and had utterly destroyed it; as he had done to Jericho and her king, so he had done to Ai and her king; and how the inhabitants of Gibeon had made peace with Israel, and were among them; 2 That they feared greatly, because Gibeon [was] a great city, as one of the royal cities, and because it [was] greater than Ai, and all the men thereof [were] mighty. 3 Wherefore Adonizedek king of Jerusalem sent unto Hoham king of Hebron, and unto Piram king of Jarmuth, and unto Japhia king of Lachish, and unto Debir king of Eglon, saying, 4 Come up unto me, and help me, that we may smite Gibeon: for it hath made peace with Joshua and with the children of Israel. 5 Therefore the five kings of the Amorites, the king of Jerusalem, the king of Hebron, the king of Jarmuth, the king of Lachish, the king of Eglon, gathered themselves together, and went up, they and all their hosts, and encamped before Gibeon, and made war against it.

[1] Gn 14:18; Jsh 6:21; 8:2, 22; 9:15; 11:19; He 7:1.
[2] Ex 15:14; Dt 11:25; 28:10; Jsh 2:9, 24; 1S 27:5; 2S 12:26; Ps 48:4; Pv 1:26; 10:24; He 10:27, 31; Rv 6:15.
[3] Gn 23:2; 37:14; Nu 13:22; Jsh 10:1, 5; 12:10; 14:15; 15:35, 54, 63; 18:28; 2S 2:11; 2K 18:14, 17; 2Ch 11:9; Mi 1:13.
[4] Jsh 9:15; 10:1; Is 8:9; 41:5; Mt 16:24; Jn 15:19; 16:2; Ac 9:23, 24; 21:28; 2Ti 3:12; Jm 4:4; 1P 4:4; Rv 16:14; 20:8.
[5] Gn 15:16; Jsh 9:1; 10:6; Is 8:9.

Joshua rescueth it.

6 ¶ And the men of Gibeon sent unto Joshua to the camp to Gilgal, saying, Slack not thy hand from thy servants; come up to us quickly, and save us, and help us: for all the kings of the Amorites that dwell in the mountains are gathered together against us. 7 So Joshua ascended from Gilgal, he, and all the people of war with him, and all the mighty men of valour.

[6] Dt 1:15; Jsh 5:10; 9:6, 15, 24; 21:11; 2K 4:24; Ps 125:2; Is 33:22; Lk 1:39.
[7] Is 8:12, 14.

8 ¶ And the LORD said unto Joshua, Fear them not: for I have delivered them into thine hand; there shall not a man of them stand before thee. 9 Joshua therefore came unto them suddenly, [and] went up from Gilgal all night. 10 And the LORD discomfited them before Israel, and slew them with a great slaughter at Gibeon, and chased them along the way that goeth up to Bethhoron, and smote them to Azekah, and unto Makkedah.

[8] Dt 3:2; 20:1; Jsh 1:5; 8:1; 11:6; Jg 4:14; Ps 27:1; Is 41:10; Ro 8:31.
[9] 1S 11:9; Pv 22:29; 24:11; Ec 9:10; 2Ti 2:3; 4:2.
[10] Jsh 10:11, 28; 11:8; 12:16; 15:35, 41; 16:3, 5; 21:22; Jg 4:15; 1S 7:10; 13:18; 2Ch 14:12; Ps 18:14; 44:3; 78:55; Is 28:21; Jr 34:7.

God fighteth against them with hailstones.

11 And it came to pass, as they fled from before Israel, [and] were in the going down to Bethhoron, that the LORD cast down great stones from heaven upon them unto Azekah, and they died: [they were] more which died with hailstones than [they] whom the children of Israel slew with the sword.

[11] Gn 19:24; Ex 9:22; Jg 5:20; Ps 11:6; 18:12; 77:17; Is 28:2; 30:30; Ezk 13:11; Rv 11:19; 16:21.

The sun and moon stand still at the word of Joshua.

12 ¶ Then spake Joshua to the LORD in the day when the LORD delivered up the Amorites before the children of Israel, and he said in the sight of Israel, Sun, stand thou still upon Gibeon; and thou, Moon, in the valley of Ajalon. 13 And the sun stood still, and the moon stayed, until the people had avenged themselves upon their enemies. [Is] not this written in the book of Jasher? So the sun stood still in the midst of heaven, and hasted not to go down about a whole day. 14 And there was no day like that before it or after it, that the LORD hearkened unto the voice of a man: for the LORD fought for Israel.

[12] Dt 4:19; 17:3; Jsh 10:13; 19:42; Jg 12:12; Jb 9:7; 31:26; Ps 19:4; 74:16; 148:3; Is 28:21; 38:8; 60:20; Am 8:9; Hab 2:20; 3:11; Zc 2:13.
[13] Nu 21:14; 31:2; Jsh 10:11, 14; Jg 5:2; 16:28; 2S 1:18; Es 8:13; Ps 19:4; 74:16; 136:7; 148:3; Is 24:23; 38:8; Jol 2:10, 31; 3:15; Mt 5:45; 24:29; Lk 18:7; Ac 2:20; Rv 6:10, 12; 8:12; 16:8; 21:23.
[14] Dt 1:30; Jsh 10:42; 23:3; 2K 20:10; Is 38:8; Zc 4:6; Mt 21:21; Mk 11:22; Lk 17:6.

15 ¶ And Joshua returned, and all Israel with him, unto the camp to Gilgal.

[15] Jsh 10:6, 43.

The five kings are mured in a cave.

16 But these five kings fled, and hid themselves in a cave at Makkedah. 17 And it was told Joshua, saying, The five kings are found hid in a cave at Makkedah. 18 And Joshua said, Roll great stones upon the mouth of the cave, and set men by it for to keep them: 19 And stay ye not, [but] pursue after your enemies, and smite the hindmost of them; suffer them not to enter into their cities: for the LORD your God hath delivered them into your hand. 20 And it came to pass, when Joshua and the children of Israel had made an end of slaying them with a very great slaughter, till they were consumed, that the rest [which] remained of them entered into fenced cities. 21 And all the people returned to the camp to Joshua at Makkedah in peace: none moved his tongue against any of the children of Israel. 22 Then said Joshua, Open the mouth of the cave, and bring out those five kings unto me out of the cave.

[16] Jg 6:2; 1S 13:6; 24:3, 8; Ps 48:4; 139:7; Is 2:10, 19; 24:21; Am 9:2; Mi 7:17; Rv 6:15.
[18] Jsh 10:22; Jg 9:46; Jb 21:30; Am 5:19; 9:1; Mt 27:66.
[19] Jsh 10:20; 2S 17:13; 20:6; Ps 18:37; Is 9:14; Jr 8:14; 48:10.
[20] Jsh 8:24; 10:10; 2S 20:6; 2Ch 13:17; Jr 8:14.
[21] Ex 11:7; Jsh 10:15; Is 54:17; 57:4.
[22] Jsh 10:16; 1S 15:32.

They are brought forth,

23 And they did so, and brought forth those five kings unto him out of the cave, the king of Jerusalem, the king of Hebron, the king of Jarmuth, the king of Lachish, [and] the king of Eglon.

[23] Jsh 10:1, 3, 5.

scornfully used,

24 And it came to pass, when they brought out those kings unto Joshua, that Joshua called for all the men of Israel, and said unto the captains of the men of war which went with him, Come near, put your feet upon the necks of these kings. And they came near, and put their feet upon the necks of them. 25 And Joshua said unto them, Fear not, nor be dismayed, be strong and of good courage: for thus shall the LORD do to all your enemies against whom ye fight.

[24] Dt 33:29; Jg 8:20; Ps 2:8; 18:40; 91:13; 107:40; 110:1, 5; 149:8; Is 26:5; 60:11; Mal 4:3; Ro 16:20; Rv 2:26.
[25] Dt 3:21; 7:19; 31:6; Jsh 1:9; 1S 17:37; Ps 63:9; 77:11; Ro 8:37; 2Co 1:10; Ep 6:10; 2Ti 4:17.

and hanged.

26 And afterward Joshua smote them, and slew them, and hanged them on five trees: and they were hanging upon the trees until the evening. 27 And it came to pass at the time of the going down of the sun, [that] Joshua commanded, and they took them down off the trees, and cast them into the cave wherein they had been hid, and laid great stones in the cave's mouth, [which remain] until this very day.

[26] Nu 25:4; Dt 21:22; Jsh 8:29; Jg 8:21; 1S 15:33; 2S 21:6, 9; Es 2:23; 7:9; Mt 27:25; Ga 3:13.
[27] Dt 21:23; Jsh 4:9; 7:26; 8:29; 2S 18:17.

Seven kings more are conquered.

28 ¶ And that day Joshua took Makkedah, and smote it with the edge of the sword, and the king thereof he utterly destroyed, them, and all the souls that [were] therein; he let none remain: and he did to the king of Makkedah as he did unto the king of Jericho. 29 Then Joshua passed from Makkedah, and all Israel with him, unto Libnah, and fought against Libnah: 30 And the LORD delivered it also, and the king thereof, into the hand of Israel; and he smote it with the edge of the sword, and all the souls that [were] therein; he let none remain in it; but did unto the king thereof as he did unto the king of Jericho.

[28] Dt 7:2, 16; 20:16; Jsh 6:21; 8:2; 10:30, 32, 35, 37, 39; 15:41; Ps 21:8; 110:1; Lk 19:27; 1Co 15:25.
[29] Nu 33:20; Jsh 6:21; 8:2, 29; 10:28; 12:15; 15:42; 21:13; 2K 8:22; 19:8; Jr 52:1.

31 ¶ And Joshua passed from Libnah, and all Israel with him, unto Lachish, and encamped against it, and fought against it: 32 And the LORD delivered Lachish into the hand of Israel, which took it on the second day, and smote it with the edge of the sword, and all the souls that [were] therein, according to all that he had done to Libnah.

[31] Jsh 10:3, 5; 12:11; 15:39; 2K 19:8; 2Ch 11:9; Is 37:8; Mi 1:13.
[32] Jsh 10:30.

33 ¶ Then Horam king of Gezer came up to help Lachish; and Joshua smote him and his people, until he had left him none remaining.

[33] Jsh 12:12; 16:3, 10; 21:21; Jg 1:29; 1K 9:16; 1Ch 6:67; 20:4.

34 ¶ And from Lachish Joshua passed unto Eglon, and all Israel with him; and they encamped against it, and fought against it: 35 And they took it on that day, and smote it with the edge of the sword, and all the souls that [were] therein he utterly destroyed that day, according to all that he had done to Lachish. 36 And Joshua went up from Eglon, and all Israel with him, unto Hebron; and they fought against it: 37 And they took it, and smote it with the edge of the sword, and the king thereof, and all the cities thereof, and all the souls that [were] therein; he left none remaining, according to all that he had done to Eglon; but destroyed it utterly, and all the souls that [were] therein.

[34] Jsh 10:3; 12:12; 15:39.
[35] Lv 26:44; Jsh 10:32, 37; Jb 19:10.
[36] Gn 13:18; Nu 13:22; Jsh 10:3, 5; 14:13; 15:13, 54; 21:13; Jg 1:10; 2S 5:1; 15:9; 1Ch 12:23, 28.
[37] Jsh 10:23, 35.

38 ¶ And Joshua returned, and all Israel with him, to Debir; and fought against it: 39 And he took it, and the king thereof, and all the cities thereof; and they smote them with the edge of the sword, and utterly destroyed all the souls that [were] therein; he left none remaining: as he had done to Hebron, so he did to Debir, and to the king thereof; as he had done also to Libnah, and to her king.

[38] Jsh 10:41; 12:13; 15:15, 49; 21:15; Jg 1:11.
[39] Dt 3:3; Jsh 10:33, 37, 40; 11:8; 2K 10:11; Ob 1:18.

40 ¶ So Joshua smote all the country of the hills, and of the south, and of the vale, and of the springs, and all their kings: he left none remaining, but utterly destroyed all that breathed, as the LORD God of Israel commanded. 41 And Joshua smote them from Kadeshbarnea even unto Gaza, and all the country of Goshen, even unto Gibeon. 42 And all these kings and their land did Joshua take at one time, because the LORD God of Israel fought for Israel.

[40] Ex 23:31; 34:12; Dt 7:2; 26:16; Jsh 6:17; 8:2, 27; 9:24; 10:35, 37; 15:21; 18:21; 19:1, 40; 1K 15:29; Ps 9:17; 2Th 1:7.
[41] Gn 10:19; Nu 13:26; 32:8; 34:4; Dt 9:23; Jsh 10:2, 12; 11:16; 14:6; 15:51; Jg 16:1, 21; 1S 6:17; 1K 3:5; Zc 9:5; Ac 8:26.
[42] Ex 14:14, 25; Dt 20:4; Jsh 10:14; Ps 44:3; 46:1, 7, 11; 80:3; 118:6; Is 8:9; 43:4; Ro 8:31.

Joshua returneth to Gilgal.

43 And Joshua returned, and all Israel with him, unto the camp to Gilgal.

[43] Jsh 4:19; 10:15; 1S 11:14.


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