May 08, 2019

JOSHUA 10:13-27

10:13 And the sun was still, / And the moon stayed, / Until the nation avenged themselves of their enemies.
Is it not written in the book of Jashar? And the sun stayed in the middle of the heavens, and it did not hurry to set for about a whole day.
10:14 And there was never a day like that day, before it or after it, when Jehovah listened to the voice of a man; for Jehovah fought for Israel.
10:15 Then Joshua and all Israel with him returned to the camp at Gilgal.
10:16 And these five kings fled and hid themselves in the cave at Makkedah.
10:17 And it was told to Joshua, saying, The five kings have been found, hidden in the cave at Makkedah.
10:18 And Joshua said, Roll large stones over the mouth of the cave, and station men by it in order to keep them.
10:19 But you, do not stay here; pursue after your enemies, and attack them from behind. Do not allow them to go to their cities, for Jehovah your God has given them into your hand.
10:20 And when Joshua and the children of Israel finished striking them with a very great stroke until they were consumed, though there were some survivors of them who survived and went into the fortified cities,
10:21 All the people returned to the camp, to Joshua at Makkedah, in peace. No one spoke against any of the children of Israel.
10:22 Then Joshua said, Open the mouth of the cave, and bring those five kings out of the cave to me.
10:23 And they did so; and they brought those kings out of the cave to him: the king of Jerusalem, the king of Hebron, the king of Jarmuth, the king of Lachish, and the king of Eglon.
10:24 And when they brought out those five kings to Joshua, Joshua called for all the men of Israel; and he said to the chiefs of the men of war who went with him, Come near; put your feet upon the necks of these kings. And they came near and put their feet upon their necks.
10:25 And Joshua said to them, Do not be afraid or dismayed; be strong and take courage, for thus will Jehovah do to all your enemies against whom you fight.
10:26 And Joshua struck them after that and put them to death, and he hung them on five trees; and they hung upon the trees until evening.
10:27 And when the sun set, Joshua commanded, and they took them down from the trees and threw them into the cave where they had hidden; and they put large stones over the mouth of the cave, which remain to this very day.