Yeshua
Chapter 10

Conspiracy against Gibeon

10:1 Now it came to pass, when Adonizedek king of Jerusalem had heard how Yeshua 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;
10:2 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.
10:3 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,
10:4 Come up unto me, and help me, that we may strike Gibeon for it has made peace with Yeshua and with the children of Israel.
10:5 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.
10:6 And the men of Gibeon sent unto Yeshua to the camp to Gilgal, saying, Slack not your hand from your servants ; come up to us quickly, and save us, and help us for all the kings of the Amorites that stay in the mountains are gathered together against us.
10:7 So Yeshua ascended from Gilgal, he, and all the people of war with him, and all the mighty men of valour.

Yeshua defeats the kings


10:8 And the LORD said unto Yeshua, Fear them not for I have delivered them into your hand ; there shall not a man of them stand before ya'll.
10:9 Yeshua therefore came unto them suddenly, [and] went up from Gilgal all night.
10:10 And the LORD discomfited them before Israel, and slew them with a great slaughter at Gibeon, and chased them along the way that goes up to Bethhoron, and struck them to Azekah, and unto Makkedah.
10:11 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.
10:12 Then spake Yeshua 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 you still upon Gibeon ; and you, Moon, in the valley of Ajalon.

The sun stands still


10:13 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.
10:14 And there was no day like that before it or after it, that the LORD listened unto the voice of a man for the LORD fought for Israel.
10:15 And Yeshua returned, and all Israel with him, unto the camp to Gilgal.
10:16 But these five kings fled, and hid themselves in a cave at Makkedah.
10:17 And it was told Yeshua, saying, The five kings are found hid in a cave at Makkedah.
10:18 And Yeshua said, Roll great stones upon the mouth of the cave, and set men by it for to keep them
10:19 And stay ya'll not, [but] pursue after your enemies, and strike the hindmost of them; suffer them not to enter into their cities for the LORD your God has delivered them into your hand.
10:20 And it came to pass, when Yeshua 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.
10:21 And all the people returned to the camp to Yeshua at Makkedah in peace none moved his tongue against any of the children of Israel.
10:22 Then said Yeshua, Open the mouth of the cave, and bring out those five kings unto me out of the cave.
10:23 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.
10:24 And it came to pass, when they brought out those kings unto Yeshua, that Yeshua 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.
10:25 And Yeshua 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 ya'll fight.
10:26 And afterward Yeshua struck them, and slew them, and hanged them on five trees and they were hanging upon the trees until the evening.
10:27 And it came to pass at the time of the going down of the sun, [that] Yeshua 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.

Further conquests


10:28 And that day Yeshua took Makkedah, and struck 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.
10:29 Then Yeshua passed from Makkedah, and all Israel with him, unto Libnah, and fought against Libnah
10:30 And the LORD delivered it also, and the king thereof, into the hand of Israel ; and he struck 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.
10:31 And Yeshua passed from Libnah, and all Israel with him, unto Lachish, and encamped against it, and fought against it
10:32 And the LORD delivered Lachish into the hand of Israel, which took it on the second day, and struck it with the edge of the sword, and all the souls that [were] therein, according to all that he had done to Libnah.
10:33 Then Horam king of Gezer came up to help Lachish ; and Yeshua struck him and his people, until he had left him none remaining.
10:34 And from Lachish Yeshua passed unto Eglon, and all Israel with him; and they encamped against it, and fought against it
10:35 And they took it on that day, and struck 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.
10:36 And Yeshua went up from Eglon, and all Israel with him, unto Hebron ; and they fought against it
10:37 And they took it, and struck 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.
10:38 And Yeshua returned, and all Israel with him, to Debir ; and fought against it
10:39 And he took it, and the king thereof, and all the cities thereof; and they struck 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.
10:40 So Yeshua struck 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.
10:41 And Yeshua struck them from Kadeshbarnea even unto Gaza, and all the country of Goshen, even unto Gibeon.
10:42 And all these kings and their land did Yeshua take at one time, because the LORD God of Israel fought for Israel.
10:43 And Yeshua returned, and all Israel with him, unto the camp to Gilgal.

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