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The war against Gibeon.

JOSHUA.

The sun standeth still.

& 77. 17.

B. C. 1451. | 23 Now therefore ye are y cursed, | 6 And the men of Gibeon sent unto | B. C. 1451.

and there shall + none of you be freed Joshua s to the camp to Gilgal, saying, † Heb, not be cut off from from being bondmen, and a hewers of Slack not thy hand from thy servants; 1 ch. 5. 10. &

9. 6. you.

wood and drawers of water for the come up to us quickly, and save us, y Gen. 9. 25. | house of my God.

and help us : for all the kings of the 2 ver. 21, 27.

24 And they answered Joshua, and | Amorites that dwell in the mountains
said, Because it was certainly told are gathered together against us.

thy servants, how that the LORD thy 7 Šo Joshua ascended from Gilgal, a Ex. 23. 32. God a commanded his servant Moses he, and h all the people of war with a ch. 8. 1. Deut. 7. 1, 2.

to give you all the land, and to de- him, and all the mighty men of val

stroy all the inhabitants of the land our.
b Ex. 15. 14. from before you, therefore we were - 8 | And the Lord said unto Joshua,

sore afraid of our lives because of you, Fear them not: for I have delivered i ch. 11.6.
and have done this thing.
them into thine hand; k there shall / Judg. 4. 14.

k ch. 1. 5. c Gen, 16.6. 25 And now, behold, we are cin not a man of them stand before thee.

thine hand : as it seemeth good and 9 Joshua therefore came unto them
right unto thee to do unto us, do. suddenly, and went up from Gilgal

26 And so did he unto them, and all night.
delivered them out of the hand of 10 And the LORD ' discomfited them | 1 Judg. 4. 15.

1 Sam. 7. 10, the children of Israel, that they slew before Israel, and slew them with a

12. Ps.18.14.

12.ar them not.

great slaughter at Gibeon, and chased | Is. 28. 21. 27 And Joshua made them that day them along the way that goeth up mto in ch. 16. 3, 5. d ver. 21, 23. dhewers of wood and drawers of wa- Beth-horon, and smote them to n Aze- nch. 15. 35. 1 Chr. 9. 2. Ezra 8. 20.

ter for the congregation, and for the kah, and unto Makkedah.

altar of the Lord, even unto this 11 And it came to pass, as they fled Deut. 12, 5. day, in the place which he should from before Israel, and were in the choose.

going down to Beth-horon, o that the Ps. 18. 13, 14. CHAPTER X. LORD cast down great stones from

Is. 30. 30.

ea heaven upon them unto Azekah, and Rev. 16. 21. Five kings war against Gibeon. 6 Joshua rescueth

they died: they were more which died
it. 10 God fighteth against them with hailstones.
12 The sun and moon stand still at the word of Josh with hailstones than they whom the
ua. 16 The five kings are shut up in a cave. 23

children of Israel slew with the sword.
They are brought forth, 24 scornfully used, 26 and
hanged. 28 Seven other kings are conquered. 43
Joshua returneth to Gilgal.

in the day when the LORD delivered
N OW it came to pass, when Ad- up the Amorites before the children

p Is. 28. 21. I oni-zedek king of Jerusalem had of Israel, and he said in the sight of | Hab. 3. 11.

heard how Joshua had taken Ai, and Israel, P Sun, +stand thou still upon + Heb. be a ch. 6. 21. had utterly destroyed it; a as he had Gibeon; and thou, Moon, in the val

silent. done to Jericho and her king, so he ley of 9 Aijalon.

q Judg. 12. 12. b ch. 8. 22, 26, had done to b Ai and her king; and 13 And the sun stood still, and the 28.

Chow the inhabitants of Gibeon had moon stayed, until the people had c ch. 9. 15.

made peace with Israel, and were avenged themselves upon their ene-
among them;

mies. Is not this written in the book r 2 Sam. 1. 18. d Ex. 15. 14, | 2 That they d feared greatly, be- of || Jasher? So the sun stood still in 1 Or, The up15, 16.

right? Deut. 11. 25. cause Gibeon was a great city, as one the midst of heaven, and hasted not + Heb.cities of of the t royal cities, and because it was to go down about a whole day. the kingdom. greater than Ai, and all the men there- | 14 And there was s no day like that

ats See Is. 38. 8. of were mighty.

before it or after it, that the LORD 3 Wherefore Adoni-zedek king of hearkened unto the voice of a man : Jerusalem sent unto Hoham king of for t the Lord fought for Israel. t Deut. 1. 30.

ver. 42. & Hebron, and unto Piram king of Jar- 15 T U And Joshua returned, and all

ch. 23. 3. muth, and unto Japhia king of La- Israel with him, unto the camp to u ver. 43. chish, and unto Debir king of Eglon, | Gilgal. saying,

| 16 But these five kings fled, and
4 Come up unto me, and help me, hid themselves in a cave at Makke-
e ver. 1. that we may smite Gibeon : e for it dah.
ch. 9. 15.

hath made peace with Joshua and 17 And it was told Joshua, saying,
with the children of Israel. . The five kings are found hid in a

5 Therefore the five kings of the cave at Makkedah.
Amorites, the king of Jerusalem, the 18 And Joshua said, Roll great stones
king of Hebron, the king of Jarmuth, upon the mouth of the cave, and set

the king of Lachish, the king of Eg- men by it for to keep them :
| t ch. 9. 2. lon, f gathered themselves together, 19 And stay ye not, but pursue after

and went up, they and all their hosts, your enemies, and † smite the hind- | Heb. cut off
and encamped before Gibeon, and most of them; suffer them not to
made war against it.

| enter into their cities : for the LORD

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the tail.

Five kings are hanged.

JOSHUA.

Seven others conquered.

B.C. 1451. your God hath delivered them into it; but did unto the king thereof as B. C. 1451. your hand.

he did unto the king of Jericho.
20 And it came to pass, when 31 | And Joshua passed from Lib-
Joshua and the children of Israel had nah, and all Israel with him, unto
made an end of slaying them with a Lachish, and encamped against it,
very great slaughter, till they were and fought against it:
consumed, that the rest which re- | 32 And the LORD delivered Lachish
mained of them entered into fenced into the hand of Israel, which took it
cities

on the second day, and smote it with
21 And all the people returned to the edge of the sword, and all the

the camp to Joshua at Makkedah souls that were therein, according to x Ex. 11. 7. in peace : * none moved his tongue all that he had done to Libnah.

against any of the children of Israel. | 33 | Then Horam king of Gezer came

22 Then said Joshua, Open the up to help Lachish; and Joshua smote
mouth of the cave, and bring out him and his people, until he had left
those five kings unto me out of the him none remaining.
cave.

| 34 | And from Lachish Joshua pass-
23 And they did so, and brought ed unto Eglon, and all Israel with
forth those five kings unto him out him; and they encamped against it,
of the cave, the king of Jerusalem, and fought against it:
the king of Hebron, the king of Jar- | 35 And they took it on that day,
muth, the king of Lachish, and the and smote it with the edge of the
king of Eglon.

sword, and all the souls that were
24 And it came to pass, when they therein he utterly destroyed that day,
brought out those kings unto Joshua, according to all that he had done to
that Joshua called for all the men of Lachish.
Israel, and said unto the captains of 36 And Joshua went up from Eglon,
the men of war which went with and all Israel with him, unto e He- e See ch. 14.

13. & 15. 13. y Ps. 107. 40. & him, Come near, y put your feet upon bron; and they fought against it:

Judg. 1. 10. 110. 5. & 149. 8, 9. Is. 26.5,

the necks of these kings. And they | 37 And they took it, and smote it 6. Mal. 4. 3. came near, and put their feet upon with the edge of the sword, and the the necks of them.

king thereof, and all the cities therez Deut. 31. 6, 25 And Joshua said unto them, ? Fear of, and all the souls that were therein ; 8. ch. 1. 9.

not, nor be dismayed, be strong and he left none remaining, according to
a Deut. 3. 21. of good courage : for a thus shall the all that he had done to Eglon; but
& 7. 19.

LORD do to all your enemies against destroyed it utterly, and all the souls
whom ye fight.

that were therein.
26 And afterward Joshua smote | 38 | And Joshua returned, and all

them, and slew them, and hanged Israel with him, to Debir; and fought Seech. 15. 15. 5 ch. 8. 29.

Judg. 1. 11. them on five trees : and they bwere against it: hanging upon the trees until the 39 And he took it, and the king evening.

thereof, and all the cities thereof; 27 And it came to pass at the time and they smote them with the edge

of the going down of the sun, that of the sword, and utterly destroyed c Deut. 21. 23. Joshua commanded, and they c took all the souls that were therein ; he ch. 8. 29.

them into the cave wherein they had to Hebron, so he did to Debir, and to
been hid, and laid great stones in the the king thereof; as he had done
cave's mouth, which remain until this also to Libnah, and to her king.
very day.

| 40 | So Joshua smote all the coun-
28 | And that day Joshua took Mak- try of the hills, and of the south, and
kedah, and smote it with the edge of of the vale, and of the springs, and all
the sword, and the king thereof he their kings : he left none remaining,
utterly destroyed, them, and all the but utterly destroyed all that breath-
souls that were therein; he let none ed, as the Lord God of Israel : com- g Deut. 20. 16,

remain : and he did to the king of manded. 1 ch. 6. 21. Makkedah das he did unto the king | 41 And Joshua smote them from of Jericho.

Kadesh-barnea even unto h Gaza, i and h Gen. 10. 19. 29 Then Joshua passed from Mak- all the country of Goshen, even unto

Jich. 11. 16.
kedah, and all Israel with him, unto Gibeon.
Libnah, and fought against Libnah: | 42 And all these kings and their

30 And the LORD delivered it also, land did Joshua take at one time,
and the king thereof, into the hand of k because the LORD God of Israel k ver. 14.
Israel ; and he smote it with the edge fought for Israel.
of the sword, and all the souls that 43 And Joshua returned, and all Is-
were therein; he let none remain in rael with him, unto the camp to Gilgal.

17.

Divers kings overcome.

JOSHUA.

The Anakim are cut off.

pointment.

B. C. 1450.
CHAPTER XI.

| 13 But as for the cities that stood B.C. 1450.

still tin their strength, Israel burned Divers kings overcome at the waters of Merom. 10 one of them, save Hazor only: that + Heb.on their Hazor taken and burnt. 16 All the country taken

heap.
by Joshua. 21 The Anakim cut off.

* did Joshua burn.
AND it came to pass, when Jabin 14 And all the spoil of these cities,

A king of Hazor had heard those and the cattle, the children of Israel a ch. 10.3. things, that he a sent to Jobab king of took for a prey unto themselves; but b ch. 19. 15. | Madon, and to the king of Shimron, every man they smote with the edge and to the king of Achshaph,

of the sword, until they had de2 And to the kings that were on the stroyed them, neither left they any to

north of the mountains, and of the breathe. c Num. 34. 11. plains south of Chinneroth, and in 15 (°As the LORD commanded Mo- 0 Ex.34.11, 12 d ch. 17. 11. the valley, and in the borders d of Dor ses his servant, so p lid Moses com- p Deut. 7. 2. Judg. 1. 27. 1 Kings 4.11

| mand Joshua, and iso did Joshua ; ch. 1. 7. 3 And to the Canaanite on the east the left nothing undone of all that + Heb. he re

moved nothand on the west, and to the Amorite, the LORD commanded Moses.

ing. and the Hittite, and the Perizzite, and 16 So Joshua took all that land, 'the rch. 12. 8. e Judg. 3. 3. the Jebusite in the mountains, and hills, and all the south country, Sand Sch. 10. 41. fch. 13. 11. to the Hivite under f Hermon s in the all the land of Goshen, and the valley, 8 Gen. 31. 49. land of Mizpeh. .

and the plain, and the mountain of 4 And they went out, they and all Israel, and the valley of the same; Itch. 12. 7. their hosts with them, much people, 17 + Even from the mount Halak, || Or, the

smooth h Gen. 22. 17.1 heven as the sand that is upon the that goeth up to Seir, even unto Baal

mountair. & 32. 12. Judg. 7. 12. sea shore in multitude, with horses gad in the valley of Lebanon under 1 Sam. 13.5. | and chariots very many.

mount Hermon: and all their kings u Deut. 7. 24.

ch. 12. 7. 5 And when all these kings were he took, and smote them, and slew † Heb, assem | t met together, they came and pitched them. bled by ap

together at the waters of Merom, to 18 | Joshua made war a long time | Till 1445.
fight against Israel.
with all those kings.

ver. 23. 6. And the LORD said unto Joshua, 19 There was not a city that made ich. 10.8. Be not afraid because of them : for peace with the children of Israel, save

to morrow about this time will I de- *the Hivites the inhabitants of Gib- 3 ch. 9. 3, 7.

liver them up all slain before Israel : eon: all other they took in battle. k 2 Sam. 8. 4. | thou shalt khough their horses, and 20 For y it was of the Lord to harden y Deut. 2. 30. burn their chariots with fire.

to thot thoor should come Judg. 14. 4.

ww, what we would come 1 Sam. 2. 25. q So Joshua came, and all the peo- | against Israel in battle, that he might | 1 Kings 12.

15. Rom. 9. ple of war with him, against them by destroy them utterly, and that they 18. the waters of Merom suddenly; and might have no favour, but that he they fell upon them. might destroy them, zas the LORD 2 Deut. 20. 16,

17. 8 And the LORD delivered them into commanded Moses.

the hand of Israel, who smote them, | 21 | And at that time came Joshua, || Or, Zidon- and chased them unto II great Zidon, and cut off a the Anakim from the 1 a Num. 13. 22, rabbah.

and unto | 1 Misrephoth-maim, and mountains, from Hebron, from Debir. I 33 Deut: 1. 11 Or, Salt pits.

28. ch. 15. Heb. Burn- unto the valley of Mizpeh eastward; from Anab, and from all the mount 13, 14. ings of water.

and they smote them, until they left ains of Judah, and from all the mountI ch. 13. 6. them none remaining.

ains of Israel : Joshua destroyed them m ver. 6. 9 And Joshua did unto them mas utterly with their cities.

the Lord bade him : he houghed their 22 There was none of the Anakim
horses, and burnt their chariots with left in the land of the children of Is- b 1 Sam. 17. 4.
fire.

rael: only in Gaza, in Gath, cand in cch. 15. 46. 10 | And Joshua at that time turned Ashdod, there remained.

d Num. 34. 2, back, and took Hazor, and smote the | 23 So Joshua took the whole land, le Num. 26. 53. king thereof with the sword : for Ha- | d according to all that the LORD said ch, 14. & 15.

& 16. & 17. zor beforetime was the head of all unto Moses ; and Joshua gave it for & 18. & 19. those kingdoms.

an inheritance unto Israel e according ch. 14. 15. & 11 And they smote all the souls that to their divisions by their tribes.

4. & 23. 1 were therein with the edge of the * And the land rested from war.

1445. sword, utterly destroying them: there

ver. 18. # Heb. any was not tany left to breathe : and he

CHAPTER XII. breath.

The two kings on the east of Jordan whose countries burnt Hazor with fire.

Moses took and disposed of. 7 The one and thirty 12 And all the cities of those kings, kings on the west of Jordan whom Joshua smote. and all the kings of them, did Joshua | N OW these are the kings of the

1452. take, and smote them with the edge IV land, which the children of Is

of the sword, and he utterly destroyed rael smote, and possessed their land n Num. 33,52 | them, nas Moses the servant of the on the other side Jordan toward the Deut. 7. 2. & 20. 16, 17. LORD commanded.

rising of the sun, a from the river Ar- a Num. 21. 24.

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