Now it came to pass, whenAdonizedecking of Jerusalem had heard how Joshua had taken Ai, and had utterlydestroyed 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 madepeacewithIsrael, and wereamongthem;
Therefore the fivekings of the Amorites, the king of Jerusalem, the king of Hebron, the king of Jarmuth, the king of Lachish, the king of Eglon, gatheredthemselvestogether, and went up, they and all theirhosts, and encampedbeforeGibeon, and made war against it.
And the men of GibeonsentuntoJoshua to the camp to Gilgal, saying, Slack not thy handfrom thy servants; come up to us quickly, and save us, and help us: for all the kings of the Amoritesthatdwell in the mountains are gatheredtogetheragainst us.
And it came to pass, as theyfledfrombeforeIsrael, and were in the goingdown to Bethhoron, that the LORDcastdowngreatstonesfromheavenuponthemuntoAzekah, and theydied: theyweremorewhichdiedwithhailstonesthantheywhom the children of Israelslewwith the sword.
ThenspakeJoshua to the LORD in the day when the LORDdelivered up the Amoritesbefore the children of Israel, and he said in the sight of Israel, Sun, standthoustilluponGibeon; and thou, Moon, in the valley of Ajalon.
And the sun stoodstill, and the moonstayed, until the people had avengedthemselvesupontheirenemies. Is not thiswritten in the book of Jasher? So the sun stoodstill in the midst of heaven, and hasted not to go downabout a whole day.
And it came to pass, whentheybrought out thosekingsuntoJoshua, thatJoshuacalled for all the men of Israel, and saidunto the captains of the men of war whichwentwith him, Comenear, put yourfeetupon the necks of thesekings. And theycamenear, and put theirfeetupon the necks of them.
And it came to pass at the time of the goingdown of the sun, thatJoshuacommanded, and theytookthemdown off the trees, and casttheminto the cavewhereinthey had been hid, and laidgreatstones in the cave’smouth, whichremainuntilthisvery day.
And that day JoshuatookMakkedah, and smote it with the edge of the sword, and the kingthereof he utterlydestroyed, them, and all the soulsthatweretherein; he let noneremain: and he did to the king of Makkedah as he did unto the king of Jericho.
And the LORDdelivered it also, and the kingthereof, into the hand of Israel; and he smote it with the edge of the sword, and all the soulsthatweretherein; he let noneremain in it; but did unto the kingthereof as he did unto the king of Jericho.
And the LORDdeliveredLachishinto the hand of Israel, whichtook it on the second day, and smote it with the edge of the sword, and all the soulsthatweretherein, according to all that he had done to Libnah.
And theytook it, and smote it with the edge of the sword, and the kingthereof, and all the citiesthereof, and all the soulsthatweretherein; he leftnoneremaining, according to all that he had done to Eglon; but destroyed it utterly, and all the soulsthatweretherein.
And he took it, and the kingthereof, and all the citiesthereof; and theysmotethemwith the edge of the sword, and utterlydestroyed all the soulsthatweretherein; he leftnoneremaining: as he had done to Hebron, so he did to Debir, and to the kingthereof; as he had donealso to Libnah, and to her king.
So Joshuasmote all the country of the hills, and of the south, and of the vale, and of the springs, and all theirkings: he leftnoneremaining, but utterlydestroyed all thatbreathed, as the LORD God of Israelcommanded.