ascended from Gilgal, he, and all the people of war with him, and
all the mighty men of valor. 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. Joshua therefore came unto them
suddenly, and went up from Gilgal all night. 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 Beth-horon,
and smote them to Azekah, and unto Makkedah. And it came to pass, as
they fled from before Israel, and were in the going down to Beth-horon,
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.
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. 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 hastened not to go down about a whole day. 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.
And Joshua returned, and all Israel with him, unto the camp to
Gilgal. But these five kings fled, and hid themselves in a cave at
Makkedah. And it was told Joshua, saying, The five kings are found
hid in a cave at Makkedah. And Joshua said, Roll great stones upon
the mouth of the cave, and set men by it for to keep them: 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.
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.
Joshua x, 5-20.