The King of Jerusalem - Joshua 10

Joshua 10:1 Now it came to pass, when Adoni-zedek king of  Jerusalem had heard how 
Joshua 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; 

Joshua 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. 

Joshua 10:3 Wherefore Adoni-zedek 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, 

Joshua 10:4 Come up unto me, and help  me, that we may smite Gibeon: for it hath made peace with  Joshua and with the children of Israel. 

Joshua 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.  

Joshua 10:6 And the men of Gibeon sent unto Joshua to the  camp to Gilgal, saying, Slack not thy hand from thy  servants; come up to us quickly, and save us, and help us:  for all the kings of the Amorites that dwell in the mountains  are gathered together against us. 

Joshua 10:7 So Joshua ascended  from Gilgal, he, and all the people of war with him, and all  the mighty men of valour.  

Joshua 10:8 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 10:9 Joshua therefore  came unto them suddenly, and went up from Gilgal all  night. 

Joshua 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 goeth up to Beth-horon, and  smote them to Azekah, and unto Makkedah. 

Joshua 10:11 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.  

Joshua 10:12 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.   

Joshua 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. 

Joshua 10:14 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.  

Joshua 10:15 And Joshua returned, and all Israel with him,  unto the camp to Gilgal. 

Joshua 10:16 But these five kings fled,  and hid themselves in a cave at Makkedah. 

Joshua 10:17 And it  was told Joshua, saying, The five kings are found hid in a  cave at Makkedah. 

Joshua 10:18 And Joshua said, Roll great  stones upon the mouth of the cave, and set men by it for to  keep them: 

Joshua 10:19 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. 

Joshua 10:20 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 10:21 And all the people returned to  the camp to Joshua at Makkedah in peace: none moved his  tongue against any of the children of Israel. 

Joshua 10:22 Then  said Joshua, Open the mouth of the cave, and bring out  those five kings unto me out of the cave. 

Joshua 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.  

Joshua 10:24 And it came to pass, when they brought out those  kings unto Joshua, that 
Joshua 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. 

Joshua 10:25 And Joshua 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  ye fight. 

Joshua 10:26 And afterward Joshua smote them, and  slew them, and hanged them on five trees: and they were  hanging upon the trees until the evening. 

Joshua 10:27 And it  came to pass at the time of the going down of the sun, that  
Joshua 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.  

Joshua 10:28 And that day Joshua took Makkedah, and smote  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. 

Joshua 10:29 Then Joshua passed from  Makkedah, and all Israel with him, unto Libnah, and fought  against Libnah: 

Joshua 10:30 And the LORD delivered it also,  and the king thereof, into the hand of Israel; and he smote 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.  

Joshua 10:31 And Joshua passed from Libnah, and all Israel  with him, unto Lachish, and encamped against it, and fought  against it: 

Joshua 10:32 And the LORD delivered Lachish into  the hand of Israel, which took it on the second day, and  smote it with the edge of the sword, and all the souls that  were therein, according to all that he had done to Libnah.  

Joshua 10:33 Then Horam king of Gezer came up to help  Lachish; and Joshua smote him and his people, until he had  left him none remaining.    

Joshua 10:34 And from Lachish Joshua passed unto Eglon, and  all Israel with him; and they encamped against it, and  fought against it: 

Joshua 10:35 And they took it on that day, and  smote 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. 

Joshua 10:36 And Joshua went up  from Eglon, and all Israel with him, unto Hebron; and they  fought against it: 

Joshua 10:37 And they took it, and smote 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.  

Joshua 10:38 And Joshua returned, and all Israel with him, to  Debir; and fought against it: 

Joshua 10:39 And he took it, and the  king thereof, and all the cities thereof; and they smote 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.  

Joshua 10:40 So Joshua smote 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. 

Joshua 10:41  And Joshua smote them from Kadesh-barnea even unto  Gaza, and all the country of Goshen, even unto Gibeon.  

Joshua 10:42 And all these kings and their land did Joshua take  at one time, because the LORD God of Israel fought for  Israel. 

Joshua 10:43 And Joshua returned, and all Israel with  him, unto the camp to Gilgal.  KJV