CLV(i) 1 And it comes to pass, when Adoni-Zedek king of Jerusalem hears that Joshua has captured Ai, and does devote it (as he had done to Jericho and to her king so he has done to Ai and to her king), and that the inhabitants of Gibeon have made peace with Israel, and are in their midst, -. 2 that they are greatly afraid, because Gibeon [is] a great city, as one of the royal cities, and because it [is] greater than Ai, and all its men--heroes. 3 And Adoni-Zedek king of Jerusalem sends unto Hoham king of Hebron, and unto Piram king of Jarmuth, and unto Japhia king of Lachish, and unto Debir king of Eglon, saying, 4 `Come up unto me, and help me, and we smite Gibeon, for it has made peace with Joshua, and with the sons of Israel.. 5 And five kings of the Amorite (the king of Jerusalem, the king of Hebron, the king of Jarmuth, the king of Lachish, the king of Eglon) are gathered together, and go up, they and all their camps, and encamp against Gibeon, and fight against it. 6 And the men of Gibeon send unto Joshua, unto the camp at Gilgal, saying, `Let not your hand cease from your servants; come up unto us [with] haste, and give safety to us, and help us; for all the kings of the Amorite, dwelling in the hill-country, have been assembled against us.. 7 And Joshua goes up from Gilgal, he, and all the people of war with him, even all the mighty men of valor. 8 And Yahweh said unto Joshua, `Be not afraid of them, for into your hand I have given them, there does not stand a man of them in your presence.. 9 And Joshua comes in unto them suddenly (all the night he has gone up from Gilgal), 10 and Yahweh does crush them before Israel, and it smites them--a great smiting--at Gibeon, and pursues them the way of the ascent of Beth-Horon, and smites them unto Azekah, and unto Makkedah. 11 And it comes to pass, in their fleeing from the face of Israel--they [are] in the descent of Beth-Horon--and Yahweh has cast upon them great stones out of the heavens, unto Azekah, and they die; more are they who have died by the hailstones than they whom the sons of Israel have slain by the sword. 12 Then speaks Joshua to Yahweh in the day of Yahweh's giving up the Amorites before the sons of Israel, and he said, before the eyes of Israel, `Sun--in Gibeon stand still; and moon--in the valley of Ajalon;. 13 and the sun stands still, and the moon has stood--till the nation takes vengeance [on] its enemies; is it not written on the Book of the Upright, `and the sun stands in the midst of the heavens, and has not hasted to go in--as a perfect day?. 14 And there has not been like that day before it or after it, for Yahweh's hearkening to the voice of a man; for Yahweh is fighting for Israel. 15 And Joshua turns back, and all Israel with him, unto the camp at Gilgal. 16 And these five kings flee, and are hidden in a cave at Makkedah, 17 and it is declared to Joshua, saying, `The five kings have been found hidden in a cave at Makkedah.. 18 And Joshua said, `Roll great stones unto the mouth of the cave, and appoint over it men to watch them;" 19 and you, stand not, pursue after your enemies, and you have smitten the hindmost of them; suffer them not to go in unto their cities, for Yahweh your Elohim has given them into your hand.. 20 And it comes to pass, when Joshua and the sons of Israel finish to smite them--a very great smiting, till they are consumed, and the remnant who have remained of them go in unto the fenced cities, 21 that all the people turn back to the camp, unto Joshua, [at] Makkedah, in peace; none moved sharply his tongue against the sons of Israel. 22 And Joshua said, `Open you the mouth of the cave, and bring out unto me these five kings from the cave;. 23 and they do so, and bring out unto him these five kings from the cave:the king of Jerusalem, the king of Hebron, the king of Jarmuth, the king of Lachish, the king of Eglon. 24 And it comes to pass, when they bring out these kings unto Joshua, that Joshua calls unto every man of Israel, and said unto the captains of the men of war, who have gone with him, `Draw near, set your feet on the necks of these kings;' and they draw near, and set their feet on their necks. 25 And Joshua said unto them, `Fear not, nor be affrighted; be strong and courageous; for thus does Yahweh do to all your enemies with whom you are fighting;. 26 and Joshua smites them afterwards, and puts them to death, and hangs them on five trees; and they are hanging on the trees till the evening. 27 And it comes to pass, at the time of the going in of the sun, Joshua has commanded, and they take them down from off the trees, and cast them unto the cave where they had been hid, and put great stones on the mouth of the cave till this very day. 28 And Makkedah has Joshua captured on that day, and he smites it by the mouth of the sword, and its king he has devoted, them and every person who [is] in it--he has not left a remnant; and he does to the king of Makkedah as he did to the king of Jericho. 29 And Joshua passes over, and all Israel with him, from Makkedah [to] Libnah, and fights with Libnah;" 30 and Yahweh gives also it into the hand of Israel, and its king, and it smites it by the mouth of the sword, and every person who [is] in it--it left not in it a remnant; and it does to its king as it did to the king of Jericho. 31 And Joshua passes over, and all Israel with him, from Libnah to Lachish, and encamps against it, and fights against it;" 32 And Yahweh gives Lachish into the hand of Israel, and it captures it on the second day, and smites it by the mouth of the sword, and every person who [is] in it, according to all that it did to Libnah. 33 Than has Horam king of Gezer come up to help Lachish, and Joshua smites him and his people, till he has not left to him a remnant. 34 And Joshua passes over, and all Israel with him, from Lachish to Eglon, and they encamp against it, and fight against it, 35 and capture it on that day, and smite it by the mouth of the sword, and every person who [is] in it on that day he has devoted, according to all that he did to Lachish. 36 And Joshua goes up, and all Israel with him, from Eglon to Hebron, and they fight against it, 37 and capture it, and smite it by the mouth of the sword, and its king, and all its cities, and every person who [is] in it--he has not left a remnant--according to all that he did to Eglon--and does devote it, and every person who [is] in it. 38 And Joshua turns back, and all Israel with him, to Debir, and fights against it, 39 and captures it, and its king, and all its cities, and they smite them by the mouth of the sword, and devote every person who [is] in it--he has not left a remnant; as he did to Hebron so he did to Debir, and to its king, and as he did to Libnah, and to its king. 40 And Joshua smites all the land of the hill-country, and of the south, and of the low-country, and of the springs, and all their kings--he has not left a remnant, and all that does breathe he has devoted, as Yahweh, Elohim of Israel, commanded. 41 And Joshua smites them from Kadesh-Barnea, even unto Gaza, and all the land of Goshen, even unto Gibeon;" 42 and all these kings and their land has Joshua captured [at] one time, for Yahweh, Elohim of Israel, is fighting for Israel. 43 and Joshua turns back, and all Israel with him, unto the camp at Gilgal.