Now it came about when Adoni-zedekking of Jerusalemheard that Joshua had capturedAi, and had autterlydestroyed it (just1as he had done to Jericho and its king, so he had done to Ai and its king ), and that the inhabitants of Gibeon had 2madepeace with Israel and were bwithin their land,
that che 3fearedgreatly, becauseGibeon was a greatcity, like one of the royalcities, and because it was greaterthanAi, and all its men were mighty.
Therefore Adoni-zedekking of Jerusalemsent word 4to Hohamking of Hebron and to Piramking of Jarmuth and to Japhiaking of Lachish and to Debirking of Eglon, saying,
4"Come up to me and help me, and let us dattackGibeon, for it has 5madepeace with Joshua and with the sons of Israel."
So the fivekings of 6the Amorites, the king of Jerusalem, the king of Hebron, the king of Jarmuth, the king of Lachish, and the king of Eglon, gathered together and went up, they with all their armies, and camped by Gibeon and foughtagainst it.
Then the men of Gibeonsent word to Joshua to the camp at Gilgal, saying, "Do not eabandon your servants ; come up to us quickly and save us and help us, for all the kings of the Amorites that live in the hillcountry have assembledagainst us."
So Joshuawent up from Gilgal, he and 7all the people of war with him and all the valiantwarriors.
The LORDsaid to Joshua, "8Do not fear them, for I have given them into your hands ; not fone of them shall standbefore you."
So Joshuacame upon them suddenlygby marchingallnight from Gilgal.
109And the LORDconfounded them beforeIsrael, and He hslew them with a greatslaughter at Gibeon, and pursued them by the way of the ascent of Beth-horon and struck them as far as Azekah and Makkedah.
As they fled from beforeIsrael, while they were at the descent of Beth-horon, 10the LORDthrewlargestones from heaven on them as far as Azekah, and they died ; there were morewhodiedifrom the hailstonesthan those whom the sons of Israelkilled with the sword.
12ThenJoshuaspoke to the LORD in the day when the LORDdelivered up the Amoritesbefore the sons of Israel, and he said in the sight of Israel, "O 11sun, standstill at Gibeon, And O moon in the valley of Aijalon."
1312So the sunstoodstill, and the moonstopped, Until the nationavenged themselves of their enemies. Is it not written in 13the book of Jashar ? And 14the sunstopped in the middle of the sky and did not hasten to go down for about a wholeday.
There was noday like that before it or after it, when the LORDlistened to the voice of a man ; for 15the LORDfought for Israel.
Then Joshua and allIsrael with him returned to the camp to Gilgal.