Joshua 10:12-14

12 On the day the LORD gave the Amorites over to Israel, Joshua said to the LORD in the presence of Israel: “Sun, stand still over Gibeon, and you, moon, over the Valley of Aijalon.”
13 So the sun stood still, and the moon stopped, till the nation avenged itself on[a] its enemies, as it is written in the Book of Jashar. The sun stopped in the middle of the sky and delayed going down about a full day.
14 There has never been a day like it before or since, a day when the LORD listened to a human being. Surely the LORD was fighting for Israel!

Joshua 10:12-14 Meaning and Commentary


This chapter treats of the combination of five kings against the Gibeonites, Jos 10:1-5; and of the application of the Gibeonites to Joshua, for assistance, in virtue of the league between them, which was granted, Jos 10:6-9; of the slaughter of the army by the kings of Israel, and chiefly by hailstones from heaven, Jos 10:10,11; and of the standing still of the sun, and of the moon, while vengeance was taken on them, Jos 10:12-14; and of the five kings being hid in a cave, and of the usage of them when taken, Jos 10:15-27; and of the taking of Makkedah, Libnah, Lachish, Eglon, Hebron, and Debir, Jos 10:28-39; which finished the conquest of the southern part of the land, Jos 10:40-43.

Cross References 6

  • 1. Amos 2:9
  • 2. Joshua 19:42; Joshua 21:24; Judges 1:35; Judges 12:12; 1 Samuel 14:31; 1 Chronicles 6:69; 1 Chronicles 8:13; 2 Chronicles 11:10; 2 Chronicles 28:18
  • 3. Habakkuk 3:11
  • 4. 2 Samuel 1:18
  • 5. Isaiah 38:8
  • 6. ver 42; S Exodus 14:14; Deuteronomy 1:30; Psalms 106:43; Psalms 136:24; Isaiah 63:10; Jeremiah 21:5

Footnotes 1

  • [a]. Or "nation triumphed over"
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