10:11 As they fled from Israel on the slope leading down from 1 Beth Horon, the Lord threw down on them large hailstones from the sky, 2 all the way to Azekah. They died – in fact, more died from the hailstones than the Israelites killed with the sword.
“O sun, stand still over Gibeon!
O moon, over the Valley of Aijalon!”
10:13 The sun stood still and the moon stood motionless while the nation took vengeance on its enemies. The event is recorded in the Scroll of the Upright One. 4 The sun stood motionless in the middle of the sky and did not set for about a full day. 5 10:14 There has not been a day like it before or since. The Lord obeyed 6 a man, for the Lord fought for Israel!
10:42 Joshua captured in one campaign 7 all these kings and their lands, for the Lord God of Israel fought for Israel.
1 tn Heb “on the descent of.”
3 tn Heb “Then Joshua spoke to the
4 tn Heb “Is it not written down in the Scroll of the Upright One.” Many modern translations render, “the Scroll [or Book] of Jashar,” leaving the Hebrew name “Jashar” (which means “Upright One”) untranslated.
sn The Scroll of the Upright One was apparently an ancient Israelite collection of songs and prayers (see also 2 Sam 1:18).
5 tn Heb “and did not hurry to set [for] about a full day.”
6 tn Heb “listened to the voice of.”
7 tn Heb “at one time.”