10:12 The day the Lord delivered the Amorites over to the Israelites, Joshua prayed to the Lord before Israel: 1
“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. 2 The sun stood motionless in the middle of the sky and did not set for about a full day. 3 10:14 There has not been a day like it before or since. The Lord obeyed 4 a man, for the Lord fought for Israel!
1 tn Heb “Then Joshua spoke to the
2 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).
3 tn Heb “and did not hurry to set [for] about a full day.”
4 tn Heb “listened to the voice of.”