10:16 The five Amorite kings 1 ran away and hid in the cave at Makkedah. 10:17 Joshua was told, “The five kings have been found hiding in the cave at Makkedah.” 10:18 Joshua said, “Roll large stones over the mouth of the cave and post guards in front of it. 2
10:22 Joshua said, “Open the cave’s mouth and bring the five kings 3 out of the cave to me.” 10:23 They did as ordered; 4 they brought the five kings 5 out of the cave to him – the kings of Jerusalem, 6 Hebron, Jarmuth, Lachish, and Eglon. 10:24 When they brought the kings out to Joshua, he 7 summoned all the men of Israel and said to the commanders of the troops who accompanied him, “Come here 8 and put your feet on the necks of these kings.” So they came up 9 and put their feet on their necks. 10:25 Then Joshua said to them, “Don’t be afraid and don’t panic! 10 Be strong and brave, for the Lord will do the same thing to all your enemies you fight.
1 tn Heb “these five kings.”
2 tn Heb “and appoint by it men to guard them.”
3 tn Heb “these five kings.”
4 tn Heb “they did so.”
5 tn Heb “these five kings.”
7 tn Heb “Joshua.” The translation has replaced the proper name with the pronoun (“he”) because a repetition of the proper name here would be redundant according to English style.
8 tn Or “Draw near.”
9 tn Or “drew near.”
10 tn Or perhaps “and don’t get discouraged!”