10:10 The Lord routed 1 them before Israel. Israel 2 thoroughly defeated them 3 at Gibeon. They chased them up the road to the pass 4 of Beth Horon and struck them down all the way to Azekah and Makkedah. 10:11 As they fled from Israel on the slope leading down from 5 Beth Horon, the Lord threw down on them large hailstones from the sky, 6 all the way to Azekah. They died – in fact, more died from the hailstones than the Israelites killed with the sword.
10:12 The day the Lord delivered the Amorites over to the Israelites, Joshua prayed to the Lord before Israel: 7
“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. 8 The sun stood motionless in the middle of the sky and did not set for about a full day. 9 10:14 There has not been a day like it before or since. The Lord obeyed 10 a man, for the Lord fought for Israel!