Joshua 10:9

“Joshua therefore came unto them suddenly, and went up from Gilgal all night.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Ioshua therefore came vnto them suddenly, and went vp from Gilgal all night.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

So Joshua came upon them suddenly by marching all night from Gilgal.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Joshua therefore came upon them suddenly; `for' he went up from Gilgal all the night.
- American Standard Version (1901)

So Joshua, having come up from Gilgal all night, made a sudden attack on them.
- Basic English Bible

And Joshua came upon them suddenly; he went up from Gilgal all night.
- Darby Bible

Joshua therefore came to them suddenly, and went up from Gilgal all night.
- Webster's Bible

Joshua therefore came on them suddenly. He went up from Gilgal all night.
- World English Bible

And Joshua cometh in unto them suddenly (all the night he hath gone up from Gilgal),
- Youngs Literal Bible

Joshua therefore came upon them suddenly; for he went up from Gilgal all the night.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Joshua 10:9


10:9 Came suddenly - Though assured by God of the victory, yet he uses all prudent means. All night - It is not said, that he went from Gilgal to Gibeon in a night's space; but only that he travelled all night; unto which you may add part either of the foregoing or of the following day. It is true, God had promised, that he would without fail deliver the enemies into his hand. But God's promises are intended, not to slacken, but to quicken our endeavours. He that believeth doth not make haste, to anticipate providence; but doth make haste to attend it, with a diligent, not a distrustful speed.


Discussion for Joshua 10

  • Benedicta
    This tells me that if God is with you nothing can defeat you.One has to experience God presence always which will enable you to overcome your fears. God was with Joshua that why they overcame their enemies.
  • Lu2677
    Hi Jane, If it is lawful for a woman to wear a dress/skirt/short pants, long pants and her husband prefers she wear a particular style she would not be sinning if she did so. A woman should submit to her husband in all things unless it goes against scripture. I hope this helps.
    Proverbs 1:7
    Proverbs 9:10
    Luke 12:5
  • Lu2677
    Hi Jane I don't know of any scripture that forbids women to wear slacks.
    Modesty is important. If we choose to wear slacks some can only be distinguished by which side of the store we buy it from, and shirts; which side of the front the buttons are on. Men who wear women's clothes because they want to be women are sinning. Same for women wanting to be men.
  • Jane
    Why is this dressing issue on women alone, it bothers and confuses me. I totally abhor women who dress indecently but what is wrong with trousers that covers a women with a good top? The trouser are female trousers that men can't wear yet some preachers in Africa pass judgement on these women. Is it a sin to wear female trouser? Are women whose husband prefer them in trouser sinning?
  • Dewey J
    Betty Betts, like you said this was in the Old Testament. God never gave man a Saturday sabbath in the New Testament that Jesus Christ life, death, and resurrection brought us. Mk. 2:27 says, The sabbath was made for man and not man for the sabbath ". Christians legally honor Jesus Christ resurrection on Sunday because he is our Lord and Saviour who perfectly filled the entire law. Bless God.
  • Joseph Mashego
    Joshua never relied on the potential of being God's servant. He used all the instructions God gave to him to combat God' enemies. We are likely to compromise on things that God hates. Cause we need to accomodate everyone into our circles. With Joshua if God said women must dress properly with all respect, he just honoured God, if God says I allow no woman to preach or to teach with Joshua it was an Amen, that's why God honoured his prayer to stop the Sun.

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