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

  • 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.
  • Dorothy for verse 13
    I see that God was giving man a chance to win over his foe, after during that man still have not learn to trust God for things he need. Everything man want has to be fast and in a hurry. Wait on The Lord and he will fight your battles.
  • Betty Betts
    If in Old Testament the Sabbath was Saturday, and we worship on Sunday, are we going against God?
    Joshua honoured the covenant He made with the Gibeon.10 vrs 6 and went down quickly to smote them.Also how GOD gathered five nations to be smote at a time
  • Ar
    To Ahkeerah 's Joshua chapter 10 comment regarding the book ofJasher, it is not included in the Bible, but you can find and read them 5 books on internet. It is almost the same as the 5 first books of old testament covering from creation to Moses death.

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