Joshua 10:16
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New International Version
Now the five kings had fled and hidden in the cave at Makkedah.

New Living Translation
During the battle the five kings escaped and hid in a cave at Makkedah.

English Standard Version
These five kings fled and hid themselves in the cave at Makkedah.

New American Standard Bible
Now these five kings had fled and hidden themselves in the cave at Makkedah.

King James Bible
But these five kings fled, and hid themselves in a cave at Makkedah.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Now the five defeated kings had fled and hidden themselves in the cave at Makkedah.

International Standard Version
Meanwhile, the five kings had fled and hidden themselves inside a cave at Makkedah.

NET Bible
The five Amorite kings ran away and hid in the cave at Makkedah.

New Heart English Bible
These five kings fled, and hid themselves in the cave at Makkedah.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The five kings ran away and hid in the cave at Makkedah.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And these five kings fled, and hid themselves in the cave at Makkedah.

New American Standard 1977
Now these five kings had fled and hidden themselves in the cave at Makkedah.

Jubilee Bible 2000
But the five kings fled and hid themselves in a cave at Makkedah.

King James 2000 Bible
But these five kings fled, and hid themselves in a cave at Makkedah.

American King James Version
But these five kings fled, and hid themselves in a cave at Makkedah.

American Standard Version
And these five kings fled, and hid themselves in the cave at Makkedah.

Douay-Rheims Bible
For the five kings were fled, and had hidden themselves in a cave of the city of Maceda.

Darby Bible Translation
And these five kings fled, and hid themselves in the cave at Makkedah.

English Revised Version
And these five kings fled, and hid themselves in the cave at Makkedah.

Webster's Bible Translation
But these five kings fled, and hid themselves in a cave at Makkedah.

World English Bible
These five kings fled, and hid themselves in the cave at Makkedah.

Young's Literal Translation
And these five kings flee, and are hidden in a cave at Makkedah,
Study Bible
Victory at Makkedah
15Then Joshua and all Israel with him returned to the camp to Gilgal. 16Now these five kings had fled and hidden themselves in the cave at Makkedah. 17It was told Joshua, saying, "The five kings have been found hidden in the cave at Makkedah."…
Cross References
Joshua 10:5
So the five kings of the Amorites, the king of Jerusalem, the king of Hebron, the king of Jarmuth, the king of Lachish, and the king of Eglon, gathered together and went up, they with all their armies, and camped by Gibeon and fought against it.

Joshua 10:15
Then Joshua and all Israel with him returned to the camp to Gilgal.

Joshua 10:17
It was told Joshua, saying, "The five kings have been found hidden in the cave at Makkedah."

Psalm 68:12
"Kings of armies flee, they flee, And she who remains at home will divide the spoil!"
Treasury of Scripture

But these five kings fled, and hid themselves in a cave at Makkedah.

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Psalm 48:4-6 For, see, the kings were assembled, they passed by together…

Psalm 139:7-10 Where shall I go from your spirit? or where shall I flee from your presence…

Isaiah 2:10-12 Enter into the rock, and hide you in the dust, for fear of the LORD, …

Amos 9:2 Though they dig into hell, there shall my hand take them; though …

Revelation 6:15 And the kings of the earth, and the great men, and the rich men, …

in a cave

Judges 6:2 And the hand of Midian prevailed against Israel…

1 Samuel 13:6 When the men of Israel saw that they were in a strait, (for the people …

1 Samuel 24:3,8 And he came to the sheepcotes by the way, where was a cave; and Saul …

Isaiah 2:19-22 And they shall go into the holes of the rocks, and into the caves …

Isaiah 24:21,22 And it shall come to pass in that day, that the LORD shall punish …

Micah 7:17 They shall lick the dust like a serpent, they shall move out of their …

(16) In a cave.--Literally, in the cave in Makkedah, and so Joshua 10:17.

Verse 16. - In a cave. "In the cave" according to the Masoretic pointing. So the LXX., τὸ σπήλαιον. Dr. Maclear remarks on the number of caves in Palestine (see Genesis 19:30; Judges 20:47), as well as the well-known caves of Adullam and Engedi (1 Samuel 22:1, 24:3), and the cave in which a hundred prophets were concealed by Obadiah (1 Kings 18:4). Also see note on Joshua 2:22. But Lieut. Conder believes that in this particular neighbourhood there were few caves. See note on Makkedah above, ver. 10. For "these five kings" the original has simply "five kings." The order of the narrative is somewhat interrupted by the introduction of Joshua's adjuration, and the account of the flight of the five kings. Compare ver. 11 with ver. 20. But these five kings fled,.... They were not killed by hailstones, nor slain by the sword of the Israelites, but made their escape, being reserved by the providence of God for a more shameful end:

and hid themselves in a cave at Makkedah; not in the city of Makkedah, which as yet was not in the hands of Israel, whereas this cave was, as appears by what follows; but it was in some hill, or mountain, near it; in the border of it, as Kimchi expresses it, and where a hill is shown to this day in which it was, as Drusius says. Jos 10:16-27. The Five Kings Hanged.

16-27. these five kings … hid themselves in a cave—Hebrew, "the cave."

at Makkedah—The pursuit was continued, without interruption, to Makkedah at the foot of the western mountains, where Joshua seems to have halted with the main body of his troops while a detachment was sent forward to scour the country in pursuit of the remaining stragglers, a few of whom succeeded in reaching the neighboring cities. The last act, probably the next day, was the disposal of the prisoners, among whom the five kings were consigned to the infamous doom of being slain (De 20:16, 17); and then their corpses were suspended on five trees till the evening.10:15-27 None moved his tongue against any of the children of Israel. This shows their perfect safety. The kings were called to an account, as rebels against the Israel of God. Refuges of lies will but secure for God's judgment. God punished the abominable wickedness of these kings, the measure of whose iniquity was now full. And by this public act of justice, done upon these ringleaders of the Canaanites in sin, he would possess his people with the greater dread and detestation of the sins of the nations that God cast out from before them. Here is a type and figure of Christ's victories over the powers of darkness, and of believers' victories through him. In our spiritual conflicts we must not be satisfied with obtaining some important victory. We must pursue our scattered enemies, searching out the remains of sin as they rise up in our hearts, and thus pursue the conquest. In so doing, the Lord will afford light until the warfare be accomplished.
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