Joshua 10:9
New International Version
After an all-night march from Gilgal, Joshua took them by surprise.

New Living Translation
Joshua traveled all night from Gilgal and took the Amorite armies by surprise.

English Standard Version
So Joshua came upon them suddenly, having marched up all night from Gilgal.

Berean Study Bible
After marching all night from Gilgal, Joshua caught them by surprise.

New American Standard Bible
So Joshua came upon them suddenly by marching all night from Gilgal.

King James Bible
Joshua therefore came unto them suddenly, and went up from Gilgal all night.

Christian Standard Bible
So Joshua caught them by surprise, after marching all night from Gilgal.

Contemporary English Version
Joshua marched all night from Gilgal to Gibeon and made a surprise attack on the Amorite camp.

Good News Translation
All night Joshua and his army marched from Gilgal to Gibeon, and they made a surprise attack on the Amorites.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
So Joshua caught them by surprise, after marching all night from Gilgal.

International Standard Version
So after an all-night march from Gilgal, Joshua attacked them by surprise.

NET Bible
Joshua attacked them by surprise after marching all night from Gilgal.

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

GOD'S WORD® Translation
So Joshua marched all night from Gilgal and took them by surprise.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Joshua therefore came upon them suddenly; for he went up from Gilgal all the night.

New American Standard 1977
So Joshua came upon them suddenly by marching all night from Gilgal.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Joshua, therefore, came unto them suddenly, for he went up from Gilgal all night.

King James 2000 Bible
Joshua therefore came unto them suddenly, and went up from Gilgal all night.

American King James Version
Joshua therefore came to them suddenly, and went up from Gilgal all night.

American Standard Version
Joshua therefore came upon them suddenly; for he went up from Gilgal all the night.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And when Joshua came suddenly upon them, he had advanced all the night out of Galgala.

Douay-Rheims Bible
So Josue going up from Galgal all the night, came upon them suddenly.

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

English Revised Version
Joshua therefore came upon them suddenly; for he went up from Gilgal all the night.

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

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

Young's Literal Translation
And Joshua cometh in unto them suddenly (all the night he hath gone up from Gilgal),
Study Bible
The Day the Sun Stood Still
8The LORD said to Joshua, “Do not be afraid of them, for I have given them into your hands. Not one of them shall stand against you.” 9After marching all night from Gilgal, Joshua caught them by surprise. 10The LORD threw them into confusion before Israel, who defeated them in a great slaughter at Gibeon, pursued them through the ascent to Beth-horon, and struck them down as far as Azekah and Makkedah.…
Cross References
Joshua 10:8
The LORD said to Joshua, "Do not be afraid of them, for I have given them into your hands. Not one of them shall stand against you."

Joshua 10:10
The LORD threw them into confusion before Israel, who defeated them in a great slaughter at Gibeon, pursued them through the ascent to Beth-horon, and struck them down as far as Azekah and Makkedah.

Treasury of Scripture

Joshua therefore came to them suddenly, and went up from Gilgal all night.

all night

1 Samuel 11:9-11
And they said unto the messengers that came, Thus shall ye say unto the men of Jabeshgilead, To morrow, by that time the sun be hot, ye shall have help. And the messengers came and shewed it to the men of Jabesh; and they were glad…

Proverbs 22:29
Seest thou a man diligent in his business? he shall stand before kings; he shall not stand before mean men.

Proverbs 24:11,12
If thou forbear to deliver them that are drawn unto death, and those that are ready to be slain; …







Lexicon
After marching
עָלָ֖ה (‘ā·lāh)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5927: To ascend, in, actively

all
כָּל־ (kāl-)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 3605: The whole, all, any, every

night
הַלַּ֕יְלָה (hal·lay·lāh)
Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3915: A twist, night, adversity

from
מִן־ (min-)
Preposition
Strong's Hebrew 4480: A part of, from, out of

Gilgal,
הַגִּלְגָּֽל׃ (hag·gil·gāl)
Article | Noun - proper - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1537: Gilgal -- 'circle (of stones)', the name of several places in Palestine

Joshua
יְהוֹשֻׁ֖עַ (yə·hō·wō·šu·a‘)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3091: Joshua -- 'the LORD is salvation', Moses' successor, also the name of a number of Israelites

caught
וַיָּבֹ֧א (way·yā·ḇō)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 935: To come in, come, go in, go

them by surprise.
פִּתְאֹ֑ם (piṯ·’ōm)
Adverb
Strong's Hebrew 6597: Suddenness, suddenly
(9) And went up.--Better thus, And Joshua came upon them suddenly; (for) all the night he had marched (come up) from Gilgal. The expression "went up" is geographically correct, because the line of march from Gilgal to Gibeon is an ascent the whole way.

Verse 9. - Suddenly. By a night march, so that he might surprise the confederates at the dawn of day. One of Joshua's chief characteristics as a general was celerity (see Joshua 11:7). Masius praises Joshua for his prudence and diligence, and adds, "Qua arte Julium Caesarem tot victoriis clarum fuisse ne ipse quidem dissimulavit." And went up. There is no "and" in the original. It runs thus: "All the night he went (or had gone) up from Gilgal." 10:7-14 The meanest and most feeble, who have just begun to trust the Lord, are as much entitled to be protected as those who have long and faithfully been his servants. It is our duty to defend the afflicted, who, like the Gibeonites, are brought into trouble on our account, or for the sake of the gospel. Joshua would not forsake his new vassals. How much less shall our true Joshua fail those who trust in Him! We may be wanting in our trust, but our trust never can want success. Yet God's promises are not to slacken and do away, but to quicken and encourage our endeavours. Notice the great faith of Joshua, and the power of God answering it by the miraculous staying of the sun, that the day of Israel's victories might be made longer. Joshua acted on this occasion by impulse on his mind from the Spirit of God. It was not necessary that Joshua should speak, or the miracle be recorded, according to the modern terms of astronomy. The sun appeared to the Israelites over Gibeon, and the moon over the valley of Ajalon, and there they appeared to be stopped on their course for one whole day. Is any thing too hard for the Lord? forms a sufficient answer to ten thousand difficulties, which objectors have in every age started against the truth of God as revealed in his written word. Proclamation was hereby made to the neighbouring nations, Behold the works of the Lord, and say, What nation is there so great as Israel, who has God so nigh unto them?
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