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.

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

New King James Version
Joshua therefore came upon them suddenly, having marched all night from Gilgal.

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

NASB 1995
So Joshua came upon them suddenly by marching all night from Gilgal.

NASB 1977
So Joshua came upon them suddenly by marching all night from Gilgal.

Amplified Bible
So Joshua came upon them suddenly, [surprising them] by marching [uphill] all night from Gilgal.

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

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

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

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And Yeshua came to them from the stillness. All night he was going up from Galgala

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Literal Standard Version
And Joshua comes to them suddenly (all the night he has gone up from Gilgal),

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.

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),

Additional Translations ...
Context
The Day the Sun Stood Still
8The LORD said to Joshua, “Do not be afraid of them, for I have delivered them into your hand. Not one of them shall stand against you.” 9After marching all night from Gilgal, Joshua caught them by surprise. 10And the LORD threw them into confusion before Israel, who defeated them in a great slaughter at Gibeon, pursued them along 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 delivered them into your hand. Not one of them shall stand against you."

Joshua 10:10
And the LORD threw them into confusion before Israel, who defeated them in a great slaughter at Gibeon, pursued them along 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; …









(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."

Parallel Commentaries ...


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

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

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

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

Gilgal,
הַגִּלְגָּֽל׃ (hag·gil·gāl)
Article | Noun - proper - feminine singular
Strong's 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 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 935: To come in, come, go in, go

them by surprise.
פִּתְאֹ֑ם (piṯ·’ōm)
Adverb
Strong's 6597: Suddenness, suddenly


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