Five kings war against Gabaon. Josue defeateth them: many are slain with hailstones. At the prayer of Josue the sun and moon stand still the space of one day. The five kings are hanged. Divers cities are taken.
 When Adonisedec king of Jerusalem had heard these things, to wit, that Josue had taken Hai, and had destroyed it, (for as he had done to Jericho and the king thereof, so did he to Hai, and its king,) and that the Gabaonites were gone over to Israel, and were their confederates,
Quae cum audisset Adonisedec rex Jerusalem, quod scilicet cepisset Josue Hai, et subvertisset eam ( sicut enim fecerat Jericho et regi ejus, sic fecit Hai, et regi illius), et quod transfugissent Gabaonitae ad Israel, et essent foederati eorum,
 He was exceedingly afraid. For Gabaon was a great city, and one of the royal cities, and greater than the town of Hai, and all its fighting men were most valiant.
timuit valde. Urbs enim magna erat Gabaon, et una civitatum regalium, et major oppido Hai, omnesque bellatores ejus fortissimi.
 Therefore Adonisedec king of Jerusalem sent to Oham king of Hebron, and to Pharam king of Jerimoth, and to Japhia king of Lachis, and to Dabir king of Eglon, saying:
Misit ergo Adonisedec rex Jerusalem ad Oham regem Hebron, et ad Pharam regem Jerimoth, ad Japhia quoque regem Lachis, et ad Dabir regem Eglon, dicens :
 Come up to me, and bring help, that we may take Gabaon, because it hath gone over to Josue, and to the children of Israel.
Ad me ascendite, et ferte praesidium, ut expugnemus Gabaon, quare transfugerit ad Josue, et ad filios Israel.
 So the five kings of the Amorrhites being assembled together went up: the king of Jerusalem, the king of Hebron, the king of Jerimoth, the king of Lachis, the king of Eglon, they and their armies, and camped about Gabaon, laying siege to it.
Congregati igitur ascenderunt quinque reges Amorrhaeorum : rex Jerusalem, rex Hebron, rex Jerimoth, rex Lachis, rex Eglon, simul cum exercitibus suis, et castrametati sunt circa Gabaon, oppugnantes eam.
 But the inhabitants of the city of Gabaon which was besieged, sent to Josue, who then abode in the camp at Galgal, and said to him: Withdraw not thy hands from helping thy servants: come up quickly and save us, and bring us succour: for all the kings of the Amorrhites, who dwell in the mountains, are gathered together against us.
Habitatores autem Gabaon urbis obsessae miserunt ad Josue, qui tunc morabatur in castris apud Galgalam, et dixerunt ei : Ne retrahas manus tuas ab auxilio servorum tuorum : ascende cito, et libera nos, ferque praesidium : convenerunt enim adversum nos omnes reges Amorrhaeorum, qui habitant in montanis.
 And Josue went up from Galgal, and all the army of the warriors with him, most valiant men.
Ascenditque Josue de Galgalis, et omnis exercitus bellatorum cum eo, viri fortissimi.
 And the Lord said to Josue: Fear them not: for I have delivered them into thy hands: none of them shall be able to stand against thee.
Dixitque Dominus ad Josue : Ne timeas eos : in manus enim tuas tradidi illos : nullus ex eis tibi resistere poterit.
 So Josue going up from Galgal all the night, came upon them suddenly.
Irruit itaque Josue super eos repente, tota nocte ascendens de Galgalis.
 And the Lord troubled them at the sight of Israel: and he slew them with a great slaughter in Gabaon, and pursued them by the way of the ascent to Beth-horon, and cut them off all the way to Azeca and Maceda.
Et conturbavit eos Dominus a facie Israel : contrivitque plaga magna in Gabaon, ac persecutus est eos per viam ascensus Bethoron, et percussit usque Azeca et Maceda.
 And when they were fleeing from the children of Israel, and were in the descent of Beth-horon, the Lord cast down upon them great stones from heaven as far as Azeca: and many more were killed with the hailstones than were slain by the swords of the children of Israel.
Cumque fugerent filios Israel, et essent in descensu Bethoron, Dominus misit super eos lapides magnos de caelo usque ad Azeca : et mortui sunt multo plures lapidibus grandinis, quam quos gladio percusserant filii Israel.
 Then Josue spoke to the Lord, in the day that he delivered the Amorrhite in the sight of the children of Israel, and he said before them: Move not, O sun, toward Gabaon, nor thou, O moon, toward the valley of Ajalon.
Tunc locutus est Josue Domino, in die qua tradidit Amorrhaeum in conspectu filiorum Israel, dixitque coram eis : Sol, contra Gabaon ne movearis, et luna contra vallem Ajalon.
 And the sun and the moon stood still, till the people revenged themselves of their enemies. Is not this written in the book of the just? So the sun stood still in the midst of heaven, and hasted not to go down the space of one day.
Steteruntque sol et luna, donec ulcisceretur se gens de inimicis suis. Nonne scriptum est hoc in libro justorum? Stetit itaque sol in medio caeli, et non festinavit occumbere spatio unius diei.
 There was not before nor after so long a day, the Lord obeying the voice of a man, and fighting for Israel.
Nam fuit antea nec postea tam longa dies, obediente Domino voci hominis, et pugnante pro Israel.
 And Josue returned with all Israel into the camp of Galgal.
Reversusque est Josue cum omni Israel in castra Galgalae.
 For the five kings were fled, and had hidden themselves in a cave of the city of Maceda.
Fugerant enim quinque reges et se absconderant in spelunca urbis Maceda.
 And it was told Josue that the five kings were found hidden in a cave of the city of Maceda.
Nuntiatumque est Josue quod inventi essent quinque reges latentes in spelunca urbis Maceda.
 And he commanded them that were with him, saying: Roll great stones to the mouth of the cave, and set careful men, to keep them shut up:
Qui praecepit sociis, et ait : Volvite saxa ingentia ad os speluncae, et ponite viros industrios, qui clausos custodiant :
 And stay you not, but pursue after the enemies, and kill all the hindermost of them as they flee, and do not suffer them whom the Lord God hath delivered into your hands to shelter themselves in their cities.
vos autem nolite stare, sed persequimini hostes, et extremos quosque fugientium caedite : nec dimittatis eos urbium suarum intrare praesidia, quos tradidit Dominus Deus in manus vestras.
 So the enemies being slain with a great slaughter, and almost utterly consumed, they that were able to escape from Israel, entered into fenced cities.
Caesis ergo adversariis plaga magna, et usque ad internecionem pene consumptis, hi qui Israel effugere potuerunt, ingressi sunt civitates munitas.
 And all the army returned to Josue in Maceda, where the camp then was, in good health and without the loss of any one: and no man durst move his tongue against the children of Israel.
Reversusque est omnis exercitus ad Josue in Maceda, ubi tunc erant castra, sani et integro numero : nullusque contra filios Israel mutire ausus est.
 And Josue gave orders, saying: Open the mouth of the cave, and bring forth to me the five kings that lie hid therein.
Praecepitque Josue, dicens : Aperite os speluncae, et producite ad me quinque reges, qui in ea latitant.
 And the ministers did as they were commanded: and they brought out to him the five kings out of the cave: the king of Jerusalem, the king of Hebron, the king of Jerimoth, the king of Lachis, the king of Eglon.
Feceruntque ministri ut sibi fuerat imperatum : et eduxerunt ad eum quinque reges de spelunca, regem Jerusalem, regem Hebron, regem Jerimoth, regem Lachis, regem Eglon.
 And when they were Drought out to him, he called all the men of Israel, and said to the chiefs of the army that were with him: Go, and set your feet on the necks of these kings. And when they had gone, and put their feet upon the necks of them lying under them,
Cumque educti essent ad eum, vocavit omnes viros Israel, et ait ad principes exercitus qui secum erant : Ite, et ponite pedes super colla regum istorum. Qui cum perrexissent, et subjectorum colla pedibus calcarent,
 He said again to them: Fear not, neither be ye dismayed, take courage and be strong: for so will the Lord do to all your enemies, against whom you fight.
rursum ait ad eos : Nolite timere, nec paveatis : confortamini, et estote robusti : sic enim faciet Dominus cunctis hostibus vestris, adversum quos dimicatis.
 And Josue struck, and slew them, and hanged them upon five gibbets, and they hung until the evening.
Percussitque Josue, et interfecit eos, atque suspendit super quinque stipites : fueruntque suspensi usque ad vesperum.
 And when the sun was down, he commanded the soldiers to take them down from the gibbets. And after they were taken down, they cast them into the cave where they had lain hid, and put great stones at the mouth thereof, which remain until this day.
Cumque occumberet sol, praecepit sociis ut deponerent eos de patibulis. Qui depositos projecerunt in speluncam, in qua latuerant, et posuerunt super os ejus saxa ingentia, quae permanent usque in praesens.
 The same day Josue took Maceda and destroyed it, with the edge of the sword, and killed the king and all the inhabitants thereof: he left not in it the least remains. And he did to the king of Maceda, as he had done to the king of Jericho.
Eodem quoque die, Macedam cepit Josue, et percussit eam in ore gladii, regemque illius interfecit, et omnes habitatores ejus : non dimisit in ea saltem parvas reliquias. Fecitque regi Maceda, sicut fecerat regi Jericho.
 And he passed from Maceda with all Israel to Lebna, and fought against it:
Transivit autem cum omni Israel de Maceda in Lebna, et pugnabat contra eam :
 And the Lord delivered it with the king thereof into the hands of Israel: and they destroyed the city with the edge of the sword, and all the inhabitants thereof. They left not in it any remains. And they did to the king of Lebna, as they had done to the king of Jericho.
quam tradidit Dominus cum rege suo in manus Israel : percusseruntque urbem in ore gladii, et omnes habitatores ejus : non dimiserunt in ea ullas reliquias. Feceruntque regi Lebna, sicut fecerant regi Jericho.
 From Lebna he passed unto Lachis, with all Israel: and investing it with his army, besieged it.
De Lebna transivit in Lachis cum omni Israel : et exercitu per gyrum disposito, oppugnabat eam.
 And the Lord delivered Lachis into the hands of Israel, and he took it the following day, and put it to the sword, and every soul that was in it, as he had done to Lebna.
Tradiditque Dominus Lachis in manus Israel, et cepit eam die altero, atque percussit in ore gladii, omnemque animam quae fuerat in ea, sicut fecerat Lebna.
 At that time Horam king of Gazer, came up to succour Lachis: and Josue slew him with all his people, so as to leave none alive.
Eo tempore ascendit Horam rex Gazer, ut auxiliaretur Lachis : quem percussit Josue cum omni populo ejus usque ad internecionem.
 And he passed from Lachis to Eglon, and surrounded it,
Transivitque de Lachis in Eglon, et circumdedit,
 And took it the same day: and put to the sword all the souls that were in it, according to all that he had done to Lachis.
atque expugnavit eam eadem die : percussitque in ore gladii omnes animas quae erant in ea, juxta omnia quae fecerat Lachis.
 He went up also with all Israel from Eglon to Hebron, and fought against it:
Ascendit quoque cum omni Israel de Eglon in Hebron, et pugnavit contra eam :
 Took it, and destroyed it with the edge of the sword: the king also thereof, and all the towns of that country, and all the souls that dwelt in it: he left not therein any remains: as he had done to Eglon, so did he also to Hebron, putting to the sword all that he found in it.
cepit eam, et percussit in ore gladii, regem quoque ejus, et omnia oppida regionis illius, universasque animas quae in ea fuerant commoratae : non reliquit in ea ullas reliquias : sicut fecerat Eglon, sic fecit et Hebron, cuncta quae in ea reperit consumens gladio.
 Returning from thence to Dabir,
Inde reversus in Dabir,
 He took it and destroyed it: the king also thereof and all the towns round about he destroyed with the edge of the sword: he left not in it any remains: as he had done to Hebron and Lebna and to their kings, so did he to Dabir and to the king thereof.
cepit eam atque vastavit : regem quoque ejus atque omnia per circuitum oppida percussit in ore gladii : non dimisit in ea ullas reliquias : sicut fecerat Hebron et Lebna et regibus earum, sic fecit Dabir et regi illius.
 So Josue conquered all the country of the hills and of the south and of the plain, and of Asedoth, with their kings: he left not any remains therein, but slew all that breathed, as the Lord the God of Israel had commanded him,
Percussit itaque Josue omnem terram montanam et meridianam atque campestrem, et Asedoth, cum regibus suis : non dimisit in ea ullas reliquias, sed omne quod spirare poterat interfecit, sicut praeceperat ei Dominus Deus Israel,
 From Cadesbarne even to Gaza. All the land of Gosen even to Gabaon,
a Cadesbarne usque Gazam. Omnem terram Gosen usque Gabaon,
 And all their kings, and their lands he took and wasted at one onset: for the Lord the God of Israel fought for him.
universosque reges, et regiones eorum uno impetu cepit atque vastavit : Dominus enim Deus Israel pugnavit pro eo.
 And he returned with all Israel to the place of the camp in Galgal.
Reversusque est cum omni Israel ad locum castrorum in Galgala.