Joshua 10:17
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New International Version
When Joshua was told that the five kings had been found hiding in the cave at Makkedah,

King James Bible
And it was told Joshua, saying, The five kings are found hid in a cave at Makkedah.

Darby Bible Translation
And it was told Joshua, saying, The five kings have been found, hid in the cave at Makkedah.

World English Bible
Joshua was told, saying, "The five kings are found, hidden in the cave at Makkedah."

Young's Literal Translation
and it is declared to Joshua, saying, 'The five kings have been found hidden in a cave at Makkedah.'

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Hid themselves in a cave - It is very likely that this cave was a fortified place among some rocks; for there were many such places in different parts of Palestine.

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This information brought to Joshua, is an evidence that there were those of the country, who knew the holes and fastnesses of it, that were in his interests. And the care Joshua took to secure them there, as it is an instance of his policy and presence of mind, even in the heat of action; so, in the success of their project, it shows how they who think to hide themselves from God, not only deceive, but destroy themselves. Their refuge of lies will but bind them over to God's judgment.

Five Kings in a Cave
TEXT: "And it came to pass, when they brought out those kings unto Joshua, that Joshua called for all the men of Israel, and said unto the captains of the men of war which went with him, Come near, put your feet upon the necks of these kings. And they came near, and put their feet upon the necks of them. And Joshua said unto them, Fear not, nor be dismayed, be strong and of good courage: for thus shall the Lord do to all your enemies against whom ye fight."--Joshua 10:24-25. The history of the
J. Wilbur Chapman—And Judas Iscariot

The Northern Coast of Judea. Beth-Horon.
This coast is marked out Joshua 18:12; where, at verse 14, are very many versions to be corrected, which render the sea; such are, the Syriac, the Seventy, the Vulgar, the Italian, ours, &c.: whence ariseth a sense of insuperable difficulty to a chorographical eye: when it should, indeed, be rendered of the west, as the Chaldee, Arabic, R. Solomon, &c. rightly do. We read of a double Beth-horon in the Old Testament, but one only under the second Temple... At that place that great Canaanitish army
John Lightfoot—From the Talmud and Hebraica

Cross References
Joshua 10:16
Now the five kings had fled and hidden in the cave at Makkedah.

Joshua 10:18
he said, "Roll large rocks up to the mouth of the cave, and post some men there to guard it.

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