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

King James Bible
And Joshua said, Roll great stones upon the mouth of the cave, and set men by it for to keep them:

Darby Bible Translation
And Joshua said, Roll great stones before the mouth of the cave, and set men before it to keep them.

World English Bible
Joshua said, "Roll large stones to the mouth of the cave, and set men by it to guard them;

Young's Literal Translation
And Joshua saith, 'Roll great stones unto the mouth of the cave, and appoint over it men to watch them;

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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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Joshua 10:22 Then said Joshua, Open the mouth of the cave, and bring out those five kings to me out of the cave.

Judges 9:46-49 And when all the men of the tower of Shechem heard that, they entered into an hold of the house of the god Berith...

Job 21:30 That the wicked is reserved to the day of destruction? they shall be brought forth to the day of wrath.

Amos 5:19 As if a man did flee from a lion, and a bear met him; or went into the house, and leaned his hand on the wall, and a serpent bit him.

Amos 9:1 I saw the LORD standing on the altar: and he said, Smite the lintel of the door, that the posts may shake: and cut them in the head...

Matthew 27:66 So they went, and made the sepulcher sure, sealing the stone, and setting a watch.

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

Joshua 10:19
But don't stop; pursue your enemies! Attack them from the rear and don't let them reach their cities, for the LORD your God has given them into your hand."

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