New Living Translation
Joshua traveled all night from Gilgal and took the Amorite armies by surprise.
King James Bible
Joshua therefore came unto them suddenly, and went up from Gilgal all night.
Darby Bible Translation
And Joshua came upon 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),
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
10:9 Came suddenly - Though assured by God of the victory, yet he uses all prudent means. All night - It is not said, that he went from Gilgal to Gibeon in a night's space; but only that he travelled all night; unto which you may add part either of the foregoing or of the following day. It is true, God had promised, that he would without fail deliver the enemies into his hand. But God's promises are intended, not to slacken, but to quicken our endeavours. He that believeth doth not make haste, to anticipate providence; but doth make haste to attend it, with a diligent, not a distrustful speed.
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"Do not be afraid of them," the LORD said to Joshua, "for I have given you victory over them. Not a single one of them will be able to stand up to you."
The LORD threw them into a panic, and the Israelites slaughtered great numbers of them at Gibeon. Then the Israelites chased the enemy along the road to Beth-horon, killing them all along the way to Azekah and Makkedah.
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