26 After this, Joshua struck them down and executed them. He hung[a] their bodies on five trees[b] and they were there until evening.(A) 27 At sunset Joshua commanded that they be taken down from the trees[c](B) and thrown into the cave where they had hidden. Then large stones were placed against the mouth of the cave, and the stones are there to this day.(C)

Conquest of Southern Cities

28 On that day Joshua captured Makkedah and struck it down with the sword, including its king. He completely destroyed it[d] and everyone in it, leaving no survivors. So he treated the king of Makkedah as he had the king of Jericho.(D)

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  1. Joshua 10:26 Or impaled
  2. Joshua 10:26 Or wooden stakes
  3. Joshua 10:27 Or wooden stakes
  4. Joshua 10:28 Some Hb mss read them

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