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Joshua 10:26-28 New English Translation (NET Bible)

26 Then Joshua executed them[a] and hung them on five trees. They were left hanging on the trees until evening. 27 At sunset Joshua ordered his men to take them down from the trees.[b] They threw them into the cave where they had hidden and piled large stones over the mouth of the cave. (They remain to this very day.)[c]

Joshua Launches a Southern Campaign

28 That day Joshua captured Makkedah and put the sword to it and its king. He annihilated everyone who lived in it; he left no survivors. He did to its king what he had done to the king of Jericho.


  1. Joshua 10:26 tn Heb “struck them down and killed them.”
  2. Joshua 10:27 sn For the legal background of the removal of the corpses before sundown, see Deut 21:22-23.
  3. Joshua 10:27 tn Heb “to this very day.” The words “They remain” are supplied in the translation for clarification.
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