The Lord said to Joshua, “Do not be afraid(A) of them; I have given them into your hand.(B) Not one of them will be able to withstand you.”(C)

After an all-night march from Gilgal, Joshua took them by surprise. 10 The Lord threw them into confusion(D) before Israel,(E) so Joshua and the Israelites defeated them completely at Gibeon.(F) Israel pursued them along the road going up to Beth Horon(G) and cut them down all the way to Azekah(H) and Makkedah.(I) 11 As they fled before Israel on the road down from Beth Horon to Azekah, the Lord hurled large hailstones(J) down on them,(K) and more of them died from the hail than were killed by the swords of the Israelites.

12 On the day the Lord gave the Amorites(L) over to Israel, Joshua said to the Lord in the presence of Israel:

“Sun, stand still over Gibeon,
    and you, moon, over the Valley of Aijalon.(M)
13 So the sun stood still,(N)
    and the moon stopped,
    till the nation avenged itself on[a] its enemies,

as it is written in the Book of Jashar.(O)

The sun stopped(P) in the middle of the sky and delayed going down about a full day. 14 There has never been a day like it before or since, a day when the Lord listened to a human being. Surely the Lord was fighting(Q) for Israel!

15 Then Joshua returned with all Israel to the camp at Gilgal.(R)

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  1. Joshua 10:13 Or nation triumphed over

Or do you not know that wrongdoers will not inherit the kingdom of God?(A) Do not be deceived:(B) Neither the sexually immoral nor idolaters nor adulterers(C) nor men who have sex with men[a](D) 10 nor thieves nor the greedy nor drunkards nor slanderers nor swindlers(E) will inherit the kingdom of God. 11 And that is what some of you were.(F) But you were washed,(G) you were sanctified,(H) you were justified(I) in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and by the Spirit of our God.

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  1. 1 Corinthians 6:9 The words men who have sex with men translate two Greek words that refer to the passive and active participants in homosexual acts.

18 Flee from sexual immorality.(A) All other sins a person commits are outside the body, but whoever sins sexually, sins against their own body.(B) 19 Do you not know that your bodies are temples(C) of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own;(D) 20 you were bought at a price.(E) Therefore honor God with your bodies.(F)

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