12 On the day that the Lord gave up the Amorites to the ·Israelites [L sons/T children of Israel], Joshua stood before all the people of Israel and said to the Lord:
“Sun, stand still over Gibeon.
Moon, stand still over the Valley of Aijalon.”
13 So the sun stood still,
and the moon stopped
until the ·people [nation] ·defeated [took vengeance on] their enemies.
·These words are [L Is this not…?] written in the ·Book [Scroll] of Jashar [C meaning “Upright One”; an extrabiblical account of Israel’s wars, now lost; 2 Sam. 1:18].
The sun stopped in the middle of the sky and waited to go down for a full day. 14 ·That has never happened at any time [L There has been no day like it] before that day or since. That was the day the Lord listened to a human being. Truly the Lord was fighting for Israel!Read full chapter