Parallel Verses

International Standard Version

So the sun remained still and the moon stood in place until the nation settled their score with their enemies. This is recorded, is it not, in the book of Jashar? The sun stood in place in the middle of the sky and seemed not to be in a hurry to set for nearly an entire day.

New American Standard Bible

So the sun stood still, and the moon stopped, Until the nation avenged themselves of their enemies Is it not written in the book of Jashar? And the sun stopped in the middle of the sky and did not hasten to go down for about a whole day.

King James Version

And the sun stood still, and the moon stayed, until the people had avenged themselves upon their enemies. Is not this written in the book of Jasher? So the sun stood still in the midst of heaven, and hasted not to go down about a whole day.

Holman Bible

And the sun stood still
and the moon stopped
until the nation took vengeance on its enemies.Isn’t this written in the Book of Jashar?So the sun stopped
in the middle of the sky
and delayed its setting
almost a full day.

A Conservative Version

And the sun stood still, and the moon stayed, until the nation had avenged themselves of their enemies. Is not this written in the book of Jashar? And the sun stayed in the midst of heaven, and hastened not to go down about a whole

American Standard Version

And the sun stood still, and the moon stayed, Until the nation had avenged themselves of their enemies. Is not this written in the book of Jashar? And the sun stayed in the midst of heaven, and hasted not to go down about a whole day.

Amplified

And the sun stood still, and the moon stayed, until the nation took vengeance upon their enemies. Is not this written in the Book of Jasher? So the sun stood still in the midst of the heavens and did not hasten to go down for about a whole day.

Bible in Basic English

And the sun was at rest and the moon kept its place till the nation had given punishment to their attackers. (Is it not recorded in the book of Jashar?) So the sun kept its place in the middle of the heavens, and was waiting, and did not go down, for the space of a day.

Darby Translation

And the sun stood still, and the moon remained where it was, until the nation had avenged themselves upon their enemies. Is not this written in the book of Jasher? And the sun remained standing in the midst of heaven, and hasted not to go down about a full day.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

And the sun stood still, and the moon stayed until the nation had avenged themselves upon their enemies. Is not this written in the book of righteousness? So the sun stood still in the midst of heaven and hastened not to go down about a whole day.

Julia Smith Translation

And the sun will be silent, and the moon stood, till the people will be avenged upon its enemies. Is it not written upon the book of the upright? and the sun will stand in the half of the heavens, and it hasted not to go down for a whole day.

King James 2000

And the sun stood still, and the moon stayed, until the people had avenged themselves upon their enemies. Is not this written in the book of Jasher? So the sun stood still in the midst of heaven, and hastened not to go down about a whole day.

Lexham Expanded Bible

And the sun stood still, and the moon stopped, until [the] nation took vengeance [on] its enemies. Is it not written in the scroll of Jashar? The sun stood still in the middle of the heaven and was not in haste to set for about a full day.

Modern King James verseion

And the sun stood still, and the moon stood still, until the people had avenged themselves on their enemies. Is this not written in the Book of Jasher? And the sun stood still in the midst of the heavens, and did not hasten to go down about a whole day.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

And the sun abode, and the moon stood still, until the people had avenged themselves upon their enemies. Is not this written in the book of the righteous, how that the sun abode in the midst of heaven and hasted not to go down by the space of a whole day?

NET Bible

The sun stood still and the moon stood motionless while the nation took vengeance on its enemies. The event is recorded in the Scroll of the Upright One. The sun stood motionless in the middle of the sky and did not set for about a full day.

New Heart English Bible

The sun stood still, and the moon stayed, until the nation had avenged themselves of their enemies. Isn't this written in the book of Jashar? The sun stayed in the midst of the sky, and did not hurry to go down about a whole day.

The Emphasized Bible

So the sun, was still, and, the moon, stayed, until a nation should be avenged on its fees. Is not, that, written in the Book of the Upright? So then the sun stayed in the middle of the heavens, and hastened not to go in, about a whole day.

Webster

And the sun stood still, and the moon stayed, until the people had avenged themselves upon their enemies. Is not this written in the book of Jasher? So the sun stood still in the midst of heaven, and hasted not to go down about a whole day.

World English Bible

The sun stood still, and the moon stayed, until the nation had avenged themselves of their enemies. Isn't this written in the book of Jashar? The sun stayed in the midst of the sky, and didn't hurry to go down about a whole day.

Youngs Literal Translation

and the sun standeth still, and the moon hath stood -- till the nation taketh vengeance on its enemies; is it not written on the Book of the Upright, 'and the sun standeth in the midst of the heavens, and hath not hasted to go in -- as a perfect day?'

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
And the sun
שׁמשׁ 
Shemesh 
Usage: 134

and the moon
ירח 
Yareach 
Usage: 26

גּי גּוי 
Gowy 
Usage: 558

נקם 
Naqam 
Usage: 35

אויב איב 
'oyeb 
Usage: 272

Is not this
היא הוּא 
Huw' 
Usage: 1716

כּתב 
Kathab 
Usage: 223

in the book
ספרה ספר 
Cepher 
Usage: 186

So the sun
שׁמשׁ 
Shemesh 
Usage: 134

in the midst
חצי 
Chetsiy 
Usage: 125

of heaven
שׁמה שׁמים 
Shamayim 
Usage: 420

and hasted
אוּץ 
'uwts 
Usage: 10

not to go down

come, bring, ... in, enter, go, carry, ...down, pass, ...out,
Usage: 0

Context Readings

The Sun Stands Still At Gibeon

12 Later that day, Joshua spoke to the LORD while the LORD was delivering the Amorites to the Israelis. This is what he said in the presence of Israel: "Sun, be still over Gibeon! Moon, stand in place in the Aijalon Valley!" 13 So the sun remained still and the moon stood in place until the nation settled their score with their enemies. This is recorded, is it not, in the book of Jashar? The sun stood in place in the middle of the sky and seemed not to be in a hurry to set for nearly an entire day. 14 There has never been a day like it before or since, when the LORD listened to the voice of a man, because the LORD was fighting on behalf of Israel.


Cross References

2 Samuel 1:18

and he gave orders to teach the descendants of Judah the art of warfare, as is recorded in the Book of Jashar:

Isaiah 38:8

Watch! I will make the shadow on the steps of the upper dial of Ahaz that marks the sun go ten steps backwards."'" Then the sunlight turned back on the dial the ten steps by which it had gone down.

Habakkuk 3:11

The sun and moon stand still in their orbits; at the glint of your arrows they speed along, even at the gleam of your flashing spear.

Numbers 21:14

which is why the Book of the Wars of the LORD reads, "Waheb and Suphah and the wadis of the Arnon,

Numbers 31:2

"Be sure to exact vengeance on behalf of the Israelis from the Midianites, after which you'll be taken home to your people."

Joshua 10:11

While they were fleeing in front of Israel and descending the slope of Beth-horon, the LORD rained down huge hailstones on them as far as Azekah, and they died. More died because of the hailstones than were killed by the Israelis in battle.

Joshua 10:14

There has never been a day like it before or since, when the LORD listened to the voice of a man, because the LORD was fighting on behalf of Israel.

Judges 5:2

"When hair grows long in Israel, when the people give themselves willingly, bless the LORD!

Judges 16:28

Then Samson cried out to the LORD, "Lord GOD, please remember me. And please strengthen me this one time, God, so that I can repay the Philistines right now for my two eyes."

Esther 8:13

A copy of the document was to be issued as law in each and every province and published for all people, indicating that the Jewish people were to be ready to take vengeance on their enemies on that day.

Psalm 19:4

yet their message goes out into all the world, and their words to the ends of the earth. He has set up a tent for the sun in the heavens,

Psalm 74:16-17

Yours is the day, and yours is the night; you established the moon and the sun.

Psalm 136:7-9

to the one who made the great lights, for his gracious love is everlasting

Psalm 148:3

Praise him, sun and moon; praise him, all you shining stars.

Isaiah 24:23

Then the moon will be embarrassed and the sun ashamed, for the LORD of the Heavenly Armies will reign on Mount Zion and in Jerusalem; and in the presence of its elders there will be glory."

Joel 2:10

"The land quivers in their presence; even the heavens shake. The sun and moon will grow dark, and the stars will stop shining.

Joel 2:31

The sun will be given over to darkness, and the moon to blood, before the coming of the great and terrifying Day of the LORD.

Joel 3:15

The sun and moon will grow dark, and the stars will stop shining.

Matthew 5:45

so that you will become children of your Father in heaven, because he makes his sun rise on both evil and good people, and he lets rain fall on the righteous and the unrighteous.

Matthew 24:29

"Immediately after the troubles of those days, "The sun will be darkened, the moon will not give its light, the stars will fall from the sky, and the powers of heaven will be shaken loose.'

Luke 18:7

Won't God grant his chosen people justice when they cry out to him day and night? Is he slow to help them?

Acts 2:20

The sun will become dark, and the moon turn to blood, before the coming of the great and glorious Day of the Lord.

Revelation 6:10

They cried out in a loud voice, "Holy and true Sovereign, how long will it be before you judge and take revenge on those living on the earth who shed our blood?"

Revelation 6:12

Then I saw the lamb open the sixth seal. There was a powerful earthquake. The sun turned as black as sackcloth made of hair, and the full moon turned as red as blood.

Revelation 8:12

When the fourth angel blew his trumpet, one-third of the sun, one-third of the moon, and one-third of the stars were struck so that one-third of them turned dark. One-third of the day was kept from having light, as was the night.

Revelation 16:8-9

The fourth angel poured his bowl on the sun, which then was allowed to burn people with fire,

Revelation 21:23

The city doesn't need any sun or moon to give it light, because the glory of God gave it light, and the lamb was its lamp.

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