SEV Biblia, Chapter 10:26 Y después de esto Josué los hirió y los mató, y los hizo colgar en cinco maderos; y quedaron colgados en los maderos hasta la tarde.
Clarke's Bible Commentary - Joshua 10:26 Verse 26. Smote-slew-and hanged them on five trees] Hanging alive seems a barbarous custom: among the Hebrews, criminals were first deprived of life; this was the debt required by justice: then they were hanged up, perhaps generally by the hands, not by the neck; this was done by way of example, to deter others from committing the crimes for which those had suffered: but they were never permitted to hang thus exposed all night, as this could have answered no purpose, either of justice or example, as they could not be seen in the night- season. One day also was deemed enough for their exposure, it being thought sufficient to show the public that justice had been executed; and to have exhibited them longer would have appeared to be a barbarous cruelty which attempted to extend punishment beyond the possible requisitions of justice. See the note on Deut. xxi. 23.
John Gill's Bible Commentary Ver. 26. And afterwards Joshua smote them and slew them , etc.] With the sword; either by his own hands, or by others whom he ordered to slay them: and hanged them on five trees ; to their shame and disgrace, and the terror of others: and they were hanging upon the trees until the evening ; by way of contempt of them, and as a spectacle of terror to others, especially to the inhabitants of Makkedah, and their king they were now besieging.
Matthew Henry Commentary Verses 15-27 - None moved his tongue against any of the children of Israel. This show their perfect safety. The kings were called to an account, as rebel against the Israel of God. Refuges of lies will but secure for God' judgment. God punished the abominable wickedness of these kings, the measure of whose iniquity was now full. And by this public act of justice, done upon these ringleaders of the Canaanites in sin, he woul possess his people with the greater dread and detestation of the sin of the nations that God cast out from before them. Here is a type an figure of Christ's victories over the powers of darkness, and of believers' victories through him. In our spiritual conflicts we mus not be satisfied with obtaining some important victory. We must pursu our scattered enemies, searching out the remains of sin as they rise u in our hearts, and thus pursue the conquest. In so doing, the Lord wil afford light until the warfare be accomplished.
Original Hebrew ויכם 5221 יהושׁע 3091 אחרי 310 כן 3651 וימיתם 4191 ויתלם 8518 על 5921 חמשׁה 2568 עצים 6086 ויהיו 1961 תלוים 8518 על 5921 העצים 6086 עד 5704 הערב׃ 6153