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Joskua reneweth circumcision. JOSHUA, An angel appeareth to him westward, and all the kings of the the morrow after they had eaten of Canaanites which were by the sea, the old corn of the land, neither heard that the LORD had dried up had the children of Israel manna the waters of Jordan from before any more; but they did eat of the the children of Israel, until we were fruit of the land of Canaan that passed over, that their heart melt- year. ed; neither was there spirit in them 13 | And it came to pass when any more, because of the children Joshua was by Jericho, that he of Israel.

lifted up his eyes and looked, and 2 1 At that time the LORD said behold, there stood a man over unto Joshua, Make thee sharp against him with his sword drawn knives, and circumcise again the in his hand : and Joshua went children of Israel the second time. unto him, and said unto him, Art

3 And Joshua made him sharp thou for us, or for our adverknives, and circumcised the chil- saries? dren of Israel at the hill of the 14 And he said, Nay; but as foreskins.

captain of the host of the LORD 4 And this is the cause why am I now come. And Joshua Joshua did circumcise : All the fell on his face to the earth, and people that came out of Egypt, did worship, and said unto him, that were males, even all the men What saith my lord unto his ser of war died in the wilderness by vant? the way, after they came out of 15 And the captain of the LORD'S Egypt.

host said unto Joshua, Loose thy 5 Now all the people that came shoe from off thy foot, for the out were circumcised; but all the place whereon thou standest is people that were born in the wil- holy: and Joshua did so. derness by the way as they came

CHAP. VI. forth out of Egypt, them they had Jericho besieged and taken., not circumcised.

up, of the of walked forty years in the wilder- Israel: none went out, and none ness, till all the people that were came in. men of war which came out of 2 And the LORD said unto Egypt were consumo, because Joshua, See, I have given into they obeyed not the voice of the thy hand Jericho, and the king LORD:

unto whom the LORD thereof, and the mighty men of sware that he would not shew valour. them the land which the LORD 3 And ye shall compass the city, xware unto their fathers that he a!i ve men of war, and go round would give us, a land that floweth ahoạt the city once: thus shalt thou with milk and honey.

do six days. ? And their children, whom he 4 And seven priests shall bear raised up in their stead, them before the ark seven trumpets of Joshua circumcised: for they were rams' homs: and the seventh day uncircumcised, because they had ye shall compass the city, seven not circumcised them by the way. times, and the priests shall blow

8 And it came to pass when with the trumpets. they had done circumcising all the 5 And it shall come to pass, people, that they abode in their that when they make a long blast places in the camp, till they were with the ram's horn, and when whole.

ye hear the sound of the trumpet, 9. And the LORD said unto all the people shall shout with a Joshua, This day have I rolled great shout: and the wall of the away the reproach of Egypt from city shall fall down flat, and the off you: Wherefore the name of people shall ascend up every man the place is called Gilgal unto this straight before him. day.

6 T And Joshua the son of Nun 10 1 And the children of Israel called the priests, and said unto encamped in Gilgal, and kept the them, Take up the ark of the copassover on the fourteenth day of venant, and let seven priests bear the month at even, in the plains of seven trumpets of rams' horns beJericho.

fore the ark of the LORD. 11 And they did eat of the old 7 And he said unto the people, corn of the land on the morrow Pass on, and compass the city, and after the passover,

unleavened let him

that is armed pass on becakes and parched corn in the fore the ark of the LORD. self-game day

8.1 And it came to pass, when 12 TT And the manna ceased on) Joshua had spoken unto the peo.


Jericho besieged.

CHAP. VII. The walls fall down ple, that the seven priests bearing 20 So the people shouted when the seven trumpets of rams' horns the priests blew with the trumpets: passed on before the LORD, and and it came to pass, when the blew with the trumpets, and the people heard the sound of the ark of the covenant of the LORD trumpet, and the people shouted followed them.

with a great shout, that the wall 911 And the armed men went fell down flat, so that the people before the priests that blew with went up into the city, every man the trumpets, and the rere-ward straight before him, and they took came after the ark, the priests going the city. on, and blowing with the trumpets. 21 And they utterly destroyed all

10 And Joshua had commanded that was in the city, both man and the people, suying, Ye shall not woman, young and old, and ox, shout, nor make any noise with and sheep, and ass, with the edge your voice, neither shall any word of the sword. proceed out of your mouth, until 22 But Joshua had said unto the the day I bid you shout, then shall two men that had spied out the ye shout.

country, Go into the harlot's 11 So the ark of the LORD com- house, and bring, out thence the passed the city, going about it woman, and all that she hath, as once: and they came into the ye sware unto her. camp, and lodged in the camp. 23 And the young men that were

12 | And Joshua rose early in the spies went in, and brought out morning, and

the priests took up Rahab, and her father, and her the ark of the LORD.

mother, and her brethren, and all 13 And seven priests bearing that she had ; and they brought out seven trumpets of rams' horns be- all her kindred, and left them withfore the ark of the LORD went on out the camp of Israel. continually, and blew with the 24 And they burnt the city with trumpets: and the armed men fire, and all that was therein: only went before them; but the rere- the silver, and the gold, and the ward came after the ark of the vessels of brass and of iron, they LORD, the priests going on, and put into the treasury of the house blowing with the trumpets.

of the LORD. 14 And the second day they 25 And Loshua saved Rahab the compassed the city once, and re- harlot alive, and her father's houseturned into the camp. So they did hold, and all that she had; and six days.

she dwelleth in Israel coen unto 15 And it came to pass on the this day, because she hid the messeventh day, that they rose early sengers which Joshua sent to spy about the dawning of the day, and out Jericho. compassed the city after the same 26 11 And Joshua adjured them manner seven times: only on that at that time, saying, Cursed be the day they compassed the city seven man before the LORD, that riseth times.

up and buildeth this city Jericho: 16 And it came to pass at the he shall lay the foundation thereof seventh time, when the priests in his first-born, and in his youngest blew with the trumpets, Joshua son shall he set up the gates of it. said unto the people, Shout; for 27 So the LORD

was with the LORD hath given you the Joshua; and his fame was noised city.

throughout all the country. 17 " And the city, shall be ac

CHAP. VII. cursed, even it, and all that are Israelites smitten at Ai. therein to the LORD: Only Rahah Burthe children of that are with her in the house, be- cursed thing: for Achan, the son cause she hid the messengers that of Carmi, the son of Zabdi, the son we sent.

of Zerah, of the tribe of Judah, 18 And ye, in any wise keep took of the accursed thing: and yourseldes from the accursed thing, the anger of the LORD was kindled lest ye make yourselves accursed, against the children of Israel. when ye take of the accursed 2 And Joshua sent men from thing, and make the camp of Israel Jericho to Ai, which is beside a curse, and trouble it.

Beth-aven, on the east side of 19 But all the silver, and gold, Beth-el, and spake unto them, and vessels of brass and iron, are saying, 'Go up and view the coun consecrated unto the LORD: they try. And the men went up and shall come into the treasury of the viewed Ai. LORD.

3 And they returned to Joshug


Achan troubleth Israel: JOSHUA,

He is taken by lot, and said unto him, Let not all the tribes :, and it shall be, that the people go up; but let about two or tribe which the LORD taketh shall three thousand men go up and come according to the families smite Air and make not all the thereof; and the family which the people to labour thither; for they LORD shall take shall come by are but few.

households; and the household 4 So there went up thither of which the LORD shall take shall the people about three thousand come man by man. men: and they fled before the men 15 And it shall be, that he that of Ai.

is taken with the accursed thing 5 And the men of Ai smote of shall be burnt with fire, he and ai them about thirty and six men: for that he hath: because he hath they chased them from before the transgressed the covenant of the gate even unto Shebarim, and LORD, and because he hath smote them in the going down: wrought folly in Israel. wherefore the hearts of the people 16 1 So Joshua rose up early in melted, and became as water. the morning, and brought

Israel by 6 T And Joshua rent his clothes, their

tribes ; and the tribe of Judah and fell to the earth upon his face was taken: before the ark of the LORD until 17 And he brought the family of the even-tide, he and the elders of Judah, and he took the family of Israel, and put dust upon their the Zarhites: and he brought the heads.

family of the Zarhites man by 7 And Joshua said, Alas! O Lord man; and Zabdi was taken: God, wherefore hast thou at all 18 And he brought his housebrought this people over Jordan, to hold man by man; and Achan the deliver us into the hand of the son of Carmi, the son of Zabdi, the Amorites, to destroy us? would to son of Zerah, of the tribe of Judah, God we had been content, and was taken. dwelt on the other side Jordan! 19 And Joshua said unto Achan,

8 O Lord, what shall I say, My son, give, I pray thee, glory to when Israel turneth their backs be- the LORD God of Israel, and make fore their enemies!

confession unto him; and tell me 9 For the Canaanites, and all the now what thou hast done, hide it inhabitants of the land shall hear not from

me. of it, and shall envirorus round, 20 And Achan answered Joshua, and cut off our name from the and said, Indeed I have sinned earth: and what wilt thou do unto against the LORD God of Israel, thy great name?

and thus and thus have I done. 10 T. And the LORD said unto

21 When I saw among the spoils Joshua, Get thee up; wherefore a goodly Babylonish garment, and liest thou thus upon thy face?

two hundred shekels of silver, and 11 Israel hath sinned, and they a wedge of gold of fifty shekels have also transgressed my cove-weight, then I coveted them, and nant which I commanded them: took them, and behold, they are for they have even taken of the hid in the earth in the midst accursed thing, and have also of my tent, and the silver under stolen, and dissembled also, and it. they have put it even among their 22 1 So Joshua sent messengers,

and they ran unto the tent, and 12 Therefore the children of Is- behold, it was hid in his tent, and rael could not stand before their the silver under it. enemies, but turned their backs 23 And they took them out of before their enemies, because they the midst of the tent, and brought were accursed: neither will I be them unto Joshua, and unto all the with you any more, except ye children of Israel, and laid them destroy the accursed from among out before the LORD. you.

24 And Joshua, and all Israel 13 Up, sanctify the people, and with him, took Achan the son of say, Sanctify

yourselves against Zerah, and the silver, and the garto-morrow for thus saith the ment, and the wedge of gold, and LORD God of Israel, There is an his sons, and his daughters, and his accursed thing in the midst of oxen, and his asses, and his sheep, thee, O Israelthou canst not and his tent, and all that he had stand before thine enemies, until and they brought them unto the ye take away the accursed thing valley of Achor. from among you.

25 And Joshua said, Why hast 14 In the morning therefore ye thou troubled us? the LORD shali shall be brought according to your trouble thee this day. And all



and put to death.

CHAP. VIII. Stratagen for taking At. Israel stoned him with stoncs, and people of war that were with him, burned them with fire, after they went up, and drew nigh, and came had stoned them with stones. before the city, and pitched on the

26 And they raised over him a north side of Ai: now there was a great heap of stones unto this day. valley between them and Ai. So the LORD turned from the 12 And he took about five thoufierceness of his anger: where sand men, and set them to lie in fore the name of that place was ambush between Beth-el and Ai, called, The valley of Achor, unto on the west side of the city. this day.

13 And when they had set the CHAP. VIII.

people, even all the host that was Joshua's Stratagem against Ai. on the north of the city, and their A :

Joshua, Fear not, neither be Joshua went that night into the thou dismayed: take all the peo- midst of the valley. ple of war with thee, and arise, go 14 | And it came to pass when up to Ai: see, I have given into thy the king of Ai saw it, that they hand the king of Ai, and his people, hasted and rose up early, and the and his city, and his land :

men of the city went out against 2 And thou shalt do to Ai and Israel to battle, he and all his peo her king, as thou didst unto Jericho ple, at a time appointed, before the and her king : only the spoil there- plain: but he wist not that there of, and the cattle thereof, shall ye were liers in ambush against him take for a prey unto yourselves: behind the city. lay thee an ambush for the city be 15 And Joshua and all Israel hind it.

made as if they were beaten before 3 T So Joshua arose, and all the them, and fled by the way of the people of war, to go up against Ai: wilderness. and Joshua chose out thirty thou 16 And all the people that were sand mighty men of valour, and in Ai were called together to pursent them away by night.

sue after them: and they pursued 4 And he commanded them, say- after Joshua, and were drawn ing, Behold, ye shall lie in wait away from the city. against the city, even behind the 17 And there was not a man left city; go not very far from the city, in Ai, or Beth-el, that went not but be ye all ready:

out after Israel and they left 5 And I, and all the people that the city open, and pursued after are with me, will approach unto Israel. the city: and it shall come to pass

18 And the LORD said unto when they come out against

us, as Joshua, Stretch out the spear that at the first, that we will flee before is in thy hand toward Ai; for I them

will give it into thy hand.

And 6 (For they will come out after Joshua stretched out the spear us) till we have drawn them from that he had in his hand toward the the city; for they will say, They city. flee before us, as at the first: there 19 And the ambush arose quickly fore we will filee before them. out of their place, and they ran as

7 Then ye shall rise up from the soon as he had stretched out his ambush, and seize upon the city hand: and they entered into the for the LORD your God will deli- city, and took it, and hasted, and ver it into your hand.

set the city on fire. 8 And it shall be when ye have 20 And when the men of Ai look taken the city, that ye shall set the ed behind them, they saw, and becity on fire: according to the com- hold, the smoke of the city ascendmandment of the LORD shall ye ed up to heaven, and they had no do. See, I have commanded power to flee this way or that

way: and the people that fled to 9 l Joshua therefore sent them the wilderness turned back upon forth; and they went to lie in am- the pursyers, bush, and abode between Beth-el 21 And when Joshua and all and Ai, on the west side of Ai: but Israel saw that the ambush had Joshua lodged that night among taken the city, and that the smoke the people.

of the city ascended, then they 10 And Joshua rose up early in turned again, and slew the men of the morning, and numbered the Ai. people, and went up, he and the 22 And the other issued out of the elders of Israel, before the people city against them; so they were in to Ai.

the midst of Israel, some on this all the people, even the side,

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Ai taken and burned. JOSHUA, Gibconites obtain a league they smote them, so that they let the words of the law, the bless none of them remain or escape. ings and cursings, according to

23 And the king of Ai they took all that is written in the book of alive, and brought him to Joshua. the law.

24 'And it came to pass when Is 35 There was not a word of al. rael had made an end of slaying that Moses commanded, which all the inhabitants of Ai in the Joshua read not before all the confield, in the wilderness wherein gregation of Israel, with the wothey chased them, and when they men, and the little ones, and the were all fallen on the edge of the strangers that were conversant sword, until they were consumed, among them. that all the Israelites returned unto

CHAP. IX. Ai, and smote it with the edge of The Gibeonites' Craft. the sword.

25. And so it was, that all that AND it came to pass, when all fell that day, both of men and side Jordan, in the hills, and in the women, were twelve thousand, valleys, and in all the coasts of even all the men of Ai.

the great sea over against Leba26 For Joshua drew not his hand non, the Hittite, and the Amorback wherewith he stretched out ite, the Canaanite, the Perizzite, the spear, until he had utterly de- the Hivite, and the Jebusite heard stroyed all the inhabitants of Ai. thereof;

27 Only the cattle and the spoil 2 That they gathered themselves of that city Israel took for a prey together, to fight with Joshua and unto themselves, according unto with Israel, with one accord. the word of the LORD which he 3 T And when the inhabitants commanded Joshua,

of Gibeon heard what Joshua had 28 And Joshua burnt Ai, and done unto Jericho and to Ai, made it a heap for ever, even a de 4 They did work wilily, and solation unto this day.

went and made as if they had 29 And the king of Ai he hang- been ambassadors, and took old ed on a tree until even-tide: and sacks upon their asses, and wineas soon as the sun was down, Jo- bottles, old, and rent, and bound shua commanded that they should up; take his carcass down from the 5' And old shoes and clouted tree, and cast it at the entering of upon their feet, and old garments the gate of the city, and raise there- upon them; and all the bread of on a great heap of stones, that re- their , provision was dry and maincth unto this day.

mouldy. 30 9 Then Joshua built an altar 6 nd they went to Joshua unto unto the LORD God of Israel in the camp at Gilgal, and said unto mount Ebal,

him, and to the mon of Israel, We 31 As Moses the servant of the be come from a far country i now Lord commanded the children of therefore make ye a league with Israel, as it is written in the book us. of the law of Moses, An altar of 7 And the men of Israel said unto whole stones, over which no man the Hivites, Peradventure ye dwell hath lifted up any iron: and they among us; and how shall we make offered thereon burnt-offerings a league with you? unto the LORD, and sacrificed 8 And they said unto Joshua, peace-offerings.

We are thy servants. And Joshua 32 And he wrote there npon the said unto them, Who are ye? and stones a copy of the law of Moses, from whence come ye? which he wrote in the presence of 9 And they said unto him, From the children of Israel.

a very far country thy servants are 33 And all Israel, and their elders, come, because of the name of the and officers, and their judges, stood LORD thy God: for we have heard on this side the ark and on that the fame of him, and all that he side before the priests the Levites, did in Egypt, which bare the ark of the covenant 10 And all that he did to the two of the LORD, as well the stranger, kings of the Amorites, that were as he that was born among them; beyond Jordan, to Sihon king of half of them over against mount Heshbon, and to Og king of BaGerizim, and half of them over shan, which was at Ashtaroth. against mount Ebal; as Moses the 11 'Wherefore our elders, and all servant of the Lord had command the inhabitants of our country ed before, that they should bless spake to us, saying, Take victuals the people of Israel.

with you for the journey, and go 34 And afterward he read all to meet them, and say unto them

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