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Joshua's stratagem against A!. JOSHUA.

di destroyer CHAP. VIII.

15 And Joshua and all Israel made 19 ANE ND the LORD said unto Joshua, if they were beaten before them, and

Fear not, neither be thou dis-fled by the way of the wilderness. mayed: take all the people of war 16 And all the people that were in with thee, and arise, go up to AI; Ai were called together to pursue aiter see, I have given into thy 'hand the them: and they pursued after Joshua, king of Ai, and his people, and bis and were drawn away from the city. city, and his land :

17 And there was not a man lei: in 2 And thou shalt do to Ai and her Ai or Beth-el, that went not out after king, as thou didst unto Jericho ard Israel: and they leit the city open, her king : only the spoil thereof, and and pursued after Israel. the cattle thereof, shall ye take for a 19 And the LORD said unto Joshua, prey unto yourselves : lay thee an am Stretch out the spear that is in thy bush for the city behind it.

hand toward Ai; for I will give it into 3 So Joshua arose, and all the people thine hand. And Joshua stretched out of war, to go up against Ai: and Jo- the spear that he had in his band to. shua chose out thirty thousand nighty ward the city. men of valour, and sent thein away by 19 And the ambush arose quickly tight.

out of their place, and they ran as soon 4 And he commanded them, saying, as he had stretched out his hand : and Bahold, ye shall lie in wait against the they entered into the city, and took it, city, even behind the city go not and hasted, and set the city on fire. very far from the city, but be ye ail 20 And when the men of Ai locked Teady:

behind them, they saw, and behold, 5 And I, and all the people that are the smoke of the city ascended up tó with me, will approach unto the city : heaven, and they had no power to tler and it shall come to pass, when they this way or that way: and the people come out against us, as at the first, that fled to the wilderness turned back that we will fiee before them,

upon the pursuers. 6 (For they will come out after us) 21 And when Joshua and all Israel till we have drawn then from the city saw that the ambush had taken the city, for they will say, They fiee before us, and that the smoke of the city ascended, as at the first : therefore we will flee then they turned again, and slew the before them.

men vi đi. 7. Then ye shall rise up from the 99 And the other issued out of the anibush, and seize upon the city : fori city against then; so they were in the LORD your God will deliver it into the midst of Israel, some on this side, your hand.

and some on that side: and they smote 8 And it shall be, when ye have them, so that they let none of them taken the city, that ye shall set the remain or escape. city on fire: according to the com 23 And the king of Ai they took anandınent of the LORD shall ye do. alive, and brought him to Joshua. See, I have commanded you.

44 And it came to pass, when Israel 91 Joshua therefore sent then forth : bad made an end of slaying all the and "they went to lie in ambush, and inhabitants of Ai in the field, in the abode between Beth-el and Ai, on the wilderness wherein they chased them, west side of Ai: but Joshua lodged and when they were all fallen on the that night ainong the people.

edge of the sword, until they were con10 And Joshua rose up early in the sumed, that all the Israelites returned! Ir.orning, and nambered the people, unto Ai, and smole it with the edge and went up, he and the elders of Isra- of the sword. el, before the people, to Ai.

25 And so it was, that all that fell 11 And all the people, even the people that day, both of men and women, of war that were with him, went up, were twelve thousand, even all the and drew nigh, and came before the men of Ai. city, and pitched on the north side of 26 For Joshua drew not his hand Ai : now there was a valley between back, wherewith he stretched out the tbem and Ai.

spear, until he had utterly destroyed 12 And he took about five thousand all the inhabitants of Ai. men, and set them to lie in ambush 27 Only the cattle and the spoil of between Beth-el and Ai, on the west that city Israel took for a prey unto side of the city.

themselves, according unto the word 13 And when ebey had set the people, of the LORD which he commanded ten all the host that was on the north Joshua. of the city, and their liers in wait on 29 And Joshua burnt Ai, and made the west of the city, shua went that it an heap for ever, even a desolation night into the midst of the valiey. unto this day.

14 | And it came to pass, when the 29 And the king of Ai he hanged on king of Ai saw it, that they hasted and a tree until even-tide ; and as soon as sose up early, and the men of the city the sun was down, Joshua commanded went out against Israel to battle, he that they should take his carcase and all his people, at a time appointed, down from the tree, and cast it at the beture the pain : but he wist not that entering of the gate of the city, and There were liers in ambush against bim raised thereon • great heap of scones,

that remaincth unto this day.

Read the city,

shwa buildeth an altar. CHAP. IX. The Gibeonlees made slag 30 Then Joshua built an aitar unto come, hecause of the name of the Ilie LORD God of Israel in mount Ebal, LORD thy God : for we bave heard the

31 As Moses the servant of the fame of him, and all that he did in LORD commanded the children of Is- Egypt, rael, as it is written in the book of the 10 And all that he did to the two law of Moses, An altar of whole stones, kings of the Amorites, that recte beyond over which no man fath lift up uný Jordan, to Sihon king of Heslihon, and iron: and they offers thereon burnt to Og king of Baslan, whicb was at offerings into the LORD, and sacrificed Ashtarosh. peace-offerings.

11 Wherefore our elders and all the 39 And he wrote there upon the inhabitants of our country spake to stones a copy of the lak oi Moses, us, saying, Tate viciuals with you for which he wrote in the presence c!!the journey, oni go toineet thein, tiie children of Israel.

and say to them, We are your ser. 33 And all Israel, and their elders, rants there are now niake ye a league and officers, and their judges, stood with us. on this side the ark and on that side!

19 This oor end we took hot for before the priests the Levices, which our provision out of our houses on tre bare the ark or the covenant of the day we came forth to go unto you: LORD), as well the stranger, as he that shut now, beholl, it is dry, and it is was born among them; Itali of hem wouldy! orer against mount Gerizin, and half 13 And these bottles of wine which of them over against mount Ehal; as we filled, rere new: and hebold, they Moses the servant of the LORD had be rent and these our garments and commanded belore, that they silouid our shoes are become old, by reason of bless the people of Israel.

the very lo!. journey. 34 And afterward he read all the

14 And the men inok of their vicFords of the law, the blessings and tuals, and asked not counsel at the cursings, according to all that is wril-mouth of the LORD. ten in the book ct the law.

15 And Joshua made peace with 35 There was got a word of all that ther, and made a league with them, to Moses commanded, wbich Joshua let them live: and the princes of the read not before all the congregation congregation svare unto them. of Israel, with the women, and the 16 And it came to pass at the end little ones, and the strangers that of three days atter they bad made a were conversant among them.

league with them, that they heard that CHAP. IX.

they were their neighbours, and that AND it came to pass, when all the they dweit among them. kings which

17 And the children of Israel jouirJordan, in the hills, and in the val- nered, and came unto their cities on leys, and in all the coasts of the great the third day. Now their cities perc sea over against Lebanon, the Hiitite, Gibeon, and Chephırab, and Bteroth, and the Amorite, the Canaanite, the and Kirjath-jearini. Perizzite, the Hivite, and the Jebu is And the children of Israel smote site, heard thereof;

them not, because the prirces of the ? That they gathered themselves congregation bad sworn unto them by together, to fight with Joshua and the LORD God of Israel. And all the with Israel, with one accord.

congregation murmured against the 31 And when the inhabitants of Gi-princes. beon beard what Josbua had done

19 But all the princes said unto all unto Jericho and to Ai,

the congregation, we have sworn unto 4. They did work wilily, and went them by the LORD God of Israel : and made as if they had been ambas- now therefore we may not touch sadors, and took old sacks upon their them. asses, and wine-bottles, old, and rent, 90 This we will do to them; we wil! and bound up;

eren let them live ; lest wrath be upco 5 And old shoes and clouted upon us, because of the oath which we sware their feel, and old garments upon unto tbem. them; and all the bread of their pro 21 And the princes said unto them, vision was dry and mouldy.

Let them live; but let thein be hewers 6 Add they went to Joshua unto the of wood, and drawers of water unto camp at Gilgal, and said unto him, all the congregation; as the princes and to the men of Israel, we be come had promised them. from a far country: now therefore 22 | And Joshua called for them, and inake ye a league with us.

he spake unto them, saying, Where7 And the men of Israel said acto fore have ye beguiled us, saying, We the Hivites, Peradventure ye dwell are very far froni yon; when ye dwell among us; and how shall we make a among us? Jeague with you?

23 Now therefore ye are cursed, and & And they said unto Joshua, We are there shall none of you be freed from thy servants. And Joshua said unto being bondmen, and hewers of wood ther, Who are yer and from whence and drawers of water for the house of come ye?

9 And they said unto him, From a 24 And they answered Joshua, and "eepy fa: country thy servants are said, Because it was certainly told ing

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JOSHUA The sun and moon stand still. servants, how that the LORD thy God 11 And it came to pass, as they fled commanded his servant Moses to give froin before Israel, and were in the you all the land, and to destroy all the going down to Beth-noron, that the inhabitants of the land fro before LORD cast down great stones from you, therefore we were sore afraid of beaven upon them unto Azekali, and our lives because of you, and have they died: they were niore which' died done this thing.

with hailstones than they, whoin the 25 And now, bchold, we are in thine children of Israel slew with the sword. hand: as it seemeth good and right 12 Then spake Joshua to the LORD unto thee to do unto iis, do.

in the day when the LORD delivered 26 And so did be unto them, and up the Amorites before the children delivered them out of the hand of the l of Israel, and he said in the sight of children of Israel, that they slew Israel, Sun, stand thou still upon Githem not.

beon, and thou, Moon, in the valley 27 And Joshua made them that day of Ajalon. hewers of wood and drawers of water 13 And the sun stood still, and the for the congregation, and for the altar moon stayed, until the people had of the LORD), even unto this day, in avenged themselves upon their ene. the place which he should choose. Dies. Is not this written in the book

of Jasher? So the sun stood still in the CHAP. X.

midst of Leaven, and hasted not to go Now it came to pass, when Adoni- down about a whole day.

zedek king of Jerusalem had heard 14 And there was no day like that how Joshua had taken Ai, and had before it or after it, that the LORD utterly destroyed it;, as he had done hearkened unto the voice of a man: to Jericho and her king, so he had for the LORD fought for Israel. done to Ai and her king, and how the 15 And Joshua returned, and all inhabitants of Gibeon had made peace Israel with bim, unto the camp to with Israel, and were among them ; Gilgal.

? That they feared greatly, because 16 But these five kings fled, and bid Gibeon was a great city, as one of the themselves in a cave at Makkedah. royal cities, and because it was greater 17 And it was told Joshua, saying, than Ai, and all the men thereof were the five kings are found bed in a cave. mighty

at Makkedah. 3 therefore Adoni-zedek king of 18 And Joshua said, Roll great stones Jerusalem sent unto Hobam king of upon the mouth of the cave, and set Hebron, and unto Piram king of Jar- men by it for to keep them: alth, and unto Japhia king of La 19 And stay ye not, but pursue after chish, and unto Debir king of Egion, your enemies, and smite the bindmost

of them ; suffer them not to enter into 4 Come up unto ine, and belp me, their cities : for the LORD your God that we may sırite Gibeon: for it hath bath delivered them into your hand. made peace with Joshua and with the 20 And it care to pass, when Joshua children of Israel.

and the children of Israel had made 5 Therefore the five kings of the an end of slaying them with a very Ainorites, the king of Jerusalem, the great slaughter, till they were con king of Hebron, the king of Jarmuth, sumed, that the rest which remained the king of Lachish, the ling of Eglon, of them entered into fenced cities. gathered themselves together, and 21 And all the people returned to went up. they and all their bosts, the camp to Joshua at Makkedah ini and encamped before Gibeon, and peace : none noved his longue against inade war against it.

any of the children of Israel. 6. And the men of Gibeon sent unto 22 Then said Joshua, Open the Joshua to the camp to Gilgal, saying, mouth of the cave, and bring out those Slack not tby hand from thy servants; five kings unto me out of the cave. come up to us quickly, and save us, 23 Aud they did so, and brought and help us; for all the kings of the forth those five kings unto bim out of Amorites that dwell in the mountains the cave, the king of Jerusalem, the are gathered together against us. king of Hebron, the king of Jarınuth,

7 $0 Joshua ascended from Gilgal, the king of Lachish, and the king of he, and all the people of war with bim, Eglon. and all the mighty men of valour. 24 And it came to pass, when they

89 And the LORD said unto Joshua, brought out those kings unto Joshua, Fear them not: for I have delivered that Joshua calied for all the men oi them into thine hand ; there shall not Israel, and said unto the captains of a man of them stand before thee.

the men of war wbich went with him, 9 Joshua therefore caine unto them Come near, put your feet upon the suddenly, and went up from Giigal necks of these kings. And they came all night.

near, and put their feet upon the necks 10 And the LORD discomfiled them of them. before Isracl, and slew tbean with a 25 And Joshua said unto them, Fear Ercat slaughter at Gibeon, and chased not, nor be dismayed, be strong and ihem along the way that goeth up to of good courage : for ebus shall the Peth-horon, and smote them to Aze- LORD do to all your enemies against bad, and unto Malkedah.

whom ye fight.


five kings hanged.

СНАР. Хt. Hazo laken and burned. 26 And afterward Joshua smote them, king thereof; as he had done also te and slew them, and hanged them on Libnah, and : her king. kre trees : and they were hanging up 40 So Joshua sinote all the country on the trees until the evening. of the bills, and of the soath, and

27 And it came to pass at the time of the vale, and of the springs, and of the going down of the sun, that Jo- all their kings: he left none rernaushua cominanded, and they took them ing, hut utterly destroyed all that down off the trees, and cast them into breathed, as the LORD God of Israel the cave wherein they had been hid, commanded. and laid great stones in the cave's 41 And Joshua sinote them from mouth, which remain until this very Kadesh-barnea even unto Gaza, and day.

all the country of Goshen, even unto 28 | And that day Joshua took Mak. Gibeon. kedah, and smote it with the edge of 49 And all these kings and their the sword, and the king thereof he land did Joshtia take at one time, beutterly destroyed, them, and all the cause the LORD God of Israel sought souls that were therein ; he let none for Israel. remain : and he did to the king of 43 And Joshua returned, and all Makkedah as he did unto the king of Israel with him, unto the camp to Jericho.

Gilga!. 29 Then Joshua passed from Mak

CHAP. XI. kedah, and all Israel with him, unto AND: it came to pass, when Jabin Libnah, and fought against Libnab:

30 And the LORD delivered it also, things, that he sent to Jobab king of and the king thereof, into the band Macon, and to the king of Shimron, of Israel; and he smote it wita the and to the king of Achshaph, edge of the sword, and all the souls 2 And to the kings that were on the that were therein ; he let none remain north of the mountains, and of the in it; but did unto the king thereof as plains south of Chinneroth, and in the he did unto the king of Jericho. valley, and in the borders of Dor on

31 | And Joshua passed from Libnah, the west, and all Israel with him, unto Lachish, 3 And to the Canarunite on the east and encamped against it, and fought and on the west, and to the amorite agunst it:

and the Hittite, and the Perizzite, 32 And the LORD delivered Lachish and the Jebusite in the mountains, into the hand of Israel, which took it and to the Hivite under Hermon in on the second day, and smote it with the land of Mizpeh. the edge of the sword, and all the 4 And they went out, they and all souls that were therein, according to their bosts with them, much people, all that he had done to Libnah.

even as the sand that is upon the sea 33 Then Horam king of Gezer came shore in multitude, with horses and up to help lachish; and Joshua smote chariots very many. him and his people, until he had left 5 And when all these kings were him none remaining.

met together, they came and pitched 34 | And from Lachish Joshua pass-together, at the waters of Merom, 10 ed unto Eglon, and all Israel with him: fight against Israel. and they encamped against it, and 6 i And the LORD said unto Joshua, fought against it:

Be not afraid because of them : for to35 And they took it on that day, and morrow about this time will I deliver smote it with the edge of the sword, them up all slain before Israel : thou and all the souls that were therein shalt bough their horses, and burn their he utterly destroyed that day, ac- chariots with fire. cording to all that he had done to 7 So Joshua came, and all the people Lachis.

of war with him, against them by ibe 36 9 And Joshua went up from Eg!on, waters of Merom suddenly ; and they and all Israel with him, unto Hebron; fell upon them. and they fought against it :

8 And the LORD delivered them into 37 And they took it, and smote it the hand of Israel, who smote them, with the edge of the sword, and the and chased them unto great Zidon, king thereof, and all the cities thereof, and unto Misrephoth-maiin, and unto and all the souls that were therein the valley of Mizpeh, eastward; and he left none remaining, according to they smole them, until they left thein all that he had done to Eglon ; but de- none remaining. stroyed it utterly, and all the souls that 9 And Joshua did unto them as the were therein.

LORD bade him: he hcugbed their 39 And Joshua returned, and all horses, and burnt their chariots with Israel with him, to Debir; and fought fire. against it :

10 T And Joshua at that time turned 39 And he took it, and the king back, and took Hazor, and smote the thereof, and all the cities thereof; and king thereof with the sword: for Hathey smote them with the edge of the zor beforetime was the head of all sword, and utterly destroyed all the those kingdoms. souls that were therein; he left bone 11 And they smote all the souls that remaining as he had done to He were therein with the edge of the bron, so he did to Debir, and to the sword, utterly destroying them: tee

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Joshua's victorice was not any left to breathe: and he, rirer Arnon, and from the middle of burnt Hazor with fre.

the river, and from half Gilead, even 12 And all the cities of those kings, unto the river Jabbok, which is the and all the kings of them, did Joshua border of the children of Ammon; take, and smote them with the edge of 3 And from the plain to the sea of the sword, and he utterly destroyed Chinneroth on the east, and unto the them, as Moses the servant of the LORD sea of the plain, even the salt sea on commanded.

the east, the way to Beth-jesbimoth; 13 But as for the cities that stood still and from the south, ander Asbdoth in their strength, Israel burned none of pisgah: them, save Hazor only; that did Jo 4 And the coast of Og king of Bashua burn.

shan, which was of the remnant of the 14 And all the spoil of these cities, giants, that dwelt at Ashtaroth and at and the cattle, the children of Israel Edrer took for a prey unto themselves : but 5 And reigned in mount Hermon, every man they smote with the edge and in Salcah, and in all Bashan, unto of the sword, until they had de the border of the Geshurites, and stroyed them, neither left they any to the Maacharhites, and half Gilead, the breathe.

border of Sihon king of Heshbon. 15 As the LORD commanded Moses 6 Thein Cid Moses the servant of the his servant, so did Moses command Jo- LORL and the children of Israel smite : shua, and so did Joshua; he left no- and Moses the servant or the LORD thing undone of all that the LORD com gave it for a possession unto the Reu. inanded Moses.

benites, and the Gadites, and the half 16 | So Joshua took all that land, the tribe of Manasseh. Sills, and all the south country, and 7. And these are the kings of the all the land of Goshen, and the valley, country which Joshua and the chiland the plain, and the mountain of dren of Israel sinote on this side JorIsrael, and the valley of the same; dan on the west, from Baal-gad in the

17 Éven from the mount Halak, that valley of Lebanon, even unto the mount goeth up to Seir, even unto Baal-gad Halak that goeth up to Seir which in the valley of Lebanon under mount Joshua gave unto the tribes of Israel Hermon : and all their kings he took, for a possession, according to their diand smote them, and slew them. visions :

18 Joshua made war a long time with 8 In the mountains, and in the val. all those kings.

leys, and in the plains, and in the 19 There was not a city that made springs, and in the wilderness, and in peace with the children of Israel, save the south country; the Hittites, the the Hivites the inbabitants of Gibeon : Amorites, and the Canaanites, the all other they took in battle.

Perizzites, the Hivites, and the Je20 For it was of the LORD to hardenbusites : their hearts, that they should come 9 The king of Jericho, one; the against Israel in battle, that he might king of Ai, which is beside Beth-el, destroy them utterly, and that they one ; Inight have no javour, but that he 10 The king of Jerusalem, one; the might destroy thein, as the LORD king of Hebron, one; commanded Moses.

11 The king of Jarmuth, one ; the 91 | And at that time camé Joshua, king of Lachish, one: and cut off the Anakims from the 12 The king of Eglon, one; the king mountains, from Hebron, from Debir, I of Gezer, one ; from Anab, and from all the moun 13 The king of Debir, one; the king tains of Judah, and from all the moun- of Geder, one; tains of Israel: Joshua destroyed thein 14 The king of Hormah, one;

the utterly with their cities.

king of Arad, one; 22 I'bere was none of the Anakims 15 The king of Libnah, one; the left in the land of the children of Is. king of Adullamn, one ; rael : orly, in Gaza, in Gath, and in 16 The king of Nakkedah, one; the Ashdod, there remained.

king of Beth-el, one ; 23 IT So Joshun took the wbole land, 17 The king of Tappuah, one; the according to all that the LORI) said un- king of Hepher, one; to Moses; and Joshua gave it for an in 15 The king of Aphek, one ; the heritance unto Israel, according to king of Lasharon, one; their divisions by their tribes. And the 19 The king of Madon, one; the land tested from war.

king of Hazor, one ; CHAP. XI.

20 The king of Shimron-meron, Now these are the kings of the one, the king of Achshaph, one;

land, which the children of Is 21 The king of Taanach, one; the rael smote, and possessed their land king of Megiddo, one; on the other side Jordan toward the 22 The king of Kedesh, one ; the rising of the sun, from the river Arnon king of Jokneam of Carmel, one: unto mount Hermon, and all the plain 23 The king of Dor in the coast of on the east :

Dor, one ; the king of the nations of 2 Sibon king of the Amonites, who Gilgal, one ; dwelt in Heshbon, and ruled rom 94 The king of Tirzah ooo ; all the Aloer, which is upon the bank

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