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fax, which sheliad laidin order upon the roof. 22 And they went, and came unto the
7 And the men pursued after them the mountain, and abode ibere three days, until ray !o Jorrlan, unto the fords: and as soun the pursues were returned. And ihe puras illey which pursued after them were gone siers souglit their throughout all the way oui, iliey shut the gate.
but found then not. 3 | And, before they were laid down, she 23 | So the two men returned, and decame up unlo thern upon the roof; scended from the nountain, and passed over,
9 And she said unto the men, I know that and came to Joshua the son of Nun, and told the Lord barb given you the land, and that tim all things ibat belell them : your terror is fallen upon us, and that all 24 And they said unto Josline, Truly the die iuliabitants of the land faint because of Lord hath delivered into our bands all the
land: for even ail ilse inliabitants of the 10 For we liave beard how the Lord dried country do faint because of us. ap the water of the Red sea for you, when
CHAP. III. ye rame out of Egypt; and what ye did unw the two kings of the Amorites that were and they removed froin Shillim, aud on the other side Jordan, Silou and Og, came to Jordan, he and all the children of Is. whom ye utterly destroyed.
rael,and lodged there before they passed over 11 And as soon as we had heard these 21 And it came to pass, alter three days, things, our hearts did melt, neither did there that the officers went through the host; remain any more courage in any man be- 3 Ånd they commanded te people, saying, cause of you; for the Lord your God, he Wlien ye see the ark of the covenant of the is God in heaven above, and in earth be LORD your God, and the priests the Levites leath.
bearing it, then ye shall remove from your 12 Now therefore, I pray you, swear unto place, and go after it : me lvy ibe LORD, since I have shiewed you 4 Yet there shall be a space between you Lindness, that ye will also shew kindness and it, about two thousand cubils by mea. into my father's house, and give me a true sure: come not near unto it; that ye may oken:
know the way by which ye must go : for ye 13 And that ye will save alive my father, have not passed this way heretofore. and my mother, and my brethren, and my 5 1 And Joshua said unto the people, Sanousters, and all that they bave, and deliver tify yourselves: for 10-morrow the LORD our lives from death,
will do wonders among you. 14 And the men answered her, Our life 6 And Joshua spake unto the priests, say. for yours, if ye ulter not this our business. ing, Take up the ark of the covenant, and And it sliall be, when the LORD hatlı given pass over before the people. Avd they look as the land, that we will deal kindly and up the ark of the covenant, and went hefore truly vitl: thiee.
the people. 15 Then she let them down by a cord 71 And the Lord said unto Joshua, This through the window: for lier house was upon day will I begin 10 magnify thee in the sigbt
16 And she said , you to the was with Moses, so l'will be with thee. mountain, lest the pursuers ineet you ; and 8 And thou shalt cominand the priests that hide yourselves there three days, until the bear the ark of the covenant, saying, When pursuers be returned : aud asierward inay ye are come to the brink of the water of Jorye go your way.
dan, ye shall stand stili in Jordan. 17 And the men said unto her, We will be 91 And Joshua said unto the children of blameless of this thine oath which tuou last Israel, Come Wither, and hear the words ja made us swear :
the LORD your God. 18 Behuld, when we come into the land, 10 And Joshua said, Ilereby ye shall know thou shalt bind this line of scarlet iliread in that the living God is among you, and thut the window which thou didst let us down he will without fail drive out from before by: and thou shall bring thy father, and thy you the Canaanites, and the liittites, and mother, and thy brethren, and all thy father's lihe Hiviles, and the Perizzites, and the Gir. household, honie unto thee.
gashites, and the Amorites, and the Jebusites 19 And it shail be, that wliosoever shall go 11 Belok, the ark of the covenant of the cud of the doors of thy house into the street, Lord of all the carth passeth over before bis blood shull be upon his head, and we will you into Jordan. bp guilllees; and whosoerer shall be with 12 Now therefore take you twelve men it:ee m the house, his blood shall be on our out of the tribes of Israel, cut of every tribe bea'l, if uny land be upon him.
20 And if thou utier ihis our business, then 13 And it shall come to pass, as soon as we will be quit of thine oath which thou the soles of the feet of the priests that bear bast inade us to swear.
the ark of the LORD, llie Lord of all the 21. And she said, According unto your earth, shall rest in the waters of Jordan, that words, so be it. And she sent them away, the waters of Jordan shall be cai off from and they departeci: and she bound t'ie scar- the waters that coume down from above; and bet line in the window.
they shall stand upon an beap.
the town wall, and she dweb, un . as I
41 And it came to pass, when the peo that Meses commanded Joshua: and the ple removed from their tents to pass over people hasted and passed over. Jordan, and the priests bearing the ark of 11 And it came to pass, when all the penple De covenant before the people ;
were clean passed over, that the ark of the 15 And as they that bare the ark were LORD passed over, and the priests, in the come unto Jordan, and the feet of the priests presence of the people. that bare the ark were dipped in the brim of 12 And the children of Reuben, and the le the water, (sor Jordan overfloweth all his children of Gad, and lialf the tribe of Ma. banks all the time of harvest,)
nasseh, passed over armed before the children ! 16 That the waters which came down of Israel, as Moses spake unto them. from above, stood, and rose up upon an 13 About forty thousand, prepared for heap, very far from the city Adam, that is war, passed over before the LORD unto sa: beside Zarelan; and those that came down tie, 1o the plains of Jericho. toward the sea of the plain, even the sale sea, 14 f. On that day the LORD magnified failed, and were cut off: and the people Joshua in the siglit of all Israel; and they passed over riglit against Jericho.
feared liim as they feared Moses all the days 17 And the priests, that bare the ark of of his life. the covenant of the LORD, stood finn on 15 ! And the LORD spake unto Joshua, dry ground in the midst of Jordan, and all saying, the Israelites passed over on dry ground, *16 Command the priests that bear the ark until all the people were passed clean over of the testimony, that they come up ou of 1 Jordan.
17 Joshua therefore commanded the AND it came to pass, when all the peor priests, saying, Coine ye up out of Jordan
Jordan, ibat the Lord spake anio Joshua, saying, that bare the ark of the covenant of the LORD
2 Take you twelve men out of the people, were come up out of the midst of Jordan, out of every tri'e a man:
and the soles of the priests' feet were lifted 3 And coir aand ye them, saying, Take up unto the dry land, that the waters of Joryoa heuce oul of the midst of Jordan, out of dan returned into their place, and Howed the place where the priests' feet stood firm, over all his banks, as they did before. twelve stone ; and ye shall carry them over 19 1 And the people came up out of Jor: with you, and leave them in the lodging- elan on the tenth day of the st month, and place where ye shall lodge this night, encamped in Gilgal, in u east border of is
4 Tlien Josivua called the twelve men, Jericho. whom ne liad prepared of the children of 201 And those twelve stones, which they Israe. out of every tribe a man;
took out of Jordan, did Joshua pilch ia 5 And Joshua said unto them, Pass over Gilgal. be re the ark of the LORD your God into 21 And he spake unto the children of Israel, H midst of Jordan, and take you up every saying, When your children shall ask their
an of you a stone upon his shoulder, ac- faibers in time to come, saying, What mean ording unto the number of the tribes of these stones? the children of Israel:
29 Then ye shall let your children know, 6 That this may be a sign among you, saying, Israel came over iliis Jordan on dry that when your children ask their fuihers land. in time to come, saying, Wbat mean ye by 23 For the LORD your God dried up the these stones?
waters of Jordan from before you, until ve 7 Then ye shall answer them, That the were passed over, as the LORD your God did waters of Jordan were cut off before the ark to the Red sea, which he dried up from beof the covenant of the Lord; when it passed fore us, until we were gone over; over Jordan, the waters of Jordan were cut 24 That all the people of the earth might off: aud tijese stones shall be for a memorial know the hand of tne LORD, that it is migliunto the children of Israel for ever, ty; that ye might sear the LORD your God
S And ile children of Israel did so as Jo- for ever. slica commanded, and took up twelve stones
CHAP. V. out of the midstollardan; as the Lobop spake AND it came to pass when
all the kings tribes of the children of Israel, and carried of Jordan westward, and all the kings of them over with them unto the place where the Canaanites, wiichi ucre by the sea, heard they lodiged, and laid them down there. thal tlie Lord had dried up the waters of
I l And Joshua set up twelve stones in the Jordan from before the children of Israel, midst of Jordan, in the place where the feet until we were passed over, tliat their heart of the priests which bare the ark of the core melted; neither was there spirit in them any naut stood: and they are there unto this day. more, because of the children of Israel.
10 For the priests which bare the ark stood 21 Althallime the LORD said unto Josliua, in the midst of Jordan, until every thing was Make thee sharp knives, and circumcise finished that the LORD conimanded Joshua again the children of Israel the second time. lo speak unto the people
Bircumcised the children of Israel at the hill of war, and go round about the city once. of the foreskins.
Thus shalt thou do six days. 4 And this is the cause why Joshua did cir- 4 And seven priests shall bear before the ark cumcise: All the people that came out of seven trumpets of rams' horns; and the seventh Egypt, that were males, even all the men or day ye shall compass the city seven times, and war, died in the wilderness by the way, af- die priests shall blow with the trumpets. ter they came out of Egypt.
5' And it shall come to pass, tha: when 5 Now a!l the people that came out were they make a long blast with the ram's hori, circumcised, but all the people thut were and when ye hear the sound of the trumpet, born in the wilderness by the way as they all the people shall shout with a great shoul; came forılı out of Egypt, them they had not and the wall of the city shall fall down Hai, circumcised.
and the people shall ascend up, every man 6 For the children of Israel walked forty straight before him. years in the wilderness, till all the people 6 1 And Joshua the son of Nun called the thul were men of war, which came out of priests, and said unto them, Take up the ark Egypt, were consumed, because they odeyed of the covenant, and let seven priests bear not the voice of the LORD: unto whom the seven trumpets of rams' horns before the ari LORD sware that he would not shew them of the Lord. the land wliich die Lord sware unto their 7 And he said unto the people, Pass on, fathers that he would give us, a land that and compass the city, and let him that is floweth with milk and honey.
armed pass on before the ark of the LORD. 7 And their children, whom he raised un 81 And it came to pass, when Joshua had in their stead, them Josbua circumcised : for spoken unto the people, that the seves priests, they were uncircumcised, because they liad bearing tbe seven trumpels of rams' horns, noi circumcised them by the way.
passed on before the Lord, and blew withi 8 And it came to pass, when they had done ihe trumpets; and the ark of the covenant circumcising all the people that they abode in of the Lord followed them. their places in the camp till they were whole. 9 And the armed men went before the
9 And the Lord said unto Joshua, This priests that blew with the trumpets, and this day have I rolled away the reproach of rere-ward came after the ark, the priests go Egypt from off you: wherefore the name of ing on, and blowing with the trumpets. the place is called Gilgal unto this day. 10 And Joshua had commanded the people,
JÓ 1 And the children of Israel encamped saying, Ye shall not sliout, nor make any noize in Gilgal, and kept the passover on the four- with your voice, neither shall any word
pro teenth day of the mouth at even, in the plains céed out of your inouth, until the day I'bid of Jericho.
you shout; then shall ye shout. 11 And they did eat of the old corn of the 11 So the ark of the LORD compassed the land on the morrow after the passover, un-city, going about it onre: and they came leavened cakes, and parched corn in the self- into the camp, and lodged in the camp. same day.
12 | And Joshua rose early in the morn12 $ And the manna ceased on the morrowing, and the priests took up the ark of the after they had eaten of the old corn of the Lord. land; neither had the children of Israel man- 13 And seven priests, bearing seven trumna any more; but they did eat of the fruit of pets of rams' horns before the ark of the the land of Canaan that year.
LORD), went on continually, and blew with 13! And it came to pass,wlien Joshua was by the trumpets: and the armed men went be. Jericho, that he lifted up his eyes and looked, fore them; but the rere-ward came after ilie and, behold, there stood a man over against ark of the Lord, the priests going on, and bim, with his sword drawn in his hand: and blowing with the trumpets. Joshua went unto him, and said unto him, 14 And the second day they compassed the Srt thou for us, or for our adversaries? city once, and returned into the camp : so
14 And he said, Nay; but as captain of they did six jays. the lost of the Lord am I now come. And 15 And it came to pass on the seventh day, Joshua seil on his face to the earth, and did that they rose early, about the dawning of the worship, and said unto him, What saith my day, and compassed the city afier the same Lord unto his servant ?
manner seven times : only on tbal day thev 15 And the captain of the Lord's host said compassed the city seven times. unto Joshma, Loose thy shoe from off thy 16 And it came to pass at the seventh time, Cfoot; for the place whereon thou standest is when the priests blew with the trumpets, Loly. And Joshua did so.
Joshua said unto the people, Slout; for tha CHA. VI.
Lord liath given you the city. Norecichereras traitly shut up because
17 | And the city shall be accursed, eren of the children of Israel: none went out, it
, and all that are tiercin, to the Lord: only and none came in.
Rahab the harlot shall live, she and all thai 2 1 And the Lord said unto Joshua, See, I are with her in the house, because she hid the have given into thine hand Jericno, and the messengers that we sent. Ling thereof, and the mig!ity men of valour. 18 And ye, in any wise keep yourselva 3 And ye shall compass itie city, ali ye men from the accursed thing, lest ye make your
selves accursed, when ye take of the ac-thirty and six men: for they chased them cursed thing, and mike ile camp of Israel a from before the gate even unto Sheburim, curse, and trouble it.
and smote them in the going downı; where 19 Bat all the silver, and gold, and vessels fore the hearts of the people melted, and beof brass and iron, are consecrated unto the came as water. LORD: they shall come into the treasury of| 6 1 And Joshua'rent his clothes, and fell the LORD.
toile earth uron his face before the ark of 20 1 So the people shouted when the priests the LORD until the even-ide, he and the el. blew with the trumpets: and it came to pass, ders of Israel, and put dust upon their heads. when the people heard the sound of the trum- 7 And Joshua said, Alas, O LORD Go", pet,and the people shoute with a great shout, wherefore last thiou at all brought this peo. that the wall cell clown flat, so thai the people p!e over Jordan, to deliver us into the land went up into the city, every man straight be for the Amorites, in destoy us? Would to God fore him, and they took the city.
we had been content, and dwelt on the other 21 And they utterly destroyed all that was side Jordan ! in the city, both man and woman, young 8 0 LURD), what shall I say, when Israel and old, and ox, and sheep, and ass, with the turveth their backs before their enemies a edge of the sword.
9 For the Canaanites, and all the inhali 2 1 But Josima liad said unto the two fiants of the land, siiall liear of it, and shall inen that had spied out the country, Go into environ us round, and cut off our name from the harlot's house, and bring out thence the the earth : and what wili thou do unto the woman, and all that he hath, as ye sware great name? uuto lier.
10 | And the LORD said unto Joshua, Gel 23. And he young men that were spies thee up; wherefore liest thou thus upon thy went in, and brought out Rahab, and her face? tatiier, and her mother, and iter brethren, 11 Israel bath sinned, and they have also and all that she had; and they brought out transgressed my covenant which I commandall her kindred, and let them without the ed ihem: for they have even taken of the camp of Israel.
accursed thing, and have also stolen and dis24 And they burnt the city with fire, and sembled also, and they have put it even a. all that wus therein : only the silver, and the mang their own stuff. gold, and the vessels of brass and of iron, 12 Therefore the children of Israel could they put into the treasury of the house of the not stand before their enemies, Sislurned Lori).
their backs before their enemies, because 45 And Joshua saved Rahab the harlot they were accursed; neither will 'l be with alive, and her fauser's household, and all that you any more, except ye destroy the ac she had; and she dwelleth in Israel even un- cursed fi um among you. to this day ; because s!ie ird the messengers 13 Up, sanctify the people, and say, Sanc. which Joshua sent 10 spy out Jericho. tify yourselves against 10-norrow ; for ilus
26 9 Aud Joshua abjured them at that time, saith the Lord God of Israel, There is an saying, Cursed be the man before the Lord accursed thing in the midst of thee, O Israel lirat riseth up and buildetlı this city Jerichofthou canst not stand before thine eneinies, he shall lay the foundation thereof in his first- until ye take away the accursed thiing from born, and in liis youngest son shall be set up among you. the gates of it.
14 in the morning, therefore, ye shall he z7 So the LORD was with Joshua ; and his brought according in your tribes : and fame was noised throughout all the country. shall be, that the tribe which the LORD CHAT. Ji.
taketh shall come according to the families trespass in the accused thing: for Achan shall iake sha!! come by households; and the the son of Carmi, the son of Zabdi, the son household which the Lord shall take shal of Zerah. of the tribe of Judali, look of the come man by man. accursed thing: and the anger of die LORD 15 And it shall be, thai he that is taken with was kindled against the children of Israel. the accursed thing shall be burnt with fire, lie
21 And Joshua sent men from Jericho to and all that he haih; because he hathi transAi, whiclı is beside Beth-aven, on the past gressed the covenant of the Lord), and be side of Beth-el, and spake unto them, say- cause lie hathi wrought folly in Israel. ing, Go up and view the country. And the 16 A So Joshua rose up early in the morn. men went up and viewed Ai.
ling, and brought Israei hy iheir tri es; and 3 And they returned to Joshua, and said the tribe of Judah was taken: unto lim, Lei not all the people go up; buil 17. And he brought the family of Judak; let about two or three thousand men go up and he took the family of the Cartues : and and smile Ai, an make not all the people to be brough:e the family of the Zarlites man by labour thither; for they are inu few. man; and Zabdi was taken:
4 So there went up thither of the people 18' And he brought his household man dy about three thousand men, and they fled bc- man; and Achan the son of Carmi, ine son fore the mea of Ai.
of Zabdi, the son of Zerah, of the triba el 5 And the men of Ai sniole of them about' Judai wło takeu.
1995 And Joshua said unto Achian, My son, | . 8 And it shall be, when ye have taken the give, I pray thee, glory to the LORD God ca city, that ye sball set the city on fire : accor. Israel, and make conlession unto lim; and ding to the rommandment of the LORD shali tell me now what thou hast done ; hide il nou ye do. See, I have commanded you. fro.n me.
991 Joshua therefore sent them forth : and * And Aclan answeposiua and said, they went to lie in ambush, and abode beIndeed I have signed the Lord God tween Beth-el and Ai on the west side of of Israel, and thus and inus hare I done : Ai: but Josliaa lodged that night among the
21 When I saw among the spoils a goodly people. Babylonish garment, and two hundred shekels 10 And Joshua rose up early in the mornof silver, and a wedge of gold of fifty shekels ing, and numbered the people, and went op weight, then I covered them, and took them; lie and the elders of Israel, before the people aord, behin!d, they are hid in the earth in the to Ai. midst of my tent, and the silver under it. 11 And all the people, even the people of
22 So Joshua sent messengers, and they war that were with him, went up, and drew ran onto the tent; and, behold, it was bid nigh, and came before the city, and pitched in his lent, and the siiver under it.
on the north side of Ai: now there was a val23 And they took them out of the midst or ley between them and Ai. dhe teut, and brought them unto Joshua, and 12 And he took about five thousand men, uito ail the cluldren of Israel, and laid tliem and set them to lie in ambush betwee.) Beth out before the LORD.
el and Ai, on the west side of the city. 24 # And Joshua, and all Israel with him, 13 And when they had set the people, even look Ichan the son of Zerah, and the silver, all the lost that was on the north of the city, and the garment, and the wedge of gold, and their liers in wait on the west of the city, and his sons, and his daughters, and bis oxes. Joshua went that night into the midst of the and his asses, and his sleep. and his tent, and valley. all that he had ; and they brouglit them unto 149 And it came to pass, when the king of the valley of Arlor.
Si saw it, that they hasted, and rose up ear25 A. Josliua said, Why hast thou trou- ly; ana the men of the city went out against bled us the Lord shall trouble thee this Israel to battle, he and all his people, at a gay. And all Israel stoned bim with stones, time appointed, before the plain; but he wisa and burned them with fire, after they had not that there were liers in ambush against stoned them with stones,
hiin behind the city. 26 And they raired over ling a great heap 15 And Joshua and all Israel made as it of stones unto this day. So-18% LORD turned they were beaten before them, and iled by Iriom the fierceness of his angel: wherefore the way of the wilderness.
the nanie of that place watalled, The valley 16 And all the people that were in Ai of Aclor, unto this day.
were called together to pursue aster them; CHAN WII.
and they pursued after Joşlua, and were AND the Loro said unto Joshua, Fear not. drawn away from een citron A neither be thou the 17 And there was not a man left in Ai or people of war with thee, and arise, go up to Beth-el that went not out after Israel: and 'bey ÀI: see, I have given into thy hand the king left the city open, and pursued after Israel. of Ai, and his people and hiscity,and liis land. 18 And ihe Lord said umto Joshua, Streich
. And thou shalt do to Ai and her king as out the spear that is in thy hand toward Ai; Hou didst unto Jericho and her king : only for I will give it into thine liand. And Jothe spoil thereof, and the cattle thereof, shall shua stretched out the spear that he had in ye take for a prey unto yourselves. Lay t.ee his hand toward the city an ambush for the city behind it.
19 And the ambush arose quickly out of 31 So Joshua arose, and all the people of their place, and they ran as soon as he had war, to go up against Ai: and Joshua chose stretched out his hand: and they entered into out thirty thousand mighty men of valour, the city, and took it, and hasted and set wie 2nd sent them away by night.
city on fire. 4 And he commanded them, saying, Be. 20 And when the men of Ai looked bebird bold, ye shall lie in wait against the city, them, they saw, and, behold, the smoke of een behind the city, go noi very far from the city ascended up to heaven; and they she city, but be ye all ready:
had no power to see this way or that way. 5 Aud I, and all the people that are with and the people that fled to the wilderness me, will approach unto the city; and it shall turned back upon the pursuers. corne to pass, when they come out against us, 21 And when Josliua and all Israel saw as at the first, that we will fee before them, that the ambush lied taken the city, and that
6 (For they will come out after us,) till we the smoke of the city ascended, then they have drawn them from the city; for they will turned again, and slew the men or Ai. lay, They flee before us, as at the first: there- 22 And the other issued out of ene rity fore we will flee before them.
against them: so they were ir the midst of is 7 Then ye shall rise up from the ambush, rael, some on this side, and some on that side and seize upon the city: for the LORD your and they sinote them, so that they let none Grid will deliver it into your hand.
lol them remain or escape.