Imágenes de páginas
[merged small][ocr errors]

unto thee. 19 And it shall be, that whosoever shall go out of the doors of thy house into the street, his blood shall be upon his head, , and we will, be guiltless: and whosoever shall be with thee in the house, his blood shii honour head, if any hand be upon him. 20 And if thou utter this, our usiness, then we will be quit of thine oath which thou hast made us to Swear. 21 And she said, According unto your words, so be it. And she sent them away, and they departed: and she bo the scarlet line in

e the window. 23 And they went, and came unto the mountain, and abode there three days, until the pursuers were returned : and the pursuers sought them throughout all the way, but found them not. | So the two men returned, and descended from the mountain, and passed over, and came to Joshua the son of Nun, and told him all things that befel them: 24, And they said unto Joshua, Truly the Lorphath delivered into Qur hands all the land; for even all the inhabitants of the country do faint because of us.

* , sloshya cometh to Jordan. Ao Joshua rose early in the morning; and they removed from Shittim, and came to Jordan, he and all the children of Israel and lodged there before theypassed

over. - 2 And it game to pass after three ; o the officers went through e host: 37 nothey commanded the people, saying, "Whento: see the ark of the covenant of theiorp your God, and the priests the Levites bearing it, then ye, shall, remove fromo place, and go after it. 4 Yet there shall be a space between you and it, about two thousand cubits by measure : come not near unto it, that ye may know the way by which ye must go; ave not passed this way heretofore. And Joshua said unto the people, soft, yourselves: for to


the passage over Jordant

[merged small][ocr errors][merged small][merged small][merged small][ocr errors]

stand upon a heap. 14 Is And it came to*. when the people removed from their

tents to pass over Jordan, and the priests bearing the ark of the covenant before the people; And as they that bare the ark were gome unto Jordan, and the feet of the priests that bare the ark were dipped in the brim of the Wa(for Jordan overfloweth all his anks all the time of harvest, 6 That the waters which came down from above stood and rose up upon a heap yety far stom the city Adam, that is beside Zaretan: and those that come down toward the sea, of the plain, even the salt sea, failed, and were cut off; and the people passed over right against

17And the priests that bare the


Israelites' passage over Jordan. CHAP. V. Stones set up in Gileau

ark of the covenant of the Lond
stood firm on dry ground in the
midst of Jordan, and all the Israel-
ites, passed over on dry ground
until all the people were passed
clean over Jordan.
Twelve Stones for a JMemorial.
ND it came to pass, when all
the people were clean passed
over Jordan, that the Lord spake
unto Joshua, saying,
2 Take you twelve men out of
the people, out of every tribe a

3 And command ye them, say-
ing, Take you hence out of the
midst of Jordan, out of the place
where the priests' feet stood firm,
twelve stones, and ye shall carry
them over with you, , and leave
them in the lodging-place where
ye shall lodge this t.
4 Then Joshua called the twelve
men, whom he had prepared of
the children of Israel, out of every
tribe a man: -
5 And Joshua said unto them,
Pass over before the ark of the
LoRD your God into the midst of
Jordan, and take you up every
man of you a stone upon his
shoulder, according unto the num-
}: of the tribes of the children of


6That this may be a sign amon you, that when your children as their fathers in time to come, sayling, hat mean ye by these stones 1

7 Then ye shall answer them That the water of jordan"worö cut off before the ark of the cove: nant of the Lord; when it passed over Jordan, the waters of Jordan were cut off: these stones shall be for a memorial unto the children of Israel for ever;

And the children of Israel did

so as Joshua commanded, and togk
up twelvestones out of the midst
of Jordan, as the Lond spake
unto Joshua, according to the num:
ber of the tribes of the children, of
Israel, and carried them over with
them unto, the place where,they
lodged, and laid them down there.

9 And Joshua set up twelve
stones in the midst of J
the place , where the feet of the
priests which bare the ark of the
covenant stood; and they are there
unto this da

[ocr errors]
[ocr errors]
[merged small][merged small][merged small][merged small][ocr errors][merged small]
[ocr errors]
[ocr errors]
[ocr errors]

Joshua reneweth circumcision. JOSHUA, An angel appeareth to him."

[blocks in formation]

gypt. 5 Now all the role that came out were circumcised; but all the people that were born in the wilderness by the way as they came forth out of Egypt, them they had not circumcised. 6, For, the children, of Israel walked forty years in the wilderness, till all the people that were men of war which came out of

the morrow after they had eaten of the old corn e land; neither had the children of ferael manna any more; but they did eat of the fruit of the land of Canaan that


ear. 13 T And it came to pass when Joshua was by Jericho, , that he lifted up his eyes and looked, and behold, there stood a man over against him with his sword drawn in his hand: , and Joshua went unto him, and said unto him, Art thou for us, or for our adver: saries? 14 And he said, Nay; but as captain of the host of the Lord am I now.come. And Joshua fell on his face to the earth, and did Yo. and said unto him, Wo; saith my lord unto his ser: vant of 15 And the captain of the LoRD's host said unto Joshua, Loose shoe from off thy foot, for the lace whereon thou standest is oly: and Joshua did so. ... CHAP. VI. :/ericho besieged and taken. OW Jericho was straitly shut up, because of the children of Israel; none went out, and none Came in. 2, And the LoRD said unto

Egypt. were consum because ||Joshua, See, I, have given into they obeyed not the wice of the thy hand Jericho, and the kin LoRD :, unto whom the LoRD | thereof, and the mighty men o

sware that he would not shew m the land . which the LoRD sware unto their fathers that he would #. us, a land that floweth with milk and honey. 7 And their children, whom he raised up in their stead, them Joshua circumcised: for they were uncircumcised, because they had not circumcised them by the way. 8 And it came to pass when had done circumcising all the people, that they abode in their §: in the camp, till they were whole. 9 And the LoRD said unto Joshua, This day have I rolled away the reproach of Égypt from off you: Wherefore, the name of the place is called Gilgal unto this


% T.And the children of Israel encamped in Gilgal, and kept the passover, on the fourteenth day of the month at even, in the plains of Jericho.

11 And they did eat of the old corn of the land on the morrow after the passover, unleavened cakes and parched corn in the self-same day,

12 TT # the manna ceased on

Waiour. 3 And ye shall compass the city all ye men of war, and go roun ahout the city once; thus shalt thou do six days. 4 And seven priests shall bear before, the ark seven trumpets of rams' horms: and the seventh day ye shall compass. the city, seven times, and the priests shall blow with the trumpets. 5 And it shall come to ; that when they make a long blast with the ram's horn, and when ye hear the sound of the trumpet, all the people shall shout with a great shout:...and the wall of the city shall fall down flat, and the people shall ascend up every man straight before him. 6, 1] And Joshua the son of Nun called the priests, and said unto them, Take up the ark of the covenant, and let seven priests bear seven trumpets of rams’ horns before the ark of the 1,0RD. he said unto the people Pass on, and compass the city, an let him that is armed pass on before the ark of the Lord. 8.1s And it came to pass, when Joshua had spoken unto the peo:

Jericho besieged. ple, that the seven priests bearing the seven trumpets of rams' horns o on before the LoRD, and lew with the trumpets. and the ark of the covenant of the LORD followed them. 9 || And the armed men went before the priests that blew with the trumpets, and the rere-ward

came after the ark, the priests going |th

on, and blowing with the trumpets. 10 And Joshua had commanded the people, suying, Ye shall not shout, nor make any noise with your voice, neither shall any word proceed out of your mouth, until the day I bid you shout, then shall ye shout. 11 So the ark of the LoRD comp the city, going about, it once: and they came into the camp, and lodged in the camp. išof Andjouarose early in the morning, and the priests took up the ark of the LoRD. 13 And seven priests bearing seven trumpets of rams' horns before the ark of the Lord went on continually, and blew with the trumpets : and the armed men went before them; but the rereward came after the , ark of the LoRD, the priests going on, and blowing with the trumpets. 14 And, the second day they compassed the city once, and returned into the camp. So they did six §o 15 And it came to pass on the seventh day, that they rose early about the dawning of the day, and compassed the city after the same manner seven times;, only on that day they compassed the city seven


16 And it came to pass at the seventh. time, when the 3. blew with the trumpets, Joshua said unto the people, Shout; for the Lond hath given you the


# T. And the city shall, be accursed, even it, and all that are therein, to the Lond: only Raha the harlot, shall live, she and all that are with her in the house, be: cause she hid the messengers that we sent. -

18 And ye, in any wise keep

ourselves from the accursed thing, est ye make yourselves accurs when ye take of the accur thing, and make the camp of Israel a curse, and trouble it.

ig But all the silver, and gold, and vessels of brass and iron, are consecrated unto the LoRD: they i. come into the treasury of the R.D.

Chap. Wit.

The walls fall down

20 So the people shouted when the priests blew with the trumpets: and it came to pass, when the people heard the sound of the trumpet, and the people shouted with a great shout, that the wall fell down flat, so that the people went up into the city, every man straight before him, and they took

e city. 21 And they utterly destroyed all that was in the city, both man and woman, young and old, and 9x, and sheep, and ass, with the edge of the sword. 22 But Joshua had said unto the two men that had spied out the country, Go . into the harlot's house, and bring out thence the woman, and all that she hath, as ye sware unto her. 23 And the young men that were ies went in, and brought out ab, and her father, and her mother, and her brethren, and all that she had; and they brought out all her kindred, and left them without the camp of Israel. 24 And they burnt the city with fire, and all that was therein: only the silver, and the gold, and the vessels of bras and of iron, they put into the treasury of the house of the LQRp. 25 And § saved Rahab the harlot alive, and her father's household, and all. that she had ; and she dwelleth in Israel. even unto this day; because she hid the messengers, which Joshua sent to spy out Jericho. 26 is And Joshua adjured them at that time, saying. Cursed be the man before the LöRD, that riseth up and buildeth_this city Jericho; he shall lay the foundation thereof in his first-born, and in his youngest son shall he set o: gates of it. 27 So the . LoRD was with Joshua; and his fame was noised throughout all the country. CHAP. Wii. Israelites smitten at Ai. UT the children of Israel com mitted a trespass in the accursed thing: for Aghan, the son of Carmi, the son ofŻabiń the son of Zerah, of the tribe § Judah took of the accursed .# and the anger of the Lord was kindled against the children of Israel. . And Joshua sent men from Jericho to Ai, which is beside Beth-aven, on the east side of Beth-el, and spake unto them, saying, Go up and view the coun, to “And the men went up and

[ocr errors]
[ocr errors][merged small][merged small][merged small][merged small]
[ocr errors]

He is taken by lot,

tribes: , and it shall be, that tribe which the Lord taketh come according to the families thereof; and the fo the LoRD shall take shall come households; and the househo which the iono shall takes come man by man. 15 And it shall be, that he that is taken, with the accursed thin shall be burnt with fire, he and of that he hath: because he hath transgressed the covenant of the LoRD, , and . because he hath wo folly in Israel. 16 is So Joshua rose up early in the morning, and brought Israelb their tribes; and the tribe of o was taken: 17 And he brought the family of Judah; and he took the family of the Zarhites: and he brought the family of the Zarhites man by man; and Zabdi was taken; 18 And he brought his household man by man; and Achan the son of Carmi, the son of Zabdi, the son of Zerah, of the tribe of Judah, was taken. 19 And Joshua said unto Achan, My son, give, I pray thee, glory to the LoRD God of Israel, and make confession unto him; and tell me now what thou hast done, hide it not from me. 20 And Aghan answered Joshua

[ocr errors]

own stuff. 12 Therefore the children of Israel could not stand before their enemies, but turned, their backs before their enemies, because they were accursed: neither will I be with you any more, except ye destroy the accursed from among

you. 13 Up, sanctify the people, and say, Sanctify yourselves against to-morrow : for thus...saith, the LoRD God of Israel,...There is an accursed thing in the midst of thee, O Israel: thou canst not stand, before thine enemies, until e take away the accursed thing rom among you. . 14. In the morning therefore ye shall bought according to your 210

and said. Indeed I have sinne against the Lorto God of Israel, and thus and thus have I done. 21Who I saw among the spoils a goodly Babylonish garment, and two hundred shekels of silver, ani a wedge of o of fifty shekels weight, then I coveted them, and took them, and behold, they are hid in the earth, in the midst of my tent, and the silver under

22 s So Joshua sent messengers and they ran unto the tent, and behold, it was hid in his tent, and the silver under it. And they took them out of the midst of the tent, and brought them unto Joshua, and unto all the children of Israel, and laid them out before the Lostd. 24 And Joshua, and all Israel yith him, took Achan the son of rah, and the silver, and the garment, and the wedge of gold, and his sons, and his daughters, and his oxen; and his asses, and his sheep, and his tent, and all that he #. and they brought them unto the valley of Achor. 25 And, Joshua said, Why hast

thou troubled us? the Lon. trouble thee this day. o

« AnteriorContinuar »