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f HA. xiii. 5 Let your Conversation be without Covetousness; and be content with such Things as ye have: for he hath said, 1 will Hey at Leave thee, not Forsake thee.

3 Every Place that the Sole of your Foot shall tread ur> on, that have I given unto you, as I said unto Mofes.

4 From the Wildernefs, and this Lebanon, even unto the great River, the River Euphrates, all the Land of the Hiuites, and unto the great Sea, toward the going down of the Sun, shall be your Coast.

5 P There shall not any Man be able to stand before thee all the Days of thy Lise: as I was with Mofes, so I will be with thee: I will not Fail thee, nor Forsake thee.

6 Be strong and of a good Courage: for unto this People shalt thou divide for an Inheritance the Land which I sware unto their Fathers to give them.

7 * Only be thou Strong * Efhtf. vi. 10 Be Strono in the and very Couragious, that Lo,(D' ana• in ,ne Power of his thou mayest observe to do ac- M,1&,,rrPut on the whoIe ARM0U, of Coding to all iheLAW Which God, that ye may be able to Jtaho Moses my Servant command- «8ain« •"« Wum of the D*va

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//«. xli. ro Fear thou Not, for 1 am with theej be ^t Dismayed, sot I Am thy God: 1 will Strengthen thee, yea, I will Help thee, yea. I will Uphold thee with the Right Hand of my Righteousness.

8*This Book of the Law shall not depart out of thy Mouth, but thou shalt MeDitate therein Day and Night, that thou mayest observe to do according to all that is written therein : for then thou shalt make thy Way Prosperous, and then thou shalt have good Success.

9 Have not I commanded thee s Be strpng and of a good Courage, be not Afraid, neither be thou Dismayed: for the Lord thy God is with thee, whithersoever thou goest.

i o Then Joshua commanded the Officers of the People, siying,

,i Pass through the Host, and command the People, saying, Prepare you Victuals; for within three Days ye shall pass over this Jordan, to go in to possefs the Land which the Lord your God giveth you to possefs it.

* Si: rial, i. i, a. Psal.xhc. 7, 10,11. rfil cxix. tot, 10S.

CHAP. CHAP. II.

j Rahab recelveth and conceakth the two Spies sent from Shit* tint: 8 The Covenant between her and them: 23 Their Return and Relation.

Ver. 1 AND Joshua sent two Men to spy secretly, saying, Xx Go view the Land, even Jericho: and they went, and came into an Harlot's House, named Rahab, and lodged there.

2 And it was told the King of Jericho, saying, Behold, there came in Men hither To-night of the Children of Israel, to search out the Country.

3 And the King of Jericho sent unto Rahab, saying, Bring forth the Men that are come to thee, which are entred into thine House: for they be come to search out all the Ccun

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4 And the Woman took the two Men, and hid them,

and said thus, There came Men unto me, but I wist not whence they were.

5 And it came to pass about the time of shutting of the Gate, when it was dark, that the Men went out: whither the Men went, I wot not: pursue after them quickly, for ye shall overtake them.

6 But she had brought them up to the Roof of the House, and hid them with the Stalks of Flax, which she had laid in order upon the Roof.

7 And the Men pursued after them the Way to Jord.in, unto the Fords: and as soon as they which pursued after them were gone out, they shut the Gate.

8 And before they were laid down, she came up unto them upon the Roof;

9 'And she said unto the '"»*■ *'• Si By **'«« the Harlot Men, I know that the Lord ISSfiF&Sfcfe^ hath given you the Land, and the s^ies with Peace.

that your Terror is fallen upon us, and that all the Inhabitants of the Land' faint because of you:

10 For we have heard how the Lord dried up the Wat ter of the Red Sea for you, when you came out of Egypt; and what you did unto the two Kings of the Amorites that were on the other side Jordan, Sihon and Qg whom ye uti t.erly destroyed.

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11 And as soon as we had heard these Things, our Hearts did melt, neither did there remain any more Courage in any Man, because of you: for the Lorp your Gon, he is, God in Heaven above, and in the Earth beneath:

12 Now therefore, I pray you, swear unto me by the Lord, since I have shewed you Kindness, that ye will also {hew Kindness unto my Father's House; and give me a true Token:

13 And that ye will save alive my Father, and my Mother, and my Brethren, and my Sisters, and all that they have, and deliver our Lives from Death.

14 And the Men answered her, Our Life for yours, if ye utter not this our Business. And it shall be when the Lord hath given us the Land, that we will deal kindly and truly with thee.

15 Then she let them down by a Cord through the Window: for her House was upon the Town-wall, and she dwelt upon the Wall.

16 Aid she said unto them, Get you to the Mountain, lest the Pursuers meet you; and hide yourselves there three Days, until the Pursuers be returned : and afterward may ye go your way.

17 And the Men said unto her, We will be blameless of this thine Oath which thou hast made us swear.

18 Behold, when we come into the Land, thou shalt bind this Line of scarlet Thread in the Window which thou didst let us down by: and thou shalt bring thy Father, and thy Mother, and thy Brethren, and all thy Father's Houffcold home unto thee.

19 And it shall be, that whosoever shall go out of the poors pf 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 shall be on our Head, if any Hand be upon him.

20 And if thou utter this our Business, then we will be quit of thine Oath which thou hast made us to swear.

21 And she said, According to your Words, so be it. And she sent them away, and they departed: and she bound the scarlet Line in the Window.

2z And they went, and came unto the Mountain, and abode there three Days, until the Pursuers were returned. And the Pursuers sought them throughout alj the Way, put found them not,

23 So the two Men returned, and defcended from the Mountain, and pasted over, and came to Joshua, and told him all Things that besel them;

24 And they said unto Toshua, Truly the Lord hath delivered into our Hands all the Land; for even all the. Inhabitants of the Country do Faint because of us.

CHAP. III.

1 Jo/bua cometh to Jordan. 7 The Lord encourageth Jostua* 9 Jojhua encourageth the People. 14 Jordan divided.

Ver. 1 AND Joshua rofe early in the Morning, and they xx removed from Shittim, and came to Jordan, he and all the Children of Israel, and lodged there before they passed over.

2 And it came to pass aster three Days, that the Officers went through the Host;

3 And they commanded the People, saying, When ye see the Ark of the Covenant of the Lord your God, and the Priests the Levites bearing it, then ye shall remove from your Place, and go aster 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: for ye have not passed this way heretofore.

5 And Joshua said unto the People, Sanctify yourselves: for To-morrow the Lord will do Wonders among you.

6 And Joshua spake unto the Priests, saying, Take up the Ark of the Covenant, and pass over before the People. And they took up the Ark of the Covenant, and went before the People.

7 And the Lord said unto Joshua, This Day will I begin to Magnify thee in the Sight of all Israel, that they may know that, as I was with Mofes, so I will be with thee.

8 And thou shalt command the Priests that bear the Ark of the Covenant, saying, When ye are come to the Brink pf the Waters of Jordan, ye shall stand still in Jordan.

9 And Joshua said unto the Children of Israel, Come hither, and hear the Words of the Lord your God.

10 And Joshua said, Hereby ye shall know that the 11yiNG God is among you, and that he will without sail drive out from before you the Canaanites, 37..

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ii Behold, the Ark of the Covenant of the Lord of all the Earth, passeth over before you into Jordan.

12 Now therefore take ye twelve Men out of the Tribes of Israel, out of every Tribe a Man.

13 And it shall come to pass, as soon as the Soles of the Feet of the Priests that bear the Ark of the Lord, the Lord of all the Earth, shall rest in the Waters of Jordan, that the Waters of Jordan shall be cut off from the Waters that come down from above: and they shall stand upon an Heap.

14 And it came to pass when the People removed from their Tents, to pass over Jordan, and the Priests bearing the Ark of the Covenant before the People;

15 And as they that bare the Ark were come unto Jordan, and the Feet of the Priests that bare the Ark were dipped in the Brim of the Water (for Jordan overfloweth all his Banks all the time of Harvest.)

16 That the Waters which came down from above, stood and rose up upon an Heap very far from the City Adam, that is beside Zaretan: and those that came down toward the Sea of the Plain, even the Salt-sea, failed, and were Cut off: and the People passed over right against Jericho.

17 » And the Priests that , P/i/, cxiv , whcn Israe] went bare the Ark of the Cove- out of Egypt, the House of Jacob nant Of the LORD stood firm from a People of strange Languagei

, >-, ... ■ .« * Judafr was his Sanctuary, and

on dry Ground in the midst l(tit{ his Dominion.

pf Jordan, and all the Ifra- 1 The Sea saw it, and Fled; Joi

elites passed over on dry DAN"" DR'VEN BACK- .. . ...

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Ground, until all the People Ramj, and the little Hills like were passed clean over Jor- Lambs.

J__ j What ailed thre, O thou Sfa,

"*"• that thou fleddest? thou Jordan,

that thou wast driven back I 7 Tremble thou Earth at the PiesaiCE of the Loin, at the Presence of the Goo of Jacob.

CHAP. IV.

I Twelve Stones taien for a Memorial out ofJordan: 9 Twelve^ ether Stones set up in the midst thereof, \o The People pass ever. 14. God magnifieth Jojbua.

ffr.9 JOSHUA set up twelve Stone* in the midst os Jordan.

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