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The people pass over Jordan.

JOSHUA.

Circumcision is renewed.

42, 43. 2 Kings 19. 19. Ps. 116.8. s Ex. 15. 16. 1 Chr. 29. 12 Ps. 89. 13.

Deut. 6. 2
Ps. 89. 7.
Jer. 10. 7.
† Heb, all

Joshua.

Moses comemande daloshuave and the A Ninas carente pam. When alhilfe

b Ex. 15. 14, 15. ch. 2.9, 10,11. Pe 48 6. Ez. 21.7.

27, 28.

5.

armed.

d Ex. 4. 25.

i ch.3. 7.

B. C. 1451. up twelve stones out of the midst of know, saying, PIsrael came over this B. C. 1451.

Jordan, as the Lord spake unto Josh- Jordan on dry land.
ua, according to the number of the 23 For the Lord your God dried p Ch. 3. 17.
tribes of the children of Israel, and up the waters of Jordan from before Ex: 14. 21.
carried them over with them unto you, until ye were passed over, as

r1 Kings &
the place where they lodged, and laid the Lord your God did to the Red
them down there.

sea, which he dried up from before 9 And Joshua set up twelve stones us, until we were gone over : in the midst of Jordan, in the place 24 "That all the people of the earth | Ex. 49. 3i. where the feet of the priests which might know the hand of the Lord, bare the ark of the covenant stood : that it is 'mighty: that ye might and they are there unto this day. 'fear the Lord your God + for ever. 10 [ For the priests which bare the

daya.
ark stood in the midst of Jordan, un-

CHAPTER V.
til every thing was finished that the The Canaanites are afraid. 2 Joshua reneweth cir.

cumcision. 10 The passover is kept at Gilgal. 12
LORD commanded Joshua to speak The manna ceascth. 13 An angel appeareth 10
unto the people, according to all that
people hasted and passed over

kings of the which
11 And it came to pass, when all were on the side of Jordan westward,
the people were clean passed over, and all the kings of the Canaanites,
that the ark of the Lord passed over, a which were by the sea, ”heard that - Num. 13. 22.
and the priests, in the presence of the the Lord had dried up the waters
people.

of Jordan from before the children of h Num. 32. 20, 12 And h the children of Reuben, Israel, until we were passed over,

and the children of Gad, and half the that their heart melted, neither was e 1 Kings 10
tribe of Manasseh, passed over armed there spirit in them any more, be-
before the children of Israel, as Moses cause of the children of Israel.
spake unto them:

2 T At that time the Lord said unto 1 Or, ready 13 About forty thousand prepared Joshua, Make thee sharp knives, 10r, knives of

for war passed over before the Lord and circumcise again the children of Hints. unto battle, to the plains of Jericho.

Israel the second time.
14 [ On that day the Lord 'magni- 3 And Joshua made him sharp
fied Joshua in the sight of all Israel; knives, and circumcised the children
and they feared him, as they feared of Israel at the hill of the fore- 1 0r, Gibeat-
Moses, all the days of his life. skins.

15 And the Lord spake unto Josh- 4 And this is the cause why Joshua
ua, saying,

did circumcise : All the people that 16 Command the priests that bear came out of Egypt, that were males, k Ex. 25. 16, kthe ark of the testimony, that they even all the men of war, died in the come up out of Jordan.

wilderness by the way, after they
17 Joshua therefore commanded the came out of Egypt.
priests, saying, Come ye up out of 5 Now all the people that came out
Jordan.

were circumcised; but all the people
18 And it came to pass, when the that were born in the wilderness by
priests that bare the ark of the cov- the way as they came forth out of
enant of the Lord were come up out Egypt, them they had not circum-

of the midst of Jordan, and the soles cised. + Heb. plucked of the priests' feet were +lifted up 6. For the children of Israel walked

unto the dry land, that the waters 'forty years in the wilderness, till all Num. 14. 33.

of Jordan returned unto their place, the people that were men of war, | Heb. went. land + flowed over all his banks, as which came out of Egypt, were conthey did before.

sumed, because they obeyed not the
19 [ And the people came up out voice of the Lord: unto whom the
of Jordan on the tenth day of the Lord sware that she would not shew Num. 14. 2.
first month, and encamped min Gil- them the land, which the Lord sware
gal, in the east border of Jericho. unto their fathers that he would give

20 And "those twelve stones, which us, ha land that floweth with milk 1 Ex. 3. 8.
they took out of Jordan, did Joshua and honey.
pitch in Gilgal.

7 And their children, whom he rais- Num. 14. SI.
21 And he spake unto the children ed up in their stead, them Joshua cir-
of Israel, saying, "When your chil- cumcised: for they were uncircum-
dren shall ask their fathers tin time cised, because they had not circum-

+ Heb. tohen to come, saying, What mean these cised them by the way.

the people stones?

8 And it came to pass, t when they 22 Then ye shall let your children had done circumcising all the people,

haaraloth.

e Num. 14. 20. & 26. 61, 65. Deut. 2. 16.

22.

up.

I ch. 3. 15.

Deut. 1. 3. & 2. 7, 14. Ps. 95. 10.

m ch. 5. 9.

Ps. 95. 11.
Heb. 3. 11.

n ver. 3.

Deul l. 39.

over. 6.
+ Heb. to mor.
roto.

had made ar end to be circumcised

The manna ceaseth.

JOSHUA.

Jericho is besieged.

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See Gen. 34.

horn of jubilee.

That is,

I G. 34. 16
1 Sam 14. 6.
See Lev.183.
Ch 24. 14
Ez. 20. 7. &

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• Ex. 16. 35.

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Dari 19,

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19.11.14
Cea 17.3.

B.C. 1451. that they abode in their places in the + the ram's horn, and when ye hear the B. C. 1451. camp, k till they were whole.

sound of the trumpet, all the people 9 And the LORD said unto Joshua, shall shout with a great shout; and

† Heb. the This day have I rolled away 'the the wall of the city shall fall down reproach of Egypt from off you. + flat, and the people shall ascend up + Heb. under Wherefore the name of the place is every man straight before him. called Gilgal unto this day.

6 | And Joshua the son of Nun
Rolling.

10 I And the children of Israel called the priests, and said unto them,
encamped in Gilgal, and kept the Take up the ark of the covenant, and
passover "on the fourteenth day of let seven priests bear seven trumpets
the month at even in the plains of of rams' horns before the ark of the
Jericho.

LORD.
11 And they did eat of the old corn 7 And he said unto the people, Pass
of the land on the morrow after the on, and compass the city, and let him
passover, unleavened cakes, and parch- that is armed pass on before the ark
ed corn in the selfsame day.

of the LORD.
12 [ And the manna ceased on the 8 T And it came to pass, when Josh-
morrow after they had eaten of the ua had spoken unto the people, that
old corn of the land; neither had the the seven priests bearing the seven
children of Israel manna any more; trumpets of rams' horns passed on
but they did eat of the fruit of the before the LORD, and blew with the
land of Canaan that year.

trumpets: and the ark of the cor-
13 [ And it came to pass, when enant of the Lord followed them.
Joshua was by Jericho, that he lifted 9 And the armed men went before the

up his eyes and looked, and, behold, priests that blew with the trumpets, e Num. 10. 25. Pren. 18.2. & there stood Pa man over against him and the + rearward came after the + Heb.gather.

ing host. ?with his sword drawn in his hand : ark, the priests going on, and blowand Joshua went unto him, and said ing with the trumpets. unto him, Art thou for us, or for our

io And Joshua had commanded the adversaries?

people, saying, Ye shall not shout,
14 And he said, Nay; but as ll cap- nor make any noise with your voice, + Heh. make
Ram Exsn tain of the host of the Lord am I neither shall any word proceed out

And Joshua "fell on his of your mouth, until the day I bid
face to the earth, and did worship, you shout; then shall ye shout.
and said unto him, What saith my

11 So the ark of the Lord compass-
lord unto his servant?

ed the city, going about it once : and 15 And the captain of the Lord's they came into the camp, and lodged host said unto Joshua, Loose thy in the camp. shoe from off thy foot; for the place 12 [ And Joshua rose early in the whereon thou standest is holy. And morning, “and the priests took up the Deut. 31. 25. Joshua did so.

ark of the LORD.

13 And seven priests bearing seven CHAPTER VI.

trumpets of rams' horns before the Jericho is shut up. 2 God instructcth Joshua how to ark of the Lord went on continually, besiege il. 12 The city is compassed seven days and blew with the trumpets: and the city destroyed. 22 Only Rahab and her family are armed men went before them; but sured. 26 The rebuilder of Jericho is cursed.

the rearward came after the ark of TOW Jericho I was straitly shut the LORD, the priests going on, and Israel : none went out, and none 14 And the second day they comcame in.

passed the city once, and returned in2 And the Lord said unto Joshua, to the camp. So they did six days. See, I have given into thine hand 15 And it came to pass on the sevJericho, and the king thereof, and enth day, that they rose early about the mighty men of valour.

the dawning of the day, and com3 And ye shall compass the city, all passed the city after the same manye men of war, and go round about ner seven times: only on that day the city once. Thus shalt thou do they compassed the city seven times. six days.

16 And it came to pass at the sev4 And seven priests shall bear be- enth time, when the priests blew with Het of ju- fore the ark seven trumpetstof rams' the trumpets, Joshua said unto the

horns: and the seventh day ye shall people, Shout; for the Lord hath givXom. 10. 8. compass the city seven times, and the en you the city.

priests shall blow with the trumpets. 17 | And the city shall be llaccurs

5 And it shall come to pass, that ed, even it, and all that are therein,
when they make a long blast with to the Lord: only Rahab the harlot

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Jericho is destroyed.

JOSHUA.

The trespass of Achan.

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13. 17.

a ch. 22. 20

i ch. 7. 25.

17, 18, Jonah 1. 12. | Heb. holiness.

k ver. 5.
Heb. 11.30.

2000 men, CT about 3000 men.

I Deut. 7. 2.

b Lev, 26. 17. Deut. 28. 25.

rad. c ch, 2 9, 11, Lev. 26. 36. Ps. 22. 14. d Gen. 37. 2, 34.

mch. 2. 14. Heb. 11. 31.

B. C. 1451. shall live, she and all that are with UT the children of Israel commit- | B. C. 1451.

her in the house, because she hid 8 ch. 2. 4. the messengers that we sent.

thing : for a || Achan, the son of Car- 11. Chr27, b Deut. 7. 28. 18 And ye, "in any wise keep your mi, the son of Zabdi, the son of Ze- Or, Zimri,

1 Chr. 2. 6. ch.7.1, 11, 12. selves from the accursed thing, lest rah, of the tribe of Judah, took of the

ye make yourselves accursed, when accursed thing: and the anger of the
ye take of the accursed thing, and Lord was kindled against the children

make the camp of Israel a curse, of Israel. 1 Kings 18. and trouble it.

2 And Joshua sent men from Jericho
19 But all the silver, and gold, and to Ai, which is beside Beth-aven, on
vessels of brass and iron, are + con- the east side of Beth-el, and spake
secrated unto the LORD: they shall unto them, saying, Go up and view
come into the treasury of the LORD. the country. And the men went up

20 So the people shouted when the and viewed Ai.
priests blew with the trumpets: and 3 And they returned to Joshua, and
it came to pass, when the people said unto him, Let not all the people
heard the sound of the trumpet, and go up; but let + about two or three | Heb. abone

the people shouted with a great shout, thousand men. go up and smite Ai; + Heb. under that k the wall fell down t flat, so that and make not all the people to labour

the people went up into the city, thither; for they are but few.
every man straight before him, and 4 So there went up thither of the
they took the city.

people about three thousand men;
21 And they utterly destroyed all band they fled before the men of Ai.
that was in the city, both man and 5 And the men of Ai smote of them
woman, young and old, and ox, and about thirty and six men: for they
sheep, and ass, with the edge of the chased them from before the gate
sword.

even unto Shebarim, and smote them
22 But Joshua had said unto the two in the going down: wherefore the Or, in Mo-
men that had spied out the country, hearts of the people melted, and be-
Go into the harlot's house, and bring came as water.
out thence the woman, and all that 6 | And Joshua d rent his clothes,
she hath, "as ye sware unto her. and fell to the earth upon his face

23 And the young men that were before the ark of the Lord until the
spies went in, and brought out Ra- eventide, he and the elders of Israel,
hab, "and her father, and her mother, and put dust upon their heads.
and her brethren, and all that she 7 And Joshua said, Alas, O Lord

had; and they brought out all her God, 'wherefore hast thou at all
| Heb. fami- + kindred, and left them without the brought this people over Jordan, to
camp of Israel.
deliver us into the hand of the Amo-

2 Kings 3.10. 24 And they burnt the city with rites, to destroy us? would to God we

1
fire, and all that was therein: only had been content, and dwelt on the
the silver, and the gold, and the ves- other side Jordan!
sels of brass and of iron, they put , 8 O Lord, what shall I say, when
into the treasury of the house of the Israel turneth their + backs before 1 Heb. necks.
LORD.

their enemies!
25 And Joshua saved Rahab the har- 9 For the Canaanites and all the in-

| lot alive, and her father's household, habitants of the land shall hear of it, p See Matt.1.5. and all that she had ; and Pshe dwell- and shall environ us round, and scut & Ps. 83. 4.

eth in Israel even unto this day; be- off our name from the earth : and
cause she hid the messengers, which what wilt thou do unto thy great See Ex. 32
Joshua sent to spy out Jericho. name?

26 | And Joshua adjured them at that 10 [ And the Lord said unto Josh9 1 Kings 16. time, saying, "Cursed be the man be- ua, Get thee up; wherefore + liest thou + Heb, falles. fore the Lord, that riseth up and build thus upon thy face?

1 eth this city Jericho: he shall lay the 11 Israel hath sinned, and they i ver. 1. foundation thereof in his firstborn, and have also transgressed my covenant in his youngest son shall he set up the which I commanded them : * for they ch. 6. 17. 18. gates of it.

have even taken of the accursed thing, r ch. 1.5. 27 'So the Lord was with Joshua ; and have also stolen, and 'dissembled See Acts 5. .ch. 9. 1, 3. and his fame was noised throughout also, and they have put it even among all the country.

their own stuff.

12 m Therefore the children of Israel m See Num. CHAPTER VII.

could not stand before their enemies, Achan's trespass. 2 The Israelites are smitten at Ai: but turned their backs before their en

Judg. 2. 141 6 Joshua's complaint. 10 God instructeth him what

emies, because they were accursed:
session. 22 He and all he had are destroyed in the
valley of Achor.

neither will I be with you any more,

a ch. 2. 13.

e 1 Sam. 4. 12
2 Sam. 1. 2.&
13. 19.
Neh. 9. 1.
Job 2 12
1 Ex. 5. 22

lies.

o ver. 19.

12.
Num. 14. 13.

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JOSHUA.

Achan is put to death.

Pch 3.5.

a ver. 26. ch. 15, 7.

1 Chr. 2. 7. Gal. 5. 12. c Deut. 17.5.

d ch. 8. 9.
2 Sain. 18. 17.
Lal1, 3, 53.
e Deut. 13. 17.
2 Sam. 21. 14.

Ser 1 Sam.

Is. 65. 10. Hos. 2. 15. | That is,

Trouble.

Iver. II.
Gen 54.7
Judg. 226.

morning, and brought Israel by their A Peare not, neither be thou dis

a Deut. 1. 21. & 7. 18. & 31. 8. ch. 1. 9.

B. C. 1451. except ye destroy the accursed from 24 And Joshua, and all Israel with B. C. 1451. among you.

him, took Achan the son of Zerah, • Ex 19. 10. 13 Up, osanctify the people, and and the silver, and the garment, and

say, P Sanctify yourselves against to the wedge of gold, and his sons, and
morrow: for thus saith the LORD his daughters, and his oxen, and his
God of Israel, There is an accursed asses, and his sheep, and his tent, and
thing in the midst of thee, O Israel : all that he had : and they brought
thou canst not stand before thine them unto a the valley of Achor.
enemies, until ye take away the ac- 25 And Joshua said, Why hast
cursed thing from among you.

thou troubled us? the LORD shall bch. 6. 18.
14 In the morning therefore ye shall trouble thee this day. And all Israel
be brought according to your tribes: stoned him with stones, and burned

and it shall be, that the tribe which them with fire, after they had stoned 9 Prov. 16. 53. 9 the LORD taketh shall come accord- them with stones.

ing to the families thereof; and the 26 And they raised over him a great
family which the LORD shall take heap of stones unto this day. So e the
shall come by households; and the LORD turned from the fierceness of
household which the Lord shall take his anger. Wherefore the name of ver. 24.
shall come man by man.

that place was called, "The valley of
15 "And it shall be, that he that is "Achor, unto this day.
taken with the accursed thing shall
be burnt with fire, he and all that he

CHAPTER VIII.
hath : because he hath transgressed God encourageth Joshua. 3 The stratagem whereby

the covenant of the Lord, and because Ai is taken. 29 The king thereof is hanged. 30 Or, wicked he 'hath wrought I folly in Israel.

Joshua buildeth an altar, 32 uoriteth the lar on

slones, 31 and pronounceth blessings and cursings.
16 [ So Joshua rose up early in the

,
tribes; and the tribe of Judah was
taken:

mayed: take all the people of war
17 And he brought the family of with thee, and arise, go up to Ai:
Judah ; and he took the family of see, I have given into thy hand the ch. 6. 2.
the Zarhites : and he brought the king of Ai, and his people, and his
family of the Zarhites man by man; city, and his land :
and Žabdi was taken:

2 And thou shalt do to Ai and her 18 And he brought his household king as thou didst unto Jericho and man by man; and Achan, the son of her king: only d the spoil thereof, and a Deut. 20. 14.

Carmi, the son of Zabdi, the son of the cattle thereof, shall ye take for ol Sam. 14. 42. Zerah, of the tribe of Judah, “was a prey unto yourselves : lay thee an taken.

ambush for the city behind it.
19 And Joshua said unto Achan, 3 [ So Joshua arose, and all the

My son, 'give, I pray thee, glory to people of war, to go up against Ai : 18. John the LORD God of Israel, Yand make and Joshua chose out thirty thousand

confession unto him; and a tell me mighty men of valour, and sent them Car. sn za now what thou hast done; hide it away by night. not from me.

4 And he commanded them, saying,
20 And Achan answered Joshua, and Behold, oye shall lie in wait against Judg. 20. 29.
said, Indeed I have sinned against the the city, even behind the city : go not
LORD God of Israel, and thus and thus very far from the city, but be ye all
have I done :

ready:
21 When I saw among the spoils 5 And I, and all the people that
a goodly Babylonish garment, and are with me, will approach unto the

two hundred shekels of silver, and a city : and it shall coine to pass, when 1 Heb. bague. twedge of gold of fifty shekels weight, they come out against us, as at

then I coveted them, and took them; the first, that 'we will flee before Judg. 20. 32.
and, behold, they are hid in the earth them,
in the midst of my tent, and the silver 6 (For they will come out after us,)
under it.

till we have + drawn them from the + Heb. pulled.
22 T So Joshua sent messengers, and city; for they will say, They flee
they ran unto the tent; and, behold, before us, as at the first: therefore
it was hid in his tent, and the silver we will flee before them.
under it.

7 Then ye shall rise up from the 23 And they took them out of the ambush, and seize upon the city: inidst of the tent, and brought them for the Lord your God will deliver

unto Joshua, and unto all the chil- it into your hand. + Heb.porured. dren of Israel, and † laid them out 8 And it shall be, when ye have before the LORD.

taken the city, that ye shall set the

c ch. 6, 21.

1

I See 1 Sam. 165 Jer. 13

Non. 5.6.7.

Pe 51.3 Dar. 94 il Sum 14.43.

The stratagem whereby

JOSHUA.

Ai is taken and burnt.

32 Sam. 13. 28.

h ver. 5.

I Deut. 7. 2

| Heb, their

ver. 4.

B. C. 1451, city on fire : according to the com- flee this way or that way: and the B. C. 1451.

mandment of the LORD shall ye do. people that fled to the wilderness
See, I have commanded you.

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

slew th men of Ai.
10 And Joshua rose up early in the 22 And the other issued out of the
morning, and numbered the people, city against them; so they were in
and went up, he and the elders of Is- the midst of Israel, some on this side,
rael, before the people to Ai. and some on that side: and they

11 And all the people, even the smote them, so that they 'let none
people of war that were with him, of them remain or escape.
went up, and drew nigh, and came 23 And the king of Ai they took
before the city, and pitched on the alive, and brought him to Joshua.
north side of Ai: now there was a 24 And it came to pass, when Israel
valley between them and Ai.

had made an end of slaying all the
12 And he took about five thousand inhabitants of Ai in the field, in the
men, and set them to lie in ambush wilderness wherein they chased them,

between Beth-el and Ai, on the west and when they were all fallen on the | Or, of Ai. side of the city.

edge of the sword, until they were 13 And when they had set the peo- consumed, that all the Israelites reple, even all the host that was on the turned unto Ai, and smote it with the

north of the city, and their liers in edge of the sword.
lying in wait, wait on the west of the city, Joshua 25 And so it was, that all that fell

went that night into the midst of the that day, both of men and women,
valley.

were twelve thousand, even all the
14 1 And it came to pass, when the men of Ai.
king of Ai saw it, that they hasted 26 For Joshua drew not his hand
and rose up early, and the men of back, wherewith he stretched out the
the city went out against Israel to spear, until he had utterly destroyed
battle, he and all his people, at a all the inhabitants of Ai.

time appointed, before the plain; but 27 mOnly the cattle and the spoil m Num. 31.22 i Judg. 20. 34. he iwist not that there were liers of that city Israel took for a prey

in ambush against him behind the unto themselves, according unto the
city.

word of the Lord which he comk Judg. 20.36, 15 And Joshua and all Israel k made manded Joshua.

as if they were beaten before them, 28 And Joshua burnt Ai, and made
and fled by the way of the wilder- itoa heap for ever, even a desolation • Deut. 13. 16.

unto this day.
16 And all the people that were in 29 PAnd the king of Ai he hanged pch. 10. 2. Ps.
Ai were called together to pursue on a tree until eventide : 9 and as
after them: and they pursued after soon as the sun was down, Joshua a Dent. 21. 23.

ch. 10. 27. Joshua, and were drawn away from commanded that they should take the city.

his carcass down from the tree, and 17 And there was not a man left in cast it at the entering of the gate of Ai or Beth-el, that went not out after the city, and 'raise thereon a great ch.7. 2. & Israel : and they left the city open, heap of stones, that remaineth unto and pursued after Israel.

this day. 18 And the Lord said unto Joshua, 30 T Then Joshua built an altar Stretch out the spear that is in thy unto the Lord God of Israel'in Deut. 27.4,5. hand toward Ai; for I will give it mount Ebal, into thine hand. And Joshua stretch- 31 As Moses the servant of the LORD ed out the spear that he had in his commanded the children of Israel, as hand toward the city. it is written in the 'book of the law Ex. 20. 25.

Deut. 27.5,6. 19 And the ambush arose quickly of Moses, an altar of whole stones, out of their place, and they ran as oter which no man hath lifted up any soon as he had stretched out his iron : and they offered thereon burnt hand : and they entered into the city, offerings unto the Lord, and sacrificed and took it, and hasted and set the peace offerings. city on fire.

32 [ And he wrote there upon the - Deut. 27.2 & 20 And when the men of Ai looked stones a copy of the law of Moses, behind them, they saw, and, behold, which he wrote in the presence of

the smoke of the city ascended up to the children of Israel. + Heb. hand. heaven, and they had no fpower to 33 And all Israel, and their elders,

26.

Ecc. 9. 12.

o ver. 2.

&c.

ness.

107. 40. & 110. 5.

10. 27.

u Ex. 20. 24.

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