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Joshua comes to Jordan.

and we will be guiltless: and whosoever shall be with thee in the house, his blood, - : be on our head, if any hand be upon

in. 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 unto your words, so be it. And she sent them away, and they departed: and she bound the scarlet line in the window. 22 And they went, and came unto the mountain, and abode there three days, until the pursuers were returned : and the pursuers sought then throughout all the way, but found them not. 23 * So the two men returned, and descended from the mountain, and passed over, and came to Joshua the son do. and told him all things that befel them : 24 And they said unto Joshua, Trul the Lond hath delivered into our hands all the land; for even all the inhabitants of the country do faint because of us. HAP. III. A” 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 they passed over. 2 And it came to pass after 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 Lond your God, and the priests the Levites bearing it, then ye shall remove *** lace, 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; for ye have not passed this way heretofore. 5 And Joshua said unto the people, Sanctify ?". 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 '..."." 7 T. And the Lond 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 Moses, 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 of the water of Jort o shall stand still in Jordan. o " And Joshua said unto the children of Israel, Come hither, and hear the words of the Lord your God. 10 Aud Joshua said, Hereby ye shall know that the living God is ańong you.

CHAP. III, IV.

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before you the Canaanites, and the Hittites, and the Hivites, and the Perizzites and the Girgashites, and the Amorites, and the Jebusites. 11 Behold, the ark of the covenant of the Lord of all the earth passeth over before you into Jordan. 12 Now therefore take you twelve men out of the tribes of Israel, out of every tribe a Islan. 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, shail 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 a heap. 14 || And it came to pass, when the peole removed from their tents to pass over ordan, 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 a 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 bare the ark of the covenant of the Lord stood firm on dry round in the midst of Jordan, and all the sraelites passed over on dry ground, until all the people were passed clean over

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A*. it came to pass, when all the peo-
ple 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 man, .

3 And command ye them, saying, 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 night.

% 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, ac: cording unto the number of the tribes of the children offsrael:

6 That this may be a sign among You, that when your children ask their fathers in time to come, saying, What mean ye by these stones 2

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The people pass over.

7 Then ye shall answer them, That the waters of Jordan were cut off before the ark of the covenant of the Lord ; when it passed over Jordan, the waters of Jordan were cut off: and these stones shall be for a memorial unto the children of Israel forever. 8 And the children of Israel did so as Joshua commanded, and took up twelve stones out of the midst of Jordan, as the LoRD spake unto Joshua, according to the number 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 Jordan, in the place where the feet of the priests which bare the ark of the covenant stood: and they are there unto this day. 10 || For the priests which bare the ark stood in the midst of Jordan, until eve thing was finished that the Lord ...? ed Joshua to speak unto the people, according to all that Moses commanded Joshua : and the people hasted and passed over. 11 And it came to pass, when all the people were clean passed over, that the ark of the Lord passed over, and the priests in the presence of the people. 12 And the children of Reuben, and the children of Gad, and half the tribe of Manasseh, passed over armed before the children of Israel, as Moses spake unto them: 13 About forty thousand prepared for war, passed over before the Lord unto battle, to the plains of Jericho. 14 || On that day, the Lord magnified Joshua in the sight of all Israel, and they feared him as they feared Moses, all the days of his life. 15 And the Lond spake unto Joshua, saying ié"Command the priests that bear the ark of the testimony, that they come up out of Jordan. 17, Joshua therefore commanded the priests, saying, Come ye up out of Jordan. 18 And it came to pass, when the priests that bare the ark of the covenant of the LoRD were come up out of the midst of Jordan, and the soles of the priests’ feet were lifted up unto the dry land, that the waters of Jordan returned unto their place, and flowed overall his banks, as they did before. 19 || And the people came up out of Jordan on the tenth day of the first month, and encamped in Gilgal, in the east border of Jericho. 20 is And those twelve stones which they took out of Jordan, did Joshua pitch in Gilgal. 21. And he spake unto the children of Israel, saying, When your children shall à:k their fathers in time to come, saying,

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22 Then yeshall let your children know, saying, lsrael came over this Jordan on dry land.

23 For the Lorp your God dried up the waters of Jordan from before you, until ye were passed over, as the LGRD your God did to the Red sea, which he dried up from before us, until we were gone over:

24 That all the people of the earth might know the hand of the Lord, that it is Öğ. that ye might fear the Lond your God for ever.

CHAP. W.

A” it came to pass, when all the . of the Amorites which were on the side of Jordan westward, and all the kings of the Canaanites which were by the sea, heard that the Lord had dried up the waters of Jordan from before the children of Israel, until we were passed over, that their heart melted; neither was there spirit in them any more, because of the children of Israel. 2 T At that time the Lord said unto Joshua, Make thee sharp knives, and circumcise again the children of israel the second time. 3 And Joshua made him sharp knives, and circumcised the children of Israel at the hill of the foreskins. 4 And this is the cause why Joshua did circumcise: All the people that came out of Egypt, that were males,even all the men of war died in the wilderness by the way, after they came out of Egypt. 5 Now all the people 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 Egypt were consumed, because they obeyed not the voice of the Lord : unto whom the Lord sware that he would not shew them the land which the Lord sware unto their fathers that he would give 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 they had done circumcising all the people, that they abode in their places in the camp, till they were whole. 9 And the Lord said unto Joshua, This day have I rolled away the reproach of Egypt from off you: Wherefore the name of the place is called Gilgal unto this day. 10 is 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 •rio,

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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" And the manna ceased on the morrow after they had eaten of the old corn of the land; neither had the children of Israel manna any more; but they did eat of the fruit of the land of Canaan that year. 13 || 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 but as captain of

adversaries 2 14 And he said, Nay; the host of the Loopaminow come. And Joshua fell on his face to the earth, and did worship, and said unto him, What saith my lord unto his servant? 15 And the captain of the Lord's host said unto Joshua, Loose thy shoe from off thy foot, for the place whereon thou standest is holy: and Joshua did so. CHAP. VI. OW Jericho was straitly shut up because of the children of Israel: none went out, and none came in. 2 And the Lond said unto Joshua, See, I have given into thy, hand Jericho, and the king thereof, and the mighty men of valour. 3 And ye shall compass the city, all ye men of war, and go round about the city once: thus shalt thou do six days. 4 And seven priests shall bear before the ark seven trumpets of rams' horns: 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 pass, 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 at shout: and the wall of the city shall all down flat, and the people shall ascend up every man straight before him. 6 || And Joshua the son of Nun called the priests, and said unto them, Take up the ark of the covenant, and let seven É. bear seven trumpets of rams' horns fore the ark of the Load. 7 And he said unto the people, Pass on, and compass the city, and let him that is armed pass on before the ark of the Lord. 8 || And it came to pass, when Joshua had spoken unto the people, that the seven priests bearing the seven trumpets of rams' horns passed on before the Load, and blew with the j. and the ark of the covenant of the Load 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

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priests going on, and blowing with the trumpets. 10 And Joshua had commanded the people, saying, 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 shail ye shout. 11 So the ark of the Lond compassed the city, going about it once: and they came into the camp, and lodged in the camp. 12 || And Joshua rose 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 rere-ward 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 days. 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 times. 16 And it came to pass at the seventh time, when the priests blew with the trumo Joshua said unto the people, Shout; %r the ionohath given you the city. 17 || And the city shall be accursed, even it, and all that are therein, to the Lord : only Rahab the harlot shall live, she and all that are with her in the house, because she hid the messengers that we Sent. 18 Andye, in any wise keep yourselves from the accursed thing, lest ye make yourselves accursed, when ye take of the accursed thing, and make the camp of Israel a curse, and trouble it. 19 But all the silver, and gold, and vessels of brass and iron, are consecrated unto the Lord: they shall come into the treasury of the Lord. 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 the city. 21 And they utterly destroyed all that was in the city, both man and woman, young and old, and ox, 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 *§ and bring out thence The Israelites smitten at .Hi.

the woman, and all that she hath, as ye sware unto her. 23 And the young men that were spies went in, and brought out Rahah, 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 brass and of iron, they }. into the treasury of the house of the Lord. 25 And Joshua 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 || And Joshua adjured them at that time, saying, Cursed be the man before the LoRd, 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 up the gates of it. 27 So the Lord was with Joshua; and his same was noised throughout all the country. CHAP. VII. UT the children of Israel committed a trespass in the accursed thing: for Achan, the son of Carmi, the son of Zabdi, the son of Zerah, of the tribe of Judah, took of the accursed thing: and the anger of the Lord was kindled against the children of Israel. 2 AndJoshuasentmen 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 country. And to e men went up and viewed Ai. 3 And they returned to Joshua, and said unto him, Let not all the people go up ; but let about two or three thousand men go up and smite Ai; and make not all the people to labour thither; for they are but few. 4 So there went up thither of the peoF. about three thousand men: and they ed before the men of Ai. 5 And the men of Ai smote of them about thirty and six men: for they chased them from before the gate even unto Shebarim, and smote them in the going down: wherefore the hearts of the people melted, and became as water. 6 || And Joshua rent his clothes, and fell to the earth upon his face before the ark of the Lord until the even-tide, he and the elders of Israel, and put dust upon their heads. 7 And Joshua said, Alas! O Lord God, wherefore hast thou at all brought this

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8 O Lord, what shall I say, when Israel turneth their backs before their enemies 1 9 For the Canaanites, and all the inhabitants of the land shall hear of it, and shall environ us round, and cut off our name from the earth: and what wilt thou do unto thy #. name 2 10 || And the Lord said unto Joshua, Get thee up ; wherefore liest thou thus upon thy face 2 11 Israel hath sinned, and they have also transgressed my covenant which I commanded them: for they have even taken of the accursed thing, and have also stolen, and dissembled also, and they have put it even among their 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 ye take away the accursed thing from among you. 14 In the morning therefore ye shall be brought according to your tribes: and it shall be, that the tribe which the Lord taketh shall come according to the families *:::s; and the family which the LoRD shall take shall come by households; and the household which the Lord shall take shall come man by man. 15 And it shall be, that he that is taken with the accursed thing shall be burnt with fire, he and all that he hath: because he hathtransgressed the covenant of the Lord, and because he hath wrought folly in Israel. 16 T So Joshua rose up early in, the morning, and brought Israel by their tribes; and the tribe of Judah 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 Achan answered Joshua, and said, Indeed I have sinned against the

#. oyer Jordan, to deliver us into the Lord God of Israel, and thus and thus have

and of the Amorites, to destroy us? would to God we had been content, and dwelt on the other side Jordan!

I done. 21 When I saw among the spoils a goodly Babylonish garment, and two hundred .Ai taken by stratagem. CHAP.

shekels of silver, and a wedge of gold 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 it. 22*. So Joshua sent messengers, and they ran unto the tent, and behold, it was hid in his tent, and the silver under it. 23 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 Lord. 24 And Joshua, and all Israel with him, took Achan the son of Zerah, and the silver, and the garment, and the wedge of old, and his sons, and his daughters, and is oxen, and his asses, and his sheep, and his tent, and all that he had: and they brought them unto the valley of Achor: 25 And Joshua said, `Why hast thou troubled us? the Lord shall trouble the this day. And all Israel stoned him with stones, and burned them with fire, after they had stoned them with stones. • 36 And they raised over him a great heap of stones unto this day. So the Lord turned from the fierceness of his anger: wherefore the name of that place was calledThe valley of Achor, into this day. CHAP. VIII.

ND the Lord said unto Joshua, Fear not, neither be thou dismayed; take all the people of war with thee, and arise, o up to Ai: see, I have given into thy foil. king of Ai, and his people, and his city, and his land: 2 And thou shalt do to Ai and her king, as thou didst unto Jericho and her king: only the spoil thereof, and the cattle thereof, shall ye take for aprey unto yourselves: lay thee an ambush for the city behind it. 3 T. So Joshua arose, and all the 5. of war, to go up against Ai: and Joshua chose out thirty thousand mighty men of valour, and sent them away by night. -4 And he commanded them, saying, Behold, ye shall lie in wait against the city, even behind the city: go not very far from the city, but .." all ready : 5 And I, and all the people that are with me, will approach unto the city: and it shall come to pass when they come out against us, as at the first, that we will flee before them, 6 (For they will come out after us) till we have drawn them from the city; for they will say, They flee before us, as at the first: therefore we will flee before them. 7 Then ye shall rise up from the ambush, and seize upon the city: for the Lord your God will deliver it into your hand.

8 And it shall be when ye have taken

the city, that ye shall set the city, on fire:

according to the commandment of the Lord shall ye do. See, I have commanded you.

VIII. The city ts burnt.

9 || Joshua therefore sent them forth; and they went to lie in ambush, and abode hetween Beth-e! and Ai, on the west side of Ai: but Joshua lodged that night among the people. 10 And Joshua rose up early in the morning, and numbered the people, and went up, he and the elders of Israel, before the people to Ai. 11 And all the people, even the people of war that were with him, went up, and drew nigh, and came before the city, and pitched on the north side of Ai: now there was a valley between them and Ai. 12 And he took about five thousand men, and set them to lie in ambush between Beth-el and Ai, on the west side of the city. 13 And when they had set the people, even all the host that was on the north of the city, and their liers in wait on the west of the city, Joshua went that night into the midst of the valley. 14 T And it came to pass when the king of Ai saw it, that they hasted and rose up early, and the men of the city went out against Israel to battle, he and all his peoÉ e, at a time appointed, before the plain: ut he wist not that there were liers in ambush against him behind the city. 15 And Joshua and all Israel made as if they were beaten before them, and fled by the way of the wilderness. 16 And all the people that were in Ai were called together to pursue after them: and they pursued after Joshua, and were drawn away from the city. 17 And there was not a man left in Ai, or Beth-el, that went not out after lsrael: and they left the city open, and pursued after Israel. 18 And the Lord said unto Joshua, Stretch out the spear that is in thy hand toward Ai; for I will give it into thy hand. And Joshua stretched out the spear that he had in his hand toward the city. 19 And the ambush arose quickly out of their place, and they ran as soon as he had ... out his hand : and they entered into the city, and took it, and hasted, and set the city on fire. 20 And when the men of Ai looked behind them, they saw, and behold, the smoke of the city ascended up to heaven, and they had no power to flee this way or that way: and the people that fled to the wilderness .."back upon the pursuers. 21 And when Joshua and all Israel saw that the ambush had taken the city, and that the smoke of the city ascended, then they turned again, and slew the men of Ai. 22 And the other issued out of the city against them; so they were in the midst of Israel, some on this side, and some on that side: and they * them, so that they

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