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Ifrael fmitten at Ai.

CHAP. VII.

Achan taken by lab

the fon of Zabdi, the fon of Zerah, of and it fhall be, that the tribe which the tribe of Judah, took of the ac-the LORD taketh fhall come according curfed thing: and the anger of the to the families iber cof; and the family LORD was kindled against the children which the LORD fhall take fhall come of Ifrael. by households; andthe household which the LORD fhall take fhall come man by man.

21 And Joshua fent men from Jericho to Ai, which is befide Beth-aven, on the eaft fide of Beth-el, and fpake) 15 And it fhall be, that he that le unto them, faying, Go up and view taken with the accurfed thing thall be the country. And the men went up ournt with fire, he and all that he and viewed Ai hath: because he hath tranigreffed

3 And they returned to Joshua, and the covenant of the LORD, and be faid unto him, Let not all the people caufe he hath wrought folly in I 80p; but let about two or three rael. thousand men go up and fmite Ai; and make not all the people to labour morning, and brought Ifrael by theig thither; for they are but few. tribes; and the tribe of Judah was taken:

4 So there went up thither of the people about three thoufand men: and they filed before the men of Ai.

5 And the men of Aifmote of then. about thirty and fix men: for they chafed them from before the gate even unto Shebarim, and fmote them in the going down: wherefore the hearts of the people melted, and became as Water.

16 So Joshua rofe up early in the

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 fon of Carmi, the fon of Zabdi, the fon of Zerah, of the tribe of Judah, was

65 And Joshua rent his clothes,and taken. fell to the earth upon his face before 19 And Jofhua faid unto Achan, My the ark of the LRD until the even-fon, give, I pray thee, glory to the tide, he and the elders of Ifrael, and LORD God of Ifrael, and make con put duft upon their heads. feffion unto him; and tell me now 7 And Joshua faid, Alas, O LORD what thou haft done; hide it not from God, wherefore hast thou at all me. rought this people over Jordan, to) 20 And Achan anfwered Joshua,and deliver us into the hand of the Amo- faid, Indeed i have finned again the rus, to deftroy us? would to God LORD God of Ifrael, and thus and thus we had been content, and. dwelt on have I done: the other fide Jordan!

80 LORD, what fhall I fay, when Ifrael turneth their backs before their

21 When I faw among the spoils a goodly Babylonifh garment, and two hundred shekels of filver, and a wedge enemies! of gold of fifty fhekels weight, then 9 For the Canaanites and all the in-I coveted them, and took them; and, haitants of the land hall hear of it, behold, they are hid in the earth in and fhall environ us round, and cut the midst of my tent, and the filver off our name from the earth: and under it. what wilt thou do unto thy great same?

10 And the LORD faid unto Jofhua, Get thee up; wherefore lieft thou thus upon thy face?

22So Jofhua fent meffengers, and they ran unto the tent; and, behold, it was hid in his tent, and the filver under it.

23 And they took them out of the 11 ifrael hath finned, and they have midit of the tent, and brought them, allo tranfgreffed my covenant which lunto Jofhua, and unto all the children I commanded them; for they have of Ifrael, and laid them out beforeeven taken of the accurfed thing, and the LORD.

have allo ftolen, and diffembled alfo, 24 And Joshua, and all Ifrael with and they have put it even among their him, took Achan the fon of Zerah, own fluff. and the filver, and the garment, and 12 Therefore the children of Ifrael the wedge of gold, and his tons, and could not stand before their enemies, his daughters, and his oxen, and his but turned their backs before their affes, and his sheep, and his tent, and enemies, because they were accurfed:11 that he had: and they brought neither will I be with you any more, them unto the valley of Achor except ye deftroy the accurfed from 25 And Joshua faid, Why haft thou among you. troubled us? the LORD fhall trouble 13 Up, fanctify the people, ana thee this day. And all Ifrael toned fay, Sanctify yourfelves againft to him with flones, and burned them. morrow: for thus faith the LORD with fire, after they had ftoned them God of Ifrael, There is an accurfed with ftones. thing in the midst of thec, o Ifrael: thousanft not fland before thine ene mies, until ye take away the accurfed thing from among you.

14 In the morning therefore ye shall te brought according to year sribes

26 And they raised over him a great heap of ftones unto this day. So the LORD turned from the fierceness of his anger. Wherefore the name of that place was called, The valley of Achor, unto this day.

Jabua's Jatagem against Ai. JOSHUA.

CHAP. VIII.

ND the LORD faid unto Jofhua.

Ai deftroyed.

15 And Jofhua and all Ifrael made as if they were beaten before them, and

A Fear not, neither be thou dir: Red by the way of the wilderness.

mayed: take all the people of war with thee, and arife, go up to Ai; fee, I have given into thy hand the king of Ai, and his people, and his eity, and his land:

(6 And all the people that were in Ai were called together to pursue after them and they purfued 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 Ifrael: and they left the city open, and purfued after Ifrael.

18 And the LORD faid unto Joshua,

a And thou fhalt do to Ai and her ting as thou didst unto Jericho and her king: only the fpoil thereof, and the cattle thereof, fhall ye take for a prey unto yourselves: lay thee an am-Stretch out the fpear that is in thy ufh for the city behind it. hand toward Ai; for I will give it into thine hand. And Joshua ftretched out the fpear that be bad in his hand to ward the city.

330 Jofhua arofe,and all the people of war, to go up againft Ai: and Jo thua chofe out thirty thousand mighty men of valour, and fent them away by night.

4 And he commanded them, faying, Behold, ye shall lie in walt against the eity, even behind the city: go not very far from the city, but be ye all ready:

5 And I, and all the people that are with me, will approach unto the city: and it fhall come to pafs, when they Come out against us, as at the firft, 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 fay, They flee before us, as at the firft: therefore we will flee before them.

7 Then ye fhall rife up from the ambuth, and feize upon the city: for the LORD your God will deliver it into your hand,

8 And it fhall be, when ye have taken the city, that ye shall fet the sity on fire: according to the com mandment of the LORD fhall ye do. See, I have commanded you.

9Johua therefore fent them forth: and they went to lie in ambush, and abode between Beth-el and Ai, on the weft fide of Ai: but Joshua lodged that night among the people.

19 And the ambush arofe quickly out of their place, and they ran as foon as he had itretched out his hand: and they entered into the city, and took it, and hafted, and fet the city on fire.

20 And when the men of Ai looked behind them, they faw, and, behold, the fmoke of the city afcended up to heaven, and they had no power to flee this way or that way: and the people that led to the wilderness turned back upon the purfuers.

21 And when Joshua and all Ifrael faw that the ambush had taken the city, and that the fmoke of the city afcended, then they turned again, and

flew the men of Ai.

22 And the other iffued out of the city against them; fo they were in the midft of Ifrael, fome on this fide, and fome on that fide: and they imote them, fo that they let none of them remain or escape.

23 And the king of Ai they took alive, and brought him to Jofhua

24 And it came to pafs, when Ifrael had made an end of flaying all the inhabitants of Ai in the field, in the wildernefs wherein they chafed them, and when they were all fallen on the edge of the word, until they were confumed, that all the Ifraelites re turned unto Ai, and fmote it with the

10 And Jofua rofe up early in the morning, and numbered the people, and went up, he and the elders of If-edge of the fword. rael, before the people to Ai.

I 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 fide of Ai: now there was a valley between them and Ai.

12 And he took about five thoufand meu, and fet them to lie in ambush between Beth-el and Ai, on the weft fide of the city.

13 And when they had fet : he people, even all the hoft that was on the north of the city, and their liers in wait ou the west of the city, Jofhua went that night into the midit of the valley.

14 And it came to pals, when the king of Ai faw it, that they bafled and rofe up early, and the men of the city went out against frael to battle, he and all his people, at a time appointed, before the plain; but he wift not that there were hers in ambush against him behind the city.

25 And Jo it was, that all that fell that day, both of men and women, were twelve thoufand, even all the men of Ai.

26 For Joshua drew not his hand back, wherewith he ftretched out the fpear, until he had utterly defroyed all the inhabitants of Ai.

27 Only the cattle and the spoil of that city Ifrael took for a prey unto themfelves, according unto the word of the Leap which he commanded Joshua.

28 And Joshua burnt Ai, and made it an heap for ever, even a defolation unto this day.

29 And the king of Ai he hanged on a tree until even tide: and as foon as the fun was dowa, Joshua commanded that they thould take his carcas down from the tree, and caft it at the entering of the gate of the city, and raife thereon a great heap of ftopes, that remaineth unto this day.

bus buildeth an altar.

CHAP. IX The Gibeonites made flavṛt. 30 Then Joshua built an altar unto come because of the name of the the LORD God of Ifrael in mount Ebal, LORD thy God; for we have heard 31 As Mofes the fervant of the the fame of him, and all that he did LORD commanded the children of if-Jin Egypt,

rael, as it is written in the book of the 10 And all that he did to the two Law of Mofes, An altar of whole ftones, kings of the Amorites, that avere Over which no man lath lift up any beyond Jordan, to sihon king of iron and they offered thereon burnt Hefhbon, and to Og king of Bashang Offerings unto the LORD, and facrificed which was at Ahtaroth.

prace offerings. 1 Wherefore our elders and all the 32 And he wrote there upon the inhabitants of our country ipake to Rones a copy of the law of Mofes, us, faying, Take victuals with you for which he wrote in the prefence the journey, and go to meet them the children of frael, and fay unto them, We are your fer vants: therefore now make ye a league with us.

33 And all ifrael, and thei: eldes, anders, and their judges, food On this fide the ark and on that ide 12 This our bread we took hot før before the priests the Levites, which our provifion out of our houses on the bare the ark of the covenant of the day we came forth to go unto you Laa, as well the firanger, as he tha ut now, behold, it is dry, and it le vas born among them; half of thermouldy: over against mount Gerizim, and h 1f] 13 And thefe bottles of wine, which them over against mount Ebal; as we filled, were new, and, behold,they Mofes the fervant of the LORD had be rent: and thefe our garments and anded before, that they thould our shoes are become old by reafon, es the people of Ifrael. of the very long journey.

34 And afterward he read all the 14 And the men took of their vica words of the law, the bleflings and tuals, and asked not counjel at the rings, according to all that is writ-mouth of the LORD.

team the book of the law.

15 And Joshua made peace with 35 There was not a word of all that them, and made a league with them Males commanded, which Jofhua to let them live; and the princes of not before all the congregation the congregati n fware unto them. of lfrael, with the women, and the

little

ones, and the ftrangers that were converfant among them. CHAP. IX.

16 And it came to pass at the end of three days after they had made e league with them, that they heard hat they were their neighbours, and that they dwelt among them.

AND it came to pafs, when all the kings which were on this fide 17 And the children of Israel jour Jordan, in the hills, and in the val-neyed, and came unto their cities on ey, and in all the coats of the great the third day. Now their cities were over againit Lebanon, the Hittite, Gibeon, and Chephirah, and Beeroth the Amorite, the Canaanite, the and Kirjath-jearim. Perizzite, the Hivite, and the Jebu

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18 And the children of Ifrael fmote them not, bucaufe the princes of the 2 That they gathered themfelves congregation had worn unto them by fogether, to night with Jolhua and the LORD God of Ifrael. And all the with frael, with one accord. congregation murmured againit the 31And when the inhabitantsof Gi-princes. le beard what Jofua had done

to Jericho and to Ai,

19 But all the princes faid unto aff the congregation, We have fworn unto They did work willly, and went them by the LoRp God of lfrael; and made as if they had been ambaf-now therefore we may not touch fadors, and took old facks upon their them, affes, and wine bottles, old, and rent,

and bound

up;

20 This we will do to them; we; wili eyen let them live; left wrath be And old hoes and clouted upon upon us, because of the oath which their feet, and old garments upon we iware unto them. them; and all the bread of their pro was dry and oully.

21 And the princes faid unto them, Let them live, but let them be hewers And they went to Joinua unto the of wood and drawers of water unte at Gilgal, and laid unto him, all the congregation; as the princes to the men of fracl, We be come had promited them.

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take ye a league with us.

22 And Joshua called for them, and

he ipake unto them, faying, Where

7 And the men of ifrael faid unto fore have ye beguiled us, faying, We De Hits, Peradventure ye dwelfare very far from you; when ye dwell among us; and how hall we make a among us? ng with you! 23 Now therefore ye are curfed, and And they faid unto Joshua, We here thall none of you be freed from re thy fervants And Jofhua faid being bondmen, and hewers of wood unto them, Who are ye? and from and drawers of water for the house of whence come ye?

And they fald unto him, From a

my God.

24 And they anfwered Joihua, and

Tuy wary say fervants areliaid, Because it was sertainly told thy

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JOSHUA. The Jun and moon stand fill.

ervants, how that the LORD thy God | commanded his fervant Mofes to give you all the land, and to deftroy all the inhabitants of the land from before You, therefore we were fore afraid of our lives becaufe of you, and have done this thing.

25 And now,behold,we are in thine hand as it feemeth good and right unto thee to do unto us, do.

26 And fo did he unto them, and delivered them out of the hand of the children of Ifrael, that they flew

them not.

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Tow it came to pafs, when Adonizedek king of Jerufalem had heard How Jofhua had taken Ai, and had utterly deftroyed it; as he had done to Jericho and her king, fo he had done to Ai and her king; and how the inhabitants of Gibeon had made peace with Ifrael, and were among them

2 That they feared greatly, becaufe Gibeon was a great city, as one of the royal cities, and because it was greater than Ai, and all the men thereof were mighty.

II And it came to pafs, as they fled from before Ifrael, and were in the going down to Beth-horon, that the LORD caft down great ftones from heaven upon them unto Azekah, and they died: they were more which died with hailftones than they whom the children of Ifrael flew with the fword,

12 Then fpake Jofhua to the LORD in the day when the LORD delivered up the Amorites before the children of Ifrael, and he faid in the fight of Ifrael, Sun, ftand thou fill upon Gi beon; and thou, Moon, in the valley of Afalon.

13 And the fun flood ftill, and the moon ftayed, until the people had avenged themfelves upon their ent mies. Is not this written in the book of Jafher! So the fun flood till is the midft of heaven, and hafted not to go down about a whole day.

14 And there was no day like that before it or after it, that the Lob hearkened unto the voice of a man: for the LORD fought for Ifrael.

15¶ And Joshua returned, and all Ifrael with him, unto the camp to Gilgal.

16 But thefe five kings fled, and hid themfelves in a cave at Makkedah 17 And it was told Jofhua, frying The five kings are found hid in a cave at Makkedah.

3 Wherefore Adoni-zedek king of 18 And Joshua faid,Roll great tones Jerufalem fent unto Hoham king of upon the mouth of the cave, and fet Hebron, and unto Piram king of Jar-men by it for to keep them: muth, and unto Japhia king of La chih, and unto Debir king of Eglon, faying,

4 Come up unto me, and help me, that we may fmite Gibeon: for it hath made peace with Joshua and with the children of Ifrael,

19 And fta ye not, but purfue affer your enemies, and fmite the hindmb of them; fuffer them not to enter into their cities: for the LORD your God hath delivered them into your hand.

20 And it came to pafs, when Jofa and the children of Ifrael had made 5 Therefore the five kings of the an end of flaying them with a very Amorites, the king of Jerufalem, the great flaughter, till they were co king of lebron, the king of Jarmuth, fumed, that the reft which remained the king of Lachifh, the king of Eglon, of them entered into fenced cities., gathered themfelves together, and 21 And all the people returned,to went up, they and all their hofts, the amp to Jofhua at Makkedah in and encamped before Gibeon, and peace: none moved his tongue againft made war againft it. any of the children of ifrael,

6And the men of Gibeon fent unto Joshua to the camp at Gilgal, faying, Slack not thy hand from thy fervants; come up to us quickly, and fave us, and help us: for all the kings of the Amorites that dwell in the mountains are gathered together against us.

7 So Jofhun afcended from Gilgal, he, and all the people of war with him, and all the mighty men of valour.

8 And the LORD faid unto Jofhus, fear them not: for I have delivered them into thine hand; there fhall not a man of them ftand before thee.

Joshua therefore came unto them fuddenly, and went up from Gilgal all night.

22 Then faid Jofhua, Open the mouth of the cave, and bring out thole five kings unto me out of the cave.

23 And they did fo, and brought forth thofe five kings unto him out of the cave, the king of Jerufalem, the king of Hebron, the king of Jarmuth the king of Lachith, and the king of Eglon,

24 And it came to pafs, when they brought out thofe kings unto Jofhua that Jofhua called for all the men of lirael, and faid unto the captains of the men of war which went with him, Come near, put your feet upon the necks of thefe kings. And they came near, and put their feet upon the necks

10 And the LORD difcomfited therof them. before Ifrael, and flew them with a great flaughter at Gibeon, and chafed them along the way that goeth up to Beth-horon, and imote then to Azekah, and unto Mäkkedah.

25 And Jofhua faid unto them, Fear not, nor be dismayed, te ftrong and of good courage; for thus fhall the LORD do to all your enemies again whom ye fight.

Bine king banged. CHAP. XL Haxor taken and burned. 26And afterward Joshua fmote them,, king thereof; as he had done alfo te and few them, and hanged them on Libnah, and to her king.

five trees and they were hanging 40 So Jotha fmote all the country poa the trees until the evening. of the hills, and of the south, and 27 And it came to país at the time of the vale, and of the fprings, and. of the going down of the fan,tbar Jo-all their kings: he left nune remain. commanded, and they took them ing, but utterly deftroyed all that den off the trees, and caft them into breathed, as the LORD God of frac the case wherein they had been hid, commanded.

wad laid great ftones' in the cave's 41 And Jofhua fmote them from mond, which remain until this very Kadeth-barnea even unto Gaza, and day. all the country of Golhen, even unte

28 And that day Jofhua took Mak-Gibeon. kedak, and fmote it with the edge of 42 And all thefe kings and their the fword, and the king thereof he land did Jofhua take at one time, be sherly deftroyed, them, and all the caufe the LORD God of lfrael fought fouls that were therein; he let none for Ifrael.

main: and he did to the king of Makedah as he did unto the king of Jericto

43 And Joshua returned, and all Ifrael with him, unto the camp t Gilgal,

CHAP. XI.

191 Then Jofhua paffed from Makkedah, and all Ifrael with him, unto A king of Hazor had heard thefe Linah, and fought against Libnah: AND it came to país, when Jabln 30 And the LORD delivered it alfo, things, that he sent to Jobab king of and the king thereof, into the hand of Madon, and to the king of Shimron, lil; and he fmote it with the edge and to the king of Achthaph, of the fword, and all the fouls that 2 And to the kings that were on the re therein; he let none remain in north of the mountains, and of the t; but did unto the king thereof as plains fouth of Chinneroth, and in the 6 unto the king of Jericho. valley, and in the borders of Dur en 31And Joshua paffed from Libnah, the weft, and all Ifrael with him, unto Lachith, 3 And to the Canaanite on the eaft and encamped against it, and fought and on the weft, and to the Amorite, and the Hittite, and the Perizzite and the Jebufite in the mountains, and to the Hivite under Hermon in

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32 And the LORD delivered Lachish into the hand of ifrael, which took it

the edge of the word, and all the that were therein, according to all that he had done to Libnah.

Then Horam king of Gezer came to help Lachith, and joshua fmote and his peuple, until he had left Aim none remaining.

4 And they went out, they and all their holt with them, much people, even as the fand that is upon the fea thare in multitude, with hories and chariots very many.

5 And when all thefe kings were met together, they came and pitched 34 And frum Lachith Joshua paff-together at the waters of Meroni, to and they encamped againft it, and efunto Eglon, and all ifrael with him; fight againft Ifrael.

fought again it it:

35 And they took it on that day, and muce it with the edge of the fword, and all the louis that were therein be utterly deftroyed that day, according to all that he had done to Lachith,

30 And Jofhua went up from Eglon, and all Ifrael with him, unto Hebron; and they fought againft it:

And the LORD faid unto Joshua Be not afraid becaufe of them: for to morrow about this time will deliver them up all flain before Ifrael; thou halt hough their horfes, and bura their chariots with fire.

7 So Jofhua came, and all the people of war with him againft them by the waters of Merom fuddenly; and they fell upon them.

8 And the LORD delivered them inte 37 And they took it, and fmote it the hand of Ifrael who fmote them, with the edge of the fword, and the and chafed them unto great Zidon thereof, and all the cities thereof, and unto Mifrephoth-main, and unte and all the fouls that were therein the valley of Mizpeh, eaftward; and be left none remaining, according to they fmote them, until they left them that he has done to Eglon but none renaluing. edit etterly, and all the fouls 9 And Joshua did unto them as the that were therein. LORD bade him: he houghed their Aad Joshua returned,and all If-horfes, and burnt their chariots with

Tael with him, to Debir, and fought fire.

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10 And Joshua at that time turned 39 And he took it, and the king back, and took itazor, and fimote the there, and all the cities thereof; and king thereof with the fword: for Ha they fate then with the edge of the zor beforetime was the head of alf

fwird, and utterly destroyed all the thofe kingdoms.

foals that

were therein; he left none 11 And they fmote all the fouls that brun, to he did to Debir, and to the sword, utterly deftroying them: there maining as he had done to He-were therein with the edge of the

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