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5 all days.
The passage over Jordan.
God magnifieth Joshua. them over with you, and leave them in B. C. 1451. 18 And it came to pass, when the priests the lodging place where ye shall lodge
that bare the ark of the covenant of the this night.
LORD were come up out of the midst of 4 Then Joshua called the twelve men
Jordan, and the soles of the priests' feet whom he had prepared of the children of 1 plucked up. were lifted up unto the dry land, that the Israel, out of every tribe a man:
waters of Jordan returned into their place, 5 And Joshua said unto them, Pass over
and flowed a all his banks, as they before the ark of the LORD your God into
did before. the midst of Jordan, and take you up
19 And the people came up out of Jorevery man of you a stone upon his shoul
dan on the tenth day of the first month, der, according unto the number of the and encamped in Gilgal, in the east bortribes of the children of Israel:
der of Jericho, 6 That this may be a sign among you, ver.8. 20 And those twelve stones, which that when your children ask their fathers Ec.13,14. they took out of Jordan, did Joshua pitch 3 in time to come, saying, What mean ye
in Gilgal. by these stones?
21 And he spake unto the children of 7 Then ye shall answer them, That d the 3 to-morrow. Israel, saying, When your children shall waters of Jordan were cut off before the d c.3.13,16. ask their fathers 4 in time to come, sayark of the covenant of the LORD; when
ing, What mean these stones? it passed over Jordan, the waters of Jor
22 Then shall let
your dan were cut off: .and these stones shall
saying, Israel came f over this Jordan on be for a memorial & unto the children of
dry land. Israel for ever.
23 For the Lord your God dried up the 8. And the children of Israel did so as
waters of Jordan from before you, until Joshua commanded, and took up twelve
ye were passed over, as the LORD your stones out of the midst of Jordan, as the n Ex.14.21. God did h to the Red sea, which he dried up LORD spake unto Joshua, according to the
from before us, until we were gone over: number of the tribes of the children of i 1 Ki.8.42,43. 24 That i all the people of the earth Israel, and carried them over with them
might know the hand of the LORD, that it unto the place where they lodged, and laid
is mighty; that ye might fear the LORD them down there.
your God 5 for ever. 9 And Joshua set up twelve i stones in |; Ex.24.12.
CHAP. V. the midst of Jordan, in the place where the feet of the priests which bare the ark
of the Amorites, which were on the of the covenant stood: and they are there
side of Jordan westward, and all the kings unto this day.
of the Canaanites, which k were by the 10 For the priests which bare the ark 1 Ex.15.14,15. sea, heard that the Lord had dried up stood m in the midst of Jordan, until every c.3.13. the waters of Jordan from before the chilthing was finished that the Lord com
dren of Israel, until we were passed over, manded Joshua to speak unto the people, n c.2.9,11. that n their melted, neither was there according to all that Moses commanded
spirit o in them any more, because of the Joshua: and the people hasted and passed
children of Israel.
2 At that time the Lord said unto Josh11 And it came to pass, when all the or, knives ua, Make thee sharp 6 knives, and circumpeople were clean passed over, that the
cise again the children of Israel the second ark of the LORD passed over, and the
time. priests, in the presence of the people.
3 And Joshua made him sharp knives, 12 And P the children of Reuben, and p Nu.32.20-29. and circumcised the children of Israel at the children of Gad, and half the tribe of
the hill of the foreskins. Manasseh, passed over armed before the
4 And this is the cause why Joshua did children of Israel, as Moses spake unto 9 Nu.26.61,65. circumcise: All 9 the people that came them:
out of Egypt, that were males, even all the 13 About forty thousand 8 prepared foror, rady men of war, died in the wilderness by the · war passed over before the LORD unto
way, after they came out of Egypt. battle, to the plains of Jericho.
5 Now all the people that came out were 14 On that day the Lord " inagnified
circumcised: but all the people that were Joshua in the sight of all Israel; and they
born in the wilderness by the way as they feared him, as they feared • Moses, all the s Ex.14.31. came forth out of Egypt, them they had not days of his life.
circumcised. 15 And the Lord spake unto Joshua, Nu.14.33. 6 For the children of Israel walked forty saying,
2.7,14. years in the wilderness, till all the people 16 Command the priests that bear the
that were men of war, which came out ark" of the testimony, that they come up u Ex.25.16,21. of Egypt, were consumed, because they out of Jordan.
. obeyed not the voice of the Lord: unto 17 Joshua therefore commanded the
whom the LORD sware that he would not priests, saying, Come ye up out of Jordan. 187 shew them the land which the Lord sware
Eze.21.7. o1 Ki,10.5.
Ceasing of the manna.
Siege of Jericho. unto their fathers that he would give us, | B. C. 1451. | 6 And Joshua the son of Nun called the a land that floweth with milk and honey.
priests, and said unto them, " Take
the 7 And their children,' whom he raised up
ark of the covenant, and let seven priests in their stead, them Joshua circumcised:
bear seven trumpets of rams' horns before for they were uncircumcised, because they
the ark of the Lord. had not circumcised them by the way. I the people 7 And he said unto the people, Pass on,
8 And it came to pass, when they had end inade an and compass the city, and let him that is done circumcising all the people, that they circumcised. armed pass on before the ark of the Lord. abode in their places in the camp till they
8 And it came to pass, when Joshua had were whole.
spoken unto the people, that the seven 9 And the Lord said unto Joshua, This! priests bearing the seven trumpets of rams' day have I rolled away the reproach d of d Ge:34:14 horns passed on before the Lord, and blew Egypt from off you. Wherefore the name e c.24.14. with the trumpets; and the ark of the cov
Eze 20.7,8. of the place is called Gilgal ? unto this day.
enant of the Lord followed them. 10 And f the children of Israel encamped 2 that is, 9 And the armed men went before the in Gilgal, and kept the passover on the sc.4.15. priests that blew with the trumpets, and fourteenth $ day of the month, at even, in 8.126. the 3 rereward came after the ark, the the plains of Jericho.
gathering priests going on, and blowing with the 11 And they did eat of the old corn of
trumpets. the land on the morrow after the passover,
10 And Joshua had commanded the peounleavened cakes and parched corn in the * your voice tople, saying, Ye shall not shout nor make 4 self-same day.
any noise with your voice, neither shall 12 And the manna i ceased on the mor- i Ex.16.35. any word proceed out of your mouth, row after they had eaten of the old corn
until the day I bid you shout; then shall of the land; neither had the children of Israel manna any more;j but they did eat ; Re.7.16,17. 11 So the ark of the Lord compassed the of the fruit of the land of Canaan that year.
city, going about it once: and they came 13 And it came to pass, when Joshua
into the camp, and lodged in the camp. was by Jericho, that he lifted up his eyes
12 And Joshua rose early in the morning, and looked, and, behold, there stood
and the priests took up the ark of the LORD. over against him with his m sword drawn Ge.32.24.
13 And seven priests, bearing seven in his hand: and Joshua went unto him, m Nu.2.2. trumpets of rams' horns before the ark of and said unto him, Art thou for us, or for 1 Ch.2.27, the Lord, went on continually, and blew our adversaries?
with the trumpets: and the armed men 14 And he said, Nay: but as' captain sor, prince. went before them; but the rereward came of the host of the Lord am I now come. Da.10.13,21. after the ark of the LORD, the priests going And Joshua fell " on his face to the earth,
on, and blowing with the trumpets. and did worship, and said unto him, What » Ge.17.3. 14 And the second day they compassed • saith my lord unto his servant?
the city once, and returned into the camp:
01 Sa.3.9,10. 15 And the captain of the Lord's host
so they did six days. said unto Joshua, Loose P thy shoe from
15 And it came to pass on the ! seventh off thy foot; for the place whereon thou
day, that they rose early about the dawnstandest is holy. And Joshua did so.
ing of the day, and compassed the city CHAP. VI.
after the same manner seven times: only TOW Jericho straitly , because of the children of Israel:
times. none went out, and none came in.
16 And it came to pass at the seventh 2 And the Lord said unto Joshua, See, r c.2.9,24. time, when the priests blew with the trumI have given into thine hand Jericho,
pets, Joshua said unto the people, Shout; and the king' thereof, and the mighty men De 7:21. for the Lord hath given you the city: of valour.
17 And the city shall be ? accursed, even 3 And ye shall compass the city, all ye
it and all that are therein, to the LORD; men of war, and go round about the city
only Rahab the harlot shall live, she and Thus shalt thou do six days.
all that are with her in the house, because 4 And seven priests shall bear before the u 0:2.4.
she hid " the messengers that we sent. ark seven trumpets of rams'. horns: and 1 De.7.26. 18 And ye, in any wise keep *** yourselves the seventh day ye
from the accursed thing, lest ye make seven times, and the r priests shall blow
yourselves accursed, when ye take of the with the trumpets.
accursed thing, and make the camp of 5 And it shall come to pass, that y when y2 Ch.20.21, Israel a curse, and trouble ? it. they make a long blast with the ram's horn, 2 c.7.35. 19 But all the silver and gold, and vesand when ye hear the sound of the trum- 8 holiness, sels of brass and iron, are consecrated
a 2 Ch.13.14, pet, all the people shall shout a with a
unto the LORD; they shall come into the great shout; and the wall of the city shall; under it,
treasury 6 of the Lord. fall down flat, 9 and the people shall ascend
20 So the people shouted when the up, every man straight before him.
188 priests blew with the trumpets: and it
Ac.9.6. p Ex.3.5.
Ac.7.33. q ver.4.
2 Co.6.17. r Nu.10.8.
Morad. a ver.5.
c Ps. 22.14.
The Israclites smitten at Ai came to pass, when the people heard the B. C. 1451. barim, and smote them in the going sound of the trumpet, and the people 1 or, in
down: wherefore the hearts of the people shouted with a great shout, that the wall
melted, and became as water." fell down 2 flat, so that the people went up Le.26.36. 6 And Joshua rent « his clothes, and fell into the city, every man straight before
to the earth upon his face before the ark him, and they took the city:
. of the LORD until the even-tide, he and the
e De.7.2,16. 21 And they utterly e destroyed all that
their was in the city, both man and woman, 1 Sa.15.3,18. heads. young and old, and ox, and sheep, and ass, Ps.137.8,9.
7 And Joshua said, Alas! O Lord God, with the edge of the sword.
wherefore 8 hast thou at all brought this 22 But Joshua had said unto the two r 1 Sa.4.12. people over Jordan, to deliver us into the men that had spied out the country, Go
hand of the Amorites, to destroy us? into the harlot's house, and bring out
Would to God we had been content, and thence the woman, and all that she hath, g dwelt on the other side Jordan? as ye sware unto her.
8 0 LORD, what i shall I say, when 23 And the young men that were spies i Hab.2.1. Israel turneth their backs s before their went in, and brought out Rahab, and i her necks enemies! father, and her mother, and her brethren, % Ex.32.12. 9 For k the Canaanites, and all the inand all that she had; and they brought out 4 families.
habitants of the land, shall hear of it, and all her kindred, 4 and left them without the i De.32.26,27. shall environ us round, and cut off camp of Israel.
name from the earth: and what wilt thou 24 And they burnt m the city with fire, n Eze,36.22, do unto thy great name?" and all that was therein: only the ° silver,
10. And the Lord said unto Joshua, Get and the gold, and the vessels of brass and 5 fallest. thee up; wherefore 5 liest thou thus upon of iron, they put into the treasury of the
thy face? house of the LORD.
11 Israel hath sinned, and they have 25 And Joshua saved Rahab P the harlot p Ju. 1,24,25. also transgressed my covenant which I alive, and her father's household, and all 9 c.6.17,18. commanded ? them: for they have even that she had; and she dwelleth in Israel " Mat.1.5.
taken of the accursed thing, and have even unto this day, because she hid the i Ja.2.25. also stolen, and dissembled u also, and they
u Ac.5.1,2. messengers which Joshua sent to spy out
have put it even among their own stuff. Jericho.
12 Therefore v the children of Israel 26 And Joshua adjured them at that time,
could not stand before their enemies, but saying, Cursed w be the man before the w 1 Ki. 16.31. turned their backs before their enemies, LORD that riseth up and buildeth this city - De.7.26. because they were accursed: * neither will Jericho: he shall lay the foundation there- Hag.2.13,14. I be with you any more, except ye destroy of in his first-born, and in his youngest son
the accursed from among you. shall he set up the gates of it.
13 Up, sanctify the people, and say, 27 So the LORD was with y Joshua; and
Sanctify ?.yourselves against to-morrow: his fame was noised throughout all the
for thus saith the Lord God of Israel, country.
There is an accursed thing in the midst of CHAP. VII.
thee, O Israel: thou canst not stand beUT the children of Israel committed a a ver.20,21. fore thine enemies, until ye take away the
trespass “ in the accursed thing: for Ch.2,7. accursed thing from among you. Achan, 6 the son of Carmi, the son of 1 or, Zimri. 14 In the morning therefore ye shall be Zabdi, 'the son of Zerah, of the tribe of o 1 Sa.10.19. brought according to your tribes: and it Judah, took of the accursed thing: and 14.38-42. shall be, that the tribe which the · LORD the anger of the LORD was kindled against Jon.1.7. taketh shall come according to the families the children of Israel.
thereof: and the family which the LORD 2 And Joshua sent men from Jericho to
shall take shall come by households; and Ai, which is beside Beth-aven, on the
the household which the LORD shall take east side of Beth-el, and spake unto them,
shall come man by man. saying, Go up and view the country. And
15 And it shall be, that he that is takeu the men went up and viewed Ai.
with the accursed thing shall be burnt with 3 And they returned to Joshua, and said
fire, he and all that he hath: because he unto him, Let not all the people go up; 8 about two hath transgressed the covenant of the but let : about two or three thousand men
Lord, and because he hath wrought folly go up and smite Ai; and make not all the
9 in d Israel. people to labour thither; for they are but
16 So Joshua rose up early in the mornfew.
9 or, wicked- ing, and brought Israel by their tribes; 4 So there went up thither of the people a Ge.31.7.
and the tribe of Judah was taken: about three thousand men: and they · fled
17 And he brought the family of Judah: before the men of Ai.
and he took the family of the Zarhites: 5 And the men of Ai smote of them
and he brought the family of the Zarhiteg about thirty and six men: for they chased
man by man; and Zabdi was taken: them from before the gate even unto She 189 18 And he brought his household man
De.31.6. z c.3.5.
c Pr. 16.33.
thousand men, or, about thrce thousand men.
1 Sa. 26.21. e Le.26.17.
The sin of Achan.
Destruction of Ai. by man; and Achan, the son of Carmi, B. C. 1431. (me, will approach unto the city: and it shall the son of Zabdi, the son of Zerah, of the
come to pass, when they come out against tribe of Judah, was taken.
us, as at the first, a that we will flee before 19 And Joshua said unto Achan, My son,
them, give, I pray thee, gloryb to the Lord God b 1 Sa.6.5.
6 (For they will come out after us,) till of Israel, and make confession unto him; 1 pulled. we have 1 drawn them from the city; for and tell me now what thou hast done; hide N9.5.6,7;
2 Ch.30:22. they will say, They flee before us, as at it not from me.
33.12,13. the first: therefore we will flee before 20 And Achan answered Joshua, and
them. said, Indeed I have sinned against the
7 Then ye shall rise up from the amLord God of Israel, and thus and thus Je.3.12,13. bush, and seize upon the city: for the have I done:
LORD your God will deliver it into your 21 When I saw
1 Jno 1.8-10. hand. goodly Babylonish garment, and two hun- Pr.28.2. 8 And it shall be, when ye have taken dred shekels of silver, and a 2 wedge of tongue. the city, that ye shall set the city on fire: gold of fifty shekels weight, then I coveted R0.7.7. according to the commandment of the them, and took them; and, behold, they
LORD shall ye do. See, & I have commandare hid " in the earth in the midst of my Mi.2.1,
g 2 Sa. 13.28. tent, and the silver under it.
9 Joshua therefore sent them forth: and 22 So Joshua sent messengers, and they
they went to lie in ambush, and abode ran unto the tent; and, behold, it was hid
between Beth-el and Ai, on the west side in his tent, and the silver under it.
of Ai: but Joshua lodged that night among 23 And they took them out of the midst
the people. of the tent, and brought them unto Joshua,
*10'And Joshua rose up early in the and unto all the children of Israel, and
morning, and numbered the people, and laid 3 them out before the Lord.
went up, he and the elders of Israel, be24 And Joshua, and all Israel with him,
fore the people to Ai. took Achan the son of Zerah, and the i ver.5. 11 And all the people, even the people of silver, and the garment, and the wedge
war that were with him, went up, and drew of gold, and his sons, and his daughters,
nigh, and came before the city, and pitched and his oxen, and his asses, and his sheep,
on the north side of Ai: now there was a and his tent, and all that he had: and
valley between them and Ai. they brought them unto the valley of
12 And he took about five thousand men, Achor.
and set them to lie in ambush between 25 And Joshua said, Why hast thou 4 or, of di. Beth-el and Ai, on the west 4 side of the troubled j us? the LORD shall trouble thee1.Ch.27 city. this day. And all Israel stoned k him with k De.17.5. 13 And when they had set the people, stones, and burned them with fire after
even all the host that was on the north of
5 lying in they had stoned them with stones.
the city, and their 5 liers in wait on the 26 And they raised? over him a great, ver. west of the city, Joshua went that night heap of stones unto this day. So the Lord 2 sa.18.17. into the midst of the valley. turned m from the fierceness of his anger.
14 And it came to pass, when the king Wherefore the name of the place was call
of Ai saw it, that they hasted and rose up ed, The valley n of Achor, 6 unto this day. Is.65.10. early, and the men of the city went out CHAP. VIII.
against Israel to battle, he and all his peoND the LORD said unto Joshua, Fear
ple, at a time appointed, before the plain; not, neither be thou dismayed: take o Ju.29.34,&c. but he wist o not that there were liers in all the people of war with thee, and arise,
ambush against him behind the city. go up to Ai: see, I have given into thy
15 And Joshua and all Israel made as if hand the king of Ai, and his people, and
they were beaten before them, and fled by his city, and his land.
of the wilderness. 2 And thou shalt do to Ai and her king
16 And all the people that were in Ai as thou didst unto Jericho P and her king: p c.6.21. were called together to pursue after them: only the spoil 9 thereof, and the cattle 2 De.29.14. and they pursued after Joshua, and were thereof, shall ye take for a prey unto your
drawn away from the city. selves: lay thee an ambush for the city
17 And there was not a man left in Ai or behind it.
Beth-el that went not out after Israel: and 3 So Joshua arose, and all the people of
they left the city open, and pursued after war, to go up against Ai: and Joshua
; chose out thirty thousand mighty' men of
18 And the Lord said unto Joshua, valour, and sent them away by night.
Stretch ' out the spear that is in thy hand 4 And he commanded them, saying, Be
toward Ai; for I will give it into thine hold, ye shall lie in wait against the city, Ju.20.29,&c. hand. And Joshua stretched out the spear even behind the city: go not very far from
that he had in his hand toward the city. the city, but be ye all ready;
19 And the ambush arose quickly out of 5 And I, and all the people that are with 190 their place, and they ran as soon as he
Hos.2.15. 6 that is,
r Ex. 8.5.
18.31.10. I hand.
28 & 29. 30.15-20.
54.15. 3 mouth.
Destruction of Ai.
The reading of the law. had stretched out his hand: and they en B. C. 1151. strangera as he that was born among them; tered into the city, and took it, and hasted,
half of them over against mount Gerizim, and set the city on fire.
and half of them over against mount Ebal; 20 And when the men of Ai looked be
as Moses the servant of the LORD had hind them, they saw, and, behold, the De.11.29. commanded before, that they should bless smoke of the city ascended up to heaven, c Ge.19.28. the people of Israel. and they had po power to flee this
34 And afterward he read d all the words that way: and the people that fled to the a De.31.11. of the law, the blessings and cursings, wilderness turned back upon the pursuers.
according to all that is written in the book 21 And when Joshua and all Israel saw e Le.26. of the law. that the ambush had taken the city, and
35 There was not a word of all that Mothat the smoke of the city ascended, then
ses commanded which Joshua read not they turned again, and slew the men of Ai.
before all the congregation of Israel, with 22 And the other issued out of the city
the women, and the little ones, and the against them; so they were in the midst 2 walked.
strangers that 2
were conversant among of Israel, some on this side, and some on
them. that side: and they smote them, so that
CHAP. IX. they let none of them remain or escape. r De.7.2. 23. And the king of Ai they took alive,
kings which were on this side Jordan, and brought him to Joshua.
in the hills, and in the valleys, and in all 24 And it came to pass, when Israel had g Nu.34.6. the coasts of the great sea over against made an end of slaying all the inhabitants a Ex.3.17, Lebanon, the h Hittite, and the Amorite, of Ai in the field, in the wilderness where
the Canaanite, the Perizzite, the Hivite, in they chased them, and when they were
and the Jebusite, heard thereof, all fallen on the edge of the sword, until i 2 Ch.20.1, 2 That they gathered i themselves tothey were consumed, that all the Israelites
Ps.83.3,5. gether, to fight with Joshua and with Isreturned unto Ai, and smote it with the 1s.8.9,10. rael, with one 3 accord. edge of the sword.
3 And when the inhabitants of i Gibeon 25 And so it was, that all that fell that c.10.2. heard k what Joshua had done unto Jeriday, both of men and women, were twelve
cho and to Ai, thousand, even all the men of Ai.
4 They did work wilily, and went and 26 For, Joshua drew 'not his hand back, 1 Ex.17.11,12. made as if they had been ambassadors; wherewith he stretched out the spear, until
and took old sacks upon their asses, and he had utterly destroyed all the inhabitants
wine-bottles, old, and rent, and bound up; of Ai.
5 And old shoes and clouted upon their 27 Only m the cattle, and the spoil of that m Nu.31.22, feet, and old garments upon them; and all city, Israel took for a prey unto themselves,
the bread of their provision was dry and according unto the word of the LORD,
mouldy. 'which " he commanded Joshua.
6 And they went to Joshua unto the camp 28 And Joshua burnt P Ai, and made it p De.13.16. at Gilgal, and said unto him, and to the men an heap for ever, even a desolation, unto
of Israel, We be come from a far country: this day.
now therefore make ye a league with us. 29 And the king 9 of Ai he hanged on a - 0,10.26,27.
7 And the men of Israel said unto the tree until even-tide: and as soon as the sun : De.21.22,2.. Hivites, Peradventure ye dwell among was down, Joshua commanded that they
us; and how shall we make a league should take his carcass down from the
with you? tree, and cast it at the entering of the gate
8 And they said unto Joshua, We are thy of the city, and raise thereon a great heap 90.7.26. servants. w And Joshua said unto them, of stones, that remaineth unto this day.
Who are ye? and from whence come ye? 30 Then Joshua built an altar unto the De. 97.4-6. 9 And they said unto him, From a very Lord God of Israel in mount Ebal,
far y country thy servants are ? come, be31 As Moses the servant of the LORD
cause of the name of the Lord thy God: commanded the children of Israel, as it is a Ex.15.14. for we have heard a the fame of him, and written b in the book of the law of Moses,
all that he did in Egypt, An altar of whole stones, over which no 6 Ex.20.25. 10 And all that he did to the two kings man hath lift up any iron: and they offer
of the Amorites that were beyond Jordan, ed thereon burnt-offerings unto the LORD,
to Sihon king of Heshbon, and to Og king and sacrificed peace-offerings.
of Bashan, which was at Ashtaroth. 32 And he wrote there upon the stones De 2:2,3,8. 11 Wherefore our elders and all the a copy of the law of Moses, which he wrote
inhabitants of our country spake to us, in the presence of the children of Israel.
4 in your
saying, Take victuals 4 with you for the 33 And all Israel, and their elders, and
journey, and go to meet them, and say unofficers, and their judges, stood on this . De.31.9,25. to them, We are your servants: therefore side the ark and on that side, before the Ch.15.11
now make ye a league with us. priests the Levites which bare the ark
12 This our bread we took hot for our of the covenant of the LORD, as well the 191
provision out of our houses on the day we
20 De. 20.11.