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be. were circumcised: but all the people that Now, Jericho was ftraitly shut

cause of the children of Israel : were born in the wilderness by the way none went out, and none came in. as they came forth out of Egypt, them 2 And the LORD said unto Joshua, they had not circumcised.

See, I have given into thine hand Jericho, 6 For the children of Israel walked and the king thereof, and the mighty forty years in the wilderness, till all the men of valour. people that were men of war, which came 3 And ye shall compass the city, all Gut of Egypt, were consumed, because ye men of war, and go round about the they obeyed not the voice of the LORD: city once. Thus Malt thou do fix days. unto whom the LORD sware that he 4 And seven priests shall bear before would not shew them the land, which the ark seven trumpets of rams' horns : the Lord sware unto their fathers that and the seventh day ye shall compass the he would give us, a land that Howeth city seven times, and the priests Mall with milk and honey.

blow with the trumpets. 7 And their children, whom he raised

5 And it shall come to pass, that when up in their stead, them Joshua circum. they make a long blast with the ram's cised : for they were uncircumcised, be- horn, and when ye hear the sound of the cause they had not circumcised them by trumpet, all the people shall fout with

a great shout; and the wall of the city 8 And it came to pass, when they had shall fall down Nat, and the people shall donė circumcising all the people, that ascend up every man straight before him. they abode in their places in the camp, 6 And Johua the son of Nun called till they were whole.

the priests, and said unto them, Take 9. And the Lord said unto Joshua, up the ark of the covenant, and let feven This day have I rolled away the reproach priests bear seven trumpets of rams’horns of Egypt from off you. Wheretore the before the ark of the Lord. name of the place is called Gilgal unto 7

And he said unto the people, Pass on,

and compass the city, and let him that is 10 I And the children of Israel en- armed pass on before the ark of the LORD. camped in Gilgal, and kept the pair 8 And it carne to pass, when Joshua over on the fourteenth day of the month had spoken unto the people, that the at even in the plains of Jericho.

seven priests bearing the seven trumpets 11 And they did eat of the old corn of of rams' horns passed on before the LORD, the land on the morrow after the passo-and blew with the trumpets: and the ver, unleavened cakes, and parched corn ark of the covenant of the Lord followin the selfsame day.

ed them. 12 And the manna.ceased on the mor 9 And the armed men went before row after they had eaten of the old corn the priests that blew with the trumpets, of the land ; neither had the children of and the rereward came after the ark, the Israel manna any more ; but they did eat priests going on, and blowing with the of the fruit of the land of Canaan that trumpets. year.

10 And Joshua bad commanded the 13 | And it came to pass, when Jo- people, saying, Ye shall not thout, nor Mua was by Jericho, that he lifted up make any noise with your voice, neither his eyes and looked, and, behold, there thall any word proceed out of your (tood a man over against him with his mouth, until the day I bid you shout; Tword drawn in his hand : and Joshua then shall ye Mhout. went unto him, and said unto him, Art II So the ark of the Lordcompassed the thou for us, or for our adversaries? city, going about it once; and they came

14 And he said, Nay; but as captain into the camp, and lodged in the camp. of the host of the Lord am I now coine. 12 And Joshua rose early in the mornAnd Joshua fell on his face to the earth, ing, and the priests took up the ark of and did worship, and said unto him, the Lord. What faith my lord unto his servant ? 13 And the seven priests bearing seven

15 And the captain of the Lord's hoit trumpets of rams' horns before the ark faid unto Joshua, Loose thy shoe from of the LORD went on continually, and off thy foot ; for the place whereon thou blew with the trumpets : and the armed standeft is holy. And Joshua did so. men went before them; but the rere. * H A P. VI.

ward came after the ark of the LORD, I Jericho shut up. 20 The walls fall down. the priests going on, and blowing with 22 Rahab is saved. 26 The rebuilder the trumpets. of Jericho is cursed.

14 And the second day they compassed


Jericho besieged and desiroyed. JOSHUA.

Ifrael fmitten at Ai. the city once, and returned into the the Lord, that riseth up and buildeth this camp : so they did fix days.

city Jericho: he shall say the foundation 15 And it came to pass on the seventh thereof in his firstborn, and in his youngday, that they rose early about the dawn- est son hall he set up the gates of it. ing of the day, and compasied the city 27 So the Lord was with Joshua ; and after the fame manner seven times : only his fame was noised throughout all the on that day they compassed the city se- country. ven times.

CHAP. VII. 16 And it came to pass at the seventh 1 The Israelites smitten at Ai. 6 Joshua's time, when the priests blew with the trum complaint. 10 God instructeth him what pets, Joshua said unto the people, Shout; to do. 16 Achan is taken by lot. 19 for the Lord hath given you the city. His confesion. 22 He and all he hath

17 And the city shall be accursed, are destroyed in the valley of Achor. even it, and all that are therein, to the DUT the children of Israel committed Lord: only Rahab the harlot shall live, D a trespass in the accursed thing : for she and all that are with her in the house, Achan, the son of Carmi, the son of Zabbecause she hid the messengers that we di, the son of Zerah, of the tribe of Ju. fent.

dah, took of the accursed thing : and the 18 And ye, in any wise keep yourselves anger of the LORD was kindled against from the accursed 'thing, lest ye make the children of Israel. yourselves accursed, when ye take of the 2 And Joshua sent men from Jericho accursed thing, and make the camp of to Ai, which is beside Beth-aven, on the Ifrael a curse, and trouble it.

east side of Bethel, and spake unto them, 19 But all the filver, and gold, and saying, Go up and view the country. vessels of brass and iron, are consecrated And the men went up and viewed Ai. unto the LORD: they shall come into the 3 And they returned to Joshua, and treasury of the LORD.

said unto him, Let not all the people go 20 T So the people shouted when the up; but let about two or three thousand priests blew with the trumpets: and it men go up and smite Ai; and make not came to pass, when the people heard the all the people to labour thither ; for they sound of the trumpet, and the people are but few. Mouted with a great shout, that the wall 4 So there went up thither of the peofell down flat, fo that the people went ple about three thousand men : and they up into the city, every man fraight be- fled before the men of Ai. fore him, and they took the city.

5 And the men of Ai smote of them 21 And they utterly destroyed all that about thirty and six men : for they charwas in the city, both man and woman, ed them from before the gate even unto young and old, and ox, and sleep, and Shebarim, and smote them in the going ass, with the edge of the sword. down: wherefore the hearts of the peo

22 | But Joshua had said unto the ple melted, and became as water. two men that had spied out the country, 6 T And Josua rent his clothes, and Go into the harlot's house, and bring out fell to the earth upon his face before the thence the woman, and all that she hath, ark of the Lord until the eventide, he as ye fware unto her.

and the elders of Israel, and put duft 23 And the young nien that were spies upon their heads. went in, and brought out Rahab, and her 9 And Joshua faid, Alas, O Lord God, father, and her mother, and her brethren, wherefore haft thou at all brought this and all that she had ; and ihey brought people over Jordan, to deliver us into the out all her kindred, and left them with hand of the Amorites, to destroy us? out the camp of Israel.

would to God we had been content, and 24 And they burnt the city with fire, dwelt on the other side Jordan! and all that was therein : only the silver, 8 O Lord, what shall I say, when and the gold, and the vellels of brass and Israel turneth their backs before their of iron, they put into the treasury of the enemies ! house of the Lord.

9 For the Canaanites and all the inha25 And Joshua faved Rahab the harlot bitants of the land shall hear of it, and alive, and her father's houshold, and all fall environ us round, and cut off our that she had; and she dwelleth in Israel name from the earth : and what wilt thou even unto this day; because she hid the do unto thy great name? messengers, which Josua sent to spy out 10 I And the Lord said unto Joshua, Jericho.

Get thee up; wherefore liest thou thus 26 9 And Joshua adjured them at that upon thy face? time, saying, Cursed be the man before 11 Israel hath sinned, and they have


Achan taken by lot.

Chap. viii. God encourageth Fofnue. also transgreffed my covenant which I midst of the tent, and brought them un. commanded them : for they have even to Joshua, and unto all the children of taken of the accursed thing, and have al- Ifrael, and laid them out before the so stolen, and diffembled also, and they LORD. have put it even among their own stuff. 24 And Joshua, and all Ifrael with him,

12 Therefore the children of Israel took Achan the son of Zerah, and the could not stand before their enemies, but silver, and the garment, and the dge turned their backs before their enemies, of gold, and his sons, and his daughbeeause they were accursed: neither will ters, and his oxen, and his asses, and his I be with you any more, except ye de- sheep, and his tent, and all that he had : stroy the accursed from among you. and they brought them unto the valley

13 Up, sanctify the people, and say, of Achor. Sanctify yourselves against to morrow : 25 And Joshua said, Why hast thou for thus faith the Lord God of Israel, troubled us? the LORD shall trouble thee There is an accursed thing in the midst of this day. And all Israel stoned him with thee, O Israel: thou canst not stand be- ftones, and burned them with fire, after fore thine enemies, until ye take away they had stoned them with stones. the accursed thing from among you. 26 And they raised over him a great

14. In the morning therefore ye shall heap of stones unto this day. So the be brought according to your tribes : and LORD turned from the fierceness of his it shall be, that the tribe which the Lordlanger. Wherefore the name of that place taketh shall come according to the fami- was called, The valley of Achor, unto lies thereof; and the family which the this day. LORD shall take shall come by housholds ;

CHAP. VIII. and the houshold which the LORD shall 1 God encourageth Foshua. 3 The fratagem take shall come man by man.

whereby Ai quas taken. 30 Joshua build15 And it shall be, that he that is taken eth an altar, 32 writeth the law on fones, with the accursed thing Mall be burnt 33 propoundeth blessings and curlings. fire, all that he

N unto Joshua,

caufe fre Hatha trandgrelied the covenant A fear not

, neither be thundershayed:

of the LORD,and because he hath wrought take all the people of war with thee, and folly in Israel,

arise, go up to Ai: see, I have given 16 I So Joshua rose up early in the into thy hand the king of Ai, and his morning, and brought Ifrael by their people, and his city, and his land : tribes; and the tribe of Judah was taken: 2 And thou shalt do to Ai and her

17 And he brought the family of Judah; king, as thou didst unto Jericho and her and he took the family of the Zarhites: king : only the spoil thereof, and the and he brought the family of the Zarhites cattle thereof, shall ye take for a prey man by man ; and Zabdi was taken: unto yourselves : lay thee an ambus for

18 And he brought his boulhold man the city behind it. by man ; and Achan, the son of Carmi, 3 So Joshua arose, and all the peothe son of Zabdi, the son of Zerah, of ple of war, to go up against Ai: and Joshna the tribe of Judah, was taken.

chose out thirty thousand mighty men of 19 F And Joshua faid to Achan, My valour, and sent them away by night. son, give, I pray thee, glory to the Lord 4. And he commanded them, saying, God of Israel, and make confession unto Behold, ye fall lie in wait against the him; and tell me now what thou hast city, even behind the city: go not very done ; hide it not from me.

far from the city, but be ye all ready: 20 And Achan answered Joshua, and 5 And I, and all the people that are said, Indeed I have finned against the with me, will approach unto the city : LORD God of Israel, and thus and thus and it ihall come to pass, wlien they come have I done :

out against us, as at the first, that we will 21 When I saw among the spoils a fee before them, goodly Babylonith garment, and two 6 (For they will come out after us) till hundred fhekels of dilver, and wedge we have drawn them from the city; for of gold of fifty shekels weight, then I co- they will say, They flee before us, as atthe veted them, and took them; and, be- first: therefore we will flee before them. hold, they are hid in the earth in the 7 Then ye shall rise up from the ammidst of my tent, and the filver under it. bush, and seize upon the city: for the

22 So Joshua fent messengers, and LORD your God will deliver it into your they ran unto the tent; and, behold, it hand. was hid in his tent, and the filver under it. 8 And it shall be, when ye have taken 23 And they took them out of the the city, that ye shall set the city on fire :


manded you.

Yoshua's stratagem against Ai. JOSHUA

Ai taken and burned. according to the commandment of the and that the smoke of the city ascendede LORD shall ye do. See, I have com- then they turned again, and flew the men

of Ai, 9 Joshua therefore sent them forth : 22 And the other issued out of the city and they went to lie in ambush, and a- against them ; so they were in the midí bode between Beth.el and Ai, on the west of Israel, fome on this side, and some on fide of Ai: but Jofhua lodged that night that fide: and they smote them, so that among the people.

they let none of them remain or escape. 10 And Joshua rose up early in the 23 And the king of Ai they took alive, morning, and numbered the people, and and brought him to Joshua. went up, he and the elders of Israel, be 24 And it came to pass, when Israel fore the people to Ai.

had made an end of Naying all the inhabi11 And all the people, even the people tants of Ai in the field, in the wilderness of war that were with him, went up, and wherein they chased them, and when they drew nigh, and came before the city, and were all fallen on the edge of the sword, pitched on the north fide of Ai: now until they were consumed, that all the there was a valley between them and Ai. Israelites returned unto Ai, and smote it

12 And he took about five thousand with the edge of the sword. men, and set them to lie in ambush be

25 And

so it was, that all that fell that tween Beth-el and Ai, on the west side day, both of men and women, were of the city.

twelve thousand, even all the men of Ai. 13 And when they had set the people, 26 For Joshua drew not his hand back, even all the host that was on the north wherewith he stretched out the spear, of the city, and their liers in wait on until he had utterly destroyed all the inthe west of the city, Joshua went that habitants of Ai. night into the midst of the valley. 27 Only the cattle and the spoil of that

14 And it came to pass, when the king city Israel took for a prey untothemselves, of Ai saw it, that they hafted and rose up according unto the word of the LORD early, and the men of the city went out which he commanded Joshua. against Israel to battle, he and all his 28 And Joshua burnt Ai, and made it people, at a time appointed, before the an heap for ever, even a desolation unto plain ; but he wist not that there were liers this day. in ambush against him behind the city. 29 And the king of Ai he hanged on

15 And Joshua and all Israel made as if a tree until eventide : and as soon as the they were beaten before them, and fled sun was down, Joshua commanded that by the way of the wilderness.

they should take his carcase down from 56 And all the people that were in Ai the tree, and cast it at the entering of were called together to pursue after them: the gate of the city, and raise thereoną and they pursued after Joshua, and were great heap of stones, that remaineth unto drawn away from the city.

this day. 17 And there was not a man left in Ai 304 Then Joshua built an altarunto the or Beth-el, that went not out after Ifrael: LORD God of Israel in mount Ebal, and they left the city open, and pursued 31 As Moses the servant of the LORD after lfrael.

commanded the children of Israel, as it 18 And the Lord said unto Joshua, is written in the book of the law of MoStretch out the spear that is in thy hand fes, an altar of whole ftones, over which toward Ai; for I will give it into thine no man hath lift up any iron: and they hand. And Joshua stretched out the spear offered thereon burnt offerings unto the that he had in his hand toward the city. LORD, and sacrificed peace offerings.

19 And the ambush arose quickly out 32 | And he wrote there upon the of their place, and they ran as soon as stones a copy of the law of Moses, which he had stretched out his hand : and they he wrote in the presence of the children entered into the city, and took it, and of Israel. hasted and set the city on fire.

33 9 And all Israel, and their elders, 20. And wh the men of Ai looked and officers, and their judges, stood on behind them, they faw, and, behold, the this side the ark and on that fide before smoke of the city ascended up to heaven, the priests the Levites, which bare the and they had no power to flee this way ark of the covenant of the Lord, as or that way : and the people that led to well the stranger, as he that was born the wilderness turned back upon the among them ; half of them over against pursuers.

mount Gerizim, and half of them over 21 And when Joshua and all Ifrael against mount Ebal; as Moses the servant saw that the ambush had taken the city, of the LORD had commanded before,



The Gibeonitescraft:

Chap. is. They are condemned to bondage. that they should bless the people of Israel. 12 This our bread we took hot for our

34 And afterward he read all the words provision out of our houses on the day of the law, the blessings and cursings, ac- we came forth to go unto you; but now, cording to all that is written in the book behold, it is dry, and it is mouldy: of the law,

13 And thefe bottles of wine, which 3's There was not a word of all that we filled, were new; and, behold, they Moses commanded, which Joshua read be rent; and these our garments and our not before all the congregation of Israel, Moes are become old by reason of the with the women, and the little ones, and very long journey. the strangers that were conversant among 14 And the men took of their victuals, them.

and asked not counsel at the mouth of the CHA P. IX.

LORD. Į The kings combine against Ifrael. 3 The 15 And Joshua made peace with them, Gibeonites obtaining a league by craft, and made a league with them, to let them 16 are condemned to perpetual bondage. live: and the princes of the congregation ND it came to pass, when all the ware unto them.

16 9 And it came to pass at the end of dan, in the hills, and in the valleys, and three days after they had made a league in all the coasts of the great sea over a- with them, that they heard that they gainst Lebanon, the Hittite, and the A- were their neighbours, and that they morite, the Canaanite, the Perizzite, the dwelt among them. Hivite, and the Jebusite, heard thereof; 17 And the children of Israel journey

2 That they gathered themselves to- ed, and came unto their cities on the gether, to fight with Joshua and with third day. Now their cities were GiIfrael, with one accord.

beon, and Chephirah, and Beeroth, and 3 1 And when the inhabitants of Gi- Kirjath-jearim. beon heard what Joshua had done unto 18 And the children of Israel smote Jericho and* Ai,

them not, because the princes of the con4 They did work wilily, and went and gregation had sworn unto them by the made as if they had been ambassadors, LORD God of Israel. And all the conand told old facks upon their afles, and gregation murmured against the princes. wine bottles, old, and rent, and bound up; 19 But all the princes said unto all the

5 And old Moes and clouted upon congregation, We have sworn unto them their feet, and old garments upon them; by the Lord God of Israel: now thereand all the bread of their provision was fore we may not touch them. dry and mouldy.

20 This we will do to them; we will 6 And they went to Joshua unto the even let them live, left wrath be upon us, camp at Gilgal, and said unto him, and I because of the oath which we tware untó to the men of Israel, We be come from them. a far country: now therefore make yè a 21 And the princes said unto them, league with us.

Let them live ; but let them be hewers 9 And the men of Israel said unto the of wood and drawers of water unto all Hivites, Peradventure ye dwell among the congregation; as the princes had tis; and how shall we make a league promised them. ?

22 And Joshua called for them, and he 8 And they said unto Joshua, We are spake unto them, saying, Wherefore thy servants. And Joshua faid unto them, have ye beguiled us, saying, We are very Who are ye? and from whence come ye? far from you ; when ye dwell among us?

9 And they said unto him, From a 23 Now therefore ye are cursed, and very far country thy servants are come there shall none of you be freed from bebecause of the name of the LORD thy ing bondmen, and hewers of wood and God : for we have heard the fame of drawers of water for the house of my him, and all that he did in Egypt,

God. 10 And all that he did to the two kings 24 And they answered Joshua, and of the Amorites, that were beyond Jor- said, Because it was ertainly told thy dan, to Sihon king of Heshbon, and to Og Servants, how that the LORD thy God king of Bafhan, which was at Ashtaroth. commanded his servant Mofes to give

11 Wherefore our elders and all the you all the land, and to destroy all the inhabitants of our country spake to us, inhabitants of the land from before you, laying, Take victuals with you for the therefore we were sore afraid of our journey, and go to meet them, and say lives because of you, and have done this unto them, We are your servants: there- thing. fore now make ye a league with us. 25 And now, behold, we are in thine


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