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Foshua's age, death, and burial. JUDGES. Adoni-bezek juftly requited. and incline your heart unto the LORD servant of the Lorn, died, being an hulle God of Israel.
dred and ten years old. 24 And the people said unto Joshua, 30 And they buried him in the border The LORD our God will we serve, and of his inheritance in Timnath-lerali, his voice will we obey.
which is in mount Ephraim, on the north 25 So Joshua made a covenant with side of the hill of Gaal. the people that day, and let them a sta 31 And Ifrael served the LORD all the tute and an ordinance in Shechem. days of Joshua, and all the days of the
26 And Joshua wrote these words in the elders that overlived jolhua, and which book of the law of God, and took a great had known all the works of the LORD, Itone, and set it up there under an oak, that he had done for Ifrael. that was by the sanctuary of the LORD. 32 And the bones of Joseph, which the
27 And Joshua said unto all the peo- children of Israel brought upout of Egypt, ple, Behold, this stone shall be a witness buried they in Shechem, in a parcel of unto us; for it hath heard all the words ground which Jacob bought of the sons of the LORD which he spake unto us: it of Hamor the father of Shechem for an fhall be therefore a witness unto you, leit hundred pieces of silver; and it became ye deny your God.
the inheritance of the children of Jofeph. 28 I So Jothua let the people depart, 33 And Eleazar the son of Aaron died; every man unto his inheritance.
and they buried him in a hill that pertain29 | And it came to pass after these er to Phinehas his son, which was given things, that Joinua the son of Nun, thel him in mount Ephraim.
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went down to fight against the CanaanI The acts of Judah and Simeon. 4. Ado- ites, that dwelt in the mountain, and
ni-bezek justly required. 8 Jerufalem in the south, and in the valley. and Hebron taken.
10 And Judah went against the Ca. O N
came to pass, that the children of name of Hebron before svas KirjathIfrael asked the LORD, saying, Who thallarba :) and they slew Shcíhai, and Ahigo up for us against the Canaanites first, man, and 'Tálmai. to fight against them?
II And from thence he went against 2 And the LORD laid, Judah shall go the inhabitants of Debir : and the name up : behold, I have delivered the land of Debir before was Kirjath-sepher: into his hand.
12 And Caleb said, He that smitetli 3 And Judah said unto Simeon his Kirjath-fepher, and taketh it, to him will brother, Come up with me into my lot, I give Achfah my daughter to wife. that we may fight against the Canaanites; 13 And Othniel the son of Kenaz, Caand I likewise will go with thee into thy leb's younger brother, took it : and he lot. So Simeon went with him.
gave him Achfah his daughter to wife. | And Judah went up; and the 14 And it came to pass, when she came LORD delivered the Canaanites and the to him, that she moved him to alk of her Perizzites into their hand : and they new father a field : and she lighted from off of them in Bezek ten thousand men. her als; and Caleb said unto her, What
5 And they found Adoni-bezek in Be- wilt thon? zek: and they fought against him, and 15 And Me said unto him, Give me a they flew the Canaanites and the Perizzites. blelling : for thou hast given me a fouth
6 But Adoni-bezek Ned; and they pur- land; give me also springs of water. And sued after him, and caughi him, and cut Caleb gave her the upper springs and off his thumbs and his great toes. the nether springs.
7 And Adoni-bezek faid, Threescore 16 And the children of the Kenite, and ten kings, having their thumbs and Moses' father in law, went up out of the their great toes cut off, gathered their city of palm trees with the children of meat under my table: as I have donc, fo Judahinto the wilderness of Judah, which God hath requited me. And they brought lieth in the fouth of Arad; and they went bim 'o Jerusalem, and there he died. and dwelt anong the people.
8 | Now the children of Judah had 17 And Judah went with Simeon his fought against Jerusalem, and had taken brother, and they flew the Canaanites it, and Imitten it with the edge of the that inhabited Zephath, and utterly deo sword, and set the city on fire.
Itroyed it. And the name of the city was 9 And afterwards the childre: of Judah called Horman.
The Canaanites put to tribute. JUDGES. The Ifraelites rebuked at Bochin.
18 Also Judah took Gaza with the coast | habitants of Beth-anath ; but he dwelt thereof, and Askelon with the coast there among the Canaanites, the inhabitants of of, and Ekron with the coast thereof. the land: nevertheless the inhabitants of
19. And the LORD was with Judah ; Beth-Themesh and of Beth-anath became and he drave out the inhabitants of the tributaries unto them. mountain ; but could not drive out the 34 And the Amorites forced the chilinhabitants of the valley, because they dren of Dan into the mountain : for they had chariots of iron.
would not suffer them to come down to 20 And he gave Hebron unto Caleb, the valley : as Mofes said : and he expelled thence 35 But the Amorites would dwell in the three sons of Anak.
mount Heres in Aijalon, and in Shaal21 And the children of Benjamin did bim: yet the hand of the house of Jonot drive out the Jebusites that inhabited feph prevailed, so that they became triJerusalem; but the Jebusites dwell with butaries. the children of Benjamin in Jerusalem 36 And the coast of the Amorites was unto this day.
from the going up to Akrabbim, from 22 And the house of Joseph, they also the rock, and upward. went up against Beth-el: and the LORD
CHA P. II. was with them.
I An angel rebuketh the people at Bochim. 23 And the house of Joseph sent to 6 The wickedness of the necu generatiorz descry Beth-el. (Now the name of the after Foshua. 14, 20 Their punishment. city before was Luz.) 34 And the spies saw a man come forth. A brancangel of the Lord came up
from Gilgal to Bochim, and said, I out of the city, and they said unto him, made you to go up out of Egypt, and have Shew us, we pray thee, the entrance into brought you unto the land which I sware the city, and we will few thee mercy. unto your fathers; and I said, I will never
25 And when he Thewed them the en- break my covenant with you. trance into the city, they smote the city 2 And ye shall make no league with the with the edge of the sword; but they let inhabitants of this land : ye shall throw go the man and all his family.
down their altars : but ye have not obey26 And the man went into the land of ed my voice: why have ye done this? the Hittites, and built a city, and called 3 Wherefore I also said, I will not drive the name thereof Luz: which is the name them out from before you; but they shall thereof unto this day.
be as thorns in your sides, and their gods 27 Neither did ManafTeh drive out the thall be a snare unto you. inhabitants of Beth-shean and her towns, 4 And it came to pass, when the angel nor Taanach and her towns, nor the in- of the Lord spake these word's unto all habitants of Dor and her towns, nor the the children of Israel, that the people inhabitants of Ibleam and her towns, nor lifted up their voice, and wept. mici the inhabitants of Megiddo and her 5 And they called the name of that towns: but the Canaanites would dwell place Bochim: and they sacrificed there in that land.
into the Lord. 28 And it came to pass, when Israel 69 And when Joshua had let the people was strong, that they put the Canaanites go, the children of Israel went every man to tribute, and did not utterly drive unto his inheritance to poffefs the land. them out.
7 And the people served the LORD alf 29 Neither did Ephraim drive out the days of Joshua, and all the days of The Canaanites that dwelt in Gezer ; but the elders that outlived Joshua, who had the Canaanites dwelt in Gezer among reen all the great works of the LORD, that them.
he did for Ifrael. 30 Neither did Zebulun drive out the 8 And Joshua the fon of Nun, the ferinhabitants of Kitron, nor the inhabitants vant of the Lord, died, being an hundred of Nahalol; but the Canaanites dwelt and ten years old. among them, and became tributaries. 9. And they buried him in the border :31 Neither did Aher drive out the in- of his inheritance in Timnath-heres, in habitants of Accho, nor the inhabitants of the mount of Ephraim, on the north lide Zidon, nor of Ahlab, vor of Achzib, nor of the hill Gaaih. of Helbah, nor of Aphik, nor of Rehob: 10 And also all that generation were
32 But the Atherites dwelt among the gathered unto their fathers : and there Canaanites, the inhabitants of the land : arofe another generation after them, for they did not drive them out. which knew not the LORD, nor yet the
33 Neither did Naphtali drive out the works which he had done for Ifrael.: inhabitants of Beth-memesh, nor the in 11 And the children of Israel did evil
The Israelites wickedness, &c. Chap. iii.
Their objlinate idolatrj. in the fight of the LORD, and served
I The nations left to prove Ifrael. 5 Br 12 And they forlook the LORD God communion with them they comunit idolaof the Tand of Egypt, and followed
other N L'orbolette
, ho prove Ifrael by them, of their fathers, which brought them out try. 8 Of Otliniel, 12 Ehud, 31 Shamgar. gods, of the gods of the people that were round about them, and bowed themselves even as many of Israel as had not known unto them, and provoked the LORD to all the wars of Canaan ; anger,
2 Only that sie generations of the chil13. And they forsook the LORD, and dren of Israel might know, to teach them served Baai and Altaroth.
war, at the least such as before knew no14 . And the anger of the Lord was thing thereof; hot against I Grael, and he delivered them 3 Namely, five lords of the Philistines, into the hands of spoilers that fpoiled and all the Canaanites, and the Sidonians, them, and be sold them into the hands of and the Hivites that dwelt in mount Letheir enemies round about, so that they banon, from mount Baal-hermon unto could not any longer-stand before their the entering in of Hamath. enemies.
4. And they were to prove Israel by 15 Whithersoever they went out, the them, to know whether they would hearhand of the LORD was against them for ken unto the commandments of the LORD, evil, as the LORD. had said, and as the which he commanded their fathers by the LORD had sworn unto them: and they hand of Moses. were greatly distreficd.
5 ( And the children of Israel dwelt 16 Nevertheless the LORD raised up among the Canaanites, Hittites, and Ajudges, which delivered them out of the morites, and Perizzites, and Hivites, and hand of those that spoiled them.
Jebufites: 17 And yet they wiki.not hearken 6 And they took their daughters to be unto their judges, but they went a whor- their wives, and gave their daughters to ing after other gods, and howed them-tbeir sons, and served their gods. selves unto them: they turned quickly 7 And the childrent of Israel did evil in out of the way which their fatherj walked the light of the LORD, and forgat the in, obeying the commandments of the LORD their God, and served Baalim and LORD; beet they did not so:
the groves, 18 Aod when the LORD raised them 87 Therefore the anger of the LORD up judges, then the LORD was with the was hot againt-Ifrael, and he fold their judge, and delivered them out of the into the hand of Eliufman-rishathaim king. band of their enemies all the days of the of: Mefopotamia: and the children of judge: for it repented the Loro because Irint ferved Chushan-rishathaim eight of their groanings-by reason of them that years oppreffed them and vexed them,
9 And when the children of Ifrael cried 59 And it came to pass, when the judge unto the LORD, the LORD raised -up a was dead, that they returned, aud con deliverer to the children of Israel, who rypted themselves more than their fathers, delivered them, even Otkriel the son of in following other gods to serve them, Kenaz, Caleb's younger brother. and to bow down unte them; they ceased) .30. And the Spirit of the LORD came got from their own doings, nor from their upon him, and he judged Israel, and went tubborn waye !
out to war: and the Lord delivered Chu. 20. And the anger of the LORD wasan-rifhathaim king of Mesopotamia ior hot against Krael; and he taid, Because to his hand; and kis hand prevailed 2that this people have transgressed my co- gainst Chushan-rifhathaim, venart which I commanded their fathers, II. And the tard had reft forty years. and have not hearkened unto my voice, And Othniel the son of Kenaz died.
2[ I ako will not henceforth drive out 12 And the children of Ifrael did evil aqy from before them of the nations again in the fight of the Lorn: and the which Jefhua left when he died: LORD strengthened Eglon the king of
22.(That through them I may prove Moab again&t Ifrael, because they had Israel, whether they will keep the way of done evil in the fight of the Lord. the Lord to walk therein, as their fa 13 And he gathered unto him the thers did keep its or aut.
children of Ammon and Analek, and 1.23: Therefore the Lord left those na. went and (mote Israel, and poffelled. tbt tions, without driving them out hastily ; city of palm trees. seither delivered be them into the hand $4 So the children of Israel served Lg. of Joshuis
lon tbe king of Moab eighteen years..
13. And be brought the present aunta A D the children of the aed again dia
Ehud killeth Eglori.
Deborah and Barak. 15 But when the children of Israel cri- | 30 So Moab was subdued that day uned unto the LORD, the Lord raised themder the hand of Israel. And the land had up a deliverer, Ehud the son of Gera, a rest fourscore years. Benjamite, ? man lefthanded : and by 31 [ And after him was Shamgar the him the children of Israel sent a present son of Anath, which few of the Philil. unto Eglon the king of Moab.
tines six hundred men wi h an ox goad ; 16 But Ehud made him a dagger which and be also delivered Ifrael. had two edges, of a cubit length; and he
CHAP. IV. did gird it under his raiment upon his Deborah and Barak deliver Israel from right thigh.
Fabir and Siseru. 18 Fael killeth Siferu. Eglon king Moab a evil in the fight very fat man.
Lhud was dead. 18 And when he had made an end to 2 And the Lord sold them into the offer the pretent, he sent away the peo- hand of Jabin king of Canaan, that reignple that bare the present.
ed in liazor; the captain of whose hoit 19 But he himself turned again from was Sisera, which dwelt in Harosheth of the quarries that zvere by Gilgal, and said, the Gentiles. I have a secret errand unto thee, O king: 3. And the children of Israel cried unto who said, Keep silence. And all that the LORD: for he had nine hundred cha. stood by him went out from him. riots of iron ; and t:venty years he migh
20 And Enud came unto him ; and he tily oppresied the children of Israel. was fitting in a lummer parlour, which 4 And Deborah, a prophetess, the wife he had for himself alone. And Ehudlof Lapidoth, she judged Ifrael at that taid, I have a message from God unto iime. thee. And he arose out of his feat.
And the dwelt under the palm tree 21 And Ehud put forth his left hand, of Deborah between Ramah and Beth-el and took the dagger from his right thigh, in mount Ephraim : and the children of and thrust it into his belly :
Ifrael came up to her for judgment. 22 And the haft also went in after the 6 Aud Me sent and called Barak the blade; and the fat closed upon the blade, son of Abmoam out of Kedesh-naphtali, to that he could not draw the dagger out and said unto him, Hath not the LORD of his belly; and the dirt came out. God of Israel commanded, saying, Go
23 Then Ehud went forth through the and draw toward mount Tabor, and porch, and shut the doors of the parlour take wish thee ten thousand men of the upon him, a'd locked them.
children of Naphtali and of the children 24. When he was gone out, his ser- of Zebulun ? vants came; and when they saw that, 7 And I will draw unto thee to the ribehold, the doors of the parlour were ver Killion Sifera, the captain of Jabin's locked, they said, Surely he covereth his army, with his chariots and his multifect in his summer chainber.
tude: and I will deliver him into thiné 25 And they tarried till they were a- hanel. Thained : and, behold, he opened not the 8 And Barak said unto her, Ifthou wilt doors of the parlour; therefore they took go with me, then I will go: but if thou a key, and opened them: and, behold, their wilt not go with me, then I will not go. lord was fallen down dead on the earth. 9 And Me faid, I will surely go with
26 And Ehud escaped while they tar-thée: notwithstanding the journey that ried, and pafled beyond the quarries, and thou takeit thall not be for thine honour; escaped unto Seirath.
for the LORD shall sell Sifera into the 27 And it came to pass, when he was hand of a woman. And Deborah arose, come, that he blew a trumpet in ihe and went with Barak to Kedesh. mountain of Ephraim, and the children 10 And Barak called Zebulun and of Israel went down with him from the Naphtali to Kedesh; and he went up mount, and he before them.
with ten thousand men at his feet: and 28 And he said unto them, Follow after Deborah went up with him. me: for the Lord hath delivered your II Now lleber the Kenite, which was enemies the Moabites into your hand. of the children of Hobab the father in law And they went down after him, and took of Mofes, had fevered himself from the the fords of Jordan toward Moab, and Kenites, and pitched his tent unto the suffered not a inan to pass over. plain of Zaanaim, wrich is by Kedelh.
29 And they New of Moab at that 12 And they shewed Sisera that Barak time about ten thousand men, all luity, the fun of Abinoam was gone up to and all men of valour; and there escaped mount Tabor. not a man.
Fael killeth Sisera.
Chap. v. The song of Deborah and Barak. 13 And Sisera gathered together all his 2 Praise ye the LORD for the avenging chariots, even nine hundred chariots of of Israel, when the people willingly of iron, and all the people that were with fered themselves. him, from Harosheth of the Gentiles un 3 Hear, O ye kings; give ear, Oye to the river of Kishon.
princes; I, even I, will fing unto the 14. And Deborah said unto Barak, Up; LURD; I will fing praise to the LORD for this is the day in which the LORD God of Israel. hath delivered Sisera into thine hand : is 4 LORD, when thou wentest out of not the LORD gone out before thee? So Seir, when thou marchedst out of the Barak went down from mount Tabor, field of Edom, the earth trembled, and and ten thousand men after him. the heavens dropped, the clouds also
15 And the Lord discomfited Sisera, dropped water. and all his chariots, and all his host, with 5 The mountains melted from before the edge of the sword before Barak; so the LORD, even that Sinai from before that Sisera lighted down off his chariot, the LORD God of Israel. and fed away on his feet.
6 In the days of Shamgar the son of 16 But Barak pursued after the cba- Anath, in the days of Jael, the highways riots, and after the host, unto Harosheth were unoccupied, and the travellers walke of the Gentiles : and all the hoft of Şisera ed through byways. fell upon the edge of the sword; and 7 The inhabitants of the villages ceased, there was not a man left.
they ceased in Itrael, until that I Debo17 Howbeit Sisera fled away on his rah aros“, that I arose a mother in Israel. feet to the tent of Jael the wife of Heber 8 They chose new gods; then was war the Kenite: for there was peace between in the gates : was there a field or spear Jabin the king of Hazor and the house of seen among forty thousand in Ifrael? Heber the Kenite.
9 My heart is toward the governors of Id And Jael went out to meet Sisera, Israel, that offered themserves willingly and said unto him, Turn in, my lord, among the people. Bless jetle LORD. turn in to me; fear not. And when he 10 Speak, ye that ride on white asses, had turned in unto her into the tent, the ye that lit in judgment, and walk by the covered him with a mantle.
way. 19 And he said unto her, Give me, I 11 They that are delivered from the noise pray thee, a little water to drink; for I am of archers in the places of drawing water, thirsty. And she opened a bottle of milk, there shall they rehearse the righteous and gave him drink, and covered him. acts of the Lord, even the righteous acts
20 Again he said unto her, Stand in toward the inhabitants of his villages in the door of the tent, and it shall be, when Israel: then Diall the people of the LORD any man doth come and enquire of thee, go down to the gates. and say, Is there any man here? that 12 Awake, awake, Deborah : awake, thou shalt say, No.
awake, utter a song : arise, Barak, and 21 Then Jael Heber's wife took a nail lead thy captivity captive, thou son of of the tent, and took an hammer in her Abinoam. hand, and went softly unto him, and 13 Then he made him that remaineth smote the nail into his temples, and fast-have dominion over the nobles among ened it into the ground: for he was fast the people: the LORD made me have asleep and weary. So he died. dominion over the mighty.
22 And, behold, as Barak pursued Si. 14 Out of Ephraim was there a root of sera, Jael came out to meet him, and said them against Amalek ; after thee, Benjaunto him, Come, and I will shew thee the min, among thy people ; out of Macbir man whom thou seekeft. And when he came down governors, and out of Ze. came into her tent, behold, Sisera lay bulun they that handle the pen of the dead, and the nail was in his temples. writer.
23 So God subdued on that day Jabin 15 And the princes of Issachar were the king of Canaan before the children with Deborah; even Iflachar, and also of Israel,
Barak: he was sent on foot into the val. 24. And the hand of the children of ley. For the divisions of Reuben there Ifracl prospered, and prevailed against were great thoughts of heart. Jabin the king of Canaan, until they had 16 Why abodeft thou among the meep, destroyed Jabin king of Canaan. folds, to hear the bleatings of the flocks? CHAP. V.
for the divisions of Reuben there were The song of Deborah and Barak.
great searchings of heart. THEN sang Deborah and Barak the 17 Gilead abode beyond Jordan: and