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I be fix cities of refuge.

JOSHUA.

Forty eight cities given 50 According to the word of the

CHAP. XXI. LORD they gave him the city which he 1 Eight and forty cities given by lot out of alked, even Timnath-ferah in mount E the other tribes unto the Levites. 43 God phraim: and he built the city, and dwelt gave the land and rest to the Israelites. therein. 51 These are the inheritances, which THEN came near the heads of the

fathers of the Levites unto Eleazar Eleazar the priest, and Joshua the fon of the priest, and unto Joshua the son of Nun, and the heads of the fathers of the Nun, and unto the heads of the fathers tribes of the children of Israel, divided of the tribes of the children of Israel; for an inheritance by lot in Shiloh be 2 And they spake unto them at Shiloh fore the LORD, at the door of the taber- in the land of Canaan, saying, The LORD nacle of the congregation. So they made commanded by the hand of Mofes to give an end of dividing the country.

l's cities to dwell in, with the suburbs CHAP. XX.

thereof for our cattle. I God commandeth, 7 and the Ifruclit's 5 And the children of Israel gave unto

appoint fix cities of refuge. the Levites out of their inheritance, át TILORD also fpake into Joshua, tie cantandment of the Lord, these

2 Speak unto the children of Ifrael, 4 And the lot came out for the famisaying, Appoint out for you cities of re- lies of the Kohathites: and the children fuge, whereof I spake unto you by the of Aaron the priest, which were of the hand of Mofes :

Levites, had by lot out of the tribe of 3 That the layer that killeth any per- Judah, and out of the tribe of Simeon, son wawares and unwittingly may fiee and out of the tribe of Benjamin, thirthither: and they shall be your refuge teen cities. from the avenger of blood.

5. And the rest of the children of Ko4 And when he that doth nee into one hath kod by lot out of the families of the of those cities Mhall stand at the entering tribe of Fphraim, and out of the tribe of of the gate of the city, and shall declare Dan, and out of the half tribe of Mahis caufe in the ears of the elders of that nasleh, ten cities. city, they fall take him into the city 6 And the children of Gershon had by unto them, and give him a place, that lot out of the families of the tribe of Ilhe may dwell among them.

fachar, and out of the tribe of Asher, and 15 And if the avenger of blood pursue out of the tribe of Naphtali, and out of after him, then they Thall not deliver the the half tribe of Manaffeh in Bashan, slayer up into his hand; because he thirteen cities. fimote his neighbour unwittingly, and 7 And the children of Merari by their hated him not beforetime.

families had out of the tribe of Reuben, 6. And he tball dwell in that city, un- and out of the tribe of Gad, and out of til he stand before the congregation for the tribe of Zebulun, twelve cities. judgment, and until the death of the 8 And the children of lírael gave by hich prielt that all be in those days: lot unto the Levites these cities with then Niall the slayer return, and come their fuburbs, as the Lord commanded unto his own city, and unto his own house, by the hand of Mofes. unto the city from whence he fid. 9. And they gave out of the tribe of

7. And they appointed Kedem in the children of judall, and out of the Galilee in mount Naphtali, and Shechem tribe of the children of Simeon, these ciin mount Ephraim, and Kirjath-arba, ties which are here mentioned by name, which is Hebron, in the mountain of 10 Which the children of Aaron, being Judah.

of the families of the Kohathites, who 8 And on the other side Jordan by Je- were of the children of Levi, had: for richo eastward, they alligned Bezer in the their’s was the first lot. wilderness upon the plain out of the tribe u And they gave them the city of of Reuben, and Ramoili in Gilead ont of Arba the father of Anak, which city is the tribe of Gad, and Golan in Bahan Hebron, in the hill country of Judah, with out of the tribe of Manafich.

the suburbs thereof round about it. 9 There were the cities appointed for 12 But the fields of the city, and the all' the children of Israel, and for the villages thereof, gave they to Caleb the Nranger that sojourneth among them, son of Jephunneh for his poffeflion. that whosoever killeth any person at una 13 Thus they gave to the children of wares might see thither, and not die by Aaron the priest Hebron with her fubthe hand of the avenger of blood, until urbs, to be a city of refuge for the layer; he stood before the congregation,

and Libnah with her fuburbs,

by lot to the Levites.

Chap. xxii.

The two tribes and half sent home. 14 And Jattir with her suburbs, and ¡dren of Merari, the rest of the Levites, Eshtemoa with her suburbs,

out of the tribe of Zebulun, Jokneam 15 And Holon with her suburbs, and with her suburbs, and Cariah with her Debir with her suburbs,

suburbs, 16 And Ain with her suburbs, and Jut 35 Dimnah with her suburbs, Nahalal tah with her suburbs, and Beth-Memeth with her suburbs ; four cities. with her fuburbs; nine cities out of those 36 And out of the tribe of Reuben, two tribes.

Bezor with her suburbs, and Jahazah 17 And out of the tribe of Benjamin, with her faburbs, Gibeon with her suburbs, Geba with her 37. Kedemoth with her suburbs, and suburbs,

Mephaath with her suburbs; four cities. 18 Anathoth with her suburbs, and 38 And out of the tribe of Gad, RaAlmon with her suburbs; four cities. moth in Gilead with her suburbs, to be

19 All the cities of the children of a city of refuge for the layer ; and MaAaron, the priests, were thirteen cities hanaim with her suburbs, with their suburbs.

39 Hefhbon with her suburbs, Jazer 20 And the families of the children of with lier suburbs; four cities in all. Kohath, the Levites which remained of 40 So all the cities for the children of the children of Kohath, even they had Merari by their families, which were rethe cities of their lot out of the tribe of maining of the families of the Levites, Ephraim.

were by their lot twelve cities. 21 For they gave them Shechem with 41 All the cities of the Levites within her suburbs in mount Ephraim, to be a the possession of the children of Israel city of refuge for the Nayer; and Gezer were forty and eight cities with their suwith her suburbs,

burbs. 22 And Kibzaim with her suburbs, and 42 These cities were every one with Beth-boron with her suburbs; four cities. their fuburbs round about them : thus

23 And out of the tribe of Dan, Eltc- were all these cities. keh with her suburbs, Gibbethon with 43 | And the Lord gave unto Israel her fuburbs,

all the land which he sware to give unto 24 Aijalon with her suburbs, Gath-rim- their fathers; and they potfelted it, and mon with her suburbs; four cities. dwelt therein.

25 And out of the half tribe of Manaf 44 And the Lord gave them rest round feh, Tanach with her suburbs, and Gath- about: according to all that he sware unrimmon with her fuburbs; two cities. to their fathers : and there stood not a

26 All the cities cuere ten with their man of all their enemies before them; suburbs for the families of the children the Lord delivered all their eneinies into of Kohath that remained.

their hand. 27 And unto the children of Gershon, 45 There failed not ought of any good of the families of the Levites, out of the thing which the LORD had spoken unto other half tribe of Manasseh they guve the house of Israel; all came to pass. Golan in Bashan with her suburbs, to be

CHAP. XXII. a city of refuge for the flayer; and Beefh- 1 The two tribes and half fent home, terah with her suburbs ; iwo cities. They build an altar of testimony in their

28 And out of the tribe of Isachar, journey. 11 Contentions thereupon. Kishon with her suburbs, Dabareh with 'HEN Joshua called the Reubenites, her suburbs,

and the Gadites, and the half tribe 29 Jarmuth with her suburbs, En-gan- of Manafleh, nim with her suburbs; four cities. 2 And said unto them, Ye have kept

30 And out of the tribe of Asher, Mi- all that Mofes the servant of the Lord Mal with her suburbs, Abdon with her commanded you, and have obeyed my suburbs,

voice in all that I commanded you : 31 Helkath with her suburbs, and Re 3 Ye have not left your brethren these hob with her suburbs; four cities. many days unto this day, but have kept

32 And out of the tribe of Napthali, the charge of the commandment of the Kedesh in Galilee with her suburbs, to be Lord your God. a city of refuge for the layer; and Ilam And now the LORD your God hath moth-dor with her suburbs, and Kartan given rest unto your brethren, as he prowith lier saburbs; three cities.

mised them : therefore now return ye, 33 All the cities of the Gershonites ac- and get you unto your tents, and unto cording to their families were thirteen the land of your poseslion, which Moses cities with their suburbs.

the servant of the Lord gave you on the 34 And unto the families of the chil. Jother side Jordan.

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JOSHUA.

Contention thereuport. $ But take diligent heed to do the sand to the half tribe of Manaffeh, unto commandment and the law, which Mofes the land of Gilead, and they fpake with the fervant of the LORD charged you, to them, saying, love the LORD your God, and to walk in 16 Thus faith the whole congregation all his ways, and to keep his command of the LORD, What trespafs is this that ments, and to cleave unto him, and to ye have committed against the God of Ilferve him with all your heart and with rael, to turn away this day from followall your foul.

ing the LORD, in that ye have builded 6 So Joshua blessed them, and sent them you an altar, that ye might rebel this day away: and tiiey went unto their tents. against the LORD?

7 Now to the one half of the tribe of 17 Is the iniquity of Peor too little for Manaffeh Mofes had given polefion in us, from which we are not cleansed until Baihan: but unto the other half thereof this day, although there was a plague in gave Joshua among their brethren on this the congregation of the LORD, fide Jordan westward. And when Joshua 18 But that ye must turn away this day sent them away also unto their tents, then from following the LORD! and it will be, he blessed them,

feeing ye rebel to day against the LORD, 8 And he spake unto them, saying, Re- that to morrow he will be wroth: with turn with much riches unto your tents, the whole congregation of Israele, and with very much cattle, with filver, 19 Notwithstanding, if tai land of your and with gold, and with brass, and with poffeflion be unclean, the pass ze over iron, and with very much raiment : di- unto the land of thie. Deciion ofuthe vide the fpoil of your enemies with your Lord, wherein th: Loka's tabernacle brethren.

dwelleth, and to [ibdiction among irs: 9 And the children of Reuben and the but rebel not the LORD, non re children of Gad and the half tribe of bel againtt , in building you un'altar. Manasseh returned, and departed from beside thit.... JELORD.Our. Goda the children of Israel out of Shiloh, which :::20 Did not edin!! che son of Zerah is in the land of Canaan, to go unto the commit a tretpain the accurfed-thing, country of Gilead, to the land of their and wrath fell on all the cagregation of poffeflion, whereof they were poffefied, Ifrael? and that man perikted: not alone according to the word of the Lord by in his iniquity. the hand of Moses.

25 Then the children of Reuben and 10 I And when they came into the the children of Gad and the half tribe of borders of Jordan, that are in the land of Manaffeh answered, and said unto the Cauaan, the children of Reuben and the heads of the thousands of Israel, 46, children of Gad and the half tribe of 22 The LORD God of gods, the LORD Manasseh built there an altar by Jordan, God of gods, he knoweth, and Ifrael he a great altar to fee to.

Mall know ; if it be in rebellion, or if in 11 And the children of Ifrael heard tranfgreffion against the Lord, (save us say, Behold, tlie children of Reuben and not this day,) the children of Gad and the half tribe of 23 That we have built us an altar. to Manafleh have built an altar over against turn from following the LORD, or if: to 1 he land of Canaan, in the borders of offer thereon burnt offering or meat offerJordan, at the passage of the children of ing, or if to offer peace offerings thereon, Iliael.

let the Lord himself require it; I2 And when the children of Israel 24 And if we have not rather done it heard of it, the whole congregation of for fear of this thing, saying, In time to the children of Israel gathered themselves come your children might speak unto our together at Shiloh, to go up to war a- children, saying, What have ye to do gainst them.

with the LORD God of Ifrael? 13 And the children of Israel sent unto 25 For the LORD hath made Jordan a the children of Reuben, and to the chil-border between us and you, ye children dren of Gad, and to the half tribe of Ma- of Reuben and children of Gad; ye bave natreli, into the land of Gilead, Phinehas no part in the Lord: fo Shall your chilthe son of Eleazar the priest,

dren make our children cease from fear14 And with him ten princes, of eaching the Lord. chief house a prince throughout all the 26 Therefore we said, Let us now pretribes of Israel; and each one was an pare to build us an altar, not for burnt licad of the house of their fathers among offering, nor for sacrifice : the thousands of Israel.

27 But that it may be a witness between 15 And they came unto the children us, and you, and our generations after Rot Reuben, and to the children of Gad, us, that we might do the service of the

LORD

and you.

Reconciliation enfueth.

Chap. xxiii.

Foshua's exhortation, Lord before him with our burnt offer- for their judges, and for their officers, ings, and with our sacrifices, and with and said unto them, I am old and stricken our peace offerings; that your children in age : may not say to our children in time to

3 T And ye have seen all that the LORD come, Ye have no part in the Lord. your God hath done unto all these nations

28 Therefore said we, that it thall be, because of you ; for the LORD your God. when they should go say to us or to ourlis he that hath fought for you. generations in time to come, that we 4 Behold, I have divided unto you by may lay again, Behold the pattern of lot these nations that remain, to be an the altar of the LORD, which our fathers inheritance for your tribes, from Jordan, made, not for burnt offerings, nor for with all the nations that I have cut off, sacrifices; but it is a witness between us even unto the great sea westward.

s ? And the LORD your God, he shall 29 God forbid that we fould rebel expel them from before you, and drive against the LORD, and turn this day them from out of your fight; and ye from following the LORD, to build an fhall possess their land, as the LORD your altar for burnt offerings, for meat offer. God hath promised unto you. ings, or for sacrifices, beside the altar of 6 Be ye therefore very courageous to the LORD our God that is before his ta- keep and to do all that is written in bernacle.

the book of the law of Moses, that ye 30 And when Phinehas the priest, and turn not aside therefrom to the right the princes of the congregation and heads hand or to the left; of the thousands of Israel which were 7 That ye come not among these nawith him, heard the words that the chil. tions, these that remain among you ; dren of Reuben and the children of Gad neither make mention of the name of and the children of Manasseh spake, it their gods, nor cause to fwear by them, pleased them.

neither serve them, nor bow yourselves 31 And Phinehas the son of Eleazar, unto them: the priest said unto the children of Reu 8 But cleave unto the LORD your God, ben, and to the children of Gad, and to as ye have done unto this day. the children of Manasseh, This day we 9 For the Lord hath driven out from perceive that the LORD is among us, be- before you great nations and strong: but cause ye have not committed this trespass as for you, no man hath been able to against the LORD: now ye have delivered stand before you unto this day. the children of Israel out of the hand of

10 One man of you shall chase a thou. the LORD.

sand : for the LORD your God, he it is 32 And Phinehas the son of Eleazar that fighteth for you, as he hath promised the priest, and the princes, returned from you, the children of Reuben, and from the 11 | Take good hecd therefore unto children of Gad, out of the land of Gi-yourselves, that ye love the LORD your lead, unto the land of Canaan, to the God, children of Israel, and brought them 12 Else if ye do in any wise go back, word again.

and cleave unto the remnant of these na33 And the thing pleased the children tions, even these that remain among you, of Israel; and the children of Israel blefr. and Mall make marriages with them, and ed God, and did not intend to go up go in unto them, and they to you: against thein in battle, to destroy the 13 Know for a certainty that the LORD land wherein the children of Reuben your God will no more drive out any of and Gad dwelt.

these nations from before you; but they 34 And the children of Reuben and shall be fnares and traps unto you, and the children of Gad called the altar Ed : scourges in your sides, and thorns in for it shall be a witness between us that your eyes, until ye perisn from off this the LORD is God.

good land which the LORD your God CHAP. XXIII.

hath given you: I Foshua's exhortation before. bis death, 14 And, behold, this day I am going

3 by former benefits, s by promises, in the way of all the earth ; and ye know and by threatenings.

in all your hearts and in all your souls, to afall ter that the LORD had given reft good things which the LORD your God unto Israel from all their enemies sound spake concerning you; all are come to about, that Joshua waxed old and itrick-pass unto you, and not one thing hath en in age.

failed thereof. 2 And Joshua called for all Israel, and Is Therefore it Mall come to pass, that for their elders, and for their heads, and!

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God’s beriefits to Ifrael. as all good things are come upon you, 10 But I would not hearken unto Bawhich the LORD your God promised you; laam; therefore he blessed you still : so shall the Lord bring upon you all evil so I delivered you out of his hand. things, until he have destroyed you from II And ye went over Jordan, and off this good land which the LORD your came unto Jericho: and the men of JeGod hath given you.

richo fought against you, the Amorites, 16 When ye have transgressed the co- and the Perizzites, and the Canaanites, venant of the LORD your God, which he and the Hittites, and the Girgashites, the commanded you, and have gone and ser. Hivites, and the Jebulites; and I delived other gods, and bowed yourselves to vered them into your hand. them ; then shall the anger of the LORD 12 And I sent the hornet before you, be kindled against you, and ye shall perith which drave them out from before you, quickly from off the good land which he even the two kings or the Amorites; but hath given unto you.

not with thy sword, nor with thy bow. CHA P. XXIV.

13 and I have given you a land for i Foshua affenıbling the tribes, 2 relateth which ye did not labour, and cities which

God's benefits. 14 He reneweih a covenant ye built not, and ye dwell in them; of

between them and God. 29 His death. the vineyards and olivcyards which ye Aflaethua shethem, and called for ND Jothua gathered all the tribes planted not do ye eat.

141 Now therefore scar the LORD, and. the elders of Israel, and for their heads, ferve him in sincerity ard in truth : and and for their judges, and for their offi- put away the gods which your fathers cers; and they presented themielves be- ferved on the other side of the food, and fore God.

in Egypt; and serve ye the LORD. 2 9 And Joshua said unto all the peo 15 And if it seem evil unto you to ple, Thus faith the LORD God of Israel, serve the Lord, choose you this day Your fathers dwelt on the other fide of whom ye will serve; whether the gods the flood in old time, even Terah, the fa- which your fathers served that were on ther of Abraliani, and the father of Na- the other side of the flood, or the gods chor: and they served other gods. of the Amorites, in whose land ye dwell:

3 And I took your father Abraham from but as for me and my house, we will the other side of the flood, and led him ferve the Lord. throughout all the land of Canaan, and 16 And the people answered and said, multiplied his feed, and gave him Isaac. God forbid that we Mould forsake the

4 And I gave unto Itaac Jacob and LORD, to serve other gods; Esau : and I gave unto Esau mount Seir, 17 For the LORD our God, he it is that to possess it; but Jacob and his children brought us up and our fathers out of the went down into Egypt.

land of Egypt, from the house of bond5 I sent Moses also and Aaron, and I age, and which did thore great signs in plagued Egypt, according to that which our sight, and preferved us in all the way I did among them : and afterward 1 wherein we went, and among all the brought you out.

people through whom we pafiled : 6 And I brought your fathers out of 18 And the LORD drave out from Egypt; and ye came unto the tea; and before us all the people, even the Amothe Egyptians pursued after your fathers /rites which dwelt in the land: therefore with chariots and horsemen unto the will we also serve the LORD; for he is Red fea.

our God. 7 And when they cried unto the LORD, 19 And Joshua said unto the people, Ye. he' put darkness between you and the cannot ferve the LORD: for he is an holy Egyptians, and brought the sea upon God; he is a jealous God; he will not them, and covered them; and your forgive your transgressions nor your fins. eyes have seen what I have done in 20 If ye forsake the Lord, and serve Egypt: and ye dwelt in the wilderness strange gods, then he will turn and do a long season.

you hurt, and consume you, after that 8 Ånd I brought you into the land of he hath done you good. the Amorites, which dwelt on the other 21 And the people said unto Joshua, fide Jordan ; and they fought with you : Nay; but we will serve the LORD. and I gave them into your hand, that ye 22 And Joshua faid unto the people, might possess their land ; and I destroyed Ye are witnesses againit yourselves that them from before you.

ye have chosen you the LORD, to serve 9 Then Balak the son of Zippor, king him. And they said, We are witnelles. of Moab, arose and warred against Israel, 23 Now therefore put away, said bez and sent and called Balaam the son of the strange gods which are among youl, Beor to curse you :

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