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to Jordan. through the window: for her house saying, When ye see the ark of the was upon the town-wall, and she dwelt covenant of the Lead your God, and upon the wall. the priests the Levites bearing it, then 16 And she said unto them, Get you ye shall remove from your place, and to the mountain, lest the pursuers go after it


meet you; and hide yourselves there 4 Yet there shall be a space between three days, until the pursuers be re-you and it, about two thousand cubits turned: and afterward inay ye go your by measure: come not near unto it, that ye may know the way by which 17 And the men said unto her, Weye must go: for ye have not passed will be blameless of this thine oath this way heretofore. which thou hast made us swear. 5 And Joshua said unto the people, 18 Behold, when we come into the Sanctify yourselves: for to-inorrow land, thou shalt bind this line of scarlet the LORD will do wonders among you. thread in the window which thou didst | 6 And Joshua spake unto the priests, let us down by: and thou shalt bring saying, Take up the ark of the coventhy father, and thy mother, and thy ant, and pass over before the people. brethren, and all thy father's house- And they took up the ark of the cov hold, home unto thee. enant, and went before the people. 7 ¶ And the Lord said unto Joshua, This day will I begin to magnify thee in the sight of all Israel, that they may know that, as I was with Moses, so I will be with thee.

19 And it shall be, that whosoever shall go out of the doors of thy house into the street, his blood shall be upon his head, and we will be guiltless: and whosoever shall be with thee in the house, his blood shall be on our head, if any hand be upon himn.

20. And if thou utter this our business, then we will be quit of thine oathwhich thou hast made us to swear.

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24 And they said unto Joshua, Truly the LORD hath delivered into our bands all the land; for even all the inhabitants of the country do faint because of us.

8 And thou shalt command the priests that bear the ark of the covenant, saying, When we are come to the brink of the water of Jordan, ye shall staad still in Jordan.


And Joshua said unto the children of Israel, Come bither, and hear the words of the LORD your God.

21. And she said, According unto your words, so be it. And she sent them away, and they departed: and she bound the scarlet line in the window, 10 And Joshua said, Hereby ye shall 22 And they went, and came uuto know that the living God is among the mountain, and abode there three you, and that he will without fail days, until the pursuers were return. drive out from before you the Canaaned: and the pursuers sought them iles, and the Hittites, and the Hivites, throughout all the way, but found and the Perizzites, and theGirgashites, them not. and the Amorites, and the Jebusites. 23 ¶ So the two men returned, and 11 Behold, the ark of the covenant descended from the mountain, and of the Loud of all the earth passeth passed over, and came to Joshua thejover before you into Jordan.

son of Nun, and told him all things that befel them:

12 Now therefore take you twelve men out of the tribes of Israel, out of every tribe a man.

13 And it shall come to pass, as soon as the soles of the feet of the priests that bear the ark of the LORD, the LORD of all the earth, shall rest in the waters of Jordan, that the waters of


ND Joshua rose early in the morn-Jordan shall be cut off from the wa

from Shit-ters that come above, wit

tim, and came to Jordan, he and all they shall stand upon a heap. the children of Israel, and lodged 14 ¶ And it came to pass, when the there before they passed over. people removed from their teats, fo

2 And it came to pass after three pass over Jordan, and the priests days, that the officers went through bearing the ark of the covenant before the host; the people; 3 And they commanded the people,

15 And as they that bare the ark were

Twelve stones

CHAP. IV. for a memorial. zome unto Jordan, and the feet of the according to the number of the tribes priests that bare the ark were dipped of the children of Israel, and carried in the brim of the water, (for Jordan them over with them unto the place overfloweth all his banks all the time where they lodged, and laid them of harvest,)

down there.

16 That the waters which came down from above stood, and rose up upon a heap very far from the city Adam,that is beside Zaretan; and those that came down toward the sea of the plain,even the salt sea, failed, and were cut off: and the people passed over right against Jericho.

17 And the priests that bare the ark of the covenant of the LORD stood firm on dry ground in the midst of Jordan, and all the Israelites passed over on dry ground, until all the people were passed clean over Jordan.


AND it came to pass, when all the priests, in the presence of the people.

12 And the children

people were passed over Jordan, that the LORD spake unto Joshua, saying,

2 Take you twelve men out of the people, out of every tribe a man; 3 Aud command ye them, saying, Take you hence out of the midst of Jordan, out of the place where the priests' feet stood firm,twelve stones; and ye shall carry them over with you, and leave them in the lodging, place where ye shall lodge this night. 4 Then Joshua called the twelve men, whom he had prepared of the children of Israel,out of every tribe a


5. And Joshua said unto them, Pass over before the ark of the Lown your God into the midst of Jordan,and take you up every man of you a stone upon his shoulder, according unto the num her of the tribes of the children of Israel;

9 ¶ And Joshua set up twelve stones in the midst of Jordan, in the place where the feet of the priests which bare the ark of the covenant stood; and they are there unto this day. 10 For the priests which bare the ark stood in the midst of Jordan, until every thing was finished that the LORD commanded Joshua to speak unto the people, according to all that Moses commanded Joshua: and the people hasted and passed over.

11 And it came to pass,when all the people were clean passed over,that the ark of the Lonn passed over, and the

8 And the children of Israel did so as Joshua commanded, and took up twelve stones out of the midst of Jordan, as the LORD spake unto Joshua,

and the children of Gad, and half the tribe of Manasseh,passed over armned before the children of Israel, as Moses spake unto them:

13 About forty thousand, prepared for war, passed over before the LORD unto battle, to the plains of Jericho. 14 On that day the LORD magnified ¶ Joshua in the sight of all Israel; and they feared him,as they fearedMoses, all the days of his life.

15 And the Lono spake untoJoshua, saying,

16 Command the priests that bear the ark of the testimony, that they come up out of Jordan.

17 Joshua therefore commanded the priests, saying, Come ye up out of Jordan.

J8 And it came to pass, when the priests that bare the ark of the cov enant of the Lono were come up out of the midst of Jordan, and the soles of the priests'feet were lifted up unto the dry land, that the waters of Jordan returned unto their place, and flowed over all his banks, as they did be

6 That this may be a sign among you, that when your children ask their fa ther in time to come, saying, What mean ye by these stones?

7 Then ye shall answer them, That the waters of Jordan were cut off be-[fore. fore the ark of the covenant of the LORD; when it passed over Jordan, the waters of Jordan were cut off; and these stones shall be for a memorial, the east border of Jericho. unto the children of Israel for ever.

19. ↑ And the people came up out of Jordan on the tenth day of the first month, and encamped in Gilgal, in

20 And those twelve stones, which they took out of Jordan, did Joshua pitch in Gilgal.

21 And he spake unto the children of Israel, saying, When your children


Curcumcision renewed.


Mauna ceaseth. shall ask their fathers in time to come, cised: for they were uncircuncised, saying, What mean these stones? because theyhad not circumcisedtheni 22 Then ye shall let your children by the way. know, saying, Israel came over this Jordan on dry land.

S And it came to pass,when they had done circumcising all the people, that they abode in their places in the camp till they were whole.

23 For the Load your God dried up the waters of Jordan from before you, until ye were passed over, as the LonD your God did to the Red Sea,which he dried up from before us until we were gone over; 24 That all he people of the earth might know the hand of the LORD, that it is mighty; that ye might fear the LORD your God for ever. CHAP. V.

9 And the Lond said unto Joshua, This day have I rolled away the reproach of Egypt from off you: wherefore the name of the place is called Gilgal unto this day.

10 T And the children of Israel encamped in Gilgal, and kept the passover on the fourteenth day of the month at even,in the plains of Jericho, 11 And they did eat of the old corn

AND it came to pass, when all the kings of the Amorites, which of the land on the morrow after the were on the side of Jordan westward, passover, unleavened cakes, and and all the kings of the Canaanites, parched corn in the self-same day. which were by the sea, heard that the 12 T And the manna censed on the Long had dried up the waters of Jor-morrow after they had eaten of the old dan from before the children of Israel, corn of the land; neither had the until we were passed over, that their children of Israel manna any more; heart melted; neither was there spirit but they did eat of the fruit of the land in them any more,because of the chil-[of Canaan that year. dren of Israel.

13 ¶ And it came to pass,when Josh2 At that time the LORD said untojua was by Jericho, that he lifted up Joshua, Make thee sharp knives, and his eyes and looked, and,behold, there circumcise again the children of Israel stood a man over against him, with the second time. his sword drawn in his hand; and

3 And Joshua made him sharp knives, Joshua went unto him, and said uuto and circumcised the children of Israel|him, Art thou for us, or for our ad at the hill of the foreskins. versaries?


4 And this is the cause why Joshua 14 And be said, Nay; but es captain did circumcise: All the people that of the host of the LouD am I now came out of Egypt, that were males, come. And Joshua fell on his face to even all the men of war, died in the the earth, and did worship, and said wilderness by the way,after they came unto him, What saith my LORD uuto out of Egypt. his servant? 5 Now all the people that came out 15 And the captain of the LORD's were circumcised; but all the people host said unto Joshua, Loose thy shoc that were born in the wilderness by from off thy foot; for the place wherethe way as they came forth out of lon thou standest is holy. And Joshua Egypt, them they had not circuir.-] did so, cised. For the children of Israel walked Necause of the children of Israel: 6 forty years in the wilderness, till all the people that were men of war, which came out of Egypt, were consumed, because they obeyed not the voice of the Load: unto whom the LORD Sware that he would not show them the land which the LORD sware 3 And ye shall compass the city, all unto their fathers that he would give lye men of war, and go round about us, a land that floweth with milk and the city once. Thus shalt thou do six honey. days. 7 And their children, whom he raised 4 And seven priests shall bear before up in their stead,themJoshua circum-(the ark seven trumpets of rams'horns,

OW Jericho was straitly shut up

none went out, and none came in.
2 ¶ And the LORD said unto Joshua,
See, I have given into thy hand Jeri-
cho, and the king thereof, and the
mighty men of valour.

Jericho be, eiged


and taken. and compass


and the seventh day ye shall compass the dawning of the day, the city seven times, and the priests ed the city after the same shall blow with the trumpets. seven times: only on that day they 6 And it shall come to pass, that compassed the city seven times. 16 And it came to pass, at the devwhen they make a long blast with the ram's horn, and when ye bear the enth time, when the priests blew with sound of the trumpet, all the people the trumpets, Joshua said unto the shall shout with a great shout, and the people, Shout; for the Loud hath wall of the city shall fall down flat,[given you the city.

und the people shall ascend up, every 17 T And the city shall be accursed, even it, and all that are therein, to the man straight before him. 6 ¶ And Josliua the son of Nun called | LoRD: only Rahab the harlot shail the priests, and said unto thein, Take live, she and all that are with her in up the ark of the covenant, and let the house, because she hid the messen seven priests bear seven trumpets of gers that we sent. ram's horns before the ark of the LORD.

18 And ye, in any wise keep your"selves from the accursed thing, lest ye make yourselves accursed, when ye take of the accursed thing, and make the camp of Israel a curse, and trouble it.

7 And he said unto the people, Pass on, and compass the city, and let him that is armed pass on before the ark of

the LORD.

8T Aud it came to pass, when Josh- 19 But all the silver, and gold, and un had spoken unto the people, that vessels of brass and iron, are congethe seven priests, bearing the seven crated unto the Lond: they shall come trumpets of rains' horns, passed on be-into the treasury of the LORD. fore the Lonɔ, and blew with the 20 ¶ So the people shouted when the trumpets; and the ark of the covenant priests blew with the trumpets: and of the LORD followed them. it came to pass, when the people heard 9 And the armed men went before the sound of the trumpet, and the prothe priests that blew with the trum-ple shouted with a great shout, that pets, and the rcre-ward came after the the wall fell down flat, so that the peoark, the priests going on, and blowing|ple weat up into the city, every man with the trumpets. . straight before him, and they took the city.

10 And Joshua had commanded the people, saying, Ye shall not shout, nor 21 And they utterly destroyed all that make any noise with your voice, nei-was in the city, both man and woman, ther shall any word proceed out of young and old, and ox, and sheep, and your mouth, until the day I bid you ass, with the edge of the sword. shout; then shall ye shout.

11. So the ark of the LORD compass ed the city, going about it once; and they came into the camp, and lodged

22 T But Joshua had said unto the two men that had spied out the country, Go into the harlot's house, and bring out thence the woman, and all that she hath, as ye sware unto her, 23 And the young men that were spies went in, and brought out Rabab, and her father, and her mother, and her brethren, and all that she had;

13 And seven priests, bearing seven trumpets of rams' horus before the and they brought out all her kindred, ark of the LORD went on continually, and left them without the camp of lsand blew with the trumpets: and the|rael.

armed men went before them; but| 24. And they burnt the city with fire, the rere-ward came after the ark offand all that wastherein;only the silver, the LORD, the priests going on, and and the gold, aud the vessels of brass olowing with the trumpets. and of iron, they put into the treasury

14 And the second day they compass-of the house of the Lono. ed the city once, and returned into the 25 And Joshua saved Rabab the bar camp: so they did six days. lot alive, and her father's household, 15 And it came to pass, on the sev-and all that she had; and she dwelleti enth day, that they rose early, aboutlin Israel cren unito this day; because

in the camp.

12 T And Joshua rose early in the norning, and the priests took up the ark of the LORD.

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Achan's sin.


26 T And Joshua adjured them at that time, saying, Cursed be the man be fore the LORD that riseth up and buildeth this city Jericho: he shall lay the foundation thereof in his firstborn, and in his youngest son shall he set up the gates of it.

God'instructs Joshua she hid the messengers which Joshua habitants of the land, shall hear of it, sent to apy out Jericho. |and shall environ us round, and cut of our name from the earth; aud what wilt thou do unto thy great name? 10 ¶And the Lord said unto Joshua, Get thee up; wherefore liest thou thus upon thy face?

11 Israel bath sinned, and they have also transgressed my covenant which

27 So the LORD was with Joshua; and his fame was noised throughout all the country.

commanded them; for they have even taken of the accursed thing, and have also stolen, and dissembled also, and they have put it even among their



UT the children of Israel commit-own stuff. ted a trespass in the accursed 12 Therefore the children of Israel thing: for Achan the son of Carmi, could not stand before their enemies, the son of Zabdi, the son of Zerah,of|but turned their backs before their the tribe of Judah, took of the accurs-enemies, because they were accursed; ed thing; and the anger of the LORD neither will I be with you any more, was kindled against the children of except ye destroy the accursed from Israel. among you.

2 T And Joshua sent men from Jerichọ to Ai, which is beside. Beth aven, on the east side of Beth-el, and spake vuto them, saying, Go up and view the country. And the men went up and viewed Ai.

13 Up, sanctify the people, and say Sanctify yourselves against to-mor row; for thus saith the LORD God of Israel, There is an accursed thing in the midst of thee, O Israel: thou caust not stand before thine enemies, until ye take away the accursed thing from

3 And they returned to Joshua, and
said unto him, Let not all the people among you.
go up; but let about two or three 14 to the morning, therefore, ye shall
inousand men go up and smite Ai;be brought according to your tribes
and make not all the people to labour)and it shall be, that the tribe which
thither; for they are but few.
the LORD taketh shall come according
4 So there went up thither of the to the families thereof; and the fam-
people about three thousand men: andfily which the Lord shall take shai!
they fled before the men of Ai. come by households; and the house
5 And the men of Ai smote of them hold which the LORD shall take shall
about thirty and six men: for they
chased them from before the gate,
even unto Shebarin, and smote thein
in the going down; wherefore the
hearts of the people inelted, and be-because he hath transgressed the cov
enant of the Lonv, and because he

come man by man.

15 And it shall be, that he that is taken with the accursed thing shall be burnt with fire, he and all that he hath;

came as water.

6 T And Joshua rent his clothes, and bath wrought folly in Israel.
fell to the earth upon his face before 16 So Joshua rose up early in the
the ark of the LORD until the even-morning, and brought Israel by their
tide, he and the elders of Israel, and] tribes; and the tribe of Judah was
put dust upon their heads.
taken :

7 And Joshua said, Alas,O LoanGod, 17 Aud be brought the family of Ju
wherefore hast thou at all brought dah; and he took the family of the
this people over Jordan, to deliver us Zarhites: and he brought the family
into the hand of the Aniorites, to de- of the Zarbites man by man; and
stroy us? would to God we had been[Zabdi was taken :

content, and dwelt on the other side | 18 And he brought his household man
by man; and Achan the son of Carmi,
the son of Zabdi, the son of Zeran, oï
the tribe of Judah, was taken.

SO LORD, what shall I say, when
Israel turneth their backs before their

19 ↑ And Joshua said unto Áchan 9 For the Canaanites, and all the in-My son, give, I pray thee, glory to the

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