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(.) Jurdun. through the window: for her house saying, When se ste the ark of thin was upon thie town-wall, and she dwelt |covenant of the LCHD your God, and upon the wall.

the priests the Levites bearing it, tlies 16 And she said unto them, Get you ye shall remove from your place, and to the mountain, lest the purauer go after it meet you; and hide yourselves there + Yet there shall be a space between three days, until the pursuerg be re- you and it, about two thousad cubits turned: and alterward inay ye go your by measure: come nol near unto it, way.

Liat ye inay know the way by whicle 17 And the men said unlo her, We ye must go: Cor ye have nol passed vill be blaneless of this thine oath this way heretofore. which thou hast made us swear. 5 And Joshiya said unto the people,

18 Beholl, when we come into the Sanctify yourselves : lor to-inorrow land, iliou shalt bind this line of scarlet the Lord will do wonders among you. thread in the window which thou didst 6 And Joshua spake lilito the priests, let us down by: and thou shalt brmg saying, Take up the ark of the coventhy father, and thy mother, and thy ant, and pat:8 over before the people. brethren, and all thy father's bouse. And they took up the ark of the covhold, home unto thee.

enant, and went before the people. 19 And it shall be, that whosoever 7 [ And the LORD said unto Joshua, shall go out of the doors of thy house This day will I begin to inignil v thee into the streel, his blood shall be upon in the sight of all lsrael, that they inay his head, and we will be guiltless: and know that, as I was with Moses, so I whosoever sliall be with thee in the will be with thee. hougs, his blool shall be on our head, 8 And thou shalt command the priests if any hund be upon hiin.

that bear the ark of the coverinl, Sil. 20 And if thou utter this our business, ing, Wien we are come to the briuk then we will be quit of thine oathwhich of the water or Jordill, j'e shall stand tliou hast made us to swear.

still in Jordan. 21 And she said, According unto your 9 | And Joshua said unto the chilwords, so be it. And slie sent them ren of Ismel, Come bilher, and lear away, and they departed: and she the words of the Lord your God. bound the scarlet line in the window, 10 And Joshua said, Herwby ye shall

22 And they went, and came uuto kuow that the living God is amoni the mountain, and abode there three you, and that he will without fail days, until the pursuers were return. Trive out from before you the Canaaned; and the pursuers sought them iles, and the Hittites, and the Hiviles, throughout all the way, but sound and the Perizzites, and the Girgashites, them not.

and the Amorites, and the Jebusites. 23 | So the two men returned, and 11 Beliold, the ark of the corallant descended froin the mountain, and of the Lord of all the earth passetis passed over, and came to Joshua the over before you into Jordan. son of Nun, and told hiin all things 12 Now therefore take you twelve Wat berel them:

men out of the tribes of Israel, out of 24 And they said unto Joshua, Truly every tribe a man. the Lord hath delivered into our 13 And it shall come to pass, as soon bands all the land ; for even all the as the soles of the feet of the priests inhabitants of the country do saiut be that bear the ark of the Lord, the cause of us.

Lord of all the earth, shall rest in the CHAP. III.

waters of Jordan, that the wilters of ND Joshua rose early in the morn- Jordan shall be cut off from the wil

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the children of Israel, and lodged 14 And it came to pass, when the
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for cinemoria!. come unto Jordan, and the feet of the according to the number of the wides priests that bare the ark were dipped of the cbildren of Israel, and carried in the brim of the water, (for Jordan then over with them unto the place overfloweth all his baliks all the time where they lodged, and laid them of harvest,

down there. 16 That the waters which came down 91 And Joshua set up twelve stones from above stood, and rose up upon afin the midst of Jordan, in the place heap very far loin the city Adam,that where the feet or ide priesis which is beside Zaretan; And those thatcamej bare the ark of the covenant stood; down toward the sea of the plain,even and they are there unto this day, the salt sea, failed, and were cut oll': 10 For the priests which bare the ark and the people passed over right atood in the midst of Jordan, until against Jericho.

every thing was finished that the LORD 17 And the priests that bare the ark commaoded Joshua to speak unto the of the covenant of the LORD slood firm people, according to all that Moses on dry ground in the midst of'Jordan, commanded Joshua: and the people elud all the Israelites passed over on hasted and passed over. dry ground, until all the people were 11 And it came to pass, when all the passed clean over Jordan.

people were clean passed over that the CHIAP. IV.

ark of the Lord passed over, and the ND it came to pass, when all the priests, in the presence of the people.

people were clean passed over 12 And the children of Reuben, and Jordan, ibal the Lord spake unto the children of Gad, and ball the tribe Joshua, saying,

of Manassel, passed orer arined before 2 Take you twelve men out of the the children of Israel, as Nioses spake people, out of cvery tribe it man;

3 Aud command ye them, saying, 13 About forly thousand, prepared Take you hence oui of the midst of for war, passed over belore the LORD Jordan, out of the place wbere the unto batile, to the plains of Jericho. priests' leet stood firm, twelvestones; 14 | Onthal day the LORD dagnified ad ye shall carry them over withi Joshua in the sight of all Israel; and you, and Icave them in the lodging they reared him as !hey leared Moses, place where ye shall lodge this niglii. all the days of his life.

4 Then Joshua called the twelve 15 And the Lord spake untoJoshua, men, whom he had prepared of the saying, cuildren of Isracl,out of every tribe al 16 Command the priests that bear the

ark of the testimony, that they come 5 And Josliua said unto them, Pass up out of Jordan. over before the ark of the Loun your i? Joshua therefore commanded the God into the midst of Jordan,iudiako priests, saying, Coine ye up out of ou up every man of you al stone upon Jordan. his shoulder, according unto the num. 18 And it came to pass, wlien the her of the tribes of the children or priests llat bare the ark of the corIsrael;

enant of the Lord were come up out 6 That this may be a sign among yon, of ille midst of Jordan, and the soles that when your children ask their raor the priests'leel were listed up unto ther in time to come, saying, What the dry land, that the waters of Jordan icon ye by these stones?

returned unto their place, and flowed 9 Then ye shall answer thein, That over all his banks, as they did be. the waters of Jordan were cut off before. lire the ack of the covenant of the 19 1 And the people came up out of LOND; when it passed over Jordan, Jordan on the tenth day of the first the waters of Jordan were caloft: and month, and encamped in Gilgal, in these stones shall be for a menorial the east border or Jerilio. unto the children of Israel for creu 2 And those twelve stones, which

8 And the children of Israel did so they look out of Jordan, did Joshua as Joshua commanded, and took up pitch in Gilgal. twelve stones out of the midst of Jor- 21 And he spake unto the children of dan, as the Lorropake unto Joshua, Israel, saying, When your children


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22 Tlien ye shall let your children by the way. know, saying, Israel came over this S And it came to pass, when they had Jordan on dig; land.

done circumcising all the people, that 23 For the LORD your God dried up they abode in llicir places in the camp the waters of Jordan from before you, lill they were whole. until y'e were passed over as the LOND 9 And the Lord said unto Joshua, your God did to the Red Sea, which he lluis day lave I rolled away the res dried up from before us until we were proach of Egypt from oll' you: wherebone over;

fore the nane of the place is called 24 Tliat all he people of the earth Gilgal unto this day. miglit know the band of the LORD, 10 9 And the children of Israel en. that it is mighty; that ye miglat fear camped in Gilgal, and kept the pass the LORD your Goil for ever. over on ille luurteenth day or the CHAP. V.

month at even in the plains of Jericlio.

11 And liey dill eat of the old coru kings of the Amorites, which of the land on the morrow aller the were on the side of Jordan westwarı, pissover, unleavened cakes, and and all the kings of the Canaanites, pivched corn in the sell.same day. which were by tlie spa, beard that the 12 T And the mama ceased on the Lord had dried up the waters of Jor-morrow aller they had eaten of the old dan firons before the children of Israel, corn of the landl; veiller had the until we were passed over, that their children of Israel mannit any more; licart melted; neither was ihere spirit but they did eal of the fruit of the land in them any more because of the chile ol Cavaan that year. dren of Israel.

1:3 | Audit came to pass,when Josui2 1 Althat time the LORD Aaid unto un was by Jericho, iliat lie lifted up Joshua, Make thee sharp knives, and his eyes and looked, and, behold, there circuncise again thic children of Israel stood a man over against liin, with tlie second tinc.

bis gworst drawn in l:is band; and 3 And Joshua inadchin sharp knives, Joshua wenluuto bin, and saud uuto and circuncised the children of Israel him, Arlibou ior 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 as captain did circuncise: All the people that of the host of the Lord am I nowy caine out of Egypl, that were males, come. Aud Josliua (ill on his liceto ever all the inen of war, died in the the eartlı, and did worship, and sail willernpas by the way,alier they came unto lim, What saith my Lord unto out of Egypt.

his servant ? 5 Now all the people that came out 15 And the captain of the Lond's were circumcised; but all the people lost said unto Joshua, Loose thy shers that were born in the wilderness by from ofl'lliy foot; for the place wherethe way as they came forll out of lon tlou standest is holy. And Joshua Egypt, them they had not circuic.- did so. cised,


6. For the children of Israel walked N Because of the children of Isract:

forly years in the wilderness, till all the people thal avere men of war, none went out, and none came in. which came out of Egypt, were cou- 21 And ide LORD said unto Joshua, sumed, because they obeyed not the See, I have given into thy hand Jerivoice of the LORD; unto whom the chio, and the king thereol, and the LORD sware that he would not show iniglily men of valout. When the land which the LORD sware 3 And ye shall compass the city, all into their fathers that he would give ye men of war, and go round about 49, ir land that loweth willa niilk and the city once. Thus shall trou do six honey.

days. 7 And their children, ruhom lie raised + And seven priests shall bear before up in their strail, therJoshua circum-(the ark geren trumpets of rams'homs,


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and taken and the seventh day ye shall compass the dawning or the day, and compass Ilie city seven tiines, and thic priests us the city after the same shall blow with the trumpets. seven times: only on that day they

Ő And it shall coine to pass, that compassed tue city seven times. when they make a loug blast with the 16 And it came to piss, at the devrilm's horn, and when yc bear the entlı lime, when the priests blew with sound of the trumpet, all the people the trumpets, Joshua said unto tbc sladdl slout with a great slioul, and the people, Shout; for the Lord hath wall of the cily shall fall down llal, siven you the cily. and the people shall asceud up, every | 17 | und the city shall be accursed, inin straiylit before liiin.

cucu il, and all that are therein, to the 61 Aod Josliua the son of Nun called Lond; only Rihab the harlot shail the priests, and sud unto thein, Take live, she and all that are with lier in up ihe ark of the covenani, and let the house, because she did ule messen seven priesls beni seven trumpets of ers that we sent. rain's horns before the ark of the 18 And ye, in any wise keep yoio LORD.

selves from the accursed thing, lest ye 7 And he said unto the people, Pass make yourselves accursed, willen ye on, and comp:ss the city, and let hintzke of the accursed thing, and make that is armed pass on belore the ark of the camp of Israel a cuise, and troutie LORD.

ble il. 81 Aud it came to pass, when Joal. 19 But all the silver, and gold, and ua had spoken unto the people, that vessels of brass and iron, are congethe seven priests, bearing thie seren crated unto the Lord: they shall come trumpels of rains' lioms, passed on be into the treasury of the Lord. Core the Lon), and blew with the 200 | So lie people shouted when the Ciumpets; and the ark of the covenant priesls blew with the liuinpeis: anu of the Lüild followed them.

il caine lo pass, wlien the people leant 9 And the armed men went before the sound of the trumpel, and tae pcollie priests that blew will the trum-ple sliouted with a great shout, that pels, and the rere wird came aller the line will tell do:vr, so that the peo

Ark, the priests going on, and blowving ple weit up into the city, every many With llie trumpels. .

straight belore him, and they look ibe And Josliui lac commanded the city. people, saying, Ye shall not shout, nor 21 And they utterly destroyed all that inake 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, und your moutlı, until the day I bill you ilss, with the edge of the sword. shout; then shall ye shout.

2.2 T But Joshua brel said unto the 11 So the ark of the LORD compass.iwo men that had spied out the coun. cu the city', going about il once: od ry, Gowto the farlot's house, anel they cunc into the camp, and lodged bring out thence the woman, and all in tlie Calino.

that she hall, as ye sware unto her. 12 | And Joshua rose early in the 23 And the young men that were inorning, and the priests took up the spies went in, and brought out Rulialı, ilk of the LORD.

and lier Tither, and her mother, and 13 And seven pricsts, bearing seren her brethren, and all that she had ; trumpets of rams' liorus before the and they brought out all her kindred, ark of the LORD went on coolinually, ami let them riboui lhe camp or lo. and blew with the trumpets: and the racl. armed men went before thein; but 2-1 And they burnt the city will fire, the rere-ward, came alier die ark of land all thall roastherein:only the silver, the LORD, the prics's going on, and and the gold, aud the vessels of brass vlowing with the trumpets.

and of iron, they put into the treasury' It au lhe second day they compass.jofthe liouse of the Lond. cil the city once, and relurned into the 20 And Joshua gaveu Rilbab llie bar: camp: so they did six days.

lot alive, and her father's household, 16 And it came to pass, on the scr. and all that she liad; and slie (wellett 4:1:1 (1:15, 1191 !llpy: rose party, aboutlin Izraelcren mitotis day; becalisé

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Goud instruCK Joslyn. alie lid lhe messengers which Joshua habitants of the land, shall beak ofis sent to apy oul Jericho.

and shall environ us round, and cul 261 And Joghuz adjured them at that ott' our name from the earth; aud time, saying, Cursed be the man be. what wilt uliou do unto tly greal name? jore the LORD that riseth up and buil. 10 TAnd the LORD gaid unto Joshua,

leth this city Jericho: he shall lay Get thee up; whicrelore liest thou the foundation thereof in his first- thus upon thy lace? born, and in his youngest son shall lie 11 Israel ballı sinned, and they liare set up the giltes of it.

also transgressed my covenant wbica 27 So the LORD way with Joshua ; 1 commanded them; for they have and his fame was noised throughout even taken of the accursed thing, and all the country's

lave also stolen, and dissembled also, CHAP. VIL

and they have put it even among their B В UT the cbildren of Israel com init- own stull.

ted a trespass in the accursed 12. Therefore the children of lsrael thing: for Achan the son or Carmi, could not stand before their enemien, the son of Zaldi, the son of Zerali,of but turned their backs before their the tribe of Judah, look of the accursalenemies, because they were accursed; cd ting; and the anger of the LORD neither will I be with you any more, Wils kindle against the children of except ye destroy the accursed from Israel.

anong you. 21 And Joshua sent men from Jeri- 13 Up, siunctify the people, and say cho to Ai, which is beside Belli aven, Sanctify yourselves against to-mor on the east side of Beth-el, and spake row; for thus saith the LORD God of vuto them, saying, Go up and siew Israel, There is an accursed things in the country.

And the men went up the inids! ofthee, O Israel: tlou caust and viewed Ali.

not stand before thine chenies, til 3 And they returned to Josliua, anaye lake arvily lie accurseu llwg livin said unto him, Let not all the people among you. no up; but let abriut two or three 1-1 lucht morning, therefore, ye shall inousand men go up and smite si; be brought according to your tribes iind make rot all the people ro labour and it shall be, that the cribe wliicii liither; for they are but few. We LORD luketheball come according

So there weol np thither of the to the families thereof; and the film. people about tliree thousand men: andfily which the LORD sball take shi! thes lled before the men of Ai. come by liouseliolis; and the house

5 And the inen of Ai smole of them hold which the LORD shall Lake Blu about thirly and six nien: for they come man by man. chased them from before the gate, 15 and it shall be, that lie that is eren untu Shebarinn, and single then taken withi tlie accursed thing shall be in the guing down; wherefore the burnt with fire, lie and all that he hath; hearts of the people inelted, and be beciuse lie bath transgressed the cov

Cant of the Lord, and because he 6 T And Joshua rent his clothes, and bath wrought folly in Israel. Tell to the earth upon bis face before 16 TT So Joshua rose up early in the the ark of the Lord until the even inorning, and brought Igrael by their tide, lie and the elders of Israel, ani tribes; and the tribe of Judal was put dust upon their heads.

taken: 7 And Josua said, Alas, LonnGod, 17 Aud lie brought the family of Jitwlieresore last thon at all broughe dals; and he took the family of the This people over Jordan, to deliver us Zarhites; and be brought the family into the hand of the Anorites, to de- of the Zarlites man by man; anu stroy us? would to God we had been Zabili was taken: content, and dwell on the other side 1s And he brought his louseliuld man Jordan!

by man; and Achan the son of Carmi, SO LORD, what shall I say, when the son of Zabui, the son of Zerrui, oi Israel turnell their backs before thcir the cribe of Judah, was taken. enemies!

19 | And Joshua said unto achan 9 For 1.1. Canaanilcs, and all the in- Nye sein, sive, I pray thee, glory or t!!!

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