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CHAP. VIII.

Joshua's balagen. LORD God of Israel, and make con- 3 IT So Josliua arose,and all the peofcssion unto him; and tell me now ple of war, to go up against AI: what Lliou hast done; hide it not from and Joshua chose out thirty thousand

mighty men of ralour, and sent them 20 And Achan anawered Joshua and away by niglit. Anid, Indeed I have sinned against the 4 And lie commanded them, saying, LORD God of Israel, and thus and thus Beliold, ye shall lie in wait against have I doue:

the city, even behiod the city; go not 21 When I saw among the spoils a very far from the city, but be ye ali yoodly Babylonish garment, and two really: hundred shekels of silver, and 5 And I, and all the people that are wedge of gold of filty shekels weiglit, with me, will approach unto lbe city; then I coveted them, and took them; avil it shall come to pass, when they and, behold, they are hid in the citrtli come out against us,as at the first, that in the midst of my tent, and the silver we will lee before them, under it.

6 (For they will come out after us,) 22 So Joshua sent messengers, and till we liave drawn them from the they ran unto the tent; and, behold, city; for they will say, They flee beit was lid in his tent, and the silver fore us, as at the first: therefore we under it.

will flee before thein. 23 And they took them out of the 7 Tlien ye shall rise

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froin theaminidst of the tent, and brought them bushi, and scize upon the city; for the unto Josivua, and unto all the children LORD your God will deliver it into of Israel, and laid them out before the your liaud. Loro.

SAnd it shall be,when ye bave taken 24 l and Joshua, and all Israel with the city, that ye shall set the city on him, took Achan the son of Zernb, fire: according to ibe commandment and the silver, and the gu'nient, and of the Lord shall ye do. See, I have the wedge of gold, and his sons, and commanded you. bis daughters, and his oxen, and bis 9 TJoshua therefore sent them forth, asses, and his sheep, and his tent and and they went to lie in ambush, and all that lie had; and they brought abode between Beth-el and Ai, on the them unto the valley of chor. west side of Ai: but Joshua lodged

26 And Joshua said, Why hast thou that night among the people. troubled us? the LORD shall trouble 10 And Joshua rose up early in llie thee this day. And all Israel stoned morning, and numbered the people, him with stones, and burned them and went up, lie and the elders of Iswith lire, ilter they had stoned them mael, before the people to Ai. witli stones.

Il'And all the people, even the poo26 And they raised over liiin a great ple of war ihat were will bin, went heap or stones unto this day. So the up, and drew nigh, and came before Lord turned from the fierceness of his the city,and pitched on the north side anger: wherefore the name of that of di: nos there was a valles beplace was called, The valley of Achor, tween them and Ai. unto this day.

12 And lic took about five thousand CHAP. VIII.

men, und set thein to lie in ambusha A ND the LORD said unto Joshua, between Beth-el and Ai, on the west

Fear not, neither be thou clismas. side of the city. ed; take all the people of war with 13 And wben they had set the peu. tliee and arise, go up to.4i: sep, I have ple, cven all the lost that was on the given into thy hand the king of Ai, north of the city, and their liers in and his people, and his city, and his wait on the west of the city', Joshua 1:20d.

went that niglit into the midst of the 2 And thou shalt do to Ai and her valley. king as thou didst unto Jericho and 11 | And it came to pass, when the her king: Only the spoil thereof, and king of Ai sawit, that they basted and the cattle thereor, se sliall lake for a rose up early; and the men or wie city prey unto yourselves. Lay thee an went out against Israel to battle, he ambush for the city behind it. and all kus people, at a time appomed, di laken JOSHUL.

and burn, before the plaia : but he wist not that 26 For Josua drew not his lian! there were liers in ambusli against back, wherewith lie stretched out the kim behind the city.

spear, until he bad utterly destroyed 15 And Joshua and all Israel madelail the indiabitants of ai. as if they were beaten belore thein, 27 Only the callle and the spoiler ud fled by the way of the wilderness. that city Israel took for a prey mio

16 And all the people that were in themselves, according unto the word Ai were called together to pursue of the LORD which le commanded alter them: and they pursued aller Joshua. Joshua, and were drawn away from 23 Aud Joshua burnlai, and made it Llie city

allcap forever, evcn a desolation unto 17 And there was not a man lest in this day. Ai or Beth-el, that went not out after 29 And the king of Ai lie hanged on Ismel: and they les the city open,ind a tree until even-tide: and as soon as pursued after Israel.

the sun was down, Joshua command. 18 And the LORD said unto Joshua,led that they should take his carcase Stretch out the spear that is in thy down from the tree, and cast it at llic hand toward Ai; for I will give it entering of the gate of the city, and into thy band. And Joshua stretclied raise thereon a great beap of stones, out the spear that he had in his hand that remaineth unto this day. toward the city,

30 T Then Joshua built an altar unto 19 And the ambuslı arose quickly out the LORD God of Israel in nount Ebal, of their place and they ran as soon as 31 As Moses the servant of the Lond hie had stretclied out liig hand: and comipanded the children of Israel, ag they entered into the city and took it, it is written in the book of the law of and lasted and set the city on fire. Dioses, an altar of whole stones, over

20 And wlien the men of di looked wbicli 110 man hath listed up any iron: behind them, they saw, and, behold, and they offered thereon burnt-offerthe smoke of the city ascended up to sings unto the Lord, and sacrificed beaven; and they had no power to flee peace offerings. this way or that way: and the people 32 | And he wrote there upon tlie that fled to the wilderness turned back stones a copy of the law of Moses, upon the pursucrs.

which he wrote in the presence of the 21 And when Joshua and all Israel children of Israel. 82w that the ambush had taken the 33 And all lsrael, and their elders, city, and that the smoke of the city and officers, and their judges,stood on ascended, then they turned again, and this side the ark and on that side, beslow the men or Aj.

fore the priests thc Levites, which 22 And the other issued out of thie bare the ark of the covenant of the city against them; so they were in the LORD, as well the stranger, as he that midst of Israel, soma on this side,and as bom among thein ; half of them some on that side: and they smote over against mount Gerizim,and hall lhein, so that they let rione of them of them over against mount Ebal; 28 reinain or escape,

Moses the servant of the LORD bac 23 And the king of Ai they look alive, coinnianded before, that they should and brought him to Joshua. bless the people of Israel,

24. And it came to pass, when Israel 34 And afterward he read all the had made an end of slaying all the in- words of the law, the blessings and habiliuits of di in the field, in the wil. cursioga, according to all that is writ deriless wherein they chased them, ten in the book of the law. and wlicn they were all fallen on the 35 There was not il word or all that cdge of the sword, until they were Moses commanded, whichJoslua read consumed, that all the Israelites re- not before all the congregation of ls. turned unto di, and sinote it with the mel, with the women, and the littie cuge of the sword.

ones, iwd the strangers that were cou. 2 And so it was, that all that rell versaut among them. Lliat day, both of men and wonen,

CHAP. IX. were twelve thousarid, even all the Apois comienione when all side

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the Gibconilcs. Jordan, in the hills, and in the valleys, be rept: and these our garments and and in all the coasts of the great sea our shoes are become old by reason of over against Lebanon, the Hittite, and the very long journey. the Amorite, the Canaanite, the Pero 14 And the nen took of their victuizzite, the Hivite, and the Jebusite, als, and asked not coronsclat the mouth bcard thereof:

of the Lond. 2 That they gathered themselves to- 15 And Joshua made peace with gether, o figlit with Joshua and with them, and made a league with them, Israel, with one accord.

to let them live: and the princes of the 3 And when the inhabitants of congregation sware unto tiem. Gibeon beard what Joshua had done 16 | And it came to pass at the end unlo Jericho and to Ai,

of three lays after they bad made it 4 They did work wilily, and went league with them, tbat they heard tbar and made as if they had been ambas. they accre their neiglibours, and that sadors, and took old sacks upon their they dwelt anong them. asses, and wine bottles, old, and rent, 17 And the children of Israel jourand bound up;

neged, and came unto their cities on 5 And old shoes and clouted upon the third day. Now their cities were their feet, and oli garments upon Gibeon, and Chepirab, and Beroth, them; and all the bread of their pro- and Kujath-jearin. vision was dry and mouldy.

IS And tie children of Israel smote 6 And thcy went to Joshua unto the them not, because the princes of the camp at Gilgal, and said unto him, congregation had sworn unto them by and to the men of Israel, We be come the LORD God of Israel. And alltbe from a far country: now therefore congregation purpured against the niake ye a league with us.

princes. 7 And the men of Israel said unto the 19 But all the princes said unto all Hivites, Peradventure jedwell ainong the congregation, We have swom unto 99; and how shall we make a league them by tlic LORD God of Isract: now with you?

therefore we may not touch them. 8 And they said unto Joshua, We are 20 This we will do to then; we will thy serranis. And Joshua said unto even let them live, lest wrath be

upon them, Who are ye? and liom wbence us, because of die oath which we come ye?

Swale unto them, 9 And they said unto him, From a 21 And the princes said unto theni, very lar country thy servants are Let them live; but let them be lew. come, because of tlie name of the crs of wood and drawers of water uto LORD thy God: for we have heard the all the congregation; as tbe princce firme ol' lim, and all that he did in hand promised wenn. Egypt,

22 11 And Joshua called for them, and 10 And all that lie did to tbc two he spake unto them, saying, Wherekings of the Amorites, that were before bave ye beguiled us, saying, We yond Jordari, io Sihon king of Hesh. are very lar from you; when se dwell bou, and to Og king of Bashan, which among us? il ni Aslitaroth.

23 Now therefore ye are cursed, and 11 Wherefore our elders and all the liere shall none of you be freed lion inliabilants of our country spake to us, being bondinen, and liewers of wood saying, Take victuals with you for the and draivers of water for the house of journey, and golu meet them, and say my God. into them, We are your servants ; 21 And they answered Joshua, and therefore now make ye a league with sail

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servants, bow that the LORD thy God 12 This our bread we took liot for commanded his servant lloses to give our provision out of our houses on the you all the land, ud to destroy all clie slay we came forth to go unto you: inliabitants of the land from before but now, behold, it is dry, and it is you, therefore we were sore afraid of mouldy:

our lives because of you, and liare 13 And these bottles of wine, which done this thing, we filled, were new; and, behold, theyl 25 And now, bchold, we arc in thy

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JOSHUA. Sun and moon siand still band: 29 it seemeth good and right, 10 And the LORD discomfited then unto thee to do unto us, do.

before Israel, and slew them with a 26 And so did he unto tiein, and de. great slaughter at Gibeon, and chased livered then out of uie band of the thenn along wie way that goeth up to children of Israel, that they slew them Beth-horon; and smote them to Aze

kali, and unto Nakkedal, 27 And Joshua made tbem that day 11 And it ciune to pass, as they fled liewers of wood and drawers of water from belore Israel, and were in the for the congregation, and for the altar yomg down to Beth-loron, that the of the LORD, even unto this day, in LORD casi down great scones from the place which he should choose. beaven upon thieti unto czekalı, and CHAP. X.

they died : they were more which died TOW it camelu pass, when Adoui- with bail-stones than they whom the

zedec king of Jerusalein bad children of Israel slew with the sword. heard bow Joshua had taken di, and 12 11 Then spike Joshua to the LORD, had utterly destroyed it; as he had in the day when the LORD deliveres done to Jericho and her king, so he bad up the Ainoriles before the children of done to Ai and ber king; and how the Israel, and he said in the sight of 19inhabitants of Gibeon had made peacefrael, Sun, stand thou sull upon Gibe. with Israel, and were among theni; on; and thou, Nioon, in the valley of

2 Tuut they feared greatly, because Ajalon. Gibeon was a great city, 23 One of the 13 And the sun stood still, and the royal cities, and because it was great. moon stayed, until the people had er than Ai, and all the men thcreol avenged themselves upon their enewere mighty.

mies. Is not this written in the book 3 Wherefore Adloni-zedecking or Je of Jagher? So the sun stood still in the rusalem sent unto Holiain king of He midst of heaven, and lasted not to go bron, and unto Piram king or Jarmuth, Lowu about a whole day. and unto Japbia king of Lachish, and 14 And there was n0 day like that be uinto Debir king of Eglon, saying, fore it or aller it, that the LORD heark.

4 Come up unto me, and help me, enred unto the voice of a nian: for the that we may smite Gibpon: for it hath Lord fought for Israel. made peace with Joshua and with the 15 | And Joshua returned, and all lg. children of Israel.

rael willi biva, unto the camp to Gil5 Therefore the five kings of tie gal. amorites, the king of Jerusalem, the 16 But tliese five kings Ned, and hid king of Hebron, the king of Jarmuth, themselves in a cave at Makkedalı. the king of Lachishi, the king of Esj 17 And it was told Joshua, saying, con, gathered themselves together, and The five kings are sound bid in a cave went up, they and all their hosts, and at Makkedali. encamped before Gibeon, and made 13 And Joshua said, Roll great stones war against it.

upon tbe mouth of the cave, and eet 61 and the nicn or Gibeon sent unto men by it for to keep them : Joshua to the cup of Gilgal, saying, 19 and stay ye rot, but pursue afer Slack not thy hand from thy servants; your enemics, and smite llie Lindmost come up to 3 quickly, and save us, of them; sulfer them not to enter into aod help us : for all the kings of the their cities : for the LORD your God Amorites that dwell in the mountains hath delivered them into your land. are gathered together against 119. 20 Audit came to pass, wlien Joshua

7 So Joshua ascended froin Gilgal, be, and the children of Israel had made an and all the people of war with him, end of slaying them with a very great and all the mighty men of valour. slaughter, till they were consumed, 89 And the LORD said unto Joshua, that the rest which remained of them Fear tliem not: for I have delivered entered into fenced cities. them into thy bana; there shall not a 21 And all the people returned to the Dian of them stand before tliee. camp to Joshua at Niakkedal in peace;

9 Joshua therefore came unto them none moved his tongue against any of Buddenly, and went up from Gilgal the children of Israel.

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Fruc kings hanged. CHAP. XI. Divers Rings conquered. mouth of the care, and bring out those souls that were therein, accordiog to five kings unto ine out of the care. all that be bad done to Libualı.

23 And they did so, and brought forth 33 | Tlen Horan king of Gezer those five kings unto hiin out of the came up to help Lachislı; and Joshua cave, the king of Jerusalern, the king smote him and his people, until he had of Hebron, the king of Jarmuth, the left him uone resnaining. king of Lacbish, and the king of E: 34 | And froin Lachishi, Joshua paeslon.

ed unto Eglon, and all Israrl with 24 And it came to pass, when they him; and they encamped agaiost it, brought out those kings unto Joshua, and Tought against it: that Joshua called for all the men of 35 And they took it on that day, anal Israel, and said unto the captains of smote it will the edge of the sword; the men of war which went with bion, and all the souls that were therein he Come near, put your feet upon Ule utterly destroyed that day, according necks or mese kings. And they came to all that he had done to Lachish. near, and put their feet upon the necks 36 11 Anu Joshua went up from Esof them.

lon, and all Israel with him, unto He. 25 Aud Joshua said unto them, Fear bron; and they fought against it: not, nor be disınayed; be suiong and 37 And they took it, and smote it or good courage : lor thus shall the with the edge of the sword, and the LORD do to all your enemies against king thereol, and all tbe cities thereol, whom ye fight.

ind all the souls that were therein: be 26 Avdivierward Joshua smote them, is none remaining, according to all and slew them, and banged them on that he had done to Eglon; but de: fire trees: and they were banging up-stroyed it utterly, and all the souls that on the trees until the evening.

102re therein. 27 And it came to pass, at the time or 39 1 Aud Joshua returned and all the going down of Use sun, that Joslı- Israel with him, to Debir, and fought ua commandeci, iind they look then against it: down off the irers, and cast them into 39 And he took it, and the king there. the cave wherein they had been hid, os, and all the cities thereof, and they and laid great stones in the care's smote thein with the edge of the sword, mouth, which remain uniil this very uid ullerly destroyed all the souls that day.

rocre therein; he left none remaining: 28 | And that day Joshua took Makas lie had done to Hebron, so he did to kedah, and smote it with the edge of Debir, and 10 the king thereof, as he the sword, and the king thereof he ut. liad done also to Libnah, and to her terly destroyed, thein, and all the souls king. that were therein; he let none remain: 40 | So Joshua smote all the country and he did to the king of Makkedal of the hills, and of the south, and of as be did unto the king of Jericho. the vale, and of the springs, and all

29 Then Joshua passed from Mak- their kings: lie left none remaining, kedah, and all Israel with bim, unto but ulterly destroyed all that breathed, Libnah, and fought against Libuab: as the LORD God of Israelcominanded.

30 And the LORD delivered it also, 41 and Joshua sinote them from Ka. and the king thereol, into the land of elesh-barnea, even unto Geza, and all Israel; and lie sinote t with the edgr the country of Goshen, even unto Gibof the sword, and all the souls thillleon. lucre therein: he let none remain in 42 And all these kings and their land it; but did unto the king thereof as be did Joshua take at one time; because did unto the king of Jericho.

thie LORD God of larael sought for ls 31 1 And Joshua passed from Libnal, raci, and all Israe) with him, unto Lacliish, 43 And Joshua returned, and all Is and cucamped against it, and fought wael will hiin, unto the carp to Gigal against il:

CHAP. XI. 32 and the Lord delivered Lachish into the hand of Israel, whiclı took it ND it came to pass, when Jabia the edge of the sword, and all the things, that lie sent to Jabob king of

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