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to the Levitca lot unto the Levites these cities with n39sel, Tanach with ber suburbs, and their suburbs, as the LORD commanded Gath-riinmon with her suburbs: two by the band of Moses.

cities. 911 And they gave,out of the tribe of 26 All the cities were ten with their the children of Judah, and out of the suburbs, for the families of the chiltribe of the children of Simeon, these uren of Koballa liat remained. cities which are here mentioned by 27 | And unto the children of Ger.

sbon, of the families of the Levites out 10 Which the children or Aaron, be- or the other hall-tribe of Manassel, ing of the families of the Kohallites, they gave Golan in Bashan with her LU!co were of the children of Levi, had: suburbs, to be a city of reluge for the for tbeiro was the first lot,

slayer; and Beesliteral with her subIl" and they gave them the city of urbs; two cities, Arba the father of Anak, (which city 28 And out of the tribe of Isgachar, is Hebron,) in the of Ju- Kislion with her suburbs, Dabaruhi dah, with the suburbs thereof round with ber suburbs, about it.

29 Jarmuth with her suburbs, Engan12 But the fields of the city, and the nim with her suburbs; four cities. villages thereof, gave they lo Caleb J:30 And out of the tribe of Asher son of Jephunue for his possession. Mishal with her suburbs, Abdon will

13 9 Thus they gave to the children her guburbs, of Aaron Vie priest, Hebron with her 31 Helkalh with her suburbs, and suburbs, to be a city of refuge for the Rehob with ber suburbs; sour cities. slayer; and Libnah with her sub-| 32 And out of the tribe of Naphtali, urbe,

Kedesh in Galilee with lier 14 And Jattır with her suburbs, and be a city of refuge for the slayer; and Eshleinoa with her suburbs,

Hammeth.dor with her suburbs, and 15 and Holon with her suburbs, and Kartan with her suburbs; three cities. Debir with lier suburbs,

33 All the cities of the Gershonites 16 And din with her suburbs, and according to their fainilies were thir Jutlah with lier suburbs,andBeth-she-teen cities with their suburbs. mesh with her suburbs; nine cities out 34 | And unto the families of the of those two tribes.

children Nerari, the rest of the Le. 17 And out of the tribe of Benjamin, vites, out of the tribe of Zebulan, JokGibeon with lier suburbe, Geba with neain with her suburbs, and Kartai het auburbs,

with her suburbs, 18 Anathoth with her suburbs, and 35 Dinnalı with ber suburbs, Nalia Almon with her suburbs: four cities. lal with lier suburbs; four cities,

19 All the cities of the children of 36 And out of the tribe of Reuben, Aaron, the priests, were thirteen cities Bezer with hier suburbs, avd Jabazah with their suburbs.

with her suburbs, 20 T And the families of the children 337 Kedemoth with her suburbs, and of Kobath, the Levites which remain Mepluath with her suburbs; four ed of the children of Koliath, even cities. they had the cities of their lot out of 38 And out of the tribe of Gad, Rathe tribe of Ephraiin,

moth iu Gilead with her suburbs, lo be 21 For they gave them Shechem with a city of refuge for the slayer; and her suburbs in mount Ephraim, to be Mialianalel with her suburbs, A city of refuge for the slayer; und 39 Hegbbon with her suburbs, Jazer Gezer with her suburbs.

with her suburby; four cities in all. 22 And Kibzaim with her suburbs, 40 So all the cities for the children of and Beth-loron with her suburbs: four Merari by tbeir families, which were cities.

remaining of the families of the Le. 23 And out of the tribe of Dan, El. viles, were by their lot twelve cities. tekeh with her suburbs, Gibhelbon 41 All the cities of the Levites withi with her suburbs,

in the possession of the children of 1824 Ajalon with her suburbs, Gath. rael were forty and eight cities with riminon with her suburbs: four citics. their suburbs. 25 Aod out of the hall tribe of Ma 42 These cities were erery one with


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mies with your brethren. 43 17 And the LORD gave unto Israel 91 And the children of Reuben, and all the land which lie sware to give the children of Gad, and the halilribe unto their fathers; and they possessed of Manassel, returned, and departed it, and dwelt therein.

from the children of Israel out of Shi44 And the LORD gave them rest lol, which is in the land of Canaan, to round about, according to all that we go unto the country of Gilead, lo tie sware uuto Vieir fathely: and there land of Hieir possession, whereol they stoud not a inan of all their enemies were possessed, according to the word belo e them; the Lord delivered all of the Lord lay the hand of Moses. their enemies into thicir haid.

10 T. And when they came unto the 45 There failed not auglit orany good borders of Jordan, that are in tbe land thing which the LORD bad spoken of Canaan, wie children of Reuben and unto the liouse of Israel; all came to the children of Gad, and the lialf-tribe pass.

of Manasseh, built there an altar by CHAP. XXII.

Jordan, a greal altır to see to.

II 1 And the cirildren of Israellegri HEN Joshua called the Keuben- say, Belioli, the children of Reuben, tribe of Alanasech,

tribe oi Manasseli, hare built an altar 2 And said unto them, Ye have kept orer against the land of Canaan, in the all that Moses tic servant of the Loud borders or Jordan, at the passage of the commanded you, and liave obeyed my children of Israel. voice in all that I cominanded you: 12 And when the children of Israci

3 Yelave not lest your brethren these beard of it, the whole coogregation of many days unto this day, but have kept the children of Israel, gathered themthe charge of the cominandment of the selves together at Shilob, to go up to Lord your God.

war against them. + And now the LORD your God latl 1:3 And the children of Israel sent given rest unto your brethren, as be unto the children of Reuben, and to the promised them: therefore now return children of Gid, and to the half-tribe ve, and get you unto your tents, and of Manasselt, into the land of Gilead, ulito the land of your possession, which Phinehas the son of Eleazar the priest, ploses the servant of the LORD gave 14 And with him ten princes, of each you on the other side Jordan. chief house a prince throughout all the

6 But take diligent lieed to do the tribes of Israel; Juid each one il'as a commandnient and the law which no lend of the house of their fathers 909 the servant of the LORD charged among tie thousands of Israel. you, to love the Lord your God,ind to 15 and they came unto the children walk in all bis ways, and to keep his ol Reuben, and to thc children of Gad, commandinents, and to clcare unto and to the hall tribe of Manasseh, unto him, and to serve him with all your the land of Gilead, and they spake eart and with all your soul.

with them, saying, 6 So Joshua blessed them, and sent 16 Thus saith the whole congregation rem away: and they went unto their of the LORD, What trespass is this that

ye have committed against the God of ♡ ! Nos to the one half of the tribe Israel, lo turn away ibis day from fol

Manasseh, Moses had given posses- lowing the LORD, in that ye have

nin Bashan: but unto the otherlal builded you an altar, Wat ve might re creof gave Joshua amoug their breth- bel this day against the LORD? ion on this side Jordan westward. 37 Is tlie iniquity cr Peor too little sind when Joshua seutthem away also for us, from which we are not cleansinto their tents, then be blessed them. sed until this day, although there wis a B And he spake unto them, saying, Iplague in the congregation of the fecuru with much riches unto your LORD, onts, and with very inuch cattle, with 19 But that ye inust turn away this ilver, and with gold, and with brass, day from following the Lorv? and it bid will iron, and with very much will be, sceing ve rebel to-day against


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<cstimony built. the LORD, that lo-morrow he will be of the altar of the Lord, which our wroth with the whole congregation of fathers made, not for burrit-offerings, Israel.

nor for sacrifices; but it is a witness 19 Notwithstanding, if the land of between us and you. your possession be unclean, then rase| 29 God forbid that we should rebel l'enver unto the lanıl of the possession against the LORD, and turn this day of the LORD, wlierein the Lord's tab. im following the LORD, to build au proacle dwelleth, and take possession altar sor burnt-olerings, lor meat-of among us: but rebel not against the cerings, or for sacrifices, besides the LORO, nor rebel akainst us, in building altar of the Lord our God that is beyou an altar besides the altar of the fore his tabernacle. WORD) Our God.

30 | And wlien Phineling the priest, 20 Did vot Ach:in the son of Zeral and the princes of the congregation, commit a trespass in the accursed and leads of the thousands of Israel thing, and wrath fell on all the congre, which were with him, lieard the words xation of Israel? and that man perish that the children of Reuben, and the d not alone in his iniquity.

children of Gad, and the children of 217 Then the children of Reuben,and Manasseli spake, it pleased tliem. the children of Gad, and the hall tribe 31 And Phinehas the son or Eleazar of Nanasseli, answered and said unto the priest said unto the children of Reu. the heads of the thousands of Israel, ben, and to the children of Gad, and to

22 The Lord God of gods, the LORD the children of Manasseh, This day God of gods, he knoweth, and Israel he we perceive that the LORD is among shall know; il' ic be in rebellion, or if 118, because ye bave not committed this in trasgression against the LORD, trespass against the Lord: now you (sale 119 not this day,)

lave lelivered the children of Israel 23 Tliat we have built ug an altar to out of the hand of the Lord. Turn from following the LORD, or islo 32 1 And Phinelias the son of Eleazar offer thereon burnt-oliering or meill-of-the priest, and the princes, returned fering, or if tooler peace-offerings (rom the children of Reuben, and from thereon, let tlie Lop himsell require the children of Gad,out of the land of

Gilead, unto the land of Canaan, toine
24 And if we bave not rather done it children of lamel, and brought them
for fear of this thing, saying, in time word again.
lo come your children inight speak 33 And the thing pleased the children
unto our children, saying, Wat lave of Israel; and the children of Israel
ye to do with the Lord God of Israel? blessed God, and did not intend to go

25 For the LORD hath made Jordan 8 up against them in battle, lo destroy
loriler between us and you,ye children the land wherein the children of Reni
of Rruben and children of Gad; ye ben and Gad dwelt.
have no part in the LORD: so shall 34 And the children or Reuben and
your children make our childrencease the children or Gad called the altar Id:
from laring the Lord.

for it shall be a witness between 119
26 Therefore we said, Let us now pre- that the LORD is God.
pare lo build us an altar, not sorburut-

CHAP. XXIII. oflering, nor lor sacrifice :


aller that the LORD had given rest 27 But that it may be a witness between us and you, and our generations unto Israel from all their enemies aller us, that we might do the service round about, that Joshua waxed old of the Loud before hiin with our and stricken in age. burnt-offeringe, and with our sacri- 2 And Joshua called for all Israel, and fices, and willi our peace-offerings; for their elders, and for their heada, that your children may not say to our and for their judges, and for their offichildren in time to corde, Ye hare no cers, and said unto then, I am old and part in the LORD.

Stricken in age : 28 Therefore and we, that it shall be, 3 And ye bave seen all ihat the LORD when they should so say to us or to your God hath done unto all these nr. our generations in time to come, that trong because of you; for the Lord we may say narin, Beholel the pattern your Gouisle thathath fought for you.




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the Israelilcis
4 Behold, llave divided unto you by you, which the LORD your God prom-
lot tliese nations that remain,lo be an iged you; so shall the Lord bring upon
Inheritance for your tribes, from Jor you all evil things, until he liare de-
dan, wilh all the nations that I have stroyed you froin oll this good land,
cut off, even unto the great sea west, which the Lord your God hath giren

5 And the LORD your God, he shall 16 When ye have transgressed the
expel them from before you, and drive covenant of the LOILD your God, which
liem from out of your sight; and yo be commanded you,and have gone and
shall possess their land, as the LORD served other yous, iud bowed you.
your God hath promised unto you. selves to them ; tben sliall the anger or

6 Be ye therefore very courageous to the Lord be kindled against you, aou
keep and do all that is written in the ye shall perish quickly from off the
book of the law of Moses, that ye turn good land wbicli he hath given unto
not aside thereiiom to the right hand you.
or to the left;

9 That ye come not among tliese na- ND Joshua gathered all the tribes
tions, these that remain among you; of Israel to Shechem, and called
neither make mention of the name or for the elders of Israel, and for their
their gods, or cause to swear by them, heads, and for their julges, and for
neither serve them, nor bow your their officers; and they presented
selves unto them:

themselres before God. 8 But cleave unto the LORD your 2 1 And Joshua said unto all the peoGod, as ye hare done unto this day. ple, Thus saith the Lord God of Isra

9 For the Lord liath driven out from el, Your fathers dwelt on the other side before you great nations and strong of the flood in old time, even Terah, but as for you, no man hath been able the father of Abrabam; and the satber lo stand before you unto this day. of Nachor; and they served other gods.

10 One inad ol you shall chase a thou- 3 And I took your father Abrahanı Band; for the LORD your God, he it is from the other side of the flood,and led that fighteth for you, as he hath prom-him throughout all the land of Canaan,

and multiplied bis seed, and gave him il Take gooj heed therefore unto Isaac. yourselves, that ye love the LORD your 4 And I gave unto Isaac, Jacob and God.

Esau: aud I gave unto Esau mount 12 | Eloe, is ye do in any wise go Seir, to possess it; but Jacob and his back, and cleare unto the remnant or children went down into Egypt. these nations, even these that remain 5 I sent Moses also and Aaron,and I among you, and shall make marriages plagued Egypt, according to that with them, and go in unto them, and which I did among them; and alterthey to you:

ward I brought you out. 13 Know for a certainty, that the 6 And I brought your fathers out of LORD your God will no more drive out Egypt: anu ye came unto the sea; and any of these nations from before you; the Egyptiang pursued alter your la but they shall be snares and traps unto thers with chariots and horsemen uto and scourges

in your sides, and the Red Sea. thoing in your eyes, until ye perishi 7 And when they cried unto the from offthis good land which the LORD LORD, he put darkness between you your God hath given you.

and the Egyptians,and brought the sea 14 And, behold, this day I am going upon them, and covered them; and the way of all the eartlı : and ye know your eyes have seen what I have done in all your hearts, and in all your souls, in Egypt: and ye dwelt in the wilder: that not one thing hath (ailed of all the ness a long season. good Uings which the LORD yourGod 8 and I brougnt you into the land of epake concerning you; all are come the Anorites, which dwelt on tbe to pass unto you, and not one tluing other side Jordan; and they fought bath failed tliercor.

with you, and I gave them into your 15 I'lıerefore it shall come to pass, hand, lhat ye might possess their land; dal as all good things are come upon and I destroved them from before you

ised you.

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coucrunt, and diech. 9 Then Balak tie s0of Zippor, king strange gods, then he will turn and do of Moab, arose and warred against Is- you hurt and consume you, after that rael, and sent and cailed Baalam the he batlı done you good. son of Beor, to curse you:

21 And the people said unto Joshua, 10 But I would not liearken unto Ba- Nay; but we will serve the LORD. laam: therefore he blessed you still: 22 Aud Joshua said unto the people, so I delivered you out of bis band. Ye are witnesses against yourselves

11 And ye went over Jordan, and that ye bave chosen you the Lord, to came unto Jericho: and the men of serve him. And they said, We are Jericho fought against you, the Amor- witnesses. ites, and the Perrizites, and the Ca- 23 Now therefore put away, said he, naanites, and the Hillites, and the Gir- the strange gods which ure among gashites,the Hivites, and the Jebusites, you, and incline your heart unto the and I delivered them into your hand. LORD God of lerael. 12 And I sent the hornet before you, 24 and the people said unto Josliva, wbicb drave them out from before you, The LORD our God will we serve, and even the two kings of the morites; but his voice will we obey. not with thy sword, nor with thy bow. 25 So Joshua made a covenant will

13 And I have given you a land for the people that day, and sel then a which ye did not labour, and cities statute and an ordinance in Shechem. which ye built not, and je dwell in 26 T And Joshua wrote three work them; of the vineyards and oliveyards in the book of the law of God, and which ye planted not do ye cat. took a great stone, and set it up there

14 I Now therefore lear the Lond, under an oak that was by the sanctuaand serve bin in sincerity and in truth: ry of the LOND. and put away the gods which your 27 And Joshua said unto all the peo. fathers served on the other side of the ple, Behold, this stone shall be a witfood, and in Egypt; and serve ye the nese unto us; for it hath heard all the Lond.

words of the LORD which be spake 15 And if it seem evil unto you to unto us; it sliall be therefore a wito serve the Lord, choose you this day mess unto you, lest yedeny your God. whom ye will serve; whether the gods 28 So Joabua let the people depărt, which your fathers served that were jevery man unto his inheritance, on the ollier side of the flood, or tbel 2911 And it came to pass, after tliesc gods of the Amorites, in wliose land thunga,lliat Josliwa the son of Non, ilir. ye dwell: but as for me and my house, servant of the LOND, died, being in we will serve the LORD.

bundred and ten years old. 16 Andilip people angwered and said, 30 And they buried him in the bor. God forbid wat wesliould loreake the der of' bis inheritance in Timnath seLORD, to serve olher gods;

ral, which is in mount Ephrain, on 17 For the LORD our God, be it is the north eide of the bill oi Grasb. that brought us up and our fathers out 31 And lsrael served the Lord all the of the land or Egyp!, from the house days of Joshua, and all the days of the of bondage, and which did those great elders that over-lived Joslina, and bigos in our sight, and preserved us in which had known all the works of all tbe way wherein we went, and the Lord, that he had done for Israel. among all the people through whom 32 1 And the bones of Joseph, which we passed :

the children of Israel brought up out 18 And the LORD drave out froin be. of Egypt, buried they in Shechem, in fore us all the people, even the mor- a parcel of ground wbichJacob bought ites which dwelt in the liund: therefore or the sous of Hamor, the father of will we also serve the LORD); for be is Shechem, for a hundred pieces of silour God.

ver; and it became the inheritance 19 And Joshua said unto the people, of the children of Josephi. Ye cannot serve tbe LOND; for be is a 33 | And Eleazar the son of Aaron noly God; he is a jealous Goul; lle died; and they buried him in a hill will not forgive your trasgressions that pertained to Phinebas bis son, for your sing.

which was given him in mount Epla ir ye forsake the LORD, and serve ruim,

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