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Joshua instructed to besiege Jericho. CHẠP. VI.

The city is compassed. CHRIST camped in Gilgal, and kept the passover 8 And it came to pass, when Joshua

* on the fourteenth day of the month at had spoken unto the people, that the n Exod. 12 even in the plains of Jericho.

seven priests bearing the seven trumpets 6 Namke 11 And they did eat of the old corn of rams' horns passed on before the

of the land on the morrow after the pass- LORD, and blew with the trumpets: and
over, unleavened cakes, and parched corn the ark of the covenant of the Lord
in the selfsame day.

followed them.
12 | And othe manna ceased on the 9 And the armed men went before
morrow after they had eaten of the old the priests that blew with the trumpets,
corn of the land; neither had the child and the frereward came after the ark,
ren of Israel manna any more; but they the priests going on, and blowing with Tleb. gr.
did eat of the fruit of the land of Canaan the trumpets.
that year.

10 And Joshua had commanded the 13 © And it came to pass, when Joshua people, saying, Ye shall not shout, nor was by Jericho, that he lifted up his eyes + make any noise with your voice, neither 1 Heb. mike

and looked, and, behold, there stood Pa shall any word proceed out of your mouth, he heard. Er man over against him with his sword until the day I bid you shout; then shall

drawn in his hand: and Joshua went ye shout. Sumb. 22. unto him, and said unto him, Art thou 11 So the ark of the Lord compassed for us, or for our adversaries?

the city, going about it once: and they 14 And he said, Nay; but as || captain came into the camp, and lodged in the 1 2 Dan. of the host of the Lord am I now come. camp.

Rev. And Joshua 'fell on his face to the earth, 12 And Joshua rose early in the morn1,74% 19 and did worship, and said unto him, What ing, fand the priests took up the ark of (Deut.31.25. " Gen. 17. 3 saith my lord unto his servant?

the LORD.
15 And the captain of the LORD's host 13 And seven priests bearing seven
Els said unto Joshua, 'Loose thy shoe from trumpets of rams' horns before the ark

off thy foot; for the place whereon thou of the LORD went on continually, and
standest is holy. And Joshua did so. blew with the trumpets: and the armed

men went before them; but the rereward

came after the ark of the Lord, the priests
1 Jericho is shut up. 2 God instructeth Ja

shua how to besiege it. 11 The city is com going on, and blowing with the trumpets.
passed. 17 It must be accursed. 20 The 14 And the second day they compassed
walls fall down. 22 Rahab is saved. 26 the city once, and returned into the camp:
The builder of Jericho is cursed.

so they did six days.
TOW Jericho twas straitly shut up

came to pass seventh none went out, and none came in. ing of the day, and compassed the city

2 And the Lord said unto Joshua, after the same manner seven times: only 0.2% 24. See, 'I have given into thine hand Je on that day they compassed the city Deut.7.24. richo, and the "king thereof, and the seven times. mighty men of valour.

16 And it came to pass at the seventh 3 And ye shall compass the city, all ye time, when the priests blew with the trummen of war, and go round about the city pets, Joshua said unto the people, Shout; once. Thus shalt thou do six days. for the Lord hath given you the city.

4 And seven priests shall bear before 17. And the city shall be || accursed, Lordmedia is only the ark seven trumpets of rams' horns : even it, and all that are therein, to the Mic: 4. 13.

and the seventh day ye shall compass the Lord: only Rahab the harlot shall live, Semb. 16. city seven times, and a the priests shall she and all that are with her in the blow with the trumpets.

house, because she hid the messengers
5 And it shall come to pass, that when that we sent.
they make a long blast with the ram's

18 And ye,


any wise keep yourselves de Deutz 26. horn, and when ye hear the sound of the from the accursed thing, lest ye make 7.1, 11, 12. trumpet, all the people shall shout with yourselves accursed, when ye take of the

a great shout; and the wall of the city accursed thing, and make the camp of 1 Heb. onder shall fall down + filat, and the people shall Israel a curse, and trouble it.

ascend up every man straight before him. 19 But all the silver, and gold, and 7,18. Jonah

6 And Joshua the son of Nun called vessels of brass and iron, are t consecrated Heb. holithe priests, and said unto them, Take up unto the Lord: they shall come into the ness. the ark of the covenant, and let seven treasury of the Lord. priests bear seven trumpets of rams' horns 20 9 So the people shouted when the before the ark of the LORD.

priests blew with the trumpets: and it 7 And he said unto the people, Pass on, came to pass, when the people heard the and compass the city, and let him that is sound of the trumpet, and the people k ver. 5. armed pass on before the ark of the LORD. I shouted with a great shout, that the wall Hebr. 11. 32

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The Israelites are smitten at Ai.


Joshua's complaint. Before fell down fflat, so that the people went 5 And the men of Ai smote of them

up into the city, every man straight be about thirty and six men: for they chased +Heb. under fore him, and they took the city. them from before the gate even unto She

21 And they ? utterly destroyed all that barim, and smote them in the going 1 Or, in Yowas in the city, both man and woman, down: wherefore the hearts of the peo- ch.2.9.11. young and old, and ox, and sheep, and ple melted, and became as water. ass, with the edge of the sword.

6 9 And Joshua d rent his clothes, and a Gen. 37. 22 But Joshua had said unto the two fell to the earth upon his face before the 29, 34men that had spied out the country, Go ark of the Lord until the eventide, he into the harlot's house, and bring out and the elders of Israel, and put dust 42 Sam thence the woman, and all that she hath, upon their heads. as ye sware unto her.

7 And Joshua said, Alas, O Lord God, Job & 12. 23 And the young men that were spies 'wherefore hast thou at all brought this stod. 5. 33. went in, and brought out Rahab, "and people over Jordan, to deliver us into her father, and her mother, and her the hand of the Amorites, to destroy us?

brethren, and all that she had; and they would to God we had been content, and Hleb.fami- brought out all her t kindred, and left dwelt on the other side Jordan ! them without the camp of Israel.

8 O Lord, what shall I say, when Israel 24 And they burnt the city with fire, turneth their + backs before their enemies ! +Heb. reckt. and all that was therein: "only the silver, 9 For the Canaanites and all the inhaand the gold, and the vessels of brass and bitants of the land shall hear of it, and of iron, they put into the treasury of shall environ us round, and bcut off our & P. 83. 4. the house of the LORD.

name from the earth: and what wilt h Scc Fixod. 25 And Joshua saved Rahab the harlot thou do unto thy great name?

alive, and her father's houshold, and all 10 s And the LORD said unto Joshua, r See Matt. that she had; and "she dwelleth in Israel Get thee up; wherefore tliest thou thus tuleb. fall.

even unto this day; because she hid the upon thy face?
messengers, which Joshua sent to spy out 11 'Israel hath sinned, and they have o ver. 1.

also transgressed my covenant which I 26 | And Joshua adjured them at that commanded them: "for they have even k ch. 6. 17, 9.1 Kings 16. time, saying, 'Cursed be the man before taken of the accursed thing, and have also

the Lord, that riseth up and buildeth this stolen, and "dissembled also, and they 1,See Acts 5
city Jericho: he shall say the foundation have put it even among their own stuff.
thereof in his firstborn, and in his young 12 Therefore the children of Israel m SceNumb.
est son shall he set up the gates of it. could not stand before their enemies, 2. 14.

27 'So the LORD was with Joshua; but turned their backs before their 9.1, 3. and his fame was noised throughout all mies, because " they were accursed: nei- chat the country

ther will I be with you any more, except

ye destroy the accursed from among you. CHAP. VII. 1 The Israelites are smitten at Ai6:Joshua's Sanctify yourselves against to morrow; pcb. 3-5

13 Up, ° sanctify the people, and say, io. to do. 18 Achan is taken by the lot. 20 His for thus saith the Lord God of Israel, confession. 25 He and all he had are de There is an accursed thing in the midst stroyed in the valley of Achor.

of thee, O Israel: thou canst not stand UT the children of Israel committed before thine enemies, until ye


away 1 1 Chron. * || Achan, the son of Carmi, the son of 14 In the morning therefore ye shall 1.7, Achar: 11 Zabdi, the son of Zerah, of the tribe be brought according to your tribes: and Chron.2.6. of Judah, took of the accursed thing: it shall be, that the tribe which the Lord q Prov.16.33

and the anger of the Lord was kindledtaketh shall come according to the families
against the children of Israel.

thereof; and the family which the Lord
2 And Joshua sent men from Jericho shall take shall come by housholds; and
to Ai, which is beside Beth-aven, on the the houshold which the LORD shall take
east side of Beth-el, and spake unto them, shall come man by man.
saying, Go up and view the country. And 15' And it shall be, that he that is See : San.
the men went up and viewed Ai. taken with the accursed thing shall be

3 And they returned to Joshua, and burnt with fire, he and all that he hath:

said unto him, Let not all the people go because he hath 'transgressed the cove- s rer. 11. to be beboete up; but let tabout two or three thousand nant of the LORD, and because he hath Gen. 347

men go up and smite Ai; and make not wrought || folly in Israel.
all the people to labour thither; for they 16 T So Joshua rose up early in the ress.
are but few.

morning, and brought Israel by their 4 So there went up thither of the tribes; and the tribe of Judah was taken: bler 26. 27: people about three thousand men: band 17 And he brought the family of Judah; they fled before the men of Ai.

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The stratagem whereby Ai is taken. and he brought the family of the Zarhites 3 | So Joshua arose, and all the people man by man; and Zabdi was taken: of war, to go up against Ai: and Joshua

18 And he brought his houshold man chose out thirty thousand mighty men of by man; and Achan, the son of Carmi, valour, and sent them away by night.

the son of Zabdi, the son of Zerah, of 4 And he commanded them, saying, 1 Sam. 14 the tribe of Judah," was taken.

Behold, øye shall lie in wait against the Judg. 20. 194 And Joshua said unto Achan, city, even behind the city: go not very nie. My son, 'give, I pray thee, glory to the far from the city, but be ye all ready: 26. Jobos Lord God of Israel, Yand make confes 5 And I, and all the people that are Nasks sion unto him; and tell me now what with me, will approach unto the city: and

thou hast done; hide it not from me. it shall come to pass, when they come

20 And Achan answered Joshua, and out against us, as at the first, that we f Judg. 20. said, Indeed I have sinned against the will flee before them, LORD God of Israel, and thus and thus 6 (For they will come out after us) till have I done:

we have + drawn them from the city; for Pulled.
21 When I saw among the spoils a they will say, They flee before us, as at
goodly Babylonish garment, and two the first: therefore we will flee before
hundred shekels of silver, and a twedge them.
of gold of fifty shekels weight, then I co 7 Then

shall rise


from the amveted them, and took them; and, behold, bush, and seize upon the city: for the LORD they are hid in the earth in the midst of your God will deliver it into your hand. my tent, and the silver under it.

8 And it shall be, when ye have taken
22 So Joshua sent messengers, and the city, that ye shall set the city on fire:
they ran unto the tent; and, behold, it was according to the commandment of the
hid'in his tent, and the silver under it. LORD shall ye do. See, I have com- s.

23 And they took them out of the manded you.
midst of the tent, and brought them unto 9 f Joshua therefore sent them forth:
Joshua, and unto all the children of Is- and they went to lie in ambush, and
rael, and tlaid them out before the Lord. abode between Beth-el and Ai, on the

24 And Joshua, and all Israel with west side of Ai: but Joshua lodged that
him, took Achan the son of Zerah, and night among the people.
the silver, and the garment, and the wedge 10 And Joshua rose up early in the
of gold, and his sons, and his daughters, morning, and numbered the people, and
and his oxen, and his asses, and his sheep, went up, he and the elders of Israel, be-

and his tent, and all that he had: and fore the people to Ai. over2. ch. they brought them unto "the valley of 11 And all the people, even the people b ver. 5 Achor.

of war that were with him, went up, and 25 And Joshua said, "Why hast thou drew nigh, and came before the city, and Gal. s i. troubled us? the LORD shall trouble thee pitched on the north side of Ai: now Deel. 17-5 this day. And all Israel stoned him with there was a valley between them and Ai.

stones, and burned them with fire, after 12 And he took about five thousand
they had stoned them with stones. men, and set them to lie in ambush be-

26 And they draised over him a great tween Beth-el and Ai, on the west side La z heap of stones unto this day. So the 11 of the city.

| Or, of Ai. LORD turned from the fierceness of his 13 And when they had set the people, anger. Wherefore the name of that place even all the host that was on the north of was called, "The valley of || Achor, unto the city, and ttheir liers in wait on the Hebtheim

west of the city, Joshua went that night wait. ver. 4. CHAP. VIII.

into the midst of the valley.

14 | And it came to pass, when the
1 God encourageth Joshua. 3 The stratagem king of Ai saw it, that they hasted and
whereby Ai was taken.
thereof is hanged. 30 Joshua buildeth an rose up early, and the men of the city
allar, 32 writeth the law on stones, 34 pra went out against Israel to battle, he and
poundeth blessings and cursings.

all his people, at a time appointed, before ND the LORD said unto Joshua, the plain; but he i wist not that there were *36 che ed : take all the people of war with thee,

15 And Joshua and all Israel * made as , &c. sch. & 2 and arise, go up to Ai: see, I have if they were beaten before them, and fled

given into thy hand the king of Ai, and by the way of the wilderness.
his people, and his city, and his land: 16 And all the people that were in Ai

2 And thou shalt do to Ai and her king were called together to pursue after edh 6.a. as thou didst unto Jericho and her king: them: and they pursued after Joshua, a Deut. only the spoil thereof,and the cattle there and were drawn away from the city.

of, shall ye take for a prey unto yourselves: 17 And there was not a man left in Ai
lay thee an ambush for the city behind it. or Beth-el, that went not out aftor Israel:

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The kings combine against Israel, and they left the city open, and pursued | ses, an altar of whole stones, over which after Israel.

no man hath lift up any iron: and "they
18 And the LORD said unto Joshua, offered thereon burnt offerings unto the • Exod. 20.
Stretch out the spear that is in thy hand Lord, and sacrificed peace offerings.
toward Ai; for I will give it into thine 32 And *he wrote there upon the Deut. 27.
hand. And Joshua stretched out the spear stones a copy of the law of Moses, which
that he had in his hand toward the city. he wrote in the presence of the children

19 And the ambush arose quickly out of Israel.
of their place, and they ran as soon as he 33 And all Israel, and their elders, and
had stretched out his hand: and they en- officers, and their judges, stood on this
tered into the city, and took it, and hast- side the ark and on that side before the
ed and set the city on fire.

priests the Levites, which bare the ark , Deut. 31. 20 And when the men of Ai looked be- of the covenant of the Lord, as well 'the 2 Deut. 31. hind them, they saw, and, behold, the stranger, as he that was born among them;

smoke of the city ascended up to heaven, half of them over against mount Gerizim, tleb. kand. and they had no t power to flee this way and half of them over against mount

or that way: and the people that filed to Ebal ; * as Moses the servant of the Lord
the wilderness turned back upon the pur- had commanded before, that they should

bless the people of Israel.
21 And when Joshua and all Israel saw 34 And afterward the read all the b Deut. 31.
that the ambush had taken the city, and words of the law, the blessings and curs- 3.
that the smoke of the city ascended, then ings, according to all that is written in the 2,1545.5
they turned again, and slew the men of Ai. book of the law.

22 And the other issued out of the city 35 There was not a word of all that Moagainst them; so they were in the midst ses commanded, which Joshua read not of Israel, some on this side, and some on before all the congregation of Israel, with Deat. 31.

that side: and they smote them, so that the women, and the little ones, and the I Dent. 7. 2. they " let none of them remain or escape. strangers that † were conversant among the life

23 And the king of Ai they took alive, them.
and brought him to Joshua.

24 And it came to pass, when Israeli The kings combine against Israel. 3 The
had made an end of slaying all the inha Gibeonites by craft obtain a league. 23 For
bitants of Ai in the field, in the wilder which they are condemned to perpetual bort
ness wherein they chased them, and when dage.
they were all fallen on the edge of the

sword, until they were consumed, that all kings which were on this side Jor-
the Israelites returned unto Ai, and smote dan, in the hills, and in the valleys, and in
it with the edge of the sword.

all the coasts of the great sea over against & Numb. 34
25 And so it was, that all that fell that Lebanon, the Hittite, and the Amorite, b Exod. 3
day, both of men and women, were twelve the Canaanite, the Perizzite, the Hivite,
thousand, even all the men of Ai. and the Jebusite, heard thereof;

26 For Joshua drew not his hand back, ? That they “gathered themselves to- Ps.93 3 wherewith he stretched out the spear, gether, to fight with Joshua and with Isuntil he had utterly destroyed all the in- rael, with one taccord. habitants of Ai.

3 And when the inhabitants of Gi- dch. 10. 2. 27 "Only the cattle and the spoil of beon® heard what Joshua had done unto 2. that city Israel took for a prey unto them- Jericho and to Ai, selves, according unto the word of the 4 They did work wilily, and went and Lord which he commanded Joshua. made as if they had been ambassadors, and

28 And Joshua burnt Ai, and made it took old sacks upon their asses, and wine an heap for ever, even a desolation unto bottles, old, and rent, and bound up;

5 And old shoes and clouted upon their 29 'And the king of Ai he hanged on feet, and old garments upon them; and a tree until eventide: "and as soon as the all the bread of their provision was dry sun was down, Joshua commanded that and mouldy they should take his carcase down from 6 And they went to Joshua 'unto the sch. 5. 10. the tree, and cast it at the entering of camp at Gilgal, and said unto him, and the gate of the city, and 'raise thereon a to the men of Israel, We be come from great heap of stones, that remaineth unto a far country: now therefore make ye a

league with us. 30 f Then Joshua built an altar unto 7 And the men of Israel said unto the r ch. 11. 19 4. Deut. 27. the LORD God of Israel'in mount Ebal, Hivites, Peradventure ye dwell among 32 Deut

31 As Moses the servant of the LORD us; and how shall we make a league 2016 ! Exod. 20. commanded the children of Israel, as it with you? is written in the t book of the law of Mo 8 And they said unto Joshua, We loj

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The Gibeonites, obtaining a league by craft, CHAP. X.

are made bondmen. are thy servants. And Joshua said unto fore have ye beguiled us, saying, "

u We them, Who are ye? and from whence are very far from you; when *ye dwell come ye?

9 And they said unto him, From a 23 Now therefore ye are cursed, and * ver. 16. Fery far country thy servants are come there shall + none of you be freed from Geo 9.25because of the name of the Lord thy being bondmen, and "hewers of wood and be cut of

from you. God; for we have heard the fame of him, drawers of water for the house of my God. and all that he did in Egypt,

24 And they answered Joshua, and 10 And all that he did to the two said, Because it was certainly told thy kings of the Amorites, that were be- servants, how that the LORD thy God yond Jordan, to Sihon king of Heshbon,

commanded his servant Moses to give 32. Deutz); and to Og king of Bashan, which was at you all the land, and to destroy all the i, 2. Ashtaroth.

inhabitants of the land from before you, 1 Wherefore our elders and all the therefore we were sore afraid of our lives . Exod. 15.

inhabitants of our country spake to us, because of you, and have done this thing. o le decide saying, Take victuals + with you for the 25 And now, behold, we are in thine cGen. 16. 6.

journey, and go to meet them, and say hand: as it seemeth good and right unto
unto them, We are your servants: there- thee to do unto us, do.
fore now make ye a league with us. 26 And so did he unto them, and deli-

12 This our bread we took hot for our vered them out of the hand of the child-
provision out of our houses on the day ren of Israel, that they slew them pot.
we came forth to go unto you; but now, 27 And Joshua + made them that day the life
behold, it is dry, and it is mouldy:

dhewers of wood and drawers of water to be. 13 And these bottles of wine, which for the congregation, and for the altar of l. Ezra d.20. we filled, were new; and, behold, they be the Lord, even unto this day, in the aver. 21, 23. rent: and these our garments and our place which he should choose. shoes are become old by reason of the

CHAP. X. very long journey.

1 Five kings war against Gibeon. 6 Joshua 14 And the men took of their victuals, rescueth it. 11 God fighteth against them "and asked not counsel at the mouth of with hailstones. 12 The sun and moon the LORD.

stand still at the word of Joshua. 18 The

five kings are mured in a cave. 23 They 15 And Joshua omade peace with

are brought forth, 24 scornfully used, 26 them, and made a league with them, to and hanged. 28 Seven kings more are Sa. 22.10. let them live: and the princes of the con conquered. 43 Joshua returneth to Gilgal. gregation sware unto them.

(OW it came to pass, when Adoni-zeo che il 19 of three days after they had made a league how Joshua had taken Ai, and had utter

with them, that they heard that they were ly destroyed it; * as he had done to Jeri- - ch. 6. 21. their neighbours, and that they dwelt cho and her king, so he had done to Ai bichen, among them.

and her king; and how the inhabitants cch. g. 15. 17 And the children of Israel journey of Gibeon had made peace with Israel,

ed, and came unto their cities on the and were among them; pich 19 third day;

Now their cities were 'Gi 2 That they "feared greatly, because deExod.!5. beon, and Chephirah, and Beeroth, and Gibeon was a great city, as one of the Deut. 11. 25. Kirjath-jearim.

troyal cities, and because it was greater of the king. 18 And the children of Israel smote than Ai, and all the men thereof were dom. Parcles them not, because the princes of the mighty.

congregation had sworn unto them by the 3 Wherefore Adoni-zedec king of Je-
LORD God of Israel. And all the congre- rusalem sent unto Hoham king of Hebron,
gation murmured against the princes. and unto Piram king of Jarmuth, and

19 But all the princes said unto all the unto Japhia king of Lachish, and unto
congregation, We have sworn unto them Debir king of Eglon, saying,
by the Lord God of Israel: now there 4 Come up unto me, and help me, that
fore we may not touch them.

we may smite Gibeon: "for it hath made ever. 1: 20 This we will do to them; we will peace with Joshua and with the children

even let them live, lest 'wrath be upon of Israel. Ezek 17. 13, us, because of the oath which we sware 5 Therefore the five kings of the Amolech s 34 unto thym.

rites, the king of Jerusalem, the king of
21 And the princes said unto them, Hebron, the king of Jarmuth, the king of
Let them live; but let them be hewers of Lachish, the king of Eglon, 'gathered fch. 9. 9.
wood and drawers of water unto all the themselves together, and went up, they
congregation; as the princes had * pro- and all their hosts, and encamped before
mised them.

Gibeon, and made war against it.
22 | And Joshua called for them, 6 And the men of Gibeon sent unto
and he spake unto them, saying, Where- Joshua Sto the camp to Gilgal, saying,

Judg. 11.

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