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50 Ummah also, and Aplek, and Rehob :

CHAP. XX. hwenty and two cities with their villages. 31 This is the inheritance of the tribe of

THE LORD also spake unto Joshua, the children or Asher, according to their fa. 2 Speak to the children of Israel, saying, milies, these cities will their villages. Appoint out for you cities of refuge, whereof

3? 1 The sixth lot came out to the children I spake unto you by the band of Moses ; Of Naphtali, even for the children of Naplı 3 That the slayer that killeth any person tali, according to their families.

unau ares, and unwillingly, may flee thither : 33 And their cuast was froin leleph, from and they shall be your refuge from the avenAllon to Zuanannim, and Adami, Nekeb, ger of biood. and Jabneel, unto Lakum; and the outgo 4 And when lie that doth flee unto one of ing: thereof were at Jordan:

those cities shall stand at the entering of th 31 And then the coast turneth westward gate of the city, and shall declare bis cause to Aznoth-tabor, and goeth out from thence in the ears of the elders of that city, they shall to Hukkok, and reacheth to Zebulun on the lake hirn into the city unto them, and give south side. and reachech to Asher on the him a place, that he may dwell among them. wes! side, and to Judah upou Jordan toward, 5 And if :e avenger of blood prirsuc alter the sun-rising

him, then they shall not deliver the slaver up 35 and the fenced cities are Ziddim, Zer, into his hand, because he smote his neighbour and Haminath, Rakkatli, and Chinnereth, unwittingly, and hated him not beforelime.

36 And Adamali, and Ramalı, and Hazor, 6 And be shall dwell in that city, until he 37 And Kedesh, and Edrei, and En-hazor, stand before the congregation for judgment,

33 And Iron, and Migdal-el, Horem, and and until the deach of the high priest that shall Beth-anath, and Beth-shemesb: nineleen be in those days: then shall the slayer return, cities with their villages.

and come unto his own city, and unto his own 39 This is the inheritance of the tribe of house, unto the city from whence he fed. the children of Naplitali, according to their 711 And they appointed Kedesh in Galileo families. the cities and their villages. in mount Naphtali, and Shecbem in mount

10 . And the seventh lot came out for the Ephraim, and Kirjath-arba, (wirich is flebtribe of the children of Dan, according 10 ron) in the mountain of Judah. their families.

8 And on the other side Jordan by Jericho 41 And the coast of their inheritance was eastward, they assigned Bezer in the wilderZoral, and Esliaol, and Ir-sliemesli, ness upon the plain out of the tribe of Reu.

42 And Shaalabbim, and Ajalon, and ben, and Ramotlu in Gilead out of the tribe of Jeulah,

Gad, and Golan in Basian out of the tribe +3 And Elon, and 11:imnathalı, and Ek- of Manasseh.

3 'l'hese were the citics appointed for all the + And Ellekeb, and Gibbethon, and children of Israel, and for the stranger that Baalath,

sojourneth among them, that whosoever kill45 And Jehud, and Bene-berak, and Gath-eth any person at unawares might Mee thither, rimmon,

and not die hy the hand of the avenger of 46 And Me-jarkon, and Rakkon, with the blood, until he stood before the congregation.

CHAP. XXI. onderand the coast of the children of Dan TofiNe carecites unto Eleazar the priest, went out too little for them; therefore the children of Dan went up to fight against Le- and unto Joshua the son of Nun, and unlo shem, and took it, and smote it with the the heads of the fathers of the tribes of the edye of the sword, and possessed it, and children of Israel ; Iwell therein, and called Lesliem, Dan, after 2 And they spake unto them at Shiloh, in hoe name of Dan their father.

the land of Canaan, saying, the LORD com4; This is the inheritance of the tribe of inanded, by the land of Moses, to give us the chiidren of Dan, according to their fami- cities to dwell in, with the suburbs thereof hes, these cities with their villages. for our cattle.

19. When they bad inade an end of divi. 3 And the children of Israel gave unto the ding the land for inheritance by their coasts, Levites, out of their inheritance, at the com the children of Israel gave an inheritance to mandment of the LORD, these cities and their Joshua the son of Non among them. suburbs.

50 According to the word of the LORD, 4 And the lot came out for the families of they gave hin the ciły which he asked. even the Kohathiles: and the children of Aaron Timnadı-serali in mount Eplıraim: and belie priest, which were of the Lessies, had by built the city, and dwele therein.

int, out of the tribe of Judah, ard out of we 51 11:2se are the inheritances, which Elea-tribe of Simeon, and out of the tribe of Benzar the priest, and Joshua the son of Nun, and jamin, thirteen cities. the heads of the fathers of the tribes of the 5 And the rest of the children of Kohath children of Israel, clivided for an inheritance had by lot, out of the families of the tribe of hy lot in Shiloh before the Lord, at the door Ephraim, and out of the tribe of Dan, and of the tabernacle of the congregation. So vut of the half-tribe of Manasseh, ten cities. they made an cod of dividing the country. 6 And the children of Gershou had by lot,



out of the families of the tribe of Issachar,;fuge for the slayer; and Beeshte an with her and out of the tribe of Asher, and out of the suburbs: two cilies. tribe of Naplitali, and out of the half-tribe of 28 And out of the tribe of Issachar, Kishon Manasseh in Bashan, thirteen cities. with her suburbs, Dabareh with ber suburbs,

7 The children of Merari, by their fami 29 Jarmuth witli her suburbs, En-gannim lies, had out of the tribe of Reuben, and out with her suburbs : four cities. of the tribe of Gad, and out of the tribe of 30 And out of the tribe of Asher, MishaZebulun, twelve cities.

with lier suburbs, Abdon with her suburbs, 8 And the children of Israel gave by lot unto 31 Helkach with her suburbs, and Rehob the Levites these cities with their suburbs, as with her suburbs : four cities. the Lord commanded by the hand of Moses. 32 And out of the tribe of Naplıtali, Ke.

99 And they gave, out of the tribe of the desh in Galilee with lier suburbs, to be a city children of Judah, and out of the tribe of the of refuge for the slayer ; and Hammoth-doe children of Simeon, these cities which are with her suburbs, and Kartan with her subhere mentioned by name,

urbs: three cities. 10 Which the children of Aaron, being of 33 All the cities of the Gerslıonites, acca the families of the Kolai hites, who were ording to their families, were thirteen cities the childrer. of Levi, had : for theirs was the with their suburbs. first lot.

34 1 And unto the families of the children 11 And they gave them the city of Arba, of Merari, the rest of the Levites, out of the the fatlier of Anak, (which city is Hebron,) tribe of Zebulun, Jokneam with lier suburbs, in the hill-country of Judah, wiih the suburbs and Kartah with her suburbs, thereof round about it.

35 Dimpah with lier suburbs, Nalel 12 But the fields of the city, and the vil- with lier suburbs : four cities. lages thereof, gave they to Caleb the son of 36 And out of the tribe of Reuben, Bəzet Jephannel for his possession.

with her suburbs, and Jalazalı with lier sub i3 | Thus they gave to the children of urbos, Aaron the priest, 'Hebron with her suburbs, 37 Kedemoth with her suburbs, and Me to be a city of refuge for the slayer, and Lib-phaath with her suburbs: four cities. nah with her suburbs,

38 And out of the tribe of Gad, Ramoth in 14 And Jattir with her suburbs, and Esh-Gilead with her suburbs, to be a city of refuge temoa with her suburbs,

for the slayer;and Mahanaimwituier suburbs, i5 And Holon with lier suburbs, and De 39 Heslibon with her suburbs, Jazer wil bir, with her suburbs,

her suburbs : four cilies in all. 16 And Ain with her suburbs, and Juttalı 40 So all the cities for the children of Me will her suburbs, and Beth-shemesh with her rari, by their families, which were remain suburbs: nine cities out of those two tribes. ing of the families of the Levites, were, by

17 And out of the tribe of Benjamin, Gibeon their lot, twelve cities. with her suburbs, Geba with her suburbs, 41 All the cities of the Levites, within tre

18 Apathoth with her suburbs, and Almon possession of the children of Israel, were for. with her suburbs: four cities.

iy and eight cities with their suburbs. 19 All the cities of the children of Aaron, 42 These cities were every one with their the priests, were ibirteen cities with their suburbs round about them : thus were al suburbs.

these cities. 20 ( And the families of the children or 43 1 And the LORD gave unto lsrael all the Koliath, the Levites which remained of the land which he sware to give unto their fathers, cl:ildren of Kohath, even they had the cities and they possessed it, and dwelt therein. of their lot out of the tribe of Ephraim. 44 And the Lord gave them rest round

21 For they gave them Shechem with her about, according to all that be sware urlo Guburbs, in mount Ephraim, lo be a city of their fathers : and there stood not a man of refuge für the slayer; and Gezer with her all their enemies before thein ; the Lord de suburbs,

livered all their enemies into their hand. 9. And Kibzaim with her suburbs, and 45 There failed not ouglit of any good Beth-horon with her suburbs: four cities. thing which the Lory had spoken und die

3 And out of the tribeos Dar, Eltekeh with house of Israel; all came to pass. her suburbs, Gilibethon with her suburbs,

CHAP. XXI. , Galli-rimmon witli lier suburbs: four cities.

the Gadites, and the half-tribe of Ma 25 And out of the half-tribe of Manassel, wasseh, l'aanacle with hier suburbs, and Gath-rim 2 And said unto them, Ye lave kept all mon with her suburbs : two cities.

that Moses, the servant of the LORI), com. 25 All the cities were len, with their sub- nanded you, and have obeyed iny voice in urbs, for the fainilies of the children of ko- all that I'coinmanded you : hathi' that remained.

S Ye have not left your bretlıren these many 27 11 And unto the children of Gershon, of days unto this day, lut have kept the charge the families of the Levites, out of the other orihe commandinent of the LORD your li. hal tribe of Manasseh, they gare Golan in 4 And now the LORD your Gulathi giver Bashaa with hier suburts, to be a city of me brest unto your brethren, as he promised them

merefore now return ye, and get you unto that ye have builded you an altar, that ye your ionts, un unto the land of your posses. miglie rehel this day against the Lord? sion, which Moses, the servant of the LORD, 17 Is the iniquity of Peor too little for lis, gave you on the other side Jordan). froin which we are not cleansed until this

5 But take diligent heed to do the com. day, alliagh there was a plague in the con. mnent, and the law, which Moses, the gregation of the LORD, servant of the LORD, charged you, in love 18 But that ye must turn away this day the LORD your God, and to walk in all his from following the Lond? And it will be, ways, and to keep his commandments, and seeing ye rebelio-day against the Lord, thai to cleave unto him, and to serve iim with wo-morrow he will be wroth with the whole all your heart, and with all your soul. congregation of Israel.

6 Su Joshua blessed beni, and sent them 19 Votwithstanding, if the land of your pos away, and they went unto their tents. session be unclean, theu pass ye over unto the

71 Now, to the one half of the tribe of land of the possession of the Lord, wherein di una sola pioses had given possessiinin Ba-the LRD's tabernacle dwelleth, and take s1091 ; but into the other hall' thereof gave possession among us: butrehel vot against the Jostura among their brilir., on this side 17. norrebelagainst building you an Jorlan westward. And when Josima sent altar, besides the altar of the Lon! our God. Hiern away also unto their lents, then he O Did not Achan the son of Zerah commit blessed them;

a trespass in the accursed thing, and wrath 8 Ind he spake unto them. saving. Return fell on all the congregation of Israel? and with much riches unto your tenis, and with liat man perished not alone in his iniquity. l'ery much cattle, will silver, and with gold, 0:1 $ Then the children of Reuben, and and with borass, and with iron, and with the children of Ciad, and the half-uibe of very much raiment: divide the spoil of your Manassch, answered and said unto the heads enemies with your brethren.

of the thousands of Israel. 9 And the children of Renben, air the chil. 22 The Lord God of gols, the LORD God dren or Gad, and the hall tribe of Manasseh. of gous, lie knoweth, and Israel he shall returned. and sleparted from the children of know, if it be in rebellion, or if in transgresIsrael out of Shiloli

, whizh is in the land of sion against the Lord, (save us not this day,) Canaan, 10 go unto ille country of Gilead, 23 Flut we have mil us an altar to turn to the land of their possession, whereuf they from following the LORD. or is to offer therewere possesseel, according to the word of the on burnt-offering, or meal-offering, or if 10 LORD los tlie hand of Moses.

offer peace-oflerings thereon, let the Lond 10. And when they came into the hor- bumself require it: I ders of Jordan, that are in the land of Ca. 24 And if we have not rather done it for naan, the children of Reuben, and the chil- fear of this thing, saying,

Ime to come dren of Gad, and the hall-urile of Manas- your children miglt speak ui, our children, selo, built there an altar by Jordan, a great saying, What have ye to do with the LORD altar to see to.

God of Israel? 11 ! And the children of Israel heard ay, 95 For the LORD hath made Jordan a bor. Belvold, the children of Reuben, and the der between us and you, ye children of Reuchildren of Gad, and the half-tribe of Ma-ben, and children oi Gad; ye have no part passeli, have built an altar over against the in the LORD: so shall your cbildren make land of Canaan, in the borders of Jordan, at our children cease frem fearing the LORD the passage of the children of Israel.

Qe Therefore we said, Let us now pre1. And when the children of Israel heard pare to build us an altar, not for burnt-oilerof it, the whole congregation of ilie children ing, nor for sacrifice : of Israel gathered then solves together at Shi 27 But that it may be a witness between us loh, to go up to war against them. and you, and our generation after us,that we

13 And the children if Israel seni unto the miglit do the service of the LORD :-) children or Reuben, and to the children of with our busst-ofierings, and with vul sacriGad, a: d to the ball trile of Manassebi. into tices, and withiour peace-offerings; that your the lani of Gilead, Pbinelias the son of Elea- children may not say to our children in time par the priest,

to come, Ye have no part in the LORD. 14 And with hiin ten princcs, of each * Therefore said we, that it shall be, when chief house a prince, throughout all the they shoald so say 10 us, or 10 our generatribes of Isracl; and each one wis an head tions in time to coine, that we may say again,

of the house of their fathers among the Behcid the patlern of the aktar of the LORD, all thousands of Israel.

which our lathers made, lot for burnt-offer15 And they came unto the cluildren of ings, nor for sacrifices; but it is a willess Reuben, and in the children of Gad, and to between us and you. the hall-tribe of Manasseh, unto the land or 29 God forbid that we should rebel against Gilead, and they spake with them, saying, the LORD, and urn this day from following

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30 I And when Phinehas the priest, and for the LORD your God, he it is that fighter the princes of the congregation, and heads of for you. as he hath promised you. the theusands of Israel which were with bim, 11 Take goud heed therefore into your heard the words that the children of Reuben, selves, that ye love the Lord your God. and the children of Gad, and thie children P21 Else, il ye do in any wise go back, of Manasseh spake, it pleased them. and cieave unto the remnant of diese na

31 And Phinehas the son of Eleazar the tions, eren these that remain aming voll, priest said unto the children of Reuben, and and shall inake inarriages with them, and go to the children of Gad, and to the children in unto them, and they to you : of Manasseh, This day we perceive that the 13 K now for a ceriainly, that the LORD Lord is among us, because ye have not com- your God will no more drive out any of these mitted this trespass against ihe Lord: now nations from before you ; but they shall be ye liave delivered the children of Israel out snares and traps unto you, and scourges in of the land of the LORD

your sides, and thorns in your eyes, until se 32 ! And Phinehas the son of Eleazar the perish from off this good land which die priest, and the princes, returned from the LORD your God hath Fiven you. children of Reuben, and from the children of 14 And, bebold, thië day I am going thie Gad, out of the land of Gilead, unto the way otall the earth: and ye know in all veur land of Canaan, to the children of Israel, and bearts, and in all your souls, that not one brought them word again.

thing hath failed of all the good things whicb 33 And the thing pleased the children of the LORD your God spake conceruing you; Israel; and the children of Israel blessed all are come to pass unto you, ani not one God, and did not intend to go up against thing hath failed thereof. thein in battle, to destroy the land wherein 15 Therefore it shall come to pass that a: the children of Reuben and Gad dwelt. all good things are come upon you, which the

31 And the children of Reuben, and the LORD your God promised you : so shall the children of Gao, called the altar Ed: for it Lord bring upon you all evil things untille shall be a witness between us that the Lord is bave destroyed you from off this good land. God.

which the Lord your God hath given you. CHAP. XXI.

16 When ye have transgressed the cove ND it came to pass, a long time after nant of the Lord your God, which he confrom all their enemies round about, that Jo-Jother gods, and bowed yourselves to them; shua waxed old, and stricken in age.

then shall be anger of tlie Lord be kindlau 2 And Joshua called for all Israel, and for against you, and ye sball perish quickly from their elders, and for their heads, and for their off the good land which he had given unte judges, and for their officers, and said unto you. them, I am old and stricken in age:

CHAP. XXIV. we A of . God bath done unto all these nations be- A rael to Shechem, and called for the cause of you ; for the LORD your God is heleiders of Israel, and for their heads, and to that hail fouglit for you.

their jumes. and for their officers; and they 4 Beliold, I have divided unto you by lot presented themsclves before God. these nations that remain, to be an inleri 2 And Joshua said unto all the people, lance for your tribes, from Jordan, with all Thus saith the LORD God of Israel, laula the nations that I have cut off, even unto thers dwelt on the other side of the flood in the great sea westward.

old time, eren Terah, the father of Abraham, 5 And the Lord your God, he shall expel and the father of Nahor : and they servei them from before you, and drive them from other gods. out of your sight; and ye shall possess their 3 and I took your father Abraham from land, as the LORD your God liath promised the other side of the flood, and led him

throughout all the land of Canaan, and mul 6 Be ye therefore very courageous to keep tiplied his seer, and gave him Isaac. and to do all that is written in the book of And I gave unto Isaac Jacob and Esan; the law of Moses, that ye turn not aside there all gave unto Esau mount Seir, to pise from to the right hand or to the left; sess it; but Jacob and liis children went

7 l'hat ye come not among these nations, down into lgypt: these that remain among you, neither make 5 I sent Moses also and Aaron, and I plagued mention of the name of their gods, nor cause Fugypt, according to that which I did among to swear by them, neither serve them, nor bow them; and alternard I brought you out. yourselves un:o them:

6 And I brought your fathers oui or Egyp: 8 But cleave unto the LORD your God, as and ye came unto the sea; and the Egyp ye have done in to this day.

Lians pursued after your fathers with chiarici 9 Fa: the Lord hath driven out from be and horsemen unto ile Red sea. fore you great nations and strong: but as for 7 And when they cried unto ine you, no man liath been able to stand before put darkness between you and the Egyptiaus, you unto this day.

oud brought the sea upon them, and covered 10 One man of you shall chase a thousand:item; and your eyes have seen what I have

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Hore in Egypt: and ye dwelt in the wil.she is a jealous God; he will not forgive your derness a long season.

transgressions nor your sins. 8 And I brought you into the land of the 20 If ye forsake the Lord, and serve Amorites, which dwelt on thie other side Jor strange gods, then he will turn and do you dan; and they fought will you: and I gave hurt, and consume you, after that he hath them into your hand, that ve miglit possess done you good. their land, and I destroyed them from before 21 And the people said unto Joshua, Nay; you.

but we will serve the Lord. 9Then Balak the son of Zippor,king of Mo 2. And Joshua said unto the people, Yoane ab, arise and warred against Israel and sent witnesses against yourselves, that ye liave aud called Balaain the sou ofleor to curseyou: chosen you the Lord, to serve him. And

10 But I would not hearken unto Balaain; they said, Ile are witnesses. vierefore lie blessed you still: so I delivered 4.3 Now therefore put away (suid he) the voj oot of luis band.

strange gods which are among you, and in. 11 And ye went over Jordan, and came cline your heart into the Lord God of Israel. unto Jericlio: and ihe men of Jericho fought 24 And the people said unto Joshua, 'The against you, the Amorites and the Perizzites. Lori) our God will we serve, and his voice and the Canaanites, and the Hittites, and the will we obey, dirgashites, the Hivites, and the Jebusites, 5 So Joshua made a covenant with the and I delivered then into your hand. people that day, and set them a statute and

12 And I sent the hornet before you, an ordinance in Shechem. wbich drave them out from before you, eren 26 [ And Joshua wrote these words in the the two king of the Amorites ; but not with book of the law of God, and took a gieat dy sword, nor with thiy bow.

stone, and set it up there under an oak that *13 And I have given you a land for which was by the sanctuary of the LORD. ye did noi lalvour, and cities which ye built 7 And Joshua said unto all the people, ent,and ye dwell in them; of the vineyards and Behold, this stone shall be a witness unto is; oliveçands which ye planted i10t do ye eat. for it liath beard all the words of the Lord

141 Now therefore fear the Lord, and which he spake unto us: it shall be therefore serve liim in sincerity and in truth; and put a witness unto you, lest ye deny your God. away the gods which your fathers served on 28 So Joshua lei the people depart, every the other side of the flood, and in Egypt; and iau unto his inheritance. serve ye the LOR).

29 | And it came to pass, after these 15 And if it seem evil unto you to serve things, that Joshua toe son of Nuw, the ser. the Lord, choose you this day whom ye will vant of the Lord, died, being an hundred serve; whether the gods which your fathers and ten years old. served, tirat were on the other side of the 30 And they b::ried lıım in the border of flood, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose Whis inheritance in Timnaib-serah, which is and ye dweli: but as for me and my housedilo mount Ephraim, on the north side of the we will serve the LORD.

hill of Gaasli. 16 And the people answered and saiu, God! 31 And Israel served the Lord all the days forbid that we should forsake the LORD, id of Joshua, and all the days of the elders that krve other gods;

overlived Joshua, and which had known all 17 For the Lord our God, be it is that the works of the LORI), that he had done for brought us up and cur fathers out of the land Israel. of Egypt, from the liouse of bondage, and 32 11 And the bones of Joseph, which the which did those great signs in our sight, and children of Israel brouglit up out of Egypt, preserved us in all the way wherein we went. buried they in Shechem in a parcel of ground and among all the people througii whoin we wbiel Jacob hought of the sons of Hamor, passed :

the father of Shechem, for an hundred pieces 18 And the LORD drave out from before of silver: and it became the inheritance of as all the perpie, even the Amorises which the children of Josephi. dweit in the land: therefore will we also serve 33 1 And Eleazar the son of Aaron died; ibe LORD; for he is our God.

and they buried lino in a bill tha! pertained to 19 And Joshua said unto the people, Ye Phinelias lois soll, which was given him in cannot serve the LORD: for lie is an holy God: mount Ephraim,

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4 The Book of JUDGES. CHAP. I.

ther, ('ome up with me into my lot, that we after the death of Josima, it came may fight against the Canaanites: and I liketo pass, that the children of Israel asked wise will go with thee into thy lot. So Simhe Lord, saying, Who shall go up for us eon went with him. against the Canaanites, first, lo figlit against And Judah went up; and the Lord de. them?

livered the Canaanites and the Perizzites in2 And the Lord said, Judah shall go up: be-toitbeir hand: and they slew of them in Bez. hold, I have delivered the land into his land. ek ten thousand men. 3 And Judat said unto Simeon his bro 5 And they found Adoni-bezek in Bezek;

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