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1995 And Joshua said unto Achian, My son, | . 8 And it shall be, when ye have taken the give, I pray thee, glory to the LORD God ca city, that ye sball set the city on fire : accor. Israel, and make conlession unto lim; and ding to the rommandment of the LORD shali tell me now what thou hast done ; hide il nou ye do. See, I have commanded you. fro.n me.

991 Joshua therefore sent them forth : and * And Aclan answeposiua and said, they went to lie in ambush, and abode beIndeed I have signed the Lord God tween Beth-el and Ai on the west side of of Israel, and thus and inus hare I done : Ai: but Josliaa lodged that night among the

21 When I saw among the spoils a goodly people. Babylonish garment, and two hundred shekels 10 And Joshua rose up early in the mornof silver, and a wedge of gold of fifty shekels ing, and numbered the people, and went op weight, then I covered them, and took them; lie and the elders of Israel, before the people aord, behin!d, they are hid in the earth in the to Ai. midst of my tent, and the silver under it. 11 And all the people, even the people of

22 So Joshua sent messengers, and they war that were with him, went up, and drew ran onto the tent; and, behold, it was bid nigh, and came before the city, and pitched in his lent, and the siiver under it.

on the north side of Ai: now there was a val23 And they took them out of the midst or ley between them and Ai. dhe teut, and brought them unto Joshua, and 12 And he took about five thousand men, uito ail the cluldren of Israel, and laid tliem and set them to lie in ambush betwee.) Beth out before the LORD.

el and Ai, on the west side of the city. 24 # And Joshua, and all Israel with him, 13 And when they had set the people, even look Ichan the son of Zerah, and the silver, all the lost that was on the north of the city, and the garment, and the wedge of gold, and their liers in wait on the west of the city, and his sons, and his daughters, and bis oxes. Joshua went that night into the midst of the and his asses, and his sleep. and his tent, and valley. all that he had ; and they brouglit them unto 149 And it came to pass, when the king of the valley of Arlor.

Si saw it, that they hasted, and rose up ear25 A. Josliua said, Why hast thou trou- ly; ana the men of the city went out against bled us the Lord shall trouble thee this Israel to battle, he and all his people, at a gay. And all Israel stoned bim with stones, time appointed, before the plain; but he wisa and burned them with fire, after they had not that there were liers in ambush against stoned them with stones,

hiin behind the city. 26 And they raired over ling a great heap 15 And Joshua and all Israel made as it of stones unto this day. So-18% LORD turned they were beaten before them, and iled by Iriom the fierceness of his angel: wherefore the way of the wilderness.

the nanie of that place watalled, The valley 16 And all the people that were in Ai of Aclor, unto this day.

were called together to pursue aster them; CHAN WII.

and they pursued after Joşlua, and were AND the Loro said unto Joshua, Fear not. drawn away from een citron

17 And there was not a man left in Ai or people of war with thee, and arise, go up to Beth-el that went not out after Israel: and 'bey ÀI: see, I have given into thy hand the king left the city open, and pursued after Israel. of Ai, and his people and hiscity,and liis land. 18 And ihe Lord said umto Joshua, Streich

. And thou shalt do to Ai and her king as out the spear that is in thy hand toward Ai; Hou didst unto Jericho and her king : only for I will give it into thine liand. And Jothe spoil thereof, and the cattle thereof, shall shua stretched out the spear that he had in ye take for a prey unto yourselves. Lay his hand toward the city an ambush for the city behind it.

19 And the ambush arose quickly out of 31 So Joshua arose, and all the people of their place, and they ran as soon as he had war, to go up against Ai: and Joshua chose stretched out his hand: and they entered into out thirty thousand mighty men of valour, the city, and took it, and hasted and set wie 2nd sent them away by night.

city on fire. 4 And he commanded them, saying, Be. 20 And when the men of Ai looked bebird bold, ye shall lie in wait against the city, them, they saw, and, behold, the smoke of een behind the city, go noi very far from the city ascended up to heaven; and they she city, but be ye all ready:

had no power to see this way or that way. 5 Aud I, and all the people that are with and the people that fled to the wilderness me, will approach unto the city; and it shall turned back upon the pursuers. corne to pass, when they come out against us, 21 And when Josliua and all Israel saw as at the first, that we will fee before them, that the ambush lied taken the city, and that

6 (For they will come out after us,) till we the smoke of the city ascended, then they have drawn them from the city; for they will turned again, and slew the men or Ai. lay, They flee before us, as at the first: there 22 And the other issued out of ene rity fore we will flee before them.

against them: so they were ir the midst of is 7 Then ye shall rise up from the ambush, rael, some on this side, and some on that side and seize upon the city: for the LORD your and they sinote them, so that they let none Grid will deliver it into your hand.

lol them remain or escape.

23 And the king of Ai they took alive, and to fight with Joshua and with Israel, with one brought him to Joshua.

accord. A And it came to pass, when Israel had 31 And when the inhabitants of Gibeon made an end of slaying all the inhabitants of heard what Josliua liad done unto Jericho Ai in the field, in the wilderness wherein they, and to Ai, chiased them, and when they were all fallen on 4 They did ik wilily and went and the edge of the sword until they were con- made as if they Wat een ambassarlors, and bilmed, that a:l the Israelites returned unto took old sacks upon their asses, and wine Ai, and smote it with the edge of the sword. boliles, old, and rent, and bound up ;.

25 And so it was, that all that fell that day, 5 And old shoes and clouted 1.pon iheir feet. hoth of men and women, were twelve thou- and old garments :pon them; and all the sand, eren all the men of Ai.

bread of their provision was dry anel mondy 26 For Joshua drew not liis hand back, 6 And they went to Joshua unto the caip wherewith hie stretched out the spear, until at Gilgal, and said unto him, and to the ne: Hoe had utterly destroyed all the inhabitants of Israel, Webe come from a far country of si.

now therefore make ye a league with us 27 Only the cattle, and the spoil of that 7 And the men of Israel said unto the H. city Israel took for a prey unto themselves. vites, Peradventure ye dwel! among us; and according unto the word of the LORD, which how shall we make a league with you? de cominanded Josliua.

8 And they said unto Joshua, le are thy 28 And Joshua hurnt Ai, and made it an servants. And Joshua said unto them, whic leap for ever, eren a desolation, unto this day. are ye? and from whence come ye?

29 And the king of Aihe banged on a tree 9 And they said unto him, from a very sai until even lide: and as soon as the sun was counu y tby servants are come, because of down, Joshua commanded that they should the name of the LORD thy God; for we have take bis carcase down from the tree, and cast heard the fame of him, and all that he did in it at the emering of the gate of the city, and Egypt, raise thereon a great heap of stones, bhal re 10 And a!) that lie did 10 the tho kings o maineth unto this day.

the dmorites, that were beyond Jordani, te 30 l Then Josliua built an altar unto the Sihen king of Heslibon, and to Og king o Lor: God of Israel in mount Elal; Bastia), w. ich was at Ashitarothi.

31 As Moses, the servant of the LORD, com Il Wirerefore our elders, and all the inlia manded the children of Israel, as it is writ-bitants of our country, spake in us, saving ten in the book of the law of Moses, An allar Take vietai is will you for the journey, aid of whole stones, over which no man hatı listed go to meet tiein, and say unto them, We! up any iron; and they offered thereou burnt- ure your servants : therefore now inake ye ol utterings unio the Lord,and sacrificed peace- league with us. offerings.

12 This our bread we look hot for our pro 3. And lie wrole there upon the stores a vision out of our livuses on the day we can'e copy of the law of Moses, which he wrote in fortlı 10 go unto you; but now, behold, it is de presence of the chillren of Israel. dry, and it is inouldy :

33 And all Israel, and their elders, and 13 and these boltles of wine which we fill. oslicers, and their judges, stood on this side ed were new; and, behold, they berent: and the ark, and on that side, before the priests these our garments and our shoes are become live Levites, which bare the ark of the cove-old by reason of the very long journey: nant of the LORD, as well the su anger as lie It And the men took of their vicuais, and that was born ainong them: half of them over asked not counsel at the mout: of Wie LORD against mount Gerizion, and half of them 15 An Josliua made peace with thein, and over against mount Ebal; as Moses tiie ser- made a league with them, to le! them live vant of the LORD had commanded before, and the princes of the congregation sware that they should bless the people of Israei. anto them.

34 And atierward he read a! the words or 16 11 And it came to pass, althie end of three the law, the blessings and cursings, according days after they had made a league with them to it! wat is written in the book of the law." that they heard that they were their reig!

35 There was not a word of all that Moses bours, and that they dwel among em. commanded which Joshua read not before all 17 And the civildren of Israel journeyed the congregation of Israel, with the women, and came unto their cities on the third lay and the liitle ones, and the strangers that Now their cities were Gibeon, and Cheptij. were conversant among them.

ruh, and Beeroth, and Kirjath-jeariin. CHAP. IX.

18 And the children of Israel smote ilem which were on this side Jordan, in the bad-sworn unto them by the Lori Godo hills, and in the valeys, and in all the coasts Israel. And all the congregation murmurei of the great sea over against Lebanon, the against the princes. Hillite, and the dinorile, the Canaanite, the 19 But all the princes said unio ak the core Perizzite, the Hittite, and ihe Jebusite, heard gregation, We liave sworn unto them by die thereof;

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This we will do to them; we will even all the people of war with him, and all tho les them liv, lest wrath be upon us, because miglity men of valour. of the wath which we sware unto them. 8 $ And the LORD said unto Joshua, Fear

21 And the princes said unto thein, Let then not : for I have delivered them iniu thein live; bui let them be bewers of wood, thine band ; there shall not a man of the and drawers of water, unto all the congrega- stand before thee. tion ; as the priuces had promised them. 9 Josliua therefore carne unto them sud

2: And Joshua called for thein, and he deuly, and went up froin Gilgal all night. spake unto them, saving, Wherefore have 10 And the LORD discomfiled them before je beguiled us, saviny. We are very far Israel, and slew them with a great slaugiiter irom you; when ye dwell among us? at Gibeon, and chased them along the way

23 Now therefore ye are cursed ; and there that goeth up to Betli-horon : and nie sball none of you be freed from being bond- them to Azekah, and unlo Makkerialı. men, and hewers of wood, and drawers of 11 And it came to pass, as they died froin waler, for the house of my God.

before Israel, anul were in the going down in 21 And they answered Joshua, and said, Beth-horon, ihai the LURD case down great Because it was certainly told ily servants, stones from leaven upon them unto Azekah, how that the LORD thy God commanded luis and they died: they irere more which died servant Moses to give you all the land, and with hail-stones than they whon the children w destroy all the inhabitants of the land from of Israel slew with the sword. before you, therefore we were sore afraid of 1 1 Then spake Joshua to the Lord, in our lives because of you, and have dune this the day when the Lord delivered up the AmWiing.

orites before the children of Israel, and he 25 And now, behold, we are in thine land: said in the sight of Israel, Sun, stand thou is it seemeth good and right unto thee to do sull upon Gibeon; and thou, Noon, in the anto us, do.

valley of Ajalon. 26 And so did he unto them, and delivered 13 And the sun stood still, and the moon them out of the hand of the claildren of Israel, stayed, until the people had avenged them. that ility slew them rot.

selves upon their enemies. Is not this written 27 And Joshua made them that day hewers in the book of Jasher? So the sun stood stillin of wood, and drawers of water, for the con- the midst of heaven, and lasted noi 10 go gregation, and for the altar of the LORD, down about a whole day.

ven unto this day, in the place which lie 14 And there was no day like tha: before it, mould choose.

or after it, that the Lord heurkened unto tin CHAP. X.

voice of a man: for the Lord fought for Israel. TOW it came to pass, when Adoni-zedek 15 | And Joshua returned, and all Israel

king of Jerusalem had heard how Jo- with him, unto the camp to Gigal zhua bad'take: Ai, and had utterly destroy 16 But these five kings Ried, and nid theinpd it; as he had done to Jericho and her king, selves in a cave at Mak kedah. so he had done ". Ai and her king; and how 17 And it was told Joshua, saying, The five he inhabitants of Gibeon liad made peace kings are found lid in a cave ai Makkedali. viin Israel, and were among them ;

18 And Joshua said, Roll great stones upon That they feared greatly, because Gibe the mouth of the cavc, and set men by it lor

wus a great city, as one of the royal ci- to keep them; iei, and herause it was greater !han Ai, and 19 Ånd stay ye not, but pursue after your all the men thereof were nighty.

enemies, and smite the hindmost of tiem; 3 Where:ore Adoni-zedek king of Jerusa- suffer them not to enter into their cities : for Im sent unto Hloham king of Hebron, and the LORD your God hath delivered them into noro Piram king of Jarmuth, and unto Ja-jyour hand. pria king of Lachish, and unto Debir king 20 And it came to pass, when Joshua and of Egloni, saying,

the cluildren of Israel bad made an end of 4 Come up unto me, and help me, that slaying them with a very great slaugh:er, vill we nay smite Gibeon · for it liath made they were consumed, that the rest which repeace with Joshua, and with the children of mained of them entered into fenced cilies. Israel

21 And all the people returned to the camp 5 Therefore the five kings of the Imorites, to Joshua at Mak kedah in peace: none mothe king of Jerusalem,ihe king of Hebron, the ved bis tongue against any of the children kugot Jarmuth, the king of Lachishi, the kirg for Israel. o: Eglon, gathered theniselves together, and 22 1 Then said Joshua, Ovn t!le mouth weut up, they and all their hosts, and encampo of the cave, and bring out lliuse five hings ed before Gibeon, and made war against ii. unto me out of the cave.

6. And the men of Gibeon sent unto Jo. 23 And they did so, and brought forth chua to the camp to Gilgal, saying, Slack those five kings unto him out of le cave, not try hand from thy servants ; come up to us the king of Jerusalem, the king of Hicburon, quickly and save us, and help us; for all the the king of Jarmuth, the king of Lachisi kings of the Amorites, that dwell in the moon and the king of Eg!04. tains, are gathered together against us. 24 And it came to pass, when they brought 7 Sin Joshua ascended from Gilgal, he, and out those kings ume Joshua, that Joshua call

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ed for all the men of Israel, and said unto the them with the edge of the sword, and utter. captains of the men of war which went with ly destroyed all the souis that were thereiu; him, Come rear, put your feet upon the lie lest none remaining: as lie liad done to necks of these kings. And they caine near, Hebron, so he did to Debir, and to the king end put their feet upon the necks of them, thereof, as lie had done also io Libuan, and

And Jusliua said unto them, Fear not, to her king: ror be dismayed; be strong, and of good 401 So Joshua smote all the country of the courage: for ihus shall the Lord do to all hills, and of the souil, and of the vale, and of your enemies against whom ye fight. the springs, and all their kings : be ieft none

26 And afterward Joshua smote them, and remaining, but utterly desu oyed all that slew them, and hanged them on five trees : breathed, as the LORD God of Israel comand they were hanging upon the trees until manded. the evening

11 Aud Joshua smote them from Kadesh27 And it came to pass, at the time of the barnea even unto Gaza, and all the country going down of the sun, that Joshua com- of Goshen, even uno Gibeon. manded, and they look them down off the 42 And all these kings, and their land did vrees, and cast them into the cave wherein Joshua lake at one time, because the LORD they liad been bid, and laid great stones in the God of Israel fought for Israel. cave's mouthi.which remain until this veryılay. 43 And Joshua returned, and all Israel will

2011 And that day Joshua took Makke- nim, unto the camp to Gilgal. dah, and smote it with the edge of the sword,

CHAP. Xi. aird the king thereof be utterly destroyed, tiem, and all the souls that were bilerem: AND it came to pass, when Jabin king o:

Hazor had heard those things, that he he let uone remain: and he did to the king sent to Jobab king of Madon, and io the king of Makkedai as he did unto the king of Je- of Shimron, and to the king of Achslaplı, richio.

2 And to the kings that were on the north 29 ! Then Joshua passed from Makke- of the mountains, and of the plains south of dali, and all Israel wiih bim, unto Libnah, Chinneretli, and in the valley, and in the au fought against Libnah :

borders of Dor on the west ; 30 And the Lurn delivered it also, and the 3 sad to the Canaanite on the east and on king thereos, into the hand of Israel; and be the west, and to the Amorite, and the Billile, smote it with the edge of the sword, and all and the l'erizzite, and the Jebusite in the the souls thal were therein: he let none re- mountains, and to the Hivite under Hermon main in it; but did unto the king thereof as in the land of Mizpeh. he did unto the king of Jericho.

4 And they went out, they and all their 3) 1 Aud Joshua passed from Libnah, and hosts with them, much people, even as tie all Israel with him, onto Lachish, and en- sand that is upon the sea-shore in multitude, cainped against it, and fought against it: with horses and cliariots very many.

34 And the LORD delivered Lachish into the 5 And when all these kings were met loge. hand of Israel, which took it on the second ther, they came and pitched together at the day, and smote it with the edge of the sword, waters of Merom, to fight against Isracl. and all the souls that were therein, according 61 And the LORD said unto Joshua, Be to all that he had done to Libnah.

not afraid because of them ; for to-morrow, 33 1 Then Horam king of Gezer came up to about this time, will I deliver them up all nelp Lachish; and Joshua smole bim and bis slain before Israel : thou shall bolightheir people, until he had left him none remaining horses and burn their chariuts with fire.

341 Aud from Lachish Joshua passed unto 7 So Joshua came, and all the people of Eglou, and all Israel willi him; and they eu- war with him, against them by the waters of camped against il, and touglit against il : Merom suddenly, and they fell upon them.

33 And they look it on that day, and smote 8 And the LORD delivered them into the it with the edge of the sword; and all the hand of Iszel, w!io smote them, and chased bouls that were therein lie utterly destroyed them into greai Zidor., and unio Misrephointhat day, according to all that lie had done maim, and unto the valley of Mizpeli eastto Lacnish.

ward; and uicy smole them, until they left 36 91 Aud Joshua went up from Eglon, and tiem none remaining: all Israel withi hin, unto Hebron; and they 9 And Joshua did unto tliem as the LORD fuuglit against it :

bade bim: he boughied their horses, and 37 And they took it, and smote it with the burnt their chariots with fire. edge of the sword, and the king thereof, and 10 1 And Joshua at that time turned back, ail the cities thereof, and all the souls that and took Hazor, and smote the king inereof wire therein: he left none remaining, ac-with the sword: for liazor before ume was ceriling to all that he had done to Eglon, but the head of all those kingdoms. destroyed it utterly, and all the souls that 11 And they smole all the souls that were were therein.

therein with thie edge of the sword, utterly 33 1 And Joshua returned, and all Isracl destroying them ; there was not any leri to with him to Debir, and fought against it:

breathe : and he burnt Hazor with fire. 39 And he took it, and the king thereof, 12 And all the cities of those kings, and all But all the cities thereof, and they smoleluhe kings of them, did Joshua lake, and smols

them will the edge of the sword ; und lie ul-l 4 And the coast of Og king of Bashan, terly destroyed thein, as Mures, the servant which was of live rem!iant of the giants, thai of the Loki', commanded.

dwelt at Ashitaroth and at Edrei, 13 But as for the cities that stood still in 5 And reigned in mount Hermon, and in their strengti, Israel burned none of them, Salcali, and in ail Bashian, unto the border save Hazor only; thut did Joshua burn. of the Geshurites, and the daachathites, and

14 And all the spoil of these cities, and the lalf Gilead, the border of Sihon king of caule, the children of Israel look for a prey Heshbon: onto themselves ; but every man they smole 6 Thein die Moses, the servant of the LORD, with the exige of the sword. until they had de- and the children of Israel, smile: and Moses, Broyed them, neither left they any to breathe. the servallt of the LORI), gave it for a pos.

15 As the LORD) cominanded Moses his session unto the Reubenites, and the Cad. servant, so did Moses command Josliua, and ites, and the haif-tribe of Manasseh. so did Joshua: lie left nothing undone of all 79. And these are the kings of the country that the LORD commanded Moses.

which Joshua and the children of Israel 16 1 So Joshua Ivok all thai land, the hills, smote on this side Jordan on the west, from and all the south country, and all the land of Baalgad in the valley of Lebanon, even imGoshen, and he valley, andthe plain, and the to the mount Halak, that goeth up to Seir; mountain of Israel.and the valley of the same; which Joshmua gave unto the tribes of Israel

17 Eren from the inount Halak, that go- for a possession, according to their divisions : eth up to Seir, even unto Baal-gad in the val 8 In the mountains, and in the valley's, and ey of Lebanon ; under moun Hermon; and in the plains, and in the springs, anù in die all their kings lie took, and smote them, and wilderness, and in the south country ; thie slew them.

Hiuites, the Aniorites, and the Canaanites, 18 Joshua made war a long time with all the Perizzites, the Hivites, and the Jenusiies : those kings.

9 The king of Jericho, one; the king of 19 There was not a city that made peace ai, which is beside Beth-el, one; with the children of Israel, save the Hivites 10 The king of Jerusalem, one; the king the inhabitants of Gibeon : all other they look of Hebron, one ; in battle ;

11 The king of Jarmuth, one; the king 20 For it was of the Lord to harden their of Lachish, one; bearts, that they should come against Israel 12 The king of Eglon, one; the king of in battle, that he mighi destroy them utterly, Gezer, one ; and that they miglil have no tavour, but thai 13 The king of Debir, one; the king of le might destroy them; as the LORD com- Gerler, one : inanded Moses.

14 The king of Hormah, one; the king 21 | And at that time came Joshua, and for Arad, one; cut off the Anakims from the mountains : 15 The king of Libnalı, one ; the king of from Hebron, from Debir, from Anal), and Adullam, one ; from all the mountains of Judah, and from 16 The king of Makkedah one; the king all the inountains of Israel: Joshua destroyed of Bethel, one ; Crem utterly with their cities.

17 The king of Tappuah, one, the king 2There was none of the Anakims lestin the of Hepher, one; land of the children of Israei: only in Gaza, 13 The king of Aplek, one; the king of in Gath, and in Ashdod, there remained. Lasharon, one';

23 | So Joshua took the whole land, ac 19 The king of Madon, one, the king of cording to all that the Lord said unto Mo- Hazor, one ; 833; and Joshua gave it for an inheritanceun 20 The king of Shimron-meron, one; the lo Israel, according to their divisions by their king of Achshaph, one ; tribes. And the land rested froin war. 21 The king of Taanach, one; the king CHAP. XII.

or Megiddo, one; Nithese are the kings of the land, 22 The king of Kedesh, one; the king of

which the children of Israel smole, und Jokneam of Carmel, one; possessed their land on the other side Jordan, 23 The king of Dor, in the coast of Dor, loward the rising of the sun; from the river one ; the king of the nations of Gilgal, one; Arnon unto mount Hermon, and all the plain 24 The king of Tirzah, one: all ihe king's on the east :

thirty and one. in Heshbois, urd ruled from Aroer, which is N and The Lord

said unto him, Thiou arı 2 Sihon king of the Amoriles, who dwelt


Joshua was , upon the bank of the river Aruon, and from the middle of the river, and from half Gilead, old and stricken in years, and there remain even unto the river Jabbok, which is the eth yet very much land to be possessed. border of the cliehen of Ainion:

- This is the land that yet remaineth: all 3 and from the plain to the sea of Chin- the horders of the Philistines, and all Geshuri, nereth on the east, and unity the sea of the 3 From Sibor, which is before Egypt, even plaiv, mren the sali sea on the east, the way unto the borders of Ekron northward, ichich io Beth-lestinoth; and liom the south, un- is counted to the Canaanites: five lords of der Aslidot pisgal :

the Philistines; the Gazalites, and the Asb

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