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Jos hit a comech through the window: for her house] was upon the town-wall, and she dwelt upon the wall.
16 And she said unto them, Get you to the mountain, lest the pursuers meet you; and hide yourselves th three clays, until the pursuers be turned : and afterward may ye go y< way.
17 And the men said unto her, We will be blameless of this thine oath which thou hast made us swear.
IS Behold, when we come into the land, thou shalt bind this line of scarlet thread in the window which thou didst let us down by: and thou shalt bring thy father, and thy mother, and thy brethren, and all thy father's household, home unto thee.
19 And it shall be, thax whosoever) shall go out of the doors of thy hoi into the street, his blood shall he upon his head, and we will be guiltless : and whosoever shall be with thee in the hous«, his blood shall be on our head, if any hand be upon him.
20 And if thou utter this ourbusmess, then we will be quit of thine oath which thou hast made us to swear.
21 And she said, According unto your words, so be it. And she sent th< away, and they departed: and she bound the scarlet line in the window.
22 And they went, and came unto the mountain, and abode there three days, until the pursuers were returned: and the pursuers sought them throughout all the way, but found them not.
23 IT So the two men returned, and descended from the mounta passed over, and came to Joshua the ?nn of Nun, and told him all tiring? '.hat befel them:
2-1 And they said unto Joshua, Truly the Lord hath delivered into our hands all the land; for even all the inhabitants of the country do faint because of us.
AND Joshua rose early in the morning ; and they removed from Shittirn, and caine to Jordan, he and all the children of Israel, and lodged there before they passed over.
2 And it came to pass after three days, that the officers went through the host; I
3 And they commanded the people, |
D Jordan. saying, When ye s;e the ark of the covenant of the Lord your God, ami the priests the Levites bearing it, then 'all remove from your place, and go after it
~4 Yet there shall be a space between 'ou and it, about two thousand cubits by measure: come not near unto it, that ye may know the way by which ye must go: for ye have not passed this way heretofore.
5 And Joshua said unto the people, Sanctify yourselves: for to-morrow the I.oao will do wonders among you.
6 And Josliuaspake unto the priests, spying, Take up the ark of the covenant, and pass over before the people. And they took up the ark of the covenant, and went before the people.
7 TT And the Lord said unto Joshua, This day will 1 begin to magnify thee in the sight of all Israel, that they may know that, as I was with Moses, so I will be with Lhee.
8 And thou shalt command the priests that bear the ark of the covenant, s tying, When we are come to the brink of the water of Jordan, ye shall sta jd still in Jordan.
9 IT And Joshua said unto tiie children of Israel, Come hilher, and hear Hie words of the Lord your God.
10 And Joshua said, Hereby ye shall know that the living God is among you, and thai he will without fail drive out from before you theCanaaniles, and the Hittites, and the Hivites, and the Perizzites, and theGirgashites, and the Amorites, and the Jebusites.
11 Behold, the ark of the covenant of the Lord of all the earth passeth over before you into Jordan.
12 Now therefore take you twelve men out of the tribes of Israel, out of every tribe a man.
13 And it shall come to pass, as soon as the soles of the feet of the priests that bear the ark of the Lord, the Lord of all the earth, shall rest in the waters of Jordan, that the waters of Jordan shall he cut off from the wa ters that coine down from above; anil they shall stand upon a heap.
14 IT And it came to pass, when the people removed from their tents, to pass over Jordan, and the priests bearing the ark of the covenant before the people;
15 And as they that, hare the ark v. ere
Twelve stones CHA1 eome unto Jordan, and the feet of the priests that bare the ark were clipped in the brim of the water, (for Jordan overfloweth all his banks all the time of harvest,')
16 That tie waters which came down from above stood, and rose up upon a heap very far from the city Adam,that is besideZaretnn ; and those thatcame down towaid the sea of the plain,even the salt sea, (ailed, and were cut olf: and the people passed over right against Jericho.
17 And the priests that bare the ark ofthe covenant ol'theLoRD stood firm on dry ground in the midst of Jordan, and all the Israelites passed over on dry ground, until all the people were passed clean over Jordan.
AND it came to pass, when all the people were clean passed over Jordan, that the Lord spake unto Joshua, saying,
2 Take you twelve men out of the people, out of every tribe a man;
3 And command ye them, saying, Take you hence, out of the midst of Jordan, out of the place where the priests' feet stood firm,twelve stones; :iad ye sbail carry them over with you, and leave them in the lodgingplace where ye shall lodge this night.
4 Then Joshua called the twelve men, whom he had prepared of the children of Israel,out of every tribe a
5 And Joshua said unto them, Pass over before the ark of the Loitn \ God into the midst of Jordan,and take you up every man of you a stone upon his shoulder, according unto the n her of the tribes of the children of
IS That this may be a sign amongy< that when your children ask their , i.'ier in time to come, saying, What menu ye by these stones?
7 Then ye shall answer them, That the waters of Jordan were cut off" before the ark of the covenant of the Lord; when it passed over Jordan, the waters of Jordan were ait oft': and these stones shall be for a memorial unto the children of Israel for cvr
8 And the children of Israel did so as Joshua commanded, and took up twelve stones out ofthe midst of Jordan, as the Lord «nake unto Joshua,
r. for a memorial.
according to the numoer ofthe tribes ofthe children of Israel, and carried them over with them unto the place vhere they lodged, and laid them town there.
9 IT And Joshua set up twelve stones n the midst of Jordan, in the place vhere the feet of I he priests which
bare the ark of the covenant stood; and they are there unto this day.
10 For the priests which bare the ark stood in the midst of Jordan, until every thing was finished tliattheLonn commanded Joshua to speak unto the people, according to all that Moses commanded Joshua: and the people hasted and passed over.
11 And it came to pass,when all the people were clean passed overjhat the ark ofthe Lord passed over, and the priests, in the presence of the people.
12 And the children of Reuben, and the children of Gad, and half the tribe of Manasseh,passed over armed before the children of Israel, as JUoses spake
13 About forty" thousand, prepared for war, passed over before the Lord unto battle, to the plains of Jericho.
\4 IT On that day the Lord magnified Joshua in the sight of all Israel; and they feared him,as they fearedAloses, all'the days of his life.
15 And the Lord sp^ke untoJoshua,
16 Command the prieststhat bear the ark of the testimony, that they come up out of Jordan.
17 Joshua therefore commanded the priests, saying, Come ye up out of Jordan.
IS And it came to pass, when the priests that bare the ark ofthe covenant ofthe Lord were come up out of the midst of Jordan, and the soles ofthe pnests'feet were lifted up unto the dry land, that the waters ofJordan returned unto their place, and flowed over all his banks, as they did before.
19 IT And the people came up out of Jordan on the tenth da>/ of the first month, and encamped in Gilgal, in the east border of Jericho.
20 And those twelve stones, which they took out ofJordan, did Joshua pitch in Gilgal.
21 And he spake unto the children ol Israel, saying, When your children
Coxumcisioi* renewed. JOSHUA, siiiill ask their fathers in time to come, saying, Wliat mean these stones?
22 Then ye shall let your children know, saying, Israel came over this Jordan on dry land.
23 For the Lord your God dried up the waters of Jordan from before you, until ye were passed over.as the Lord your God did to the Red S<:a,which lie dried up from before us until we were gone over;
24 That all Ihe people of the earth might know the hand of the Lord, that it is mighty; that ye might fear the Lord your God forever.
AND it came to pass, when all the kings of the Amorites, which were on the side of Jordan westward, and all the kings of the Canaanites, which were by the sea, heard that the Lord had dried up the waters of Jordan from before the children oflsrael, until we were passed over, that theii heart melted; neither was there spirit in them any more,because of the children of Israel.
2 IT At that time the Lord said unto ■ Joshua, Make thee sharp knives, and circumcise again the children of Israel the second tunc.
3 And Joshua made him sharp knives, and circumcised the children of Israel at the hill of the foreskins.
4 And this is the cause why Joshua | did circumcise: All the people that came out of Egypt, that were males, even all the men of war, died in the wilderness by the way,alter they came out of Egypt.
5 Now all the people that came out were circumcised; but all the people that lucre born in the wilderness by the ivny as they came forth out of Egvpt, litem Uiey had not circularised.
6 For the children of Israel walked forty years in the wilderness, till all the people thai were men of war, wlncn came out ol Egypt, were consumed, because tliev obeyed not the voice ol the Lord: unto whom the Loud sware that he would not show them the land which the Lord sware unto thur lathers that he would give us, a land that (loweth with milk and honey.
7 And their children, whom he raised up m their sffad,i hem Joshua circum
Mtiiina ceaseth. cised: for they were uncircumcised, because they had notcircumcisedtheni by the way.
8 And it came to pass,\vhen they had done circumcising all the people, that they abode in their places m the camp till they were whole.
9 And the Lord said unto Joshua, Thi9 day have L rolled away the reproach of Egypt from oll'you: wherelore the name of the place is called Gilgal unto this day.
10 ir And the children of Israel encamped in Gilgal, and kept the passover on the fourteenth day of Hit month at even,in the plains of Jericho.
LI And they did eat of the old corn of the land on the morrow after the passover, unleavened cakes, and mrched corn in I he selfsame day.
12 TT And the manna ce;ised on the morrow after they had eaten of the old
of the laud; neither had the children oflsrael manna any more; but they did eat of the fruit of the land of Canaan that year.
13 1T Ami it came to pnss,when Josha was by Jericho, that he lilted up
his eyes and luoked, and,behold, there srood n man over against him, with
Joshua went unto him, and said unto him, Art thou Tor us, or for our ad eraaries?
14 And he said, Nay; but as captain of the host of the Lord am I now come. And Joshua fell on his face to the earth, and did worship, and said unto him, Whatsaitii my Lord unto his servant?
15 And the captain of the Lord's host said unto Joshua, Loose thy shoe from oil' thy foot; for the place whereon thou standestw holy. And Joshua did so.
NOW Jericho was straitly shut up because of (he children oflsrael: lone went out, and none came in.
2 TT And I he Lord said unto Joshun, See, 1 have given into thy hand Jericho, and the king thereof, and the
nighty men of varout.
3 And ye shall compass the city, all je men of war, and go round about the city once. Thus shall thou do six days.
4 And seven priests shall bear befoi-y the ark seven trumpets of rams'horns, Jericho be. i
und the seventh day ye shall compass
the dawning of _he day, and compass
the city seven times, and the priests]
6 TT And Joshua the son of Nun railed the priests, and said unto them, Take] up the ark of the covenant, and let' ■jeven priests bear seven trumpets of ram's horns before the ark of the Loud.
7 And he said unto the people, Pass on, and compass the city, and let him that i3 armed pass on beibre the ark of Die Lord.
8 IT And it came to pass, when Joshua had spoken unto the people, thai the sewn priests, bearing the seven trumpets ol rams' horns, passed on before the Lcmo, and blew wilh the trumpets; and the ark of the covei ol the Lord followed them.
9 And the armed men went before the priests that blew with the tri pels, and the rcre-ward came aller .irk, the priests going on, and blowing] with the trumpets.
10 And Joshua had commanded the people, savi»K. V e shall not shout, nor make any noise with your voice, nei | ther shall am/ word proceed out ol ) our mouth, until the day I bid you shout: then shall ve shoul.
11 bo the ark of the Lojid compassed the City, sen"? about it once: and ihey came inlo the camp, and lodged in llie camp.
12 TT And Joshua rose early in ihe morning, and the priests took up tlit ark ol the Loud.
13 And seven priests, bearing seven trumpets of rams' horns before the] ark ol Ihe Lord went on continually and blew with the trumpets: and the] armed men went before them: but the rere-ward came aller the ark ol the Loud, the priests going on, and ulowmg with the trumpets.
14 And the second day thev compassed the city once, and relumed into the camp: so Uiev did six diys.
If) And it came to pass, on the scv
ed the city"after the 6ame
17 IT And the city shall be accursed, even it, and all that are therein, to the Lord: only Rahab the harlot shail live, she and all that are with her in the house, because sl.e hid the messen
ers that we sent.
18 And ye, in any wise keep i/owselues from the accursed thing, lest ya make yourselves; accursed, when ye take ol the accursed ching, and male the camp of Israel a curse, anil trou
1<) But all the silver, and gold, and
'2L And they utterlv destroyed all that
■2-1 And tnev burnt Ihe city with (ire,
JOSHUA. God-inttnictt Jo*kna
habitants of the land, shall hear oj it,
12 Therefore the children of Israel could not stand before their enemies, but turned their backs before their enemies, because they were accursed; neither will I be with you any more, except ye destroy the accursed from among you.
13 Up, sanctify the people, and say Sanctify yourselves against to-mor row; (or thus saith the" Loud God of Israel, There is an accursed thing in the midst of thee, O Israel: thou canst not stand before thine enemies, until
4ehan's nn. she hid the messengers which Joshua| sent to spy out Jericho.
2(5II And Joshua adjured them at that time, saying, Cursed be the man before the Loud that riseth up and buddeth this city Jericho: lie shall lay the foundation thereof in his firstborn, and in his youngest son shall he set up the gates of it.
•27 So the Lord was with Joshua and his tame was noised throughout all the country.
BUT the children of Israel committed a trespass in the accursed thing: for Achan the son of Carmi, the son of Zabdi, the sou of Zerah.of the tribe of Judah, took of the accursed thing; and the anger of the Loud was kindled agaiust'the children of Israel.
■2 1T And Joshua sent men from Jericho to Ai, which K Inside Belli oven, on the east side of Jieth-el, and spake unto them, saying, Go up and view the country. And the men went up and viewed Ai.
3 And they returned to Joshua, and i ye take away the accursed thing from
said unto him, Let not all the peoph go up; but let about two or three| tnousand rnpn go up and smite Ai; and make not all the people to labour thither; for they are but few.
'1 So there went np thither of the people about three thousand men: and they lied before the men of Ai.
» And the men of Ai smote of them about thirty and six men: for they chased them from before the gate, even unto Shebarim, and smote them in the going down; wherefore the hearts of I be people melted, nnd became as water.
6 ff And Joshua rent his clothes, and fell to the earth upon his face before the ark of the Loud until the eventide, he and the elders of Israel, and put dust upon their heads.
7 And Josbuasaid,Alas,O LoanGod, wherefore hast thou at all brought I his people over Jordan, to deliver us into the hand of the Ainorites, to destroy us? would to God we had been content, and dwelt on the other side Jordan!
8 O Lord, what shall 1 say, when Israel turneth their backs before thcir| (neuiies!
9 For t!i'. Cannanii.es, and all the in
1-1 In the morning, therefore, ye shall 'be brought according to your tribes and it shall be, that the tribe which the Lord taketh shall come according to the families thereof; anil the family which the Lord shall take shai! come by households; and the house hold which the Lord shall take shall come man by man.
15 And it shall be, that he that is taken with the accursed tiling shall be burnt with fire, he and all thatiie hath; because he hath transgressed the cov enant of the Loud, and because he hath wrought folly in Israel.
16 tT So Joshua rose up early in the morning, and brought Israel by thentribes; and the tribe of Judah was taken:
17 And he brought the family of Judah; and he took the family of the Zfirhites: and he brought the family of the Zarhites man by man; and Zabdi was taken:
IS And he brought his household man by man ; and Achan the son of Carmi, the son of Zabdi, the son of Zeruii, of the tribe of Judah, was taken.
19 TT And Joshua said unto Achan My son,give, 1 prav ihee, glory tr, \h»