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Cities assig/ied lot unto tlieLevit.es these cities with their suburbs.ae the Loud commanded b.v the hand of Moses.
9 TT And they grive,out ofthe tribe of the children of Judah, and out of the] tribe of the children of Simeon, these cities which are here mentioned by name.
10 Which the children of Aaron, being ot the families of the Kohiitliites, who were of the children of Levi, had: for theirs was the first lot.
11 And they gave them I he city of Arba the father of Anak, (which city ii Hebron,) in the hill coi/Jirry of Judah, with the suburbs thereof round about it.
12 But the fields of I he city, and the villages thereof, save they to Caleb the son of Jephunueli for his possession.
13 TT Thus they gave to the children of Aaron Hie priest, Hebron with her suburbs, to be a city of refuge for the slayer; nnd Libnah with her suburbs,
14 And Jattir with her suburbs, and Eshtemoa with her suburbs,
15 And Holon with her suburbs, and Debir with her suburbs,
16 And Ain with her suburbs, and Juttah with her suburbs.awiBetli-shernesh with her suburbs ; ninecitiesoul of those two tribes.
L7 And out of the tribe of Benjamin, Gibeon with her suburbs, Geba with her euburbs,
18 Anathoth with her suburbs, and Almon with her suburbs: four cities.
19 All the cities of the children of Aaron, the priests, were thirteen cities] with their suburbs.
20 TT And the families of the children of Kohath, the Levites which remain ed ofthe children of Kohath, even they had the cities of their lot out of the tribe of Ephraiin.
21 For they gave them Shechem with her euburbs in mount Ephraim, to be a city of refuge for the slayer; and Gezer with her suburbs.
22 And Kibzuim with her suburbs, and Bethhoron with her suburbs: four cities.
23 And out of the tribe of Dan, Eltekeh with her euburbs, Gibbethon with her suburbs,
24 Ajalon willi her suburbs, Gathruninou with her suburbs: four cities.
25 And out of the half-tribe of Ma
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nasseb, Tannch with her suburbs, and Gath-ninmon with her suburbs: two cities.
26 All the cities were ten with their suburbs, for the families of the children of Kohath that remained.
27 IT And unto the children of Gers/ion, of the families of the Levites.out of the other half-tribe of Manasseh, they gave Golan in Bashan with her suburbs, to be a city of refuge for the slayer; and Beeshterah with her suburbs; two cities,
28 And out of the tribe of Issaehar, Kishou with her suburbs, Dabareh with her suburbs,
29 J a rm u 111 w i i.h h e r subu rbs, E ngannim with her suburbs; four cities.
30 And out of the tribe of Asher Mishal with her suburbs, Abdon with her suburbs,
31 Helkaih with her suburbs, and Re hob with her suburbs; four cities.
32 And out of the tribe of Naphtali, Kedesh in Galilee with her suburbs,tc be a city of refuse for the slayer; and Hamnieth dor with her suburbs, and Kartan with her suburbs; three cities.
33 All the cities of the Gershonites according to their families lucre thir teen cities with their suburbs.
34 TT And unto the families of the children Merari, the rest of the Levites.out of the tribe of Zebulun,Jokneain with her suburbs, and Kartah with her suburbs,
35 Diinuah with her suburbs, Naha lal with her suburbs; four cities.
36 And out of the tribe of Reuben, Bezer with her suburbs, and Jahazah with her suburbs,
37 Kedemoth with her suburbs, and Alephaath with her suburbs; four cities.
38 And out of the tribe of Gad, Ramoth in Gilead with her suburbs, to bt a city of refuge for the slayer; ami Mahanaiui with her suburbs,
39 Ileshbon with her suburbs, Jazcr with her suburbs; four cities in all.
40 So all the cities for the children of Merari by their families, which were remaining of the families of the Levites, were by their lot twelve cities.
41 All the cities of the Levites within the possession of the children of Israel loere forty and eight cities with their suburbs.
42 These cities were every one with
a hair sent home. icle the spoil of your ene
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their suburbs round about them: thus raiment;
43 IT And the Lord gave unto Israel 9 IT And the childrenol Reuben,and all the land which he sware to give the children of Gad, and the hall-tribe unto tneir fathers; and they possessed ol Manaeseb, returned, and departed it, and dwelt therein. from the children of Israel out ol" Shi
44 And the Lord gave them rest round about, according to all tiiat sware unto their lathe) a: and there stood not a man of all their i b^lbi e them; the Lord delivered all their enemies into their hand.
45 There failed not aught of any good thing which the Lord had spoken unto the house of Israel; all came to pass.
CHAP. XXII. mHEN Joshua called the ReubenX iles, and die Gadites, and the halftribe of Manasseh,
2 And said unto them, Ve have kept all that Moses the servant of the Lord commanded you, and have obeyed my i voice in all that I commanded you:
3 Ve have not left your brethren these many days unto this day,but have kept' the charge of the commandment of the Lord your God.
4 And now the Lord your God hath given rest unto your brethren, as be promised them: therefore now reli ye, and get you unto your tents, a unto thetand of your possession.which Moses the servant of the Lord gave you on the other side Jordan. *6 But take diligent heed to do the commandment and the law which Mo^es the servant of the Lord charged you, to love the Lord your God,and to walk in all bis ways, and to keep his commandments, and to cleave unto v»m, and to serve him with all your
■fart and with all your soul.
6 So Joshua blessed them, and sent
item away ; and they went unto their
T IT Now to the one half of the tribe f Manasseh, Moses had given Joomcs-. ,-Vmin Basban: but unto the other hall" I hereof gave Joshua among theirbrethi»n on this side Jordan westward. )'^d when Joshuaseut them away also into their tents, then he blessed them. 3 And he spake unto them, saying, leturn with much riches unto your ?nts, and with very much cattle, with ,ilver, and with gold, and with brass, Jul with iron, and with very much,
the land of Canaan, to :ountry of Gilead, to the possession, whereof tliey were possessed, according to the word of the Lord by the band of Moses.
10 1T And when they came unto the borders of Jordan, that are in the land of Canaan, the children of Reuben and the children of Gad, and the half-tribe of Manasseh, built there an altar by Jordan, a great altar to see to.
11 1T And the children of Israel heard say, Behold, the children of Reuben, and the children of Gad, and the halftribe of Manasseh, have built an altar
;t the land of Canaan, in the borders of Jordan, at the passage of the hildren of Israel.
12 And when the children of Israel ieard of it, the whole congregation of
the children of Israel, gathered themselves together at Shiloh, to go up to war against them.
13 And the children of Israel sent unto the children of Reuben, and to the children of Gad, and to the half-tribe of Manasseh, into the land of Gilead, Phineuas the son of Eleazarthe priest,
14 And with him ten princes, of each chief house a prince throughout all the tribes of Israel; ,iud each one was a head of the bouse of their fathers among the thousands of Israel.
lfi 11" And they came unto the children ol Reuben, and to the children of Gad, and to the half-tribe of Manasseh, unto the land of Gilead, and they spake with them, saying, lGThussaiih the whole congregation of the Lord, What trespass w this that ye have committed against the God of Israel, to turn away this day from following the Lord, in that ye have budded you an altar, that ye might re bel this day against the Lord?
J 7 Is the iniquity cf Peor too little for us, from which we are not cleansed until this day, although there was a plague in the congregation of the
15 But that ye must turn away this day from following the Lord? and it will be, seeing ve rebel to-day againet An altar of
the Lord, that tomorrow he will b . wroth with the whole congregation of Israel.
19 Notwithstanding, if the land of] your possession be unclean, then pass ye over unto the land of the possessioi of the Lord, wherein the Lord's tab ernacle dwelletb, and take possession among u»: hut rebel not against the Lord, nor rebel against us, in building you an altar besides the altar of the Lord our God.
20 Did not Ach.ui the son of Zeral. commit a trespass in the accursed thing, and wrath fell on all the congregation of Israel? and that man perished not alone in his iniquity.
211TT hen the children of Reuben.and ihechildrenofGad, and the half-tribe <>f ftlanasseh, answered and said unto the heads of tne thousands of Israel,
22 The Lord God of gods, the Lord God of gods,he knoweth.and Israel he shall know; if it be in rebellion, or if in transgression against the Lou (save us "not this day,)
23 That we have built us an altar to turn from following the Lord, or if to offer thereon burnt-offering or meal-offering, or if to offer peace-offerings thereon, let the Lorvn himself require
24 And if we have not rather done it for fear of (his thing, saying, In time to come your children might speak unto our children, saying, Wh it have ye to do with the Lord God of Israel?
2o For the Lord hath made Jordan a border between us and you.ye children of Reuben and children of Gad; ye have no part in the Lord: so shall your children make our children cease from fearing the Lord.
2fi T bereft)re we said,Let us now prepare to build us an altar, not for burntoffering, nor for sacrifice:
27 But that it may be a witness be Uvcen us and you, and our generations alter us, that we might do the service of the Lord before him with oui burnt-offerings, and with our sacri fices, and with our peace-offerings that your children may not say to oui children in lime to come, Ye have ru part in the Lord.
28 Therefore said we, that it shall be, when they should so say to us or to our generations in lime to come, that we may say -lgain, Behold the pattern
of the altar of the Lord, whi'.li fathers made, not for burnt-offerings, I nor for sacrifices; but it is a witness between us and you.
29 God forbid that we should rebel against the Lord, and turn this clay from following the Lord, to build an
I altar for burnt-offerings, lor meat-of ferings, or for sacrifices, besides the altar of the Lord our God that is before his tabernacle.
30 TT And when Phinehas the priest, land the princes of the congregation, |and heads of the thousands of Israel
Auchwere with him, heard the words jthat the children of Reuben, and the children of Gad, and the children of Manasseb spake, it pleased them.
31 And Phinehas the son of Eleazar | the priest said unto the children ofHeu
, and to the children of Gad, and to me children of Manasseh, This day we perceive that the Lord is among us, because ye have not committed this trespass against the Lord: now ye have delivered the children of Israel out of the hand of the Lord.
32 IT And Phinehas the son of Eleazar the priest, and the princes, returned from the children of Reuben, and from the children of Gad, out of the land of | Gilead, unto the land of Canaan, to tne
_ ildren of Israel, and brought them
. 33 And the thing pleased the c hildren
AND it came to pas9 a long time alter that the Lord had given rest I unto Israel from all their enemies round about, that Joshua waxed old land stricken in age.
2 And Joshua called foralllsrael.ffW for their elders, and for their heads, and for their judges, and for their officers, and said unto them, I am old and itricken in age:
3 And ye have seen all drat the Lord iyour God hath done unto all these nations oecause of you; for the Lorn1 ""' 'that hat h fought for yon. Joshua exhorleth
4 Behold, 1 have divided unto you by lot tlie8e nations that remain,to be an inheritance for your tribes, from Jordan, with all the nations that I have cut off, even unto the great sea westward.
5 And the Loud your God, he shall expel them from before you, and drive tliem from out of your sight; and ye shall possess their land, as the Lord your God hatb promised unto you.
6 Be ye therefore very courageous keep and do all that is written in book, of the law of Moses, that ye turnj not aside therefrom to the right hand' or to the Jeft;
7 That ye come not among these nations, these that remain among you; neither make mention of the name of their gods, nor cause to swear by them, neither serve them, nor bow yourselves unto them:
S But cleave unto the Lord your| God, as ye have done unto this day.
9 For the Lord hath tlriven out from before you great nations and strc but asJ'or you, no man hath be'en able to aUxnd before you unto this day.
10 One man of you shall chase a thousand; for the Lord your God, he it w tliat fighteth for you, as he hath prom <secl you.
11 Take gooa heed therefore unto] yourselves,that ye love the Lord your God. "1
12 IT Else, if ye do in any wise go| hack, and cleave unto the remnant of these nations, even these that remain among you, and shall make marriage; with them, and go in unto them, and they to you:
13 Know for a certainly, that the Lord your God will no more drive ou any of these nations from before you but they shall be snares and traps unto you, and scourges in your sides, and thorns in your eyes, until ye perish from ofl'thisgood land which the Lord your God hath given you.
14 And, behold, this day I am going] the way of all the earth : and ye k now in all yourhearts.and in all your souls that not one thing hath failed of all the good tilings which the Loan yourGod spake concerning you; all are to pass unto you, and not one tiling I halli failed thereof.'
ir-i 1'here fore it shall come to pass, Utat as all good things are come upon
which the I.okd yourGod promised you; so shall the Lord bring upon all evil things, until he have destroyed you from oil this good land, which the Loud your God hath given
16 When ye have transgressed the covenant of the LoiiDyour God,which Dmmanded you,and have gone and ed other gods, and bowed yourselves to them ; then shall the anger of the Lord be kindled against you, and ye shall perish quickly from oil the od land which he hath given unto
3°U* CHAP. XXIV.
AND Joshua gathered all the tribes of Israel to Shechem, and called for the elders of Israel, and for their heads, and for their judges, and for their officers; and they presented themselves before God.
2 TI And Joshua said unto all thepeople, Thussaith the Lord God >f lsra el,Your fathers dwelt on the other side of the flood in old time, even Terah, the lather of Abraham ; and the father ofNachon and they served other gods.
3 And 1 took your father Abraham from the other side of the flood,and led him throughout all the land of Canaan, and multiplied his seed, and gave him Isaac.
4 And I gave unto Isaac, Jacob and Esau: and I gave unto Esau mount 5eir, to possess it; but Jacob and his children went down into Egypt
5 I sent Moses also and Aaron,and I plagued Egypt, according to that which I did among them; and afterward I brought you out.
6 And I brought your fathers out of Egypt: and ye came unto the sea; and the Egyptians pursued after your fathers with chariots and horsemen unto the Red Sea.
7 And when they cried unto the Lord, he put darkness between you and the Egyptians,and brought the sea upon them, and covered them; and your eyes have seen what I have done in Egypt: and ye dwelt in the wilder nessa long season.
8 And I brougntyou into the land of the Amorites, which dwelt on the other side Jordan; and they fought with you: and lgave them into your hand,that ye might possess their land; and 1 destroyed tln-m from before vou.
Joshua reneicelh tht JOSI QThenBalak Uie s(v> of Zippor.king of Moab, arose and warred against Israel, and sent and caJed Baalam tlie eon of Beor, to curse you:
10 But I would not hearken unto Balaam: therefore he blessed you still: so I delivered you out of his hand.
11 And ye went over Jordan, and came unto Jericho: and the men of Jericho fought against you, the Amoritea, and the Perrizites, and the Canaanites,and the Hittites, and the Gir
12 And 1 sent the hornet before you, which drave them out from before you, even the two kings of theAmorites; but not with thy sword, nor with thy bow.
13 And 1 have given you a land for which ye did not labour, and cities which ye built not, and ye dwell in them; of the vineyards and oliveyords which ye planted not do ye eat.
H IT Now therefore fear the Loup, and serve him in sincerity and in truth: and put away the gods which your fathers served on the other side of the flood, and in Egypt; and serve ye the Lord.
15 And if it seem evil unto you to serve the Lord, choose you this day whom ye will serve; whether the gods which your lathers served that were on the other side of the flood, or the gods of the Amoritcs, in whose land ye dwell: but as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.
16 And the people answered and said, God forbid that we should forsake the Lord, to serve other gods;
17 For the Lord our God, he it is that brought us upand our fathers out of the land of Egypt, from the house of bondage, and which did those great eigos in our sight, and preserved us in all the way wherein we went, and among all the people through whom we passed:
18 And the Lord drave out from before us all the people, even the Amorites winch dwelt in the k\m\: therefore will we also serve the Lord ; for "he it our God.
IP And Joshua said unto the people, Ye cannot serve the Lord : fur he is a nolvGod; he ts a jealous God; he will /iOt forgive your trasgressions nor your sins.
tfj Ifye forsake the Lojid, and serve
covenant, and dietk. strange gods, then he will turn aud do you hurt-, and consume you, after that he hath done you good.
21 And the people said unt^ Joshua, Nay; hut we will serve the Lord.
22 And Joshua said unto the people, Ye are witnesses against yourselves lluit ye have chosen you the Lord, to serve him. And they said, We are
23 Now therefore put away, said lie, the strange gods which are among you, and Incline your heart unto the Lord God of Israel
24 And the people said unto Joshua, The Lord our God will we serve, and his voice will we obey.
25 So Joshua made a covenant with the people that day, and set them a statute and an ordinance in Shechcm.
2fi H And Joshua wrote th.-se woida in the book of the law of God, and took a great stone, and set it up there under an oak that was by the sanctuary of the Lord.
27 And Joshua said unto all the people, Behold, this stone shall be a witnet's unto us; for it hath heard all the words of the Lord which he sp;ike unto us: it shall be therefore a witness unto you, lest ye deny your God.
28 So Joshua let the people depart) every man unto his inheritance.
29 Tf And it came to pass, after these lhings,lhat Joshua the son of Nun, the servant of the Lord, died, being s. hundred and ten years old.
30 And they buried him in the border of his inheritance jn Timnath serai), which a'* in mount Ephraim, on the north side of the hill ol Gnash.
31 And Israel served the Lord all the days of Joshua, and all the days of the elders that over-lived Joshua, and which had known all the works of the Lord, that he had done for Israel.
32 IT And the bones of Joseph, which the children of Israel brought up out of Egypt, buried they in Shechem, in a parcel of ground which Jacob bought ol the sou^ of liamor, the lather of Shechem, for a hundred pieees of sil
■er: and it became the inheritance
of the children of Joseph.
33 IT And Eleazar the son of Aaron lied; and they buried him in a hill thai pertained to Phinehae his son, which was given him in mount Epli