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shoe from off thy foot; for the place of your mouth, until the day I bid whereon thou standest is holy. “And you shout; then shall ye shout. Joshua did so.

11 So the ark of the Lord compassed CHAPTER VI.

the city, going about it once; and Jericho shut upThe city compassed— The they came into the camp, and lodged walla fall doron- Rahab sared- The build in the camp. er of Jericho cursed.

12 And Joshua rose early in the OW Jericho was straitly shut up morning, and the priests took up the

because of the children of Israel; ark of the Lord. none went out, and bone came in. 13 And seven priests bearing seven 2 And the Lord said unto Joshua, trumpets of rams' horns before the See, I have given into thine hand ark of the Lord went on continually, Jericho, and the king thereof, and the and blew with the trumpets; and the mighty men of valour.

armed men went before them; but 3 And ye shall compass the city, the rearward came after the ark of all ye met of war, and go round the Lord, the priests going on, and about the city once. Thus shalt thou blowing with the trumpets. do six days.

14 And the second day they com4 Aod seven priests shall bear be- passed the city once, and returned fore the ark seven trumpets of rams' into the camp. So they did six days. horns; and the seventh day ye shall 15 And it came to pass on the sevcompass the city seven times, and enth day, that they rose early about the priests shall blow with the trum- the dawning of the day, and coinpets,

passed the city after the same man5 And it shall come to pass, that ner seven times; only on that day ben they make a long blast with they compassed the city seven times. the rain's horn, and when ye hear 16 And it came to pass at the sevthe sound of the trumpet, all the enth time, when the priests blew with people shall shout with a great the trumpets, Joshua said unto the sboat; and the wall of the city people, Shout; for the Lord hath sball fall down fat, and the people given you the city. sball ascend up every man straight 17 And the city shall be acoursed, before him.

even it, and all that are therein, to 6 And Joshua the son of Nun called the Lord; only Rahab the harlot the priests, and said unto them, Take shall live, she and all that are with ap the ark of the covenant, and let her in the house, because she hid the seven priests bear seven trumpets of messengers that we sent. ram's horns before the ark of the 18 And ye, in any wise keep yourLord.

selves from the accursed thing, lest 7 And he said unto the people, Pass ye make yourselves acoursed, when on, and compass the city, and let him ye take of the accursed thing, and that is armed pass on before the ark make the camp of Israel a curse, and of the Lord.

trouble it. 8 And it came to pass, when Joshua 19 But all the silver, and gold, and bad spoken unto the people, that the vessels of brass and iron, are conseseven priests bearing the seven trum- crated unto the Lord; they shall pets of rains' horns passed on before come into the treasury of the Lord. the Lord, and blew with the trum- 20 So the people shouted when the pets; and the ark of the covenant of priests blew with the trumpets; and the Lord followed them.

it came to pass, when the people 9 And the armed men went before heard the sound of the trumpet, and the priests that blew with the trum- the people shouted with a great shout, pets, and the rearward came after the that the wall fell down flat, so that ark, the priests going on, and blow the people went up into the city, ing with the trumpets.

every man straight before him, and 10 Aud Joshua had commanded the they took the city. people, saying, Ye shall not shout, 21 And they utterly destroyed all Dor make any noise with your voice, that was in the city, both men and Deither shall any word proceed out woman, young and old, and ox, and


sheep, and ass, with the edge of the and make not all the people to labour sword,

thither; for they are but few. 22 But Joshua had said unto the 4 So there went up thither of the two men that had spied out the coun- people about three thousand men; try, Go into the harlot's house, and and they fled before the men of Ai. bring out thence the woman, and all 5 And the men of Ai smote of them that she hath, as ye sware unto about thirty and six men; for they her.

chased them from before the gate 23 And the young men that were even unto Sbebarim, and smote them spies went in, and brought out Ra- in the going down; wherefore the bab, and her father, and her mother, hearts of the people melted, and beand her brethren, and all that she came as water. had; and they brought out all her 6 And Joshua rent his clothes, and kindred, and left them without the fell to the earth upon bis face before camp of Israel.

the ark of the Lord until the eventide, 24 And they burnt the city with he and the elders of Israel, and put fire, and all that was therein; only dust upon their heads. the silver, and the gold, and the ves. 7 And Joshua said, Alas, O Lord sels of brass and of iron, they put God, wherefore hast thou at all into the treasury of the house of the brought this people over Jordan, to Lord.

deliver us into the hand of the Amor25 And Joshua saved Rahab the har-ites, to destroy us? would to God we lot alive, and her father's household, had been content, and dwelt on the and all that she had; and she dwell- other side Jordan ! eth in Israel even unto this day; be- 8 O Lord, what shall I say, when cause she hid the messengers, which Israel turneth their backs before Joshua sent to spy out Jericho, their enemies ! 26 And Joshua adjured them at 9 For the Canaanites and all the that time, saying, Cursed be the man inbabitants of the land shall hear of before the Lord, that riseth up and it, and shall environ us round, and buildeth this city Jericho; he shall cut off our name from the earth; and lay the foundation thereof in his what wilt thou do unto thy great first-born, and in his youngest son

name? shall he set up the gates of it.

10 And the Lord said unto Joshua, 27 So the Lord was with Joshua; Get thee up; wherefore liest thou and his fame was noised throughout thus upon thy face? all the country.

11 Israel bath sinned, and they

bave also transgressed my covenant CHAPTER VII. The Israelites smitten-Joshua's complaint have even taken of the accursed thing,

which I commanded them; for they Gond instructeth him what to do--Achan is taken by the lot and destroyed,

and have also stolen, and dissembled UT the cbildren of Israel com- also, and they have put it even among

mitted a trespass in the acursed their own stuff. thing; for Acban, the son of Carmi, 12 Therefore the children of Israel the son of Zabdi, the son of Zerah, of could not stand before their enemies, the tribe of Judah, took of the ac- but turned their backs before their cursed thing; and the anger of the enemies, because they were accursed; Lord was kindled against the chil- neither will I be with you any more, dren of Israel.

except ye destroy the accursed from 2 And Joshua sent men from Jeri- | among you. cho to Ai, which is beside Beth-aven, 13 Up, sanctify the people, and say, on the east side of Beth-el, and spake Sanctify yourselves against to-morunto them, saying, Go up and view row; for thus saith the Lord God of the country. And the men went up Israel, There is an accursed thing in and viewed Ai.

the midst of thee, O Israel; thou 3 And they returned to Joshua, and canst not stand before thine enemies, said unto him, Let not all the people until ye take away the accursed thing go up; but let about two or three from among you. thousand men go up and smite Ai; 14 In the morning therefore ye

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shall be brought according to your his daughters, and his oxen, and his tribes; and it shall be, that the tribe asses, and his sheep, and his tent, and wbieb' the Lord taketh shall come all that he had ; and they brought according to the families thereof; them into the valley of Achor. and the family which the Lord shall 25 And Joshua said, Why bast take sball come by households; and thou troubled us? the Lord shall the household which the Lord shall trouble thee this day. And all Israel take shall come man by man.

stoned him with stones, and burned 15 And it shall be, that he that is 'them with fire, after they had stoned taken with the accursed thing shall them with stones. be burnt with fire, he and all that he 26 And they raised over him a great bath ; because he hath transgressed heap of stones unto this day. So the the covenant of the Lord, and because Lord turned from the fierceness of be hath wrought folly in Israel. his anger. Wherefore the name of

16 So Joshua rose up early in the that place was called, The valley of morning, and brought Israel by their Achor, unto this day. tribes; and tbe tribe of Judah was


God encourageth Joshua-Ai taken- An 17 And he brought the family of

altar luilt-The law on stones-Blessings Judab; and he took the family of and cursings. the Zarhites; and he brought the ND the Lord said unto Joshua, family of the Zarbites man by man ; spd Zabdi was taken ;

mayed ; take all the people of war 15 And be brought his household with theo, and arise, go up to Ai; man by man; and Achan, the son of I have given into thy hand the Carmi, the son of Zabdi, the son of king of Ai, and his people, and his Zerah, of the tribe of Judah, was city, and his land ; taken,

2 And thou shalt do to Ai and her 19 And Josbua said unto Achan, king as thou didst unto Jericho and My son, give, I pray thee, glory to her king; only the spoil thereof, and the Lord God of Israel, and make the cattle thereof, shall ye take for a confession unto him; and tell me now prey unto yourselves : lay thee an what thou hast done; hide it notambush for the city bebind it. from me.

3 So Joshua arose, and all the people 20 And Achan answered Joshua, of war, to go up against Ai; and and said, Indeed I have sinned Joshua chose out thirty thousand against tbe Lord God of Israel, and mighty men of valour, and sent them thus and thus have I done;

away by night. 21 When I saw among the spoils a 4 And he commanded them, saying, goodly Babylonish garment, and two Behold, ye shall lie in wait against hundred shekels of silver, and a wedge the city, even behind the city; go not of gold of fifty shekels weight, then I very far from the city, but be ye all coveted them, and took them; and, ready; kebold, they are hid in the earth in 5 And I, and all the people that are the midst of my tent, and the silver with me, will approach unto the city; under it.

and it shall come to pass, when they 22 So Joshua sent messengers, and come out against us, as at the first, they ran unto the tent; and, behold, that we will flee before them. it was bid in his tent, and the silver 6 (For they will come out after us.) under it.

till we have drawn them from the 23 And they took them out of the city; for they will say, They flee midst of the tent, and brought them before us, as at the first; therefore unto Joshua, and unto all the children we will flee before them. of Terael, and laid them out before 7 Then ye shall rise up from the the Lord.

ambush, and seize upon the city; for 24 Aod Joshua, and all Israel with the Lord your God will deliver it into him, took Achan the son of Zerah,

hand. and the silver, and the garment, and 8 And it shall be, when ye bave the wedge of gold, and his sons, and I taken the city, that ye shall set the city on fire; according to the com- city, and took it, and hasted and set mandment of the Lord shall ye do. the city on fire. See, I have commanded you.


20 And when the men of Ai looked 9 Joshua therefore sent them forth; behind them, they saw, and, behold, and they went to lie in ambush; and the smoke of the city ascended up to abode between Beth-el and Ai, on heaven, and they had no power to the west side of Ai; but Joshua flee this way or that way, and the lodged that night among the people. people that led to the wilderness 10 And Joshua rose up early in the turned back upon the

pursuers. morning, and numbered the people, 21 And when Joshua and all Israel and went up, he and the elders of saw that the ambush had taken the Israel, before the people to Ai. city, and that the smoke of the city

11 And all the people, even the ascended, then they turned again, people of war that were with him, and slew the men of Ai. went up, and drew nigh, and came 22 And the other issued out of the before the city, and pitched on the city against them; so they were in north side of Ai; now there was a the midst of Israel, some on this side, valley between them and Ai.

and some on that side; and they 12 And he took about five thousand smote them, so that they let none of men, and set them to lie in ambush them remain or escape. between Beth-el and Ai, on the west 23 And the king of Ai they took side of the city.

alive, and brought him to Joshua. 13 And when they had set the 24 And it came to pass, when Israel people, even all the host that was on had made an end of slaying all the the north of the city, and their liers inhabitants of Ai in the field, in the in wait on the west of the city, Joshua wilderness wherein they chased them, went that night into the midst of the and when they were all fallen on the valley.

edge of the sword, until they were 14 And it came to pass, when the consumed, that all the Israelites reking of Ai saw it, that they basted turned unto Ai, and smote it with the and rose up early, and the men of edge of the sword. the city went out against Israel to 25 And so it was, that all that fell battle, he and all his people, at a that day, both of men and women, time appointed, before the plain; but were twelve thousand, even all the he wist not that there were liers in

men of Ai. ambush against him behind the city, 26 For Joshua drew not bis hand

15 And Joshua and all Israel made back, wherewith he stretched out the as if they were beaten before them, spcar, until he had utterly destroyed and fled by the way of the wilder- all the inhabitants of Ai.

27 Only the cattle and the spoil of 16 And all the people that were in that city Israel took for a prey unto Ai were called together to pursue themselves, according unto the word after them; and they pursued after of the Lord which he cominanded Joshua, and were drawn away from Joshua. the city.

28 And Josbua burnt Ai, and made 17 And there was not a man left in it a heap for ever, even a desolation Ai or Beth-el, that went not out after unto this day. Israel; and they left the city open, 29 And the king of Ai he banged and pursued after Israel.

on a tree until eventide ; and as soon 18 And the Lord said unto Joshua, as the sun was down, Joshua comStretch out the spear that is in thy manded that they should take his hand toward Ai; for I will give it into carcass down from the tree, and east thine hand. And Joshua stretched it at the entering of the gate of the out the spear that he had in his band city, and raise thereon a great heap toward the city.

of stones, that remaineth unto this 19 And the ambush arose quickly day. out of their place, and they ran as 30 Then Joshua built an altar unto soon as he bad stretched out his the Lord God of Israel in mount Ebal, hand; and they entered into the 31 As Mosos the servant of the


Lord commanded the children of 6 And they went to Joshua unto Israel, as it is written in the book of the camp at Gilgal, and said unto the law of Moses, an altar of whole him, and to the men of Israel, We be stones, over which no man hath lifted come from a far country; now thereup any iron; and they offered there fore make ye a league with us. on burnt offerings unto the Lord, and 7 And the men of Israel said unto sacrificed peace offerings.

the Hivites, Perıdventure ye dwell 32 And he wrote there upon the among us; and how shall we make a gtones a copy of the law of Moses, league with you ? which he wrote in the presence of 8 And they said unto Joshua, We the children of Israel.

are thy servants. And Joshua said 33 And all Israel, and their elders, unto them, Who are ye? and from and officers, and their judges, stood whence come ye? on this side the ark and on that side 9 And they said unto him, From a before the priests the Levites, which very far country thy servants are bare the ark of the covenant of the come, because of the name of the Lord, as well the stranger, as he that Lord' thy God; for we have heard was born among them; half of them the fame of him, and all that he did over against mount Gerizim, and half in Egypt, of them over against mount Ebal; as 10 And all that he did to the two Moses the servant of the Lord had | kings of the Amorites, that were becommanded before, that they should yond Jordan, to Sihon king of Heshbless the people of Israel.

bon, and to Og king of Bashan, which 34 And afterward he read all the was at Ashtaroth. words of the law, the blessings and 11 Wherefore our elders and all the cursings, according to all that is writ- | inhabitants of our country spake to ten in the book of the law.

us, saying, Take victuals with you 35 There was not a word of all that for the journey, and go to meet them, Moses commanded, which Joshua and say unto them, We are your serread not before all the congregation vants; therefore now make ye a of Israel, with the women, and the league with us. little ones, and the strangers that 12 This our bread we took hot for mere conversant among them. our provision out of our houses on the CHAPTER IX.

day we came forth to go unto you; The kings ermline against Israel-The Gi- but now, behold, it is dry, and it is Leonatos cimdemned to perpetual bondage. mouldy;

13 And these bottles of wine, which kings which were on this side we filled, were new; and, behold, Jordan, in the hills, and in the val- they be rent; and these our garments less, and in all the coasts of the and our shoes are become old by great sea over against Lebanon, the reason of the very long journey. Hittite, and the Amorite, the Ca- 14 And the men took of their vicDaanire, the Perizzite, the Hivite, tuals, and asked not counsel at the and the Jebusite, heard thereof; mouth of the Lord.

2 That they gathered themselves 15 And Joshua made peace with together, to fight with Joshua and them, and make a league with them, with Israel, with one accord.

to let them live; and the princes of 3 And when the inhabitants of Gi- the congregation sware unto them. beon heard what Joshua had done 16 And it came to pass at the end unto Jericho and to Ai,

of three days after they had made a 4 They did work wilily, and went league with them, that they heard and ipade as if they had been ambas- that they were their neighbours, and sadors, and took old sacks upon their that they dwelt among them. asses, and wine bottles, old, and rent, 17 And the children of Israel jourand bound up;

neyed, and came unto their cities on 5 And old shoes and clouted upon the third day. Now their cities were their feet, and old garments upon Gibeon, and Chephirah, and Beeroth, them; and all the bread of their pro- and Kirjath-jearim. vision was dry and mouldy.

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