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them not, because the princes of the had done to Ai and her king; and how congregation had sworn unto them the inhabitants of Gibeon had made by the Lord God of Israel. And all peace with Israel, and were among the congregation murmured against them ; the prinecs.

2 That they feared greatly, because 19 But all the princes said unto all Gibeon was a great city, as one of the the congregation, We have sworn royal cities, and because it was greater unto them by the Lord God of Is- than Ai, and all the men thereof were rael; now therefore we may not mighty. touch them.

3 Wherefore Adoni-zedek king of 20 This we will do to them; we will Jerusalem sent unto Hobam king of even let them live, lest wrath be Hebron, and unto Piram king of Jarupon us, because of the oath which muth, and unto Japhia king of Lawe sware unto them.

chish, and unto Debir king of Eglon, 21 And the princes said unto them, saying, Let them live; but let them be bew- 4 Come up unto me, and help me, ers of wood and drawers of water that we may smite Gibeon: for it hath unto all the congregation; as the made peace with Joshua and with the princes had promised them.

children of Israel. 22 And Joshua called for them, and 5 Therefore the five kings of the he spake unto them, saying, Where- Amorites, the king of Jerusalem, the fore have ye beguiled us, saying, We king of Hebron, the king of Jarmuth, are very far from you; when ye dwell the king of Lachish, the king of Eg. among us?

lon, gathered themselves together, and 23 Now therefore ye are cursed, and went up, they and all their hosts, and there shall none of you be freed from encamped before Gibeon, and made being bondmen, and hewers of wood war against it. and drawers of water for the house 6 And the men of Gibeon sent unto of my God.

Joshua to the camp to Gilgal, saying, 24 And they answered Joshua, and Slack not thy band from thy servants; said, Because it was certainly told thy come up to us quickly, and save us, servants, how that the Lord thy God and help us ; for all the kings of the commanded his servant Moses to give Amorites that dwell in the mountains you all the land, and to destroy all are gathered together against us. the inhabitants of the land from be- 7 So Joshua ascended from Gilgal, fore you, therefore we were sore afraid be, and all the people of war with him, of our lives because of you, and have and all the mighty men of valour. done this thing.

8 And the Lord said unto Joshua, 25 And now, behold, we are in thine Fear them not; for have delivered hand; as it seemeth good and right them into thine hand; there shall not unto thee to do unto us, do.

a man of them stand before thee. 26 And so did he unto them, and 9 Joshua therefore came unto them delivered them out of the hand of suddenly, and went up from Gilgal the children of Israel, that they slew all night. them not.

10 And the Lord discomfited them 27 And Joshua made them that day before Israel, and slew them with a hewers of wood and drawers of water great slaughter at Gibeon, and chased for the congregation, and for the altar them along the way that goeth up of the Lord, even unto this day, in the to Beth-horon, and smote them to place which he should choose.

A zekah, and unto Makkedah.
CHAPTER X.

11 And it came to pass, as they fled

from before Israel, and were in the War against Gibem-Joshua rescueth it

God figh!eth against them— The sun and going down to Beth-horon, that the moon stand still.

Lord cast down great stones from OW it came to pass, when Adoni. heaven upon them unto Azekah, and heard how Joshua had taken Ai, and with hailstones than they whom the had utterly destroyed it; as he had children of Israel slew with the sword. done to Jericho and her king, so he 12 Then spake Joshua to the Lord in the day when the Lord delivered near, and put their feet upon the up the Amorites before the children necks of them. of Israel, and he said in the sight of 25 And Joshua said unto them, Fear Israel, Sun, stand thou still upon not, nor be dismayed, be strong and Gibeon; and thou, Moon, in the valley of good courage; for thus shall the of Ajalon.

Lord do to all your enemies against 13 And the sun stood still, and the whom ye fight. moon stayed, until the people had 26 And afterward Joshua smote avenged themselves upon their ene- them, and slew them, and hanged mies. Is not this written in the book them on five trees; and they were of Jasher? So the sun stood still in hanging upon the trees until the eventhe midst of heaven, and hasted not ing. to go down about a whole day. 27 And it came to pass at the time

14 And there was no day like that of the going down of the sun, that before it or after it, that the Lord Joshua commanded, and they took kearkened unto the voice of a man; them down off the trees, and cast for the Lord fought for Israel. them into the cave wherein they had

15 And Joshua returned, and all been hid, and laid great stones in the Israel with him, unto the camp to cave's mouth, which remain until this Gilgal.

very day. 16 But these five kings fled, and hid 28 And that day Joshua took Mak. themselves in a cave at Makkedah. kedah, and smote it with the edge of

17 And it was told Joshua, saying, the sword, and the king thereof he The five kings are found hid in a cave utterly destroyed, them, and all the at Makkedah.

souls that were therein; he let none 18 And Joshua said, Roll great stones remain; and he did to the king of upon the mouth of the cave, and set Makkedah as he did unto the king men by it for to keep them;

of Jericho. 19 And stay ye not; but pursue after 29 Then Joshua passed from Makyour enemies, and smite the hindmost kedah, and all Israel with him, unto of them ; suffer thein not to enter into Libnah, and fought against Libnah; their cities; for the Lord your God 30 And the Lord delivered it also, hath delivered them into your hand. and the king thereof, into the hand

20 And it came to pass, when Joshua of Israel ; and he smote it with the and the children of Israel had made edge of the sword, and all the souls an end of slaying them with a very that were therein; he let none remain great slaughter, till they were con- in it; but did unto the king thereof suined, that the rest which remained as he did unto the king of Jericho. of them entered into fenced cities. 31 And Joshua passed from Libnah,

21 And all the people returned to and all Israel with him, unto Lachish, the camp to Joshua at Mak kedah in and encamped against it, and fought peace; none moved his tongue against against it; any of the children of Israel.

32 And the Lord delivered Lachish 22 Then said Joshua, Open the mouth into the hand of Israel, which took it of the cave, and bring out those five on the second day, and smote it with kings uoto me out of the cave. the edge of the sword, and all the

23 And they did so, and brought forth souls that were therein, according to those five kings unto him out of the all that he had done to Libnah. cave, the king of Jerusalem, the king 33 Then Horam king of Gezer came of Hebron, the king of Jarmuth, the up to help Lachish; and Joshua smote king of Lachish, and the king of him and his people, until he had left Eglon.

him none remaining. 24 And it came to pass, when they 34 And from Lachish Joshua passed brought out those kings unto Joshua, unto Eglon, and all Israel with him; that Joshua called for all the men of and they encamped against it, and Israel, and said unto the captains of fought against it; the men of war which went with him, 35 And they took it on that day, Come near, put your feet upon the and smote it with the edge of the Decks of these kings. And they came | sword, and all the souls that were therein he utterly destroyed that day, and on the west, and to the Amorite, according to all that he had done to and the Hittite, and the Perizzite, Lachish.

and the Jebusite in the mountains, 36 And Joshua went up from Eg- and to the Hivite under Hermon in lon, and all Israel with him, unto the land of Mizpeh. Hebron; and they fought against it; 4 And they went out, they and all

37 And they took it, and smote it their hosts with them, much people, with the edge of the sword, and the even as the sand that is upon the king thereof, and all the cities there- sea-shore in multitude, with horses of, and all the souls that were there- and chariots very many. in: he left none remaining, according 5 And when all these kings were to all that he had done to Eglon; but met together, they came and pitched destroyed it utterly, and all the souls together at the waters of Merom, to that were therein.

fight against Israel. 38 And Joshua returned, and all 6. And the Lord said unto Joshua, Israel with him, to Debir; and fought Be not afraid because of them ; for against it :

to-morrow about this time will I de39 And he took it, and the king liver them up all slain before Israel; thereof, and all the cities thereof; thou shalt hough their horses, and and they smote them with the edge burn their chariots with fire. of the sword, and utterly destroyed 7 So Joshua came, and all the peoall the souls that were therein ; he ple of war with bim, against them hy left none remaining; as he had done the waters of Merom suddenly; and to Hebron, so he did to Debir, and they fell upon them. to the king thereof; as he had done 8 And the Lord delivered them also to Libnah, and to ber king. into the hand of Israel, who smote

40 So Joshua smote all the country them, and chased them unto great of the hills, and of the south, and Zidon, and unto Misrephoth-maim, of the vale, and of the springs, and and unto the valley of Mizpeh eastall their kings; he left none remain- ward ; and they smote them, until ing, but utterly destroyed all that they left them none remaining. breathed, as the Lord God of Israel 9 And Joshua did unto them as commanded.

the Lord bade him ; he boughed their 41 And Joshua gmote them from horses, and burnt their chariots with Kadesh-barnea even unto Gaza, and fire. all the country of Goshen, even unto 10 And Joshua at that time turned Gibeon.

back, and took Hazor, and smote the 42 And all these kings and their king thereof with the sword; for land did Joshua take at one time, Hazor beforetime was the head of all because the Lord God of Israel those kingdoms. fought for Israel.

11 And they smote all the souls 43 And Joshua returned, and all that were therein with the edge of Israel with him, unto the camp to the sword, utterly destroying them; Gilgal.

there was not any left to breatbe;

and he burnt Hazor with fire. CHAPTER XI.

12 And all the cities of those kings, Direrx kings morcome-- Hazor is taken and burni— All the country taken by Joshua- and all the kings of them, did Joshua The Anakim cut off:

take, and smote them with the edge ND it came to pass, when Jabin of the sword, and he utterly destroy

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things, that he sent to Jobab king of Lord commanded. Madon, and to the king of Shimron, 13 But as for the cities that stood and to the king of Achshaph, still in their strength, Israel burned

2 And to the kings that were on the none of them, save Hazor only; that north of the mountains, and of the did Joshua burn. plains south of Chinneroth, and in 14 And all the spoil of these cities, the valley, and in the borders of Dor and the cattle, the children of Israel on the west,

took for a prey unto themselves; but 3 And to the Canaanite on the east every man they smote with the edge

of the sword, until they had de- 2 Sihon king of the Amorites, who stroyed them, neither left they any to dwelt in Heshbon, and ruled from breathe.

Aroer, which is upon the bank of the 15 As the Lord commanded Mo- river Arnon, and from the middle of ses his servant, so did Moses com- the river, and from half Gilead, even mand Joshua, and so did Joshua; he unto the river Jabbok, which is the left nothing undone of all that the border of the children of Ammon; Lord commanded Moses.

3 And from the plain to the sea of 16 So Joshua took all that land, the Chinneroth on the east, and unto the hills, and all the south country, and sea of the plain, even the salt sea on all the land of Goshen, and the val. the east, the way to Beth-jeshimoth; ley, and the plain, and the mountain and from the south, under Ashdothof Israel, and the valley of the same; pisgah:

17 Even from the mount Halak, 4 And the coast of Og king of that goeth up to Seir, even unto Bashan, which was of the remnant Baal-gad in the valley of Lebanon of the giants, that dwelt at Ashtaunder inount Hermon; and all their roth and at Edrei, kings he took, and smote them, and 5 And reigned in mount Hermon, elew them.

and in Salcah, and in all Bashan, 18 Joshua made war a long time unto the border of the Geshurites and with all those kings.

the Maschathites, and half Gilead, 19 There was not a city that made the border of Sihon king of Keshhon. peace with the children of Israel, 6 Them did Moses the servant of save the Hivites the inhabitants of the Lord and the children of Israel Gibeon; all other they took in battle. smite; and Moses the servant of the

26 For it was of the Lord to de- Lord gave it for a possession unto the stroy them utterly, because they Reubenites, and the Gadites, and the bardened their hearts, that they half tribe of Manassch; should come against Israel in battle; 7 And these are the kings of the that they might have no favour, that country which Joshua and the chilthey might destroy them in battle, as dren of Israel sunote on this side Jorthe Lord commanded Moses,

dan on the west, from Baal-gad in 21 And at that time came Joshua, the yalley of Lebanon even unto the and cut off the Anakim from the mount Ilalak, that goeth up to Seir; mountains, from Hebron, from Debir, which Joshua gave unto the tribes of from Apab, and from all the inoun- Israel for a possession according to tains of Judah, and from all the their divisions : mountains of Israel; Joshua destroy- & In the mountains, and in the valed them utterly with their cities. leys, and in the plains, and in the

22 There was none of the Anakim springs, and in the wilderness, and in left in the land of the children of Is- the south country; the Hittites, the rael: only in Gaza, in Gath, and in Amorites, and the Canaanites, the Ashdod, there remained.

Perizzites, the Hivites, and the Jebu23 So Joshua took the whole land. sites; Becording to all that the Lord said: 9 The king of Jericho, one; the unto Moses; and Joshua gave it for king of Ai, which is beside Beth-el, an inheritance unto Israel according ono; to their divisions by their tribes. 10 The king of Jerusalem, one; the And the land rested from war. king of Hebron, one; CHAPTER XII.

11 The king of Jarmuth, one; the The two kings taken by Moses-- The me and king of Lachish, one;

Uirly kings which Joshua sminte. 12 The king of Eglon, one; the king OW these are the kings of the of Gezer one;

land, which the children of 18- 13 The king of Debir, one; the king rael smote, and possessed their land of Geder, one ; on the other side Jordan toward the 14 The king of Hormah, one; the rising of the sun, from the river Ar- king of Arad, one: non unto mount Hermon, and all the 15 The king of Libnah, one; the plain on the east;

king of Adullam, one:

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16 'The king of Makkedah, one; | Moses the servant of the Lord gave the king of Bethel, one;

them; 17 The king of Tappuah, ono; the 9 From Aroer, that is upon the king of Hepher, one ;

bank of the river Arnon, and the 18 The king of Apbek, one; the king city that is in the midst of the river, of Lasharon, one.

and all the plain of Medeba unto 19 The king of Madon, one; the Dibon ; king of Hazor, one;

10 And all the cities of Sihon king 20 The king of Shimron-meron, one; of the Amorites, which reigned in the king of Achshaph, one;

Heshbon, unto the border of the chil. 21 The king of Taanach, one; the dren of Ammon; king of Megiddo, one;

11 And Gilead, and the border of 22 The king of Kedesh, one; the the Geshurites and Maachatbites, king of Jokneam of Carmel, one; and all mount Hermon, and all

2: The king of Dor in the coast of Bashan unto Salcah: Dor, one; the king of the nations of 12 All the kingdom of Og in Bashan, Gilgal one;

which reigned in Ashtaroth and in 2+ The king of Tirzah, one; all the Edrei, who reinained of the remnant kings thirty and one.

of the giants; for these did Moses

smite, and cast them out. CHAPTER XIII. The bounds of the lands not yet coquered-- The

13 Nevertheless the children of inherilunce of the tribes-Bulaam slin. Israel expelled not the Geshurites, OW Joshua was old and stricken

the Maachathites; but the in years; and the Lord said unto Geshurites and the Maachathites him, Thou art old and stricken in dwell among the Israelites until this Fears, and there remaineth yet very day. much land to be possessed.

14 Only unto the tribe of Levi he 2 This is the land that yet remain- gave none inheritance; the sacrifices eth; all the borders of the Philistines, of the Lord God of Israel made by and all Gesburi,

fire are their inheritance, as he said 3 From Sibor, which is before Egypt, unto them. even unto the borders of Ekron north- 15 And Moses gave unto the tribe ward, which is counted to the Canaan- of the children of Reuben inheritance ite; five lords of the Philistines; the according to their families. Gazathites, and the Ashdothites, the 16 And their coast was from Aroer, E:hkalonites, the Gitites, and the that is on the bank of the river ArEkronites; also the Avites;

non, and the city that is in the midst 4 From the south, all the land of of the river, and all the plain by the Canaanites, and Mearah that is Medeba; beside the Sidonians, unto Aphek, to 17 Heshbon, and all her cities that the borders of the Amorites;

are in the plain; Dibon, and Bamoth5 And the land of the Giblites, and baal, and Beth-baal-meon, all Lebanon toward the sun-rising, 18 And Jabaza, and Kedemoth, and from Baal-gad under mount Hermon Mephanth, unto the entering into Hamath. 19 And Kirjathaim, and Sibmah,

6 All the inhabitants of the hill and Zareth-shahar in the mount of country from Lebanon unto Misre- the valley, photh-maim, and all the Sidonians, 20 And Beth-peor, and Ashdothihein will I drive out before the chilo pisgah, and Beth-jeshimoth, dren of Israel; only divide thou it by 21 And all the cities of the plain, lot unto the Israelites for an inberit- and all the kingdom of Sihon king ance, as I have commanded thee. of the Amorites, which reigned in

7 Now therefore divide this land for Heshbon, whom Moses smote with an inheritance unto the nine tribes, the princes of Midian, Evi, and and the half tribe of Manasseh, Rekem, and Zur, and Hur, and Reba,

8 With whom the Reubenites and which were dukes of Sihon, dwelling the Gadites have received their in- in the country. heritance, which Moses gave them, 22 Balaain also the son of Beor, the beyond Jordan eastward, even as | soothsayer, did the children of Israel

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