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12 1 And to the Reubenites, and to the
CHRIST, Gadites, and to half the tribe of Manas1 The Lord appointeth Joshua to succeed Mo. ses. 3 The borders of the promised lund. 5,
seh, spoke Joshua, saying, 9 God promiseth to ussist Joshua. 8 He gin:
13 Remember s the word which Moeth him instructions. 10 He prepareth the
ses the servant of the Lord commanded people to pass over Jordan 12 Joshua re. mindeth the troo tribes and half of their prom.
a Deut. 1. 38. you, saying, The Lord your God hath ises to Moses. 16 They promise him fidelity.
given you rest, and hath given you this
b Deut.11.24. land. TOW after the death of Moses the c. 14. 9.
14 Your wives, your little ones, and servant of the Lord, it came to pass,
your cattle shall remain in the land that the Lord spoke to Joshua the son of 1 Heb. Frat. which Moses gave you on this side of Nun, Moses's a minister, saying,
Jordan; but ye shall pass before your
c Hebr. 13. 5. 2 Moses my servant is dead; now
brethren 5 armed, all the mighty men of therefore arise, go over this Jordan,
valor, and help them; thou, and all this people, to the land - Deut.31.23.
15 Until the Lord shall have given which I do give to them, even to the chil
your brethren rest, as he hath given you, dren of Israel.
2 or, thou
and they also have possessed the land 3 • Every place that the sole of your this people which the Lord your God giveth them: foot shall treąd upon, that have I given to inherit then ye shall return to the land of your to you, as I said to Moses.
possession, and enjoy it, which Moses Å From the wilderness and this Leba
the Lord's servant gave you on this side non even to the great river, the river
of Jordan towards the sun-rising.
• Deut. 5. 32. 1 Euphrates, all the land of the Hittites, & 28. 14. 16 1 And they answered Joshua, sayand to the great sea towards the setting
ing, All that thou commandest us, we of the sun, shall be your border.
3 or, do vill do, and whithersoever thou sendest 5 There shall not any man be able to wisely. us, we will go. stand before thee all the days of thy life:
17 According as we hearkened to Moas I was with Moses, so I will be with 4 or, do ses in all things, so will we hearken to thee: “I will not fail thee, nor forsake wisely.
thee: only the LORD thy God be with thee.
thee, as he was with Moses. 6 Be strong and of a good courage:
18 Every one that doth rebel against for 2 to this people shalt thou divide for
thy commandinent, and will not hearken an inheritance the land which I swore to
to thy words in all that thou commandest their fathers to give them.
him, shall be put to death: only be strong 7 Only be thou strong and very cour
and of a good courage. ageous, that thou mayest observe to do Num. 32.
CHAP. II. according to all the law which Moses my
1 Rahab receiveth and concealeth the treo spies servant commanded thee: eturn not from
sent from Shittim : 8 The covenant beturcen it to the right hand or to the left, that
her and them: 23 Their return and relation. thou
mayest 3 prosper whithersoever thou goest.
Shittim two men to spy secretly, 8 This book of the law shall not depart 5 Heb. mar. saying, Go, view the land, even Jericho. out of thy mouth ; but thou shalt medi- shaled by And they went, and a came into the house tate in it day and night, that thou mayest five. of a harlot, named Rahab, and i lodged observe to do according to all that is
there. written therein: for then thou shalt make
2 And it was told the king of Jericho, thy way prosperous, and then thou shalt
saying, Behold, there came men in hither have good success.
to-night of the children of Israel, lo 9 Have not I commanded thee? Be
search out the country. strong and of a good courage; be not a Hebr. 11. 3 And the king of Jericho sent to Raafraid, neither be thou dismayed: for the 31. hab, saying, Bring forth the men that Lord thy God is with thee whithersoever James 2. 25. have come to thee, who have entered into thou goest.
thy house: for they have come to search 10 * Then Joshua commanded the of
out all the country. ficers of the people, saying,
4 And the woman took the two men, 11 Pass through the host, and com
and hid them, and said thus, There mand the people, saying, Prepare you
came men to me, but I knew not whence provisions; for within three days ye shall
1 Heb. lay.
they were: pass over this Jordan, to go in to possess
5 And it came to pass about the time the land which the LORD your God giveth
of shutting the gate, when it was dark, you to possess it.
that the men went out: whither the men
Before went, I know not: pursue after them
words, so be it. And she sent them away, quickly; for ye will overtake them.
1451. and they departed: and she bound the 6 But she had brought them up to the
scarlet line in the window. roof of the house, and hid them with
22 And they went, and came to the the stalks of flax, which she had laid in
mountain, and abode there three days, order upon the roof.
until the pursuers had returned : and 7 And the men pursued them the way
the pursuers sought them throughout all to Jordan to the fords: and as soon as
the way, but found them not. they who pursued them had gone out, 2 Heb. mell. 23 1 So the two men returned, and dethey shut the gate.
scended from the mountain, and passed 8 [ And before they had lain down,
over, and came to Joshua the son of she came up to them upon the roof; 6 Ex. 14. 21 Nun, and told him all things that befell
9 And she said to the men, I know c. 4. 23. them : that the LORD hath given you the land,
24 And they said to Joshua, Truly the and that your terror hath fallen upon us,
LORD hath delivered into our bands all and that all the inhabitants of the land Num. 21. the land; for even all the inhabitants of 2 faint because of you.
the country. do 6 faint because of us. 10 For we have heard how the Lord
CHAP. III. & dried up the water of the Red sea for
| Joshua cometh to Jordan. 2 The officers in.
The you, when ye came out of Egypt; and 3 Heb.
struct the people for the passage.
Lord encourageth Joshua. 9 Joshua encour. what ye did to the two kings of the Am- rose up.
ageth the people. 14 The waters of Jordan orites, that were on the other side of Jor
are divided. dan, Sihon and Og, whom ye utterly
ND Joshua rose early in the morndestroyed.
11 And as soon as we had heard these instead of tim, and came to Jordan, he and all the things, our hearts did melt, neither 3 did you to die.
children of Israel, and lodged there bethere remain any more courage in any
fore they passed over. man, because of you: for the LORD your
2 And it came to pass after three days,
5 Heb. God, he is God in heaven above, and in
that the officers went through the host;
gather. earth beneath.
3 And they commanded the people, 12 Now therefore, I pray you, swear
saying, When ye see the ark of the covto me by the LORD, since I have showed
enant of the LORD your God, and the you kindness, that ye will also show kind
priests the Levites bearing it, then ye ness to my father's house, and give me a
shall remove from your place, and go true token:
after it. 13 And that ye will save alive my fa
4 Yet there shall be a space between ther, and my mother, and my brethren,
you and it, about two thousand cubits by and my sisters, and all that they have,
measure: come not near to it, that ye and deliver our lives from death.
may know the way by which ye must 14 And the men answered her, Our
go: for ye have not passed this way life 4 for yours, if ye utter not this our
i heretofore. business. And it shall be, when the
5 And Joshua said to the people, a SancLord hath given us the land, that we 6 Heb. mell. tify yourselves: for to-morrow the Lord will deal kindly and truly with thee.
will do wonders among you. 15 Then she let them down by a cord
6 And Joshua spoke to the priests, saythrough the window: for her house was
ing, Take up the ark of the covenant, upon the town-wall, and she dwelt upon
and pass over before the people. And the wall
they took up the ark of the covenant, and 16 And she said to them, Depart to
went before the people. the mountain, lest the pursuers meet you; 1 Heb. since 7 And the LORD said to Joshua, and hide yourselves there three days, yesterday, This day will I begin to magnify thee in
and the until the pursuers have returned: and
the sight of all Israel, that they may
third day. afterward ye may go your way.
know that b as I was with Moses, so I 17 And the men said to her, We will
will be with thee. be blameless of this thy oath which thou
8 And thou shalt command the priests hast made us swear.
that bear the ark of the covenant, say18 Behold, when we come into the land,
ing, When ye have come to the brink of thou shalt bind this line of scarlet thread
the water of Jordan, ye shall stand still in the window by which thou didst let us a Lev. 20. 7. in Jordan. down: and thou shalt 5 bring thy father, Num. 11. 9 | And Joshua said to the children and thy mother, and thy brethren, and 18. of Israel, Come hither, and hear the all thy father's household home to thee. 1 Sam. 16.5. words of the LORD your God. 19 And it shall be, that whoever shall
10 And Joshua said, By this ye shall go out of the doors of thy house into the
know that the living God is among you, street, his blood shall be upon his head,
and that he will without fail drive out and we will be guiltless: and whoever
from before you the Canaanites, and the shall be with thee in the house, his blood
Hittites, and the Hivites, and the Perizshall be on our head, if any hand be upon
zites, and the Girgashites, and the Amhim.
b c. 1. 5. orites, and the Jebusites. 20 And if thou shalt utter this our bu
11 Behold, the ark of the covenant of siness, then we will be quit of thy oath
the LORD of all the earth passeth over which thou hast made us to swear.
before you into Jordan. 2 And she said, According to your
12 Now therefore take you twelve
Before men out of the tribes of Israel, out of
8 And the children of Israel did so as
CHRIST, every tribe a man.
1451. Joshua commanded, and took up twelve 13 And it shall come to pass, as soon
stones from the midst of Jordan, as the as the soles of the feet of the priests that
the Lord commanded Joshua, according bear the ark of the LORD, the Lord of
to the number of the tribes of the chilall the earth, shall rest in the waters of
dren of Israel, and carried them over Jordan, that the waters of Jordan shall
with them to the place where they lodged, be cut off from the waters that come
and laid them down there. down from above; and they shall stand | Ps. 114. 3. 9 And Joshua set up twelve stones in in a heap.
the midst of Jordan, in the place where 14 ! And it came to pass, when the
the feet of the priests who bore the ark people removed from their tents to pass d Acts 7. 45. of the covenant stood: and they are over Jordan, and the priests bearing the
there to this day. d ark of the covenant before the peo
10 | For the priests who bore the ark ple;
le 1 Chr. 12. stood in the midst of Jordan, until every 15 And as they that bore the ark had 15. thing was finished that the LORD comcome to Jordan, and the feet of the priests
manded Joshua to speak to the people, that bore the ark were dipped in the brim
according to all that Moses commanded of the water, (for e Jordan overfloweth a Deut. 27.2. Joshua: and the people hasted and passed all its banks all the time of harvest,) 16 That the waters which came down
11 And it came to pass, when all the from above stood and rose up in a heap lo c. 8. 12. people had quite passed over, that the very far from the city Adam, that is be
ark of the LORD passed over, and the side Zaretan; and those that came down
priests in the presence of the people. towards the sea of the plain, even the
12 And c the children of Reuben, and
1 Heb. salt sea, failed, and were cut off: and to-morrow. the children of Gad, and half the tribe the people passed over right against Jer
of Manasseh, passed over armed before icho.
the children of Israel, as Moses directed 17 And the priests that bore the ark
them: of the covenant of the LORD stood firm
13 About forty thousand prepared on dry ground in the midst of Jordan,
for war passed over before the LORD to and all the Israelites passed over on dry
battle, to the plains of Jericho. ground, until all the people had passed
14 1 On that day the Lord magnified quite over Jordan.
Joshua in the sight of all Israel, and they CHAP. IV.
feared him, as they feared Moses, all the I Twelve men are appointed to take twelde
days of his life. slones for a memorial out of Jordan.
15 And the LORD spoke to Joshua, Troelre other stones are set up in the midst Num. 32 of Jordan. 10, 19 The people pass over. 14
saying, God magnifieth Joshua. 20*The twelde slones
16 Command the priests that bear the are pitched in Gilgal.
ark of the testimony, that they come up
out of Jordan. people had quite passed a over Jor
17 Joshua therefore commanded the dan, that the Lord spoke to 6 Joshua,
2 or, ready
priests, saying, Come ye up out of Jorsaying,
dan. 2 Take you twelve men from the peo
18 And it came to pass, when the ple, from every tribe a man,
priests that bore the ark of the covenant 3 And command ye them, saying,
of the Lord had come up out of the Take you hence out of the midst of Jor
midst of Jordan, and the soles of the dan, from the place where the priests' feet 3 Heb. priests' feet were 3 lifted up upon the dry stood firm, twelve stones, and ye shall plucked up. land, that the waters of Jordan returned carry them over with you, and leave
to their place, and 4 flowed over all its them in the lodging-place where ye shall
banks, as they did before. lodge this night.
19 í And the people came up out of 4 Then Joshua called the twelve men,
Jordan on the tenth day of the first month, whom he had prepared of the children
and encamped in Gilgal, in the east borof Israel, of every tribe a man:
der of Jericho. 5 And Joshua said to them, Pass over
20 I And those twelve stones which before the ark of the LORD your God into
they took out of Jordan, did Joshua set the midst of Jordan, and take ye up
up in Gilgal. every man of you a stone upon his shoul
21 And he spoke to the children of der, according to the number of the tribes
Israel, saying, When your children shall of the children of Israel :
ask their fathers 5 in time to come, say6 That this may be a sign among you,
ing, What mean these stones ? that when your children ask their fainers 5 Heb. 22 Then ye shall let your children 1 in time to come, saying, What mean ye to-morrow. know, saying, Israel came over this Jorby these stones ?
dan on dry land. 7 Then ye shall answer them, That
23 For the LORD your God dried up the waters of Jordan were cut off before
the waters of Jordan from before you, the ark of the covenant of the LORD;
until ye had passed over, as the Lond when it passed over Jordan, the waters
your God did to the Red sea, d which he of Jordan were cut off: and these stones & Ex. 14. 21. dried up from before us, until we had shall be for a memorial to the children of
gone over: Israel for ever.
24 That all the people of the earth
Before might know the hand of the Lord that)
13 And it came to pass when Joshua it is mighty: that ye might fear the 1451. was by Jericho, that he lifted up his eyes LORD your God 6 for ever.
and looked, and behold, there stood ca CHAP. V.
man over against him with his sword I The Canaanites are afraid. 2 Joshua re
drawn in his hand: and Joshua went to neuocth circumcision. 10 The passover is
him, and said to him, Art thou for us, or kept al Gilgal. 12 Manna ceaseth. 13 An 6 Heb.
for our adversaries ? angel appeareth to Joshua.
all days. 14 And he said, No; but as 5 captain ND it came to pass, when all the
of the host of the Lord am I now come. the side of Jordan westward, and all the
and worshiped, and said to him, What kings of the Canaanites who were by the
saith my lord to his servant ? sea, heard that the LORD had dried up the waters of Jordan from before the
# Ex. 4. 25.
15 And the captain of the Lord's host
said to Joshua, & Loose thy shoe from off children of Israel, until we had passed
thy foot, for the place on which thou over, that their heart melted; neither
standest' is holy: and Joshua did so. was there spirit in them any more, be-2 or, Gibeah
CHAP. VI. cause of the children of Israel.
1 Jericho is shut up. 2 God instructeth Joshua 2 1 At that time the LORD said to
how to besiege it. 11 The city is compassed. Joshua, Make thee ja sharp knives, and
17 It must be accursed. 20The walls fall
doron. 22 Rahab is saved. 26 The builder circumcise again the children of Israel - Num. 14.
of Jericho is cursed. the second time.
TOW Jericho i was closely shut up 3 And Joshua made him sharp knives, and circumcised the children of Israel
none went out, and none came in.
3 Heb. at 2 the hill of the foreskins.
2 And the LORD said to Joshua, See, 4 And this is the cause why Joshua people had I have given into thy hand Jericho, and did circumcise: All the people that came
its king, and the mighty men of valor. out of Egypt, that were males, even all end to be
3 And ye shall compass the city, all the men of war died in the wilderness cised. ye men of war, and go round the city by the way, after they came out of Egypt.
once: thus shalt thou do six days. 5 Now all the people that came out
4 And seven priests shall bear before were circumcised; but all the people. That is, the ark seven trumpets of rams' horns: that were born in the wilderness by the Rolling. and the seventh day ye shall compass the way as they came forth from Egypt, them
city seven times, and the priests shall they had not circumcised.
blow with the trumpets. 6 For the children of Israel walked
5 And it shall come to pass, that when forty years in the wilderness, till all the
they make a long blast with the ram's people that were men of war who came
horn, and when ye hear the sound of the out of Egypt were consumed, because
trumpet, all the people shall shout with a they obeyed not the voice of the LORD:
great shout: and the wall of the city to whom the LORD swore that 6 he would
shall fall down a flat, and the people shall not show them the land which the LORD
ascend Ex. 23. 23.
every man straight before him. swore to their fathers that he would give
6 And Joshua the son of Nun callus, a land that floweth with milk and
ed the priests, and said to them, Take up honey.
the ark of the covenant, and let seven 7 And their children, whom he raised 5 or, prince. priests bear seven trumpets of rams' up in their stead, them Joshua circum
horns before the ark of the LORD. cised: for they were uncircumcised, be
7 And he said to the people, Pass on, cause they had not circumcised them by « Ex. 3, 5,
and compass the city, and let him that is the way;
armed pass on before the ark of the 8 And it came to pass 3 when they had
LORD. done circumcising all the people, that
81 And it came to pass, when Joshua they abode in their places in the camp,
had spoken to the people, that the seven till they were whole.
1 Heb. did
priests bearing the seven trumpets of 9 And the LORD said to Joshua, This shut up
rams' horns passed on before the LORD, day have I rolled away the reproach of shut up. and blew with the trumpets: and the ark of Egypt from off you: Wherefore the
the covenant of the LORD followed them. name of the place is called 4 Gilgal to
9 | And the armed men went before this day.
the priests that blew with the trumpets, 10 1 And the children of Israel en
and the 3 rear-guard came after the ark, camped in Gilgal, and kept the passover under it. the priests going on, and blowing with on the fourteenth day of the month at
the trumpets. evening in the plains of Jericho.
10 And Joshua had commanded the 11 And they ate of the old corn of the 3 Heb. gath- people, saying, Ye shall not shout, nor land on the morrow after the passover,ering host a make any noise with your voice, neiunleavened cakes, and parched corn in
ther shall any word proceed from your the same day.
mouth, until the day I bid you shout, 12 And the manna ceased on the 4 Heb. then shall ye shout. morrow after they had eaten of the old make your 11 So the ark of the LORD compassed corn of the tand, neither had the chil-/ voice to be
the city, going about it once: and they dren of Israel manna any more; but
came into the camp, and lodged in the they ate of the fruit of the land of Ca
camp. naan that year.
12 And Joshua rose early in the
Acts 7. 33.
Before morning, and the priests took up the ark
26 1 And Joshua adjured them at that of the LORD.
time, saying, a Cursed be the man before 13 And seven priests bearing seven
the LORD, that riseth up and buildeth this trumpets of rams' horns before the ark of
city Jericho: he shall lay its foundation the LORD went on continually, and blew
in his first-born, and in his youngest son with the trumpets: and the armed men
shall he set up the gates of it. went before them; but the rear-guard 5 or, 27 So the LORD was with Joshua; and
deroted. came after the ark of the LORD, the
his fame was noised throughout all the priests going on, and blowing with the
CHAP. VII. 14 And the second day they compass
< c. 2. 4. 5 The Israelites are smitten at Ai. 6 Joshua's ed the city once, and returned into the
complaint. 10 God instructeth him what ta
do. “18 Achan is taken by lot: 20 His confes. camp. So they did six days.
sion : 25 He and all he had are destroyed in 15 And it came to pass on the seventh 6 Heb.
the valley of Achor.
holiness. day, that they rose early about the dawn
UT the children of Israel committed ing of the day, and compassed the city
a trespass in the accursed thing: for after the same manner seven times: only
Achan, the son of Carmi, the son of on that day they compassed the city 6 Hebr. 11. Zabdi, the son of Zerah, of the tribe of
32. seven times.
Judah, took of the accursed thing: and 16 And it came to pass at the seventh
the anger of the Lord was kindled against time, when the priests blew with the
the children of Israel. trumpets, Joshua said to the people, under it. 2 And Joshua sent men from Jericho Shout; for the Lord hath given you the
to Ai, which is beside Beth-aven, on the city.
east side of Beth-el, and spoke to them, in q And the city shall be 5 accursed,
saying, Go up and view the country.
Cc. 2. 14. cven it, and all that are in it, to the LORD:
And the men went up and viewed Ai. only Rahab the harlot shall live, she and 31. 3 And they returned to Joshua, and all that are with her in the house, be
said to him, Let not all the people go up; cause « she hid the messengers that we
but let i about two or three thousand men sent.
go up and smite Ai; and make not all 18 And ye, in any wise keep yourselves families. the people to labor thither; for they are from the accursed thing, lest ye make
but few. yourselves accursed, when ye take of the
4 So there went up thither of the peoaccursed thing, and make the camp of
ple about three thousand men: and they Israel a curse, and trouble it.
fled before the men of Ai. 19 But all the silver, and gold, and
5 And the men of Ai smote of them vessels of brass and iron, are 6 consecra
about thirty and six men: for they chased ted to the Lord: they shall come into
them from before the gate even to Shethe treasury of the Lord.
barim, and smote them in the going 20 So the people shouted when the
down: wherefore the hearts of the peopriests blew with the trumpets: and it " 1 Kings 16. ple melted, and became as water.
34. came to pass, when the people heard the
6 1 And Joshua rent his clothes, and sound of the trumpet, and the people
fell to the earth upon his face before the shouted with a great shout, that the wall
ark of the Lord until the evening, he and fell down 7 flat, so that the people went
the elders of Israel, and put dust upon up into the city, every man straight be a c. 22. 20. their heads. fore him, and they took the city.
1 Chr. 2. 7. 7 And Joshua said, Alas, O Lord God, 21 And they utterly destroyed all that
why hast thou at all brought this people was in the city, both man and woman,
over Jordan, to deliver us into the hand young and old, and ox, and sheep, and
of the Amorites, to destroy us? O that ass, with the edge of the sword.
we had been content, and dwelt on the 22 But Joshua had said to the two
1 Heb. about other side of Jordan. men that spied out the country, Go into
or, about 8 O LORD, what shall I say, when Isthe harlot's house, and bring out thence 3000 men. rael turn their 3 backs before their enethe woman, and all that she hath, as ye
mies! swore to her.
9 For the Canaanites, and all the in23 And the young men that were spies
habitants of the land will hear of it, and went in, and brought out Rahab, and her
will environ us, and cut off our name father, and her mother, and her breth-in' Morad. from the earth: and what wilt thou do to ren, and all that she had; and they
thy great name? brought out all her 8 kindred, and left
10 4 And the LORD said to Joshua, them without the camp of Israel.
Arise; Why 4 liest thou thus upon thy 24 And they burnt the city with fire,
face? and all that was in it: only the silver, 3 Heb. 11 Israel hath sinned, and they have and the gold, and the vessels of brass necks.
also transgressed my covenant which I and of iron, they put into the treasury
commanded them: for they have even of the house of the Lord.
taken of the accursed thing, and have 25 And Joshua saved Rahab the har
also stolen, and dissembled also and they lot alive, and her father's household, and Heb. have put it even among their own goods. all that she had; and she dwelleth in Is-fallest.
12 Therefore the children of Israel rael even to this day; because she hid the
could not stand before their enemies, but messengers which Joshua sent to spy out
turned their backs before their enemies, Jericho
because they were accursed: neither