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23 So the two Men returned, and descended from the Mountain, and pafled over, and came to Joshua, and told

024 And then that befel thems came to Joshua

24 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.

CHA P. III. i Foua cometh to Jordan. 7 The LORD encourageth Joshua.

9 Joshua encourageth the People. 14 Jordan divided. Ver. 1 AND Joshua 'rose early in the Morning, and they

n removed from Shittim, and came to Jordan, he and all the Children of Hrael, and lodged there before they passed over.

2 And it came to pass after three Days, that the Officers went through the Host;

3 And they commanded the People, saying, When ye see the Ark of the Covenant of the LORD your God, and the Priests the Levites bearing it, then ye shall remove from your Place, and go after it.

4 Yet there shall be a Space between you 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 LORD will do Wonders among you.

6 And Joshua spake unto the Priests, saying, 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 And the LORD said unto Joshua, This Day will I 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 thee.

8 And thou shalt command the Priests that bear the Ark of the Covenant, saying, When ye are come to the Brink of the Waters of Jordan, ye shall stand still in Jordan. •

9 And Joshua said unto the Children of Israel, Come hither, and hear the Words of the LORD your God.

10 And Joshua said, Hereby ye shall know that the liVING God is among you, and that he will without fail drive out from before you the Canaanites, &6q

11 Behold, 11 Behold, the Ark of the Covenant of the Lord of all the Earth, passeth over before you into Jordan.

12 Now therefore take ye 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 be cut off from the Waters that come down from above : and they shall stand upon an


14 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 bare the Ark were come unto Jordan, and the Feet of the Priests that bare the Ark were dipped in the Brim of the Water (for Jordan overfloweth all his Banks all the time of Harvest.)

16 That the Waters which came down from above, food and rose up upon an Heap very far from the City Adam, that is beside Zaretan : and those that came down toward the Sea of the Plain, even the Salt-sea, failed, and were cut off : and the People passed over right against Jericho.

17 8 And the Priests that spfal. cxiv. 1 when Israel went bare the Ark of the Cove- out of Egypt, the House of Jacob nant of the LORD stood firm from a People of Itrange Language ;

2 Judah was his Sanctuary, and on dry Ground in the midst ifrael his i of Jordan, and all the Isra- 3 The Sea law it, and FLED; Jorelites pafled over on dry Dan was DRIVEN BACK.

4 The Mountains skipped like Ground, until all the People Rams, and the little Hills like were passed clean over Jor- Lambs. dan.

s What ailed thee, o thou SEA, that thou feddest ? thou JORDAN,

that thou waft driven back : 7 TREMBLE thou Earth at the PRESENCE of the LORD, at the Presence of she God of Jacob.

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| Twelve Stones taken for a Memorial out of Yordan: 9 Twelve - other Stones set up in the midst thereof, io The People pass

over. 14 God magnifieth Joshua.

Ver. 9 TOSHUA set up twelve Stones in the midst of Jordan.

io For the Priests which bare the Ark, stood in the midst of Jordan, until every thing was finished that the LORD commanded Joshua to speak unto the People, according to all that Mofes commanded Joshua : and the People hafted and passed over.

ii And it came to pass when all the People were clean passed over, that the Ark of the 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 Moses spake unto them:

13 About forty thousand prepared for War, passed over before the LORD unto Battle, to the Plains of Jericho.

14 On that Day the LORD MAGNIFIED Joshua in the fight of all Israel, and they feared him as they feared Moses, all the Days of his Life."

18 And it came to pass when the Priests that bare the Ark of the Covenant of the LORD, were come up out of the mids of Jordan, and the Soles of the Priests Feet were lift up unto the dry Land, that the Waters of Jordan returned unto their Place, and flowed over all his Banks, as they did before.

19 And the People came up out of Jordan on the tenth Day of the first Month, and encamped in Gilgal, in the East Border of Jericho.

20 And those twelve Stones which they took out of Jordan, did Joshua pitch in Gilgal.

21 And he spake unto the Children of Israel, faying, When your Children shall ask their Fathers in time to come, saying, What 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 yoù, until ye were passed over, as the LORD your God did to the Red Sea, which he dried up from before us, until we were gone over.

24 That All the People of the EARTH might KNOW the HAND of the LORD, that it is MIGHTY: that ye might FEAR the LORD your God for EVER.

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CHAP CHA P. V. 1 The Canaanites are afraid. 2 Circumcision is renewed.

10 The Pasover is kept at Gilgal. 12 Manna ceafeth.

13 An Angel appeareth to Joshua. Ver. 1 AND it came to pass when all the Kings of the

A Amorites, which were on the Side of Jordan West-ward, 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 of Israel, until we were passed over, that their Heart melted ; neither was there Spirit in them any more, because of the Children of Israel.

2 At that Time the Lord said unto Joshua, Make thee sharp Knives, and circumcise again the Children of Israel the second time.

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, after they came out of Egypt.

5 Now all the People that came out, were circumcised; but all the People that were born in the Wilderness, by the way, as they came forth out of Egypt, them they had not circumcised.

6 For the Children of Israel walked forty Years in the Wilderness, till all the People that were Men of War, which came out of Egypt were conSUMED, because they OBEYED NOT the Voice of the LORD: unto whom the LORD sware that he would not fhew them the Land which the LORD sware unto their Fathers that he would give us, a Land that floweth with Milk and Honey.

7 And their Children whom he raised up in their stead, them Joshua circumcised.

8 And it came to pass when they had done circumcising all the People, that they abode in their Places in the Camp, till they were whole,

9 And the LORD said unto Joshua, This Day have I rolled away the Reproach of Egypt from off you : wherefore the Name of the Place is called Gilgal unto this Day.

10 And the Children of Israel encamped in Gilgal, and kept the Passover on the fourteenth Day of the Month at Even, in the Plains of Jericho,

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in And they did eat of the old Corn of the Land on the Morrow after the Passover, unleavened Cakes, and parched Corn in the self-fame Day.

12 And the Manga CEASED on the Morrow after they had eaten of the old Corn of the Land, neither had the Children of Israel MANNA any more, but they did eat of the Fruit of the Land of Canaan that Year.

13 And it came to pass when Joshua was by Jericho, that he lift up his Eyes and looked, and behold, there stood a Man over against him, with his Sword drawn in his Hand: and Joshua went unto him, and said unto him, Art thou for us, or for our Adversaries?

14 And he said, Nay, "Rev. i. 10 I was in the Spirit on but as Captain of the Host the Lord's-DAY, and heard behind of the Lord am I now come.

me a great Voice, as of a Trumpet,

ni Saying, I am Alpha, and OAnd Joshua fell on his Face MEGA, the FIRST, and the last: and, to the Earth and did WOR- What thou feeft, write in a Book, SHIP, and said unto him,

and send it unto the seven Churches

which are in Afia. What faith my LORD unto12 And I turned to see the Voice his Servant !

that spake with me. And being turn15 And the Captain of

ed, I saw

13 One like unto the SON OF Max the Lord's Host said unto cloached with a Garment down to Tolhua, Loose thy Shoe from the Foot, and girt about the Paps

with a golden Girdle. off thy Foot, for the Place

14 His Head and his Hairs were whereon thou standest, is hos white like Wool, as white as Snow; LY: and Joshua did so.

and his Eyes were as a Flame of

Fire ; Is And his Feet like unto * fine Brass, as if they burned in a Furnace; and his Voice as the Sound of many Waters.

16 And he had in his Right Hand seven Stars : and out of his Mouth went a sharp two edged SWORD: and his COUNTENANCE was as the Sun shineth in his Strength.

17 And when I saw him, I fell at his feet as dead : and he laid his Right Hand upon me, saying unto me, FEAR NOT; I am the First and the LAST.

18 I am he that LIVETH, and wÀS DEAD; and behold, I AM Aliye for IV ER MORE, Amen ; and have the Keys of Hell and of Death.

CH A P. VI. i Jericho is put up : 20 The Walls fall down. 22 Rahab

is saved, 26 and the Builder thereof cursed. Ver. I N OW Jericho was straitly shut up, because of the

TV Children of Israel : none went .out, and none came in. * or, Amber.

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