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father, and my mother, and my brethren, and my sisters, and all that they

have, and will' deliver our lives from 14 death. And the men 'said untol her,

Our life for yours, if ye utter not this our business; and it shall be, when the LORD 'giveth' us the land,

that we will deal kindly and truly with 15 thee. "Then she let them down by a

cord through the window: for her

house was upon the town wall, and 16 she dwelt upon the wall. 'And she

said unto them, Get you to the mountain, lest the pursuers light upon! you; and hide yourselves there three days, until the pursuers be returned :

and afterward may ye go your way; 17 And the men said unto her, We will

be guiltlessl of this thine oath which 18) thou hast made us 'toswear. 'Be

hold, when we come into the land, thou shalt bind this line of scarlet thread in the window which thou didst let us down by: and thou shalt gatheri unto thee 'into the house thy father,

and thy mother, and thy brethren, and 19 all thy father's household. °And it

shall be, that whosoever shall go out of the doors of thy house into the street, his blood shall be upon his head, and we will be guiltless: and whosoever shall be with thee in the

house, his blood shall be on our head, 20 if any hand be upon him. But if

thou utter this our business, then we

will be guiltlessi of thine oath which 21 thou hast made us to swear. And

she said, According unto your words, so be it. And she sent them away,

and they departed: and she bound 22 the scarlet line in the window. And

they went, and came unto the mountain, and abode there three days, until the pursuers were returned : and the pursuers sought them throughout

all the way, but found them not. (23 "Then the two men returned, and

descended from the mountain, and passed over, and came to Joshua the

son of Nun; and 'they told him all 24 that 'had befallen' them. And they

said unto Joshua, Truly the LORD hath delivered into our hands all the land; 'and moreoveri all the inhabitants of the land' do 'melt away beforei us.

And Joshua rose 'up' early in the morning, and they removed from Shittim, and came to Jordan, he and all the children of Israel ; and they'

lodged there before they passed over. 2 °And it came to pass after three days,

that the officers went through the 3 imidst of the camp'; °and they com

manded 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 re

move 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 5 this way heretofore.

°And Joshua said unto the people, Sanctify your

selves: for to-morrow the LORD will 6 do wonders among you. °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 7 went before the people. 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 8 thee. And thou shalt command the

priests that bear the ark of the covenant, saying, When ye are come to the brink of the Iwaters of Jordan, ye

shall stand still in Jordan. 9

And Joshua said unto the children of Israel, Come hither, and hear the 10 words of the LORD your God. 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 'Canaanitel, and the 'Hittite, and the 'Hivitel, and the "Perizzitel, and the 'Girgashitel, and

the "Amoritel, and the Jebusitel. 11 °Behold, the ark of the covenant loft

the Lord of all the earth passeth over 12 before you into Jordan. Now there

fore take you twelve men out of the

tribes of Israel, fori every tribe a 13 man. And it shall come to pass,

i when 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, leveni the waters that come down from above ;

and they shall stand lin onel heap. 14 °And it came to pass, when the peo

ple removed from their tents, to pass over Jordan, the priests that barel

the ark of the covenant 'being before 15 the people ; "and lwhen they that


1 Heb. instead of you to die.

VERSION OF 1611. - 14 answered.. hath given ; 16 meet; 17 blameless; 18 bring. . home; 20 And quit; 23 So.. (things). . befell; 24 for . faint because of. III. 2 host; 8 water; 10 Canaanites . . Àittites. . Hivites. . Perizzites. .Girgashites . . Amorites. . Jebusites; 11 even ; 12 ye ..out of; 13 as soon as. . from.. upon a ; 14 and.. bearing ; 15 as.


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bare the ark were come unto Jordan, and the feet of the priests that bare the ark were dipped in the 'brink of the water, (for Jordan overfloweth all

litsl banks all the time of harvest,) 16)°that the waters which came down

from above stood, and rose up in onel heap, 'a great way 'off, ati Adam, the city that is beside Zarethan': and those that lwent down toward the sea of the 21 Arabahl, even the Salt Sea, were 'wholly' cut off: and the people

passed over right against Jericho 17 And the priests that bare the ark of

the covenant of the LORD stood firm on dry ground in the midst of Jordan, and all "Israeli passed over on dry ground, until all the nation' were

passed clean over Jordan. 41 And it came to pass, when all the Ination!

clean passed Jordan, that the LORD spake unto 2 Joshua, saying, "Take you

twelve men out of the people, out of every tribe a (3 man, "and command 'yel them, saying,

Take you hence out of the midst of Jordan, out of the place where the priests' feet stood firm, twelve stones, and carry them over with you, and Hayi them down in the lodging place, where lyel shall lodge this night. Then Joshua called the twelve men, whom he had prepared of the children

of Israel, out of every tribe a man: 5 °and Joshua said unto them, Pass

over before the ark of the LORD your God into the midst of Jordan, and take 'you up every man of you a stone upon his shoulder, according

unto the number of the tribes of the (6 children of Israel: °that this may be

a sign among you, that when your children ask in time to come, saying,

What mean 'ye! by these stones? 7 °then ye shall Isay unto them, "Be

cause the waters of Jordan were cut off before the ark of the covenant of the LORD; when it passed over Jordan, the waters of Jordan were cut off : and these stones shall be for a memo

rial unto the children of Israel for 8 ever. °And the children of Israel did

so as Joshua commanded, and took up twelve stones out of the midst of Jordan, as the LORD spake unto Joshua, according to the number of the tribes of the children of Israel ; and they' carried them over with them unto the place where they

lodged, and laid them down there. 9 °And Joshua set up twelve stones in

the midst of Jordan, in the place where the feet of the priests which bare the ark of the covenant stood :

and they are there, unto this day. 10 °For the priests which bare the ark

stood in the midst of Jordan, until everything was finished that the Lord commanded Joshua to speak unto the people, according to all that

Moses commanded Joshua : and the 11 people hasted and passed over. °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 the half tribe of Manasseh, passed over armed before

the children of Israel, as Moses spake 13 unto them : °about forty thousand

biready armed' for war passed over

before the LORD unto battle, to the 14 plains of Jericho: "On that day the

LORD magnified Joshua in the sight of all Israel; and they feared him, as they feared Moses, all the days of his

life. 15 And the Lord spake unto Joshua, 16 saying: 'Command the priests that

bear the ark of the testimony, that 17 they come up out of Jordan. "Joshua

therefore commanded the priests, say18 ing, Come ye up out of Jordan.

it came to pass, when the priests that bare the ark of the covenant of the LORD were come up out of the midst of Jordan, and the soles of the priests' feet were "lifted! up unto the dry 'ground', that the waters of Jordan returned unto their place, and lwenti

over all lits banks, as laforetimel. 19 °And the people came up out of Jordan

on the tenth day of the first month,

and encamped in Gilgal, 'on the east 20 border of Jericho. "And those twelve

stones, which they took out of Jordan, 21 did Joshua 'set up' in Gilgal. And

he spake unto the children of Israel, saying, When your children shall ask

their fathers in time to come, saying, 22 What mean these stones ? othen ye

shall let your children know, saying,

Israel came over this Jordan on dry 23 land. For the LORD your God dried

up the waters of Jordan from before
you, until ye were passed over, as the

God did to the Red Sea,


1 Another reading is, off from.

2 See Deut. i. 1.

VERSION OF 1611.- brim .. his; 16 upon a .. very far, from . . Zaretan .. came . . plain .. failed, and; 17 the Israelites . . people. - -IV. 1 people; 3 you .. (ye shall) .. leave .. you ; 5 ye; 6 (their fathers). . you ; 7 answer. : That; 13 prepared; 18 flowed. .his.. they did before'; 19 in; 20 pitch. = [37]

which he dried up from before us, 10 And the children of Israel encamped * 24 until we were 'passed over : "that all in Gilgal; and they! kept the passover

the peoplest of the earth imayi know on the fourteenth day of the month at the hand of the LORD, that it is * 11 even in the plains of Jericho. And mighty ; that they may fear the they did eat of the bold corn of the LORD your God for ever.

land on the morrow after the passover, 51 And it came to pass, when all the unleavened cakes and parched corn,

kings of the Amorites, which were * 12 in the selfsame day. And the manna 'beyondJordan westward, and all the ceased on the morrow, after they had kings of the Canaanites, which were eaten of the bold corn of the land ; by the sea, heard 'how that the LORD neither had the children of Israel had dried up the waters of Jordan manna any more ; but they did eat of from before the children of Israel, the fruit of the land of Canaan that until we were passed over, that their year. heart melted, neither was there spirit 13 And it came to pass, when Joshua in them any more, because of the was by Jericho, that he llifted' up his children of Israel.

eyes and looked, and, behold, there At that time the LORD said unto stood a man over against him with his Joshua, Make thee knives lof finti, sword drawn in his hand : and Joshua

and circumcise again the children of went unto him, and said unto him, Art 3 Israel the second time. And Joshua thou for us, or for our adversaries ?

made him knives lof fint', and cir- * 14 °And he said, Nay; but as @captain of

cumcised the children of Israel at 8the the host of the LORD am I now come. 4 hill of the foreskins. "And this is the And Joshua fell on his face to the

cause why Joshua did circumcise : all earth, and did worship, and said unto the people that came forth' out of him, What saith my lord unto his Egypt, that were males, even all the * 15 servant ? °And the captain of the men of war, died in the wilderness by Lord's host said unto Joshua, "Put the way,

after they came forth out of off thy shoe from off thy foot; for (5 Egypt. For all the people that came the place whereon thou 'standest is

out were circumcised: but all the 6 1 holy. And Joshua did so. (Now people that were born in the wilder- Jericho iwas straitly shut up because ness by the way as they came forth of the children of Israel: none went

out of Egypt, they had not circum- 2 out, and none came in.) And the 6 cised. 'For the children of Israel LORD said unto Joshua, See, I have

walked forty years in the wilderness, given into thine hand jericho, and the till all the nation, even the men of king thereof, and the mighty men of war which came forth out of Egypt, 3 valour. °And ye shall compass the were consumed, because they 'heark- city, all the men of war, 'going! ened' not funtol the voice of the about the city once. Thus shalt thou LORD: unto whom the LORD sware 4) do six days. And seven priests shall that he would not let them Iseel the bear seven Strumpets of rams' horns land which the LORD sware unto their before the ark : and the seventh day

fathers that he would give us, a land ye shall compass the city seven times, i 'flowing with milk and honey. And and the priests shall blow with the

their children, whom he raised up in 5 trumpets. And it shall bel, that their stead, them idid' Joshua 'circum- when they make a long blast with the cise : for they were uncircumcised, ram's horn, and when


hear the because they had not circumcised sound of the trumpet, all the people 8 them by the way. And it came to shall shout with a great shout; and

pass, when they had done circumcis- the wall of the city shall fall down ing all the nation', that they abode in 'Hat, and the people shall 'gol up

their places in the camp, till they were 6 every man straight before him. And 9 whole. And the LORD said unto Joshua the son of Nun called the

Joshua, This day have I rolled away priests, and said unto them, Take up the reproach of Egypt from off you. the ark of the covenant, and let seven Wherefore the name of that place priests bear seven trumpets of rams' was called "Gilgal, unto this day.

horns before the ark of the LORD.

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1 So with a change of vowel-points.

The pointing of the text is ir

regular. ? Another reading is, they.

3 Or, 1Gibeath!-ha-araloth
4 That is, Rolling:
$ Or, i producel Or, corn
6 Or, prince

? Heb. skıt the gates and was shut in.
* Or, ljubile trumpets
» Heb in its place.

VERSION OF 1611. - 23 gone; 24 people .. might .. ye might. - V.1 on the side of ; 2 sharp ; 3 sharp; 5 Now..(them); 6 people that were .. obeyed .. shew.. that floweth ; 7 circumcised ; 8 people; 9 the . . is; 13 lift ; 15 Loose. VI. 3 ye..and go round; 5 come to pass .. ascend. = [34]

7 °And lithey said unto the people, Pass

on, and compass the city, and let ithel

armed 'men' pass on before the ark (8) of the Lord. "And it iwas sol, that

when Joshua had spoken unto the people, the seven priests bearing the seven trumpets of rams' horns before the Lord passed on, and blew with the trumpets : and the ark of the

covenant of the Lord followed them. (9 °And the armed men went before the

priests that blew the trumpets, and the rearward twenti after the ark, the

priests blowing with the trumpets 'as (10 they wentl. °And Joshua commanded

the people, saying, Ye shall not shout, nor let your voice "be heard', neither shall any word proceed out of your

mouth, until the day I bid you shout; 11 then shall ye shout. So the caused!

the ark of the Lord 'to compass the city, going about it once : and they came into the camp, and lodged in

the camp 12 And Joshua rose early in the morn

ing, and the priests took up the ark 13 of the LORD. *°And 'the seven priests

bearing the seven trumpets of rams' horns before the ark of the LORD went on continually, and blew with the trumpets: and the armed men went before them; landi the rearward came after the ark of the Lord, the

priests blowing with the trumpets las 14 they wenti. °And the second day they

compassed the city once, and returned

into the camp: so they did six days. 15 °And it came to pass on the seventh

day, that they rose early lat! the dawning of the day, and compassed the city after the same manner seven

times : only on that day they, com16 passed the city seven times. And it

came to pass at the seventh time, when the priests blew with the trumpets, Joshua said unto the people,

Shout; for the Lord hath given you 17 the city. And the city shall be 23ide

voted', even it and all that is therein, to the LORD: only Rahab the harlot shall live, she and all that are with

her in the house, because she hid the 18) messengers that we sent. 'And lyel,

in any wise keep yourselves from the devoted thing, lest when ye ihave devoted it', ye take of the idevoted! thing; iso should yel make the camp of Israel Blaccursedl, and trouble it.

19 °But all the silver, and gold, and ves

sels of brass and iron, are 'holy, unto

the LORD: they shall come into the 20) treasury of the LORD. °So the peo

ple shouted, and the priests blew with the trumpets: and it came to pass, when the people heard the sound of the trumpet, that the people shouted with a great shout, and the wall fell down *Hat, so that the people went up into the city, every man

straight before him, and they took 21 the city.

°And they Sutterly destroyed all that was in the city, both man and woman, 'both! young and

old, and ox, and sheep, and ass, with (22 the edge of the sword. Andi Joshua

said unto the two men that had spied out the 'land', Go into the harlot's house, and bring out thence the wo

man, and all that she hath, as ye 23) sware unto her. And the young

men 'the spies went in, and brought out Rahab, and her father, and her mother, and her brethren, and all that she had, all her kindred 'alsol they

brought out; and they set them with24 out the camp of Israel. And they

burnt the city with fire, and all that was therein : only the silver, and the gold, and the vessels of brass and of

iron, they put into the treasury of the (25) house of the Lord. Buti Rahab the

harlot, and her father's household, and all that she had, 'did! Joshua savel alive ; and she dwelt! in the midst of! Israel, unto this day ; be

cause she hid the messengers, which 26) Joshua sent to spy out Jericho. And

Joshua 'chargedi them with an oath! at that time, saying, Cursed be the man before the LORD, that riseth up and buildeth this city Jericho : Twith the loss of his firstborn shall he lay the foundation thereof, and 'with the

loss of his youngest son shall he set 27 up the gates of it. °So the LORD was

with Joshua; and his fame was lin' all

the 'landi. 71 But the children of Israel com

mitted a trespass in the 'devoted! thing: for Achan, the son of Carmi, the son of Zabdi, the son of Zerah, of the tribe of Judah, took of the devoted! thing: and the anger of the LORD was

kindled against the children of Israel. 2

And Joshua sent men from Jericho to Ai, which is beside Beth-aven, on

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VERSION OF 1611.- 7 he . . him that is; 8 came to pass; 9 (with) .. came going on, and; 10 (had). . make any noise with; 11 compassed; 13 but.. going on, and; 15 about; 17 accursed .. are; • According to some ancient authori.

accursed make yourselves accursed .. accursed and .. a curse; 19 consecrated; 20 when; 22 But.. (had). . country ; 23 that were. .and.. left; 25 And .. saved .. dwelleth . . (even); 26 adjured; 27 noised throughout .. country. VII. 1 accursed.. accursed. = [55]

18 you ..

the east side of Beth-el, and spake unto them, saying, Go up and ispy

outi the landi. And the men went (3 up and Ispied outl Ai. And they re

turned to Joshua, and said unto him, Let not all the people go up; but let about two or three thousand men go up and smite Ai; make not all the people to Itoili thither; for they are but few. °So there went up thither of the people about three thousand

men: and they fled before the men of 5 Ai. And the men of Ai smote of

them about thirty and six men: landi they chased them from before the gate even unto 'Shebarim, and smote them 'atl the going down: 'and' the

hearts of the people melted, and be6 came as water. And Joshua rent

his clothes, and fell to the earth upon his face before the ark of the LORD until the levening!, he and the elders

of Israel; and they put dust upon 1 their heads. And Joshua said, Alas,

O Lord GOD, wherefore hast thou at all brought this people over Jordan, to deliver us into the hand of the Amorites, to 'causel us 'to perish' ?

would 'that we had been content and 8 dwelt beyond! Jordan! Oh Lord,

what shall I say, after thati Israel

Thath turned their backs before their 9 enemies! 'For the Canaanites and all the inhabitants of the land shall hear of it, and shall compass! us round, and cut off our name from the

earth : and what wilt thou do ifori thy 10 great name? "And the LORD said

unto Joshua, Get thee up; wherefore

lart thou thus ifalleni upon thy face? 11) Israel hath sinned ; 'yea', they have

leven' transgressed my covenant which I commanded them : iyea', they have even taken of the devoted thing ; and have also stolen, and dissembled

also, and they have even put it'among! 12) their own stuff. "Therefore the children of Israel Icannoti stand before their enemies, 'they turn their backs before their enemies, because they lare becomel ?accursed: I will not be with you any more, except ye de

stroy the devoted thing from amongi 13 you. 'Up, sanctify the people, and

say, Sanctify yourselves against tomorrow: for thus saith the Lord, the God of Israel, There is la de

voted' thing in the midst of thee, () Israel: thou canst not stand before

thine enemies, until ye take away the 14 Idevoted thing from among you. In

the morning therefore ye shall be brought 'near byl your tribes : and it shall be, that the tribe which the LORD taketh shall come 'near by! families ; and the family which the LORD shall take shall come inear! by households ; and the household which

the LORD shall take shall come near! 15 man by man. °And it shall be, that

he that is taken with the devoted thing shall be burnt with fire, he and all that he hath: because he hath transgressed the covenant of the LORD, and because he hath wrought

folly in Israel. 16 So Joshua rose up early in the

morning, and brought Israel 'nearl by

their tribes; and the tribe of Judah 17 was taken: °and he brought near!

the 3family of Judah; and he took the family of the 'Zerahitest: and he brought near the family of the 'Zerah

itesi man by man; and Zabdi was 18 taken: °and he brought near his

household man by man ; and Achan, the son of Carmi, the son of Zabdi,

the son of Zerah, of the tribe of Judah, 19 was taken. °And Joshua said unto

Achan, My son, give, I pray thee, glory to the Lori), 'thel God of Israel, and make confession unto him ;

and tell me now what thou hast done; 20 hide it not from me. °And Achan

answered Joshua, and said, "Of a truthi I have sinned against the

LORD, 'the God of Israel, and thus 21 and thus have 1 done: 'when I saw

among the Ispoilt a goodly @Babylonish mantlel, and two hundred shekels of silver, and a wedge of gold of fifty shekels weight, then I coveted them, and took them; and, behold, they are hid in the earth in the midst

of my tent, and the silver under it. 22 °So Joshua sent messengers, and they

ran unto the tent; and, behold, it was

hid in his tent, and the silver under it. 23 °And they took them 'from the midst

of the tent, and brought them unto Joshua, and unto all the children of

Israel; and they' laid them down! 21 before the Lord. 'And Joshua, and

Or, Ithe quarries! ? See ch. vi. 18. 9 According to some ancient authori

ties, families.

ties, by households.

all Israel with him, took Achan the

5 Or, igive praisel
6 Heb. mantle of Shinar.

VERSION OF 1611.-2 , viewed: 3 (and). . labour ; 5 for. .in .. wherefore ; 6 eventide; 7 destroy.. to God . . on the other side; 8 when.. turneth ; 9 environ . . unto; 10 liest; 11 and.. also . . for..accursed..amongst ; 12 could not .. but turned.. were.. neither . . accursed.. amongst; 13 an accursed . . accursed; 14 according to .. according to the .. thereof, 15 accursed; 17 Zarhites . . Zarhites ; 20 Indeed; 21 spoils .. garment; 23 out of..out. = = [52]

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