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son of Zerah, and the silver, and the Imantlel, and the wedge of gold, and his sons, and his daughters, and his oxen, and his asses, and his sheep, and his tent, and all that he had : and

they brought them 'up' unto the val25 ley of Achor. °And Joshua said, Why

hast thou troubled us? the LORD shall trouble thee this day. And all Israel stoned him with stones ; and they!

burned them with fire, landi stoned 26 them with stones. "And they raised

over him a great heap of stones, unto this day; landi the LORD turned from the fierceness of his anger.

Wherefore the name of that place was called,

The valley of 1Achor, unto this day. 81 And the LORD said unto Joshua,

Fear not, neither be thou dismayed : take all the people of war with thee, and arise, go up to Ai: see, I have given into thy hand the king of Ai,

and his people, and his city, and his 2 land: 'and thou shalt do to Ai and

her king as thou didst unto Jericho and her king: only the spoil thereof, and the cattle thereof, shall ye take

for a prey unto yourselves : Iseti thee 3 an ambush for the city behind it. °So

Joshua arose, and all the people of war, to go up 'tol Ai: and Joshua chose out thirty thousand 'men, the!

mighty men of valour, and sent them (4 'forthi by night. °And he commanded

them, saying, Behold, ye shall lie in lambush' against the city, behind the city :

go not very far from the city, but be ye 5 all ready : °and I, and all the people

that are with me, will approach unto the city: and it shall come to pass, when they come out against us, as at

the first, that we will flee before them ; 6 °land: they will come out after us, till

we have drawn them away from the city; for they will say, They flee be

fore us, as at the first; Isot we will 7 fee before them: land' ye shall rise

up from the ambush, and "take possession of the city: for the LORD your

God will deliver it into your hand. 8 °And it shall be, when ye have 'seized upon the city, that ye shall set the city on fire; according to the 'word!

of the LORD shall ye do: see, I have 9 commanded you. Andi Joshua sent

them forth : and they went to the ambushment', and abode between Beth-el and Ai, on the west side of

Ai: but Joshua lodged that night

among the people. 10 And Joshua rose up early in the

morning, and 'mustered the people,

and went up, he and the elders of 11 Israel, before the people to Ai. °And

all the people, even the 'ment of war that were with him, went up, and drew nigh, and came before the city, and pitched on the north side of Ai:

now there was a valley between 'him! (12 and Ai. And he took about five thou

sand men, and set them in ambush

between Beth-el and Ai, on the west 13 side of 'the city. 31Sol they set the

people, even all the host that was on the north of the city, and their liers in wait that werel on the west of the

city; and! Joshua 4went that night 14 into the midst of the ivalel. "And it

came to pass, when the king of Ai saw it, that they hasted and rose up early, and the men of the city went out against Israel to battle, he and all his people, bat 'thel time appointed, before the 'Arabah?; but he wist not

that there 'was an' ambush against 15 him behind the city. °And Joshua

and all Israel made as if they were

beaten before them, and fled by the 16 way of the wilderness. "And all the

people that were in 21the city were called together to pursue after them :

and they pursued after Joshua, and 17 were drawn away from the city. °And

there was not a man left in Ai or Beth-el, that went not out after Israel :

and they left the city open, and pur18 sued after Israel. And the LORD

said unto Joshua, Stretch out the 'javelin' that is in thy hand toward Ai; for I will give it into thine hand. And Joshua stretched out the 'javelin'

that Iwast in his hand toward the 19) city. And the ambush arose quickly out of their place, and they ran as

as he had stretched out his hand, and entered into the city, and

took it; and they hasted and set the 20 city on fire. And when the men of

Ai looked behind them, they saw, and, behold, the smoke of the city ascended up to heaven, and they had no power to flee this way or that way: and the people that fled to the wilderness

turned back upon the pursuers. 21 °And when Joshua and all Israel

saw that the ambush had taken the


1 That is, Troubling. 2 Another reading is, Ai.

3 Or, So the people set all &c.
* Some MSS. read, lodged that night in.

5 Or, Itol the placel appointed 6 Heb. hands.

VERSION OF 1611.– 24 garment; 25 after they had ; 26 So. - VIII. 2 lay; 3 against ..away; 4 wait.. (even); 6 for.. therefore; 7 Then..seize upon; 8 taken ..commandment;' 9 therefore. . lie in ambush; 10 numbered ; 11 people .. them; 12 (to lie); 13 And when .. had . . valley; 14 a .. plain .. were liers in; 16 Ai; 18 spear ..spear . . he had.= [40]

city, and that the smoke of the city

ascended, then they turned again, and 22 slew the men of Ai. And the other

Icame forth out of the city against them; so they were in the midst of Israel, some on this side, and some on that side: and they smote them,

so that they let none of them remain 23 or escape. And the king of Ai they

took alive, and brought him to Joshua. (1 °And it came to pass, when Israel

had made an end of slaying all the inhabitants of Ai in the field, in the wilderness wherein they 'pursued! them, and they were all fallen by: the edge of the sword, until they were consumed, that all 'Israeli returned

unto Ai, and smote it with the edge (25 of the sword. And all that fell that

day, both of men and women, were

twelve thousand, even all the men of 26) Ai. °For Joshua drew not back his

hand, wherewith he stretched out the 'javelin', until he had lutterly de

stroyed all the inhabitants of Ai. 27 °Only the cattle and the spoil of that

city Ísrael took for a prey unto themselves, according unto the word of

the LORD which he commanded 28 Joshua. "Sol Joshua burnt Ai, and

made it lan?heap for ever, even a (29) desolation, unto this day. °And the

king of Ai he hanged on a tree until 'thel eventide : and at the going! down lofl the sun Joshua commanded, land! they took his carcase down from the tree, and cast it at the entering of the gate of the city, and 'raisedi thereon a great heap of stones, unto

this day. 30 Then Joshua built an altar unto the

LORD, 'the God of Israel, in mount 31 Ebal, 'as Moses the servant of the

LORD commanded the children of Israel, as it is written in the book of the law of Moses, an altar of Blunhewn! stones, "upon which no man thadi lift up any iron: and they offered thereon

burnt offerings unto the LORD, and 32 sacrificed peace offerings. And he

wrote there upon the stones a copy of the law of Moses, which he wrote,

in the presence of the children of Is33 rael. And all Israel, and their elders

and officers, and their judges, stood on this side the ark and on that side before the priests the Levites, which

bare the ark of the covenant of the LORD, as well the stranger as 'the homeborni; half of them lin front of mount Gerizim, and half of them in front of mount Ebal; as Moses the servant of the LORD had com

manded, that they should bless the 34 people of Israel first of alll. 'And

afterward he read all the words of the law, the blessing' and 'the cursel,

according to all that is written in the 35 book of the law. "There was not

a word of all that Moses commanded, which Joshua read not before all the lassembly of Israel, and the women, and the little ones, and the strangers

that 'were conversant among them. 91 And it came to pass, when all the

kings which were 'beyondi Jordan, in the hill country, and in the lowland', and lon' all the 'shores of the great sea lin front of Lebanon, the Hittite, and the Amorite, the Canaanite, the

Perizzite, the Hivite, and the Jebusite, 2 heard thereof; °that they gathered

themselves together, to fight with Joshua and with Israel, with one

accord. 3 But when the inhabitants of Gibeon

heard what Joshua had done unto 4 Jericho and to Ai, Othey also did work

wilily, and went and made as if they had been ambassadors, and took old sacks upon their asses, and wine

iskins!, old and rent and bound up; 5 °and old shoes and clouted upon their

feet, and old garments upon them; and all the bread of their provision

was dry and was become mouldy. 6 °And they went to Joshua unto the

camp at Gilgal, and said unto him, and to the men of Israel, We larei come from a far country: now there

fore make ye a 'covenanti with us. 7 °And the men of Israel said unto the

Hivites, Peradventure ye dwell among

us; and how shall we make a Icove8 nant' with you? And they said unto

Joshua, We are thy servants. And

Joshua said unto them, Who are ye? 9 and from whence come ye? And

they said unto him, From a very far country thy servants are come because of the name of the LORD thy God: for we have heard the fame

of him, and all that he did in Egypt, 10 °and all that he did to the two kings

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ancient versions, is, took them provisions. See ver. 12.

VERSION OF 1611.-22 issued ; 24 chased .. (when).. on .. the Israelites; 25 (50 it was, that); 26

spear; 28 And..a: 29 as soon as . . was .. that.. should take. . raise . . (that remaineth): 31 whole ..over.. hath ; 33 he that was born among them .. over against . . over against.. before; 34 blessings.. cursings; 35 congregation . . with. - IX. 1 on this side. . hills . . valleys.. in . . coasts .. over against ; 3 And; 4 bottles ; 6 be. . league ; 7 league. =(55)

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of the Amorites, that were beyond bondmen, bothi hewers of wood Jordan, to Sihon king of Heshbon, and drawers of water for the house of

and to Og king of Bashan, which was 24 my God. "And they answered Joshua, 11 at Ashtaroth. And! our elders and and said, Because it was certainly told

all the inhabitants of our country thy servants, how that the LORD thy spake to us, saying, Take 'provision God commanded his servant Moses to in your handi for the journey, and give you all the land, and to destroy

meet them, and say unto all the inhabitants of the land from them, We are your servants: landi before you; therefore we were sore

now make ye a icovenant' with us. afraid for our lives because of you, (12 "This our bread we took hot for our 25 and have done this thing. And now,

provision out of our houses on the behold, we are in thine hand : as it day we came forth to go unto you; seemeth good and right unto thee to

but now, behold, it is dry, and is 'be- 26 do unto us, do. "And so did he unto 13) come' mouldy: 'and these wine-Iskins!, them, and delivered them out of the

which we filled, were new; and, be- hand of the children of Israel, that hold, they be rent: and these our (27 they slew them not. °And Joshua garments and our shoes are become made them that day hewers of wood old by reason of the very long journey.

and drawers of water for the congre14 And the men took of their provision', gation, and for the altar of the LORD,

and asked not counsel at the mouth unto this day, in the place which he 15 of the LORD. °And Joshua made should choose.

peace with them, and made a 'cove- 10 (1 Now it came to pass, when Adoninanti with them, to let them live : and zedek king of Jerusalem heard how

the princes of the congregation sware Joshua had taken Ai, and had ?utterly 16 unto them. °And it came to pass destroyed it; as he had done to Jeri

at the end of three days after they cho and her king, so he had done to had made a covenanti with them, Ai and her king; and how the inhabitthat they heard that they were their ants of Gibeon had made peace with

neighbours, and that they dwelt among 2 Israel, and were among them; °that 17 them. And the children of Israel they feared greatly, because Gibeon

journeyed, and came unto their cities was a great city, as one of the royal on the third day. Now their cities cities, and because it was greater than

were Gibeon, and Chephirah, and Ai, and all the men thereof were 18 Beeroth, and "Kiriathl-jearim. And 3 mighty: °Wherefore Adoni-zedek

the children of Israel smote them not, king of Jerusalem sent unto Hoham because the princes of the congrega- king of Hebron, and unto Piram king tion had sworn unto them by the of Jarmuth, and unto Japhia king of LORD, 'thel God of Israel. And all Lachish, and unto Debir king of Eg.

the congregation murmured against 4 lon, saying, "Come up unto me, and 19 the princes. °But all the princes said help me, and let us smite Gibeon :

unto all the congregation, We have for it hath made peace with Joshua sworn unto them by the LORD, 'thel and with the children of Israel.

God of Israel: now therefore we may 5 °Therefore the five kings of the 20 not touch them. This we will do to Amorites, the king of Jerusalem, the

them, landi let them live; lest wrath king of Hebron, the king of Jarmuth, be upon us, because of the oath which the king of Lachish, the king of Eg

unto them. °And the lon, gathered themselves together, princes said unto them, Let them and went up, they and all their hosts, live: iso they becamel hewers of wood and encamped against Gibeon, and and drawers of water unto all the con- 6 made war against it. And the men

gregation; as the princes had 'spoken of Gibeon sent unto Joshua to the 22 unto them. °And Joshua called for camp to Gilgal, saying, Slack not thy

them, and he spake unto them, saying, hand from thy servants; come up to Wherefore have ye beguiled us, say- us quickly, and save us, and help us :

ing, We are very far from you; for all the kings of the Amorites that 23) when ye dwell among us?

Now dwell in the 'hill country' are gathered therefore ye are cursed, and there 7 together against us. °So Joshua 'went Ishall Inever fail to be of you up from Gilgal, he, and all the people

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VERSION OF 1611.–11 Wherefore .. victuals with you therefore . . league; 12 (it); 13 bottles of; 14 victuals; 15 league; 16 league; 17 Kirjath; 20 we will even ; 21 but let them be promised; 23 none .. freed from being . . and ; 24 of; 27 (even). X. 1 (had); 4 that we may; 5 before; 6 mountains; 7 ascended.=[35]

of war with him, and all the mighty 8 men of valour. And the LORD said unto Joshua, Fear them not: for I have delivered them into thine Thands'; there shall not a man of 9 them stand before thee. Joshua therefore came upon them suddenly;

'for hel went up from Gilgal all the 10 night. And the LORD discomfited

them before Israel, and her slew them with a great slaughter at Gibeon, and chased them by the way fof the

ascent of Beth-horon, and smote them 11 to Azekah, and unto Makkedah. And

it came to pass, as they fled from before Israel, 'while they! were in the going down fofi Beth-horon, that the LORD cast down great stones from heaven upon them unto Azekah, and they died: they were morel which died with thel hailstones than they whom the children of Israel slew with

the sword. 12 Then spake Joshua to the Lord in

the day when the Lord delivered up
the Amorites before the children of
Israel; and he said in the sight of

Sun, stand thou still upon Gibeon ;
And thou, Moon, in the valley of

Aijalon. 13 And the sun stood still, and the

moon stayed, Until the 'nation' had avenged them

selves lof their enemies. Is not this written in the book of 21 Jashar? And the sun istayedi in

the midst of heaven, and hasted not 14 to go down about a whole day. And

there was no day like that before it or after it, that the Lord hearkened unto the voice of a man : for the LORD

fought for Israel. 15 And Joshua returned, and all Israel

with him, unto the camp to Gilgal. 16 Andi these five kings fled, and hid

themselves in Ithe cave at Makkedah. 17 °And it was told Joshua, saying, The

five kings are found, 'hidden' in 'the! 18 cave at Makkedah. °And Joshua

said, Roll great stones 'unto the

mouth of the cave, and set men by it (19 for to keep them : obuti stay not 'ye! ;

pursue after your enemies, and smite the hindmost of them; suffer them not to enter into their cities : for the

LORD your God hath delivered them 20 into your hand. And it came to pass,

when Joshua and the children of Israel had made an end of slaying them with

a very great slaughter, till they were consumed, 'and the Tremnant which

remained of them "hadi entered into 21 thel fenced cities, that all the peo

ple returned to the camp to Joshua at Makkedah in peace: none 3moved his

tongue against any of the children of 22 Israel. Then said Joshua, Open the

mouth of the cave, and bring forth!

those five kings unto me out of the (23 cave. And they did so, and brought

forth those five kings unto him out of the cave, the king of Jerusalem, the king of Hebron, the king of Jarmuth,

the king of Lachish, the king of Eg24 lon. °And it came to pass, when

they brought 'forth those kings unto Joshua, that Joshua called for all the men of Israel, and said unto the Ichiefs of the men of war which went with him, Come near, put your feet upon the necks of these kings. And

they came near, and put their feet 25 upon the necks of them. °And Joshua

said unto them, Fear not, nor be dismayed; be strong and of good courage: for thus shall the Lord do to

all your enemies against whom ye 26 fight. "And afterward Joshua smote

them, and 'puti them 'to death', and hanged them on five trees : and they

were hanging upon the trees until the 27) evening And it came to pass at the

time of the going down of the sun, that Joshua commanded, and they took them down off the trees, and cast them into the cave wherein they had'hidden themselves', and laid great stones ion' the mouth lof the cave,

unto! this very day. 28) And Joshua took Makkedah lon!

that day, and smote it with the edge of the sword, and the king thereof; he “utterly destroyed them and all the souls that were therein, he left' none "remaining': and he did to the king of Makkedah as he thad donel unto the

king of Jericho. 29 Andi Joshua passed from Mak

kedah, and all Israel with him, unto

Libnah, and fought against Libnah : 30 'and the LORD delivered it also, and

the king thereof, into the hand of Israel; and he smote it with the edge of the sword, and all the souls that were therein ; he 'lefti none remaining! in it; land hel did unto the king thereof as he 'had donel unto the king

of Jericho. 31 And Joshua passed from Libnah,

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VERSION OF 1611.- 8 hand; 9 unto..and; 10 along:. that goeth up to: 11 moe; 13 people.. upon . . Jasher? So.. stood still; 16 But..a; 17 hid..a; 18 upon ; 19; 20 that.. rest; 21 And; 22 out; 23 (and); 24 out.. captains ; 26 slew; 27 been hid.. in.. cave's.. which remain until; 28 let.. remain .. did; 29 Then : 30'let.. remain.. but.. did. == [48]

and all Israel with him, unto Lachish,

and encamped against it, and fought 32 against it: 'and the Lord delivered

Lachish into the hand of Israel, 'and hel took it on the second day, and smote it with the edge of the sword, and all the souls that were therein, according

to all that he had done to Libnah. 33 Then Horam king of Gezer came

up to help Lachish; and Joshua smote him and his people, until he had left

him none remaining. 31) And Joshua passed from Lachish,

and all Israel with him, unto Eglon ;

and they encamped against it, and 35 fought against it; "and they took it

on that day, and smote it with the edge of the sword, and all the souls that were therein he lutterly destroyed that day, according to all that he had

done to Lachish. 36 And Joshua went up from Eglon,

and all Israel with him, unto Hebron; 37) and they fought against it: "and they

took it, and smote it with the edge of the sword, and the king thereof, and all the cities thereof, and all the souls that were therein; he left none remaining, according to all that he had done to Eglon; but 'hel lutterly destroyed it, and all the souls that were

therein. 38 And Joshua returned, and all Israel

with him, to Debir; and fought against 39 it : °and he took it, and the king there

of, and all the cities thereof; and they smote them with the edge of the sword, and lutterly destroyed all the souls that were therein; he left none remaining: as he had done to Hebron, so he did to Debir, and to the king thereof; as he had done also to Libnah, and to the king 'thereofl.

So Joshua smote all the land', the Thilli country, and the South, and the 'lowland, and the Islopes', and all their kings; he left none remaining : but 'hel lutterly destroyed all that

breathed, as the LORD, Ithel God of 41 Israel, commanded. And Joshua

smote them from Kadesh-barnea even

unto Gaza, and all the country of Go: 42 shen, even unto Gibeon. And all

these kings and their land did Joshua take at one time, because the LORD,

Ithel God of Israel, fought for Israel. 43 °And Joshua returned, and all Israel

with him, unto the camp to Gilgal. 111 And it came to pass, when Jabin

king of Hazor heard 'thereof), that he sent to Jobab king of Madon, and to

the king of Shimron, and to the king 2 of Achshaph, "and to the kings that

were on the north, lini the hill country', and 'in: the Arabaht south of Chinneroth', and in the "lowlandl, and

in the 'heights' of Dor on the west, (3 °to the Canaanite on the east and on

the west, and the Amorite, and the Hittite, and the Perizzite, and the Jebusite in the hill country', and the

Hivite under Hermon in the land of 4 Mizpah'. And they went out, they

and all their hosts with them, much people, even as the sand that is upon

the sea shore in multitude, with horses (5 and chariots very many.

And all these kings met together; landi they came and pitched together at the

waters of Merom, to fight 'with' Israel. 6 °And the LORD said unto Joshua, Be

not afraid because of them: for tomorrow lati this time will I deliver them up all slain before Israel: thou

shalt hough their horses, and burn (7 their chariots with fire. °So Joshua

came, and all the people of war with him, against them by the waters of

Merom suddenly, and fell upon them. 8 °And the LORD delivered them into

the hand of Israel, 'and they smote them, and chased them unto great Zidon, and unto Misrephoth-maim, and unto the valley of Mizpeh east

ward; and they smote them, until 9 they left them none remaining. And

Joshua did unto them as the LORD bade him : he houghed their horses,

and burnt their chariots with fire. 10) And Joshua turned back at that

time, and took Hazor, and smote the king thereof with the sword: for Hazor

beforetime was the head of all those 11 kingdoms. "And they smote all the

souls that were therein with the edge of the sword, Butterly destroying them:

there was inonel left that breathed": 12) and he burnt Hazor with fire. And

all the cities of those kings, and all the kings of them, did Joshua take, and he smote them with the edge of the sword, and lutterly destroyed

them; as Moses the servant of the 13 LORD commanded. But as for the

cities that stood loni their mounds!, Israel burned none of them, save

Hazor only; that did Joshua burn. 14 °And all the spoil of these cities, and

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