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altar of teftinanya of the LORD, What rrespass is this that ings and with our facrifices, and widha And] ye have committed against the God of our peace offerings, chat your children ifrael, to turn away this day from fol- may not say to our children in time to lowing the Lord, in that ye have build- come, Ye have no part in the LORD. ed you an altar, that ye might rebel 28. Therefore said wė, that it shall be, Aric this day against the LORD?

when they fhould to say to us, or to our 17 the iniquity of Peor too little for generations in time to conre, that we us, from which we are not cleansed until may say again, Behold the pattern of the Andere this day (although there was a plague in altar of the LORD, which our fathers wh the congregation of the LORD), made, nog før burnt-ofterings, nor for

18 But that ye must turn away this sacrifices, but it is a witnefs between us day from following the LORD? and it and you. will

be, seeing ye rebel to day against 29 God forbid chat we thould rebeld the LORD, that to morrow he will be against the LORD, and turn chis day wroth with the whole congregation of from following ehe LORD, to build Israe).

an alcar for burnt-offerings, for meat19 Notwithstanding if the land of offerings, or for sacrifices, beside the al pati your poffeffion be unclean, then pals ye tar of the LORD Our God that is before over unto che land of the possession of his tabernacle. the LORD, wherein the LORDS taberna 30 ( And when Phinchas the priest, cle dwellech, and take poffeffion among and the princes of the congregation, and us : but rebel not againft che LORD, nor heads of the thousands of Ifrael which rebel against us, in building you an altar, were with him, heard the words

that the beside the altar of the LORD our God. children of Reuben, and the children of

20 Did not Achan che son of Zerah Gad, and the children of Manaffeh (pake, Tag commit a trespass in the accursed thing, it pleased them. and wrath fell on all the congregation of 3i And Phinchas the son of Eleazac sapi

Israel? and that man perished not alone the priest, faid unto the children of een in his iniquity.

Reuben, and to the children of Gadand 21. Then the children of Reuben, to the children of Manafleh, This day and the children of Gad, and the half- we perceive chat che LORD is among us cribe of Manaffeh, answered and faid un- because ye have not committed this boje na to che heads of the choufands of Israel, trespafs against the LORD: now ye have

22 The LORD God of gods, the delivered the children of Israel out of the LORD God of gods, he knoweth, and hand of the LORD. Israel he shall know, if it be in rebel 32 And Phinehas the son of Eleazar lion, or if in transgression against the thepriest, and the princes, returned from LORD, (laye us not this day)

the children of Reuben, and from the 23. That

we have built us an altar to children of Gad, out of the land of turn from following the LORD, or if to Gilead, unto the land of Canaan, to the offer chercon burn-offering, or mear of- children of Ifrael, and brought them fering,orifto offer peace-offerings chere-word again. on, ler che Lord himselfrequire it ; 33. And the thing pleased the children

24. And if we have not rather done it of Israel, and the children of Israel for fear of this thing, faying, In time to blessed God, and did not intend to go come your children might speak anto up against them in bartle, co destroy the our children, saying, What have you to land wherein the children of Reuben do with the LORD God of Israel? and Gad dwelt.

25 For the LORD hach made Jordana 34 And the children of Reuben, and border between us and you ; ye children the children of Gad, called the altar of Reuben, and children of Gad, ye Ed : for it foall be a witnefs between us have no part in che LORD: fo shall your chat che LORD is God. children make our children cease from

CHA P. XXII. fearing the LORD.

1 Foflorea's exhortation before his deathy 26 Therefore we said, Let us now pre 3 by former benefits, 's bany promises, des pare to build us an altar, not for burnt il and by threatnings: offering, nor for sacrifice :

Nd it came to pass, a long time af. 27 But that it may be a witness between cer that the LORD had given reft us and you, and our generations after us, unto Ifrael from all their enemies round that we might do the service of the about, chat Jofhua, waxed old me LORD before him with our burnt-ofter-' Aricken in age.

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Gobus's exhortation : Chap. xxili, xxiv. He relateth Gods benefits. 2 And Joshua called for all Israel, and spake concerning you ; all are come to for their elders, and for their heads, pass unto you, and not one ching hach and for their judges, and for their offi- failed thereof. cers, and said unto them, I am old 15. Therefore it shall come to pass, and Atricken inage :

that as all good things are come upon 3 And ye have seen all that the LORD you, which che LORD your God promi-your God hath done unto all these nati- led you : so Mall the LORD bring upon ons, because of you; for the LORD your you all evil things, until he have deGod is he that hath foughe for you. stroyedyou from off thisgood landwhich

4 Behold, I have divided unto you by the LORD your God hath given you. lot these nations that remain, to be an 16 When ye have transgrefted the coinheritance for your tribes, from Jordan, venant of the LORD your God, which with all the nations that I have cut off, he commanded you, and havegone and even anto the great sea weft-ward. ; served other gods, and bowed your

5 And the LORD your God he thall felves to them: then Mall the anger of expel them from before you, and drive the Lord be kindled against you, and ye them from out of your fight, and ye shall perish quickly from off the good fhall poffefs their land, as the LORD land which he hath given unto you. your God hath promised unto you:

CHA P. XXIV. 6 Be ye therefore very couragious to 1 Foshua assembling the tribes, 2 relaterh. keep and to do all that is written in the Gods benefits : 14 he reneweth a 'covebook of the law of Moses, that ye turn nant between thend and God.

Nd Joshua . or to the left,

, That ye come not among these na- for the elders of Israel, and for their tions, these that remain amongst you, heads, and for their judges, and for: neither make mention of the name of their officers, and they prelented chemtheir gods, nor cause to swear by them, selves before God. neither serve them, nor bow your selves 2 And Joshua said unto all the people, unto them :

Thus faith the LORD God of Israel, 8 Bucçleave unto the LORD your God, Your fachers dwelt on the other side of as ye have done unto this day.

the flood in old time, even Terah che fa9 For the LORD hath driven out from ther of Abraham, and che father of Nabefore you, great nations and strong: chor: and they served other gods. bat as for you, no man hath been able to 3 And I took your facher Abraham ftand before you unto this day. from the other side of the flood, and led

10 One man of you Thall chase a bim throughout all the land of Canaan, thousand: for the LORD your God, he and multiplied his seed, and gave him it is that fightech for you, as he hath Isaac. promised you.

4 And I gave unto Isaac, Jacob and 11 Take good heed therefore unto Esau:

and I gave unto Esau mount Seir, your selves, that ye love the LORD your co possessit; but Jacob and his children God.

went down into Egypt. 12 Else if ye do in any wife go back, s I sent Moses also and Aaron, and I and cleave unto the remnant of these plagued Bgypt, according to that which nations, even thefe that remain among I did amongst them : and afterward I you, and shall make marriages with them, brought you out. and go in unto them, and they to you: 6 And I brought your fathers out of

13 Know for a cerrainty, thaç the Egypt: and you came unto the sea, and LORD your God will no more drive out the Egyptians pursued after your fachers any of these nations from before you ; with chariots and horsemen unto che buc chey shall be snares and traps unto Red fea. you, and scourges in your fides, and my And when they cried unto the chorns in your eyes, until ye 'perish from LORD, he pur darkness between you off this good land which the LORD your and the Egyptians, and brought the sea God hath given you.

upon them, and covered them; and 14 And behold, this day I am going your eyes have seen what I have done the way of all the earth and ye know in in Egype: and ye dwelt in the wilder. all your hearts, and in all your souls, ness a long season.

that not one thing hachi Failed of all the 8 And I brought you into the land of good shings which the LORD your God she Amorites;. which dwelt on the other

Godo benefits to the Ifraclitaso Joshaad Falue's death and burisl. Gide Jordan; and they fought with you: 20 If ye forsake the LORD, and serve and I gave them into your hand, chat ye strange gods, then he will turn and do might poffess their land, and I destroy you hurt, and consume you, after that ed them from before you.

he hath done you good. 9. Then Balak che son of Zippor king 21 And the people laid unto Joshua, of Moab, arosc and waired against 11- Nay, but we will serve the LORD. rael, and sent and called Balaam che 22 And Joshua said unto the people, Con of Beor to curse you :

Ye are witnesses against your selves, 10 But I would not hearken unto Ba- that ye have chosen you the LORD to laam, therefore he bledled you still: so I Terve him. And they said, We are wicdelivered you out of his hand. nefses.

cli'And ye went over Jordan, and 23 Now therefore put away (faid he) came unto Jericho : and the men of Je- the Arange gods which are among yoti, richo fougbt against you, the Amorites, and incline your heart unto the LORD and the Perizzites, and the Canaanites, God of Israel. and the Hittites, and the Girgasnites, 124. And the people said unto Joshua, the Hivites, and the Jebulites, and I The LORD our God will we serve, and delivered them into your hand, his voice will we obey.

12 And I sent the horner before you, 25 So Josh:a, made a covenant with which drave them out from before you, the people that day, and let them a ftaeven the two kings of the Amorites : cure, and an ordinance in Shechem. but not with thy sword, nor with chay 26.( And Joshua wrote these words bow,

in the book of the law of God, and took 13. And. I have given you a land for a great stone, and set it up there undec which yedid not labour, and cities which an oak, that was by the fan&uary of the ye built not; and ye dwell in chem: of LORD.. the yineyards and olive-yards which ye 27 And Joshua faid unto all the peoplanted not, do ye ear.

ple, Behold, this fone shall be a wit14. Now therefore, fear the LORD, ness unto us;

for it hach heard all the and serve him in fincerity and in truth, words of the LORD which he spake unand put away the gods which your tous : it faall be therefore a witness fathers served on the other side of the unto you, lest ye deny your God. food, and in Egypt : and serve ye the 28 So Jolhua Jet the people departe LORD.

every man unto his inheritance. 1 15 And if it seem evil unto you to 29 And it came to pass after these ferve che LORD, choose you this day things, that Jothua the son of Nun the whom you will serve, whether the gods servant of the LORD died, being an which your fathers served, that were on dred and ten years old.... the other side of the food, or the gods 30 And they buried him in the bora of the Amorites, in whose land ye dwell: der of his inheritance in Timnath-ferah, buc as for me and my house, we will which is in mount Ephraim, on the serve the LORD.

north-fide of the hill of Gaash, 16 And the people answered and 31 And Israel ser ed the LORD all faid, God forbid that we fhould for the days of Joshua, and all the days of Cake the LORD, to serve other gods. the elders that overlived Joshua, and 4. 17. For the LORD our God, he it is which had known all the works of that brought us up, and our fathers ougther Land, that he had done for ICof the land of Egypt, from the house of rael. bondage, and which did those grear 32 7. And the bones of Joseph figns in our lights and preserved us in all which the children of Icrael brought up the way

wherein we went, and among oatof Egypt, buried they in Shechem, in all the people through whom wepafiled. a parcel of ground which lacob bought

18 And the LORD drave out from be- of the suns of Hamor the father of Shefore us all the people, even the Amo-chem, for an hundred pieces of filver ; rites which dwelt in the land : therefore and it became the inheritance of the will we also serve the LORD, for he is children of Joseph... our God. ; 1 ;

33 And Eleazar the son of Aaron 1:19. i And Jelhua said unto the people, dicd, and they buried him in a hill Ye cannot ferve the Lord; for he is an that periained

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te him, that she moved him to ask of The acts of Fudah and Simeon. 4. Ador her father a field, and she lighted from ni-bezek juftly requited. 8 Jerusalem off her ass ; and Caleb said unto her, and Debir, &c.raken.

What wilé chou ?
OW after che death of Joshua, 15 And she said unto him, Give me

it came to pass, that the chil- a blefling: for thou hast given me a
dren of Israel asked che LORD, fouch-land, give me allo springs of wa

saying, Who shall go up for us ter. And Caleb gave her the upper against the Canaanites first to fight a- springs, and the necher springs. gainft them?

16 | And the children of che Kenite, 2 And the LORD said, Judah shall Moses father in law, went up out of go up: behold I have delivered the land the city of palm-trees, wick che chilo into his hand.

dren of Judah into the wilderness of 3. And Judah said unto Simeon his Judah, which liczb in the fouch of Arad brother,

Come up with me into my lot, and they went and dwelt among the chat we may fight against the Canaanites, people... and I likewise will go with chee into chy 17 And Judah went with Simeon his lot. So Simeon went wich him. brother, and they flew the Canaanites

4 And Judah went up, and the LORD that inhabited Zephach, and utterly de delivered the Canaanites and the Pe- ftroyed it : (and the name of the city rizzites into their hand : and they flew was called Hormab) of chem in Bezek ten thousand men. 18 Allo Judah took Gaza with the

5 And they found Adoni-bezek. in coast thereof, and Askelon with the Bezek: and they fought against bim, coast thereof, and Ekron with she coast and they flew the Canaanices, and the Pe thereof. rizzices.

19 And che LORD was with Judah, 6 But Adoni-bezek fled, and they pur- and he draye on the inhabitants of the sued after him, and caught him; and cut mountain, but could not drive our che off his chumbs, and his great toes. inhabitants of the valley, because they

7. And Adoni-bezek sald, Threescore had chariots of iron. and ten kings, having cheir thumbs and 20 And they gave Hebron unto Catheir great toes cut off, gathered their leb; as Moses laid : and he expelled meat under my table: as I have done, chence the three sons of Anak. fo God hath required me. And they 21 And the children of Benjamin did brought him to Jerusalem, and there he nor drive out the Jebusites chat inhabidied.

ced Jerusalem: bur che Jebusites dwell 8. (Now the children of Judah had wich the children of Benjamin in Jerusafought against Jerusalen, and had taken salem unto this day. it, and (micren it with the edge of the 22 ( And che house of Joseph, they (word, and set the city on fire.) also went up against Bech-el : and che

2 And afterwards the children of LORD was wich them. Judah went down to fight against the 23. And the house of Joseph sent to Canaanices that dwele in the mountain, descry Bech-el : (now the name of the and in the south, and in the valley. city before was Luz)

10 And Jadah went against the Ca 24 And the spics saw a man come naanices that dwelt in Hebron, (now che forth out of the city, and they said unto name of Hebron before wasKirjath-arba) him, Shew us, we pray, thee, the enand they New Shelhai, and Ahiman, and trance into the city, and we will New Talmai.

thee mercy. 11. And from thence he went against

25 And when he Thewed them the the inhabitants of Debic: Cand the namo entrance into the city, they (mote the of Debir before was Kirjach-fepher) city with the edge of thesword: but they

12 And Caleb faid, He that fmitoth let go che man and all his family. Kirjach-sepher, and takech ic, to him 26 And the man went into the land, will I give Achsah my daughter to fe. of the Hittites, and built a city, and

13. And Ochniel the son of Kenaz Ca, called the name thercof Luz: which is lebs younger brocher took it : and he the name thereof unto this day. gave him Achsah his daughter to wife. 1:27: Neicher did Manasseh drive out

14. And it came to pass when the came the inhabitants of Beth-lhean and h

The people rebuked at Bochimi Judges. Theix obftinate idolatryor towns, nor Taanach and her towns, 3. Wherefore I also said, I will not nor the inhabitants of Dor and her drive them out from before you: bur towns, nor the inhabitants of Ibleam and they fhall be as thorns in your sides, and her towns, nor the inhabitants of Me their gods fhall be a snare unto you. giddo and her towns : but the Canaanites 4. And it came to pass, when the angel would dwell in that land.

of the LORD spake these words unto all 28 And it came to pass when Israel the children of Israel, that the people was Atrong, shat they put the Canaanites lift up their voice, and wept. to cribute, and did not urteriy drive 5 And they called the name of that them our.

place Bochim; and they sacrificed there 29 Neither did Ephraim drive out unto the LORD. the Canaanites that dwelo in Gezer: 6. And when Joshua had let the but the Canaanites dwelt in Gezer a- people go, the children of Israel went mong them.

every man unto his inheritance to por 30 ( Neither did Zebulun drive out ress the land. the inhabitants of Kitron, nor che inha: And the people served the LORDall bitants of Nahalol: but the Canaanites the days of Jolhựa, and all the days of dwelt among them, and became tribu the elders that outlived Joshua, who taries.

had seen all the great works

of the LORD; 31 Neither did Afher drive out the that he did for Israel. inhabitants ofAccho, por che inhabitants : 8 And Joshua the son of Nun, the fero of Zidont nor of Ahlab, nor Achzib, vant of the Lord, died, being an hunnor Helbah, nor Aphik, nor of Rehob • dred and ten years old.

32 But the Alcrites dwelt among the 9. And they buried him in the border Canaanites, the inhabitants of the land: of his inheritance in Timnath-heres, in for they did not drive them out: the mount of Ephraim, on the riorth

33 ( Neither did Naphiali drive our fide of the bill Gaash. the inhabitants of Beth-Themesh, nor che 10 And also all that generation were inhabitants of Beth-anath; but he dwele gathered unto their fathers: and there among the Canaanites, the inhabitants acolor another generation after them, of the lands nevertheless the inhabitants which knew not the LORD, nor yee the of Beth-Shemesh and of Beth-anach bed works which he liad done for Israel. camc tributarics-unto them.

fand the children of Ifrael did 34 And the Amorites forced the chil. evil in the sight of the LORD, and sera aren of Dan into the mountain : for ved Baalim : they would not suffer them to come 12 And they forfook the LORD God down to the valley.

of their fathers, which brought them 35. But the Amorites would dwell in out of the land of Egypt, and followed mount Heres in Aijalon, and in Shaal- ocher gods, of the gods of the people that bim: yet the hand of che house of Jo- were round about them, and bowed feph prevailed, so that they became tri- themselves unto them; and provoked the buraries.

LORD to anger. 36 And the coast of the Amerites (13 And they forsook the Lord, and skas from the going up to Akrabbim, ferved. Baal and Ashtarpth. from the rock, and upward.

14. And the anger of the LORD C'H A P. II.

was hot againft Israel, and he delivered 1 An angel rebriketh rhe people ar Bochim. them into the hands of spoilers that

6. The wickedness of the new genera- fpoiled them, and he sold them into the tion after Fobia.

hands of their enemies round about, so Nd an angel of the LORD came that they could not any longer stand be said, I made you to go up out of Egypt, is Whithersoever they went out, the and have brought you unto the land hand of the LORD was against them for which I sware unto your fathers; and evil, as the Lord had said, and as the I said, I will never break my covenant LORD had sworn unto them : and thes, with you.

were greatly difresleda 2 And ye shall make no league with 16 | Neverthelels, the LORD raised the inbabitants of this land, you fhall up judges, which delivered them ouç throw down their altars: but ye have of the hand of those that fpoiled them. not obeyed my voice why have ye 17 And yet they would not hearken done this?

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