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37 with her suburbs, °Kedemoth with her suburbs, and Mephaath with her sub38 urbs; four cities. And out of the tribe of Gad, Ramoth in Gilead with her suburbs, 'the city of refuge for the manslayer', and Mahanaim with 39 her suburbs; Heshbon with her sub

urbs, Jazer with her suburbs; four (40 cities in all. All these were the cities of the children of Merari according to their families, even the rest of the families of the Levites; land' their lot was twelve cities.

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So the LORD gave unto Israel all the land which he sware to give unto their fathers; and they possessed it, 44 and dwelt therein. And the LORD gave them rest round about, according to all that he sware unto their fathers and there stood not a man of all their enemies before them; the LORD delivered all their enemies into 45 their hand. There failed not aught of any good thing which the LORD had spoken unto the house of Israel; all came to pass.

221 Then Joshua called the Reubenites, and the Gadites, and the half tribe of 2 Manasseh, and said unto them, Ye have kept all that Moses the servant of the LORD commanded you, and have 'hearkened unto my voice in all 3 that I commanded you: ye have not left your brethren these many days unto this day, but have kept the charge of the commandment of the LORD

( your God. And now the LORD your God hath given rest unto your brethren, as he spake unto them: therefore now turn' ye, and get 'you' unto your tents, unto the land of your possession, which Moses the servant of the LORD gave you beyond1 Jordan. 5 Only take diligent heed to do the commandment and the law, which Moses the servant of the LORD commanded' you, to love the LORD your God, and to walk in all his ways, and to keep his commandments, and to cleave unto him, and to serve him with all your heart and with all your

6 soul. So Joshua blessed them, and sent them away: and they went unto their tents.


Now to the one half tribe of Manasseh Moses had given inheritance in Bashan: but unto the other half gave Joshua among their brethren beyond Jordan westward. Moreover when Joshua sent them away unto their tents, he blessed them, (8 and spake unto them, saying, Return with much wealth unto your tents, and with very much cattle, with silver, and with gold, and with brass, and with iron, and with very much raiment: divide the spoil of your enemies with your brethren.


And the children of Reuben and the children of Gad and the half tribe of Manasseh returned, and departed from the children of Israel out of Shiloh, which is in the land of Canaan, to go unto the land of Gilead, to the land of their possession, whereof they were possessed, according to the commandment of the *10 LORD by the hand of Moses. And when they came unto the region about Jordan, that is in the land of Canaan, the children of Reuben and the children of Gad and the half tribe of Manasseh built there an altar by 11 Jordan, a great altar to see to. And the children of Israel heard say, Behold, the children of Reuben and the children of Gad and the half tribe of Manasseh have built an altar in the forefront of the land of Canaan, in the region about Jordan, 'on the side that pertaineth to the children of 12) Israel. And when the children of

Israel heard of it, the whole congregation of the children of Israel gathered themselves together at Shiloh, to go up against them to war.


And the children of Israel sent unto the children of Reuben, and to the children of Gad, and to the half tribe of Manasseh, into the land of Gilead, Phinehas the son of Eleazar the 14) priest; and with him ten princes, lonel prince of a fathers' house for each of the tribes of Israel; and they were every one of them head of their 'fathers' houses' among 15 the thousands of Israel. And they came unto the children of Reuben, and to the children of Gad, and to

1 Or, families

VERSION OF 1611.-38 to be a.. slayer; 40 (So).. for.. by.. which were remaining.. were by; 41 within; 42 were; 43 And. - XXII. 2 obeyed; 4 promised.. return.. ye.. (and).. on the other side; 5 But.. charged; 7 (of the)..possession.. (thereof).. on this side.. And.. also.. (then); 8 (he).. riches; 9 country word; 10 borders of .. are; 11 over against .. borders of.. at the passage of; 14 each chief..a.. .throughout all.. each. . was a.. the house of.. fathers. = [63]

the half tribe of Manasseh, unto the land of Gilead, and they spake with 16 them, saying, Thus saith the whole congregation of the LORD, What trespass is this that ye have committed against the God of Israel, to turn away this day from following the LORD, in that ye have builded you an altar, to rebel this day against 17 the LORD? Is the iniquity of Peor too little for us, from which we have! not cleansed ourselves unto this day, although there came a plague upon (18 the congregation of the LORD, that

ye must turn away this day from following the LORD? and it will be, seeing ye rebel to-day against the LORD, that to-morrow he will be wroth with the whole congregation of Israel. 19 Howbeit, if the land of your possession be unclean, then pass ye over unto the land of the possession of the LORD, wherein the LORD's tabernacle dwelleth, and take possession among us but rebel not against the LORD, nor rebel against us, in building you an altar besides the altar of 20 the LORD our God. Did not Achan the son of Zerah commit a trespass in the devoted thing, and wrath fell Jupon all the congregation of Israel? and that man perished not alone in his iniquity.


shall your children make our children 26 cease from fearing the LORD. "Therefore we said, Let us now prepare to build us an altar, not for burnt offer27 ing, nor for sacrifice: but it shall be a witness between us and you, and between our generations after us, that we may do the service of the LORD before him with our burnt offerings, and with our sacrifices, and with our peace offerings; that your children may not say to our children in time to come, Ye have no portion in (28 the LORD. Therefore said we, It

Then the children of Reuben and the children of Gad and the half tribe of Manasseh answered, and 'spake unto the heads of the thousands of *22 Israel, 2The LORD, 'the' God of gods,

the LORD, the God of gods, he knoweth, and Israel he shall know; if it be in rebellion, or if in 'trespass' against the LORD, (save thou' us not 23 this day,) that we have built us an altar to turn away from following the LORD; or if to offer thereon burnt offering or meal' offering, or if to offer sacrifices of peace offerings thereon, let the LORD himself require 24 it; and if we have not rather out of carefulness done this, and of purposel, saying, In time to come your children might speak unto our children, saying, What have ye to do with the LORD, 'the God of Israel? 25 for the LORD hath made Jordan a border between us and you, ye children of Reuben and children of Gad; ye have no 'portion in the LORD: so

shall be, when they so say to us or to our generations in time to come, that we shall say, Behold the pattern of the altar of the LORD, which our fathers made, not for burnt offering!, nor for 'sacrifice'; but it is a witness 29 between us and you. "God forbid

that we should rebel against the LORD, and turn away this day from following the LORD, to build an altar for burnt offering, for meal offering, or for sacrifice, besides the altar of the LORD our God that is before his tabernacle.


And when Phinehas the priest, and the princes of the congregation, leven the heads of the thousands of Israel which were with him, heard the words that the children of Reuben and the children of Gad and the children of Manasseh spake, it pleased them 31) 'well. °And Phinehas the son of

Eleazar the priest said unto the children of Reuben, and to the children of Gad, and to the children of Manasseh, This day we know that the LORD is in the midst of us, because ye have not committed this trespass against the LORD: now have ye delivered the children of Israel out of 32 the hand of the LORD. And Phine

has the son of Eleazar the priest, and the princes, returned from the children of Reuben, and from the children of Gad, out of the land of Gilead, unto the land of Canaan, to the children of Israel, and brought them word again. 33 And the thing pleased the children

of Israel; and the children of Israel blessed God, and 'spake no more of going up against them to war, to destroy the land wherein the children of Reuben and the children of Gad 34 dwelt. And the children of Reuben

1 Or, families

VERSION OF 1611.-16 that ye might; 17 are.. until. . was. . in; 18 (but); 19 Notwithstanding .. beside; 20 accursed.. on; 21 said; 22 transgression; 23 meat; 24 it for fear of this thing.. you; 25 part; 27 that.. may.. might.. part; 28 (that).. (should). . may.. (again).. offerings.. sacrifices; 29 offerings.. meat offerings.. sacrifices; 30 and; 31 perceive.. among; 33 did not intend to go.. in battle. =


Or, God, leven God, the LORD Heb. El Elohim Jehovah.

and the children of Gad called the altar 1Ed: For, said they', it is a witness between us that the LORD is God.

231 And it came to pass after many days, when the LORD had given rest unto Israel from all their enemies round about, l'and' Joshua 'was1 old (2 and well stricken in years; that Joshua called for all Israel, for their elders and for their heads, and for their judges and for their officers, and said unto them, I am old and well 3) stricken in years' and ye have seen all that the LORD your God hath done unto all these nations because of you; for the LORD your God, he it is that 4 hath fought for you. Behold, I have allotted unto you these nations that remain, to be an inheritance for your tribes, from Jordan, with all the nations that I have cut off, even unto the great sea toward the going down of 5 the sun. And the LORD your God, he shall thrust them out from before you, and drive them from out of your sight; and ye shall possess their land, as the LORD your God 'spake 6) unto you. "Therefore be ye very courageous to keep and to do all that is written in the book of the law of Moses, that ye turn not aside therefrom to the right hand or to the left; 1 that ye come not among these nations, these that remain among you; neither make mention of the name of their gods, nor cause to swear by them, neither serve them, nor bow 8 down yourselves unto them: but

cleave unto the LORD your God, as 9 ye have done unto this day. For the LORD hath driven out from before you great nations and strong but as for you, no man hath 'stood before 10 you unto this day. One man of you 2shall chase a thousand: for the LORD your God, he it is that fighteth for 11 you, as he spake unto you. °Take good heed therefore unto yourselves, that ye love the LORD your God. (12 Else if ye do in any wise go back, and cleave unto the remnant of these nations, even these that remain among you, and make marriages with them, and go in unto them, and they to you: (13) know for a certainty that the LORD your God will no more drive these nations from out of your sight'; but

1 That is, Witness.

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they shall be a snare and a trap unto you, and 'a scourge in your sides, and thorns in your eyes, until ye perish from off this good land which the (14 LORD your God hath given you. And, behold, this day I am going the way of all the earth and ye know in all your hearts and in all your souls, that not one thing hath failed of all the good things which the LORD your God spake concerning you; all are come to pass unto you, not one thing hath 15 failed thereof. And it shall come

to pass, that as all the good things are come upon you of which the LORD your God spake unto you, so shall the LORD bring upon you all the evil things, until he have destroyed you from off this good land which the LORD your God hath given 16 you. When ye transgress the covenant of the LORD your God, which he commanded you, and go and Iserve other gods, and bow down yourselves to them; then shall the anger of the LORD be kindled against you, and ye shall perish quickly from off the good land which he hath given unto you. 241

And Joshua gathered all the tribes of Israel to Shechem, and called for the elders of Israel, and for their heads, and for their judges, and for their officers; and they presented 2) themselves before God. And Joshua said unto all the people, Thus saith the LORD, the God of Israel, Your fathers dwelt of old time beyond the River', even Terah, the father of Abraham, and the father of 'Nahor': 3 and they served other gods. And I took your father Abraham from "beyond the 'River', and led him throughout all the land of Canaan, and multiplied his seed, and gave him 4 Isaac. And I gave unto Isaac Jacob and Esau and I gave unto Esau mount Seir, to possess it; land' Jacob and his children went down into 5 Egypt. And I sent Moses and Aaron, and I plagued Egypt, according to that which I did in the midst thereof and afterward I brought you 6 out. And I brought your fathers out of Egypt and 'yel came unto the sea; and the Egyptians pursued after your fathers with chariots and with horse7 men unto the Red Sea. And when

2 Or, hath chased

VERSION OF 1611.-34 shall be. - XXIII. 1 a long time.. that.. that.. waxed.. age; 2 And ..(and).. age; 4 divided.. by lot.. westward; 5 expel.. hath promised; 7 amongst; 9 been able to stand; 10 hath promised; 12 (shall); 13 (any of).. before you.. snares.. traps.. scourges; 14 (and); 15 Therefore.. promised; 16 have transgressed.. have gone.. served.. bowed. other side of..flood in.. Nachor; 3 the other side of.. flood; 4 but; 5 also.. amongst them; 6 you.

XXIV. 2 on the

they cried out' unto the LORD, he put darkness between you and the Egyptians, and brought the sea upon them, and covered them; and your eyes Isaw what I did in Egypt: and ye dwelt in the wilderness many days". 8 °And I brought you into the land of the Amorites, which dwelt beyond' Jordan; and they fought with you: and I gave them into your hand, land' ye 'possessed their land; and I de9 stroyed them from before you. "Then Balak the son of Zippor, king of Moab, arose and fought against Israel; and The sent and called Balaam the son 10 of Beor to curse you: but I would


not hearken unto Balaam; therefore he blessed you still: so I delivered 11 you out of his hand. And ye went over Jordan, and came unto Jericho : and the men of Jericho fought against you, the 'Amorite', and the Perizzite!, and the Canaanite, and the Hittitel, and the 'Girgashite', the 'Hivitel, and the Jebusite; and I delivered (12 them into your hand. And I sent

the hornet before you, which drave them out from before you, even the two kings of the Amorites; not with (13 thy sword, nor with thy bow. And I Igave you a land 'whereon thou hadst not laboured', and cities which ye built not, and ye dwell therein; of vineyards and oliveyards which ye 14 planted not do ye eat. Now therefore fear the LORD, and serve him in sincerity and in truth: and put away the gods which your fathers served beyond the River, and in Egypt; 15 and serve ye the LORD. And if it

seem evil unto you to serve the LORD, choose you this day whom yel will serve; whether the gods which your fathers served that were beyond the River', or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land ye dwell: but as for me and my house, we will serve the LORD. 16 And the people answered and said,

God forbid that we should forsake the 17) LORD, to serve other gods; for the LORD our God, he it is that brought us and our fathers up out of the land of Egypt, from the house of 1bondage, and that did those great signs in our sight, and preserved us in all the way wherein we went, and among all the 'peoples through the midst of whom 18) we passed: and the LORD drave out

1 Heb. bondmen.

from before us all the 'peoples', even the Amorites which dwelt in the land: therefore we also will serve the LORD; 19 for he is our God. And Joshua said unto the people, Ye cannot serve the LORD; for he is 'an' holy God; he is a jealous God; he will not forgive your transgression nor your sins. 20 If ye forsake the LORD, and serve

strange gods, then he will turn and do you evil', and consume you, after 21 that he hath done you good. And

the people said unto Joshua, Nay; 22 but we will serve the LORD. And Joshua said unto the people, Ye are witnesses against yourselves that ye have chosen you the LORD, to serve him. And they said, We are wit23 nesses. "Now therefore put away,

said he, the strange gods which are among you, and incline your heart unto the LORD, the God of Israel. 24 And the people said unto Joshua,

The LORD our God will we serve, and Junto his voice will we hearken'. 25 °So Joshua made a covenant with the people that day, and set them a statute and an ordinance in Shechem.


And Joshua wrote these words in the book of the law of God; and he took a great stone, and set it up there under the oak that was 2by the sanct27 uary of the LORD. And Joshua said

unto all the people, Behold, this stone shall be a witness against us; for it hath heard all the words of the LORD which he spake unto us: it shall be therefore a witness against you, lest 28 ye deny your God. So Joshua 'sent'

the people away', every man unto his inheritance.

29 And it came to pass after these things, that Joshua the son of Nun. the servant of the LORD, died, being (30 an hundred and ten years old. And

they buried him in the border of his inheritance in Timnath-serah, which is in the hill country of Ephraim, on the north of the mountain' of Gaash. (31 And Israel served the LORD all the

days of Joshua, and all the days of the elders that outlived' Joshua, and had known all the work of the LORD, that he had 'wrought' for Israel. 32 And the bones of Joseph, which the children of Israel brought up out of Egypt, buried they in Shechem, in 'the parcel of ground which Jacob

3 See Gen. xxxiii. 19.

2 Or, lint

VERSION OF 1611. — -7 have seen. . have done. . a long season; 8 on the other side. . that. . might possess; 9 warred; 11 Amorites.. Perizzites..Canaanites.. Hittites.. Girgashites.. Hivites.. Jebusites;

(but); 13 have given. . for which ye did.. labour. . in them.. (the); 14 on the other side of . . flood; 15 you.. on the other side of . . flood; 17 which.. people; 18 people; 19 a.. transgressions; 20 hurt; 24 obey; 26 an; 27 unto. . unto; 28 let.. depart; 30 mount.. (side). . hill; 31 overlived. . (which).. works..done; 32 a. = [66]

bought of the sons of Hamor the father of Shechem for an hundred pieces of money' and 'they' became the inheritance of the children of 33 Joseph. And Eleazar the son of




11) AND it came to pass after the death of Joshua, that the children of Israel asked of the LORD, saying, Who shall go up for us first against the Canaanites, to fight against them? 2 And the LORD said, Judah shall go up: behold, I have delivered the land 3 into his hand. And Judah said unto Simeon his brother, Come up with me into my lot, that we may fight against the Canaanites; and I likewise will go with thee into thy lot. So Simeon 4 went with him. And Judah went up; and the LORD delivered the Canaanites and the Perizzites into their hand: and they 'smote' of them in Bezek ten 5 thousand men. And they found Adonibezek in Bezek: and they fought against him, and they smote the 6 Canaanites and the Perizzites. Adoni-bezek fled; and they pursued after him, and caught him, and cut off 7) his thumbs and his great toes. And Adoni-bezek said, Threescore and ten kings, having their thumbs and their great toes cut off, gathered their meat under my table: as I have done, so God hath requited me. And they brought him to Jerusalem, and he died there.




And the children of Judah fought against Jerusalem, and took it, and Ismote it with the edge of the sword, 9 and set the city on fire. And afterward the children of Judah went down to fight against the Canaanites that dwelt in the hill country', and in the South, 10 and in the lowland'. 02And Judah went against the Canaanites that dwelt in Hebron: (now the name of Hebron 'beforetime' was 'Kiriath'-arba :) and they smote Sheshai, and Ahiman, 11 and Talmai. And from thence he

1 Or, Gibeah of Phinehas 2 See Josh. xv. 13-19.

3 Or, present\

Aaron died; and they buried him in the hill of Phinehas his son, which was given him in the hill country of Ephraim.

went against the inhabitants of Debir. (Now the name of Debir 'beforetime' 12 was Kiriath'-sepher.) °And Caleb said. He that smiteth Kiriathl-sepher, and taketh it, to him will I give Ach13 sah my daughter to wife. And Othniel the son of Kenaz, Caleb's younger brother, took it: and he gave him 14 Achsah his daughter to wife. And it came to pass, when she came unto him, that she moved him to ask of her father a field and she lighted 'down' from off her ass; and Caleb said unto 15) her, What wouldest' thou? And she

said unto him, Give me a blessing; for that thou hast set me in the land of the South, give me also springs of water. And Caleb gave her the upper springs and the nether springs.

And the children of the Kenite, Moses' brother in law, went up out of the city of palm trees with the children of Judah into the wilderness of Judah, which is in the south of Arad; and they went and 17 dwelt with the people. And Judah


went with Simeon his brother, and they 'smote the Canaanites that inhabited Zephath, and utterly destroyed And the name of the city was 18 called Hormah. Also Judah took Gaza with the border thereof, and Ashkelon with the border thereof, and Ekron with the border thereof. 19 And the LORD was with Judah; and he drave out the inhabitants of the hill country; for he could not drive out the inhabitants of the valley, be20 cause they had chariots of iron. And they gave Hebron unto Caleb, as Moses had spoken: and he 'drave


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