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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, 'thel city of refuge for

the 'manslayer', and Mahanaim with 39 her suburbs ; °Heshbon with her sub

urbs, Jazer with her suburbs ; four (10 cities in all. All these were the

cities lof the children of Merari laccording to their families, leven the resti of the families of the Levites;

land! their lot iwas' twelve cities. 11 All the cities of the Levites lin the

midst of the possession of the chil

dren of Israel were forty and eight 42 cities with their suburbs. "These

cities were every one with their suburbs round about them : thus lit was

with all these cities. 13 Sol 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. 22 1 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 (1 your God. And now the LORD your

God hath given rest unto your brethren, as he ispake 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 'beyond' Jordan. 5 Only: take diligent heed to do the

commandment and the law, which Moses the servant of the Lord Icommanded' 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 linheritance! in Bashan : but unto the other half gave Joshua among their brethren

beyond! Jordan westward. Moreoveri 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. 9 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, accord

ing to the commandment of the * 10 Lord by the hand of Moses. And

when they came unto the region about' Jordan, that list 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. 13 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,

ione prince of a fathers' house 'for each of the tribes of Israel ; and Ithey 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 the half tribe of Manasseh, unto the

1 Or, ifamiliesi

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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, toi rebel this day against 17 the LORD ? 'Is the iniquity of Peor

too little for us, from which we have! not cleansed lourselves unto' this day,

although there 'camel a plague "upon (18 the congregation of the Lord, Othat

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 posses

sion 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 build

ing you an altar 'besidesi 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 lupon' all the congregation of Israel ? and that man perished not alone in

his iniquity. 21 Then the children of Reuben and

the children of Gad and the half tribe of Manasseh answered, and ispakel

unto the heads of the Ithousands of * 22 Israel, "?The Lord, 'thel 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 Ithou' 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 lout 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, 'thel 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


children make our children 26 cease from fearing the Lord. "There

fore we said, Let us now prepare to

build us an altar, not for burnt offer. 27 ing, nor for sacrifice: obut 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

shall be, when they so say to us or to our generations in time to come, that we 'shalli say, Behold the pattern of the altar of the LORD, which our fathers made, not for burnt 'offering',

nor for isacrificel; 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 'sacrificel, besides the altar of the Lord our God that is

before his tabernacle. 30 And when Phinehas the priest, and

the princes of the congregation, leven thel 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 knowl that the Lord is in the midst of us, because ye have not committed this trespass against the LORD: now have ye de

livered 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 warı, to destroy the land wherein the children

of Reuben and the children of! Gad 31 dwelt. And the children of Reuben

1 Or, families!

? Or, God, leven Godl, the LORD Heb. EI Elohim chovah.

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and the children of Gad called the altar Ed: For, said they!, it lis' 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, land! Joshua 'was! old (2 and 'well' stricken in 'years! ; 'thati

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 lit' 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 Ithrusti them louti from before you, and drive them from out of your sight; and ye shall possess their

land, as the LORD your God ispakel 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 there

from to the right hand or to the left; 7 °that ye come not among these na

tions, 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 $ 'down' yourselves unto them : obut

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 Istood! before 10 you unto this day. One man of you

shall chase a thousand : for the LORD

your God, he it is that fighteth for 11 you, as he ispake 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) oknow for a certainty that the LORD

your God will no more drive these nations from out lof your sight'; but

unto you. 241

they shall be 'a snarel and 'a trap! unto you, and 'a scourgel in your sides, and thorns in your eyes, until ye per

ish 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. °Andi it shall come

to pass, that as all the good things are come upon you loft which the LORD your God ispake untol 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 cov

enant of the LORD your God, which he commanded you, and igol 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

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 'ofi 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 Ibeyondi' the Riveri, 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; 'andi 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

thereoft: and afterward I brought you 6 out. And I brought your fathers out

of Egypt: and lyel came unto the sea; and the Egyptians pursued after your

fathers with chariots and with horse7 men unto the Red Sea. And when

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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 Isawi 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

Thel 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 Amoritel, and the Perizzitel, and the Canaanitel, and the Hittitel, and the 'Girgashitel, the 'Hivitel,

and the Jebusitel; 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

'gavel you a land 'whereon thou hadst! not laboured', and cities which ye built not, and ye dwell 'thereint ; of

vineyards, and oliveyards which ye 14 planted not do ye eat. Now there

fore fear the Lord, and serve him in sincerity and in truth: and put away the gods which your fathers served

Ibeyond the 'Riverl, 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 "bondage, 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

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 lan' 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 levil', 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, 'thel God of Israel. 24 °And the people said unto Joshua,

The LORD our God will we serve, and

Puntol 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. 26 And Joshua wrote these words in

the book of the law of God; and hel took a great stone, and set it up there

under 'the oak that was by the sanct27 uary of the LORD. And Joshua said

unto all the people, Behold, this stone shall be a witness lagainst 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 laway', 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 foutlived' Joshua, and had known all the lworkl 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 "thel parcel of ground 8which Jacob

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11) TANDI 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 went with him. And Judah went up; and the LORD delivered the Canaanites and the Perizzites into their hand:

and they Ismotel of them in Bezek ten 5 thousand men. "And they found Adoni

bezek in Bezek: and they fought

against him, and they Ismotel the 6 Canaanites and the Perizzites. °But

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

table : : as I have done, so God hath requited me. And they brought

him to Jerusalem, and he died there. (8 Andi the children of Judah fought

against Jerusalem, and took! it, and

Ismotei 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 beforetimel was 'Kiriathl-arba :) and

they Ismotel Sheshai, and Ahiman, 11 and Talmai. And from thence he

went against the inhabitants of Debir.

(INowl the name of Debir 'beforetime! 12 was "Kiriathl-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 'untoi 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 Iwouldest' thou? °And she

said unto him, Give me a blessing; for that thou hast 4iseti me lin thel land fof the South, give me also springs of water. And Caleb gave her the upper springs and the nether

springs. 16 And the children of the Kenite,

Moses' 5ibrother in law, went up out of the city of palm trees with the children of Judah into the wilderness of Judah, which list in the

south of Arad; and they went and 17 dwelt 'withi the people. And Judah

went with Simeon his brother, and they ismotel the Canaanites that inhabited Zephath, and Futterly destroyed

it. And the name of the city was 18 called Hormah. °Also Judah took

Gaza with the borderl thereof, and
I 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 Thill country; for hel could not drive

out the inhabitants of the valley, be20 cause they had chariots of iron. And

they gave Hebron unto Caleb, as Moses Thad spoken': and he 'drave

under my

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10 before . . Kirjath .. 'slew; 11 and .. before . . Kirjath; 12 Kirjath; 14 to.. wilt; 15 given .. a;
16 father . . lieth among; 17 slew; 18 coast . . Askelon.. coast.. coast; 19 mountain ; but; 20 said
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