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Blessings and cursings offered. JOSHUA. Combination against Israel. let none of them remain or escape. the hills, and in the valleys, and in all the

23 And the king of Ai they took alive, coasts of the great sea over against Leba. and brought him to Joshua.

non, the Hittite, and the Amorite, the Ca24 And it came to pass when Israel had naanite, the Perizzite, the Hivite, and the made an end of slaying all the inhabitants Jebusite heard thereof; of Ai in the field, in the wilderness wherein 2 That they gathered themselves togethey chased them, and when they were all ther, to fight with Joshua and with Israel, fallen on the edge of the sword, until they with one accord. were consumed, that all the Israelites re 39 And when the inhabitants of Gibeon turned unto Ai, and smote it with the edge heard what Joshua had done unto Jericho of the sword.

and to Ai, 25 And so it was, that all that fell that 4 They did work wilily, and went and day, both of men and women, were twelve made as if they had been ambassadors, and thousand, even all the men of Ai. took old sacks upon their asses, and wine

26 For Joshua drew not his hand back bottles, old, and rent, and bound up; wherewith he stretched out the spear, until 5 And old shoes and clouted upon their he had utterly destroyed all the inhabit- feet, and old garments upon them; and all ants of Ai.

the bread of their provision was dry and 27 Only the cattle and the spoil of that mouldy. city Israel took for a prey unto themselves, 6 And they went to Joshua unto the according unto the word of the LORD which camp at Gilgal, and said unto him, and to he commanded Joshua.

the men of Israel, We be come from a far 28 And Joshua burnt Ai, and made it a country: now therefore make ye a league heapforever,even a desolation unto this day. with us.

29 And the king of Ai be banged on a 7 And the men of Israel said unto the tree until even-tide: and as soon as the Hivites, Peradventure ye dwell among us; sun was down, Joshua commanded that and how shall we make a league with you? they should take his carcass down from the 8 And they said unto Joshua, We are thy tree, and cast it at the entering of the gate servants. And Joshua said unto them, Who of the city, and raise thereon a great heap are ye? and from whence come ye? of stones, that remaineth unto this day, 9° And they said unto him, From a very

30 | Then Joshua built an altar unto far country thy servants are come, because the LORD God of Israel in mount Ebal, of the name of the Lord thy God: for we

31 As Moses the servant of the LORD have heard the fame of him, and all that commanded the children of Israel, as it is he did in Egypt, written in the book of the law of Moses, An 10 And all that he did to the two kings altar of whole stones, over which no man of the Amorites, that were beyond Jordan, hath lifted up any iron : and they offered to Sibon king of Hesbbon, and to Og king thereon burnt-offerings unto the LORD, of Bashan, which was at Ashtaroth. and sacrificed peace-offerings.

11 Wherefore our elders, and all the 32 And he wrote there upon the stones inhabitants of our country spake to us, saya copy of the law of Moses, which he wrote ing, Take victuals with you for the jourin the presence of the children of Israel. ney, and go to meet them, and say unto

33 Ånd all Israel, and their elders, and them, We are your servants: therefore officers, and their judges, stood on this side now make ye a league with us: the ark and on that side before the priests 12 This our bread we took hot for our the Levites, which bare the ark of the co-provision out of our houses on the day wo venant of the LORD, as well the stran- came forth to go unto you ; but now, be ger, as he that was born among them; half hold, it is dry, and it is mouldy: of them over against mount Gerizim, and 13 And these bottles of wine which we half of them over against mount Ebal; as filled, were new, and behold they be rent: Moses the servant of the Lord had com- and these our garments and our shoes are manded before, that they should bless the become old by reason of the very long people of Israel.

journey. 34 Andafterward he read all the words of 14 And the men took of their victuals, and the law, the blessings and cursings, accord- asked not counsel at the mouth of the LORD. ing to all that is written in the book of the law. 15 And Joshua made peace with them,

35 There was not a word of all that Mo- and made a league with them, to let them ses commanded, which Joshua read not live: and the princes of the congregation before all the congregation of Israel, with sware unto them. the women, and the little ones, and the 16 And it came to pass at the end of strangers that were conversant among them. three days after they had made a league CHAP. IX.

with them, that they heard that they were which were side

A NDbit came to pass, when the kings their neighbours, and that they dwelt

Five kings attack Gibeon. CHAP. X. The sun and moon stand still.

17 And the children of Israel journeyed, and unto Piram king of Jarmuth, and unto and came unto their cities on the third Japhia king of Lachish, and unto Debir day. Now their cities were Gibeon, and king of Eglon, saying, Chephirah, and Beeroth, and Kirjath 4 Come up unto me, and help me, that jearim.

we may smite Gibeon: for it hath made 18 And the children of Israel smote peace with Joshua and with the children of them noi, because the princes of the con- Israel. gregation had sworn unto them by the 5 Therefore the five kings of the AmoLORD God of Israel. And all the congre- rites, the king of Jerusalem, the king of gation murmured against the princes. Hebron, the king of Jarmuth, the king of

19 But all the princes said unto all the Lachish, the king of Eglon, gathered themcongregation, We have sworn unto themselves together, and went up, they and all by the LORD God of Israel: now therefore their hosts, and encamped before Gibeon, we may not touch them.

and made war against it. 20 This we will do to them; we will 6 | And the men of Gibeon sent unto even let them live, lest wrath be upon us, Joshua to the camp to Gilgal, saying, Slack because of the oath which we sware unto not thy hand from thy servants; come up them.

to us quickly, and save us, and help us: 21 And the princes said unto them, for all the kings of the Amorites that dwell Let them live; but let them be hewers of in the mountains are gathered together wood, and drawers of water unto all the against us. congregation; as the princes had promised 7 So Joshua ascended from Gilgal, he, them.

and all the people of war with him, and all 22 | And Joshua called for them, and the mighty men of valour. he spake unto them, saying, Wherefore 8 T And the LORD said unto Joshua, have ye beguiled us, saying, We are very Fear them not: for I have delivered them far from you; when ye dwell among us? into thy band; there shall not a man of

23 Now therefore ye are cursed, and them stand before thee. there shall none of you be freed from be 9 Joshua therefore came unto them suding bond-men, and bewers of wood and denly, and went up from Gilgal all night. drawers of water for the house of my God. 10 And the LORD discomfited them be.

24 And they answered Joshua, and said, fore Israel, and slew them with a great Because it was certainly told thy servants, slaughter at Gibeon, and chased them how that the LORD thy God commanded along the way that goeth up to Beth-horon, his servant Moses to give you all the land, and smote them to Azekah, and unto Makand to destroy all the inhabitants of the kedah. land from before you, therefore we were 11 And it came to pass as they fled from sore afraid of our lives because of you, and before Israel, and were in the going down have done this thing.

to Beth-horon, that the LORD cast down 25 And now, behold, we are in tby great stones from heaven upon them unto hand: as it seemeth good and right unto Azekah, and they died: they were more thee to do unto us, do.

which died with hailstones than they 26 And so did he unto them, and de- whom the children of Israel slew with the livered them out of the hand of the chil-sword. dren of Israel, that they slew them not. 12 T Then spake Joshua to the Lord

27 And Joshua made them that day in the day when the LORD delivered up hewers of wood and drawers of water for the Amorites before the children of Israel, the congregation and for the altar of the and he said in the sight of Israel, Sun, LORD, even unto this day, in the place stand thou still upon Gibeon, and thou which he should choose.

Moon, in the valley of Ajalon.
CHAP. X.

13 And the sun stood still, and the moon row it came to pass, when Adoni- stayed, until the people had avenged how Joshua had taken Ai, and had utterly written in the book of Jasher? So the sun destroyed it; as he had done to Jericho stood still in the midst of heaven, and and her king, so he had done to Ai and hasted not to go down about a whole day. her king; and how the inhabitants of Gi 14 And there was no day like that bebeon had made peace with Israel, and fore it or after it, that the Lord bearkened were among them;

unto the voice of a man: for the LORD 2 That they feared greatly, because fought for Israel. Gibeon was a great city, as one of the royal 15 | And Joshua returned, and all Iscities, and because it was greater than Ai, rael with him, unto the camp to Gilgal. and all the men thereof were mighty.

16 But these five kings ted, and hid 3 Wherefore Adoni-zedek king of Je-themselves in a cave at Makkedah. rusalem sent unto Hoham king of Hebron, 17 And it was told Joshua, saying, The

The five kings hanged.

JOSHUA. Joshua returns to Gilgal. five kings are found hid in a cave at Mak- none remain in it; but did unto the king kedab.

thereof as he did unto the king of Jericho. 18 And Joshua said, Roll great stones 31 | And Joshua passed from Libnah, upon the mouth of the cave, and set men and all Israel with him, unto Lachish, and by it for to keep them:

encainped against it, and fought against it: 19 And stay ye not, but pursue after 32 And the Lord delivered Lachish your enemies, and smite the hindmost of into the hand of Israel, which took it on ihem; suffer them not to enter into their the second day, and smote it with the edge cities for the LORD your God hath deli- of the sword, and all the souls that were vered them into your hand.

therein, according to all that be had done 20 And it came to pass, when Joshua to Libnah. and the children of Israel had made an end 33 | Then Horam king of Gezer came of slaying then with a very great slaugh- up to help Lachish; and Joshua smote him ter, till they were consumed, that the rest and his people, until he had left him none which remained of thementered into fenced remaining. cities.

34_1 And from Lachish Joshua passed 21 And all the people returned to the unto Eglon, and all Israel with him: and camp to Joshua at Makkedah in peace: they encamped against it, and fought none moved his tongue against any of the against it: children of Israel.

35 And they took it on that day, and 22 Then said Joshua, Open the mouth smote it with the edge of the sword, and of the cave, and bring out those five kings all the souls that were therein he utterly unto me out of the cave.

destroyed that day, according to al nat 23 And they did so, and brought forth he had done to Lachish. those five kings unto him out of the cave, 36 And Joshua went up from Eglon, the king of Jerusalem, the king of Hebron, and all Israel with bim, unto Hebron; and the king of Jarmuth, the king of Lachish, they fought against it: and the king of Eglon.

37 And they took it, and smote it with 24 And it came to pass, when they the edge of the sword, and the king there. brought out those kings unto Joshua, that of, and all the cities thereof, and all the Joshua called for all the men of Israel, and souls that were therein; he left none resaid unto the captains of the men of war maining (according to all that he had done which went with him, Come near, put to Eglon) but destroyed it utterly, and all your feet

upon the necks of these kings. the souls that were therein. And they came near, and put their feet 38 | And Joshua returned, and all Is. upon the necks of them.

rael with him, to Debir; and fought 25 And Joshua said unto them, Fear against it: not, nor be dismayed, be strong and of 39 And he took it, and the king theregood courage: for thus shall the LORD do of, and all the cities thereof, and they to all your enemies against whom ye fight. smote them with the edge of the sword,

26 And afterward Joshua smote them, and utterly destroyed all the souls that and slew them, and hanged them on five were therein; he left none remaining: as trees: and they were hanging upon the he had done to Hebron, so he did to Detrees until the evening.

bir, and to the king thereof; as he had 27 And it came to pass at the time of done also to Libnah, and to her king. the going down of the sun, that Joshua 40 | So Joshua smote all the country commanded, and they took them down off of the hills, and of the south, and of the the trees, and cast them into the cave vale, and of the springs, and all their wherein they had been hid, and laid great kings: he left none remaining, but utterly stones in the cave's mouth, which remain destroyed all that breathed, as the LORD until this very day:

God of Israel commanded. 28 T And that day Joshua took Makke 41 And Joshua smote them from Kadah, and smote it with the edge of the desh-barnea even unto Gaza, and all the sword, and the king thereof he utterly country of Goshen, even unto Gibeon. destroyed, them, and all the souls that 42 And all these kings and their land were therein; he let none remain: and he did Joshua take at one time; because the did to the king of Makkedah as he did Lord God of Israel fought for Israel. unto the king of Jericho.

43 And Joshua returned, and all Israel 29 Then Joshua passed from Makke- with him, unto the camp to Gilgal. dah, and all Israel with him, unto Libnah,

CHAP. XI. and fought against Libnah:

30 And the Lord delivered it also, and AND it came to pass, when Jabin king the king thereof, into the hand of Israel : he sent to Jobab king of Madon, and to the and be sinote it with the edge of the sword, king of Shimron, and to the king of Achand all the souls that were therein; he let, shaph,

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