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The king of Ai is hanged. c or and they left the city open, and pursued lisi. after Israel. T 18 And the Load said unto Joshua, Stretch out the spear that is in thy hand toward Ai; for I will give it into thine hand. And Joshuastretched out the spear that he had in his hand toward the city. 19 And the ambush arose quickly out of their place, and they ran as soon as he had stretched out his hand: and they emtered into the city, and took it, and hasted and set the city on fire. 20 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 not power to flee this way or that way: and *: 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 city, and that the smoke of the city ascended, then they turned again, and slew the men of Ai. 22 And the other issued out of the city inst them; so they were in the midst to some on this side, and some on that side: and they smote them, so that | bout 7.2. they let none of them remain or escape. 23 And the king of Ai they took alive, and brought him to Joshua. 24 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 chased them, and when they were all fallen on the edge of the sword, until they were consumed, that all the Israelites returned unto Ai, and smote it with the edge of the sword. 25 And so it was, that all that fell that day, both of men and women, were twelve thousand, even all the men of Ai. 26 For Joshua drew not his hand back, wherewith he stretched out the spear,


The kings combine against Israel.

ses, an altar of whole stones, over which cost no man hath lift up any iron: and "they Tso offered thereon burnt offerings unto the s to a Load, and sacrificed peace offerings. 32 And “he wrote there upon the "* stones a copy of the law of Moses, which he wrote in the presence of the children of Israel. 33 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 Deutsi. stranger, as he that was born among them; * half of them over against mount Gerizim, and half of them over against mount Ebal; "as Moses the servant of the Loan ol, had commanded before, that they should " ' " bless the people of Israel. 34 And afterward "he read all the ol. words of the law,' the blessings and curs-on..., ings, according to all that is written in the ...? book of the law. :* 35 There was nota word of all that Moses commanded, which Joshua read not before all the congregation of Israel," with "." the women, and the little ones, and “the over 3,

strangers that f were conversant among ..., them.

CHAP. IX. 1 The kings combine against Israel. 3. The Gibeonites by craft obtain a league. 23 For which they are condemned to perpetual bondage. ND it came to pass, when all the kings which were on this side Jordan, in the hills, and in the valleys, and in . all the coasts of "the great sea over against : *** Lebanon, "the Hittite, and the Amorite, h isol. 3. the Canaanite, the Perizzite, the Hivite, "*** and the Jebusite, heard thereof; 2 That they “gathered themselves to-: *** gether, to fight with Joshua and with Is

until he had utterly destroyed all the in- rael, with one faccord. ": habitants of Ai. 5 And when the inhabitants of "Gi- #o o's. 27 "Only the cattle and the spoil of beon, heard what Joshua had done unto : "..." - that city Israel took for a prey unto them- || Jericho and to Ai, c. ch.6.27 selves, according unto the word of the 4 They did work wilily, and went and a ver, 2. Lond which he "commanded Joshua. made as if they had been ambassadors, and

28 And Joshua burnt Ai, and made it
opo "an heap for ever, even a desolation unto
- this day.
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oil..." a tree until eventide: “and as soon as the
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Koło the gate of the city, and 'raise thereon a
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31 As Moses the servant of the Lond
on commanded the children of Israel, as it
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t Exod. 25. Deut 5, 6.

took old sacks upon their asses, and wine bottles, 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 mouldy 6 And they went to Joshua unto the “*” camp at Gilgal, and said unto him, and to the men of Israel, We be come from a far country: now therefore make ye a league with us. 7 And the men of Israel said unto the F & "". *Hivites, Peradventure ye dwell among o us; and "how shall we make a league 3...? with you? i ikeut. *

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The Gibeonites, obtaining a league by craft, ciosr are thy servants. And Joshua said unto

its. them, Who are ye? and from whence. come ye? *** 9 And they said unto him, *From a

very far country thy servants are come because of the name of the LoRD thy o, God: for we have heard the fame of him, lo. and all that he did in Egypt, ***** 10 And "all that he did to the two kings of the Amorites, that were beyond Jordan, to Sihon king of Heshbon, and to Og king of Bashan, which was at Ashtaroth. 11 Wherefore our elders and all the inhabitants of our country spake to us, o, saying, Take victuals + with you for the journey, and go to meet them, and say unto them, We are your servants: therefore now make ye a league with us. 12. This our bread we took hot for our provision out of our houses on the day we came forth to go unto you; but now, behold, it is dry, and it is mouldy: 13 And these bottles of wine, which we filled, were new; and, behold, they be rent: and these our garments and our shoes are become old by reason of the

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with them, that they heard that they were their neighbours, and that they dwelt among them. 17 And the children of Israel journeyed, and came unto their cities on the **.*.*, third day. Now their cities were "Gi--> beon, and Chephirah, and Beeroth, and Kirjath-jearim. 18 And the children of Israel smote them not, "because the princes of the congregation had sworn unto them by the Lond God of Israel. And all the congregation murmured against the princes. 19 But all the princes said unto all the congregation, We have sworn unto them by the Load God of Israel: now therefore we may not touch them. 20 This we will do to them; we will :*::::" even let them live, lest 'wrath be upon :*...* us, because of the oath which we sware **** unio thrm. --- 21 And the princes said unto them, :*** Let them live; butlet them be “hewers of - wood and drawers of water unto all the congregation; as the princes had “promised them. 22 7 And Joshua called for them, and he spake unto them, saying, Where


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fore have ye beguiled us, saying, "We citor are very far from you; when “ye dwell is. among us? u ver. 6, 9. 23 Now therefore ye are 'cursed, and x ver, 6. there shall t none of you be freed from ..." being bondmen, and “hewers of wood and #::: drawers of water for the house of my God. ...". 24 And they answered Joshua, and said, Because it was certainly told thy servants, how that the Lord thy God * commanded his servant Moses to give o you all the land, and to destroy all the $2. inhabitants of the land from before you, therefore "we were sore afraid of our lives on is because of you, and have done this thing. 4- 25 And now, behold, we are “in thine ***** hand: as it seemeth good and right unto thee to do unto us, do. 26 And so did he unto them, and delivered them out of the hand of the children of Israel, that they slew them not. 27 And Joshua timade them that day to: "hewers of wood and drawers of water on." for the congregation, and for the altar of 'o. the LoRD, even unto this day, * in the :::::::: place which he should choose. - ----CHAP. X. 1 Five kings war against Gibeon. 6 Joshua rescueth it. 11 God fighteth against them with hailstones. 12 The sun and moon stand still at the word of Joshua. 18. The five kings are mured in a cave. 23 They are brought forth, 24 scornfully used, 26 and hanged. 28 Seven kings more are conquered. 43 Joshua returneth to Gilgal. No. it came to pass, when Adoni-zedec king of Jerusalem had heard how Joshua had taken Ai, and had utterly destroyed it; "as he had done to Jeri- **** cho and }. king, so he had done to "Ai ...” and her king; and “how the inhabitants ech. 9 is: of Gibeon had made peace with Israel, and were among them; 2 That they "feared greatly, because o Gibeon was a great city, as one of the boos. troyal cities, and because it was greater o." than Ai, and all the men thereof were dom. mighty. 3 Wherefore Adoni-zedec king of Jerusalem sent unto Hoham king of Hebron, and unto Piram king of Jarmuth, and • unto Japhia king of Lachish, and unto Debir king of Eglon, of 4 Come up unto me, and help me, that we may smite Gibeon: “for it hath made of peace with Joshua and with the children of Israel. 5 Therefore the five kings of the Amorites, the king of Jerusalem, the king of Hebron, the king of Jarmuth, the king of Lachish, the king of Eglon, 'gathered "*** themselves together, i went up, they and all their hosts, and encamped before Gibeon, and made war against it. 6 T And the men of Gibeon sent unto Joshua “to the camp to Gilgal, saying,

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Slack not thy hand from thy servants; come up to us quickly, and save us, and help us: for all the kings of the Amorites that dwell in the mountains are gathered together against us. 7 So Joshua ascended from Gilgal, he, and * all the people of war with him, and all the mighty men of valour. 8 T And the Lord said unto Joshua, *Fear them not: for I have delivered them into thine hand; “there shall not a man of them stand before thee. 9 Joshua therefore came unto them suddenly, and went up from Gilgal all night. 10 And the Lord ' discomfited them before Israel, and slew them with a great slaughter at Gibeon, and chased them along the way that goeth up "to Bethhoron, and smote them to "Azekah, and unto Makkedah. 11 And it came to pass, as they fled from before Israel, and were in the going down to Beth-horon, “that the Lond cast down great stones from heaven upon them unto Azekah, and they died: they were more which died with hailstones than they whom the children of Israel slew with the sword. 12 T Then spake Joshua to the Lond in the day when the Load delivered up the Amorites before the children of Israel, and he said in the sight of Israel, *Sun, + stand thou still upon Gibeon; and

thou, Moon, in the valley of "Ajalon.

13 And the sun stood still, and the moon stayed, until the people had avenged themselves upon their enemies. , 'Is not this written in the book of || Jasher? So the sun stood still in the midst of heaven, and hasted not to go down about a whole day. 14 And there was "no day like that before it or after it, that the Lond 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 T But these five kings fled, and hid themselves in a cave at Makkedah. 17 And it was told Joshua, saying, The five kings are found hid in a cave at Makkedah. 18 And Joshua said, Roll great stones upon the mouth of the cave, and set men by it for to keep them: 19 And stay ye not, but pursue after your enemies, and + smite the hindmost of them; suffer them not to enter into their cities: for the Lond your God hath delivered them into your hand. 20 And it came to pass, when Joshua and o childrent Israel had made an end of slayi em with a ver t slaughter, §. were oft

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into fenced cities. tish. 21 And all the people returned to the camp to Joshua at Makkedah in peace: Ex x Exod. 11.7.

* none moved his tongue against any of the children of Israel. 22 T Then said Joshua, Open the mouth of the cave, and bring out those five kings unto me out of the cave. 23 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, and the king of Eglon. 24 And it came to pass, when they brought out those kings unto Joshua, that Joshua called for all the men of Israel, and said unto the captains of the men of war which went i. him, Come near, put your feet upon the necks of these ko. kings. And they came near, and put {{... their feet upon the necks of them. Koi...; 25 And Joshua said unto them, *Fear ol, not, nor be dismayed, be strong and of good courage; for “thus shall the Lond to ". do to all your enemies against whom ye fight. 26 And afterward Joshua smote them, and slew them, and hanged them on five trees: and they "were hanging upon the trees until the evening. 27 And it came to pass at the time of the going down of the sun, that Joshua ...i. and they took them down off the trees, and cast them into the cave wherein they had been hid, and laid great stones in the cave's mouth, which remain until this very day. 28. T And that day Joshua took Makkedah, 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 let none remain: and he did to the king of Makkedah "as he did unto the king of Jericho. 29. " Then Joshua passed from Makkedah, and all Israel with him, unto Libnah, and fought against Libnah: 30 And the Lond 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 let none remain in it; but did unto the king thereof as he did unto the king of Jericho. 31 And Joshua passed from Libnah, and all Israel with him, unto Lachish, and encamped against it, ano. fought against it: 32 And the Lord delivered Lachish into the hand of Israel, which 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.

n Judg. 12.12. r2 Saum. 1.18,

* Or, the upright.

a See Isai.38. 8.

t Deut. 1.30. ver. 42. & ch. 33.3. uver. 43.

+ Hell. cut of the tail.

b ch. 8, 29.

e Deut. 31. 23. ch. 8. 29.

d ch. t. ii. # Heb. any broath.

Joshua returneth to Gilgal.

33 1. Then Horam king of Gezer came up to help Lachish; and Joshua smote him and his people, until he had left him none remaining. 34 " And from Lachish Joshua passed unto Eglon, and all Israel with him; and they encamped against it, and fought against it: 35 And they took it on that day, and smote it with the edge of the sword, and all the souls that were therein he utterly destroyed that day, according to all that he .# done to Lachish. 36 7 And Joshua went up from Eglon, *** and all Israel with him, unto “Hebron; * * * and they fought against it: 37 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 destroyed it utterly, and all the souls that were therein. 38's And Joshua returned, and all Israel with him, to "Debir, and fought against it: 39 And he took it, and the king thereof, and all the cities thereof; and the smote them with the edge of the sword, and utterly 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 her king. 407 So Joshua smote all the country of the hills, and of the south, and of the vale, and of the springs, and all their kings: he left none remaining, but utterly destroyed all that breathed, as the Load foo” God of Israel “commanded. 41 And Joshua smote them from Ka* * * desh-barnea even unto "Gaza, and all ca. 11. is the country of Goshen, even unto Gibeon. 42 And all these kings and their land “” did Joshua take at one time, “because the Load God of Israel fought for Israel. 43 And Joshua returned, and all Israel with him, unto the camp to Gilgal.

CHAP XI. 1 Divers kings overcome at the waters of Merom. 10 Hazor is taken and burnt. 16 All the country taken by Joshua. 21 The Anakims cut off. 14sa. A*.D it came to pass, when Jabin king of Hazor had heard those things, * *** that he “sent to Jobab king of Madon, **** and to the king "of Shimron, and to the king of Achshaph, 2 And to the kings that were on the north of the mountains, and of the plains .**** south of “Chinneroth, and in the valley, *** **, and in the borders 4 of Dor on the west, 3 And to the Canaanite on the east and on the west, and to the Amorite, and the Hittite, and the Perizzite, and the Jebu• ****** site in the mountains, “and to the Hivite

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under ‘Hermon “in the land of Mizpeh. chor 4 And they went out, they and all their "o. hosts with them, much people, heven as fello. the sand that is upon the sea shore in foot. multitude, with horses and chariots very go.”. many, #::::::: 5 And when all these kings were fmet os together,they came and pitched together at so, the waters of Merom, to fight against Israel. ..." 6 " And the Lord said unto Joshua, "Be not afraid because of them: for to i ch. 9.8. morrow about this time will I deliver them up all slain before Israel: thou shalt *hough their horses, and burn their cha- kasam.84. riots with fire. 7 So Joshua came, and all the people of war with him, against them by the waters of Merom suddenly; and they fell upon them. 8 And the Lond delivered them into the hand of Israel, who smote them, and chased them unto ||great Zidon, and .o.o. unto *|† Misrephoth-maim, and unto the ich, i.e. valley of Mizpeh eastward; and they of smote them, until they left them none to""" remaining. 9 And Joshua did unto them "as the """ LoRD bade him: he houghed their horses, and burnt their chariots with fire. 10 " And Joshua at that time turned back, and took Hazor, and smote the king thereof with the sword: for Hazor beforetime was the head of all those kingdoms. 11 And they smote all the souls that were therein with the edge of the sword, utterly destroying them: there was # not any left to breathe: and he burnt Hazor with fire. 12 And all the cities of those kings, and all the kings of them, did Joshua take, and smote them with the edge of the sword, and he utterly destroyed them, "as Moses the servant of the Lord com- .”.” manded. # * ić, 13 But as for the cities that stood still tin their strength, Israel burned none of ho them, save Hazor only; that did Joshua burn. 14 And all the spoil of these cities, and the cattle, the children of Israel took for a prey unto themselves; but every man they smote with the edge of the sword, until they had destroyed them, neither left they any to breathe. 15 °As the Lond commanded Moses of.” his servant, so "did Moses command Jo- p deut. 7 a. shua, and "so did Joshua; the left no- ??. thing undone of all that the Lond com-jomanded Moses. 16 So Joshua took all that land,’ the hills, and all the south country, and all "“” the land of Goshen, and the valley, and the plain, and the mountain of Israel, and t oh. v. . . the valley of the same; lo" 17 Eren from | the mount Halak, that morain.

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goeth up to Seir, even unto Baal-gad in the valley of Lebanon under mount Hermon: and "all their kings he took, and smote them, and slew them. 18 || Joshua made war a long time with all those kings. 19 There was not a city that made peace with the children of Israel, save the Hivites the inhabitants of Gibeon: all other they took in battle. 20 For 7 it was of the Lord to harden

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remained. 23 T So Joshua took the whole land, *according to all that the Lord said unto Moses; and Joshua gave it for an inheritance unto Israel "according to their divisions by their tribes. ‘And the land rested from war. CHAP. XII. 1 The two kings whose countries Moses took and disposed of 7 The one and thirty kings on the other side Jordan which Joshua smote. OW these are the kings of the land, which the children of Israel smote, and possessed their land on the other side Jordan toward the rising of the sun, * from the river Arnon "unto mount Hermon, and all the plain on the east: 2 * Sihon king of the Amorites, who dwelt in Heshbon, and ruled from Aroer, which is upon the bank of the river Arnon, and from the middle of the river, and from half Gilead, even unto the river Jabbok, which is the border of the children of Ammon; 3 And "from the plain to the sea of Chinneroth on the east, and unto the sea of the plain, even the salt sea on the east, * the way to Beth-jeshimoth; and from || the south, under || Ashdoth-pisgah: 4 And “the coast of Og king of Bashan, which was of "the remnant of the giants, ‘that dwelt at Ashtaroth and at Edrei, 5 And reigned in *mount Hermon, "and in Šaj. and in all Bashan, "unto the border of the Geshurites, and the Maachathites, and half Gilead, the border of Sihon king of Heshbon. 6 "Them did Moses the servant of the

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and in the plains, and in the springs, and in the wilderness, and in the south country; “the Hittites, the Amorites, and the of Canaanites, the Perizzites, the Hivites, 9 i. and the Jebusites: 9 "The king of Jericho, one; “the king "*.*.* of Ai, which is beside Beth-el, one; • *. 10 * The king of Jerusalem, one; the y <h a 3. king of Hebron, one; 11 The king of Jarmuth, one; the king of Lachish, one; 12 The king of Eglon, one; “the king a loss. of Gezer, one; 13 * The king of Debir, one; the king a ch. In ss. of Geder, one; 14 The king of Hormah, one; the king of Arad, one; 15 "The king of Libnah, one; the king b ch to 23. of Adullam, one; 16 “The king of Makkedah, one; "the king of Beth-el, one; 17 The king of Tappuah, one; “the king of Hepher, one; 18 The |. of Aphek, one; the king of || Lasharon, one; 19 The king of Madon, one; ‘the king of Hazor, one; 20 The king of “Shimron-meron, one; the king of Achshaph, one; gi. The king of Taanach, one; the king of Megiddo, one; 22 The king of Kedesh, one; the king **** of Jokneam of Carmel, one; 23 The king of Dor in the coast of " ": * Dor, one; the king of “the nations of :"... .".” Gilgal, one; 24 The king of Tirzah, one: all the kings thirty and one. CHAP. XIII. 1 The bounds of the land not yet conquered. 8 The inheritance of the two tribes and half. 14, 33 The Lord and his sacrifices are the inheritance of Levi. 15 The bounds of the inheritance of Reuben. 22 Balaam slain. 24 The bounds of the inheritance of Gad, 29 and of the half tribe of Manasseh. OW Joshua "was old and stricken.s. - - - ch. 44in years; and the LoRD said unto to so. him, Thou art old and stricken in years, and there remaineth yet very much land t Heb.f. f to be possessed. *:::s. 2 *This is the land that yet remaineth: * Juds a ".

d Numb. 34.
2, &c.

e Numb. 26.
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15. $ 16. &
17. & 18. &
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a Numb. 21.
b Deut. 3.8,

c Numb. 21.
24. Deut 2.
33,36. k 3-6,

d Deut. 3.17.

e ch. 13.20.
* Or, Toman.
or, or
springs o
jo, or,
the hill.
f Deut. 3.17.
& 4. 49.
g Nunal. 21.
35. Deut. 3.
4, 10.

h Deut. 3.11.
ch. 13. I?
i Deut. 1. 4.
k Deut. 3.8.
! Deut. 3. 10.
ch. 13. 11.
na Deut. 3.
n Numb, qi.
*4, 33.

c ch. 16, 28.
d ch. 8. 17.
Judg. 1. 22.
e i Kiuk's 4.

Or, Shares. *a*. 33. s. sch. 11. no. 1453. g ch. , i. 1. & 19. 15

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