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Erkoriation to obedience. keep and to do all that is written in the . of the law of Moses, ‘that ye turn poss a not aside therefrom to the right hand or *** to the left; *** 7 That ye ‘come not among these nafoot tions, these that remain among you; nei*** ther make mention of the name of their lo, gods, nor cause to swear by them, neither o, serve them, norbowyourselvesunto them: so 8 || But "cleave unto the Lond your **, God, as ye have done unto this day. :... , 9 ||"For the Lond hath driven out - one from before you great nations and strong: *...* but as for you, * no man hath been able ; n., to stand before you unto this day. ot, 1o "One man of you shall chase a : thousand: for the Lord your God, he it -> is that fighteth for you, *as he hath pro::... mised you. 11 "Take good heed therefore unto tyourselves, that ye love the Lond your God. 12 " Else if ye do in any wise "go back, ... ... and cleave unto the remnant of these **r nations, even these that remain among o, a you, and shall “make marriages with them, and go in unto them, and they to you: 13 Know for a certainty that "the Load your God will no more drive out any of these nations from before you; .*.*.* * but they shall be snares and traps unto #&#: you, and scourges in your sides, and ii. 4- thorns in your eyes, until ye perish from off this good land which the Load your God hath given you. 14 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, 1:... that “not one thing hath failed of all the good things which the Lond your God spake concerning you; all are come to #. unto you, and not one thing hath iled thereof. 15 "Therefore it shall come to pass, that as all good things are come upon you, which the Lond your God promised you; *::::::: so shall the Loop bring upon you "all ** "evil things, until he have destroyed you from off this good land which the Load your God hath given you. 16 When ye have transgressed the covenant of the Lond your God, which he commanded you, and have gone and served other gods, and bowed yourselves to them; then shall the anger of the Load be kindled against you, and ye shall fish quickly from off the good land which he hath given unto you. CHAP. XXIV. 1 Joshua assembleth the tribes at Shechem. 24 brief history of God's benefits from Terah. 14 He reneweth the covenant between them and God. 26 A stone the witness of the covenant. 29 Joshua's age, death, and
a Deut. 28.
burial. 32 Joseph's bones are buried, 33 Eleazar dieth. .
Joshua relateth God’s benefits. A*. Joshua gathered all the tribes of , of
Israel to “Shechem, and "called or for the elders of Israel, and for their do so. 4. heads, and for their judges, and for their "sh.”.” officers; and they ‘presented themselves os".” before God. 2 And Joshua said unto all the people, Thus saith the Lord God of Israel, "Your fathers dwelt on the other side of o the flood in old time, even Terah, the fa- so, 7. ther of Abraham, and the father of Nachor: and "they served other gods. on's. 3 And ‘I took your father Abraham Gen. . . from the other side of the flood, and led “7” him throughout all the land of Canaan, and multiplied his seed, and “gave him Isaac. 4 And I gave unto Isaac "Jacob and ..." Esau; and I gave unto "Esau mount Seir, ho". to possess it; "but Jacob and his children . .o went down into Egypt. # *. 5 'I sent Moses also and Aaron, and i exod.3 to "I plagued Egypt, according to that which oo I o o ". and afterward i to:* brought you out. 6 And I "brought your fathers out of ..." Egypt: and "ye came unto the sea; *and 3 Exod. 14. the Egyptians pursued after your fathers or.... with diariots and horsemen unto the Red & Sea. 7 And when they "cried unto the "." " LoRD,' he put darkness between you and Exod. 14. the Egyptians, "and brought the sea upon fe. 14them, and covered them; and “your eyes 5. have seen what I have done in Egypt: and o.""
richo fought against you, the Amorites, e. i. o. ii. and the Perizzites, and the Canaanites, " and the Hittites, and the Girgashites, the Hivites, and the Jebusites; and I delivered them into your hand. t 12 And “I sent the hornet before you, o,
which drave them out from before you, *
13 And I have given you a land for which ye did not labour, and “cities which foo".. ye built not, and ye dwell in them; of it is the vineyards and oliveyards which ye planted not do ye eat.
** *** God forbid that we should forsake the Load, to serve other gods; :...". 17 For the Lond our God, he it is # §: that brought us up and our fathers is judio out of the land of Egypt, from the ... is a house of bondage, and which did those reat signs in our sight, and preserved us in all the way wherein we went, and among all the o through whom we passed: 18 And the Lord drave out from be
fore us all the people, even the Amorites which dwelt in the land: therefore will we also serve the Lord ; for he is our God. 19 And Joshua said unto the people, !,” “Ye cannot serve the Lond: for he is an olo p. 3. 'holy God; he is "a jealous God; “he will §o not forgive your transgressions nor your sal. 5. o - In 8. :** "..., u if ye forsake the Lord, and serve :** strange gods, “then he will turn and do i. hurt, and consume you, after that he ath done you good.
27 And Joshua said unto all the people, Behold, this stone shall be "a witness ś" unto us; for "it hath heard all the words :o of the Lord which he spake unto us; it of shall be therefore a witness unto you, lest **** ye deny your God. 28 So Joshua let the people depart, ” 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 an hundred and ten years old. 3o And they buried him in the border of his inheritance in Timnath-serah, jo which is in mount Ephraim, on the north side of the hill of Gaash. 31 And "Israel served the Lond all "*** the days of Joshua, and all the days of the elders that + overlived Joshua, and loss. which had "known all the works of the ..." Lord, that he had done for Israel. 32 And “ the bones of Joseph, which the children of Israel brought up out of so, Egypt, buried they in Shechem, in a par- is cel of ground" which Jacob bought .. *** sons of Hamor the father of Shechem for an hundred | pieces of silver: and it be-'" came the inheritance of the children of Joseph. 33 And Eleazar the son of Aaron “” died; and they buried him in a hill that pertained to "Phinehas his son, which was 'o', given him in mount Ephraim. 38.
—THE BOOK OF JUDGES.
#"...o. 21 And the people said unto Joshua, ; ; ; ; Nay; but we will serve the Load. 13. 22 And Joshua said unto the o: to Ye are witnesses against yourselves that *:::::: ye have chosen you the Lond, to serve 173. him. And they said, We are witnesses. '...'...", 23 Now therefore “put away, said he, o' the strange gods which are among you, and incline you. heart unto the Lord God of Israel. cloist CHAP. I. coins. 1 The acts of Judah and Simeon. 6 Adoni- bezek justly requited. 8 Jerusalem taken. 10 Hebron taken. 13 Othniel hath Aschsah to "s. or taking of Debir. 16 The Kenites dwell in Judah. 17 Hormah, Gasa, Askelon and Ekron taken. 21 The acts of Benjamin. .22. Of the house of Joseph, who take Beth-el. 27 Of Manasseh. 30 of Zebulun. 31 Of Asher. 33 of Naphtali. 34 0f Dan. OW after the death of Joshua it came to pass, that the children of :No Israel" asked the Load, o: Who shall go up for us against the Canaanites first, b G to fight against them? "** 2 And the Lond said, "Judah shall go
up: behold, I have delivered the land in-cost to his hand. cir. 1435.
3 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.
4 And Judah went up; and the Lond delivered the Canaanites and the Perizzites into their hand; and they slew of them in a Bezek ten thousand men.
5 And they found Adoni-bezek in Be: zek: and they fought against him, and they slew the Canaanites and the Perizzites.
c ver, 17.
6 But Adoni-bezek fled; and they pur
Jerualem taken. coor sued after him, and caught him, and cut otes off his thumbs and his great toes. - 7 And Adoni-bezek said, Threescore and ten kings, having + their thumbs and o: their great toes cut off. I thered their jo" meat under my table: “as I have done, so :** God hath requited me. And they brought • Look him to Jerusalem, and there he died. }: 8 s Now the children of Judah had olo fought against Jerusalem, and had taken 13.53. *::::::::::: it with the edge of the - sword, and set the city on fire. ;:... 9 “And afterward the children of Ju*** dah went down to fight against the Canaanites, that dwelt in the mountain, and in the south, and in the ||valley. 10 " And Judah went against the Canaanites that dwelt in Hebron: (now the o, name of Hebron before was "Kirjath-arlo- ba:) and they slew Sheshai, and Ahiman, and Talmai. 11 * "And from thence he went against the inhabitants of Debir: and the name of Debir before was Kirjath-sepher: 12 “And Caleb said, He that smiteth Kirjath-sepher, and taketh it, to him will I give Achsah my daughter to wife. 13 And Othniel the son of Kenaz, "Caleb's younger brother, took it: and he gave him Achsah his daughter to wife. 14 "And it came to pass, when she came to him, that she moved him to ask of her father a field: and she lighted from off her ass; and Caleb said unto her, What wilt thou? 15 And she said unto him, "Give me a blessing: for thou hast given me a south land; give me also springs of water. And Caleb gave her the upper springs and the mether springs. ... 16 “And the children of the Kenite, ośs. Moses' father in law, went up out "of the ‘go city of palm trees with the children of Judah into the wilderness of Judah, which lieth in the south of "Arad; 'and they went and dwelt among the people. 17 of "And Judah went with Simeon his brother, and they slew the Canaanites that inhabited Zephath, and utterly destroyed it. And i. name of the city was called “Hormah. 18 Also Judah took "Gaza with the coast thereof, and Askelon with the coast thereof, and Ekron with the coast thereof. 19 And * the Lord was with Judah; and he drave out the inhabitants of the mountain; but could not drive out the inhabitants of the valley, because they had 'chariots of iron.
The acts of several tribes.
bited Jerusalem; but the Jebusites dwell color with the children of Benjamin in Jerusa- o'o. lem unto this day. 22 7 And the house of Joseph, they also went up against Beth-el: *and the b ver, 19. LoRD was with them. 23 And the house of Joseph “sent to o, descry Beth-el. (Now the name of the ‘’” city before was "Luz.) d Gen. 28.19 24 And the spies saw a man come forth out of the city, and they said unto him, Shew us, we pray thee, the entrance into the city, and * we will shew thee mercy. 25 And when he shewed them the entrance into the city, they smote the city with the edge of the sword; but they let go the man and all his family. 26 And the man went into the land of the Hittites, and built a city, and called the name thereof Luz: which is the name thereof unto this day. 27 Neither did Manasseh drive out on the inhabitants of Beth-shean and her towns, nor Taanach and her towns, nor the inhabitants of Dor and her towns, nor the inhabitants of Ibleam and her towns, nor the inhabitants of Megiddo and her towns: but the Canaanites would dwell in that land. 28 And it came to pass, when Israel was strong, that they put the Canaanites to tribute, and did not utterly drive them out. 29.1 "Neither did Ephraim drive out to the Canaanites that dwelt in Gezer; but "" the Canaanites dwelt in Gezer among them. 30 T Neither did Zebulum drive out the inhabitants of Kitron, nor the "inhabitants of Nahalol; but the Canaanites dweltamong them, and became tributaries. 31 T "Neither did Asher drive out the inhabitants of Accho, nor the inhabitants of Zidon, nor of Ahlab, nor of Achzib, nor of Helbah, nor of Aphik, nor of Rehob: 32 But the Asherites" dwelt among the Canaanites, the inhabitants of the land: for they did not drive them out. 33 s "Neither did Naphtali drive out the inhabitants of Beth-shemesh, nor the inhabitants of Beth-anath; but he "dwelt "“” among the Canaanites, the inhabitants of the land: nevertheless the inhabitants of Beth-shemesh and of Beth-anath "became tributaries unto them. 34 " And the Amorites forced the children of Dan into the mountain: for they would not suffer them to come down to the valley: 35 But the Amorites would dwell in J mount Heres "in Aijalon, and in Shaal- o'" bim: yet the hand of the house of Joseph + prevailed, so that they became tri- so "" butaries.
e Josh. 2. 12, 14.
h Josh, 10. 15. i.Josh. 19.24,
k Ps. 106.34, 35
! Josh. 10. 38.
n ver, on.
36 And the coast of the Amorites was Pfrom | the going up to Akrabbim, from the rock, and upward.
CHAP. II. 1 An angel rebuketh the people at Bochim. 10 The wickedness of the new generation after Joshua. 14 God’s anger and pity toward them. 20 The Canaanites are left to prove Israel. ND an ||angel of the Lord came up from Gilgal" to Bochim, and said, I made you to go up out of Egypt, and have brought you unto the land which I sware unto your fathers; and "I said, I will never break my covenant with you. 2 And “ye shall make no league with the inhabitants of this land; “ye shall throw down their altars: “but ye have not obeyed my voice. why have ye done this? 3 Wherefore I also said, I will not drive them out from before you; but they shall be as thorns in your sides, and “their gods shall be a "smare unto you. 4 And it came to pass, when the angel of the Lord spake so words unto all the children of Israel, that the people lifted up their voice, and wept. 5 And they called the name of that place o: and they sacrificed there unto the Lord. 6 * And when "Joshua had let the people go, the children of Israel went every man unto his inheritance to possess the land. 7 *And the people served the Lond all the days of Joshua, and all the days of the elders that + outlived Joshua, who had seen all the great works of the Lord, that he did for Israel. 8 And "Joshua the son of Nun, the servant of the Lord, died, being an hundred and ten years old. 9 "And they buried him in the border of his inheritance in "Timnath-heres, in the mount of Ephraim, on the north side of the hill Gaash. 10 " And also all that generation were gathered unto their fathers: and there arose another generation after them, which °knew not the Load, nor yet the works which he had done for Israel. 11 And the children of Israel did evil in the sight of the Lord, and served Baalim: 12 And they "forsook the Lond God of their fathers, which brought them out of the land of Egypt, and followed "other gods, of the gods of the people that were round about them, and 'bowed themselves unto them, and provoked the Lord to anger. 13 And they forsook the Lord, and served Baal and Ashtaroth. 14 “And the anger of the Load was hot against Israel, and he "delivered
them into the hands of spoilers that c or spoiled them, and “he sold them into the of hands of their enemies round about, so , chasis. that they "could not any longer stand t, i...o. before their enemies. y loss. 15 Whithersoever they went out, the ;:h.7.1.2, hand of the Lond was against them for evil, as the Lord had said, and “as the to Lord had sworn unto them: and they were greatly distressed. 16 T Nevertheless “the Lond raised up judges, which + delivered them out of the hand of those that spoiled them. 17 And yet they would not hearken unto their judges, but they "went a whoring after other gods, and bowed themselves unto them: they turned quickly out of the way which their fathers walked in, obeying the commandments of the Lord: but they did not so. 18 And when the Lond raised them up judges, then ‘ the Lord was with the judge, and delivered them out of the hand of their enemies all the days of the judge: "for it repented the Lond because of their groanings by reason of them that oppressed them and vexed them. 19 And it came to pass, “when the judge was dead, that they returned, and | corrupted themselves more than their fathers, in following other gods to serve them, and to bow down unto them; they i. not from their own doings, nor rom their stubborn way. joi. 20 " ' And the anger of the Lord rver. 14. was hot against Israel; and he said, Because that this people hath *transgressed my covenant which I commanded their fathers, and have not hearkened unto my voice; 21 * I also will not henceforth drive out any from before them of the nations which Joshua left when he died: 22 "That through them I may “prove Israel, whether they will keep the way of the Lond to walk therein, as their fathers did keep it, or not. 23 Therefore the Lord ||left those nations, without driving them out hastily; neither delivered he them into the hand of Joshua.
b Exod. 34. 15, 16. Lev.
tor, seere corrupt.
CHAP. III. 1 The nations which were left to prove Israel. 6 By communion with them they commit idolatry. 8 Othniel delivereth them from Qushan-rishathaim., 15 Ehud from Eglon. 31 Shamgar from the Philistines. OW these are “the nations which the Lond left, to prove Israel by them, even as many of Israel as had not known all the wars of Canaan; 2 Only that the generations of the children of Israel night know, to teach them war, at the least such as before knew nothing thereof;
| Or, onessenger. a ver, 5.
b Gen. 17.7.
e Deut. 7.2. d Deut. 12.3.
i That is,
k Josh. 24.
+ Heb, prolonged days after Joshua.
1 Josh. 24.29. cir. 1426.
m Josh, 24. 30.
n Josh. 10. 50. & 24.30, Timnathserah.
o Foxod, 5.2.
cir. 1406. p Deut. 31. 16.
q Deut. 6.14.
a ch. 2. 21.
Irael judged by Othniel. or 3 Namely, five lords of the Philistines, ** and all the Canaanites, and the Sidonvios inns, and the Hivites that dwelt in mount Lebanon, from mount Baal-hermon unto the entering in of Hamath. 4 * And they were to prove Israel by them, to know whether they would hearken unto the commandments of the Lord, which he commanded their fathers by the hand of Moses. 5 * *And the children of Israel dwelt among the Canaanites, Hittites, and Amorites, and Perizzites, and Hivites, and Jebusites: * , 6 And they took their . to : “” be their wives, and gave their daughters to their sons, and served their gods. tir. 1406. 7 : And the children of Israel did evil **** in the sight of the Lond, and forgat the 1 *.*. 13. Lond their God," and served Baalim and * Essa. 34. *the groves. :*::::: 8 of Therefore the anger of the Lord ch. 2. 14- was hot against Israel, and he “sold them * Hal. 2.7 into the hand of “Chushan-rishathaim of ea king off Mesopotamia: and the children *... of Israel served Chushan-rishathaim eight Wears. 9 And when the children of Israel "cried unto the Lord, the Lord "raised §. + deliverer to the children of Israel, Solo.’.” who delivered them, even "Othniel the :** son of Kenaz, Caleb's younger brother. 10 And “the Spirit of the Lond + came f upon him, and he judged Israel, and went - out to war: and the Lord delivered Chu...'” shan-rishathaim king of f Mesopotamia 2s-Soo into his hand; and his hand prevailed 3. So against Chushan-rishathaim. to:- 11 And the land had rest forty years. :*:::::: And Othniel the son of Kenaz died. i. 12 * "And the children of Israel did ... evil again in the sight of the Lond: and to . , the Lord strengthened "Eglon the king * **, of Moab against Israel, because they had !” ” done evil in the sight of the Load. 13 And he gathered unto him the • *-s 14 children of Ammon and ‘Amalek, and went and smote Israel, and possessed • * * * *the city of palm trees.
c thii. 23.
** 14 So the children of Israel ‘served Eglon the king of Moab eighteen years. cir. 1-o. 15 But when the children of Israel
offer the present, he sent away the people c or that bare the present. cir. 1 19 But he himself turned again *from , Joh.go. the quarries that were by %. and loo" said, I have a secret errand unto thee, O king: who said, Keep silence. And all that stood by him went out from him. 20 And Ehud came unto him; and he was sitting in f a summer parlour, which he had for himself alone. And Ehud said, I have a message from God unto thee. And he arose out of his seat. 21 And Ehud put forth his left hand, and took the dagger from his right thigh, and thrust it into his belly: 22 And the haft also went in after the blade; and the fat closed upon the blade, so that he could not draw the dagger out of his belly; and || the dirt came out. out at the 23 Then Ehud went forth through the fundament. porch, and shut the doors of the parlour upon him, and locked them. 24 When he was gone out, his servants came; and when they saw that, behold, the doors of the parlour were locked, they
said, Surely he covereth his feet in his jo, summer chamber. 1 Sam. 24.3.
25 And they tarried till they were ashamed: and, behold, he opened not the doors of the parlour; therefore they took a key, and opened them: and, behold, their lord was fallen down dead on the earth.
26 And Ehud escaped while they tarried, and passed beyond the quarries, and escaped unto Seirath.
27 And it came to pass, when he was come, that he blew a trumpet in the to “ “mountain of Ephraim, and the children i Sam, 13.3.
of Israel went down with him from the too.", mount, and he before them. o “
28 And he said unto them, Follow after me: for "the Loup hath delivered your is...}} enemies the Moabites into your hand. And they went down after him, and took "the fords of Jordan toward Moab, and of suffered not a man to pass over.
29 And they slew of Moab at that time about ten thousand men, all flusty, and thos”. all men of valour; and there escaped not a man. r. 11 ... 30 So Moab was subdued that day un- i.e. der the hand of Israel. And “the land ... * had rest fourscore vears.
31 M And after him was "Shamgar the son of Anath, which slew of the Philistimes six hundred men “with an ox goad:
It seems to concern only the country next to the Philistines. e i Sam. 17.
2 And the Load "sold them into the b ch.” “