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Book 06 Joshua

06:001:001 Now after the death of Moses the servant of the LORD it came
to pass, that the LORD spake unto Joshua the son of Nun,
Moses' minister, saying,

06:001:002 Moses my servant is dead; now therefore arise, go over this
Jordan, thou, and all this people, unto the land which I do
give to them, even to the children of Israel.

06:001:003 Every place that the sole of your foot shall tread upon, that
have I given unto you, as I said unto Moses.

06:001:004 From the wilderness and this Lebanon even unto the great
river, the river Euphrates, all the land of the Hittites, and
unto the great sea toward the going down of the sun, shall be
your coast.

06:001:005 There shall not any man be able to stand before thee all the
days of thy life: as I was with Moses, so I will be with thee:
I will not fail thee, nor forsake thee.

06:001:006 Be strong and of a good courage: for unto this people shalt
thou divide for an inheritance the land, which I sware unto
their fathers to give them.

06:001:007 Only be thou strong and very courageous, that thou mayest
observe to do according to all the law, which Moses my servant
commanded thee: turn not from it to the right hand or to the
left, that thou mayest prosper withersoever thou goest.

06:001:008 This book of the law shall not depart out of thy mouth; but
thou shalt meditate therein day and night, that thou mayest
observe to do according to all that is written therein: for
then thou shalt make thy way prosperous, and then thou shalt
have good success.

06:001:009 Have not I commanded thee? Be strong and of a good courage; be
not afraid, neither be thou dismayed: for the LORD thy God is
with thee whithersoever thou goest.

06:001:010 Then Joshua commanded the officers of the people, saying,

06:001:011 Pass through the host, and command the people, saying, Prepare
you victuals; for within three days ye shall pass over this
Jordan, to go in to possess the land, which the LORD your God
giveth you to possess it.

06:001:012 And to the Reubenites, and to the Gadites, and to half the
tribe of Manasseh, spake Joshua, saying,

06:001:013 Remember the word which Moses the servant of the LORD
commanded you, saying, The LORD your God hath given you rest,
and hath given you this land.

06:001:014 Your wives, your little ones, and your cattle, shall remain in
the land which Moses gave you on this side Jordan; but ye
shall pass before your brethren armed, all the mighty men of
valour, and help them;

06:001:015 Until the LORD have given your brethren rest, as he hath given
you, and they also have possessed the land which the LORD your
God giveth them: then ye shall return unto the land of your
possession, and enjoy it, which Moses the LORD's servant gave
you on this side Jordan toward the sunrising.

06:001:016 And they answered Joshua, saying, All that thou commandest us
we will do, and whithersoever thou sendest us, we will go.

06:001:017 According as we hearkened unto Moses in all things, so will we
hearken unto thee: only the LORD thy God be with thee, as he
was with Moses.

06:001:018 Whosoever he be that doth rebel against thy commandment, and
will not hearken unto thy words in all that thou commandest
him, he shall be put to death: only be strong and of a good
courage.

06:002:001 And Joshua the son of Nun sent out of Shittim two men to spy
secretly, saying, Go view the land, even Jericho. And they
went, and came into an harlot's house, named Rahab, and lodged
there.

06:002:002 And it was told the king of Jericho, saying, Behold, there
came men in hither to night of the children of Israel to
search out the country.

06:002:003 And the king of Jericho sent unto Rahab, saying, Bring forth
the men that are come to thee, which are entered into thine
house: for they be come to search out all the country.

06:002:004 And the woman took the two men, and hid them, and said thus,
There came men unto me, but I wist not whence they were:

06:002:005 And it came to pass about the time of shutting of the gate,
when it was dark, that the men went out: whither the men went
I wot not: pursue after them quickly; for ye shall overtake
them.

06:002:006 But she had brought them up to the roof of the house, and hid
them with the stalks of flax, which she had laid in order upon
the roof.

06:002:007 And the men pursued after them the way to Jordan unto the
fords: and as soon as they which pursued after them were gone
out, they shut the gate.

06:002:008 And before they were laid down, she came up unto them upon the
roof;

06:002:009 And she said unto the men, I know that the LORD hath given you
the land, and that your terror is fallen upon us, and that all
the inhabitants of the land faint because of you.

06:002:010 For we have heard how the LORD dried up the water of the Red
sea for you, when ye came out of Egypt; and what ye did unto
the two kings of the Amorites, that were on the other side
Jordan, Sihon and Og, whom ye utterly destroyed.

06:002:011 And as soon as we had heard these things, our hearts did melt,
neither did there remain any more courage in any man, because
of you: for the LORD your God, he is God in heaven above, and
in earth beneath.

06:002:012 Now therefore, I pray you, swear unto me by the LORD, since I
have shewed you kindness, that ye will also shew kindness unto
my father's house, and give me a true token:

06:002:013 And that ye will save alive my father, and my mother, and my
brethren, and my sisters, and all that they have, and deliver
our lives from death.

06:002:014 And the men answered her, Our life for yours, if ye utter not
this our business. And it shall be, when the LORD hath given
us the land, that we will deal kindly and truly with thee.

06:002:015 Then she let them down by a cord through the window: for her
house was upon the town wall, and she dwelt upon the wall.

06:002:016 And she said unto them, Get you to the mountain, lest the
pursuers meet you; and hide yourselves there three days, until
the pursuers be returned: and afterward may ye go your way.

06:002:017 And the men said unto her, We will be blameless of this thine
oath which thou hast made us swear.

06:002:018 Behold, when we come into the land, thou shalt bind this line
of scarlet thread in the window which thou didst let us down
by: and thou shalt bring thy father, and thy mother, and thy
brethren, and all thy father's household, home unto thee.

06:002:019 And it shall be, that whosoever shall go out of the doors of
thy house into the street, his blood shall be upon his head,
and we will be guiltless: and whosoever shall be with thee in
the house, his blood shall be on our head, if any hand be upon
him.

06:002:020 And if thou utter this our business, then we will be quit of
thine oath which thou hast made us to swear.

06:002:021 And she said, According unto your words, so be it. And she
sent them away, and they departed: and she bound the scarlet
line in the window.

06:002:022 And they went, and came unto the mountain, and abode there
three days, until the pursuers were returned: and the pursuers
sought them throughout all the way, but found them not.

06:002:023 So the two men returned, and descended from the mountain, and
passed over, and came to Joshua the son of Nun, and told him
all things that befell them:

06:002:024 And they said unto Joshua, Truly the LORD hath delivered into
our hands all the land; for even all the inhabitants of the
country do faint because of us.

06:003:001 And Joshua rose early in the morning; and they removed from
Shittim, and came to Jordan, he and all the children of
Israel, and lodged there before they passed over.

06:003:002 And it came to pass after three days, that the officers went
through the host;

06:003:003 And they commanded the people, saying, When ye see the ark of
the covenant of the LORD your God, and the priests the Levites
bearing it, then ye shall remove from your place, and go after
it.

06:003:004 Yet there shall be a space between you and it, about two
thousand cubits by measure: come not near unto it, that ye may
know the way by which ye must go: for ye have not passed this
way heretofore.

06:003:005 And Joshua said unto the people, Sanctify yourselves: for to
morrow the LORD will do wonders among you.

06:003:006 And Joshua spake unto the priests, saying, Take up the ark of
the covenant, and pass over before the people. And they took
up the ark of the covenant, and went before the people.

06:003:007 And the LORD said unto Joshua, This day will I begin to
magnify thee in the sight of all Israel, that they may know
that, as I was with Moses, so I will be with thee.

06:003:008 And thou shalt command the priests that bear the ark of the
covenant, saying, When ye are come to the brink of the water
of Jordan, ye shall stand still in Jordan.

06:003:009 And Joshua said unto the children of Israel, Come hither, and
hear the words of the LORD your God.

06:003:010 And Joshua said, Hereby ye shall know that the living God is
among you, and that he will without fail drive out from before
you the Canaanites, and the Hittites, and the Hivites, and the
Perizzites, and the Girgashites, and the Amorites, and the
Jebusites.

06:003:011 Behold, the ark of the covenant of the LORD of all the earth
passeth over before you into Jordan.

06:003:012 Now therefore take you twelve men out of the tribes of Israel,
out of every tribe a man.

06:003:013 And it shall come to pass, as soon as the soles of the feet of
the priests that bear the ark of the LORD, the LORD of all the
earth, shall rest in the waters of Jordan, that the waters of
Jordan shall be cut off from the waters that come down from
above; and they shall stand upon an heap.

06:003:014 And it came to pass, when the people removed from their tents,
to pass over Jordan, and the priests bearing the ark of the
covenant before the people;

06:003:015 And as they that bare the ark were come unto Jordan, and the
feet of the priests that bare the ark were dipped in the brim
of the water, (for Jordan overfloweth all his banks all the
time of harvest,)

06:003:016 That the waters which came down from above stood and rose up
upon an heap very far from the city Adam, that is beside
Zaretan: and those that came down toward the sea of the plain,
even the salt sea, failed, and were cut off: and the people
passed over right against Jericho.

06:003:017 And the priests that bare the ark of the covenant of the LORD
stood firm on dry ground in the midst of Jordan, and all the
Israelites passed over on dry ground, until all the people
were passed clean over Jordan.

06:004:001 And it came to pass, when all the people were clean passed
over Jordan, that the LORD spake unto Joshua, saying,

06:004:002 Take you twelve men out of the people, out of every tribe a
man,

06:004:003 And command ye them, saying, Take you hence out of the midst
of Jordan, out of the place where the priests' feet stood
firm, twelve stones, and ye shall carry them over with you,
and leave them in the lodging place, where ye shall lodge this
night.

06:004:004 Then Joshua called the twelve men, whom he had prepared of the
children of Israel, out of every tribe a man:

06:004:005 And Joshua said unto them, Pass over before the ark of the
LORD your God into the midst of Jordan, and take you up every
man of you a stone upon his shoulder, according unto the
number of the tribes of the children of Israel:

06:004:006 That this may be a sign among you, that when your children ask
their fathers in time to come, saying, What mean ye by these
stones?

06:004:007 Then ye shall answer them, That the waters of Jordan were cut
off before the ark of the covenant of the LORD; when it passed
over Jordan, the waters of Jordan were cut off: and these
stones shall be for a memorial unto the children of Israel for
ever.

06:004:008 And the children of Israel did so as Joshua commanded, and
took up twelve stones out of the midst of Jordan, as the LORD
spake unto Joshua, according to the number of the tribes of
the children of Israel, and carried them over with them unto
the place where they lodged, and laid them down there.

06:004:009 And Joshua set up twelve stones in the midst of Jordan, in the
place where the feet of the priests which bare the ark of the
covenant stood: and they are there unto this day.

06:004:010 For the priests which bare the ark stood in the midst of
Jordan, until everything was finished that the LORD commanded
Joshua to speak unto the people, according to all that Moses
commanded Joshua: and the people hasted and passed over.

06:004:011 And it came to pass, when all the people were clean passed
over, that the ark of the LORD passed over, and the priests,
in the presence of the people.

06:004:012 And the children of Reuben, and the children of Gad, and half
the tribe of Manasseh, passed over armed before the children
of Israel, as Moses spake unto them:

06:004:013 About forty thousand prepared for war passed over before the
LORD unto battle, to the plains of Jericho.

06:004:014 On that day the LORD magnified Joshua in the sight of all
Israel; and they feared him, as they feared Moses, all the
days of his life.

06:004:015 And the LORD spake unto Joshua, saying,

06:004:016 Command the priests that bear the ark of the testimony, that
they come up out of Jordan.

06:004:017 Joshua therefore commanded the priests, saying, Come ye up out
of Jordan.

06:004:018 And it came to pass, when the priests that bare the ark of the
covenant of the LORD were come up out of the midst of Jordan,
and the soles of the priests' feet were lifted up unto the dry
land, that the waters of Jordan returned unto their place, and
flowed over all his banks, as they did before.

06:004:019 And the people came up out of Jordan on the tenth day of the
first month, and encamped in Gilgal, in the east border of
Jericho.

06:004:020 And those twelve stones, which they took out of Jordan, did
Joshua pitch in Gilgal.

06:004:021 And he spake unto the children of Israel, saying, When your
children shall ask their fathers in time to come, saying, What
mean these stones?

06:004:022 Then ye shall let your children know, saying, Israel came over
this Jordan on dry land.

06:004:023 For the LORD your God dried up the waters of Jordan from
before you, until ye were passed over, as the LORD your God
did to the Red sea, which he dried up from before us, until we
were gone over:

06:004:024 That all the people of the earth might know the hand of the
LORD, that it is mighty: that ye might fear the LORD your God
for ever.

06:005:001 And it came to pass, when all the kings of the Amorites, which
were on the side of Jordan westward, and all the kings of the
Canaanites, which were by the sea, heard that the LORD had
dried up the waters of Jordan from before the children of
Israel, until we were passed over, that their heart melted,
neither was there spirit in them any more, because of the
children of Israel.

06:005:002 At that time the LORD said unto Joshua, Make thee sharp
knives, and circumcise again the children of Israel the second
time.

06:005:003 And Joshua made him sharp knives, and circumcised the children
of Israel at the hill of the foreskins.

06:005:004 And this is the cause why Joshua did circumcise: All the
people that came out of Egypt, that were males, even all the
men of war, died in the wilderness by the way, after they came
out of Egypt.

06:005:005 Now all the people that came out were circumcised: but all the
people that were born in the wilderness by the way as they
came forth out of Egypt, them they had not circumcised.

06:005:006 For the children of Israel walked forty years in the
wilderness, till all the people that were men of war, which
came out of Egypt, were consumed, because they obeyed not the
voice of the LORD: unto whom the LORD sware that he would not
shew them the land, which the LORD sware unto their fathers
that he would give us, a land that floweth with milk and
honey.

06:005:007 And their children, whom he raised up in their stead, them
Joshua circumcised: for they were uncircumcised, because they
had not circumcised them by the way.

06:005:008 And it came to pass, when they had done circumcising all the
people, that they abode in their places in the camp, till they
were whole.

06:005:009 And the LORD said unto Joshua, This day have I rolled away the
reproach of Egypt from off you. Wherefore the name of the
place is called Gilgal unto this day.

06:005:010 And the children of Israel encamped in Gilgal, and kept the
passover on the fourteenth day of the month at even in the
plains of Jericho.

06:005:011 And they did eat of the old corn of the land on the morrow
after the passover, unleavened cakes, and parched corn in the
selfsame day.

06:005:012 And the manna ceased on the morrow after they had eaten of the
old corn of the land; neither had the children of Israel manna
any more; but they did eat of the fruit of the land of Canaan
that year.

06:005:013 And it came to pass, when Joshua was by Jericho, that he
lifted up his eyes and looked, and, behold, there stood a man
over against him with his sword drawn in his hand: and Joshua
went unto him, and said unto him, Art thou for us, or for our
adversaries?

06:005:014 And he said, Nay; but as captain of the host of the LORD am I
now come. And Joshua fell on his face to the earth, and did
worship, and said unto him, What saith my Lord unto his
servant?

06:005:015 And the captain of the LORD's host said unto Joshua, Loose thy
shoe from off thy foot; for the place whereon thou standest is
holy. And Joshua did so.

06:006:001 Now Jericho was straitly shut up because of the children of
Israel: none went out, and none came in.

06:006:002 And the LORD said unto Joshua, See, I have given into thine
hand Jericho, and the king thereof, and the mighty men of
valour.

06:006:003 And ye shall compass the city, all ye men of war, and go round
about the city once. Thus shalt thou do six days.

06:006:004 And seven priests shall bear before the ark seven trumpets of
rams' horns: and the seventh day ye shall compass the city
seven times, and the priests shall blow with the trumpets.

06:006:005 And it shall come to pass, that when they make a long blast
with the ram's horn, and when ye hear the sound of the
trumpet, all the people shall shout with a great shout; and
the wall of the city shall fall down flat, and the people
shall ascend up every man straight before him.

06:006:006 And Joshua the son of Nun called the priests, and said unto
them, Take up the ark of the covenant, and let seven priests
bear seven trumpets of rams' horns before the ark of the LORD.

06:006:007 And he said unto the people, Pass on, and compass the city,
and let him that is armed pass on before the ark of the LORD.

06:006:008 And it came to pass, when Joshua had spoken unto the people,
that the seven priests bearing the seven trumpets of rams'
horns passed on before the LORD, and blew with the trumpets:
and the ark of the covenant of the LORD followed them.

06:006:009 And the armed men went before the priests that blew with the
trumpets, and the rereward came after the ark, the priests
going on, and blowing with the trumpets.

06:006:010 And Joshua had commanded the people, saying, Ye shall not
shout, nor make any noise with your voice, neither shall any
word proceed out of your mouth, until the day I bid you shout;
then shall ye shout.

06:006:011 So the ark of the LORD compassed the city, going about it
once: and they came into the camp, and lodged in the camp.

06:006:012 And Joshua rose early in the morning, and the priests took up
the ark of the LORD.

06:006:013 And seven priests bearing seven trumpets of rams' horns before
the ark of the LORD went on continually, and blew with the
trumpets: and the armed men went before them; but the rereward
came after the ark of the LORD, the priests going on, and
blowing with the trumpets.

06:006:014 And the second day they compassed the city once, and returned
into the camp: so they did six days.

06:006:015 And it came to pass on the seventh day, that they rose early
about the dawning of the day, and compassed the city after the
same manner seven times: only on that day they compassed the
city seven times.

06:006:016 And it came to pass at the seventh time, when the priests blew
with the trumpets, Joshua said unto the people, Shout; for the
LORD hath given you the city.

06:006:017 And the city shall be accursed, even it, and all that are
therein, to the LORD: only Rahab the harlot shall live, she
and all that are with her in the house, because she hid the
messengers that we sent.

06:006:018 And ye, in any wise keep yourselves from the accursed thing,
lest ye make yourselves accursed, when ye take of the accursed
thing, and make the camp of Israel a curse, and trouble it.

06:006:019 But all the silver, and gold, and vessels of brass and iron,
are consecrated unto the LORD: they shall come into the
treasury of the LORD.

06:006:020 So the people shouted when the priests blew with the trumpets:
and it came to pass, when the people heard the sound of the
trumpet, and the people shouted with a great shout, that the
wall fell down flat, so that the people went up into the city,
every man straight before him, and they took the city.

06:006:021 And they utterly destroyed all that was in the city, both man
and woman, young and old, and ox, and sheep, and ass, with the


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