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dan, in the land of Moab, began Moses to declare this law, saying,
The Lord our God spake unto us in Horeb, saying. Ye have dwelt
long enough in this mount : Turn you, and take your journey,
and go to the mount of the Amorites, and unto all the places nigh
thereunto, in the plain, in the hills, and in the vale, and in the
south, and by the sea-side, to the land of the Canaanites, and unto
Lebanon, unto the great river, the river Euphrates, Behold, I
have set the land before you : go in and possess the land which
the Lord sware unto your fathers, Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, to

give unto them and to their seed after them. . •

And when Ave departed from Iloreb, we went through all that great
and terrible wilderness, which ye saw by the way of the mountain
of the Amorites, as the Lord our God commanded us ; ;ind we
came to Kadesh-barnea. And I said unto you. Ye are come unto
the mountain of the Amorites, which the Lord our God doth give
unto us. Behold, the Lord thy God hath set the land before thee :

go lip (\nh poGGcos it, ns tl)C Corb (Pob of tl)n fiUljcvG l)atl)
saib unto tl)cc ; fear not, neitljer be bisconragcb.

And ye came near unto me every one of you, and said. We



will send men before us, and they shall search us out the land, and
bring us word again by what way we must go up, and into what
cities we shall come. And the saying pleased me well : and I
took twelve men of you, one of a tribe : And they turned and
went up into the mountain, and came unto the valley of Eshcol,
and searched it out. And they took of the fruit of the land in their
hands, and brought it down unto us, and brought us word again,
and said. It is a good land which the Lord our God doth give us.
Notwithstanding, ye would not go up, but rebelled against the
commandment of the Lord your God : and ye murmured in your
tents, and said. Because the Lord hated us, he hath brought us
forth out of the land of Egypt, to deliver us into the hand of the
Amorites, to destroy us. Whither shall we go up ? our brethren
have discouraged our heart, saying. The people is greater and taller
than we ; the cities are great and walled up to heaven ; and more-
over, we have seen the sons of the Anakims there. Then I said
unto you. Dread not, neither be afraid of them. The Lord your
God which goeth before you, he shall ftght for you, according to
all that he did for you in Egypt before your eyes ; And in the
wilderness, where thou hast seen how that the Lord thy God bare
thee, as a man doth bear his son, in all the way that ye went until
ye came into this place. Yet in this thing ge bib ItOt bclicuc tl)C
Corb gOUr (Sob, who went in the way before you, to search you
out a place to pitch your tents in, in fire by night, to shew you by
what way ye should go, and in a cloud by day.

If thou shalt say in thine heart. These nations are more than

I, how^ can I dispossess them ? dTlioti sl}alt not be afraib of
tl)cm : bin sl)aU todl remember toljut tlje Corb tljn ©ob bib

unto pijnraol), nub unto all (Eggpt; the great temptations
which thine eyes saw, and the signs, and the wonders, and the
mighty hand, and the stretched-out arm, whereby the Lord thy
God brought thee out ; so shall the Lord thy God do unto all the
people of whom thou art afraid.

Wlien the Lord sent you from Kadesh-barnea, saying. Go up
and possess the land which I have given you ; then ye rebelled
against the commandment of the Lord your God, and jie belieoeb
[)\m not, nor hearkened to his voice.

And Moses went and spake these words unto all Israel. And
he said unto them, I am an hundred and twenty years old this
day ; I can no more go out and come in : also the Lord hath said
unto me. Thou shalt not go over this Jordan. The Lord thy God,
he will go over before thee, and he will destroy these nations from
before thee, and thou shalt possess them : and Joshua he shall go
over before thee, as the Lord hath said. And the Lord shall do
unto them as lie did to Sihon, and to Og, kings of the Amorites,
and unto the land of them, whom he destroyed. And the Lord
shall give them up before your face, that ye may do unto them ac-

vii. n-19.

Deut. ix. 23.

xxxi. 1-8.




Joshua, i. 9.

ii. l-]5,
vi. 25.

cording unto all the commandments which T have commanded you.
jic strong anb of a goob courage, fear not, nor be afraib of
tl)cm : for tl]e Corb tl)n ©ob, l)e it is tl)at botl) go ruitl) t!)ec,

he will not fail thee, nor forsake thee.

And Moses called unto Joshua, and said unto him in the sight

of all Israel, gc Strong anb of a goob courage : for thou must

go with this people unto the land which the Lord hath sworn unto
their ftithers to give them ; and thou shalt cause them to inherit it.
And the Lord, l)e it is tl)at botl) go before tl)ec ; he will be with
thee, he will not fail thee, neither forsake thee : fear not, neitljer

be bismaneb.

Have not I commanded thee ? Be strong and of a good
courage; bc not afraib, neitl)er be tl)ou bismaneb; for tl)e
Corb tl)n ©ob is toitl) tl)ec iDl)itl)ersocucr tI)ou goest.

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.
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. 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. 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 : 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. But she had bi-ought
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. 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

And before they were laid down, she came up luito them upon
the roof; And she said unto the men, J kuotD tl)at tlje Corb l)atl)
giwcn nou tlje bmb, and that your terror is fallen upon us, and
tiiat all the inhabitants of the land faint because of you. For we
have heard how the Lord dried up the Avater 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. 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 tl)C £orb JlOUr

(5ob, l)c is ^ob in l)eaiicn aboue, anb in earti) bencati). Now

therefore, [ pray you, swt-ar unto nic by the Jjord, since I have
.shewed you kindness, that ye will also shew kindness unto my
father's liouse, and give me a true token : And that ye will save
alive my father, ami my nrother, and my brethren, and my sisters,



and all that they have, and deliver our lives from 'death. And the
men answered her, Our life for vours, if ve utter not this our busi-
ness. And it shall be, when the Lord hath given us the land, that
we will deal kindly and truly with thee. 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 And Joshua

saved Rahab the harlot alive, and her father's household, and all
that she had ; and she dwelleth in Isi-ael even unto this day ; be-
cause she hid the messengers which Joshua sent to spy out Jericho.

[By faith the harlot Rahab perished not with them that be-
lieved not.]

Now Jericho was straitly shut up, because of the children of
Israel : none went out, and none came in. And the Lord said unto
Joshua, See, I have given into thine hand Jericho, and the king
thereof, and the mighty men of valour. And ye shall compass the
city, all ye men of war, and go round about the city once : thus
shalt thou do six days. And seven priests shall bear before the ark
seven trumpets of rams' horns : and the seventh day ye shall com-
pass the city seven times, and the priests shall blow with the
trumpets. 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.

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. 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.

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. And the armed men went
before the priests that blew with the trumpets, and the rere-ward
came after the ark, the priests going on, and blowing with the
trumpets. 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 vou shout;

then shall ye shout. So tl)c ark of tl)c I'orb rom^]rtS5c5 t[)C
dtn, going about it once: anb tl)cn came into tl)c camp, anb
loiigcii in tl)e camp.

And Joshua rose early in the morning, and the priests took
up the ark of the Lord. And seven priests bearing seven ti-um-
pets, of rams' horns before the ark of the Lord Avent on contin-
ually, and blew with the trumpets : and the armed men went
before them ; but the rere-ward came after the ark of the Lord,
the priests going on, and blowing with the trumpets, ^nb tl}e

Heb. xi. 31.

1. 1-lC, 20.



xiv. 6, 1^.

Tii. 1, 2, 7-22.

sccoub bag tlicii compassed tijc ritn once, arib rctuvncb inta
t\)C camp. " Goll)Cii bib sk bans. ~ And it came to pass on the
seventh day, that they rose early about the dawning of the day,

anb compasscb tl)c dtn after tl)c same manner seuen times :

only on that day they compassed the city seven times. And it
came to pass at the seventh time, when the priests blew with tlie
trumpets, Joshua said unto the people, Sl)ont ; for tl)e £orb Ijatl)
giuen won tlje cit|l. ...... 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, tliat the wall fell down flat, so that the people
went up into the city, every man straight before hijn, and they took
the city.

Then the children of Judah came unto Joshua in Gilgal : and
Caleb the son of Jephunneh the Kenezite said unto him. Thou
knowest the thing that the Lord said unto Moses the man of God

concerning me and thee in Kadesh-barnea Now

therefore give me this mountain, whereof the Lord spake in that
day ; for thou heardest iu that day how the Anakims were there,
and that the cities were great and fenced : if SO be tl)e £orb U)iU

be toitl) me, tl)en 3 sljall be able to brine tl)em out, as tl]e
£orb saib.

Then Jerubbaal (who is Gideon) and all the people that were
with him, rose up early and pitched beside the well of Harod : so
that the host of the MiSianites were on the north side of them by
the hill of Moreh, in the valley. And the Lord said unto Gideon,
The people that are with thee are too many for me to give the Mi-
dianites into their bands, lest Israel vaunt themselves against me,

saying. Mine own hand hath saved me And

the Lord said unto Gideon, By the three hundred men that lapped
will I save you, and deliver the Midianites into thine hand : and
let all the other people go every man unto his place. So the people
took victuals in their hand, and their trumpets: and l)e sent all
tl)e rest of Israel etJcrj] man unto l)is tent, anb retaineb
tl)05e tl)rce l)unbreb men. And the host of Midian was beneath
him in the valley.

And it came to pass the same night, that the Lord said unto
him, Arise, get thee down unto the host ; for I have delivered it
int<j thine hand. But if thou fear to go down, go thou with
Phurah thy servant down to the liost : and thou shalt hear wliat
they say ; and afterward shall thine hands be strengthened to go
down unto the host. Then went he down with Phurah his servant
unto the outside of the armed men that were in the host. And the
Midianites, and the Amalekites, and all the children of the east,
lay along in the valley like grasshoppers for multitude ; and their
camfls wore without number, as the sand by the sea-side for multi-
tude. And when Gideon was come, behold, there was a man that




told a dream unto his fellow, and said, Behold, I dreamed a dream,
and lo, a cake of barley-bread tumbled into the host of Midian, and
came unto a tent, and smote it that it fell, and overturned it that
the tent lay along. And his fellow answered, and said, This is
nothing else save the sword of Gideon the son of Joash, a man of
Israel : for into his hand hath God delivered Midian, and all the host.
And it was so, when Gideon heard the telling of the dream,
and the interpretation thereof, that he worshipped, and returned
into the host of Israel, and said, "llrisc ; for tl)C £orb \)Clt\) bc-

liucrcb into your Ijanb tl)c Ijost of lUibian.

And he divided the three hundred men into three companies,
and he put a trumpet in every man's hand, with empty pitchers,
and lamps within the pitchers. And he said unto them, Look on
me, and do likewise : and behold, when I come to the outside of
the camp, it shall be that as I do, so shall ye do. When I blow
with a trumpet, I and all that are with me, then blow ye the trum-
pets also on every side of all the camp, and say, (Jl)e SUJOrb of
tl}C Corb, and of Gideon.

So Gideon, and the hundred men that were with him, came
unto the outside of the camp in the beginning of the middle watch ;
and they had but newly set the watch : and they blew the trump-
ets, and brake the pitchers that were in their hands. And the
three companies blew the trumpets, and brake the pitchers, and
held the lamps in their left hands, and the trumpets in their right
hands to blow withal : and they cried, The sword of the Lord, and
of Gideon. And they stood every man in his place round about
the camp ; and all the host ran, and cried, and fled. And the
three hundred blew the trumpets, and the Lord set every man's
sword against his fellow, even throughout all the host : and the
host fled to Beth-shittah in Zererath, and to the border of Abel-
meholah, unto Tabbath.

Now it came to pass upon a day, that Jonathan the son of
Saul said unto the young man that bare his armour. Come, and let
us go over to the Philistines' garrison that is on the other side.

But he told not his father And Jonathan said

to the young man that bare his armour. Come, and let us go over
unto the garrison of these uiicircumcised : it mail bc tljiU tl)C €orb

roill tDork for its : for tl)crc is no rcstrainl to tl)c £orb to

Snuc bn inunjl or bn fcu). And his armour-bearer said unto him.
Do all that is in thine heart : turn thee ; behold, I am with thee
according lo thy heart. Then said Jonathan, Behold, we will
pass over unto these men, and we will discover ourselves unto
them. If they say thus unto us. Tarry until we come to you ; then
we will stand still in our place, and will not go up unto them. But
if they say thus, Come up unto us; then we will go up : for the
Lord hath delivered them into our hand ; and this shall be a sign
unto us.

1 Siimuel,

xiv. 1, 6-13,




1 Sam. xvii.

And both of them discovered themselves unto the garrison of
the Philistines : and the Philistines said, Behold, the Hebrews
come forth out of the holes where they had hid themselves. And
the men of the garrison answered Jonathan and his armour-bearer,
and said, Come up to us, and we will shew you a thino-. And
Jonathan said unto his armour-bearer, C^oillC up tlftcr lUC : for

tl)c Corb IjatI) bcliucrcb tl)cm into tl)c l)anb of Jsracl. And

Jonathan climbed up upon his hands and upon his feet, and his
armour-bearer afler him ; and they fell before Jonathan ; and his
ai-mour-bearer slew after him And the watch-
men of Saul in Gibeah of Benjamin looked ; and behold, the mul-
titude melted away, and they went on beating down one another.

Now the Philistines gathered together their armies to battle,
and were gathered together at Shochoh, which belongeth to Judah,
and pitched between Shochoh and Azekah, in Ephes-dammim.
And Saul and the men of Israel were gathered together, and pitched
by the valley of Elah, and set the battle in array against the Phil-
istines. And the Philistines stood on a mountain on the one side,
and Israel stood on a mountain on the other side : and there was
a valley between them.

And there went out a champion out of the camp of the Phil-
istines, named Goliath, of Gath, whose height was six cubits and a
span. And he had an helmet of brass upon his head, and he was
ai'med with, a coat of mail ; and the weight of the coat was five
thousand shekels of brass. And he had greaves of brass upon his
legs, and a target of brass between his shoulders. And the statf
of his spear was like a weaver's beam ; and his spear's head weigh-
ed six hundred shekels of iron : and one bearing a shield went be-
fore him. And he stood and cried unto the armies of Israel, and
said unto them, Why are ye come out to set your battle in array ?
am not I a Philistine, and ye servants to Saul ? choose you a man
for you, and let him come down to me. If he be able to fight
with me, and to kill mo, then will we be your servants : but if I
prevail against him, and kill him, then shall ye be our servants,
and serve us. And the Philistine said, I defy the armies of Israel
this day; give me a man, that we may fight together. When
Saul and all Israel heai'd those words of the Philistine, thev were
dismayed, and gi-eatly afraid.

Now David was the son of that Ephratliite of Beth-lehem-judah,
whose name was Jesse ; and he had ciglit sous : and the man went
among men for an old man in the days of Saul. And the three
eldest sons of Jesse went and followed Saul to the battle : and the
names of his three sons that went to the battle were Eliab the first-
born, and next unto him Abiiiadab, and the third Slianunah. And
I )avid was the youngest : and the three eldest followed Saul. But
David went and returned from Saul to feed his fatiier's sheep at



And tlie Philistine drew near morning and evening, and pre-
sented himself forty days.

And Jesse said unto David his son, Take now for thy brethren
an ephah of tliis parched corn, and these ten loaves, and run to the
camp to thy brethren : and carry these ten cheeses unto the
captain of their thousand, and look how thy brethren fare, and take
their pledge. Now Saul, and they, and all the men of Israel, were
in the valley of Elah, fighting with the Philistines.

And David rose up eai-ly in the morning, and left the sheep
with a keeper, and took, and went, as Jesse had commanded him ;
and he came to the trench, as the host was o-oino- forth to the fiffht,
and shouted for the battle. For Israel and the Philistines had put
the battle in array, army against array. And David left his carri-
age in the hand of the keeper of the carriage, and ran into the
army, and came and saluted his brethren. And as he talked with
them, behold, there came up the champion, the Philistine of Gath,
Goliath by name, out of the armies of the Philistines, and spake
according to the same words : and David heard them. And all
the men of Israel, when they saw the man, tied from him, and were
sore afi-aid. And the men of Israel said. Have ye seen this man
that is come up ? surely to defy Israel is he come up : and it shall
be, that the man who killeth him, the king will enrich him with
great riches, and will give him his daughter, and make his father's
bouse free in Israel. And David spake to the men that stood by
him, saying, What shall be done to the man that killeth this Phil-
istine, and taketh away the reproach from Israel ? for tDl)0 is tl)is

uudrcumciscb pi)ilistinc, tijat l)c sl)oulli bcfn tl)c armies of

tl)C liuiug <5oi) '? And the people answered him after this man-
ner, saying, So shall it be done to the man that killeth him.

And Eliab his eldest brother heard when be spake unto the
men ; and Eliab'a anger was kindled against David, and he said.
Why camest thou down hither ? and with whom hast thou left
those few sheep in the wilderness ? I know thy pride, and the
naughtiness of thine heart ; for thou art come down that thou
mightest see the battle. And David said, AVhat have I now done ?
Is there not a cause ? And he turned from him toward another,
and spake after the same manner : and the people answered him
again after the former manner. And wlien the words were heard
which David spake, they rehearsed them before Saul : and he sent
for him.

And David said to Saul, Let no man's heart fail because of
him ; thy servant will go and fight with this Philistine. And
Saul said to David, Thou are ri,ot able to go against this Philistine
to fight with him : for thou art but a youtli, and he a man of war
from his youth. And David said unto Saul, Thy servant kept his
father's sheep, and there came a lion, and a bear, and took a lamb
out of the flock : And I went out after him and smote him, and
delivered it out of his mouth : and when he arose against me, I



caught him by his beard, and smote him, and slew him. Thy ser-
vant slew both the lion and the bear: and this uncircumcised
Philistine shall be as one of them, seeing he hath defied the armies
of the living God. David said moreover, (|[|]c £orb tl)atbcliucr-
cb mc out of tl]c |jau) of tl)c lion, anb out of tl)c piiu) of tl)C
bear, 1)C u)iU bcUucr me out of tlje hanb of tliis pijilistine.

And Saul said unto David, Go, and the Lord be with thee.

And Saul armed David with his armour, and he put an helmet
of brass upon his head ; also he armed him with a coat of mail.
And David girded his sword upon his armour, and he assayed to
go ; for he had not proved it. And David said unto Saul, I can-
not go with these, for I have not proved them. And David put
them off him. And he took his staff in his hand, and chose him
five smooth stones out of the brook and put them in a shepherd's
bag which he had, even in a scrip ; and his sling was in his hand :
and he drew near to the Philistine. And the Philistine came on,
and drew near imto David ; and the man that bare the shield went
before him. And when the Philistine looked about, and saw
David, he disdained him : for he was but a y<:>uth, and ruddy, and
of a fair countenance. And the Philistine said unto David, Am I
a dog, that thou comest to me with staves ? and the Philistine
cursed David by his gods. And the Philistine said to David,
Come to me, and I will give thy fiesh unto the fowls of the air,
and to the beasts of the field. Then said David to the Philistine,
(Zri)ou contest to me toitl) a siMorb, nnb loitl) a spear, anb
ujitl) a sl)ielb : but 3 come to tl)ee in tl)c name of tl)e £orb
of I)05t3, tl)c (Bob of tl)e armies of Jsrael, ujl)om tl)Ott l)ast

beticb. This day will the Lord deliver thee into mine hand ; and
I will smite thee, and take thine head from thee ; and I will give
the carcasses of the host of the Philistines this da}' unto the fowls
of the air, and to the wild beasts of the earth : that all the earth
may know that there is a God in Israel. And all this assembly
shall know that the Lord saveth not with sword and spear : for
the battle is the Lord's, and he will give you into our hands.

And it came to pass, when the Philistine arose, and came and
drew nigh to meet David, that David hasted, and ran toward the
army to meet the Philistine. And David put his hand in his bag,
and took thence a stone, and slang it, and smote the I'hilistine in
his forehead, that the stone sunk into his forehead ; and he fell
upon his face to the earth. So David j)revailed over the l*hilistine
with a sling and with a stone, and smote the I*liilistine and slew

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