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"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.

17 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.


1 Tweloe men are appointed to take twelve stones for
a memorial out of Jordan. 9 Twelve other stones

e ver. 21.
E.\oi\. 12.26.
& 13. 14.
Dcul. 0. 20.
P.. 44. 1. &
t Bel).
r ch. 3. 13,

; Exod. 12.

Numb, 16.

h Numb. 32.
20, 27, 28.

Twelve stones set up for a memorial.

are set up in the midst of Jordan. 10, 19 The people
pass over. 14 God magnijieth Joshua. 20 The twelve
stones are pitched in Gilgal.

AND it came to pass, when all the people
were clean passed "over Jordan, that
the Lord spake unto Joshua, saying,

2 ""Take you twelve men out of the people,
out of every tribe a man,

3 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.

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

5 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, ac-
cording unto the number of the tribes of the
children of Israel :

6 That this may be a sign among you,
that «when your children ask their fathers
tin time to come, saying. What meafi ye by
these stones ?

7 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 s a memorial
unto the children of Israel for ever.

8 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.

9 IT 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.

10 11 For the priests which bare the ark
stood in the midst of Jordan, until , every
thing 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.

11 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.

12 And ''the children of Reuben, and the
children of Gad, and half the tribe of Manas-
seh, passed over armed before the children
of Israel, as Moses spake unto them:


God magnifieth Joshua.

13 About forty thousand || prepared for
war, passed over before the Lord unto bat-
tle, to the plains of Jericho.

14 ^ 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.

15 And the Lord spake unto Joshua,

16 Command the priests that bear ''the
ark of the testimony, that they come up out
of Jordan.

17 Joshua therefore commanded the priests,
saying, Come ye up out of Jordan.

18 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 Jor-
dan, and the soles of the priests' feet were
t lifted up unto the dry land, that the waters
of Jordan returned unto their place, 'and
t flowed over all his banks, as they did before.

19 IT And the people came up out of Jor-
dan on the tenth day of the first month, and
encamped ""in Gilgal, in the east border of

20 And "those twelve stones which
they took out of Jordan, did Joshua pitch
in Gilgal.

21 And he spake unto the children of
Israel, saying, "When your children shall
ask their fathers t in time to come, saying.
What mean these stones?

22 Then ye shall let your children know,
saying, p Israel came over this Jordan on dry

23 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, i which he dried up from be-
fore us, until we were gone over :

24 ■'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 tfor ever.


1 The Canaanites are afraid. 2 Joshita reneweth cir-
aimcision. 10 The passover is kept at Gilgal. 12
Manna ceaseth. 13 An Angel appeareth to Joshua.

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.

2 IF At that time the Lord said unto








II Or, ready

II Or, knives



i ch. 3. 7.


II Or,



e Numb. 14.

29. & 20. 64.


Deut. 2. 16.

k Exod. 25.


f Numb. 14.


Deut. 1. 3.

& 2. 7, 14.

t Heb.

Ps. 95. 10.

plucked up.

1 ch. 3. 15.

t Heb. went.

e Numb. 14.

Ps. 95. 1).

Hebr. 3. 11.

m ch. 5. 9.

h Exod. 3. 8.

n vcr. 3.

i Numb. 14.


Deut. 1. 39.

ver. 6,

t Heb. when


liaa made an


end to be cir-


k See Gen.


p ch. 3. 17.

1 Gen. 34.


] Sam. 14. 6.

See Lev. 18.


ch. 24. 14.

Ezck. 20. 7.

& 2:1 3, 8.

II That is.

q Exod. 14.

m ch. 4. 19.


n Exod. 12.


Numb. 9. 5.

r 1 Kings 8.

42, 43.

2 Kings 19.


Ps. 108. a

B Ex. 15. IB.

1 Chron. 29.


Ps. 89. 13.

t Ex. 14. 31.

Pout. 6. 3.

Ps. 89. 7.

Jor. 10. 7.

Exod. IG.

t Heb.


all days.

a Numb. 13.

p Gen. 18. 2.


& 32. 24.

1) Exod. 15.

Exod. 2-1. 23.

14, 15.

Zech. 1. 8.

ch. 2. 9, 10,

Acts 1. 10.


a Numb. 22.

Ps. 48. 6.

Ezek. 21. 7.

c 1 Kings
10. 5.

[1 Or, TJWnce.
See Exod.

Zi. 20.

Dan. 10. 13,

21. 4; 12. 1.

Rev. 12. 7. &

19. 11, 14.

r Gen. 17. 3

Circumcision is renewed.

Joshua, Make thee || "^ sharp knives, and cir-
cumcise again the children of Israel the
second time.

3 And Joshua made him sharp knives,
and circumcised the children of Israel at || the
hill of the foreskins.

4 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.

5 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

6 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 e 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.

7 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.

8 And it came to pass, f when they had
done circumcising all the people, that they
abode in- their places in the camp, ''till they
were whole.

9 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.

10 HAnd 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.

11 And they did eat of the old corn of
the land on the morrow after the passover,
unleavened cakes and parched corn in the
self-same day.

12 H And "the manna ceased on the mor-
row 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.

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

14 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


Jericho is besieged.

worship, and said unto him, What saith my
lord unto his servant ?

15 And the captain of the Lord's host
said iinto Joshua, "Loose thy shoe from off
thy foot, for the place whereon thou stand-
est is holy : and Joshua did so.


1 Jericho is shut up. 2 God instructetk Joshua how to
besiege it. 11 The city is compassed. 17 It must be
accursed. 20 The walls fall down. 22 Rahab is
saved. 26 The builder of Jericho is cursed.

NOW Jericho t was straitly shut up, be-
cause of the children of Israel : none
went out, and npne came in.

2 And the Lord said unto Joshua, See,
*I have given into thine hand Jericho, and
the •'king thereof, aiid the mighty men of

3 And ye shall compass the city, all ye
men of war, ajid go round about the city
once : thus shalt thou do six days.

4 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





I Exod. ;<. 5.
Acls 7. 33.

5 And it shall come to


that when

t neb.
did shut up.
and was
shut up.

a eh. 2. 9,
24. iL 8. 1.


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 fflat,
and the people shall ascend up every man
straight before him.

6 IT 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.

7 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.

8 H 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.

9 TT And the armed men went before the
priests that blew with the trumpets, ^ and the
frere-ward came after the ark, the priests go-
ing on, and blowing with the trumpets.

10 And Joshua had commanded the peo-
ple, saying. Ye shall not shout, nor tmake
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.

1 1 So the ark of the Lord compassed the
city, going about it once : and they came
into the camp, and lodged in the camp.

p See .Ttidff.
7. 16, 22.

d Numb. 10.

t Heb.,
UTider it.

e Numb. 10.


t Heb.


t Heb.

make your
voice to be



TDout. 31.

II Or,
Lev. 27. 28.
Mic. 4. 13.

e ch. 2. 4.

& 13. 17.
cli. 7. 1, 11,

1 ch. 7. 25.
1 Kings 18.
17, 18.
Jonah 1. 12.

t Heb.

k ver. 5.
Hebr. 11. 30.
under it.

1 Deut 7. 2.

m ch. 2. 14.
Hebr. 11. 31.

n cli. 2. 13.

t Heb.

o vor 19.

The walls of the city fall down.

12 If And Joshua rose early in the morning,
'and the priests took up the ark of the Lord.

13 And seven priests bearing seven trum-
pets of rams' horns before the ark of the
Lord went on continually, and blew with
the trumpets : and the armed men went be-
fore them ; but the rere-ward came after the
ark of the Lord, the priests going on, and
blowing with the trumpets.

14 And the second day they compassed
the city once, and returned into the camp.
So they did six days.

15 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.

16 And it came to pass at the seventh
time, when the priests blew with the trum-
pets, Joshua said unto the people, Shout;
for the Lord hath given you the city.

17 IT 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.

18 And ye, '•in any wise keep yourselves
from the accursed thing, lest ye make your-
selves accursed, when ye take of the accursed
thing, and make the camp of Israel a curse,
'and trouble it.

19 But all the silver, and gold, and vessels
of brass and iron, are f consecrated unto the
Lord : they shall come into the treasury of
the Lord.

20 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 fflat,
so that the people went up into the city,
every man straight before him, and they took
the city.

21 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 edge of the sword.

22 But Joshua had said unto the two
men that had spied out the country. Go into
the harlot's house, and bring out thence the
woman, and all that she hath, "as ye sware
unto her.

23 And the young men that were spies
went in, and brought out Rahab, "and her
father, and her mother, and her brethren,
and all that she had ; and they brought out
all her t kindred, and left them without the
camp of Israel. ,

24 And they burnt the city with fire, and
all that was therein: "only the silver, ""



Israel smitten at Ai.

the gold, and the vessels of brass and of iron,
they put into the treasury of the house of the

25 And Joshua saved Rahab the harlot
alive, and her father's household, and all that
she had; and Pshe dwelleth in Israel evew
unto this day ; because she hid the messen-
gers which Joshua sent to spy out Jericho.

26 IF And Joshua adjured them at that
time, saying, i Cursed he the man before the
Lord, that riseth up and buildeth this city
Jericho : he shall lay the foundation thereof
in his first-born, and in his youngest son shall
he set up the gates of it.

27 ^ So the Lord was with Joshua ; and
•his fame was noised throughout all the


1 The Israelites are smitten at Ai. 6 Joshua's complaint.
10 Godinstrtictethhimiohatiodo. \6 Achan is taken
by lot. 19 His confession. 22 He and all he had are
destroyed in the valley of Achor.

BUT the children of Israel committed a
trespass in the accursed thing : for
" II Achan, the son of Carmi, the son of
IJZabdi, the son of Zerah, of the tribe of
Judah, took of the accursed thing : and the
anger of the Lord was kindled against the
children of Israel.

2 And Joshua sent men from Jericho to
Ai, which is beside Beth-aven, on the east
side of Beth-el, and spake unto them, say-
ing. Go up and view the country. And the
men went up and viewed Ai.

3 And they returned to Joshua, and said
unto him. Let not all the people go up ; but
let t about two or three thousand men go
up and smite Ai : and make not all the
people to labour thither; for they are but

4 So there went up thither of the people
about three thousand men : '' and they fled
before the men of Ai.

5 And the men of Ai smote of them about
thirty and six men : for they chased them
from before the gate even unto Shebarim, and
smote them || in the going down : wherefore
'the hearts of the people melted, and became
as water.

6 II And Joshua ""rent his clothes, and fell
to the earth upon his face before the ark of
the Lord until the even-tide, he and the
elders of Israel, and ''put dust upon their

7 And Joshua said, Alas ! O Lord God,
*■ wherefore hast thou at all brought this
people over Jordan, to deliver us into the
hand of the Amorites, to destroy us ? would
to God we had been content, and dwelt on
the other side Jordan !








t Hob.

e Ps. (0. 4.

p See
Slalt. 1. 5.

h See Exod.
Numb. 14.

g 1 Kings 16.



i vor. 1.

It ch. 6. 17,

r ch. 1. 5.
■ ch. 9. 1, 3.

1 See Acts
5. 1, 2.

m See
Numb. 14.

juds. 2. 14.

n DeuL 7.



o Eiod. 19.


p ch. 3. 5.

a ch. 22. 20.
y 1 Chron.

II Or,
1 Chron. 3. 6.

g Prov. 16.

t Heb.

aliaul 2000
3000 men.

r See 1 Sam.
14. 38, 39.

s vcr. 11.

Deut, 28. 25.

t Gen. 34. 7.
II Or,

II Or,

in Morad.


I,ov. 20. 36.

Ps. 22. 14.

d Gen. 37.

1 Sam. 4.


2 Sam. 1. 2.

& 13. Ifl.

Neh. 9. 1.

Job 2. 12.

n I Sam. 14.

a Khigs 3.

X See

1 Sam. 6. 5.
Jrr. ].■!. 16.
John 9. 24.
y Numb. 5.
(i, 7.

2 Chron. 30.

Pa. 51.3.
Dan. 9. 4.
z 1 Sam. 14.

God instructeth Joshua what to do.

8 O Lord, what shall I say, when Israel
turneth their t backs before their enemies!

9 For the Canaanites, and all the inhabit-
ants of the land shall hear of it, and' shall
environ us round, and ^cut off" our name from
the earth : and ""what wilt thou do unto thy
great name ?

10 IT And the Lord said unto Joshua,
Get thee up ; wherefore thest thou thus
upon thy face ?

11 'Israel hath sinned, and they have also
transgressed my covenant which I command-
ed them: ""for they have even taken of the
accursed thing, and have also stolen, and
'dissembled also, and they have put it even
among their own stuff".

12 "Therefore the children of Israel could
not stand before their enemies, hut turned
/Aeir backs before their enemies, because "they
were accursed : neither will I be with you any
more, except ye destroy the accursed from
among you.

13 Up, "sanctify the people, and say, rSanc-
tify yourselves against to-morrow : for thus
saith the Lord God of Israel, There is an
accursed thing in the midst of thee, O Israel :
thou canst not stand before thine enemies,
until ye take away the accursed thing from
among you.

14 In the morning therefore ye shall be
brought according to your tribes : and it
shall be, that the tribe which ithe Lord
taketh shall come according to the families
thereof ; and the family which the Lord
shall take shall come by households; and the
household which the Lord shall take shall
come man by man.

15 'And it shall be, that he that is taken
with the accursed thing shall be burnt with
fire, he and all that he hath : because he
hath 'transgressed the covenant of the Lord,
and because he 'hath wrought j] folly in Is-

16 IT So Joshua rose up early in the morn-
ing, and brought Israel by their tribes ; and
the tribe of Judah was taken :

17 And he brought the family of Judah ;
and he took the family of the Zarhites : and
he brought the family of the Zarhites man
by man ; and Zabdi was taken :

18 And he brought his household man by
man ; and Achan the son of Carmi, the son
of Zabdi, the son of Zerah, of the tribe of
Judah, "was taken.

19 And Joshua said unto Achan, My
son, ^give, I pray thee, glory to the I^ord
God of Israel, ^and make confession unto
him; and Hell me now what thou hast
done, hide it not from me.

20 And Achan answered Joshua, and said,


Joshua's stratagem.

Indeed I have sinned against the Lord God
of Israel, and thus and thus have I done.

21 When I saw among the spoils a goodly
Babylonish garment, and two hundred shekels
of silver, and a t wedge of gold of fifty shekels
weight, then I coveted them, and took them,
and behold, they are hid in the earth in the
midst of my tent, and the silver under it.

22 TF So Joshua sent messengers, and they
ran unto the tent, and behold, it was hid
in his tent, and the silver under it.

23 And they took them out of the midst
of the tent, and brought them unto Joshua,
and unto all the children of Israel, and f laid
them out before the Lord.

24 And Joshua, and all Israel with him,
took Achan the son of Zerah, and the silver,
and the garment, and the wedge of gold,
and his sons, and his daughters, and his
oxen, and his asses, and his sheep, and his
tent, and all that he had : and they brought
them unto "the valley of Achor.

25 And Joshua said, '•Why hast thou
trotibled us ? the Lord shall trouble thee
this day. "^And all Israel stoned him with
stones, and burned them with fire, after they
had stoned them with stones.

26 And they * raised over him a great heap
of stones unto this day. So "the Lord turn-
ed from the fierceness of his anger : where-
fore the name of that place was called, ""The
valley of || Achor, unto this day.

CHAP. vm.

1 God encourageth Joshua. 3 The stratagem whereby
At was taken. 29 The king thereof is hanged. 30
Joshtut luUdeth an altar, 32 writeth the law on stones,
33 propoundeth blessings and cursings.

AND the Lord said unto Joshua, *Fear
not, neither be thou dismayed : take
all the people of war with thee, and arise,
go up to Ai : see, ""I have given into thy
hand the king of Ai, and his people, and
his city, and his land :

2 And thou shalt do to Ai and her king,
as thou didst unto = Jericho and her king :
only * the spoil thereof, and the cattle there-
of, shall ye take for a prey unto yourselves :
lay thee an ambush for the city behind it.

3 IT So Joshua arose, and all the people of
war, to go up against Ai : and Joshua chose
out thirty thousand mighty men of valour,
and sent them away by night.

4 And he commanded them, saying. Be-
hold, «ye shall lie in wait against the city,
even behind the city : go not very far from
the city, but be ye all ready :

5 And I, and all the people that are with
me, will approach unto the city : and it shall
come to pass when they come out against us,
as at the first, that '"we will flee before them.





t Heb.

t Hcb.

b ch. 6. 18.



Gal. 5. 13.

c Deut. 17.

d ch. 8. 29.




e DcuU 13.


2 Sam. 21.


f ver. 24.

Isai. G3. 10.

Ho». 2. 15.

II That ii,


a Deut 1.
21. & 7. 18.
& 31. 8.
ch. 1. 9.

b ch. 6. 3.

d Deut. 20.

e Judff. 3U.

rJudg. 20.




t Heb.

I 3 Sam. 13.

I Or, ofM.

t Hcb. their
Ij/iits in
vcr. 4.

i Judg. 20.

Eccles. 9.

k Judj. 20.
36, &.C.

Ai taken and destroyed.

6 (For they will come out after us) till
we have t drawn them from the city ; for
they will say, They flee before us, as at the
first : therefore we will flee before them.

7 Then ye shall rise up from the ambush,
and seize upon the city : for the Lord your
God will deliver it into your hand.

8 And it shall be when ye have taken the
city, that ye shall set the city on fire : ac-
cording to the commandment of the Lord
shall ye do. eSee, I have commanded you.

9 IT Joshua therefore sent them forth ; and
they went to lie in ambush, and abode between
Beth-el and Ai, on the west side of Ai : but
Joshua lodged that night among the people.

10 And Joshua rose up early in the morn-
ing, and numbered the people, and went up,
he and the elders of Israel, before the peo-
ple to Ai.

11 ""And all the people, even the people of
war that were with him, went up, and drew

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