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with her suburbs ; four cities.

32 And out of the tribe of NaphtaU,
''Kedesh in GaUlee with her suburbs, to be
a city of refuge for the slayer ; and Ham-
motli-dor with her suburbs, and Kartan with
her suburbs ; three cities.

33 All the cities of the Gershonites, ac-
cording to their families, were thirteen cities
with their suburbs.

34 IF ' And unto the families of the chil-
dren of Merari, the rest of the Levites, out of
the tribe of Zebulun, Jokneam with her
suburbs, and Kartah with her suburbs,

35 Dimnah with her suburbs, Nahalal
with her suburbs ; four cities.

36 And out of the tribe of Reuben, ""Be-
zer with her suburbs, and Jahazah with her

37 Kedemoth with her suburbs, and Me-
phaath with her suburbs ; four cities.

38 And out of the tribe of Gad, - Ramoth
in Gilead with her suburbs, to be a city of
refuge for the slayer ; and Mahanaim with
her suburbs,

39 Heshbon with her suburbs, Jazer with
her suburbs ; four cities in all.

40 So all the cities for the children of
Merari by their families, which were remain-
ing of the families of the Levites, were by
their lot twelve cities.

41 °A11 the cities of the Levites within
the possession of the children of Israel were
forty and eight cities with their suburbs.

42 These cities were every one with their
suburbs round about them. Thus were all
these cities.

43 H And the Lord gave unto Israel Pall
the land which he sware to give unto their
fathers : and they possessed it, and dwelt

44 lAnd the Lord gave them rest round
about, according to all that he sware unto
their fathers : and ■■ there stood not a man
of all their enemies before them; the
Lord delivered all their enemies into their

45 ^ There failed not aught of any good
thing which the Lord had spoken unto the
house of Israel ; all came to pass.

CH'AP. xxn.

1 The two tribes and half wit fi a blessing are sent home.

10 They build the altar of testimony in their journey.

11 The Israelites are offended thereat. 21 They give
them good, saiisf action.





k ch. 20. 7.

ver. 7.
See 1 Chron.

o Numb. 35.

p Gon. 13.
I5. & 15. 18.
& 26. 3. &
28. 4, 13.

n ch. 11. 23.

&22. 4.

r Dout. 7.




n Numb. 32.


DcuU 3. 18.

b ch. 1. 10,

c Numb. 32.

Deut. 20. 8.
ch. 13. 8.

d Dcut. 6. 6.
17. & 11. 22.

e Dout. 10.

f Gen. 47. 7.
ch. 14. 13.
2 Sam. 6, 18.
Luke 24. 50.

g ch. 17. 5.

h Numb. 31.


1 Sam. 30.


i Numb. 32.
1, 26. 29.

k Deut. 13.

12, &c.
Juds.20. 12,

The two tribes and half are sent home.

THEN Joshua called the Reubenites,
and the Gadites, and the half-tribe of

2 And said unto them, Ye have kept "all
that Moses the servant of the Lord com-
manded you, •> and have obeyed my voice in
all that I commanded you :

3 Ye have not left your brethren these
many days unto this day, but have kept the
charge of the commandment of the Lord
your God.

4 And now the Lord your God hath
given rest unto your brethren, as he pro-
mised them : therefore now return ye, and
get you unto your tents, and unto the land
of your possession, "= which Moses the ser-
vant of the Lord gave you on the other side

5 But ''take diligent heed to do the com-
mandment and the law, which Moses the
servant of the Lord charged you, ^to love
the Lord your God, and to walk in all his
ways, and to keep his commandments, and
to cleave unto him, and to serve him with all
your heart, and with all your soul.

6 So Joshua ""blessed them, and sent them
away ; and they went unto their tents.

7 IT Now^ to the one half of the tribe of
Manasseh, Moses had given possession in Ba-
shan: ebut unto the other half thereof gave
Joshua among their brethren on this side
Jordan westward. And when Joshua sent
them away also unto their tents, then he
blessed them,

8 And he spake unto them, saying. Re-
turn with much riches unto your tents, and
with very much cattle, with silver, and with
gold, and with brass, and with iron, and with
very much raiment: '•divide the spoil of your
enemies with your brethren.

9 IT And the children of Reuben, and the
children of Gad, and the half-tribe of Ma-
nasseh returned, and departed from the
children of Israel out of Shiloh, which is in
the land of Canaan, to go unto 'the country
of Gilead, to the land of their possession,
whereof they were possessed, according to
the word of the Lord by the hand of

10 IT And when they came unto the bor-
ders of Jordan, that are in the land of Ca-
naan, the children of Reuben, and the children
of Gad, and the half-tribe of Manasseh
built there an altar by Jordan, a great altar
to see to.

11 IT And the children of Israel ''heard
say. Behold, the children of Reuben, and
the children of Gad, and the half-tribe of
Manasseh, have built an allar over agamst
the land of Canaan, in the borders "



The two tribes and half

Jordan, at the passage of the children of

12 And when the children of Israel heard
of it, 'the whole congregation of the children
of Israel gathered themselves together at
Shiloh, to go up to war against them.

13 And the children of Israel ■" sent unto
the children of Reuben, and to the children
of Gad, and to the half-tribe of Manasseh
into the land of Gilead, "Phinehas the son
of Eleazar the priest,

14 And with him ten princes, of each
t chief house a prince throughout all the
tribes of Israel ; and "each one /z^a^ an head
of the house of their fathers among the
thousands of Israel.

15 IT And they came unto the children of
Reuben, and to the children of Gad, and to
the half-tribe of Manasseh, unto the land of
Gilead, and they spake with them, saying,

16 Thus saith the whole congregation of
the Lord, What trespass is this that ye
have committed against the God of Israel,
to turn away this day from following the
Lord, in that ye have builded you an altar,
Pthat ye might rebel this day against the
Lord ?

17 Is the iniquity lof Peor too little for
us, from which we are not cleansed until
tliis day, although there was a plague in
the congregation of the Lord,

18 But that ye must turn away this day
from following the Lord ? and it will be,
seeing ye rebel to-day against the Lord, that
to-morrow "^he will be wroth with the whole
congregation of Israel.

19 Notwithstanding, if the land of your
possession be unclean, then pass ye over unto
the land of the possession of the Lord,
"wherein the Lord's tabernacle dwelleth,
and take possession among us : but rebel not
against the Lord, nor rebel against us, in
building you an altar beside the altar of the
Lord our God.

20 'Did not Achan the son of Zerah
commit a trespass in the accursed thing,
and wrath fell on all the congregation of
Israel ? and that man perished not alone in
his iniquity.

21 IT Then the children of Reuben, and
the children of Gad, and the half-tribe of
Manasseh answered, and said unto the heads
of the thousands of Israel,

22 The Lord " God of gods, the Lord
God of gods, he ^'knoweth, and Israel he
shall know ; if it be in rebellion, or if in
transgression against the Lord, (save us not
this day,)

23 That we have built us an altar to turn
from following the Lord, or if to offer






m Deut. 13


Judg. 20. 12.

n Exod. 6.


Numb. 25. 7,

t Hob.
house ofVu
o Numb. 1.

p See Lot.

17. 8, a.

Deut. 12. 13,

q Numb. 25.
:1, 4.
Deut. 4. 3.

r Numb. 16.

9 cb. la 1.

t ch. 7. 1, 5.

u Deut. 10.

X 1 Kings
8. 3<J.
Job 10. 7.
& 23. 10.
Pa. 44. 21.
& 13!). 1, 2.
Jer. 12. 3.
2 Cor. 11. 11,




V Deut. 18.


1 Sam. 30.


t Heb.

I Gen. 31.


ch. 24. 27.

ver, 34.

a DeuL 12.
5, 6, 11, 12,
17, l8, 26,

b Dent. ]2.
13, 14.

t Hob.

tt was ffood

in their eves.

c Lot. 26.
II, 12.
2 Cbron. 15.

t Heb.

satisfy their brethren,

thereon burnt-offering, or meat-offering, or
if to offer peace-offerings thereon, let the
Lord himself yrequire it ;

24 And if we have not rather done it for
fear of this thing, saying, t In time to come
your children might speak unto our children,
saying, What have ye to do with the Lord
God of Israel ?

25 For the Lord hath made Jordan a
border between us and you, ye children of
Reuben and children of Gad ; ye have no
part in the Lord. So shall your children
make our children cease from fearing the

26 Therefore we said, Let us now pre-
pare to build us an altar, not for burnt-
offering, nor for sacrifice :

27 But that it may be '■b. witness between
us, and you, and our generations after us,
that we might *do the service of the Lord
before him with our burnt-offerings, and
with our sacrifices, and with our peace-offer-
ings ; that your children may not say to our
children in time to come. Ye have no part in
the Lord.

28 Therefore said we, that it shall be,
when they should so say to us or to our
generations in time to come, that we may
say again, Behold the pattern of the altar of
the Lord, which our fathers made, not for
burnt-offerings, nor for sacrifices ; but it is
a witness betAveen us and you.

29 God forbid that we should rebel against
the Lord, and turn this day from following
the Lord, ''to build an altar for burnt-offer-
ings, for meat-offerings, or for sacrifices,
beside the altar of the Lord our God that is
before his tabernacle.

30 IT And when Phinehas the priest, and
the princes of the congregation, and heads
of the thousands of Israel which were with
him, heard the words that the children of
Reuben, and the children of Gad, and the
children of Manasseh spake, f it pleased

31 And Phinehas the son of Eleazar the
priest said unto the children of Reuben,
and to the children of Gad, and to the
children of Manasseh, This day we per-
ceive that the Lord is *= among us, because
ye have not committed this trespass against
the Lord : f now ye have delivered the
children of Israel out of the hand of the

32 IF And Phinehas the son of Eleazar the
priest, and the princes, .returned from the
children of Reuben, and from the children
of Gad, out of the land of Gilead, unto the
land of Canaan, to the children of Israel,
and brought them word again.


Joshua's exhortation before his death.

33 And the thing pleased the children of
Israel ; and the children of Israel <* blessed
God, and did not intend to. go up against
them in battle, to destroy the land wherein
the children of Reuben and Gad dwelt.

34 And the children of Reuben and the
children of Gad called the altar || Ed : for
it shall be a witness between us that the
Lord is God.


1 Joshua's exhortation before his death, 3 by former
benefits, 5 by promises, W and by threatenings.

AND it came to pass, a long time after
that the Lord "had given rest unto
Israel from all their enemies round about,
that Joshua '•waxed old and f stricken in age.

2 And Joshua •= called for all Israel, and
for their elders, and for their heads, and for
their judges, and for their officers, and said
unto them, I am old and stricken in age :

3 And ye have seen all that the Lord
your God hath done unto all these nations
because of you; for the ^Lord your God
is he that hath fought for you.

4 Behold, *I have divided unto you by
lot these nations that remain, to be an inhe-
ritance for your tribes, from Jordan, with all
the nations that I have cut off, even unto
the great sea t westward.

5 And the Lord your God, ''he shall
expel them from before you, and drive them
from out of your sight ; and ye shall possess
their land, ^as the Lord your God hath
promised unto you.

6 '• Be y e therefore very courageous to keep
and to do all that is written in the book of
the law of Moses, 'that ye turn not aside
therefrom to the right hand or to the left ;

7 That ye "^ come not among these nations,
these that remain among you; neither 'make
mention of the name of their gods, nor cause
to swear by them, neither serve them, nor
bow yourselves unto them :

8 II But "cleave unto the Lord your God,
as ye have done unto this day.

9 II "For the Lord hath driven out from
before you great nations and strong : but as
for you, °no man hath been able to stand
before you unto this day.

10 pQne man of you shall chase a thou-
sand : for the Lord your God, he it is that
fighteth for you, las he hath promised you.

1 1 Take good heed therefore unto t your-
selves, that ye love the Lord your God.

12 Else if ye do in any wise =go back, and
cleave unto the remnant of these nations,
even these that remain among you, and
shall *make marriages with them, and
in unto them, and they to vou:








about 1427.

u Judc.2.3.

A 1 Cliron.

20. 20.

Noll. S. 6.


Dan. 2. 19.

Numb. 33.

Luko 2. 28.

5?' - ,-

Deut. 7. 16.

I ICingl 11.

II That !..

a witncns:

So ch. 34.

jr 1 Kinsi 2.

See Hobr.


T ch. 21. 45.

Luko 2L 33.

nboul 1427.

a ch. 21. 44.

a Deut. S8.

&Si2. 4.


b ch. 13. 1.


cotne into

b Ley. 28.
Deut. 28. 15,

c Deut. 31.
ch'.24. 1.

6, &c

1 Chron.


d Exod. 14.


ch. 10. 14.


e ch. 13. S,

6. & 18. 10.


at the sun-


f Eiod.SB.

30. «L 33. 2.

& 34. 11.

Deut. 11. 23.

ch. 13. 6.

B Numb.

h ch. 1. 7.

a Gen. 35. 4.

b ch. 23. 2.

i Deut. 5.

32. & 28.


c 1 Sam. 10.


k Exod. 23


Deut. 7. 2,

d Gen. 11.


26, 31.

Prov. 4.14.

Ephcs. 5.

11. .

1 Exod. 23.


I's. 16. 4.

e Gen. 31.

Jer. 5. 7.


Zepli. 1. 5.

See Numb.

32. 38.

II Or,

f Gen. 12. 1.

For tfye

Act. 7. 2, 3.

will cleave,


ra Deut. 10.

20. & 11.

22. & 13.


B Gen. 21.

ch. 22. S.

II Or,

Ps. 127. 3.

Tlicn the

Ii Gen. 25.

Lord will



i Gen. .36. 8.

n Deut. >1.

Deut. 2. 5.

23-, ,

k Gen. 46.

ch. 1. a.

1, 6.

D Lev. 20. 8.
Itcdl. 32. 30.

Acts 7. 15.

See .Tuds.
3. 31. & 15.

1 Exod. 3.



2 Sam. 23.

m Exod. 7.


&8. &9. &

q Exod. 14.
14. Ic 23. 27.

10. & 12.

Deut. 3. 22.

r ch. 22. 5.

n Exod. 12.

t Hob.

37, 51.

ytmr souls,
a Hcbr. 10.

o Exod. 14.

:«, 39.

2 tet. 2. 20,

P Exod. 14.



t Deut 7. 3.

He assembleth the tribes at Shechem.

13 Know for a certainty that "the Lord
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 thorns in your
eyes, until ye perish from off this good land
which the Lord your God hath given you.

14 And behold, this day yl am going the
way of all the earth ; and ye know in all
your hearts and in all your souls, that ^ not
one thing hath failed of all the good things
which the Lord your God spake concern-
ing you ; all are come to pass unto you, and
not one thing hath failed thereof.

15 * Therefore it shall come to pass, that
as all good things are come upon you,
which the Lord your God promised you ;
so shall the Lord bring upon you ''all evil
things, until he have destroyed you from
off this good land which the Lord your
God hath given you.

16 When ye have transgressed the cove-
nant of the Lord your God, which he com-
manded you, and have gone and served other
gods, and bowed yourselves to them ; then
shall the anger of the Lord be kindled
against you, and ye shall perish quickly frpm
off the good land which he hath given unto


1 Joshua assembleth the tribes at Shechem. 2 A brief
history of God's benefits from Terah. 14 He renew-
eth the covenant between them and God. 26 A stone
the loitness of the covenant. 29 Joshua's age, death, and
burial. 32 Joseph's bones are buried. 33 Eleazar dieth.

AND Joshua gathered all the tribes of
Israel to ''Shechem, and ''called for
the elders of Israel, and for their heads and
for their judges, and for their officers ; and
they "presented themselves 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 the flood
in old time, even Terah, the father of Abra-
ham, and the father of Nachor: and nhey
served other gods.

3 And ''I took your father Abraham from
the other side of the flood, and led him
throughout all the land of Canaan, and
multiplied his seed, and ffgave him Isaac.

4 And I gave unto Isaac ''Jacob and Esau :
and I gave unto 'Esau mount Seir, to pos-
sess it ; ''but Jacob and his children went
down into Egypt.

5 'I sent Moses also and Aaron, and ""I
plagued Egypt, according to that which I did
among them : and after ward I brought you out.

6 And I "brought your fathers out of
Egypt: and "ye came unto the sea; Pand
the Egyptians pursued after your fethers with
chariots and horsemen unto the Red sea.


Joshua reneweth a covenant

7 And when they i cried unto the Lord,
'he put darkness between you and the
Egyptians, ^and brought the sea upon them,
and covered them; and 'your eyes have seen
what I have done in Egypt : and ye dwelt
in the wilderness "a long season.

8 And I brought you into the land of the
Amorites, which dwelt on the other side
Jordan; ''and they fought with you: and
I gave them into your hand, that ye might
possess their land; and I destroyed them
from before you.

9 Then ^Balak the son of Zippor, king
of Moab, arose and warred against Israel,
and ^sent and called Balaam the son of Beor
to curse you :

10 ^'But I would not hearken unto Balaam ;
••therefore he blessed you still : so I delivered
you out of his hand.

11 And "ye went over Jordan, and came
unto Jericho : and ''the men of Jericho fought
against you, the Amorites, and the Periz-
zites, and the Canaanites, and the Hittites,
and the Girgashites, the Hivites, and the Je-
busites, and I delivered them into your hand.

12 And "=I sent the hornet before you,
which drave them out from before you,
even the two kings of the Amorites : hut
^not with thy sword, nor with thy bow.

13 And I have given you a land for which
ye did not labour, and » cities which ye built
not, and ye dwell in them ; of the vineyards
and olive-yards which ye planted not do ye

14 IF "^ Now therefore fear the Lord, and
serve him in 'sincerity and in truth; and
''put away the gods which your fathers
served on the other side of the flood, and
'in Egypt ; and serve ye the Lord.

15 And if it seem evil unto you to serve
the Lord, " choose you this day whom ye
will serve, whether "the gods which your
fathers served that were on the other side of
the flood, or "the gods of the Amorites in
whose land ye dwell : Phut as for me and
my house, we will serve the Lord.

16 And the people answered, and said,
God forbid that we should forsake the Lord,
to serve other gods ;

17 For the Lord our God, he it is that
brought us up, and our fathers, out of the
land of Egypt, from the house of bondage,
and which did those great signs in our sight,
and preserved us in all the way wherein we
went, and among all the people through
whom we passed :

18 And the Lord drave out from before
us all the people, even the Amorites which
dwelt in the land : therefore will we also
serve the Lord ; for he is our God.



about 1427.

ci Exoil. 14.


r Exod. 14.


s Exod. 14.


t llBut. 4. 34.

& 2<J. 2.

u cli. 5. 6.

I Numb. 21.
21, 33.
Deut. 2. 32.
& 3. 1.

y See Judg

z Numb. 2>.


Dout. 23. 4.

b Numb. 23.
11, 20. 4l 24.

c ch. 3. 14.
17. & 4. 10,
11, 12.
A cb. n. 1. &
10. 1. i 11.

c Exod. 23.


Dout. 7. 20.

f Ps. 44. 3.


S Dent. f).
10, II.
cb. 11. 13.

b Deut 10.

1 Sam. 12.

i Gon. 17. 1.
& 20. .5.
Deut. 18. 13.
Ps. 110. 1.

2 Cor. 1. 12.
Epb. fi. 24.

k vor 2. 93.
Lev. 17. 7.
Ezek. 20. 18.
I Ezek. 211.
7, 8. &2:!.3.
m See Kuth
1. 15.

I Kings 18.

Ezek. 20.39.
Jolui 0. 07.
n ver. 14.
o Exod. 23.
24, 32, 33. &.
34. 15.
Deut. 13.7.
& 29. 18.
Judg.O. 10.
p Gen. 18.


about 1427.

q Matt. 0.


r r.ov. 19. 2.

1 Sam. 6. 20.
Ps. 99. 5, 9.
Isui. 5. 10.

s Exod. 20.


t Exod. 23.


u 1 Chron.

28. 9.

2 Cbron. 15.

Ezra 8 22.
Isai. 1. 28. &
65. 11, 12.
Jer. 17. 13.
X ch. 23. 15.
Isai. 63. 10.
Acta 7. 42.

y Ps.


z vcr. 14.
Gen. 35. 2.
JudE. 10. 16.
1 Sara. 7. 3.

a See Exod.


2 Kmgs 11.


b ver. 26.

c Deut 31.


d See Judg.

•J. B.

e See Gen.
28. 18.
cb. 4. 3.
f Gen. 35. 4.

g Sec Gen.
3l. 48, .52.
Dcul. 31. 19,
21, 2li.
cb. 22. 27,
28, M.
li Deut 32.

i Judg. 2. 6.

k Judg. 2.

about 1426.

I eh. in. .50.
Judg. 2. 9.

m Judg. 2.

t Heb.
their days


., .- thna.

n See Dent.

11.2. & 31.


Gen. 50.


Exod. 13.


p Gen. 33.

n Exod. 6.
Judg. 20. 28

* between Israel and God.

19 And Joshua said unto the people, lYe
cannot serve the Lord: for he «5 an ■'holy
God: he is =a jealous God; 'he will not
forgive your transgressions, nor your sins.

20 "If ye forsake the Lord, and serve
strange gods, ^then he will turn and do you
hurt, and consume you, after that he hath
done you good.

21 And the people said unto Joshua, Nay;
but we will serve the Lord.

22 And Joshua said unto the people, Ye
are witnesses against yourselves that ^ye
have chosen you the Lord, to serve him.
And they said. We are witnesses.

23 Now therefore ^putaway {said he) the
strange gods which are among you, and
incline your heart unto the Lord God of

24 And the people said unto Joshua, The
Lord our God will we serve, and his voice
will we obey.

25 So Joshua ^made a covenant with the
people that day, and set them a statute and
an ordinance ''in Shechem.

26 H And Joshua "= wrote these words in
the book of the law of God, and took ""a
great stone, and « set it up there ""under an
oak that was by the sanctuary of the Lord.

27 And Joshua said unto all the people,
Behold, this stone shall be ^a witness unto
us; for ""it hath heard all the words of
the Lord which he spake unto us : it shall


be therefore a witness unto you, lest
deny your God.

28 So 'Joshua let the people depart, every
man unto his inheritance.

29 II "^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.

30 And they buried him in the border of
his inheritance in 'Timnath-serah, Avhich
is in mount Ephraim, on the north side of
the hill of Gaash.

31 And ""Israel served the Lord all the
days of Joshua, and all the days of the elders
that t overlived Joshua, and which had
"known all the works of the Lord that he
had done for Israel.

32 II And "the bones of Joseph, which the
children of Israel brought up out of Egypt,
buried they in Shechem, in a parcel of
ground p which Jacob bought of the sons ot
Hamor the father of Shechem for an hun-
dred II pieces of silver ; and it became 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 <iPhinehas his son, which was given him
in mount Ephraim.





1 The acts ofjudah and Simeon. 4 Adoni-bezck justly
requited. 8 Jerusalem taken. 10 Hehron taken.
11 Olhniel hath Achsah to wife for taking of Debir.
16 The Kenites dwell in Judah. 17 Hormah, Gaza,
Askelon and Ekron taken. 21 The acts of Benjamin.
22 Of the house of Joseph, who take Beth-el. 30 Of
Zebulun. 31 Of jlsher. 32 Of JVaphlali. 34 0/

NOW after the death of Joshua it came
to pass, that the children of Israel
'asked the Lord, saying. Who shall go up
for us against the Canaanites first to fight
against them ?

2 And the Lord said, '•Judah shall go up :
behold, I have delivered the land into his

3 And Judah said unto Simeon his brother,

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