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Manna ceaseth.

JOSHUA, VI. B. C. 1451.


in the camp till they were whole. 9 And the LORD said unto Joshua, This day have I rolled away thei reproach i of Egypt k from off you: 1Sa. 17.26. wherefore the name of the place is k ch.24. 14. called 4 Gilgal unto this day.

10 T And the children of Israel encamped in Gilgal, and kept the passover on the fourteenth m 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 And the manna n ceased on the morrow after they had eaten of the old corn of the land; neither had the children of Israel manna any more; o but they did eat of the fruit of the land of Canaan that year.

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

14 And he said, Nay; but as 5 captain of the host of the LORD am I now come. And Joshua fellr on his face to the earth, and did worship, and said unto him, What s saith my lord unto his servant?

15 And the captain of the LORD's host said unto Joshua, Loose t thy shoe from off thy foot, for the place whereon thou standest is holy and Joshua did so.


Eze.20.7,8. 23.3,8. 4 that is, rolling. 7 ch.4.19.

m Ex. 12.6. Nu.9.5.

n Ex. 16.35. Ne.9.20.

p Ge.32.24. Ex.23.23.

Jericho besieged.

shall fall down 2 flat, and the people shall ascend up, every man straight before him.

6 And Joshua the son of Nun called the priests, and said unto them, g 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 h the city, and let him that is armed pass on before the ark of the LORD.

8 And it came to pass, when Joshua had spoken unto the peoo Re.7.16,17. ple, 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.

q Nu.22.23.

1 Ch.21.27, 30.

5 or, prince, Ex.23.20. Da.10.13, 21.


Rev. 19.1114.

r Ge. 17.3.

Nu. 16.22. 8 1Sa.3.9,10. Is.6.8.

Acts 9.6. t Ex.3.5. Acts 7.33.

(CHAP. 6.) did shut

up, and was shut up. a ch.2.9,24. 8.1.


1 Jericho is shut up. 2 God in-b Deut.7.24. structeth Joshua how to besiege it. 22 Rahab is saved.


c Ju.7.16,22. Nu. 10.8.

TOW Jericho 1 was straitly shutd up, because of the children of Israel: none went out, and none came in.

e 2Ch.20.21, 22.

f2Ch.13.14, 15

2 under it.

2 And the LORD said unto Joshua, See, la have given into thine hand Jericho, and the king b thereof, and the mighty men of valour. 3 And ye shall compass the city, g ch.3.6. all ye men of war, and go round h ver.3. about the city once. Thus shait thou do six days.

3 gathering host.

4 And seven priests shall bear before the ark seven trumpets ci Nu.10.25. of rams' horns: and the seventh 4 your voice day ye shall compass the city seven to be heard. times, and the d priests shall blow k ver. 6. with the trumpets.


9 And the armed men went before the priests that blew with the trumpets, and the 3 rerewardi came after the ark, the priests going on, and blowing with the trumpets.

10 And Joshua had commanded the people, saying, Ye shall not shout, nor make 4 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.

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

12 And Joshua rose early in the morning, and the priests took upk the ark of the LORD.

13 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.

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 trumpets, Joshua said unto the people, m Shout; the ram's horn, and when ye hears or, devoted. for the LORD hath given you the

5 And it shall come to pass, that e when they make a long blast with

the sound of the trumpet, all the people shall shout f with a great shout: and the wall of the city

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The walls of Jericho fall. JOSHUA, VII. therein, to the LORD: only Rahab B. C. 1451. the harlot shall live, she and all that are with her in the house, be-n ch.2.4. cause she hid n the messengers o ch.7.1. that we sent.

18 And ye, in any wise keep o 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 p it.

19 But all the silver, and gold, and vessels of brass and iron, are 6 consecrated unto the LORD: they shall come into the treasury q of the LORD.



Joshua's complaint.


5 The Israelites are smitten at A. 6 Joshua's complaint.

UT the children of Israel com

Deut.7.26. BU mitted a trespass, a in the


r ver.5.
under it.
s De.7.2, 16.
1Sam. 15.3,



Ps. 137.8,9.
Rev. 18.21.

u ch.2.18.

20 So the people shouted when the priests blew with the trumpets: and it came to pass, when the peo-t ch.2.14. ple heard the sound of the trumpet, and the people shouted with a great shout, that ther wall fell v De. 13. 16, down 7 flat, so that the people w ver. 19. went up into the city, every man x Ju.1.24,25. straight before him, and they took He. 11.31. the city. y Mat. 1.5. 21 And they utterly s destroyed z Jam.2.25. all that was in the city, both mana Iki.16.34. b Deut.31.6. 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 womall, and all that she hath, as ye sware t unto her.

a ver.20.21.
1 Achar.



or, Zimri,

accursed thing: for 1 Achan, the son of Carmi, the son of 2 Zabdi, 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 Bethavan, on the east side of Beth-el, and spake unto them, saying, 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 3 about two or three thousand men go up and smite Ai: and make not all the people to labour thither; for they are but few.

4 So there went up thither of the people about three thousand men and they b filed before the men of Ai.

5 And the men of Ai smote of (CHAP. 7.) them about thirty and six men: for they chased c them from before the gate even unto Shebarim, and smote them 4 in the going down: melted, d and became as water.e wherefore the hearts of the people 6 And Joshua rent ƒ 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 g upon their heads.

about two
men, or,

about three



23 And the young men that were spies went in, and brought out Kahab, and u her father, and her mother, and her brethren, and all that she had; and they brought out all her 8 kindred, and left b Le.26.17. them without the camp of Israel. c Deut 1.44. 24 And they burnt v the city 4 or, in with fire, and all that was therein: only the wo silver, and the gold, and d Le.26.36. the vessels of brass and of iron, e Ps.22.14. they put into the treasury of the f Ge.37.29, house of the LORD.

25 And Joshua saved Rahabz the harlot alive, and her father's household, and all that she had; and she dwelleth in Israel y even unto this day; because z she hid the messengers which Joshua sent to spy out Jericho.

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Job 2.12.

h Ex.5.22.

i Hab.2.1.
5 necks.
k Ex.32.12.

Nu. 14.13.
1 De.32.26,27.
Ps. 83.4.
m Eze.36.22,

26 And Joshua adjured them at
that time, saying, Cursed a be the
man before the LORD, that riseth
up and buildeth this city Jericho :
he shall lay the foundation thereof
in his firstborn, and in his youngest
son shall he set up the gates of 6 fallest.
n ch.6.17,18.
27 So the LORD was with b Jo- o ver.21.
shua; and his fame was noised p Acts 5.1,2.
throughout all the country.



7 And Joshua said, Alas! O Lord GOD, wherefore h 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! 8 O Lord, what i shall I say, when Israel turneth their 5 backs before their enemies!

9 Fork the Canaanites, and all the inhabitants 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 ?m

10 T And the LORD said unto Joshua, Get thee up; wherefore 6 liest thou thus upon thy face?

11 Israel hath sinned, and they have also transgressed my covenant which I commanded n them: for they have even taken o of the accursed thing, and have also stolen, and dissembled p also, and they have put it even among their own stuff.

Achan is taken.

JOSHUA, VIII. 12 Therefore a the children of B. C. 1451. Israel could not stand before their enemies, but turned their backs before their enemies, because they were accursed: r neither will I be with you any more, except ye destroy the accursed from among | you.

q Nu.14.45. Ju.2.14. r ch.6.18. Deut.7.26. Hag.2.13,

s ch.3.5.


13 Up, sanctify the people, and say, Sanctify s yourselves against to morrow for thus saith the t 1Sa. 10.19. LORD God of Israel, There is an 14.38-42. accursed thing in the midst of u Pr. 16.33. thee, O Israel: thou canst not stand before thine enemies, untilor, ye take away the accursed thing from among you.

14 In the morning therefore ye. shall be brought according t to your tribes and it shall be, that the tribe which the u 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 7 folly in v Israel.

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

Jon. 1.7.



v Ge.34.7. Ju.20.6.

1Sa.26.21. w ISam.6.5. Jer. 13. 16.

Nu.5.6,7. 2Ch.30.22.

33.12,13. Ezra 10,10,


Ps.32.5. 51.3. Je.3. 12, 13.

Ro. 10.10.
1Jno. 1.8-

y Pr.28.22.

8 tongue.
z Hab.2.9.

17 And he brought the family of Judah; and he took the family of the Zarhites: and he brought the a Mi.2.1. family of the Zarhites man by b Is.29.15. 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 9 poured. of Zerah, of the tribe of Judah, was taken.

c 1Chr.2.7.

He. 12. 15.

d Deut. 17.5. e ch.8.29. 2Sa.18.17.

19 And Joshua said unto Achan, My son, give, I pray thee, glory w to the LORD God of Israel, and make confession unto him; and tell me now what thou hast done, f De. 13.17. hide it not from me. g ver.24.


20 And Achan answered Joshua, and said, Indeed I have sinned Ho.2.15. against the LORD God of Israel, 10 that is,

among the


and thus and thus have I done : 21 When I saw y spoils a goodly Babylonish gar- (CHAP. 8.) ment, and two hundred shekels of

silver, and a 8 wedge of gold of a ch.6.21. fifty shekels weight, then I covet-b De.20.14. ed z them, and took a them, and c Ju.20.29, behold, they are hid b in the earth in the midst of my tent, and the silver under it.

22 T So Joshua sent messengers, and they ran unto the tent, and

d ch.7.5. 1 pulled.


God encourageth Joshua. 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 9 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 troubled c us? the LORD shall trouble thee this day. And all Israel stoned d him with stones, and burned them with fire, after they had stoned them with stones. 26 And they raised e over him a great heap of stones unto this day. So the LORD turnedƒ from the fierceness of his anger wherefore the name of that place was called, The valley g of 10 Achor, unto this day.

CHAPTER VIII. 1 God encourageth Joshua. 3 The stratagem whereby Ai was taken. 30 Joshua buildeth an altar, 34 propoundeth blessings and


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 a and her king: only the spoil b thereof, and the cattle thereof, shall ye take for a prey unto yourselves: lay thee an ambush for the city behind it.

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

4 And he commanded them, saying, Behold, ye shall lie c 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, d that we will flee before them,

6 (For they will come out after us) till we have 1 drawn them from the city; for they will say, They flee before us, as at the first:

Ai is taken.

JOSHUA, VIII. therefore we will flee before them. B. C. 1451. 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.

e 28a. 13.28.

f ver.5.

8 And it shall be, when ye have taken the city, that ye shall set the city on fire according to the commandment of the LORD shall ye do. See, e I have commanded you. 2 or, of Ai. 9 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.

3 lying in




10 And Joshua rose up early in the morning, and numbered the g Ju.20.34, people, and went up, he and the elders of Israel, before the people to Ai.

Is. 19.11,13.

11 And ƒ all the people, even the people of war that were with him, went up, and drew nigh, and came h Ex.8.5. before the city, and pitched on the north side of Ai: now there was a valley between them and Ai.

12 And he took about five thousand men, and set them to lie in ambush between Beth-el and Ai, on the west side 2 of the city.

i Ge. 19.28.


13 And when they had set the people, even all the host that was on the north of the city, and their 3 liers in wait on the west of the 4 hand. city, Joshua went that night into the midst of the valley. 14 And it came to pass when the king of Ai saw it, that they hasted and rose up early, and the men of the city went out against Israel to battle, he and all his people, at a time appointed, before them Nu.31.22, plain; but he wist g not that there were liers in ambush against him behind the city.

Ex.17.11, 12.

15 And Joshua and all Israel maden ver.2. as if they were beaten before them,


and fled by the way of the wilder-o De.13.16.


16 And all the people that were in Ai were called together to pursuep Ps. 110.5. after them: and they pursued after Joshua, and were drawn away from the city.

17 And there was not a man left in Ai or Beth-el that went not out after Israel: and they left the city open, and pursued after Israel.

q ch.10.26,27.

r De.21,22,


18 And the LORD said unto Joshua, Stretch h out the spear that is in s ch.7.26. thy hand toward Ai; for I will give it into thine hand. And Joshua stretched out the spear that he hadt De.27.4-6. in his hand toward the city.

19 And the ambush arose quickly out of their place, and they ran as soon as he had stretched out his hand and they entered into the

u Ex.20.25.

The king is hanged.

| city, and took it, and hasted and set the city on fire.

20 And when the men of Ai looked behind them, they saw, and behold, the smoke of the city ascended i up to heaven, and they had no 4 power to flee this way or that way and the people that fled to the wilderness turned back upon the pursuers.

21 And when Joshua and all Israel saw that the ambush had taken the city, and that the smoke of the city ascended, then they turned again, and slew the men of Ai.

22 And the other issued out of the city against them: so they were in the midst of Israel, some on this side, and some on that side and they smote them, so that they let none of them remain or escape.

23 And the king of Ai they took alive, and brought him to Joshua. 24 And it came to pass, when Israel had made an end of slaying all the inhabitants of Ai in the field, in the wilderness wherein they chased them, and when they were all fallen on the edge of the sword, until they were consumed, that all the Israelites returned unto Ai, and smote it with the edge of the sword.

25 And so it was, that all that fell that day, both of men and women, were twelve thousand, even all the men of Ai.

26 For Joshua drew l not his hand back wherewith he stretched out the spear, until he had utterly destroyed all the inhabitants of Ai.

27 Only m the cattle and the spoil of that city Israel took for a prey unto themselves, according unto the word of the LORD which n he commanded Joshua.

28 And Joshua burnt o Ai, and made it an heap for ever, even a desolation, unto this day.

29 And the kingp of Ai he hanged q on a tree until even-tide and as soon as the sun was down, Joshua commanded that they should take his carcase down from the tree, and cast it at the entering of the gate of the city, and s raise thereon a great heap of stones, that remaineth unto this day.

30 Then Joshua built an altar unto the LORD God of Israel in mount Ebal, t

31 As Moses the servant of the LORD commanded the children of Israel, as it is written u in the book of the law of Moses, an altar of whole stones, over which no man hath lift up any iron: and they of fered thereon burnt offerings unto the LORD and sacrificed peace of ferings.

The Gibeonites

32 And v he wrote there upon the stones a copy of the law of Moses, which he wrote in the presence of the children of Israel. 33 And all Israel, and their elders, and officers, and their judges, stood on this side the ark and on that side before the priests the Levites, which w bare the ark of the covenant of the LORD, as well the stranger as he that was born among them; half of them over against mount Gerizim, and half of them over against mount Ebal; as Moses the servant of the LORD had commanded y before, that they should bless the people of Israel. 34 And afterward he read z all the words of the law, the blessingsa

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obtain a league.

very far k country thy servants are 7 come, because of the name of the LORD thy God: for we have heard m the fame of him, and all that he did in Egypt,

10 And all that he did to the two kings of the Amorites that were beyond Jordan, to Sihon king of Heshbon, and to Og king of Bashan, which was at Ashtaroth.

11 Wherefore n our elders and all the inhabitants of our country spake to us, saying, Take victuals 2 with you for the journey, and go to meet them, and say unto them, We are your servants: therefore now make ye a league with us:

12 This our bread we took hot for our provision out of our houses on

and cursings, according to all that CHAP. 9.) the day we came forth to go unto

is written in the book of the law. 35 There was not a word of all that Moses commanded, which Joshua read not before all the congregation of Israel, with the women, and the little ones, and the strangers that 5 were conversant among them.


1 The kings combine against Israel. 3 The Gibeonites, by craft, obtain a league.

ND it came to pass, when all

a Nu.34.6. b Ex.3.17.

23.23. c 2Ch.20.1,

&c. Ps.83.3,5. Is.8.9.10. 54.15.

1 mouth. d ch. 10.2. e ch.6.27. f ch.5.10. g ch.11.19. h Ex.23.32. Deut.7.2. Ju.2.2.

De.20.11. 2Ki. 10.5.

side Jordan, in the hills, and in the valleys, and in all the coasts of the a great sea over against Lebanon, the b Hittite, and the Amorite, the Canaanite, the Perizzite, the Hi-De.20.15. vite, and the Jebusite heard thereof, 2 That they gathered c themselves together, to fight with Joshua and with Israel, with one 1 accord.

Acts 8.27.
m ch.2.10.

Ex. 15. 14.

3 And when the inhabitants of d Gibeon heard e what Joshua hadn Es.8.17. done unto Jericho and to Ai,

4 They did work wilily, and went and made as if they had been ambassadors, and took old sacks upon their asses, and wine-bottles, old, and rent, and bound up;

5 And old shoes and clouted upon their feet, and old garments upon them; and all the bread of their provision was dry and mouldy.

6 And they went to Joshua unto the f camp at Gilgal, and said unto him, and to the men of Israel, We be come from a far country: now therefore make ye a league with us. 7 And the men of Israel said unto the g Hivites, Peradventure ye dwell among us; and how shall we make a league h with you?

8 And they said unto Joshua, We are thy servants. And Joshua said unto them, Who are ye? and from whence come ye?

9 And they said unto him, From a

2 in your hand.

3 or, they received the men by reason of their victuals. o Nu.27.21.



14 Is.30.1,2. Ju.1.1.

20.18,28. ISa.23.10,


30.8. 2Sar.2.1.

q ch.11.19.

r 2Sam.21.2. s ch. 10.2.

t Ps. 15.4.

u 25.21.1-6. De.29.11.

w ver. 15.

you; but now, behold, it is dry, and it is mouldy:

13 And these bottles of wine, which we filled, were new, and behold they be rent and these our garments and our shoes are become old by reason of the very long journey.

14 And 3 the men took of their victuals, and asked not o counsel at p the mouth of the LORD.

15 And Joshua made peace q with them, and made a league with them, to let them live: and the princes of the congregation sware r unto them.

16 T And it came to pass at the end of three days after they had made a league with them, that they heard that they were their neighbours, and that they dwelt among them.

17 And the children of Israel journeyed, and came unto their cities on the third day. Now their cities were Gibeon,s and Chephirah, and Beeroth, and Kirjath-jearim.

18 And the children of Israel smote them not, because the princes of the congregation__had sworn t unto them by the LORD God of Israel. And all the congregation murmured against the princes. 19 But all the princes said unto all the congregation, We have sworn unto them by the LORD God of Israel: now therefore we may not touch them.

20 This we will do to them; we will even let them live; lest u wrath be upon us, because of the oath which we sware unto them.

21 And the princes said unto them, Let them live; but let them be hewers v of wood and drawers of water unto all the congregation; as the princes had promised w them.

22 T And Joshua called for them, and he spake unto them, saying,

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