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The Gibeonites

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,

32 T And 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 to 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.

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, XXVIII. We are your servants: therefore XXIX. now make ye a league with us: 30.15-20. 12 This our bread we took hot for 5 walked. our provision out of our houses on


34 And afterward he read z all the words of the law, the blessingsa

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

a Nu.34.6.
b Ex.3.17.

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

is written in the book of the law.
35 There was not a word of all
that Moses commanded, which c 2Ch.20.1,
Joshua read not before all the con-
gregation of Israel, with the wo-
men, and the little ones, and the
strangers that 5 were conversant
among them.

B. C. 1451.

De.27.2,3, w De.31.9.25.


1 Ch. 15, 11

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15. x De.31. 12. y De.11.29.


z De.31.11.


Le.26.3, &c.

&c. Ps.83.3,5. Is.S.9,10. 54.15.

1 mouth.

d ch. 10.2.

e ch.6.27.

f ch.5.10.

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



h Ex.23.32.

2Ki. 10.5.

on this
ND it came to pass, when all
side Jordan, in the hills, and in the De.20.11.
valleys, and in all the coasts of
the a great sea over against Leba-
non, 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.

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,

in your


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 p
him, and to the men of Israel, We
be come from a far country: now
therefore make ye a league with us.

or, they re-
ceived the
men by
reason of
o Nu.27.21.
q ch.11.19.
s ch. 10.2.

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?

t Ps. 15.4.

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

u 2Sa.21, 1-6,

w ver. 15.


Is.55.5. Acts 8.27. m ch.2.10.


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.

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Five kings against Gibeon. JOSHUA, X. Wherefore have ye beguiled us, B. C. 1451. saying, We are very far from you; when ye dwell among us?

23 Now therefore ye are cursed, z and there shall 4 none of you be freed from being bondmen, and hewers y of wood and drawers of water for the house of my God. 24 And they answered Joshua and said, Because it was certainly told thy servants, how that the LORD thy God commanded z his servant Moses to give you all the land, and to destroy all the inhabitants of the land from before you, therefore we were sore afraid a of our lives because of you, and have done this thing.

25 And now, behold, we are in b thine hand: as it seemeth good and right unto thee to do unto us, do.

26 And so did he unto them, and delivered them out of the hand of

the children of Israel, that they

x Le.27.28,


5 Five kings war against Gibeon. 12 The sun and moon stand still at the word of Joshua.



4 not be cut

off from

y ver.21.27.
z Ex.23.32.

a Ex. 15.14


b 2Sa.24. 14.

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gave, or,
to be,
Ezra 8.20.
Deut. 12.5.
Ps. 132. 13,

(CHAP. 10.)

slew them not.

27 And Joshua 5 made them that a ch.8.22-28.
day hewers of wood and. drawers b ch.6.21.
of water for the congregation and c ch.9.15.
for the altar of the LORD, even unto
this day, in the c place which he
should choose.

Ex. 15.14-
De. 11.25.

1 cities of the


d ch.9.2.
Is.8.9, 10.

g Ju.4. 15.

h Is.28.21.

3 or, the upright. m 28a. 1. 18. n Is.38.8.

o Deut. 1.30.

5 Therefore the five kings of the Amorites, the king of Jerusalem, P Ju.6.2. the king of Hebron, the king of Jarmuth, the king of Lachish, the king of Eglon, d gathered them-q seives together, and went up, they r Jer, 48. 10. and all their hosts, and encamped

1 Sam. 13.6. 24.3,8. Mat.27.60.

cut off the


before Gibeon, and made war
against it.
And the men of Gibeon sent

The sun and moon stand still.

unto Joshua to the camp e to Gilgal, saying, Slack not thy hand from thy servants; come up to us quickly, and save us, and help us : for all the kings of the Amorites that dwell in the mountains are gathered together against us.

7 So Joshua ascended from Gilgal, he, and all the people of war with him, and all the mighty men of valour.


12 Then spake Joshua to the LORD in the day when the LORD delivered up the Amorites 'before the children of Israel, and he said in the sight of Israel, Sun, 2 stand thou still k upon Gibeon, and thou, Moon, in the valley of Ajalon./

Ju.4. 14, 15.

TOW it came to pass, when Adoni-zedec king of Jerusalem had heard how Joshua had taken Ai, anda had utterly destroy-e ed it; as he had done to Jericho fch.11.6. and her king, so he had done to Aib and her king; and how the inhabitants of Gibeon had made peace with Israel, and were among them; 2 That they feared c greatly, be-i cause Gibeon was a great city, as one of the royal cities, and because it was greater than Ai, and all the men thereof were mighty. 3 Wherefore Adoni-zedec king of Jerusalem sent unto Hoham king of Hebron, and unto Piram king of Jarmuth, and unto Japhia king of Lachish, and unto Debir king of Eglon, saying,

Ps. 18. 13, 14. Is.30.30. Re. 16.21. 2 be silent. k Job 9.7.

13 And the sun stood still, and the moon stayed, until the people had Ex.9.22-26. avenged themselves upon their enemies. Is not this written in the book of 3 Jasher?m So the sun stood still in the midst of heaven, and hasted not ton go down about a whole day.

Ju. 12.12.

4 Come up unto me, and help me, that we may smite Gibeon: for it hath made peace with Joshua and with the children of Israel.

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14 And there was no day like that before it or after it, that the LORD hearkened unto the voice of a man: for the LORD fought o for Israel. 15 And Joshua returned, and all Israel with him, unto the camp to Gilgal.

16 But these five kings fled, and hid themselves in a cave p at Makkedah.

17 And it was told Joshua, saying, The five kings are found hid in a cave at Makkedah.

18 And Joshua said, Roll great q stones upon the mouth of the cave, and set men by it for to keep them: 19 And stay ye not, but pursue r after your enemies, and 4 smite the hindmost of them; suffer them not

The five kings hanged.


Divers kings overcome.

to enter into their cities: for the B. C. 1451.
LORD your God hath delivered them
into your hand.

thereof as g he did unto the king
of Jericho.

31 And Joshua passed from Libnah, and all Israel with him, unto Lachish, h and encamped against it, and fought against it:

20 And it came to pass, when Joshua and the children of Israel had made an end of slaying themt Ex. 11.7. with a very great slaughter, till they were consumed, that the rest u 1Sa. 15.32.ish into the hand of Israel, which which remained of them entered into s fenced cities.

32 And the LORD delivered Lach

took it on the second day, and smote it with the edge of the sword. and all the souls that were therein. according to all that he had done i to Libnah.

21 And all the people returned to the camp to Joshua at Makkedah in peace: none moved his tongue t against any of the children of Israel.

22 Then said Joshua, Open the mouth of the cave, and bring u out those five kings unto me out of the



v Is.26.5,6.

27 And it came to pass at the time of the going down of the sun, that Joshua commanded, and they took them down off the trees, and cast them into the cave wherein they had been hid, and laid great stones in the cave's mouth, which remain until this very day.

w Ps. 18.40.

Ps. 107.40.

y ch.1.9.


23 And they did so, and brought forth those five kings unto him out of the cave, the king of Jerusalem, the king of Hebron, the king of Jarmuth, the king of Lachish, and the king of Eglon.

31 T And from Lachish Joshua passed unto Eglon, k and all Israel with him: and they encamped against it, and fought against it: 35 And they took it on that day, and smote it with the edge of the sword, and all the souls that were therein he utterly destroyed that

c De.21.23.

done to Lachish.

e ch.6.21.

21 And it came to pass, when they brought out those kings unto Joshua, that Joshua called for all d De.7.2,16. day, according to all that he had the men of Israel, and said unto the captains of the men of war which went with him, Come near, put fch. 15.42. your feet v upon the necks w of these kings. And a they came near and put their feet upon the necks of them.

21.13. 2Ki.8.22. 19.8.


a Deut.3.21.

7.19. Rom.S.37.

b ch.8.29.

25 And Joshua said unto them, Feary not, nor be dismayed, be strong z and of good courage: for ver.28. thus a shall the LORD do to all your h ver.3,5. enemies against whom ye fight.


26 And afterward Joshua smotei ver.30. them, and slew them, and hanged bk ver.3. them on five trees: and they were hanging upon the trees until the 1 ver.32. evening.c ch. 14. 13. 15.13. Ju. 1.10. 2Sa.1.5-1. 15.9,10. 1Ch. 12.23, 38.

n ver.35.

o ch. 15.15.
Ju. 1.11.

p ver.37.

28 TAnd that day Joshua took Mak-
kedah, and smote it with the edge
of the sword, and the king thereof
he utterly destroyed, d them, and
all the souls that were therein; he q De.20.16,
let none remain: and he did to the
king of Makkedah as he did e untor De.9.23.
the king of Jericho.


29 Then Joshua passed from Mak-s Ge.10.19. kedah,and all Israel with him, untof 1Sam.6.17. Libnah, and fought against Libnah:t ch. 11. 16. 30 And the LORD delivered it also, and the king thereof, into the hand u ver.2.12. of Israel: and he smote it with the edge of the sword, and all the souls that were therein; he let none remain in it; but did unto the king


v ver. 14.

33 Then Horam king of Gezer came up to help Lachish; and Joshua smote him and his people, until he had left him none remaining.

36 And Joshua went up from Eglon, and all Israel with him, unto Hebron; m and they fought against it: 37 And they took it, and smote it with the edge of the sword, and the king thereof, and all the cities thereof, and all the souls that were therein; he left none remaining. according to all n that he had done to Eglon, but destroyed it utterly, and all the souls that were therein.

38 And Joshua returned, and all Israel with him, to Debir; o and fought against it:

39 And he took it, and the king thereof, and all the cities thereof, and they smote them with the edge of the sword, and utterly destroyed all the souls that were therein; he left none remaining: asp he had done to Hebron, so he did to Debir, and to the king thereof; as he had done also to Libnah, and to her king.

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Divers kings overcome

Divers kings overcome at the waters
of Merom.

AND it came to pass, when Jabin

king of Hazor had heard those things, that he sent a to Jobab the king of Madon, and to the king of Shimron, b and to the king of Achshaph,

at the waters of Merom.

ed none of them, save Hazor only;
that did Joshua burn.

B. C. 1451.

14 And all the spoil of these cities, and the cattle, the children of Israel took for a prey unto themselves: but every man they smote with the edge of the sword, until they had destroyed them, neither left they any to breathe. 15 As the LORD commanded Moses his servant, so did Moses command Joshua, and so did Joshua: he left nothing undone of all that the LORD commanded Moses.

2 And to the kings that were on the north of the mountains, and of the plains south of Chinueroth, c and in the valley, and in the borders of Dord on the west,

(CHAP. 11.)

a ch.10.3.

b ch. 19. 15.


d ch.17.11.

e Ju.3.3.

fch, 13.11.


h Ju.7.12.

1Sa. 13.5.

1 assembled
by appoint

i ch. 10.8.

k 2Sam.8.4.
1 Ps.20.7.
Hos. 14.3.

3 And to the Canaanite on the east
and on the west, and to the Amor-
ite, and the Hittite, and the Periz-
zite, and the Jebusite in the moun-
tains, and to the Hivite e under
Hermon fin the land of Mizpeh.g
4 And they went out, they and all m Ps.46.9.
their hosts with them, much peo-n ch.10.9.
ple, even as the sand h that is upon 1Th.5.3.
the sea-shore in multitude, with o ch.21.4.
horses and chariots very many.
2 or, Zidon-

3 iurnings,
or, saltpits.
p ver.6.


5 And when all these kings were
1 met together, they came and
pitched together at the waters of
Merom, to fight against Israel.
6And the LORD said unto Joshua,
Bei not afraid because of them
for to morrow about this time will
I deliver them up all slain beforer
Israel: thou shalt hough k their
horses, and burn their chariots m
with fire.

any breath,


ch. 10.40. Nu.33.52. Deut.7.2. 20.16,17. 5 on their


7 So Joshua came, and all the peo-
ple of war with him, against them
by the waters of Merom sudden-
ly. n and they fell upon them.
8 And the LORD o delivered them
into the hand of Israel, who smote
them, and chased them unto 2 great smooth
Zidon,and unto 3 Misrephoth-maim, mountain.
and unto the valley of Mizpeh east-u ch. 12.7.
ward; and they smote them, until v ch.12.9-24.
they left them none remaining. Deut.7.24.
8 till 1445.
w ch.9.3,7.
Ju. 14.4.

9 And Joshua did unto them as
thep LORD bade him: he houghed
their horses, and burnt q their cha-
riots with fire.

IKI. 12. 15.

10 And Joshua at that time turn-
ed back, and took Hazor, and smote
the king thereof with the sword:
for Hazor beforetime was the head 2De.20.16,17.

y Deut.2.30.
Rom 9.18.

of all those kingdoms.

a ch. 15.13,14.
Nu. 13.22,

11 And they smote all the souls
that were therein with the edge of
the sword, utterly destroying them:
there was not 4 any left to breathe: b1Sa. 17.4.
and he burnt Hazor with fire.
12 And all the cities of those kings,
and all the kings of them,did Joshua
take, and smote them with the edge
of the sword, and he utterly de-
stroyed them, r as Moses the ser-
vant of the LORD commanded.
13 But as for the cities that stood fch.21.44,45.
still 5 in their strength, Israel burn-

1Chr. 18.1.
c ch. 15.46.
e ch.XIV-


6 removed.

s ch. 12.8.

t ch.10.41.

7 or, the

16 So Joshua took all that land, the hills, s and all the south country, and all the land of Goshen, t and the valley, and the plain, and the mountain of Israel, and the valley of the same;

17 Even from 7 the mount Halak, u that goeth up to Seir, even unto Baal-gad, in the valley of Lebanon under mount Hermon: and all their kings v he took, and smote them, and slew them.

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which Joshua smote.

JOSHUA, XIII. the river Arnen a unto mount Her- B. C. 1445. mon, and all the plain on the east:

19 The king of Madon, one; the
king of o Hazor, one;

2 Sihon b king of the Amorites, (CHAP. 12.) 20 The king of Shimron-meron, p
who dwelt in Heshibon, and ruled
from Aroer, which is upon the
bank of the river Arnon, and from
the middle of the river, and from
half Gilead, even unto the river
Jabbok, which is the border of the
children of Amnon;

one; the king of Achshaph, one;
21 The king of Taanach, one; the
king of Megiddo, one;

22 The king of Kedesh, one; the
king of Jokneam of Carmel, one;
23 The king of Dor in the coast
of Dor, one; the king of the nations
of Gilgal, one;

24 The king of Tirzah, one: all the kings thirty and one. CHAPTER XIII.

a Nu.21.24.

3 And from the plain to the sea of Chinneroth on the east, and unto the sea of the plain, even the salt sea on the east, the way to Bethjeshimoth; and from the south, under 2 Ashdoth-pisgah :

2 or, the
springs of
Pisgah, or,
the hill,

c Nu.21.33


4 And the coast of Og c king of Bashan, which was of the d remnant of the giants, that dwelt e at Ash- d Deut.3.11.

taroth and at Edrei,

e Deut. 1.4.

9 T The king of Jericho, i one; the king of Ai, k which is beside Beth-el, one;

10 The king of Jerusalem, l one; the king of Hebron, one; 11 The king of Jarmuth, one; the king of Lachish, one; 12 The king of Eglon, one; the king of Gezer, one; 13 The king of Debir, one; the king of Geder, one;

b De.2.33,36.
3.6, 16, 17.
1 or, Teman.

2 The bounds of the land not yet con-
quered. 22 Balaam slain.
TOW Joshua was old and strick-


en in years; and the LORD said unto him, Thou art old and stricken in years, and there remaineth yet very much land 1 to be possessed.

5 And reigned in mount f Hermon, and in Salcah, and in all Bashan, f De.3.8-14. unto the border of the Geshurites, g Nu.32.29, and the Maachathites, and half Gilead, the border of Sihon king of Heshbon.

2 This is the land that yet a remaineth: all the borders of the Philistines, and all Geshuri, b


h Ex.23.23.

k ch.8. 17,29.

3 From Sihor, c which is before Egypt, even unto the borders of Ekron northward, which is counted to the Canaanite: five d lords of the Philistines. ; the Gazathites, and the Ashdothites, the Eshkalonites, the Gittites, and the Ekronites; also the e Avites:

4 Froni the south all the land of

6 Them did Moses the servant of i ch.6.2.
the LORD and the children of Israel
smite and Moses the servant of
the LORD gave it g for a possession 1 ch.10.23-33.
unto the Reubenites, and the Gad- m Ju.1.22.
ites, and the halftribe of Manasseh. n IKI.4.10.
7 And these are the kings of the
country which Joshua and the chil-3 or, Sharon. the Canaanites, and 2 Mearah that
dren of Israel smote on this side
Jordan on the west, from Baal-gad
in the valley of Lebanon even unto
the mount Halak, that goeth up to
Seir; which Joshua gave unto the
tribes of Israel for a possession ac-
cording to their divisions;

o ch.11.10.

p ch.11.1.


(CHAP. 13.)
to possess it,



8 in the mountains, and in the valleys, and in the plains, and in the springs, and in the wilderness, and in the south country; the h Hittites, the Amorites, and the Canaanites, the Perizzites, the Hivites, and the Jebusites:

b 2Sam.3.3.
c Jer.2.18.

d Ju.3.3.

e Deut.2.23.
2 or, the cave.

f 1Sam.4.1.

14 The king of Hormah, one; the king of Arad, one; 15 The king of Libnah, one; the king of Adullam, one; 16 The king of Makkedah, one; the king of Bethel, m one; 17 The king of Tappuah, one; the king of Hepher, n one;

18 The king of Aphek, one: the king of 3 Lasharon, one;

g Ju.1.36.

h Ki.5.18.

Ps.83.7. ich. 12.7.

k ch.11.3.

m ch.14.1,2.

n Nu.32.33.
o ver. 16.

is beside the Sidonians, unto
Aphek, to the borders g of the

5 And the land of the Giblites, h and all Lebanon, toward the sunrising, from Baal-gad i under mount Hermon unto the entering into Hamath.

6 All the inhabitants of the hill country, from Lebanon unto Misrephoth-maim, k and all the Sidonians, them will I drive out from before the children of Israel: only m divide thou it by lot unto the Israelites for an inheritance, as I have commanded thee.

7 Now therefore divide this land for an inheritance unto the nine tribes, and the half tribe of Manasseh,

8 With whom the Reubenites and the Gadites have received their inheritance, which Moses n gave them, beyond Jordan eastward, even as Moses the servant of the LORD gave them;

9 From Aroer, that is upon the bank of the river Arnon, and the city that is in the midst of the river, and all the plain of Medeba o unto Dibon;

10 And all the cities of Sihon king of the Amorites, which reigned in Heshbon unto the border of the children of Ammon;

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