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the Lord descended upon it in fire: and the smoke. thereof ascended as the smoke of a furnace, and the whole mount quaked greatly. And when the voice of the trumpet sounded long, and waxed louder and louder, Moses spake, and God answered him by a voice.
And the Lord said unto Moses, Come up to me into the mount, and I will give thee tables of stone, and a law, and commandments which I have written; that thou mayest teach them. And Moses went into the midst of the cloud, and gat him up into the mount: and Moses was in the mount forty days and forty nights.
And he gave unto Moses, two tables of stone, written with the finger of God. And the tables were the work of God, and the writing was the writing of God, graven upon the tables.
And it came to pass in the first month in the second year, on the first day of the month, that the tabernacle was reared up.
§ And they departed from the mount of the Lord three days' journey and the ark of the covenant of the Lord went before them in the three days' journey, to search out a resting-place for them. And it came to pass, when the ark set forward, that Moses said, Rise up, Lord, and let thine enemies be scattered; and let them that hate thee flee before thee. And when it rested, he said, Return, O Lord, unto the many thousands of Israel.
And the people abode at Hazeroth. And afterward the people removed from Hazeroth, and pitched in the wilderness of Paran.
§ And the Lord spake unto Moses, saying, Send thou men, that they may search the land of Canaan. And Moses sent them from the wilderness of Paran: all those men were heads of the children of Israel. And they brought up an evil report of the land, saying, The land, through which we have gone to search it, is a land that eateth up the inhabitants thereof; and all the people
Exod. 19: 18-24: 12-18-31: 18-32: 16-40: 17. Numb. 10: 33-36-11: 35—12 :
that we saw in it are men of a great stature. And there we saw the giants, the sons of Anak, which come of the giants; and we were in our own sight as grasshoppers, and so we were in their sight.
And all the congregation lifted up their voice, and cried; and the people wept that night. And all the children of Israel murmured against Moses, and against Aaron; and said unto them, Would God that we had died in the land of Egypt! or would God we had died in this wilderness!
And Joshua the son of Nun, and Caleb the son of Jephunneh, which were of them that searched the land, rent their clothes; and they spake unto all the children of Israel, saying, The land, which we passed through to search it, is an exceeding good land, a land which floweth with milk and honey. Only rebel not ye against the Lord, neither fear ye the people of the land; for their defence is departed from them, and the Lord is with us; fear them not. But all the congregation. bade stone them with stones. And the glory of the Lord appeared in the tabernacle of the congregation before all the children of Israel.
And the Lord spake unto Moses and unto Aaron, saying, I have heard the murmurings of the children of Israel, which they murmur against me. Say unto them, As truly as I live, saith the Lord, as ye have spoken in mine ears, so will I do to you. Your carcasses shall fall in this wilderness; and all that were numbered of you, from twenty years old and upward. Doubtless ye shall not come into the land, save Caleb the son of Jephunneh, and Joshua the son of Nun. But your little ones, which ye said should be a prey, them will I bring in, and they shall know the land which ye have despised. And your children shall wander in the wilderness forty years. After the number of the days in which ye searched the land, even forty days, shall ye bear your iniqui
ties, even forty years, and ye shall know my breach of promise.
And the men which Moses sent to search the land, that did bring up the evil report upon the land, died by the plague before the Lord. But Joshua the son of Nun, and Caleb the son of Jephunneh, which were of the men that went to search the land, lived still.
Then came the children of Israel into the desert of Zin: and the people abode in Kadesh; and Miriam died there, and was buried there.
§ And the whole congregation, journeyed from Kadesh, and came unto mount Hor. And Aaron died there in the top of the mount. And when all the congregation saw that Aaron was dead, they mourned for Aaron thirty days, even all the house of Israel.
And the children of Israel set forward, and pitched in the plains of Moab, on this side Jordan, by Jericho. And Moses went up from the plains of Moab unto the mountain of Nebo, to the top of Pisgah, that is over against Jericho: and the Lord showed him all the land. And the Lord said unto him, This is the land which I sware unto Abraham, unto Isaac, and unto Jacob, saying, I will give it unto thy seed: I have caused thee to see it with thine eyes, but thou shalt not go over thither.
So Moses, the servant of the Lord, died there, in the land of Moab, according to the word of the Lord. And he buried him in a valley in the land of Moab, over against Beth-peor; but no man knoweth of his sepulchre unto this day And Moses was a hundred and twenty years old when he died: his eye was not dim, nor his natural force abated. And the children of Israel wept for Moses in the plains of Moab thirty days: so the days of weeping and mourning for Moses were ended.
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AND Moses called Oshea the son of Nun, Jehoshua. And Moses spake these words unto all Israel. And he said unto them, I am a 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 Joshua he shall go over before thee, as the Lord hath said.
And Moses called unto Joshua, and said unto him in the sight of all Israel, Be strong and of a good courage: for thou must go with is people unto the land which the Lord hath sworn unto their fathers to give them; and thou shalt cause them to inherit it. And the Lord will be with thee: fear not, neither be dismayed.
Now after the death of Moses, the Lord spake unto Joshua the son of Nun, Moses' minister, saying, Moses my servant is dead; now therefore arise, go over this Jordan, thou and all this people, unto the land which I do give to them. There shall not any man be able to stand before thee all the days of thy life: as I was with Moses, so I will be with thee. Only be thou strong and very courageous, that thou mayest observe to do according to all the law which Moses my servant commanded thee.
And Joshua rose early in the morning; and they removed from Shittim, and came to Jordan, he and all the children of Israel, and lodged there before they passed over. And Joshua said unto the people, Sanctify yourselves for to-morrow the Lord will do wonders among you. And Joshua spake unto the priests, saying, Take up the ark of the covenant, and pass over before the people. And they took up the ark of the covenant, and went before the people. And the Lord said unto Joshua,
Num. 13: 16. Deut 31: 1-8. Josh. 1: 1-9-3: 1-7-8: 28.
thou shalt command the priests that bear the ark of the Covenant, saying, When ye are come to the brink of the water of Jordan, ye shall stand still in Jordan. And as they that bare the ark were come unto Jordan, and the feet of the priests that bare the ark were dipped in the brim of the water, that the waters which came down from above stood and rose up upon a heap; and those that came down toward the sea of the plain, failed, and were cut off: and the people passed over right against Jericho. 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.
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 thy 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. So they did six days. 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. And it came to pass at the seventh time, when the priests blew with the trumpets, Joshua said unto the people, Shout; for the Lord hath given you the city. When the people heard the sound of the trumpet, and shouted with a great shout, the wall fell down flat, so that the people went up into the city, every man straight before him, and they took the city. And they utterly destroyed all that was in the city. And they burnt the city with fire: only the silver, and the gold, and the vessels of brass and of iron, they put into the treasury of the house of the Lord. So the Lord was with Joshua; and his fame was noised throughout all the country. And Joshua burnt Ai, and made it a heap for ever, even a desolation unto this day.
§ The five Kings of the Amorites, the king of Jerusa