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Under the auspices of Congregation Adath Israel, Louisville, Ky., and Congregation

Emanu-El, Milwaukee, Wis.,





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8 This Book of the Law shall not

depart out of thy mouth; but thou AFTER the death of Moses the shalt meditate therein day and night,

servant of the LORD it came to so that thou mayest observe to do acpass, that the LORD spake to Joshua cording to all that is written therein. the son of Nun, Moses' minister, say. For then thou shalt make thy way ing :

prosperous, and then thou shalt do 2 Moses my servant is dead; now wisely. therefore arise, cross over this Jordan, 9 Have not I commanded thee? Be thou, and all this people, unto the strong and of good courage; be not land which I give to them, even to afraid, neither be thou dismayed; for the children of Israel.

the LORD thy God is with thee 3 Every place that the sole of your whithersoever thou goest. foot shall tread upon, that have I 10 Then Joshua commanded the given to you, as I said to Moses. officers of the people, saying : 4 From the southern] desert and 11 Pass through the middle of the this Lebanon even unto the Great camp, and command the people, sayRiver, the river Euphrates, all the ing, Prepare for yourselves victuals ; land of the Hittites, and unto the for within three days ye shall pass Great Sea (or the Mediterranean) over this Jordan, to go in to possess toward the going down of the sun, the land, which the LORD your God shall be your boundary.

giveth you to possess it. 5 There shall not any man be able 12 And to the Reubenites, and to to stand before thee all the days of the Gadites, and to the Half Tribe of thy life.

As I was with Moses, so I Manasseh, spake Joshua, saying: will be with thee. I will not fail 13 Remember the word which Moses thee, nor forsake thee.

the servant of the LORD commanded 6 Be strong and of good courage ; you, saying, the LORD your Gad hath for thou shalt cause this people to given you rest, and hath given you inherit the land which I sware unto this land. their fathers to give them.

14 Your wives, your little ones, and 7 Only be thou strong and very your cattle, shall remain in the land courageous, that thou mayest observe which Moses gave you beyond the to do according to all the law which Jordan; but ye shall cross over armed Moses, my servant, commanded thee. before your brethren, all the warriors Turn not aside from it to the right of valour, and help them; hand or to the left, so that thou mayest 15 Until the LORD shall give rest to do wisely withersoever thou goest. your brethren, as to you, and they also have possessed the land. which ting of the city gate, when it was the LORD your God giveth them. dark, that the men went out. Whither Then ye shall return to the land of the men went I know not. Pursue your possession, and possess it, which after them quickly; for ye will overMoses- the servant of the LORD gåve take them. you beyond the Jordan toward the 6 But she had brought them up to sunrising.

the roof of the house, and had hidden 16 And they answered Joshua, say- them with the stalks of flax, which ing, All that thou commandest us we she had laid in order upon the roof. will do, and withersoever thou sendest 7 And the men pursued after them us, we will go.

on the way to the Jordan unto the 17 According as we hearkened to fords. And as soon as they that Moses in all things, so will we hearken pursued after them were gone out, to thee. Only the LORD thy God be they shut the city gate. with thee, as he was with Moses. 8 And before they were laid down,

18 Whosoever he be that doth rebel she came up unto them upon the against thy command, and will not roof; hearken to thy words in all that thou 9 And she said to the men, I know commandest us, he shall be put to that the LORD hath given you the death ; only be strong, and of good land, and that the fear of you is courage.

fallen upon us, and that all the inCHAPTER II.

habitants of the land faint because of

you. AND Joshua the son of Nun sent 10 For we have heard how the LORD

out of Sittim two men as spies dried up the water of the Red Sea secretly, saying, Go view the land, for you, when ye came out of Egypt; and Jericho. And they went, and and what ye did to the two kings of came into the house of a woman, the Amorites, that were beyond the named Rahab, and they lodged Jordan, Sihon and Og, whom ye utthere.

terly destroyed. 2 And it was told the king of Je- 11 And as soon as we had heard, richo, saying, Behold, there came our hearts did melt, neither did there men in hither to night, out of the remain any more courage in any man, children of Israel, to search out the because of you; for the LORD your land.

God, he is God in heaven above, and 3 And the king of Jericho sent to on earth beneath. Rahab, saying, Bring forth the men 12 Now, therefore, I pray you, that are come to thee, who are come swear to me by the LORD, since I into thy house; for they are come to have shewed you kindness, that ye search out all the land.

will also shew kindness to my father's 4 And the woman took the two men house; and give me a true token; and hid them, and said thus, There 13 And that ye will save alive my came men unto me, but I know not father, and

my mother, and my brethwhence they were.

ren, and my sisters, and all that they 5 And it came to pass at the shut- have, and deliver our lives from death. 14 And the men answered her, Hill country, and abode there three Our life for yours unto death, if ye days, until the pursuers were returned. utter not this our business. And it 23 So the two men returned, and shall be, when the LORD hath given went down from the Hill country, and us the land, that we will deal kindly crossed over (the Jordan), and came and truly with thee.

to Joshua the son of Nun, and related 15 Then she let them down by a to him all that had befallen them. cord through the window; for her 24 And they said to Joshua, Truly house was upon the wall of the ram- the LORD hath delivered into our part, and she dwelt upon the rampart. hands all the land; for even all the

16 And she said unto them, Get inhabitants of the country do faint you to the Hill country, lest the pur- because of us. suers meet you; and hide yourselves

CHAPTER III. there for three days, until the pursuers be returned ; and afterward AND Joshua rose early in the mornmay ye go your way.

ing; and they removed from Sit17 And the men said to her, We tim, and came to the Jordan, he and will be blameless of this thine oath all the children of Israel, and lodged which thou hast made us to swear. there before they crossed

18 Behold, when we come into the 2 And it came to pass after three land, thou shalt bind this line of days, that the officers went through scarlet thread in the window which the camp; thou didst let us down by; and thou 3 And they commanded the people, shalt gather thy father, and thy saying, When ye see the Ark of the mother, and thy brethren, and all Covenant of the LORD your God, thy father's household, home unto and the priests the Levites bearing thee.

it, then ye shall remove from your 19 And it shall be that whosoever place, and go after it. shall go out of the doors of thy house 4 Yet there shall be a space beinto the street, his blood shall be tween you and it, about two thousand upon his head, and we will be guilt- cubits by measure. Come not near less. And whosoever shall be with unto it, in order that ye may know thee in the house, his blood shall be the way by which ye must go. For on our head, if any hand be upon ye have not passed this way heretohim.

fore. 20 But if thou utter this our busi- 5 And Joshua said to the people, ness, then we will be quit of thine Sanctify yourselves; for to-morrow the oath which thou hast made us to LORD will do wonders among you.

6 And Joshua spake to the priests, 21 And she said, According unto saying, Take up the Ark of the your words, so be it. And she sent Covenant, and cross over (the Jordan) them away, and they departed. And before the people. And they took

, she bound the scarlet line in the up the Ark of the Covenant, and window,

went before the people. 22 And they went and came to the 7 And the LORD said to Joshua


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