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The Israelites come to Jordan. JOSHUA, Joshua encourageth them.

19 And it shall be, that whosoever | unto it, that ye may know the way shall go out of the doors of thy house by which ye must go: for ye have into the street, his blood shall be not passed this way heretofore. upon his head, and we will be guilt. 5 And Joshua said unto the people, less : and whosoever shall be with | Sanctify yourselves : for to morrow thee in the house, his blood shall be the Lord will do wonders among you. on our head, if any hand be upon him. 6 And Joshua spake unto the

20 And if thou utter this our busi- priests, saying, Take up the ark of ness, then we will be quit of thine the covenant, and pass over before oath which thou hast made us to swear. the people. And they took up the

21 And she said, According unto ark of the covenant, and went before your words, so be it. And she sent the people. them away, and they departed: and she 7 | And the Lord said unto Joshua, bound the scarlet line in the window. This day will I begin to magnify thee

22 And they went, and came unto in the sight of all Israel, that they the mountain, and abode there three may know that, as I was with Moses, days, until the pursuers were return- so I will be with thee. ed: and the pursuers sought them 8 And thou shalt command the throughout all the way, but found priests that bear the ark of the cov. them not.

enant, saying, When ye are come to 23 | So the two men returned, and the brink of the water of Jordan, ye descended from the mountain, and shall stand still in Jordan. passed over, and came to Joshua the | 9 | And Joshua said unto the chil. son of Nun, and told him all things dren of Israel, Come hither, and hear that befell them :

the words of the LORD your God. 24 And they said unto Joshua, | 10 And Joshua said, Hereby ye Truly the LORD hath delivered into shall know that the living God is our hands all the land; for even all among you, and that he will without the inhabitants of the country do fail drive out from before you the faint because of us.

Canaanites, and the Hittites, and the

Hivites, and the Perizzites, and the CHAPTER III.

Girgashites, and the Amorites, and 1 The Israelites come to Jordan 2 The officers instruct

them how they are to pass over it. 7 The Lord encourageth Joshua. 9 Joshua encourageth the people. 14

11 Behold, the ark of the covenant The waters of Jordan are divided.

of the Lord of all the earth passeth AND Joshua rose early in the morn over before you into Jordan. A ing; and they removed from 12 Now therefore take you twelve Shittim, and came to Jordan, he and men out of the tribes of Israel, out of all the children of Israel, and lodged every tribe a man. there before they passed over.

13 And it shall come to pass, as 2 And it came to pass after three soon as the soles of the feet of the days, that the officers went through priests that bear the ark of the LORD, the host;

the Lord of all the earth, shall rest 3 And they commanded the people, in the waters of Jordan, that the wasaying, When ye see the ark of the ters of Jordan shall be cut off from the covenant of the LORD your God, and waters that come down from above; the priests the Levites bearing it, then and they shall stand upon a heap. ye shall remove from your place, and 14 | And it came to pass, when go after it.

the people removed from their tents, 4 Yet there shall be a space be- to pass over Jordan, and the priests tween you and it, about two thousand bearing the ark of the covenant becubits by measure: come not near | fore the people;


They pass over Jordan. CHAPTER IV. . Twelve stones set up.

15 And as they that bare the ark | their fathers in time to come, saying, were come unto Jordan, and the feet | What mean ye by these stones? of the priests that bare the ark were 7 Then ye shall answer them, That dipped in the brim of the water, (for the waters of Jordan were cut off Jordan overfloweth all his banks all before the ark of the covenant of the time of harvest,)

the LORD; when it passed over Jor16 That the waters which came dan, the waters of Jordan were cut down from above stood and rose up off: and these stones shall be for a upon a heap very far from the city memorial unto the children of Israel Adam, that is beside Zaretan; and for ever. those that came down toward the sea 8 And the children of Israel did of the plain, even the salt sea, failed, so as Joshua commanded, and took and were cut off: and the people up twelve stones out of the midst of passed over right against Jericho. Jordan, as the LORD spake unto

17 And the priests that bare the Joshua, according to the number of ark of the covenant of the LORD the tribes of the children of Israel, stood firm on dry ground in the and carried them over with them midst of Jordan, and all the Is- unto the place where they lodged, raelites passed over on dry ground, and laid them down there. until all the people were passed 9 And Joshua set up twelve stones clean over Jordan.

in the midst of Jordan, in the place CHAPTER IV.

where the feet of the priests which 1 Twelve men are appointed to take twelve stones for a

bare the ark of the covenant stood : memorial out of Jordan. 9 Twelve other stones are and they are there unto this day. set up in the midst of Jordan 10 The people pass over. 14 God magnifieth Joshua. 20 The twelve

10 | For the priests which bare the stones are pitched in Gilgal.

ark stood in the midst of Jordan, un. AND it came to pass, when all the til every thing was finished that the A people were clean passed over LORD commanded Joshua to speak Jordan, that the LORD spake unto unto the people, according to all that Joshua, saying,

Moses commanded Joshua: and the 2 Take you twelve men out of the people hasted and passed over. people, out of every tribe a man,

11 And it came to pass, when all the 3 And command ye them, saying, people were clean passed over, that the Take you hence out of the midst of ark of the LORD passed over, and the Jordan, out of the place where the priests, in the presence of the people. priests' feet stood firm, twelve stones, 12 And the children of Reuben, and ye shall carry them over with | and the children of Gad, and half you, and leave them in the lodging the tribe of Manasseh, passed over place, where ye shall lodge this night. armed before the children of Israel,

4 Then Joshua called the twelve as Moses spake unto them: men, whom he had prepared of the 13 About forty thousand prepared children of Israel, out of every tribe for war passed over before the LORD a man:

unto battle, to the plains of Jericho. 5 And Joshua said unto them, Pass 14 | On that day the LORD magnver before the ark of the LORD your nified Joshua in the sight of all IsGod into the midst of Jordan, and rael; and they feared him, as they ta' 2 you up every man of you a feared Moses, all the days of his life. stune upon his shoulder, according 15 And the LORD spake unto unto the number of the tribes of the Joshua, saying, children of Israel :

16 Command the priests that bear 6 That this may be a sign among the ark of the testimony, that they you, that when your children ask | come up out of Jordan.


The memorial in Gilgal. JOSHUA,

Circumcision renewed. 17 Joshua therefore commanded | and circumcise again the children of the priests, saying, Come ye up out Israel the second time. of Jordan.

3 And Joshua made him sharp 18 And it came to pass, when the knives, and circumcised the children priests that bare the ark of the cov- of Israel at the hill of the foreskins. enant of the LORD were come up out 4 And this is the cause why Joshua of the midst of Jordan, and the soles did circumcise: All the people that of the priests' feet were lifted up unto came out of Egypt, that were males, the dry land, that the waters of Jordan even all the men of war, died in the returned unto their place, and flowed wilderness by the way, after they over all his banks, as they did before. came out of Egypt.

19 | And the people came up out 5 Now all the people that came out of Jordan on the tenth day of the were circumcised; but all the peofirst month, and encamped in Gilgal, ple that were born in the wilderness in the east border of Jericho.

by the way as they came forth out of 20 And those twelve stones, which Egypt, then they had not circumcised. they took out of Jordan, did Joshua 1 6 For the children of Israel walked pitch in Gilgal.

forty years in the wilderness, till all 21 And he spake unto the children the people that were men of war, of Israel, saying, When your children which came out of Egypt, were conshall ask their fathers in time to come, sumed, because they obeyed not the saying, What mean these stones? voice of the LORD: unto whom the

22 Then ye shall let your children | LORD sware that he would not shew know, saying, Israel came over this them the land, which the LORD sware Jordan on dry land.

unto their fathers that he would give 23 For the LORD your God dried us, a land that floweth with milk and up the waters of Jordan from before honey. you, until ye were passed over, as 7 And their children, whom he raisthe LORD your God did to the Reded up in their stead, them Joshua sea, which he dried up from before circumcised: for they were uncir. us, until we were gone over:

cumcised, because they had not cir24 That all the people of the earth cumcised them by the way. might know the hand of the LORD, 8 And it came to pass, when that it is mighty: that ye might fear they had done circumcising all the the LORD your God for ever.

people, that they abode in their places

in the camp, till they were whole. CHAPTER V.

9 And the LORD said unto Joshua, 1 The Canaanites are afraid. 2 Joshua reneweth circumcision. 10 The passover is kept at Gilgal. 12 The

This day have I rolled away the manna ceaseth. 13 An angel appeareth to Joshua. reproach of Egypt from off you. AND it came to pass, when all | Wherefore the name of the place A the kings of the Amorites, which is called Gilgal unto this day. were on the side of Jordan westward, 10 I And the children of Israel and all the kings of the Canaanites, encamped in Gilgal, and kept the which were by the sea, heard that passover on the fourteenth day of the the LORD had dried up the waters month at even in the plains of Jericho. of Jordan from before the children 11 And they did eat of the old of Israel, until we were passed over, | corn of the land on the morrow af. that their heart melted, neither was ter the passover, unleavened cakes, there spirit in them any more, be- and parched corn in the selfsame day. cause of the children of Israel.

12 | And the manna ceased on 2 | At that time the LORD said un- the morrow after they had eaten of to Joshua, Make thee sharp knives, the old corn of the land ; neither had

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Jericho is shut up.

CHAPTER VI. The city is compassed. the children of Israel manna any them, Take up the ark of the coy. more; but they did eat of the fruit enant, and let seven priests bear of the land of Canaan that year. seven trumpets of rams' horns be

13 | And it came to pass, when fore the ark of the LORD. Joshua was by Jericho, that he lifted 7 And he said unto the people, up his eyes and looked, and, behold, Pass on, and compass the city, and there stood a man over against him let him that is armed pass on before with his sword drawn in his hand : the ark of the LORD. and Joshua went unto him, and said | 8 | And it came to pass, when unto him, Art thou for us, or for our Joshua had spoken unto the people, adversaries ?

that the seven priests bearing the · 14 And he said, Nay; but as cap seven trumpets of rams' horns passed tain of the host of the LORD am I on before the LORD, and blew with now come. And Joshua fell on his | the trumpets: and the ark of the face to the earth, and did worship, covenant of the LORD followed them. and said unto him, What saith my 9 And the armed men went before lord unto his servant ?

the priests that blew with the trum15 And the captain of the Lord's pets, and the rearward came after the host said unto Joshua, Loose thy ark, the priests going on, and blowing shoe from off thy foot; for the place with the trumpets. whereon thou standest is holy. And I 10 And Joshua had commanded the Joshua did so.

people, saying, Ye shall not shout, nor CHAPTER VI.

make any noise with your voice, nei1 Jericho is shut up. 2 God instructeth Joshua how to

ther shall any word proceed out of besiege it. 12 The city is compassed seven days. 20 your mouth, until the day I bid you The walls fall down. 21 All that are in the city destroyed. 22 Only Rahab and her family are saved.

shout; then shall ye shout. 26 The rebuilder of Jericho is cursed.

11 So the ark of the LORD com. N OW Jericho was straitly shut up passed the city, going about it once:

because of the children of Israel: and they came into the camp, and none went out, and none came in. lodged in the camp.

2 And the LORD said unto Joshua, 12 | And Joshua rose early in the See, I have given into thine hand morning, and the priests took up the Jericho, and the king thereof, and ark of the LORD. the mighty men of valour.

13 And seven priests bearing seven 3 And ye shall compass the city, all trumpets of rams' horns before the ye men of war, and go round about the ark of the LORD went on continually, city once. Thus shalt thou do six days. and blew with the trumpets: and the

4 And seven priests shall bear be. armed men went before them; but fore the ark seven trumpets of rams' | the rearward came after the ark of horns: and the seventh day ye shall | the LORD, the priests going on, and compass the city seven times, and the blowing with the trumpets. priests shall blow with the trumpets. 14 And the second day they com.

5 And it shall come to pass, that passed the city once, and returned when they make a long blast with into the camp. So they did six days. the ram's horn, and when ye hear 15 And it came to pass on the sev. the sound of the trumpet, all the peo- enth day, that they rose early about ple shall shout with a great shout; the dawning of the day, and com. and the wall of the city shall fall passed the city after the same manner down flat, and the people shall ascend seven times : only on that day they up every man straight before him. compassed the city seven times.

6 | And Joshua the son of Nun 16 And it came to pass at the called the priests, and said unto | seventh time, when the priests blew

Jericho is destroyed.


The trespass of Achan. .. with the trumpets, Joshua said unto dwelleth in Israel even unto this the people, Shout; for the Lord hath day, because she hid the messengiven you the city.

gers, which Joshua sent to spy out 17 | And the city shall be accurs- | Jericho. ed, even it, and all that are therein, | 26 | And Joshua adjured them at to the LORD: only Rahab the harlot that time, saying, Cursed be the man shall live, she and all that are with before the LORD, that riseth up and her in the house, because she hid the buildeth this city Jericho: he shall messengers that we sent.

lay the foundation thereof in his 18 And ye, in any wise keep your firstborn, and in his youngest son selves from the accursed thing, lest shall he set up the gates of it. ye make yourselves accursed, when 27 So the LORD was with Joshua; ye take of the accursed thing, and and his fame was noised throughout make the camp of Israel a curse, and all the country. trouble it. 19 But all the silver, and gold, and


| 1 Achan's trespass. 2 The Israelites are smitten at Ai. vessels of brass and iron, are conse 6 Joshua's complaint. 10 God instructeth him what crated unto the LORD: they shall

to do. 16 Achan is taken by the lot. 19 His confes

sion. 22 He and all he had are destroyed in the valley come into the treasury of the LORD. of Achor.

20 So the people shouted when the DUT the children of Israel compriests blew with the trumpets: and D mitted a trespass in the accursit came to pass, when the people ed thing: for Achan, the son of Carheard the sound of the trumpet, and mi, the son of Zabdi, the son of Zethe people shouted with a great shout, rah, of the tribe of Judah, took of the that the wall fell down flat, so that accursed thing: and the anger of the the people went up into the city, every Lord was kindled against the children man straight before him, and they of Israel. took the city.

2 And Joshua sent men from Jer21 And they utterly destroyed all icho to Ai, which is beside Beth-aven, that was in the city, both man and wou on the east side of Beth-el, and spake man, young and old, and ox, and sheep, unto them, saying, Go up and view and ass, with the edge of the sword. the country. And the men went up

22 But Joshua had said unto the and viewed Ai. two men that had spied out the coun- 3 And they returned to Joshua, and try, Go into the harlot's house, and said unto him, Let not all the people bring out thence the woman, and all go up; but let about two or three that she hath, as ye sware unto her. | thousand men go up and smite Ai;

23 And the young men that were and make not all the people to labour spies went in, and brought out Ra- thither; for they are but few. hab, and her father, and her mother, 4 So there went up thither of the and her brethren, and all that she people about three thousand men; had; and they brought out all her and they fled before the men of Ai. kindred, and left them without the 5 And the men of Ai smote of camp of Israel.

them about thirty and six men : for 24 And they burnt the city with they chased them from before the fire, and all that was therein: only gate even unto Shebarim, and smote the silver, and the gold, and the ves them in the going down: wherefore sels of brass and of iron, they put into the hearts of the people melted, and the treasury of the house of the Lord. became as water.

25 And Joshua saved Rahab the 6 | And Joshua rent his clothes, harlot alive, and her father's house and fell to the earth upon his face hold, and all that she had ; and she before the ark of the LORD until the

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