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Joshua 8

And the LORD
<03068>
said
<0559> (8799)
unto Joshua
<03091>_,
Fear
<03372> (8799)
not, neither be thou dismayed
<02865> (8735)_:
take
<03947> (8798)
all the people
<05971>
of war
<04421>
with thee, and arise
<06965> (8798)_,
go up
<05927> (8798)
to Ai
<05857>_:
see
<07200> (8798)_,
I have given
<05414> (8804)
into thy hand
<03027>
the king
<04428>
of Ai
<05857>_,
and his people
<05971>_,
and his city
<05892>_,
and his land
<0776>_:
And thou shalt do
<06213> (8804)
to Ai
<05857>
and her king
<04428>
as thou didst
<06213> (8804)
unto Jericho
<03405>
and her king
<04428>_:
only the spoil
<07998>
thereof, and the cattle
<0929>
thereof, shall ye take for a prey
<0962> (8799)
unto yourselves: lay
<07760> (8798)
thee an ambush
<0693> (8802)
for the city
<05892>
behind
<0310>
it.
So Joshua
<03091>
arose
<06965> (8799)_,
and all the people
<05971>
of war
<04421>_,
to go up
<05927> (8800)
against Ai
<05857>_:
and Joshua
<03091>
chose out
<0977> (8799)
thirty
<07970>
thousand
<0505>
mighty
<01368>
men
<0376>
of valour
<02428>_,
and sent them away
<07971> (8799)
by night
<03915>_.
And he commanded
<06680> (8762)
them, saying
<0559> (8800)_,
Behold
<07200> (8798)_,
ye shall lie in wait
<0693> (8802)
against the city
<05892>_,
[even] behind
<0310>
the city
<05892>_:
go
<07368> (0)
not very
<03966>
far
<07368> (8686)
from the city
<05892>_,
but be ye all ready
<03559> (8737)_:
And I, and all the people
<05971>
that [are] with me, will approach
<07126> (8799)
unto the city
<05892>_:
and it shall come to pass, when they come out
<03318> (8799)
against
<07125> (8800)
us, as at the first
<07223>_,
that we will flee
<05127> (8804)
before
<06440>
them,
(For they will come out
<03318> (8804)
after
<0310>
us) till we have drawn
<05423> (8687)
them from the city
<05892>_;
for they will say
<0559> (8799)_,
They flee
<05127> (8801)
before
<06440>
us, as at the first
<07223>_:
therefore we will flee
<05127> (8804)
before
<06440>
them. {drawn: Heb. pulled}
Then ye shall rise up
<06965> (8799)
from the ambush
<0693> (8802)_,
and seize
<03423> (8689)
upon the city
<05892>_:
for the LORD
<03068>
your God
<0430>
will deliver
<05414> (8804)
it into your hand
<03027>_.
And it shall be, when ye have taken
<08610> (8800)
the city
<05892>_,
[that] ye shall set
<03341> (8686)
the city
<05892>
on fire
<0784>_:
according to the commandment
<01697>
of the LORD
<03068>
shall ye do
<06213> (8799)_.
See
<07200> (8798)_,
I have commanded
<06680> (8765)
you.
Joshua
<03091>
therefore sent them forth
<07971> (8799)_:
and they went
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to lie in ambush
<03993>_,
and abode
<03427> (8799)
between Bethel
<01008>
and Ai
<05857>_,
on the west side
<03220>
of Ai
<05857>_:
but Joshua
<03091>
lodged
<03885> (8799)
that night
<03915>
among
<08432>
the people
<05971>_.
And Joshua
<03091>
rose up early
<07925> (8686)
in the morning
<01242>_,
and numbered
<06485> (8799)
the people
<05971>_,
and went up
<05927> (8799)_,
he and the elders
<02205>
of Israel
<03478>_,
before
<06440>
the people
<05971>
to Ai
<05857>_.
And all the people
<05971>_,
[even the people] of war
<04421>
that [were] with him, went up
<05927> (8804)_,
and drew nigh
<05066> (8799)_,
and came
<0935> (8799)
before the city
<05892>_,
and pitched
<02583> (8799)
on the north side
<06828>
of Ai
<05857>_:
now [there was] a valley
<01516>
between them and Ai
<05857>_.
And he took
<03947> (8799)
about five
<02568>
thousand
<0505>
men
<0376>_,
and set
<07760> (8799)
them to lie in ambush
<0693> (8802)
between Bethel
<01008>
and Ai
<05857>_,
on the west side
<03220>
of the city
<05857> (8675) <05892>_.
{of...: or, of Ai}
And when they had set
<07760> (8799)
the people
<05971>_,
[even] all the host
<04264>
that [was] on the north
<06828>
of the city
<05892>_,
and their liers in wait
<06119>
on the west
<03220>
of the city
<05892>_,
Joshua
<03091>
went
<03212> (8799)
that night
<03915>
into the midst
<08432>
of the valley
<06010>_.
{liers...: Heb. lying in wait}
And it came to pass, when the king
<04428>
of Ai
<05857>
saw
<07200> (8800)
[it], that they hasted
<04116> (8762)
and rose up early
<07925> (8686)_,
and the men
<0582>
of the city
<05892>
went out
<03318> (8799)
against
<07125> (8800)
Israel
<03478>
to battle
<04421>_,
he and all his people
<05971>_,
at a time appointed
<04150>_,
before
<06440>
the plain
<06160>_;
but he wist
<03045> (8804)
not that [there were] liers in ambush
<0693> (8802)
against him behind
<0310>
the city
<05892>_.
And Joshua
<03091>
and all Israel
<03478>
made as if they were beaten
<05060> (8735)
before
<06440>
them, and fled
<05127> (8799)
by the way
<01870>
of the wilderness
<04057>_.
And all the people
<05971>
that [were] in Ai
<05857> (8675) <05892>
were called
<02199> (8735)
together to pursue
<07291> (8800)
after
<0310>
them: and they pursued
<07291> (8799)
after
<0310>
Joshua
<03091>_,
and were drawn away
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from the city
<05892>_.
And there was not a man
<0376>
left
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in Ai
<05857>
or Bethel
<01008>_,
that went not out
<03318> (8804)
after
<0310>
Israel
<03478>_:
and they left
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the city
<05892>
open
<06605> (8803)_,
and pursued
<07291> (8799)
after Israel
<03478>_.
And the LORD
<03068>
said
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unto Joshua
<03091>_,
Stretch out
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the spear
<03591>
that [is] in thy hand
<03027>
toward Ai
<05857>_;
for I will give
<05414> (8799)
it into thine hand
<03027>_.
And Joshua
<03091>
stretched out
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the spear
<03591>
that [he had] in his hand
<03027>
toward the city
<05892>_.
And the ambush
<0693> (8802)
arose
<06965> (8804)
quickly
<04120>
out of their place
<04725>_,
and they ran
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as soon as he had stretched out
<05186> (8800)
his hand
<03027>_:
and they entered
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into the city
<05892>_,
and took
<03920> (8799)
it, and hasted
<04116> (8762)
and set
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the city
<05892>
on fire
<0784>_.
And when the men
<0582>
of Ai
<05857>
looked
<06437> (8799)
behind
<0310>
them, they saw
<07200> (8799)_,
and, behold, the smoke
<06227>
of the city
<05892>
ascended up
<05927> (8804)
to heaven
<08064>_,
and they had no power
<03027>
to flee
<05127> (8800)
this way or that way
<02008>_:
and the people
<05971>
that fled
<05127> (8801)
to the wilderness
<04057>
turned back
<02015> (8738)
upon the pursuers
<07291> (8802)_.
{power: Heb. hand}
And when Joshua
<03091>
and all Israel
<03478>
saw
<07200> (8804)
that the ambush
<0693> (8802)
had taken
<03920> (8804)
the city
<05892>_,
and that the smoke
<06227>
of the city
<05892>
ascended
<05927> (8804)_,
then they turned again
<07725> (8799)_,
and slew
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the men
<0582>
of Ai
<05857>_.
And the other
<0428>
issued out
<03318> (8804)
of the city
<05892>
against
<07125> (8800)
them; so they were in the midst
<08432>
of Israel
<03478>_,
some on this side, and some on that side: and they smote
<05221> (8686)
them, so that
<05704>
they let
<07604> (8689)
none of them remain
<08300>
or escape
<06412>_.
And the king
<04428>
of Ai
<05857>
they took
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alive
<02416>_,
and brought
<07126> (8686)
him to Joshua
<03091>_.
And it came to pass, when Israel
<03478>
had made an end
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of slaying
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all the inhabitants
<03427> (8802)
of Ai
<05857>
in the field
<07704>_,
in the wilderness
<04057>
wherein they chased
<07291> (8804)
them, and when they were all fallen
<05307> (8799)
on the edge
<06310>
of the sword
<02719>_,
until they were consumed
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that all the Israelites
<03478>
returned
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unto Ai
<05857>_,
and smote
<05221> (8686)
it with the edge
<06310>
of the sword
<02719>_.
And [so] it was, [that] all that fell
<05307> (8802)
that day
<03117>_,
both of men
<0376>
and women
<0802>_,
[were] twelve
<08147> <06240>
thousand
<0505>_,
[even] all the men
<0582>
of Ai
<05857>_.
For Joshua
<03091>
drew
<07725> (0)
not his hand
<03027>
back
<07725> (8689)_,
wherewith he stretched out
<05186> (8804)
the spear
<03591>_,
until he had utterly destroyed
<02763> (8689)
all the inhabitants
<03427> (8802)
of Ai
<05857>_.
Only the cattle
<0929>
and the spoil
<07998>
of that city
<05892>
Israel
<03478>
took for a prey
<0962> (8804)
unto themselves, according unto the word
<01697>
of the LORD
<03068>
which he commanded
<06680> (8765)
Joshua
<03091>_.
And Joshua
<03091>
burnt
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Ai
<05857>_,
and made
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it an heap
<08510>
for ever
<05769>_,
[even] a desolation
<08077>
unto this day
<03117>_.
And the king
<04428>
of Ai
<05857>
he hanged
<08518> (8804)
on a tree
<06086>
until eventide
<06256> <06153>_:
and as soon as the sun
<08121>
was down
<0935> (8800)_,
Joshua
<03091>
commanded
<06680> (8765)
that they should take
<03381> (0)
his carcase
<05038>
down
<03381> (8686)
from the tree
<06086>_,
and cast
<07993> (8686)
it at the entering
<06607>
of the gate
<08179>
of the city
<05892>_,
and raise
<06965> (8686)
thereon a great
<01419>
heap
<01530>
of stones
<068>_,
[that remaineth] unto this day
<03117>_.
Then Joshua
<03091>
built
<01129> (8799)
an altar
<04196>
unto the LORD
<03068>
God
<0430>
of Israel
<03478>
in mount
<02022>
Ebal
<05858>_,
As Moses
<04872>
the servant
<05650>
of the LORD
<03068>
commanded
<06680> (8765)
the children
<01121>
of Israel
<03478>_,
as it is written
<03789> (8803)
in the book
<05612>
of the law
<08451>
of Moses
<04872>_,
an altar
<04196>
of whole
<08003>
stones
<068>_,
over which no man hath lift up
<05130> (8689)
[any] iron
<01270>_:
and they offered
<05927> (8686)
thereon burnt offerings
<05930>
unto the LORD
<03068>_,
and sacrificed
<02076> (8799)
peace offerings
<08002>_.
And he wrote
<03789> (8799)
there upon the stones
<068>
a copy
<04932>
of the law
<08451>
of Moses
<04872>_,
which he wrote
<03789> (8804)
in the presence
<06440>
of the children
<01121>
of Israel
<03478>_.
And all Israel
<03478>_,
and their elders
<02205>_,
and officers
<07860> (8802)_,
and their judges
<08199> (8802)_,
stood
<05975> (8802)
on this side the ark
<0727>
and on that side before the priests
<03548>
the Levites
<03881>_,
which bare
<05375> (8802)
the ark
<0727>
of the covenant
<01285>
of the LORD
<03068>_,
as well the stranger
<01616>_,
as he that was born
<0249>
among them; half
<02677>
of them over
<0413>
against
<04136>
mount
<02022>
Gerizim
<01630>_,
and half
<02677>
of them over against
<04136>
mount
<02022>
Ebal
<05858>_;
as Moses
<04872>
the servant
<05650>
of the LORD
<03068>
had commanded
<06680> (8765)
before
<07223>_,
that they should bless
<01288> (8763)
the people
<05971>
of Israel
<03478>_.
And afterward
<0310>
he read
<07121> (8804)
all the words
<01697>
of the law
<08451>_,
the blessings
<01293>
and cursings
<07045>_,
according to all that is written
<03789> (8803)
in the book
<05612>
of the law
<08451>_.
There was not a word
<01697>
of all that Moses
<04872>
commanded
<06680> (8765)_,
which Joshua
<03091>
read
<07121> (8804)
not before all the congregation
<06951>
of Israel
<03478>_,
with the women
<0802>_,
and the little ones
<02945>_,
and the strangers
<01616>
that were conversant
<01980> (8802)
among
<07130>
them. {were...: Heb. walked}


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