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Joshua 7:6

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7:6 Joshua tore his clothes; 1  he and the leaders 2  of Israel lay face down on the ground before the ark of the Lord until evening 3  and threw dirt on their heads. 4 

1 sn Tearing one’s clothes was an outward expression of extreme sorrow (see Gen 37:34; 44:13).

2 tn Or “elders.”

3 tn Heb “and fell on his face to the ground before the ark of the Lord until evening, he and the elders of Israel.”

4 sn Throwing dirt on one’s head was an outward expression of extreme sorrow (see Lam 2:10; Ezek 27:30).



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