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Joshua 7:6-7

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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  7:7 Joshua prayed, 5  “O, Master, Lord! Why did you bring these people across the Jordan to hand us over to the Amorites so they could destroy us?

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).

5 tn Heb “said.”



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