When Joshua gave the army its orders, 1 the seven priests carrying the seven rams’ horns before the Lord moved ahead and blew the horns as the ark of the covenant of the Lord followed behind.
So Joshua said to Achan, “My son, honor 1 the Lord God of Israel and give him praise! Tell me what you did; don’t hide anything from me!”
The day the Lord delivered the Amorites over to the Israelites, Joshua prayed to the Lord before Israel: 1 “O sun, stand still over Gibeon! O moon, over the Valley of Aijalon!”
That day Joshua captured Makkedah and put the sword to it and its king. He annihilated everyone who lived in it; he left no survivors. He did to its king what he had done to the king of Jericho. 1
Joshua defeated the whole land, including the hill country, the Negev, the lowlands, 1 the slopes, and all their kings. He left no survivors. He annihilated everything that breathed, just as the Lord God of Israel had commanded.
The Lord told Joshua, “Don’t be afraid of them, for about this time tomorrow I will cause all of them to lie dead before Israel. You must hamstring their horses and burn 1 their chariots.”
Caleb son of Jephunneh was assigned Kiriath Arba (that is Hebron) within the tribe of Judah, according to the Lord’s instructions to Joshua. (Arba was the father of Anak.) 1
The descendants of Joseph said to Joshua, “Why have you assigned us only one tribal allotment? After all, we have many people, for until now the Lord has enabled us to increase in number.” 1
Joshua replied to them, “Since you have so many people, 1 go up into the forest and clear out a place to live in the land of the Perizzites and Rephaites, for the hill country of Ephraim is too small for you.”
When the men started out, Joshua told those going to map out the land, “Go, walk through the land, map it out, and return to me. Then I will draw lots for you before the Lord here in Shiloh.”
These are the land assignments which Eleazar the priest, Joshua son of Nun, and the Israelite tribal leaders 1 made by drawing lots in Shiloh before the Lord at the entrance of the tent of meeting. 2 So they finished dividing up the land.
Joshua told all the people, “Here is what the Lord God of Israel says: ‘In the distant past your ancestors 1 lived beyond the Euphrates River, 2 including Terah the father of Abraham and Nahor. They worshiped 3 other gods,
The cart was coming to the field of Joshua, who was from Beth Shemesh. It paused there near a big stone. Then they cut up the wood of the cart and offered the cows as a burnt offering to the Lord.
There, in the presence of the Israelites, Joshua inscribed on the stones a duplicate of the law written by Moses. 1