Then they presented the Israelites with a discouraging
You will by no means enter into the land where
“This is the ordinance of the law which the Lord has commanded: ‘Instruct
But if you do not drive out the inhabitants of the land before you, then those whom you allow to remain will be irritants in your eyes and thorns in your side, and will cause you trouble in the land where you will be living.
The community must deliver the slayer out of the hand of the avenger of blood, and the community must restore him to the town of refuge to which he fled, and he must live there
Therefore do not defile the land that you will inhabit, in which I live, for I the Lord live among the Israelites.”
So all of you approached me and said, “Let’s send some men ahead of us to scout out the land and bring us back word as to how we should attack it and what the cities are like there.”
The exception is Caleb son of Jephunneh;
Nobody will be able to resist you; the Lord your God will spread the fear and terror of you over the whole land on which you walk, just as he promised you.
you must by all means
When you come to the land the Lord your God is giving you and take it over and live in it and then say, “I will select a king like all the nations surrounding me,”
Then the elders of the city nearest to the corpse
If a man marries a woman and she does not please him because he has found something offensive
The generation to come – your descendants who will rise up after you, as well as the foreigner who will come from distant places – will see
The whole land will be covered with brimstone, salt, and burning debris; it will not be planted nor will it sprout or produce grass. It will resemble the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah, Admah and Zeboiim, which the Lord destroyed in his intense anger.
But stay about three thousand feet behind it.
The city and all that is in it must be set apart for the Lord,
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.
The Lord handed Lachish over to Israel and they