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    Joshua

    101And it came to pass after the death of Moses, that the Lord spoke to Joshua the son of Naue, the minister of Moses, saying,
    102Moses my servant is dead; now then arise, go over Jordan, you and all this people, into the land, which I give them.
    103Every spot on which you shall tread I will give it to you, as I said to Moses.
    104The wilderness and Antilibanus, as far as the great river, the river Euphrates, and as far as the extremity of the sea; your costs shall be from the setting of the sun.
    105Not a man shall stand against you all the days of your life; and as I was with Moses, so will I also be with you, and I will not fail you, or neglect you.
    106Be strong and 'quit yourself like a man, for you shall divide the land to this people, which I sware to give to your fathers.
    107Be strong, therefore, and quit yourself like a man, to observe and do as Moses my servant commanded you; and you shall not turn therefrom to the right hand or to the left, that you may be wise in whatever you may do.
    108And the book of this law shall not depart out of your mouth, and you shall meditate in it day and night, that you may know how to do all the things that are written in it; then shall you prosper, and make your ways prosperous, and then shall you be wise.
    109Behold! I have commanded you; be strong and courageous, be not cowardly nor fearful, for the Lord your God is with you in all places whither you go.
    110And Joshua commanded the scribes of the people, saying,
    111Go into the midst of the camp of the people, and command the people, saying, Prepare provisions; for yet three days and you shall go over this Jordan, entering in to take possession of the land, which the Lord God of your fathers gives to you.
    112And to Ruben, and to Gad, and to the half tribe of Manasse, Joshua said,
    113Remember the word which Moses the servant of the Lord commanded you, saying, the Lord your God has caused you to rest, and has given you this land.
    114Let your wives and your children and your cattle dwell in the land, which he has given you; and you shall go over well armed before your brethren, every one of you who is strong; and you shall fight on their side;
    115until the Lord your God shall have given your brethren rest, as also to you, and they also shall have inherited the land, which the Lord your God gives them; then you shall depart each one to his inheritance, which Moses gave you beyond Jordan eastward.
    116And they answered Joshua and said, We will do all things which you command us, and we will go to every place whither you shall send us.
    117Whereinsoever we listened to Moses we will listen to you; only let the Lord our God be with you, as he was with Moses.
    118And whoever shall disobey you, and whoever shall not listen to your words as you shall command him, let him die; but be you strong and courageous.
    201And Joshua the son of Naue sent out of Sattin two young men to spy the land, saying, Go up and view the land and Jericho: and the two young men went and entered into Jericho; and they entered into the house of a harlot, whose name was Raab, and lodged there.
    202An it was reported to the king of Jericho, saying, Men of the sons of Israel have come in hither to spy the land.
    203And the king of Jericho sent and spoke to Raab, saying, Bring out the men that entered into your house this night; for they are come to spy out the land.
    204And the woman took the two men and hid them; and she spoke to the messengers, saying, The men came in to me,
    205but when the gate was shut in the evening, the men went out; I know not whither they are gone: follow after them, if you may overtake them.
    206But she had brought them up upon the house, and hid them in the flax-stalks that were spread by her on the house.
    207And the men followed after them in the way to Jordan to the fords; and the gate was shut.
    208And it came to pass when the men who pursued after them were gone forth, and before the spies had lain down to sleep, that she came up to them on the top of the house;
    209and she said to them, I know that the Lord has given you the land; for the fear of you has fallen upon us.
    210For we have heard that the Lord God dried up the Red Sea before you, when you came out of the land of Egypt, and all that he did to the two kings of the Amorites, who were beyond Jordan, to Seon and Og, whom you utterly destroyed.
    211And when we heard it we were amazed in our heart, and there was no longer any spirit in any of us because of you, for the Lord your god is God in heaven above, and on the earth beneath.
    212And now swear to me by the Lord God; since I deal mercifully with you, so do you also deal mercifully with the house of my father:
    213and save alive the house of my father, my mother, and my brethren, and all my house, and all that they have, and you shall rescue my soul from death.
    214And the men said to her, Our life for yours even to death: and she said, When the Lord shall have delivered the city to you, you shall deal mercifully and truly with me.
    215And she let them down by the window;
    216and she said to them, Depart into the hill-country, lest the pursuers meet you, and you shall be hidden there three days until your pursuers return from after you, and afterwards you shall depart on your way.
    217And the men said to her, We are clear of this your oath.
    218Behold, we shall enter into a part of the city, and you shall set a sign; you shall bind this scarlet cord in the window, by which you have let us down, and you shall bring in to yourself, into your house, your father, and your mother, and your brethren, and all the family of your father.
    219And it shall come to pass that whoever shall go outside the door of your house, his guilt shall be upon him, and we shall be quit of this your oath; and we will be responsible for all that shall be found with you in your house.
    220But if any one should injure us, or betray these our matters, we shall be quit of this your oath.
    221And she said to them, Let it be according to your word; and she sent them out, and they departed.
    222And they came to the hill-country, and remained there three days; and the pursuers searched all the roads, and found them not.
    223And the two young men returned, and came down out of the mountain; and they went over to Joshua the son of Naue, and told him all things that had happened to them.
    224And they said to Joshua, The Lord has delivered all the land into our power, and all the inhabitants of that land tremble because of us.
    301And Joshua rose up early in the morning, and departed from Sattin; and they came as far as Jordan, and lodged there before they crossed over.
    302And it came to pass after three days, that the scribes went through the camp;
    303and they charged the people, saying, When you shall see the ark of the covenant of the Lord our God, and our priests and the Levites bearing it, you shall depart from your places, and you shall go after it.
    304But let there be a distance between you and it; you shall stand as much as two thousand cubits from it. Do not draw near to it, that you may know the way which you are to go; for you have not gone the way before.
    305And Joshua said to the people, Sanctify yourselves against to-morrow, for to-morrow the Lord will do wonders amongst you.
    306And Joshua said to the priests, Take up the ark of the covenant of the Lord, and go before the people: and the priests took up the ark of the covenant of the Lord, and went before the people.
    307And the Lord said to Joshua, This day do I begin to exalt you before all the children of Israel, that they may know that as I was with Moses, so will I also be with you.
    308And now charge the priests that bear the ark of the covenant, saying, As soon as you shall enter on a part of the water of Jordan, then you shall stand in Jordan.
    309And Joshua said to the children of Israel, Come hither, and listen to the word of the Lord our God.
    310Hereby you shall know that the living God is amongst you, and will utterly destroy from before our face the Chananite, and the Chettite and Pherezite, and the Evite, and the Amorite, and the Gergesite, and the Jebusite.
    311Behold, the ark of the covenant of the Lord of all the earth passes over Jordan.
    312Choose for yourselves twelve men of the sons of Israel, one of each tribe.
    313And it shall come to pass, when the feet of the priests that bear the ark of the covenant of the Lord of the whole earth rest in the water of Jordan, the water of Jordan below shall fail, and the water coming down from above shall stop.
    314And the people removed from their tents to cross over Jordan, and the priests bore the ark of the covenant of the Lord before the people.
    315And when the priests that bore the ark of the covenant of the Lord entered upon Jordan, and the feet of the priests that bore the ark of the covenant of the Lord were dipped in part of the water of Jordan; (now Jordan overflowed all its banks about the time of wheat harvest:)
    316then the waters that came down from above stopped; there stood one solid heap very far off, as far as the region of Kariathiarim, and the lower part came down to the sea of Araba, the salt sea, till it completely failed; and the people stood opposite Jericho.
    317And the priests that bore the ark of the covenant of the Lord stood on dry land in the midst of Jordan; and all the children of Israel went through on dry land, until all the people had completely gone over Jordan.
    401And when the people had completely passed over Jordan, the Lord spoke to Joshua, saying,
    402Take men from the people, one of each tribe,
    403and charge them; and you shall take out of the midst of Jordan twelve fit stones, and having carried them across together with yourselves, place them in your camp, where you shall encamp for the night.
    404And Joshua having called twelve men of distinction amongst the children of Israel, one of each tribe,
    405said to them, Advance before me in the presence of the Lord into the midst of Jordan, and each having taken up a stone from thence, let him carry it on his shoulders, according to the number of the twelve tribes of Israel:
    406that these may be to you continually for an appointed sign, that when your son asks you in future, saying, What are these stones to us?
    407then you may explain to your son, saying, The river Jordan was dried up from before the ark of the covenant of the Lord of the whole earth, when it passed it: and these stones shall be for a memorial for you for the children of Israel for ever.
    408And the children of Israel did so, as the Lord commanded Joshua; and they took up twelve stones out of the midst of Jordan, (as the Lord commanded Joshua, when the children of Israel had completely passed over,) and carried these stones with them into the camp, and laid them down there.
    409And Joshua set also other twelve stones in Jordan itself, in the place that was under the feet of the priests that bore the ark of the covenant of the Lord; and there they are to this day.
    410And the priests that bore the ark of the covenant stood in Jordan, until Joshua had finished all that the Lord commanded him to report to the people; and the people hasted and passed over.
    411And it came to pass when all the people had passed over, that the ark of the covenant of the Lord passed over, and the stones before them.
    412And the sons of Ruben, and the sons of Gad, and the half tribe of Manasse passed over armed before the children of Israel, as Moses commanded them.
    413Forty thousand armed for battle went over before the Lord to war, to the city of Jericho.
    414In that day the Lord magnified Joshua before all the people of Israel; and they feared him, as they did Moses, as long as he lived.
    415And the Lord spoke to Joshua, saying,
    416Charge the priests that bear the ark of the covenant of the testimony of the Lord, to go up out of Jordan.
    417And Joshua charged the priests, saying, Go up out of Jordan.
    418And it came to pass when the priests who bore the ark of the covenant of the Lord were gone up out of Jordan, and set their feet upon the land, that the water of Jordan returned impetuously to its place, and went as before over all its banks.
    419And the people went up out of Jordan on the tenth day of the first month; and the children of Israel encamped in Galgala in the region eastward from Jericho.
    420And Joshua set these twelve stones which he took out of Jordan, in Galgala,
    421saying, When your sons ask you, saying, What are these stones?
    422Tell your sons, that Israel went over this Jordan on dry land,
    423when the Lord our God had dried up the water of Jordan from before them, until they had passed over; as the Lord our God did to the Red Sea, which the Lord our God dried up from before us, until we passed over.
    424That all the nations of the earth might know, that the power of the Lord is mighty, and that you might worship the Lord our God in every work.
    501And it came to pass when the kings of the Amorites who were beyond Jordan heard, and the kings of Phoenicia by the sea, that the Lord God had dried up the river Jordan from before the children of Israel when they passed over, that their hearts failed, and they were terror-stricken, and there was no sense in them because of the children of Israel.
    502And about this time the Lord said to Joshua, Make you stone knives of sharp stone, and sit down and circumcise the children of Israel the second time.
    503And Joshua made sharp knives of stone, and circumcised the children of Israel at the place called the ?Hill of Foreskins.?
    504And this is the way in which Joshua purified the children of Israel; as many as were born in the way, and as many as were uncircumcised of them that came out of Egypt,
    505all these Joshua circumcised; for forty and two years Israel wondered in the wilderness of Mabdaris -
    506Therefore most of the fighting men that came out of the land of Egypt, were uncircumcised, who disobeyed the commands of God; concerning whom also he determined that they should not see the land, which the Lord sware to give to their fathers, even a land flowing with milk and honey.
    507And in their place he raised up their sons, whom Joshua circumcised, because they were uncircumcised, having been born by the way.
    508And when they had been circumcised they rested continuing there in the camp till they were healed.
    509And the Lord said to Joshua the son of Naue, On this day have I removed the reproach of Egypt from you: and he called the name of that place Galgala.
    510And the children of Israel kept the passover on the fourteenth day of the month at evening, to the westward of Jericho on the opposite side of the Jordan in the plain.
    511And they ate of the grain of the earth unleavened and new corn.
    512In this day the manna failed, after they had eaten of the corn of the land, and the children of Israel no longer had manna: and they took the fruits of the land of the Phoenicians in that year.
    513And it came to pass when Joshua was in Jericho, that he looked up with his eyes and saw a man standing before him, and there was a drawn sword in his hand; and Joshua drew near and said to him, Are you for us or on the side of our enemies?
    514And he said to him, I am now come, the chief captain of the host of the Lord.
    515And Joshua fell on his face upon the earth, and said to him, Lord, what command you your servant?
    516And the captain of the Lord's host said to Joshua, Loose your shoe off your feet, for the place whereon you now stand is holy.
    601Now Jericho was closely shut up and besieged, and none went out of it, and none came in.
    602And the Lord said to Joshua, Behold, I deliver Jericho into your power, and its king in it, and its mighty men.
    603And do you set the men of war round about it.
    604And it shall be that when you shall sound with the trumpet, all the people shall shout together.
    605And when they have shouted, the walls of the city shall fall of themselves; and all the people shall enter, each one rushing direct into the city.
    606And Joshua the son of Naue went in to the priests, and spoke to them, saying,
    607And let seven priests having seven sacred trumpets proceed thus before the Lord, and let them sound loudly; and let the ark of the covenant of the Lord follow.
    608Charge the people to go round, and encompass the city; and let your men of war pass on armed before the Lord.
    609And let the men of war proceed before, and the priests bringing up the rear behind the ark of the covenant of the Lord proceed sounding the trumpets.
    610And Joshua commanded the people, saying, Cry not out, nor let any one hear your voice, until he himself declare to you the time to cry out, and then you shall cry out.
    611And the ark of the covenant of God having gone round immediately returned into the camp, and lodged there.
    612And on the second day Joshua rose up in the morning, and the priests took up the ark of the covenant of the Lord.
    613And the seven priests bearing the seven trumpets went on before the Lord; and afterwards the men of war went on, and the remainder of the multitude went after the ark of the covenant of the Lord, and the priests sounded with the trumpets.
    614And all the rest of the multitude compassed the city six times from within a short distance, and went back again into the camp; this they did six days.
    615And on the seventh day they rose up early, and compassed the city on that day seven times.
    616And it came to pass at the seventh circuit the priests blew the trumpets; and Joshua said to the children of Israel, Shout, for the Lord has given you the city.
    617And the city shall be devoted, it and all things that are in it, to the Lord of Hosts: only do you save Raab the harlot, and all things in her house.
    618But keep yourselves strictly from the accursed thing, lest you set your mind upon and take of the accursed thing, and you make the camp of the children of Israel and accursed thing, and destroy us.
    619And all the silver, or gold, or brass, or iron, shall be holy to the Lord; it shall be carried into the treasury of the Lord.
    620And the priests sounded with the trumpets: and when the people heard the trumpets, all the people shouted at once with a loud and strong shout; and all the wall fell round about, and all the people went up into the city:
    621and Joshua devoted it to destruction, and all things that were in the city, man and woman, young man and old, and calf and ass, with the edge of the sword.
    622And Joshua said to the two young men who had acted a spies, Go into the house of the woman, and bring her out thence, and all that she has.
    623And the two young men who had spied out the city entered into the house of the woman, and brought out Raab the harlot, and her father, and her mother, and her brethren, and her kindred, and all that she had; and they set her without the camp of Israel.
    624And the city was burnt with fire with all things that were in it; only of the silver, and gold, and brass, and iron, they gave to be brought into the treasury of the Lord.
    625And Joshua saved alive Raab the harlot, and all the house of her father, and caused her to dwell in Israel until this day, because she hid the spies which Joshua sent to spy out Jericho.
    626And Joshua adjured them on that day before the Lord, saying, Cursed be the man who shall build that city: he shall lay the foundation of it in his firstborn, and he shall set up the gates of it in his youngest son. And so did Hozan of Baethel; he laid the foundation in Abiron his firstborn, and set up the gates of it in his youngest surviving son.
    627And the Lord was with Joshua, and his name was in all the land.
    701But the children of Israel committed a great trespass, and purloined part of the accursed thing; and Achar the son of Charmi, the son of Zambri, the son of Zara, of the tribe of Juda, took of the accursed thing; and the Lord was very angry with the children of Israel.
    702And Joshua sent men to Gai, which is by Baethel, saying, Spy out Gai: and the men went up and spied Gai.
    703And they returned to Joshua, and said to him, Let not all the people go up, but let about two or three thousand men go up and take the city by siege: carry not up there the whole people, for the enemy are few.
    704And there went up about three thousand men, and they fled from before the men of Gai.
    705And the men of Gai killed of them to the number of thirty-six men, and they pursued them from the gate, and destroyed them from the steep hill; and the heart of the people was alarmed and became as water.
    706And Joshua tore his garments; and Joshua fell on the earth on his face before the Lord until evening, he and the elders of Israel; and they cast dust on their heads.
    707And Joshua said, I pray, Lord, therefore has your servant brought this people over Jordan to deliver them to the Amorite to destroy us? would we had remained and settled ourselves beyond Jordan.
    708And what shall I say since Israel has turned his back before his enemy?
    709And when the Chananite and all the inhabitants of the land hear it, they shall compass us round and destroy us from off the land: and what will you do for your great name?
    710And the Lord said to Joshua, Rise up; why have you fallen upon your face?
    711The people has sinned, and transgressed the covenant which I made with them; they have stolen from the cursed thing, and put it into their store.
    712And the children of Israel will not be able to stand before their enemies; they will turn their back before their enemies, for they have become an accursed thing: I will not any longer be with you, unless you remove the cursed thing from yourselves.
    713Rise, sanctify the people and tell them to sanctify themselves for the morrow: thus says the Lord God of Israel, The accursed thing is amongst you; you shall not be able to stand before your enemies, until you shall have removed the cursed thing from amongst you.
    714And you shall all be gathered together by your tribes in the morning, and it shall come to pass that the tribe which the Lord shall show, you shall bring by families; and the family which the Lord shall show, you shall bring by households; and the household which the Lord shall show, you shall bring man by man.
    715And the man who shall be pointed out, shall be burnt with fire, and all that he has; because he has transgressed the covenant of the Lord, and has wrought wickedness in Israel.
    716And Joshua rose up early, and brought the people by their tribes; and the tribe of Juda was pointed out.
    717And it was brought by their families, and family of the Zaraites was pointed out.
    718And it was brought man by man, and Achar the son of Zambri the son of Zara was pointed out.
    719And Joshua said to Achar, Give glory this day to the Lord God of Israel, and make confession; and tell me what you have done, and hide it not from me.
    720And Achar answered Joshua, and said, Indeed I have sinned against the Lord God of Israel: thus and thus have I done:
    721I saw in the spoil an embroidered mantle, and two hundred didrachmas of silver, and one golden wedge of fifty didrachmas, and I desired them and took them; and, behold, they are hid in my tent, and the silver is hid under them.
    722And Joshua sent messengers, and they ran to the tent into the camp; and these things were hidden in his tent, and the silver under them.
    723And they brought them out of the tent, and brought them to Joshua and the elders of Israel, and they laid them before the Lord.
    724And Joshua took Achar the son of Zara, and brought him to the valley of Achor, and his sons, and his daughters, and his calves, and his asses, and all his sheep, and his tent, and all his property, and all the people were with him; and he brought them to Emec Achor.
    725And Joshua said to Achar, Why have you destroyed us? the Lord destroy you as at this day. And all Israel stoned him with stones.
    726And they set up over him a great heap of stones; and the Lord ceased from his fierce anger. Therefore he called the place Emecachor until this day.
    801And the Lord said to Joshua, Fear not, nor be timorous: take with you all the men of war, and arise, go up to Gai; behold, I have given into your hands the king of Gai, and his land.
    802And you shall do to Gai, as you did to Jericho and its king; and you shall take to yourself the spoil of its cattle; set now for yourself an ambush for the city behind.
    803And Joshua and all the men of war rose to go up to Gai; and Joshua chose out thirty thousand mighty men, and he sent them away by night.
    804And he charged them, saying, Do you lie in ambush behind the city: do not go far from the city, and you shall all be ready.
    805Land I and all with me will draw near to the city: and it shall come to pass when the inhabitants of Gai shall come forth to meet us, as before, that we will flee from before them.
    806And when they shall come out after us, we will draw them away from the city; and they will say, These men flee from before us, as also before.
    807And you shall rise up out of the ambuscade, and go into the city.
    808You shall do according to this word, behold! I have commanded you.
    809And Joshua sent them, and they went to lie in ambush; and they lay between Baethel and Gai, westward of Gai.
    810And Joshua rose up early in the morning, and numbered the people; and he went up, he and the elders before the people to Gai.
    811And all the men of war went up with him, and they went forward and came over against the city eastward.
    812And the ambuscade was on the west side of the city.
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    814And it came to pass when the king of Gai saw it, he hasted and went out to meet them direct to the battle, he and all the people that were with him: and he knew not that there was an ambuscade formed against him behind the city.
    815And Joshua and Israel saw, and retreated from before them.
    816And they pursued after the children of Israel, and they themselves went to a distance from the city.
    817There was no one left in Gai who did not pursue after Israel; and they left the city open, and pursued after Israel.
    818And the Lord said to Joshua, Stretch forth your hand with the spear that is in your hand towards the city, for I have delivered it into your hands; and the liers in wait shall rise up quickly out of their place.
    819And Joshua stretched out his hand and his spear towards the city, and the ambuscade rose up quickly out of their place; and they came forth when he stretched out his hand; and they entered into the city, and took it; and they hasted and burnt the city with fire.
    820And when the inhabitants of Gai looked round behind them, then they saw the smoke going up out of the city to heaven, and they were no longer able to flee this way or that way.
    821And Joshua and all Israel saw that the ambuscade had taken the city, and that the smoke of the city went up to heaven; and they turned and struck the men of Gai.
    822And these came forth out of the city to meet them; and they were in the midst of the army, some being on this side, and some on that; and they struck them until there was not left of them one who survived and escaped.
    823And they took the king of Gai alive, and brought him to Joshua.
    824And when the children of Israel had ceased slaying all that were in Gai, and in the fields, and in the mountain on the descent, from whence they pursued them even to the end, then Joshua returned to Gai, and struck it with the edge of the sword.
    825And they that fell in that day, men and women, were twelve thousand: they killed all the inhabitants of Gai.
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    827Beside the spoils that were in the city, all things which the children of Israel took as spoil for themselves according to the command of the Lord, as the Lord commanded Joshua.
    828And Joshua burnt the city with fire: he made it an uninhabited heap for ever, even to this day.
    829And he hanged the king of Gai on a gallows; and he remained on the tree till evening: and when the sun went down, Joshua gave charge, and they took down his body from the tree, and cast it into a pit, and they set over him a heap of stones until this day.
    830Then Joshua built an altar to the Lord God of Israel in mount Gaebal,
    831as Moses the servant of the Lord commanded the children of Israel, as it is written in the law of Moses, an altar of unhewn stones, on which iron had not been lifted up; and he offered there whole burnt offerings to the Lord, and a peace-offering.
    832And Joshua wrote upon the stones a copy of the law, even the law of Moses, before the children of Israel.
    833And all Israel, and their elders, and their judges, and their scribes, passed on one side and on the other before the ark; and the priests and the Levites took up the ark of the covenant of the Lord; and the stranger and the native were there, who were half of them near mount Garizin, and half near mount Gaebal, as Moses the servant of the Lord commanded at first, to bless the people.
    834And afterwards Joshua read accordingly all the words of this law, the blessings and the curses, according to all things written in the law of Moses.
    835There was not a word of all that Moses charged Joshua, which Joshua read not in the ears of all the assembly of the children of Israel, the men, and the women, and the children, and the strangers that joined themselves to Israel.
    901And when the kings of the Amorites on the other side of Jordan, who were in the mountain country, and in the plain, and in all the coast of the great sea, and those who were near Antilibanus, and the Chettites, and the Chananites, and the Pherezites, and the Evites, and the Amorites, and the Gergesites, and the Jebusites, heard of it,
    902they came all together at the same time to make war against Joshua and Israel.
    903And the inhabitants of Gabaon heard of all that the Lord did to Jericho and Gai.
    904And they also wrought craftily, and they went and made provision and prepared themselves; and having taken old sacks on their shoulders, and old and tore and patched bottles of wine,
    905and the upper part of their shoes and their sandals old and clouted on their feet, and their garments old upon them - and the bread of their provision was dry and mouldy and corrupt.
    906And they came to Joshua into the camp of Israel to Galgala, and said to Joshua and Israel, We are come from a far land: now then make a covenant with us.
    907And the children of Israel said to the Chorrhaean, Peradventure you dwell amongst us; and how should I make a covenant with you?
    908And they said to Joshua, We are your servants: and Joshua said to them, Whence are you, and whence have you come?
    909And they said, Your servants are come from a very far country in the name of the Lord your God: for we have heard his name, and all that he did in Egypt,
    910and all that he did to the kings of the Amorites, who were beyond Jordan, to Seon king of the Amorites, and Og king of Basan, who lived in Astaroth and in Edrain.
    911And our elders and all that inhabit our land when they heard spoke to us, saying, Take to yourselves provision for the way, and go to meet them; and you shall say to them, We are your servants, and now make a covenant with us.
    912These are the loaves - we took them hot for our journey on the day on which we came out to come to you; and now they are dried and become mouldy.
    913And these are the skins of wine which we filled when new, and they are tore; and our garments and our shoes are worn out because of the very long journey.
    914And the chiefs took of their provision, and asked not counsel of the Lord.
    915And Joshua made peace with them, and they made a covenant with them to preserve them; and the princes of the congregation sware to them.
    916And it came to pass three days after they had made a covenant with them, they heard that they were near neighbours, and that they lived amongst them.
    917And the children of Israel departed and came to their cities; and their cities were Gabaon, and Kephira, and Berot, and the cities of Jarin.
    918Land the children of Israel fought not with them, because all the princes sware to them by the Lord God of Israel; and all the congregation murmured at the princes.
    919And the princes said to all the congregation: We have sworn to them by the Lord God of Israel, and now we shall not be able to touch them.
    920This we will do; take them alive, and we will preserve them: so there shall not be wrath against us by reason of the oath which we swore to them.
    921They shall live, and shall be hewers of wood and drawers of water to all the congregation, as the princes said to them.
    922And Joshua called them together and said to them, Why have you deceived me, saying, We live very far from you; whereas you are fellow-countrymen of those who dwell amongst us?
    923And now you are cursed: there shall not fail of you a slave, or a hewer of wood, or a drawer of water to me and my God.
    924And they answered Joshua, saying, It was reported to us what the Lord your God charged his servant Moses, to give you this land, and to destroy us and all that lived on it from before you; and we feared very much for our lives because of you, and therefore we did this thing.
    925And now, behold, we are in your power; do to us as it is pleasing to you, and as it seems good to you.
    926And they did so to them; and Joshua rescued them in that day out of the hands of the children of Israel, and they did not kill them.
    927And Joshua made them in that day hewers of wood and drawers of water to the whole congregation, and for the altar of God: therefore the inhabitants of Gabaon became hewers of wood and drawers of water for the altar of God until this day, even for the place which the Lord should choose.
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    930Then Joshua built an altar to the Lord God of Israel in mount Gebal,
    931as Moses the servant of the Lord commanded the children of Israel, as it was written in the law of Moses, an altar of unhewn stones, on which iron had not been lifted up: and he offered there whole burnt offerings to the Lord, and a piece offering. And Joshua wrote upon the stones a copy of the law, even the law of Moses, before the children of Israel.
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    933And all Israel, and their elders, and their judges, and their scribes, passed on one side and on the other, before the ark; and the priests and the levites took up the ark of the covenant of the Lord; and the stranger and the native were there, who were half of them near mount Gebal, as Moses the servant of the Lord commanded at first, to bless the people.
    1001And when Adoni-bezec king of Jerusalem heard that Joshua had taken Gai, and had destroyed it, as he did to Jericho and its king, even so they did to Gai and its king, and that the inhabitants of Gabaon had gone over to Joshua and Israel;
    1002then they were greatly terrified by them, for the king knew that Gabaon was a great city, as one of the chief cities, and all its men were mighty.
    1003So Adoni-bezec king of Jerusalem sent to Elam king of Hebron, and to Phidon king of Jerimuth, and to Jephtha king of Lachis, and to Dabin king of Odollam, saying,
    1004Come up hither to me, and help me, and let us take Gabaon; for the Gabaonites have gone over to Joshua and to the children of Israel.
    1005And the five kings of the Jebusites went up, the king of Jerusalem, and the king of Chebron, and the king of Jerimuth, and the king of Lachis, and the king of Odollam, they and all their people; and encamped around Gabaon, and besieged it.
    1006And the inhabitants of Gabaon sent to Joshua into the camp to Galgala, saying, Slack not your hands from your servants: come up quickly to us, and help us, and rescue us; for all the kings of the Amorites who dwell in the hill country are gathered together against us.
    1007And Joshua went up from Galgala, he and all the people of war with him, every one mighty in strength.
    1008And the Lord said to Joshua, Fear them not, for I have delivered them into your hands; there shall not one of them be left before you.
    1009And when Joshua came suddenly upon them, he had advanced all the night out of Galgala.
    1010And the Lord struck them with terror before the children of Israel; and the Lord destroyed them with a great slaughter at Gabaon; and they pursued them by the way of the going up of Oronin, and they struck them to Azeca and to Makeda.
    1011And when they fled from the face of the children of Israel at the descent of Oronin, then the Lord cast upon them hailstones from heaven to Azeca; and they were more that died by the hailstones, than those whom the children of Israel killed with the sword in the battle.
    1012Then Joshua spoke to the Lord, in the day in which the Lord delivered the Amorite into the power of Israel, when he destroyed them in Gabaon, and they were destroyed from before the children of Israel: and Joshua said, Let the sun stand over against Gabaon, and the moon over against the valley of Aelon.
    1013And the sun and the moon stood still, until God executed vengeance on their enemies; and the sun stood still in the midst of heaven; it did not proceed to set till the end of one day.
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    1015And there was not such a day either before or after, so that God should listen to a man, because the Lord fought on the side of Israel.
    1016And these five kings fled, and hid themselves in a cave that is in Makeda.
    1017And it was told Joshua, saying, The five kings have been found hid in the cave that is in Makeda.
    1018And Joshua said, Roll stones to the mouth of the cave, and set men to watch over them.
    1019But do not you stand, but pursue after your enemies, and attack the rear of them, and do not suffer them to enter into their cities; for the Lord our God has delivered them into our hands.
    1020And it came to pass when Joshua and all Israel ceased destroying them utterly with a very great slaughter, that they that escaped took refuge in the strong cities.
    1021And all the people returned safe to Joshua to Makeda; and no one of the children of Israel murmured with his tongue.
    1022And Joshua said, Open the cave, and bring out these five kings out of the cave.
    1023And they brought out the five kings out of the cave, the king of Jerusalem, and the king of Chebron, and the king of Jerimuth, and the king of Lachis, and the king of Odollam.
    1024And when they brought them out to Joshua, then Joshua called together all Israel, and the chiefs of the army that went with him, saying to them, Come forward and set your feet on their necks; and they came and set their feet on their necks.
    1025And Joshua said to them, Do not fear them, neither be cowardly; be courageous and strong, for thus the Lord will do to all your enemies, against whom you fight.
    1026And Joshua killed them, and hanged them on five trees; and they hung upon the trees until the evening.
    1027And it came to pass towards the setting of the sun, Joshua commanded, and they took them down from the trees, and cast them into the cave into which they had fled for refuge, and rolled stones to the cave, which remain till this day.
    1028And they took Makeda on that day, and killed the inhabitants with the edge of the sword, and they utterly destroyed every living thing that was in it; and there was none left in it that was preserved and had escaped; and they did to the king of Makeda, as they did to the king of Jericho.
    1029And Joshua and all Israel with him departed out of Makeda to Lebna, and besieged Lebna.
    1030And the Lord delivered it into the hands of Israel: and they took it, and its king, and killed the inhabitants with the edge of the sword, and every thing breathing in it; and there was not left in it any that survived and escaped; and they did to its king, as they did to the king of Jericho.
    1031And Joshua and all Israel with him departed from Lebna to Lachis, and he encamped about it, and besieged it.
    1032And the Lord delivered Lachis into the hands of Israel; and they took it on the second day, and they put the inhabitants to death with the edge of the sword, and utterly destroyed it, as they had done to Lebna.
    1033Then Elam the king of Gazer went up to help Lachis; and Joshua struck him and his people with the edge of the sword, until there was not left to him one that was preserved and escaped.
    1034And Joshua and all Israel with him departed from Lachis to Odollam, and he besieged it and took it.
    1035And the Lord delivered it into the hand of Israel; and he took it on that day, and killed the inhabitants with the edge of the sword, and killed every thing breathing in it, as they did to Lachis.
    1036And Joshua and all Israel with him departed to Chebron, and encamped about it.
    1037And he struck it with the edge of the sword, and all the living creatures that were in it; there was no one preserved: they destroyed it and all things in it, as they did to Odollam.
    1038And Joshua and all Israel returned to Dabir; and they encamped about it;
    1039and they took it, and its king, and its villages: and he struck it with the edge of the sword, and they destroyed it, and every thing breathing in it; and they did not leave in it any one that was preserved: as they did to Chebron and her king, so they did to Dabir and her king.
    1040And Joshua struck all the land of the hill country, and Nageb and the plain country, and Asedoth, and her kings, they did not leave of them one that was saved: and they utterly destroyed every thing that had the breath of life, as the Lord God of Israel commanded,
    1041from Cades Barne to Gaza, all Gosom, as far as Gabaon.
    1042And Joshua struck, once for all, all their kings, and their land, because the Lord God of Israel fought on the side of Israel.
    1101And when Jabis the king of Asor heard, he sent to Jobab king of Maron, and to the king of Symoon, and to the king of Aziph,
    1102and to the kings who were by the great Sidon, to the hill country and to Araba opposite Keneroth, and to the plain, and to Phenaeddor,
    1103and to the Chananites on the coast eastward, and to the Amorites on the coast, and the Chettites, and the Pherezites, and the Jebusites in the mountain, and the Evites, and those dwelling under mount Aermon in the land Massyma.
    1104And they and their kings with them went forth, as the sand of the sea in multitude, and horses, and very many chariots.
    1105And all the kings assembled in person, and came to the same place, and encamped at the waters of Maron to war with Israel.
    1106And the Lord said to Joshua, Be not afraid of them, for to-morrow at this time I will put them to flight before Israel: you shall hough their horses, and burn their chariots with fire
    1107And Joshua and all the men of war came upon them at the water of Maron suddenly; and they attacked them in the hill country.
    1108And the Lord delivered them into the power of Israel; and they struck them and pursued them to great Sidon, and to Maseron, and to the plains of Massoch eastward; and they destroyed them till there was not one of them left that survived.
    1109And Joshua did to them, as the Lord commanded him: he houghed their horses, and burnt their chariots with fire.
    1110And Joshua returned at that time, and took Asor and her king; now Asor in former time was the chief of these kingdoms.
    1111And they killed with the sword all that breathed in it, and utterly destroyed them all, and there was no living thing left in it; and they burnt Asor with fire.
    1112And Joshua took all the cities of the kingdoms, and their kings, and killed them with the edge of the sword; and utterly killed them, as Moses the servant of the Lord commanded.
    1113But all the walled cities Israel burnt not; but Israel burnt Asor only.
    1114And the children of Israel took all its spoils to themselves; and they killed all the men with the edge of the sword, until he destroyed them; they left not one of them breathing.
    1115As the Lord commanded his servant Moses, even so Moses commanded Joshua; and so Joshua did, he transgressed no precept of all that Moses commanded him.
    1116And Joshua took all the hill country, and all the land of Nageb, and all the land of Gosom, and the plain country, and that towards the west, and the mountain of Israel and the low country by the mountain;
    1117from the mountain of Chelcha, and that which goes up to Seir, and as far as Balagad, and the plains of Libanus, under mount Aermon; and he took all their kings, and destroyed, and killed them.
    1118And for many days Joshua waged war with these kings.
    1119And there was no city which Israel took not; they took all in war.
    1120For it was of the Lord to harden their hearts to go forth to war against Israel, that they might be utterly destroyed, that mercy should not be granted to them, but that they should be utterly destroyed, as the Lord said to Moses.
    1121And Joshua came at that time, and utterly destroyed the Enakim out of the hill country, from Chebron and from Dabir, and from Anaboth, and from all the race of Israel, and from all the mountain of Juda with their cities; and Joshua utterly destroyed them.
    1122There was not any one left of the Enakim by the children of Israel, only there was left of them in Gaza, and in Gath, and in Aseldo.
    1123And Joshua took all the land, as the Lord commanded Moses; and Joshua gave them for an inheritance to Israel by division according to their tribes; and the land ceased from war.
    1201And these are the kings of the land, whom the children of Israel killed, and inherited their land beyond Jordan from the east, from the valley of Arnon to the mount of Aermon, and all the land of Araba on the east.
    1202Seon king of the Amorites, who lived in Esebon, ruling from Arnon, which is in the valley, on the side of the valley, and half of Galaad as far as Jaboc, the borders of the children of Ammon.
    1203And Araba as far as the sea of Chenereth eastward, and as far as the sea of Araba; the salt sea eastward by the way to Asimoth, from Thaeman under Asedoth Phasga.
    1204And Og king of Basan, who lived in Astaroth and in Edrain, was left of the giants
    1205ruling from mount Aermon and from Secchai, and over all the land of Basan to the borders of Gergesi, and Machi, and the half of Galaad of the borders of Seon king of Esebon.
    1206Moses the servant of the Lord and the children of Israel struck them; and Moses gave them by way of inheritance to Ruben, and Gad, and to the half tribe of Manasse.
    1207And these are the kings of the Amorites, whom Joshua and the children of Israel killed beyond Jordan by the sea of Balagad in the plain of Libanus, and as far as the mountain of Chelcha, as men go up to Seir: and Joshua gave it to the tribes of Israel to inherit according to their portion;
    1208in the mountain, and in the plain, and in Araba, and in Asedoth, and in the wilderness, and Nageb; the Chettite, and the Amorite, and the Chananite, and the Pherezite, and the Evite, and the Jebusite.
    1209The king of Jericho, and the king of Gai, which is near Baethel;
    1210the king of Jerusalem, the king of Chebron,
    1211the king of Jerimuth, the king of Lachis;
    1212the king of Aelam, the king of Gazer;
    1213the king of Dabir, the king of Gader:
    1214the king of Hermath, the king of Ader;
    1215the king of Lebna, the king of Odollam,
    1216the king of Elath,
    1217the king of Taphut, the king of Opher,
    1218the king of Ophec of Aroc,
    1219the king of Asom,
    1220the king of Symoon, the king of Mambroth, the king of Aziph,
    1221the king of Cades, the king of Zachac,
    1222the king of Maredoth, the king of Jecom of Chermel,
    1223the king of Odollam belonging to Phennealdor, the king of Gei of Galilee:
    1224the king of Thersa: all these were twenty-nine kings.
    1301And Joshua was old and very advanced in years; and the Lord said to Joshua, You are advanced in years, and there is much land left to inherit.
    1302And this is the land that is left: the borders of the Phylistines, the Gesirite, and the Chananite,
    1303from the wilderness before Egypt, as far as the borders of Accaron on the left of the Chananites the land is reckoned to the five principalities of the Phylistines, to the inhabitant of Gaza, and of Azotus, and of Ascalon, and of Geth, and of Accaron, and to the Evite;
    1304from Thaeman even to all the land of Chanaan before Gaza, and the Sidonians as far as Aphec, as far as the borders of the Amorites.
    1305And all the land of Galiath of the Phylistines, and all Libanus eastward from Galgal, under the mountain Aermon as far as the entering in of Emath;
    1306every one that inhabits the hill country from Libanus as far as Masereth Memphomaim. All the Sidonians, I will destroy them from before Israel; but do you give them by inheritance to Israel, as I charged you.
    1307And now divide this land by lot to the nine tribes, and to the half tribe of Manasse.
    1308From Jordan to the great sea westward you shall give it them: the great sea shall be the boundary. But to the two tribes and to the half tribe of Manasse, to Ruben and to Gad Moses gave an inheritance beyond Jordan: Moses the servant of the Lord gave it to them eastward,
    1309from Aroer, which is on the bank of the brook of Arnon, and the city in the midst of the valley, and all Misor from Maedaban.
    1310All the cities of Seon king of the Amorites, who reigned from Esebon to the coasts of the children of Ammon;
    1311and the region of Galaad, and the borders of the Gesirites and the Machatites, the whole mount of Aermon, and all the land of Basan to Acha.
    1312All the kingdom of Og in the region of Basan, who reigned in Astaroth and in Edrain: he was left of the giants; and Moses struck him, and destroyed him.
    1313But the children of Israel destroyed not the Gesirite and the Machatite and the Chananite; and the king of the Gesiri and the Machatite lived amongst the children of Israel until this day.
    1314Only no inheritance was given to the tribe of Levi: the Lord God of Israel, he is their inheritance, as the Lord said to them; and this is the division which Moses made to the children of Israel in Araboth Moab, on the other side of Jordan, by Jericho.
    1315And Moses gave the land to the tribe of Ruben according to their families.
    1316And their borders were from Aroer, which is opposite the brook of Arnon, and theirs is the city that is in the valley of Arnon; and all Misor,
    1317to Esebon, and all the cities in Misor, and Daebon, and Baemon-Baal, and the house of Meelboth;
    1318and Basan, and Bakedmoth, and Maephaad,
    1319and Kariathaim, and Sebama, and Serada, and Sion in mount Enab;
    1320and Baethphogor, and Asedoth Phasga, and Baetthasinoth,
    1321and all the cities of Misor, and all the kingdom of Seon king of the Amorites, whom Moses struck, even him and the princes of Madian, and Evi, and Roboc, and Sur, and Ur, and Robe prince of the spoils of Sion, and the inhabitants of Sion.
    1322And Balaam the son of Baeor the prophet they killed in the battle.
    1323And the borders of Ruben were - even Jordan was the boundary; this is the inheritance of the children of Ruben according to their families, these were their cities and their villages.
    1324And Moses gave inheritance to the sons of Gad according to their families.
    1325And their borders were Jazer, all the cities of Galaad, and half the land of the children of Ammon to Araba, which is before Arad.
    1326And from Esebon to Araboth by Massepha, and Botanim, and Maan to the borders of Daebon,
    1327and Enadom, and Othargai, and Baenthanabra, and Soccotha, and Saphan, and the rest of the kingdom of Sean king of Esebon: and Jordan shall be the boundary as far as part of the sea of Chenereth beyond Jordan eastward.
    1328This is the inheritance of the children of Gad according to their families and according to their cities: according to their families they will turn their backs before their enemies, because their cities and their villages were according to their families.
    1329And Moses gave to half the tribe of Manasse according to their families.
    1330And their borders were from Maan, and all the kingdom of Basan, and all the kingdom of Og king of Basan, and all the villages of Jair, which are in the region of Basan, sixty cities:
    1331and the half of Galaad, and in Astaroth, and in Edrain, royal cities of Og in the land of Basan, Moses gave to the sons of Machir the sons of Manasse, even to the half-tribe sons of Machir the sons of Manasse, according to their families.
    1332These are they whom Moses caused to inherit beyond Jordan in Araboth Moab, beyond Jordan by Jericho eastward.
    1401And these are they of the children of Israel that received their inheritance in the land of Chanaan, to whom Eleazar the priest, and Joshua the son of Naue, and the heads of the families of the tribes of the children of Israel, gave inheritance.
    1402They inherited according to their lots, as the Lord commanded by the hand of Joshua to the nine tribes and the half tribe, on the other side of Jordan.
    1403But to the Levites he gave no inheritance amongst them.
    1404For the sons of Joseph were two tribes, Manasse and Ephraim; and there was none inheritance in the land given to the Levites, only cities to dwell in, and their suburbs separated for the cattle, and their cattle.
    1405As the Lord commanded Moses, so did the children of Israel; and they divided the land.
    1406And the children of Juda came to Joshua in Galgal, and Chaleb the son of Jephone the Kenezite said to him, You know the word that the Lord spoke to Moses the man of God concerning me and you in Cades Barne.
    1407For I was forty years old when Moses the servant of God sent me out of Cades Barne to spy out the land; and I returned him an answer according to his mind.
    1408My brethren that went up with me turned away the heart of the people, but I applied my self to follow the Lord my God.
    1409And Moses sware on that day, saying, The land on which you are gone up, it shall be your inheritance and your children's for ever, because you have applied yourself to follow the Lord our God.
    1410And now the Lord has kept me alive as he said: this is the forty-fifth year since the Lord spoke that word to Moses; and Israel journeyed in the wilderness; and now, behold, I am this day eighty-five years old.
    1411I am still strong this day, as when the Lord sent me: just so strong am I now to go out and to come in for war.
    1412And now I ask of you this mountain, as the Lord said in that day; for you heard this word on that day; and now the Enakim are there, cities great and strong: if then the Lord should be with me, I will utterly destroy them, as the Lord said to me.
    1413And Joshua blessed him, and gave Chebron to Chaleb the son of Jephone the son of Kenez for an inheritance.
    1414Therefore Chebron became the inheritance of Chaleb the son of Jephone the Kenezite until this day, because he followed the commandment of the Lord God of Israel.
    1415And the name of Chebron before was the city Argob, it is the metropolis of the Enakim: and the land rested from war.
    1501And the borders of the tribe of Juda according to their families were from the borders of Idumea from the wilderness of sin, as far as Cades southward.
    1502And their borders were from the south as far as a part of the salt sea from the high country that extends southward.
    1503And they proceed before the ascent of Acrabin, and go out round Sena, and go up from the south to Cades Barne; and go out to Asoron, and proceed up to Sarada, and go out by the way that is west of Cades.
    1504And they go out to Selmona, and issue at the valley of Egypt; and the termination of its boundaries shall be at the sea: these are their boundaries southward.
    1505And their boundaries eastward are all the salt sea as far as Jordan; and their borders from the north, and from the border of the sea, and from part of Jordan -
    1506the borders go up to Baethaglaam, and they go along from the north to Baetharaba, and the borders go on up to the stone of Baeon the son of Ruben.
    1507And the borders continue on to the fourth part of the valley of Achor, and go down to Galgal, which is before the approach of Adammin, which is southward in the valley, and terminate at the water of the fountain of the sun; and their going forth shall be the fountain of Rogel.
    1508And the borders go up to the valley of Ennom, behind Jebus southward; this is Jerusalem: and the borders terminate at the top of the mountain, which is before the valley of Ennom towards the sea, which is by the side of the land of Raphain northward.
    1509And the border going forth from the top of the mountain terminates at the fountain of the water of Naphtho, and terminates at mount Ephron; and the border will lead to Baal; this is the city of Jarim.
    1510And the border will go round from Baal to the sea, and will go on to the mount of Assar behind the city of Jarin northwards; this is Chaslon: and it will come down to the city of Sun, and will go on to the south.
    1511And the border terminates behind Accaron northward, and the borders will terminate at Socchoth, and the borders will go on to the south, and will terminate at Lebna, and the issue of the borders will be at the sea; and their borders shall be towards the sea, the great sea shall be the boundary.
    1512These are the borders of the children of Juda round about according to their families.
    1513And to Chaleb the son of Jephone he gave a portion in the midst of the children of Juda by the command of God; and Joshua gave him the city of Arboc the metropolis of Enac; this is Chebron.
    1514And Chaleb the son of Jephone destroyed thence the three sons of Enac, Susi, and Tholami, and Achima.
    1515And Chaleb went up thence to the inhabitants of Dabir; and the name of Dabir before was the city of Letters.
    1516And Chaleb said, Whosoever shall take and destroy the city of Letters, and master it, to him will I give my daughter Ascha to wife.
    1517And Gothoniel the son of Chenez the brother of Chaleb took it; and he gave him Ascha his daughter to wife.
    1518And it came to pass as she went out that she counselled him, saying, I will ask of my father a field; and she cried from off her ass; and Chaleb said to her, What is it?
    1519And she said to him, Give me a blessing, for you have set me in the land of Nageb; give me Botthanis: and he gave her Gonaethla the upper, and Gonaethla the lower.
    1520This is the inheritance of the tribe of the children of Juda.
    1521And their cities were cities belonging to the tribe of the children of Juda on the borders of Edom by the wilderness, and Baeseleel, and Ara, and Asor,
    1522and Icam, and Regma, and Aruel,
    1523and Cades, and Asorionain, and Maenam,
    1524and Balmaenan, and their villages,
    1525and the cities of Aseron, this is Asor,
    1526and Sen, and Salmaa, and Molada,
    1527and Seri, and Baephalath,
    1528and Cholaseola, and Beersabee; and their villages, and their hamlets,
    1529Bala and Bacoc, and Asom,
    1530and Elboudad, and Baethel, and Herma,
    1531and Sekelac, and Macharim, and Sethennac,
    1532and Labos, and Sale, and Eromoth; twenty-nine cities, and their villages.
    1533In the plain country Astaol, and Raa, and Assa,
    1534and Ramen, and Tano, and Iluthoth, and Maeani,
    1535and Jermuth, and Odollam, and Membra, and Saocho, and Jazeca.
    1536And Sacarim and Gadera, and its villages; fourteen cities, and their villages;
    1537Senna, and Adasan, and Magadalgad,
    1538and Dalad, and Maspha, and Jachareel,
    1539and Basedoth, and Ideadalea;
    1540and Chabra, and Maches, and Maachos,
    1541and Geddor, and Bagadiel, and Noman, and Machedan: sixteen cities, and their villages;
    1542Lebna, and Ithac, and Anoch,
    1543and Jana, and Nasib,
    1544and Keilam, and Akiezi, and Kezib, and Bathesar, and Aelom: ten cities, and their villages;
    1545Accaron and her villages, and their hamlets:
    1546from Accaron, Gemna, and all the cities that are near Asedoth; and their villages.
    1547Asiedoth, and her villages, and her hamlets; Gaza, and its villages and its hamlets as far as the river of Egypt, and the great sea is the boundary.
    1548And in the hill country Samir, and Jether, and Socha,
    1549and Renna and the city of Letters, this is Dabir;
    1550and Anon, and Es, and Man, and Aesam,
    1551and Gosom, and Chalu, and Channa, and Gelom: eleven cities, and their villages;
    1552Aerem, and Remna, and Soma,
    1553and Jemain, and Baethachu, and Phacua,
    1554and Euma, and the city Arboc, this is Chebron, and Soraith: nine cities and their villages:
    1555Maor, and Chermel, and Ozib, and Itan,
    1556and Jariel, and Aricam, and Zacanaim,
    1557and Gabaa, and Thamnatha; nine cities, and their villages;
    1558Aelua, and Bethsur, and Geddon,
    1559and Magaroth, and Baethanam, and Thecum; six cities, and their villages; Theco, and Ephratha, this is Baethleem, and Phagor, and Aetan, and Culon, and Tatam, and Thobes, and Carem, and Galem, and Thether, and Manocho: eleven cities, and their villages,
    1560Cariathbaal, this is the city of Jarim, and Sotheba: two cities, and their villages:
    1561and Baddargeis, and Tharabaam, and Aenon;
    1562and Aeochioza, and Naphlazon, and the cities of Sadon, and Ancades; seven cities, and their villages.
    1563And the Jebusite lived in Jerusalem, and the children of Juda could not destroy them; and the Jebusites lived in Jerusalem to this day.
    1601And the borders of the children of Joseph were from Jordan by Jericho eastward; and they will go up from Jericho to the hill country, to the wilderness, to Baethel Luza.
    1602And they will go out to Baethel, and will proceed to the borders of Achatarothi.
    1603And they will go across to the sea to the borders of Aptalim, as far as the borders of Baethoron the lower, and the going forth of them shall be to the sea.
    1604And the sons of Joseph, Ephraim and Manasse, took their inheritance.
    1605And the borders of the children of Ephraim were according to their families, and the borders of their inheritance were eastward to Ataroth, and Eroc as far as Baethoron the upper, and Gazara.
    1606And the borders will proceed to the sea to Icasmon north of Therma; they will go round eastward to Thenasa, and Selles, and will pass on eastward to Janoca,
    1607and to Macho, and Ataroth, and these are their villages; and they will come to Jericho, and will issue at Jordan.
    1608And the borders will proceed from Tapho to the sea to Chelcana; and their termination will be at the sea; this is the inheritance of the tribe of Ephraim according to their families.
    1609And the cities separated to the sons of Ephraim were in the midst of the inheritance of the sons of Manasse, all the cities and their villages.
    1610And Ephraim did not destroy the Chananite who lived in Gazer; and the Chananite lived in Ephraim until this day, until Pharao the king of Egypt went up and took it, and burnt it with fire; and the Chananites, and Pherezites, and the dwellers in Gaza they destroyed, and Pharao gave them for a dowry to his daughter.
    1701And the borders of the tribe of the children of Manasse, (for he was the firstborn of Joseph,) assigned to Machir the firstborn of Manasse the father of Galaad, for he was a warrior, were in the land of Galaad and of Basan.
    1702And there was land assigned to the other sons of Manasse according to their families; to the sons of Jezi, and to the sons of Kelez, and to the sons of Jeziel, and to the sons of Sychem, and to the sons of Symarim, and to the sons of Opher: these are the males according to their families.
    1703And Salpaad the sons of Opher had no sons but daughters: and these are the names of the daughters of Salpaad; Maala, and Nua, and Egla, and Melcha, and Thersa.
    1704And they stood before Eleazar the priest, and before Joshua, and before the rulers, saying, God gave a charge by the hand of Moses, to give us an inheritance in the midst of our brethren: so there was given to them by the command of the Lord an inheritance amongst the brethren of their father.
    1705And their lot fell to them from Anassa, and to the plain of Labec of the land of Galaad, which is beyond Jordan.
    1706For the daughters of the sons of Manasse inherited a portion in the midst of their brethren, and the land of Galaad was assigned to the remainder of the sons of Manasse.
    1707And the borders of the sons of Manasse were Delanath, which is before the sons of Anath, and it proceeds to the borders even to Jamin and Jassib to the fountain of Thaphthoth.
    1708It shall belong to Manasse, and Thapheth on the borders of Manasse shall belong to the sons of Ephraim.
    1709And the borders shall go down to the valley of Carana southward by the valley of Jariel, (there is a turpentine tree belonging to Ephraim between that and the city of Manasse:) and the borders of Manasse are northward to the brook; and the sea shall be its termination.
    1710Southward the land belongs to Ephraim, and northward to Manasse; and the sea shall be their cost; and northward they shall border upon Aseb, and eastward upon Issachar.
    1711And Manasses shall have in the portion of Issachar and Aser Baethsan and their villages, and the inhabitants of Dor, and its villages, and the inhabitants of Mageddo, and its villages, and the third part of Mapheta, and its villages.
    1712And the sons of Manasse were not able to destroy these cities; and the Chananite began to dwell in that land.
    1713And it came to pass that when the children of Israel were strong, they made the Chananites subject, but they did not utterly destroy them.
    1714And the sons of Joseph answered Joshua, saying, Therefore have you caused us to inherit one inheritance, and one line? whereas I am a great people, and God has blessed me.
    1715And Joshua said to them, If you be a great people, go up to the forest, and clear the land for yourself, If mount Ephraim be too little for you.
    1716And they said, The mount of Ephraim does not please us, and the Chananite dwelling in it in Baethsan, and in its villages, and in the valley of Jezrael, has choice cavalry and iron.
    1717And Joshua said to the sons of Joseph, If you are a great people, and have great strength, you shall not have only one inheritance.
    1718For you shall have the wood, for there is a wood, and you shall clear it, and the land shall be your; even when you shall have utterly destroyed the Chananite, for he has chosen cavalry; yet you are stronger than he.
    1801And all the congregation of the children of Israel were assembled at Selo, and there they pitched the tabernacle of witness; and the land was subdued by them.
    1802And the sons of Israel remained, even those who had not received their inheritance, seven tribes.
    1803And Joshua said to the sons of Israel, How long will you be slack to inherit the land, which the Lord our God has given you?
    1804Appoint of yourselves three men of each tribe, and let them rise up and go through the land, and let them describe it before me, as it will be proper to divide it.
    1805And they came to him: and he divided to them seven portions, saying, Juda shall stand to them a border southward, and the sons of Joseph shall stand to them northward.
    1806And do you divide the land into seven parts, and bring the description hither to me, and I will give you a lot before the Lord our God.
    1807For the sons of Levi have no part amongst you; for the priesthood of the Lord is his portion; and Gad, and Ruben, and the half tribe of Manasse, have received their inheritance beyond Jordan eastward, which Moses the servant of the Lord gave to them.
    1808And the men rose up and went; and Joshua charged the men who went to explore the land, saying, Go and explore the land, and come to me, and I will bring you forth a lot here before the Lord in Selo.
    1809And they went, and explored the land: and they viewed it, and described it according to the cities, seven parts in a book, and brought the book to Joshua.
    1810And Joshua cast the lot for them in Selo before the Lord.
    1811And the lot of the tribe of Benjamin came forth first according to their families: and the borders of their lot came forth between the children of Juda and the children of Joseph.
    1812And their borders were northward: the borders shall go up from Jordan behind Jericho northward, and shall go up to the mountain westward, and the issue of it shall be Baethon of Mabdara.
    1813And the borders will go forth thence to Luz, behind Luz, from the south of it; this is Baethel: and the borders shall go down to Maatarob Orech, to the hill country, which is southward of Baethoron the lower.
    1814And the borders shall pass through and proceed to the part that looks towards the sea, on the south, from the mountain in front of Baethoron southward, and its termination shall be at Cariath-Baal, this is Cariath-Jarin, a city of the children of Juda; this is the part towards the west.
    1815And the south side on the part of Cariath-Baal; and the borders shall go across to Gasin, to the fountain of the water of Naphtho.
    1816And the borders shall extend down on one side, this is in front of the forest of Sonnam, which is on the side of Emec Raphain northward, and it shall come down to Gaeenna behind Jebusai southward: it shall come down to the fountain of Rogel.
    1817And the borders shall go across to the fountain of Baethsamys:
    1818and shall proceed to Galiloth, which is in front by the going up of Aethamin; and they shall come down to the stone of Baeon of the sons of Ruben; and shall pass over behind Baetharaba northward, and shall go down to the borders behind the sea northward.
    1819And the termination of the borders shall be at the creek of the salt sea northward to the side of Jordan southward: these are their southern borders.
    1820And Jordan shall be their boundary on the east: this is the inheritance of the children of Benjamin, these are their borders round about according to their families.
    1821And the cities of the children of Benjamin according to their families were Jericho, and Bethagaeo, and the Amecasis,
    1822and Baethabara, and Sara, and Besana,
    1823and Aeein, and Phara, and Ephratha,
    1824and Carapha, and Cephira, and Moni, and Gabaa, twelve cities and their villages:
    1825Gabaon, and Rama, and Beerotha;
    1826and Massema, and Miron, and Amoke;
    1827and Phira, and Caphan, and Nacan, and Selecan, and Thareela,
    1828and Jebus (this is Jerusalem); and Gabaoth, Jarim, thirteen cities, and their villages; this is the inheritance of the sons of Benjamin according to their families.
    1901And the second lot came out for the children of Symeon; and their inheritance was in the midst of the lots of the children of Juda.
    1902And their lot was Beersabee, and Samaa, and Caladam,
    1903and Arsola, and Bola, and Jason,
    1904and Erthula, and Bula, and Herma,
    1905and Sikelac, and Baethmachereb, and Sarsusin,
    1906and Batharoth, and their fields, thirteen cities, and their villages.
    1907Eremmon, and Thalcha, and Jether, and Asan; four cities and their villages,
    1908round about their cities as far as Balec as men go to Bameth southward: this is the inheritance of the tribe of the children of Symeon according to their families.
    1909The inheritance of the tribe of the children of Symeon was a part of the lot of Juda, for the portion of the children of Juda was greater than theirs; and the children of Symeon inherited in the midst of their lot.
    1910And the third lot came out to Zabulon according to their families: the bounds of their inheritance shall be - Esedekgola shall be their border,
    1911the sea and Magelda, and it shall reach to Baetharaba in the valley, which is opposite Jekman.
    1912And the border returned from Sedduc in a contrary direction eastward from Baethsamys, to the borders of Chaselothaith, and shall pass on to Dabiroth, and shall proceed upward to Phangai.
    1913And thence it shall come round in the opposite direction eastward to Gebere to the city of Catasem, and shall go on to Remmonaa Matharaoza.
    1914And the borders shall come round northward to Amoth, and their going out shall be at Gaephael,
    1915and Catanath, and Nabaal, and Symoon, and Jericho, and Baethman.
    1916This is the inheritance of the tribe of the sons of Zabulon according to their families, these cities and their villages.
    1917And the fourth lot came out to Issachar.
    1918And their borders were Jazel, and Chasaloth, and Sunam,
    1919and Agin, and Siona, and Reeroth,
    1920and Anachereth, and Dabiron, and Kison, and Rebes,
    1921and Remmas, and Jeon, and Tomman, and Aemarec, and Bersaphes.
    1922And the boundaries shall border upon Gaethbor, and upon Salim westward, and Baethsamys; and the extremity of his bounds shall be Jordan.
    1923This is the inheritance of the tribe of the children of Issachar according to their families, the cities and their villages.
    1924And the fifth lot came out to Aser according to their families.
    1925And their borders were Exeleketh, and Aleph, and Baethok, and Keaph,
    1926and Elimelech, and Amiel, and Maasa, and the lot will border on Carmel westward, and on Sion, and Labanath.
    1927And it will return westward from Baethegeneth, and will join Zabulon and Ekgai, and Phthaeel northwards, and the borders will come to Saphthaebaethme, and Inael, and will go on to Chobamasomel,
    1928and Elbon, and Raab, and Ememaon, and Canthan to great Sidon.
    1929And the borders shall turn back to Rama, and to the fountain of Masphassat, and the Tyrians; and the borders shall return to Jasiph, and their going forth shall be the sea, and Apoleb, and Echozob,
    1930and Archob, and Aphec, and Raau.
    1931This is the inheritance of the tribe of the sons of Aser according to their families, the cities and their villages.
    1932And the sixth lot came out to Nephthali.
    1933And their borders were Moolam, and Mola, and Besemiin, and Arme, and Naboc, and Jephthamai, as far as Dodam; and their goings out were Jordan.
    1934And the coasts will return westward by Athabor, and will go out thence to Jacana, and will border on Zabulon southward, and Aser will join it westward, and Jordan eastward.
    1935And the walled cities of the Tyrians, Tyre, and Omathadaketh, and Kenereth,
    1936and Armaith, and Areal, and Asor,
    1937and Cades, and Assari, and the well of Asor;
    1938and Keroe, and Megalaarim, and Baetthame, and Thessamys.
    1939This is the inheritance of the tribe of the children of Nephthali.
    1940And the seventh lot came out to Dan.
    1941And their borders were Sarath, and Asa, and the cities of Sammaus,
    1942and Salamin, and Ammon, and Silatha,
    1943and Elon, and Thamnatha, and Accaron;
    1944and Alcatha, and Begethon, and Gebeelan,
    1945and Azor, and Banaebacat, and Gethremmon.
    1946And westward of Hieracon the border was near to Joppa.
    1947This is the inheritance of the tribe of the children of Dan, according to their families, these are their cities and their villages: and the children of Dan did not drive out the Amorite who afflicted them in the mountain; and the Amorite would not suffer them to come down into the valley, but they forcibly took from them the border of their portion.
    1948And the sons of Dan went and fought against Lachis, and took it, and struck it with the edge of the sword; and they lived in it, and called the name of it Lasendan: and the Amorite continued to dwell in Edom and in Salamin: and the hand of Ephraim prevailed against them, and they became tribute to them.
    1949And they proceeded to take possession of the land according to their borders, and the children of Israel gave an inheritance to Joshua the son of Naue amongst them,
    1950by the command of God, and they gave him the city which he asked for, Thamnasarach, which is in the mount of Ephraim; and he built the city, and lived in it.
    1951These are the divisions which Eleazar the priest divided by lot, and Joshua the son of Naue, and the heads of families amongst the tribes of Israel, according to the lots, in Selo before the Lord by the doors of the tabernacle of testimony, and they went to take possession of the land.
    2001And the Lord spoke to Joshua, saying,
    2002Speak to the children of Israel, saying, Assign the cities of refuge, of which I spoke to you by Moses.
    2003Even a refuge to the slayer who has struck a man unintentionally; and the cities shall be to you a refuge, and the slayer shall not be put to death by the avenger of blood, until he have stood before the congregation for judgement.
    2004And Joshua separated Cades in Galilee in the mount Nephthali, and Sychem in the mount Ephraim, and the city of Arboc; this is Chebron, in the mountain of Juda.
    2005And beyond Jordan he appointed Bosor in the wilderness in the plain out of the tribe of Ruben, and Aremoth in Galaad out of the tribe of Gad, and Gaulon in the country of Basan out of the tribe of Manasse.
    2006These were the cities selected for the sons of Israel, and for the stranger dwelling amongst them, that every one who smites a soul unintentionally should flee there, that he should not die by the hand of the avenger of blood, until he should stand before the congregation for judgement.
    2007And the heads of the families of the sons of Levi drew near to Eleazar the priest, and to Joshua the son of Naue, and to the heads of families of the tribes of Israel.
    2008And they spoke to them in Selo in the land of Chanaan, saying, The Lord gave commandment by Moses to give us cities to dwell in, and the country round about for our cattle.
    2009So the children of Israel gave to the Levites in their inheritance by the command of the Lord the cities and the country round.
    2101And the lot came out for the children of Caath; and the sons of Aaron, the priests the Levites, had by lot thirteen cities out of the tribe of Juda, and out of the tribe of Symeon, and out of the tribe of Benjamin.
    2102And to the sons of Caath that were left were given by lot ten cities, out of the tribe of Ephraim, and out of the tribe of Dan, and out of the half tribe of Manasse.
    2103And the sons of Gedson had thirteen cities, out of the tribe of Issachar, and out of the tribe of Aser, and out of the tribe of Nephthali, and out of the half tribe of Manasse in Basan.
    2104And the sons of Merari according to their families had by lot twelve cities, out of the tribe of Ruben, and out of the tribe of Gad, and out of the tribe of Zabulon.
    2105And the children of Israel gave to the Levites the cities and their suburbs, as the Lord commanded Moses, by lot.
    2106And the tribe of the children of Juda, and the tribe of the children of Symeon, and part of the tribe of the children of Benjamin gave these cities, and they were assigned
    2107to the sons of Aaron of the family of Caath of the sons of Levi, for the lot fell to these.
    2108And they gave to them Cariatharboc the metropolis of the sons of Enac; this is Chebron in the mountain country of Juda, and the suburbs round it.
    2109But the lands of the city, and its villages Joshua gave to the sons of Chaleb the son of Jephonne for a possession.
    2110And to the sons of Aaron he gave the city of refuge for the slayer, Chebron, and the suburbs belonging to it; and Lemna and the suburbs belonging to it;
    2111and Aelom and its suburbs; and Tema and its suburbs;
    2112and Gella and its suburbs; and Dabir and its suburbs;
    2113and Asa and its suburbs; and Tany and its suburbs; and Baethsamys and its suburbs: nine cities from these two tribes.
    2114And from the tribe of Benjamin, Gabaon and its suburbs; and Gatheth and its suburbs;
    2115and Anathoth and its suburbs; and Gamala and its suburbs; four cities.
    2116All the cities of the sons of Aaron the priests, thirteen.
    2117And to the families, even the sons of Caath the Levites, that were left of the sons of Caath, there was given their priests' city,
    2118out of the tribe of Ephraim; and they gave them the slayer's city of refuge, Sychem, and its suburbs, and Gazara and its appendages, and its suburbs;
    2119and Baethoron and its suburbs: four cities:
    2120and the tribe of Dan, Helcothaim and its suburbs; and Gethedan and its suburbs:
    2121and Aelon and its suburbs; and Getheremmon and its suburbs: four cities.
    2122And out of the half tribe of Manasse, Tanach and its suburbs; and Jebatha and its suburbs; two cities.
    2123In all were given ten cities, and the suburbs of each belonging to them, to the families of the sons of Caath that remained.
    2124And Joshua gave to the sons of Gedson the Levites out of the other half tribe of Manasse cities set apart for the slayers, Gaulon in the country of Basan, and its suburbs; and Bosora and its suburbs; two cities.
    2125And out of the tribe of Issachar, Kison and its suburbs; and Debba and its suburbs;
    2126and Remmath and its suburbs; and the well of Letters, and its suburbs; four cities.
    2127And out of the tribe of Aser, Basella and its suburbs; and Dabbon and its suburbs;
    2128and Chelcat and its suburbs; and Raab and its suburbs; four cities.
    2129And of the tribe of Nephthali, the city set apart for the slayer, Cades in Galilee, and its suburbs; and Nemmath, and its suburbs; and Themmon and its suburbs; three cities.
    2130All the cities of Gedson according to their families were thirteen cities.
    2131And to the family of the sons of Merari the Levites that remained, he gave out of the tribe of Zabulon, Maan and its suburbs; and Cades and its suburbs,
    2132and Sella and its suburbs: three cities.
    2133And beyond Jordan over against Jericho, out of the tribe of Ruben, the city of refuge for the slayer, Bosor in the wilderness; Miso and its suburbs; and Jazer and its suburbs; and Decmon and its suburbs; and Mapha and its suburbs; four cities.
    2134And out of the tribe of Gad the city of refuge for the slayer, both Ramoth in Galaad, and its suburbs; Camin and its suburbs; and Esbon and its suburbs; and Jazer and its suburbs: the cities were four in all.
    2135All these cities were given to the sons of Merari according to the families of them that were left out of the tribe of Levi; and their limits were the twelve cities.
    2136All the cities of the Levites in the midst of the possession of the children of Israel, were forty-eight cities,
    2137and their suburbs round about these cities: a city and the suburbs round about the city to all these cities: and Joshua ceased dividing the land by their borders: and the children of Israel gave a portion to Joshua because of the commandment of the Lord: they gave him the city which he asked: they gave him Thamnasachar in mount Ephraim; and Joshua built the city, and lived in it: and Joshua took the knives of stone, wherewith he circumcised the children of Israel that were born in the desert by the way, and put them in Thamnasachar.
    2138So the Lord gave to Israel all the land which he sware to give to their fathers: and they inherited it, and lived in it.
    2139And the Lord gave them rest round about, as he sware to their fathers: not one of all their enemies maintained his ground against them; the Lord delivered all their enemies into their hands.
    2140There failed not one of the good things which the Lord spoke to the children of Israel; all came to pass.
    2201Then Joshua called together the sons of Ruben, and the sons of Gad, and the half tribe of Manasse,
    2202and said to them, You have heard all that Moses the servant of the Lord commanded you, and you have listened to my voice in all that he commanded you.
    2203You have not deserted your brethren these many days: until this day you have kept the commandment of the Lord your God.
    2204And now the Lord our God has given our brethren rest, as he told them: now then return and depart to your homes, and to the land of your possession, which Moses gave you on the other side Jordan.
    2205But take great heed to do the commands and the law, which Moses the servant of the Lord commanded you to do; to love the Lord our God, to walk in all his ways, to keep his commands, and to cleave to him, and serve him with all your mind, and with all your soul.
    2206And Joshua blessed them, and dismissed them; and they went to their homes.
    2207And to one half the tribe of Manasse Moses gave a portion in the land of Basan, and to the other half Joshua gave a portion with his brethren on the other side of Jordan westward: and when Joshua sent them away to their homes, then he blessed them.
    2208And they departed with much wealth to their houses, and they divided the spoil of their enemies with their brethren; very much cattle, and silver, and gold, and iron, and much raiment.
    2209So the sons of Ruben, and the sons of Gad, and the half tribe of Manasse, departed from the children of Israel in Selo in the land of Chanaan, to go away into Galaad, into the land of their possession, which they inherited by the command of the Lord, by the hand of Moses.
    2210And they came to Galaad of Jordan, which is in the land of Chanaan: and the children of Ruben, and the children of Gad, and the half tribe of Manasse built there an altar by Jordan, a great altar to look at.
    2211And the children of Israel heard say, Behold, the sons of Ruben, and the sons of Gad, and the half tribe of Manasse have built an altar at the borders of the land of Chanaan at Galaad of Jordan, on the opposite side to the children of Israel.
    2212And all the children of Israel gathered together to Selo, so as to go up and fight against them.
    2213And the children of Israel sent to the sons of Ruben, and the sons of Gad, and to the sons of the half tribe of Manasse into the land of Galaad, both Phinees the son of Eleazar the son of Aaron the priest,
    2214and ten of the chiefs with him; there was one chief of every household out of all the tribes of Israel; (the heads of families are the captains of thousands in Israel.)
    2215And they came to the sons of Ruben, and to the sons of Gad, and to the half tribe of Manasse into the land of Galaad; and they spoke to them, saying,
    2216Thus says the whole congregation of the Lord, What is this transgression that you have transgressed before the God of Israel, to turn away today from the Lord, in that you have built for yourselves an altar, so that you should be apostates from the Lord?
    2217Is the sin of Phogor too little for you, whereas we have not been cleansed from it until this day, though there was a plague amongst the congregation of the Lord?
    2218And you have this day revolted from the Lord; and it shall come to pass if you revolt this day from the Lord, that to-morrow there shall be wrath upon all Israel.
    2219And now if the land of your possession be too little, cross over to the land of the possession of the Lord, where the tabernacle of the Lord dwells, and receive you an inheritance amongst us; and do not become apostates from God, neither do you apostatize from the Lord, because of your having built an altar apart from the altar of the Lord our God.
    2220Behold! did not Achar the son of Zara commit a trespass taking of the accursed thing, and there was wrath on the whole congregation of Israel? and he himself died alone in his own sin.
    2221And the sons of Ruben, and the sons of Gad, and the half tribe of Manasse answered, and spoke to the captains of the thousands of Israel, saying,
    2222God even God is the Lord, and God even God himself knows, and Israel he shall know; if we have transgressed before the Lord by apostasy, let him not deliver us this day.
    2223And if we have built to ourselves an altar, so as to apostatize from the Lord our God, so as to offer upon it a sacrifice of whole burnt offerings, so as to offer upon it a sacrifice of peace-offering, - the Lord shall require it.
    2224But we have done this for the sake of precaution concerning this thing, saying, Lest hereafter your sons should say to our sons, What have you to do with the Lord God of Israel?
    2225Whereas the Lord has set boundaries between us and you, even Jordan, and you have no portion in the Lord: so your sons shall alienate our sons, that they should not worship the Lord.
    2226And we gave orders to do thus, to build this altar, not for burnt offerings, nor for meat-offerings;
    2227but that this may be a witness between you and us, and between our posterity after us, that we may do service to the Lord before him, with our burnt offerings and our meat-offerings and our peace-offerings: so your sons shall not say to our sons, hereafter, You have no portion in the Lord.
    2228And we said, If ever it should come to pass that they should speak so to us, or to our posterity hereafter; then shall they say, Behold the likeness of the altar of the Lord, which our fathers made, not for the sake of burnt offerings, nor for the sake of meat-offerings, but it is a witness between you and us, and between our sons.
    2229Far be it from us therefore that we should turn away from the Lord this day so as to apostatize from the Lord, so as that we should build an altar for burnt offerings, and for peace-offerings, besides the altar of the Lord which is before his tabernacle.
    2230And Phinees the priest and all the chiefs of the congregation of Israel who were with him heard the words which the children of Ruben, and the children of Gad, and the half tribe of Manasse spoke; and it pleased them.
    2231And Phinees the priest said to the sons of Ruben, and to the sons of Gad, and to the half of the tribe of Manasse, To-day we know that the Lord is with us, because you have not trespassed grievously against the Lord, and because you have delivered the children of Israel out of the hand of the Lord.
    2232So Phinees the priest and the princes departed from the children of Ruben, and from the children of Gad, and from the half tribe of Manasse out of Galaad into the land of Chanaan to the children of Israel; and reported the words to them.
    2233And it pleased the children of Israel; and they spoke to the children of Israel, and blessed the God of the children of Israel, and told them to go up no more to war against the others to destroy the land of the children of Ruben, and the children of Gad, and the half tribe of Manasse: so they lived upon it.
    2234And Joshua gave a name to the altar of the children of Ruben, and the children of Gad, and the half tribe of Manasse; and said, It is a testimony in the midst of them, that the Lord is their God.
    2301And it came to pass after many days after the Lord had given Israel rest from all his enemies round about, that Joshua was old and advanced in years.
    2302And Joshua called together all the children of Israel, and their elders, and their chiefs, and their judges, and their officers; and said to them, I am old and advanced in years.
    2303And you have seen all that the Lord our God has done to all these nations before us; for it is the Lord your God who has fought for you.
    2304See, that I have given to you these nations that are left to you by lots to your tribes, all the nations beginning at Jordan; and some I have destroyed; and the boundaries shall be at the great sea westward.
    2305And the Lord our God, he shall destroy them before us, until they utterly perish; and he shall send against them the wild beasts, until he shall have utterly destroyed them and their kings from before you; and you shall inherit their land, as the Lord our God said to you.
    2306Do you therefore strive diligently to observe and do all things written in the book of the law of Moses, that you turn not to the right hand or to the left;
    2307that you go not in amongst these nations that are left; and the names of their gods shall not be named amongst you, neither shall you serve them, neither shall you bow down to them.
    2308But you shall cleave to the Lord our God, as you have done until this day.
    2309And the Lord shall destroy them before you, even great and strong nations; and no one has stood before us until this day.
    2310One of you has chased a thousand, for the Lord our God, he fought for you, as he said to us.
    2311And take you great heed to love the Lord our God.
    2312For if you shall turn aside and attach yourselves to these nations that are left with you, and make marriages with them, and become mingled with them and they with you,
    2313know that the Lord will no more destroy these nations from before you; and they will be to you snares and stumbling blocks, and nails in your heels, and darts in your eyes, until you be destroyed from off this good land, which the Lord your God has given you.
    2314But I hasten to go the way of death, as all that are upon the earth also do: and you know in your heart and in your soul, that not one word has fallen to the ground of all the words which the Lord our God has spoken respecting all that concerns us; there has not one of them failed.
    2315And it shall come to pass, that as all the good things are come upon us which the Lord God will bring upon you all the evil things, until he shall have destroyed you from off this good land, which the Lord has given you,
    2316when you transgress the covenant of the Lord our God, which he has charged us, and go and serve other gods, and bow down to them.
    2401And Joshua gathered all the tribe of Israel to Selo, and convoked their elders, and their officers, and their judges, and set them before God.
    2402And Joshua said to all the people, Thus says the Lord God of Israel, Your fathers at first sojourned beyond the river, even Thara, the father of Abraam and the father of Nachor; and they served other gods.
    2403And I took your father Abraam from the other side of the river, and I guided him through all the land, and I multiplied his seed;
    2404and I gave to him Isaac, and to Isaac Jacob and Esau: and I gave to Esau mount Seir for him to inherit: and Jacob and his sons went down to Egypt, and became there a great and populous and mighty nation: and the Egyptians afflicted them.
    2405And I struck Egypt with the wonders that I wrought amongst them.
    2406And afterwards God brought out our fathers from Egypt, and you entered into the Red Sea; and the Egyptians pursued after our fathers with chariots and horses into the Red Sea.
    2407And we cried aloud to the Lord; and he put a cloud and darkness between us and the Egyptians, and he brought the sea upon them, and covered them; and your eyes have seen all that the Lord did in the land of Egypt; and you were in the wilderness many days.
    2408And he brought us into the land of the Amorites that lived beyond Jordan, and the Lord delivered them into our hands; and you inherited their land, and utterly destroyed them from before you.
    2409And Balac, king of Moab, son of Sepphor, rose up, and made war against Israel, and sent and called Balaam to curse us.
    2410But the Lord your God would not destroy you; and he greatly blessed us, and rescued us out of their hands, and delivered them to us.
    2411And you crossed over Jordan, and came to Jericho; and the inhabitants of Jericho fought against us, the Amorite, and the Chananite, and the Pherezite, and the Evite, and the Jebusite, and the Chettite, and the Gergesite, and the Lord delivered them into our hands.
    2412And he sent forth the hornet before you; and he drove them out from before you, even twelve kings of the Amorites, not with your sword, nor with your bow.
    2413And he gave you a land on which you did not labour, and cities which you did not build, and you were settled in them; and you eat of vineyards and olive yards which you did not plant.
    2414And now fear the Lord, and serve him in righteousness and justice; and remove the strange gods, which our fathers served beyond the river, and in Egypt; and serve the Lord.
    2415But if it seem not good to you to serve the Lord, choose to yourselves this day whom you will serve, whether the gods of your fathers that were on the other side of the river, or the gods of the Amorites, amongst whom you dwell upon their land: but I and my house will serve the Lord, for he is holy.
    2416And the people answered and said, Far be it from us to forsake the Lord, so as to serve other gods.
    2417The Lord our God, he is God; he brought up us and our fathers from Egypt, and kept us in all the way wherein we walked, and amongst all the nations through whom we passed.
    2418And the Lord cast out the Amorite, and all the nations that inhabited the land from before us: yes, we will serve the Lord, for he is our God.
    2419And Joshua said to the people, Indeed you will not be able to serve the Lord, for God is holy; and he being jealous will not forgive your sins and your transgressions.
    2420Whenever you shall forsake the Lord and serve other gods, then he shall come upon you and afflict you, and consume you, because he has done you good.
    2421And the people said to Joshua, Nay, but we will serve the Lord.
    2422And Joshua said to the people, You are witnesses against yourselves, that you have chosen the Lord to serve him.
    2423And now take away the strange gods that are amongst you, and set your heart right towards the Lord God of Israel.
    2424And the people said to Joshua, We will serve the Lord, and we will listen to his voice.
    2425So Joshua made a covenant with the people on that day, and gave them a law and an ordinance in Selo before the tabernacle of the God of Israel.
    2426And he wrote these words in the book of the laws of God: and Joshua took a great stone, and set it up under the oak before the Lord.
    2427And Joshua said to the people, Behold, this stone shall be amongst you for a witness, for it has heard all the words that have been spoken to it by the Lord; for he has spoken to you this day; and this stone shall be amongst you for a witness in the last days, whenever you shall deal falsely with the Lord my God.
    2428And Joshua dismissed the people, and they went every man to his place.
    2429And it came to pass after these things that Joshua the son of Naue the servant of the Lord died, at the age of a hundred and ten years.
    2430And they buried him by the borders of his inheritance in Thamnasarach in the mount of Ephraim, northward of the mount of Galaad: there they put with him into the tomb in which they buried him, the knives of stone with which he circumcised the children of Israel in Galgala, when he brought them out of Egypt, as the Lord appointed them; and there they are to this day.
    2431And Israel served the Lord all the days of Joshua, and all the days of the elders that lived as long as Joshua, and all that knew all the works of the Lord which he wrought for Israel.
    2432And the children of Israel brought up the bones of Joseph out of Egypt, and buried them in Sicima, in the portion of the land which Jacob bought of the Amorites who lived in Sicima for a hundred ewe-lambs; and he gave it to Joseph for a portion.
    2433And it came to pass afterwards that Eleazar the high-priest the son of Aaron died, and was buried in Gabaar of Phinees his son, which he gave him in mount Ephraim. In that day the children of Israel took the ark of God, and carried it about amongst them; and Phinees exercised the priest's office in the room of Eleazar his father till he died, and he was buried in his own place Gabaar: but the children of Israel departed every one to their place, and to their own city: and the children of Israel worshipped Astarte, and Astaroth, and the gods of the nations round about them; and the Lord delivered them into the hands of Eglom king of Moab and he ruled over them eighteen years.