The Old Testament

The Book of Joshua


1:1 Now after the death of Moses the servant of the LORD it came to

pass, that the LORD spake unto Joshua the son of Nun, Moses' minister,

saying, 1:2 Moses my servant is dead; now therefore arise, go over

this Jordan, thou, and all this people, unto the land which I do give

to them, even to the children of Israel.

 

1:3 Every place that the sole of your foot shall tread upon, that have

I given unto you, as I said unto Moses.

 

1:4 From the wilderness and this Lebanon even unto the great river,

the river Euphrates, all the land of the Hittites, and unto the great

sea toward the going down of the sun, shall be your coast.

 

1:5 There shall not any man be able to stand before thee all the days

of thy life: as I was with Moses, so I will be with thee: I will not

fail thee, nor forsake thee.

 

1:6 Be strong and of a good courage: for unto this people shalt thou

divide for an inheritance the land, which I sware unto their fathers

to give them.

 

1:7 Only be thou strong and very courageous, that thou mayest observe

to do according to all the law, which Moses my servant commanded thee:

turn not from it to the right hand or to the left, that thou mayest

prosper withersoever thou goest.

 

1:8 This book of the law shall not depart out of thy mouth; but thou

shalt meditate therein day and night, that thou mayest observe to do

according to all that is written therein: for then thou shalt make thy

way prosperous, and then thou shalt have good success.

 

1:9 Have not I commanded thee? Be strong and of a good courage; be not

afraid, neither be thou dismayed: for the LORD thy God is with thee

whithersoever thou goest.

 

1:10 Then Joshua commanded the officers of the people, saying, 1:11

Pass through the host, and command the people, saying, Prepare you

victuals; for within three days ye shall pass over this Jordan, to go

in to possess the land, which the LORD your God giveth you to possess

it.

 

1:12 And to the Reubenites, and to the Gadites, and to half the tribe

of Manasseh, spake Joshua, saying, 1:13 Remember the word which Moses

the servant of the LORD commanded you, saying, The LORD your God hath

given you rest, and hath given you this land.

 

1:14 Your wives, your little ones, and your cattle, shall remain in

the land which Moses gave you on this side Jordan; but ye shall pass

before your brethren armed, all the mighty men of valour, and help

them; 1:15 Until the LORD have given your brethren rest, as he hath

given you, and they also have possessed the land which the LORD your

God giveth them: then ye shall return unto the land of your

possession, and enjoy it, which Moses the LORD's servant gave you on

this side Jordan toward the sunrising.

 

1:16 And they answered Joshua, saying, All that thou commandest us we

will do, and whithersoever thou sendest us, we will go.

 

1:17 According as we hearkened unto Moses in all things, so will we

hearken unto thee: only the LORD thy God be with thee, as he was with

Moses.

 

1:18 Whosoever he be that doth rebel against thy commandment, and will

not hearken unto thy words in all that thou commandest him, he shall

be put to death: only be strong and of a good courage.

 

2:1 And Joshua the son of Nun sent out of Shittim two men to spy

secretly, saying, Go view the land, even Jericho. And they went, and

came into an harlot's house, named Rahab, and lodged there.

 

2:2 And it was told the king of Jericho, saying, Behold, there came

men in hither to night of the children of Israel to search out the

country.

 

2:3 And the king of Jericho sent unto Rahab, saying, Bring forth the

men that are come to thee, which are entered into thine house: for

they be come to search out all the country.

 

2:4 And the woman took the two men, and hid them, and said thus, There

came men unto me, but I wist not whence they were: 2:5 And it came to

pass about the time of shutting of the gate, when it was dark, that

the men went out: whither the men went I wot not: pursue after them

quickly; for ye shall overtake them.

 

2:6 But she had brought them up to the roof of the house, and hid them

with the stalks of flax, which she had laid in order upon the roof.

 

2:7 And the men pursued after them the way to Jordan unto the fords:

and as soon as they which pursued after them were gone out, they shut

the gate.

 

2:8 And before they were laid down, she came up unto them upon the

roof; 2:9 And she said unto the men, I know that the LORD hath given

you the land, and that your terror is fallen upon us, and that all the

inhabitants of the land faint because of you.

 

2:10 For we have heard how the LORD dried up the water of the Red sea

for you, when ye came out of Egypt; and what ye did unto the two kings

of the Amorites, that were on the other side Jordan, Sihon and Og,

whom ye utterly destroyed.

 

2:11 And as soon as we had heard these things, our hearts did melt,

neither did there remain any more courage in any man, because of you:

for the LORD your God, he is God in heaven above, and in earth

beneath.

 

2:12 Now therefore, I pray you, swear unto me by the LORD, since I

have shewed you kindness, that ye will also shew kindness unto my

father's house, and give me a true token: 2:13 And that ye will save

alive my father, and my mother, and my brethren, and my sisters, and

all that they have, and deliver our lives from death.

 

2:14 And the men answered her, Our life for yours, if ye utter not

this our business. And it shall be, when the LORD hath given us the

land, that we will deal kindly and truly with thee.

 

2:15 Then she let them down by a cord through the window: for her

house was upon the town wall, and she dwelt upon the wall.

 

2:16 And she said unto them, Get you to the mountain, lest the

pursuers meet you; and hide yourselves there three days, until the

pursuers be returned: and afterward may ye go your way.

 

2:17 And the men said unto her, We will be blameless of this thine

oath which thou hast made us swear.

 

2:18 Behold, when we come into the land, thou shalt bind this line of

scarlet thread in the window which thou didst let us down by: and thou

shalt bring thy father, and thy mother, and thy brethren, and all thy

father's household, home unto thee.

 

2:19 And it shall be, that whosoever shall go out of the doors of thy

house into the street, his blood shall be upon his head, and we will

be guiltless: and whosoever shall be with thee in the house, his blood

shall be on our head, if any hand be upon him.

 

2:20 And if thou utter this our business, then we will be quit of

thine oath which thou hast made us to swear.

 

2:21 And she said, According unto your words, so be it. And she sent

them away, and they departed: and she bound the scarlet line in the

window.

 

2:22 And they went, and came unto the mountain, and abode there three

days, until the pursuers were returned: and the pursuers sought them

throughout all the way, but found them not.

 

2:23 So the two men returned, and descended from the mountain, and

passed over, and came to Joshua the son of Nun, and told him all

things that befell them: 2:24 And they said unto Joshua, Truly the

LORD hath delivered into our hands all the land; for even all the

inhabitants of the country do faint because of us.

 

3:1 And Joshua rose early in the morning; and they removed from

Shittim, and came to Jordan, he and all the children of Israel, and

lodged there before they passed over.

 

3:2 And it came to pass after three days, that the officers went

through the host; 3:3 And they commanded the people, saying, When ye

see the ark of the covenant of the LORD your God, and the priests the

Levites bearing it, then ye shall remove from your place, and go after

it.

 

3:4 Yet there shall be a space between you and it, about two thousand

cubits by measure: come not near unto it, that ye may know the way by

which ye must go: for ye have not passed this way heretofore.

 

3:5 And Joshua said unto the people, Sanctify yourselves: for to

morrow the LORD will do wonders among you.

 

3:6 And Joshua spake unto the priests, saying, Take up the ark of the

covenant, and pass over before the people. And they took up the ark of

the covenant, and went before the people.

 

3:7 And the LORD said unto Joshua, This day will I begin to magnify

thee in the sight of all Israel, that they may know that, as I was

with Moses, so I will be with thee.

 

3:8 And thou shalt command the priests that bear the ark of the

covenant, saying, When ye are come to the brink of the water of

Jordan, ye shall stand still in Jordan.

 

3:9 And Joshua said unto the children of Israel, Come hither, and hear

the words of the LORD your God.

 

3:10 And Joshua said, Hereby ye shall know that the living God is

among you, and that he will without fail drive out from before you the

Canaanites, and the Hittites, and the Hivites, and the Perizzites, and

the Girgashites, and the Amorites, and the Jebusites.

 

3:11 Behold, the ark of the covenant of the LORD of all the earth

passeth over before you into Jordan.

 

3:12 Now therefore take you twelve men out of the tribes of Israel,

out of every tribe a man.

 

3:13 And it shall come to pass, as soon as the soles of the feet of

the priests that bear the ark of the LORD, the LORD of all the earth,

shall rest in the waters of Jordan, that the waters of Jordan shall be

cut off from the waters that come down from above; and they shall

stand upon an heap.

 

3:14 And it came to pass, when the people removed from their tents, to

pass over Jordan, and the priests bearing the ark of the covenant

before the people; 3:15 And as they that bare the ark were come unto

Jordan, and the feet of the priests that bare the ark were dipped in

the brim of the water, (for Jordan overfloweth all his banks all the

time of harvest,) 3:16 That the waters which came down from above

stood and rose up upon an heap very far from the city Adam, that is

beside Zaretan: and those that came down toward the sea of the plain,

even the salt sea, failed, and were cut off: and the people passed

over right against Jericho.

 

3:17 And the priests that bare the ark of the covenant of the LORD

stood firm on dry ground in the midst of Jordan, and all the

Israelites passed over on dry ground, until all the people were passed

clean over Jordan.

 

4:1 And it came to pass, when all the people were clean passed over

Jordan, that the LORD spake unto Joshua, saying, 4:2 Take you twelve

men out of the people, out of every tribe a man, 4:3 And command ye

them, saying, Take you hence out of the midst of Jordan, out of the

place where the priests' feet stood firm, twelve stones, and ye shall

carry them over with you, and leave them in the lodging place, where

ye shall lodge this night.

 

4:4 Then Joshua called the twelve men, whom he had prepared of the

children of Israel, out of every tribe a man: 4:5 And Joshua said unto

them, Pass over before the ark of the LORD your God into the midst of

Jordan, and take you up every man of you a stone upon his shoulder,

according unto the number of the tribes of the children of Israel: 4:6

That this may be a sign among you, that when your children ask their

fathers in time to come, saying, What mean ye by these stones?  4:7

Then ye shall answer them, That the waters of Jordan were cut off

before the ark of the covenant of the LORD; when it passed over

Jordan, the waters of Jordan were cut off: and these stones shall be

for a memorial unto the children of Israel for ever.

 

4:8 And the children of Israel did so as Joshua commanded, and took up

twelve stones out of the midst of Jordan, as the LORD spake unto

Joshua, according to the number of the tribes of the children of

Israel, and carried them over with them unto the place where they

lodged, and laid them down there.

 

4:9 And Joshua set up twelve stones in the midst of Jordan, in the

place where the feet of the priests which bare the ark of the covenant

stood: and they are there unto this day.

 

4:10 For the priests which bare the ark stood in the midst of Jordan,

until everything was finished that the LORD commanded Joshua to speak

unto the people, according to all that Moses commanded Joshua: and the

people hasted and passed over.

 

4:11 And it came to pass, when all the people were clean passed over,

that the ark of the LORD passed over, and the priests, in the presence

of the people.

 

4:12 And the children of Reuben, and the children of Gad, and half the

tribe of Manasseh, passed over armed before the children of Israel, as

Moses spake unto them: 4:13 About forty thousand prepared for war

passed over before the LORD unto battle, to the plains of Jericho.

 

4:14 On that day the LORD magnified Joshua in the sight of all Israel;

and they feared him, as they feared Moses, all the days of his life.

 

4:15 And the LORD spake unto Joshua, saying, 4:16 Command the priests

that bear the ark of the testimony, that they come up out of Jordan.

 

4:17 Joshua therefore commanded the priests, saying, Come ye up out of

Jordan.

 

4:18 And it came to pass, when the priests that bare the ark of the

covenant of the LORD were come up out of the midst of Jordan, and the

soles of the priests' feet were lifted up unto the dry land, that the

waters of Jordan returned unto their place, and flowed over all his

banks, as they did before.

 

4:19 And the people came up out of Jordan on the tenth day of the

first month, and encamped in Gilgal, in the east border of Jericho.

 

4:20 And those twelve stones, which they took out of Jordan, did

Joshua pitch in Gilgal.

 

4:21 And he spake unto the children of Israel, saying, When your

children shall ask their fathers in time to come, saying, What mean

these stones?  4:22 Then ye shall let your children know, saying,

Israel came over this Jordan on dry land.

 

4:23 For the LORD your God dried up the waters of Jordan from before

you, until ye were passed over, as the LORD your God did to the Red

sea, which he dried up from before us, until we were gone over: 4:24

That all the people of the earth might know the hand of the LORD, that

it is mighty: that ye might fear the LORD your God for ever.

 

5:1 And it came to pass, when all the kings of the Amorites, which

were on the side of Jordan westward, and all the kings of the

Canaanites, which were by the sea, heard that the LORD had dried up

the waters of Jordan from before the children of Israel, until we were

passed over, that their heart melted, neither was there spirit in them

any more, because of the children of Israel.

 

5:2 At that time the LORD said unto Joshua, Make thee sharp knives,

and circumcise again the children of Israel the second time.

 

5:3 And Joshua made him sharp knives, and circumcised the children of

Israel at the hill of the foreskins.

 

5:4 And this is the cause why Joshua did circumcise: All the people

that came out of Egypt, that were males, even all the men of war, died

in the wilderness by the way, after they came out of Egypt.

 

5:5 Now all the people that came out were circumcised: but all the

people that were born in the wilderness by the way as they came forth

out of Egypt, them they had not circumcised.

 

5:6 For the children of Israel walked forty years in the wilderness,

till all the people that were men of war, which came out of Egypt,

were consumed, because they obeyed not the voice of the LORD: unto

whom the LORD sware that he would not shew them the land, which the

LORD sware unto their fathers that he would give us, a land that

floweth with milk and honey.

 

5:7 And their children, whom he raised up in their stead, them Joshua

circumcised: for they were uncircumcised, because they had not

circumcised them by the way.

 

5:8 And it came to pass, when they had done circumcising all the

people, that they abode in their places in the camp, till they were

whole.

 

5:9 And the LORD said unto Joshua, This day have I rolled away the

reproach of Egypt from off you. Wherefore the name of the place is

called Gilgal unto this day.

 

5:10 And the children of Israel encamped in Gilgal, and kept the

passover on the fourteenth day of the month at even in the plains of

Jericho.

 

5:11 And they did eat of the old corn of the land on the morrow after

the passover, unleavened cakes, and parched corn in the selfsame day.

 

5:12 And the manna ceased on the morrow after they had eaten of the

old corn of the land; neither had the children of Israel manna any

more; but they did eat of the fruit of the land of Canaan that year.

 

5:13 And it came to pass, when Joshua was by Jericho, that he lifted

up his eyes and looked, and, behold, there stood a man over against

him with his sword drawn in his hand: and Joshua went unto him, and

said unto him, Art thou for us, or for our adversaries?  5:14 And he

said, Nay; but as captain of the host of the LORD am I now come. And

Joshua fell on his face to the earth, and did worship, and said unto

him, What saith my Lord unto his servant?  5:15 And the captain of the

LORD's host said unto Joshua, Loose thy shoe from off thy foot; for

the place whereon thou standest is holy. And Joshua did so.

 

6:1 Now Jericho was straitly shut up because of the children of

Israel: none went out, and none came in.

 

6:2 And the LORD said unto Joshua, See, I have given into thine hand

Jericho, and the king thereof, and the mighty men of valour.

 

6:3 And ye shall compass the city, all ye men of war, and go round

about the city once. Thus shalt thou do six days.

 

6:4 And seven priests shall bear before the ark seven trumpets of

rams' horns: and the seventh day ye shall compass the city seven

times, and the priests shall blow with the trumpets.

 

6:5 And it shall come to pass, that when they make a long blast with

the ram's horn, and when ye hear the sound of the trumpet, all the

people shall shout with a great shout; and the wall of the city shall

fall down flat, and the people shall ascend up every man straight

before him.

 

6:6 And Joshua the son of Nun called the priests, and said unto them,

Take up the ark of the covenant, and let seven priests bear seven

trumpets of rams' horns before the ark of the LORD.

 

6:7 And he said unto the people, Pass on, and compass the city, and

let him that is armed pass on before the ark of the LORD.

 

6:8 And it came to pass, when Joshua had spoken unto the people, that

the seven priests bearing the seven trumpets of rams' horns passed on

before the LORD, and blew with the trumpets: and the ark of the

covenant of the LORD followed them.

 

6:9 And the armed men went before the priests that blew with the

trumpets, and the rereward came after the ark, the priests going on,

and blowing with the trumpets.

 

6:10 And Joshua had commanded the people, saying, Ye shall not shout,

nor make any noise with your voice, neither shall any word proceed out

of your mouth, until the day I bid you shout; then shall ye shout.

 

6:11 So the ark of the LORD compassed the city, going about it once:

and they came into the camp, and lodged in the camp.

 

6:12 And Joshua rose early in the morning, and the priests took up the

ark of the LORD.

 

6:13 And seven priests bearing seven trumpets of rams' horns before

the ark of the LORD went on continually, and blew with the trumpets:

and the armed men went before them; but the rereward came after the

ark of the LORD, the priests going on, and blowing with the trumpets.

 

6:14 And the second day they compassed the city once, and returned

into the camp: so they did six days.

 

6:15 And it came to pass on the seventh day, that they rose early

about the dawning of the day, and compassed the city after the same

manner seven times: only on that day they compassed the city seven

times.

 

6:16 And it came to pass at the seventh time, when the priests blew

with the trumpets, Joshua said unto the people, Shout; for the LORD

hath given you the city.

 

6:17 And the city shall be accursed, even it, and all that are

therein, to the LORD: only Rahab the harlot shall live, she and all

that are with her in the house, because she hid the messengers that we

sent.

 

6:18 And ye, in any wise keep yourselves from the accursed thing, lest

ye make yourselves accursed, when ye take of the accursed thing, and

make the camp of Israel a curse, and trouble it.

 

6:19 But all the silver, and gold, and vessels of brass and iron, are

consecrated unto the LORD: they shall come into the treasury of the

LORD.

 

6:20 So the people shouted when the priests blew with the trumpets:

and it came to pass, when the people heard the sound of the trumpet,

and the people shouted with a great shout, that the wall fell down

flat, so that the people went up into the city, every man straight

before him, and they took the city.

 

6:21 And they utterly destroyed all that was in the city, both man and

woman, young and old, and ox, and sheep, and ass, with the edge of the

sword.

 

6:22 But Joshua had said unto the two men that had spied out the

country, Go into the harlot's house, and bring out thence the woman,

and all that she hath, as ye sware unto her.

 

6:23 And the young men that were spies went in, and brought out Rahab,

and her father, and her mother, and her brethren, and all that she

had; and they brought out all her kindred, and left them without the

camp of Israel.

 

6:24 And they burnt the city with fire, and all that was therein: only

the silver, and the gold, and the vessels of brass and of iron, they

put into the treasury of the house of the LORD.

 

6:25 And Joshua saved Rahab the harlot alive, and her father's

household, and all that she had; and she dwelleth in Israel even unto

this day; because she hid the messengers, which Joshua sent to spy out

Jericho.

 

6:26 And Joshua adjured them at that time, saying, Cursed be the man

before the LORD, that riseth up and buildeth this city Jericho: he

shall lay the foundation thereof in his firstborn, and in his youngest

son shall he set up the gates of it.

 

6:27 So the LORD was with Joshua; and his fame was noised throughout

all the country.

 

7:1 But the children of Israel committed a trespass in the accursed

thing: for Achan, the son of Carmi, the son of Zabdi, the son of

Zerah, of the tribe of Judah, took of the accursed thing: and the

anger of the LORD was kindled against the children of Israel.

 

7:2 And Joshua sent men from Jericho to Ai, which is beside Bethaven,

on the east of Bethel, and spake unto them, saying, Go up and view the

country.

 

And the men went up and viewed Ai.

 

7:3 And they returned to Joshua, and said unto him, Let not all the

people go up; but let about two or three thousand men go up and smite

Ai; and make not all the people to labour thither; for they are but

few.

 

7:4 So there went up thither of the people about three thousand men:

and they fled before the men of Ai.

 

7:5 And the men of Ai smote of them about thirty and six men: for they

chased them from before the gate even unto Shebarim, and smote them in

the going down: wherefore the hearts of the people melted, and became

as water.

 

7:6 And Joshua rent his clothes, and fell to the earth upon his face

before the ark of the LORD until the eventide, he and the elders of

Israel, and put dust upon their heads.

 

7:7 And Joshua said, Alas, O LORD God, wherefore hast thou at all

brought this people over Jordan, to deliver us into the hand of the

Amorites, to destroy us? would to God we had been content, and dwelt

on the other side Jordan!  7:8 O LORD, what shall I say, when Israel

turneth their backs before their enemies!  7:9 For the Canaanites and

all the inhabitants of the land shall hear of it, and shall environ us

round, and cut off our name from the earth: and what wilt thou do unto

thy great name?  7:10 And the LORD said unto Joshua, Get thee up;

wherefore liest thou thus upon thy face?  7:11 Israel hath sinned, and

they have also transgressed my covenant which I commanded them: for

they have even taken of the accursed thing, and have also stolen, and

dissembled also, and they have put it even among their own stuff.

 

7:12 Therefore the children of Israel could not stand before their

enemies, but turned their backs before their enemies, because they

were accursed: neither will I be with you any more, except ye destroy

the accursed from among you.

 

7:13 Up, sanctify the people, and say, Sanctify yourselves against to

morrow: for thus saith the LORD God of Israel, There is an accursed

thing in the midst of thee, O Israel: thou canst not stand before

thine enemies, until ye take away the accursed thing from among you.

 

7:14 In the morning therefore ye shall be brought according to your

tribes: and it shall be, that the tribe which the LORD taketh shall

come according to the families thereof; and the family which the LORD

shall take shall come by households; and the household which the LORD

shall take shall come man by man.

 

7:15 And it shall be, that he that is taken with the accursed thing

shall be burnt with fire, he and all that he hath: because he hath

transgressed the covenant of the LORD, and because he hath wrought

folly in Israel.

 

7:16 So Joshua rose up early in the morning, and brought Israel by

their tribes; and the tribe of Judah was taken: 7:17 And he brought

the family of Judah; and he took the family of the Zarhites: and he

brought the family of the Zarhites man by man; and Zabdi was taken:

7:18 And he brought his household man by man; and Achan, the son of

Carmi, the son of Zabdi, the son of Zerah, of the tribe of Judah, was

taken.

 

7:19 And Joshua said unto Achan, My son, give, I pray thee, glory to

the LORD God of Israel, and make confession unto him; and tell me now

what thou hast done; hide it not from me.

 

7:20 And Achan answered Joshua, and said, Indeed I have sinned against

the LORD God of Israel, and thus and thus have I done: 7:21 When I saw

among the spoils a goodly Babylonish garment, and two hundred shekels

of silver, and a wedge of gold of fifty shekels weight, then I coveted

them, and took them; and, behold, they are hid in the earth in the

midst of my tent, and the silver under it.

 

7:22 So Joshua sent messengers, and they ran unto the tent; and,

behold, it was hid in his tent, and the silver under it.

 

7:23 And they took them out of the midst of the tent, and brought them

unto Joshua, and unto all the children of Israel, and laid them out

before the LORD.

 

7:24 And Joshua, and all Israel with him, took Achan the son of Zerah,

and the silver, and the garment, and the wedge of gold, and his sons,

and his daughters, and his oxen, and his asses, and his sheep, and his

tent, and all that he had: and they brought them unto the valley of

Achor.

 

7:25 And Joshua said, Why hast thou troubled us? the LORD shall

trouble thee this day. And all Israel stoned him with stones, and

burned them with fire, after they had stoned them with stones.

 

7:26 And they raised over him a great heap of stones unto this day. So

the LORD turned from the fierceness of his anger. Wherefore the name

of that place was called, The valley of Achor, unto this day.

 

8:1 And the LORD said unto Joshua, Fear not, neither be thou dismayed:

take all the people of war with thee, and arise, go up to Ai: see, I

have given into thy hand the king of Ai, and his people, and his city,

and his land: 8:2 And thou shalt do to Ai and her king as thou didst

unto Jericho and her king: only the spoil thereof, and the cattle

thereof, shall ye take for a prey unto yourselves: lay thee an ambush

for the city behind it.

 

8:3 So Joshua arose, and all the people of war, to go up against Ai:

and Joshua chose out thirty thousand mighty men of valour, and sent

them away by night.

 

8:4 And he commanded them, saying, Behold, ye shall lie in wait

against the city, even behind the city: go not very far from the city,

but be ye all ready: 8:5 And I, and all the people that are with me,

will approach unto the city: and it shall come to pass, when they come

out against us, as at the first, that we will flee before them, 8:6

(For they will come out after us) till we have drawn them from the

city; for they will say, They flee before us, as at the first:

therefore we will flee before them.

 

8:7 Then ye shall rise up from the ambush, and seize upon the city:

for the LORD your God will deliver it into your hand.

 

8:8 And it shall be, when ye have taken the city, that ye shall set

the city on fire: according to the commandment of the LORD shall ye

do. See, I have commanded you.

 

8:9 Joshua therefore sent them forth: and they went to lie in ambush,

and abode between Bethel and Ai, on the west side of Ai: but Joshua

lodged that night among the people.

 

8:10 And Joshua rose up early in the morning, and numbered the people,

and went up, he and the elders of Israel, before the people to Ai.

 

8:11 And all the people, even the people of war that were with him,

went up, and drew nigh, and came before the city, and pitched on the

north side of Ai: now there was a valley between them and Ai.

 

8:12 And he took about five thousand men, and set them to lie in

ambush between Bethel and Ai, on the west side of the city.

 

8:13 And when they had set the people, even all the host that was on

the north of the city, and their liers in wait on the west of the

city, Joshua went that night into the midst of the valley.

 

8:14 And it came to pass, when the king of Ai saw it, that they hasted

and rose up early, and the men of the city went out against Israel to

battle, he and all his people, at a time appointed, before the plain;

but he wist not that there were liers in ambush against him behind the

city.

 

8:15 And Joshua and all Israel made as if they were beaten before

them, and fled by the way of the wilderness.

 

8:16 And all the people that were in Ai were called together to pursue

after them: and they pursued after Joshua, and were drawn away from

the city.

 

8:17 And there was not a man left in Ai or Bethel, that went not out

after Israel: and they left the city open, and pursued after Israel.

 

8:18 And the LORD said unto Joshua, Stretch out the spear that is in

thy hand toward Ai; for I will give it into thine hand. And Joshua

stretched out the spear that he had in his hand toward the city.

 

8:19 And the ambush arose quickly out of their place, and they ran as

soon as he had stretched out his hand: and they entered into the city,

and took it, and hasted and set the city on fire.

 

8:20 And when the men of Ai looked behind them, they saw, and, behold,

the smoke of the city ascended up to heaven, and they had no power to

flee this way or that way: and the people that fled to the wilderness

turned back upon the pursuers.

 

8:21 And when Joshua and all Israel saw that the ambush had taken the

city, and that the smoke of the city ascended, then they turned again,

and slew the men of Ai.

 

8:22 And the other issued out of the city against them; so they were

in the midst of Israel, some on this side, and some on that side: and

they smote them, so that they let none of them remain or escape.

 

8:23 And the king of Ai they took alive, and brought him to Joshua.

 

8:24 And it came to pass, when Israel had made an end of slaying all

the inhabitants of Ai in the field, in the wilderness wherein they

chased them, and when they were all fallen on the edge of the sword,

until they were consumed, that all the Israelites returned unto Ai,

and smote it with the edge of the sword.

 

8:25 And so it was, that all that fell that day, both of men and

women, were twelve thousand, even all the men of Ai.

 

8:26 For Joshua drew not his hand back, wherewith he stretched out the

spear, until he had utterly destroyed all the inhabitants of Ai.

 

8:27 Only the cattle and the spoil of that city Israel took for a prey

unto themselves, according unto the word of the LORD which he

commanded Joshua.

 

8:28 And Joshua burnt Ai, and made it an heap for ever, even a

desolation unto this day.

 

8:29 And the king of Ai he hanged on a tree until eventide: and as

soon as the sun was down, Joshua commanded that they should take his

carcase down from the tree, and cast it at the entering of the gate of

the city, and raise thereon a great heap of stones, that remaineth

unto this day.

 

8:30 Then Joshua built an altar unto the LORD God of Israel in mount

Ebal, 8:31 As Moses the servant of the LORD commanded the children of

Israel, as it is written in the book of the law of Moses, an altar of

whole stones, over which no man hath lift up any iron: and they

offered thereon burnt offerings unto the LORD, and sacrificed peace

offerings.

 

8:32 And he wrote there upon the stones a copy of the law of Moses,

which he wrote in the presence of the children of Israel.

 

8:33 And all Israel, and their elders, and officers, and their judges,

stood on this side the ark and on that side before the priests the

Levites, which bare the ark of the covenant of the LORD, as well the

stranger, as he that was born among them; half of them over against

mount Gerizim, and half of them over against mount Ebal; as Moses the

servant of the LORD had commanded before, that they should bless the

people of Israel.

 

8:34 And afterward he read all the words of the law, the blessings and

cursings, according to all that is written in the book of the law.

 

8:35 There was not a word of all that Moses commanded, which Joshua

read not before all the congregation of Israel, with the women, and

the little ones, and the strangers that were conversant among them.

 

9:1 And it came to pass, when all the kings which were on this side

Jordan, in the hills, and in the valleys, and in all the coasts of the

great sea over against Lebanon, the Hittite, and the Amorite, the

Canaanite, the Perizzite, the Hivite, and the Jebusite, heard thereof;

9:2 That they gathered themselves together, to fight with Joshua and

with Israel, with one accord.

 

9:3 And when the inhabitants of Gibeon heard what Joshua had done unto

Jericho and to Ai, 9:4 They did work wilily, and went and made as if

they had been ambassadors, and took old sacks upon their asses, and

wine bottles, old, and rent, and bound up; 9:5 And old shoes and

clouted upon their feet, and old garments upon them; and all the bread

of their provision was dry and mouldy.

 

9:6 And they went to Joshua unto the camp at Gilgal, and said unto

him, and to the men of Israel, We be come from a far country: now

therefore make ye a league with us.

 

9:7 And the men of Israel said unto the Hivites, Peradventure ye dwell

among us; and how shall we make a league with you?  9:8 And they said

unto Joshua, We are thy servants. And Joshua said unto them, Who are

ye? and from whence come ye?  9:9 And they said unto him, From a very

far country thy servants are come because of the name of the LORD thy

God: for we have heard the fame of him, and all that he did in Egypt,

9:10 And all that he did to the two kings of the Amorites, that were

beyond Jordan, to Sihon king of Heshbon, and to Og king of Bashan,

which was at Ashtaroth.

 

9:11 Wherefore our elders and all the inhabitants of our country spake

to us, saying, Take victuals with you for the journey, and go to meet

them, and say unto them, We are your servants: therefore now make ye a

league with us.

 

9:12 This our bread we took hot for our provision out of our houses on

the day we came forth to go unto you; but now, behold, it is dry, and

it is mouldy: 9:13 And these bottles of wine, which we filled, were

new; and, behold, they be rent: and these our garments and our shoes

are become old by reason of the very long journey.

 

9:14 And the men took of their victuals, and asked not counsel at the

mouth of the LORD.

 

9:15 And Joshua made peace with them, and made a league with them, to

let them live: and the princes of the congregation sware unto them.

 

9:16 And it came to pass at the end of three days after they had made

a league with them, that they heard that they were their neighbours,

and that they dwelt among them.

 

9:17 And the children of Israel journeyed, and came unto their cities

on the third day. Now their cities were Gibeon, and Chephirah, and

Beeroth, and Kirjathjearim.

 

9:18 And the children of Israel smote them not, because the princes of

the congregation had sworn unto them by the LORD God of Israel. And

all the congregation murmured against the princes.

 

9:19 But all the princes said unto all the congregation, We have sworn

unto them by the LORD God of Israel: now therefore we may not touch

them.

 

9:20 This we will do to them; we will even let them live, lest wrath

be upon us, because of the oath which we sware unto them.

 

9:21 And the princes said unto them, Let them live; but let them be

hewers of wood and drawers of water unto all the congregation; as the

princes had promised them.

 

9:22 And Joshua called for them, and he spake unto them, saying,

Wherefore have ye beguiled us, saying, We are very far from you; when

ye dwell among us?  9:23 Now therefore ye are cursed, and there shall

none of you be freed from being bondmen, and hewers of wood and

drawers of water for the house of my God.

 

9:24 And they answered Joshua, and said, Because it was certainly told

thy servants, how that the LORD thy God commanded his servant Moses to

give you all the land, and to destroy all the inhabitants of the land

from before you, therefore we were sore afraid of our lives because of

you, and have done this thing.

 

9:25 And now, behold, we are in thine hand: as it seemeth good and

right unto thee to do unto us, do.

 

9:26 And so did he unto them, and delivered them out of the hand of

the children of Israel, that they slew them not.

 

9:27 And Joshua made them that day hewers of wood and drawers of water

for the congregation, and for the altar of the LORD, even unto this

day, in the place which he should choose.

 

10:1 Now it came to pass, when Adonizedec king of Jerusalem had heard

how Joshua had taken Ai, and had utterly destroyed it; as he had done

to Jericho and her king, so he had done to Ai and her king; and how

the inhabitants of Gibeon had made peace with Israel, and were among

them; 10:2 That they feared greatly, because Gibeon was a great city,

as one of the royal cities, and because it was greater than Ai, and

all the men thereof were mighty.

 

10:3 Wherefore Adonizedec king of Jerusalem, sent unto Hoham king of

Hebron, and unto Piram king of Jarmuth, and unto Japhia king of

Lachish, and unto Debir king of Eglon, saying, 10:4 Come up unto me,

and help me, that we may smite Gibeon: for it hath made peace with

Joshua and with the children of Israel.

 

10:5 Therefore the five kings of the Amorites, the king of Jerusalem,

the king of Hebron, the king of Jarmuth, the king of Lachish, the king

of Eglon, gathered themselves together, and went up, they and all

their hosts, and encamped before Gibeon, and made war against it.

 

10:6 And the men of Gibeon sent unto Joshua to the camp to Gilgal,

saying, Slack not thy hand from thy servants; come up to us quickly,

and save us, and help us: for all the kings of the Amorites that dwell

in the mountains are gathered together against us.

 

10:7 So Joshua ascended from Gilgal, he, and all the people of war

with him, and all the mighty men of valour.

 

10:8 And the LORD said unto Joshua, Fear them not: for I have

delivered them into thine hand; there shall not a man of them stand

before thee.

 

10:9 Joshua therefore came unto them suddenly, and went up from Gilgal

all night.

 

10:10 And the LORD discomfited them before Israel, and slew them with

a great slaughter at Gibeon, and chased them along the way that goeth

up to Bethhoron, and smote them to Azekah, and unto Makkedah.

 

10:11 And it came to pass, as they fled from before Israel, and were

in the going down to Bethhoron, that the LORD cast down great stones

from heaven upon them unto Azekah, and they died: they were more which

died with hailstones than they whom the children of Israel slew with

the sword.

 

10:12 Then spake Joshua to the LORD in the day when the LORD delivered

up the Amorites before the children of Israel, and he said in the

sight of Israel, Sun, stand thou still upon Gibeon; and thou, Moon, in

the valley of Ajalon.

 

10:13 And the sun stood still, and the moon stayed, until the people

had avenged themselves upon their enemies. Is not this written in the

book of Jasher? So the sun stood still in the midst of heaven, and

hasted not to go down about a whole day.

 

10:14 And there was no day like that before it or after it, that the

LORD hearkened unto the voice of a man: for the LORD fought for

Israel.

 

10:15 And Joshua returned, and all Israel with him, unto the camp to

Gilgal.

 

10:16 But these five kings fled, and hid themselves in a cave at

Makkedah.

 

10:17 And it was told Joshua, saying, The five kings are found hid in

a cave at Makkedah.

 

10:18 And Joshua said, Roll great stones upon the mouth of the cave,

and set men by it for to keep them: 10:19 And stay ye not, but pursue

after your enemies, and smite the hindmost of them; suffer them not to

enter into their cities: for the LORD your God hath delivered them

into your hand.

 

10:20 And it came to pass, when Joshua and the children of Israel had

made an end of slaying them with a very great slaughter, till they

were consumed, that the rest which remained of them entered into

fenced cities.

 

10:21 And all the people returned to the camp to Joshua at Makkedah in

peace: none moved his tongue against any of the children of Israel.

 

10:22 Then said Joshua, Open the mouth of the cave, and bring out

those five kings unto me out of the cave.

 

10:23 And they did so, and brought forth those five kings unto him out

of the cave, the king of Jerusalem, the king of Hebron, the king of

Jarmuth, the king of Lachish, and the king of Eglon.

 

10:24 And it came to pass, when they brought out those kings unto

Joshua, that Joshua called for all the men of Israel, and said unto

the captains of the men of war which went with him, Come near, put

your feet upon the necks of these kings. And they came near, and put

their feet upon the necks of them.

 

10:25 And Joshua said unto them, Fear not, nor be dismayed, be strong

and of good courage: for thus shall the LORD do to all your enemies

against whom ye fight.

 

10:26 And afterward Joshua smote them, and slew them, and hanged them

on five trees: and they were hanging upon the trees until the evening.

 

10:27 And it came to pass at the time of the going down of the sun,

that Joshua commanded, and they took them down off the trees, and cast

them into the cave wherein they had been hid, and laid great stones in

the cave's mouth, which remain until this very day.

 

10:28 And that day Joshua took Makkedah, and smote it with the edge of

the sword, and the king thereof he utterly destroyed, them, and all

the souls that were therein; he let none remain: and he did to the

king of Makkedah as he did unto the king of Jericho.

 

10:29 Then Joshua passed from Makkedah, and all Israel with him, unto

Libnah, and fought against Libnah: 10:30 And the LORD delivered it

also, and the king thereof, into the hand of Israel; and he smote it

with the edge of the sword, and all the souls that were therein; he

let none remain in it; but did unto the king thereof as he did unto

the king of Jericho.

 

10:31 And Joshua passed from Libnah, and all Israel with him, unto

Lachish, and encamped against it, and fought against it: 10:32 And the

LORD delivered Lachish into the hand of Israel, which took it on the

second day, and smote it with the edge of the sword, and all the souls

that were therein, according to all that he had done to Libnah.

 

10:33 Then Horam king of Gezer came up to help Lachish; and Joshua

smote him and his people, until he had left him none remaining.

 

10:34 And from Lachish Joshua passed unto Eglon, and all Israel with

him; and they encamped against it, and fought against it: 10:35 And

they took it on that day, and smote it with the edge of the sword, and

all the souls that were therein he utterly destroyed that day,

according to all that he had done to Lachish.

 

10:36 And Joshua went up from Eglon, and all Israel with him, unto

Hebron; and they fought against it: 10:37 And they took it, and smote

it with the edge of the sword, and the king thereof, and all the

cities thereof, and all the souls that were therein; he left none

remaining, according to all that he had done to Eglon; but destroyed

it utterly, and all the souls that were therein.

 

10:38 And Joshua returned, and all Israel with him, to Debir; and

fought against it: 10:39 And he took it, and the king thereof, and all

the cities thereof; and they smote them with the edge of the sword,

and utterly destroyed all the souls that were therein; he left none

remaining: as he had done to Hebron, so he did to Debir, and to the

king thereof; as he had done also to Libnah, and to her king.

 

10:40 So Joshua smote all the country of the hills, and of the south,

and of the vale, and of the springs, and all their kings: he left none

remaining, but utterly destroyed all that breathed, as the LORD God of

Israel commanded.

 

10:41 And Joshua smote them from Kadeshbarnea even unto Gaza, and all

the country of Goshen, even unto Gibeon.

 

10:42 And all these kings and their land did Joshua take at one time,

because the LORD God of Israel fought for Israel.

 

10:43 And Joshua returned, and all Israel with him, unto the camp to

Gilgal.

 

11:1 And it came to pass, when Jabin king of Hazor had heard those

things, that he sent to Jobab king of Madon, and to the king of

Shimron, and to the king of Achshaph, 11:2 And to the kings that were

on the north of the mountains, and of the plains south of Chinneroth,

and in the valley, and in the borders of Dor on the west, 11:3 And to

the Canaanite on the east and on the west, and to the Amorite, and the

Hittite, and the Perizzite, and the Jebusite in the mountains, and to

the Hivite under Hermon in the land of Mizpeh.

 

11:4 And they went out, they and all their hosts with them, much

people, even as the sand that is upon the sea shore in multitude, with

horses and chariots very many.

 

11:5 And when all these kings were met together, they came and pitched

together at the waters of Merom, to fight against Israel.

 

11:6 And the LORD said unto Joshua, Be not afraid because of them: for

to morrow about this time will I deliver them up all slain before

Israel: thou shalt hough their horses, and burn their chariots with

fire.

 

11:7 So Joshua came, and all the people of war with him, against them

by the waters of Merom suddenly; and they fell upon them.

 

11:8 And the LORD delivered them into the hand of Israel, who smote

them, and chased them unto great Zidon, and unto Misrephothmaim, and

unto the valley of Mizpeh eastward; and they smote them, until they

left them none remaining.

 

11:9 And Joshua did unto them as the LORD bade him: he houghed their

horses, and burnt their chariots with fire.

 

11:10 And Joshua at that time turned back, and took Hazor, and smote

the king thereof with the sword: for Hazor beforetime was the head of

all those kingdoms.

 

11:11 And they smote all the souls that were therein with the edge of

the sword, utterly destroying them: there was not any left to breathe:

and he burnt Hazor with fire.

 

11:12 And all the cities of those kings, and all the kings of them,

did Joshua take, and smote them with the edge of the sword, and he

utterly destroyed them, as Moses the servant of the LORD commanded.

 

11:13 But as for the cities that stood still in their strength, Israel

burned none of them, save Hazor only; that did Joshua burn.

 

11:14 And all the spoil of these cities, and the cattle, the children

of Israel took for a prey unto themselves; but every man they smote

with the edge of the sword, until they had destroyed them, neither

left they any to breathe.

 

11:15 As the LORD commanded Moses his servant, so did Moses command

Joshua, and so did Joshua; he left nothing undone of all that the LORD

commanded Moses.

 

11:16 So Joshua took all that land, the hills, and all the south

country, and all the land of Goshen, and the valley, and the plain,

and the mountain of Israel, and the valley of the same; 11:17 Even

from the mount Halak, that goeth up to Seir, even unto Baalgad in the

valley of Lebanon under mount Hermon: and all their kings he took, and

smote them, and slew them.

 

11:18 Joshua made war a long time with all those kings.

 

11:19 There was not a city that made peace with the children of

Israel, save the Hivites the inhabitants of Gibeon: all other they

took in battle.

 

11:20 For it was of the LORD to harden their hearts, that they should

come against Israel in battle, that he might destroy them utterly, and

that they might have no favour, but that he might destroy them, as the

LORD commanded Moses.

 

11:21 And at that time came Joshua, and cut off the Anakims from the

mountains, from Hebron, from Debir, from Anab, and from all the

mountains of Judah, and from all the mountains of Israel: Joshua

destroyed them utterly with their cities.

 

11:22 There was none of the Anakims left in the land of the children

of Israel: only in Gaza, in Gath, and in Ashdod, there remained.

 

11:23 So Joshua took the whole land, according to all that the LORD

said unto Moses; and Joshua gave it for an inheritance unto Israel

according to their divisions by their tribes. And the land rested from

war.

 

12:1 Now these are the kings of the land, which the children of Israel

smote, and possessed their land on the other side Jordan toward the

rising of the sun, from the river Arnon unto mount Hermon, and all the

plain on the east: 12:2 Sihon king of the Amorites, who dwelt in

Heshbon, and ruled from Aroer, which is upon the bank of the river

Arnon, and from the middle of the river, and from half Gilead, even

unto the river Jabbok, which is the border of the children of Ammon;

12:3 And from the plain to the sea of Chinneroth on the east, and unto

the sea of the plain, even the salt sea on the east, the way to

Bethjeshimoth; and from the south, under Ashdothpisgah: 12:4 And the

coast of Og king of Bashan, which was of the remnant of the giants,

that dwelt at Ashtaroth and at Edrei, 12:5 And reigned in mount

Hermon, and in Salcah, and in all Bashan, unto the border of the

Geshurites and the Maachathites, and half Gilead, the border of Sihon

king of Heshbon.

 

12:6 Them did Moses the servant of the LORD and the children of Israel

smite: and Moses the servant of the LORD gave it for a possession unto

the Reubenites, and the Gadites, and the half tribe of Manasseh.

 

12:7 And these are the kings of the country which Joshua and the

children of Israel smote on this side Jordan on the west, from Baalgad

in the valley of Lebanon even unto the mount Halak, that goeth up to

Seir; which Joshua gave unto the tribes of Israel for a possession

according to their divisions; 12:8 In the mountains, and in the

valleys, and in the plains, and in the springs, and in the wilderness,

and in the south country; the Hittites, the Amorites, and the

Canaanites, the Perizzites, the Hivites, and the Jebusites: 12:9 The

king of Jericho, one; the king of Ai, which is beside Bethel, one;

12:10 The king of Jerusalem, one; the king of Hebron, one; 12:11 The

king of Jarmuth, one; the king of Lachish, one; 12:12 The king of

Eglon, one; the king of Gezer, one; 12:13 The king of Debir, one; the

king of Geder, one; 12:14 The king of Hormah, one; the king of Arad,

one; 12:15 The king of Libnah, one; the king of Adullam, one; 12:16

The king of Makkedah, one; the king of Bethel, one; 12:17 The king of

Tappuah, one; the king of Hepher, one; 12:18 The king of Aphek, one;

the king of Lasharon, one; 12:19 The king of Madon, one; the king of

Hazor, one; 12:20 The king of Shimronmeron, one; the king of Achshaph,

one; 12:21 The king of Taanach, one; the king of Megiddo, one; 12:22

The king of Kedesh, one; the king of Jokneam of Carmel, one; 12:23 The

king of Dor in the coast of Dor, one; the king of the nations of

Gilgal, one; 12:24 The king of Tirzah, one: all the kings thirty and

one.

 

13:1 Now Joshua was old and stricken in years; and the LORD said unto

him, Thou art old and stricken in years, and there remaineth yet very

much land to be possessed.

 

13:2 This is the land that yet remaineth: all the borders of the

Philistines, and all Geshuri, 13:3 From Sihor, which is before Egypt,

even unto the borders of Ekron northward, which is counted to the

Canaanite: five lords of the Philistines; the Gazathites, and the

Ashdothites, the Eshkalonites, the Gittites, and the Ekronites; also

the Avites: 13:4 From the south, all the land of the Canaanites, and

Mearah that is beside the Sidonians unto Aphek, to the borders of the

Amorites: 13:5 And the land of the Giblites, and all Lebanon, toward

the sunrising, from Baalgad under mount Hermon unto the entering into

Hamath.

 

13:6 All the inhabitants of the hill country from Lebanon unto

Misrephothmaim, and all the Sidonians, them will I drive out from

before the children of Israel: only divide thou it by lot unto the

Israelites for an inheritance, as I have commanded thee.

 

13:7 Now therefore divide this land for an inheritance unto the nine

tribes, and the half tribe of Manasseh, 13:8 With whom the Reubenites

and the Gadites have received their inheritance, which Moses gave

them, beyond Jordan eastward, even as Moses the servant of the LORD

gave them; 13:9 From Aroer, that is upon the bank of the river Arnon,

and the city that is in the midst of the river, and all the plain of

Medeba unto Dibon; 13:10 And all the cities of Sihon king of the

Amorites, which reigned in Heshbon, unto the border of the children of

Ammon; 13:11 And Gilead, and the border of the Geshurites and

Maachathites, and all mount Hermon, and all Bashan unto Salcah; 13:12

All the kingdom of Og in Bashan, which reigned in Ashtaroth and in

Edrei, who remained of the remnant of the giants: for these did Moses

smite, and cast them out.

 

13:13 Nevertheless the children of Israel expelled not the Geshurites,

nor the Maachathites: but the Geshurites and the Maachathites dwell

among the Israelites until this day.

 

13:14 Only unto the tribes of Levi he gave none inheritance; the

sacrifices of the LORD God of Israel made by fire are their

inheritance, as he said unto them.

 

13:15 And Moses gave unto the tribe of the children of Reuben

inheritance according to their families.

 

13:16 And their coast was from Aroer, that is on the bank of the river

Arnon, and the city that is in the midst of the river, and all the

plain by Medeba; 13:17 Heshbon, and all her cities that are in the

plain; Dibon, and Bamothbaal, and Bethbaalmeon, 13:18 And Jahaza, and

Kedemoth, and Mephaath, 13:19 And Kirjathaim, and Sibmah, and

Zarethshahar in the mount of the valley, 13:20 And Bethpeor, and

Ashdothpisgah, and Bethjeshimoth, 13:21 And all the cities of the

plain, and all the kingdom of Sihon king of the Amorites, which

reigned in Heshbon, whom Moses smote with the princes of Midian, Evi,

and Rekem, and Zur, and Hur, and Reba, which were dukes of Sihon,

dwelling in the country.

 

13:22 Balaam also the son of Beor, the soothsayer, did the children of

Israel slay with the sword among them that were slain by them.

 

13:23 And the border of the children of Reuben was Jordan, and the

border thereof. This was the inheritance of the children of Reuben

after their families, the cities and the villages thereof.

 

13:24 And Moses gave inheritance unto the tribe of Gad, even unto the

children of Gad according to their families.

 

13:25 And their coast was Jazer, and all the cities of Gilead, and

half the land of the children of Ammon, unto Aroer that is before

Rabbah; 13:26 And from Heshbon unto Ramathmizpeh, and Betonim; and

from Mahanaim unto the border of Debir; 13:27 And in the valley,

Betharam, and Bethnimrah, and Succoth, and Zaphon, the rest of the

kingdom of Sihon king of Heshbon, Jordan and his border, even unto the

edge of the sea of Chinnereth on the other side Jordan eastward.

 

13:28 This is the inheritance of the children of Gad after their

families, the cities, and their villages.

 

13:29 And Moses gave inheritance unto the half tribe of Manasseh: and

this was the possession of the half tribe of the children of Manasseh

by their families.

 

13:30 And their coast was from Mahanaim, all Bashan, all the kingdom

of Og king of Bashan, and all the towns of Jair, which are in Bashan,

threescore cities: 13:31 And half Gilead, and Ashtaroth, and Edrei,

cities of the kingdom of Og in Bashan, were pertaining unto the

children of Machir the son of Manasseh, even to the one half of the

children of Machir by their families.

 

13:32 These are the countries which Moses did distribute for

inheritance in the plains of Moab, on the other side Jordan, by

Jericho, eastward.

 

13:33 But unto the tribe of Levi Moses gave not any inheritance: the

LORD God of Israel was their inheritance, as he said unto them.

 

14:1 And these are the countries which the children of Israel

inherited in the land of Canaan, which Eleazar the priest, and Joshua

the son of Nun, and the heads of the fathers of the tribes of the

children of Israel, distributed for inheritance to them.

 

14:2 By lot was their inheritance, as the LORD commanded by the hand

of Moses, for the nine tribes, and for the half tribe.

 

14:3 For Moses had given the inheritance of two tribes and an half

tribe on the other side Jordan: but unto the Levites he gave none

inheritance among them.

 

14:4 For the children of Joseph were two tribes, Manasseh and Ephraim:

therefore they gave no part unto the Levites in the land, save cities

to dwell in, with their suburbs for their cattle and for their

substance.

 

14:5 As the LORD commanded Moses, so the children of Israel did, and

they divided the land.

 

14:6 Then the children of Judah came unto Joshua in Gilgal: and Caleb

the son of Jephunneh the Kenezite said unto him, Thou knowest the

thing that the LORD said unto Moses the man of God concerning me and

thee in Kadeshbarnea.

 

14:7 Forty years old was I when Moses the servant of the LORD sent me

from Kadeshbarnea to espy out the land; and I brought him word again

as it was in mine heart.

 

14:8 Nevertheless my brethren that went up with me made the heart of

the people melt: but I wholly followed the LORD my God.

 

14:9 And Moses sware on that day, saying, Surely the land whereon thy

feet have trodden shall be thine inheritance, and thy children's for

ever, because thou hast wholly followed the LORD my God.

 

14:10 And now, behold, the LORD hath kept me alive, as he said, these

forty and five years, even since the LORD spake this word unto Moses,

while the children of Israel wandered in the wilderness: and now, lo,

I am this day fourscore and five years old.

 

14:11 As yet I am as strong this day as I was in the day that Moses

sent me: as my strength was then, even so is my strength now, for war,

both to go out, and to come in.

 

14:12 Now therefore give me this mountain, whereof the LORD spake in

that day; for thou heardest in that day how the Anakims were there,

and that the cities were great and fenced: if so be the LORD will be

with me, then I shall be able to drive them out, as the LORD said.

 

14:13 And Joshua blessed him, and gave unto Caleb the son of Jephunneh

Hebron for an inheritance.

 

14:14 Hebron therefore became the inheritance of Caleb the son of

Jephunneh the Kenezite unto this day, because that he wholly followed

the LORD God of Israel.

 

14:15 And the name of Hebron before was Kirjatharba; which Arba was a

great man among the Anakims. And the land had rest from war.

 

15:1 This then was the lot of the tribe of the children of Judah by

their families; even to the border of Edom the wilderness of Zin

southward was the uttermost part of the south coast.

 

15:2 And their south border was from the shore of the salt sea, from

the bay that looketh southward: 15:3 And it went out to the south side

to Maalehacrabbim, and passed along to Zin, and ascended up on the

south side unto Kadeshbarnea, and passed along to Hezron, and went up

to Adar, and fetched a compass to Karkaa: 15:4 From thence it passed

toward Azmon, and went out unto the river of Egypt; and the goings out

of that coast were at the sea: this shall be your south coast.

 

15:5 And the east border was the salt sea, even unto the end of

Jordan.

 

And their border in the north quarter was from the bay of the sea at

the uttermost part of Jordan: 15:6 And the border went up to

Bethhogla, and passed along by the north of Betharabah; and the border

went up to the stone of Bohan the son of Reuben: 15:7 And the border

went up toward Debir from the valley of Achor, and so northward,

looking toward Gilgal, that is before the going up to Adummim, which

is on the south side of the river: and the border passed toward the

waters of Enshemesh, and the goings out thereof were at Enrogel: 15:8

And the border went up by the valley of the son of Hinnom unto the

south side of the Jebusite; the same is Jerusalem: and the border went

up to the top of the mountain that lieth before the valley of Hinnom

westward, which is at the end of the valley of the giants northward:

15:9 And the border was drawn from the top of the hill unto the

fountain of the water of Nephtoah, and went out to the cities of mount

Ephron; and the border was drawn to Baalah, which is Kirjathjearim:

15:10 And the border compassed from Baalah westward unto mount Seir,

and passed along unto the side of mount Jearim, which is Chesalon, on

the north side, and went down to Bethshemesh, and passed on to Timnah:

15:11 And the border went out unto the side of Ekron northward: and

the border was drawn to Shicron, and passed along to mount Baalah, and

went out unto Jabneel; and the goings out of the border were at the

sea.

 

15:12 And the west border was to the great sea, and the coast thereof.

 

This is the coast of the children of Judah round about according to

their families.

 

15:13 And unto Caleb the son of Jephunneh he gave a part among the

children of Judah, according to the commandment of the LORD to Joshua,

even the city of Arba the father of Anak, which city is Hebron.

 

15:14 And Caleb drove thence the three sons of Anak, Sheshai, and

Ahiman, and Talmai, the children of Anak.

 

15:15 And he went up thence to the inhabitants of Debir: and the name

of Debir before was Kirjathsepher.

 

15:16 And Caleb said, He that smiteth Kirjathsepher, and taketh it, to

him will I give Achsah my daughter to wife.

 

15:17 And Othniel the son of Kenaz, the brother of Caleb, took it: and

he gave him Achsah his daughter to wife.

 

15:18 And it came to pass, as she came unto him, that she moved him to

ask of her father a field: and she lighted off her ass; and Caleb said

unto her, What wouldest thou?  15:19 Who answered, Give me a blessing;

for thou hast given me a south land; give me also springs of water.

And he gave her the upper springs, and the nether springs.

 

15:20 This is the inheritance of the tribe of the children of Judah

according to their families.

 

15:21 And the uttermost cities of the tribe of the children of Judah

toward the coast of Edom southward were Kabzeel, and Eder, and Jagur,

15:22 And Kinah, and Dimonah, and Adadah, 15:23 And Kedesh, and Hazor,

and Ithnan, 15:24 Ziph, and Telem, and Bealoth, 15:25 And Hazor,

Hadattah, and Kerioth, and Hezron, which is Hazor, 15:26 Amam, and

Shema, and Moladah, 15:27 And Hazargaddah, and Heshmon, and Bethpalet,

15:28 And Hazarshual, and Beersheba, and Bizjothjah, 15:29 Baalah, and

Iim, and Azem, 15:30 And Eltolad, and Chesil, and Hormah, 15:31 And

Ziklag, and Madmannah, and Sansannah, 15:32 And Lebaoth, and Shilhim,

and Ain, and Rimmon: all the cities are twenty and nine, with their

villages: 15:33 And in the valley, Eshtaol, and Zoreah, and Ashnah,

15:34 And Zanoah, and Engannim, Tappuah, and Enam, 15:35 Jarmuth, and

Adullam, Socoh, and Azekah, 15:36 And Sharaim, and Adithaim, and

Gederah, and Gederothaim; fourteen cities with their villages: 15:37

Zenan, and Hadashah, and Migdalgad, 15:38 And Dilean, and Mizpeh, and

Joktheel, 15:39 Lachish, and Bozkath, and Eglon, 15:40 And Cabbon, and

Lahmam, and Kithlish, 15:41 And Gederoth, Bethdagon, and Naamah, and

Makkedah; sixteen cities with their villages: 15:42 Libnah, and Ether,

and Ashan, 15:43 And Jiphtah, and Ashnah, and Nezib, 15:44 And Keilah,

and Achzib, and Mareshah; nine cities with their villages: 15:45

Ekron, with her towns and her villages: 15:46 From Ekron even unto the

sea, all that lay near Ashdod, with their villages: 15:47 Ashdod with

her towns and her villages, Gaza with her towns and her villages, unto

the river of Egypt, and the great sea, and the border thereof: 15:48

And in the mountains, Shamir, and Jattir, and Socoh, 15:49 And Dannah,

and Kirjathsannah, which is Debir, 15:50 And Anab, and Eshtemoh, and

Anim, 15:51 And Goshen, and Holon, and Giloh; eleven cities with their

villages: 15:52 Arab, and Dumah, and Eshean, 15:53 And Janum, and

Bethtappuah, and Aphekah, 15:54 And Humtah, and Kirjatharba, which is

Hebron, and Zior; nine cities with their villages: 15:55 Maon, Carmel,

and Ziph, and Juttah, 15:56 And Jezreel, and Jokdeam, and Zanoah,

15:57 Cain, Gibeah, and Timnah; ten cities with their villages: 15:58

Halhul, Bethzur, and Gedor, 15:59 And Maarath, and Bethanoth, and

Eltekon; six cities with their villages: 15:60 Kirjathbaal, which is

Kirjathjearim, and Rabbah; two cities with their villages: 15:61 In

the wilderness, Betharabah, Middin, and Secacah, 15:62 And Nibshan,

and the city of Salt, and Engedi; six cities with their villages.

 

15:63 As for the Jebusites the inhabitants of Jerusalem, the children

of Judah could not drive them out; but the Jebusites dwell with the

children of Judah at Jerusalem unto this day.

 

16:1 And the lot of the children of Joseph fell from Jordan by

Jericho, unto the water of Jericho on the east, to the wilderness that

goeth up from Jericho throughout mount Bethel, 16:2 And goeth out from

Bethel to Luz, and passeth along unto the borders of Archi to Ataroth,

16:3 And goeth down westward to the coast of Japhleti, unto the coast

of Bethhoron the nether, and to Gezer; and the goings out thereof are

at the sea.

 

16:4 So the children of Joseph, Manasseh and Ephraim, took their

inheritance.

 

16:5 And the border of the children of Ephraim according to their

families was thus: even the border of their inheritance on the east

side was Atarothaddar, unto Bethhoron the upper; 16:6 And the border

went out toward the sea to Michmethah on the north side; and the

border went about eastward unto Taanathshiloh, and passed by it on the

east to Janohah; 16:7 And it went down from Janohah to Ataroth, and to

Naarath, and came to Jericho, and went out at Jordan.

 

16:8 The border went out from Tappuah westward unto the river Kanah;

and the goings out thereof were at the sea. This is the inheritance of

the tribe of the children of Ephraim by their families.

 

16:9 And the separate cities for the children of Ephraim were among

the inheritance of the children of Manasseh, all the cities with their

villages.

 

16:10 And they drave not out the Canaanites that dwelt in Gezer: but

the Canaanites dwell among the Ephraimites unto this day, and serve

under tribute.

 

17:1 There was also a lot for the tribe of Manasseh; for he was the

firstborn of Joseph; to wit, for Machir the firstborn of Manasseh, the

father of Gilead: because he was a man of war, therefore he had Gilead

and Bashan.

 

17:2 There was also a lot for the rest of the children of Manasseh by

their families; for the children of Abiezer, and for the children of

Helek, and for the children of Asriel, and for the children of

Shechem, and for the children of Hepher, and for the children of

Shemida: these were the male children of Manasseh the son of Joseph by

their families.

 

17:3 But Zelophehad, the son of Hepher, the son of Gilead, the son of

Machir, the son of Manasseh, had no sons, but daughters: and these are

the names of his daughters, Mahlah, and Noah, Hoglah, Milcah, and

Tirzah.

 

17:4 And they came near before Eleazar the priest, and before Joshua

the son of Nun, and before the princes, saying, The LORD commanded

Moses to give us an inheritance among our brethren. Therefore

according to the commandment of the LORD he gave them an inheritance

among the brethren of their father.

 

17:5 And there fell ten portions to Manasseh, beside the land of

Gilead and Bashan, which were on the other side Jordan; 17:6 Because

the daughters of Manasseh had an inheritance among his sons: and the

rest of Manasseh's sons had the land of Gilead.

 

17:7 And the coast of Manasseh was from Asher to Michmethah, that

lieth before Shechem; and the border went along on the right hand unto

the inhabitants of Entappuah.

 

17:8 Now Manasseh had the land of Tappuah: but Tappuah on the border

of Manasseh belonged to the children of Ephraim; 17:9 And the coast

descended unto the river Kanah, southward of the river: these cities

of Ephraim are among the cities of Manasseh: the coast of Manasseh

also was on the north side of the river, and the outgoings of it were

at the sea: 17:10 Southward it was Ephraim's, and northward it was

Manasseh's, and the sea is his border; and they met together in Asher

on the north, and in Issachar on the east.

 

17:11 And Manasseh had in Issachar and in Asher Bethshean and her

towns, and Ibleam and her towns, and the inhabitants of Dor and her

towns, and the inhabitants of Endor and her towns, and the inhabitants

of Taanach and her towns, and the inhabitants of Megiddo and her

towns, even three countries.

 

17:12 Yet the children of Manasseh could not drive out the inhabitants

of those cities; but the Canaanites would dwell in that land.

 

17:13 Yet it came to pass, when the children of Israel were waxen

strong, that they put the Canaanites to tribute, but did not utterly

drive them out.

 

17:14 And the children of Joseph spake unto Joshua, saying, Why hast

thou given me but one lot and one portion to inherit, seeing I am a

great people, forasmuch as the LORD hath blessed me hitherto?  17:15

And Joshua answered them, If thou be a great people, then get thee up

to the wood country, and cut down for thyself there in the land of the

Perizzites and of the giants, if mount Ephraim be too narrow for thee.

 

17:16 And the children of Joseph said, The hill is not enough for us:

and all the Canaanites that dwell in the land of the valley have

chariots of iron, both they who are of Bethshean and her towns, and

they who are of the valley of Jezreel.

 

17:17 And Joshua spake unto the house of Joseph, even to Ephraim and

to Manasseh, saying, Thou art a great people, and hast great power:

thou shalt not have one lot only: 17:18 But the mountain shall be

thine; for it is a wood, and thou shalt cut it down: and the outgoings

of it shall be thine: for thou shalt drive out the Canaanites, though

they have iron chariots, and though they be strong.

 

18:1 And the whole congregation of the children of Israel assembled

together at Shiloh, and set up the tabernacle of the congregation

there. And the land was subdued before them.

 

18:2 And there remained among the children of Israel seven tribes,

which had not yet received their inheritance.

 

18:3 And Joshua said unto the children of Israel, How long are ye

slack to go to possess the land, which the LORD God of your fathers

hath given you?  18:4 Give out from among you three men for each

tribe: and I will send them, and they shall rise, and go through the

land, and describe it according to the inheritance of them; and they

shall come again to me.

 

18:5 And they shall divide it into seven parts: Judah shall abide in

their coast on the south, and the house of Joseph shall abide in their

coasts on the north.

 

18:6 Ye shall therefore describe the land into seven parts, and bring

the description hither to me, that I may cast lots for you here before

the LORD our God.

 

18:7 But the Levites have no part among you; for the priesthood of the

LORD is their inheritance: and Gad, and Reuben, and half the tribe of

Manasseh, have received their inheritance beyond Jordan on the east,

which Moses the servant of the LORD gave them.

 

18:8 And the men arose, and went away: and Joshua charged them that

went to describe the land, saying, Go and walk through the land, and

describe it, and come again to me, that I may here cast lots for you

before the LORD in Shiloh.

 

18:9 And the men went and passed through the land, and described it by

cities into seven parts in a book, and came again to Joshua to the

host at Shiloh.

 

18:10 And Joshua cast lots for them in Shiloh before the LORD: and

there Joshua divided the land unto the children of Israel according to

their divisions.

 

18:11 And the lot of the tribe of the children of Benjamin came up

according to their families: and the coast of their lot came forth

between the children of Judah and the children of Joseph.

 

18:12 And their border on the north side was from Jordan; and the

border went up to the side of Jericho on the north side, and went up

through the mountains westward; and the goings out thereof were at the

wilderness of Bethaven.

 

18:13 And the border went over from thence toward Luz, to the side of

Luz, which is Bethel, southward; and the border descended to

Atarothadar, near the hill that lieth on the south side of the nether

Bethhoron.

 

18:14 And the border was drawn thence, and compassed the corner of the

sea southward, from the hill that lieth before Bethhoron southward;

and the goings out thereof were at Kirjathbaal, which is

Kirjathjearim, a city of the children of Judah: this was the west

quarter.

 

18:15 And the south quarter was from the end of Kirjathjearim, and the

border went out on the west, and went out to the well of waters of

Nephtoah: 18:16 And the border came down to the end of the mountain

that lieth before the valley of the son of Hinnom, and which is in the

valley of the giants on the north, and descended to the valley of

Hinnom, to the side of Jebusi on the south, and descended to Enrogel,

18:17 And was drawn from the north, and went forth to Enshemesh, and

went forth toward Geliloth, which is over against the going up of

Adummim, and descended to the stone of Bohan the son of Reuben, 18:18

And passed along toward the side over against Arabah northward, and

went down unto Arabah: 18:19 And the border passed along to the side

of Bethhoglah northward: and the outgoings of the border were at the

north bay of the salt sea at the south end of Jordan: this was the

south coast.

 

18:20 And Jordan was the border of it on the east side. This was the

inheritance of the children of Benjamin, by the coasts thereof round

about, according to their families.

 

18:21 Now the cities of the tribe of the children of Benjamin

according to their families were Jericho, and Bethhoglah, and the

valley of Keziz, 18:22 And Betharabah, and Zemaraim, and Bethel, 18:23

And Avim, and Pharah, and Ophrah, 18:24 And Chepharhaammonai, and

Ophni, and Gaba; twelve cities with their villages: 18:25 Gibeon, and

Ramah, and Beeroth, 18:26 And Mizpeh, and Chephirah, and Mozah, 18:27

And Rekem, and Irpeel, and Taralah, 18:28 And Zelah, Eleph, and

Jebusi, which is Jerusalem, Gibeath, and Kirjath; fourteen cities with

their villages. This is the inheritance of the children of Benjamin

according to their families.

 

19:1 And the second lot came forth to Simeon, even for the tribe of

the children of Simeon according to their families: and their

inheritance was within the inheritance of the children of Judah.

 

19:2 And they had in their inheritance Beersheba, and Sheba, and

Moladah, 19:3 And Hazarshual, and Balah, and Azem, 19:4 And Eltolad,

and Bethul, and Hormah, 19:5 And Ziklag, and Bethmarcaboth, and

Hazarsusah, 19:6 And Bethlebaoth, and Sharuhen; thirteen cities and

their villages: 19:7 Ain, Remmon, and Ether, and Ashan; four cities

and their villages: 19:8 And all the villages that were round about

these cities to Baalathbeer, Ramath of the south. This is the

inheritance of the tribe of the children of Simeon according to their

families.

 

19:9 Out of the portion of the children of Judah was the inheritance

of the children of Simeon: for the part of the children of Judah was

too much for them: therefore the children of Simeon had their

inheritance within the inheritance of them.

 

19:10 And the third lot came up for the children of Zebulun according

to their families: and the border of their inheritance was unto Sarid:

19:11 And their border went up toward the sea, and Maralah, and

reached to Dabbasheth, and reached to the river that is before

Jokneam; 19:12 And turned from Sarid eastward toward the sunrising

unto the border of Chislothtabor, and then goeth out to Daberath, and

goeth up to Japhia, 19:13 And from thence passeth on along on the east

to Gittahhepher, to Ittahkazin, and goeth out to Remmonmethoar to

Neah; 19:14 And the border compasseth it on the north side to

Hannathon: and the outgoings thereof are in the valley of Jiphthahel:

19:15 And Kattath, and Nahallal, and Shimron, and Idalah, and

Bethlehem: twelve cities with their villages.

 

19:16 This is the inheritance of the children of Zebulun according to

their families, these cities with their villages.

 

19:17 And the fourth lot came out to Issachar, for the children of

Issachar according to their families.

 

19:18 And their border was toward Jezreel, and Chesulloth, and Shunem,

19:19 And Haphraim, and Shihon, and Anaharath, 19:20 And Rabbith, and

Kishion, and Abez, 19:21 And Remeth, and Engannim, and Enhaddah, and

Bethpazzez; 19:22 And the coast reacheth to Tabor, and Shahazimah, and

Bethshemesh; and the outgoings of their border were at Jordan: sixteen

cities with their villages.

 

19:23 This is the inheritance of the tribe of the children of Issachar

according to their families, the cities and their villages.

 

19:24 And the fifth lot came out for the tribe of the children of

Asher according to their families.

 

19:25 And their border was Helkath, and Hali, and Beten, and Achshaph,

19:26 And Alammelech, and Amad, and Misheal; and reacheth to Carmel

westward, and to Shihorlibnath; 19:27 And turneth toward the sunrising

to Bethdagon, and reacheth to Zebulun, and to the valley of Jiphthahel

toward the north side of Bethemek, and Neiel, and goeth out to Cabul

on the left hand, 19:28 And Hebron, and Rehob, and Hammon, and Kanah,

even unto great Zidon; 19:29 And then the coast turneth to Ramah, and

to the strong city Tyre; and the coast turneth to Hosah; and the

outgoings thereof are at the sea from the coast to Achzib: 19:30 Ummah

also, and Aphek, and Rehob: twenty and two cities with their villages.

 

19:31 This is the inheritance of the tribe of the children of Asher

according to their families, these cities with their villages.

 

19:32 The sixth lot came out to the children of Naphtali, even for the

children of Naphtali according to their families.

 

19:33 And their coast was from Heleph, from Allon to Zaanannim, and

Adami, Nekeb, and Jabneel, unto Lakum; and the outgoings thereof were

at Jordan: 19:34 And then the coast turneth westward to Aznothtabor,

and goeth out from thence to Hukkok, and reacheth to Zebulun on the

south side, and reacheth to Asher on the west side, and to Judah upon

Jordan toward the sunrising.

 

19:35 And the fenced cities are Ziddim, Zer, and Hammath, Rakkath, and

Chinnereth, 19:36 And Adamah, and Ramah, and Hazor, 19:37 And Kedesh,

and Edrei, and Enhazor, 19:38 And Iron, and Migdalel, Horem, and

Bethanath, and Bethshemesh; nineteen cities with their villages.

 

19:39 This is the inheritance of the tribe of the children of Naphtali

according to their families, the cities and their villages.

 

19:40 And the seventh lot came out for the tribe of the children of

Dan according to their families.

 

19:41 And the coast of their inheritance was Zorah, and Eshtaol, and

Irshemesh, 19:42 And Shaalabbin, and Ajalon, and Jethlah, 19:43 And

Elon, and Thimnathah, and Ekron, 19:44 And Eltekeh, and Gibbethon, and

Baalath, 19:45 And Jehud, and Beneberak, and Gathrimmon, 19:46 And

Mejarkon, and Rakkon, with the border before Japho.

 

19:47 And the coast of the children of Dan went out too little for

them: therefore the children of Dan went up to fight against Leshem,

and took it, and smote it with the edge of the sword, and possessed

it, and dwelt therein, and called Leshem, Dan, after the name of Dan

their father.

 

19:48 This is the inheritance of the tribe of the children of Dan

according to their families, these cities with their villages.

 

19:49 When they had made an end of dividing the land for inheritance

by their coasts, the children of Israel gave an inheritance to Joshua

the son of Nun among them: 19:50 According to the word of the LORD

they gave him the city which he asked, even Timnathserah in mount

Ephraim: and he built the city, and dwelt therein.

 

19:51 These are the inheritances, which Eleazar the priest, and Joshua

the son of Nun, and the heads of the fathers of the tribes of the

children of Israel, divided for an inheritance by lot in Shiloh before

the LORD, at the door of the tabernacle of the congregation. So they

made an end of dividing the country.

 

20:1 The LORD also spake unto Joshua, saying, 20:2 Speak to the

children of Israel, saying, Appoint out for you cities of refuge,

whereof I spake unto you by the hand of Moses: 20:3 That the slayer

that killeth any person unawares and unwittingly may flee thither: and

they shall be your refuge from the avenger of blood.

 

20:4 And when he that doth flee unto one of those cities shall stand

at the entering of the gate of the city, and shall declare his cause

in the ears of the elders of that city, they shall take him into the

city unto them, and give him a place, that he may dwell among them.

 

20:5 And if the avenger of blood pursue after him, then they shall not

deliver the slayer up into his hand; because he smote his neighbour

unwittingly, and hated him not beforetime.

 

20:6 And he shall dwell in that city, until he stand before the

congregation for judgment, and until the death of the high priest that

shall be in those days: then shall the slayer return, and come unto

his own city, and unto his own house, unto the city from whence he

fled.

 

20:7 And they appointed Kedesh in Galilee in mount Naphtali, and

Shechem in mount Ephraim, and Kirjatharba, which is Hebron, in the

mountain of Judah.

 

20:8 And on the other side Jordan by Jericho eastward, they assigned

Bezer in the wilderness upon the plain out of the tribe of Reuben, and

Ramoth in Gilead out of the tribe of Gad, and Golan in Bashan out of

the tribe of Manasseh.

 

20:9 These were the cities appointed for all the children of Israel,

and for the stranger that sojourneth among them, that whosoever

killeth any person at unawares might flee thither, and not die by the

hand of the avenger of blood, until he stood before the congregation.

 

21:1 Then came near the heads of the fathers of the Levites unto

Eleazar the priest, and unto Joshua the son of Nun, and unto the heads

of the fathers of the tribes of the children of Israel; 21:2 And they

spake unto them at Shiloh in the land of Canaan, saying, The LORD

commanded by the hand of Moses to give us cities to dwell in, with the

suburbs thereof for our cattle.

 

21:3 And the children of Israel gave unto the Levites out of their

inheritance, at the commandment of the LORD, these cities and their

suburbs.

 

21:4 And the lot came out for the families of the Kohathites: and the

children of Aaron the priest, which were of the Levites, had by lot

out of the tribe of Judah, and out of the tribe of Simeon, and out of

the tribe of Benjamin, thirteen cities.

 

21:5 And the rest of the children of Kohath had by lot out of the

families of the tribe of Ephraim, and out of the tribe of Dan, and out

of the half tribe of Manasseh, ten cities.

 

21:6 And the children of Gershon had by lot out of the families of the

tribe of Issachar, and out of the tribe of Asher, and out of the tribe

of Naphtali, and out of the half tribe of Manasseh in Bashan, thirteen

cities.

 

21:7 The children of Merari by their families had out of the tribe of

Reuben, and out of the tribe of Gad, and out of the tribe of Zebulun,

twelve cities.

 

21:8 And the children of Israel gave by lot unto the Levites these

cities with their suburbs, as the LORD commanded by the hand of Moses.

 

21:9 And they gave out of the tribe of the children of Judah, and out

of the tribe of the children of Simeon, these cities which are here

mentioned by name.

 

21:10 Which the children of Aaron, being of the families of the

Kohathites, who were of the children of Levi, had: for theirs was the

first lot.

 

21:11 And they gave them the city of Arba the father of Anak, which

city is Hebron, in the hill country of Judah, with the suburbs thereof

round about it.

 

21:12 But the fields of the city, and the villages thereof, gave they

to Caleb the son of Jephunneh for his possession.

 

21:13 Thus they gave to the children of Aaron the priest Hebron with

her suburbs, to be a city of refuge for the slayer; and Libnah with

her suburbs, 21:14 And Jattir with her suburbs, and Eshtemoa with her

suburbs, 21:15 And Holon with her suburbs, and Debir with her suburbs,

21:16 And Ain with her suburbs, and Juttah with her suburbs, and

Bethshemesh with her suburbs; nine cities out of those two tribes.

 

21:17 And out of the tribe of Benjamin, Gibeon with her suburbs, Geba

with her suburbs, 21:18 Anathoth with her suburbs, and Almon with her

suburbs; four cities.

 

21:19 All the cities of the children of Aaron, the priests, were

thirteen cities with their suburbs.

 

21:20 And the families of the children of Kohath, the Levites which

remained of the children of Kohath, even they had the cities of their

lot out of the tribe of Ephraim.

 

21:21 For they gave them Shechem with her suburbs in mount Ephraim, to

be a city of refuge for the slayer; and Gezer with her suburbs, 21:22

And Kibzaim with her suburbs, and Bethhoron with her suburbs; four

cities.

 

21:23 And out of the tribe of Dan, Eltekeh with her suburbs, Gibbethon

with her suburbs, 21:24 Aijalon with her suburbs, Gathrimmon with her

suburbs; four cities.

 

21:25 And out of the half tribe of Manasseh, Tanach with her suburbs,

and Gathrimmon with her suburbs; two cities.

 

21:26 All the cities were ten with their suburbs for the families of

the children of Kohath that remained.

 

21:27 And unto the children of Gershon, of the families of the

Levites, out of the other half tribe of Manasseh they gave Golan in

Bashan with her suburbs, to be a city of refuge for the slayer; and

Beeshterah with her suburbs; two cities.

 

21:28 And out of the tribe of Issachar, Kishon with her suburbs,

Dabareh with her suburbs, 21:29 Jarmuth with her suburbs, Engannim

with her suburbs; four cities.

 

21:30 And out of the tribe of Asher, Mishal with her suburbs, Abdon

with her suburbs, 21:31 Helkath with her suburbs, and Rehob with her

suburbs; four cities.

 

21:32 And out of the tribe of Naphtali, Kedesh in Galilee with her

suburbs, to be a city of refuge for the slayer; and Hammothdor with

her suburbs, and Kartan with her suburbs; three cities.

 

21:33 All the cities of the Gershonites according to their families

were thirteen cities with their suburbs.

 

21:34 And unto the families of the children of Merari, the rest of the

Levites, out of the tribe of Zebulun, Jokneam with her suburbs, and

Kartah with her suburbs, 21:35 Dimnah with her suburbs, Nahalal with

her suburbs; four cities.

 

21:36 And out of the tribe of Reuben, Bezer with her suburbs, and

Jahazah with her suburbs, 21:37 Kedemoth with her suburbs, and

Mephaath with her suburbs; four cities.

 

21:38 And out of the tribe of Gad, Ramoth in Gilead with her suburbs,

to be a city of refuge for the slayer; and Mahanaim with her suburbs,

21:39 Heshbon with her suburbs, Jazer with her suburbs; four cities in

all.

 

21:40 So all the cities for the children of Merari by their families,

which were remaining of the families of the Levites, were by their lot

twelve cities.

 

21:41 All the cities of the Levites within the possession of the

children of Israel were forty and eight cities with their suburbs.

 

21:42 These cities were every one with their suburbs round about them:

thus were all these cities.

 

21:43 And the LORD gave unto Israel all the land which he sware to

give unto their fathers; and they possessed it, and dwelt therein.

 

21:44 And the LORD gave them rest round about, according to all that

he sware unto their fathers: and there stood not a man of all their

enemies before them; the LORD delivered all their enemies into their

hand.

 

21:45 There failed not ought of any good thing which the LORD had

spoken unto the house of Israel; all came to pass.

 

22:1 Then Joshua called the Reubenites, and the Gadites, and the half

tribe of Manasseh, 22:2 And said unto them, Ye have kept all that

Moses the servant of the LORD commanded you, and have obeyed my voice

in all that I commanded you: 22:3 Ye have not left your brethren these

many days unto this day, but have kept the charge of the commandment

of the LORD your God.

 

22:4 And now the LORD your God hath given rest unto your brethren, as

he promised them: therefore now return ye, and get you unto your

tents, and unto the land of your possession, which Moses the servant

of the LORD gave you on the other side Jordan.

 

22:5 But take diligent heed to do the commandment and the law, which

Moses the servant of the LORD charged you, to love the LORD your God,

and to walk in all his ways, and to keep his commandments, and to

cleave unto him, and to serve him with all your heart and with all

your soul.

 

22:6 So Joshua blessed them, and sent them away: and they went unto

their tents.

 

22:7 Now to the one half of the tribe of Manasseh Moses had given

possession in Bashan: but unto the other half thereof gave Joshua

among their brethren on this side Jordan westward. And when Joshua

sent them away also unto their tents, then he blessed them, 22:8 And

he spake unto them, saying, Return with much riches unto your tents,

and with very much cattle, with silver, and with gold, and with brass,

and with iron, and with very much raiment: divide the spoil of your

enemies with your brethren.

 

22:9 And the children of Reuben and the children of Gad and the half

tribe of Manasseh returned, and departed from the children of Israel

out of Shiloh, which is in the land of Canaan, to go unto the country

of Gilead, to the land of their possession, whereof they were

possessed, according to the word of the LORD by the hand of Moses.

 

22:10 And when they came unto the borders of Jordan, that are in the

land of Canaan, the children of Reuben and the children of Gad and the

half tribe of Manasseh built there an altar by Jordan, a great altar

to see to.

 

22:11 And the children of Israel heard say, Behold, the children of

Reuben and the children of Gad and the half tribe of Manasseh have

built an altar over against the land of Canaan, in the borders of

Jordan, at the passage of the children of Israel.

 

22:12 And when the children of Israel heard of it, the whole

congregation of the children of Israel gathered themselves together at

Shiloh, to go up to war against them.

 

22:13 And the children of Israel sent unto the children of Reuben, and

to the children of Gad, and to the half tribe of Manasseh, into the

land of Gilead, Phinehas the son of Eleazar the priest, 22:14 And with

him ten princes, of each chief house a prince throughout all the

tribes of Israel; and each one was an head of the house of their

fathers among the thousands of Israel.

 

22:15 And they came unto the children of Reuben, and to the children

of Gad, and to the half tribe of Manasseh, unto the land of Gilead,

and they spake with them, saying, 22:16 Thus saith the whole

congregation of the LORD, What trespass is this that ye have committed

against the God of Israel, to turn away this day from following the

LORD, in that ye have builded you an altar, that ye might rebel this

day against the LORD?  22:17 Is the iniquity of Peor too little for

us, from which we are not cleansed until this day, although there was

a plague in the congregation of the LORD, 22:18 But that ye must turn

away this day from following the LORD? and it will be, seeing ye rebel

to day against the LORD, that to morrow he will be wroth with the

whole congregation of Israel.

 

22:19 Notwithstanding, if the land of your possession be unclean, then

pass ye over unto the land of the possession of the LORD, wherein the

LORD's tabernacle dwelleth, and take possession among us: but rebel

not against the LORD, nor rebel against us, in building you an altar

beside the altar of the LORD our God.

 

22:20 Did not Achan the son of Zerah commit a trespass in the accursed

thing, and wrath fell on all the congregation of Israel? and that man

perished not alone in his iniquity.

 

22:21 Then the children of Reuben and the children of Gad and the half

tribe of Manasseh answered, and said unto the heads of the thousands

of Israel, 22:22 The LORD God of gods, the LORD God of gods, he

knoweth, and Israel he shall know; if it be in rebellion, or if in

transgression against the LORD, (save us not this day,) 22:23 That we

have built us an altar to turn from following the LORD, or if to offer

thereon burnt offering or meat offering, or if to offer peace

offerings thereon, let the LORD himself require it; 22:24 And if we

have not rather done it for fear of this thing, saying, In time to

come your children might speak unto our children, saying, What have ye

to do with the LORD God of Israel?  22:25 For the LORD hath made

Jordan a border between us and you, ye children of Reuben and children

of Gad; ye have no part in the LORD: so shall your children make our

children cease from fearing the LORD.

 

22:26 Therefore we said, Let us now prepare to build us an altar, not

for burnt offering, nor for sacrifice: 22:27 But that it may be a

witness between us, and you, and our generations after us, that we

might do the service of the LORD before him with our burnt offerings,

and with our sacrifices, and with our peace offerings; that your

children may not say to our children in time to come, Ye have no part

in the LORD.

 

22:28 Therefore said we, that it shall be, when they should so say to

us or to our generations in time to come, that we may say again,

Behold the pattern of the altar of the LORD, which our fathers made,

not for burnt offerings, nor for sacrifices; but it is a witness

between us and you.

 

22:29 God forbid that we should rebel against the LORD, and turn this

day from following the LORD, to build an altar for burnt offerings,

for meat offerings, or for sacrifices, beside the altar of the LORD

our God that is before his tabernacle.

 

22:30 And when Phinehas the priest, and the princes of the

congregation and heads of the thousands of Israel which were with him,

heard the words that the children of Reuben and the children of Gad

and the children of Manasseh spake, it pleased them.

 

22:31 And Phinehas the son of Eleazar the priest said unto the

children of Reuben, and to the children of Gad, and to the children of

Manasseh, This day we perceive that the LORD is among us, because ye

have not committed this trespass against the LORD: now ye have

delivered the children of Israel out of the hand of the LORD.

 

22:32 And Phinehas the son of Eleazar the priest, and the princes,

returned from the children of Reuben, and from the children of Gad,

out of the land of Gilead, unto the land of Canaan, to the children of

Israel, and brought them word again.

 

22:33 And the thing pleased the children of Israel; and the children

of Israel blessed God, and did not intend to go up against them in

battle, to destroy the land wherein the children of Reuben and Gad

dwelt.

 

22:34 And the children of Reuben and the children of Gad called the

altar Ed: for it shall be a witness between us that the LORD is God.

 

23:1 And it came to pass a long time after that the LORD had given

rest unto Israel from all their enemies round about, that Joshua waxed

old and stricken in age.

 

23:2 And Joshua called for all Israel, and for their elders, and for

their heads, and for their judges, and for their officers, and said

unto them, I am old and stricken in age: 23:3 And ye have seen all

that the LORD your God hath done unto all these nations because of

you; for the LORD your God is he that hath fought for you.

 

23:4 Behold, I have divided unto you by lot these nations that remain,

to be an inheritance for your tribes, from Jordan, with all the

nations that I have cut off, even unto the great sea westward.

 

23:5 And the LORD your God, he shall expel them from before you, and

drive them from out of your sight; and ye shall possess their land, as

the LORD your God hath promised unto you.

 

23:6 Be ye therefore very courageous to keep and to do all that is

written in the book of the law of Moses, that ye turn not aside

therefrom to the right hand or to the left; 23:7 That ye come not

among these nations, these that remain among you; neither make mention

of the name of their gods, nor cause to swear by them, neither serve

them, nor bow yourselves unto them: 23:8 But cleave unto the LORD your

God, as ye have done unto this day.

 

23:9 For the LORD hath driven out from before you great nations and

strong: but as for you, no man hath been able to stand before you unto

this day.

 

23:10 One man of you shall chase a thousand: for the LORD your God, he

it is that fighteth for you, as he hath promised you.

 

23:11 Take good heed therefore unto yourselves, that ye love the LORD

your God.

 

23:12 Else if ye do in any wise go back, and cleave unto the remnant

of these nations, even these that remain among you, and shall make

marriages with them, and go in unto them, and they to you: 23:13 Know

for a certainty that the LORD your God will no more drive out any of

these nations from before you; but they shall be snares and traps unto

you, and scourges in your sides, and thorns in your eyes, until ye

perish from off this good land which the LORD your God hath given you.

 

23:14 And, behold, this day I am going the way of all the earth: and

ye know in all your hearts and in all your souls, that not one thing

hath failed of all the good things which the LORD your God spake

concerning you; all are come to pass unto you, and not one thing hath

failed thereof.

 

23:15 Therefore it shall come to pass, that as all good things are

come upon you, which the LORD your God promised you; so shall the LORD

bring upon you all evil things, until he have destroyed you from off

this good land which the LORD your God hath given you.

 

23:16 When ye have transgressed the covenant of the LORD your God,

which he commanded you, and have gone and served other gods, and bowed

yourselves to them; then shall the anger of the LORD be kindled

against you, and ye shall perish quickly from off the good land which

he hath given unto you.

 

24:1 And Joshua gathered all the tribes of Israel to Shechem, and

called for the elders of Israel, and for their heads, and for their

judges, and for their officers; and they presented themselves before

God.

 

24:2 And Joshua said unto all the people, Thus saith the LORD God of

Israel, Your fathers dwelt on the other side of the flood in old time,

even Terah, the father of Abraham, and the father of Nachor: and they

served other gods.

 

24:3 And I took your father Abraham from the other side of the flood,

and led him throughout all the land of Canaan, and multiplied his

seed, and gave him Isaac.

 

24:4 And I gave unto Isaac Jacob and Esau: and I gave unto Esau mount

Seir, to possess it; but Jacob and his children went down into Egypt.

 

24:5 I sent Moses also and Aaron, and I plagued Egypt, according to

that which I did among them: and afterward I brought you out.

 

24:6 And I brought your fathers out of Egypt: and ye came unto the

sea; and the Egyptians pursued after your fathers with chariots and

horsemen unto the Red sea.

 

24:7 And when they cried unto the LORD, he put darkness between you

and the Egyptians, and brought the sea upon them, and covered them;

and your eyes have seen what I have done in Egypt: and ye dwelt in the

wilderness a long season.

 

24:8 And I brought you into the land of the Amorites, which dwelt on

the other side Jordan; and they fought with you: and I gave them into

your hand, that ye might possess their land; and I destroyed them from

before you.

 

24:9 Then Balak the son of Zippor, king of Moab, arose and warred

against Israel, and sent and called Balaam the son of Beor to curse

you: 24:10 But I would not hearken unto Balaam; therefore he blessed

you still: so I delivered you out of his hand.

 

24:11 And you went over Jordan, and came unto Jericho: and the men of

Jericho fought against you, the Amorites, and the Perizzites, and the

Canaanites, and the Hittites, and the Girgashites, the Hivites, and

the Jebusites; and I delivered them into your hand.

 

24:12 And I sent the hornet before you, which drave them out from

before you, even the two kings of the Amorites; but not with thy

sword, nor with thy bow.

 

24:13 And I have given you a land for which ye did not labour, and

cities which ye built not, and ye dwell in them; of the vineyards and

oliveyards which ye planted not do ye eat.

 

24:14 Now therefore fear the LORD, and serve him in sincerity and in

truth: and put away the gods which your fathers served on the other

side of the flood, and in Egypt; and serve ye the LORD.

 

24:15 And if it seem evil unto you to serve the LORD, choose you this

day whom ye will serve; whether the gods which your fathers served

that were on the other side of the flood, or the gods of the Amorites,

in whose land ye dwell: but as for me and my house, we will serve the

LORD.

 

24:16 And the people answered and said, God forbid that we should

forsake the LORD, to serve other gods; 24:17 For the LORD our God, he

it is that brought us up and our fathers out of the land of Egypt,

from the house of bondage, and which did those great signs in our

sight, and preserved us in all the way wherein we went, and among all

the people through whom we passed: 24:18 And the LORD drave out from

before us all the people, even the Amorites which dwelt in the land:

therefore will we also serve the LORD; for he is our God.

 

24:19 And Joshua said unto the people, Ye cannot serve the LORD: for

he is an holy God; he is a jealous God; he will not forgive your

transgressions nor your sins.

 

24:20 If ye forsake the LORD, and serve strange gods, then he will

turn and do you hurt, and consume you, after that he hath done you

good.

 

24:21 And the people said unto Joshua, Nay; but we will serve the

LORD.

 

24:22 And Joshua said unto the people, Ye are witnesses against

yourselves that ye have chosen you the LORD, to serve him. And they

said, We are witnesses.

 

24:23 Now therefore put away, said he, the strange gods which are

among you, and incline your heart unto the LORD God of Israel.

 

24:24 And the people said unto Joshua, The LORD our God will we serve,

and his voice will we obey.

 

24:25 So Joshua made a covenant with the people that day, and set them

a statute and an ordinance in Shechem.

 

24:26 And Joshua wrote these words in the book of the law of God, and

took a great stone, and set it up there under an oak, that was by the

sanctuary of the LORD.

 

24:27 And Joshua said unto all the people, Behold, this stone shall be

a witness unto us; for it hath heard all the words of the LORD which

he spake unto us: it shall be therefore a witness unto you, lest ye

deny your God.

 

24:28 So Joshua let the people depart, every man unto his inheritance.

 

24:29 And it came to pass after these things, that Joshua the son of

Nun, the servant of the LORD, died, being an hundred and ten years

old.

 

24:30 And they buried him in the border of his inheritance in

Timnathserah, which is in mount Ephraim, on the north side of the hill

of Gaash.

 

24:31 And Israel served the LORD all the days of Joshua, and all the

days of the elders that overlived Joshua, and which had known all the

works of the LORD, that he had done for Israel.

 

24:32 And the bones of Joseph, which the children of Israel brought up

out of Egypt, buried they in Shechem, in a parcel of ground which

Jacob bought of the sons of Hamor the father of Shechem for an hundred

pieces of silver: and it became the inheritance of the children of

Joseph.

 

24:33 And Eleazar the son of Aaron died; and they buried him in a hill

that pertained to Phinehas his son, which was given him in mount

Ephraim.