THE BOOK OF
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 whithersoever thou
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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,
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
4:4: Then Joshua called the twelve men, whom
he had prepared of the children of Israel, out of every tribe
4:5: And Joshua said unto them, Pass over before
the ark of the LORD your God into the midst of Jordan, and take
ye 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
6:23: And the young men that were spies went
in, and brought 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 Beth-aven, on the east side 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
9:8: And they said unto Joshua, We are thy servants.
And Joshua said unto them, Who are ye? and from whence come
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
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 Kirjath-jearim.
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
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
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
10:1: Now it came to pass, when Adoni-zedek
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 Adoni-zedek 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,
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.
SIZE=2>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
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 Beth-horon, 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 Beth-horon, 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
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
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
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
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
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 Kadesh-barnea
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
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
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 Misrephoth-maim, 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 Baal-gad in the valley of Lebanon under
mount Hermon: and all their kings he took, and smote them, and
11:18: Joshua made war a long time with all
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
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 Beth-jeshimoth; and from the south, under
12:4: And the coast of Og king of Bashan, which
was of the remnant of the giants, that dwelt at Ashtaroth and
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 Baal-gad 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
12:12: The king of Eglon, one; the king of Gezer,
12:13: The king of Debir, one; the king of Geder,
12:14: The king of Hormah, one; the king of
12:15: The king of Libnah, one; the king of
12:16: The king of Makkedah, one; the king of
12:17: The king of Tappuah, one; the king of
12:18: The king of Aphek, one; the king of Lasharon,
12:19: The king of Madon, one; the king of Hazor,
12:20: The king of Shimron-meron, one; the king
of Achshaph, one;
12:21: The king of Taanach, one; the king of
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 Baal-gad under mount Hermon
unto the entering into Hamath.
13:6: All the inhabitants of the hill country
from Lebanon unto Misrephoth-maim, 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
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
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 tribe 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 Bamoth-baal, and Beth-baal-meon,
13:18: And Jahazah, and Kedemoth, and Mephaath,
13:19: And Kirjathaim, and Sibmah, and Zareth-shahar
in the mount of the valley,
13:20: And Beth-peor, and Ashdoth-pisgah, and
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 Ramath-mizpeh,
and Betonim; and from Mahanaim unto the border of Debir;
13:27: And in the valley, Beth-aram, and Beth-nimrah,
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
14:2: By lot was their inheritance, as the LORD
commanded by the hand of Moses, for the nine tribes, and for the
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 Kadesh-barnea.
14:7: Forty years old was I when Moses the servant
of the LORD sent me from Kadesh-barnea 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 Kirjath-arba;
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 Maaleh-acrabbim,
and passed along to Zin, and ascended up on the south side unto
Kadesh-barnea, 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 Beth-hogla,
and passed along by the north of Beth-arabah; 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
En-shemesh, and the goings out thereof were at En-rogel:
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 Kirjath-jearim:
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
Beth-shemesh, 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 Kirjath-sepher.
15:16: And Caleb said, He that smiteth Kirjath-sepher,
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 Hazar-gaddah, and Heshmon, and Beth-palet,
15:28: And Hazar-shual, and Beer-sheba, and
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,
15:34: And Zanoah, and En-gannim, Tappuah, and
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 Migdal-gad,
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, Beth-dagon, 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,
15:49: And Dannah, and Kirjath-sannah, which
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 Beth-tappuah, and Aphekah,
15:54: And Humtah, and Kirjath-arba, 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, Beth-zur, and Gedor,
15:59: And Maarath, and Beth-anoth, and Eltekon;
six cities with their villages:
15:60: Kirjath-baal, which is Kirjath-jearim,
and Rabbah; two cities with their villages:
15:61: In the wilderness, Beth-arabah, Middin,
15:62: And Nibshan, and the city of Salt, and
En-gedi; 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
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 Beth-horon 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 Ataroth-addar, unto Beth-horon
16:6: And the border went out toward the sea
to Michmethah on the north side; and the border went about eastward
unto Taanath-shiloh, 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
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 En-tappuah.
17:8: Now Manasseh had the land of Tappuah:
but Tappuah on the border of Manasseh belonged to the children
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
Beth-shean 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 Beth-shean and her towns, and they who are of the valley of
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 Beth-aven.
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 Ataroth-adar, near the hill that lieth
on the south side of the nether Beth-horon.
18:14: And the border was drawn thence, and
compassed the corner of the sea southward, from the hill that
lieth before Beth-horon southward; and the goings out thereof
were at Kirjath-baal, which is Kirjath-jearim, a city of the children
of Judah: this was the west quarter.
18:15: And the south quarter was from the end
of Kirjath-jearim, 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 En-rogel,
18:17: And was drawn from the north, and went
forth to En-shemesh, 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 Beth-hoglah 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 Beth-hoglah,
and the valley of Keziz,
18:22: And Beth-arabah, and Zemaraim, and Bethel,
18:23: And Avim, and Parah, and Ophrah,
18:24: And Chephar-haammonai, 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 Beer-sheba,
or Sheba, and Moladah,
19:3: And Hazar-shual, and Balah, and Azem,
19:4: And Eltolad, and Bethul, and Hormah,
19:5: And Ziklag, and Beth-marcaboth, and Hazar-susah,
19:6: And Beth-lebaoth, 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 Baalath-beer, Ramath of the south. This is the
inheritance of the tribe of the children of Simeon according to
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
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 Chisloth-tabor, and then goeth
out to daberath, and goeth up to Japhia,
19:13: And from thence passeth on along on the
east to Gittah-hepher, to Ittah-kazin, and goeth out to Remmon-methoar
19:14: And the border compasseth it on the north
side to Hannathon: and the outgoings thereof are in the valley
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
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 Hapharaim, and Shion, and Anaharath,
19:20: And Rabbith, and Kishion, and Abez,
19:21: And Remeth, and En-gannim, and En-haddah,
19:22: And the coast reacheth to Tabor, and
Shahazimah, and Beth-shemesh; and the outgoings of their border
were at Jordan: sixteen cities with their villages.
SIZE=2>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 Shihor-libnath;
19:27: And turneth toward the sunrising to Beth-dagon,
and reacheth to Zebulun, and to the valley of Jiphthah-el toward
the north side of Beth-emek, 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
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
Aznoth-tabor, 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 En-hazor,
19:38: And Iron, and Migdal-el, Horem, and Beth-anath,
and Beth-shemesh; 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 Ir-shemesh,
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 Bene-berak, and Gath-rimmon,
19:46: And Me-jarkon, and Rakkon, with the border
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 Timnath-serah 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
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 Kirjath-arba,
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,
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
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 Beth-shemesh 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 Beth-horon
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, Gath-rimmon
with her suburbs; four cities.
21:25: And out of the half tribe of Manasseh,
Tanach with her suburbs, and Gath-rimmon with her suburbs; two
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 Beesh-terah 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, En-gannim 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 Hammoth-dor with her suburbs, and Kartan with her suburbs;
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
24:11: And ye 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 Timnath-serah, 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
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.