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The twelve tribes blessed. CHAP, XXXIV. Joshua succeedeth Moses. 189

10 They shall teach Jacob thy juug- 25 Thy shoes shall be iron and brass ; ments, and Israel thy law; they shall | and as thy days 80 shall thy strength be. put incense before thee, and whole burnt il 26 s There is none like unto the God of sacrifice upon thine altar.

Jeshurun, who rideth upon the heaven in 11 Bless, LORD, his substance, and ac- || thy help, and in his excellency on the sky. cept the work of his hands : smite 27 The eternal God is thy refuge, and through the loins of them that rise a- | underneath are the everlasting arms; and gainst him, and of them that hate him, || he shall thrust out the enemy from before that they rise not again.

thee ; and shall say, Destroy them. 12 And of Benjamin he said, The be 23 Israel then shall dwell in safety aloved of the LORD shall dwell in safety by lone ; the fountain of Jacob shall be upon him; Gid the LORD shall cover him all || a land of corn and wine, also his heavens the day long, and he shall dwell between shall drop down dew. his shoulders

29 Happy art thou, O Israel : who is 13 F And of Joseph he said, Blessed of like unto thee, () people saved by the the LORD be his land, for the precious LORD, the shield of thy help, and who is things of heaven, for the dew, and for the the sword of thy excellency ! and thine endeep that coucheth beneath,

emies shall be found liars unto thee ; and 14 And for the precious fruits brought thou shalt tread upon their high places. forth by the sun, and for the precious

CHAP. XXXIV. things put forth by the moon,

1 Moses from mount Nebo viezveth the 15 And for the chief things of the an land. 5 He dicth there. 6 His burial. cient mountains, and for the precious 7 His age. 8 Thirty dla'mourning for things of the lasting hills,

him. 9 Joshua succecdeih him. 10 The 16 And for the precious things of the praise of Mose3. earth and fulness thereof, and for the AND Moses went up from the plains good will of him that dwelt in the bush: | A of Moab, unto the mountain of Nelet the blessing come upon the head of Do, to the top of Pisgah, that is over aJoseph, and upon the top of the head of l gainst Jericho ; and the LORD shewed him that was separated from his breth- || him all the land of Gilead, unto Dan, ren.

1 2 And all Naphtali, and the land of 17 His glory is like the firstling of his Ephraim, and Manasseh, and all the land bullock, and his horns are like the horns of Judah, unto the utmost sea, of unicorns; with them he shall push the ll 3 And the south, and the plain of the people together to the ends of the earth : || valley of Jericho, the city of palm-trees, and they are the ten thousands of E- || unto Zoar. phraim, and they are the thousands of 4 And the LORD said unto him, This Manasseh.

is the land which I sware unto Abraham, 18 And of Zebulun he said, Rejoice, unto Isaac, and unto Jacob, saying, I will Zebulun, in thy going out ; and Issachar, give it unto thy seed: I have caused thee in thy tents.

to see it with thine eyes, but thou shalt not 19 They shall call the people into the go over thither. mountain; there they shall offer sacrifices 5 || So Moses the servant of the LORD of righteousness : fór they shall suck of died there in the land of Moab, accordthe abundance of the seas, and of treas- ling to the word of the Lord... ures hid in the sand.

6 | And he buried him in a valley in 20 And of Gad he said, Blessed be the land of Moab, over against Beth-peor : he that enlargeth Gad: he dwelleth as a but no man knoweth of his sepulchre unlion, and teareth the arm with the crown to this day. of the head.

7 And Moses was an hundred and 21 And he provided the first part for | twenty years old when he died : his

seir, because there, in a portion of the eye was not dim, nor his natural force awgiver, ruas he scated : and he came abated. with the heads of the people, he executed 8 | And the children of Israel wept" the justice of the LORD, and his judg- for Moses in the plains of Moab thirty ments with Israel.

days: so the days of weeping and mourn22 [ And of Dan he said, Dan is a li- | ing for Moses were ended. on's whclp : be shall leap from Bashan. 9 9 And Joshua the son of Nun was

23 S And of Naphtali he said, O Naph- full of the spirit of wisdom ; for Moses tali, satisfied with favour, and full with had laid his hands upon him ; and the the blessing of the Lord : possess thou .children of Israel hearkened unto him, the west and the south.

and did as the LORD commanded M ses. 24 F And of Asher he said, Let Asher || 10 | And there arose not a prophet be blessed with children ; let him be ac- || since in Israel like unto Moses, whom the aritable to his brethren, and let him dip LORD knew face to face, his foot in oil.

11 In all the signs and the wonders

199 Joehun ureedeth Moser. JOSHUA Rahab concealeth the stier which the LORD want him to do in the 1 12 And in all that might hand, and hur Peypt, P rash, anxi to all his in all the great tertur hich Moses shew#rant, and to all his land,

Ied in the sight of all Israel


# 13 Remember the word which Moses 1 The Lord appointeth Joshua lo mucceed, the servaat of the LORD commanded you,

Moura. 3 The borders of the promia i wying, The LORD your God hath given ed land. 5, 9 (od piromiurth io anaist ! you rest, and hath giren vou this iand.

Juhua. Alle giveth him instructions. 14 Yoir wives, your little ones, and your TW after the death of Mys, the caule shall remain in the land which Mo TV wrvant of the LORD, it came to li ses gave you on this side Jordan ; but ye p*, that the LORD spake unto Joshua shull pass before your brethren armed, all the son of Nun, Momes minister, saying, li the mighty men of valour, and help them;

2 More's my wrvant is dead ; now | 15 Until the LORD have given your therefore arise, go over this Jordan, thou, l brethren rest, as he hath given you, and and all this people, unto the land which they also have possessed the land which I do give to them, even to the children of the LORD your God giveth them: then

ye shall return unto the land of your pos3 Every place that the sole of your foot session, and enjoy it, which Moses the mhall tread upon, that have I given unto Lord's servant gave you on this side you, as I waid unto Moscs.

Jordan toward the sun-rising. 4 From the wilderness and this Leba. 16 And they answered Joshua, saying, non even unto the great river, the river || All that thou commandest us, we will do, Euphrates, all the land of the Hittites, || and whithersoever thou sendest us, we and unto the great sca toward the going will go. down of the sun, shall be your coast. 17 According as we hearkened unto

$ There shall not any man be able to || Moses in all things, so will we hearken stand before thee all the days of thy life: as unto thee : only the LORD thy God be I was with Moscs, so I will be with thee : with thee, as he was with Moses. I will not fail thee, nor forsake thee.

18 Whosoever he be that doth rebel 6 Be strong and of a good courage : || against thy commandment, and will not for unto this people shalt thou divide for hearken unto thy words in all that thou an inheritance the land, which I sware || commandest him, he shall be put to death: unto their fathers to give them.

only be strong and of a good courage. . Only be thou strong and very coura

CHAP. II. groun, that thou mayest observe to do ac- || 1 Rahab receiveth and concealeth the two couling to all the law which Moses my spies sent from Shittim. 8 The coveNervant commanded thee: turn not from it nant between her and them. 23 Their to the right hand or to the left, that thou return. mayent prosper whithersoever thou goest. AND Joshua the son of Nun sent out

8 This book of the law shall not depart m of Shittim two men to spy secretly, out of the south; but thou shalt meditate saying, Go view the land, even Jericho. thierrin day and night, that thou mayest And they went, and came into an harlot's olerte to do accurling to all that is house, named Rahab, and lodged there. written their'in; for then thou shalt make i 2 And it was told the king of Jericho, the way pornpremus, and then thou shalt saying, Behold, there came men in hither hair ***l success

to-night of the children of Israel, to search y llave not I commanded thice Be out the country,

g and of a wxl couragt; be not a-l 3 And the king of Jericho sent unto hakl, kither be thou dismayed: for the Rahab, saying, Bring forth the men that In oth God ex with the whithersoev-are come to thee, which are entered into er thout yrit.

thine house: for they be come to search 10 Thon Joshua commanded the of out all the country. fioris of the people, saring.

4 And the woman took the two men, 11 l'ass through the hast, and command and hil them, and said thus, There came the tyre, sing. Prepare you victuals; men unto me, but I wist not whence they Ar within thirr days in shell pusorer | wort: this Jordan, to go in to possess the luxi: 5 And it came to pass about the time which the LORD your God giveth you to ofshutting of the gate, when it was dark,

that the men went out : whither the men Nend to the Roulxenites, and to the went, I wotnot: purs after them quickGalites and to half the tribe o Vanasel ; for re shall overtake then. he Machshua, saving

6 But tre had brocht them up to


Rahab's covenant with the spies. CHAP. 111. Joshua cometh to Jordan. 191 the roof of the house, and hid them || 20 And if thou utter this our busiwith stalks of fax, which she had laid inness, then we will be quit of thine oath order upon the roof.

which thou hast made us to swear. 7 And the men pursued after them the 21 And she said, According unto your way to Jordan, unto the fords : and as words, so be it. And she sent them away, soon as they which pursued after them and they departed: and she bound the were gone out, they shut the gate.

scarlet line in the window. 8 And before they were laid down, 22 And they went, and came unto the she came up unto them upon the roof; mountain, and abode there three days,

9 And she said unto the men, I know until the pursuers were returned : and that the LORD hath given you the land, ll the pursuers sought them throughout all and that your terror is fallen upon us, II the way, but found them not. and that all the inhabitants of the land 23 T So the two men returned, and defaint because of you.

scended from the mountain, and passed 10 For we have heard how the LORD over, and came to Joshua the son of Nun, dried up the water of the Red sea for you, and told him all things that befel them : when ve came out of Egypt; and what ye 24 And they said unto Joshua, Truly did unto the two kings of the Amorites the Lord hath delivered into our hands that were on the other side Jordan, Sihon all the land ; for even all the inhabitants and Og, whom ye utterly destroyed. of the country do faint because of us. 11 And as soon as we had heard these ||

СНАР. ІІ. things, our hearts did melt, neither did || 1 Joshua cometh to Jordan. 7 The Lord there remain any more courage in an encourageth Joshua. 9 Joshua encourage man, because of you : for the LORD eth the people. 14 The walers divided. your God, he is God in heaven above, AND Joshua rose early in the mornand in earth beneath.

A ing; and they removed from Shit12 Now therefore, I pray you, swear tim, and came to Jordan, he and all the anto me by the LORD, since I have children of Israel, and lodged there beshewed you kindness, that ye will also fore they passed over. shew kindness unto my father's house, 2 And it came to pass after three days, and give me a true token:

that the officers went through the host; 13 And that ye will save alive my fa. 3 And they commanded the people, sayther, and my mother, and my brethren, ing, When ye see the ark of the covenant and my sisters, and all that they have, of the LORD your God, and the priests and deliver our lives from death.

the Levites bearing it, then ye shall re14 And the men answered her, Our move from your place, and go after it. life for yours, if ye utter not this our 4 Yet there shall be a space between business. And it shall be, when the LORD you and it, about two thousand cubits bath given us the land, that we will deal, by measure: come not near unto it, that ye kindly and truly with thee.

may know the way by which ye must go: 15 Then she let them down by a cord for ye have not passed this way heretofore. through the window: for her house was | 5 And Joshua said unto the people, upon the town-wall, and she dwelt upon Sanctify yourselves : for to-morrow the the wall.

LORD will do wonders among you. 16 And she said unto them, Get you to 6 And Joshua spake unto the priests, the mountain, lest the pursuers meet you; saying, Take up the ark of the covenant, and hide yourselves there three days, un- and pass over before the people. And til the pursuers be returned; and after they took up the ark of the covenant, Ward may ye go your way.

and went before the people. 17 And the men said unto her, We 7 | And the LORD said unto Joshua, will be blameless of this thine oath which This day will I begin to magnify thee hou hast made us swear.

in the sight of all Israel, that they may 18 Behold, when we come into the know that as I was with Moses, so I land, thou shalt bind this line of scarlet will be with thee. thread in the window which thou didst 8 And thou shalt command the priests let us down by : and thou shalt bring thy | that bear the ark of the covenant, saying, father, and thy mother, and thy breth When ye are come to the brink of the ren, and all thy father's houschold home water of Jordan, ye shall stand still in unto thee.

Jordan. 19 And it shall be, that whosoever shall || 9 And Joshua said uito the chilgo out of the doors of thy house into | dren of Israel, Come hither, and hear the street, his blood shall be upon his the words of the LORD your God. head, and we will be guiltless: and whol 10 And Joshua said, 'Hereby ye shall soever shall be with thee in the house, know that the living God is among you, his blood shall be on our head, if any hand and that he will without fail drive out be upon him.

" from before you the Canaanites, and the

192 Jordan divided.


God magnifieth Joshua. Hittites, and the Hivites, and the Periz i 6 That this may be a sign among you, zites, and the Girgushites, and the Amr hat when your children ask their fathers rites, and the Jebusites.

atire to come, saying, What mean ye 11 Behold, the ark of the covenant of these stones? the LORD of all the earth passeth over 7 Then reshall answer them, That the before you into Jordan.

waters of Jordan were cut off before the 12 Now therefore take you twelve men ark of the covenant of the LORD; when out of the tribes of Israel, out of every it passed over Jordan, the waters of Jortribe a man.

dan were cut off: and these stones shall 13 And it shall come to pass, as soon be for a memorial unto the children of Isas the soles of the feet of the priests that rael for ever. bear the ark of the LORD, the Lord of ali i 8 And the children of Israel did so as the earth, shall rest in the waters of Jor Joshua commanded, and took up twelve dan, that the waters of Jordan shall be cut || siones out of the midst of Jord in, as the off from the waters that come down from LORD spake unto Joshua, according to the above; and they shall stand upon an heap. number of the tribes of the children of Is

14 | And it came to pass, when the rael, and carried them over with them people removed from their tents to pass unto the place where they lodged, and over Jordan, and the priests bearing the laid them down there. ark of the covenant betore the people; 9 And Joshua set up twelve stones in

15 And as they that bare the ark were the midst of Jordan, in the place where come unto Jordan, and the feet of the the feet of the priests which bare the ark priests that hare the ark were dipped of the covenant stood : and they are there in the brim of the water (for Jordan over unto this day. floweth all his banks all the time of har 10 | For the priests which bare the ark vest,)

stood in the midst of Jordan, until every 16 That the waters which came down thing was finished that the LORD comfrom above stood and rose up upon an manded Joshua to speak unto the people, heap very far from the city Adam, that is | according to all that Moses commanded beside Zaretan; and those that came down Joshua: and the people hasted and passed toward the sea of the plain, even the salt over. sea, failed, and were cut off; and the peo 11 And it came to pass, when all the ple passed over right against Jericho. people were clean passed over, that the

17 And the priests that bare the ark of ark of the Lord passed over, and the the covenant of the LORD stood firm on | priests in the presence of the people. dry ground in the midst of Jordan, and all 12 And the children of Reuben, and the Israelites passed over on dry ground, | the children of Gad, and half the tribe of until all the people were passed clean Manasseh, passed over armed before the over Jordan.

children of Israel, as Moses spake unto CHAP. IV.

them: 1 Twelve stones taken as a memorial out || 13 About forty thousand prepared for of Jordan. 9 7'welve other stones are l war, passed over before the LORD unto set up in the midst thereof. 10, 19 The || battle, to the plains of Jericho. people pass over. 14 God magnificth I 14 On that day the Lord magnified Joshua.

Joshua in the sight of all Israel, and they AND it came to pass, when all the peo- | feared him, as they feared Moses, all the 11 ple were clean passed over Jordan, ll lays of his life. that the LORD spake unto Joshua, saying, | 15 And the LORD spake unto Joshua.

2 Take you twelve men out of the peo- saying, ple, out of every tribe a man,

16 Command the priests that bear the 3 And command ye them, saying, Take | ark of the testimony, that they come up you hence out of the midst of Jordan, out || out of Jordan. of the place where the priests feet stoed 17 Joshua therefore commanded the firm, twelve stones, and ye shall carry priests, saying, Ceme ye up out of Jordan. them over with you, and leave them in 18 And it came to pass, when the priests the lodging-place, where ye shall lodge that bare the ark of the covenant of the this night.

LORD were come up out of the midst of 4 Then Joshua called the twelve men, Jordan, and the soles of the priests feet whom he had prepared of the children of were lifted up unto the dry land, that Israel, out of every tribe a man:

the waters of Jordan returned unto their 5 And Joshua said unto them, Pass over place, and flowed over all his banks, as before the ark of the Lord your God into they did before. the midst of Jordan, and take ye up every "I 19 4 And the people came up out of man of you a stone upon his shoulder, ac- | Jordan on the tenth day of the first month; cording unto the number of the tribes of enc ed in Gilgal, in the east borthe children of Israel:

Il der of Jericho,

Circumcision renewed. CHAP. V. VI. An angel appeareth to Joshua. 193

20 | And those twelve stones which || 8 And it came to pass when they had they took out of Jordan, did Joshua pitch || done circumcising all the people, that in Gilgal.

they abode in their places in the camp,. 21 And he spake unto the children of till they were whole. Israel, saying, When your children shall 9 And the LORD said unto Joshua, ask their fathers in time to come, saying, || This day have I rolled away the reWhat mean these stones?

li proach of Egypt from off you: Where22 Then ye shall let your children fore the name of the place is called Gilgal know, saying, Israel came over this Jor unto this day. dan on dry land.

10 | And the children of Israel en23 For the LORD your God dried up cainped in Gilgal, and kept the passthe waters of Jordan from before you, lover on the fourteenth day of the month until ve were passed over, as the LORD || at even, in the plains of Jericho. your God did to the Red sea, which he 11 And they did eat of the old coin of dried up from before us, until we were the land on the morrow after the passover, gone over:

unleavened cakes, and parched corn in 24 That all the people of the earth the self-same day. might know the hand of the LORD, that 12 And the manna ceased on the morit is mighty : that ye miglit fear the row after they had eaten of the old corn LORD your God for ever.

of the land ; neither had the children of CHAP. V.

Israel manna any more ; but tliey did 1 The Canaanites are afraid. 2 Circumci eat of the fruit of the land of Canaan

sion renewed. 10 The passover is kept at that year. Gilgal. 13 An angelappeureth to Joshua. 13 | And it came to pass when Joshua AND it came to pass, when all the was by Jericho, that he lifted up his eyes A kings of the Amorites which were and looked, and behold, there stood a on the side of Jordan westward, and all man over against him with his sword the kings of the Canaanites which were drawn in his hand : and Joshua went unby the sea, heard that the Lord had to him, and said unto him, Art thou for dried up the waters of Jordan from be us, or for our adversaries? fore the children of Israel, until we were 14 And he said, Nay; but as captain passed orer, that their heart melted; nei of the host of the LORD am I now come. ther was there spirit in them any more, And Joshua fell on his face to the earth, because of the children of Israel.“

and did worship, and said unto him, 2. At that time the LORD said unto What saith my lord unto his servant ?

15 And the captain of the Lord's host cumcise again the children of Israel the said unto Joshua, Loose thy shoe from off second time.

thy foot, for the place whereon thou 3 And Joshua made him sharp knives, || standest is holy: and Joshua did so. and circumcised the children of Israel at

CHAP. VI. the hill of the foreskins.

| 1 Jericho shut up. 20 The walls fall down. 4 And this is the cause why Joshua did 22 Rahab is saved. 26 The rebuilder circumcise: All the people that came out of Jericho is cursed. of Egypt, that were males, even all the l N OW Jericho was straitly shut up bemen of war died in the wilderness by the TV cause of the children of Israel : none way, after they came out of Egypt. went out, and none came in.

5 Now all the people that came out 1 2 And the LORD said unto Joshua, were circumcised; but all the people that | See, I have given into thine hand Jericho, were born in the wilderness by the way | and the king thereof, and the mighty men as they came forth out of Egypt, them of valour. they had not circumcised.

3 And ye shall compass the city, all ye 6 For the children of Israel walked men of war, and go round about the city forty years in the wilderness, till all the once : thus shalt thou do six days. people that were men of war which came 4 And seven priests shall bear before ait of Egypt were consumed, because the ark seven trumpets of rams horns : they obeyed not the voice of the LORD: || and the seventh day ye shall compass the into whom the LORD sware that he city seven times, and the priests shall would not shew them the land which blow with the trumpets. the LORD sware unto their fathers that 5 And it shall come to pass, that when he would give us, a land that floweth | they make a long blast with the ram's with milk and honey.

horn, and when ye hear the sound of the 7 And their children, whom he raised trumpet, all the people shall shout with up in their stead, them Joshua circum a great shout: and the wall of the city cised : for they were uncircumcised, be- || shall fall down flat, and the people shall cause they had not circumcised them hy Il ascend up every man straight before him. the way.

6 | And Joshua the son of Nun called

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