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CHA P. V. The Canaanites are afraid. 2 Circumcifion is renewed. 10 The Passover is kept at Gilgal. 12 Manna Ceeseth. 13 An Angel appeareth to Joshua.
Ver. 1 AND it came to pafs when all the Kings of the
A Amorites, which were on the side of Jordan Weft-ward, 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 Ifrael.
2 At that Time the LORD said unto Joshua, Make thee sharp Knives, and circumcise again the Children of Israel the second time.
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 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.
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.
7 And their Children whom he raised up in their stead, them Joshua circumcised. 1. 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.
9 And the LORD faid 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.
10 And the Children of Israel encamped in Gilgal, and kept the Passover on the fourteenth Day of the Month af Even, in the Plains of Jericho.
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 self-fame Day.
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.
13 And it came to pass when Joshua was by Jericho, that he lift 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 ?
14 1 And he said, Nay, "Rev. i. so I was in the SPIRIT ON but as CAPTAIN of the Host the Lord's-Day, and heard behind of the Lord am I now come. me a great Voice, as of a Trumpet,
11 Saying, I am ALPHA, and o. And Joshua fell on his Face MEGA, the first. and the last: and, to the Earth, and did WOR
What thou feeft, write in a Book, SHIP, and said unto him,
and send it unto the seven Churches
mm , which are in Alia What faith my LORD unto 12 And I turned to see the Voice his Servant !
that spake with me. And being tum-, 15 And the CAPTAIN of
ed, I saw
13 One like unto the Son of MAN the Lord's Host said unto cloathed with a Garment down to Joshua, Loose thy Shoe from the Foot, and girt about the Paps off thy Foot, for the Place
with a golden Girdle.
14 His Head and his Hairs were whereon thou standeft, is Ho- white like Wool, as white as Snow ; LY: and Tolhua did fo. and his Eyes were as a Flame of
Fire ; 15 And his Feet like unto * fine Brass, as if they burned in a Furnace; and his Voice as the Sound of many Waters.
16 And he had in his Right Hand seven Stars : and out of his Mouth went a sharp two edged SWORD : and his COUNTENANCE was as the Sun shin: eth in his Strength.
17 And when I saw him, I fell at his feet as dead : and he laid his Right Hand upon me, saying unto me, FEAR NOT ; I am the First and the LAST.
18 I am he that LIVETH, and was DEAD; and behold, I AM Aliye for ITERMORE, Amen ; and have the Keys of Hell and of Death.
CH A P. VI. Jericho is put up : 20 The Walls fall down. 22 Rahab is faved, 26 and the Builder thereof curfed. Ver. N O W Jericho was straitly shut up, because of the
Children of Israel : none went out, and none came in. . *Ambor.
City And he laid of Rams Hovenant, and red faid unto him.
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.
3 And ye shall compass the City, all ye Men of War, and go round about the City once : thus shalt thou do fix Days.
4 And seven Priests shall bear before the Ark seven Trumpets of Rams Horns : and the seventh Day ye shall compass the City seven times, and the Priests shall blow with the Trumpets.
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 And Joshua called the Priests, and said unto them, Take up the Ark of the Covenant, and let seven Priests bear seven Trumpets of Rams Horns before the Ark of the LORD.
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.
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.
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 Trumpetş.
10 And Joshua had commanded the People, saying, Ye shall not thout 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.
ir So the Ark of the LORD compafled the City, going about it once : and they came into the Camp, and lodged in the Camp.
12 And Joshua rose early in the Morning, and the Priests took up the Ark of the Lord.
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 ORD, the Priests going on, and blowing with the Trumpets.
BI 14 And the second Day they compassed the City once, and returned into the Camp : so they did fix Days.
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.
16 And it came to pass at the seventh time, when the Priests blew with the Trumpets, Joshua said unto the Peo
ple, Shout, for the LORD hath given you the City. . 17 And the City shall be accursed, even it and all that
are therein, to the LORD: only Rahab the Harlot shall live, Me and all that are with her in the House, because she hid the Messengers that we sent.
18 And you in any wise keep yourselves from the accursed Thing, !est you make yourselves accursed when ye take of the accursed Thing, and make the Camp of Israel a Curse, and trouble it.
19 But all the Silver and Gold, and Vessels of Brass and Iron, are confecrated unto the LORD: they shall come into the Treasury of the LORD. .
20 u So the People SHOUT- u Heb. xi. 30 By Faith the WALLS ED when the Priests blew with
mich of JERICHO FELL DOWN, after they
were compassed about seven Days. the Trumpets : and it came 2 Cor. x 3 Though we walk in the to pass when the People heard Flesh, we do not war after the Flesh: the Sound of the Trumpet, fare are not carnal, but MIGHTY
4 (For the Weapons of our Warand the People shouted with THROUGH GOD, to the PULLING DOWN a great Shout, that the Wall of STRONG HOLDS.)
S CASTING down IMAGINATIONS, TELL down FLAT, 10 that and every high Thing that EXALTETK the People went up into the itself AGAINST the KNOWLEDGE of City, every Man straight be- God, and bringing into Captivity
every THOUGHT to the OBEDIENCE of fore him, and they took the Christ. City.
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.
25 And Joshua faved Rahab the Harlot alive, and her Father's Houshold, 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. ,
25 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
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in his First-born, and in his youngest Son shall he set up the Gates of it.
27 So the LORD was with Joshua, and his FAME was noised throughout all the Country.
CHA P. VII. 1 The Israelites are smitten at di. 6 Tohua's Complaint.
10 God instructeth him what to do. 16 Achan is taken by Lot : 19 His Confession : 22 He and all he bad are defroyed in the Valley of Achor.
Ver. I DUT the Children of Israel committed a Trespass
D in the accursed Thing : for Achan of the Tribe of Judah, took of the accursed Thing: and the Anger of the LORD was kindled against the Children of Israel.
2 And Joshua sent Men from Jericho to Ai, which is beside Beth-aven, on the East-side of Beth-el, and spake unto them, saying, Go up and view the Country. And the
went up and viewers and view the corn-el, and loaie
3 And they returned to Joshua, and said unto him, Let not all the People go up : but let about two or three thoufand Men go up and smite Ai, and make not all the People to labour thither ; for they are but few.
4. So there went up thither of the People about three thousand Men, and they fled before the Men of Ai.
5 And the Men of Ai smote about thirty and fix 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.
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 And Joshua faid, Alas, O LORD God, wherefore haft thou at all brought these 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.
8 O Lord, what shall I say, when Ifrael turneth their Backs before their Enemies.
9 For the Canaanites and all the Inhabitants of the Land shall hear of it, and shall environ us round, and cut off our