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Joshua - Chapters 1-15 - bible.old.testament



Joshua - Chapters 1-15
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1:1: Now it happened after the death of Moses the servant of Yahweh, that Yahweh spoke to Joshua the son of Nun, Moses' minister, saying,
1:2: Moses my servant is dead; now therefore arise, go over this Jordan, you, and all this people, to 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 on, to you have I given it, as I spoke to Moses.
1:4: From the wilderness, and this Lebanon, even to the great river, the river Euphrates, all the land of the Hittites, and to the great sea toward the going down of the sun, shall be your border.
1:5: There shall not any man be able to stand before you all the days of your life. As I was with Moses, so I will be with you; I will not fail you, nor forsake you.
1:6: Be strong and of good courage; for you shall cause this people to inherit the land which I swore to their fathers to give them.
1:7: Only be strong and very courageous, to observe to do according to all the law, which Moses my servant commanded you: don't turn from it to the right hand or to the left, that you may have good success wherever you go.
1:8: This book of the law shall not depart out of your mouth, but you shall meditate thereon day and night, that you may observe to do according to all that is written therein: for then you shall make your way prosperous, and then you shall have good success.
1:9: Haven't I commanded you? Be strong and of good courage; don't be afraid, neither be dismayed: for Yahweh your God is with you wherever you go.
1:10: Then Joshua commanded the officers of the people, saying,
1:11: Pass through the midst of the camp, and command the people, saying, Prepare food; for within three days you are to pass over this Jordan, to go in to possess the land, which Yahweh your God gives you to possess it.
1:12: To the Reubenites, and to the Gadites, and to the half-tribe of Manasseh, spoke Joshua, saying,
1:13: Remember the word which Moses the servant of Yahweh commanded you, saying, Yahweh your God gives you rest, and will give you this land.
1:14: Your wives, your little ones, and your cattle, shall abide in the land which Moses gave you beyond the Jordan; but you shall pass over before your brothers armed, all the mighty men of valor, and shall help them;
1:15: until Yahweh have given your brothers rest, as [he has given] you, and they also have possessed the land which Yahweh your God gives them: then you shall return to the land of your possession, and possess it, which Moses the servant of Yahweh gave you beyond the Jordan toward the sunrise.
1:16: They answered Joshua, saying, All that you have commanded us we will do, and wherever you send us we will go.
1:17: According as we listened to Moses in all things, so will we listen to you: only Yahweh your God be with you, as he was with Moses.
1:18: Whoever he be who shall rebel against your commandment, and shall not listen to your words in all that you command him, he shall be put to death: only be strong and of good courage.


2:1: Joshua the son of Nun sent out of Shittim two men as spies secretly, saying, Go, view the land, and Jericho. They went and came into the house of a prostitute whose name was Rahab, and lay there.
2:2: It was told the king of Jericho, saying, Behold, there came men in here tonight of the children of Israel to search out the land.
2:3: The king of Jericho sent to Rahab, saying, Bring forth the men who are come to you, who have entered into your house; for they have come to search out all the land.
2:4: The woman took the two men, and hid them; and she said, Yes, the men came to me, but I didn't know whence they were:
2:5: and it happened about the time of the shutting of the gate, when it was dark, that the men went out; where the men went I don't know: pursue after them quickly; for you will overtake them.
2:6: But she had brought them up to the roof, and hid them with the stalks of flax, which she had laid in order on the roof.
2:7: The men pursued after them the way to the Jordan to the fords: and as soon as those who pursued after them were gone out, they shut the gate.
2:8: Before they were laid down, she came up to them on the roof;
2:9: and she said to the men, I know that Yahweh has given you the land, and that the fear of you is fallen on us, and that all the inhabitants of the land melt away before you.
2:10: For we have heard how Yahweh dried up the water of the Red Sea before you, when you came out of Egypt; and what you did to the two kings of the Amorites, who were beyond the Jordan, to Sihon and to Og, whom you utterly destroyed.
2:11: As soon as we had heard it, our hearts did melt, neither did there remain any more spirit in any man, because of you: for Yahweh your God, he is God in heaven above, and on earth beneath.
2:12: Now therefore, please swear to me by Yahweh, since I have dealt kindly with you, that you also will deal kindly with my father's house, and give me a true token;
2:13: and that you will save alive my father, and my mother, and my brothers, and my sisters, and all that they have, and will deliver our lives from death.
2:14: The men said to her, Our life for yours, if you don't utter this our business; and it shall be, when Yahweh gives us the land, that we will deal kindly and truly with you.
2:15: Then she let them down by a cord through the window: for her house was on the side of the wall, and she lived on the wall.
2:16: She said to them, Get you to the mountain, lest the pursuers light on you; and hide yourselves there three days, until the pursuers be returned: and afterward may you go your way.
2:17: The men said to her, We will be guiltless of this your oath which you have made us to swear.
2:18: Behold, when we come into the land, you shall bind this line of scarlet thread in the window which you did let us down by: and you shall gather to you into the house your father, and your mother, and your brothers, and all your father's household.
2:19: It shall be, that whoever shall go out of the doors of your house into the street, his blood shall be on his head, and we shall be guiltless: and whoever shall be with you in the house, his blood shall be on our head, if any hand be on him.
2:20: But if you utter this our business, then we shall be guiltless of your oath which you have made us to swear.
2:21: She said, According to your words, so be it. She sent them away, and they departed: and she bound the scarlet line in the window.
2:22: They went, and came to the mountain, and abode there three days, until the pursuers were returned: and the pursuers sought them throughout all the way, but didn't find them.
2:23: Then the two men returned, and descended from the mountain, and passed over, and came to Joshua the son of Nun; and they told him all that had happened to them.
2:24: They said to Joshua, Truly Yahweh has delivered into our hands all the land; and moreover all the inhabitants of the land do melt away before us.


3:1: Joshua rose up early in the morning; and they removed from Shittim, and came to the Jordan, he and all the children of Israel; and they lodged there before they passed over.
3:2: It happened after three days, that the officers went through the midst of the camp;
3:3: and they commanded the people, saying, When you see the ark of the covenant of Yahweh your God, and the priests the Levites bearing it, then you 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: don't come near to it, that you may know the way by which you must go; for you have not passed this way heretofore.
3:5: Joshua said to the people, Sanctify yourselves; for tomorrow Yahweh will do wonders among you.
3:6: Joshua spoke to the priests, saying, Take up the ark of the covenant, and pass over before the people. They took up the ark of the covenant, and went before the people.
3:7: Yahweh said to Joshua, This day will I begin to magnify you in the sight of all Israel, that they may know that, as I was with Moses, so I will be with you.
3:8: You shall command the priests who bear the ark of the covenant, saying, When you are come to the brink of the waters of the Jordan, you shall stand still in the Jordan.
3:9: Joshua said to the children of Israel, Come here, and hear the words of Yahweh your God.
3:10: Joshua said, Hereby you shall know that the living God is among you, and that he will without fail drive out from before you the Canaanite, and the Hittite, and the Hivite, and the Perizzite, and the Girgashite, and the Amorite, and the Jebusite.
3:11: Behold, the ark of the covenant of the Lord of all the earth passes over before you into the Jordan.
3:12: Now therefore take twelve men out of the tribes of Israel, for every tribe a man.
3:13: It shall come to pass, when the soles of the feet of the priests who bear the ark of Yahweh, the Lord of all the earth, shall rest in the waters of the Jordan, that the waters of the Jordan shall be cut off, even the waters that come down from above; and they shall stand in one heap.
3:14: It happened, when the people removed from their tents, to pass over the Jordan, the priests who bore the ark of the covenant being before the people;
3:15: and when those who bore the ark were come to the Jordan, and the feet of the priests who bore the ark were dipped in the brink of the water (for the Jordan overflows all its banks all the time of harvest,)
3:16: that the waters which came down from above stood, and rose up in one heap, a great way off, at Adam, the city that is beside Zarethan; and those that went down toward the sea of the Arabah, even the Salt Sea, were wholly cut off: and the people passed over right against Jericho.
3:17: The priests who bore the ark of the covenant of Yahweh stood firm on dry ground in the midst of the Jordan; and all Israel passed over on dry ground, until all the nation were passed clean over the Jordan.

4:1: It happened, when all the nation were clean passed over the Jordan, that Yahweh spoke to Joshua, saying,
4:2: Take twelve men out of the people, out of every tribe a man,
4:3: and command you them, saying, Take hence out of the midst of the Jordan, out of the place where the priests' feet stood firm, twelve stones, and carry them over with you, and lay them down in the lodging-place, where you shall lodge this night.
4:4: Then Joshua called the twelve men, whom he had prepared of the children of Israel, out of every tribe a man:
4:5: and Joshua said to them, Pass over before the ark of Yahweh your God into the midst of the Jordan, and take up every man of you a stone on his shoulder, according to 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 in time to come, saying, What do you mean by these stones?
4:7: then you shall tell them, Because the waters of the Jordan were cut off before the ark of the covenant of Yahweh; when it passed over the Jordan, the waters of the Jordan were cut off: and these stones shall be for a memorial to the children of Israel forever.
4:8: The children of Israel did so as Joshua commanded, and took up twelve stones out of the midst of the Jordan, as Yahweh spoke to Joshua, according to the number of the tribes of the children of Israel; and they carried them over with them to the place where they lodged, and laid them down there.
4:9: Joshua set up twelve stones in the midst of the Jordan, in the place where the feet of the priests who bore the ark of the covenant stood: and they are there to this day.
4:10: For the priests who bore the ark stood in the midst of the Jordan, until everything was finished that Yahweh commanded Joshua to speak to the people, according to all that Moses commanded Joshua: and the people hurried and passed over.
4:11: It happened, when all the people had completely passed over, that the ark of Yahweh passed over, with the priests, in the presence of the people.
4:12: The children of Reuben, and the children of Gad, and the half-tribe of Manasseh, passed over armed before the children of Israel, as Moses spoke to them:
4:13: about forty thousand ready armed for war passed over before Yahweh to battle, to the plains of Jericho.
4:14: On that day Yahweh magnified Joshua in the sight of all Israel; and they feared him, as they feared Moses, all the days of his life.
4:15: Yahweh spoke to Joshua, saying,
4:16: Command the priests who bear the ark of the testimony, that they come up out of the Jordan.
4:17: Joshua therefore commanded the priests, saying, Come up out of the Jordan.
4:18: It happened, when the priests who bore the ark of the covenant of Yahweh were come up out of the midst of the Jordan, and the soles of the priests' feet were lifted up to the dry ground, that the waters of the Jordan returned to their place, and went over all its banks, as before.
4:19: The people came up out of the Jordan on the tenth day of the first month, and encamped in Gilgal, on the east border of Jericho.
4:20: Those twelve stones, which they took out of the Jordan, did Joshua set up in Gilgal.
4:21: He spoke to the children of Israel, saying, When your children shall ask their fathers in time to come, saying, What mean these stones?
4:22: Then you shall let your children know, saying, Israel came over this Jordan on dry land.
4:23: For Yahweh your God dried up the waters of the Jordan from before you, until you were passed over, as Yahweh your God did to the Red Sea, which he dried up from before us, until we were passed over;
4:24: that all the peoples of the earth may know the hand of Yahweh, that it is mighty; that you may fear Yahweh your God forever.

5:1: It happened, when all the kings of the Amorites, who were beyond the Jordan westward, and all the kings of the Canaanites, who were by the sea, heard how that Yahweh had dried up the waters of the 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 Yahweh said to Joshua, Make you flint knives, and circumcise again the children of Israel the second time.
5:3: Joshua made himself flint knives, and circumcised the children of Israel at the hill of the foreskins.
5:4: This is the cause why Joshua did circumcise: all the people who came forth out of Egypt, who were males, even all the men of war, died in the wilderness by the way, after they came forth out of Egypt.
5:5: For all the people who came out were circumcised; but all the people who were born in the wilderness by the way as they came forth out of Egypt, they had not circumcised.
5:6: For the children of Israel walked forty years in the wilderness, until all the nation, even the men of war who came forth out of Egypt, were consumed, because they didn't listen to the voice of Yahweh: to whom Yahweh swore that he wouldn't let them see the land which Yahweh swore to their fathers that he would give us, a land flowing with milk and honey.
5:7: Their children, whom he raised up in their place, them did Joshua circumcise: for they were uncircumcised, because they had not circumcised them by the way.
5:8: It happened, when they had done circumcising all the nation, that they abode in their places in the camp, until they were whole.
5:9: Yahweh said to Joshua, This day have I rolled away the reproach of Egypt from off you. Therefore the name of that place was called Gilgal, to this day.
5:10: The children of Israel encamped in Gilgal; and they kept the Passover on the fourteenth day of the month at even in the plains of Jericho.
5:11: They ate of the produce of the land on the next day after the Passover, unleavened cakes and parched grain, in the same day.
5:12: The manna ceased on the next day, after they had eaten of the produce of the land; neither had the children of Israel manna any more; but they ate of the fruit of the land of Canaan that year.
5:13: It happened, 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 to him, and said to him, Are you for us, or for our adversaries?
5:14: He said, No; but [as] prince of the host of Yahweh am I now come. Joshua fell on his face to the earth, and did worship, and said to him, What says my lord to his servant?
5:15: The prince of Yahweh's host said to Joshua, Put off your shoe from off your foot; for the place whereon you stand is holy. Joshua did so.

6:1: Now Jericho was tightly shut up because of the children of Israel: none went out, and none came in.
6:2: Yahweh said to Joshua, Behold, I have given into your hand Jericho, and the king of it, and the mighty men of valor.
6:3: You shall compass the city, all the men of war, going about the city once. Thus shall you do six days.
6:4: Seven priests shall bear seven trumpets of rams' horns before the ark: and the seventh day you shall compass the city seven times, and the priests shall blow the trumpets.
6:5: It shall be that when they make a long blast with the ram's horn, and when you 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 go up every man straight before him.
6:6: Joshua the son of Nun called the priests, and said to them, Take up the ark of the covenant, and let seven priests bear seven trumpets of rams' horns before the ark of Yahweh.
6:7: They said to the people, Pass on, and compass the city, and let the armed men pass on before the ark of Yahweh.
6:8: It was so, that when Joshua had spoken to the people, the seven priests bearing the seven trumpets of rams' horns before Yahweh passed on, and blew the trumpets: and the ark of the covenant of Yahweh followed them.
6:9: The armed men went before the priests who blew the trumpets, and the rearward went after the ark, [the priests] blowing the trumpets as they went.
6:10: Joshua commanded the people, saying, You shall not shout, nor let your voice be heard, neither shall any word proceed out of your mouth, until the day I bid you shout; then shall you shout.
6:11: So he caused the ark of Yahweh to compass the city, going about it once: and they came into the camp, and lodged in the camp.
6:12: Joshua rose early in the morning, and the priests took up the ark of Yahweh.
6:13: The seven priests bearing the seven trumpets of rams' horns before the ark of Yahweh went on continually, and blew the trumpets: and the armed men went before them; and the rearward came after the ark of Yahweh, [the priests] blowing the trumpets as they went.
6:14: The second day they compassed the city once, and returned into the camp: so they did six days.
6:15: It happened on the seventh day, that they rose early at the dawning of the day, and compassed the city after the same manner seven times: only on the day they compassed the city seven times.
6:16: It happened at the seventh time, when the priests blew the trumpets, Joshua said to the people, Shout; for Yahweh has given you the city.
6:17: The city shall be devoted, even it and all that is therein, to Yahweh: only Rahab the prostitute shall live, she and all who are with her in the house, because she hid the messengers that we sent.
6:18: But as for you, only keep yourselves from the devoted thing, lest when you have devoted it, you take of the devoted thing; so would you make the camp of Israel accursed, and trouble it.
6:19: But all the silver, and gold, and vessels of brass and iron, are holy to Yahweh: they shall come into the treasury of Yahweh.
6:20: So the people shouted, and [the priests] blew the trumpets; and it happened, when the people heard the sound of the trumpet, that the people shouted with a great shout, and the wall fell down flat, so that the people went up into the city, every man straight before him, and they took the city.
6:21: They utterly destroyed all that was in the city, both man and woman, both young and old, and ox, and sheep, and donkey, with the edge of the sword.
6:22: Joshua said to the two men who had spied out the land, Go into the prostitute's house, and bring out there the woman, and all that she has, as you swore to her.
6:23: The young men the spies went in, and brought out Rahab, and her father, and her mother, and her brothers, and all that she had; all her relatives also they brought out; and they set them outside of the camp of Israel.
6:24: 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 Yahweh.
6:25: But Rahab the prostitute, and her father's household, and all that she had, did Joshua save alive; and she lived in the midst of Israel to this day, because she hid the messengers, whom Joshua sent to spy out Jericho.
6:26: Joshua charged them with an oath at that time, saying, Cursed be the man before Yahweh, that rises up and builds this city Jericho: with the loss of his firstborn shall he lay the foundation of it, and with the loss of his youngest son shall he set up the gates of it.
6:27: So Yahweh was with Joshua; and his fame was in all the land.

7:1: But the children of Israel committed a trespass in the devoted thing; for Achan, the son of Carmi, the son of Zabdi, the son of Zerah, of the tribe of Judah, took of the devoted thing: and the anger of Yahweh was kindled against the children of Israel.
7:2: Joshua sent men from Jericho to Ai, which is beside Beth Aven, on the east side of Bethel, and spoke to them, saying, Go up and spy out the land. The men went up and spied out Ai.
7:3: They returned to Joshua, and said to him, Don't let all the people go up; but let about two or three thousand men go up and strike Ai; don't make all the people to toil there; for they are but few.
7:4: So there went up there of the people about three thousand men: and they fled before the men of Ai.
7:5: The men of Ai struck of them about thirty-six men; and they chased them [from] before the gate even to Shebarim, and struck them at the descent; and the hearts of the people melted, and became as water.
7:6: Joshua tore his clothes, and fell to the earth on his face before the ark of Yahweh until the evening, he and the elders of Israel; and they put dust on their heads.
7:7: Joshua said, Alas, Lord Yahweh, why have you at all brought this people over the Jordan, to deliver us into the hand of the Amorites, to cause us to perish? would that we had been content and lived beyond the Jordan!
7:8: Oh, Lord, what shall I say, after that Israel has turned their backs before their enemies!
7:9: For the Canaanites and all the inhabitants of the land will hear of it, and will compass us round, and cut off our name from the earth: and what will you do for your great name?
7:10: Yahweh said to Joshua, Get you up; why are you thus fallen on your face?
7:11: Israel has sinned; yes, they have even transgressed my covenant which I commanded them: yes, they have even taken of the devoted thing, and have also stolen, and dissembled also; and they have even put it among their own stuff.
7:12: Therefore the children of Israel can't stand before their enemies; they turn their backs before their enemies, because they are become accursed: I will not be with you any more, except you destroy the devoted thing from among you.
7:13: Up, sanctify the people, and say, Sanctify yourselves against tomorrow: for thus says Yahweh, the God of Israel, There is a devoted thing in the midst of you, Israel; you can not stand before your enemies, until you take away the devoted thing from among you.
7:14: In the morning therefore you shall be brought near by your tribes: and it shall be, that the tribe which Yahweh takes shall come near by families; and the family which Yahweh shall take shall come near by households; and the household which Yahweh shall take shall come near man by man.
7:15: It shall be, that he who is taken with the devoted thing shall be burnt with fire, he and all that he has; because he has transgressed the covenant of Yahweh, and because he has done folly in Israel.
7:16: So Joshua rose up early in the morning, and brought Israel near by their tribes; and the tribe of Judah was taken:
7:17: and he brought near the family of Judah; and he took the family of the Zerahites: and he brought near the family of the Zerahites man by man; and Zabdi was taken:
7:18: and he brought near 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: Joshua said to Achan, My son, please give glory to Yahweh, the God of Israel, and make confession to him; and tell me now what you have done; don't hide it from me.
7:20: Achan answered Joshua, and said, Of a truth I have sinned against Yahweh, the God of Israel, and thus and thus have I done:
7:21: when I saw among the spoil a goodly Babylonian mantle, 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 to the tent; and, behold, it was hid in his tent, and the silver under it.
7:23: They took them from the midst of the tent, and brought them to Joshua, and to all the children of Israel; and they laid them down before Yahweh.
7:24: Joshua, and all Israel with him, took Achan the son of Zerah, and the silver, and the mantle, and the wedge of gold, and his sons, and his daughters, and his oxen, and his donkeys, and his sheep, and his tent, and all that he had: and they brought them up to the valley of Achor.
7:25: Joshua said, Why have you troubled us? Yahweh shall trouble you this day. All Israel stoned him with stones; and they burned them with fire, and stoned them with stones.
7:26: They raised over him a great heap of stones, to this day; and Yahweh turned from the fierceness of his anger. Therefore the name of that place was called "The valley of Achor" to this day.

8:1: Yahweh said to Joshua, Don't be afraid, neither be dismayed: take all the people of war with you, and arise, go up to Ai; behold, I have given into your hand the king of Ai, and his people, and his city, and his land;
8:2: You shall do to Ai and her king as you did to Jericho and her king: only the spoil of it, and the cattle of it, shall you take for a prey to yourselves: set you an ambush for the city behind it.
8:3: So Joshua arose, and all the people of war, to go up to Ai: and Joshua chose out thirty thousand men, the mighty men of valor, and sent them forth by night.
8:4: He commanded them, saying, Behold, you shall lie in ambush against the city, behind the city; don't go very far from the city, but be all ready:
8:5: and I, and all the people who are with me, will approach to the city. It shall happen, when they come out against us, as at the first, that we will flee before them;
8:6: and they will come out after us, until we have drawn them away from the city; for they will say, They flee before us, as at the first: so we will flee before them;
8:7: and you shall rise up from the ambush, and take possession of the city: for Yahweh your God will deliver it into your hand.
8:8: It shall be, when you have seized on the city, that you shall set the city on fire; according to the word of Yahweh shall you do: behold, I have commanded you.
8:9: Joshua sent them forth; and they went to set up the ambush, and stayed between Bethel and Ai, on the west side of Ai: but Joshua lodged that night among the people.
8:10: Joshua arose up early in the morning, and mustered the people, and went up, he and the elders of Israel, before the people to Ai.
8:11: All the people, [even] the [men of] war who were with him, went up, and drew near, and came before the city, and encamped on the north side of Ai: now there was a valley between him and Ai.
8:12: He took about five thousand men, and set them in ambush between Bethel and Ai, on the west side of the city.
8:13: So they set the people, even all the host who was on the north of the city, and their liers-in-wait who were on the west of the city; and Joshua went that night into the midst of the valley.
8:14: It happened, when the king of Ai saw it, that they hurried and rose up early, and the men of the city went out against Israel to battle, he and all his people, at the time appointed, before the Arabah; but he didn't know that there was an ambush against him behind the city.
8:15: Joshua and all Israel made as if they were beaten before them, and fled by the way of the wilderness.
8:16: All the people who were in the city were called together to pursue after them: and they pursued after Joshua, and were drawn away from the city.
8:17: There was not a man left in Ai or Beth El, who didn't go out after Israel: and they left the city open, and pursued after Israel.
8:18: Yahweh said to Joshua, Stretch out the javelin that is in your hand toward Ai; for I will give it into your hand. Joshua stretched out the javelin that was in his hand toward the city.
8:19: The ambush arose quickly out of their place, and they ran as soon as he had stretched out his hand, and entered into the city, and took it; and they hurried and set the city on fire.
8:20: 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 who fled to the wilderness turned back on the pursuers.
8:21: 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 killed the men of Ai.
8:22: The others came forth 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 struck them, so that they let none of them remain or escape.
8:23: The king of Ai they took alive, and brought him to Joshua.
8:24: It happened, when Israel had made an end of killing all the inhabitants of Ai in the field, in the wilderness in which they pursued them, and they were all fallen by the edge of the sword, until they were consumed, that all Israel returned to Ai, and struck it with the edge of the sword.
8:25: All that fell that day, both of men and women, were twelve thousand, even all the men of Ai.
8:26: For Joshua didn't draw back his hand, with which he stretched out the javelin, until he had utterly destroyed all the inhabitants of Ai.
8:27: Only the cattle and the spoil of that city Israel took for prey to themselves, according to the word of Yahweh which he commanded Joshua.
8:28: So Joshua burnt Ai, and made it a heap forever, even a desolation, to this day.
8:29: The king of Ai he hanged on a tree until the evening: and at the going down of the sun Joshua commanded, and they took his body down from the tree, and cast it at the entrance of the gate of the city, and raised thereon a great heap of stones, to this day.
8:30: Then Joshua built an altar to Yahweh, the God of Israel, in Mount Ebal,
8:31: as Moses the servant of Yahweh commanded the children of Israel, as it is written in the book of the law of Moses, an altar of uncut stones, on which no man had lifted up any iron: and they offered thereon burnt offerings to Yahweh, and sacrificed peace-offerings.
8:32: He wrote there on the stones a copy of the law of Moses, which he wrote, in the presence of the children of Israel.
8:33: All Israel, and their elders and officers, and their judges, stood on this side of the ark and on that side before the priests the Levites, who bore the ark of the covenant of Yahweh, as well the foreigner as the native; half of them in front of Mount Gerizim, and half of them in front of Mount Ebal; as Moses the servant of Yahweh had commanded at the first, that they should bless the people of Israel.
8:34: Afterward he read all the words of the law, the blessing and the curse, 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 didn't read before all the assembly of Israel, and the women, and the little ones, and the foreigners who were among them.

9:1: It happened, when all the kings who were beyond the Jordan, in the hill-country, and in the lowland, and on all the shore of the great sea in front of Lebanon, the Hittite, and the Amorite, the Canaanite, the Perizzite, the Hivite, and the Jebusite, heard of it;
9:2: that they gathered themselves together, to fight with Joshua and with Israel, with one accord.
9:3: But when the inhabitants of Gibeon heard what Joshua had done to Jericho and to Ai,
9:4: they also resorted to a ruse, and went and made as if they had been ambassadors, and took old sacks on their donkeys, and wine-skins, old and torn and bound up,
9:5: and old and patched shoes on their feet, and old garments on them; and all the bread of their provision was dry and was become moldy.
9:6: They went to Joshua to the camp at Gilgal, and said to him, and to the men of Israel, We are come from a far country: now therefore make you a covenant with us.
9:7: The men of Israel said to the Hivites, What if you dwell among us; and how shall we make a covenant with you?
9:8: They said to Joshua, We are your servants. Joshua said to them, Who are you? and from whence come you?
9:9: They said to him, From a very far country your servants are come because of the name of Yahweh your God: for we have heard the fame of him, and all that he did in Egypt,
9:10: and all that he did to the two kings of the Amorites, who were beyond the Jordan, to Sihon king of Heshbon, and to Og king of Bashan, who was at Ashtaroth.
9:11: Our elders and all the inhabitants of our country spoke to us, saying, Take provision in your hand for the journey, and go to meet them, and tell them, We are your servants: and now make you a covenant 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 to you; but now, behold, it is dry, and is become moldy:
9:13: and these wine-skins, which we filled, were new; and, behold, they are torn: and these our garments and our shoes are become old by reason of the very long journey.
9:14: The men took of their provision, and didn't ask counsel at the mouth of Yahweh.
9:15: Joshua made peace with them, and made a covenant with them, to let them live: and the princes of the congregation swore to them.
9:16: It happened at the end of three days after they had made a covenant with them, that they heard that they were their neighbors, and that they lived among them.
9:17: The children of Israel traveled, and came to their cities on the third day. Now their cities were Gibeon, and Chephirah, and Beeroth, and Kiriath Jearim.
9:18: The children of Israel didn't strike them, because the princes of the congregation had sworn to them by Yahweh, the God of Israel. All the congregation murmured against the princes.
9:19: But all the princes said to all the congregation, We have sworn to them by Yahweh, the God of Israel: now therefore we may not touch them.
9:20: This we will do to them, and let them live; lest wrath be on us, because of the oath which we swore to them.
9:21: The princes said to them, Let them live: so they became wood cutters and drawers of water to all the congregation, as the princes had spoken to them.
9:22: Joshua called for them, and he spoke to them, saying, Why have you deceived us, saying, We are very far from you; when you dwell among us?
9:23: Now therefore you are cursed, and there shall never fail to be of you bondservants, both wood cutters and drawers of water for the house of my God.
9:24: They answered Joshua, and said, Because it was certainly told your servants, how that Yahweh your 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 for our lives because of you, and have done this thing.
9:25: Now, behold, we are in your hand: as it seems good and right to you to do to us, do.
9:26: So did he to them, and delivered them out of the hand of the children of Israel, that they didn't kill them.
9:27: That day Joshua made those wood cutters and drawers of water for the congregation, and for the altar of Yahweh, to this day, in the place which he should choose.

10:1: Now it happened, when Adoni-zedek king of Jerusalem 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 of it were mighty.
10:3: Therefore Adoni-zedek king of Jerusalem sent to Hoham king of Hebron, and to Piram king of Jarmuth, and to Japhia king of Lachish, and to Debir king of Eglon, saying,
10:4: Come up to me, and help me, and let us strike Gibeon; for it has 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 against Gibeon, and made war against it.
10:6: The men of Gibeon sent to Joshua to the camp to Gilgal, saying, Don't slack your hand from your servants; come up to us quickly, and save us, and help us: for all the kings of the Amorites that dwell in the hill-country are gathered together against us.
10:7: So Joshua went up from Gilgal, he, and all the people of war with him, and all the mighty men of valor.
10:8: Yahweh said to Joshua, Don't fear them: for I have delivered them into your hands; there shall not a man of them stand before you.
10:9: Joshua therefore came on them suddenly; [for] he went up from Gilgal all the night.
10:10: Yahweh confused them before Israel, and he killed them with a great slaughter at Gibeon, and chased them by the way of the ascent of Beth Horon, and struck them to Azekah, and to Makkedah.
10:11: It happened, as they fled from before Israel, while they were at the descent of Beth Horon, that Yahweh cast down great stones from the sky on them to Azekah, and they died: they were more who died with the hailstones than they whom the children of Israel killed with the sword.
10:12: Then spoke Joshua to Yahweh in the day when Yahweh delivered up the Amorites before the children of Israel; and he said in the sight of Israel, Sun, stand you still on Gibeon; You, Moon, in the valley of Aijalon.
10:13: The sun stood still, and the moon stayed, Until the nation had avenged themselves of their enemies. Isn't this written in the book of Jashar? The sun stayed in the midst of the sky, and didn't hurry to go down about a whole day.
10:14: There was no day like that before it or after it, that Yahweh listened to the voice of a man: for Yahweh fought for Israel.
10:15: Joshua returned, and all Israel with him, to the camp to Gilgal.
10:16: These five kings fled, and hid themselves in the cave at Makkedah.
10:17: It was told Joshua, saying, The five kings are found, hidden in the cave at Makkedah.
10:18: Joshua said, Roll great stones to the mouth of the cave, and set men by it to keep them:
10:19: but don't stay; pursue after your enemies, and strike the hindmost of them; don't allow them to enter into their cities: for Yahweh your God has delivered them into your hand.
10:20: It happened, when Joshua and the children of Israel had made an end of killing them with a very great slaughter, until they were consumed, and the remnant which remained of them had entered into the fortified cities,
10:21: that 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 forth those five kings to me out of the cave.
10:23: They did so, and brought forth those five kings to him out of the cave, the king of Jerusalem, the king of Hebron, the king of Jarmuth, the king of Lachish, the king of Eglon.
10:24: It happened, when they brought forth those kings to Joshua, that Joshua called for all the men of Israel, and said to the chiefs of the men of war who went with him, Come near, put your feet on the necks of these kings. They came near, and put their feet on the necks of them.
10:25: Joshua said to them, Don't be afraid, nor be dismayed; be strong and of good courage: for thus shall Yahweh do to all your enemies against whom you fight.
10:26: Afterward Joshua struck them, and put them to death, and hanged them on five trees: and they were hanging on the trees until the evening.
10:27: It happened 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 in which they had hidden themselves, and laid great stones on the mouth of the cave, to this very day.
10:28: Joshua took Makkedah on that day, and struck it with the edge of the sword, and the king of it: he utterly destroyed them and all the souls who were therein; he left none remaining; and he did to the king of Makkedah as he had done to the king of Jericho.
10:29: Joshua passed from Makkedah, and all Israel with him, to Libnah, and fought against Libnah:
10:30: and Yahweh delivered it also, and the king of it, into the hand of Israel; and he struck it with the edge of the sword, and all the souls who were therein; he left none remaining in it; and he did to the king of it as he had done to the king of Jericho.
10:31: Joshua passed from Libnah, and all Israel with him, to Lachish, and encamped against it, and fought against it:
10:32: and Yahweh delivered Lachish into the hand of Israel; and he took it on the second day, and struck it with the edge of the sword, and all the souls who 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 struck him and his people, until he had left him none remaining.
10:34: Joshua passed from Lachish, and all Israel with him, to Eglon; and they encamped against it, and fought against it;
10:35: and they took it on that day, and struck it with the edge of the sword; and all the souls who were therein he utterly destroyed that day, according to all that he had done to Lachish.
10:36: Joshua went up from Eglon, and all Israel with him, to Hebron; and they fought against it:
10:37: and they took it, and struck it with the edge of the sword, and the king of it, and all the cities of it, and all the souls who were therein; he left none remaining, according to all that he had done to Eglon; but he utterly destroyed it, and all the souls who were therein.
10:38: Joshua returned, and all Israel with him, to Debir, and fought against it:
10:39: and he took it, and the king of it, and all the cities of it; and they struck them with the edge of the sword, and utterly destroyed all the souls who were therein; he left none remaining: as he had done to Hebron, so he did to Debir, and to the king of it; as he had done also to Libnah, and to the king of it.
10:40: So Joshua struck all the land, the hill-country, and the South, and the lowland, and the slopes, and all their kings: he left none remaining, but he utterly destroyed all that breathed, as Yahweh, the God of Israel, commanded.
10:41: Joshua struck them from Kadesh-barnea even to Gaza, and all the country of Goshen, even to Gibeon.
10:42: All these kings and their land did Joshua take at one time, because Yahweh, the God of Israel, fought for Israel.
10:43: Joshua returned, and all Israel with him, to the camp to Gilgal.

11:1: It happened, when Jabin king of Hazor heard of it, 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 who were on the north, in the hill-country, and in the Arabah south of Chinneroth, and in the lowland, and in the heights of Dor on the west,
11:3: to the Canaanite on the east and on the west, and the Amorite, and the Hittite, and the Perizzite, and the Jebusite in the hill-country, and the Hivite under Hermon in the land of Mizpah.
11:4: They went out, they and all their hosts with them, much people, even as the sand that is on the sea-shore in multitude, with horses and chariots very many.
11:5: All these kings met together; and they came and encamped together at the waters of Merom, to fight with Israel.
11:6: Yahweh said to Joshua, Don't be afraid because of them; for tomorrow at this time will I deliver them up all slain before Israel: you shall hamstring 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 fell on them.
11:8: Yahweh delivered them into the hand of Israel, and they struck them, and chased them to great Sidon, and to Misrephoth Maim, and to the valley of Mizpeh eastward; and they struck them, until they left them none remaining.
11:9: Joshua did to them as Yahweh bade him: he hamstrung their horses, and burnt their chariots with fire.
11:10: Joshua turned back at that time, and took Hazor, and struck the king of it with the sword: for Hazor before was the head of all those kingdoms.
11:11: They struck all the souls who were therein with the edge of the sword, utterly destroying them; there was none left who breathed: and he burnt Hazor with fire.
11:12: All the cities of those kings, and all the kings of them, did Joshua take, and he struck them with the edge of the sword, and utterly destroyed them; as Moses the servant of Yahweh commanded.
11:13: But as for the cities that stood on their mounds, Israel burned none of them, save Hazor only; that did Joshua burn.
11:14: All the spoil of these cities, and the cattle, the children of Israel took for a prey to themselves; but every man they struck with the edge of the sword, until they had destroyed them, neither left they any who breathed.
11:15: As Yahweh commanded Moses his servant, so did Moses command Joshua: and so did Joshua; he left nothing undone of all that Yahweh commanded Moses.
11:16: So Joshua took all that land, the hill-country, and all the South, and all the land of Goshen, and the lowland, and the Arabah, and the hill-country of Israel, and the lowland of the same;
11:17: from Mount Halak, that goes up to Seir, even to Baal Gad in the valley of Lebanon under Mount Hermon: and all their kings he took, and struck them, and put them to death.
11:18: Joshua made war a long time with all those kings.
11:19: There was not a city that made peace with the children of Israel, save the Hivites the inhabitants of Gibeon: they took all in battle.
11:20: For it was of Yahweh to harden their hearts, to come against Israel in battle, that he might utterly destroy them, that they might have no favor, but that he might destroy them, as Yahweh commanded Moses.
11:21: Joshua came at that time, and cut off the Anakim from the hill-country, from Hebron, from Debir, from Anab, and from all the hill-country of Judah, and from all the hill-country of Israel: Joshua utterly destroyed them with their cities.
11:22: There was none of the Anakim left in the land of the children of Israel: only in Gaza, in Gath, and in Ashdod, did some remain.
11:23: So Joshua took the whole land, according to all that Yahweh spoke to Moses; and Joshua gave it for an inheritance to Israel according to their divisions by their tribes. The land had rest from war.

12:1: Now these are the kings of the land, whom the children of Israel struck, and possessed their land beyond the Jordan toward the sunrise, from the valley of the Arnon to Mount Hermon, and all the Arabah eastward:
12:2: Sihon king of the Amorites, who lived in Heshbon, and ruled from Aroer, which is on the edge of the valley of the Arnon, and [the city that is in] the middle of the valley, and half Gilead, even to the river Jabbok, the border of the children of Ammon;
12:3: and the Arabah to the sea of Chinneroth, eastward, and to the sea of the Arabah, even the Salt Sea, eastward, the way to Beth-jeshimoth; and on the south, under the slopes of Pisgah:
12:4: and the border of Og king of Bashan, of the remnant of the Rephaim, who lived at Ashtaroth and at Edrei,
12:5: and ruled in Mount Hermon, and in Salecah, and in all Bashan, to the border of the Geshurites and the Maacathites, and half Gilead, the border of Sihon king of Heshbon.
12:6: Moses the servant of Yahweh and the children of Israel struck them: and Moses the servant of Yahweh gave it for a possession to the Reubenites, and the Gadites, and the half-tribe of Manasseh.
12:7: These are the kings of the land whom Joshua and the children of Israel struck beyond the Jordan westward, from Baal Gad in the valley of Lebanon even to Mount Halak, that goes up to Seir; and Joshua gave it to the tribes of Israel for a possession according to their divisions;
12:8: in the hill-country, and in the lowland, and in the Arabah, and in the slopes, and in the wilderness, and in the South; the Hittite, the Amorite, and the Canaanite, the Perizzite, the Hivite, and the Jebusite:
12:9: the king of Jericho, one; the king of Ai, which is beside Bethel, one;
12:10: the king of Jerusalem, one; the king of Hebron, one;
12:11: the king of Jarmuth, one; the king of Lachish, one;
12:12: the king of Eglon, one; the king of Gezer, one;
12:13: the king of Debir, one; the king of Geder, one;
12:14: the king of Hormah, one; the king of Arad, one;
12:15: the king of Libnah, one; the king of Adullam, one;
12:16: the king of Makkedah, one; the king of Bethel, one;
12:17: the king of Tappuah, one; the king of Hepher, one;
12:18: the king of Aphek, one; the king of Lassharon, one;
12:19: the king of Madon, one; the king of Hazor, one;
12:20: the king of Shimron-meron, one; the king of Achshaph, one;
12:21: the king of Taanach, one; the king of Megiddo, one;
12:22: the king of Kedesh, one; the king of Jokneam in Carmel, one;
12:23: the king of Dor in the height of Dor, one; the king of Goiim in Gilgal, one;
12:24: the king of Tirzah, one: all the kings thirty-one.

13:1: Now Joshua was old and well stricken in years; and Yahweh said to him, You are old and well stricken in years, and there remains yet very much land to be possessed.
13:2: This is the land that yet remains: all the regions of the Philistines, and all the Geshurites;
13:3: from the Shihor, which is before Egypt, even to the border of Ekron northward, [which] is reckoned to the Canaanites; the five lords of the Philistines; the Gazites, and the Ashdodites, the Ashkelonites, the Gittites, and the Ekronites; also the Avvim,
13:4: on the south; all the land of the Canaanites, and Mearah that belongs to the Sidonians, to Aphek, to the border of the Amorites;
13:5: and the land of the Gebalites, and all Lebanon, toward the sunrise, from Baal Gad under Mount Hermon to the entrance of Hamath;
13:6: all the inhabitants of the hill-country from Lebanon to Misrephoth Maim, even all the Sidonians; them will I drive out from before the children of Israel: only allot you it to Israel for an inheritance, as I have commanded you.
13:7: Now therefore divide this land for an inheritance to the nine tribes, and the half-tribe of Manasseh.
13:8: With him the Reubenites and the Gadites received their inheritance, which Moses gave them, beyond the Jordan eastward, even as Moses the servant of Yahweh gave them:
13:9: from Aroer, that is on the edge of the valley of the Arnon, and the city that is in the middle of the valley, and all the plain of Medeba to Dibon;
13:10: and all the cities of Sihon king of the Amorites, who reigned in Heshbon, to the border of the children of Ammon;
13:11: and Gilead, and the border of the Geshurites and Maacathites, and all Mount Hermon, and all Bashan to Salecah;
13:12: all the kingdom of Og in Bashan, who reigned in Ashtaroth and in Edrei (the same was left of the remnant of the Rephaim); for these did Moses strike, and drove them out.
13:13: Nevertheless the children of Israel didn't drive out the Geshurites, nor the Maacathites: but Geshur and Maacath dwell in the midst of Israel to this day.
13:14: Only to the tribe of Levi he gave no inheritance; the offerings of Yahweh, the God of Israel, made by fire are his inheritance, as he spoke to him.
13:15: Moses gave to the tribe of the children of Reuben according to their families.
13:16: Their border was from Aroer, that is on the edge of the valley of the Arnon, and the city that is in the middle of the valley, and all the plain by Medeba;
13:17: Heshbon, and all its cities that are in the plain; Dibon, and Bamoth Baal, and Beth Baal Meon,
13:18: and Jahaz, and Kedemoth, and Mephaath,
13:19: and Kiriathaim, and Sibmah, and Zereth-shahar in the mount of the valley,
13:20: and Beth Peor, and the slopes of Pisgah, and Beth-jeshimoth,
13:21: and all the cities of the plain, and all the kingdom of Sihon king of the Amorites, who reigned in Heshbon, whom Moses struck with the chiefs of Midian, Evi, and Rekem, and Zur, and Hur, and Reba, the princes of Sihon, who lived in the land.
13:22: Balaam also the son of Beor, the soothsayer, did the children of Israel kill with the sword among the rest of their slain.
13:23: The border of the children of Reuben was the Jordan, and the border [of it]. This was the inheritance of the children of Reuben according to their families, the cities and the villages of it.
13:24: Moses gave to the tribe of Gad, to the children of Gad, according to their families.
13:25: Their border was Jazer, and all the cities of Gilead, and half the land of the children of Ammon, to Aroer that is before Rabbah;
13:26: and from Heshbon to Ramath Mizpeh, and Betonim; and from Mahanaim to the border of Debir;
13:27: and in the valley, Beth Haram, and Beth Nimrah, and Succoth, and Zaphon, the rest of the kingdom of Sihon king of Heshbon, the Jordan and the border [of it], to the uttermost part of the sea of Chinnereth beyond the Jordan eastward.
13:28: This is the inheritance of the children of Gad according to their families, the cities and the villages of it.
13:29: Moses gave [inheritance] to the half-tribe of Manasseh: and it was for the half-tribe of the children of Manasseh according to their families.
13:30: Their border was from Mahanaim, all Bashan, all the kingdom of Og king of Bashan, and all the towns of Jair, which are in Bashan, sixty cities:
13:31: and half Gilead, and Ashtaroth, and Edrei, the cities of the kingdom of Og in Bashan, were for the children of Machir the son of Manasseh, even for the half of the children of Machir according to their families.
13:32: These are the inheritances which Moses distributed in the plains of Moab, beyond the Jordan at Jericho, eastward.
13:33: But to the tribe of Levi Moses gave no inheritance: Yahweh, the God of Israel, is their inheritance, as he spoke to them.

14:1: These are the inheritances which the children of Israel took in the land of Canaan, which Eleazar the priest, and Joshua the son of Nun, and the heads of the fathers' [houses] of the tribes of the children of Israel, distributed to them,
14:2: by the lot of their inheritance, as Yahweh commanded by Moses, for the nine tribes, and for the half-tribe.
14:3: For Moses had given the inheritance of the two tribes and the half-tribe beyond the Jordan: but to the Levites he gave no inheritance among them.
14:4: For the children of Joseph were two tribes, Manasseh and Ephraim: and they gave no portion to the Levites in the land, save cities to dwell in, with the suburbs of it for their cattle and for their substance.
14:5: As Yahweh commanded Moses, so the children of Israel did; and they divided the land.
14:6: Then the children of Judah drew near to Joshua in Gilgal: and Caleb the son of Jephunneh the Kenizzite said to him, You know the thing that Yahweh spoke to Moses the man of God concerning me and concerning you in Kadesh-barnea.
14:7: Forty years old was I when Moses the servant of Yahweh sent me from Kadesh-barnea to spy out the land; and I brought him word again as it was in my heart.
14:8: Nevertheless my brothers who went up with me made the heart of the people melt; but I wholly followed Yahweh my God.
14:9: Moses swore on that day, saying, Surely the land whereon your foot has trodden shall be an inheritance to you and to your children forever, because you have wholly followed Yahweh my God.
14:10: Now, behold, Yahweh has kept me alive, as he spoke, these forty-five years, from the time that Yahweh spoke this word to Moses, while Israel walked in the wilderness: and now, behold, I am this day eighty-five years old.
14:11: As yet I am as strong this day as I as in the day that Moses sent me: as my strength was then, even so is my strength now, for war, and to go out and to come in.
14:12: Now therefore give me this hill-country, whereof Yahweh spoke in that day; for you heard in that day how the Anakim were there, and cities great and fortified: it may be that Yahweh will be with me, and I shall drive them out, as Yahweh spoke.
14:13: Joshua blessed him; and he gave Hebron to Caleb the son of Jephunneh for an inheritance.
14:14: Therefore Hebron became the inheritance of Caleb the son of Jephunneh the Kenizzite to this day; because that he wholly followed Yahweh, the God of Israel.
14:15: Now the name of Hebron before was Kiriath Arba; [which Arba was] the greatest man among the Anakim. The land had rest from war.

15:1: The lot for the tribe of the children of Judah according to their families was to the border of Edom, even to the wilderness of Zin southward, at the uttermost part of the south.
15:2: Their south border was from the uttermost part of the Salt Sea, from the bay that looks southward;
15:3: and it went out southward of the ascent of Akrabbim, and passed along to Zin, and went up by the south of Kadesh-barnea, and passed along by Hezron, and went up to Addar, and turned about to Karka;
15:4: and it passed along to Azmon, and went out at the brook of Egypt; and the goings out of the border were at the sea: this shall be your south border.
15:5: The east border was the Salt Sea, even to the end of the Jordan. The border of the north quarter was from the bay of the sea at the end of the Jordan;
15:6: and the border went up to Beth Hoglah, 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 to Debir from the valley of Achor, and so northward, looking toward Gilgal, that is over against the ascent of Adummim, which is on the south side of the river; and the border passed along to the waters of En Shemesh, and the goings out of it were at En Rogel;
15:8: and the border went up by the valley of the son of Hinnom to the side of the Jebusite southward (the same is Jerusalem); and the border went up to the top of the mountain that lies before the valley of Hinnom westward, which is at the uttermost part of the valley of Rephaim northward;
15:9: and the border extended from the top of the mountain to the spring of the waters of Nephtoah, and went out to the cities of Mount Ephron; and the border extended to Baalah (the same is Kiriath Jearim);
15:10: and the border turned about from Baalah westward to Mount Seir, and passed along to the side of Mount Jearim on the north (the same is Chesalon), and went down to Beth-shemesh, and passed along by Timnah;
15:11: and the border went out to the side of Ekron northward; and the border extended to Shikkeron, and passed along to Mount Baalah, and went out at Jabneel; and the goings out of the border were at the sea.
15:12: The west border was to the great sea, and the border [of it]. This is the border of the children of Judah round about according to their families.
15:13: To Caleb the son of Jephunneh he gave a portion among the children of Judah, according to the commandment of Yahweh to Joshua, even Kiriath Arba, [which Arba was] the father of Anak (the same is Hebron).
15:14: Caleb drove out there the three sons of Anak: Sheshai, and Ahiman, and Talmai, the children of Anak.
15:15: He went up there against the inhabitants of Debir: now the name of Debir before was Kiriath Sepher.
15:16: Caleb said, He who strikes Kiriath Sepher, and takes it, to him will I give Achsah my daughter as wife.
15:17: Othniel the son of Kenaz, the brother of Caleb, took it: and he gave him Achsah his daughter as wife.
15:18: It happened, when she came [to him], that she moved him to ask of her father a field: and she alighted from off her donkey; and Caleb said, What would you?
15:19: She said, Give me a blessing; for that you have set me in the land of the South, give me also springs of water. He gave her the upper springs and the lower springs.
15:20: This is the inheritance of the tribe of the children of Judah according to their families.
15:21: The uttermost cities of the tribe of the children of Judah toward the border of Edom in the South 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: Hazor Hadattah, Kerioth, Hezron (the same is Hazor),
15:26: Amam, and Shema, and Moladah,
15:27: and Hazar Gaddah, and Heshmon, and Beth Pelet,
15:28: and Hazar Shual, and Beersheba, and Biziothiah,
15:29: Baalah, and Iim, and Ezem,
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-nine, with their villages.
15:33: In the lowland, Eshtaol, and Zorah, and Ashnah,
15:34: and Zanoah, and En Gannim, Tappuah, and Enam,
15:35: Jarmuth, and Adullam, Socoh, and Azekah,
15:36: and Shaaraim, 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 Chitlish,
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 Iphtah, and Ashnah, and Nezib,
15:44: and Keilah, and Achzib, and Mareshah; nine cities with their villages.
15:45: Ekron, with its towns and its villages;
15:46: from Ekron even to the sea, all that were by the side of Ashdod, with their villages.
15:47: Ashdod, its towns and its villages; Gaza, its towns and its villages; to the brook of Egypt, and the great sea, and the border [of it].
15:48: In the hill-country, Shamir, and Jattir, and Socoh,
15:49: and Dannah, and Kiriath Sannah (the same is Debir),
15:50: and Anab, and Eshtemoh, and Anim,
15:51: and Goshen, and Holon, and Giloh; eleven cities with their villages.
15:52: Arab, and Dumah, and Eshan,
15:53: and Janim, and Beth Tappuah, and Aphekah,
15:54: and Humtah, and Kiriath Arba (the same is Hebron), and Zior; nine cities with their villages.
15:55: Maon, Carmel, and Ziph, and Jutah,
15:56: and Jezreel, and Jokdeam, and Zanoah,
15:57: Kain, 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: Kiriath Baal (the same is Kiriath Jearim), and Rabbah; two cities with their villages.
15:61: In the wilderness, Beth Arabah, Middin, and Secacah,
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 couldn't drive them out: but the Jebusites dwell with the children of Judah at Jerusalem to this day.



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