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208 Forly eight cities given JOSHUA.

by lót 10 the Levites. the tribe of Gad, and Golan in Bashan villages thererf, gave they to Caleb the out of the tribe of Manisseh.

son of Jerhuunnel for his possession. 9 These were the cities appointed for 13 Thus they gave to the children of all the children of Israel, and for the Aaron the priest, Hebron with hier substranger that sojountieth among them, | uris, to be a city of refuge for the slayer; that whosoever killeth any person at una- and Libnah with her suburbs, wares might flee thither, and not die by 14 And Jattir with her suburbs, and the hand of the avenger of blood, until he Eshtemca with her suburbs, stood before the congregation.

15 And Holon with her suburbs, and CHAP. XXI.

Debir with her suburbs, 1 Eight and forty cities given by lot out 16 And Ain with her suburbs, and Jut

of the other tribes unto the Levites. tah with her suburbs, and Beth-shemesh 43 God save the land and rest to the with her suburbs; nine cities out of those Israelites.

two tribes. near the heads of the fa- 17 And out of the tribe of Benjamin, priest, and unto Joshua the son of Nun, i suburbs, and unto the heads of the fathers of the 18 Anathoth with her suburbs, and Altribes of the children of Israel;

mon with her suburs; four cities. 2 And they spake unto them at Shiloh i 19 All the cities of the children of Aain the land of Canaan, saying, The Lord ren, the priest, were thirteen cities with commanded by the hand of Moses to give their suburbs. us cities to dwell in, with the suburbs 20 9 And the families of the children of thereof for our cattic.

Kohath, the Levites which remained of 3 And the children of Israel gave unto ihe children of Kohath, even they had the Levites out of their inheritance, at the the cities of their lot out of the tribe of commandment of the LORD, these cities Ephraim. and their suburbs.

21 For tliey gave them Shechem with 4. And the lot came out for the families her suburbs in mount Ephraim, to be a of the Kohathites : and the children of city of refuge for the slayer; and Gezer Aaron the priest, which were of the Le- with her suburbs, vites, had by lot out of the tribe of Judah, 22 And Kibzaim with her suburbs, and and out of the tribe of Simeon, and out Beth-horon with her suburbs; four cities. of the tribe of Benjamin, thirteen cities. 23 And out of the tribe Dan, Elte

5 And the rest of the children of Kokeh with her suburbs, Gibbethon with hath had by lot out of the families of the her suburbs, tribe of Ephrain, and out of the tribe 24 Ajalon with her suburbs, Gath-rimof Dan, and out of the half-tribe of Ma- mon with her suburbs; four cities. nasseh, ten cities.

25 And out of the half-tribe of Manas6 And the children of Gershon had by seh, Taanach with her suburbs, and Gathlot out of the families of the tribe of Is- rimmon with her suburbs; two cities. sachar, and out of the tribe of Asher, and 26 All the cities were ten with their out of the tribe of Naphtali, and out of suburbs, for the families of the children the half-tribe of Manasseh in Bashan, thir- of Kohath that remained. teen cities.

27 | And unto the children of Gershon, 7 The children of Merari by their fa- of the families of the Levites, out of the milies had out of the tribe of Reuben, and other lialf-tribe of Manasseh they gave out of the tribe of Gad, and out of the Golan in Bashan with her suburbs, to be a tribe of Zebulun, twelve cities.

city of refuge for the slayer, and Becsh8 And the children of Israel gave by lot terah with her suburbs ; two cities. uinto the Levites these cities with their 28 And ont of the tribe of Issachar, suburbs, as the LORD commanded by the Kishon with her suburbs, Dabareh with band of Moses.

her suburbs, 9 And they gave out of the tribe of 29 Jarmuth with her suburbs, En-ganthe children of Judah, and out of the nim with her suburbs ; four cities. tribe of the children of Simeon, these ci- 30 And out of the tribe of Asher, ties which are here mentioned by name, Mishal with her suburbs, Abdon with

10 Which the children of Aaron, being her suburbs, of the families of the Kohathites, who 31 Helkath with her suburbs, and Rewere of the children of Levi, had : forhob with her suburbs; four cities. theirs was the first lot.

32 And out of the tribe of Naphtali, 11 And they gave them the city of Kedesh in Galilee with her suburbs, to be Arba the father of Anak (which city is a city of refuge for the slayer; and HamHebron) in the hill country of Judah, with moth-dor with her suburbs, and Kartan the suburbs thereof round about it. with her suburbs ; three cities.

12 But the fields of the city, and the 33 All the cities of the Gershonites,

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The Israelites rest from war. CHAP. XXII. The two tribes and half sent home. 209 according to their families, were thirteen 5 But take diligent heed to do the cities with their suburbs.

commandment and the law, which Moses 34 9 And unto the families of the child the servant of the Lord charged you, to dren of Merari, the rest of the Levites, love the LORD your God, and to walk in out of the tribe of Zebulun, Jokneam all his ways, and to keep his commandwith her suburbs, and Kartah with her ments, and to cleave unto him, and to suburbs,

serve him with all your heart, and with all 35 Dimnah with her suburbs, Nahalal your soul. with her suburbs; four cities.

6 So Joshua blessed them, and sent them 36 And out of the tribe of Reuben, away; and they went into their tents. Bezer with her suburbs, and Jahazah with 7 Now to the one half of the tribe of her suburbs,

Manasseh Moses had given po88ession in 37 Kedemoth with her suburbs, and Bashan : but unto the other half thereof Mephaath with her suburbs; four cities. gave Joshua among their brethren on this

38 And out of the tribe of Gad, Ra- side Jordan westward. And when Joshua moth in Gilead with her suburbs, to be a sent them away also unto their tents, then city of refuge for the slayer; and Maha- he blessed them, maim with her suburbs,

8 And he spake unto them, saying, Re39 Heshbon with her suburbs, Jazer | turn with much riches unto your tents, with her suburbs ; four cities in all. and with very much cattle, with silver,

40 So all the cities for the children of and with gold, and with brass, and with Merari by their families, which were re- iron, and with very much raiment : dimaining of the families of the Levites, vide the spoil of your enemies with your were by their lot twelve cities.

brethren. 41 All the cities of the Levites within 99 And the children of Reuben, and the the possession of the children of Israel children of Gad, and the half-tribe of were forty and eight cities with their | Manasseh returned, and departed from suburbs.

the children of Israel out of Shiloh, which 42 These cities were every one with is in the land of Canaan, to go unto the their suburbs round about them. Thus country of Gilead, to the land of their were all these cities.

possession, whereof they were possessed, 43 4 And the LORD gave unto Israel according to the word of the Lord by all the land which he sware to give unto the hand of Moses. their fathers; and they possessed it, and 10 | And when they came unto the dwelt therein.

borders of Jordan, that are in the land of 44 And the LORD gave them rest round Canaan, the children of Reuven, and the about, according to all that he sware unto children of Gad, and the half-tribe of their fathers : and there stood not a man Manasseh built there an altar by Jordan, of all their enemies before them ; the a great altar to see to. LORD delivered all their enemies into 11 | And the children of Israel heard their hand.

say, Behold, the children of Reuben, and 45 There failed not aught of any good the children of Gad, and the half-tribe of thing which the LORD had spoken unto Manasseh, have built an altar over against the house of Israel ; all came to pass. the land of Canaan, in the borders of CHAP. XXII.

Jordan, at the passage of the children of 1 The two tribes and half sent home. 10 Israel.

They build an altar of testimony in their 12 And when the children of Israel journey. 11 Contention thereupon. heard of it, the whole congregation of the THI "HEN Joshua called the Reubenites, children of Israel gathered themselves

and the Gadites, and the half-tribe together at Shiloh, to go up to war against. of Manasseh,

them. 2 And said unto them, Ye have kept all 13 And the children of Israel sent unto that Moses the servant of the LORD com- the children of Reuben, and to the chilmanded you, and have obeyed my voice | dren of Gad, and to the half-tribe of Main all that I commanded you :

nasseh into the land of Gilead, Phinehas 3 Ye have not left your brethren these the son of Eleazar the priest, many days unto this day, but have kept 14 And with him ten princes, of each the charge of the commandment of the chief house a prince throughout all the LORD your God.

tribes of Israel ; and each one was an 4 And now the LORD your God hath head of the house of their fathers among given rest unto your brethren, as he prom- | the thousands of Israel. ised them : therefore now return ye, and 15 And they came unto the children get yè unto your tents, and unto the land of Reuben, and to the children of Gad, of your possession, which Moses the ser- || and to the half-tribe of Manasseh, unto vant of the LORD gave you on the other the land of Gilead, and they spake with siche Jordan,

them, saying,

and you.

-10 Israelites curiend together. JOSTIUM

Reconciliation ensueth. 16 Thus saith the whole congregation when they should so say to us or to our of the LORD, What trespass is this that i generations in time to come, that we se have committed against the God of Is- may say again, Behold the pattern of the rael, to turn away this day from following altar of the LORD, which our fathers the LORD, in that ye have builded you an made, not for burnt-offerings, nor for altar, that ye might rebel this day against sacrifices; but it is a witness between us the LORD?

17. Is the iniquity of Peor too little for 29 God forbid that we should rebel us, from which we are not cleansed until i against the LORD, and turn this day this day, although there was a plague in from following the LORD, to build an the congregation of the LORD,

altar for burnt-offerings, for meat-offer18 But that ye must turn away this day ings, or for sacrifices, beside the altar from following the LORD ? and it will be, of the LORD our God that is before his seeing ye rebel to-day against the LORD, tabernacle. that to-morrow he will be wroth with the 30 And when Phinehas the priest, and whole congregation of Israel.

the princes of the congregation, and 19 Notwithstanding, if the land of your heads of the thousands of Israel which possession be unclean, then pass ye over were with him, heard the words that the into the land of the possession of the children of Reuben, and the children of LORD,, wherein the LORD's tabernacle Gad, and the children of Manasseh-spake, dwelleth, and take possession among us: it pleased tliem. but rebel not against the LORD, nor rebel 31 And Phinelias the son of Eleazar against us, in building you an altar beside the priest said unto the children of Renthe altar of the LORD our God.

ben, and to the children of Gad, and to 20 Did not Achan the son of Zerah the children of Manasseh, This day we commit a trespass in the accursed thing, perceive that the LORD is among us, beand wrath feil on all the congregation of cause ye have not committed this trespass Israel ? and that man perished not alone against the LORD: now ye have delivered in his iniquity.

the children of Israel out of the hand of 21 | Then the children of Reuben, and the LORD. the children of Gad, and the half-tribe of 32 | And Phinehas the son of Eleazar Manasseh answered, and said unto the the priest, and the princes, returned from heads of the thousands of Israel,

the children of Reuben, and from the 22 The Lord God of gods, the LORD | children of Gad, out of the land of GilGod of gods, he knoweth, and Israel he ead, unto the land of Canaan, to the shall know; if it be in rebellion, or if in children of Israel, and brought them word transgression against the LORD, (save us again, not this day,)

33 And the thing pleased the children 23 That we have built us an altar to of Israel; and the children of Israel blessturn from following the Lord, or if to ed God, and did not intend to go up offer thereon burnt-cffering, or meat-offer- | against them in battle, to destroy the land ing, or if to offer peace-offerings thereon, wherein the children of Reuben and Gad let the Lord himself require it ;

dwelt. 24 And if we have not rather done it 34 And the children of Reuben and for fear of this thing, saying, In time to the children of Gad called the altar Ed: come your children might speak unto our for it shall be a witness between us that children, saying, What have ye to do with the Lord is God. the LORD God of Israel ?

CHAP. XXIII. 25 For the Lord hath made Jordan a 1 Joshua's exhortation before lis death, border between us and you, ye children by former benefits, 5 by promises, 11 of Reuben and children of Gad; ye have and by threatenings.

A Shiit fame to pass a long time after dren make our children cease from fear- that the LORD had rest unto Ising the LORD.

rael from all their enemies round about, 26 Therefore we said, Let us now pre-that Joshua waxed orland stricken in age. pare to build us an altar, not for burnt- 2 And Joshua called for all Israel, and offering, nor for sacrifice:

for their elders, and for their heads, and 27 But that it may be a witness between for their judges, and for their officers, uis, and you, and our generations after | and said unto them, I am old and stricken us, that we might do the service of the in age: Lord before him with our burnt-offer- 3 And ye have seen all that the LORD ings, and with our sacrifices, and with our your God hath done unto all these nations peace-offerings; that your children may || because of you; for the LORD your God not say to our children in time to come, is he that hath fought for you. Ye have no part in the LORD.

4 Behold, I have divided unto you by # Therefore said we, that it shall be, I lot these nations that remain, to be an

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Joshua's exhortation. CHAP. XXIV. Joshua relateth God's benefits. 211
inheritance for your tribes, from Jordan,

with all the nations that I have cut off, 1 Joshua assembling the tribes, 2 relateth:
even unto the great sea westward.

God's benefits. 14 He reneweth a cove-
5 And the Lord your God, he shall nant between them and God. 29 His
expel them from before you, and drive death.
e froin out of your sight;

and ye |A space to shechem, and called for the
shall possess their land, as the LORD
your God hath promised unto you. elders of Israel, and for their heads, and

6 Be ye therefore very courageous to for their judges, and for their officers; and
keep and to do all that is written in the they presented themselves before God.
book of the law of Moses, that ye turn 2 And Joshua said unto all the people,
not aside therefrom to the right hand or to Thus saith the Lord God of Israel, Your
the left;

fathers dwelt on the other side of the
7 That yecome not among these nations, food in old time, even Terah, the father
these that remain among you; neither of Abraham, and the father of Nachor :
make mention of the name of their gods, and they served other gods.
nor cause to swear by them, neither serve 3 And I took your father Abraham from
them, nor bow yourselves unto them : the other side of the flood, and led him

8 But cleave unto the LORD your God, throughout all the land of Canaan, and
as ye have done unto this day.

multiplied his seed, and gave him Isaac.
9 For the LORD hath driven out from 4 And I gave unto Isaac Jacob and
before you great nations and strong: but Esau: and I gave unto Esau mount Seir,
es for you, no man hath been able to to possess it; but Jacob and his children
stand before you unto this day.

went down into Egypt.
10 One man of you shall chase a thou- 5 I sent Moses also and Aaron, and I
sand: for the Lord your God, he it is plagued Egypt, according to that which
that fighteth for you, as he hath prom- I did among them: and afterward I

brought you out.
11 Take good heed therefore unto your- 6 And I brought your fathers out of
selves, that ye love the LORD your God. Egypt: and ye came unto the sea; and the

12 Else if ye do in any wise go back, | Egyptians pursued after your fathers with
and cleave unto the remnant of these na- chariots and horsemen unto the Red sea.
tions, even these that remain among you, 7 And when they cried unto the LORI),
and shall make marriages with them, and he put darkness between you and the
go in unto them, and they to you : Egyptians, and brought the sea upon

13 Know for a certainty that the them, and covered them ; and your
LORD your God will no more drive out eyes have seen what I have done in
any of these nations from before you; but Egypt: and ye dwelt in the wilderness a
they shall be snares and traps unto you, || long season.
and scourges in your sides, and thorns in 8 And I brought you into the land of
your eyes, until ye perish from off this the Amorites, which dwelt on the other
good land which the LORD your God side Jordan; and they fought with you:
hath given you

and I gave them into your hand, that ye
14 And behold, this day I am going might possess their land; and I destroy-
the way of all the earth ; and ye know ed them from before you.
in all your hearts and in all your souls, 9 Then Balak the son of Zippor, king
that not one thing hath failed of all the of Moab, arose and warred against Israel,
good things which the LORD your God and sent and called Balaam the son of
spake concerning you; all are come to Beor to curse you :
pass unto you, and not one thing hath 10 But I would not hearken unto Ba-
failed thereof.

laam; therefore he blessed you still : so
15 Therefore it shall come to pass, that I delivered you out of his hand.
as all good things are come upon you, 11 And ye went over Jordan, and came
which the LORD your God promised you; unto Jericho: and the men of Jericho
so shall the LORD bring upon you all evil fought against you, the Amorites, and the
things, until he have destroyed you from Perizzites, and the Canaanites, and the
off this good land which the LORD your Hittites, and the Girgashites, the Hivites,
God hath given you.

and the Jebusites, and I delivered them
16 When ye have transgressed the cov-

enant of the LORD your God, which he 12' And I sent the hornet before you,
commanded you, and have gone and serv- which drave them out from before you,
ed other gods, and bowed yourselves to even the two kings of the Amorites ; but
them; then shall the anger of the Lord not with thy sword, nor with thy bow.
be kindled against you, and ye shall perish 13 And I have given you a land for
quickly from off the good land which he | which ye did not labour, and cities which
hath given unto you,

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212 Joshua's counsel to Israel. JUDGES

His death. the vineyards and oliveyards which ye and incline your heart unto the LORD planted not do ye eat.

God of Israel. 14 9 Now therefore fear the LORD, and 24 And the people said unto Joshua, seme him in sincerity and in truth; and The LORD our God will we serve, and put away the gods which your fathers his voice will we obey. served on the other side of the flood, and 25 So Joshua made a covenant with the in Egypt; and serve ye the LORD. people that day, and set them a statute

15 And if it seem evil unto you to serve and an ordinance in Shechem. the LORD, choose you this day whom ye 26 And Joshua wrote these words in will gerie, whether the gods which your the book of the law of God, and took a fathers served that were on the other side great stone, and set it up there under an of the flood, or the gods of the Amorites oak that was by the sanctuary of the in whose land ye dwell: but as for me Lord. and my house, we will serve the LORD. 27 And Joshua said unto all the peo

16 And the people answered, and said, ple, Behold, this stone shall be a witness God forbid that we should forsake the unto us ; for it hath heard all the words LORD, to serve other gods;

of the Lord which he spake unto us: it 17 For the LORD our God, he it is that shall be therefore a witness unto you, lest brought us up, and our fathers, out of the ye deny your God. land or Egypt, from the house of bondage, 28 So Joshua let the people depart, erand which did those great signs in our ery man unto his inheritance. sight, and preserved us in all the way 29 | And it came to pass after these wherein we went, and among all the things, that Joshua the son of Nun the people through whom we passed : servant of the LORD died, being an hun

18 And the LORD drave out from be- dred and ten years old. fore us all the people, even the Amorites 30 And they buried him in the border of which dwelt in the land : therefore will his inheritance in Timnath-serah, which we also serve the LORD ; for he is our is in mount Ephraim, on the north side God.

of the hill of Gaash.

Ye 31 cannot serve the LORD: for he is an holy days of Joshua, and all the days of the God; he is a jealous God; he will not elders that over-lived Joshua, and which forgive your transgressions, nor your sins. i had known all the works of the LORD

20 If ye forsake the Lord, and serve that he had done for Israel. strange gods, then he will turn and do 32 1 And the bones of Joseph, which the you hurt, and consume you, after that he children of Israel brought up out of Egypt, hath done you good.

buried they in Shechem, in a parcel of 21 And the people said unto Joshua, ground which Jacob bought of the sons Nay ; but we will serve the LORD. of Hamor the father of Shechem for an

22 And Joshua said unto the people, hundred pieces of silver ; and it became Ye are witnesses against yourselves that the inheritance of the children of Joseph. ye have chosen you the Lord, to serve ! 33 And Eleazar the son of Aaron died; him. And they said, We are witnesses. and they buried him in a hill that per

23 Now therefore put away ( said he ) tained to Phinehas his son, which was the strange gods which are among you, given him in mount Ephraim.



4 And Judah went up; and the LORD 1 The acts of Judah and Simcon. 6 A-delivered the Canaanites and the Periz

doni-bezek justly requited. 8 Jerusa- | zites into their hand: and they slew of lem, 10 and Hebron taken.

them in Bezek ten thousand men. TOW after the death of Joshua it came 5 And they found Adoni-bezek in Bezek:

to pass, that the children of Israel and they fought against him, and they slew asked the Lord, saying, Who shall go up the Canaanites and the Perizzites. for us against the Canaanites first to fight 6 But Adoni-bezek fled; and they puragainst them?

sued after him, and caught him, and cut 2 And the LORD said, Judah shall go off his thumbs and his great toes. up : behold, I have delivered the land in- 7 And Adoni-bezek said, Threescore to his hand.

and ten kings, having their thumbs and 3 And Judah said unto Simeon his their great toes cut off, gathered their brother, Come up with me into my lot, | meat under my table; as I have done, so that we may fight against the Canaan- || God hath requited me. And they brought ites; and I likewise will go with thee in- | him to Jerusalem, and there he died. to thy lot. So Simeon went with him. 8 (Now the children of Judah had

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