even the inheritance of the congregation of Jacob.
1 And he was king in Jeshurun,
when the heads of the people and the tribes of Israel were gathered together.
2 Let Reuben live, and not die; and let not his men be few.
3 ^ And this is the blessing of Jud
because of the provoking of his sons, and of his daughters.
1 And he said, I will hide my face from them,
I will see what their end shall be:
for they are a very froward generation, children in whom is no faith.
2 They have moved me to jealousy with that
1 For the Canaanites and all the inhabitants of the land shall hear of it, and shall environ us
round, and cut off our name from the earth: and what wilt thou do unto thy great name?
2 ^ And the LORD said unto Joshua, Get thee up; wherefore liest thou thu
2 And it came to pass, when the king of Ai saw it, that they hasted and rose up early, and the
men of the city went out against Israel to battle, he and all his people, at a time appointed,
before the plain; but he wist not that there were liers in ambush
and oil out of the flinty rock;
1 butter of kine, and milk of sheep, with fat of lambs,
and rams of the breed of Bashan, and goats,
with the fat of kidneys of wheat;
and thou didst drink the pure blood of the grape.
2 But Jeshurun waxed fat, and kicked: t
1 to your tribes: and it shall be, that the tribe which the LORD taketh shall come according to
the families thereof; and the family which the LORD shall take shall come by households; and
the household which the LORD shall take shall come man by man.
1 thing, lest ye make yourselves accursed, when ye take of the accursed thing, and make the
camp of Israel a curse, and trouble it.
2 But all the silver, and gold, and vessels of brass and iron, are consecrated unto the LORD:
they shall come into the trea
1 ^ And Joshua rose early in the morning, and the priests took up the ark of the LORD.
2 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 the
1 before the people.
2 ^ And the LORD said unto Joshua, This day will I begin to magnify thee in the sight of all Israel,
that they may know that, as I was with Moses, so I will be with thee.
3 And thou shalt command the priests that bear the ark of the c
Israel Passes over the Jordan
1 And Joshua rose early in the morning; and they removed from Shittim, and came to Jordan,
he and all the children of Israel, and lodged there before they passed over.
2 And it came to pass after three days, that the office
2 stretched out the spear, until he had utterly destroyed all the inhabitants of Ai.
3 Only the cattle and the spoil of that city Israel took for a prey unto themselves, according
unto the word of the LORD which he commanded Joshua.
4 And Joshua burnt Ai,
1 the children of Israel hearkened unto him, and did as the LORD commanded Moses.
2 And there arose not a prophet since in Israel like unto Moses, whom the LORD knew face to
3 in all the signs and the wonders which the LORD sent him to do in the lan
1 commandest us we will do, and whithersoever thou sendest us, we will go.
2 According as we hearkened unto Moses in all things, so will we hearken unto thee: only the
LORD thy God be with thee, as he was with Moses.
3 Whosoever he be that doth rebel agai
2 And their children, whom he raised up in their stead, them Joshua circumcised: for they were
uncircumcised, because they had not circumcised them by the way.
3 ^ And it came to pass, when they had done circumcising all the people, that they abode in
1 accursed thing: for Achan, the son of Carmi, the son of Zabdi, the son of Zerah, of the tribe
of Judah, took of the accursed thing: and the anger of the LORD was kindled against the
children of Israel.
2 ^ And Joshua sent men from Jericho to Ai, which i
1 their wine is the poison of dragons, and the cruel venom of asps.
2 Is not this laid up in store with me, and sealed up among my treasures ?
3 To me belongeth vengeance, and recompense; their foot shall slide in due
for the day of their calamity i
1 And Joshua set up twelve stones in the midst of Jordan, in the place where the feet of the
priests which bare the ark of the covenant stood: and they are there unto this day.
2 For the priests which bare the ark stood in the midst of Jordan, until every
and underneath are the everlasting arms:
and he shall thrust out the enemy from before thee;
and shall say, Destroy them.
1 Israel then shall dwell in safety alone:
the fountain of Jacob shall be upon a land of corn and wine; also his heavens shall
1 And Joshua the son of Nun called the priests, and said unto them, Take up the ark of the
covenant, and let seven priests bear seven trumpets of rams' horns before the ark of the
2 And he said unto the people, Pass on, and compass the city, and let
2 And he wrote there upon the stones a copy of the law of Moses, which he wrote in the
presence of the children of Israel.
3 And all Israel, and their elders, and officers, and their judges, stood on this side the ark and
on that side before the priests t
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1 from before us, until we were gone over:
2 that all the people of the earth might know the hand
of the LORD, that it is mighty : that ye might fear the
LORD your God for ever.
The Circumcision and Passover at Gilgal
1 And it came to pass,
1 Manasseh, and all the land of Judah, unto the utmost sea,
2 and the south, and the plain of the valley of Jericho, the city of palm trees, unto Zoar.
3 And the LORD said unto him, This is the land which I sware unto Abraham, unto Isaac, and
1 sinned against the LORD God of Israel, and thus and thus have I done :
2 When I saw among the spoils a goodly Babylonish garment, and two hundred shekels of
silver, and a wedge of gold of fifty shekels weight, then I coveted them, and took them; and,
1 Then Joshua called the twelve men, whom he had prepared of the children of Israel, out of
every tribe a man:
2 and Joshua said unto them, Pass over before the ark of the LORD your God into the midst
of Jordan, and take you up every man of you a stone up
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I wound, and I heal:
neither is there any that can deliver out of my hand.
1 For I lift up my hand to heaven, and
say, I live for ever.
2 If I whet my glittering sword,
and mine hand take hold on judgment;
I will render vengeance to mine
2 in wait against the city, even behind the city: go not very far from the city, but be ye all
3 and I, and all the people that are with me, will approach unto the city: and it shall come to
pass, when they come out against us, as at the first, tha
1 judgments, and Israel thy law:
they shall put incense before thee, and whole burnt sacrifice upon thine altar.
2 Bless, LORD, his substance,
and accept the work of his hands:
smite through the loins of them that rise against him,
and of them that hate h
1 all her kindred, and left them without the camp of Israel.
2 And they burnt the city with fire, and all that was therein: only the silver, and the gold, and
the vessels of brass and of iron, they put into the treasury of the house of the LORD.
3 And Jos
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1 great river, the river Euphrates, all the land of the
Hittites, and unto the great sea toward the going down
of the sun, shall be your coast.
2 There shall not any man be able to stand before thee all
the days of thy life: as I was wit
1 that come down from above; and they shall stand upon a heap.
2 ^ And it came to pass, when the people removed from their tents, to pass over Jordan, and
the priests bearing the ark of the covenant before the people;
3 and as they that bare the ark were