THE BOOK OF JOSHUA
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1 NOW after the death of Moses the servant of the LORD it came to pass,
the LORD spake unto Joshua the son of Nun, Moses' minister, saying,
2 Moses my servant is dead; now therefore arise, go over this Jordan, thou, and
all this people,
Unto the land which I do give to them, even to the children
3 Every place that the sole of your foot shall tread upon,
That have I given
unto you, as I said unto Moses.
4 From the wilderness and this Lebanon even unto the great river, the river
All the land of the Hittites, and unto the great sea toward the going
down of the sun, shall be your coast.
5 There shall not any man be able to stand before thee all the days of thy
As I was with Moses, so I will be with thee;
I will not fail thee, nor forsake
6 Be strong and of a good courage;
For unto this people shalt thou divide for an
inheritance the land,
Which I sware unto their fathers to give them.
7 Only be thou strong and very courageous,
That thou mayest observe to do,
According to all the law,
Which Moses my servant commanded thee;
Turn not from
it to the right hand or to the left,
That thou mayest prosper whithersoever
8 This book of the law shall not depart out of thy mouth;
But thou shalt
meditate therein day and night,
That thou mayest observe to do according to all
that is written therein;
For then thou shalt make thy way prosperous, and then
thou shalt have good success.
9 Have not I commanded thee?
Be strong and of a good courage; Be not afraid,
neither be thou dismayed;
For the LORD thy God is with thee whithersoever thou goest.
10 Then Joshua commanded the officers of the people, saying,
11 Pass through the host, and command the people, saying,
Prepare you victuals;
for within three days ye shall pass over this Jordan,
To go in to possess the
land, which the LORD your God giveth you to possess it.
12 And to the Reubenites, and to the Gadites, and to half the tribe of Manasseh,
spake Joshua, saying,
13 Remember the word which Moses the servant of the LORD commanded you, saying,
The LORD your God hath given you rest, and hath given you this land.
14 Your wives, your little ones, and your cattle,
Shall remain in the land which
Moses gave you on this side Jordan;
But ye shall pass before your brethren
armed, all the mighty men of valor, and help them;
15 Until the LORD have given your brethren rest, as he hath given you,
they also have possessed the land
which the LORD your God giveth them;
shall return unto the land of your possession, and enjoy it,
Which Moses the
LORD'S servant gave you on this side Jordan toward the sun rising.
16 And they answered Joshua, saying, All that thou commandest us we will do,
And whithersoever thou sendest us, we will go.
17 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. Whosoever he be that doth rebel against thy commandment,
And will not
hearken unto thy words in all that thou commandest him,
He shall be put to
death; only be strong and of a good courage.
1 AND Joshua the son of Nun sent out of Shittim two men,
To spy secretly,
saying, Go view the land, even Jericho.
And they went, and came into an harlot's
house, named Rahab,
And lodged there. And it was told the king of Jericho, saying, Behold,
There came men in hither
tonight of the children of Israel to search out the country.
3 And the king of Jericho sent unto Rahab, saying, Bring forth the men,
come to thee, which are entered into thine house;
For they be come to search out
all the country.
4 And the woman took the two men, and hid them,
And said thus, There came men
unto me, but I wist not whence they were;
5 And it came to pass about the time of shutting of the gate, when it was
dark, that the men went out;
Whither the men went I wot not; pursue after them
quickly; for ye shall overtake them.
6 But she had brought them up to the roof of the house,
And hid them with the
stalks of flax,
Which she had laid in order upon the roof.
7 And the men pursued after them the way to Jordan unto the fords;
And as soon
as they which pursued after them were gone out, they shut the gate.
8 And before they were laid down, she came up unto them upon the roof;
9 And she said unto the men, I know that the LORD hath given you the land,
that your terror is fallen upon us, and that all the inhabitants of the land
faint because of you.
10 For we have heard how the LORD dried up the water of the Red sea for you,
When ye came out of Egypt; and what ye did unto the two kings of the Amorites,
That were on the other side Jordan, Sihon and Og, whom ye utterly destroyed.
11 And as soon as we had heard these things, our hearts did melt,
there remain any more courage in any man, because of you;
For the LORD your God,
he is God in heaven above, and in earth beneath.
12 Now therefore, I pray you, swear unto me by the LORD, since I have showed you
That ye will also show kindness unto my father's house, and give me
a true token;
13 And that ye will save alive my father, and my mother, and my brethren, and
And all that they have, and deliver our lives from death.
14 And the men answered her, Our life for yours,
If ye utter not this our
And it shall be,
When the LORD hath given us the land,
That we will
deal kindly and truly with thee.
15 Then she let them down by a cord through the window;
For her house was upon
the town wall, and she dwelt upon the wall.
16 And she said unto them, Get you to the mountain, lest the pursuers meet you;
And hide yourselves there three days, until the pursuers be returned;
afterward may ye go your way. And the men said unto her,
We will be blameless of this thine oath,
thou hast made us swear.
18 Behold, when we come into the land,
Thou shalt bind this line of scarlet
In the window which thou didst let us down by;
And thou shalt bring thy
father, and thy mother,
And thy brethren, and all thy father's household, home
19 And it shall be, that whosoever shall go out of the doors of thy house into
His blood shall be upon his head, and we will be guiltless;
whosoever shall be with thee in the house, his blood shall be on our head,
If any hand be upon him. And if thou utter this our business,
Then we will be quit of thine oath,
thou hast made us to swear.
21 And she said, according unto your words,
So be it. And she sent them away,
and they departed;
And she bound the scarlet line in the window.
22 And they went, and came unto the mountain,
And abode there three days,
until the pursuers were returned;
And the pursuers sought them throughout all
the way, but found them not.
23 So the two men returned, and descended from the mountain, and passed over,
And came to Joshua the son of Nun, and told him all things that
24 And they said unto Joshua, Truly the LORD hath delivered into our hands all
For even all the inhabitants of the country do faint because of us.
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
2 And it came to pass after three days, that the officers went through the host;
3 And they commanded the people, saying, When ye see the ark of the covenant of
the LORD your God,
and the priests the Levites bearing it, then ye shall remove
from your place, and go after it.
4 Yet there shall be a space between you and it, about two thousand cubits by
come not near unto it, that ye may know the way by which ye must go;
for ye have not passed this way heretofore.
5 And Joshua said unto the people, Sanctify yourselves;
for tomorrow the LORD
will do wonders among you.
6 And Joshua spake unto the priests, saying,
Take up the ark of the covenant,
and pass over before the people.
And they took up the ark of the covenant,
went before the people. 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.
8 And thou shalt command the priests that bear the ark of the covenant, saying,
When ye are come to the brink of the water of Jordan, ye shall stand still in
9 And Joshua said unto the children of Israel, Come hither, and hear the words
of the LORD your God.
10 And Joshua said, Hereby ye shall know that the living God is among you,
and that he will without fail drive out from before you the Canaanites, and the
and the Hivites, and the Perizzites, and the Girgashites, and the
Amorites, and the Jebusites.
11 Behold, the ark of the covenant of the Lord of all the earth passeth over
before you into Jordan.
12 Now therefore take you twelve men out of the tribes of Israel, out of every
tribe a man.
13 And it shall come to pass, as soon as the soles of the feet of the priests
that bear the ark of the LORD, the Lord of all the earth,
shall rest in the
waters of Jordan,
that the waters of Jordan shall be cut off
from the waters
that come down from above; and they shall stand upon an heap.
14 And it came to pass, when the people removed from their tents, to pass over
and the priests bearing the ark of the covenant before the people;
15 And as they that bare the ark were come unto Jordan,
and the feet of the
priests that bare the ark were dipped in the brim of the water,
(for Jordan overfloweth all his banks all the time of harvest,)
16 That the waters which came down from above,
stood and rose up upon an heap,
very far from the city Adam, that is beside Zaretan;
and those that came down
toward the sea of the plain,
even the salt sea, failed, and were cut off;
and the people passed over right against Jericho.
17 And the priests that bare the ark,
of the covenant of the LORD
stood firm on
dry ground in the midst of Jordan,
and all the Israelites passed over on dry
until all the people were passed clean over Jordan.
1 AND it came to pass, when all the people were clean passed over Jordan,
the LORD spake unto Joshua, saying,
2 Take you twelve men out of the people, out of every tribe a man,
3 And command ye them, saying, Take you hence out of the midst of Jordan,
the place where the priests' feet stood firm, twelve stones,
And ye shall carry
them over with you,
And leave them in the lodging place,
Where ye shall lodge
4 Then Joshua called the twelve men,
Whom he had prepared of the children of
Israel, out of every tribe a man;
5 And Joshua said unto them, Pass over before the ark of the LORD your God into
the midst of Jordan,
And take ye up every man of you a stone upon his shoulder,
According unto the number of the tribes of the children of Israel;
6 That this may be a sign among you, that when your children ask their
fathers in time to come, saying,
What mean ye by these stones? Then ye shall answer them,
That the waters of Jordan were cut off before the
ark of the covenant of the LORD;
When it passed over Jordan, the waters of
Jordan were cut off;
And these stones shall be for a memorial unto the children
of Israel forever.
8 And the children of Israel did so as Joshua commanded,
And took up twelve
stones out of the midst of Jordan,
As the LORD spake unto Joshua,
the number of the tribes of the children of Israel,
And carried them over with
them unto the place where they lodged, and laid them down there.
9 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.
10 For the priests which bare the ark stood in the midst of Jordan,
every thing was finished that the LORD commanded Joshua to speak unto the
According to all that Moses commanded Joshua; and the people hasted and
11 And it came to pass, when all the people were clean passed over,
That the ark
of the LORD passed over, and the priests, in the presence of the people.
12 And the children of Reuben, and the children of Gad, and half the tribe of
Passed over armed before the children of Israel, as Moses spake unto
13 About forty thousand prepared for war passed over,
Before the LORD unto
battle, to the plains of Jericho.
14 On that day the LORD magnified Joshua in the sight of all Israel;
feared him, as they feared Moses, all the days of his life.
15 And the LORD spake unto Joshua, saying, Command the priests,
That bear the ark of the testimony, that they come up out
17 Joshua therefore commanded the priests, saying, Come ye up out of Jordan.
18 And it came to pass, when the priests that bare the ark of the covenant of
Were come up out of the midst of Jordan, and the soles of the
priests' feet were lifted up unto the dry land,
That the waters of Jordan
returned unto their place, and flowed over all his banks, as they did before.
19 And the people came up out of Jordan on the tenth day of the first month,
And encamped in Gilgal, in the east border of Jericho.
20 And those twelve stones, which they took out of Jordan, did Joshua pitch in Gilgal.
And he spake unto the children of Israel, saying,
When your children shall
ask their fathers in time to come, saying, What mean these stones?
22 Then ye shall let your children know, saying, Israel came over this Jordan on
23 For the LORD your God dried up the waters of Jordan from before you, until ye
were passed over,
As the LORD your God did to the Red sea, which he dried up
from before us, until we were gone over;
24 That all the people of the earth might know the hand of the LORD, that it
That ye might fear the LORD your God forever.
1 AND it came to pass, when all the kings of the Amorites, which were on the
side of Jordan westward,
And all the kings of the Canaanites, which were by
Heard that the LORD had dried up the waters of Jordan,
From before the
children of Israel, until we were passed over,
That their heart melted, neither
was there spirit in them any more,
Because of the children of Israel. At that time the LORD said unto Joshua,
Make thee sharp knives, and circumcise
again the children of Israel the second time.
3 And Joshua made him sharp knives, and circumcised the children of Israel at
the hill of the foreskins.
4 And this is the cause why Joshua did circumcise; All the people that came
out of Egypt, that were males,
Even all the men of war, died in the
wilderness by the way, after they came out of Egypt.
5 Now all the people that came out were circumcised; but all the people that
were born in the wilderness,
By the way as they came forth out of Egypt, them
they had not circumcised.
6 For the children of Israel walked forty years in the wilderness,
Till all the
people that were men of war,
Which came out of Egypt, were consumed,
they obeyed not the voice of the LORD;
Unto whom the LORD sware that he would
not show them the land,
Which the LORD sware unto their fathers that he would
A land that floweth with milk and honey. And their children,
Whom he raised up in their stead, them Joshua
For they were uncircumcised,
Because they had not circumcised them
by the way.
8 And it came to pass, when they had done circumcising all the people,
abode in their places in the camp, till they were whole.
9 And the LORD said unto Joshua, This day have I rolled away the reproach of
Egypt from off you.
Wherefore the name of the place is called Gilgal unto this
10 And the children of Israel encamped in Gilgal,
And kept the passover on the
fourteenth day of the month at even in the plains of Jericho.
11 And they did eat of the old corn of the land on the morrow after the
Unleavened cakes, and parched corn in the selfsame day.
12 And the manna ceased on the morrow after they had eaten of the old corn of
Neither had the children of Israel manna any more; but they did eat of
the fruit of the land of Canaan that year.
13 And it came to pass, when Joshua was by Jericho, that he 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 unto him, and said unto him,
Art thou for us, or
for our adversaries?
14 And he said, Nay; but as captain of the host of the LORD am I now come.
Joshua fell on his face to the earth, and did worship, and said unto him,
saith my lord unto his servant? And the captain of the LORD'S host said unto Joshua,
Loose thy shoe from off
thy foot; for the place whereon thou standest is holy.
And Joshua did so.
1 NOW Jericho was straitly shut up because of the children of Israel;
went out, and none came in.
2 And the LORD said unto Joshua,
See, I have given into thine hand Jericho,
the king thereof, and the mighty men of valor.
3 And ye shall compass the city, all ye men of war,
And go round about the
city once. Thus shalt thou do six days.
4 And seven priests shall bear before the ark seven trumpets of rams' horns;
the seventh day ye shall compass the city seven times, and the priests shall
blow with the trumpets.
5 And it shall come to pass, that when they make a long blast with the ram's
And when ye hear the sound of the trumpet, all the people shall shout
with a great shout;
And the wall of the city shall fall down flat, and the
people shall ascend up every man straight before him.
6 And Joshua the son of Nun called the priests, and said unto them,
the ark of the covenant,
And let seven priests bear seven trumpets of rams'
horns before the ark of the LORD.
7 And he said unto the people, Pass on, and compass the city,
And let him that
is armed pass on before the ark of the LORD.
8 And it came to pass, when Joshua had spoken unto the people,
That the seven
priests bearing the seven trumpets of rams' horns,
Passed on before the LORD, and
blew with the trumpets;
And the ark of the covenant of the LORD followed them.
9 And the armed men went before the priests that blew with the trumpets,
And the rereward came after the ark, the priests going on, and blowing with the
10 And Joshua had commanded the people, saying,
Ye shall not shout, nor make any
noise with your voice,
Neither shall any word proceed out of your mouth, until
the day I bid you shout; then shall ye shout.
11 So the ark of the LORD compassed the city, going about it once;
came into the camp, and lodged in the camp.
12 And Joshua rose early in the morning, and the priests took up the ark of the
13 And seven priests bearing seven trumpets of rams' horns before the ark of the
LORD went on continually,
And blew with the trumpets; and the armed men went
But the rereward came after the ark of the LORD, the priests
going on, and blowing with the trumpets.
14 And the second day they compassed the city once, and returned into the camp;
so they did six days.
15 And it came to pass on the seventh day, that they rose early about the
dawning of the day,
And compassed the city after the same manner seven times;
Only on that day they compassed the city seven times.
16 And it came to pass at the seventh time, when the priests blew with the
Joshua said unto the people, Shout; for the LORD hath given you the
17 And the city shall be accursed, even it, and all that are therein, to
Only Rahab the harlot shall live, she and all that are with her in
Because she hid the messengers that we sent.
18 And ye, in any wise keep yourselves from the accursed thing,
Lest ye make yourselves accursed, when ye take of the accursed thing,
And make the camp of
Israel a curse, and trouble it.
19 But all the silver, and gold,
And vessels of brass and iron,
consecrated unto the LORD;
They shall come into the treasury of the LORD.
20 So the people shouted when the priests blew with the trumpets;
And it came
to pass, when the people heard the sound of the trumpet,
And the people shouted
with a great shout, that the wall fell down flat,
So that the people went up
into the city, every man straight before him,
And they took the city.
21 And they utterly destroyed all that was in the city, both man and woman,
Young and old, and ox, and sheep, and ass, with the edge of the sword.
22 But Joshua had said unto the two men that had spied out the country,
the harlot's house, and bring out thence the woman,
And all that she hath, as ye sware unto her.
23 And the young men that were spies went in, and brought out Rahab,
father, and her mother, and her brethren, and all that she had;
And they brought
out all her kindred, and left them without the camp of Israel.
24 And they burnt the city with fire, and all that was therein;
silver, and the gold, and the vessels of brass, and of iron,
They put into the
treasury of the house of the LORD.
25 And Joshua saved Rahab the harlot alive,
And her father's household, and all
that she had;
And she dwelleth in Israel even unto this day;
Because she hid
Which Joshua sent to spy out Jericho.
26 And Joshua adjured them at that time,
Saying, Cursed be the man before
That riseth up and buildeth this city Jericho;
He shall lay the
foundation thereof in his firstborn,
And in his youngest son shall he set up
the gates of it.
27 So the LORD was with Joshua; and his fame was noised throughout all the
1 BUT the children of Israel committed a trespass in the accursed thing;
For Achan, the son of Carmi, the son of Zabdi, the son of Zerah, of the tribe of
Took of the accursed thing; and the anger of the LORD was kindled against
the children of Israel.
2 And Joshua sent men from Jericho to Ai, which is beside Bethaven, on the
east side of Bethel,
And spake unto them, saying, Go up and view the country.
And the men went up and viewed Ai.
3 And they returned to Joshua,
And said unto him, Let not all the people go up;
But let about two or three thousand men go up and smite Ai;
And make not all
the people to labor thither; for they are but few.
4 So there went up thither of the people about three thousand men;
And they fled
before the men of Ai.
5 And the men of Ai smote of them about thirty and six men;
For they chased them
from before the gate even unto Shebarim,
And smote them in the going down;
wherefore the hearts of the people melted, and became as water.
6 And Joshua rent his clothes,
And fell to the earth upon his face before the
ark of the LORD until the eventide,
He and the elders of Israel, and put dust
upon their heads.
7 And Joshua said, Alas, O Lord GOD,
Wherefore hast thou at all brought this
people over Jordan,
To deliver us into the hand of the Amorites, to destroy us?
Would to God we had been content, and dwelt on the other side Jordan!
8 O Lord, what shall I say, when Israel turneth their backs before their
9 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?
10 And the LORD said unto Joshua, Get thee up; wherefore liest thou thus upon
11 Israel hath sinned, and they have also transgressed my covenant which I
For they have even taken of the accursed thing, and have also
stolen, and dissembled also,
And they have put it even among their own stuff.
12 Therefore the children of Israel could not stand before their enemies,
turned their backs before their enemies, because they were accursed;
will I be with you any more, except ye destroy the accursed from among you.
13 Up, sanctify the people, and say, Sanctify yourselves against to morrow; for
thus saith the LORD God of Israel,
There is an accursed thing in the midst of
thee, O Israel;
Thou canst not stand before thine enemies,
Until ye take away
the accursed thing from among you.
14 In the morning therefore ye shall be brought according to your tribes;
shall be, that the tribe which the LORD taketh shall come according to the
And the family which the LORD shall take shall come by
And the household which the LORD shall take shall come man by man.
15 And it shall be, that he that is taken with the accursed thing shall be
burnt with fire,
He and all that he hath; because he hath transgressed the
covenant of the LORD,
And because he hath wrought folly in Israel.
16 So Joshua rose up early in the morning,
And brought Israel by their tribes;
And the tribe of Judah was taken;
17 And he brought the family of Judah;
And he took the family of the Zarhites;
And he brought the family of the Zarhites man by man;
And Zabdi was taken; and he brought 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.
19 And Joshua said unto Achan, My son, give, I pray thee, glory to the LORD God
And make confession unto him; and tell me now what thou hast done;
hide it not from me.
20 And Achan answered Joshua, and said, Indeed I have sinned against the LORD
God of Israel,
And thus and thus have I done; 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, behold,
They are hid in the earth in the midst of my
And the silver under it.
22 So Joshua sent messengers, and they ran unto the tent;
And, behold, it was
hid in his tent, and the silver under it.
23 And they took them out of the midst of the tent, and brought them unto
And unto all the children of Israel, and laid them out before the LORD.
24 And Joshua, and all Israel with him, took Achan the son of Zerah,
silver, and the garment, and the wedge of gold,
And his sons, and his daughters,
and his oxen,
And his asses, and his sheep, and his tent,
And all that he had;
and they brought them unto the valley of Achor.
25 And Joshua said, Why hast thou troubled us? the LORD shall trouble thee this
And all Israel stoned him with stones, and burned them with fire, after
they had stoned them with stones.
26 And they raised over him a great heap of stones unto this day.
So the LORD
turned from the fierceness of his anger.
Wherefore the name of that place was
The valley of Achor, unto this day.
1 AND the LORD said unto Joshua, Fear not, neither be thou dismayed;
the people of war with thee, and arise, go up to Ai;
See, I have given into thy
hand the king of Ai,
And his people, and his city, and his land;
2 And thou shalt do to Ai and her king,
As thou didst unto Jericho and her king,
Only the spoil thereof, and the cattle thereof,
Shall ye take for a prey unto
yourselves; lay thee an ambush,
For the city behind it. So Joshua arose, and all the people of war, to go up against Ai;
chose out thirty thousand mighty men of valor, and sent them away by night.
4 And he commanded them, saying, Behold, ye shall lie in wait against the city,
Even behind the city; go not very far from the city, but be ye all ready;
5 And I, and all the people that are with me, will approach unto the city;
it shall come to pass, when they come out against us,
As at the first, that we
will flee before them,
6 (For they will come out after us)
Till we have drawn them from the city;
they will say, They flee before us, as at the first;
Therefore we will flee
before them. Then ye shall rise up from the ambush,
And seize upon the city; for the LORD
your God will deliver it into your hand.
8 And it shall be, when ye have taken the city, that ye shall set the city on
According to the commandment of the LORD shall ye do. See, I have
9 Joshua therefore sent them forth; and they went to lie in ambush,
between Bethel and Ai, on the west side of Ai;
But Joshua lodged that night
among the people. And Joshua rose up early in the morning,
And numbered the people, and went
up, he and the elders of Israel, before the people to Ai.
11 And all the people, even the people of war that were with him, went up,
and drew nigh,
And came before the city, and pitched on the north side of Ai;
Now there was a valley between them and Ai.
12 And he took about five thousand men,
And set them to lie in ambush, between
Bethel and Ai, on the west side of the city.
13 And when they had set the people, even all the host that was on the north
of the city,
And their liers in wait on the west of the city, Joshua went that
night into the midst of the valley.
14 And it came to pass, when the king of Ai saw it, that they hasted and rose
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 against him behind the city.
15 And Joshua and all Israel made as if they were beaten before them, and fled
by the way of the wilderness.
16 And all the people that were in Ai were called together to pursue after
And they pursued after Joshua, and were drawn away from the city.
17 And there was not a man left in Ai or Bethel,
That went not out after Israel;
And they left the city open, and pursued after Israel.
18 And the LORD said unto Joshua, Stretch out the spear,
That is in thy hand
toward Ai; for I will give it into thine hand.
And Joshua stretched out the
spear that he had in his hand toward the city.
19 And the ambush arose quickly out of their place, and they ran as soon as he
had stretched out his hand;
And they entered into the city, and took it, and
hasted and set the city on fire.
20 And when the men of Ai looked behind them, they saw, and, behold,
of the city ascended up to heaven,
And they had no power to flee this way or
And the people that fled to the wilderness turned back upon the
21 And when Joshua and all Israel saw that the ambush had taken the city,
that the smoke of the city ascended, then they turned again, and slew the men of
22 And the other issued 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 smote them, so
that they let none of them remain or escape.
23 And the king of Ai they took alive, and brought him to Joshua.
24 And it came to pass, when Israel had made an end of slaying
inhabitants of Ai in the field, in the wilderness wherein they chased them,
when they were all fallen on the edge of the sword, until they were consumed,
That all the Israelites returned unto Ai, and smote it with the edge of the
25 And so it was, that all that fell that day, both of men and women,
twelve thousand, even all the men of Ai.
26 For Joshua drew not his hand back,
Wherewith he stretched out the spear,
Until he had utterly destroyed all the inhabitants of Ai.
27 Only the cattle and the spoil of that city Israel took for a prey,
themselves, according unto the word of the LORD which he commanded Joshua.
28 And Joshua burnt Ai, and made it an heap for ever, even a desolation unto
29 And the king of Ai he hanged on a tree until eventide; nd as soon as the sun
Joshua commanded that they should take his carcass down from the tree,
And cast it at the entering of the gate of the city,
And raise thereon a great
heap of stones, that remaineth unto this day.
30 Then Joshua built an altar unto the LORD God of Israel in mount Ebal,
31 As Moses the servant of the LORD commanded the children of Israel,
As it is
written in the book of the law of Moses,
An altar of whole stones, over which no
man hath lift up any iron;
And they offered thereon burnt offerings unto the
LORD, and sacrificed peace offerings.
32 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.
33 And all Israel, and their elders, and officers, and their judges,
this side the ark and on that side before the priests the Levites,
the ark of the covenant of the LORD, as well the stranger, as he that was born
Half of them over against mount Gerizim, and half of them over
against mount Ebal;
As Moses the servant of the LORD had commanded before, that
they should bless the people of Israel.
34 And afterward he read all the words of the law, the blessings and cursings,
According to all that is written in the book of the law.
35 There was not a word of all that Moses commanded,
Which Joshua read not before all the congregation of Israel,
With the women, and the little ones, and the strangers that were
conversant among them.
1 AND it came to pass, when all the kings which were on this side Jordan,
the hills, and in the valleys, and in all the coasts of the great sea over
Yhe Hittite, and the Amorite, the Canaanite, the Perizzite, the
Hivite, and the Jebusite, heard thereof;
2 That they gathered themselves together, to fight with Joshua and with Israel,
with one accord.
3 And when the inhabitants of Gibeon heard what Joshua had done unto Jericho
and to Ai,
4 They did work wilily, and went and made as if they had been ambassadors,
took old sacks upon their asses, and wine bottles,
Old, and rent, and bound up;
5 And old shoes and clouted upon their feet,
And old garments upon them; and all
the bread of their provision was dry and moldy.
6 And they went to Joshua unto the camp at Gilgal, and said unto him, and to the
men of Israel,
We be come from a far country; now therefore make ye a league
7 And the men of Israel said unto the Hivites, Peradventure ye dwell among us;
And how shall we make a league with you?
8 And they said unto Joshua, We are thy servants.
And Joshua said unto them,
Who are ye? and from whence come ye?
9 And they said unto him, From a very far country thy servants are come,
of the name of the LORD thy God; for we have heard the fame of him, and all that
he did in Egypt,
10 And all that he did to the two kings of the Amorites, that were beyond
To Sihon king of Heshbon, and to Og king of Bashan, which was at Ashtaroth.
11 Wherefore our elders and all the inhabitants of our country spake to us,
Saying, Take victuals with you for the journey, and go to meet them,
unto them, We are your servants;
Therefore now make ye a league with us.
12 This our bread we took hot for our provision out of our houses,
On the day we
came forth to go unto you; but now, behold, it is dry, and it is moldy;
13 And these bottles of wine, which we filled, were new; and, behold, they be
And these our garments and our shoes are become old by reason of the very
14 And the men took of their victuals, and asked not counsel at the mouth of
15 And Joshua made peace with them, and made a league with them, to let them
And the princes of the congregation sware unto them.
16 And it came to pass at the end of three days,
After they had made a league
That they heard that they were their neighbors, and that they
dwelt among them.
17 And the children of Israel journeyed, and came unto their cities on the third
Now their cities were Gibeon, and Chephirah, and Beeroth, and
18 And the children of Israel smote them not,
Because the princes of the
Had sworn unto them by the LORD God of Israel.
And all the
congregation murmured against the princes.
19 But all the princes said unto all the congregation,
We have sworn unto them
by the LORD God of Israel;
Now therefore we may not touch them.
20 This we will do to them; we will even let them live,
Lest wrath be upon us, because of the oath which we sware unto them.
21 And the princes said unto them, Let them live; but let them be hewers of wood,
And drawers of water, unto all the congregation; as the princes had promised
22 And Joshua called for them, and he spake unto them, saying,
ye beguiled us, saying, We are very far from you; when ye dwell among us?
Now therefore ye are cursed, and there shall none of you be freed from
And hewers of wood and drawers of water for the house of my God.
24 And they answered Joshua, and said, Because it was certainly told thy
How that the LORD thy God commanded his servant Moses to give you all
And to destroy all the inhabitants of the land from before you,
Therefore we were sore afraid of our lives because of you,
And have done this
thing. And now, behold, we are in thine hand;
As it seemeth good and right unto
thee to do unto us, do. And so did he unto them,
And delivered them out of the hand of the children
of Israel, that they slew them not.
27 And Joshua made them that day hewers of wood and drawers of water for the
And for the altar of the LORD, even unto this day, in the place
which he should choose.
1 NOW it came to pass, when Adonizedek king of Jerusalem had heard how Joshua
had taken Ai,
And had utterly destroyed it; as he had done to Jericho and her
So he had done to Ai and her king;
And how the inhabitants of Gibeon had
made peace with Israel, and were among them;
2 That they feared greatly, because Gibeon was a great city, as one of the
And because it was greater than Ai, and all the men thereof were mighty.
3 Wherefore Adonizedek king of Jerusalem sent unto Hoham king of Hebron,
unto Piram king of Jarmuth, and unto Japhia king of Lachish,
And unto Debir king
of Eglon, saying,
4 Come up unto me, and help me, that we may smite Gibeon;
For it hath made peace
with Joshua and with the children of Israel.
5 Therefore the five kings of the Amorites, the king of Jerusalem, the king of
The king of Jarmuth, the king of Lachish, the king of Eglon, gathered
And went up, they and all their hosts, and encamped before Gibeon, and made war against it.
6 And the men of Gibeon sent unto Joshua to the camp to Gilgal, saying,
not thy hand from thy servants; come up to us quickly,
And save us, and help us;
For all the kings of the Amorites that dwell in the mountains are gathered
together against us.
7 So Joshua ascended from Gilgal, he, and all the people of war with him, and
all the mighty men of valor.
8 And the LORD said unto Joshua, Fear them not; for I have delivered them into
There shall not a man of them stand before thee.
9 Joshua therefore came unto them suddenly, and went up from Gilgal all night.
10 And the LORD discomfited them before Israel, and slew them with a great
slaughter at Gibeon,
And chased them along the way that goeth up to Bethhoron,
And smote them to Azekah, and unto Makkedah.
11 And it came to pass, as they fled from before Israel,
And were in the going
down to Bethhoron,
That the LORD cast down great stones from heaven upon them
unto Azekah, and they died;
They were more which died with hailstones than they whom the children of Israel slew with the sword.
12 Then spake Joshua to the LORD in the day when the LORD delivered up the
Amorites before the children of Israel,
And he said in the sight of Israel, Sun,
stand thou still upon Gibeon;
And thou, Moon, in the valley of Ajalon.
13 And the sun stood still, and the moon stayed,
Until the people had avenged
themselves upon their enemies.
Is not this written in the book of Jasher? So
the sun stood still
In the midst of heaven, and hasted not to go down about a
14 And there was no day like that before it or after it,
That the LORD hearkened
unto the voice of a man;
For the LORD fought for Israel.
15 And Joshua returned, and all Israel with him, unto the camp to Gilgal.
16 But these five kings fled, and hid themselves in a cave at Makkedah.
17 And it was told Joshua, saying, The five kings are found hid in a cave at
18 And Joshua said, Roll great stones upon the mouth of the cave, and set men by
it for to keep them;
19 And stay ye not, but pursue after your enemies, and smite the hindmost of
Suffer them not to enter into their cities; for the LORD your God hath
delivered them into your hand.
20 And it came to pass, when Joshua and the children of Israel had made an end
of slaying them
With a very great slaughter, till they were consumed,
rest which remained of them entered into fenced cities.
21 And all the people returned to the camp to Joshua at Makkedah in peace;
moved his tongue against any of the children of Israel.
22 Then said Joshua, Open the mouth of the cave,
And bring out those five kings
unto me out of the cave.
23 And they did so, and brought forth those five kings unto him out of the cave,
The king of Jerusalem, the king of Hebron, the king of Jarmuth, the king of
Lachish, and the king of Eglon.
24 And it came to pass, when they brought out those kings unto Joshua, that
Joshua called for all the men of Israel,
And said unto the captains of the men
of war which went with him, Come near,
Put your feet upon the necks of these
And they came near,
And put their feet upon the necks of them.
25 And Joshua said unto them, Fear not, nor be dismayed,
Be strong and of good
courage; for thus shall the LORD do to all your enemies against whom ye fight.
26 And afterward Joshua smote them, and slew them, and hanged them on five
And they were hanging upon the trees until the evening.
27 And it came to pass at the time of the going down of the sun,
commanded, and they took them down off the trees,
And cast them into the cave
wherein they had been hid,
And laid great stones in the cave's mouth,
remain until this very day.
28 And that day Joshua took Makkedah,
And smote it with the edge of the sword,
And the king thereof he utterly destroyed,
Them, and all the souls that were
therein; he let none remain;
And he did to the king of Makkedah as he did unto
the king of Jericho.
29 Then Joshua passed from Makkedah, and all Israel with him, unto Libnah, and
fought against Libnah;
30 And the LORD delivered it also, and the king thereof, into the hand of
And he smote it with the edge of the sword, and all the souls that
He let none remain in it; but did unto the king thereof as he
did unto the king of Jericho.
31 And Joshua passed from Libnah, and all Israel with him, unto Lachish, and
encamped against it, and fought against it;
32 And the LORD delivered Lachish into the hand of Israel, which took it on the
And smote it with the edge of the sword, and all the souls that
According to all that he had done to Libnah.
33 Then Horam king of Gezer came up to help Lachish;
And Joshua smote him and
his people, until he had left him none remaining.
34 And from Lachish Joshua passed unto Eglon, and all Israel with him;
encamped against it, and fought against it;
35 And they took it on that day, and smote it with the edge of the sword,
all the souls that were therein he utterly destroyed that day, according to
all that he had done to Lachish.
36 And Joshua went up from Eglon, and all Israel with him, unto Hebron; and they
fought against it;
37 And they took it, and smote it with the edge of the sword, and the king
And all the cities thereof, and all the souls that were therein;
left none remaining, according to all that he had done to Eglon;
it utterly, and all the souls that were therein.
38 And Joshua returned, and all Israel with him, to Debir;
And fought against
it; and he took it,
And the king thereof,
And all the cities thereof;
smote them with the edge of the sword,
And utterly destroyed all the souls that
He left none remaining; as he had done to Hebron, so he did to Debir,
And to the king thereof; as he had done also to Libnah, and to her king.
40 So Joshua smote all the country of the hills, and of the south, and of the
And of the springs, and all their kings; he left none remaining,
utterly destroyed all that breathed, as the LORD God of Israel commanded.
41 And Joshua smote them from Kadeshbarnea even unto Gaza, and all the country
of Goshen, even unto Gibeon.
42 And all these kings and their land did Joshua take at one time,
LORD God of Israel fought for Israel.
43 And Joshua returned, and all Israel with him,
Unto the camp to Gilgal.
1 AND it came to pass, when Jabin king of Hazor had heard those things,
he sent to Jobab king of Madon, and to the king of Shimron, and to the king of
2 And to the kings that were on the north of the mountains, and of the plains
south of Chinneroth,
And in the valley, and in the borders of Dor on the west,
3 And to the Canaanite on the east and on the west,
And to the Amorite, and
And the Perizzite, and the Jebusite in the mountains,
And to the Hivite under Hermon in the land of Mizpeh.
4 And they went out, they and all their hosts with them, much people,
the sand that is upon the sea shore in multitude,
With horses and chariots
5 And when all these kings were met together,
They came and pitched together at
the waters of Merom,
To fight against Israel. And the LORD said unto Joshua, Be not afraid because of them;
about this time will I deliver them up all slain before Israel;
Thou shalt hough
their horses, and burn their chariots with fire.
7 So Joshua came, and all the people of war with him,
Against them by the waters
of Merom suddenly; and they fell upon them.
8 And the LORD delivered them into the hand of Israel, who smote them, and
Unto great Zidon, and unto Misrephothmaim, and unto the valley of Mizpeh eastward;
And they smote them, until they left them none remaining.
9 And Joshua did unto them as the LORD bade him;
He houghed their horses, and
burnt their chariots with fire.
10 And Joshua at that time turned back, and took Hazor,
And smote the king
thereof with the sword;
For Hazor beforetime was the head of all those kingdoms.
11 And they smote all the souls that were therein with the edge of the sword,
Utterly destroying them; there was not any left to breathe; and he burnt Hazor
12 And all the cities of those kings, and all the kings of them, did Joshua
And smote them with the edge of the sword, and he utterly destroyed
As Moses the servant of the LORD commanded.
13 But as for the cities that stood still in their strength,
none of them, save Hazor only; that did Joshua burn.
14 And all the spoil of these cities, and the cattle, the children of Israel
took for a prey unto themselves;
Out every man they smote with the edge of the
sword, until they had destroyed them,
Neither left they any to breathe.
15 As the LORD commanded Moses his servant,
So did Moses command Joshua, and
so did Joshua;
He left nothing undone of all that the LORD commanded Moses.
16 So Joshua took all that land, the hills, and all the south country,
the land of Goshen, and the valley, and the plain, and the mountain of Israel,
And the valley of the same; even from the mount Halak, that goeth up to Seir,
Even unto Baalgad in the
valley of Lebanon under mount Hermon;
And all their kings he took, and smote
them, and slew them.
18 Joshua made war a long time with all those kings.
19 There was not a city that made peace with the children of Israel,
Save the Hivites the inhabitants of Gibeon; all other they took in battle.
20 For it was of the LORD to harden their hearts, that they should come against
Israel in battle,
That he might destroy them utterly, and that they might have
But that he might destroy them, as the LORD commanded Moses.
21 And at that time came Joshua, and cut off the Anakims,
From the mountains,
from Hebron, from Debir, from Anab, and from all the mountains of Judah,
from all the mountains of Israel; Joshua destroyed them utterly with their
22 There was none of the Anakims left in the land of the children of Israel;
Only in Gaza, in Gath, and in Ashdod, there remained.
23 So Joshua took the whole land,
According to all that the LORD said unto Moses;
And Joshua gave it for an inheritance unto Israel,
According to their divisions by their tribes. And the land rested
1 NOW these are the kings of the land, which the children of Israel smote,
possessed their land on the other side Jordan toward the rising of the sun,
the river Arnon unto mount Hermon, and all the plain on the east;
2 Sihon king of the Amorites, who dwelt in Heshbon, and ruled from Aroer,
Which is upon the bank of the river Arnon, and from the middle of the river,
And from half Gilead, even unto the river Jabbok, which is the border of the
children of Ammon;
3 And from the plain to the sea of Chinneroth on the east, and unto the sea of
Even the salt sea on the east, the way to Bethjeshimoth;
And from the
south, under Ashdothpisgah; And the coast of Og king of Bashan,
Which was of the remnant of the giants,
that dwelt at Ashtaroth and at Edrei,
5 And reigned in mount Hermon, and in Salcah, and in all Bashan,
Unto the border
of the Geshurites and the Maachathites,
And half Gilead, the border of Sihon
king of Heshbon.
6 Them did Moses the servant of the LORD and the children of Israel smite;
Moses the servant of the LORD gave it for a possession unto the Reubenites,
And the Gadites, and the half tribe of Manasseh.
7 And these are the kings of the country,
Which Joshua and the children of
Israel smote on this side Jordan on the west,
From Baalgad in the valley of
Lebanon even unto the mount Halak, that goeth up to Seir;
Which Joshua gave unto
the tribes of Israel for a possession according to their divisions;
8 In the mountains, and in the valleys, and in the plains, and in the springs,
and in the wilderness,
And in the south country; the Hittites, the Amorites, and
The Perizzites, the Hivites, and the Jebusites;
9 The king of Jericho, one;
The king of Ai, which is beside Bethel, one;
10 The king of Jerusalem, one; the king of Hebron, one;
11 The king of Jarmuth, one; the king of Lachish, one;
12 The king of Eglon, one; the king of Gezer, one;
13 The king of Debir, one; the king of Geder, one;
14 The king of Hormah, one; the king of Arad, one;
15 The king of Libnah, one; the king of Adullam, one;
16 The king of Makkedah, one; the king of Bethel, one;
17 The king of Tappuah, one; the king of Hepher, one;
18 The king of Aphek, one; the king of Lasharon, one;
19 The king of Madon, one; the king of Hazor, one;
20 The king of Shimronmeron, one; the king of Achshaph, one;
21 The king of Taanach, one; the king of Megiddo, one;
22 The king of Kedesh, one; the king of Jokneam of Carmel, one;
23 The king of Dor in the coast of Dor, one; the king of the nations of Gilgal,
24 The king of Tirzah, one; all the kings thirty and one.
1 NOW Joshua was old and stricken in years; and the LORD said unto him,
art old and stricken in years, and there remaineth yet very much land to be
2 This is the land that yet remaineth; all the borders of the Philistines, and
3 From Sihor, which is before Egypt, even unto the borders of Ekron northward,
Which is counted to the Canaanite; five lords of the Philistines;
and the Ashdothites, the Eshkalonites,
The Gittites, and the Ekronites; also the
4 From the south, all the land of the Canaanites,
And Mearah that is beside the
Unto Aphek to the borders of the Amorites;
5 And the land of the Giblites,
And all Lebanon, toward the sunrising,
From Baalgad under mount Hermon unto the entering into Hamath.
6 All the inhabitants of the hill country from Lebanon unto Misrephothmaim,
And all the Sidonians, them will I drive out from before the children of
Only divide thou it by lot unto the Israelites for an inheritance, as I
have commanded thee.
7 Now therefore divide this land for an inheritance unto the nine tribes, and
the half tribe of Manasseh,
8 With whom the Reubenites and the Gadites have received their inheritance,
Which Moses gave them, beyond Jordan eastward, even as Moses the servant of
the LORD gave them;
9 From Aroer, that is upon the bank of the river Arnon,
And the city that is
in the midst of the river, and all the plain of Medeba unto Dibon;
10 And all the cities of Sihon king of the Amorites, which reigned in Heshbon,
Unto the border of the children of Ammon; and Gilead,
And the border of the Geshurites and Maachathites,
And all mount Hermon, and all Bashan unto Salcah;
12 All the kingdom of Og in Bashan, which reigned in Ashtaroth and in Edrei,
remained of the remnant of the giants; for these did Moses smite, and cast them
13 Nevertheless the children of Israel expelled not the Geshurites, nor the
But the Geshurites and the Maachathites dwell among the Israelites
until this day.
14 Only unto the tribe of Levi he gave none inheritance;
The sacrifices of the
LORD God of Israel
Made by fire are their inheritance, as he said unto them.
15 And Moses gave unto the tribe of Reuben
according to their families.
16 And their coast was from Aroer, that is on the bank of the river Arnon,
the city that is in the midst of the river, and all the plain by Medeba;
17 Heshbon, and all her cities that are in the plain; Dibon, and Bamothbaal,
18 And Jahazah, and Kedemoth, and Mephaath, and Kirjathaim, and Sibmah, and Zarethshahar,
In the mount of the valley, and Bethpeor, and Ashdothpisgah, and Bethjeshimoth,
21 And all the cities of the plain, and the kingdom of Sihon king of the
Which reigned in Heshbon, whom Moses smote with the princes of Midian,
Evi, and Rekem, and Zur, and Hur, and Reba,
Which were dukes of Sihon,
dwelling in the country.
22 Balaam also the son of Beor, the soothsayer,
Did the children of Israel slay
with the sword among them that were slain by them.
23 And the border of the children of Reuben was Jordan, and the border
This was the inheritance of the children of Reuben after their
The cities and the villages thereof.
24 And Moses gave inheritance unto the tribe of Gad,
Even unto the children
of Gad according to their families.
25 And their coast was Jazer, and all the cities of Gilead,
And half the land of
the children of Ammon, unto Aroer that is before Rabbah;
26 And from Heshbon unto Ramathmizpeh, and Betonim; and from Mahanaim unto the
border of Debir;
27 And in the valley, Betharam, and Bethnimrah, and Succoth, and Zaphon,
rest of the kingdom of Sihon king of Heshbon, Jordan and his border,
unto the edge of the sea of Chinnereth on the other side Jordan eastward.
28 This is the inheritance of the children of Gad after their families, the
cities, and their villages.
29 And Moses gave inheritance unto the half tribe of Manasseh;
And this was the possession of the half tribe of the children of Manasseh by their
30 And their coast was from Mahanaim, all Bashan, all the kingdom of Og king of
And all the towns of Jair, which are in Bashan, threescore cities;
31 And half Gilead, and Ashtaroth, and Edrei,
Cities of the kingdom of Og in
Were pertaining unto the children of Machir the son of Manasseh,
Even to the one half of the children of Machir by their families.
32 These are the countries which Moses did distribute for inheritance
plains of Moab, on the other side Jordan, by Jericho, eastward.
33 But unto the tribe of Levi Moses gave not any inheritance;
The LORD God of
Israel was their inheritance, as he said unto them.
1 AND these are the countries which the children of Israel inherited in the
land of Canaan,
Which Eleazar the priest, and Joshua the son of Nun, and the
heads of the fathers,
Of the tribes of the children of Israel, distributed for
inheritance to them.
2 By lot was their inheritance, as the LORD commanded by the hand of Moses,
For the nine tribes, and for the half tribe.
3 For Moses had given the inheritance of two tribes
And an half tribe on the
other side Jordan;
But unto the Levites he gave none inheritance among them.
4 For the children of Joseph were two tribes, Manasseh and Ephraim;
they gave no part unto the Levites in the land,
Save cities to dwell in, with
their suburbs for their cattle and for their substance.
5 As the LORD commanded Moses, so the children of Israel did, and they divided
6 Then the children of Judah came unto Joshua in Gilgal;
And Caleb the son of Jephunneh the Kenezite said unto him, Thou knowest the thing,
That the LORD said
unto Moses the man of God concerning me and thee in Kadeshbarnea.
7 Forty years old was I when Moses the servant of the LORD sent me from Kadeshbarnea
To espy out the land; and I brought him word again as it was in
8 Nevertheless my brethren that went up with me made the heart of the people
But I wholly followed the LORD my God. And Moses sware on that day, saying,
Surely the land whereon thy feet have
trodden shall be thine inheritance,
And thy children's forever, because thou
hast wholly followed the LORD my God.
10 And now, behold, the LORD hath kept me alive, as he said, these forty and
Even since the LORD spake this word unto Moses, while the children
of Israel wandered in the wilderness;
And now, lo, I am this day fourscore
and five years old.
11 As yet I am as strong this day as I was in the day that Moses sent me;
my strength was then, even so is my strength now, for war, both to go out,
and to come in.
12 Now therefore give me this mountain, whereof the LORD spake in that day;
thou heardest in that day how the Anakims were there,
And that the cities were great and fenced;
If so be the LORD will be with me,
Then I shall be
able to drive them out, as the LORD said.
13 And Joshua blessed him, and gave unto Caleb the son of Jephunneh Hebron for
14 Hebron therefore became the inheritance of Caleb the son of Jephunneh the
Kenezite unto this day,
Because that he wholly followed the LORD God of Israel.
15 And the name of Hebron before was Kirjatharba;
Which Arba was a great man
among the Anakims.
And the land had rest from war.
1 This then was the lot of the tribe of the children of Judah by their
Even to the border of Edom the wilderness of Zin southward was the
uttermost part of the south coast.
2 And their south border was from the shore of the salt sea, from the bay that
3 And it went out to the south side to Maalehacrabbim, and passed along to Zin,
And ascended up on the south side unto Kadeshbarnea, and passed along to Hezron,
And went up to Adar, and fetched a compass to Karkaa;
4 From thence it passed toward Azmon, and went out unto the river of Egypt;
And the goings out of that coast were at the sea; this shall be your south
5 And the east border was the salt sea, even unto the end of Jordan.
border in the north quarter was from the bay of the sea at the uttermost part of
6 And the border went up to Bethhogla, and passed along by the north of
And the border went up to the stone of Bohan the son of Reuben;
7 And the border went up toward Debir from the valley of Achor,
northward, looking toward Gilgal,
That is before the going up to Adummim,
which is on the south side of the river;
And the border passed toward the
waters of Enshemesh, and the goings out thereof were at Enrogel;
8 And the border went up by the valley of the son of Hinnom unto the south side
of the Jebusite;
The same is Jerusalem; and the border went up to the top of
That lieth before the valley of Hinnom westward,
Which is at the
end of the valley of the giants northward;
9 And the border was drawn from the top of the hill unto the fountain of the
water of Nephtoah,
And went out to the cities of mount Ephron; and the border
was drawn to Baalah, which is Kirjathjearim;
10 And the border compassed from Baalah westward unto mount Seir,
along unto the side of mount Jearim,
Which is Chesalon, on the north side,
went down to Bethshemesh, and passed on to Timnah;
11 And the border went out unto the side of Ekron northward;
And the border was
drawn to Shicron, and passed along to mount Baalah,
And went out unto Jabneel;
and the goings out of the border were at the sea.
12 And the west border was to the great sea, and the coast thereof.
This is the coast of the children of Judah,
Round about according to their families.
13 And unto Caleb the son of Jephunneh,
He gave a part among the children of
According to the commandment of the LORD to Joshua,
Even the city of Arba the father of Anak, which city is Hebron.
14 And Caleb drove thence the three sons of Anak, Sheshai, and Ahiman, and
Talmai, the children of Anak.
15 And he went up thence to the inhabitants of Debir; and the name of Debir
before was Kirjathsepher.
16 And Caleb said, He that smiteth Kirjathsepher, and taketh it, to him will I
give Achsah my daughter to wife.
17 And Othniel the son of Kenaz, the brother of Caleb, took it;
And he gave him Achsah his daughter to wife.
18 And it came to pass, as she came unto him,
That she moved him to ask of her
father a field;
And she lighted off her ass; and Caleb said unto her, What
19 Who answered, Give me a blessing; for thou hast given me a south land; give
me also springs of water.
And he gave her the upper springs, and the nether
20 This is the inheritance of the tribe of the children of Judah according
to their families.
21 And the uttermost cities of the tribe of the children of Judah,
coast of Edom southward were Kabzeel, and Eder,
And Jagur, and Kinah, and Dimonah, and Adadah,
23 And Kedesh, and Hazor, and Ithnan,
Ziph, and Telem, and Bealoth,
25 And Hazor, Hadattah, and Kerioth, and Hezron, which is Hazor,
26 Amam, and Shema, and Moladah,nd Hazargaddah, and Heshmon, and Bethpalet,
28 And Hazarshual, and Beersheba, and Bizjothjah,
29 Baalah, and Iim, and Azem,
30 And Eltolad, and Chesil, and Hormah,
31 And Ziklag, and Madmannah, and Sansannah,
32 And Lebaoth, and Shilhim, and Ain, and Rimmon;
All the cities are twenty and
nine, with their villages;
33 And in the valley, Eshtaol, and Zoreah, and Ashnah,
34 And Zanoah, and Engannim, Tappuah, and Enam,
35 Jarmuth, and Adullam, Socoh, and Azekah,
36 And Sharaim, and Adithaim, and Gederah,
And Gederothaim; fourteen cities with
37 Zenan, and Hadashah, and Migdalgad, and Dilean, and Mizpeh, and Joktheel,
39 Lachish, and Bozkath, and Eglon, aAnd Cabbon, and Lahmam, and Kithlish,
41 And Gederoth, Bethdagon, and Naamah, and Makkedah;
Sixteen cities with their
42 Libnah, and Ether, and Ashan, and Jiphtah,
And Ashnah, and Nezib, and Keilah, and Achzib, and Mareshah;
Nine cities with their villages; Ekron, with her towns and her villages;
46 From Ekron even unto the sea, all that lay near Ashdod, with their villages;
47 Ashdod with her towns and her villages, Gaza with her towns and her villages,
Unto the river of Egypt, and the great sea, and the border thereof;
48 And in the mountains, Shamir, and Jattir, and Socoh,
49 And Dannah, and Kirjathsannah, which is Debir,
50 And Anab, and Eshtemoh, and Anim,
51 And Goshen, and Holon, and Giloh;
Eleven cities with their villages;
52 Arab, and Dumah, and Eshean, and Janum,
And Bethtappuah, and Aphekah, and Humtah,
And Kirjatharba, which is Hebron, and Zior;
Nine cities with
55 Maon, Carmel, and Ziph, and Juttah,
56 And Jezreel, and Jokdeam, and Zanoah,
57 Cain, Gibeah, and Timnah; ten cities with their villages;
58 Halhul, Bethzur, and Gedor, and Maarath, and Bethanoth, and Eltekon;
Six cities with their villages; Kirjathbaal, which is Kirjathjearim, and Rabbah;
Two cities with their
villages; in the wilderness, Betharabah, Middin, and Secacah,
62 And Nibshan, and the city of Salt, and Engedi; six cities with their
63 As for the Jebusites the inhabitants of Jerusalem,
The children of Judah
could not drive them out;
But the Jebusites dwell with the children of Judah at
Jerusalem unto this day.
1 AND the lot of the children of Joseph fell from Jordan by Jericho,
water of Jericho on the east,
To the wilderness that goeth up from Jericho
throughout mount Bethel,
2 And goeth out from Bethel to Luz, and passeth along unto the borders of Archi
3 And goeth down westward to the coast of Japhleti, unto the coast of Bethhoron
the nether, and to Gezer;
And the goings out thereof are at the sea. So the children of Joseph, Manasseh and Ephraim, took their inheritance.
5 And the border of the children of Ephraim according to their families was
Even the border of their inheritance on the east side was Atarothaddar,
unto Bethhoron the upper;
6 And the border went out toward the sea to Michmethah on the north side;
the border went about eastward unto Taanathshiloh, and passed by it on the east
7 And it went down from Janohah to Ataroth, and to Naarath, and came to Jericho,
and went out at Jordan.
8 The border went out from Tappuah westward unto the river Kanah; and the goings
out thereof were at the sea.
This is the inheritance of the tribe of the
children of Ephraim by their families.
9 And the separate cities for the children of Ephraim were among the
Of the children of Manasseh, all the cities with their villages.
10 And they drave not out the Canaanites that dwelt in Gezer;
But the Canaanites
dwell among the Ephraimites,
Unto this day, and serve under tribute.
1 THERE was also a lot for the tribe of Manasseh;
For he was the firstborn
of Joseph; to wit,
For Machir the firstborn of Manasseh, the father of Gilead;
Because he was a man of war, therefore he had Gilead and Bashan.
2 There was also a lot for the rest of the children of Manasseh by their
For the children of Abiezer, and for the children of Helek, and for
the children of Asriel,
And for the children of Shechem, and for the children of
Hepher, and for the children of Shemida;
These were the male children of
Manasseh the son of Joseph by their families.
3 But Zelophehad, the son of Hepher, the son of Gilead,
The son of Machir, the
son of Manasseh,
Had no sons, but daughters;
And these are the names of his
Mahlah, and Noah, Hoglah, Milcah, and Tirzah.
4 And they came near before Eleazar the priest,
And before Joshua the son of
Nun, and before the princes, saying,
The LORD commanded Moses to give us an
inheritance among our brethren.
Therefore according to the commandment of the
He gave them an inheritance among the brethren of their father.
5 And there fell ten portions to Manasseh, beside the land of Gilead and Bashan,
Which were on the other side Jordan; because the daughters of Manasseh
Had an inheritance among his sons;
rest of Manasseh's sons had the land of Gilead.
7 And the coast of Manasseh was from Asher to Michmethah, that lieth before Shechem;
And the border went along on the right hand unto the inhabitants of Entappuah.
8 Now Manasseh had the land of Tappuah; but Tappuah,
On the border of Manasseh
belonged to the children of Ephraim;
9 And the coast descended unto the river Kanah, southward of the river;
cities of Ephraim are among the cities of Manasseh;
The coast of Manasseh also
was on the north side of the river, and the outgoings of it were at the sea;
10 Southward it was Ephraim's, and northward it was Manasseh's, and the sea
is his border;
And they met together in Asher on the north, and in Issachar on
11 And Manasseh had in Issachar and in Asher Bethshean and her towns,
and her towns, and the inhabitants of Dor and her towns,
And the inhabitants of Endor and her towns,
And the inhabitants of Taanach and her towns,
inhabitants of Megiddo and her towns, even three countries.
12 Yet the children of Manasseh could not drive out the inhabitants of those
But the Canaanites would dwell in that land. Yet it came to pass,
When the children of Israel were waxen strong,
put the Canaanites to tribute;
But did not utterly drive them out.
14 And the children of Joseph spake unto Joshua, saying,
Why hast thou given
me but one lot and one portion to inherit,
Seeing I am a great people,
forasmuch as the LORD hath blessed me hitherto?
15 And Joshua answered them, If thou be a great people, then get thee up to
the wood country,
And cut down for thyself there in the land of the Perizzites
and of the giants,
If mount Ephraim be too narrow for thee. And the children of Joseph said,
The hill is not enough for us; and all the
Canaanites that dwell,
In the land of the valley have chariots of iron,
they who are of Bethshean and her towns,
And they who are of the valley
17 And Joshua spake unto the house of Joseph,
Even to Ephraim and to Manasseh,
Thou art a great people, and hast great power;
Thou shalt not have one
lot only; but the mountain shall be thine;
For it is a wood, and thou shalt cut it
down; and the outgoings of it shall be thine;
For thou shalt drive out the
Canaanites, though they have iron chariots, and though they be strong.
1 AND the whole congregation of the children of Israel assembled together at
And set up the tabernacle of the congregation there. And the land was
subdued before them.
2 And there remained among the children of Israel seven tribes,
Which had not
yet received their inheritance.
3 And Joshua said unto the children of Israel,
How long are ye slack to go to
possess the land,
Which the LORD God of your fathers hath given you?
4 Give out from among you three men for each tribe;
And I will send them, and
they shall rise, and go through the land,
And describe it according to the
inheritance of them; and they shall come again to me.
5 And they shall divide it into seven parts; Judah shall abide in their coast on
And the house of Joseph shall abide in their coasts on the north.
6 Ye shall therefore describe the land into seven parts,
And bring the
description hither to me,
That I may cast lots for you here before the LORD our
7 But the Levites have no part among you; for the priesthood of the LORD is
And Gad, and Reuben, and half the tribe of Manasseh, have
received their inheritance
Beyond Jordan on the east, which Moses the servant of
the LORD gave them.
8 And the men arose, and went away;
And Joshua charged them that went to
describe the land, saying,
Go and walk through the land, and describe it, and
come again to me,
That I may here cast lots for you before the LORD in Shiloh.
9 And the men went and passed through the land,
And described it by cities,
seven parts in a book,
And came again to Joshua to the host at Shiloh.
10 And Joshua cast lots for them in Shiloh before the LORD;
And there Joshua
divided the land unto the children of Israel according to their divisions.
11 And the lot of the tribe of the children of Benjamin came up according to
And the coast of their lot came forth between the children of
Judah and the children of Joseph.
12 And their border on the north side was from Jordan;
And the border went up to
the side of Jericho,
On the north side,
And went up through the mountains
And the goings out thereof were at the wilderness of Bethaven.
13 And the border went over from thence toward Luz, to the side of Luz, which
is Bethel, southward;
And the border descended to Atarothadar, near the hill
that lieth on the south side of the nether Bethhoron.
14 And the border was drawn thence, and compassed the corner of the sea
From the hill that lieth before Bethhoron southward;
And the goings
out thereof were at Kirjathbaal,
Which is Kirjathjearim, a city of the
children of Judah;
This was the west quarter. And the south quarter was from the end of Kirjathjearim,
And the border went
out on the west, and went out to the well of waters of Nephtoah;
16 And the border came down to the end of the mountain that lieth before the
valley of the son of Hinnom,
And which is in the valley of the giants on the
And descended to the valley of Hinnom,
To the side of Jebusi on the
south, and descended to Enrogel,
17 And was drawn from the north, and went forth to Enshemesh,
And went forth
Which is over against the going up of Adummim,
to the stone of Bohan the son of Reuben,
18 And passed along toward the side over against Arabah northward,
And went down
unto Arabah; and the border passed along to the side of Bethhoglah northward;
outgoings of the border were at the north bay of the salt sea at the south end
This was the south coast.
20 And Jordan was the border of it on the east side. This was the inheritance
of the children of Benjamin,
By the coasts thereof round about, according to
21 Now the cities of the tribe of the children of Benjamin,
According to their
families were Jericho,
And Bethhoglah, and the valley of Keziz,
22 And Betharabah, and Zemaraim, and Bethel,
23 And Avim, and Parah, and Ophrah,
24 And Chepharhaammonai, And Ophni, and Gaba;
Twelve cities with their villages;
25 Gibeon, and Ramah, and Beeroth, and Mizpeh,
And Chephirah, and Mozah, and Rekem, and Irpeel, and Taralah,
28 And Zelah, Eleph, and Jebusi, which is Jerusalem, Gibeath, and Kirjath;
Fourteen cities with their villages. This is the inheritance of the children
According to their families.
1 AND the second lot came forth to Simeon,
Even for the tribe of the
children of Simeon according to their families;
And their inheritance was within
the inheritance of the children of Judah.
2 And they had in their inheritance Beersheba, or Sheba, and Moladah,
3 And Hazarshual, and Balah, and Azem,
4 And Eltolad, and Bethul, and Hormah,
5 And Ziklag, and Bethmarcaboth, and Hazarsusah,
6 And Bethlebaoth, and Sharuhen; thirteen cities and their villages;
7 Ain, Remmon, and Ether, and Ashan; four cities and their villages;
8 And all the villages that were round about these cities to Baalathbeer,
Ramath of the south.
This is the inheritance of the tribe of the children of
Simeon according to their families.
9 Out of the portion of the children of Judah was the inheritance of the
children of Simeon;
For the part of the children of Judah was too much for them;
Therefore the children of Simeon had their inheritance within the inheritance of
10 And the third lot came up for the children of Zebulun according to their
And the border of their inheritance was unto Sarid;
11 And their border went up toward the sea, and Maralah,
And reached to Dabbasheth, and reached to the river that is before Jokneam;
12 And turned from Sarid eastward toward the sunrising unto the border of
And then goeth out to Daberath, and goeth up to Japhia,
13 And from thence passeth on along on the east to Gittahhepher,
and goeth out to Remmonmethoar to Neah;
14 And the border compasseth it on the north side to Hannathon;
outgoings thereof are in the valley of Jiphthahel;
15 And Kattath, and Nahallal, and Shimron, and Idalah,
And Bethlehem; twelve
cities with their villages.
16 This is the inheritance of the children of Zebulun,
According to their
families, these cities with their villages.
17 And the fourth lot came out to Issachar, for the children of Issachar
according to their families.
18 And their border was toward Jezreel, and Chesulloth, and Shunem,
19 And Hapharaim, and Shion, and Anaharath,
20 And Rabbith, and Kishion, and Abez,
21 And Remeth, and Engannim, and Enhaddah, and Bethpazzez;
22 And the coast reacheth to Tabor, and Shahazimah, and Bethshemesh;
outgoings of their border were at Jordan; sixteen cities with their villages.
23 This is the inheritance of the tribe of the children of Issachar
to their families, the cities and their villages.
24 And the fifth lot came out for the tribe of the children of Asher according
to their families.
25 And their border was Helkath, and Hali, and Beten, and Achshaph,
26 And Alammelech, and Amad, and Misheal;
And reacheth to Carmel westward, and
27 And turneth toward the sunrising to Bethdagon, and reacheth to Zebulun,
to the valley of Jiphthahel toward the north side of Bethemek, and Neiel,
goeth out to Cabul on the left hand,
28 And Hebron, and Rehob, and Hammon,
And Kanah, even unto great Zidon;
29 And then the coast turneth to Ramah, and to the strong city Tyre;
coast turneth to Hosah; and the outgoings thereof are at the sea from the coast
30 Ummah also, and Aphek, and Rehob; twenty and two cities with their villages.
31 This is the inheritance of the tribe of the children of Asher according to
These cities with their villages.
32 The sixth lot came out to the children of Naphtali,
Even for the children
of Naphtali according to their families.
33 And their coast was from Heleph, from Allon to Zaanannim, and Adami, Nekeb,
And Jabneel, unto Lakum; and the outgoings thereof were at Jordan;
34 And then the coast turneth westward to Aznothtabor,
And goeth out from
thence to Hukkok, and reacheth to Zebulun on the south side,
And reacheth to
Asher on the west side, and to Judah upon Jordan toward the sunrising.
35 And the fenced cities are Ziddim, Zer, and Hammath, Rakkath, and
36 And Adamah, and Ramah, and Hazor, and Kedesh, and Edrei, and Enhazor,
38 And Iron, and Migdalel, Horem, and Bethanath, and Bethshemesh;
cities with their villages.
39 This is the inheritance of the tribe of the children of Naphtali,
to their families, the cities and their villages.
40 And the seventh lot came out for the tribe of the children of Dan
according to their families.
41 And the coast of their inheritance was Zorah, and Eshtaol, and Irshemesh,
42 And Shaalabbin, and Ajalon, and Jethlah,
43 And Elon, and Thimnathah, and Ekron,
44 And Eltekeh, and Gibbethon, and Baalath,
45 And Jehud, and Beneberak, and Gathrimmon,
46 And Mejarkon, and Rakkon, with the border before Japho.
47 And the coast of the children of Dan went out too little for them;
Therefore the children of Dan went up to fight against Leshem, and took it,
smote it with the edge of the sword, and possessed it, and dwelt therein,
called Leshem, Dan, after the name of Dan their father.
48 This is the inheritance of the tribe of the children of Dan
their families, these cities with their villages.
49 When they had made an end of dividing the land for inheritance by their
The children of Israel gave an inheritance to Joshua the son of Nun
50 According to the word of the LORD they gave him the city which he asked,
Even Timnathserah in mount Ephraim; and he built the city, and dwelt therein.
51 These are the inheritances, which Eleazar the priest, and Joshua the son of
And the heads of the fathers of the tribes of the children of
Divided for an inheritance by lot in Shiloh before the LORD,
At the door of the tabernacle of the congregation.
So they made an end of dividing the country.
1 THE LORD also spake unto Joshua, saying,
2 Speak to the children of Israel, saying,
Appoint out for you cities of refuge,
Whereof I spake unto you,
By the hand of Moses;
3 That the slayer that killeth any person
Unawares and unwittingly may flee
And they shall be your refuge from the avenger of blood.
4 And when he that doth flee unto one of those cities shall stand at the
entering of the gate of the city,
And shall declare his cause in the ears of the
elders of that city,
They shall take him into the city unto them,
And give him a
That he may dwell among them.
5 And if the avenger of blood pursue after him,
Then they shall not deliver the
slayer up into his hand;
Because he smote his neighbour unwittingly, and hated
him not beforetime.
6 And he shall dwell in that city, until he stand before the congregation for
And until the death of the high priest that shall be in those days;
Then shall the slayer return, and come unto his own city,
And unto his own
house, unto the city from whence he fled.
7 And they appointed Kedesh in Galilee in mount Naphtali,
And Shechem in mount
Ephraim, and Kirjatharba,
Which is Hebron, in the mountain of Judah.
8 And on the other side Jordan by Jericho eastward,
They assigned Bezer in the
wilderness upon the plain out of the tribe of Reuben,
And Ramoth in Gilead out
of the tribe of Gad, and Golan in Bashan out of the tribe of Manasseh.
9 These were the cities appointed for all the children of Israel,
And for the
stranger that sojourneth among them,
That whosoever killeth any person at
unawares might flee thither,
And not die by the hand of the avenger of blood,
until he stood before the congregation.
1 THEN came near the heads of the fathers of the Levites unto Eleazar the
And unto Joshua the son of Nun, and unto the heads of the fathers of the
tribes of the children of Israel;
2 And they spake unto them at Shiloh in the land of Canaan, saying,
commanded by the hand of Moses to give us cities,
To dwell in, with the suburbs
thereof for our cattle.
3 And the children of Israel gave unto the Levites,
Out of their inheritance,
the commandment of the LORD,
These cities and their suburbs.
4 And the lot came out for the families of the Kohathites;
And the children of
Aaron the priest, which were of the Levites,
Had by lot out of the tribe of
Judah, and out of the tribe of Simeon,
And out of the tribe of Benjamin,
5 And the rest of the children of Kohath had by lot out of the families of the
tribe of Ephraim,
And out of the tribe of Dan, and out of the half tribe of
Manasseh, ten cities.
6 And the children of Gershon had by lot out of the families of the tribe of
And out of the tribe of Asher, and out of the tribe of Naphtali,
out of the half tribe of Manasseh in Bashan, thirteen cities.
7 The children of Merari by their families had out of the tribe of Reuben,
out of the tribe of Gad, and out of the tribe of Zebulun, twelve cities.
8 And the children of Israel gave by lot unto the Levites these cities with
As the LORD commanded by the hand of Moses.
9 And they gave out of the tribe of the children of Judah,
And out of the
tribe of the children of Simeon, these cities which are here mentioned by
10 Which the children of Aaron, being of the families of the Kohathites,
were of the children of Levi, had; for theirs was the first lot.
11 And they gave them the city of Arba the father of Anak,
Which city is
Hebron, in the hill country of Judah,
With the suburbs thereof round about it.
12 But the fields of the city, and the villages thereof,
Gave they to Caleb the
son of Jephunneh for his possession.
13 Thus they gave to the children of Aaron the priest Hebron with her suburbs,
To be a city of refuge for the slayer; and Libnah with her suburbs,
14 And Jattir with her suburbs, and Eshtemoa with her suburbs,
15 And Holon with her suburbs, and Debir with her suburbs,
16 And Ain with her suburbs, and Juttah with her suburbs,
And Bethshemesh with
her suburbs; nine cities out of those two tribes.
17 And out of the tribe of Benjamin, Gibeon with her suburbs, Geba with her
18 Anathoth with her suburbs, and Almon with her suburbs; four cities.
19 All the cities of the children of Aaron, the priests,
Were thirteen cities
with their suburbs.
20 And the families of the children of Kohath,
The Levites which remained of the
children of Kohath,
Even they had the cities of their lot out of the tribe of
21 For they gave them Shechem with her suburbs in mount Ephraim,
To be a city
of refuge for the slayer; and Gezer with her suburbs,
22 And Kibzaim with her suburbs, and Bethhoron with her suburbs; four cities.
23 And out of the tribe of Dan, Eltekeh with her suburbs, Gibbethon with her
24 Aijalon with her suburbs, Gathrimmon with her suburbs; four cities.
25 And out of the half tribe of Manasseh,
Tanach with her suburbs, and
Gathrimmon with her suburbs; two cities.
26 All the cities were ten with their suburbs for the families of the children
of Kohath that remained.
27 And unto the children of Gershon, of the families of the Levites,
Out of the
other half tribe of Manasseh they gave Golan in Bashan with her suburbs,
be a city of refuge for the slayer; and Beeshterah with her suburbs; two
28 And out of the tribe of Issachar, Kishon with her suburbs, Dabareh with her
29 Jarmuth with her suburbs, Engannim with her suburbs; four cities.
30 And out of the tribe of Asher,
Mishal with her suburbs, Abdon with her
31 Helkath with her suburbs, and Rehob with her suburbs; four cities.
32 And out of the tribe of Naphtali, Kedesh in Galilee with her suburbs,
a city of refuge for the slayer; and Hammothdor with her suburbs,
with her suburbs; three cities.
33 All the cities of the Gershonites,
According to their families were thirteen
cities with their suburbs.
34 And unto the families of the children of Merari, the rest of the Levites,
of the tribe of Zebulun, Jokneam with her suburbs, and Kartah with her suburbs,
35 Dimnah with her suburbs, Nahalal with her suburbs; four cities.
36 And out of the tribe of Reuben, Bezer with her suburbs, and Jahazah with her
37 Kedemoth with her suburbs, and Mephaath with her suburbs; four cities.
38 And out of the tribe of Gad, Ramoth in Gilead with her suburbs,
To be a
city of refuge for the slayer;
And Mahanaim with her suburbs,
39 Heshbon with her suburbs,
Jazer with her suburbs; four cities in all.
40 So all the cities for the children of Merari by their families,
remaining of the families of the Levites, were by their lot twelve cities.
41 All the cities of the Levites within the possession of the children of Israel,
Were forty and eight cities with their suburbs.
42 These cities were every one with their suburbs round about them;
all these cities. And the LORD gave unto Israel all the land,
Which he sware to give unto
their fathers; and they possessed it, and dwelt therein.
44 And the LORD gave them rest round about, according to all that he sware unto
And there stood not a man of all their enemies before them;
LORD delivered all their enemies into their hand.
45 There failed not ought of any good thing,
Which the LORD had spoken unto the
house of Israel; all came to pass.
1 THEN Joshua called the Reubenites, and the Gadites, and the half tribe of
2 And said unto them, Ye have kept all that Moses the servant of the LORD
And have obeyed my voice in all that I commanded you;
3 Ye have not left your brethren these many days unto this day,
But have kept
the charge of the commandment of the LORD your God.
4 And now the LORD your God hath given rest unto your brethren, as he promised
Therefore now return ye, and get you unto your tents, and unto the land
of your possession,
Which Moses the servant of the LORD gave you on the other
5 But take diligent heed to do the commandment and the law,
Which Moses the
servant of the LORD charged you,
To love the LORD your God, and to walk in all
And to keep his commandments, and to cleave unto him,
And to serve him
with all your heart and with all your soul.
6 So Joshua blessed them, and sent them away; and they went unto their tents.
7 Now to the one half of the tribe of Manasseh Moses had given possession in
But unto the other half thereof gave Joshua among their brethren on
this side Jordan westward.
And when Joshua sent them away also unto their tents,
then he blessed them,
8 And he spake unto them, saying, Return with much riches unto your tents,
with very much cattle, with silver, and with gold, and with brass,
iron, and with very much raiment;
Divide the spoil of your enemies with your
9 And the children of Reuben and the children of Gad and the half tribe of
And departed from the children of Israel out of Shiloh, which
is in the land of Canaan,
To go unto the country of Gilead, to the land of
Whereof they were possessed,
According to the word of the LORD
by the hand of Moses.
10 And when they came unto the borders of Jordan, that are in the land of
The children of Reuben and the children of Gad and the half tribe of
Built there an altar by Jordan, a great altar to see to.
11 And the children of Israel heard say,
Behold, the children of Reuben and the
children of Gad,
And the half tribe of Manasseh have built an altar over against
the land of Canaan,
In the borders of Jordan, at the passage of the children of
12 And when the children of Israel heard of it,
The whole congregation of the
children of Israel,
Gathered themselves together at Shiloh, to go up to war
13 And the children of Israel sent unto the children of Reuben, and to the
children of Gad,
And to the half tribe of Manasseh, into the land of Gilead, Phinehas the son of Eleazar the priest,
14 And with him ten princes, of each chief house a prince throughout all the
tribes of Israel;
And each one was an head of the house of their fathers among
the thousands of Israel.
15 And they came unto the children of Reuben, and to the children of Gad,
the half tribe of Manasseh, unto the land of Gilead,
And they spake with them,
16 Thus saith the whole congregation of the LORD,
What trespass is this that
ye have committed against the God of Israel,
To turn away this day from
following the LORD, in that ye have builded you an altar,
That ye might rebel
this day against the LORD? Is the iniquity of Peor too little for us,
From which we are not cleansed
until this day,
Although there was a plague in the congregation of the LORD,
18 But that ye must turn away this day from following the LORD?
And it will be,
seeing ye rebel to day against the LORD,
That tomorrow he will be wroth,
the whole congregation of Israel.
19 Notwithstanding, if the land of your possession be unclean,
Then pass ye
over unto the land of the possession of the LORD,
Wherein the LORD'S tabernacle
And take possession among us;
But rebel not against the LORD, nor
rebel against us,
In building you an altar beside the altar of the LORD our God.
20 Did not Achan the son of Zerah commit a trespass in the accursed thing,
wrath fell on all the congregation of Israel? and that man perished not alone in
21 Then the children of Reuben and the children of Gad and the half tribe of
Answered, and said unto the heads of the thousands of Israel,
22 The LORD God of gods, the LORD God of gods, he knoweth,
And Israel he shall
know; if it be in rebellion,
Or if in transgression against the LORD, (save us
not this day,)
23 That we have built us an altar to turn from following the LORD,
Or if to
offer thereon burnt offering or meat offering,
Or if to offer peace offerings
thereon, let the LORD himself require it;
24 And if we have not rather done it for fear of this thing, saying,
to come your children might speak unto our children,
Saying, What have ye to do
with the LORD God of Israel?
25 For the LORD hath made Jordan a border between us and you,
Ye children of
Reuben and children of Gad; ye have no part in the LORD;
So shall your children
make our children cease from fearing the LORD.
26 Therefore we said, Let us now prepare to build us an altar,
Not for burnt
offering, nor for sacrifice;
27 But that it may be a witness between us,
And you, and our generations
That we might do the service of the LORD before him,
With our burnt
offerings, and with our sacrifices, and with our peace offerings;
children may not say to our children in time to come, Ye have no part in the
28 Therefore said we, that it shall be, when they should so say to us,
our generations in time to come, that we may say again,
Behold the pattern of
the altar of the LORD,
Which our fathers made,
Not for burnt offerings,
But it is a witness between us and you.
29 God forbid that we should rebel against the LORD,
And turn this day from
following the LORD, to build an altar for burnt offerings,
For meat offerings,
or for sacrifices, beside the altar of the LORD our God that is before his
30 And when Phinehas the priest, and the princes of the congregation,
of the thousands of Israel which were with him,
Heard the words that the
children of Reuben,
And the children of Gad and the children of Manasseh spake,
it pleased them.
31 And Phinehas the son of Eleazar the priest said unto the children of Reuben,
And to the children of Gad, and to the children of Manasseh,
This day we
perceive that the LORD is among us,
Because ye have not committed this
trespass against the LORD;
Now ye have delivered the children of Israel out of
the hand of the LORD.
32 And Phinehas the son of Eleazar the priest, and the princes,
the children of Reuben,
And from the children of Gad,
Out of the land of Gilead,
unto the land of Canaan,
To the children of Israel, and brought them word again.
33 And the thing pleased the children of Israel;
And the children of Israel
And did not intend to go up against them in battle,
To destroy the
land wherein the children of Reuben and Gad dwelt.
34 And the children of Reuben and the children of Gad called the altar Ed;
it shall be a witness between us that the LORD is God.
1 AND it came to pass a long time after that the LORD had given rest unto
From all their enemies round about, that Joshua waxed old and stricken
2 And Joshua called for all Israel, and for their elders,
And for their heads, and for their judges,
And for their officers, and said unto them, I am old and
stricken in age;
3 And ye have seen all that the LORD your God hath done unto all these nations,
Because of you; for the LORD your God is he that hath fought for you.
4 Behold, I have divided unto you by lot these nations,
That remain, to be an
inheritance for your tribes, from Jordan,
With all the nations that I have cut
off, even unto the great sea westward.
5 And the LORD your God, he shall expel them from before you, and drive them
from out of your sight;
And ye shall possess their land, as the LORD your God
hath promised unto you.
6 Be ye therefore very courageous to keep and to do all that is written in the
book of the law of Moses,
That ye turn not aside therefrom to the right hand
or to the left;
7 That ye come not among these nations, these that remain among you;
make mention of the name of their gods,
Nor cause to swear by them,
serve them, nor bow yourselves unto them;
8 But cleave unto the LORD your God, as ye have done unto this day.
9 For the LORD hath driven out from before you great nations and strong;
for you, no man hath been able to stand before you unto this day.
10 One man of you shall chase a thousand; for the LORD your God,
He it is that fighteth for you, as he hath promised you.
11 Take good heed therefore unto yourselves, that ye love the LORD your God.
12 Else if ye do in any wise go back, and cleave unto the remnant of these
Even these that remain among you, and shall make marriages with them,
and go in unto them, and they to you;
13 Know for a certainty that the LORD your God will no more drive out any of
these nations from before you;
But they shall be snares and traps unto you, and
scourges in your sides, and thorns in your eyes,
Until ye perish from off this
good land which the LORD your God hath given you.
14 And, behold, this day I am going the way of all the earth;
And ye know in
all your hearts and in all your souls,
That not one thing hath failed of all the
Which the LORD your God spake concerning you;
All are come to pass
unto you, and not one thing hath failed thereof.
15 Therefore it shall come to pass, that as all good things are come upon you,
Which the LORD your God promised you; so shall the LORD bring upon you all evil
Until he have destroyed you from off this good land which the LORD your
God hath given you.
16 When ye have transgressed the covenant of the LORD your God, which he
And have gone and served other gods, and bowed yourselves to
Then shall the anger of the LORD be kindled against you,
And ye shall
perish quickly from off the good land,
Which he hath given unto you.
1 AND Joshua gathered all the tribes of Israel to Shechem,
And called for the
elders of Israel,
And for their heads, and for their judges,
And for their
officers; and they presented themselves before God.
2 And Joshua said unto all the people, Thus saith the LORD God of Israel,
fathers dwelt on the other side of the flood in old time, even Terah,
father of Abraham, and the father of Nachor; and they served other gods.
3 And I took your father Abraham from the other side of the flood, and led him,
Throughout all the land of Canaan, and multiplied his seed, and gave him Isaac.
4 And I gave unto Isaac Jacob and Esau; and I gave unto Esau mount Seir,
possess it; but Jacob and his children went down into Egypt.
5 I sent Moses also and Aaron, and I plagued Egypt,
According to that which I
did among them;
And afterward I brought you out.
6 And I brought your fathers out of Egypt; and ye came unto the sea;
Egyptians pursued after your fathers with chariots and horsemen unto the Red
7 And when they cried unto the LORD, he put darkness between you and the
And brought the sea upon them, and covered them;
And your eyes have
seen what I have done in Egypt;
And ye dwelt in the wilderness a long season.
8 And I brought you into the land of the Amorites,
Which dwelt on the other side
Jordan; and they fought with you;
And I gave them into your hand, that ye might
possess their land;
And I destroyed them from before you.
9 Then Balak the son of Zippor,
King of Moab, arose and warred against Israel,
And sent and called Balaam the son of Beor to curse you;
10 But I would not hearken unto Balaam; therefore he blessed you still;
delivered you out of his hand. And ye went over Jordan, and came unto Jericho;
And the men of Jericho fought
against you, the Amorites, and the Perizzites, and the Canaanites,
Hittites, and the Girgashites, the Hivites, and the Jebusites;
And I delivered
them into your hand.
12 And I sent the hornet before you, which drove them out from before you,
Even the two kings of the Amorites; but not with thy sword, nor with thy
13 And I have given you a land for which ye did not labor, and cities which ye
And ye dwell in them; of the vineyards and olive yards which ye
planted not do ye eat.
14 Now therefore fear the LORD, and serve him in sincerity and in truth;
away the gods which your fathers served,
On the other side of the flood, and in
And serve ye the LORD.
15 And if it seem evil unto you,
To serve the LORD, choose you this day whom ye
Whether the gods which your fathers served that were on the other
side of the flood,
Or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land ye dwell; but as
for me and my house, we will serve the LORD.
16 And the people answered and said, God forbid that we should forsake the LORD,
to serve other gods;
17 For the LORD our God, he it is that brought us up and our fathers out of the
land of Egypt,
From the house of bondage, and which did those great signs in our
And preserved us in all the way wherein we went,
And among all the people
through whom we passed;
18 And the LORD drove out from before us all the people,
Even the Amorites which
dwelt in the land;
Therefore will we also serve the LORD; for he is our God.
19 And Joshua said unto the people, Ye cannot serve the LORD;
For he is an
holy God; he is a jealous God; he will not forgive your transgressions nor
20 If ye forsake the LORD, and serve strange gods, then he will turn and do you
And consume you, after that he hath done you good.
21 And the people said unto Joshua, Nay; but we will serve the LORD.
22 And Joshua said unto the people, Ye are witnesses against yourselves,
ye have chosen you the LORD, to serve him. And they said, We are witnesses.
23 Now therefore put away, said he, the strange gods which are among you,
And incline your heart unto the LORD God of Israel.
24 And the people said unto Joshua,
The LORD our God will we serve, and his
voice will we obey.
25 So Joshua made a covenant with the people that day, and set them a statute
and an ordinance in Shechem.
26 And Joshua wrote these words in the book of the law of God,
And took a great
stone, and set it up there under an oak,
That was by the sanctuary of the
27 And Joshua said unto all the people,
Behold, this stone shall be a witness
For it hath heard all the words of the LORD which he spake unto us;
shall be therefore a witness unto you, lest ye deny your God.
28 So Joshua let the people depart, every man unto his inheritance.
29 And it came to pass after these things, that Joshua the son of Nun,
servant of the LORD, died, being an hundred and ten years old.
30 And they buried him in the border of his inheritance in Timnathserah,
is in mount Ephraim, on the north side of the hill of Gaash.
31 And Israel served the LORD all the days of Joshua,
And all the days of the
elders that overlived Joshua,
And which had known all the works of the LORD,
that he had done for Israel.
32 And the bones of Joseph, which the children of Israel brought up out of
Buried they in Shechem, in a parcel of ground which Jacob bought of the
sons of Hamor,
The father of Shechem for an hundred pieces of silver;
became the inheritance of the children of Joseph.
33 And Eleazar the son of Aaron died; and they buried him in a hill,
pertained to Phinehas his son, which was given him in mount Ephraim.