The Book Of Joshua

... is the BOOK recording the entrance of Israel into the promised land!

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The Issue:

The Basic Truths Of Life!

TRUTHS

The BibleEveryone that ever walked on this planet must come to terms in this life with some basic TRUTHS. These will be the basic truths that no one can argue with, if they are sane. Of course, if you believe what God says in His Own BOOK about you, then you will have no problem with accepting these basic truths.

1. The Brevity Of Life

"For what is your life? It is even a vapour, that appeareth for a little time, and then vanisheth away." (James 4:14b) Our life is brief! like a vapor, or like smoke. "Is there not an appointed time to man upon earth? are not his days also like the days of an hireling?" (Job 7:1) He is born, and then he will die! This is certain! (The exception being Enoch and Elijah, and also, those believers in Jesus Christ who are alive when He comes for His Church.)

2. The Brevity Of Your Remembrance

You will soon be forgotten. A man is remembered only a little while, and then he is forgotten. "He shall return no more to his house, neither shall his place know him anymore. Are not my days few? cease then, and let me alone, that I may take comfort a little, Before I go whence I shall not return, even to the land of darkness and the shadow of death; A land of darkness, as darkness itself; and of the shadow of death, without any order, and where the light is as darkness." (Job 7:10 & 10:20-22)

3. The Sureness Of Trouble

Life is bale full of troubles. I have also found this very true!!! "Man that is born of a woman is of few days, and full of trouble. He cometh forth like a flower, and is cut down: he fleeth also as a shadow, and continueth not." (Job 14:1).

4. The Verity Of The White Throne Judgment

"And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment" (Hebrews 9:27). You will not miss this one unless YOU ARE HID in the CLEFT OF THE ROCK!

5. The Eternality And The Finality Of What You Do With Jesus Christ:

We will all be held accountable over this issue. It is a hard fact of life, my friend. Now will you take God's offer of eternal life ... purchased by His Son ... for all those who will put their trust in Him ... a thumbs down? You will everlastingly suffer the consequences!

6. That Men Never Learn From History

We learn from History That Men Never Learn From History! It is a heart problem! Men refuse to learn the "lessons" afforded by the light of HISTORY: the recorded historical events which occurred as fulfillment of Bible prophecy. Now, these are the basic truths with which we all must deal with one way or another!

7. What Should You Do?

"But what saith it? The word is nigh thee, even in thy mouth, and in thy heart: that is, the word of faith, which we preach;
That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.
For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.
For the scripture saith, Whosoever believeth on him shall not be ashamed.
For there is no difference between the Jew and the Greek: for the same Lord over all is rich unto all that call upon him.
For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved"; [Romans 10:8-13]

THE BIBLE :

Believe The BOOK!

The King James Bible

BibleThis is God's Holy WORD to you and I! Do you believe it? The A.V.1611 (or The King James Bible) is God's word PRESERVED in the English language for you and me. It came from the English Reformation. This Bible declares that: "All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness." [2 Timothy 3:16] God's inspired word is preserved in the A.V.1611. The word "preserved" means maintained inspiration. "The words of the LORD are pure words: as silver tried in the furnace of earth, purified seven times. Thou shalt keep them, O LORD, thou shalt preserve them from this generation for ever." [Psalm 12:6-7] “PRESERVE.” .

Home In The Hills:

[Or New Jerusalem]

LONG HOME

demo Everybody is going home someday. Everybody is going to their LONG HOME. When you die, you are going to go to your “long home” whether, it be in “Heaven” or in “Hell”. Do you realize that truth? “Also when they shall be afraid of that which is high, and fears shall be in the way, and the almond tree shall flourish, and the grasshopper shall be a burden, and desire shall fail: because man goeth to his long home, and the mourners go about the streets:” [Ecclesiastes 12:5]. Read More?

King James Bible

The is the BOOK recording the entrance of Israel into the promised land!

The Book Of Joshua

Joshua 1:1 Now after the death of Moses the servant of the LORD it came to
pass, that the LORD spake unto Joshua the son of Nun, Moses' minister, saying,

Joshua 1:2 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 of Israel.

Joshua 1:3 Every place that the sole of your foot shall tread upon, that
have I given unto you, as I said unto Moses.

Joshua 1:4 From the wilderness and this Lebanon even unto the great river,
the river Euphrates, all the land of the Hittites, and unto the great sea
toward the going down of the sun, shall be your coast.

Joshua 1:5 There shall not any man be able to stand before thee all the days
of thy life: as I was with Moses, so I will be with thee: I will not fail
thee, nor forsake thee.

Joshua 1:6 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.

Joshua 1:7 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 thou goest.

Joshua 1:8 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.

Joshua 1:9 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.

Joshua 1:10 Then Joshua commanded the officers of the people, saying,

Joshua 1:11 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.

Joshua 1:12 And to the Reubenites, and to the Gadites, and to half the tribe
of Manasseh, spake Joshua, saying,

Joshua 1:13 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.

Joshua 1:14 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 valour, and help them;

Joshua 1:15 Until the LORD have given your brethren rest, as he hath given
you, and they also have possessed the land which the LORD your God giveth
them: then ye 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
sunrising.

Joshua 1:16 And they answered Joshua, saying, All that thou commandest us we
will do, and whithersoever thou sendest us, we will go.

Joshua 1:17 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.

Joshua 1:18 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.

Joshua 2:1 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.

Joshua 2:2 And it was told the king of Jericho, saying, Behold, there came
men in hither to night of the children of Israel to search out the country.

Joshua 2:3 And the king of Jericho sent unto Rahab, saying, Bring forth the
men that are come to thee, which are entered into thine house: for they be
come to search out all the country.

Joshua 2:4 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:

Joshua 2:5 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.

Joshua 2:6 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.

Joshua 2:7 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.

Joshua 2:8 And before they were laid down, she came up unto them upon the
roof;

Joshua 2:9 And she said unto the men, I know that the LORD hath given you
the land, and that your terror is fallen upon us, and that all the inhabitants
of the land faint because of you.

Joshua 2:10 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.

Joshua 2:11 And as soon as we had heard these things, our hearts did melt,
neither did 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.

Joshua 2:12 Now therefore, I pray you, swear unto me by the LORD, since I
have showed you kindness, that ye will also show kindness unto my father's
house, and give me a true token:

Joshua 2:13 And that ye will save alive my father, and my mother, and my
brethren, and my sisters, and all that they have, and deliver our lives from
death.

Joshua 2:14 And the men answered her, Our life for yours, if ye utter not
this our business. And it shall be, when the LORD hath given us the land, that
we will deal kindly and truly with thee.

Joshua 2:15 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.

Joshua 2:16 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: and afterward may ye go your way.

Joshua 2:17 And the men said unto her, We will be blameless of this thine
oath which thou hast made us swear.

Joshua 2:18 Behold, when we come into the land, thou shalt bind this line of
scarlet thread 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 unto thee.

Joshua 2:19 And it shall be, that whosoever shall go out of the doors of thy
house into the street, his blood shall be upon his head, and we will be
guiltless: and whosoever shall be with thee in the house, his blood shall be
on our head, if any hand be upon him.

Joshua 2:20 And if thou utter this our business, then we will be quit of
thine oath which thou hast made us to swear.

Joshua 2:21 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.

Joshua 2:22 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.

Joshua 2:23 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
befell them:

Joshua 2:24 And they said unto Joshua, Truly the LORD hath delivered into
our hands all the land; for even all the inhabitants of the country do faint
because of us.

Joshua 3:1 And Joshua rose early in the morning; and they removed from
Shittim, and came to Jordan, he and all the children of Israel, and lodged
there before they passed over.

Joshua 3:2 And it came to pass after three days, that the officers went
through the host;

Joshua 3:3 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.

Joshua 3:4 Yet there shall be a space between you and it, about two thousand
cubits by measure: come not near unto it, that ye may know the way by which ye
must go: for ye have not passed this way heretofore.

Joshua 3:5 And Joshua said unto the people, Sanctify yourselves: for
tomorrow the LORD will do wonders among you.

Joshua 3:6 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, and went before the people.

Joshua 3:7 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.

Joshua 3:8 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 Jordan.

Joshua 3:9 And Joshua said unto the children of Israel, Come hither, and
hear the words of the LORD your God.

Joshua 3:10 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 Hittites, and the Hivites, and the Perizzites, and the
Girgashites, and the Amorites, and the Jebusites.

Joshua 3:11 Behold, the ark of the covenant of the LORD of all the earth
passeth over before you into Jordan.

Joshua 3:12 Now therefore take you twelve men out of the tribes of Israel,
out of every tribe a man.

Joshua 3:13 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.

Joshua 3:14 And it came to pass, when the people removed from their tents,
to pass over Jordan, and the priests bearing the ark of the covenant before
the people;

Joshua 3:15 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,)

Joshua 3:16 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.

Joshua 3:17 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 ground, until all the people were passed clean over Jordan.

Joshua 4:1 And it came to pass, when all the people were clean passed over
Jordan, that the LORD spake unto Joshua, saying,

Joshua 4:2 Take you twelve men out of the people, out of every tribe a man,

Joshua 4:3 And command ye them, saying, Take you hence out of the midst of
Jordan, out of 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 this night.

Joshua 4:4 Then Joshua called the twelve men, whom he had prepared of the
children of Israel, out of every tribe a man:

Joshua 4:5 And Joshua said unto them, Pass over before the ark of the LORD
your God into the midst of Jordan, and take you up every man of you a stone
upon his shoulder, according unto the number of the tribes of the children of
Israel:

Joshua 4:6 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?

Joshua 4:7 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 for ever.

Joshua 4:8 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,
according to 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.

Joshua 4:9 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.

Joshua 4:10 For the priests which bare the ark stood in the midst of Jordan,
until every thing was finished that the LORD commanded Joshua to speak unto
the people, according to all that Moses commanded Joshua: and the people
hasted and passed over.

Joshua 4:11 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.

Joshua 4:12 And the children of Reuben, and the children of Gad, and half
the tribe of Manasseh, passed over armed before the children of Israel, as
Moses spake unto them:

Joshua 4:13 About forty thousand prepared for war passed over before the
LORD unto battle, to the plains of Jericho.

Joshua 4:14 On that day the LORD magnified Joshua in the sight of all
Israel; and they feared him, as they feared Moses, all the days of his life.

Joshua 4:15 And the LORD spake unto Joshua, saying,

Joshua 4:16 Command the priests that bear the ark of the testimony, that
they come up out of Jordan.

Joshua 4:17 Joshua therefore commanded the priests, saying, Come ye up out
of Jordan.

Joshua 4:18 And it came to pass, when the priests that bare the ark of the
covenant of the LORD 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.

Joshua 4:19 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.

Joshua 4:20 And those twelve stones, which they took out of Jordan, did
Joshua pitch in Gilgal.

Joshua 4:21 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?

Joshua 4:22 Then ye shall let your children know, saying, Israel came over
this Jordan on dry land.

Joshua 4:23 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:

Joshua 4:24 That all the people of the earth might know the hand of the
LORD, that it is mighty: that ye might fear the LORD your God for ever.

Joshua 5:1 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 the sea, heard that the LORD had dried up the waters of Jordan
from before the children of Israel, until we were passed over, that their
heart melted, neither was there spirit in them any more, because of the
children of Israel.

Joshua 5:2 At that time the LORD said unto Joshua, Make thee sharp knives,
and circumcise again the children of Israel the second time.

Joshua 5:3 And Joshua made him sharp knives, and circumcised the children of
Israel at the hill of the foreskins.

Joshua 5:4 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.

Joshua 5:5 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.

Joshua 5:6 For the children of Israel walked forty years in the wilderness,
till all the people that were men of war, which came out of Egypt, were
consumed, because they obeyed not the voice of the LORD: unto whom the LORD
sware that he would not show them the land, which the LORD sware unto their
fathers that he would give us, a land that floweth with milk and honey.

Joshua 5:7 And their children, whom he raised up in their stead, them Joshua
circumcised: for they were uncircumcised, because they had not circumcised
them by the way.

Joshua 5:8 And it came to pass, when they had done circumcising all the
people, that they abode in their places in the camp, till they were whole.

Joshua 5:9 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 day.

Joshua 5:10 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.

Joshua 5:11 And they did eat of the old corn of the land on the morrow after
the passover, unleavened cakes, and parched corn in the selfsame day.

Joshua 5:12 And the manna ceased on the morrow after they had eaten of the
old corn of the land; neither had the children of Israel manna any more; but
they did eat of the fruit of the land of Canaan that year.

Joshua 5:13 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?

Joshua 5:14 And he said, Nay; but as captain of the host of the LORD am I
now come. And Joshua fell on his face to the earth, and did worship, and said
unto him, What saith my lord unto his servant?

Joshua 5:15 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.

Joshua 6:1 Now Jericho was straitly shut up because of the children of
Israel: none went out, and none came in.

Joshua 6:2 And the LORD said unto Joshua, See, I have given into thine hand
Jericho, and the king thereof, and the mighty men of valour.

Joshua 6:3 And ye shall compass the city, all ye men of war, and go round
about the city once. Thus shalt thou do six days.

Joshua 6:4 And seven priests shall bear before the ark seven trumpets of
rams' horns: and the seventh day ye shall compass the city seven times, and
the priests shall blow with the trumpets.

Joshua 6:5 And it shall come to pass, that when they make a long blast with
the ram's horn, and when ye hear the sound of the trumpet, all the people
shall shout with a great shout; and the wall of the city shall fall down flat,
and the people shall ascend up every man straight before him.

Joshua 6:6 And Joshua the son of Nun called the priests, and said unto them,
Take up the ark of the covenant, and let seven priests bear seven trumpets of
rams' horns before the ark of the LORD.

Joshua 6:7 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.

Joshua 6:8 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.

Joshua 6:9 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 trumpets.

Joshua 6:10 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.

Joshua 6:11 So the ark of the LORD compassed the city, going about it once:
and they came into the camp, and lodged in the camp.

Joshua 6:12 And Joshua rose early in the morning, and the priests took up
the ark of the LORD.

Joshua 6:13 And seven priests bearing seven trumpets of rams' horns before
the ark of the LORD went on continually, and blew with the trumpets: and the
armed men went before them; but the rereward came after the ark of the LORD,
the priests going on, and blowing with the trumpets.

Joshua 6:14 And the second day they compassed the city once, and returned
into the camp: so they did six days.

Joshua 6:15 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.

Joshua 6:16 And it came to pass at the seventh time, when the priests blew
with the trumpets, Joshua said unto the people, Shout; for the LORD hath given
you the city.

Joshua 6:17 And the city shall be accursed, even it, and all that are
therein, to the LORD: only Rahab the harlot shall live, she and all that are
with her in the house, because she hid the messengers that we sent.

Joshua 6:18 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.

Joshua 6:19 But all the silver, and gold, and vessels of brass and iron, are
consecrated unto the LORD: they shall come into the treasury of the LORD.

Joshua 6:20 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.

Joshua 6:21 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.

Joshua 6:22 But Joshua had said unto the two men that had spied out the
country, Go into the harlot's house, and bring out thence the woman, and all
that she hath, as ye sware unto her.

Joshua 6:23 And the young men that were spies went in, and brought out
Rahab, and her 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.

Joshua 6:24 And they burnt the city with fire, and all that was therein:
only the silver, and the gold, and the vessels of brass and of iron, they put
into the treasury of the house of the LORD.

Joshua 6:25 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 the messengers, which Joshua sent to spy out Jericho.

Joshua 6:26 And Joshua adjured them at that time, saying, Cursed be the man
before the LORD, that riseth up and buildeth this city Jericho: he shall lay
the foundation thereof in his firstborn, and in his youngest son shall he set
up the gates of it.

Joshua 6:27 So the LORD was with Joshua; and his fame was noised throughout
all the country.

Joshua 7:1 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 Judah, took of the accursed thing: and the anger of the LORD was
kindled against the children of Israel.

Joshua 7:2 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.

Joshua 7:3 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 labour thither; for they are but few.

Joshua 7:4 So there went up thither of the people about three thousand men:
and they fled before the men of Ai.

Joshua 7:5 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.

Joshua 7:6 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.

Joshua 7:7 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!

Joshua 7:8 O Lord, what shall I say, when Israel turneth their backs before
their enemies!

Joshua 7:9 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?

Joshua 7:10 And the LORD said unto Joshua, Get thee up; wherefore liest thou
thus upon thy face?

Joshua 7:11 Israel hath sinned, and they have also transgressed my covenant
which I commanded them: 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.

Joshua 7:12 Therefore the children of Israel could not stand before their
enemies, but turned their backs before their enemies, because they were
accursed: neither will I be with you any more, except ye destroy the accursed
from among you.

Joshua 7:13 Up, sanctify the people, and say, Sanctify yourselves against
tomorrow: 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.

Joshua 7:14 In the morning therefore ye shall be brought according to your
tribes: and it shall be, that the tribe which the LORD taketh shall come
according to the families thereof; and the family which the LORD shall take
shall come by households; and the household which the LORD shall take shall
come man by man.

Joshua 7:15 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.

Joshua 7:16 So Joshua rose up early in the morning, and brought Israel by
their tribes; and the tribe of Judah was taken:

Joshua 7:17 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:

Joshua 7:18 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.

Joshua 7:19 And Joshua said unto Achan, My son, give, I pray thee, glory to
the LORD God of Israel, and make confession unto him; and tell me now what
thou hast done; hide it not from me.

Joshua 7:20 And Achan answered Joshua, and said, Indeed I have sinned
against the LORD God of Israel, and thus and thus have I done:

Joshua 7:21 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 tent, and the silver under it.

Joshua 7:22 So Joshua sent messengers, and they ran unto the tent; and,
behold, it was hid in his tent, and the silver under it.

Joshua 7:23 And they took them out of the midst of the tent, and brought
them unto Joshua, and unto all the children of Israel, and laid them out
before the LORD.

Joshua 7:24 And Joshua, and all Israel with him, took Achan the son of
Zerah, and the 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.

Joshua 7:25 And Joshua said, Why hast thou troubled us? the LORD shall
trouble thee this day. And all Israel stoned him with stones, and burned them
with fire, after they had stoned them with stones.

Joshua 7:26 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 called, The valley of Achor, unto this day.

Joshua 8:1 And the LORD said unto Joshua, Fear not, neither be thou
dismayed: take all 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:

Joshua 8:2 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.

Joshua 8:3 So Joshua arose, and all the people of war, to go up against Ai:
and Joshua chose out thirty thousand mighty men of valour, and sent them away
by night.

Joshua 8:4 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:

Joshua 8:5 And I, and all the people that are with me, will approach unto
the city: and it shall come to pass, when they come out against us, as at the
first, that we will flee before them,

Joshua 8:6 (For they will come out after us) till we have drawn them from
the city; for they will say, They flee before us, as at the first: therefore
we will flee before them.

Joshua 8:7 Then ye shall rise up from the ambush, and seize upon the city:
for the LORD your God will deliver it into your hand.

Joshua 8:8 And it shall be, when ye have taken the city, that ye shall set
the city on fire: according to the commandment of the LORD shall ye do. See, I
have commanded you.

Joshua 8:9 Joshua therefore sent them forth: and they went to lie in ambush,
and abode between Bethel and Ai, on the west side of Ai: but Joshua lodged
that night among the people.

Joshua 8:10 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.

Joshua 8:11 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.

Joshua 8:12 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.

Joshua 8:13 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.

Joshua 8:14 And it came to pass, when the king of Ai saw it, that they
hasted and rose up early, and the men of the city went out against Israel to
battle, he and all his people, at a time appointed, before the plain; but he
wist not that there were liers in ambush against him behind the city.

Joshua 8:15 And Joshua and all Israel made as if they were beaten before
them, and fled by the way of the wilderness.

Joshua 8:16 And all the people that were in Ai were called together to
pursue after them: and they pursued after Joshua, and were drawn away from the
city.

Joshua 8:17 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.

Joshua 8:18 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.

Joshua 8:19 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.

Joshua 8:20 And when the men of Ai looked behind them, they saw, and,
behold, the smoke of the city ascended up to heaven, and they had no power to
flee this way or that way: and the people that fled to the wilderness turned
back upon the pursuers.

Joshua 8:21 And when Joshua and all Israel saw that the ambush had taken the
city, and that the smoke of the city ascended, then they turned again, and
slew the men of Ai.

Joshua 8:22 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.

Joshua 8:23 And the king of Ai they took alive, and brought him to Joshua.

Joshua 8:24 And it came to pass, when Israel had made an end of slaying all
the inhabitants of Ai in the field, in the wilderness wherein they chased
them, and 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 sword.

Joshua 8:25 And so it was, that all that fell that day, both of men and
women, were twelve thousand, even all the men of Ai.

Joshua 8:26 For Joshua drew not his hand back, wherewith he stretched out
the spear, until he had utterly destroyed all the inhabitants of Ai.

Joshua 8:27 Only the cattle and the spoil of that city Israel took for a
prey unto themselves, according unto the word of the LORD which he commanded
Joshua.

Joshua 8:28 And Joshua burnt Ai, and made it an heap for ever, even a
desolation unto this day.

Joshua 8:29 And the king of Ai he hanged on a tree until eventide: and as
soon as the sun was down, Joshua commanded that they should take his carcase
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.

Joshua 8:30 Then Joshua built an altar unto the LORD God of Israel in mount
Ebal,

Joshua 8:31 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.

Joshua 8:32 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.

Joshua 8:33 And all Israel, and their elders, and officers, and their
judges, stood on this side the ark and on that side before the priests the
Levites, which bare the ark of the covenant of the LORD, as well the stranger,
as he that was born among them; 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.

Joshua 8:34 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.

Joshua 8:35 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.

Joshua 9:1 And it came to pass, when all the kings which were on this side
Jordan, in the hills, and in the valleys, and in all the coasts of the great
sea over against Lebanon, the Hittite, and the Amorite, the Canaanite, the
Perizzite, the Hivite, and the Jebusite, heard thereof;

Joshua 9:2 That they gathered themselves together, to fight with Joshua and
with Israel, with one accord.

Joshua 9:3 And when the inhabitants of Gibeon heard what Joshua had done
unto Jericho and to Ai,

Joshua 9:4 They did work wilily, and went and made as if they had been
ambassadors, and took old sacks upon their asses, and wine bottles, old, and
rent, and bound up;

Joshua 9:5 And old shoes and clouted upon their feet, and old garments upon
them; and all the bread of their provision was dry and mouldy.

Joshua 9:6 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 with us.

Joshua 9:7 And the men of Israel said unto the Hivites, Peradventure ye
dwell among us; and how shall we make a league with you?

Joshua 9:8 And they said unto Joshua, We are thy servants. And Joshua said
unto them, Who are ye? and from whence come ye?

Joshua 9:9 And they said unto him, From a very far country thy servants are
come because of the name of the LORD thy God: for we have heard the fame of
him, and all that he did in Egypt,

Joshua 9:10 And all that he did to the two kings of the Amorites, that were
beyond Jordan, to Sihon king of Heshbon, and to Og king of Bashan, which was
at Ashtaroth.

Joshua 9:11 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, and say unto them, We are your servants: therefore now make ye a league
with us.

Joshua 9:12 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
mouldy:

Joshua 9:13 And these bottles of wine, which we filled, were new; and,
behold, they be rent: and these our garments and our shoes are become old by
reason of the very long journey.

Joshua 9:14 And the men took of their victuals, and asked not counsel at the
mouth of the LORD.

Joshua 9:15 And Joshua made peace with them, and made a league with them, to
let them live: and the princes of the congregation sware unto them.

Joshua 9:16 And it came to pass at the end of three days after they had made
a league with them, that they heard that they were their neighbours, and that
they dwelt among them.

Joshua 9:17 And the children of Israel journeyed, and came unto their cities
on the third day. Now their cities were Gibeon, and Chephirah, and Beeroth,
and Kirjathjearim.

Joshua 9:18 And the children of Israel smote them not, because the princes
of the congregation had sworn unto them by the LORD God of Israel. And all the
congregation murmured against the princes.

Joshua 9:19 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.

Joshua 9:20 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.

Joshua 9:21 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 them.

Joshua 9:22 And Joshua called for them, and he spake unto them, saying,
Wherefore have ye beguiled us, saying, We are very far from you; when ye dwell
among us?

Joshua 9:23 Now therefore ye are cursed, and there shall none of you be
freed from being bondmen, and hewers of wood and drawers of water for the
house of my God.

Joshua 9:24 And they answered Joshua, and said, Because it was certainly
told thy servants, how that the LORD thy God commanded his servant Moses to
give you all the land, and to destroy all the inhabitants of the land from
before you, therefore we were sore afraid of our lives because of you, and
have done this thing.

Joshua 9:25 And now, behold, we are in thine hand: as it seemeth good and
right unto thee to do unto us, do.

Joshua 9:26 And so did he unto them, and delivered them out of the hand of
the children of Israel, that they slew them not.

Joshua 9:27 And Joshua made them that day hewers of wood and drawers of
water for the congregation, and for the altar of the LORD, even unto this day,
in the place which he should choose.

Joshua 10:1 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 king, so he had done to Ai and her king; and how the
inhabitants of Gibeon had made peace with Israel, and were among them;

Joshua 10:2 That they feared greatly, because Gibeon was a great city, as
one of the royal cities, and because it was greater than Ai, and all the men
thereof were mighty.

Joshua 10:3 Wherefore Adonizedek king of Jerusalem sent unto Hoham king of
Hebron, and unto Piram king of Jarmuth, and unto Japhia king of Lachish, and
unto Debir king of Eglon, saying,

Joshua 10:4 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.

Joshua 10:5 Therefore the five kings of the Amorites, the king of Jerusalem,
the king of Hebron, the king of Jarmuth, the king of Lachish, the king of
Eglon, gathered themselves together, and went up, they and all their hosts,
and encamped before Gibeon, and made war against it.

Joshua 10:6 And the men of Gibeon sent unto Joshua to the camp to Gilgal,
saying, Slack 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.

Joshua 10:7 So Joshua ascended from Gilgal, he, and all the people of war
with him, and all the mighty men of valour.

Joshua 10:8 And the LORD said unto Joshua, Fear them not: for I have
delivered them into thine hand; there shall not a man of them stand before
thee.

Joshua 10:9 Joshua therefore came unto them suddenly, and went up from
Gilgal all night.

Joshua 10:10 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.

Joshua 10:11 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.

Joshua 10:12 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.

Joshua 10:13 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 whole day.

Joshua 10:14 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.

Joshua 10:15 And Joshua returned, and all Israel with him, unto the camp to
Gilgal.

Joshua 10:16 But these five kings fled, and hid themselves in a cave at
Makkedah.

Joshua 10:17 And it was told Joshua, saying, The five kings are found hid in
a cave at Makkedah.

Joshua 10:18 And Joshua said, Roll great stones upon the mouth of the cave,
and set men by it for to keep them:

Joshua 10:19 And stay ye not, but pursue after your enemies, and smite the
hindmost of them; suffer them not to enter into their cities: for the LORD
your God hath delivered them into your hand.

Joshua 10:20 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, that the rest which remained of them entered into fenced cities.

Joshua 10:21 And all the people returned to the camp to Joshua at Makkedah
in peace: none moved his tongue against any of the children of Israel.

Joshua 10:22 Then said Joshua, Open the mouth of the cave, and bring out
those five kings unto me out of the cave.

Joshua 10:23 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.

Joshua 10:24 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 kings. And they came near, and put their feet upon the
necks of them.

Joshua 10:25 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.

Joshua 10:26 And afterward Joshua smote them, and slew them, and hanged them
on five trees: and they were hanging upon the trees until the evening.

Joshua 10:27 And it came to pass at the time of the going down of the sun,
that Joshua commanded, and they took them down off the trees, and cast them
into the cave wherein they had been hid, and laid great stones in the cave's
mouth, which remain until this very day.

Joshua 10:28 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.

Joshua 10:29 Then Joshua passed from Makkedah, and all Israel with him, unto
Libnah, and fought against Libnah:

Joshua 10:30 And the LORD delivered it also, and the king thereof, into the
hand of Israel; and he smote it with the edge of the sword, and all the souls
that were therein; he let none remain in it; but did unto the king thereof as
he did unto the king of Jericho.

Joshua 10:31 And Joshua passed from Libnah, and all Israel with him, unto
Lachish, and encamped against it, and fought against it:

Joshua 10:32 And the LORD delivered Lachish into the hand of Israel, which
took it on the second day, and smote it with the edge of the sword, and all
the souls that were therein, according to all that he had done to Libnah.

Joshua 10:33 Then Horam king of Gezer came up to help Lachish; and Joshua
smote him and his people, until he had left him none remaining.

Joshua 10:34 And from Lachish Joshua passed unto Eglon, and all Israel with
him; and they encamped against it, and fought against it:

Joshua 10:35 And they took it on that day, and smote it with the edge of the
sword, and all the souls that were therein he utterly destroyed that day,
according to all that he had done to Lachish.

Joshua 10:36 And Joshua went up from Eglon, and all Israel with him, unto
Hebron; and they fought against it:

Joshua 10:37 And they took it, and smote it with the edge of the sword, and
the king thereof, and all the cities thereof, and all the souls that were
therein; he left none remaining, according to all that he had done to Eglon;
but destroyed it utterly, and all the souls that were therein.

Joshua 10:38 And Joshua returned, and all Israel with him, to Debir; and
fought against it:

Joshua 10:39 And he took it, and the king thereof, and all the cities
thereof; and they smote them with the edge of the sword, and utterly destroyed
all the souls that were therein; 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.

Joshua 10:40 So Joshua smote all the country of the hills, and of the south,
and of the vale, and of the springs, and all their kings: he left none
remaining, but utterly destroyed all that breathed, as the LORD God of Israel
commanded.

Joshua 10:41 And Joshua smote them from Kadeshbarnea even unto Gaza, and all
the country of Goshen, even unto Gibeon.

Joshua 10:42 And all these kings and their land did Joshua take at one time,
because the LORD God of Israel fought for Israel.

Joshua 10:43 And Joshua returned, and all Israel with him, unto the camp to
Gilgal.

Joshua 11:1 And it came to pass, when Jabin king of Hazor had heard those
things, that he sent to Jobab king of Madon, and to the king of Shimron, and
to the king of Achshaph,

Joshua 11:2 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,

Joshua 11:3 And to the Canaanite on the east and on the west, and to the
Amorite, and the Hittite, and the Perizzite, and the Jebusite in the
mountains, and to the Hivite under Hermon in the land of Mizpeh.

Joshua 11:4 And they went out, they and all their hosts with them, much
people, even as the sand that is upon the sea shore in multitude, with horses
and chariots very many.

Joshua 11:5 And when all these kings were met together, they came and
pitched together at the waters of Merom, to fight against Israel.

Joshua 11:6 And the LORD said unto Joshua, Be not afraid because of them:
for to morrow about this time will I deliver them up all slain before Israel:
thou shalt hock their horses, and burn their chariots with fire.

Joshua 11:7 So Joshua came, and all the people of war with him, against them
by the waters of Merom suddenly; and they fell upon them.

Joshua 11:8 And the LORD delivered them into the hand of Israel, who smote
them, and chased them unto great Zidon, and unto Misrephothmaim, and unto the
valley of Mizpeh eastward; and they smote them, until they left them none
remaining.

Joshua 11:9 And Joshua did unto them as the LORD bade him: he hocked their
horses, and burnt their chariots with fire.

Joshua 11:10 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.

Joshua 11:11 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 with fire.

Joshua 11:12 And all the cities of those kings, and all the kings of them,
did Joshua take, and smote them with the edge of the sword, and he utterly
destroyed them, as Moses the servant of the LORD commanded.

Joshua 11:13 But as for the cities that stood still in their strength,
Israel burned none of them, save Hazor only; that did Joshua burn.

Joshua 11:14 And all the spoil of these cities, and the cattle, the children
of Israel took for a prey unto themselves; but every man they smote with the
edge of the sword, until they had destroyed them, neither left they any to
breathe.

Joshua 11:15 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.

Joshua 11:16 So Joshua took all that land, the hills, and all the south
country, and all the land of Goshen, and the valley, and the plain, and the
mountain of Israel, and the valley of the same;

Joshua 11:17 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.

Joshua 11:18 Joshua made war a long time with all those kings.

Joshua 11:19 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.

Joshua 11:20 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 no favour, but that he might destroy them, as the LORD
commanded Moses.

Joshua 11:21 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, and from all the mountains of Israel: Joshua destroyed them utterly
with their cities.

Joshua 11:22 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.

Joshua 11:23 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 from war.

Joshua 12:1 Now these are the kings of the land, which the children of
Israel smote, and possessed their land on the other side Jordan toward the
rising of the sun, from the river Arnon unto mount Hermon, and all the plain
on the east:

Joshua 12:2 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;

Joshua 12:3 And from the plain to the sea of Chinneroth on the east, and
unto the sea of the plain, even the salt sea on the east, the way to
Bethjeshimoth; and from the south, under Ashdothpisgah:

Joshua 12:4 And the coast of Og king of Bashan, which was of the remnant of
the giants, that dwelt at Ashtaroth and at Edrei,

Joshua 12:5 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.

Joshua 12:6 Them did Moses the servant of the LORD and the children of
Israel smite: and Moses the servant of the LORD gave it for a possession unto
the Reubenites, and the Gadites, and the half tribe of Manasseh.

Joshua 12:7 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;

Joshua 12:8 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 Canaanites, the Perizzites, the Hivites, and the
Jebusites:

Joshua 12:9 The king of Jericho, one; the king of Ai, which is beside
Bethel, one;

Joshua 12:10 The king of Jerusalem, one; the king of Hebron, one;

Joshua 12:11 The king of Jarmuth, one; the king of Lachish, one;

Joshua 12:12 The king of Eglon, one; the king of Gezer, one;

Joshua 12:13 The king of Debir, one; the king of Geder, one;

Joshua 12:14 The king of Hormah, one; the king of Arad, one;

Joshua 12:15 The king of Libnah, one; the king of Adullam, one;

Joshua 12:16 The king of Makkedah, one; the king of Bethel, one;

Joshua 12:17 The king of Tappuah, one; the king of Hepher, one;

Joshua 12:18 The king of Aphek, one; the king of Lasharon, one;

Joshua 12:19 The king of Madon, one; the king of Hazor, one;

Joshua 12:20 The king of Shimronmeron, one; the king of Achshaph, one;

Joshua 12:21 The king of Taanach, one; the king of Megiddo, one;

Joshua 12:22 The king of Kedesh, one; the king of Jokneam of Carmel, one;

Joshua 12:23 The king of Dor in the coast of Dor, one; the king of the
nations of Gilgal, one;

Joshua 12:24 The king of Tirzah, one: all the kings thirty and one.

Joshua 13:1 Now Joshua was old and stricken in years; and the LORD said unto
him, Thou art old and stricken in years, and there remaineth yet very much
land to be possessed.

Joshua 13:2 This is the land that yet remaineth: all the borders of the
Philistines, and all Geshuri,

Joshua 13:3 From Sihor, which is before Egypt, even unto the borders of
Ekron northward, which is counted to the Canaanite: five lords of the
Philistines; the Gazathites, and the Ashdothites, the Eshkalonites, the
Gittites, and the Ekronites; also the Avites:

Joshua 13:4 From the south, all the land of the Canaanites, and Mearah that
is beside the Sidonians unto Aphek, to the borders of the Amorites:

Joshua 13:5 And the land of the Giblites, and all Lebanon, toward the
sunrising, from Baalgad under mount Hermon unto the entering into Hamath.

Joshua 13:6 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 Israel: only divide thou it by lot unto the Israelites for an
inheritance, as I have commanded thee.

Joshua 13:7 Now therefore divide this land for an inheritance unto the nine
tribes, and the half tribe of Manasseh,

Joshua 13:8 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;

Joshua 13:9 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;

Joshua 13:10 And all the cities of Sihon king of the Amorites, which reigned
in Heshbon, unto the border of the children of Ammon;

Joshua 13:11 And Gilead, and the border of the Geshurites and Maachathites,
and all mount Hermon, and all Bashan unto Salcah;

Joshua 13:12 All the kingdom of Og in Bashan, which reigned in Ashtaroth and
in Edrei, who remained of the remnant of the giants: for these did Moses
smite, and cast them out.

Joshua 13:13 Nevertheless the children of Israel expelled not the
Geshurites, nor the Maachathites: but the Geshurites and the Maachathites
dwell among the Israelites until this day.

Joshua 13:14 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.

Joshua 13:15 And Moses gave unto the tribe of the children of Reuben
inheritance according to their families.

Joshua 13:16 And their coast was from Aroer, that is on the bank of the
river Arnon, and the city that is in the midst of the river, and all the plain
by Medeba;

Joshua 13:17 Heshbon, and all her cities that are in the plain; Dibon, and
Bamothbaal, and Bethbaalmeon,

Joshua 13:18 And Jahaza, and Kedemoth, and Mephaath,

Joshua 13:19 And Kirjathaim, and Sibmah, and Zarethshahar in the mount of
the valley,

Joshua 13:20 And Bethpeor, and Ashdothpisgah, and Bethjeshimoth,

Joshua 13:21 And all the cities of the plain, and all the kingdom of Sihon
king of the Amorites, 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.

Joshua 13:22 Balaam also the son of Beor, the soothsayer, did the children
of Israel slay with the sword among them that were slain by them.

Joshua 13:23 And the border of the children of Reuben was Jordan, and the
border thereof. This was the inheritance of the children of Reuben after their
families, the cities and the villages thereof.

Joshua 13:24 And Moses gave inheritance unto the tribe of Gad, even unto the
children of Gad according to their families.

Joshua 13:25 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;

Joshua 13:26 And from Heshbon unto Ramathmizpeh, and Betonim; and from
Mahanaim unto the border of Debir;

Joshua 13:27 And in the valley, Betharam, and Bethnimrah, and Succoth, and
Zaphon, the rest of the kingdom of Sihon king of Heshbon, Jordan and his
border, even unto the edge of the sea of Chinnereth on the other side Jordan
eastward.

Joshua 13:28 This is the inheritance of the children of Gad after their
families, the cities, and their villages.

Joshua 13:29 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
families.

Joshua 13:30 And their coast was from Mahanaim, all Bashan, all the kingdom
of Og king of Bashan, and all the towns of Jair, which are in Bashan,
threescore cities:

Joshua 13:31 And half Gilead, and Ashtaroth, and Edrei, cities of the
kingdom of Og in Bashan, were pertaining unto the children of Machir the son
of Manasseh, even to the one half of the children of Machir by their families.

Joshua 13:32 These are the countries which Moses did distribute for
inheritance in the plains of Moab, on the other side Jordan, by Jericho,
eastward.

Joshua 13:33 But unto the tribe of Levi Moses gave not any inheritance: the
LORD God of Israel was their inheritance, as he said unto them.

Joshua 14:1 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.

Joshua 14:2 By lot was their inheritance, as the LORD commanded by the hand
of Moses, for the nine tribes, and for the half tribe.

Joshua 14:3 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.

Joshua 14:4 For the children of Joseph were two tribes, Manasseh and
Ephraim: therefore 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.

Joshua 14:5 As the LORD commanded Moses, so the children of Israel did, and
they divided the land.

Joshua 14:6 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.

Joshua 14:7 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 mine heart.

Joshua 14:8 Nevertheless my brethren that went up with me made the heart of
the people melt: but I wholly followed the LORD my God.

Joshua 14:9 And Moses sware on that day, saying, Surely the land whereon thy
feet have trodden shall be thine inheritance, and thy children's for ever,
because thou hast wholly followed the LORD my God.

Joshua 14:10 And now, behold, the LORD hath kept me alive, as he said, these
forty and five years, 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.

Joshua 14:11 As yet I am as strong this day as I was in the day that Moses
sent me: as my strength was then, even so is my strength now, for war, both to
go out, and to come in.

Joshua 14:12 Now therefore give me this mountain, whereof the LORD spake in
that day; for 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.

Joshua 14:13 And Joshua blessed him, and gave unto Caleb the son of
Jephunneh Hebron for an inheritance.

Joshua 14:14 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.

Joshua 14:15 And the name of Hebron before was Kirjatharba; which Arba was a
great man among the Anakims. And the land had rest from war.

Joshua 15:1 This then was the lot of the tribe of the children of Judah by
their families; even to the border of Edom the wilderness of Zin southward was
the uttermost part of the south coast.

Joshua 15:2 And their south border was from the shore of the salt sea, from
the bay that looketh southward:

Joshua 15:3 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:

Joshua 15:4 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 coast.

Joshua 15:5 And the east border was the salt sea, even unto the end of
Jordan. And their border in the north quarter was from the bay of the sea at
the uttermost part of Jordan:

Joshua 15:6 And the border went up to Bethhogla, and passed along by the
north of Betharabah; and the border went up to the stone of Bohan the son of
Reuben:

Joshua 15:7 And the border went up toward Debir from the valley of Achor,
and so 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:

Joshua 15:8 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 the mountain that lieth before the valley of Hinnom westward,
which is at the end of the valley of the giants northward:

Joshua 15:9 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:

Joshua 15:10 And the border compassed from Baalah westward unto mount Seir,
and passed along unto the side of mount Jearim, which is Chesalon, on the
north side, and went down to Bethshemesh, and passed on to Timnah:

Joshua 15:11 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.

Joshua 15:12 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.

Joshua 15:13 And unto Caleb the son of Jephunneh he gave a part among the
children of Judah, according to the commandment of the LORD to Joshua, even
the city of Arba the father of Anak, which city is Hebron.

Joshua 15:14 And Caleb drove thence the three sons of Anak, Sheshai, and
Ahiman, and Talmai, the children of Anak.

Joshua 15:15 And he went up thence to the inhabitants of Debir: and the name
of Debir before was Kirjathsepher.

Joshua 15:16 And Caleb said, He that smiteth Kirjathsepher, and taketh it,
to him will I give Achsah my daughter to wife.

Joshua 15:17 And Othniel the son of Kenaz, the brother of Caleb, took it:
and he gave him Achsah his daughter to wife.

Joshua 15:18 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 wouldest thou?

Joshua 15:19 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 springs.

Joshua 15:20 This is the inheritance of the tribe of the children of Judah
according to their families.

Joshua 15:21 And the uttermost cities of the tribe of the children of Judah
toward the coast of Edom southward were Kabzeel, and Eder, and Jagur,

Joshua 15:22 And Kinah, and Dimonah, and Adadah,

Joshua 15:23 And Kedesh, and Hazor, and Ithnan,

Joshua 15:24 Ziph, and Telem, and Bealoth,

Joshua 15:25 And Hazor, Hadattah, and Kerioth, and Hezron, which is Hazor,

Joshua 15:26 Amam, and Shema, and Moladah,

Joshua 15:27 And Hazargaddah, and Heshmon, and Bethpalet,

Joshua 15:28 And Hazarshual, and Beersheba, and Bizjothjah,

Joshua 15:29 Baalah, and Iim, and Azem,

Joshua 15:30 And Eltolad, and Chesil, and Hormah,

Joshua 15:31 And Ziklag, and Madmannah, and Sansannah,

Joshua 15:32 And Lebaoth, and Shilhim, and Ain, and Rimmon: all the cities
are twenty and nine, with their villages:

Joshua 15:33 And in the valley, Eshtaol, and Zoreah, and Ashnah,

Joshua 15:34 And Zanoah, and Engannim, Tappuah, and Enam,

Joshua 15:35 Jarmuth, and Adullam, Socoh, and Azekah,

Joshua 15:36 And Sharaim, and Adithaim, and Gederah, and Gederothaim;
fourteen cities with their villages:

Joshua 15:37 Zenan, and Hadashah, and Migdalgad,

Joshua 15:38 And Dilean, and Mizpeh, and Joktheel,

Joshua 15:39 Lachish, and Bozkath, and Eglon,

Joshua 15:40 And Cabbon, and Lahmam, and Kithlish,

Joshua 15:41 And Gederoth, Bethdagon, and Naamah, and Makkedah; sixteen
cities with their villages:

Joshua 15:42 Libnah, and Ether, and Ashan,

Joshua 15:43 And Jiphtah, and Ashnah, and Nezib,

Joshua 15:44 And Keilah, and Achzib, and Mareshah; nine cities with their
villages:

Joshua 15:45 Ekron, with her towns and her villages:

Joshua 15:46 From Ekron even unto the sea, all that lay near Ashdod, with
their villages:

Joshua 15:47 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:

Joshua 15:48 And in the mountains, Shamir, and Jattir, and Socoh,

Joshua 15:49 And Dannah, and Kirjathsannah, which is Debir,

Joshua 15:50 And Anab, and Eshtemoh, and Anim,

Joshua 15:51 And Goshen, and Holon, and Giloh; eleven cities with their
villages:

Joshua 15:52 Arab, and Dumah, and Eshean,

Joshua 15:53 And Janum, and Bethtappuah, and Aphekah,

Joshua 15:54 And Humtah, and Kirjatharba, which is Hebron, and Zior; nine
cities with their villages:

Joshua 15:55 Maon, Carmel, and Ziph, and Juttah,

Joshua 15:56 And Jezreel, and Jokdeam, and Zanoah,

Joshua 15:57 Cain, Gibeah, and Timnah; ten cities with their villages:

Joshua 15:58 Halhul, Bethzur, and Gedor,

Joshua 15:59 And Maarath, and Bethanoth, and Eltekon; six cities with their
villages:

Joshua 15:60 Kirjathbaal, which is Kirjathjearim, and Rabbah; two cities
with their villages:

Joshua 15:61 In the wilderness, Betharabah, Middin, and Secacah,

Joshua 15:62 And Nibshan, and the city of Salt, and Engedi; six cities with
their villages.

Joshua 15:63 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.

Joshua 16:1 And the lot of the children of Joseph fell from Jordan by
Jericho, unto the water of Jericho on the east, to the wilderness that goeth
up from Jericho throughout mount Bethel.

Joshua 16:2 And goeth out from Bethel to Luz, and passeth along unto the
borders of Archi to Ataroth,

Joshua 16:3 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.

Joshua 16:4 So the children of Joseph, Manasseh and Ephraim, took their
inheritance.

Joshua 16:5 And the border of the children of Ephraim according to their
families was thus: even the border of their inheritance on the east side was
Atarothaddar, unto Bethhoron the upper;

Joshua 16:6 And the border went out toward the sea to Michmethah on the
north side; and the border went about eastward unto Taanathshiloh, and passed
by it on the east to Janohah;

Joshua 16:7 And it went down from Janohah to Ataroth, and to Naarath, and
came to Jericho, and went out at Jordan.

Joshua 16:8 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.

Joshua 16:9 And the separate cities for the children of Ephraim were among
the inheritance of the children of Manasseh, all the cities with their
villages.

Joshua 16:10 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.

Joshua 17:1 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.

Joshua 17:2 There was also a lot for the rest of the children of Manasseh by
their families; 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.

Joshua 17:3 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 daughters, Mahlah, and Noah, Hoglah, Milcah, and Tirzah.

Joshua 17:4 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 LORD he gave them an inheritance among the brethren of
their father.

Joshua 17:5 And there fell ten portions to Manasseh, beside the land of
Gilead and Bashan, which were on the other side Jordan;

Joshua 17:6 Because the daughters of Manasseh had an inheritance among his
sons: and the rest of Manasseh's sons had the land of Gilead.

Joshua 17:7 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.

Joshua 17:8 Now Manasseh had the land of Tappuah: but Tappuah on the border
of Manasseh belonged to the children of Ephraim;

Joshua 17:9 And the coast descended unto the river Kanah, southward of the
river: these 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:

Joshua 17:10 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 the east.

Joshua 17:11 And Manasseh had in Issachar and in Asher Bethshean and her
towns, and Ibleam 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, and the inhabitants of Megiddo and her towns, even three countries.

Joshua 17:12 Yet the children of Manasseh could not drive out the
inhabitants of those cities; but the Canaanites would dwell in that land.

Joshua 17:13 Yet it came to pass, when the children of Israel were waxen
strong, that they put the Canaanites to tribute; but did not utterly drive
them out.

Joshua 17:14 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?

Joshua 17:15 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.

Joshua 17:16 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, both they who are of Bethshean and her towns, and they who are of the
valley of Jezreel.

Joshua 17:17 And Joshua spake unto the house of Joseph, even to Ephraim and
to Manasseh, saying, Thou art a great people, and hast great power: thou shalt
not have one lot only:

Joshua 17:18 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.

Joshua 18:1 And the whole congregation of the children of Israel assembled
together at Shiloh, and set up the tabernacle of the congregation there. And
the land was subdued before them.

Joshua 18:2 And there remained among the children of Israel seven tribes,
which had not yet received their inheritance.

Joshua 18:3 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?

Joshua 18:4 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.

Joshua 18:5 And they shall divide it into seven parts: Judah shall abide in
their coast on the south, and the house of Joseph shall abide in their coasts
on the north.

Joshua 18:6 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 God.

Joshua 18:7 But the Levites have no part among you; for the priesthood of
the LORD is their inheritance: 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.

Joshua 18:8 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.

Joshua 18:9 And the men went and passed through the land, and described it
by cities into seven parts in a book, and came again to Joshua to the host at
Shiloh.

Joshua 18:10 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.

Joshua 18:11 And the lot of the tribe of the children of Benjamin came up
according to their families: and the coast of their lot came forth between the
children of Judah and the children of Joseph.

Joshua 18:12 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 westward; and the goings out thereof were at the wilderness of
Bethaven.

Joshua 18:13 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.

Joshua 18:14 And the border was drawn thence, and compassed the corner of
the sea southward, 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.

Joshua 18:15 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:

Joshua 18:16 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 north, and descended to the valley of Hinnom, to the side of
Jebusi on the south, and descended to Enrogel,

Joshua 18:17 And was drawn from the north, and went forth to Enshemesh, and
went forth toward Geliloth, which is over against the going up of Adummim, and
descended to the stone of Bohan the son of Reuben,

Joshua 18:18 And passed along toward the side over against Arabah northward,
and went down unto Arabah:

Joshua 18:19 And the border passed along to the side of Bethhoglah
northward: and the outgoings of the border were at the north bay of the salt
sea at the south end of Jordan: this was the south coast.

Joshua 18:20 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 their families.

Joshua 18:21 Now the cities of the tribe of the children of Benjamin
according to their families were Jericho, and Bethhoglah, and the valley of
Keziz.

Joshua 18:22 And Betharabah, and Zemaraim, and Bethel,

Joshua 18:23 And Avim, and Parah, and Ophrah,

Joshua 18:24 And Chepharhaammonai, and Ophni, and Gaba; twelve cities with
their villages:

Joshua 18:25 Gibeon, and Ramah, and Beeroth,

Joshua 18:26 And Mizpeh, and Chephirah, and Mozah,

Joshua 18:27 And Rekem, and Irpeel, and Taralah,

Joshua 18:28 And Zelah, Eleph, and Jebusi, which is Jerusalem, Gibeath, and
Kirjath; fourteen cities with their villages. This is the inheritance of the
children of Benjamin according to their families.

Joshua 19:1 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.

Joshua 19:2 And they had in their inheritance Beersheba, and Sheba, and
Moladah,

Joshua 19:3 And Hazarshual, and Balah, and Azem,

Joshua 19:4 And Eltolad, and Bethul, and Hormah,

Joshua 19:5 And Ziklag, and Bethmarcaboth, and Hazarsusah,

Joshua 19:6 And Bethlebaoth, and Sharuhen; thirteen cities and their
villages:

Joshua 19:7 Ain, Remmon, and Ether, and Ashan; four cities and their
villages:

Joshua 19:8 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.

Joshua 19:9 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 them.

Joshua 19:10 And the third lot came up for the children of Zebulun according
to their families: and the border of their inheritance was unto Sarid:

Joshua 19:11 And their border went up toward the sea, and Maralah, and
reached to Dabbasheth, and reached to the river that is before Jokneam;

Joshua 19:12 And turned from Sarid eastward toward the sunrising unto the
border of Chislothtabor, and then goeth out to Daberath, and goeth up to
Japhia.

Joshua 19:13 And from thence passeth on along on the east to Gittahhepher,
to Ittahkazin, and goeth out to Remmonmethoar to Neah;

Joshua 19:14 And the border compasseth it on the north side to Hannathon:
and the outgoings thereof are in the valley of Jiphthahel:

Joshua 19:15 And Kattath, and Nahallal, and Shimron, and Idalah, and
Bethlehem: twelve cities with their villages.

Joshua 19:16 This is the inheritance of the children of Zebulun according to
their families, these cities with their villages.

Joshua 19:17 And the fourth lot came out to Issachar, for the children of
Issachar according to their families.

Joshua 19:18 And their border was toward Jezreel, and Chesulloth, and
Shunem,

Joshua 19:19 And Haphraim, and Shihon, and Anaharath,

Joshua 19:20 And Rabbith, and Kishion, and Abez,

Joshua 19:21 And Remeth, and Engannim, and Enhaddah, and Bethpazzez;

Joshua 19:22 And the coast reacheth to Tabor, and Shahazimah, and
Bethshemesh; and the outgoings of their border were at Jordan: sixteen cities
with their villages.

Joshua 19:23 This is the inheritance of the tribe of the children of
Issachar according to their families, the cities and their villages.

Joshua 19:24 And the fifth lot came out for the tribe of the children of
Asher according to their families.

Joshua 19:25 And their border was Helkath, and Hali, and Beten, and
Achshaph,

Joshua 19:26 And Alammelech, and Amad, and Misheal; and reacheth to Carmel
westward, and to Shihorlibnath;

Joshua 19:27 And turneth toward the sunrising to Bethdagon, and reacheth to
Zebulun, and to the valley of Jiphthahel toward the north side of Bethemek,
and Neiel, and goeth out to Cabul on the left hand,

Joshua 19:28 And Hebron, and Rehob, and Hammon, and Kanah, even unto great
Zidon;

Joshua 19:29 And then the coast turneth to Ramah, and to the strong city
Tyre; and the coast turneth to Hosah; and the outgoings thereof are at the sea
from the coast to Achzib:

Joshua 19:30 Ummah also, and Aphek, and Rehob: twenty and two cities with
their villages.

Joshua 19:31 This is the inheritance of the tribe of the children of Asher
according to their families, these cities with their villages.

Joshua 19:32 The sixth lot came out to the children of Naphtali, even for
the children of Naphtali according to their families.

Joshua 19:33 And their coast was from Heleph, from Allon to Zaanannim, and
Adami, Nekeb, and Jabneel, unto Lakum; and the outgoings thereof were at
Jordan:

Joshua 19:34 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.

Joshua 19:35 And the fenced cities are Ziddim, Zer, and Hammath, Rakkath,
and Chinnereth,

Joshua 19:36 And Adamah, and Ramah, and Hazor,

Joshua 19:37 And Kedesh, and Edrei, and Enhazor,

Joshua 19:38 And Iron, and Migdalel, Horem, and Bethanath, and Bethshemesh;
nineteen cities with their villages.

Joshua 19:39 This is the inheritance of the tribe of the children of
Naphtali according to their families, the cities and their villages.

Joshua 19:40 And the seventh lot came out for the tribe of the children of
Dan according to their families.

Joshua 19:41 And the coast of their inheritance was Zorah, and Eshtaol, and
Irshemesh,

Joshua 19:42 And Shaalabbin, and Ajalon, and Jethlah,

Joshua 19:43 And Elon, and Thimnathah, and Ekron,

Joshua 19:44 And Eltekeh, and Gibbethon, and Baalath,

Joshua 19:45 And Jehud, and Beneberak, and Gathrimmon,

Joshua 19:46 And Mejarkon, and Rakkon, with the border before Japho.

Joshua 19:47 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, and smote it with the edge of the sword, and possessed it, and dwelt
therein, and called Leshem, Dan, after the name of Dan their father.

Joshua 19:48 This is the inheritance of the tribe of the children of Dan
according to their families, these cities with their villages.

Joshua 19:49 When they had made an end of dividing the land for inheritance
by their coasts, the children of Israel gave an inheritance to Joshua the son
of Nun among them:

Joshua 19:50 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.

Joshua 19:51 These are the inheritances, which Eleazar the priest, and
Joshua the son of Nun, and the heads of the fathers of the tribes of the
children of Israel, 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.

Joshua 20:1 The LORD also spake unto Joshua, saying,

Joshua 20:2 Speak to the children of Israel, saying, Appoint out for you
cities of refuge, whereof I spake unto you by the hand of Moses:

Joshua 20:3 That the slayer that killeth any person unawares and unwittingly
may flee thither: and they shall be your refuge from the avenger of blood.

Joshua 20:4 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 place, that he may dwell among them.

Joshua 20:5 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.

Joshua 20:6 And he shall dwell in that city, until he stand before the
congregation for judgment, 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.

Joshua 20:7 And they appointed Kedesh in Galilee in mount Naphtali, and
Shechem in mount Ephraim, and Kirjatharba, which is Hebron, in the mountain of
Judah.

Joshua 20:8 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.

Joshua 20:9 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.

Joshua 21:1 Then came near the heads of the fathers of the Levites unto
Eleazar the priest, and unto Joshua the son of Nun, and unto the heads of the
fathers of the tribes of the children of Israel;

Joshua 21:2 And they spake unto them at Shiloh in the land of Canaan,
saying, The LORD commanded by the hand of Moses to give us cities to dwell in,
with the suburbs thereof for our cattle.

Joshua 21:3 And the children of Israel gave unto the Levites out of their
inheritance, at the commandment of the LORD, these cities and their suburbs.

Joshua 21:4 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, thirteen cities.

Joshua 21:5 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.

Joshua 21:6 And the children of Gershon had by lot out of the families of
the tribe of Issachar, and out of the tribe of Asher, and out of the tribe of
Naphtali, and out of the half tribe of Manasseh in Bashan, thirteen cities.

Joshua 21:7 The children of Merari by their families had out of the tribe of
Reuben, and out of the tribe of Gad, and out of the tribe of Zebulun, twelve
cities.

Joshua 21:8 And the children of Israel gave by lot unto the Levites these
cities with their suburbs, as the LORD commanded by the hand of Moses.

Joshua 21:9 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 name,

Joshua 21:10 Which the children of Aaron, being of the families of the
Kohathites, who were of the children of Levi, had: for theirs was the first
lot.

Joshua 21:11 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.

Joshua 21:12 But the fields of the city, and the villages thereof, gave they
to Caleb the son of Jephunneh for his possession.

Joshua 21:13 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,

Joshua 21:14 And Jattir with her suburbs, and Eshtemoa with her suburbs,

Joshua 21:15 And Holon with her suburbs, and Debir with her suburbs,

Joshua 21:16 And Ain with her suburbs, and Juttah with her suburbs, and
Bethshemesh with her suburbs; nine cities out of those two tribes.

Joshua 21:17 And out of the tribe of Benjamin, Gibeon with her suburbs, Geba
with her suburbs,

Joshua 21:18 Anathoth with her suburbs, and Almon with her suburbs; four
cities.

Joshua 21:19 All the cities of the children of Aaron, the priests, were
thirteen cities with their suburbs.

Joshua 21:20 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 Ephraim.

Joshua 21:21 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,

Joshua 21:22 And Kibzaim with her suburbs, and Bethhoron with her suburbs;
four cities.

Joshua 21:23 And out of the tribe of Dan, Eltekeh with her suburbs,
Gibbethon with her suburbs,

Joshua 21:24 Aijalon with her suburbs, Gathrimmon with her suburbs; four
cities.

Joshua 21:25 And out of the half tribe of Manasseh, Tanach with her suburbs,
and Gathrimmon with her suburbs; two cities.

Joshua 21:26 All the cities were ten with their suburbs for the families of
the children of Kohath that remained.

Joshua 21:27 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, to be a city of refuge for the slayer; and Beeshterah with
her suburbs; two cities.

Joshua 21:28 And out of the tribe of Issachar, Kishon with her suburbs,
Dabareh with her suburbs,

Joshua 21:29 Jarmuth with her suburbs, Engannim with her suburbs; four
cities.

Joshua 21:30 And out of the tribe of Asher, Mishal with her suburbs, Abdon
with her suburbs,

Joshua 21:31 Helkath with her suburbs, and Rehob with her suburbs; four
cities.

Joshua 21:32 And out of the tribe of Naphtali, Kedesh in Galilee with her
suburbs, to be a city of refuge for the slayer; and Hammothdor with her
suburbs, and Kartan with her suburbs; three cities.

Joshua 21:33 All the cities of the Gershonites according to their families
were thirteen cities with their suburbs.

Joshua 21:34 And unto the families of the children of Merari, the rest of
the Levites, out of the tribe of Zebulun, Jokneam with her suburbs, and Kartah
with her suburbs,

Joshua 21:35 Dimnah with her suburbs, Nahalal with her suburbs; four cities.

Joshua 21:36 And out of the tribe of Reuben, Bezer with her suburbs, and
Jahazah with her suburbs,

Joshua 21:37 Kedemoth with her suburbs, and Mephaath with her suburbs; four
cities.

Joshua 21:38 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,

Joshua 21:39 Heshbon with her suburbs, Jazer with her suburbs; four cities
in all.

Joshua 21:40 So all the cities for the children of Merari by their families,
which were remaining of the families of the Levites, were by their lot twelve
cities.

Joshua 21:41 All the cities of the Levites within the possession of the
children of Israel were forty and eight cities with their suburbs.

Joshua 21:42 These cities were every one with their suburbs round about
them: thus were all these cities.

Joshua 21:43 And the LORD gave unto Israel all the land which he sware to
give unto their fathers; and they possessed it, and dwelt therein.

Joshua 21:44 And the LORD gave them rest round about, according to all that
he sware unto their fathers: and there stood not a man of all their enemies
before them; the LORD delivered all their enemies into their hand.

Joshua 21:45 There failed not ought of any good thing which the LORD had
spoken unto the house of Israel; all came to pass.

Joshua 22:1 Then Joshua called the Reubenites, and the Gadites, and the half
tribe of Manasseh,

Joshua 22:2 And said unto them, Ye have kept all that Moses the servant of
the LORD commanded you, and have obeyed my voice in all that I commanded you:

Joshua 22:3 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.

Joshua 22:4 And now the LORD your God hath given rest unto your brethren, as
he promised them: 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 side Jordan.

Joshua 22:5 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 his ways, and to keep his commandments, and to cleave unto him,
and to serve him with all your heart and with all your soul.

Joshua 22:6 So Joshua blessed them, and sent them away: and they went unto
their tents.

Joshua 22:7 Now to the one half of the tribe of Manasseh Moses had given
possession in Bashan: 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,

Joshua 22:8 And he spake unto them, saying, Return with much riches unto
your tents, and with very much cattle, with silver, and with gold, and with
brass, and with iron, and with very much raiment: divide the spoil of your
enemies with your brethren.

Joshua 22:9 And the children of Reuben and the children of Gad and the half
tribe of Manasseh returned, 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 their possession, whereof they were possessed, according to the
word of the LORD by the hand of Moses.

Joshua 22:10 And when they came unto the borders of Jordan, that are in the
land of Canaan, the children of Reuben and the children of Gad and the half
tribe of Manasseh built there an altar by Jordan, a great altar to see to.

Joshua 22:11 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 Israel.

Joshua 22:12 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 against them.

Joshua 22:13 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,

Joshua 22:14 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.

Joshua 22:15 And they came unto the children of Reuben, and to the children
of Gad, and to the half tribe of Manasseh, unto the land of Gilead, and they
spake with them, saying,

Joshua 22:16 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?

Joshua 22:17 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,

Joshua 22:18 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 to morrow he
will be wroth with the whole congregation of Israel.

Joshua 22:19 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 dwelleth, 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.

Joshua 22:20 Did not Achan the son of Zerah commit a trespass in the
accursed thing, and wrath fell on all the congregation of Israel? and that man
perished not alone in his iniquity.

Joshua 22:21 Then the children of Reuben and the children of Gad and the
half tribe of Manasseh answered, and said unto the heads of the thousands of
Israel,

Joshua 22:22 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,)

Joshua 22:23 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;

Joshua 22:24 And if we have not rather done it for fear of this thing,
saying, In time to come your children might speak unto our children, saying,
What have ye to do with the LORD God of Israel?

Joshua 22:25 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.

Joshua 22:26 Therefore we said, Let us now prepare to build us an altar, not
for burnt offering, nor for sacrifice:

Joshua 22:27 But that it may be a witness between us, and you, and our
generations after us, that we might do the service of the LORD before him with
our burnt offerings, and with our sacrifices, and with our peace offerings;
that your children may not say to our children in time to come, Ye have no
part in the LORD.

Joshua 22:28 Therefore said we, that it shall be, when they should so say to
us or to 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, nor for sacrifices; but it is a witness between us and you.

Joshua 22:29 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 tabernacle.

Joshua 22:30 And when Phinehas the priest, and the princes of the
congregation and heads 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.

Joshua 22:31 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.

Joshua 22:32 And Phinehas the son of Eleazar the priest, and the princes,
returned from 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.

Joshua 22:33 And the thing pleased the children of Israel; and the children
of Israel blessed God, and did not intend to go up against them in battle, to
destroy the land wherein the children of Reuben and Gad dwelt.

Joshua 22:34 And the children of Reuben and the children of Gad called the
altar Ed: for it shall be a witness between us that the LORD is God.

Joshua 23:1 And it came to pass a long time after that the LORD had given
rest unto Israel from all their enemies round about, that Joshua waxed old and
stricken in age.

Joshua 23:2 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:

Joshua 23:3 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.

Joshua 23:4 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.

Joshua 23:5 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.

Joshua 23:6 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;

Joshua 23:7 That ye come not among these nations, these that remain among
you; neither make mention of the name of their gods, nor cause to swear by them
, neither serve them, nor bow yourselves unto them:

Joshua 23:8 But cleave unto the LORD your God, as ye have done unto this
day.

Joshua 23:9 For the LORD hath driven out from before you great nations and
strong: but as for you, no man hath been able to stand before you unto this
day.

Joshua 23:10 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.

Joshua 23:11 Take good heed therefore unto yourselves, that ye love the LORD
your God.

Joshua 23:12 Else if ye do in any wise go back, and cleave unto the remnant
of these nations, even these that remain among you, and shall make marriages
with them, and go in unto them, and they to you:

Joshua 23:13 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.

Joshua 23:14 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 good things which the LORD your God spake concerning you;
all are come to pass unto you, and not one thing hath failed thereof.

Joshua 23:15 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 things, until he have destroyed you from off this good land
which the LORD your God hath given you.

Joshua 23:16 When ye have transgressed the covenant of the LORD your God,
which he commanded you, and have gone and served other gods, and bowed
yourselves to them; 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.

Joshua 24:1 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.

Joshua 24:2 And Joshua said unto all the people, Thus saith the LORD God of
Israel, Your fathers dwelt on the other side of the flood in old time, even
Terah, the father of Abraham, and the father of Nachor: and they served other
gods.

Joshua 24:3 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.

Joshua 24:4 And I gave unto Isaac Jacob and Esau: and I gave unto Esau mount
Seir, to possess it; but Jacob and his children went down into Egypt.

Joshua 24:5 I sent Moses also and Aaron, and I plagued Egypt, according to
that which I did among them: and afterward I brought you out.

Joshua 24:6 And I brought your fathers out of Egypt: and ye came unto the
sea; and the Egyptians pursued after your fathers with chariots and horsemen
unto the Red sea.

Joshua 24:7 And when they cried unto the LORD, he put darkness between you
and the Egyptians, 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.

Joshua 24:8 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.

Joshua 24:9 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:

Joshua 24:10 But I would not hearken unto Balaam; therefore he blessed you
still: so I delivered you out of his hand.

Joshua 24:11 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, and the Hittites, and the Girgashites, the Hivites, and the
Jebusites; and I delivered them into your hand.

Joshua 24:12 And I sent the hornet before you, which drave them out from
before you, even the two kings of the Amorites; but not with thy sword, nor
with thy bow.

Joshua 24:13 And I have given you a land for which ye did not labour, and
cities which ye built not, and ye dwell in them; of the vineyards and
oliveyards which ye planted not do ye eat.

Joshua 24:14 Now therefore fear the LORD, and serve him in sincerity and in
truth: and put away the gods which your fathers served on the other side of
the flood, and in Egypt; and serve ye the LORD.

Joshua 24:15 And if it seem evil unto you to serve the LORD, choose you this
day whom ye will serve; 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.

Joshua 24:16 And the people answered and said, God forbid that we should
forsake the LORD, to serve other gods;

Joshua 24:17 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 sight, and preserved us in all the way wherein we
went, and among all the people through whom we passed:

Joshua 24:18 And the LORD drave 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.

Joshua 24:19 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 your sins.

Joshua 24:20 If ye forsake the LORD, and serve strange gods, then he will
turn and do you hurt, and consume you, after that he hath done you good.

Joshua 24:21 And the people said unto Joshua, Nay; but we will serve the
LORD.

Joshua 24:22 And Joshua said unto the people, Ye are witnesses against
yourselves that ye have chosen you the LORD, to serve him. And they said, We
are witnesses.

Joshua 24:23 Now therefore put away, said he, the strange gods which are
among you, and incline your heart unto the LORD God of Israel.

Joshua 24:24 And the people said unto Joshua, The LORD our God will we
serve, and his voice will we obey.

Joshua 24:25 So Joshua made a covenant with the people that day, and set
them a statute and an ordinance in Shechem.

Joshua 24:26 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 LORD.

Joshua 24:27 And Joshua said unto all the people, Behold, this stone shall
be a witness unto us; for it hath heard all the words of the LORD which he
spake unto us: it shall be therefore a witness unto you, lest ye deny your
God.

Joshua 24:28 So Joshua let the people depart, every man unto his
inheritance.

Joshua 24:29 And it came to pass after these things, that Joshua the son of
Nun, the servant of the LORD, died, being an hundred and ten years old.

Joshua 24:30 And they buried him in the border of his inheritance in
Timnathserah, which is in mount Ephraim, on the north side of the hill of
Gaash.

Joshua 24:31 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.

Joshua 24:32 And the bones of Joseph, which the children of Israel brought
up out of Egypt, 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: and it became the inheritance of the children of Joseph.

Joshua 24:33 And Eleazar the son of Aaron died; and they buried him in a
hill that pertained to Phinehas his son, which was given him in mount Ephraim.

 

God's word to you ... The secret things belong unto the Lord our God: but those things which are revealed belong unto us and to our children for ever, that we may do all the words of this law.
 [Deuteronomy 29:29]

 

Questions to ask yourself while reading God's word:

Are you ready?


1) Do you have a "prepared heart" to seek God?

2) Have you found His Book?

3) Is your heart "fixed"? John 3:5 "born of water and of the Spirit"

4) Do you inquire of the LORD?

 "Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth" [2 Timothy 3:15]

5) Do you show forth your light by your good works?   "Let your light so shine..." [Matthew 5:16]

6) Are you openly, before all men, publishing your relationship to Jesus?   Do you possess "a good profession before many witnesses" ?  [1 Timothy 6:11-12]

 7) Are you following after righteousness, godliness, faith, love, patience, meekness?

8) Do you have a heart in communion with the Spirit of God in a celebration of a worship of praise?