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Moses' song, which setteth forth DEUTERONOMY. God's mercy and dengeance.
for all the evils which they shall have wrought, led him, he kept him as the apple of his eye.
in that they are turned unto other gods. Il As an eagle stirreth up her nest, fluttereth

19 Now therefore write ye this song for you, over her young, spreadeth abroad her wings,
and teach it the children of Israel: put it in taketh them, beareth them on her wings ;
their mouths, that this song may be a witness 12 So the LORD alone did lead him, and there
for me against the children of Israel.

was no strange god with him.
20 For when I shall have brought them into 13 He made him ride on the high places of the
the land which I sware unto their fathers, that earth, that he might eat the increase of the
lloweth with milk and honey; and they shall fields; and he made him to suck honey out of
Jiave eaten and filled themselves, and waxen the rock, and oil ont of the flinity rock;
fat; then will they turn unto other gods, and serve 14 Butter of kine, and milk of sheep, with fat
them, and provoke me, and break my covenant. of lambs, and rams of the breed of Bashan, and

21 And it shall come to pass, when many evils goats, with the fat of kidneys of wheat ; and and troubles are befallen ther, that this song thou didst drink the pure blood of the grape. shall testify against them as a witness: for it 15 1 But Jeshurun waxed fat, and kicked: thou shall not be forgotten out of the mouths of their art waxen fat, thou artgrown thick,thou art coverseed: for I know their imagination which they ed with fatness; then he forsook God which made go about, even now, before I have brought them him,and lightlyesteemed theRock ofhis salvation. into the land which I sware.

16 They provoked him to jealousy with strange 22 11 Moses therefore wrote this song the same gods, with abominations provoked they him to day, and taught it the children of Israel.

anger. 23 And he gave Joshua the son of Nun a charge, 17 They sacrificed unto devils, not to God; to and said, Bc strong and of a good courage: for gods whom they knew not, to new gods that came thou shalt bring the children of Israel into the land newly up, whom your fathers'foared not. which (sware unto them: and I will be with thee. 18 Of the Rock that begat thee thou art unmind

24 11 And it came to pass, when Moses had ful, and hast forgotten God that formed thee. made an end of writing the words of this law in 19 And when the LORD saw it, he abhorred a book, until they were finished,

them, because of the provoking of his sons, and 25 That Moses commanded the Levites which of his daughters. bare the ark of the covenant of the LORD, saying, 20 And he said, I will hide my face from them, I

26 Take this book of the law, and put it in the will see what their end shall be: for they are a very side of the ark of the covenant of the LORD your froward generation, children in whom is no faith. God, that it may be there for a witness against thec. 21 They have moved me to jealousy with that

27 For I know thy rebellion, and thy stiff neck: rohich is not God; they have provoked me to anbehold, while I am yet alive with you this day, ger with their vanities: and I will move them to ye have been rebellious against the LORD; and jealousy with those which are not a people ; I how much more after my death?

will provoke them to anger with a foolish nation. 28 Gather unto me all the elders of your tribes, 22 For a fire is kindled in mine anger, and shall and your officers, that I may speak these words in burn unto the lowest hell, and shall consume their ears, and call heaven and earth to record the earth with her increase, and set on fire the against them:

foundations of the mountains. 29 For I know that after my death ye will utter- 23 I will heap mischiefs upon them ; I will ly corrupt yourselves, and turn aside from the spend mine arrows upon them. way which I have commanded you; and evil 24 They shall be burnt with hunger, and devourwill befall you in the latter days; because ye ed with burning heat, and with bitter destrucwill do evil in the sight of the LORD, to provoke lion: I will also send the teeth of beasts upon doim to anger through the work of your hands. them, with the poison of serpents of the dust.

30 And Moses spake in the ears of all the con- 25 The sword without, and terror within, shall gregation of Israel the words of this song until destroy both the young man and the virgin, the they were ended.

suckling also with the man of gray hairs. CHAP. XXXII.

26 I said, I would scatter then into corners, I The song of Moses.

would make the remenibrance of them to ceaso G VIVE ear, O ye heavens, and I will speak; from among men;

and hear, 0 earth, the words of my mouth. 27 Were it not that I feared the wrath of the 2 My doctrine shall drop as the rain, my speech enemy,lest their adversaries should behave them. shall distil as the dew, as the small rain upon the selves strangely, and lest they should say, Our tender herb, and as the showers upon the grass: hand is high, and the LORD hath not done all this.

3 Because I will publish the name of the LORD: .28 For they are a nation void of counsel, neither ascribe ye greatness unto our God.

is there any understanding in them. 4 He is the Rock, his work is perfect: for all 29 Oh that they were wise, that they understood his ways are judgment: a God of truth and with this, that they would consider their latter end ! out iniquity, just and right is he.

30 How should one chase a thousand, and two 5 They have corrupted themselves, their spot put ten thousand to flight, except their Rock had is not the spot of his children: they are a per- sold them, and the LORD had shut them up ? verse and crooked generation.

31 For their rock is not as our Rock, even our
6 Do ye thus requite the LORD, O foolish people enemies themselves being judges:
and unwise ? is not hethy father that hath bought 32 For their vine is of the vine of Sodom, and
thee? hath he not made thee, and established thee? of the fields of Gomorrah: their grapes are

7 9 Remember the days of old, consider the years grapes of gall, their clusters are hitter :
of many generations: ask thy father, and he will 33 Their wine is the poison of dragons, and the
shew thee; thy elders, and they will tell thee. cruel venom of asps.

8 When the Most High divided to the nations 34 Is not this laid up in store with me, and
their inheritance, when he separated the sons of sealed up among my treasures ?
Adam, he set the bounds of the pecple accord-35 To me belongeth vengeance, and recompence;
ing to the number of the children of Israel. their foot shall slide in due time: for the day of

9 For the Lord's portion is his people ; Jacob their calanity is at hand, and the things that
is the lot of his inheritance.

shall coine upon them make haste. 10 He found him

in a desert land, and in the waste 36 For the Lord shall judge his people, and repent bowling wilderness; he led him about, he instruc-lhimself for his servanis; when he seeth that their

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Hoses sent up to mount Nebo. CHAP. XXXIII, XXXIV. The excellency of Istant power is gone, and there is none shut up, or left. and thy Urim be with thy holy one, whom thou 37 And he shall say, Where are their gods, didst prove at Massah, and with whom thou didst their rock in whom they trusted,

strive at the waters of Meribah; 38 Which did eat the fat of their sacrifices, and 9 Who said unto his father and to his mother, I drank the wine of their drink-offerings ? let them have not seen him, neither did he acknowledge rise up and help you, and be your protection. his brethren, nor knew hisown children: for they 39 See now that I, even I am he, and there is no have observed thy word, and kept thy covenani. god with me: I kill, and I make alive; I wound,,10 They shall teach Jacob thy judgments, and and I heal: neither is there any that can deliver Israel thy law; they shall put incense before thee, out of my hand.

and whole burnt sacrifice upon thine altar. 40 For I lift up my hand to heaven, and say, 1) 11 Bless, Lord, his substance, and acco.pt the live for ever.

work of his hands: smite through the loins of 41 If I whet my glittering sword, and my hand them that rise against him, and of them that hate take hold on judgment; I will render vengeance to him, that they rise not again. mine enemies, and will reward them that hate me. 12 11 And of Benjamin he said, The beloved of

42 I will make mine arrows drunk with blood, the Lord shall dwell in safety by him; and the and my sword shall devour flesh; and that with LORD shall cover him all the day long, and he the blood of the slain and of the captives from shall dwell between his shoulders. the beginning of revenges upon the enemy. 13 11 And of Joseph he said, Blessed of the LORD 43 Rejoice, ye nations, with his people: for be his land, for the precious things of heaven, för be will avenge the blood of his servants, and the dew, and for the deep that coucheth beneath, will render vengeance to his adversaries, and 14 And for the precious fruits brought forth by will be merciful unto his land, and to his people. the sun, and for the precious things put forth by

44 1 And Moses came and spake all the words the moon, of this song in the ears of the people, he and 15 And for the chief things of the ancient mounHoshea the son of Nun.

tains and for the precious things of the lasting hills, 45 And Moses made an end of spcaking all 16 And for the precious things of the earth and these words to all Israel:

fulness thereof, and for the good will of him that 46 And he said unto them, Set your hearts un- dwelt in the bush: let the blessing come upon to all the words which I testify among you this the head of Joseph, and upon the top of the head day, which ye shall command your children to of him that was separaied from his bretliren. observe to do, all the words of this law.

17 His glory is like the firstling of his bullock, 47 For it is not a vain thing for you: because and his horns are like the horns of unicorns : with It is your lite; and through this thing ye shall them he shall push the people together to the ends prolong your days in the land whither ye go over of the earth: and they are the ten thousands of Jordan to possess it.

Ephraim,and they are the thousands of Manasseh. 48 And the LORD spake unto Moses that self-18 11 And of Zebulun he said, Rejoice, Zebulun, same day, saying,

in thy going out ; and Issachar, in thy tents. 49 Get thee up into this mountain Abarim, unto 19 They shall call the people unto the mouniain; mount Nebo, which is in the land of Moab, that there they shall offer sacrifices of righteousness: is over against Jericho; and behold the land or for they shall suck of the abundance of the Canaan which I give unto the children of Israel seas, and of treasures hid in the sand. for a possession:

20 11 And of Gad he said, Blessed be he that en5C And die in the mount whither thou goest up, largeth Gad: he dwelleth as a lion, and teareth and be gathered unto thy people; as Aaron thy the arm with the crown of the head. brother died in mount Hor, and was gathered 21 And he provided the first part for himself, unto his people:

because there, in a portion of the lawgiver, was 51 Becaiise ye trespassed against me among the he seated : and he came with the heads of the children of Israel at the waters of Meribah-Ka- people, he executed the justice of the LORD, desh, in the wilderness of Zin; because ye sancti- and his judgments with Israel. fied me not in the midst of the children of Israel. 22 1 And of Dan he said, Dan is a lion's whelp:

52 Yet thou shalt see the land before thee, but he shan leap from Bashan. thou shalt not go thither unto the land which I 23 11 And of Naphtali le said, O Naphtali, satisgive the children of Israel.

fied with favour, and full with the blessing of CHAP. XXXII.

the Lord, possess thou the west and the south. Moses blesseth the tribes.

24 1 And of Asher he said, Let Asher be blessed A to his bre

man of God blessed the children of Israel thren, and let him dip his foot in oil. before his death.

25 Thy shoes shall be iron and brass ; and as 2 And he said, The LORD came from Sinai, and thy days, so shall thy strength be. rose.up froin Seir unto them; he shined forth 26 91 There is none like unto the God of Jeshufrom niount Paran, and he came with ten thou-run, who rideth upon the heaven in thy help, sands of saints : froin his right hand went a and in his excellency on the sky. fiery law for them.

27 The eternal God is thy refuge, and under3 Yea, he loved the people; all his saints are neath are the everlasting arms: and he shall in thy hand : and they sat down at thy feet; thrust out the enemy from before thee; and every one shall receive of thy words.

shall say, Destroy them. 4 Moses commanded us a law ; even the inheri- 28 Israel then shall dwell in safety alone; the Lance of the congregation of Jacob.

fountain of Jacob shall be upon a land of corn 5 And he was king in Jeshurun, when the and wine, also his heavens shall drop down dew. heads of the people and the tribes of Israel were 29 Happy art thou, O Israel: who is like unto gathered together.

thee, o people saved by the LORD, the shield of 6 11 Let Reuben live, and not die; and let not thy help, and who is the sword of thy excellency ! bis men be few.

and thine enemies shall be found liars unto thee; 711 And this is the blessing of Judah: and he said, and thou shait tread upon their high places. Hear, LORD, the voice of Judah, and bring him

CHAP. XXXIV. unto his people: let his hands be sufficient for Moses vieweth the promised land. him, and he thou a help to him fromhis enemirim! A unto the mountain of Nebo,

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The death of Moses.

JOSHUA.

Joshua succeedeth kim gah, that is over against Jericho: and the LORD years old when he died: his eye was not dim, shewed bin all the land of Gilead, untn Dan, nor his natural force abated.

2 And all Naplitali, and the land of Eplıraim,.8 ! And the children of Israel wept for Mosca and Manasseli, and all the land of Judah, unto in the plains of Moab thirty days: so the days the utmost sea,

of weeping and mourning for Moses were ended. 3 And the south, and the plain of the valley of 9 9 and Joshua the son of Nun was full of the Jericho, the city of palm-trees, unto Zoar. spirit of wisdom; for Moses had laid his hands

4 And the Lord said unto him, This is the land upon him, and the children of Israel hearkened which I sware Into Abraham, unto Isaac, and unto him, and did as the LORD conimanded Moses. unto Jacob, saying, I will give it unto thy seed :,10 ! And there arose not a prophet since in I have caused inee to see it with thine eyes, but Israel like unto Moses, whom the LORD knew thou shalt not go over thither

face to face, 5 11 So Moses the servant of the LORD dica 11 In all the signs and the wonders which the there in the land of Moab, according to the word LORD spuit him to do in the land of Egypt to of the LORD.

Pharaoh, and to all his servants, and to all his 6 11 And he buried him in a valley in the land land; of Moab, over against Beth-peor: but no man 12 And in all that mighty hand, and in all the knoweth of his sepulchre unto this day. great terror which Moses shewed in the sight of 71 And Moses was a hundred and twentylall Israel.

| The Book of JOSHUA. CHAP. I.

15 Until the Lord have given your brethren Joshua succeedeth Moses.

rest, as he hath given you, and they also have of the Lorn, it came to pass, that the LORD giveth them: then ye shall return unto the land spake unto Joshua the son of Nun, Moses' min- of your possession, and enjoy is, which Moses ister, saying,

the Lord's servant gave you on this side Jordan 2. Moses my servant is dead; now therefore toward the sun-rising. arise, go over this Jordan, thou and all this peo-16 11 And they answered Joshua saying, All ple, unto the land which I do give to them, even that thou commandest us, we will do, and to the children of Israel.

whithersoever thou sendest us, we will go. 3 Every place that the sole of your foot shall 17 According as we hearkened unto Nioses in tread upon, that have I given unto you, as all things, so will we hearken unto thee: only the said unto Moses.

LORD thy God be with thee, as he was with Moses. 4 From the wilderness and this Lebanon even 18 Whosoever he be that doth rebel against thy unto the great river, the river Euphrates, all the commandment, and will not hearken into thy land of the Ilintites, and unto the great sea loward words in all that thou commandest him, he shall the going down of the sun, shall be your coast. be put to death: only be strong and of a good

5 There shall not any man be able to stand be- courage. fore ibee all the days of thy life: as I was with

CHAP. II. Moses, .80 I will be with ihee: I will not fail

Rahab receiveth the spies. thee, nor forsake thee. 6 Re strong and or a good courage: for unto this AND Joshua the son of Niin sent out of Shit

tim two men to spy secretly, saying, Go people shali thou divide for an inheritance the view the land, even Jericho. And they went, land which isware unto their fatherstogive them. and came into a harlot's house, nanied Rahab,

7 Only be thou strong and very courageous, that and lodged there.
thou mayest observe todo according to all the law 2. And it was told the king of Jericho, saying,
which Moses my servant commanded thee: turn Behold, there came men in hither to-night of the
not from it to the right hand or lo the left, that children of Israel, to search out the country.
thou mayest prosper wlithersoever thou goest. 3 And the king of Jericho sent unto Rahab,

8 This book of ile law shall not depart out of saying, Bring forth the men that are come to
thy mouth; but thou shalt meditate therein day thee, which are entered into thy house: for they
and miglit, that thou mayest observe to do ac- be come to search out all the country.
cording to all that is written therein: for then! 4 And the woman took the two men, and hid
thou shali make thy way prosperous and then them, and said thus, There came men unto me,
lliou shalt have good success.

but I wist not whence they were :
9 Hlave not I commanded thee? Be strong and 5 And it came to pass about the time of shutting
of a good courage; be not afraid, weither be thou of the gate, when it was dark, that the nien went
dismayed: for the Lord thy God is with thee out: whither the men went, I wou not: pursue
whithersoever thou goest.

after them quickly; for ye shall overtake theni. 10 41 Then Joshua commanded the officers of 6 But she had doronghi them up to the roof of the people, saying,

the house, and hid them with the stalks of flax, 11 Pass through the host and command the which sie had laid in order upon the roof. people, saying, Prepare you victuals; for within 7 And the men pursued after them the way to three days ye shall pass over this Jordan, to go Jordan unto the fords: and as soon as they in lo possess the land which the LORD your God which pursued after them were gone out, they givetli you lo possess li.

shut the gate. 12 11 And to the Reubeniles, and to the Gadites,| 8 11 And before they were rain down, she came and to half the tribe of Manasseh, spake Joshua, lup 11010 them upon the roof; saving,

9 And she said unto the men, I know that the 13 Remember the word which Moses the ser- LORV hath gives you the land, and that yonr vant of the LORD commanded you, saying, The terror is fallen upon us, and that all the inhabi. LORD your God hath given you rest, and hath tants of the land faint because of you. given you this land.

10 For we have heard how the Lurodried up the 14 Your wives, your little oues, and your cattle water of the Reci sea for you, when ye canie Out shall remain in the land which Moses gave you of Egyr!; and what ye did unto the iwo kings of on this side Jorilan; but ye shall pass before the Aniorites that were on the other side Jordan, your brethren arined, all the mighty men of Sition and Og, whom ye wierly destroyed. valour, and help them;

11 And as soon as we had heard these things

The return of the two spies.

CHAP. IU; IV.

The waters of Jordan diordes our hearts did melt, neither did there remain any 7 HAnd the LORD said unto Joshua; This day more courage in any man, because of you: for will I begin to magnify thce in the sight of all the LORD your God, he is God in heaven above, Israel, that they may know that as I was with and in earth beneath.

Moses, so I will be with thee. 12 Now therefore, I pray you, swear unto me 8 And thou shalt command the priests that bear by the Lord, since I have shewed you kindness, the ark of the covenant, saying, When ye are that ye will also ghew kindness unto my father's come to the brink of the water of Jordan, ye shall bouse, and give me a true token:

stand sti!) in Jordan. 13 And that ye will save alive my father, and my 991 And Joshua said unto the children of Israel, mother, and my brelltren, and my sisters, and all Come hither, and hear the words of the LORD what they have, and deliver our lives from death. your God.

14 And the men answered her, Our lite for 10 And Joshua said, Hereby ye shall know that yours, if ye utter not this our business. And it the living God is among you, and that he will shall be, when the Lord hath given is the land, without fail drive out from before you the Canaanthat we will deal kindly and truly with thee. ites, and the Hillites, and the Hivites, and the

15 Then she let them down by a cord through Perizzites, and the Girgashites, and the Amorites, the window : for her liorise dus upon the town- and the Jebusites. wall, and she dweli mpon the wall.

11 Behold, the ark of the covenant of the LORD 16 And she said unto theln, Get you to the orall the earth passeth over before you into Jordan. mountain, lest the pursuers meet you; and hide 12 Now therefore take you twelve men out of yourselves there three days, until the pursuers be the tribes of Israel, out of every tribe a man. returned: and afterward may ye go your way. 13 And it shall come to pass, as soon as the soles

17 And the men said unto iner, We will be of the feet of the priests that bear the ark of the blameless of this thine oath which thou bast LORD, the Lord of all the earth, shall rest in the made us swear.

waters of Jordan, that the waters of Jordan shall 18 Behold, when we come into the land, thou be cut off from the waters that come down from shalt bind this line of scarlet thread in the win- above; and they shall stand upon a heap. dow which thou didst let us down by: and thou 14 11 And it came to pass, when the people reslalt bring thy father, and ily mother, and thy moved from their tents to pass over Jordan, and brethren, and all thy later's household home the priests bearing the ark of the covenant beunto thee.

fore the people; 19 And it shall be, that whosoever shall go out 15 And as they that bare the ark were come of the doors of thy house into the street, his unto Jordan, and the feet of the priests that bare blood shall be upon his head, and we will be the ark were dipped in the briin of the water, guiltless : and whosoever shall be with thee in (for Jordan overfloweth all his banks all the time the house, his blood shall be on our head, it any of harves:,) hand be upon him.

16 That the waters which came down from above 20 And if thou ulier this our business, then we stood and rose up upon a leap very far froin the will be quit of thinc oatlı which thou last made city Adam, that is beside Zaretan; and those us to swear.

that came down toward the sea of the plain, even 21 And she said, According unto your words, so the salt sea, failed, and were cut off: and the beit. And she sent them away, and they departed: people passed over right agaiust Jericho. and she bound the scarlet line in the window. 17 And the priests that bare the ark of the cov22 And they went, and came unto the mountain, enant of the LORD stood firin on dry ground in and abode there three days, until the pursuers the midst of Jordan, and all the Israélites passed were returned: and the pursuers sought then over on dry ground, until all the people were throughout all the way, but found them not. passed clean over Jordan. 23 1 So the two men returned, and descended

CHAP. IV. from the utvuntain, and passed over, and came The people pass over Jordan. to al betea the son of Nun, and told him all things Acredit came to pass, wbrencall the people were 24 And they said unto Joshua, Truly the LORD spake unto Joshua, saying, hath delivered into our hands all the land; for ? Take you twelve nien out of the people, out even all the inhabitants of the country do faint of every tribe: a man, because of us.

3 And command ye them, saying, Take you CHAP. III.

hence out of the unidst of Jordan, out of the place Joshua cometh to Jordan.

where the priests' feet stood firm, twelve stones, A

ND Joshua rose early in the morning; and and ye shall carry themover with you, and leave

they removed from Shittim, and came to them in the lodging-place where ye shall lodge Jordan, he and all the children of Israel, and this night. lodged there before they passed over.

4 Then Joshua called the twelve men, whom 2 And it came to pass after three days, that the he had prepared of the children of Israel, out of officers went through the host ;

every tribe a man: 3 And they commanded the people, saying, When 5 And Joshua said unto them, Pass over before ye see the ark of the covenant of the Lord your the ark of the LORD your God into the midst of God, and the priests the Levites bearing it, ihen Jordan, and take you up every man of you a ye shall remove from your place, and go aiter it. stone upon his shoulder, according unto the nun

4 Yet there shall be a space between you and it, ber of the tribes of the children of Israel : about iwo thousand cubits by measure: come 6 That this may be a sign among you, thut when not near unto it, that ye may know the way by your children ask their fathers in time to come, which ye must go; for ye have not passed this saying, What mean ye by these stones ? way heretofore.

7 Then ye shall answer then, That the waters 5 And Joshua said unto the people, Sanctify of Jordan were cut off before the ark of the cove. yourselves: for to-morrow the LORD will do won-nant of the LORD; when it passed over Jordan, ders anjong you.

the waters of Jordan were cut off: and these 6 And Joshua spake unto the priests, saying, ston's shall be for a memorial unto tie children Take up the ark of the covenant, and pass over of Israel for ever. before the people. And they took up the ark of 8 And the children of Israel did so as Joshua the covenant, and went before the people. Icommanded, and look up twelve stones out of

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JOSHUA

An angel appeareth to Joshua. the midst of Jordan, as the LORD spake unto the wilderness by the way as they came forth out Joshua, according to the number of the tribes or of Egypt, them they had not circumcised. the children of Israel, and carried them over 6 For the children of Israel walked forty years with them unto the place where they lodged, in the wilderness, till all the people that were and laid them down there.

men of war which came out of Egypt were con9 And Joshua set up twelve stones in the midst sumed, because they obeyed not the voice of of Jordan, in the place where the feet of the the LORD: unto whom the LORD sware that be priests which bare the ark of the covenant stood : would not shew them the land which the LORD and they are there unto this day.

sware unto their fathers that he would give us, 10 1 For the priests which bare the ark stood in a land that floweth with milk and honey. the midst of Jordan, until everything was finished 7 and their children, whom he raised up in their that the LORD commanded Joshua to speak unto stead, them Joshua circumcised: for they were the people, according to all that Moses'cominand- uncircumcised, because they had not circumcied Joshua: and the people basted and passed sed them by the way. over.

8 And it came to pass when they had done cir.
11 And it came to pass, when all the people were cumcising all the people, that they abode in their
clean passed over, that the ark of the LORD passcd places in the camp, till they were whole.
over, and the priests in the presence of the people. 9 And the LORD said unto Joshua, This day

12 And the children of Reuben, and the children have I rolled away the reproach of Egypt from
of Gad, and half the tribe of Manusseh, passed off you : Wlierefore the name of the place is
over armed before the children of Israel, as Moses called Gilgal unto this day.
spake unto them:

10 11 And the children of Israel encamped in 13 About forty thousand prepared for war, pass- Gilgal, and kept the passover on the fourteenth ed over before the LORD unto battle, to the plains day of the month at even in the plains of Jericho. of Jericho.

11 And they did eat of the old corn of the land 14 1 On that day the LORD magnified Joshua on the niorrow after the passover, unleavened in the sight of all Israel, and they feared him as cakes and parched corn in the self-same day. they feared Moses, all the days of his life. 12 11 And the manna ceased on the morrow after 15 And the LORD spake unto Joshua, saying, they had eaten of the old corn of the lowed; neither 16 Command the priests that bear the ark of the had the children of Israel manna any more; but testiinony, that they come up out of Jordan. they did eat of the fruit of the land of Canaan

17 Joshua therefore commanded the priests, say- that year. ing, Come ye up out of Jordan.

13 11 And it came to pass when Joshua was by 18 And it came to pass, when the priests that bare Jericho, that he lifted up his cyès and looker, the ark of the covenant of the LORD were come and behold, there stood a man over against him. up out of the midst of Jordan, and the sules of the with his sword drawn in his hand : and Joshua priests' feet were listed up unto the dry land, that went unto him, and said unto himn, Art thou for the waters of Jordan returned unto their place, us, or for our adversaries? and flowed over all his banks, as they did before. 14 And he said, Nay; but as captain of the host 19 si And the people came up out of Jordan on of the Lord am I now come. And Joshua fell on the tenth day of the first month, and encamped his face to the earth, and did worship, and said in Gilgal, in the east border of Jericho. 1 unto hini, What saith my lord unto his servant ?

20 91 And those lwelve stones which they took 15 And the captain of the Lord's host said unto
out of Jordan, did Joshua pitch in Gilgal. Joshua, Loose ihy shoe from off thy foot, for the

21 And he spake unto thechildren of Israel, say place whereon thou standest is holy: and Joshua
ing, When your children shall ask their fathers in did so.
time to coine, saying, What mean these stones?

CHAP. VI. 22 Then ye shall let your children know, saying,

Jericho besieged and taken.
Israel came over this Jordan on dry land.
23 For the LORD your God dried up the waters

OW Jericho was straitly shut up, because of
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the children of Israel: none went out, and
of Jordan from before yon, until ye wcre passed nune came in.
over, as the LORD your God did to the Red sea, ? And the LORD said unto Joshua, See, I have
which he dried up from before us, until we were given into thy hand Jericho, and the king there-
gone over:

of, and the mighty men of valour. 24 That all the people of the earth might know 3 And ye shall compass the city, all ye men of the hand of the LORD, that it is inighty: that ye war, and go round about the city once: thus might fear the Lord your God for ever. shalt thou do six days. CHAP. V.

4 And seven priests shall bear before the ark Joskua renewcth circumcision.

seven trumpets of rams' horns: and the seventh A , and

Amorites which were on the side of Jordan the priests shall blow with the trumpets. Westward, and all the kings of the Canaanites! 5 And it shall come to pass, thai when they which were by the sea, heard that the LORD had make a long blast with the ram's horn, and when dried up the waters of Jordan from before the chil- ye hear the sound of the trumpet, all the people dren of Israel, until we were passed over, that shall shout with a great shout: and the wall of their he melted ; neither was the spirit in the city shall tall down flat, and the people shall them any more, because of the children of Israel. ascend up every man straight before him. 2 1 At that time the LORD said unto Joshua, 6 11 And Joshua the son of Nun called the priests, Make thee sharp knives, and circumcise again and said unto them, Take up the ark of the covethe childrer of Istael the second time.

nant, and let seven priests bear seven trumpets 3 And Joshua made him sharp knives, and cir- of rams' horns before the ark of the LORD. cumcised the children of Israck at the hill of the 7 And he said unto the people, Pass on, and foreskins.

compass the city, and let him that is armed pass 4 And this is the cause why Joshua did circum- on before the ark of the LORD. cise All the people that came out of Egypt, that 811 And it came to pass, when Joshua had spoken uerc males, even all the menorwardied in the wih unto the people, that the seven priests bearing the derness by the way, after they came out of Egypt. seven trumpels of rans' horns passed on before 5 Now all the people that came out were cir- the LORD, and blew with the trumpets : and the but all the people that were born in ark of the covenant of the LORD followed them.

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cumcised;

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