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The Israelites rest from war.

CHAP. XXII.

The altar of testimony 2011 And the families of the children of Kohath, have obeyed my voice in all that I commanded you: the Levites which remained of the children of 3 Ye have not let your brethren these many Kohath, even they had the cities of their loi out days unto this day, but have kept the charge of of the tribe of Ephraim.

the commandinent of the LORD your God. 21 For they gave them Sliechem with her sub- 4 And now the LORD your God hath

given rest urbs in inouni Ephraim, to be a city of refuge unto your brethren, as he promised them : therefor the slayer; and Gezer with her suburbs, fore now return ye, and get you unto your tents, 22 And Kibzaim with her suburbs, and Beth- and unto the land of your possession, which Mohoron with her suburbs; four cities.

ses the servant of the LORD gave you on the 23 And out of the tribe of Dan, Eltekeh with other side Jordan. her suburbs, Gibbethon with her suburbs, 5 But take diligent heed to do the command

A4Aijalon with her suburbs, Gath-riminon with ment and the law, which Moses the servant of her suburbs ; four cities.

the LORDcharged you, to love the LORD your God. 25 And out of the half-tribe of Manasseh, Ta- and to walk in all his ways, and to keep his coinnach with her suburbs, and Gath-riminon, with mandments, and to cleave unto him, and to serve her suburbs; two cities.

him with all your heart, and with all your soula 26 All the cities were ten with their suburbs, 6 So Joshua blessed them, and sent them away; for the families of the children of Kohath thai and they went unto their tents. remained.

71 Nove to the one half of the tribe of Manas27 | And unto the children of Gershon, of the seh, Moses had given pussession in Bashan: but families of the Levites, out of the other half-tribe unto the other half thereof gave Joshua among of Manasseh they gave Golan in Bashan with their brethren on this side Jordan westward. her suburbs, to be a city of refuge for the slayer, And when Joshua sent them away also unto and Beesh-terah with her suburbs; two cities. their tents, then he blessed them,

28 And out of the tribe of Issachar, Kishon 8 And he spake unto them, saying, Return with with her suburbs, Dabareh with her suburbs, much riches unto your tents, and with very much 29 Jarmuth with her suburbs, En-ganniin with cattle, with silver, and with gold, and with brass, her suburbs; four cities.

and with iron, and with very much raiinent: di30 And out of the tribe of Asher, Mishal with vide the spoil of your enemies with your brethren. her suburbs, Abdon with her suburbs,

911 And the children of Reuben, and the children 31 Helkath with her suburbs, and Rehob with of Gad, and the half-tribe of Manasseh returned, her suburbs; four cities.

and departed from the children of Israel out oi 32 And out of the tribe of Naphtali, Kedesh in Shiloh, which is in the land of Canaan, to go Galilee with her suburbs, to be a city of refuge unto the country of Gilead, to the land of their posfor the slayer; and Hammoth-dor with her sub- session, whereof they were possessed, according urbs, and Kartan with her suburbs; three cities. to the word of the Lord by the hand of Moses. 33 All the cities of the Gershonites, according 10 | And when they came unto the borders of lo their families, were thirteen cities with their Jordan, that are in the land of Canaan, the chilsuburbs.

dren of Reuben, and the children of Gad, and 34 11 And unto the families of the children of the half-tribe of Manasseh built there an altar Merari, the rest of the Levites, out of the tribe by Jordan, a great altar to see to. of Zebulun, Jokneam with her suburbs, and 111 And the children of Israel heard say, Behold, Kartah with her suburbs,

the children of Reuben, and the children of Gad, 35 Dimnah with her suburbs, Nahalal with her and the half-tribe of Manasseh, have built an altar suburbs; four cities.

over against the land of Canaan, in the borders of 36 And out of the tribe of Reuben, Bezer with Jordanr, at the passage of the children of Israel. her suburbs, and Jahazah with her suburbs, 12 And when the children of Israel heard of it, 37 Kedemoth with her suburbs, and Mephaath the whole congregation of the children of Israel with her subúrbs; four cities.

gathered themselves together at Shiloh, to go up 38 And out of the tribe of Gad, Rainoth in Gilead to war against them. with her suburbs, to be a city of refuge for the 13 And the children of Israel sent unto the chilslayer; and Mahanaim with her suburbs, dren of Reuben, and to the children of Gad, and

39 Heshbon with her suburbs, Jazer with her to the half-tribe of Manasseh into the land of suburbs; four cities in all.

Gilead, Phinehas the son of Eleazar the priest. 40 So all the cities for the children of Merari by 14 And with him ten princes, of each chiet their families, which were remaining of the fami- house a prince throughout all the tribes of Israel; lies of the Levites, were by their lot iwelve cities. and each one was a head of tire house of their 41 All the cities of thin Levites within the pos- fathers among the thousands of Israel. session of the children of Israel were forty and 15 And they came unto the children of Rentcight cities with their suburbs.

ben, and to the children of Gad, and to the half42 These cities were every one with their sub-tribe of Manasseh, unto the land of Gilead, and urbs round about them. Thus were all these cities. they spake with them, saying, 4391 And the LORD gave unto Israel all the 16 Thus saith the whole congregation of the land which he sware to give unto their fathers: LORD, What trespass is this that ye have comand they possessed it, and dwelt therein. mitted against the God of Israel, lo turn away

44 And the LORD gave them rest round about, this day from following uie LORD, in that yo according to all that he sware unto their fathers : have builded you an altar, that ye might rebel and there stood not a man of all their enemies this day against the LORD? before them; the Lord delivered all their ene- 17 Is the iniquity of Peor too little for us, from mies into their hand.

which we are not cleansed until this day, al45 There failed not aught of any good thing though there was a plague in the congregation which the LORD had spoken unto the house of of the LORD, Israel; all came to pass.

18 But that ye must turn away this day from fol. CHAP. XXII.

lowing the LORD ? and it will be, seeing ye rebel The two tribes and a half dismissed. 10-day against the LORD, that to-morrow he will

Gadites, and the half-tribe of Manasseh, 19 Notwithstanding, if the land of your posses2 And said unto them, Ye have kept all that Mo-sion be unclean, then pass ye over unto the land ses the servant of the LORD coinmanded you, and of the posscasion of the LORD, wherein the

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Reasons for building the altar.

JOSHUA.

Promises and threatnings LORD's tabernacle dwelleth, and take possession all their enemies round about, that Joshua waramong us: but rebel not against the Lord, nored old and stricken in age. rebel against us, in building you an altar besides 2 And Joshua called for all Israel, and for their the altar of the LORD our God.

elders, and for their heads, and for their judges, 20 Did not Achan the son of Zerah commit a and for their officers, and said unto them, I am trespass in the accursed thing, and wrath fell on old and stricken in age: all the congregation of Israel ? and that man. 3 And ye have seen al' that the LORD your God perished not alone in his iniquity.

hath done unto all these nations because of you; 21 1 Then the children of Reuben, and the chil- for the LORD your God is he that hath fought dren of Gad, and the half tribe of Manasseh for you. answered, and said unto the heads of the thou- 4 Behold, I have divided unto you by lot these sands of Israel,

nations that remain, to be an inheritance for 22 The LORD God of gods, the LORD God of your tribes, from Jordan, with all the nations that gods, he knoweth, and Israel he shall know; if I have cut off

, even unto the great sea westward. it be in rebellion, or if in transgression against 5 And the LORD your God, he shall expel them the Lord, (save us not this day,)

from before you, and drive them from out of 23 That we have built us an altar to turn from fol- your sight ; and ye shall possess their land, as lowing the LORD, or is to offer thereon burnt-offer- the LORD your God hath promised unto you. ing, or meat-offering, or if to offer peace-offerings 6 Be ye therefore very courageous to keep and thereon, let the Lord himself require it; to do all that is written in the book of the law

24 And if we have not rather done it for fear of of Moses, that ye turn not aside therefroin to this thing, saying, In time to come your children the right hand or to the left; might speak unto our children, saying, What? That ye come not among these nations, these have ye to do with the LORD God of Israel ? that remain among you; neither make mention 25 For the LORD hath made Jordan a border of the name of their gods, nor cause to swear between us and you, ye children of Reuben and by them, neither serve them, nor bow yourselves children of Gad; ye have no part in the Lord. unto them: So shall your children make our children cease 8 But cleave unto the LORD your God, as ye from fearing the Lord.

liave done unto this day. 26'Therefore we said, Let us now prepare to build 9 For the LORD hath driven out from before you us an altar, not for burnt-offering, nor for sacritice: grcat nations and strong: but as for you, no man

27 But that it may be a witness between us, and liath been able to stand before you unto this day. you, and our generations after us, that we might 10 One man of you shall chase a thousand : for do the service of the Lord before him with our the LORD your God, he it is that fighteth for you, burnt-offerings, and with our sacrifices, and as he hath promised you. with our peace-offerings; that your children 11 Take good heed therefore unto yourselves, may not say to our children in time to come, Ye that ye love the LORD your God. have no part in the Lord.

12 Else if ye do in any wise go back, and cleave 28 Therefore said we, that it shall be, when they unto the reinnant of these nations, even these that should so say to us or to our generations in time remain among you, and shall nake marriages to coine, that we may say again, Behold the with them,

and go in unto them, and they to you ! pattern of the altar of the LORD, which our fa. 13 Know for a certainty that the LORD your God ihers made, not for burnt-offerings, nor for sacri- will no more drive out any of these nations from tices; but it is a witness between us and you. before you: but they shall be snares and traps un

29 God forbid that we should rebel against the to you, and scourges in your sides, and thorns in Lord, and turn this day from following the LORD, your cycs, until yc perish from off this good land to build an altar for burnt-offerings, for meat-of- which the Lord your God hath given you. ferings, or for sacrifices, besides the altar of the 14 And behold, this day I am going the way of Lord our God that is before his tabernacle.

the earth; ar ye know in all your hearts and 30 1 And when Phinehas the priest, and the in all your souls, that not one thing hath failed princes of the congregation, and heads of the of all the good things which the Lord your God thousands of Israel which were with him, heard spake concerning you ; all are come to pass unto the words that the children of Reuben, and the you, and not one thing hath failed thereof. children of Gad, and the children of Manasseh 15 Therefore it shall come to pass, that as all spake, it pleased them.

good things are come upon you, which the LORD
31 And i'hinehas the son of Eleazar the priest your God promised you ; so snall the Lord bring
said unto the children of Reuben, and to the chil- upon you all evil things, until he have destroyed
dren of Gad, and to the children of Manasseh, you from off this good land which the LORD
This day we perceive that the LORD is among your God hath given you.
us, because ye have not committed this trespass 16 When ye have transgressed the covenant of
against the Lord: now ye have delivered the the LORD your God, which he conwanded you,
children of Israel out of the hand of the Lord. and have gone and served other gods, and bow

32 11 And Phinehas the son of Eleazar the priest, ed yourselves to them; then shall the anger of
and the princes, returned from the children of the Lord be kindled against you, and ye shall
Reuben, and from the children of Gad, out of the perish quickly from off the good land which he
land of Gilead, unto the land of Canaan, to the hath given unto you.
children of Israel, and brought them word again.

CHAP. XXIV.
33 And the thing pleased the children of Israel; Joshua relatcth God's benefits.
and the children of Israel blessed God, and did ND Joshua gathered all the tribes of Israel
not intend to go up against them in battle, to to Shechem, and called for the elders of Is-
destroy the land wherein the children of Reuben rael, and for their heads and for their judges,
and Gad dwelt.

and for their officers; and they presented them34 And the children of Reuben and the children selves before God. of Gad called the altar Ed: for it shall be a wit- 2 And Joshua said unto all the people, This liess between us that the lord is God. saith the LORD God of Israel, Your fathers dwelt CHAP. XXIII.

on the other side of the flood in old uime, eren Joshua erhortcth the Israelites. Terah, the father of Abraham, and the father NI) it came to pass, a long time after that of Nachor: and they served other gods. the LORD had given rest unto Israel from 3 And I took your father Abraham from the

The covenant renewed.

CHAP. XXIV.

Joshua's age and death. other side of the flood, and led him throughout from the house of bondage, and which did those all the land of Canaan, and multiplied his seed, great signs in our sight, and preserved us in all and gave him Isaac.

the way wherein we went, and among all the 4 And I gave unto Isaac Jacob and Esan: and people ihrough whom we passed : I gave unto Esau mount Seir, to possess it; but 18 And the Lord drave out from before us all Jacob and his children went down into Egypt. the people, even the Anorites which dwelt in 5 I sent Moses also and Aaron, and I plagued the land : therefore will we also serve the LORD; Egypt, according to that which I did among for lie is our God. theni : and afterward I brought you out. 19 And Joshua said unto the people, Ye cannot 6 And I brought your fathers out of Egypt: and serve the LORD: for he is a holy God: lie is a ye came unto ihe sea; and the Egyptians pur- jealous God; he will not forgive your transgressued after your fathers with chariots and horse- sions, nor your sins. men unto the Red sea.

20 If ye forsake the Lord, and serve strange 7 And when they cried unto the LORD, he put gods, lien he will turn and do you huri, and darkness between you and the Egyptians, and consume you, after that he hath done you good. brought the sea upon them, and covered them; 21 And the people said unto Joshua, Nay; but and your eyes have scen what I have done in we will serve the LORD. Egypt: and ye dwelt in the wilderness a long 22 And Joshua said unto the people, Ye are wilseason.

nesses against yourselves that ye have chosen 8 And I brought you into the land of the Amo- you the LORD, to serve him. And they said, I'e rites, which dwelt on the other side Jordan; and use witnesses. they fought with you: and I gave them into your 23 Now therefore put away (said he) the strange hand, that ye might possess their land ; and I gods which are among you, and incline your heart destroyed them from before you.

unto the Lord God of Israel. 9 Then Balak the son of Zippor, king of Moab, 24 And the people said unto Joshua, The LORD arose and warred against Israel, and sent and our God will ive serve, and his voice will we obey. called Balaam the son of Beor to curse you: 25 So Joshua made a covenant with the people 10 But I would not hearken unto Balaam; that day, and set them a statute and an ordinatice therefore he blessed you still: so I delivered you in Shechem. out of his hand.

26 11 And Joshua wrote these words in the book 11 And ye went over Jordan, and came unto of the law of God, and took a great stone, and Jericho: and the men of Jericho fought against set it up tliere under an oak dat was by the you, the Amorites, and the Perizzites, and the sanctuary of the Lord. Canaanites, and the Hittites, and the Girgashites,1.27 1 And Joshua said unto all the people, Bethe Hivites, and the Jebusites, and I delivered hold, this stone shall be a witness unto us; for them into your liand.

it hath heard all the words of the LORD which 12 And 1 sent the hornet before you, which he spake unto us: it shall be therefore a witness drave them out from before you, even ihe two unto you, lest ye deny your God. kings of the Amorites: but not with thy sword, 28 So Joshua let the peoplc depart, every man nor with thy bow.

unto his inheritance. 13 And I have given you a land for which ye 29 And it came to pass after these things, that did not labour, and cities which ye built not, and Joshua the son of Nun the servant of the LORD ye dwell in them; of the vineyards and olive- died, being a hundred and ten years old. yards which ye planted not do ye cat.

30 And they buried him in the border of his in14 1 Now therefore fear the Lord, and serve heritance in Timnath-scrah, which

is in mount him in sincerity and in truth; and put away the Ephraim, on the north side of the bill of Gaash. gods which your fathers served on the other side of 31 And Israel served the LORD all the days of the flood, and in Egypt; and serve ye the LORD. Joshua, and all the days of the elders that over15 And if it seem evil unto you to serve the lived Joshua, and which had known all the works Lord, choose you this day whom ye will serve, of the LORD that he had done for Israel. whellier the gods which your fathers served

thai 32 And the bones of Josephi, which the children were on the other side of the flood, or the gods of of Israel brought up out of Egypt, buried they in the Amorites in whose land ye dwell : but as for Shechem, in a parcel of ground which Jacob me and my house, we will serve the LORD. bought of the sons of Hamor the father of She 16 And the people answered, and said, God for-chein for a hundred pieces of silver; and it bebid that we should forsake the LORD, to serve came the inheritance of the children of Joseph. other gods;

33 And Eleazar the son of Aaron died; and they 17 For the LORD our God, he it that brought buried him in a hill that pertained to Phinehas us up, and our fathers, out of the land of Egypt, his son, which was given him in mount Ephraim.

| The Book of JUDGES. CHAP. I.

6 But Adoni-bezek fled; and they pursued after The acts of Judah and Simeon. him, and caught hin, and cut off his thumbs and NO COW after the death of Joshua it came to his great toes.

pass, that the children of Israel asked the .? And Adoni-bezek said, 'Threescore and ten JORD, saying, Who shall go up for us against kings, having their thumbs and their great toes the Canaanites first to fight against them? cut oil, gathered their meat under my table; as I

2 And the LORD said, Judah shall go np: be- have done, so God hath :cquited me. And they hold, I have delivered the land into his hand. brought him to Jerusalem, and there lie died.

3 And Judah said unto Simeon his brother, Come 8 (Now the children of Judah had fought against up with me into my lot, that we niay fight againsi Jerusalein, and had taken it, and smitten it with the Canaanites; and I'likewise will go with thee the edge of the sword, and set the city on tire.) into thy lot. So Simeon went with him. 9 And afterward the children of Judah went

4 And Judah went up, and the LORD delivered down to fight against the Canaanites thatdwelt in the Canaanites and the Perizzites into their hand: the mountain, and in the south, and in the valley: and they slew of them in Bezek ten thousand men. 10 And Judah went against the Canaanites that 5 And they found Adoni-bezek in Bezek: and dwelt in Hebron: (now the name of Hebron be they fought against hin, and they slew the Ca-fore was Kirjath-arba :) and tlicy slew Sheshai naanites and the Perizzitcs.

land Aliman, and Talmal.

Othniel taketh Debir.

JUDGES. Wickedness of the new generation. 11 And from thence he went against the inha-! bitants of Beth-shemesh, nor the inhabitants of bitants of Debir: and the name of Debir before Beth-anath ; but he dwelt ainong the Canaan. was Kirjath-sepher :

ites, the inhabitants of the land : nevertheless, 12 And Caleb said, He that smiteth Kirjath-the inhabitants of Beth-sliemesh and of Beth: sepher, and taketh it, to himn will I give Achsah anath becanle tributaries unto them. my daughter to wife.

34 And the Amnorites forced the children of Dan 13 And Othniel the son of Kenaz, Caleb's young- into the mountain: for they would uot suffer them er brother, took it: and he gave him Achsah his to come down to the valley: daughter to wife.

35 But the Amorites irould dwell in mount Ile14 And it came to pass, when she came to him, res in Aijalon, and in Shaalbim: yet the liand that she moved lini to ask of lier father a field: of the house of Josepha prevailed, so that they and slie lighted from off her ass; and Caleb said became tributaries. untó her, What wilt thou ?

36 And the coast of the Amorites was from the 15 And she said unto him, Give me a blessing: going up to Akrabbim, fron the rock, and upward. for thou hast given ine a south land; give nie

CHAP. II. also springs of water. And Caleb gave her the

Israel rebuked at Bochim. upper springs, and the nether springs.

ND an angel of the from Gil fitther-in-law, went up out of the city of palm- up out of Egypt, and have brought you unto the irecs with the children of Judah into the wilder- land which I sware unto your fathers; and I ness of Judah, which licth in the south of Arad; said, I will never break my covenant with you. and they went and dwelt among the people. 2 And ye shall make no league with the inha

17 And Judah went with Sinieon his brother, bitants of this land; ye shall throw down their and they slew the Canaanites that inhabited allars: but ye have not obeyed my voice: why Zephath, and utterly destroyed it. And the name have ye done this? of ihe city was called llormah.

3 Wherefore I also said, I will not drive them oui 18 Also Judah took Gaza with the coast thereof, from before you ; but they shall be as thorns in and Askelon with the coast thereof, and Ekrou yoursides, and their gods shall be a snare unto you. with the coast thereof.

4 And it caine to pass, when the angel of the 19 And the LORD was with Judah; and he drave LORD spake these words unto all the children of Isout the inhabitants of the mountain; but could rael, that thc people lifted up their voice,and wept. not drive out the inhabitants of the valley, be- 5 And they called the name of that place Bocause they had chariots of iron.

chiin: and they sacrificed there unto the LORD. 20 And they gave llebrou unto Caleb, as Moses 6° And when Joshua had let the people yo, said: and he expelled thence the three sons of the children of Israel went every man unto his Anak.

inheritance to possess the Jand. 21 And the children of Benjamin did not drive 7 And the people served the LORD all the days out the Jebusites that inhabited Jerusalemı; but of Joshua, and all the days of the elders that die Jebusites dwell with the children of Benja- outlived Joshua, who had seen all the great inin in Jerusalem unto this day.

works of the LORD, that lic did for Israel. 22 11 And the house of Joseph, they also went up.8 And Joshua the son of Nun, the servant of the against Beth-el: and the LORD was with them. LORD, died, being a hundred and ten years old.

23 And the house of Joseph sent to descry Beth-.9 And they buried him in the border of his incl. Now the name of the city before was Luz heritance in Timnath-heres, in the mount of

24 And the spies saw a man come forth out of Eplıraim, on the north side of the hill Gaash. the city, and iley said unto him, Shew us, we io And also all that generation were gathered pray thee, the entrance into the city, and we will unto their fathers: and there arose anothier geneshew thee mercy.

fration after them, which knew not the LORD, nor 25 And when he shewed them the entrance into yet the works which he had done for Isrací. the city, they smote the city with the edge of the 1! And the children of Israel did evil in the sword: but they let go the man and all his family. sigliat of the LORD, and served Baalim : 26 Aud the man went into the land of the llit- 12 And they forsook the LORD God of their fa. lites, and built a city, and called the name there-thers, which brought themoutofthe land of Egype, of Luz: whicil is the name thercof unto this day. and followed other gods, of the gods of the people

27 | Neither did Manasseh drive out the inha- that were round about them, and bowed thenrbitants of Beth-shean and her towns, nor 'Taa-selves unto them, and provoked the LORD to anger. nach and her towns, nor the inhabitants of Dor 13 And they forsook the LORD, and served and her towns, nor the inhabitants of Ibleam and Baal and Ashtaroth. her towns, nor the inhabitants of Megiddo and 14 st And the anger of the LORD was hot against her towns; but the Canaanites would dwell in Israel, and he delivered then into the hands of that land.

spoilers that spoiled them, and he sold them into 29 And it came to pass when Israel was strong, the hands of their enemies round about, so that that they put the Canaanites to tributc, and did they could not any longer stand before their end not utterly drive them out.

mics. 29 ! Neither did Ephraim drive out the Ca- 15 Whithersoever they went out, the hand of naanites that dwelt in Gezer : but the Canaan- the Lord was against them for evil, as the LORD ites dwelt in Gezer among them.

had said, and as the LORD had sworn unto 30 Neither did Zebulun drive out the inhabi- them: and they were greatly distressed. lants of Kitron, nor the inhabitants of Nahalol, 16 1 Nevertheless the Lord raised up judges, but the Canaanites dwelt anong them, and be- which delivered them out of the hand of those came tributaries.

that spoiled them. 31 1 Neither did Asher drive out the inhabi- 17 And yet they would not hearken unto their tants of Accho, nor the inhabitants of Zidou, judges, but they went a whoring alter other gods, uor of Ahlab, nor of Achzib, nor of Ilelbalı, nor and bowed themselves unto them: they lurned of Apbik, nor ot Rehob :

quickly out of the way which their fathers walk32 But the Asherites dwelt among the Canaan- ed in, obeying the coinmandments of the LORD; ites, the inhabitants of the laud : for they did but they did not so. not drive them out.

18 And when the Lord raised them up judges, 33 11 Neither did Naphiali drive out the inha-luen the LORD was with the judge, and deliver:

od's displeasure against Israel. CHIAP. III, IV

Ehud delidereth Israel ed them out of the hand of their enemies all the 16 But Ehud made him a dagger which had two days of the judge: (for it repented the LORD be- edges, of a cubic length: and he did gird it under cause of their groanings by reason of them that his raiment upon his right thigh. oppressed them and vexed them.)

17 And lie brought the present into Eglon king 19 And it came to pass, when the judge was of Moab: and Eglon was a very fat man. dead, that they returned, and corrupted them- 18 And when he had made an end to other the selnes more than their fathers, in following psher present, he sent away the people that bare the gods to serve them, and to bow down unto them; present. they ceased not from their own doings, nor from 19 But he himself turned again from the quarries their stubborn way.

that were by Gilgal, and said, I have a secreierrand 20 1 And the anger of the LORD was hot against unto thee, o king: who said, Keep silence. And Israel; and he said, Because that this people hath all that stood by him went out from hiin. transgressed niy covenant which I comnianded 20 And Chud came unto him, and he was sittheir fathers, and have not learkened unto iny ring in a summer parlour, which lie had for hiin. yoice;

sell'alone: and Ehud said, I have a message from 21 I also will not henceforth drive out any from God unto the And lie arose out of his seat. before them of the nations which Joshua left 21 And Ehud put forth his left hand, and took when he died:

the dagger from his right thigh, and thrust it into 22 That through them I may prove Israel, whe- his belly: ther they will keep the way of the LORD to walk 22 And the has also went in after the blade: therein, as their fathers did keep it, or not. and the fat closed upon the blade, so that lie

23 Therefore the Lond left those nations, with could not draw the dagger out of his belly; and out driving them out hastily, neither delivered the dirt came out. te them into the hand of Joshua.

23 Then Ehud went forth through the porch, CHAP. NI.

and shat the doors of the parlour upon him, and The nations left to prove Israel. locked them. left, to prove Israel by them, (even as many of and when they saw that, behold, the doors of the Israel as had not known all the wars of Canaan; parlour were locked, they said, Surely he cover

2 Only that the generations of the children of cth his feet in his summer-chamber. Israel might know to teach them war, at the 25 and Uiey tarried till they were ashamed 1 least such as before knew nothing thereof;). and behold, le opened not the doors of the par

3 Namely, five lords of the Philistines, and all lour, therefore they took a key and opened them: the Canaanites, and the Sidonians, and the Ili- and behold, their lord was fallen down dead on vites that dwelt in mount Lebanon, from mount the earth. Baal-hermon unto the entering in of llamath. 26 And Ehud escaped while they tarried ; and

4 And they were to prove Israel by them, to passed beyond the quarries, and escaped unto know whether they would hearken unto the com- Seirath. mandments of the Lord, which he commanded, 27 And it came to pass when he was come, that their fathers by the hand of Moses.

lic blew a trumpet in the mountain of Ephraim, 5. And the children of Israel dwelt among the and the children of Israel went down with him Canaanites, Hittites, aud Amorites, and Periz- from the mount, and le before them. zites, and Hiviles, and Jebusites:

28 And he said unto them, Follow after ine: for 6 And they took their danghters to be their the Lord bath delivered your enemies the Moon wives, and gave their daughiers to their sons, abitcs into your hand. And they went down and served their gods.

after him, and took the fords of Jordan toward. 7 And the children of Israel did evil in the Moab, and suffered not a man to pass over. sight of the LORD, and forgat the LORD their 29 ! And they slew of Moab at that time about God, and served Baalim, and the groves. ten thousand inen, all lusty, and all men of va811 Therefore the anger of the Lord was hol lour: and there escaped not a man. against Israel, and he sold them into the hand 3030 Moab was subdued that day under the hand of Chushan-rishathaim king of Mesopotamia: of Isracl: and thc land had rest fourscore years. and the children of Israel served Chushan-risha- 31 1 And after him was Shamgar the son of thaiin eigbt years.

Anath, which slew of the Philistines six hun 9 And when the children of Israel cried unto dred mien with an ox-goad; and he also deliver the LORD, the Lord raised up a deliverer to the cd Israel. children of Israel, who delivered them, even Oth

CHAP. IV. niel the son of Kenaz, Caleb's younger brother. Deborah and Barak deliver Israel.

10 And the Spirit of the LORD came upon and he judged Israel, and went out to war: Sami ANO the children of Israel again did evil in

the sight of the LORD when Ehud was dead. the LORD delivered Chushan-rishathaim king of 2 And the LORD sold them into the hand of Ja. Mesopotamia into his hand; and his hand pre- bin king of Canaan that reigned in lazor, the vailed against Chushan-rishathaim.

captain of whose host was Šisera, which dwelt JI And the land had rest forty years: and Oth. in larosheth of the Gentiles. Diel the son of Kenaz died.

3 And the cbildren of Israel cried unto the 19 1 And the children of Israel did evil again in Lord; for he had nine hundred chariots of iron; the sight of the LORD: and the LORD strength and twenty years he mightily oppressed the chil. ened Eylon the king of Moab against Israel, be- uren of Israel, cause Llicy had done evil in the sight of the Lord. 4 And Deborah, a prophetess, the wife of 13 And he gathered unto him the children of Iapidoth, she judged Israel at that time. Ammon and Amalek, and went and smole 1s- 5 And she awelt under the raim-uree or Deborael, and possessed the city of palm-trees. rah, between Ramah and Beth-el in mours 14 So the children of Israel served Eglon the Ephraim: and the children of Isracl came up 10 king of Moab eighteen years.

hier for judgment. 15. But when the children of Israel cried unto 6 And she sent and called Barak the son of Abla the LORD, the LORD raised then up a deliverer, noam out of Kedesh-naphtali, and said unto him, Elnd the son of Gera, a Benjamite, a man len- Math not the LORD God of Israel coinnianded handed : and by him the children of Israel sent saying, Go, and draw toward mount Tabor, anu present unto Eglon the king of Moabe Itake with thee ten thousand men of the children

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