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CHA P. II. Rahab receiveth and concealeth the two Spies fent from Shittim : 8 The Covenant between her and them : 23 Their
Return and Relation. Ver. I AND Joshua sent 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. .
2 And it was told the King of Jericho, saying, Behold, there çame in Men hither To-night of the Children of Ir rael, 19 search out the Country.
3 And the King of Jericho sent unto Rahab, saying, Bring forth the Men that are come to thee, which are entred into thine House : for they be come to search out all the Country.
4. And the Woman took the two Men, and hid them, and said thus, There camę Men unto me, but I wist not whence they were.
5 And it came to pass about the time of shutting of the Gate, when it was dark, that the Men went out: whither the Men went, I wot not : pursue after them quickly, for ye shall overtake them.
6 But she had brought them up to the Roof of the House, and hid them with the Stalks of Flax, which she had laid in order upon the Roof...
7 And the Men pursued after them the Way to Jordan, unto the Fords : and as soon as they which pursued after them were gone out, they shut the Gate.
8 And before they were laid down, she came up unto them upon the Roof; or And she said unto the Heb. xi. 31 By Faith the Harlot
Rahab perished not, with them that Men, I know that the LORD Men, I know that me LORD believed not, when she had received hath given you the Land, and the Spies with Peace. that your Terror is fallen upon us, and that all the Inhabitants of the Land faint because of you:
io For we have heard how the LORD dried up the Wa ter of the Red Sea for you, when you came out of Egypt; and what you did unto the two Kings of the Amorites that were on the other side Jordan, Sihon and Og whom ye utterly destroyed.
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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 the Earth beneath :
12 Now therefore, I pray you, swear unto me by the LORD, since I have shewed you Kindness, that ye will also Thew Kindness unto my Father's House; and give me a true Token:
§ 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.
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.
i's Then she let them down by a Cord through the Window : for her House was upon the Town-wall, and the dwelt upon the Wall.'
16 And The faid unto them, Get you to the Mountain, lest ihe Pursuers meet you ; and hide yourselves there three Days, until the Pursuers be returned : and afterward may ye go your way.
i7 And the Men said unto her, We will be blameless of this thine Oath which thou hast made us swear.
18 Behold, when we come into the Land, thou fhalt 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 Houshold home unto thee.
19 And it shall be, that whosoever Thall go out of the Doors of thy House into the Street, his Blood Thall be upon his Head, and we will be guiltless : and whosoever fhall be with thee in the House, his Blood shall be on our Head, af any Hand be upon him.
20 And if thou utter this our Businefs, then we will be quit of thine Oath which thou hast made us to fwear.
21 And the said, According to your Words, so be it. And she sent them away, and they departed : and she bound the scarlet Line in the Window.
22 And they went, and came unto the Mountain, and abode there three Days, until the Purfuers were returned.
And the Pursuers sought them throughout all the Way, .but found them not.
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23 So the two Men returned, and descended from the Mountain, and pafled over, and came to Joshua, and told him all Things that befel them;
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.
CHA P. III.
9 Joshua encourageth the People, 14 Jordan divided. Ver. 1 AND Joshua rose early in the Morning, and they
n removed from Shittim, and came to Jordan, he and all the Children of Israel, and lodged there before they palled over.
2 And it came to pass after three Days, that the Officers went through the Host;
3 And they commanded the People, saying, When ye lee the Ark of the Covenant of the LORD your God, and · the Priests the Levites bearing it, then ye shall remove from · your Place, and go after it.
4 Yet there shall be a Space between you and it, about two thousand Cubits by 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.
5 And Joshua said unto the People, Sanctify yourselves: for To-morrow the LORD will do WONDERS among you.
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.
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 Mofes, so I will be with
8 And thou shalt command the Priests that bear the Ark of the Covenant, saying, When ye are come to the Brink of the Waters of Jordan, ye shall stand ftill in Jordan.
9 And Joshua said unto the Children of Israel, Come hither, and hear the Words of the LORD your God.
VING God is among you, and that he will without fail drive out from before you the Canaanites, 86.
u Behold, the Ark of the Covenant of the LORD of all the Earth, passeth over before you into Jordan.
12 Now therefore take ye twelve Men out of the Tribes of Israel, out of every Tribe a Man.
13 And it shall come to pass, as soon as the Soles of the Feet of the Priests that bear the Ark of the LORD, the Lord of all the Earth shall rest in the Waters of Jordan, that the Waters of Jordan shall be cut off from the Waters that come down from above : and they shall stand upon an Heap.
14 And it came to pass when the People removed from their Tents, to pass over Jordan, and the Priests bearing the Ark of the Covenant before the People ; • 15 And as they that bare the Ark were come unto Jore dan, and the Feet of the Priests that bare the Ark were dipped in the Brim of the Water (for Jordan overfloweth all his Banks all the time of Harvest.)
16 That the Waters which came down from above, stood and rose up upon an Heap very far from the City Adam, that is beside Zaretan : and those that came down toward the Sea of the Plain, even the Salt-sea, failed, and were cut off : and the People passed over right against Jericho.
17 . And the Priests that Pfal. cxiv. I When Israel went bare the Ark of the Cove- out of Egypt, the House of Jacob nant of the LORD Itood firm from a People of Arange Language;
2 Judah was his San&uary, and on dry Ground in the midst ifrací his Dominion. of Jordan, and all the Ifra- The Sea saw it, and SLED; Jog elites passed over on dry DAN was DRIVEN BACK.
4 The Mountains skipped like were passed clean over Jor- Lambs. dan.
Is What ailed thee, o thou SEA, that thou Aeddeft? thou JORDAN,
that thou waft driven back > 7 TREMBLE thou Earth at the PRESENCE of the LORD, at the Presence of the Gop of Jacob.
CHA P. IV. i Twelve Stones taken for a Memorial out of Jordan: 9 Twelve
other Stones set up in the midst thereof, io The People pats over. 14 God magnifieth Jofua.
Ver.9 TOSHUA set up twelve Stones in the midst of
1o 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 hafted and passed over.
11 And it came to pass when all the People were clean paffed over, that the Ark of the LORD passed over, and the Priests in the presence of the People. ..
12 And the Children of Reuben, and the Children of Gad, and half the Tribe of Manasseh, passed over armed before the Children of Israel, as Moses spake unto them: .
13 About forty thousand prepared for War, passed over before the LORD unto Battle, to the Plains of Jericho.
14 On that Day the LORD MAGNIFIED Joshua in the fight of all Israel, and they feared him as they feared Moses, all the Days of his Life.
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 mids of Jordan, and the Soles of the Priests Feet were lift up unto the dry Land, that the Waters of Jordan returned unto their Place, and flowed over all his Banks, as they did before.
19 And the People came up out of Jordan on the tenth Day of the first Month, and encamped in Gilgal, in the East Border of Jericho., : 20 And those twelve Stones which they took out of Jordan, did Joshua pitch in Gilgal.
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.
22 Then ye shall let your Children know, saying, Israel came over this Jordan on dry Land.
23 For the LORD your God dried up the Waters of Jordan from before you, until we were passed over, as the LORD your God did to the Red Sea, which he dried up from before us, until we were gone over.
24 That all the People of the Earth might KNOW the Hand of the LORD, that it is MIGHTY: that ye might FEAR the LORD your God for EVER.