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>f the Lord, What trespass (Jthistbar * have committed against the God of srael, to turn away this day from fallowing the Lord, in that ye nave build:d you an altar, that ye might rebel his day against the Lord?

17 //the iniquity of Pcortoo little for 1 s, from whkh we arc not cleansed untl 1 :his day (although there was a plague in :hc congregation of the Lord)

18 But that ye must turn away this [lay from following the Lord? and it will be, seeing ye rebel to day aeainst the Lord, that to morrow he will be wrbtli with the whole congregation of Israel.

ings and with our sacrifices, and widV our peace-offerings that your children' may not fay to our children in time to come, Ye have no parr in the Lord.

28' Theresoresaidwe, that it (hail be, when they (hould j'a fay to os, or to our generations in time to conic, that we may fay again, Behold the pattern of the altar ot the Lord, which out fathers made, not for burnt-ofterines, nor sot sacrifices, but it it a witness between u; and you.

j 9 God forbid mat we should-rebel against the Lo»r>, arid turn this day from following the Lorb, to buiH an altar for bumt-oiferinas, for meit

19 Notwichstandtag if the land of J offerings, or for sacrifices, beside the al

your Possession forundean, then pass ye over unto the land of die possession of the Lord, wherein the Lords tabernacle dwelled], and take possession among us : but rebel not against the Lord, nor rebel against us, in building you an altar, beside the altar of the Lord our God.

20 Did nor Achan die son of Zctah 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,

tar of the Lord oru God that i> before his tabernacle.

30 f And when Phinehas the priest, and the princes of the congregation, and beads of the thousands of Israel which trere with him, heard the words-that the children of Reuben, and the children of Gad, and the children ofManasseh spake, it pleased them.

31 And Phinehas theson-ofEleazat trie priest, said unto the children of Reuben, and ro the children of Gad,and

11 <f Then the children of Reuben, to the children ofManasseh* This day

and the children of Gad, and the halftribe ofManasseh, answered andfaid unto the heads of the thousands of Israel, a 2 The Lord God of gods, the Lord God of gods, he knoweth, and Israel he shall know, if it bt in rebellion, or if in transgression against the Lord, flaye us not this day)

a 3 That we have built us an altar to turn from following die Lord, or if to offer thereon burnt-offering, or mea>offcring,otif to offerpeace-offerings thereon, let the Lord himself require it5

24 And if we have not rather done it for fear of this thing, faying. In time to Come your children might speak unto onr children, saying, What have you to do with tie Lord God ©fifties?

a; For the Lord hath made Jordan a border between us and you ; yc 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.

16 Therefore we said, Let w now prepare to build us an altar, not sot burntoffering, nor for sacrifice 1

27 Bur that it may be a witness between us and you, and our generations after us, chat we might do the service Lord before him with our'

we perceive that the Lord is among us, because ye have not committed this trespass against die Lord : now ye have delivered the children of Israel out of the hand of the Lord.

32 s And Phinehas the son of Eleant the priest, and the princes, return ed ftom the children of Reuben, and from the children of Gad, out of the land of Gilcad, unto the land of Canaan, to the children of Israel, and brought them word again.

33 And the thing pleased the children of Israel, and the children of Israel 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.

34 And the children of Reuben, and the children of Gad, called the altar £d : for it Jjbu/7 Se a.witness between us, that the Lord is God.

Chap. xxin.

I Jvfuti'l exhortation before his ittth, J *T /'"tier benefits, 5 by promises, II and by threatningt. A Nd it came to pass, a long rime af£\ ter that the Lord had given rest unto Israel from all their enemies round t, chat Joshua waxed old «»« iivage-. -» -

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I And Joshua called for aUlIrael, and for their elders, and for their heads, and for their judges, and for their officers, and (aid unto them^ I am old and stricken inage » '''

3 And ye have seen all that the Lord your God hath done unto all these natiens, because of you; for the Loud your God a he that hath fought for you.

4 Behold, I have divided unto you by lot these nations that remain, to be an inheritance for your tribes/rom Jordan, with all the nations that I have cut off, even unto the great sea weft-ward.

5 And the Lord your God he (hall expel them from before you, and drive them from out of your fight, and ye (hall possess their land, as the Lord your God hath promised unto you.

6 Be ye therefore very couragious to keep and todo all that is written in the! book of the law of Moses, that ye turn not aside therefrom) to the right hand or to the left, ■

_ 7 That ye come not among these nations,' these that remain amongst you, neither make mention of the name of their gods, nor cause to swear by them, neither serve them, nor bow your selves unto them:

8 But cleave unto the Lord your God, as ye have done unto this day.

g For the Lord hath driven out from before you, great nations and strong: but in for you, no man hath been able to stand before you unto thisday.

te> One man of you fliall chase a thousand: for .th* Lord your God, he it is that fightethfor you, as he hath promised you.

Ii Take good heed therefore unto your selves, that ye love the Lord your God.

II Else if ye do in any wise go back, and cleave unto the remnant of these rations, even these that remain among you,and (hall make marriageswith them, and go in unto them, and they to you?'

i j ttiiow for a' certainty) that tnc Lord your God will no more drive out any of these nations from before you; but they fliall be (hares and traps unto you, and scourges in your sides, and thorns in your eyes, until ye perish from! off this good land which the LoRDyour God bath given you.

14 And Behold, this day lam going the way of all the earth,andye know in aty your hearts, and in all your fouls, tliatnotoneminghath failed of all the, good, things wbjfbths Lord your Gods

spake concerning you ; all are come topass unto you, and not one thing hath failed thereof.

15 Therefore it (hall come to pass, that as all good things are come upon you, which the Lord your God promised you : so (Vail the Lord bting upon you all evil things, until he have destroyed you from onrhisgood landwhich the Lord your God hath given you. , 16 When ye have transgressed the covenant of the Lord your Go J, which he commanded you, and have gone and served other gods, and bowed your selves to them: then sli.il I the anger of theLoHD be kindled againstyou, and ye (hall peri(h quickly from off the good land which he harh given unto you.

CHAP. XXIV. I Joshua assembling the tribes, 1 relateth Goeis benefits: 14 he-renewetb a -covenant between them and God.

ANd Jolhua gathered all the tribes. of Israel to Shechem, and called For the elders of Israel, and for tbeic heads, and for their judges, and for their officers, and they prelentcd themselves before God.

i And Jostuia (aid untoall the people,. Thus (aim the Lord God of Istael, Yout sachets dwelt on the other side of the flood in old time, even Terah the father of Abraham, and die father of Nachor: and they s erved other gods.

3 And I took your father Abraham from the other side of the flood, and led him throughout all the land of Canaan, and multiplied his seed, and gave him Isaac.

4 And I gave unto Isaac, Jacob and Esau: and 1 gave unto Esau mount Seir, to poslessit; but Jacob and his children went down into Egypt.

$ I sent Moses also and Aaron, and I plagued Bgypt, according tothac which : and afterward I

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lie Jordan ; and they sought with you: ind 1 gave them into your band) chat ye night possess their land, and Idestroythem from before you. . ,

9 Then Balak the son of Zippor king Moab, arose and watted against Js

ael, and sent and called Balaam the on of Beor to curse you:

10 But I would not hearken unto Baaam, therefore he blessed you still: so I elivered you out of bis band.

I ril'And ye went over Jordan, and came unto Jericho : and the men of Jericho fought against you, the Amorites, jand the Petiziite;; and ihe Canaanites, {and the Hitrjr.es, and the Girgafhites, she Hivitcs, and the Jebulites, and I delivered them info your hand. , .

11 And I lent the hornet before you, whish drave them out from before you, even the two kings of the Amorites: htt not with thy sword, uor wkh thy bow. ■: .-■:

15, And. I have given you a land,for Swhich yedid not Jabour.and citieswhich ye "built nor, and yedwellin them : of the vineyards and olive-yards wbich ye planted not, do ye ear.

14 1 Now therefore, fear the Lok-d, and serve him in sincerity and in truth, and put away the gods which your ifathers served on the other side of the flood, and in Egypt: and serve ye the jl-ORD.

I > *5 And if it seem evil unto you to serve the Lord, choose you this day whom you will serve, whether the gods which your fathers served, that 'were on the other side of the flood, or the gods esthe Amorites, inwhofeland ye dwell: but as for me and my house, we will jserve the Lokd.

1* And the people answered and laid, God forbid that we should fbtfekctheLoRp, toserveothergods.,

17-Forthe Lena our God, he itM that brought us up, andour fathers out; ot the land of Egypt, from the housoof bondage, and wlxtch did. those gr&tt signs in our sight, and pteserved us in all the way wherein w* went, and among all the people through whom weeafled.

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20 If ye forsake the Lord, and serve trange gods, then he wail turn and do rou hurt, arid consume you, after that le hath done you good.

11 And the people said unto Joshua, Nay, but we will serve the Lord.

And Joshua said unto the people, Xe art witnesses against your selves, that ye have chosen you the Lc*Di to erve him. And they laid, We are witnesses.

»J Now therefore put a«fay(yiiiii() the strange gods which ore among you, and incline jour heart unto the Low God of Israel. . ;,

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

25 So Josh ja. made a covenant »irh the people that day, and set them a stature, and an ordinance in Shechem.

»6 .% 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 wai by the sanctuary of the Lord- . ..-.V:'' . •

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 fpakcunte ut : it shall be therefore a witness unto you, lest ye deny your God.

18 So Joshua let the people depart; every man unto his inheritance.

29 And it came to pass afret these things, that Joshua the son of Nun the servant os the Lord died, teing to hundred and ten years old.. . .

Jo And they buried him in the border of h is inheritance in Timnath-serah, which is in mount Ephraim, on the north-side of the hill'of Gaash,

31 And Israel stz.ti the Lord all the days of Joshua, aud all the days ol the jcltiers that overlived Joshua, ana which had known all the works ot the:.LaiD, that,.hc bad done for Israel.. .,, j ,y ■.. *.' ■

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CHAP, I. I The a&s os 'fudah and Simeon. 4 Adn ni-btvk. justly requited. 8 Jerusalem and Debir, &c. taken*

NO W after die death of Josliua, ic came to pass, that the children of Israel asked the Lord, sayiogi Who (hall go up for Ufj against the Canaanites first to fight against them? * ■■

2 And the Lord said, Judah shall go .up; behold I have delivered the land into his hand.

3 And Judah said unto Simeon his brother, Come up with me into my lot, that we may fight against the Canaanites, and I likewise will go with thee into thy lot. So Simeon went with hint.

4 And Judah went up, and the Lo R o delivered, the Canaanites and the Po Tizzites into their hand : and they ikw of them in Bezek ten thousand men.

5 And they sound Adoni-bezek in Bezek: and they fought against him, and they flew the Canaanites,and the Perizzites.

6 But Adoni-bezek fled, and they pursued aster him, and caught him, and cut o/Fhis thumbs, and his great toes.

7 And Adoni-bezek said, Threescore and ten kings, having their thumbs and their great toes cut oft', gathered their meat under my table: as I have done, so God hath requited me. And they brought him to. Jerusalem, and there he died. 1 .

8 (Now the children os Judah hail fought against Jerusalem, and had taken it, and smitten it with the edge of the sword, and set the city on fire.)

: jt And aftetward die children of Judah went down to fight against the Canaanites that dwelt in the mountain, and in the south, and in the valley.

Io And Judah went against the Canaanjtesrhat dwelt in Hebron, (now the name ot Hebron before ivwKir jath-arba) and they flew Shelhai, and Ahiman ,and Talmai. , j a ■, A

[ jU-iAnd from thence.he went against the inhabitants osPebji! «£;and[ the name of Debit before vai Kirjarh-sepho)

ji A»d Caleb said, He that smiceth Kirjath-sephcr, and taketh it, to him Will I give Achsah my daughtet to wife.

ti.SndOchnielthe sonof Kenaz Calebs younger brother took it: and he gave him Achsah his daughtet to wife.

J4 And )t caimeJi^pa/>.wiieni£hs cwue

/• him, that she moved him to ask d[ her father a field t and (he lighted fromt off her ass; and Caleb said unto her. What wilt thou?

15 And (lie said unto him, Give mei a blessing: for thou hast given me a! south-land, give me also springs of wa^ ter. And Caleb gave her the uppeq springs, and the nether springs.

16 ^ And the children of the Kenite, Moses fa'her in law, went up out of the city of palm-trees, with the chii

dren of JuSah into the wilderness of Judah, which lietb in the south of Aradi and they went and dwelt among the people.

17 And Judah went with Simeon his brother, ani they flew the Canaanites that inhabited Zephatli, and utterly destroyed it: (and die name oi the city was called Hormah)

18 Also Judah took Gaza with the coast thereof, and Askelon with the coast thereof, and Ekron with the coast thereof.

19 And the Lord was with Judah, and hedrave om the inhabitant! if the mountain, but could not drive out the inhabitants of the valley, because they bad chariots of iron.

ao And they gave Hebron unto Caleb, as Moses laid: and he expelled thence the three sons oi Anak. , a 1 And the children of Benjamin did not drive out the Jebuiitcs that inbabi-i ted Jerusalem: but the Jebusites dwell with the children of Benjamin in Jerufa* salem unto this day.

J2 ^ And the house of Joseph, diey also went up against Bcth-cl: and the Lord was with them. .35. And the house of Joseph sent to descry Beth-el: ( now the name of the city before was Luz)

14 And the spies saw a man come forthoutof the city, and they said unto1 him, Shew us, we pray thee, the entrance into the city, and we will shew thee mercy. .,

ij And when he shewed them the entrance into the city, they smote the city.with the edge of thesword: but they let go the man and all his family.

15 And the man went into the land of the Hittltes, and built a city, and called the name thereof Luz: which » the name thereof un^o this day.

i27;1T. Neither did Manasl'eh drive our the inhabitants of Bcth-lhean and hir.

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towns, nor Taanach and bet towns, nor the inhabitants of Dor and her towns,nor the inhabitantsof Iblcam and her towns, nor the inhabitants of Me-, giddo and her towns •• but the Canaanitcs would dwell in that land.

28 And it came to pals when Israel was strong, that they put the Caflaankes to tribute, and did not utterly drive rbcm our. .

•9 % Neither did Ephraim drive ow die Canaanites that dwelt in Geœr: but the Canaanitcs dwelt in Gczcr among them.

30^" Neicher did Zcbulun drive ont the inhabitants of Kitron, nor the inhabitants of Nahalol: but the Canaanites dwelt among them, and became tributaries. "!./••.;

31 ^ Neither did Aiher drive out the inhabitants of Accho, nor the inhabitants of Zidon, nor of Ahlab, nor Achiib, norHclbah, nor Aphik, nor of Rehob:

32 But the Asheritcs dwelt among the Canaanitcs, the inhabitants of the land: for they did not drive them out. I « f Neither did Naphiali drive out tbeinhabitants of Beth-shemesh, nor the inhabitants of Beth-anath; but he dwelt among the Canaanitcs, the inhabitants pf the-landmeverthe'ess the inhabitants of Bcth-shcmcsh andof Beth-anath became tributaries unto them.

34 And the Amorites forced the-cVnV jflren of Dan into the mountain: for they would not suffer them to come jdown to the valley.. I 35 But the Amorites would dwell in mount Hcrcsin Aijalon, and inShaal|bim: yet the band of the house of Joseph prevailed, so that they became tributaries,'

%6 And the coast of the Amotlce* Has from the going up to Akrabbim, from the-rock, arid upward.

C H A P. H. 1 An an£el rebtikftf' tf» people at Bechim. 6 The •mritdmfi of tlx net) generation after Jo (bun.

A Nd an angel rf the Lord came r\ up from Gilgal to Bochim, and faic!, I made you to go up out of Egypt, and have brought you unto the land which I sware unto your fathers; and I said, I will never break my covenant with you;

2 And ye shall make nc-leaguc with the inhabitants of this land, you (halt throw down their altars: but y.t have not obeyed my voice*, why h»TC ye done this J

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3 Wherefore5! also said, I will not j drive them out from before you: but

they shall be as thorns in your sides, and their gods (ball be 3 (hare unto you.

4 And itcametopafs, when the angel of the Lord spake these words unto ;" the children of Israel, that tho pea lift up their voice, and wepr- | Æ

5 And they called the name <f that place Bochim^ and they-lactificct there unto the Loud, <^

6 ^ And when Joshua hid'let the people go, the children of Israel went every man unto his inheritance to possess the land.

7 And the people served the LoRDafl the days of Jolhua, and all the days of the elders that outlived Joshua, who had seen all thtgreat works of the Loud, that he did for Israel.'

8 And Joshua the son of Nun, the servant of the Lotto, (died, being au hundred and ten years old*

9 And they buried him ttvrhe bordel of his inheritance in Timnath-heres, in the mount of Ephraim, on the riorthfide of the hill Gaafh.

10 And also all. that generation were gathered unto their fathers: and thete arose another generation* after them, whicb knew not the Lord, nor'yet the works which he had done for Israel. 'II And the children of Jirael did evil inthe sight of the Lord, and served Baalim:

■ 12 And rhey forsook the Lowd God iof their fathers, which brought them lout of the land of Egypt, and followed other gods osthegodsosthe people that were round about tbcmj and*-bowed themselves unto them, arid provoked the Lord to anger. "'

\f- And they forsook the LoRr< and served Baal and Ashtaroth.

14 J And the anger of the! 16R9 was hot against Israel, and he delivered them into the hands of spoilers that spoiled them, and he sold them into the hands of their enemies round about, so that they could not any longer stand before their enemies.

15 Whithersoevet they went out, the hand of the LoM> was against them for evil,, as the Lord had laid, and as the LORD had sworn unto them; and they were greatly distressed*'

1* f Nevertheless, the Lore rai'e« up judges, which delivered them out of the hand of thole that spoiled them.

17 And yec they would not hearken uat» their judges, but thej wentawho- I sag

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