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ΚΑΙ ἐγένετο μετὰ τὴν τελευτὴν Μωυσῆ, εἶπε Κύριος τῷ ᾿Ιησοῖ υἱῷ Ναυὴ τῷ ὑπουργῷ Μωυσῆ λέγων·
2 Μωυσῆς ὁ θεράπων μου τετελεύτηκε· νῦν οὖν ἀναστὰς διάβηθι τὸν ᾿Ιορδάνην, σὺ καὶ πᾶς ὁ λαὸς οὗτος εἰς τὴν γῆν, ἣν ἐγὼ δίδωμι αὐτοῖς.
3 πᾶς ὁ τόπος, ἐφ' ὃν ἂν ἐπιβῆτε τῷ ἴχνει τῶν ποδῶν ὑμῶν, ὑμῖν δώσω αὐτόν, ὃν τρόπον εἴρηκα τῷ Μωυσῇ,
4 τὴν ἔρημον καὶ τὸν ᾿Αντιλίβανον ἕως τοῦ ποταμοῦ τοῦ μεγάλου ποταμοῦ Εὐφράτου, καὶ ἕως τῆς θαλάσσης τῆς ἐσχάτης ἀφ' ἡλίου δυσμῶν ἔσται τὰ ὅρια ὑμῶν.
5 οὐκ ἀντιστήσεται ἄνθρωπος κατενώπιον ὑμῶν πάσας τὰς ἡμέρας τῆς ζωῆς σου, καὶ ὥσπερ ἤμην μετὰ Μωυσῆ, οὕτως ἔσομαι καὶ μετὰ σοῦ καὶ οὐκ ἐγκαταλείψω σε, οὐδ' ὑπερόψομαί σε.
6 ἴσχυε καὶ ἀνδρίζου, σὺ γὰρ ἀποδιελεῖς τῷ λαῷ τούτῳ τὴν γῆν, ἣν ὤμοσα τοῖς πατράσιν ὑμῶν δοῦναι αὐτοῖς.
7 ἴσχυε οὖν καὶ ἀνδρίζου, φυλάσσεσθαι καὶ ποιεῖν καθότι ἐνετείλατό σοι Μωυσῆς ὁ παῖς μου, καὶ οὐκ ἐκκλινεῖς ἀπ' αὐτῶν εἰς δεξιὰ οὐδὲ εἰς ἀριστερά, ἵνα συνῇς ἐν πᾶσιν οἷς ἐὰν πράσσῃς.
8 καὶ οὐκ ἀποστήσεται ἡ βίβλος τοῦ νόμου τούτου ἐκ τοῦ στόματός σου, καὶ μελετήσεις ἐν αὐτῷ ἡμέρας καὶ νυκτός, ἵνα εἰδῇς ποιεῖν πάντα τὰ γεγραμμένα· τότε εὐοδωθήσῃ, καὶ εὐοδώσεις τὰς ὁδούς σου καὶ τότε συνήσεις.
9 ἰδοὺ ἐντέταλμαί σοι· ἴσχυε καὶ ἀνδρίζου, μὴ δειλιάσῃς, μηδὲ φοβηθῇς, ὅτι μετὰ σοῦ Κύριος ὁ Θεός σου εἰς πάντα, οὗ ἐὰν πορεύῃ.
10 Καὶ ἐνετείλατο ᾿Ιησοῦς τοῖς γραμματεῦσι τοῦ λαοῦ λέγων·
11 εἰσέλθατε κατὰ μέσον τῆς παρεμβολῆς τοῦ λαοῦ καὶ ἐντείλασθε τῷ λαῷ λέγοντες· ἑτοιμάζεσθε ἐπισιτισμόν, ὅτι ἔτι τρεῖς ἡμέραι καὶ ὑμεῖς διαβαίνετε τὸν ᾿Ιορδάνην τοῦτον εἰσελθόντες κατασχεῖν τὴν γῆν, ἣν Κύριος ὁ Θεὸς τῶν πατέρων ὑμῶν δίδωσιν ὑμῖν.
12 καὶ τῷ Ρουβὴν καὶ τῷ Γὰδ καὶ τῷ ἡμίσει φυλῆς Μανασσῆ εἶπεν ᾿Ιησοῦς·
13 μνήσθητε τὸ ρῆμα, ὃ ἐνετείλατο ὑμῖν Μωυσῆς ὁ παῖς Κυρίου λέγων· Κύριος ὁ Θεὸς ὑμῶν κατέπαυσεν ὑμᾶς καὶ ἔδωκεν ὑμῖν τὴν γῆν ταύτην.
14 αἱ γυναῖκες ὑμῶν καὶ τὰ παιδία ὑμῶν καὶ τὰ κτήνη ὑμῶν κατοικείτωσαν ἐν τῇ γῇ, ᾗ ἔδωκεν ὑμῖν, ὑμεῖς δὲ διαβήσεσθε εὔζωνοι πρότεροι τῶν ἀδελφῶν ὑμῶν, πᾶς ὁ ἰσχύων, καὶ συμμαχήσετε αὐτοῖς,
15 ἕως ἂν καταπαύσῃ Κύριος ὁ Θεὸς ἡμῶν τοὺς ἀδελφοὺς ὑμῶν, ὥσπερ καὶ ὑμᾶς, καὶ κληρονομήσωσι καὶ οὗτοι τὴν γῆν, ἣν Κύριος ὁ Θεὸς ἡμῶν δίδωσιν αὐτοῖς. καὶ ἀπελεύσεσθε ἕκαστος εἰς τὴν κληρονομίαν αὐτοῦ, ἣν ἔδωκεν ὑμῖν Μωυσῆς εἰς τὸ πέραν τοῦ ᾿Ιορδάνου ἐπ' ἀνατολῶν ἡλίου.
16 καὶ ἀποκριθέντες τῷ ᾿Ιησοῦ εἶπαν· πάντα ὅσα ἐὰν ἐντείλῃ ἡμῖν, ποιήσομεν καὶ εἰς πάντα τόπον, οὗ ἐὰν ἀποστείλῃς ἡμᾶς, πορευσόμεθα·
17 κατὰ πάντα, ὅσα ἠκούσαμεν Μωυσῆ, ἀκουσόμεθά σου, πλὴν ἔστω Κύριος ὁ Θεὸς ἡμῶν μετὰ σοῦ, ὃν τρόπον ἦν μετὰ Μωυσῆ.
18 ὁ δὲ ἄνθρωπος, ὃς ἂν ἀπειθήσῃ σοι, καὶ ὅστις μὴ ἀκούσῃ τῶν ρημάτων σου καθότι ἐὰν ἐντείλῃ αὐτῷ, ἀποθανέτω. ἀλλὰ ἴσχυε καὶ ἀνδρίζου.
ΚΑΙ ἀπέστειλεν ᾿Ιησοῦς υἱὸς Ναυὴ ἐκ Σαττὶν δύο νεανίσκους κατασκοπεῦσαι λέγων· ἀνάβητε καὶ ἴδετε τὴν γῆν καὶ τὴν ῾Ιεριχώ. καὶ πορευθέντες οἱ δύο νεανίσκοι εἰσήλθοσαν εἰς ῾Ιεριχὼ καὶ εἰσήλθοσαν εἰς οἰκίαν γυναικὸς πόρνης, ᾗ ὄνομα Ραάβ, καὶ κατέλυσαν ἐκεῖ.
2 καὶ ἀπηγγέλη τῷ βασιλεῖ ῾Ιεριχὼ λέγοντες· εἰσπεπόρευνται ὧδε ἄνδρες τῶν υἱῶν ᾿Ισραὴλ κατασκοπεῦσαι τὴν γῆν.
3 καὶ ἀπέστειλεν ὁ βασιλεὺς ῾Ιεριχὼ καὶ εἶπε πρὸς Ραὰβ λέγων· ἐξάγαγε τοὺς ἄνδρας τοὺς εἰσπεπορευμένους εἰς τὴν οἰκίαν σου τὴν νύκτα, κατασκοπεῦσαι γὰρ τὴν γῆν ἥκασι.
4 καὶ λαβοῦσα ἡ γυνὴ τοὺς δύο ἄνδρας ἔκρυψεν αὐτοὺς καὶ εἶπεν αὐτοῖς λέγουσα· εἰσεληλύθασι πρός με οἱ ἄνδρες·
5 ὡς δὲ ἡ πύλη ἐκλείετο ἐν τῷ σκότει, καὶ οἱ ἄνδρες ἐξῆλθον, οὐκ ἐπίσταμαι ποῦ πεπόρευνται· καταδιώξατε ὀπίσω αὐτῶν, εἰ καταλήψεσθε αὐτούς.
6 αὕτη δὲ ἀνεβίβασεν αὐτοὺς ἐπὶ τὸ δῶμα καὶ ἔκρυψεν αὐτοὺς ἐν τῇ λινοκαλάμῃ τῇ ἐστοιβασμένῃ αὐτῇ ἐπὶ τοῦ δώματος.
7 καὶ οἱ ἄνδρες κατεδίωξαν ὀπίσω αὐτῶν ὁδὸν τὴν ἐπὶ τοῦ ᾿Ιορδάνου ἐπὶ τὰς διαβάσεις, καὶ ἡ πύλη ἐκλείσθη.
8 καὶ ἐγένετο ὡς ἐξήλθοσαν οἱ διώκοντες ὀπίσω αὐτῶν καὶ αὐτοὶ δὲ πρὶν ἢ κοιμηθῆναι αὐτούς, αὕτη δὲ ἀνέβη πρὸς αὐτοὺς ἐπὶ τὸ δῶμα
9 καὶ εἶπε πρὸς αὐτούς· ἐπίσταμαι ὅτι ἔδωκεν ὑμῖν Κύριος τὴν γῆν, ἐπιπέπτωκε γὰρ ὁ φόβος ὑμῶν ἐφ' ἡμᾶς·
10 ἀκηκόαμεν γὰρ ὅτι κατεξήρανε Κύριος ὁ Θεὸς τὴν ἐρυθρὰν θάλασσαν ἀπὸ προσώπου ὑμῶν, ὅτε ἐξεπορεύεσθε ἐκ γῆς Αἰγύπτου, καὶ ὅσα ἐποίησε τοῖς δυσὶ βασιλεῦσι τῶν ᾿Αμορραίων, οἳ ἦσαν πέραν τοῦ ᾿Ιορδάνου, τῷ Σηὼν καὶ ῎Ωγ, οὓς ἐξωλοθρεύσατε αὐτούς.
11 καὶ ἀκούσαντες ἡμεῖς ἐξέστημεν τῇ καρδίᾳ ἡμῶν, καὶ οὐκ ἔστη ἔτι πνεῦμα ἐν οὐδενὶ ἡμῶν ἀπὸ προσώπου ὑμῶν, ὅτι Κύριος ὁ Θεὸς ὑμῶν Θεὸς ἐν οὐρανῷ ἄνω καὶ ἐπὶ τῆς γῆς κάτω.
12 καὶ νῦν ὀμόσατέ μοι Κύριον τὸν Θεόν, ὅτι ποιῶ ὑμῖν ἔλεος καὶ ποιήσατε καὶ ὑμεῖς ἔλεος ἐν τῷ οἴκῳ τοῦ πατρός μου
13 καὶ ζωγρήσατε τὸν οἶκον τοῦ πατρός μου, τὴν μητέρα μου καὶ τοὺς ἀδελφούς μου καὶ πάντα τὸν οἶκόν μου καὶ πάντα, ὅσα ἐστὶν αὐτοῖς, καὶ ἐξελεῖσθε τὴν ψυχήν μου ἐκ θανάτου.
14 καὶ εἶπαν αὐτῇ οἱ ἄνδρες· ἡ ψυχὴ ἡμῶν ἀνθ' ὑμῶν εἰς θάνατον. καὶ αὐτὴ εἶπεν· ὡς ἂν παραδῷ Κύριος ὑμῖν τὴν πόλιν, ποιήσετε εἰς ἐμὲ ἔλεος καὶ ἀλήθειαν.
15 καὶ κατεχάλασεν αὐτοὺς διὰ τῆς θυρίδος
16 καὶ εἶπεν αὐτοῖς· εἰς τὴν ὀρεινὴν ἀπέλθετε, μὴ συναντήσωσιν ὑμῖν οἱ καταδιώκοντες, καὶ κρυβήσεσθε ἐκεῖ τρεῖς ἡμέρας, ἕως ἂν ἀποστρέψωσιν οἱ καταδιώκοντες ὀπίσω ὑμῶν, καὶ μετὰ ταῦτα ἀπελεύσεσθε εἰς τὴν ὁδὸν ὑμῶν.
17 καὶ εἶπαν πρὸς αὐτὴν οἱ ἄνδρες· ἀθῷοί ἐσμεν τῷ ὅρκῳ σου τούτῳ·
18 ἰδοὺ ἡμεῖς εἰσπορευόμεθα εἰς μέρος τῆς πόλεως, καὶ θήσεις τὸ σημεῖον, τὸ σπαρτίον τὸ κόκκινον τοῦτο ἐκδήσεις εἰς τὴν θυρίδα, δι' ἧς κατεβίβασας ἡμᾶς δι' αὐτῆς, τὸν δὲ πατέρα σου καὶ τὴν μητέρα σου καὶ τοὺς ἀδελφούς σου καὶ πάντα τὸν οἶκον τοῦ πατρός σου συνάξεις πρὸς σεαυτὴν εἰς τὴν οἰκίαν σου.
19 καὶ ἔσται πᾶς, ὃς ἂν ἐξέλθῃ τὴν θύραν τῆς οἰκίας σου ἔξω, ἔνοχος ἑαυτῷ ἔσται, ἡμεῖς δὲ ἀθῷοι τῷ ὅρκῳ σου τούτῳ. καὶ ὅσοι ἐὰν γένωνται μετὰ σοῦ ἐν τῇ οἰκίᾳ σου, ἡμεῖς ἔνοχοι ἐσόμεθα.
20 ἐὰν δέ τις ἡμᾶς ἀδικήσῃ ἢ καὶ ἀποκαλύψῃ τοὺς λόγους ἡμῶν τούτους, ἐσόμεθα ἀθῷοι τῷ ὅρκῳ σου τούτῳ.
21 καὶ εἶπεν αὐτοῖς· κατὰ τὸ ρῆμα ὑμῶν ἔστω· καὶ ἐξαπέστειλεν αὐτούς.
22 καὶ ἐπορεύθησαν καὶ ἤλθοσαν εἰς τὴν ὀρεινὴν καὶ κατέμειναν ἐκεῖ τρεῖς ἡμέρας· καὶ ἐξεζήτησαν οἱ καταδιώκοντες πάσας τὰς ὁδοὺς καὶ οὐχ εὕροσαν.
23 καὶ ὑπέστρεψαν οἱ δύο νεανίσκοι καὶ κατέβησαν ἐκ τοῦ ὄρους καὶ διέβησαν πρὸς ᾿Ιησοῦν υἱὸν Ναυὴ καὶ διηγήσαντο αὐτῷ πάντα τὰ συμβεβηκότα αὐτοῖς.
24 καὶ εἶπαν πρὸς ᾿Ιησοῦν ὅτι παραδέδωκε Κύριος πᾶσαν τὴν γῆν ἐν χειρὶ ἡμῶν, καὶ κατέπτηχε πᾶς ὁ κατοικῶν τὴν γῆν ἐκείνην ἀφ' ἡμῶν.
ΚΑΙ ὤρθρισεν ᾿Ιησοῦς τὸ πρωΐ, καὶ ἀπῇραν ἐκ Σαττὶν καὶ ἤλθοσαν ἕως τοῦ ᾿Ιορδάνου καὶ κατέλυσαν ἐκεῖ πρὸ τοῦ διαβῆναι.
2 καὶ ἐγένετο μετὰ τρεῖς ἡμέρας διῆλθον οἱ γραμματεῖς διὰ τῆς παρεμβολῆς
3 καὶ ἐνετείλαντο τῷ λαῷ λέγοντες· ὅταν ἴδητε τὴν κιβωτὸν τῆς διαθήκης Κυρίου τοῦ Θεοῦ ἡμῶν καὶ τοὺς ἱερεῖς ἡμῶν καὶ τοὺς Λευίτας αἴροντας αὐτήν, ἀπαρεῖτε ἀπὸ τὸν τόπον ὑμῶν καὶ πορεύσεσθε ὀπίσω αὐτῆς·
4 ἀλλὰ μακρὰν ἔστω ἀνὰ μέσον ὑμῶν καὶ ἐκείνης, ὅσον δισχιλίους πήχεις στήσεσθε· μὴ προσεγγίσητε αὐτῇ, ἵνα ἐπίστησθε τὴν ὁδόν, ἣν πορεύσεσθε αὐτήν· οὐ γὰρ πεπόρευσθε τὴν ὁδὸν ἀπ' ἐχθὲς καὶ τρίτης ἡμέρας.
5 καὶ εἶπεν ᾿Ιησοῦς τῷ λαῷ· ἁγνίσασθε εἰς αὔριον, ὅτι αὔριον ποιήσει Κύριος ἐν ὑμῖν θαυμαστά.
6 καὶ εἶπεν ᾿Ιησοῦς τοῖς ἱερεῦσιν· ἄρατε τὴν κιβωτὸν τῆς διαθήκης Κυρίου καὶ προπορεύεσθε τοῦ λαοῦ. καὶ ᾖραν οἱ ἱερεῖς τὴν κιβωτὸν τῆς διαθήκης Κυρίου καὶ ἐπορεύοντο ἔμπροσθεν τοῦ λαοῦ.
7 καὶ εἶπε Κύριος πρὸς ᾿Ιησοῦν· ἐν τῇ ἡμέρᾳ ταύτῃ ἄρχομαι ὑψῶσαί σε κατενώπιον πάντων υἱῶν ᾿Ισραήλ, ἵνα γνῶσιν ὅτι καθότι ἤμην μετὰ Μωυσῆ, οὕτως ἔσομαι καὶ μετὰ σοῦ.
8 καὶ νῦν ἔντειλαι τοῖς ἱερεῦσι τοῖς αἴρουσι τὴν κιβωτὸν τῆς διαθήκης λέγων· ὡς ἂν εἰσέλθητε ἐπὶ μέρους τοῦ ὕδατος τοῦ ᾿Ιορδάνου, καὶ ἐν τῷ ᾿Ιορδάνῃ στήσεσθε.
9 καὶ εἶπεν ᾿Ιησοῦς τοῖς υἱοῖς ᾿Ισραήλ· προσαγάγετε ὧδε καὶ ἀκούσατε τὸ ρῆμα Κυρίου τοῦ Θεοῦ ἡμῶν.
10 ἐν τούτῳ γνώσεσθε ὅτι Θεὸς ζῶν ἐν ὑμῖν καὶ ὀλοθρεύων ὀλοθρεύσει ἀπὸ προσώπου ἡμῶν τὸν Χαναναῖον καὶ τὸν Χετταῖον καὶ τὸν Φερεζαῖον καὶ τὸν Εὐαῖον καὶ τὸν ᾿Αμορραῖον καὶ τὸν Γεργεσαῖον καὶ τὸν ᾿Ιεβουσαῖον·
11 ἰδοὺ ἡ κιβωτὸς διαθήκης Κυρίου πάσης τῆς γῆς διαβαίνει τὸν ᾿Ιορδάνην.
12 προχειρίσασθε ὑμῖν δώδεκα ἄνδρας ἀπὸ τῶν υἱῶν ᾿Ισραήλ, ἕνα ἀφ' ἑκάστης φυλῆς.
13 καὶ ἔσται ὡς ἂν καταπαύσωσιν οἱ πόδες τῶν ἱερέων τῶν αἰρόντων τὴν κιβωτὸν τῆς διαθήκης Κυρίου πάσης τῆς γῆς ἐν τῷ ὕδατι τοῦ ᾿Ιορδάνου, τὸ ὕδωρ τοῦ ᾿Ιορδάνου ἐκλείψει, τὸ δὲ ὕδωρ τὸ καταβαῖνον στήσεται.
14 καὶ ἀπῇρεν ὁ λαὸς ἐκ τῶν σκηνωμάτων αὐτῶν διαβῆναι τὸν ᾿Ιορδάνην, οἱ δὲ ἱερεῖς ᾔροσαν τὴν κιβωτὸν τῆς διαθήκης Κυρίου πρότεροι τοῦ λαοῦ.
15 ὡς δὲ εἰσεπορεύοντο οἱ ἱερεῖς οἱ αἴροντες τὴν κιβωτὸν τῆς διαθήκης ἐπὶ τὸν ᾿Ιορδάνην καὶ οἱ πόδες τῶν ἱερέων τῶν αἰρόντων τὴν κιβωτὸν τῆς διαθήκης Κυρίου ἐβάφησαν εἰς μέρος τοῦ ὕδατος τοῦ ᾿Ιορδάνου· ὁ δὲ ᾿Ιορδάνης ἐπληροῦτο καθ' ὅλην τὴν κρηπίδα αὐτοῦ ὡσεὶ ἡμέραι θερισμοῦ πυρῶν·
16 καὶ ἔστη τὰ ὕδατα τὰ καταβαίνοντα ἄνωθεν, ἔστη πῆγμα ἓν ἀφεστηκὸς μακρὰν σφόδρα σφοδρῶς ἕως μέρους Καριαθιαρίμ, τὸ δὲ καταβαῖνον κατέβη εἰς τὴν θάλασσαν ῎Αραβα, θάλασσαν ἁλός, ἕως εἰς τὸ τέλος ἐξέλιπε· καὶ ὁ λαὸς εἱστήκει ἀπέναντι ῾Ιεριχώ.
17 καὶ ἔστησαν οἱ ἱερεῖς οἱ αἴροντες τὴν κιβωτὸν τῆς διαθήκης Κυρίου ἐπὶ ξηρᾶς ἐν μέσῳ τοῦ ᾿Ιορδάνου· καὶ πάντες οἱ υἱοὶ ᾿Ισραὴλ διέβαινον διὰ ξηρᾶς, ἕως συνετέλεσε πᾶς ὁ λαὸς διαβαίνων τὸν ᾿Ιορδάνην.
ΚΑΙ ἐπεὶ συνετέλεσε πᾶς ὁ λαὸς διαβαίνων τὸν ᾿Ιορδάνην, καὶ εἶπε Κύριος τῷ ᾿Ιησοῖ λέγων·
2 παραλαβὼν ἄνδρας ἀπὸ τοῦ λαοῦ, ἕνα ἀφ' ἑκάστης φυλῆς,
3 σύνταξον αὐτοῖς λέγων· ἀνέλεσθε ἐκ μέσου ᾿Ιορδάνου ἑτοίμους δώδεκα λίθους καὶ τούτους διακομίσαντες ἅμα ὑμῖν αὐτοῖς, θέτε αὐτοὺς ἐν τῇ στρατοπεδείᾳ ὑμῶν, οὗ ἐὰν παρεμβάλητε ἐκεῖ τὴν νύκτα.
4 καὶ ἀνακαλεσάμενος ᾿Ιησοῦς δώδεκα ἄνδρας τῶν ἐνδόξων ἀπὸ τῶν υἱῶν ᾿Ισραήλ, ἕνα ἀφ' ἑκάστης φυλῆς,
5 εἶπεν αὐτοῖς· προσαγάγετε ἔμπροσθέν μου πρὸ προσώπου Κυρίου εἰς μέσον τοῦ ᾿Ιορδάνου, καὶ ἀνελόμενος ἐκεῖθεν ἕκαστος λίθον ἀράτω ἐπὶ τῶν ὤμων αὐτοῦ κατὰ τὸν ἀριθμὸν τῶν δώδεκα φυλῶν τοῦ ᾿Ισραήλ,
6 ἵνα ὑπάρχωσιν ὑμῖν οὗτοι εἰς σημεῖον κείμενον διαπαντός, ἵνα ὅταν ἐρωτᾷ σε ὁ υἱός σου αὔριον λέγων, τί εἰσιν οἱ λίθοι οὗτοι ἡμῖν;
7 καὶ σὺ δηλώσεις τῷ υἱῷ σου λέγων· ὅτι ἐξέλιπεν ὁ ᾿Ιορδάνης ποταμὸς ἀπὸ προσώπου κιβωτοῦ διαθήκης Κυρίου πάσης τῆς γῆς, ὡς διέβαινεν αὐτόν· καὶ ἔσονται οἱ λίθοι οὗτοι ὑμῖν μνημόσυνον τοῖς υἱοῖς ᾿Ισραὴλ ἕως τοῦ αἰῶνος.
8 καὶ ἐποίησαν οὕτως οἱ υἱοὶ ᾿Ισραήλ, καθότι ἐνετείλατο Κύριος τῷ ᾿Ιησοῖ, καὶ ἀναλαβόντες δώδεκα λίθους ἐκ μέσου τοῦ ᾿Ιορδάνου, καθάπερ συνέταξε Κύριος τῷ ᾿Ιησοῖ ἐν τῇ συντελείᾳ τῆς διαβάσεως τῶν υἱῶν ᾿Ισραήλ, καὶ διεκόμισαν ἅμα ἑαυτοῖς εἰς τὴν παρεμβολὴν καὶ ἀπέθηκαν ἐκεῖ.
9 ἔστησε δὲ ᾿Ιησοῦς καὶ ἄλλους δώδεκα λίθους ἐν αὐτῷ τῷ ᾿Ιορδάνῃ ἐν τῷ γενομένῳ τόπῳ ὑπὸ τοὺς πόδας τῶν ἱερέων τῶν αἰρόντων τὴν κιβωτὸν τῆς διαθήκης Κυρίου, καί εἰσιν ἐκεῖ ἕως τῆς σήμερον ἡμέρας.
10 εἱστήκεισαν δὲ οἱ ἱερεῖς οἱ αἴροντες τὴν κιβωτὸν τῆς διαθήκης ἐν τῷ ᾿Ιορδάνῃ, ἕως οὗ συνετέλεσεν ᾿Ιησοῦς πάντα, ἃ ἐνετείλατο Κύριος ἀναγγεῖλαι τῷ λαῷ, καὶ ἔσπευσεν ὁ λαὸς καὶ διέβησαν.
11 καὶ ἐγένετο ὡς συνετέλεσε πᾶς ὁ λαὸς διαβῆναι, καὶ διέβη ἡ κιβωτὸς τῆς διαθήκης Κυρίου, καὶ οἱ λίθοι ἔμπροσθεν αὐτῶν.
12 καὶ διέβησαν οἱ υἱοὶ Ρουβὴν καὶ οἱ υἱοὶ Γὰδ καὶ οἱ ἡμίσεις φυλῆς Μανασσῆ διεσκευασμένοι ἔμπροσθεν τῶν υἱῶν ᾿Ισραήλ, καθάπερ ἐνετείλατο αὐτοῖς Μωυσῆς.
13 τετρακισμύριοι εὔζωνοι εἰς μάχην διέβησαν ἐναντίον Κυρίου εἰς πόλεμον πρὸς τὴν ῾Ιεριχὼ πόλιν.
14 ἐν ἐκείνῃ τῇ ἡμέρᾳ ηὔξησε Κύριος τὸν ᾿Ιησοῦν ἐναντίον τοῦ παντὸς γένους ᾿Ισραήλ, καὶ ἐφοβοῦντο αὐτόν, ὥσπερ Μωυσῆν, ὅσον χρόνον ἔζη.
15 Καὶ εἶπε Κύριος τῷ ᾿Ιησοῖ λέγων·
16 ἔντειλαι τοῖς ἱερεῦσι τοῖς αἴρουσι τὴν κιβωτὸν τῆς διαθήκης τοῦ μαρτυρίου Κυρίου ἐκβῆναι ἐκ τοῦ ᾿Ιορδάνου.
17 καὶ ἐνετείλατο ᾿Ιησοῦς τοῖς ἱερεῦσι λέγων· ἔκβητε ἐκ τοῦ ᾿Ιορδάνου.
18 καὶ ἐγένετο ὡς ἐξέβησαν οἱ ἱερεῖς οἱ αἴροντες τὴν κιβωτὸν τῆς διαθήκης Κυρίου ἐκ τοῦ ᾿Ιορδάνου καὶ ἔθηκαν τοὺς πόδας ἐπὶ τῆς γῆς, ὥρμησε τὸ ὕδωρ τοῦ ᾿Ιορδάνου κατὰ χώραν καὶ ἐπορεύετο καθὰ χθὲς καὶ τρίτην ἡμέραν δι' ὅλης τῆς κρηπίδος.
19 καὶ ὁ λαὸς ἀνέβη ἐκ τοῦ ᾿Ιορδάνου δεκάτῃ τοῦ μηνὸς τοῦ πρώτου· καὶ κατεστρατοπέδευσαν οἱ υἱοὶ ᾿Ισραὴλ ἐν Γαλγάλοις κατὰ μέρος τὸ πρὸς ἡλίου ἀνατολὰς ἀπὸ τῆς ῾Ιεριχώ.
20 καὶ τοὺς δώδεκα λίθους τούτους, οὓς ἔλαβεν ἐκ τοῦ ᾿Ιορδάνου, ἔστησεν ᾿Ιησοῦς ἐν Γαλγάλοις
21 λέγων· ὅταν ἐρωτῶσιν ὑμᾶς οἱ υἱοὶ ὑμῶν λέγοντες· τί εἰσιν οἱ λίθοι οὗτοι;
22 ἀναγγείλατε τοῖς υἱοῖς ὑμῶν, ὅτι ἐπὶ ξηρᾶς διέβη ᾿Ισραὴλ τὸν ᾿Ιορδάνην τοῦτον,
23 ἀποξηράναντος Κυρίου τοῦ Θεοῦ ἡμῶν τὸ ὕδωρ τοῦ ᾿Ιορδάνου ἐκ τῶν ἔμπροσθεν αὐτῶν, μέχρις οὗ διέβησαν· καθάπερ ἐποίησε Κύριος ὁ Θεὸς ἡμῶν τὴν ἐρυθρὰν θάλασσαν, ἣν ἀπεξήρανε Κύριος ὁ Θεὸς ἡμῶν ἔμπροσθεν ἡμῶν, ἕως παρήλθομεν,
24 ὅπως γνῶσι πάντα τὰ ἔθνη τῆς γῆς, ὅτι ἡ δύναμις τοῦ Κυρίου ἰσχυρά ἐστι, καὶ ἵνα ὑμεῖς σέβησθε Κύριον τὸν Θεὸν ἡμῶν ἐν παντὶ χρόνῳ.
ΚΑΙ ἐγένετο ὡς ἤκουσαν οἱ βασιλεῖς τῶν ᾿Αμορραίων, οἳ ἦσαν πέραν τοῦ ᾿Ιορδάνου, καὶ οἱ βασιλεῖς τῆς Φοινίκης οἱ παρὰ τὴν θάλασσαν, ὅτι ἀπεξήρανε Κύριος ὁ Θεὸς τὸν ᾿Ιορδάνην ποταμὸν ἐκ τῶν ἔμπροσθεν τῶν υἱῶν ᾿Ισραὴλ ἐν τῷ διαβαίνειν αὐτούς, καὶ ἐτάκησαν αὐτῶν αἱ διάνοιαι καὶ κατεπλάγησαν καὶ οὐκ ἦν ἐν αὐτοῖς φρόνησις οὐδεμία ἀπὸ προσώπου τῶν υἱῶν ᾿Ισραήλ.
2 ὑπό δὲ τοῦτον τὸν καιρὸν εἶπε Κύριος τῷ ᾿Ιησοῖ· ποίησον σεαυτῷ μαχαίρας πετρίνας ἐκ πέτρας ἀκροτόμου καὶ καθίσας περίτεμε τοὺς υἱοὺς ᾿Ισραὴλ ἐκ δευτέρου.
3 καὶ ἐποίησεν ᾿Ιησοῦς μαχαίρας πετρίνας ἀκροτόμους καὶ περιέτεμε τοὺς υἱοὺς ᾿Ισραὴλ ἐπὶ τοῦ καλουμένου τόπου Βουνὸς τῶν ἀκροβυστιῶν.
4 ὃν δὲ τρόπον περιεκάθαρεν ᾿Ιησοῦς τοὺς υἱοὺς ᾿Ισραήλ, ὅσοι ποτὲ ἐγένοντο ἐν τῇ ὁδῷ καὶ ὅσοι ποτὲ ἀπερίτμητοι ἦσαν τῶν ἐξεληλυθότων ἐξ Αἰγύπτου, πάντας τούτους περιέτεμεν ᾿Ιησοῦς·
5 τεσσαράκοντα γὰρ καὶ δύο ἔτη ἀνέστραπται ᾿Ισραὴλ ἐν τῇ ἐρήμῳ τῇ Μαβδαρίτιδι,
6 διὸ ἀπερίτμητοι ἦσαν οἱ πλεῖστοι αὐτῶν τῶν μαχίμων τῶν ἐξεληλυθότων ἐκ γῆς Αἰγύπτου οἱ ἀπειθήσαντες τῶν ἐντολῶν τοῦ Θεοῦ, οἷς καὶ διώρισε μὴ ἰδεῖν αὐτοὺς τὴν γῆν, ἣν ὤμοσε Κύριος τοῖς πατράσιν αὐτῶν δοῦναι, γῆν ρέουσαν γάλα καὶ μέλι.
7 ἀντὶ δὲ τούτων ἀντικατέστησε τοὺς υἱοὺς αὐτῶν, οὓς ᾿Ιησοῦς περιέτεμε, διὰ τὸ αὐτοὺς γεγεννῆσθαι κατὰ τὴν ὁδὸν ἀπεριτμήτους.
8 περιτμηθέντες δὲ ἡσυχίαν εἶχον αὐτόθι καθήμενοι ἐν τῇ παρεμβολῇ, ἕως ὑγιάσθησαν.
9 καὶ εἶπε Κύριος τῷ ᾿Ιησοῖ υἱῷ Ναυή· ἐν τῇ σήμερον ἡμέρᾳ ἀφεῖλον τὸν ὀνειδισμὸν Αἰγύπτου ἀφ' ὑμῶν. καὶ ἐκάλεσε τὸ ὄνομα τοῦ τόπου ἐκείνου Γάλγαλα.
10 Καί ἐποίησαν οἱ υἱοὶ ᾿Ισραὴλ τὸ πάσχα τῇ τεσσαρεσκαιδεκάτῃ ἡμέρᾳ τοῦ μηνὸς ἀφ' ἑσπέρας ἐπὶ δυσμῶν ῾Ιεριχὼ ἐν τῷ πέραν τοῦ ᾿Ιορδάνου ἐν τῷ πεδίῳ
11 καὶ ἐφάγοσαν ἀπὸ τοῦ σίτου τῆς γῆς ἄζυμα καὶ νέα.
12 ἐν ταύτῃ τῇ ἡμέρᾳ ἐξέλιπε τὸ μάννα μετὰ τὸ βεβρωκέναι αὐτοὺς ἐκ τοῦ σίτου τῆς γῆς, καὶ οὐκέτι ὑπῆρχε τοῖς υἱοῖς ᾿Ισραὴλ μάννα· ἐκαρπίσαντο δὲ τὴν χώραν τῶν Φοινίκων ἐν τῷ ἐνιαυτῷ ἐκείνῳ.
13 Καὶ ἐγένετο ὡς ἦν ᾿Ιησοῦς ἐν ῾Ιεριχώ, καὶ ἀναβλέψας τοῖς ὀφθαλμοῖς εἶδεν ἄνθρωπον ἑστηκότα ἐναντίον αὐτοῦ, καὶ ἡ ρομφαία ἐσπασμένη ἐν τῇ χειρὶ αὐτοῦ. καὶ προσελθὼν ᾿Ιησοῦς εἶπεν αὐτῷ· ἡμέτερος εἶ ἢ τῶν ὑπεναντίων;
14 ὁ δὲ εἶπεν αὐτῷ· ἐγὼ ἀρχιστράτηγος δυνάμεως Κυρίου νυνὶ παραγέγονα. καὶ ᾿Ιησοῦς ἔπεσεν ἐπὶ πρόσωπον ἐπὶ τὴν γῆν καὶ εἶπεν αὐτῷ· δέσποτα, τί προστάσσεις τῷ σῷ οἰκέτῃ;
15 καὶ λέγει ὁ ἀρχιστράτηγος Κυρίου πρὸς ᾿Ιησοῦν· λῦσαι τὸ ὑπόδημα ἐκ τῶν ποδῶν σου· ὁ γὰρ τόπος, ἐφ' ᾧ νῦν ἕστηκας ἐπ' αὐτοῦ, ἅγιός ἐστι.
ΚΑΙ ῾Ιεριχὼ συγκεκλεισμένη καὶ ὠχυρωμένη, καὶ οὐδεὶς ἐξεπορεύετο ἐξ αὐτῆς οὐδὲ εἰσεπορεύετο.
2 καὶ εἶπε Κύριος πρὸς ᾿Ιησοῦν· ἰδοὺ ἐγὼ παραδίδωμι ὑποχείριόν σοι τὴν ῾Ιεριχὼ καὶ τὸν βασιλέα αὐτῆς τὸν ἐν αὐτῇ, δυνατοὺς ὄντας ἐν ἰσχύϊ·
3 σὺ δὲ περίστησον αὐτῇ τοὺς μαχίμους κύκλῳ,
4 καὶ ἔσται ὡς ἂν σαλπίσητε τῇ σάλπιγγι, ἀνακραγέτω πᾶς ὁ λαὸς ἅμα·
5 καὶ ἀνακραγόντων αὐτῶν πεσεῖται αὐτόματα τὰ τείχη τῆς πόλεως, καὶ εἰσελεύσεται πᾶς ὁ λαὸς ὁρμήσας ἕκαστος κατὰ πρόσωπον εἰς τὴν πόλιν.
6 καὶ εἰσῆλθεν ᾿Ιησοῦς ὁ τοῦ Ναυὴ πρὸς τοὺς ἱερεῖς
7 καὶ εἶπεν αὐτοῖς λέγων· παραγγείλατε τῷ λαῷ περιελθεῖν καὶ κυκλῶσαι τὴν πόλιν, καὶ οἱ μάχιμοι παραπορευέσθωσαν ἐνωπλισμένοι ἐναντίον Κυρίου·
8 καὶ ἑπτὰ ἱερεῖς ἔχοντες ἑπτὰ σάλπιγγας ἱερὰς παρελθέτωσαν ὡσαύτως ἐναντίον τοῦ Κυρίου καὶ σημαινέτωσαν εὐτόνως, καὶ ἡ κιβωτὸς τῆς διαθήκης Κυρίου ἐπακολουθείτω·
9 οἱ δὲ μάχιμοι παραπορευέσθωσαν ἔμπροσθεν καὶ οἱ ἱερεῖς οἱ οὐραγοῦντες ὀπίσω τῆς κιβωτοῦ τῆς διαθήκης Κυρίου πορευόμενοι σαλπίζοντες.
10 τῷ δὲ λαῷ ἐνετείλατο ᾿Ιησοῦς λέγων· μὴ βοᾶτε, μηδὲ ἀκουσάτω μηδεὶς τὴν φωνὴν ὑμῶν, ἕως ἂν ἡμέραν διαγγείλῃ αὐτὸς ἀναβοῆσαι, καὶ τότε ἀναβοήσετε.
11 καὶ περιελθοῦσα ἡ κιβωτὸς τῆς διαθήκης τοῦ Θεοῦ εὐθέως ἀπῆλθεν εἰς τὴν παρεμβολὴν καὶ ἐκοιμήθη ἐκεῖ.
12 καὶ τῇ ἡμέρᾳ τῇ δευτέρᾳ ἀνέστη ᾿Ιησοῦς τὸ πρωΐ, καὶ ᾖραν οἱ ἱερεῖς τὴν κιβωτὸν τῆς διαθήκης Κυρίου,
13 καὶ οἱ ἑπτὰ ἱερεῖς οἱ φέροντες τὰς σάλπιγγας τὰς ἑπτὰ προεπορεύοντο ἐναντίον Κυρίου, καὶ μετὰ ταῦτα εἰσεπορεύοντο οἱ μάχιμοι καὶ ὁ λοιπὸς ὄχλος ὄπισθεν τῆς κιβωτοῦ τῆς διαθήκης Κυρίου· καὶ οἱ ἱερεῖς ἐσάλπισαν ταῖς σάλπιγξι, καὶ ὁ λοιπὸς ὄχλος ἅπας περιεκύκλωσε τὴν πόλιν ἑξάκις ἐγγύθεν
14 καὶ ἀπῆλθε πάλιν εἰς τὴν παρεμβολήν. οὕτως ἐποίει ἐπὶ ἓξ ἡμέρας.
15 καὶ τῇ ἡμέρᾳ τῇ ἑβδόμῃ ἀνέστησαν ὄρθρου καὶ περιήλθοσαν τὴν πόλιν ἐν τῇ ἡμέρᾳ ἐκείνῃ ἑπτάκις·
16 καὶ ἐγένετο τῇ περιόδῳ τῇ ἑβδόμῃ ἐσάλπισαν οἱ ἱερεῖς, καὶ εἶπεν ᾿Ιησοῦς τοῖς υἱοῖς ᾿Ισραήλ· κεκράξατε, παρέδωκε γὰρ Κύριος ὑμῖν τὴν πόλιν.
17 καὶ ἔσται ἡ πόλις ἀνάθεμα, αὐτὴ καὶ πάντα, ὅσα ἐστὶν ἐν αὐτῇ, Κυρίῳ Σαβαώθ· πλὴν Ραὰβ τὴν πόρνην περιποιήσασθε, αὐτὴν καὶ πάντα ὅσα ἐστὶν ἐν τῷ οἴκῳ αὐτῆς.
18 ἀλλὰ ὑμεῖς φυλάξεσθε σφόδρα ἀπὸ τοῦ ἀναθέματος, μήποτε ἐνθυμηθέντες ὑμεῖς αὐτοὶ λάβητε ἀπὸ τοῦ ἀναθέματος καὶ ποιήσητε τὴν παρεμβολὴν τῶν υἱῶν ᾿Ισραὴλ ἀνάθεμα καὶ ἐκτρίψητε ἡμᾶς·
19 καὶ πᾶν ἀργύριον ἢ χρυσίον ἢ χαλκὸς ἢ σίδηρος ἅγιον ἔσται τῷ Κυρίῳ, εἰς θησαυρὸν Κυρίου εἰσενεχθήσεται.
20 καὶ ἐσάλπισαν ταῖς σάλπιγξιν οἱ ἱερεῖς· ὡς δὲ ἤκουσεν ὁ λαὸς τῶν σαλπίγγων, ἠλάλαξε πᾶς ὁ λαὸς ἅμα ἀλαλαγμῷ μεγάλῳ καὶ ἰσχυρῷ καὶ ἔπεσεν ἅπαν τὸ τεῖχος κύκλῳ, καὶ ἀνέβη πᾶς ὁ λαὸς εἰς τὴν πόλιν.
21 καὶ ἀνεθεμάτισεν αὐτὴν ᾿Ιησοῦς καὶ ὅσα ἦν ἐν τῇ πόλει ἀπὸ ἀνδρὸς καὶ ἕως γυναικός, ἀπὸ νεανίσκου καὶ ἕως πρεσβύτου καὶ ἕως μόσχου καὶ ὑποζυγίου, ἐν στόματι ρομφαίας.
22 καὶ τοῖς δυσὶ νεανίσκοις τοῖς κατασκοπεύσασιν εἶπεν ᾿Ιησοῦς· εἰσέλθατε εἰς τὴν οἰκίαν τῆς γυναικὸς καὶ ἐξαγάγετε αὐτὴν ἐκεῖθεν καὶ ὅσα ἐστὶν αὐτῇ.
23 καὶ εἰσῆλθον οἱ δύο νεανίσκοι οἱ κατασκοπεύσαντες τὴν πόλιν εἰς τὴν οἰκίαν τῆς γυναικὸς καὶ ἐξηγάγοσαν Ραὰβ τὴν πόρνην καὶ τὸν πατέρα αὐτῆς καὶ τὴν μητέρα αὐτῆς καὶ τοὺς ἀδελφοὺς αὐτῆς καὶ τὴν συγγένειαν αὐτῆς καὶ πάντα, ὅσα ἦν αὐτῇ, καὶ κατέστησαν αὐτὴν ἔξω τῆς παρεμβολῆς ᾿Ισραήλ.
24 καὶ ἡ πόλις ἐνεπρήσθη ἐν πυρισμῷ σὺν πᾶσι τοῖς ἐν αὐτῇ, πλὴν ἀργυρίου καὶ χρυσίου καὶ χαλκοῦ καὶ σιδήρου ἔδωκαν εἰς θησαυρὸν Κυρίου εἰσενεχθῆναι.
25 καὶ Ραὰβ τὴν πόρνην καὶ πάντα τὸν οἶκον αὐτῆς τὸν πατρικὸν ἐζώγρησεν ᾿Ιησοῦς, καὶ κατῴκησεν ἐν τῷ ᾿Ισραὴλ ἕως τῆς σήμερον ἡμέρας, διότι ἔκρυψε τοὺς κατασκοπεύσαντας, οὓς ἀπέστειλεν ᾿Ιησοῦς κατασκοπεῦσαι τὴν ῾Ιεριχώ.
26 καὶ ὥρκισεν ᾿Ιησοῦς ἐν τῇ ἡμέρᾳ ἐκείνῃ ἐναντίον Κυρίου λέγων· ἐπικατάρατος ὁ ἄνθρωπος, ὃς οἰκοδομήσει τὴν πόλιν ἐκείνην· ἐν τῷ προωτοτόκῳ αὐτοῦ θεμελιώσει αὐτὴν καὶ ἐν τῷ ἐλαχίστῳ αὐτοῦ ἐπιστήσει τὰς πύλας αὐτῆς. καὶ οὕτως ἐποίησεν ῾Οζᾶν ὁ ἐκ Βαιθὴλ ἐν τῷ ᾿Αβιρὼν τῷ πρωτοτόκῳ ἐθεμελίωσεν αὐτὴν καὶ ἐν τῷ ἐλαχίστῳ διασωθέντι ἐπέστησε τὰς πύλας αὐτῆς.
27 καὶ ἦν Κύριος μετὰ ᾿Ιησοῦ, καὶ ἦν τὸ ὄνομα αὐτοῦ κατὰ πᾶσαν τὴν γῆν.
ΚΑΙ ἐπλημμέλησαν οἱ υἱοὶ ᾿Ισραὴλ πλημμέλειαν μεγάλην καὶ ἐνοσφίσαντο ἀπὸ τοῦ ἀναθέματος· καὶ ἔλαβεν ῎Αχαρ υἱὸς Χαρμὶ υἱοῦ Ζαμβρὶ υἱοῦ Ζαρὰ ἐκ τῆς φυλῆς ᾿Ιούδα ἀπὸ τοῦ ἀναθέματος· καὶ ἐθυμώθη Κύριος ὀργῇ τοῖς υἱοῖς ᾿Ισραήλ.
2 καὶ ἀπέστειλεν ᾿Ιησοῦς ἄνδρας εἰς Γαί, ἣ ἐστι κατὰ Βαιθήλ, λέγων· κατασκέψασθε τὴν Γαί·
3 καὶ ἀνέβησαν οἱ ἄνδρες καὶ κατεσκέψαντο τὴν Γαί. καὶ ἀνέστρεψαν πρὸς ᾿Ιησοῦν καὶ εἶπαν πρὸς αὐτόν· μὴ ἀναβήτω πᾶς ὁ λαός, ἀλλ' ὡσεὶ δισχίλιοι ἢ τρισχίλιοι ἄνδρες ἀναβήτωσαν καὶ ἐκπολιορκησάτωσαν τὴν πόλιν· μὴ ἀναγάγῃς ἐκεῖ τὸν λαὸν ἅπαντα, ὀλίγοι γάρ εἰσι.
4 καὶ ἀνέβησαν ὡσεὶ τρισχίλιοι ἄνδρες καὶ ἔφυγον ἀπὸ προσώπου ἀνδρῶν Γαί.
5 καὶ ἀπέκτειναν ἀπ' αὐτῶν ἄνδρες Γαὶ εἰς τριακονταὲξ ἄνδρας καὶ κατεδίωξαν αὐτοὺς ἀπὸ τῆς πύλης καὶ συνέτριψαν αὐτοὺς ἀπὸ τοῦ καταφεροῦς· καὶ ἐπτοήθη ἡ καρδία τοῦ λαοῦ καὶ ἐγένετο ὥσπερ ὕδωρ.
6 καὶ διέρρηξεν ᾿Ιησοῦς τὰ ἱμάτια αὐτοῦ, καὶ ἔπεσεν ᾿Ιησοῦς ἐπὶ τὴν γῆν ἐπὶ πρόσωπον ἐναντίον Κυρίου ἕως ἑσπέρας, αὐτὸς καὶ οἱ πρεσβύτεροι ᾿Ισραήλ, καὶ ἐπεβάλοντο χοῦν ἐπὶ τὰς κεφαλὰς αὐτῶν.
7 καὶ εἶπεν ᾿Ιησοῦς· δέομαι Κύριε· ἱνατί διεβίβασεν ὁ παῖς σου τὸν λαὸν τοῦτον τὸν ᾿Ιορδάνην παραδοῦναι αὐτὸν τῷ ᾿Αμορραίῳ ἀπολέσαι ἡμᾶς; καὶ εἰ κατεμείναμεν καὶ κατῳκίσθημεν παρὰ τὸν ᾿Ιορδάνην.
8 καὶ τί ἐρῶ, ἐπεὶ μετέβαλεν ᾿Ισραὴλ αὐχένα ἀπέναντι τοῦ ἐχθροῦ αὐτοῦ;
9 καὶ ἀκούσας ὁ Χαναναῖος καὶ πάντες οἱ κατοικοῦντες τὴν γῆν περικυκλώσουσιν ἡμᾶς καὶ ἐκτρίψουσιν ἡμᾶς ἀπὸ τῆς γῆς· καὶ τί ποιήσεις τὸ ὄνομά σου τὸ μέγα;
10 καὶ εἶπε Κύριος πρὸς ᾿Ιησοῦν· ἀνάστηθι, ἱνατί τοῦτο σὺ πέπτωκας ἐπὶ πρόσωπόν σου;
11 ἡμάρτηκεν ὁ λαὸς καὶ παρέβη τὴν διαθήκην, ἣν διεθέμην πρὸς αὐτούς, καὶ κλέψαντες ἀπὸ τοῦ ἀναθέματος ἐνέβαλον εἰς τὰ σκεύη αὐτῶν.
12 καὶ οὐ μὴ δύνωνται οἱ υἱοὶ ᾿Ισραὴλ ὑποστῆναι κατὰ πρόσωπον τῶν ἐχθρῶν αὐτῶν· αὐχένα ἐπιστρέψουσιν ἔναντι τῶν ἐχθρῶν αὐτῶν, ὅτι ἐγενήθησαν ἀνάθεμα· οὐ προσθήσω ἔτι εἶναι μεθ' ὑμῶν, ἐὰν μὴ ἐξάρητε τὸ ἀνάθεμα ἐξ ὑμῶν αὐτῶν.
13 ἀναστὰς ἁγίασον τὸν λαὸν καὶ εἰπὸν ἁγιασθῆναι εἰς αὔριον· τάδε λέγει Κύριος ὁ Θεὸς ᾿Ισραήλ· τὸ ἀνάθεμά ἐστιν ἐν ὑμῖν, οὐ δυνήσεσθε ἀντιστῆναι ἀπέναντι τῶν ἐχθρῶν ὑμῶν, ἕως ἂν ἐξάρητε τὸ ἀνάθεμα ἐξ ὑμῶν αὐτῶν.
14 καὶ συναχθήσεσθε πάντες τὸ πρωΐ κατὰ φυλάς, καὶ ἔσται ἡ φυλή, ἣν ἂν δείξῃ Κύριος, προσάξετε κατὰ δήμους· καὶ τὸν δῆμον, ὃν ἐὰν δείξῃ Κύριος, προσάξετε κατ' οἶκον· καὶ τὸν οἶκον, ὃν ἐὰν δείξῃ Κύριος, προσάξετε κατ' ἄνδρα·
15 καὶ ὃς ἂν ἐνδειχθῇ, κατακαυθήσεται ἐν πυρὶ καὶ πάντα, ὅσα ἐστὶν αὐτῷ, ὅτι παρέβη τὴν διαθήκην Κυρίου καὶ ἐποίησεν ἀνόμημα ἐν ᾿Ισραήλ.
16 καὶ ὤρθρισεν ᾿Ιησοῦς καὶ προσήγαγε τὸν λαὸν κατὰ φυλάς, καὶ ἐνεδείχθη ἡ φυλὴ ᾿Ιούδα·
17 καὶ προσήχθη κατὰ δήμους, καὶ ἐνεδείχθη δῆμος Ζαραΐ·
18 καὶ προσήχθη κατ' ἄνδρα, καὶ ἐνεδείχθη ῎Αχαρ υἱὸς Ζαμβρὶ υἱοῦ Ζαρά.
19 καὶ εἶπεν ᾿Ιησοῦς τῷ ῎Αχαρ· δὸς δόξαν σήμερον τῷ Κυρίῳ Θεῷ ᾿Ισραὴλ καὶ δὸς τὴν ἐξομολόγησιν καὶ ἀνάγγειλόν μοι τί ἐποίησας καὶ μὴ κρύψῃς ἀπ' ἐμοῦ.
20 καὶ ἀπεκρίθη ῎Αχαρ τῷ ᾿Ιησοῖ καὶ εἶπεν· ἀληθῶς ἥμαρτον ἐναντίον Κυρίου τοῦ Θεοῦ ᾿Ισραήλ· οὕτως καὶ οὕτως ἐποίησα·
21 εἶδον ἐν τῇ προνομῇ ψιλὴν ποικίλην καλὴν καὶ διακόσια δίδραχμα ἀργυρίου καὶ γλῶσσαν μίαν χρυσῆν πεντήκοντα διδράχμων καὶ ἐνθυμηθεὶς αὐτῶν ἔλαβον, καὶ ἰδοὺ αὐτὰ ἐγκέκρυπται ἐν τῇ σκηνῇ μου καὶ τὸ ἀργύριον κέκρυπται ὑποκάτω αὐτῶν.
22 καὶ ἀπέστειλεν ᾿Ιησοῦς ἀγγέλους, καὶ ἔδραμον εἰς τὴν σκηνὴν εἰς τὴν παρεμβολήν· καὶ ταῦτα ἦν κεκρυμμένα εἰς τὴν σκηνὴν αὐτοῦ, καὶ τὸ ἀργύριον ὑποκάτω αὐτῶν.
23 καὶ ἐξήνεγκαν αὐτὰ ἐκ τῆς σκηνῆς καὶ ἤνεγκαν πρὸς ᾿Ιησοῦν καὶ τοὺς πρεσβυτέρους ᾿Ισραήλ, καὶ ἔθηκαν αὐτὰ ἔναντι Κυρίου.
24 καὶ ἔλαβεν ᾿Ιησοῦς τὸν ῎Αχαρ υἱὸν Ζαρὰ καὶ ἀνήγαγεν αὐτὸν εἰς φάραγγα ᾿Αχὼρ καὶ τοὺς υἱοὺς αὐτοῦ καὶ τὰς θυγατέρας αὐτοῦ καὶ τοὺς μόσχους αὐτοῦ καὶ τὰ ὑποζύγια αὐτοῦ καὶ πάντα τὰ πρόβατα αὐτοῦ καὶ τὴν σκηνὴν αὐτοῦ καὶ πάντα τὰ ὑπάρχοντα αὐτοῦ, καὶ πᾶς ὁ λαὸς μετ' αὐτοῦ· καὶ ἀνήγαγεν αὐτοὺς εἰς ᾿Εμεκαχώρ.
25 καὶ εἶπεν ᾿Ιησοῦς τῷ ῎Αχαρ· τί ὠλόθρευσας ἡμᾶς; ἐξολοθρεύσαι σε Κύριος καθὰ καὶ σήμερον. καὶ ἐλιθοβόλησαν αὐτὸν λίθοις πᾶς ᾿Ισραήλ.
26 καὶ ἐπέστησαν αὐτῷ σωρὸν λίθων μέγαν. καὶ ἐπαύσατο Κύριος τοῦ θυμοῦ τῆς ὀργῆς· διὰ τοῦτο ἐπωνόμασεν αὐτὸ ᾿Εμεκαχὼρ ἕως τῆς ἡμέρας ταύτης.
ΚΑΙ εἶπε Κύριος πρὸς ᾿Ιησοῦν· μὴ φοβηθῇς μηδὲ δειλιάσῃς, λάβε μετὰ σοῦ πάντας τοὺς ἄνδρας τοὺς πολεμιστὰς καὶ ἀναστὰς ἀνάβηθι εἰς Γαί· ἰδοὺ δέδωκα εἰς τὰς χεῖράς σου τὸν βασιλέα Γαὶ καὶ τὴν γῆν αὐτοῦ.
2 καὶ ποιήσεις τὴν Γαὶ ὃν τρόπον ἐποίησας τὴν ῾Ιεριχὼ καὶ τὸν βασιλέα αὐτῆς, καὶ τὴν προνομὴν τῶν κτηνῶν προνομεύσεις σεαυτῷ. κατάστησον δὲ σεαυτῷ ἔνεδρα τῇ πόλει εἰς τὰ ὀπίσω.
3 καὶ ἀνέστη ᾿Ιησοῦς καὶ πᾶς ὁ λαὸς ὁ πολεμιστὴς ὥστε ἀναβῆναι εἰς Γαί. ἐπέλεξε δὲ ᾿Ιησοῦς τριάκοντα χιλιάδας ἀνδρῶν δυνατοὺς ἐν ἰσχύϊ καὶ ἀπέστειλεν αὐτοὺς νυκτός.
4 καὶ ἐνετείλατο αὐτοῖς λέγων· ὑμεῖς ἐνεδρεύσατε ὀπίσω τῆς πόλεως· μὴ μακρὰν γίνεσθε ἀπὸ τῆς πόλεως καὶ ἔσεσθε πάντες ἕτοιμοι.
5 καὶ ἐγὼ καὶ πάντες οἱ μετ' ἐμοῦ προσάξομεν πρὸς τὴν πόλιν, καὶ ἔσται ὡς ἂν ἐξέλθωσιν οἱ κατοικοῦντες Γαὶ εἰς συνάντησιν ἡμῖν, καθάπερ καὶ πρῴην, καὶ φευξόμεθα ἀπὸ προσώπου αὐτῶν.
6 καὶ ὡς ἂν ἐξέλθωσιν ὀπίσω ἡμῶν, ἀποσπάσομεν αὐτοὺς ἀπὸ τῆς πόλεως, καὶ ἐροῦσι· φεύγουσιν οὗτοι ἀπὸ προσώπου ἡμῶν, ὃν τρόπον καὶ ἔμπροσθεν.
7 ὑμεῖς δὲ ἐξαναστήσεσθε ἐκ τῆς ἐνέδρας καὶ πορεύσεσθε εἰς τὴν πόλιν.
8 κατὰ τὸ ρῆμα τοῦτο ποιήσετε· ἰδοὺ ἐντέταλμαι ὑμῖν.
9 καὶ ἀπέστειλεν αὐτοὺς ᾿Ιησοῦς, καὶ ἐπορεύθησαν εἰς τὴν ἐνέδραν καὶ ἐνεκάθισαν ἀνὰ μέσον Βαιθὴλ καὶ ἀνὰ μέσον Γαί, ἀπὸ θαλάσσης τῆς Γαί.
10 καὶ ὀρθρίσας ᾿Ιησοῦς τὸ πρωΐ ἐπεσκέψατο τὸν λαόν· καὶ ἀνέβησαν αὐτὸς καὶ οἱ πρεσβύτεροι κατὰ πρόσωπον τοῦ λαοῦ ἐπὶ Γαί.
11 καὶ πᾶς ὁ λαὸς ὁ πολεμιστὴς μετ' αὐτοῦ ἀνέβησαν καὶ πορευόμενοι ἦλθον ἐξεναντίας τῆς πόλεως ἀπὸ ἀνατολῶν,
12 καὶ τὰ ἔνεδρα τῆς πόλεως ἀπὸ θαλάσσης.
14 καὶ ἐγένετο ὡς εἶδε βασιλεὺς Γαί, ἔσπευσε καὶ ἐξῆλθεν εἰς συνάντησιν αὐτοῖς ἐπ' εὐθείας εἰς τὸν πόλεμον, αὐτὸς καὶ πᾶς ὁ λαὸς ὁ μετ' αὐτοῦ. καὶ αὐτὸς οὐκ ᾔδει ὅτι ἔνεδρα αὐτῷ ἐστιν ὀπίσω τῆς πόλεως.
15 καὶ εἶδε καὶ ἀνεχώρησεν ᾿Ιησοῦς καὶ ᾿Ισραὴλ ἀπὸ προσώπου αὐτῶν.
16 καὶ κατεδίωξαν ὀπίσω τῶν υἱῶν ᾿Ισραὴλ καὶ αὐτοὶ ἀπέστησαν ἀπὸ τῆς πόλεως·
17 οὐ κατελείφθη οὐδεὶς ἐν τῇ Γαί, ὃς οὐ κατεδίωξεν ὀπίσω ᾿Ισραήλ· καὶ κατέλιπον τὴν πόλιν ἠνεῳγμένην καὶ κατεδίωξαν ὀπίσω ᾿Ισραήλ.
18 καὶ εἶπε Κύριος πρὸς ᾿Ιησοῦν· ἔκτεινον τὴν χεῖρά σου ἐν τῷ γαισῷ τῷ ἐν τῇ χειρί σου ἐπὶ τὴν πόλιν, εἰς γὰρ τὰς χεῖράς σου παραδέδωκα αὐτήν, καὶ τὰ ἔνεδρα ἐξαναστήσονται ἐν τάχει ἐκ τοῦ τόπου αὐτῶν.
19 καὶ ἐξέτεινεν ᾿Ιησοῦς τὴν χεῖρα αὐτοῦ, τὸν γαισόν, ἐπὶ τὴν πόλιν, καὶ τὰ ἔνεδρα ἐξανέστησαν ἐν τάχει ἐκ τοῦ τόπου αὐτῶν καὶ ἐξήλθοσαν, ὅτε ἐξέτεινε τὴν χεῖρα, καὶ εἰσήλθοσαν ἐπὶ τὴν πόλιν καὶ κατελάβοντο αὐτὴν καὶ σπεύσαντες ἐνέπρησαν τὴν πόλιν ἐν πυρί.
20 καὶ περιβλέψαντες οἱ κάτοικοι Γαὶ εἰς τὰ ὀπίσω αὐτῶν καὶ ἐθεώρουν καπνὸν ἀναβαίνοντα ἐκ τῆς πόλεως εἰς τὸν οὐρανόν· καὶ οὐκ ἔτι εἶχον ποῦ φύγωσιν ὧδε ἢ ὧδε.
21 καὶ ᾿Ιησοῦς καὶ πᾶς ᾿Ισραὴλ εἶδον ὅτι ἔλαβον τὰ ἔνεδρα τὴν πόλιν καὶ ὅτι ἀνέβη ὁ καπνὸς τῆς πόλεως εἰς τὸν οὐρανόν, καὶ μεταβαλόμενοι ἐπάταξαν τοὺς ἄνδρας τῆς Γαί.
22 καὶ οὗτοι ἐξήλθοσαν ἐκ τῆς πόλεως εἰς συνάντησιν καὶ ἐγενήθησαν ἀνὰ μέσον τῆς παρεμβολῆς, οὗτοι ἐντεῦθεν καὶ οὗτοι ἐντεῦθεν· καὶ ἐπάταξαν αὐτοὺς ἕως τοῦ μὴ καταλειφθῆναι αὐτῶν σεσωσμένον καὶ διαπεφευγότα.
23 καὶ τὸν βασιλέα τῆς Γαὶ συνέλαβον ζῶντα καὶ προσήγαγον αὐτὸν πρὸς ᾿Ιησοῦν.
24 καὶ ὡς ἐπαύσαντο οἱ υἱοὶ ᾿Ισραὴλ ἀποκτείνοντες πάντας τοὺς ἐν τῇ Γαί, τοὺς ἐν τοῖς πεδίοις καὶ ἐν τῷ ὄρει ἐπὶ τῆς καταβάσεως, οὗ κατεδίωξαν αὐτοὺς ἀπ' αὐτῆς εἰς τέλος, καὶ ἐπέστρεψεν ᾿Ιησοῦς εἰς Γαὶ καὶ ἐπάταξεν αὐτὴν ἐν στόματι ρομφαίας.
25 καὶ ἐγενήθησαν οἱ πεσόντες ἐν τῇ ἡμέρᾳ ἐκείνῃ ἀπὸ ἀνδρὸς καὶ ἕως γυναικὸς δώδεκα χιλιάδες, πάντας τοὺς κατοικοῦντας Γαί,
27 πλὴν τῶν κτηνῶν καὶ τῶν σκύλων τῶν ἐν τῇ πόλει, πάντα ἃ ἐπρονόμευσαν ἑαυτοῖς οἱ υἱοὶ ᾿Ισραὴλ κατὰ πρόσταγμα Κυρίου, ὃν τρόπον συνέταξε Κύριος τῷ ᾿Ιησοῖ.
28 καὶ ἐνεπύρισεν ᾿Ιησοῦς τὴν πόλιν ἐν πυρί· χῶμα ἀοίκητον εἰς τὸν αἰῶνα ἔθηκεν αὐτὴν ἕως τῆς ἡμέρας ταύτης.
29 καὶ τὸν βασιλέα τῆς Γαὶ ἐκρέμασεν ἐπὶ ξύλου διδύμου, καὶ ἦν ἐπὶ τοῦ ξύλου ἕως ἑσπέρας· καὶ ἐπιδύνοντος τοῦ ἡλίου συνέταξεν ᾿Ιησοῦς καὶ καθείλοσαν τὸ σῶμα αὐτοῦ ἀπὸ τοῦ ξύλου καὶ ἔρριψαν αὐτὸ εἰς τὸν βόθρον καὶ ἐπέστησαν αὐτῷ σωρὸν λίθων, ἕως τῆς ἡμέρας ταύτης.
ΩΣ δὲ ἤκουσαν οἱ βασιλεῖς τῶν ᾿Αμορραίων οἱ ἐν τῷ πέραν τοῦ ᾿Ιορδάνου, οἱ ἐν τῇ ὀρεινῇ καὶ οἱ ἐν τῇ πεδινῇ καὶ οἱ ἐν πάσῃ τῇ παραλίᾳ τῆς θαλάσσης τῆς μεγάλης καὶ οἱ πρὸς τῷ ᾿Αντιλιβάνῳ καὶ οἱ Χετταῖοι καὶ οἱ Χαναναῖοι καὶ οἱ Φερεζαῖοι καὶ οἱ Εὐαῖοι καὶ οἱ ᾿Αμορραῖοι καὶ οἱ Γεργεσαῖοι καὶ οἱ ᾿Ιεβουσαῖοι,
2 συνήλθοσαν ἐπὶ τὸ αὐτὸ ἐκπολεμῆσαι ᾿Ιησοῦν καὶ ᾿Ισραὴλ ἅμα πάντες.
2α Τότε ᾠκοδόμησεν ᾿Ιησοῦς θυσιαστήριον Κυρίῳ τῷ Θεῷ᾿Ισραὴλ ἐν ὄρει Γαιβάλ,
2β καθότι ἐνετείλατο Μωυσῆς ὁ θεράπων Κυρίου τοῖς υἱοῖς ᾿Ισραήλ, καθὰ γέγραπται ἐν τῷ νόμῳ Μωυσῆ, θυσιαστήριον λίθων ὁλοκλήρων, ἐφ' οὓς οὐκ ἐπεβλήθη σίδηρος, καὶ ἀνεβίβασεν ἐκεῖ ὁλοκαυτώματα Κυρίῳ καὶ θυσίαν σωτηρίου.
2γ καὶ ἔγραψεν ᾿Ιησοῦς ἐπὶ τῶν λίθων τὸ δευτερονόμιον, νόμον Μωυσῆ, ὃν ἔγραψεν ἐνώπιον τῶν υἱῶν ᾿Ισραὴλ
2δ καὶ πᾶς ᾿Ισραὴλ καὶ οἱ πρεσβύτεροι αὐτῶν καὶ οἱ δικασταὶ καὶ οἱ γραμματεῖς αὐτῶν παρεπορεύοντο ἔνθεν καὶ ἔνθεν τῆς κιβωτοῦ ἀπέναντι, καὶ οἱ ἱερεῖς καὶ οἱ Λευῖται ᾖραν τὴν κιβωτὸν τῆς διαθήκης Κυρίου, καὶ ὁ προσήλυτος καὶ ὁ αὐτόχθων, οἳ ἦσαν ἥμισυ πλησίον ὄρους Γαριζίν, καὶ οἳ ἦσαν ἥμισυ πλησίον ὄρους Γαιβάλ, καθότι ἐνετείλατο Μωυσῆς ὁ θεράπων Κυρίου εὐλογῆσαι τὸν λαὸν ἐν πρώτοις.
2ε καὶ μετὰ ταῦτα οὕτως ἀνέγνω ᾿Ιησοῦς πάντα τὰ ρήματα τοῦ νόμου τούτου, τὰς εὐλογίας καὶ τὰς κατάρας, κατὰ πάντα τὰ γεγραμμένα ἐν τῷ νόμῳ Μωυσῆ·
2ζ οὐκ ἦν ρῆμα ἀπὸ πάντων ὧν ἐνετείλατο Μωυσῆς τῷ ᾿Ιησοῖ, ὃ οὐκ ἀνέγνω ᾿Ιησοῦς εἰς τὰ ὦτα πάσης ἐκκλησίας υἱῶν ᾿Ισραήλ, τοῖς ἀνδράσι καὶ ταῖς γυναιξὶ καὶ τοῖς παιδίοις καὶ τοῖς προσηλύτοις τοῖς προσπορευομένοις τῷ ᾿Ισραήλ.
3 Καὶ οἱ κατοικοῦντες Γαβαὼν ἤκουσαν πάντα, ὅσα ἐποίησε Κύριος τῇ ῾Ιεριχὼ καὶ τῇ Γαί.
4 καὶ ἐποίησαν καί γε αὐτοὶ μετὰ πανουργίας καὶ ἐλθόντες ἐπεσιτίσαντο καὶ ἡτοιμάσαντο καὶ λαβόντες σάκκους παλαιοὺς ἐπὶ τῶν ὄνων αὐτῶν καὶ ἀσκοὺς οἴνου παλαιοὺς καὶ κατερρωγότας ἀποδεδεμένους,
5 καὶ τὰ κοῖλα τῶν ὑποδημάτων αὐτῶν, καὶ τὰ σανδάλια αὐτῶν παλαιὰ καὶ καταπεπελματωμένα ἐν τοῖς ποσὶν αὐτῶν. καὶ τὰ ἱμάτια αὐτῶν πεπαλαιωμένα ἐπάνω αὐτῶν, καὶ ὁ ἄρτος αὐτῶν τοῦ ἐπισιτισμοῦ ξηρὸς καὶ εὐρωτιῶν καὶ βεβρωμένος.
6 καὶ ἤλθοσαν πρὸς ᾿Ιησοῦν εἰς τὴν παρεμβολὴν ᾿Ισραὴλ εἰς Γάλγαλα καὶ εἶπαν πρὸς ᾿Ιησοῦν καὶ ᾿Ισραήλ· ἐκ γῆς μακρόθεν ἥκαμεν, καὶ νῦν διάθεσθε ἡμῖν διαθήκην.
7 καὶ εἶπαν οἱ υἱοὶ ᾿Ισραὴλ πρὸς τὸν Χορραῖον· ὅρα μὴ ἐν ἐμοὶ κατοικεῖς, καὶ πῶς σοι διαθῶμαι διαθήκην;
8 καὶ εἶπαν πρὸς ᾿Ιησοῦν· οἰκέται σού ἐσμεν. καὶ εἶπε πρὸς αὐτοὺς ᾿Ιησοῦς· πόθεν ἐστὲ καὶ πόθεν παραγεγόνατε;
9 καὶ εἶπαν· ἐκ γῆς μακρόθεν σφόδρα ἥκασιν οἱ παῖδές σου ἐν ὀνόματι Κυρίου τοῦ Θεοῦ σου· ἀκηκόαμεν γὰρ τὸ ὄνομα αὐτοῦ καὶ ὅσα ἐποίησεν ἐν Αἰγύπτῳ
10 καὶ ὅσα ἐποίησε τοῖς βασιλεῦσι τῶν ᾿Αμορραίων, οἳ ἦσαν πέραν τοῦ ᾿Ιορδάνου, τῷ Σηὼν βασιλεῖ τῶν ᾿Αμορραίων καὶ τῷ ῍Ωγ βασιλεῖ τῆς Βασάν, ὃς κατῴκει ἐν ᾿Ασταρὼθ καὶ ἐν ᾿Εδραΐν.
11 καὶ ἀκούσαντες εἶπαν πρὸς ἡμᾶς οἱ πρεσβύτεροι ἡμῶν καὶ πάντες οἱ κατοικοῦντες τὴν γῆν ἡμῶν λέγοντες· λάβετε ἑαυτοῖς ἐπισιτισμὸν εἰς τὴν ὁδὸν καὶ πορεύθητε εἰς συνάντησιν αὐτῶν καὶ ἐρεῖτε πρὸς αὐτούς· οἰκέται σού ἐσμεν, καὶ νῦν διάθεσθε ἡμῖν τὴν διαθήκην.
12 οὗτοι οἱ ἄρτοι, θερμοὺς ἐφωδιάσθημεν αὐτοὺς ἐν τῇ ἡμέρᾳ, ᾗ ἐξήλθομεν παραγενέσθαι πρὸς ὑμᾶς. νῦν δὲ ἐξηράνθησαν καὶ γεγόνασι βεβρωμένοι.
13 καὶ οὗτοι οἱ ἀσκοὶ τοῦ οἴνου, οὓς ἐπλήσαμεν καινούς, καὶ οὗτοι ἐρρώγασι· καὶ τὰ ἱμάτια ἡμῶν καὶ τὰ ὑποδήματα ἡμῶν πεπαλαίωται ἀπὸ τῆς πολλῆς ὁδοῦ σφόδρα.
20 καὶ ἔλαβον οἱ ἄρχοντες τοῦ ἐπισιτισμοῦ αὐτῶν καὶ Κύριον οὐκ ἐπηρώτησαν.
21 καὶ ἐποίησεν ᾿Ιησοῦς πρὸς αὐτοὺς εἰρήνην καὶ διέθεντο πρὸς αὐτοὺς διαθήκην τοῦ διασῶσαι αὐτούς, καὶ ὤμοσαν αὐτοῖς οἱ ἄρχοντες τῆς συναγωγῆς.
22 καὶ ἐγένετο μετὰ τρεῖς ἡμέρας μετὰ τὸ διαθέσθαι πρὸς αὐτοὺς διαθήκην, ἤκουσαν ὅτι ἐγγύθεν αὐτῶν εἰσι, καὶ ὅτι ἐν αὐτοῖς κατοικοῦσι.
23 καὶ ἀπῇραν οἱ υἱοὶ ᾿Ισραὴλ καὶ ἦλθον εἰς τὰς πόλεις αὐτῶν· αἱ δὲ πόλεις αὐτῶν Γαβαὼν καὶ Κεφιρὰ καὶ Βηρὼθ καὶ πόλεις ᾿Ιαρίν.
24 καὶ οὐκ ἐμαχέσαντο αὐτοῖς οἱ υἱοὶ ᾿Ισραήλ, ὅτι ὤμοσαν αὐτοῖς πάντες οἱ ἄρχοντες Κύριον τὸν Θεὸν ᾿Ισραήλ· καὶ διεγόγγυσαν πᾶσα ἡ συναγωγὴ ἐπὶ τοῖς ἄρχουσι.
25 καὶ εἶπαν οἱ ἄρχοντες πάσῃ τῇ συναγωγῇ· ἡμεῖς ὠμόσαμεν αὐτοῖς Κύριον τὸν Θεὸν ᾿Ισραὴλ καὶ νῦν οὐ δυνησόμεθα ἅψασθαι αὐτῶν·
26 τοῦτο ποιήσομεν, ζωγρῆσαι αὐτούς, καὶ περιποιησόμεθα αὐτούς, καὶ οὐκ ἔσται καθ' ἡμῶν ὀργὴ διὰ τὸν ὅρκον, ὃν ὠμόσαμεν αὐτοῖς·
27 ζήσονται καὶ ἔσονται ξυλοκόποι καὶ ὑδροφόροι πάσῃ τῇ συναγωγῇ, καθάπερ εἶπαν αὐτοῖς οἱ ἄρχοντες.
28 καὶ συνεκάλεσεν αὐτοὺς ᾿Ιησοῦς καὶ εἶπεν αὐτοῖς· διατί παρελογίσασθέ με λέγοντες, μακρὰν ἀπὸ σοῦ ἐσμεν σφόδρα, ὑμεῖς δὲ ἐγχώριοί ἐστε τῶν κατοικούντων ἐν ἡμῖν;
29 καὶ νῦν ἐπικατάρατοί ἐστε· οὐ μὴ ἐκλίπῃ ἐξ ὑμῶν δοῦλος οὐδὲ ξυλοκόπος οὐδὲ ὑδροφόρος ἐμοὶ καὶ τῷ Θεῷ μου.
30 καὶ ἀπεκρίθησαν τῷ ᾿Ιησοῖ λέγοντες· ἀνηγγέλη ἡμῖν ὅσα συνέταξε Κύριος ὁ Θεός σου Μωυσῇ τῷ παιδὶ αὐτοῦ, δοῦναι ὑμῖν τὴν γῆν ταύτην καὶ ἐξολοθρεῦσαι ἡμᾶς καὶ πάντας τοὺς κατοικοῦντας ἐπ' αὐτῆς πρὸ προσώπου ὑμῶν, καὶ ἐφοβήθημεν σφόδρα περὶ τῶν ψυχῶν ἡμῶν ἀπὸ προσώπου ὑμῶν καὶ ἐποιήσαμεν τὸ πρᾶγμα τοῦτο.
31 καὶ νῦν ἰδοὺ ἡμεῖς ὑποχείριοι ὑμῖν· ὡς ἀρέσκει ὑμῖν καὶ ὡς δοκεῖ ὑμῖν, ποιήσατε ἡμῖν.
32 καὶ ἐποίησαν αὐτοῖς οὕτως· καὶ ἐξείλατο αὐτοὺς ᾿Ιησοῦς ἐν τῇ ἡμέρᾳ ἐκείνῃ ἐκ χειρῶν υἱῶν ᾿Ισραήλ, καὶ οὐκ ἀνεῖλον αὐτούς.
33 καὶ κατέστησεν αὐτοὺς ᾿Ιησοῦς ἐν τῇ ἡμέρᾳ ἐκείνῃ ξυλοκόπους καὶ ὑδροφόρους πάσῃ τῇ συναγωγῇ καὶ τῷ θυσιαστηρίῳ τοῦ Θεοῦ· διὰ τοῦτο ἐγένοντο οἱ κατοικοῦντες Γαβαὼν ξυλοκόποι καὶ ὑδροφόροι τοῦ θυσιαστηρίου τοῦ Θεοῦ ἕως τῆς σήμερον ἡμέρας, καὶ εἰς τὸν τόπον, ὃν ἂν ἐκλέξηται Κύριος.
ΩΣ δὲ ἤκουσεν ᾿Αδωνιβεζὲκ βασιλεὺς ῾Ιερουσαλὴμ ὅτι ἔλαβεν ᾿Ιησοῦς τὴν Γαὶ καὶ ἐξωλόθρευσεν αὐτήν, ὃν τρόπον ἐποίησαν τὴν ῾Ιεριχὼ καὶ τὸν βασιλέα αὐτῆς, οὕτως ἐποίησαν καὶ τὴν Γαὶ καὶ τὸν βασιλέα αὐτῆς, καὶ ὅτι ηὐτομόλησαν οἱ κατοικοῦντες Γαβαὼν πρὸς ᾿Ιησοῦν καὶ πρὸς ᾿Ισραήλ,
2 καὶ ἐφοβήθησαν ἀπ' αὐτῶν σφόδρα· ἤδει γὰρ ὅτι πόλις μεγάλη Γαβαών, ὡσεὶ μία τῶν μητροπόλεων, καὶ πάντες οἱ ἄνδρες αὐτῆς ἰσχυροί·
3 καὶ ἀπέστειλεν ᾿Αδωνιβεζὲκ βασιλεὺς ῾Ιερουσαλὴμ πρὸς ᾿Ελὰμ βασιλέα Χεβρὼν καὶ πρὸς Φιδὼν βασιλέα ῾Ιεριμοὺθ καὶ πρὸς ᾿Ιεφθὰ βασιλέα Λαχὶς καὶ πρὸς Δαβὶν βασιλέα ᾿Οδολλὰμ λέγων·
4 δεῦτε, ἀνάβητε πρός με καὶ βοηθήσατέ μοι, καὶ ἐκπολεμήσωμεν Γαβαών· ηὐτομόλησαν γὰρ πρὸς ᾿Ιησοῦν καὶ πρὸς τοὺς υἱοὺς ᾿Ισραήλ.
5 καὶ ἀνέβησαν οἱ πέντε βασιλεῖς τῶν ᾿Ιεβουσαίων, βασιλεὺς ῾Ιερουσαλὴμ καὶ βασιλεὺς Χεβρὼν καὶ βασιλεὺς ῾Ιεριμοὺθ καὶ βασιλεὺς Λαχὶς καὶ βασιλεὺς ᾿Οδολλάμ, αὐτοὶ καὶ πᾶς ὁ λαὸς αὐτῶν καὶ περιεκάθισαν τὴν Γαβαὼν καὶ ἐξεπολιόρκουν αὐτήν.
6 καὶ ἀπέστειλαν οἱ κατοικοῦντες Γαβαὼν πρὸς ᾿Ιησοῦν εἰς τὴν παρεμβολὴν ᾿Ισραὴλ εἰς Γάλγαλα λέγοντες· μὴ ἐκλύσῃς τὰς χεῖράς σου ἀπὸ τῶν παίδων σου· ἀνάβηθι πρὸς ἡμᾶς τὸ τάχος καὶ βοήθησον ἡμῖν καὶ ἐξελοῦ ἡμᾶς· ὅτι συνηγμένοι εἰσὶν ἐφ' ἡμᾶς πάντες οἱ βασιλεῖς τῶν ᾿Αμορραίων, οἱ κατοικοῦντες τὴν ὀρεινήν.
7 καὶ ἀνέβη ᾿Ιησοῦς ἐκ Γαλγάλων, αὐτὸς καὶ πᾶς ὁ λαὸς ὁ πολεμιστὴς μετ' αὐτοῦ, πᾶς δυνατὸς ἐν ἰσχύϊ.
8 καὶ εἶπε Κύριος πρὸς ᾿Ιησοῦν· μὴ φοβηθῇς αὐτούς, εἰς γὰρ τὰς χεῖράς σου παραδέδωκα αὐτούς, οὐχ ὑπολειφθήσεται ἐξ αὐτῶν οὐδεὶς ἐνώπιον ὑμῶν.
9 καὶ ἐπεὶ παρεγένετο ᾿Ιησοῦς ἐπ' αὐτοὺςἄφνω, ὅλην τὴν νύκτα εἰσεπορεύθη ἐκ Γαλγάλων.
10 καὶ ἐξέστησεν αὐτοὺς Κύριος ἀπὸ προσώπου τῶν υἱῶν ᾿Ισραήλ, καὶ συνέτριψεν αὐτοὺς Κύριος συντρίψει μεγάλῃ ἐν Γαβαών, καὶ κατεδίωξαν αὐτοὺς ὁδὸν ἀναβάσεως ᾿Ωρωνὶν καὶ κατέκοπτον αὐτοὺς ἕως ᾿Αζηκὰ καὶ ἕως Μακηδά.
11 ἐν δὲ τῷ φεύγειν αὐτοὺς ἀπὸ προσώπου τῶν υἱῶν ᾿Ισραὴλ ἐπὶ τῆς καταβάσεως ᾿Ωρωνὶν καὶ Κύριος ἐπέρριψεν αὐτοῖς λίθους χαλάζης ἐκ τοῦ οὐρανοῦ ἕως ᾿Αζηκά, καὶ ἐγένοντο πλείους οἱ ἀποθανόντες διὰ τοὺς λίθους τῆς χαλάζης ἢ οὓς ἀπέκτειναν οἱ υἱοὶ ᾿Ισραὴλ μαχαίρᾳ ἐν τῷ πολέμῳ.
12 Τότε ἐλάλησεν ᾿Ιησοῦς πρὸς Κύριον, ᾗ ἡμέρᾳ παρέδωκεν ὁ Θεὸς τὸν ᾿Αμορραῖον ὑποχείριον ᾿Ισραήλ, ἡνίκα συνέτριψεν αὐτοὺς ἐν Γαβαὼν καὶ συνετρίβησαν ἀπὸ προσώπου υἱῶν ᾿Ισραήλ, καὶ εἶπεν ᾿Ιησοῦς· στήτω ὁ ἥλιος κατὰ Γαβαὼν καὶ ἡ σελήνη κατὰ φάραγγα Αἰλών.
13 καὶ ἔστη ὁ ἥλιος καὶ ἡ σελήνη ἐν στάσει, ἕως ἠμύνατο ὁ Θεὸς τοὺς ἐχθροὺς αὐτῶν. καὶ ἔστη ὁ ἥλιος κατὰ μέσον τοῦ οὐρανοῦ, οὐ προεπορεύετο εἰς δυσμὰς εἰς τέλος ἡμέρας μιᾶς.
14 καὶ οὐκ ἐγένετο ἡμέρα τοιαύτη οὐδὲ τὸ πρότερον οὐδὲ τὸ ἔσχατον, ὥστε ἐπακοῦσαι Θεὸν ἀνθρώπου, ὅτι Κύριος συνεξεπολέμησε τῷ ᾿Ισραήλ.
16 Καὶ ἔφυγον οἱ πέντε βασιλεῖς οὗτοι καὶ κατεκρύβησαν εἰς τὸ σπήλαιον τὸ ἐν Μακηδά.
17 καὶ ἀπηγγέλη τῷ ᾿Ιησοῦ λέγοντες· εὕρηνται οἱ πέντε βασιλεῖς κεκρυμμένοι ἐν τῷ σπηλαίῳ τῷ ἐν Μακηδά.
18 καὶ εἶπεν ᾿Ιησοῦς· κυλίσατε λίθους ἐπὶ τὸ στόμα τοῦ σπηλαίου καὶ καταστήσατε ἄνδρας φυλάσσειν ἐπ' αὐτούς,
19 ὑμεῖς δὲ μὴ ἑστήκατε καταδιώκοντες ὀπίσω τῶν ἐχθρῶν ὑμῶν καὶ καταλάβετε τὴν οὐραγίαν αὐτῶν καὶ μὴ ἀφῆτε εἰσελθεῖν εἰς τὰς πόλεις αὐτῶν· παρέδωκε γὰρ αὐτοὺς Κύριος ὁ Θεὸς ἡμῶν εἰς τὰς χεῖρας ἡμῶν.
20 καὶ ἐγένετο ὡς κατέπαυσεν ᾿Ιησοῦς καὶ πᾶς υἱὸς ᾿Ισραὴλ κόπτοντες αὐτοὺς κοπὴν μεγάλην σφόδρα ἕως εἰς τέλος, καὶ οἱ διασῳζόμενοι διεσώθησαν εἰς τὰς πόλεις τὰς ὀχυράς,
21 καὶ ἀπεστράφη πᾶς ὁ λαὸς πρὸς ᾿Ιησοῦν εἰς Μακηδὰ ὑγιεῖς, καὶ οὐκ ἔγρυξεν οὐδεὶς τῶν υἱῶν ᾿Ισραὴλ τῇ γλώσσῃ αὐτοῦ.
22 καὶ εἶπεν ᾿Ιησοῦς· ἀνοίξατε τὸ σπήλαιον καὶ ἐξαγάγετε τοὺς πέντε βασιλεῖς τούτους ἐκ τοῦ σπηλαίου.
23 καὶ ἐξηγάγοσαν τοὺς πέντε βασιλεῖς ἐκ τοῦ σπηλαίου, τὸν βασιλέα ῾Ιερουσαλὴμ καὶ τὸν βασιλέα Χεβρὼν καὶ τὸν βασιλέα ῾Ιεριμοὺθ καὶ τὸν βασιλέα Λαχὶς καὶ τὸν βασιλέα ᾿Οδολλάμ.
24 καὶ ἐπεὶ ἐξήγαγον αὐτοὺς πρὸς ᾿Ιησοῦν, καὶ συνεκάλεσεν ᾿Ιησοῦς πάντα ᾿Ισραήλ, καὶ τοὺς ἐναρχομένους τοῦ πολέμου τοὺς συμπορευομένους αὐτῷ, λέγων αὐτοῖς· προπορεύεσθε καὶ ἐπίθετε τοὺς πόδας ὑμῶν ἐπὶ τοὺς τραχήλους αὐτῶν. καὶ προσελθόντες ἐπέθηκαν τοὺς πόδας αὐτῶν ἐπὶ τοὺς τραχήλους αὐτῶν.
25 καὶ εἶπεν ᾿Ιησοῦς πρὸς αὐτούς· μὴ φοβηθῆτε αὐτοὺς μηδὲ δειλιάσητε· ἀνδρίζεσθε καὶ ἰσχύετε, ὅτι οὕτω ποιήσει Κύριος πᾶσι τοῖς ἐχθροῖς ὑμῶν, οὓς ὑμεῖς καταπολεμεῖτε αὐτούς.
26 καὶ ἀπέκτεινεν αὐτοὺς ᾿Ιησοῦς καὶ ἐκρέμασεν αὐτοὺς ἐπὶ πέντε ξύλων, καὶ ἦσαν κρεμάμενοι ἐπὶ τῶν ξύλων ἕως ἑσπέρας.
27 καὶ ἐγενήθη πρὸς ἡλίου δυσμὰς ἐνετείλατο ᾿Ιησοῦς καὶ καθεῖλον αὐτοὺς ἀπὸ τῶν ξύλων καὶ ἔρριψαν αὐτοὺς εἰς τὸ σπήλαιον, εἰς ὃ κατεφύγοσαν ἐκεῖ, καὶ ἐπεκύλισαν λίθους ἐπὶ τὸ σπήλαιον ἕως τῆς σήμερον ἡμέρας.
28 Καὶ τὴν Μακηδὰ ἐλάβοσαν ἐν τῇ ἡμέρᾳ ἐκείνῃ καὶ ἐφόνευσαν αὐτὴν ἐν στόματι ξίφους καὶ ἐξωλόθρευσαν πᾶν ἐμπνέον, ὃ ἦν ἐν αὐτῇ, καὶ οὐ κατελείφθη οὐδεὶς ἐν αὐτῇ διασεσωσμένος καὶ διαπεφευγώς· καὶ ἐποίησαν τῷ βασιλεῖ Μακηδὰ ὃν τρόπον ἐποίησαν τῷ βασιλεῖ ῾Ιεριχώ.
29 καὶ ἀπῆλθεν ᾿Ιησοῦς καὶ πᾶς ᾿Ισραὴλ μετ' αὐτοῦ ἐκ Μακηδὰ εἰς Λεβνὰ καὶ ἐπολιόρκει Λεβνά.
30 καὶ παρέδωκεν αὐτὴν Κύριος εἰς χεῖρας ᾿Ισραήλ, καὶ ἔλαβον αὐτὴν καὶ τὸν βασιλέα αὐτῆς καὶ ἐφόνευσαν αὐτὴν ἐν στόματι ξίφους καὶ πᾶν ἐμπνέον ἐν αὐτῇ, καὶ οὐ κατελείφθη ἐν αὐτῇ διασεσωσμένος καὶ διαπεφευγώς· καὶ ἐποίησαν τῷ βασιλεῖ αὐτῆς ὃν τρόπον ἐποίησαν τῷ βασιλεῖ ῾Ιεριχώ.
31 καὶ ἀπῆλθεν ᾿Ιησοῦς καὶ πᾶς ᾿Ισραὴλ μετ' αὐτοῦ ἐκ Λεβνὰ εἰς Λαχὶς καὶ περιεκάθισεν αὐτὴν καὶ ἐπολιόρκει αὐτήν.
32 καὶ παρέδωκε Κύριος τὴν Λαχὶς εἰς τὰς χεῖρας ᾿Ισραήλ, καὶ ἔλαβεν αὐτὴν ἐν τῇ ἡμέρᾳ τῇ δευτέρᾳ καὶ ἐφόνευσαν αὐτὴν ἐν στόματι ξίφους καὶ ἐξωλόθρευσαν αὐτήν, ὃν τρόπον ἐποίησαν τὴν Λεβνά.
33 τότε ἀνέβη ᾿Ελὰμ βασιλεὺς Γαζὲρ βοηθήσων τῇ Λαχίς, καὶ ἐπάταξεν αὐτὸν ᾿Ιησοῦς ἐν στόματι ξίφους καὶ τὸν λαὸν αὐτοῦ ἕως τοῦ μὴ καταλειφθῆναι αὐτῶν σεσωσμένον καὶ διαπεφευγότα.
34 καὶ ἀπῆλθεν ᾿Ιησοῦς καὶ πᾶς ᾿Ισραὴλ μετ' αὐτοῦ ἐκ Λαχὶς εἰς ᾿Οδολλὰμ καὶ περιεκάθισεν αὐτὴν καὶ ἐξεπολιόρκησεν αὐτήν.
35 καὶ παρέδωκεν αὐτὴν Κύριος ἐν χειρὶ ᾿Ισραήλ, καὶ ἔλαβεν αὐτὴν ἐν τῇ ἡμέρᾳ ἐκείνῃ καὶ ἐφόνευσεν αὐτὴν ἐν στόματι ξίφους, καὶ πᾶν ἐμπνέον ἐν αὐτῇ ἐφόνευσαν, ὃν τρόπον ἐποίησαν τῇ Λαχίς.
36 καὶ ἀπῆλθεν ᾿Ιησοῦς καὶ πᾶς ᾿Ισραὴλ μετ' αὐτοῦ εἰς Χεβρὼν καὶ περιεκάθισεν αὐτήν.
37 καὶ ἐπάταξεν αὐτὴν ἐν στόματι ξίφους καὶ πᾶν τὸ ἐμπνέον, ὅσα ἦν ἐν αὐτῇ, οὐκ ἦν διασεσωσμένος· ὃν τρόπον ἐποίησαν τὴν ᾿Οδολλάμ, ἐξωλόθρευσαν αὐτὴν καὶ ὅσα ἦν ἐν αὐτῇ.
38 καὶ ἀπέστρεψεν ᾿Ιησοῦς καὶ πᾶς ᾿Ισραὴλ εἰς Δαβὶρ καὶ περικαθίσαντες αὐτὴν
39 ἔλαβον αὐτὴν καὶ τὸν βασιλέα αὐτῆς καὶ τὰς κώμας αὐτῆς καὶ ἐπάταξεν αὐτὴν ἐν στόματι ξίφους καὶ ἐξωλόθρευσαν αὐτὴν καὶ πᾶν ἐμπνέον ἐν αὐτῇ καὶ οὐ κατέλιπον αὐτῇ οὐδένα διασεσωσμένον· ὃν τρόπον ἐποίησαν τῇ Χεβρὼν καὶ τῷ βασιλεῖ αὐτῆς, οὕτως ἐποίησαν τῇ Δαβὶρ καὶ τῷ βασιλεῖ αὐτῆς.
40 καὶ ἐπάταξεν ᾿Ιησοῦς πᾶσαν τὴν γῆν τῆς ὀρεινῆς καὶ τὴν Ναγὲβ καὶ τὴν πεδινὴν καὶ τὴν ᾿Ασηδὼθ καὶ τοὺς βασιλεῖς αὐτῆς, οὐ κατέλιπον αὐτῶν σεσωσμένον· καὶ πᾶν ἐμπνέον ζωῆς ἐξωλόθρευσεν, ὃν τρόπον ἐνετείλατο Κύριος ὁ Θεὸς ᾿Ισραήλ,
41 ἀπὸ Κάδης Βαρνῆ ἕως Γάζης, πᾶσαν τὴν Γοσὸμ ἕως τῆς Γαβαών,
42 καὶ πάντας τοὺς βασιλεῖς αὐτῶν καὶ τὴν γῆν
αὐτῶν ἐπάταξεν ᾿Ιησοῦς εἰσάπαξ, ὅτι Κύριος ὁ Θεὸς ᾿Ισραὴλ συνεπολέμει τῷ
JESUS OF NUN
And it came to pass after the death of Moses, that the Lord spoke to Joshua the son of Naue, the minister of Moses, saying,
2 Moses my servant is dead; now then arise, go over Jordan, thou and all this people, into the land, which I give them.
3 Every spot on which ye shall tread I will give it to you, as I said to Moses.
4 The wilderness and Antilibanus, as far as the great river, the river Euphrates, and as far as the extremity of the sea; your costs shall be from the setting of the sun.
5 Not a man shall stand against you all the days of thy life; and as I was with Moses, so will I also be with thee, and I will not fail thee, or neglect thee.
6 Be strong and ‘quit thyself like a man, for thou shalt divide the land to this people, which I sware to give to your fathers.
7 Be strong, therefore, and quit thyself like a man, to observe and do as Moses my servant commanded thee; and thou shalt not turn therefrom to the right hand or to the left, that thou mayest be wise in whatsoever thou mayest do.
8 And the book of this law shall not depart out of thy mouth, and thou shalt meditate in it day and night, that thou mayest know how to do all the things that are written in it; then shalt thou prosper, and make thy ways prosperous, and then shalt thou be wise.
9 Lo! I have commanded thee; be strong and courageous, be not cowardly nor fearful, for the Lord thy God is with thee in all places whither thou goest.
10 And Joshua commanded the scribes of the people, saying,
11 Go into the midst of the camp of the people, and command the people, saying, Prepare provisions; for yet three days and ye shall go over this Jordan, entering in to take possession of the land, which the Lord God of your fathers gives to you.
12 And to Ruben, and to Gad, and to the half tribe of Manasse, Joshua said,
13 Remember the word which Moses the servant of the Lord commanded you, saying, the Lord your God has caused you to rest, and has given you this land.
14 Let your wives and your children and your cattle dwell in the land, which he has given you; and ye shall go over well armed before your brethren, every one of you who is strong; and ye shall fight on their side;
15 until the Lord your God shall have given your brethren rest, as also to you, and they also shall have inherited the land, which the Lord your God gives them; then ye shall depart each one to his inheritance, which Moses gave you beyond Jordan eastward.
16 And they answered Joshua and said, We will do all things which thou commandest us, and we will go to every place whither thou shalt send us.
17 Whereinsoever we hearkened to Moses we will hearken to thee; only let the Lord our God be with thee, as he was with Moses.
18 And whosoever shall disobey thee, and whosoever shall not hearken to thy words as thou shalt command him, let him die; but be thou strong and courageous.
And Joshua the son of Naue sent out of Sattin two young men to spy the land, saying, Go up and view the land and Jericho: and the two young men went and entered into Jericho; and they entered into the house of a harlot, whose name was Raab, and lodged there.
2 An it was reported to the king of Jericho, saying, Men of the sons of Israel have come in hither to spy the land.
3 And the king of Jericho sent and spoke to Raab, saying, Bring out the men that entered into thine house this night; for they are come to spy out the land.
4 And the woman took the two men and hid them; and she spoke to the messengers, saying, The men came in to me,
5 but when the gate was shut in the evening, the men went out; I know not whither they are gone: follow after them, if ye may overtake them.
6 But she had brought them up upon the house, and hid them in the flax-stalks that were spread by her on the house.
7 And the men followed after them in the way to Jordan to the fords; and the gate was shut.
8 And it came to pass when the men who pursued after them were gone forth, and before the spies had lain down to sleep, that she came up to them on the top of the house;
9 and she said to them, I know that the Lord has given you the land; for the fear of you has fallen upon us.
10 For we have heard that the Lord God dried up the Red Sea before you, when ye came out of the land of Egypt, and all that he did to the two kings of the Amorites, who were beyond Jordan, to Seon and Og, whom ye utterly destroyed.
11 And when we heard it we were amazed in our heart, and there was no longer any spirit in any of us because of you, for the Lord your god is God in heaven above, and on the earth beneath.
12 And now swear to me by the Lord God; since I deal mercifully with you, so do ye also deal mercifully with the house of my father:
13 and save alive the house of my father, my mother, and my brethren, and all my house, and all that they have, and ye shall rescue my soul from death.
14 And the men said to her, Our life for yours even to death: and she said, When the Lord shall have delivered the city to you, ye shall deal mercifully and truly with me.
15 And she let them down by the window;
16 and she said to them, Depart into the hill-country, lest the pursuers meet you, and ye shall be hidden there three days until your pursuers return from after you, and afterwards ye shall depart on your way.
17 And the men said to her, We are clear of this thy oath.
18 Behold, we shall enter into a part of the city, and thou shalt set a sign; thou shalt bind this scarlet cord in the window, by which thou hast let us down, and thou shalt bring in to thyself, into thy house, thy father, and thy mother, and thy brethren, and all the family of thy father.
19 And it shall come to pass that whosoever shall go outside the door of thy house, his guilt shall be upon him, and we shall be quit of this thine oath; and we will be responsible for all that shall be found with thee in thy house.
20 But if any one should injure us, or betray these our matters, we shall be quit of this thine oath.
21 And she said to them, Let it be according to your word; and she sent them out, and they departed.
22 And they came to the hill-country, and remained there three days; and the pursuers searched all the roads, and found them not.
23 And the two young men returned, and came down out of the mountain; and they went over to Joshua the son of Naue, and told him all things that had happened to them.
24 And they said to Joshua, The Lord has delivered all the land into our power, and all the inhabitants of that land tremble because of us.
And Joshua rose up early in the morning, and departed from Sattin; and they came as far as Jordan, and lodged there before they crossed over.
2 And it came to pass after three days, that the scribes went through the camp;
3 and they charged the people, saying, When ye shall see the ark of the covenant of the Lord our God, and our priests and the Levites bearing it, ye shall depart from your places, and ye shall go after it.
4 But let there be a distance between you and it; ye shall stand as much as two thousand cubits from it. Do not draw nigh to it, that ye may know the way which ye are to go; for ye have not gone the way before.
5 And Joshua said to the people, Sanctify yourselves against to-morrow, for to-morrow the Lord will do wonders among you.
6 And Joshua said to the priests, Take up the ark of the covenant of the Lord, and go before the people: and the priests took up the ark of the covenant of the Lord, and went before the people.
7 And the Lord said to Joshua, This day do I begin to exalt thee before all the children of Israel, that they may know that as I was with Moses, so will I also be with thee.
8 And now charge the priests that bear the ark of the covenant, saying, As soon as ye shall enter on a part of the water of Jordan, then ye shall stand in Jordan.
9 And Joshua said to the children of Israel, Come hither, and hearken to the word of the Lord our God.
10 Hereby ye shall know that the living God is among you, and will utterly destroy from before our face the Chananite, and the Chettite and Pherezite, and the Evite, and the Amorite, and the Gergesite, and the Jebusite.
11 Behold, the ark of the covenant of the Lord of all the earth passes over Jordan.
12 Choose for yourselves twelve men of the sons of Israel, one of each tribe.
13 And it shall come to pass, when the feet of the priests that bear the ark of the covenant of the Lord of the whole earth rest in the water of Jordan, the water of Jordan below shall fail, and the water coming down from above shall stop.
14 And the people removed from their tents to cross over Jordan, and the priests bore the ark of the covenant of the Lord before the people.
15 And when the priests that bore the ark of the covenant of the Lord entered upon Jordan, and the feet of the priests that bore the ark of the covenant of the Lord were dipped in part of the water of Jordan; (now Jordan overflowed all its banks about the time of wheat harvest:)
16 then the waters that came down from above stopped; there stood one solid heap very far off, as far as the region of Kariathiarim, and the lower part came down to the sea of Araba, the salt sea, till it completely failed; and the people stood opposite Jericho.
17 And the priests that bore the ark of the covenant of the Lord stood on dry land in the midst of Jordan; and all the children of Israel went through on dry land, until all the people had completely gone over Jordan.
And when the people had completely passed over Jordan, the Lord spoke to Joshua, saying,
2 Take men from the people, one of each tribe,
3 and charge them; and ye shall take out of the midst of Jordan twelve fit stones, and having carried them across together with yourselves, place them in your camp, where ye shall encamp for the night.
4 And Joshua having called twelve men of distinction among the children of Israel, one of each tribe,
5 said to them, Advance before me in the presence of the Lord into the midst of Jordan, and each having taken up a stone from thence, let him carry it on his shoulders, according to the number of the twelve tribes of Israel:
6 that these may be to you continually for an appointed sign, that when thy son asks thee in future, saying, What are these stones to us?
7 then thou mayest explain to thy son, saying, The river Jordan was dried up from before the ark of the covenant of the Lord of the whole earth, when it passed it: and these stones shall be for a memorial for you for the children of Israel for ever.
8 And the children of Israel did so, as the Lord commanded Joshua; and they took up twelve stones out of the midst of Jordan, (as the Lord commanded Joshua, when the children of Israel had completely passed over,)and carried these stones with them into the camp, and laid them down there.
9 And Joshua set also other twelve stones in Jordan itself, in the place that was under the feet of the priests that bore the ark of the covenant of the Lord; and there they are to this day.
10 And the priests that bore the ark of the covenant stood in Jordan, until Joshua had finished all that the Lord commanded him to report to the people; and the people hasted and passed over.
11 And it came to pass when all the people had passed over, that the ark of the covenant of the Lord passed over, and the stones before them.
12 And the sons of Ruben, and the sons of Gad, and the half tribe of Manasse passed over armed before the children of Israel, as Moses commanded them.
13 Forty thousand armed for battle went over before the Lord to war, to the city of Jericho.
14 In that day the Lord magnified Joshua before all the people of Israel; and they feared him, as they did Moses, as long as he lived.
15 And the Lord spoke to Joshua, saying,
16 Charge the priests that bear the ark of the covenant of the testimony of the Lord, to go up out of Jordan.
17 And Joshua charged the priests, saying, Go up out of Jordan.
18 And it came to pass when the priests who bore the ark of the covenant of the Lord were gone up out of Jordan, and set their feet upon the land, that the water of Jordan returned impetuously to its place, and went as before over all its banks.
19 And the people went up out of Jordan on the tenth day of the first month; and the children of Israel encamped in Galgala in the region eastward from Jericho.
20 And Joshua set these twelve stones which he took out of Jordan, in Galgala,
21 saying, When your sons ask you, saying, What are these stones?
22 Tell your sons, that Israel went over this Jordan on dry land,
23 when the Lord our God had dried up the water of Jordan from before them, until they had passed over; as the Lord our God did to the Red Sea, which the Lord our God dried up from before us, until we passed over.
24 That all the nations of the earth might know, that the power of the Lord is mighty, and that ye might worship the Lord our God in every work.
And it came to pass when the kings of the Amorites who were beyond Jordan heard, and the kings of Phoenicia by the sea, that the Lord God had dried up the river Jordan from before the children of Israel when they passed over, that their hearts failed, and they were terror-stricken, and there was no sense in them because of the children of Israel.
2 And about this time the Lord said to Joshua, Make thee stone knives of sharp stone, and sit down and circumcise the children of Israel the second time.
3 And Joshua made sharp knives of stone, and circumcised the children of Israel at the place called the "Hill of Foreskins."
4 And this is the way in which Joshua purified the children of Israel; as many as were born in the way, and as many as were uncircumcised of them that came out of Egypt, all these Joshua circumcised;
5 for forty and two years Israel wondered in the wilderness of Mabdaris,
6 Wherefore most of the fighting men that came out of the land of Egypt, were uncircumcised, who disobeyed the commands of God; concerning whom also he determined that they should not see the land, which the Lord sware to give to their fathers, even a land flowing with milk and honey.
7 And in their place he raised up their sons, whom Joshua circumcised, because they were uncircumcised, having been born by the way.
8 And when they had been circumcised they rested continuing there in the camp till they were healed.
9 And the Lord said to Joshua the son of Naue, On this day have I removed the reproach of Egypt from you: and he called the name of that place Galgala.
10 And the children of Israel kept the passover on the fourteenth day of the month at evening, to the westward of Jericho on the opposite side of the Jordan in the plain.
11 And they ate of the grain of the earth unleavened and new corn.
12 In this day the manna failed, after they had eaten of the corn of the land, and the children of Israel no longer had manna: and they took the fruits of the land of the Phoenicians in that year.
13 And it came to pass when Joshua was in Jericho, that he looked up with his eyes and saw a man standing before him, and there was a drawn sword in his hand; and Joshua drew near and said to him, Art thou for us or on the side of our enemies?
14 And he said to him, I am now come, the chief captain of the host of the Lord. And Joshua fell on his face upon the earth, and said to him, Lord, what commandest thou thy servant?
15 And the captain of the Lord’s host said to Joshua, Loose thy shoe off thy feet, for the place whereon thou now standest is holy.
Now Jericho was closely shut up and besieged, and none went out of it, and none came in.
2 And the Lord said to Joshua, Behold, I deliver Jericho into thy power, and its king in it, and its mighty men.
3 And do thou set the men of war round about it.
4 And it shall be that when ye shall sound with the trumpet, all the people shall shout together.
5 And when they have shouted, the walls of the city shall fall of themselves; and all the people shall enter, each one rushing direct into the city.
6 And Joshua the son of Naue went in to the priests,
7 and spoke to them, saying, Charge the people to go round, and encompass the city; and let your men of war pass on armed before the Lord.
8 And let seven priests having seven sacred trumpets proceed thus before the Lord, and let them sound loudly; and let the ark of the covenant of the Lord follow.
9 And let the men of war proceed before, and the priests bringing up the rear behind the ark of the covenant of the Lord proceed sounding the trumpets.
10 And Joshua commanded the people, saying, Cry not out, nor let any one hear your voice, until he himself declare to you the time to cry out, and then ye shall cry out.
11 And the ark of the covenant of God having gone round immediately returned into the camp, and lodged there.
12 And on the second day Joshua rose up in the morning, and the priests took up the ark of the covenant of the Lord.
13 And the seven priests bearing the seven trumpets went on before the Lord; and afterwards the men of war went on, and the remainder of the multitude went after the ark of the covenant of the Lord, and the priests sounded with the trumpets. And all the rest of the multitude compassed the city six times from within a short distance,
14 and went back again into the camp; this they did six days.
15 And on the seventh day they rose up early, and compassed the city on that day seven times.
16 And it came to pass at the seventh circuit the priests blew the trumpets; and Joshua said to the children of Israel, Shout, for the Lord has given you the city.
17 And the city shall be devoted, it and all things that are in it, to the Lord of Hosts: only do ye save Raab the harlot, and all things in her house.
18 But keep yourselves strictly from the accursed thing, lest ye set your mind upon and take of the accursed thing, and ye make the camp of the children of Israel and accursed thing, and destroy us.
19 And all the silver, or gold, or brass, or iron, shall be holy to the Lord; it shall be carried into the treasury of the Lord.
20 And the priests sounded with the trumpets: and when the people heard the trumpets, all the people shouted at once with a loud and strong shout; and all the wall fell round about, and all the people went up into the city:
21 and Joshua devoted it to destruction, and all things that were in the city, man and woman, young man and old, and calf and ass, with the edge of the sword.
22 And Joshua said to the two young men who had acted a spies, Go into the house of the woman, and bring her out thence, and all that she has.
23 And the two young men who had spied out the city entered into the house of the woman, and brought out Raab the harlot, and her father, and her mother, and her brethren, and her kindred, and all that she had; and they set her without the camp of Israel.
24 And the city was burnt with fire with all things that were in it; only of the silver, and gold, and brass, and iron, they gave to be brought into the treasury of the Lord.
25 And Joshua saved alive Raab the harlot, and all the house of her father, and caused her to dwell in Israel until this day, because she hid the spies which Joshua sent to spy out Jericho.
26 And Joshua adjured them on that day before the Lord, saying, Cursed be the man who shall build that city: he shall lay the foundation of it in his first-born, and he shall set up the gates of it in his youngest son. And so did Hozan of Baethel; he laid the foundation in Abiron his first-born, and set up the gates of it in his youngest surviving son.
27 And the Lord was with Joshua, and his name was in all the land.
But the children of Israel committed a great trespass, and purloined part of the accursed thing; and Achar the son of Charmi, the son of Zambri, the son of Zara, of the tribe of Juda, took of the accursed thing; and the Lord was very angry with the children of Israel.
2 And Joshua sent men to Gai, which is by Baethel, saying, Spy out Gai: and the men went up and spied Gai.
3 And they returned to Joshua, and said to him, Let not all the people go up, but let about two or three thousand men go up and take the city by siege: carry not up thither the whole people, for the enemy are few.
4 And there went up about three thousand men, and they fled from before the men of Gai.
5 And the men of Gai slew of them to the number of thirty-six men, and they pursued them from the gate, and destroyed them from the steep hill; and the heart of the people was alarmed and became as water.
6 And Joshua tore his garments; and Joshua fell on the earth on his face before the Lord until evening, he and the elders of Israel; and they cast dust on their heads.
7 And Joshua said, I pray, Lord, wherefore has thy servant brought this people over Jordan to deliver them to the Amorite to destroy us? would we had remained and settled ourselves beyond Jordan.
8 And what shall I say since Israel has turned his back before his enemy?
9 And when the Chananite and all the inhabitants of the land hear it, they shall compass us round and destroy us from off the land: and what wilt thou do for thy great name?
10 And the Lord said to Joshua, Rise up; why hast thou fallen upon thy face?
11 The people has sinned, and transgressed the covenant which I made with them; they have stolen from the cursed thing, and put it into their store.
12 And the children of Israel will not be able to stand before their enemies; they will turn their back before their enemies, for they have become an accursed thing: I will not any longer be with you, unless ye remove the cursed thing from yourselves.
13 Rise, sanctify the people and tell them to sanctify themselves for the morrow: thus says the Lord God of Israel, The accursed thing is among you; ye shall not be able to stand before your enemies, until ye shall have removed the cursed thing from among you.
14 And ye shall all be gathered together by your tribes in the morning, and it shall come to pass that the tribe which the Lord shall shew, ye shall bring by families; and the family which the Lord shall shew, ye shall bring by households; and the household which the Lord shall shew, ye shall bring man by man.
15 And the man who shall be pointed out, shall be burnt with fire, and all that he has; because he has transgressed the covenant of the Lord, and has wrought wickedness in Israel.
16 And Joshua rose up early, and brought the people by their tribes; and the tribe of Juda was pointed out.
17 And it was brought by their families, and family of the Zaraites was pointed out.
18 And it was brought man by man, and Achar the son of Zambri the son of Zara was pointed out.
19 And Joshua said to Achar, Give glory this day to the Lord God of Israel, and make confession; and tell me what thou hast done, and hide it not from me.
20 And Achar answered Joshua, and said, Indeed I have sinned against the Lord God of Israel: thus and thus have I done:
21 I saw in the spoil an embroidered mantle, and two hundred didrachms of silver, and one golden wedge of fifty didrachms, and I desired them and took them; and, behold, they are hid in my tent, and the silver is hid under them.
22 And Joshua sent messengers, and they ran to the tent into the camp; and these things were hidden in his tent, and the silver under them.
23 And they brought them out of the tent, and brought them to Joshua and the elders of Israel, and they laid them before the Lord.
24 And Joshua took Achar the son of Zara, and brought him to the valley of Achor, and his sons, and his daughters, and his calves, and his asses, and all his sheep, and his tent, and all his property, and all the people were with him; and he brought them to Emec Achor.
25 And Joshua said to Achar, Why hast thou destroyed us? the Lord destroy thee as at this day. And all Israel stoned him with stones.
26 And they set up over him a great heap of stones; and the Lord ceased from his fierce anger. Therefore he called the place Emecachor until this day.
And the Lord said to Joshua, Fear not, nor be timorous: take with thee all the men of war, and arise, go up to Gai; behold, I have given into thy hands the king of Gai, and his land.
2 And thou shalt do to Gai, as thou didst to Jericho and its king; and thou shalt take to thyself the spoil of its cattle; set now for thyself an ambush for the city behind.
3 And Joshua and all the men of war rose to go up to Gai; and Joshua chose out thirty thousand mighty men, and he sent them away by night.
4 And he charged them, saying, Do ye lie in ambush behind the city: do not go far from the city, and ye shall all be ready.
5 Land I and all with me will draw near to the city: and it shall come to pass when the inhabitants of Gai shall come forth to meet us, as before, that we will flee from before them.
6 And when they shall come out after us, we will draw them away from the city; and they will say, These men flee from before us, as also before.
7 And ye shall rise up out of the ambuscade, and go into the city.
8 Ye shall do according to this word, lo! I have commanded you.
9 And Joshua sent them, and they went to lie in ambush; and they lay between Baethel and Gai, westward of Gai.
10 And Joshua rose up early in the morning, and numbered the people; and he went up, he and the elders before the people to Gai.
11 And all the men of war went up with him, and they went forward and came over against the city eastward.
12 And the ambuscade was on the west side of the city.
14 And it came to pass when the king of Gai saw it, he hasted and went out to meet them direct to the battle, he and all the people that were with him: and he knew not that there was an ambuscade formed against him behind the city.
15 And Joshua and Israel saw, and retreated from before them.
16 And they pursued after the children of Israel, and they themselves went to a distance from the city.
17 There was no one left in Gai who did not pursue after Israel; and they left the city open, and pursued after Israel.
18 And the Lord said to Joshua, Stretch forth thy hand with the spear that is in thy hand toward the city, for I have delivered it into thy hands; and the liers in wait shall rise up quickly out of their place.
19 And Joshua stretched out his hand and his spear toward the city, and the ambuscade rose up quickly out of their place; and they came forth when he stretched out his hand; and they entered into the city, and took it; and they hasted and burnt the city with fire.
20 And when the inhabitants of Gai looked round behind them, then they saw the smoke going up out of the city to heaven, and they were no longer able to flee this way or that way.
21 And Joshua and all Israel saw that the ambuscade had taken the city, and that the smoke of the city went up to heaven; and they turned and smote the men of Gai.
22 And these came forth out of the city to meet them; and they were in the midst of the army, some being on this side, and some on that; and they smote them until there was not left of them one who survived and escaped.
23 And they took the king of Gai alive, and brought him to Joshua.
24 And when the children of Israel had ceased slaying all that were in Gai, and in the fields, and in the mountain on the descent, from whence they pursued them even to the end, then Joshua returned to Gai, and smote it with the edge of the sword.
25 And they that fell in that day, men and women, were twelve thousand: they slew all the inhabitants of Gai.
27 Beside the spoils that were in the city, all things which the children of Israel took as spoil for themselves according to the command of the Lord, as the Lord commanded Joshua.
28 And Joshua burnt the city with fire: he made it an uninhabited heap for ever, even to this day.
29 And he hanged the king of Gai on a gallows; and he remained on the tree till evening: and when the sun went down, Joshua gave charge, and they took down his body from the tree, and cast it into a pit, and they set over him a heap of stones until this day.
And when the kings of the Amorites on the other side of Jordan, who were in the mountain country, and in the plain, and in all the coast of the great sea, and those who were near Antilibanus, and the Chettites, and the Chananites, and the Pherezites, and the Evites, and the Amorites, and the Gergesites, and the Jebusites, heard of it,
2 they came all together at the same time to make war against Joshua and Israel.
2a Then Joshua built an alter to the Lord God of Israel in mount Gebal,
2b as Moses the servant of the Lord commanded the children of Israel, as it was written in the law of Moses, an alter of unhewn stones, on which iron had not been lifted up: and he offered there whole-burnt-offerings to the Lord, and a piece offering.
2c And Joshua wrote upon the stones a copy of the law, even the law of Moses, before the children of Israel.
2d And all Israel, and their elders, and their judges, and their scribes, passed on one side and on the other, before the ark; and the priests and the levites took up the ark of the covenant of the Lord; and the stranger and the native were there, who were half of them near mount Gebal, as Moses the servant of the Lord commanded at first, to bless the people.
2e And afterwards Joshua read accordingly all the words of this law, the blessings and the curses, according to all things written in the law of Moses.
2f There was not a word of all that Moses charged Joshua, which Joshua read not in the ears of all men, and the women, and the children of Israel, and the strangers that joined themselves to Israel.
3 And the inhabitants of Gabaon heard of all that the Lord did to Jericho and Gai.
4 And they also wrought craftily, and they went and made provision and prepared themselves; and having taken old sacks on their shoulders, and old and rent and patched bottles of wine,
5 and the upper part of their shoes and their sandals old and clouted on their feet, and their garments old upon them—and the bread of their provision was dry and mouldy and corrupt.
6 And they came to Joshua into the camp of Israel to Galgala, and said to Joshua and Israel, We are come from a far land: now then make a covenant with us.
7 And the children of Israel said to the Chorrhaean, Peradventure thou dwellest amongst us; and how should I make a covenant with thee?
8 And they said to Joshua, We are thy servants: and Joshua said to them, Whence are ye, and whence have ye come?
9 And they said, Thy servants are come from a very far country in the name of the Lord thy God: for we have heard his name, and all that he did in Egypt,
10 and all that he did to the kings of the Amorites, who were beyond Jordan, to Seon king of the Amorites, and Og king of Basan, who dwelt in Astaroth and in Edrain.
11 And our elders and all that inhabit our land when they heard spoke to us, saying, Take to yourselves provision for the way, and go to meet them; and ye shall say to them, We are thy servants, and now make a covenant with us.
12 These are the loaves—we took them hot for our journey on the day on which we came out to come to you; and now they are dried and become mouldy.
13 And these are the skins of wine which we filled when new, and they are rent; and our garments and our shoes are worn out because of the very long journey.
20 And the chiefs took of their provision, and asked not counsel of the Lord.
21 And Joshua made peace with them, and they made a covenant with them to preserve them; and the princes of the congregation sware to them.
22 And it came to pass three days after they had made a covenant with them, they heard that they were near neighbours, and that they dwelt among them.
23 And the children of Israel departed and came to their cities; and their cities were Gabaon, and Kephira, and Berot, and the cities of Jarin.
24 Land the children of Israel fought not with them, because all the princes sware to them by the Lord God of Israel; and all the congregation murmured at the princes.
25 And the princes said to all the congregation: We have sworn to them by the Lord God of Israel, and now we shall not be able to touch them.
26 This we will do; take them alive, and we will preserve them: so there shall not be wrath against us by reason of the oath which we swore to them.
27 They shall live, and shall be hewers of wood and drawers of water to all the congregation, as the princes said to them.
28 And Joshua called them together and said to them, Why have ye deceived me, saying, We live very far from you; whereas ye are fellow-countrymen of those who dwell among us?
29 And now ye are cursed: there shall not fail of you a slave, or a hewer of wood, or a drawer of water to me and my God.
30 And they answered Joshua, saying, It was reported to us what the Lord thy God charged his servant Moses, to give you this land, and to destroy us and all that dwelt on it from before you; and we feared very much for our lives because of you, and therefore we did this thing.
31 And now, behold, we are in your power; do to us as it is pleasing to you, and as it seems good to you.
32 Aand they did so to them; and Joshua rescued them in that day out of the hands of the children of Israel, and they did not slay them.
33 And Joshua made them in that day hewers of wood and drawers of water to the whole congregation, and for the altar of God: therefore the inhabitants of Gabaon became hewers of wood and drawers of water for the altar of God until this day, even for the place which the Lord should choose.
And when Adoni-bezec king of Jerusalem heard that Joshua had taken Gai, and had destroyed it, as he did to Jericho and its king, even so they did to Gai and its king, and that the inhabitants of Gabaon had gone over to Joshua and Israel;
2 then they were greatly terrified by them, for the king knew that Gabaon was a great city, as one of the chief cities, and all its men were mighty.
3 So Adoni-bezec king of Jerusalem sent to Elam king of Hebron, and to Phidon king of Jerimuth, and to Jephtha king of Lachis, and to Dabin king of Odollam, saying,
4 Come up hither to me, and help me, and let us take Gabaon; for the Gabaonites have gone over to Joshua and to the children of Israel.
5 And the five kings of the Jebusites went up, the king of Jerusalem, and the king of Chebron, and the king of Jerimuth, and the king of Lachis, and the king of Odollam, they and all their people; and encamped around Gabaon, and besieged it.
6 And the inhabitants of Gabaon sent to Joshua into the camp to Galgala, saying, Slack not thy hands from thy servants: come up quickly to us, and help us, and rescue us; for all the kings of the Amorites who dwell in the hill country are gathered together against us.
7 And Joshua went up from Galgala, he and all the people of war with him, every one mighty in strength.
8 And the Lord said to Joshua, Fear them not, for I have delivered them into thy hands; there shall not one of them be left before you.
9 And when Joshua came suddenly upon them, he had advanced all the night out of Galgala.
10 And the Lord struck them with terror before the children of Israel; and the Lord destroyed them with a great slaughter at Gabaon; and they pursued them by the way of the going up of Oronin, and they smote them to Azeca and to Makeda.
11 And when they fled from the face of the children of Israel at the descent of Oronin, then the Lord cast upon them hailstones from heaven to Azeca; and they were more that died by the hailstones, than those whom the children of Israel slew with the sword in the battle.
12 Then Joshua spoke to the Lord, in the day in which the Lord delivered the Amorite into the power of Israel, when he destroyed them in Gabaon, and they were destroyed from before the children of Israel: and Joshua said, Let the sun stand over against Gabaon, and the moon over against the valley of Ælon.
13 And the sun and the moon stood still, until God executed vengeance on their enemies; and the sun stood still in the midst of heaven; it did not proceed to set till the end of one day.
14 And there was not such a day either before or after, so that God should hearken to a man, because the Lord fought on the side of Israel.
16 And these five kings fled, and hid themselves in a cave that is in Makeda.
17 And it was told Joshua, saying, The five kings have been found hid in the cave that is in Makeda.
18 And Joshua said, Roll stones to the mouth of the cave, and set men to watch over them.
19 But do not ye stand, but pursue after your enemies, and attack the rear of them, and do not suffer them to enter into their cities; for the Lord our God has delivered them into our hands.
20 And it came to pass when Joshua and all Israel ceased destroying them utterly with a very great slaughter, that they that escaped took refuge in the strong cities.
21 And all the people returned safe to Joshua to Makeda; and no one of the children of Israel murmured with his tongue.
22 And Joshua said, Open the cave, and bring out these five kings out of the cave.
23 And they brought out the five kings out of the cave, the king of Jerusalem, and the king of Chebron, and the king of Jerimuth, and the king of Lachis, and the king of Odollam.
24 And when they brought them out to Joshua, then Joshua called together all Israel, and the chiefs of the army that went with him, saying to them, Come forward and set your feet on their necks; and they came and set their feet on their necks.
25 And Joshua said to them, Do not fear them, neither be cowardly; be courageous and strong, for thus the Lord will do to all your enemies, against whom ye fight.
26 And Joshua slew them, and hanged them on five trees; and they hung upon the trees until the evening.
27 And it came to pass toward the setting of the sun, Joshua commanded, and they took them down from the trees, and cast them into the cave into which they had fled for refuge, and rolled stones to the cave, which remain till this day.
28 And they took Makeda on that day, and slew the inhabitants with the edge of the sword, and they utterly destroyed every living thing that was in it; and there was none left in it that was preserved and had escaped; and they did to the king of Makeda, as they did to the king of Jericho.
29 And Joshua and all Israel with him departed out of Makeda to Lebna, and besieged Lebna.
30 And the Lord delivered it into the hands of Israel: and they took it, and its king, and slew the inhabitants with the edge of the sword, and every thing breathing in it; and there was not left in it any that survived and escaped; and they did to its king, as they did to the king of Jericho.
31 And Joshua and all Israel with him departed from Lebna to Lachis, and he encamped about it, and besieged it.
32 And the Lord delivered Lachis into the hands of Israel; and they took it on the second day, and they put the inhabitants to death with the edge of the sword, and utterly destroyed it, as they had done to Lebna.
33 Then Elam the king of Gazer went up to help Lachis; and Joshua smote him and his people with the edge of the sword, until there was not left to him one that was preserved and escaped.
34 And Joshua and all Israel with him departed from Lachis to Odollam, and he besieged it and took it.
35 And the Lord delivered it into the hand of Israel; and he took it on that day, and slew the inhabitants with the edge of the sword, and slew every thing breathing in it, as they did to Lachis.
36 And Joshua and all Israel with him departed to Chebron, and encamped about it.
37 And he smote it with the edge of the sword, and all the living creatures that were in it; there was no one preserved: they destroyed it and all things in it, as they did to Odollam.
38 And Joshua and all Israel returned to Dabir; and they encamped about it;
39 and they took it, and its king, and its villages: and he smote it with the edge of the sword, and they destroyed it, and every thing breathing in it; and they did not leave in it any one that was preserved: as they did to Chebron and her king, so they did to Dabir and her king.
40 And Joshua smote all the land of the hill country, and Nageb and the plain country, and Asedoth, and her kings, they did not leave of them one that was saved: and they utterly destroyed every thing that had the breath of life, as the Lord God of Israel commanded,
41 from Cades Barne to Gaza, all Gosom, as far as Gabaon.
42 And Joshua smote, once for all, all their kings, and their
land, because the Lord God of Israel fought on the side of Israel.