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Joshua 8 :: Hebrew Names Version (HNV)

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Unchecked Copy BoxJos 8:1 - The LORD said to Yehoshua, Don't be afraid, neither be dismayed: take all the people of war with you, and arise, go up to `Ai; behold, I have given into your hand the king of `Ai, and his people, and his city, and his land;
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 8:2 - You shall do to `Ai and her king as you did to Yericho and her king: only the spoil of it, and the cattle of it, shall you take for a prey to yourselves: set you an ambush for the city behind it.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 8:3 - So Yehoshua arose, and all the people of war, to go up to `Ai: and Yehoshua chose out thirty thousand men, the mighty men of valor, and sent them forth by night.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 8:4 - He commanded them, saying, Behold, you shall lie in ambush against the city, behind the city; don't go very far from the city, but be all ready:
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 8:5 - and I, and all the people who are with me, will approach to the city. It shall happen, when they come out against us, as at the first, that we will flee before them;
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 8:6 - and they will come out after us, until we have drawn them away from the city; for they will say, They flee before us, as at the first: so we will flee before them;
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 8:7 - and you shall rise up from the ambush, and take possession of the city: for the LORD your God will deliver it into your hand.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 8:8 - It shall be, when you have seized on the city, that you shall set the city on fire; according to the word of the LORD shall you do: behold, I have commanded you.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 8:9 - Yehoshua sent them forth; and they went to set up the ambush, and stayed between Beit-El and `Ai, on the west side of `Ai: but Yehoshua lodged that night among the people.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 8:10 - Yehoshua arose up early in the morning, and mustered the people, and went up, he and the Zakenim of Yisra'el, before the people to `Ai.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 8:11 - All the people, even the men of war who were with him, went up, and drew near, and came before the city, and encamped on the north side of `Ai: now there was a valley between him and `Ai.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 8:12 - He took about five thousand men, and set them in ambush between Beit-El and `Ai, on the west side of the city.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 8:13 - So they set the people, even all the host who was on the north of the city, and their liers-in-wait who were on the west of the city; and Yehoshua went that night into the midst of the valley.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 8:14 - It happened, when the king of `Ai saw it, that they hurried and rose up early, and the men of the city went out against Yisra'el to battle, he and all his people, at the time appointed, before the `Aravah; but he didn't know that there was an ambush against him behind the city.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 8:15 - Yehoshua and all Yisra'el made as if they were beaten before them, and fled by the way of the wilderness.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 8:16 - All the people who were in the city were called together to pursue after them: and they pursued after Yehoshua, and were drawn away from the city.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 8:17 - There was not a man left in `Ai or Beit-El, who didn't go out after Yisra'el: and they left the city open, and pursued after Yisra'el.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 8:18 - The LORD said to Yehoshua, Stretch out the javelin that is in your hand toward `Ai; for I will give it into your hand. Yehoshua stretched out the javelin that was in his hand toward the city.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 8:19 - The ambush arose quickly out of their place, and they ran as soon as he had stretched out his hand, and entered into the city, and took it; and they hurried and set the city on fire.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 8:20 - When the men of `Ai looked behind them, they saw, and, behold, the smoke of the city ascended up to heaven, and they had no power to flee this way or that way: and the people who fled to the wilderness turned back on the pursuers.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 8:21 - When Yehoshua and all Yisra'el saw that the ambush had taken the city, and that the smoke of the city ascended, then they turned again, and killed the men of `Ai.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 8:22 - The others came forth out of the city against them; so they were in the midst of Yisra'el, some on this side, and some on that side: and they struck them, so that they let none of them remain or escape.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 8:23 - The king of `Ai they took alive, and brought him to Yehoshua.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 8:24 - It happened, when Yisra'el had made an end of killing all the inhabitants of `Ai in the field, in the wilderness in which they pursued them, and they were all fallen by the edge of the sword, until they were consumed, that all Yisra'el returned to `Ai, and struck it with the edge of the sword.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 8:25 - All that fell that day, both of men and women, were twelve thousand, even all the men of `Ai.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 8:26 - For Yehoshua didn't draw back his hand, with which he stretched out the javelin, until he had utterly destroyed all the inhabitants of `Ai.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 8:27 - Only the cattle and the spoil of that city Yisra'el took for prey to themselves, according to the word of the LORD which he commanded Yehoshua.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 8:28 - So Yehoshua burnt `Ai, and made it a heap forever, even a desolation, to this day.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 8:29 - The king of `Ai he hanged on a tree until the evening: and at the going down of the sun Yehoshua commanded, and they took his body down from the tree, and cast it at the entrance of the gate of the city, and raised thereon a great heap of stones, to this day.
(cf. Deu 27:4, 5 )
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 8:30 - Then Yehoshua built an altar to the LORD, the God of Yisra'el, in Mount `Eval,
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 8:31 - as Moshe the servant of the LORD commanded the children of Yisra'el, as it is written in the book of the law of Moshe, an altar of uncut stones, on which no man had lifted up any iron: and they offered thereon burnt offerings to the LORD, and sacrificed peace-offerings.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 8:32 - He wrote there on the stones a copy of the law of Moshe, which he wrote, in the presence of the children of Yisra'el.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 8:33 - All Yisra'el, and their Zakenim and officers, and their judges, stood on this side of the ark and on that side before the Kohanim the Levites, who bore the ark of the covenant of the LORD, as well the foreigner as the native; half of them in front of Mount Gerizim, and half of them in front of Mount `Eval; as Moshe the servant of the LORD had commanded at the first, that they should bless the people of Yisra'el.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 8:34 - Afterward he read all the words of the law, the blessing and the curse, according to all that is written in the book of the law.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 8:35 - There was not a word of all that Moshe commanded, which Yehoshua didn't read before all the assembly of Yisra'el, and the women, and the little ones, and the foreigners who were among them.

The Hebrew Names Version is based off the World English Bible, an update of the American Standard Version of 1901. This version of the Bible is in the public domain.


Pericope taken from the NASB95 and has been graciously provided by The Lockman Foundation, La Habra, Calif. All rights reserved.

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