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children of Gad and to the half tribe of Manafleh into the land of Gilead, Phinehas the son of Eleazar the priest,

14. And with him ten princes, of each chief house a prince throughout all the tribes of Israel; and each one ivas an head of the house of their fathers, among the thousands of Israel.

15 And they came unto the children of Reuben and to the children of Gad and to the half tribe of Manaileh unto the land of Gilead, and they spake with them, saying,

16 Thus faith the whole congregation of the Lor D, What trespass is this that ye have committed against the God of Israel, to turn away this day from following the Lo R D , iii that ye have builded you an altar, that ye might rebel this day against the Lord?

17 Is the iniquity of Peor too little for us, from which we are not cleansed until this day, although there was a plague in the congregation of the Lord,

18 But that ye must turn away this day from following the Lo Id? and it will be, J'eeinr ye rebel to day against the Lo R n, that to morrow he willbe wroth with the whole congregation of Israel.

19 Notwithstanding if the land of your possession be unclean, then pass ye over unto the land of the posseslion of the Lord, wherein the Lord's tabernacle dwelleth, and take possession among us: but rebel not against the Lord, nor rebel against us, in building you an altar, beside the alttir of the Lord our God.

20 Did not Achan the (on of Zerah 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.

, 11 Then the children of Reuben and the children of Gad and the half tribe of Manafleh answered and said unto the heads of the thousands of Israel,

22 The Lo R n God of gods, the Lord God of gods, he knoweth, and Israel he shall know, if it be in rebellion, or if in transgression against the Lord, (save us not this day,)

23 That we have built us an altar to turn from following the Lord, or if to offer thereon burnt offering or meat offering, oriftootferpeaceofterings thereon, let the Lor D himself require it;

24. And if we have not rather done it for fear of this thing, saying, In time to come, your children might speak unto our children, saying, What have ye to do with the Lor D God of Israel?

25 For the Lor n hath made Jordan a


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26 Therefore we said, Let us now pre- TM "a* pare to build us an altar; not for burnt . . offering, nor for sacrifice:

27 But that it may bez. witness between .V1 œ F,cl us and you, and our generations after **:-'us, that we might do the service of the, ""A Lor D before him with our burnt offer- ^ ings and with our sacrifices and with our ;.■""-'■ ■ peace offerings; that your children may**TMke not fay to our children in time to come, '"kifeoi Ye have no part in the Lor D. *il»Al,

28 Therefore said we, that it shall be, when they (houldyi say to us, or to our "WafeLt generations in time to come, that we'•ltd may fay again, Behold the pattern of the^Uij' altar of the Lord, which our fathers^fi^ made, not for burnt offerings, nor for Was,, sacrifices; but it is a witness between us ?7se,tab>'r and you. ^bnV

29 God forbid that we should rebefc^l^ against the Lo R n, and turn this day from ^ifc^ following the Lo R D , to build an altar fotV'-;*^ burnt offerings, for meat offerings, or*.* ,1 for sacrifices, befide the altar of tbV'*;&t.? Lor D our God that is before his taber* ''24,^ nacle. .'^Ss'

30 And when Phinehas the priest, and "s^ the princes of the congregation, and ii»_,^ heads of the thousands of Israel which :^j;.; •were with him, heard the words that the ■*.<„; children of Reuben, and the children of ** Gad, and the children of Manasseh spake, >w it pleased them. w;

31 And Phinehas the son of Eleaxar i^ .' the priest said unto the children of Reu- ■-, ben, and to the children of Gad, and to the children os Manafleh, This day we perceive that the Lord is among us, because ye have not committed this trespass against the Lord: now ye have delivered the children of Israel out of the hand of the Lord.

3* And Phinehas the son of Eleazar the priest, and the princss, returned from the children of Reuben, and from the children of Gad, out of tlie land of Gilead, 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 blefl*ed God, and did not intend to go op 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 EJ:


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AND it came to pass, a long time after that the Lord had given nt unJo Israel from nil their enemies round aboot, that Jostvua waxed old wiftricken in age.

s And Jomua called for all Israel, and far their elders, and for their heads, ad for their iudges, and for their officers, and laid unto them, I am old and iririen in age:

jf And ye have seen all that the Lo R D Tout God hath done unto all these nations beea-nseofyou;sor the Lor oyour God is he that hnth sought for you.

4 Behold, I have divided unto you by lot these nations that remain, to be an inheritance for your tribes, from Jordan, with all the nations that I have cut off, even anto the great sea westward.

5 f And the Lo-r D your God, he stmll rape! them from before you, and drive them from out of your sight; and ye Kail possess their land, as the Lord year God hath promised unto you.

( Be ye therefore very courageous to keep anil to do all that is written in the book of the law of Moses, that ye turn act aside therefrom to the right hand or »the left;

7 That ye come not among these nations, these that remain among you; neither make mention of the name of their gods, nor cause to swear by them, neither serve them, nor bow yourselves unto them •

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

a For the Lord hath driven out from i>erore you great nations and strong: sot as for you, no man hath been able » stand before you unto this day.

la One man of you mall chafe a thouuad: for the Lord your God, he /'/ is :im sighteth for you, as he hath promised you.

11 Take good heed therefore unto youriives, that ye love the Lo R D your God.

ts Else 'it ye do in any wise'go back, ai cleave unto theremnant of these na^oas,even these that remain amongyou, ndshall make marriages with them, and go in unto them, and they to you':

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and scourges in your fides, and thorns in your eyes, until ye perish from off this good land whicii the Lord your God hath given you.

i+ And, behold, this day I am going the way of all the earth: and ye know in all your hearts and in all your souls, that not one thins hath failed of all the good things which the Lor D your God ipake concerning you; all are come to pass unto you, and not one thing hath failed thereof. 6

i s Therefore it (hall come to pass, that as all good things are come upon you, which the Lord your God promised you; so shall the Lord bring upon you all evil things, until he have destroyed you from oft this good land which the Lor D your God hath given you.

16 When ye have transgressed the covenant of the Lord your God, which he commanded you, and have gone and served other gods, and bowed yourselves to them; then (hall the anger of the Lord be kindled against you, and yc shall pe, rise quickly from off the good land which he hath given unto you.

I Joshua assembling the tribes, i rtlateth
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betiveen them and God. 19 His death.

AND Joshua gathered all the tribes
pf Israel to Shechem, and called
for the elders of Israel, and for their
heads, and for their judges, and for
their officers; and they presented them-
selves before God.

1-And Joshua said unto all the people, Thus faith the Lo R D God of Israel, Your fathers dwelt on tne other side of the flood in old time, even Terab, the father of Abraham, and the father of Nachor: and they served 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 feed, and gave him Isaac.

4. And I gave unto Isaac Jacob and Esau: and I gave unto Esau mount Seir, to possess it; Dut Jacob and his children went down into Egypt.

5 I sent Moses also and Aaron, and I plagued Egypt, according to that which I did among them: and afterward I brought you out.

6 And I brought your fathers out of Egypt: and ye came unto the sea; and the Egyptians pursued after your fathers with chariots and horsemen unto the Red sea.

7 Andwhentheycried-cmtotheLoR D, jie put darkness between you and the

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ians, and brought the lea upon and covered them; and your eyes ;en what I have done in Egypt: : dwelt in the wildemels a long

nd I brought you into the land of norites, which dwelt on the other irdan; and they fought with you: gave them into your hand, that ;ht possess their land; and I deli them from before you. hen Balak the son ot Zippor king ab, arose and warred against Israel, nt and called Balaam the son of :o curse you:

iu11 would not hearken unto B.itherefore he blessed you ttill: so /ered you out of his hand. And ye went over Jordan, and unto Jericho: and the men of Jefought against you, die Amorites, le Perizzites, and the Canaanites, he Hittites, and the Girgafhites, ivites, and the Jebusites; and I ded them into your hand. "Vnd I sent the hornet before you, i drave them out from before you, :he two kings of the Amorites; but ith thy sword, nor with thy bow.. And I have given you a land for i ye did not labour, and cities which nt not, and ye dwell in them; of neyards and olive yards which ye ed not do ye eat.

IJ Now therefore fear the Lord, erve him in sincerity and in truth: >ut away the gods which your faserved on the other side of the stood, 11 Egypt; and serve ye the Lord. And if it seem evil unto you to serve ORD, choose you this day whom 11 serve; whether the gods which fathers served that ntiere on the side of the flood, or the gods of the rites in whose land ye dwell: but r me and my house, we will serve


And the people answered and said, forbid that we Ihould forsake the D, to serve other gods; For the Lo R D our God, he it is that ght us up and our fathers out of the of Egypt, from the house of bon, and which did those great signs in ight, and preserved us in all the wherein we went, and among all eople through whom we passed i And the Lor" D drave out from beis all the people, even the Amorites h dwelt in the land: therefore will Ifo serve the Lor.D J for lie is our

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The Book of JUDGES.

CHAP. r.

I The sJli if fuJah and Simeon. 4 AJcni'wztiixftty requited. 8 "Jerusalem, 10 *s^ Hebr-Ti taken.

NOW aster the death of Joshua it came to pass, that the children of Israel asked the Lord, faying, WTu> fcall go up for us against the Caziiaitts firit, to fight against them?

s And the Lord said, Judah (hall go ap.- behold, 1 have delivered the land isto hi: hand.

; And Judah said unto Simeon his brother, Come up with me into my lot, tiatwe mayfiglit against theCanaanites; tod I likewise will go with ihee into thy lot. So Simeon went with him.

4 f And Judah went up; and the Lo Id delivered the Canaanites and the Perizzrtes into their hand: and'they slew cf ti-era in Be-zek ten thousand men.

5 Aad they found Adoni-bezek in Btsek: and they sought against him, a-td they stew the Canaanites and the Periyzites.

6 But Adoni-bezek fled; and they pursued after him, and caught him, and ca off his thumbs and his great toes.

7 And Adoni-bezek said, Threescore «d ten kings, having their thumbs and '-eir great toes cut off, gathered their -.tat under my table: as I have done, so God hath requited me. And they brought him to Jeruialem, and there lie died.

% ^ Now the children of Judah had fought against Jerusalem, and had taken rt, and imitten it with the edge of the fwon!, and set the city on fire.

9 And afterward the children of Ju<Uh went down to fight agaiult the Canaanites that dwelt in tire mountain, md in the south, and in the valley.

io«f And Judah went against the Can^nites that dwelt in Hebron -. (now rbs name of Hebron before tvas KirUth-arba:) and they slew Shelhai, and Ahinun. and Talriai.

u And from thence he went against '-- inhabitants of Debir: and the name rfDebir before tusit Kirjath-scpher:

n And Caleb said, He that smiteth Erjatb-sepher, and taVe'th it, to him "ill I give AchTah my daughter to wire.

13 And Othmt! the son ot Ken iz, Caleb's younger brpthcr, took it: and he pve fiim Achsah \\>?, daughter to wife.

14 And it came to pass, when flic came ':&», that the moved him to aft of her A-thera field: and she lighted from ofi

iersh; and Caleb said vnto h.r, What

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15 And (he said unto him, Give me a blessing: for thou haft given me a south, land; give me also springs of water. And Caleb gave her the upper springs and the nether springs.

1 (< And the children of the Kenite, Moles' father in law, went up out of the city of palm trees with the children of Judah into the wilderness of Judah, which Heth in the south of Arad; and they went and dwelt among the people.

17 And Judah went with Simeon his brother, and they slew the Canaanites that inhabited Zepliath, aud utterly destroyed it. And the name of the city was called Hormah.

18 Also Judah tookGa/awith the coast thereof, and Afkelon with the coast thereof, and Ekron with the coast thereof.

19 And the Lord was with Judah; and he drave out the inhabitants of the mountain; but could not drive out the inhabitants of the valley, because they had chariots of iron.

20 And they gave Hebron unto Caleb, as Moses said: and he expelled thence the three sons of Anak.

21 And the children of Benjamin did notdrive out the Jebufites that inhabited Jerusalem; but the Jebufites dwell with the children of Benjamin in Jerusalem, unto this day.

21 And the house of Joseph, they also went up against Beth-el: and the Lo R O •was with them.

23 And the house of Joseph sent to descry Beth-el. (Now the name of the city before ivas Luz.)

^4 And the spies saw a man come forth out of the city, and they said unto him, Shew us, we pray thae, the entrance into the city, and we will sliew thee mercy.

25 And when he sliewed them the entrance into the city, they smote the city with the edge of the sword; but they let go the man and all his family.

zG And the man went into the land of the Hittites, and built a city, and called the name thereof Luz: .which is the. name thereof unto this day.

27 Neither did Manalseh drive out the inhabitants oj Beth-stiean and her towns, norTaanach and her towns, nor the inhabitants of Dor and her towns, nor the inhabitants of Ibleam and her towns, nor. the inhabitants of Megiddo and her towns; but the Canaanites would dwell in that land.

28 And it came to pass, when Israel was strong, that they put the Canaanites to tribute, and did not utterly drive them out.

the Israelites rebuked at Bochim. JUDGES Their wickedness after Joshua.

19 Neither did Ephraim drive out the Canaanites that dwelt in Gezer; but the Canaanites dwelt in Gezer among them.

30 Neither did Zebulun drive out the inhabitantsof"Kitron,nor the inhabitants of Nahalol; but the Canaanites dwelt among them, and became tributaries.

31 Neither did Afher drive out the inhabitants of Accho,nor the inhabitants of Zidon, nor of Ahlab, nor of Achzib, nor of Helbah, nor of Aphik, nor of Rehob:

31 But the Afherites dwelt among the Canaanites, the inhabitants of the laud: for they did not drive them out.

33 Neither did Naphtali drive out the inhabitants of Beth-shemelh, nor the inhabitants of Beth-anath; but he dwelt among the Canaanites, the inhabitants of the land: nevertheless the inhabitants of Beth-fhemefh and of Beth aiath became tributaries unto them.

34. And the Amorites forced the children of Dan into the mountain: for they would not suffer them to come down to the valley:

35 But she Amorites would dwell in mount Heres in Aijalon, and in Shaalhim: yet the hand of the house of Joseph prevailed, so that they became tributaries.

36 And the coast ofthe Amorites ivas from the going up to Akrabbim, from the rock, and upward.

CHAP. ir. 1 An angel rebuieth the people at Bochim. 6 The iviciedness of the new generation after "Joshua. 14., 10 Their punishment.

AND an angel of the Lord came up from Gilgal to Bochim, and said, I made yyu 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.

j And ye inall make no league with the inhabitants of this land; ye (hall throw down their altars: but ye have not obeyed my voice: why have ye done this?

3 Wherefore I also said, I will not drive them out from before you; but they shall be as thorns in your sides, and their gods shall be a snare unto you.

4. And it came to pass, when the angel of the Loud spake these words unto all she children of Israel, that the people lifted up their voice, and wept.

5 And they called the name of that place Bochim: and they sacrificed there unto the Lord.

6 fl And when Joshua had let the peo

ple go, the children of Israel went ever man unto his inheritance to possess th land.

7 And the people served the Lo R D al the days of Jolhua, and all the days o the elders. that outlived Jolhua, wh< had seen all the great works of th Lord, that he did for Israel.

8 And Jolhua the son of Nun, th servant of the Lord, died, being ai hundred and ten years old.

9 And they buried him in the borde of his inheritance in Timnath-heres, ii the mount of Ephraim, on the nortl fide ofthe hill Gaafli.

to And also all that generation wen gathered unto their fathers: and then arose another generation after them which knew not the Lord, nor yet thi works which he had done for Israel.

11 And the children of Israel did evii in the sight of the Lord, and servec Baalim:

Ii And they forsook the Lord Got of their fathers, which brought then out of the land of Egypt, and followed other gods, of the gods of the people that ivere round about them, ana bow^ ed themselves unto them, and provoked the Lord to anger.

13 And they forlook the Lord, and served Baal and Afhtaroth.

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

15 Whithersoever they went out, the hand of the Lord was against them for evil, as the Lord had said, and as the Lo R. D had sworn unto them: and they were greatly distressed.

16 Nevertheless the Lord raised up judges, which delivered them out ofthe hand of those that spoiled them.

17 And yet they would not hearken unto their judges, but they went a whoring after other gods, and bowed themselves unto them: they turned quickly out of the way which their fathers walked in, obeying the commandments of the Lor D; but they did not so.

18 And when the Lord raised them up judges, then the Lord was with the judge, and delivered them out of the hand of their enemies all the days of tn» judge: for it repented the Lord becaufe of their groanmgs by reason pf them

•that oppressed them and vexed th«n>1 19 A^ it c;une to pass, when the judge

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