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Joshua 6:17-27 (New International Version)

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17 The city and all that is in it are to be devoteda1 to the LORD. Only Rahab the prostituteb2 and all who are with her in her house shall be spared, because she hid3 the spies we sent. 18 But keep away from the devoted things,4 so that you will not bring about your own destruction by taking any of them. Otherwise you will make the camp of Israel liable to destruction5 and bring trouble6 on it. 19 All the silver and gold and the articles of bronze and iron7 are sacred to the LORD and must go into his treasury." 20 When the trumpets sounded,8 the people shouted, and at the sound of the trumpet, when the people gave a loud shout,9 the wall collapsed; so every man charged straight in, and they took the city.10 21 They devoted11 the city to the LORD and destroyed12 with the sword every living thing in it--men and women, young and old, cattle, sheep and donkeys. 22 Joshua said to the two men13 who had spied out14 the land, "Go into the prostitute's house and bring her out and all who belong to her, in accordance with your oath to her.15" 23 So the young men who had done the spying went in and brought out Rahab, her father and mother and brothers and all who belonged to her.16 They brought out her entire family and put them in a place outside the camp of Israel. 24 Then they burned the whole city17 and everything in it, but they put the silver and gold and the articles of bronze and iron18 into the treasury of the LORD's house.19 25 But Joshua spared20 Rahab the prostitute,21 with her family and all who belonged to her, because she hid the men Joshua had sent as spies to Jericho22--and she lives among the Israelites to this day. 26 At that time Joshua pronounced this solemn oath:23 "Cursed24 before the LORD is the man who undertakes to rebuild this city, Jericho: "At the cost of his firstborn son will he lay its foundations; at the cost of his youngest will he set up its gates."25 27 So the LORD was with Joshua,26 and his fame spread27 throughout the land.
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