Exodus 17:8-16 NIV

The Amalekites Defeated

8 The Amalekites1 came and attacked the Israelites at Rephidim.2

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9 Moses said to Joshua,3 "Choose some of our men and go out to fight the Amalekites. Tomorrow I will stand on top of the hill with the staff4 of God in my hands."

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10 So Joshua fought the Amalekites as Moses had ordered, and Moses, Aaron and Hur5 went to the top of the hill.

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      11 As long as Moses held up his hands, the Israelites were winning,6 but whenever he lowered his hands, the Amalekites were winning.

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      12 When Moses' hands grew tired, they took a stone and put it under him and he sat on it. Aaron and Hur held his hands up--one on one side, one on the other--so that his hands remained steady till sunset.7

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      13 So Joshua overcame the Amalekite8 army with the sword.

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          14 Then the LORD said to Moses, "Write9 this on a scroll as something to be remembered and make sure that Joshua hears it, because I will completely blot out10 the memory of Amalek11 from under heaven."
          15 Moses built an altar12 and called13 it The LORD is my Banner.

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          16 He said, "For hands were lifted up to the throne of the LORD. Thea LORD will be at war against the Amalekites14 from generation to generation."15

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