The LORD said to Joshua, "Stand up! What are you doing down on your face?
Israel has sinned;1 they have violated my covenant,2 which I commanded them to keep. They have taken some of the devoted things; they have stolen, they have lied,3 they have put them with their own possessions.412
That is why the Israelites cannot stand against their enemies;5 they turn their backs6 and run7 because they have been made liable to destruction.8 I will not be with you anymore9 unless you destroy whatever among you is devoted to destruction.
"Go, consecrate the people. Tell them, 'Consecrate yourselves10 in preparation for tomorrow; for this is what the LORD, the God of Israel, says: That which is devoted is among you, O Israel. You cannot stand against your enemies until you remove it.
" 'In the morning, present11 yourselves tribe by tribe. The tribe that the LORD takes12 shall come forward clan by clan; the clan that the LORD takes shall come forward family by family; and the family that the LORD takes shall come forward man by man.
He who is caught with the devoted things13 shall be destroyed by fire,14 along with all that belongs to him.15 He has violated the covenant16 of the LORD and has done a disgraceful thing in Israel!' "1716
Early the next morning Joshua had Israel come forward by tribes, and Judah was taken.
The clans of Judah came forward, and he took the Zerahites.18 He had the clan of the Zerahites come forward by families, and Zimri was taken.
Joshua had his family come forward man by man, and Achan son of Carmi, the son of Zimri, the son of Zerah, of the tribe of Judah,19 was taken.2019
Then Joshua said to Achan, "My son, give glory21 to the LORD,a the God of Israel, and give him the praise.b Tell22 me what you have done; do not hide it from me."
Achan replied, "It is true! I have sinned against the LORD, the God of Israel. This is what I have done: