Joshua 7:19-26 NIV

19 Then Joshua said to Achan, "My son, give glory1 to the LORD,a the God of Israel, and give him the praise.b Tell2 me what you have done; do not hide it from me."

References for Joshua 7:19

    • d 7:19 - A solemn charge to tell the truth
    • e 7:19 - Or "and confess to him"
      20 Achan replied, "It is true! I have sinned against the LORD, the God of Israel. This is what I have done:
      21 When I saw in the plunder3 a beautiful robe from Babylonia,c two hundred shekelsd of silver and a wedge of gold weighing fifty shekels,e I coveted4 them and took them. They are hidden in the ground inside my tent, with the silver underneath."

      References for Joshua 7:21

        • f 7:21 - Hebrew "Shinar"
        • g 7:21 - That is, about 5 pounds (about 2.3 kilograms)
        • h 7:21 - That is, about 1 1/4 pounds (about 0.6 kilogram)
          22 So Joshua sent messengers, and they ran to the tent, and there it was, hidden in his tent, with the silver underneath.
          23 They took the things from the tent, brought them to Joshua and all the Israelites and spread them out before the LORD.
          24 Then Joshua, together with all Israel, took Achan son of Zerah, the silver, the robe, the gold wedge, his sons5 and daughters, his cattle, donkeys and sheep, his tent and all that he had, to the Valley of Achor.6

          References for Joshua 7:24

          25 Joshua said, "Why have you brought this trouble7 on us? The LORD will bring trouble on you today." Then all Israel stoned him,8 and after they had stoned the rest, they burned them.9

          References for Joshua 7:25

          26 Over Achan they heaped10 up a large pile of rocks, which remains to this day.11 Then the LORD turned from his fierce anger.12 Therefore that place has been called the Valley of Achorf13 ever since.

          References for Joshua 7:26

            • i 7:26 - "Achor" means "trouble."