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Joshua 8

NIV 1 Then the LORD said to Joshua, "Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged. Take the whole army with you, and go up and attack Ai. For I have delivered into your hands the king of Ai, his people, his city and his land. NIV 1 Then the LORD said to Joshua, "Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged. Take the whole army with you, and go up and attack Ai. For I have delivered into your hands the king of Ai, his people, his city and his land. NIV 2 You shall do to Ai and its king as you did to Jericho and its king, except that you may carry off their plunder and livestock for yourselves. Set an ambush behind the city." NIV 2 You shall do to Ai and its king as you did to Jericho and its king, except that you may carry off their plunder and livestock for yourselves. Set an ambush behind the city." NIV 3 So Joshua and the whole army moved out to attack Ai. He chose thirty thousand of his best fighting men and sent them out at night NIV 3 So Joshua and the whole army moved out to attack Ai. He chose thirty thousand of his best fighting men and sent them out at night NIV 4 with these orders: "Listen carefully. You are to set an ambush behind the city. Don't go very far from it. All of you be on the alert. NIV 4 with these orders: "Listen carefully. You are to set an ambush behind the city. Don't go very far from it. All of you be on the alert. NIV 5 I and all those with me will advance on the city, and when the men come out against us, as they did before, we will flee from them. NIV 5 I and all those with me will advance on the city, and when the men come out against us, as they did before, we will flee from them. NIV 6 They will pursue us until we have lured them away from the city, for they will say, 'They are running away from us as they did before.' So when we flee from them, NIV 6 They will pursue us until we have lured them away from the city, for they will say, 'They are running away from us as they did before.' So when we flee from them, NIV 7 you are to rise up from ambush and take the city. The LORD your God will give it into your hand. NIV 7 you are to rise up from ambush and take the city. The LORD your God will give it into your hand. NIV 8 When you have taken the city, set it on fire. Do what the LORD has commanded. See to it; you have my orders." NIV 8 When you have taken the city, set it on fire. Do what the LORD has commanded. See to it; you have my orders." NIV 9 Then Joshua sent them off, and they went to the place of ambush and lay in wait between Bethel and Ai, to the west of Ai--but Joshua spent that night with the people. NIV 9 Then Joshua sent them off, and they went to the place of ambush and lay in wait between Bethel and Ai, to the west of Ai--but Joshua spent that night with the people. NIV 10 Early the next morning Joshua mustered his men, and he and the leaders of Israel marched before them to Ai. NIV 10 Early the next morning Joshua mustered his men, and he and the leaders of Israel marched before them to Ai. NIV 11 The entire force that was with him marched up and approached the city and arrived in front of it. They set up camp north of Ai, with the valley between them and the city. NIV 11 The entire force that was with him marched up and approached the city and arrived in front of it. They set up camp north of Ai, with the valley between them and the city. NIV 12 Joshua had taken about five thousand men and set them in ambush between Bethel and Ai, to the west of the city. NIV 12 Joshua had taken about five thousand men and set them in ambush between Bethel and Ai, to the west of the city. NIV 13 They had the soldiers take up their positions--all those in the camp to the north of the city and the ambush to the west of it. That night Joshua went into the valley. NIV 13 They had the soldiers take up their positions--all those in the camp to the north of the city and the ambush to the west of it. That night Joshua went into the valley. NIV 14 When the king of Ai saw this, he and all the men of the city hurried out early in the morning to meet Israel in battle at a certain place overlooking the Arabah. But he did not know that an ambush had been set against him behind the city. NIV 14 When the king of Ai saw this, he and all the men of the city hurried out early in the morning to meet Israel in battle at a certain place overlooking the Arabah. But he did not know that an ambush had been set against him behind the city. NIV 15 Joshua and all Israel let themselves be driven back before them, and they fled toward the desert. NIV 15 Joshua and all Israel let themselves be driven back before them, and they fled toward the desert. NIV 16 All the men of Ai were called to pursue them, and they pursued Joshua and were lured away from the city. NIV 16 All the men of Ai were called to pursue them, and they pursued Joshua and were lured away from the city. NIV 17 Not a man remained in Ai or Bethel who did not go after Israel. They left the city open and went in pursuit of Israel. NIV 17 Not a man remained in Ai or Bethel who did not go after Israel. They left the city open and went in pursuit of Israel. NIV 18 Then the LORD said to Joshua, "Hold out toward Ai the javelin that is in your hand, for into your hand I will deliver the city." So Joshua held out his javelin toward Ai. NIV 18 Then the LORD said to Joshua, "Hold out toward Ai the javelin that is in your hand, for into your hand I will deliver the city." So Joshua held out his javelin toward Ai. NIV 19 As soon as he did this, the men in the ambush rose quickly from their position and rushed forward. They entered the city and captured it and quickly set it on fire. NIV 19 As soon as he did this, the men in the ambush rose quickly from their position and rushed forward. They entered the city and captured it and quickly set it on fire. NIV 20 The men of Ai looked back and saw the smoke of the city rising against the sky, but they had no chance to escape in any direction, for the Israelites who had been fleeing toward the desert had turned back against their pursuers. NIV 20 The men of Ai looked back and saw the smoke of the city rising against the sky, but they had no chance to escape in any direction, for the Israelites who had been fleeing toward the desert had turned back against their pursuers. NIV 21 For when Joshua and all Israel saw that the ambush had taken the city and that smoke was going up from the city, they turned around and attacked the men of Ai. NIV 21 For when Joshua and all Israel saw that the ambush had taken the city and that smoke was going up from the city, they turned around and attacked the men of Ai. NIV 22 The men of the ambush also came out of the city against them, so that they were caught in the middle, with Israelites on both sides. Israel cut them down, leaving them neither survivors nor fugitives. NIV 22 The men of the ambush also came out of the city against them, so that they were caught in the middle, with Israelites on both sides. Israel cut them down, leaving them neither survivors nor fugitives. NIV 23 But they took the king of Ai alive and brought him to Joshua. NIV 23 But they took the king of Ai alive and brought him to Joshua. NIV 24 When Israel had finished killing all the men of Ai in the fields and in the desert where they had chased them, and when every one of them had been put to the sword, all the Israelites returned to Ai and killed those who were in it. NIV 24 When Israel had finished killing all the men of Ai in the fields and in the desert where they had chased them, and when every one of them had been put to the sword, all the Israelites returned to Ai and killed those who were in it. NIV 25 Twelve thousand men and women fell that day--all the people of Ai. NIV 25 Twelve thousand men and women fell that day--all the people of Ai. NIV 26 For Joshua did not draw back the hand that held out his javelin until he had destroyed all who lived in Ai. NIV 26 For Joshua did not draw back the hand that held out his javelin until he had destroyed all who lived in Ai. NIV 27 But Israel did carry off for themselves the livestock and plunder of this city, as the LORD had instructed Joshua. NIV 27 But Israel did carry off for themselves the livestock and plunder of this city, as the LORD had instructed Joshua. NIV 28 So Joshua burned Ai and made it a permanent heap of ruins, a desolate place to this day. NIV 28 So Joshua burned Ai and made it a permanent heap of ruins, a desolate place to this day. NIV 29 He hung the king of Ai on a tree and left him there until evening. At sunset, Joshua ordered them to take his body from the tree and throw it down at the entrance of the city gate. And they raised a large pile of rocks over it, which remains to this day. NIV 29 He hung the king of Ai on a tree and left him there until evening. At sunset, Joshua ordered them to take his body from the tree and throw it down at the entrance of the city gate. And they raised a large pile of rocks over it, which remains to this day. NIV 30 Then Joshua built on Mount Ebal an altar to the LORD, the God of Israel, NIV 30 Then Joshua built on Mount Ebal an altar to the LORD, the God of Israel, NIV 31 as Moses the servant of the LORD had commanded the Israelites. He built it according to what is written in the Book of the Law of Moses--an altar of uncut stones, on which no iron tool had been used. On it they offered to the LORD burnt offerings and sacrificed fellowship offerings. NIV 31 as Moses the servant of the LORD had commanded the Israelites. He built it according to what is written in the Book of the Law of Moses--an altar of uncut stones, on which no iron tool had been used. On it they offered to the LORD burnt offerings and sacrificed fellowship offerings. NIV 32 There, in the presence of the Israelites, Joshua copied on stones the law of Moses, which he had written. NIV 32 There, in the presence of the Israelites, Joshua copied on stones the law of Moses, which he had written. NIV 33 All Israel, aliens and citizens alike, with their elders, officials and judges, were standing on both sides of the ark of the covenant of the LORD, facing those who carried it--the priests, who were Levites. Half of the people stood in front of Mount Gerizim and half of them in front of Mount Ebal, as Moses the servant of the LORD had formerly commanded when he gave instructions to bless the people of Israel. NIV 33 All Israel, aliens and citizens alike, with their elders, officials and judges, were standing on both sides of the ark of the covenant of the LORD, facing those who carried it--the priests, who were Levites. Half of the people stood in front of Mount Gerizim and half of them in front of Mount Ebal, as Moses the servant of the LORD had formerly commanded when he gave instructions to bless the people of Israel. NIV 34 Afterward, Joshua read all the words of the law--the blessings and the curses--just as it is written in the Book of the Law. NIV 34 Afterward, Joshua read all the words of the law--the blessings and the curses--just as it is written in the Book of the Law. NIV 35 There was not a word of all that Moses had commanded that Joshua did not read to the whole assembly of Israel, including the women and children, and the aliens who lived among them. NIV 35 There was not a word of all that Moses had commanded that Joshua did not read to the whole assembly of Israel, including the women and children, and the aliens who lived among them.