Joshua 7:16-26

Achan discovered and punished

16 Joshua got up early in the morning. He made Israel come forward tribe by tribe. The tribe of Judah was selected.
17 He made the clans of Judah come forward. He selected the clan of Zerah. He made the clan of Zerah come forward as individual soldiers. Zabdi was selected.
18 He made each soldier of his family come forward. Achan was selected. He was a son of Carmi, grandson of Zabdi, great-grandson of Zerah, and of the tribe of Judah.
19 Joshua said to Achan, "My son, give glory to the LORD the God of Israel. Tell me what you have done. Don't hide anything from me."
20 Achan answered Joshua, "It's true. I've sinned against the LORD, the God of Israel. This is what I have done:
21 Among the booty I saw a single beautiful robe in the Babylonian style, two hundred shekels of silver, and a single gold bar weighing fifty shekels. I desired them and took them. Now they are hidden in the ground inside my tent, with the silver on the bottom."
22 Then Joshua sent messengers. They ran to the tent. There it was, hidden in his tent, with the silver on the bottom.
23 They took the things from inside the tent. They brought them to Joshua and to all the Israelites and emptied them out before the LORD.
24 Then Joshua seized Achan, Zerah's son, along with the silver, the robe, the gold bar, his sons and daughters, his cattle, donkeys, flocks, tent, and everything that belonged to him. All Israel joined Joshua. They brought them up to Achor Valley.
25 Joshua said, "You have brought disaster to us! May the LORD bring disaster to you today!" Then all Israel stoned him. They burned them with fire and stoned them with stones.
26 They raised over him a great pile of stones that is still there today. Then the LORD turned away from his fury. So he named that place Achor Valley. It is still called that today.
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