And Achan answered Joshua, and said
He made a free and open confession of his sin:
indeed I have sinned against the Lord God of Israel;
against him who had been so good to Israel in many instances, and particularly in delivering Jericho into their hands in so extraordinary a manner; against a law of his, respecting the spoil of that city, which sin was the more aggravated thereby; and that he had committed the sin he was taken for and charged with, he owns was a true and real fact:
and thus and thus have I done;
such and such things have I taken, and in the manner as follows.