Parallel Bible results for Joshua 8:5-15

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Joshua 8:5-15

BBE 5 And I and all the people with me will come near the town, and when they come out against us as they did before, we will go in flight 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. BBE 6 And they will come out after us, till we have got them away from the town; for they will say, They have gone in flight from us as before; so we will go in flight before 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, BBE 7 Then you will get up from your secret position and take the town, for the Lord your God will give it up into your hands. NIV 7 you are to rise up from ambush and take the city. The LORD your God will give it into your hand. BBE 8 And when you have taken the town, put fire to it, as the Lord has said: see, I have given you your 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.” BBE 9 So Joshua sent them out: and they took up a secret position between Beth-el and Ai, on the west side of Ai: but Joshua kept with the people that night. 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. BBE 10 And early in the morning Joshua got up, and put the people in order, and he and the chiefs of Israel went up before the people to Ai. NIV 10 Early the next morning Joshua mustered his army, and he and the leaders of Israel marched before them to Ai. BBE 11 And all the fighting-men who were with him went up and came near the town, and took up a position on the north side of Ai facing the town, with a valley between him and the town. 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. BBE 12 And taking about five thousand men, he put them in position for a surprise attack on the west side of Ai, between Beth-el and Ai. NIV 12 Joshua had taken about five thousand men and set them in ambush between Bethel and Ai, to the west of the city. BBE 13 So all the people were in their places, the army on the north side of the town and the secret force on the west; and that night Joshua went down into the valley. NIV 13 So the soldiers took up their positions—with the main camp to the north of the city and the ambush to the west of it. That night Joshua went into the valley. BBE 14 Now when the king of Ai saw it, he got up quickly and went out to war against Israel, he and all his people, to the slope going down to the valley; but he had no idea that a secret force was waiting at the back of the town. 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. BBE 15 Then Joshua and all Israel, acting as if they were overcome before them, went in flight by way of the waste land. NIV 15 Joshua and all Israel let themselves be driven back before them, and they fled toward the wilderness.

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