King James Bible
And the LORD said4 unto Joshua, Fear4 not, neither be thou dismayed:11 take3 all the people of war with thee, and arise,3 go up3 to Ai: see,3 I have given1 into thy hand the king of Ai, and his people, and his city, and his land:
And thou shalt do1 to Ai and her king as thou didst1 unto Jericho and her king: only the spoil thereof, and the cattle thereof, shall ye take for a prey4 unto yourselves: lay3 thee an ambush6 for the city behind it.
And all the people, [even the people] of war that [were] with him, went up,1 and drew nigh,4 and came4 before the city, and pitched4 on the north side of Ai: now [there was] a valley between them and Ai.
And it came to pass, when the king of Ai saw2 [it], that they hasted17 and rose up early,55 and the men of the city went out4 against2 Israel to battle, he and all his people, at a time appointed, before the plain; but he wist1 not that [there were] liers in ambush6 against him behind the city.
And the LORD said4 unto Joshua, Stretch out3 the spear that [is] in thy hand toward Ai; for I will give4 it into thine hand. And Joshua stretched out4 the spear that [he had] in his hand toward the city.
And when the men of Ai looked4 behind them, they saw,4 and, behold, the smoke of the city ascended up1 to heaven, and they had no power to flee2 this way or that way: and the people that fled5 to the wilderness turned back8 upon the pursuers.6
And the other issued out1 of the city against2 them; so they were in the midst of Israel, some on this side, and some on that side: and they smote55 them, so that they let52 none of them remain or escape.
And it came to pass, when Israel had made an end15 of slaying2 all the inhabitants6 of Ai in the field, in the wilderness wherein they chased1 them, and when they were all fallen4 on the edge of the sword, until they were consumed,2 that all the Israelites returned4 unto Ai, and smote55 it with the edge of the sword.
And the king of Ai he hanged1 on a tree until eventide: 6153 and as soon as the sun was down,2 Joshua commanded14 that they should take his carcase down55 from the tree, and cast55 it at the entering of the gate of the city, and raise55 thereon a great heap of stones, [that remaineth] unto this day.
As Moses the servant of the LORD commanded14 the children of Israel, as it is written7 in the book of the law of Moses, an altar of whole stones, over which no man hath lift up52 [any] iron: and they offered55 thereon burnt offerings unto the LORD, and sacrificed4 peace offerings.
And all Israel, and their elders, and officers,6 and their judges,6 stood6 on this side the ark and on that side before the priests the Levites, which bare6 the ark of the covenant of the LORD, as well the stranger, as he that was born among them; half of them over against mount Gerizim, and half of them over against mount Ebal; as Moses the servant of the LORD had commanded14 before, that they should bless15 the people of Israel.
There was not a word of all that Moses commanded,14 which Joshua read1 not before all the congregation of Israel, with the women, and the little ones, and the strangers that were conversant6 among them.
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