Jesus also, that he might sanctify the people with his own blood, suffered outside the gate.  Therefore, let us go forth to him outside the camp, bearing his reproach.  For we have no continuing city here, but we seek one to come.

 
 
 

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Joshua

Joshua 1

¶1. And it came to pass after the death of Moses, servant of Jehovah, that Jehovah spoke to Joshua ben-Nun, Moses’ minister, saying,

2.“Moses my servant is dead. So, arise now. Go over this Jordan, you, and all this people, to the land which I am giving to them, the children of Israel.

3.Every place that the sole of your foot treads upon, I have given to you, just as I said to Moses.

4.From the wilderness and this Lebanon, and as far as the great river, the river Euphrates, all the land of the Hittites, and as far as the great sea going to the west shall be your territory.

5.No man will stand before you all the days of your life. Just as I was with Moses will I be with you. I will neither forsake you nor abandon you.

6.Be strong and courageous, for you shall cause this people to inherit the land, which I swore to their fathers to give to them.

7.Only be strong and very courageous, to take care to do according to all the law which Moses my servant commanded you. Do not turn from it right or left so that you may have wisdom in all things where you are going.

8.The book of this law must not be removed from your mouth, but you shall meditate on it day and night, so that you will take care to do according to all that is written in it. For then, you will make your way successful, and then you will have wisdom.

9.Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not tremble, nor be dismayed, for Jehovah your God is with you in all things where you are going.”

10. Then Joshua commanded the officers of the people, saying,

11.“Pass through the midst of the camp, and command the people, saying, ‘Prepare provisions for yourselves, for within three days you will cross over this Jordan to go in to possess the land which Jehovah your God is giving to you to possess.’”

12. And to the Reubenites, and to the Gadites, and to the half of the tribe of Manasseh, Joshua spoke, saying,

13.“Remember what Moses, the servant of God, commanded you, saying, ‘Jehovah your God has given you rest, and has given this land to you.

14.Your wives, your little ones, and your livestock, shall remain in the land which Moses gave to you on this side of the Jordan, but you, all the mighty men of war, shall pass over armed before your brethren and help them,

15.until Jehovah gives rest to your brethren as He has to you, and they also take possession of the land which Jehovah your God is giving them. Then, you shall return to the land of your inheritance and possess that which Moses, the servant of God, gave to you on the side of the Jordan toward sunrise.”

16. And they answered Joshua, saying, “All that you have commanded us we will do, and to wherever you send us we will go.

17.As we obeyed Moses in all things so shall we obey you. Surely, Jehovah your God is with you just as He was with Moses.

18.Anyone who rebels against your command and will not obey your word~in all that you command him shall be put to death. Only, be strong and courageous.”

Joshua 2

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¶1. Then Joshua ben-Nun secretly sent two men from Shittim as spies, saying, “Go. View the land, especially Jericho.” So, they went and entered the house of a harlot woman, whose name was Rahab, and lodged there.

2. But it was told to the king of Jericho, saying, “Behold, men of the children of Israel came in here tonight to search out the land.”

3. And the king of Jericho sent to Rahab, saying, “Bring out the men who came to you, who came to your house, for they have come to search out all the land.”

4. Then the woman took the two men and hid them, and she said, “True, the men came to me, but I didn’t know where they were from.

5.And it came to pass at dark when the gate was to be shut that the men went out. I don’t know where the men went. Pursue after them quickly. You should certainly overtake them.”

6. But she had brought them up to the roof and hidden them with the flax stalks she had laid out on the roof.

7. And the men pursued after them on the way to the Jordan, to the fords, and they shut the gate after the pursuers had gone out after them.

¶8. And before they lay down, she came up to them on the roof,

9.and she said to the men, “I know that Jehovah has given you the land, and that terror of you has fallen upon us, and that all the inhabitants of the land are melting away before you.

10.For we have heard that Jehovah dried up the waters of the Red Sea before you, when you came out of Egypt, and what you did to the two kings of the Amorites who were on the other side of the Jordan, to Sihon and to Og, whom you devoted to destruction.

11.And when we heard our hearts melted, and no spirit remained in any man because of you, for Jehovah your God, He is God, in the heavens above and on the earth below.

12.And I pray you now, swear to me by Jehovah, since I have dealt faithfully with you, that you also shall deal faithfully with my father’s house and give me a sure sign,

13.that you will save alive my father, and my mother, and my brothers, and my sisters, and all that are theirs, and deliver our souls from death.”

14. And the men said to her, “Our life instead of yours unto death if you do not make this business of ours known. And it shall be, when Jehovah has given us the land, that we shall deal kindly and faithfully with you.”

15. Then, she let them down with a rope through the window, for her house was in the outer part of the wall, and she dwelt in the wall.

16. And she said to them, “Go to the mountain, lest the pursuers come upon you, and hide yourselves there three days, until the pursuers return. After that, you may go your way.”

17. And the men said to her, “We will be free from this oath of yours which you made us swear, unless,

18.behold, when we come into the land, you have tied this cord of scarlet thread in the window through which you let us down; and you must gather your father, and your mother, and your brethren, and all the house of your father, to you in the house.

19.And it shall be that whoever goes out from the doors of your house into the street, his blood shall be upon his head, and we will be innocent. And whoever is with you in the house, his blood will be upon our head if a hand comes upon him.

20.And if you tell this business of ours, we will also be free of your oath which you made us swear.”

21. And she said, “According to your words, so be it.” And she sent them away, and she tied the scarlet cord in the window.

¶22. And they went to the mountain and stayed there three days, until the pursuers returned. And the pursuers sought all along the way but did not find them.

23. Then the two men returned and descended from the mountain, and they crossed over and came to Joshua ben-Nun and told him all that had happened to them.

24. And they said to Joshua, “Jehovah has certainly delivered the whole land into our hand, for indeed, all the inhabitants of the land are melting away before us.”

Joshua 3

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¶1. And Joshua rose early in the morning, and they set out from Shittim, and he and all the children of Israel came to the Jordan. And they stayed there before they crossed over.

2. And it came to pass, at the end of three days, that the officers passed through the midst of the camp,

3.and they commanded the people, saying, “When you see the ark of the covenant of the LORD your God, and the priests, the Levites, bearing it, then you shall set out from your place and follow after it,

4.(yet, there shall be a space between you and it, about two thousand cubits by measure; you shall not come near to it), so that you will know the way by which you must go, for you have not passed by this way previously.”

5. And Joshua said to the people, “Consecrate yourselves, for tomorrow Jehovah will do wonders in your midst.”

6. And Joshua spoke to the priests, saying, “Take up the ark of the covenant, and pass through before the people.” And they took up the ark of the covenant and went on before the people.

7. And Jehovah said to Joshua, “This day I will begin to magnify you in the sight of all Israel so that they will know that just as I was with Moses, I am with you.

8. And you shall command the priests who bear the ark of the covenant, saying, ‘When you come to the brink of the waters of Jordan, you shall stand still in Jordan.’”

9. And Joshua said to the children of Israel, “Come here, and hear the words of Jehovah your God.”

10. And Joshua said, “By this you shall know that the living God is in your midst, and that He will certainly dispossess before you the Canaanites, and the Hittites, and the Hivites, and the Perizzites, and the Girgashites, and the Amorites, and the Jebusites.

11.Behold, the ark of the covenant of the Lord of all the earth is passing over before you into the Jordan.

12.And now, take for yourselves twelve men from the tribes of Israel, one man from each tribe.

13.And it shall come to pass, when the soles of the feet of the priests who bear the ark of Jehovah, Lord of all the earth, come to rest in the waters of Jordan, the waters of Jordan shall be cut off from the waters coming down from above, and they will stand up in one heap.”

14. And it came to pass, when the people set out from their tents to cross over the Jordan, that the priests bore the ark of the covenant before the people.

15. And as those bearing the ark came to the Jordan, and the feet of the priests bearing the ark were dipped into the brink of the water, (for the Jordan overflows all its banks throughout harvest time),

16.then the waters coming down from above stopped. They backed up in a heap for a great distance to the city of Adam, which is beside Zaretan. And those going down toward the sea of the plain, the Salt Sea, were completely cut off. And the people crossed over opposite Jericho.

17. And the priests who were bearing the ark of the covenant of the LORD stood firm on dry ground in the midst of the Jordan, and all Israel crossed over on dry ground until the whole nation had completely crossed the Jordan.

Joshua 4

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¶1. And it came to pass, when all the nation had finished crossing over the Jordan, that Jehovah spoke to Joshua, saying,

2.“Take for yourselves twelve men from the people, one man from each tribe,

3.and you command them, saying, ‘Take up for you twelve stones from here, from the midst of the Jordan, from where the priest’s feet stood firm, and take them over with you, and place them in the khan where you shall lodge tonight.”

4. Then Joshua called for the twelve men whom he had prepared from the sons of Israel, one man from each tribe.

5. And Joshua said to them, “Go on before the ark of the LORD your God into the midst of the Jordan, and each of you lift up one stone onto his shoulder, according to the number of the tribes of the children of Israel,

6.so that this may be a sign among you, that when your children ask in the future, saying, ‘What do these stones mean to you?’,

7.then you will say to them that “The waters of the Jordan were cut off before the ark of the covenant of the LORD when it passed over the Jordan, the waters of the Jordan were cut off, and these stones are for a memorial to the children of Israel forever.’

8. And the children of Israel did so, just as Joshua commanded, and they took up twelve stones from the midst of the Jordan, according to the number of the tribes of the children of Israel, as Jehovah had said to Joshua, and they took them over with them to the khan, and they laid them down there.

9. And Joshua set up twelve stones in the midst of the Jordan at the place where the feet of the priests who bore the ark of the covenant stood, and they are there to this day.

10. And the priests who bore the ark stood in the midst of the Jordan until everything had been completed that Jehovah had commanded Joshua to tell the people, according to all that Moses had commanded Joshua; and the people hurried and crossed over.

11. And it came to pass, when all the people had completely passed over, that the ark of the LORD and the priests passed over, in the presence of the people.

12. And the sons of Reuben and the sons of Gad, and half the tribe of Manasseh passed over armed before the children of Israel, just as Moses had spoken to them,

13.about forty thousand equipped for battle passed over before Jehovah for the battle, to the plains of Jericho.

14. On that day, Jehovah magnified Joshua in the sight of all Israel, and they feared him, just as they feared Moses, all the days of his life.

¶15. And Jehovah spoke to Joshua, saying,

16.“Command the priests bearing the ark of the testimony that they come up out of the Jordan.”

17. So Joshua commanded the priests, saying, “Come up out of the Jordan.”

18. And it came to pass when the priests who bore the ark of the covenant of the LORD had come up from the midst of the Jordan, the soles of the priest’s feet being lifted up onto dry ground, that the waters of the Jordan returned to their place, and went over all its banks, as before.

19. And the people came up from the Jordan on the tenth day of the first month, and they encamped at Gilgal, on the east side of Jericho.

20. And those twelve stones, which they had taken from the Jordan, Joshua set up at Gilgal.

21. And he spoke to the children of Israel, saying, “When your children ask in the future, saying, ‘What are these stones?’,

22.then you shall instruct your children, saying, ‘Israel passed over this Jordan on dry land.’

23.For Jehovah your God dried up the waters of the Jordan before you, until you had passed over, just as Jehovah your God did to the Red Sea, which He dried up before us, until we had passed over,

24.in order that all peoples of the earth might know the hand of Jehovah, that it is mighty, and so that you fear Jehovah your God forever.”

Joshua 5

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¶1. And it came to pass, when all the kings of the Amorites who were on the westward side of the Jordan, and all the kings of the Canaanites who were by the sea, heard that Jehovah had dried up the waters of the Jordan before the children of Israel, until we had crossed over, that their heart melted, and there was no longer any spirit in them, because of the children of Israel.

2. At that time Jehovah said to Joshua, “Make flint knives, and circumcise the children of Israel again, a second time.”

3. So Joshua made flint knives, and he circumcised the children of Israel at the hill of foreskins.

4. And this is the reason that Joshua circumcised them: all the people who came out of Egypt, the males, all the men of war, had died in the wilderness along the way, after they came out from Egypt.

5. And all the people who came out were circumcised, but all the people who were born in the wilderness, along the way as they came out from Egypt, had not been circumcised.

6. For forty years the children of Israel had walked in the wilderness, until all the nation’s men of war who came out of Egypt had been consumed, because they did not obey the voice of Jehovah. For Jehovah swore to them that He would not show them the land that Jehovah had sworn to their fathers to give to us, a land flowing with milk and honey.

7. But their sons, whom He raised up in their stead, Joshua circumcised, for they were uncircumcised because they had not circumcised them along the way.

8. And at came to pass, when all the nation was finished being circumcised, that they remained in their places in the camp until they were recovered.

9. And Jehovah said to Joshua, “Today, I have rolled away the reproach of Egypt from [on|off] you.” So, the name of that place has been called Gilgal to this day.

¶10. And the children of Israel encamped at Gilgal, and they kept the Passover on the fourteenth day of the month in the evening, in the plains of Jericho.

11. And they ate of the land’s produce on the morrow after the Passover, on that very day, unleavened bread and crushed grain.

12. And the manna ceased on the morrow when they ate of the land’s produce, and there was no longer manna for the children of Israel. And they ate of the produce of Canaan’s land in that year.

¶13.And it came to pass, when Joshua at Jericho, that he lifted up his eyes and looked, and, behold, a man was standing in front of him, with his drawn sword in his hand. And Joshua went to him and said to him, “Are you for us, or for our adversaries?”

14. But he said, “No, for I am the prince of Jehovah’s host. I have come now.” And Joshua fell down on his face to the ground and did obeisance. And he said to him, “What would my lord say to his servant?”

15. And the prince of Jehovah’s host said to Joshua, “Take your sandals of your feet, for the place on which you are standing is holy.” And Joshua did so.

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14. Now, behold, today I am going the way of all the earth, and you know with all your heart and with all your soul that not one thing has failed of all the good things that Jehovah your God has said concerning you. They all have come to pass for you; not one of them has failed.

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15. And if it is evil in your eyes to serve Jehovah, choose for yourselves today whom you will serve, whether it be the gods that your fathers served who were beyond the river, or the gods of the Amorites in whose land you dwell in. But as for me and my house, we will serve Jehovah.

¶16. And the people answered and said, “Far be it from us that we should forsake Jehovah to serve other gods,

17.for Jehovah our God, He brought us up, we and our fathers, out of the land of Egypt, from a house of slavery, and who before our eyes did those great signs, and preserved us in all the way that we went, even among all the nations through the midst of whom we passed,

18.and Jehovah drove out before us all the nations, even the Amorites who dwelt in the land. Therefore, we also will serve Jehovah, for He is our God!”

¶19. But Joshua said to the people, “You cannot serve Jehovah, for He is a holy God; He is a jealous God; He will not forgive your transgressions and your sins.

20.If you forsake Jehovah and serve foreign gods, then He will turn and do you evil and consume you, after having done you good.”

21. And the people said to Joshua, “No! We will serve Jehovah!”

22. And Joshua said to the people, “You are witnesses against yourselves that you have chosen for yourselves Jehovah, to serve Him.” And they said, “We are witnesses!”

23. “Then, put away now the foreign gods that are among you, and incline your heart to Jehovah, the God of Israel.”

24. And the people said to Joshua, “We will serve Jehovah our God, and His voice will we obey!”

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Footnotes

[1] Literally, a whip.

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