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 Joshua 7:1 - 26
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   Book of Joshua
   Chapter 7
7:1 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
But the Israelites acted unfaithfully in regard to the devoted things F15 ; Achan son of Carmi, the son of Zimri, F16 the son of Zerah, of the tribe of Judah, took some of them. So the LORD's anger burned against Israel.
 
7:2 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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Now Joshua sent men from Jericho to Ai, which is near Beth Aven to the east of Bethel, and told them, "Go up and spy out the region." So the men went up and spied out Ai.
 
7:3 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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When they returned to Joshua, they said, "Not all the people will have to go up against Ai. Send two or three thousand men to take it and do not weary all the people, for only a few men are there."
 
7:4 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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So about three thousand men went up; but they were routed by the men of Ai,
 
7:5 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
who killed about thirty-six of them. They chased the Israelites from the city gate as far as the stone quarries F17 and struck them down on the slopes. At this the hearts of the people melted and became like water.
 
7:6 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Then Joshua tore his clothes and fell facedown to the ground before the ark of the LORD, remaining there till evening. The elders of Israel did the same, and sprinkled dust on their heads.
 
7:7 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
And Joshua said, "Ah, Sovereign LORD, why did you ever bring this people across the Jordan to deliver us into the hands of the Amorites to destroy us? If only we had been content to stay on the other side of the Jordan!
 
7:8 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
O Lord, what can I say, now that Israel has been routed by its enemies?
 
7:9 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
The Canaanites and the other people of the country will hear about this and they will surround us and wipe out our name from the earth. What then will you do for your own great name?"
 
7:10 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
The LORD said to Joshua, "Stand up! What are you doing down on your face?
 
7:11 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Israel has sinned; they have violated my covenant, which I commanded them to keep. They have taken some of the devoted things; they have stolen, they have lied, they have put them with their own possessions.
 
7:12 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
That is why the Israelites cannot stand against their enemies; they turn their backs and run because they have been made liable to destruction. I will not be with you anymore unless you destroy whatever among you is devoted to destruction.
 
7:13 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
"Go, consecrate the people. Tell them, 'Consecrate yourselves in preparation for tomorrow; for this is what the LORD, the God of Israel, says: That which is devoted is among you, O Israel. You cannot stand against your enemies until you remove it.
 
7:14 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
"'In the morning, present yourselves tribe by tribe. The tribe that the LORD takes shall come forward clan by clan; the clan that the LORD takes shall come forward family by family; and the family that the LORD takes shall come forward man by man.
 
7:15 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
He who is caught with the devoted things shall be destroyed by fire, along with all that belongs to him. He has violated the covenant of the LORD and has done a disgraceful thing in Israel!'"
 
7:16 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Early the next morning Joshua had Israel come forward by tribes, and Judah was taken.
 
7:17 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
The clans of Judah came forward, and he took the Zerahites. He had the clan of the Zerahites come forward by families, and Zimri was taken.
 
7:18 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Joshua had his family come forward man by man, and Achan son of Carmi, the son of Zimri, the son of Zerah, of the tribe of Judah, was taken.
 
7:19 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Then Joshua said to Achan, "My son, give glory to the LORD, F18 the God of Israel, and give him the praise. F19 Tell me what you have done; do not hide it from me."
 
7:20 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Achan replied, "It is true! I have sinned against the LORD, the God of Israel. This is what I have done:
 
7:21 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
When I saw in the plunder a beautiful robe from Babylonia, F20 two hundred shekels F21 of silver and a wedge of gold weighing fifty shekels, F22 I coveted them and took them. They are hidden in the ground inside my tent, with the silver underneath."
 
7:22 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
So Joshua sent messengers, and they ran to the tent, and there it was, hidden in his tent, with the silver underneath.
 
7:23 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
They took the things from the tent, brought them to Joshua and all the Israelites and spread them out before the LORD.
 
7:24 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Then Joshua, together with all Israel, took Achan son of Zerah, the silver, the robe, the gold wedge, his sons and daughters, his cattle, donkeys and sheep, his tent and all that he had, to the Valley of Achor.
 
7:25 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Joshua said, "Why have you brought this trouble on us? The LORD will bring trouble on you today." Then all Israel stoned him, and after they had stoned the rest, they burned them.
 
7:26 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Over Achan they heaped up a large pile of rocks, which remains to this day. Then the LORD turned from his fierce anger. Therefore that place has been called the Valley of Achor F23 ever since.
 

FOOTNOTES:
F15 The Hebrew term refers to the irrevocable giving over of things or persons to the LORD, often by totally destroying them; also in verses 11, 12, 13 and 15.
F16 See Septuagint and 1 Chron. 2:6; Hebrew Zabdi; also in verses 17 and 18.
F17 Or as far as Shebarim
F18 A solemn charge to tell the truth
F19 Or and confess to him
F20 Hebrew Shinar
F21 That is, about 5 pounds (about 2.3 kilograms)
F22 That is, about 1 1/4 pounds (about 0.6 kilogram)
F23 Achor means trouble.

 
 

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