1 H1121 But the children H3478 of Israel H4603 committed [H8799] H4604 a trespass H2764 in the accursed thing H5912 : for Achan H1121 , the son H3756 of Carmi H1121 , the son H2067 of Zabdi H1121 , the son H2226 of Zerah H4294 , of the tribe H3063 of Judah H3947 , took [H8799] H2764 of the accursed thing H639 : and the anger H3068 of the LORD H2734 was kindled [H8799] H1121 against the children H3478 of Israel.
2 H3091 And Joshua H7971 sent [H8799] H582 men H3405 from Jericho H5857 to Ai H5973 , which is beside H1007 Bethaven H6924 , on the east side H1008 of Bethel H559 , and spake [H8799] H559 unto them, saying [H8800] H5927 , Go up [H8798] H7270 and view [H8761] H776 the country H582 . And the men H5927 went up [H8799] H7270 and viewed [H8762] H5857 Ai.
3 H7725 And they returned [H8799] H3091 to Joshua H559 , and said [H8799] H5971 unto him, Let not all the people H5927 go up [H8799] H7969 ; but let about two or three H505 thousand H376 men H5927 go up [H8799] H5221 and smite [H8686] H5857 Ai H5971 ; and make not all the people H3021 to labour [H8762] H4592 thither; for they are but few.
4 H5927 So there went up [H8799] H5971 thither of the people H7969 about three H505 thousand H376 men H5127 : and they fled [H8799] H6440 before H582 the men H5857 of Ai.
5 H582 And the men H5857 of Ai H5221 smote [H8686] H7970 of them about thirty H8337 and six H376 men H7291 : for they chased [H8799] H6440 them from before H8179 the gate H7671 even unto Shebarim H5221 , and smote [H8686] H4174 them in the going down H3824 : wherefore the hearts H5971 of the people H4549 melted [H8735] H4325 , and became as water.
6 H3091 And Joshua H7167 rent [H8799] H8071 his clothes H5307 , and fell [H8799] H776 to the earth H6440 upon his face H6440 before H727 the ark H3068 of the LORD H6153 until the eventide H2205 , he and the elders H3478 of Israel H5927 , and put [H8686] H6083 dust H7218 upon their heads.
7 H3091 And Joshua H559 said [H8799] H162 , Alas, O H136 Lord H3069 GOD H5674 , wherefore hast thou at all [H8687] H5674 brought H5971 this people H5674 over [H8689] H3383 Jordan H5414 , to deliver [H8800] H3027 us into the hand H567 of the Amorites H6 , to destroy [H8687] H3863 us? would to God H2974 we had been content [H8689] H3427 , and dwelt [H8799] H5676 on the other side H3383 Jordan!
8 H994 O H136 Lord H559 , what shall I say [H8799] H310 , when H3478 Israel H2015 turneth [H8804] H6203 their backs H6440 before H341 their enemies [H8802] !
9 H3669 For the Canaanites H3427 and all the inhabitants [H8802] H776 of the land H8085 shall hear [H8799] H5437 of it, and shall environ us round [H8738] H3772 , and cut off [H8689] H8034 our name H776 from the earth H6213 : and what wilt thou do [H8799] H1419 unto thy great H8034 name?
10 H3068 And the LORD H559 said [H8799] H3091 unto Joshua H6965 , Get thee up [H8798] H5307 ; wherefore liest [H8802] H6440 thou thus upon thy face?
11 H3478 Israel H2398 hath sinned [H8804] H5674 , and they have also transgressed [H8804] H1285 my covenant H6680 which I commanded [H8765] H3947 them: for they have even taken [H8804] H2764 of the accursed thing H1589 , and have also stolen [H8804] H3584 , and dissembled [H8765] H7760 also, and they have put [H8804] H3627 it even among their own stuff.
12 H1121 Therefore the children H3478 of Israel H3201 could [H8799] H6965 not stand [H8800] H6440 before H341 their enemies [H8802] H6437 , but turned [H8799] H6203 their backs H6440 before H341 their enemies [H8802] H2764 , because they were accursed H3254 : neither will I be with you any more [H8686] H3808 , except H8045 ye destroy [H8686] H2764 the accursed H7130 from among you.
13 H6965 Up [H8798] H6942 , sanctify [H8761] H5971 the people H559 , and say [H8804] H6942 , Sanctify [H8690] H4279 yourselves against to morrow H559 : for thus saith [H8804] H3068 the LORD H430 God H3478 of Israel H2764 , There is an accursed thing H7130 in the midst H3478 of thee, O Israel H3201 : thou canst [H8799] H6965 not stand [H8800] H6440 before H341 thine enemies [H8802] H5493 , until ye take away [H8687] H2764 the accursed thing H7130 from among you.
14 H1242 In the morning H7126 therefore ye shall be brought [H8738] H7626 according to your tribes H7626 : and it shall be, that the tribe H3068 which the LORD H3920 taketh [H8799] H7126 shall come [H8799] H4940 according to the families H4940 thereof; and the family H3068 which the LORD H3920 shall take [H8799] H7126 shall come [H8799] H1004 by households H1004 ; and the household H3068 which the LORD H3920 shall take [H8799] H7126 shall come [H8799] H1397 man H1397 by man.
15 H3920 And it shall be, that he that is taken [H8737] H2764 with the accursed thing H8313 shall be burnt [H8735] H784 with fire H5674 , he and all that he hath: because he hath transgressed [H8804] H1285 the covenant H3068 of the LORD H6213 , and because he hath wrought [H8804] H5039 folly H3478 in Israel.
16 H3091 So Joshua H7925 rose up early [H8686] H1242 in the morning H7126 , and brought [H8686] H3478 Israel H7626 by their tribes H7626 ; and the tribe H3063 of Judah H3920 was taken [H8735] :
17 H7126 And he brought [H8686] H4940 the family H3063 of Judah H3920 ; and he took [H8799] H4940 the family H2227 of the Zarhites H7126 : and he brought [H8686] H4940 the family H2227 of the Zarhites H1397 man H1397 by man H2067 ; and Zabdi H3920 was taken [H8735] :
18 H7126 And he brought [H8686] H1004 his household H1397 man H1397 by man H5912 ; and Achan H1121 , the son H3756 of Carmi H1121 , the son H2067 of Zabdi H1121 , the son H2226 of Zerah H4294 , of the tribe H3063 of Judah H3920 , was taken [H8735] .
19 H3091 And Joshua H559 said [H8799] H5912 unto Achan H1121 , My son H7760 , give [H8798] H3519 , I pray thee, glory H3068 to the LORD H430 God H3478 of Israel H5414 , and make [H8798] H8426 confession H5046 unto him; and tell [H8685] H6213 me now what thou hast done [H8804] H3582 ; hide [H8762] it not from me.
20 H5912 And Achan H6030 answered [H8799] H3091 Joshua H559 , and said [H8799] H546 , Indeed H2398 I have sinned [H8804] H3068 against the LORD H430 God H3478 of Israel H6213 , and thus and thus have I done [H8804] :
21 H7200 When I saw [H8799] H7998 among the spoils H259 a H2896 goodly H8152 Babylonish H155 garment H3967 , and two hundred H8255 shekels H3701 of silver H259 , and a H3956 wedge H2091 of gold H2572 of fifty H8255 shekels H4948 weight H2530 , then I coveted [H8799] H3947 them, and took [H8799] H2934 them; and, behold, they are hid [H8803] H776 in the earth H8432 in the midst H168 of my tent H3701 , and the silver under it.
22 H3091 So Joshua H7971 sent [H8799] H4397 messengers H7323 , and they ran [H8799] H168 unto the tent H2934 ; and, behold, it was hid [H8803] H168 in his tent H3701 , and the silver under it.
23 H3947 And they took [H8799] H8432 them out of the midst H168 of the tent H935 , and brought [H8686] H3091 them unto Joshua H1121 , and unto all the children H3478 of Israel H3332 , and laid them out [H8686] H6440 before H3068 the LORD.
24 H3091 And Joshua H3478 , and all Israel H3947 with him, took [H8799] H5912 Achan H1121 the son H2226 of Zerah H3701 , and the silver H155 , and the garment H3956 , and the wedge H2091 of gold H1121 , and his sons H1323 , and his daughters H7794 , and his oxen H2543 , and his asses H6629 , and his sheep H168 , and his tent H5927 , and all that he had: and they brought [H8686] H6010 them unto the valley H5911 of Achor.
25 H3091 And Joshua H559 said [H8799] H4100 , Why H5916 hast thou troubled [H8804] H3068 us? the LORD H5916 shall trouble [H8799] H3117 thee this day H3478 . And all Israel H7275 stoned [H8799] H68 him with stones H8313 , and burned [H8799] H784 them with fire H5619 , after they had stoned [H8799] H68 them with stones.
26 H6965 And they raised [H8686] H1419 over him a great H1530 heap H68 of stones H3117 unto this day H3068 . So the LORD H7725 turned [H8799] H2740 from the fierceness H639 of his anger H8034 . Wherefore the name H4725 of that place H7121 was called [H8804] H6010 , The valley H5911 of Achor H3117 , unto this day.