1 H3068 And the LORD H559 [H8799] said H3091 to Joshua H3372 [H8799] , Fear H2865 [H8735] not, neither be thou dismayed H3947 [H8798] : take H5971 all the people H4421 of war H6965 [H8798] with thee, and arise H5927 [H8798] , go up H5857 to Ai H7200 [H8798] : see H5414 [H8804] , I have given H3027 into thy hand H4428 the king H5857 of Ai H5971 , and his people H5892 , and his city H776 , and his land:
2 H6213 [H8804] And thou shalt do H5857 to Ai H4428 and its king H6213 [H8804] as thou didst H3405 to Jericho H4428 and its king H7998 : only its spoil H929 , and its cattle H962 [H8799] , shall ye take for a prey H7760 [H8798] to yourselves: lay H693 [H8802] thee an ambush H5892 for the city H310 behind it.
3 H3091 So Joshua H6965 [H8799] arose H5971 , and all the people H4421 of war H5927 [H8800] , to go up H5857 against Ai H3091 : and Joshua H977 [H8799] chose out H7970 thirty H505 thousand H1368 mighty H376 men H2428 of valour H7971 [H8799] , and sent them away H3915 by night.
4 H6680 [H8762] And he commanded H559 [H8800] them, saying H7200 [H8798] , Behold H693 [H8802] , ye shall lie in wait H5892 against the city H310 , even behind H5892 the city H7368 0 : go H3966 not very H7368 [H8686] far H5892 from the city H3559 [H8737] , but be ye all ready:
5 H5971 And I, and all the people H7126 [H8799] that are with me, will approach H5892 to the city H3318 [H8799] : and it shall come to pass, when they come out H7125 [H8800] against H7223 us, as at the first H5127 [H8804] , that we will flee H6440 before them,
6 H3318 [H8804] (For they will come out H310 after H5423 [H8687] us) till we have drawn H5892 them from the city H559 [H8799] ; for they will say H5127 [H8801] , They flee H6440 before H7223 us, as at the first H5127 [H8804] : therefore we will flee H6440 before them.
7 H6965 [H8799] Then ye shall rise H693 [H8802] from the ambush H3423 [H8689] , and seize H5892 upon the city H3068 : for the LORD H430 your God H5414 [H8804] will deliver H3027 it into your hand.
8 H8610 [H8800] And it shall be, when ye have taken H5892 the city H3341 [H8686] , that ye shall set H5892 the city H784 on fire H1697 : according to the commandment H3068 of the LORD H6213 [H8799] shall ye do H7200 [H8798] . See H6680 [H8765] , I have commanded you.
9 H3091 Joshua H7971 [H8799] therefore sent them forth H3212 [H8799] : and they went H3993 to lie in ambush H3427 [H8799] , and abode H1008 between Bethel H5857 and Ai H3220 , on the west side H5857 of Ai H3091 : but Joshua H3885 [H8799] lodged H3915 that night H8432 among H5971 the people.
10 H3091 And Joshua H7925 [H8686] rose early H1242 in the morning H6485 [H8799] , and numbered H5971 the people H5927 [H8799] , and went up H2205 , he and the elders H3478 of Israel H6440 , before H5971 the people H5857 to Ai.
11 H5971 And all the people H4421 , even the people of war H5927 [H8804] that were with him, went up H5066 [H8799] , and drew near H935 [H8799] , and came H5892 before the city H2583 [H8799] , and encamped H6828 on the north side H5857 of Ai H1516 : now there was a valley H5857 between them and Ai.
12 H3947 [H8799] And he took H2568 about five H505 thousand H376 men H7760 [H8799] , and set H693 [H8802] them to lie in ambush H1008 between Bethel H5857 and Ai H3220 , on the west side H5857 H5892 [H8675] of the city.
13 H7760 [H8799] And when they had set H5971 the people H4264 , even all the host H6828 that was on the north H5892 of the city H6119 , and their ones lying in ambush H3220 on the west H5892 of the city H3091 , Joshua H3212 [H8799] went H3915 that night H8432 into the midst H6010 of the valley.
14 H4428 And it came to pass, when the king H5857 of Ai H7200 [H8800] saw H4116 [H8762] it, that they hasted H7925 [H8686] and rose early H582 , and the men H5892 of the city H3318 [H8799] went out H7125 [H8800] against H3478 Israel H4421 to battle H5971 , he and all his people H4150 , at a time appointed H6440 , before H6160 the plain H3045 [H8804] ; but he knew H693 [H8802] not that there were liers in ambush H310 against him behind H5892 the city.
15 H3091 And Joshua H3478 and all Israel H5060 [H8735] made as if they were beaten H6440 before H5127 [H8799] them, and fled H1870 by the way H4057 of the wilderness.
16 H5971 And all the people H5857 H5892 [H8675] that were in Ai H2199 [H8735] were called H7291 H310 [H8800] together to pursue H7291 H310 [H8799] them: and they pursued H3091 Joshua H5423 [H8735] , and were drawn away H5892 from the city.
17 H376 And there was not a man H7604 [H8738] left H5857 in Ai H1008 or Bethel H3318 [H8804] , that went not out H310 after H3478 Israel H5800 [H8799] : and they left H5892 the city H6605 [H8803] open H7291 [H8799] , and pursued H3478 Israel.
18 H3068 And the LORD H559 [H8799] said H3091 to Joshua H5186 [H8798] , Stretch out H3591 the spear H3027 that is in thy hand H5857 toward Ai H5414 [H8799] ; for I will give H3027 it into thy hand H3091 . And Joshua H5186 [H8799] stretched out H3591 the spear H3027 that he had in his hand H5892 toward the city.
19 H693 [H8802] And the ambush H6965 [H8804] arose H4120 quickly H4725 out of their place H7323 [H8799] , and they ran H5186 [H8800] as soon as he had stretched out H3027 his hand H935 [H8799] : and they entered H5892 into the city H3920 [H8799] , and took H4116 [H8762] it, and hasted H3341 [H8686] and set H5892 the city H784 on fire.
20 H582 And when the men H5857 of Ai H6437 [H8799] looked H310 behind H7200 [H8799] them, they saw H6227 , and, behold, the smoke H5892 of the city H5927 [H8804] ascended H8064 to heaven H3027 , and they had no power H5127 [H8800] to flee H2008 this way or that way H5971 : and the people H5127 [H8801] that fled H4057 to the wilderness H2015 [H8738] turned back H7291 [H8802] upon the pursuers.
21 H3091 And when Joshua H3478 and all Israel H7200 [H8804] saw H693 [H8802] that the ambush H3920 [H8804] had taken H5892 the city H6227 , and that the smoke H5892 of the city H5927 [H8804] ascended H7725 [H8799] , then they turned again H5221 [H8686] , and slew H582 the men H5857 of Ai.
22 H428 And the other H3318 [H8804] issued out H5892 of the city H7125 [H8800] against H8432 them; so they were in the midst H3478 of Israel H5221 [H8686] , some on this side, and some on that side: and they smote H5704 them, so that H7604 [H8689] they let H8300 none of them remain H6412 or escape.
23 H4428 And the king H5857 of Ai H8610 [H8804] they took H2416 alive H7126 [H8686] , and brought H3091 him to Joshua.
24 H3478 And it came to pass, when Israel H3615 [H8763] had finished H2026 [H8800] slaying H3427 [H8802] all the inhabitants H5857 of Ai H7704 in the field H4057 , in the wilderness H7291 [H8804] in which they chased H5307 [H8799] them, and when they had all fallen H6310 on the edge H2719 of the sword H8552 [H8800] , until they were consumed H3478 , that all the Israelites H7725 [H8799] returned H5857 to Ai H5221 [H8686] , and smote H6310 it with the edge H2719 of the sword.
25 H5307 [H8802] And so it was, that all that fell H3117 that day H376 , both of men H802 and women H8147 H6240 , were twelve H505 thousand H582 , even all the men H5857 of Ai.
26 H3091 For Joshua H7725 0 drew H3027 not his hand H7725 [H8689] back H5186 [H8804] , with which he stretched out H3591 the spear H2763 [H8689] , until he had utterly destroyed H3427 [H8802] all the inhabitants H5857 of Ai.
27 H929 Only the cattle H7998 and the spoil H5892 of that city H3478 Israel H962 [H8804] took for a prey H1697 to themselves, according to the word H3068 of the LORD H6680 [H8765] which he commanded H3091 Joshua.
28 H3091 And Joshua H8313 [H8799] burnt H5857 Ai H7760 [H8799] , and made H8510 it an heap H5769 for ever H8077 , even a desolation H3117 to this day.
29 H4428 And the king H5857 of Ai H8518 [H8804] he hanged H6086 on a tree H6256 H6153 until evening H8121 : and as soon as the sun H935 [H8800] was down H3091 , Joshua H6680 [H8765] commanded H3381 0 that they should take H5038 his body H3381 [H8686] down H6086 from the tree H7993 [H8686] , and cast H6607 it at the entrance H8179 of the gate H5892 of the city H6965 [H8686] , and raise H1419 over it a great H1530 heap H68 of stones H3117 , that remaineth to this day.
30 H3091 Then Joshua H1129 [H8799] built H4196 an altar H3068 to the LORD H430 God H3478 of Israel H2022 in mount H5858 Ebal,
31 H4872 As Moses H5650 the servant H3068 of the LORD H6680 [H8765] commanded H1121 the children H3478 of Israel H3789 [H8803] , as it is written H5612 in the book H8451 of the law H4872 of Moses H4196 , an altar H8003 of whole H68 stones H5130 [H8689] , over which no man hath lifted up H1270 any iron H5927 [H8686] : and they offered H5930 on it burnt offerings H3068 to the LORD H2076 [H8799] , and sacrificed H8002 peace offerings.
32 H3789 [H8799] And he wrote H68 there upon the stones H4932 a copy H8451 of the law H4872 of Moses H3789 [H8804] , which he wrote H6440 in the presence H1121 of the children H3478 of Israel.
33 H3478 And all Israel H2205 , and their elders H7860 [H8802] , and officers H8199 [H8802] , and their judges H5975 [H8802] , stood H727 on this side of the ark H3548 and on that side before the priests H3881 the Levites H5375 [H8802] , who bore H727 the ark H1285 of the covenant H3068 of the LORD H1616 , as well the stranger H249 , as he that was born H2677 among them; half H413 H4136 of them opposite H2022 mount H1630 Gerizim H2677 , and half H4136 of them opposite H2022 mount H5858 Ebal H4872 ; as Moses H5650 the servant H3068 of the LORD H6680 [H8765] had commanded H7223 before H1288 [H8763] , that they should bless H5971 the people H3478 of Israel.
34 H310 And afterward H7121 [H8804] he read H1697 all the words H8451 of the law H1293 , the blessings H7045 and cursings H3789 [H8803] , according to all that is written H5612 in the book H8451 of the law.
35 H1697 There was not a word H4872 of all that Moses H6680 [H8765] commanded H3091 , which Joshua H7121 [H8804] read H6951 not before all the congregation H3478 of Israel H802 , with the women H2945 , and the little ones H1616 , and the strangers H1980 [H8802] that were conversant H7130 among them.