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bch. 18. 1.
fver. 20, &c.
& ver. 27, &e.
Eight and forty cities
given to the Levites. of Nun, and unto the heads of the fathers Gibeon with her suburbs, Geba with of the tribes of the children of Israel; her suburbs,
2 And they spake unto them at Shiloh 18 Anathoth with her suburbs, and e ch. 18. 25. Numb. 35. in the land of Canaan, saying, “The LORD Almon with her suburbs; four cities.
commanded by the hand of Moses to give 19 All the cities of the children of er Chron. 6. us cities to dwell in, with the suburbs Aaron, the priests, were thirteen cities Go, Alemeth. thereof for our cattle.
with their suburbs. 3 And the children of Israel
unto 20 *And the families of the children Chero. 6. the Levites out of their inheritance, at of Kohath, the Levites which remained 66. the commandment of the Lord, these of the children of Kohath, even they had cities and their suburbs.
the cities of their lot out of the tribe of 4 And the lot came out for the fami- Ephraim. d ver. 8, 19. lies of the Kohathites: and the child 21 For they gave them Shechem with 5 ch. 20. 7.
ren of Aaron the priest, which were of her suburbs in mount Ephraim, to be a sce ch. 24. the Levites, had by lot out of the tribe city of refuge for the slayer; and Gezer
of Judah, and out of the tribe of Simeon, with her suburbs,
Beth-horon with her suburbs; four cities.
rimmon with her suburbs; four cities.
of Kohath that remained. hver. 34,&c. 7 "The children of Merari by their fa 27 And unto the children of Ger- ver. 6.
milies had out of the tribe of Reuben, shon, of the families of the Levites, out 71.
8 'And the children of Israel gave by to be a city of refuge for the slayer; and
lot unto the Levites these cities with Beeshterah with her suburbs; two cities.
Kishon with her suburbs, Dabareh with
tribe of the children of Simeon, these nim with her suburbs; four cities.
10 ? Which the children of Aaron, being shal with her suburbs, Abdon with her
hob with her suburbs; four cities.
Arba the father of "Anak, which city is Kedesh in Galilee with her suburbs, to k ch. 20. 7. hormon Hebron, oin the hill country of Judah, be a city of refuge for the slayer; and n ch. 15. 13, with the suburbs thereof round about it. Hammoth-dor with her suburbs, and Kar
12 But 'the fields of the city, and the tan with her suburbs; three cities. Luke 1.39. villages thereof, gave they to Caleb the 33 All the cities of the Gershonites Chron. 6. son of Jephunneh for his possession. according to their families were thirteen
13 Thus they gave to the children of cities with their suburbs. Aaron the priest 'Hebron with her sub 34 F And unto the families of the ver. 7. See
urbs, to be a city of refuge for the slayer; children of Merari, the rest of the Le- 77 s ch. 15. 42. *and Libnah with her suburbs,
vites, out of the tribe of Zebulun, Jok-
with her suburbs; four cities.
shemesh with her suburbs; nine cities with her suburbs, b ch. 15. 10. out of those two tribes.
37 Kedemoth with her suburbs, and 17 And out of the tribe of Benjamin, Mephaath with her suburbs; four cities.
i ver. 3.
in i Chron.
I ch. 15. 34. & 20.7.
tch. 15.4% u ch. 15-59
X Chron. 6. 59, Hilen, ch. 15. 51. y ch. I5 49. 21 Chron.
ch. 15 42. #ch. 15 55
Sch. 17. 5.
geb. 11. 23.
12, &c. Judg
The two tribes and half sent home.
They build an altar of testimony. 38 And out of the tribe of Gad, “Ra- | Manasseh Moses had given possession in
moth in Gilead with her suburbs, to be a Bashan : Sbut unto the other half thereof ach. & city of refuge for the slayer; and Maha- gave Joshua among their brethren on naim with her suburbs,
this side Jordan westward. And when 59 Heshbon with her suburbs, Jazer Joshua sent them away also unto their with her suburbs; four cities in alí. tents, then he blessed them,
40 So all the cities for the children of And he spake unto them, saying, Merari by their families, which were re Return with much riches unto your tents, maining of the families of the Levites, and with very much cattle, with silver, were by their lot twelve cities.
and with gold, and with brass, and with 41 All the cities of the Levites within iron, and with very much raiment: " di- ! Numb. 31 the possession of the children of Israel vide the spoil of your enemies with your 3a 14 were forty and eight cities with their brethren. suburbs.
9 And the children of Reuben and the 42 These cities were every one with children of Gad and the half tribe of their suburbs round about them: thus Manasseh returned, and departed from were all these cities.
the children of Israel out of Shiloh, which 43 And the Lond gave unto Israel is in the land of Canaan, to go unto the internal 32. Robe 5. Pall the land which he sware to give unto country of Gilead, to the land of their 1 & their fathers; and they possessed it, and possession, whereof they were possessed, dwelt therein.
according to the word of the Lord by 44 ' And the LORD gave them rest the hand of Moses.
round about, according to all that he 10 | And when they came unto the Deat. 7.24 sware unto their fathers: and there stood borders of Jordan, that are in the land
not a man of all their enemies before of Canaan, the children of Reuben and
of Manasseh built there an altar by Jor14214
45 ‘There failed not ought of any good dan, a great altar to see to. thing which the LORD had spoken unto 11 | And the children of Israel * heard A Deut. 13. the house of Israel; all came to pass. say, Behold, the children of Reuben and %0.12. CHAP. XXII.
the children of Gad and the half tribe of
Manasseh have built an altar over against
heard of it, the whole congregation of 1 Judg. 20. I.
against them. 2 And said unto them, Ye have kept 13 And the children of Israel sent m Deut. 13. 2. Debe. Z all that Moses the servant of the LORD unto the children of Reuben, and to the ii.
commanded you, and have obeyed my children of Gad, and to the half tribe bekl 16, 17.
voice in all that I commanded you: of Manasseh, into the land of Gilead,
3 Ye have not left your brethren these "Phinehas the son of Eleazar the priest, nemu... many days unto this day, but have kept 14 And with him ten princes, of each the charge of the commandment of the + chief house a prince throughout all the ty the ? LORD your God.
tribes of Israel; and each one was an o Numb. 1. 4 And now the LORD your God hath head of the house of their fathers among given rest unto your brethren, as he pro- the thousands of Israel. inised them: therefore now return ye, 15 And they came unto the children
and get you unto your tents, and unto of Reuben, and to the children of Gad, el the land of your possession, which Moses and to the half tribe of Manasseh, unto 4.13* the servant of the Lord gave you on the the land of Gilead, and they spake with other side Jordan.
them, saying, d Deut. 6.6,
5 But take diligent heed to do the 16 Thus saith the whole congregation
commandment and the law, which Moses of the Lord, What trespass is this that iz Derz 10 the servant of the Lord charged you, to ye have committed against the God of love the Lord your God, and to walk in Israel
, to turn away this day from followall his ways, and to keep his command- ing the Lord, in that ye have builded ments, and to cleave unto him, and to you an altar,'' that ye might rebel this P. Lev. serve him with all your heart and with day against the LORD? all your soul.
17 Is the iniquity ? of Peor too little Numb. 25. 6 So Joshua 'blessed them, and sent for us, from which we are not cleansed 3. Deut.
them away: and they went unto their tents. until this day, although there was a plague Loke 4 9. 7 Now to the one half of the tribe of in the congregation of the Lord,
14. Judg. 20
Deut. 12. 13.
Heb. it is good in their
Ich 7. 1,5
Of the altar of testimony.
Joshua's exhortation. 18 But that ye must turn away this for burnt offerings, for meat offerings, or day from following the LORD? and it for sacrifices, beside the altar of the LORD
will be, seeing ye rebel to day against our God that is before his tabernacle. Numb. 16. the LORD, that to morrow "he will be 50 ( And when Phinehas the priest,
wroth with the whole congregation of and the princes of the congregation and
heads of the thousands of Israel which
unto the land of the possession of the Gad and the children of Manasseh spake,
31 And Phinehas the son of Eleazar eyes,
the children of Manasseh, This day we
hand of the LORD.
children of Gad, out of the land of Gi22 The Lord "God of gods, the LORD lead, unto the land of Canaan, to the 11 Kings & God of gods, he "knoweth, and Israel he children of Israel, and brought them
shall know; if it be in rebellion, or if in word again..
of Israel; and the children of Israel
fering, or if to offer peace offerings there- Gad dwelt. Sanh . on, let the Lord himself 'require it; 34 And the children of Reuben and
24 And if we have not rather done it the children of Gad called the altar || Ed: That is. A Heb. To for fear of this thing, saying, t In time to for it shall be a witness between us that ch. 24. 47.
come your children might speak unto the Lord is God.
1 Joshua's exhortation before his death, 3 by 25 For the LORD hath made Jordan a former benefits, 5 by promises, ll and by border between us and you, ye children threatenings.
u Deut. 10. 17.
39. Job 10. 7:
& 23. 10. Ps. 44.21. & 139. 1, 2. Jer. 12. 3. 2 Cor. 11. 11, 31.
y Deut. 18.
& 2. +
+ Heb. cone trto days. c Deut. 31.
z Gen.31.46. ch. 44. 27. ver. 34
18, 26, 27.
no the LORD: so
that the had given rest unto ch.21. # ren make our children cease from fearing Israel from all their enemies round about, the Lord.
that Joshua waxed old and + stricken bch. 13. 1. 26 Therefore we said, Let us now pre- in age. pare to build us an altar; not for burnt
2 And Joshua called for all Israel, och offering, nor for sacrifice:
and for their elders, and for their heads, 1 Chron & 27 But that it may be * a witness be- and for their judges, and for their officers,
tween us and you, and our generations and said unto them, I am old and stricken a. Dhe, 1,2,3,5, after us, that we might o do the service in age:
of the LORD before him with our burnt 3 And ye have seen all that the LORD
28 Therefore said we, that it shall be, lot these nations that remain, to be an
t 59 And the Lord your God,' he shall Exod. 23 for burnt offerings, nor for sacrifices; but expel them from before you, and drive 2 it is a witness between us and you. them from out of your sight; and ye shall Detall. *
29 God forbid that we should rebel possess their land, b as the LORD your Numh so against the LORD, and turn this day from God hath promised unto you. following the LORD, to build an altar 6 "Be ye therefore very courageous to h ch. 1. ;.
14. ch. 1o. 14. 2
b Deut. 12. 13, 14
k Exod. 73 33. Deut.
e 1 Sam. 10. 19.
d Gen. 11. 20,31. Judith
e Gen. 31. 53.
Acts 7.2, 3.
1 Or, in the LORD will droor.
2, 3. Ps. 197. 3.
. ch. 1.5.
Lev.Mis. Dost. 32. 30. See Judg. 3i Sam. 13. & God. q Exod. 11 14. & 23. Deut. 3. 72 I ch. 22. 5.
1, 6. Acts 7. 15
1 Pet. 2.2,
Exhortation to obedience.
Joshua relateth God's benefits. cheeskeep an dhe door of that is written in the |A NIDaJoshua gathered all the tribes of Deut. 5.32 not aside therefrom to the right hand or for the elders of Israel, and for their . Gen. 35 4. to the left;
heads, and for their judges, and for their b ch. 23. 2. 7 That ye come not among these na- officers; and they presented themselves 2. Prevt tions, these that remain among you; nei- before God.
ther 'make mention of the name of their 2 And Joshua said unto all the peohad gods, nor cause to swear by them, neither ple, Thus saith the Lord God of Israel,
serve them, nor bow yourselves unto them: 4 Your fathers dwelt on the other side of
8 || But "cleave unto the LORD your the flood in old time, even Terah, the fa- 5-6, 7. 101, ferir God, as ye have done unto this day. ther of Abraham, and the father of Na
9 11" For the LORD hath driven out chor: and they served other gods. Det se from before you great nations and strong: 3 And 'I took your father Abraham Gen. 12. 1. lehetett but as for you, ono man hath been able from the other side of the flood, and led
to stand before you unto this day. him throughout all the land of Canaan,
10 POne man of you shall chase a and multiplied his seed, and gave him Gepr. thousand: for the LORD your God, he it Isaac. is that fighteth for you, "as he hath pro 4 And I gave unto Isaac Jacob and h. Gen. 25
Esau: and I gave unto · Esau mount Seir, i Gen. 36. &. 11 'Take good heed therefore unto to possess it; *but Jacob and his children k Gen. 46. 31. & 15 t yourselves, that ye love the LORD your went down into Egypt.
5 "I sent Moses also and Aaron, and i Exod. 3.10. 12 Else if ye do in any wise'go back, "I plagued Egypt, according to that which w Exod.za
and cleave unto the remnant of these I did among them: and afterward I 10. & 19. + Heb. your nations, even these that remain among brought you out.
you, and shall 6 make marriages with them, 6 And I "brought your fathers out of 9 Exod. 12.
fathers Dede i LORD your God will no more drive out with chariots and horsemen unto the Red $.
any of these nations from before you; sea. Exod. but they shall be snares and traps unto 7 And when they cried unto the 1. Exod. 14. Put you, and scourges in your sides, and Lord, 'he put darkness between you and Exod. 14.
thorns in your eyes, until ye perish from the Egyptians, 'and brought the sea upon . Exod. 14. off this good land which the LORD your them, and covered them; and your eyes 27, 28, God hath given you.
have seen what I have done in Egypt: and & 29. 2. 14 And, behold, this day 'I am going ye dwelt in the wilderness a long season. w ch. 5. 6. the way of all the earth: and ye know 8 And I brought you into the land of
in all your hearts and in all your souls, the Amorites, which dwelt on the other Lochemise that not one thing hath failed of all the side Jordan; and they fought with you: 2. Numbe?..
good things which the LORD your God and I gave them into your hand, that ye 2.31. & 3. 1.
9 Then 'Balak the son of Zippor, king eerd udges
which the LORD your God promised you; Beor to curse you:
evil things, until he have destroyed you laam; therefore he blessed you still: b. Nome:
11 And ye went over Jordan, and 10;
which drave them out from before you, CHAP. XXIV.
even the two kings of the Amorites; but
2 A brief history of God's benefits from Te 13 And I have given you a land for
planted not do ye eat.
y 1 Kings 2 2 See Hebr.
. Deut. 28.
& 20. 5. Dent. 18. 13 Ps. 119. 1.
Lev. 17. 7.
28. 18. ch.4 3.
m See Ruth
See Gen. 31. 48,5).
ver. 14 o Exod. 23 21, 32, 33. &
h Deut. 32. 1.
p Gen. 18. 19.
Israel's covenant renewed.
Joshua's age, and death. Before 14 Now therefore fear the LORD,
24 And the people said unto Joshua, CHRIST cir. 1427.' and serve him in 'sincerity and in truth: i The Lord our God will we serve, and civ. 1997 h Deut. 1o. and "put away the gods which your fa- his voice will we obey. 12. 1 Sam. thers served on the other side of the flood, 25 So Joshua “made a covenant with a See Exod. Gen. 17. 1. and 'in Egypt; and serve ye the Lord. the people that day, and set them a 2 Kings 11.
15 And if it seem evil unto you to serve statute and an ordinance Win Shechem. Cor. 1.i2. the LORD, “ choose you this day whom 26 F And Joshua wrote these words c Deut. 31. keer 07,4%. ye will serve; whether the gods which in the book of the law of God, and took
d See Judges fathers served that were on the other a great stone, and set it up there fun
your Elek. 20.06. side of the flood, or the gods of the A- der an oak, that was by the sanctuary of See Gen. 7. 8. & 2. 3. morites, in whose land ye dwell: 'but as for the LORD.
me and my house, we will serve the LORD. 27 And Joshua said unto all the peo- ? Gen. 35 +
16 And the people answered and said, ple, Behold, this stone shall be 8 a witness 39. John 6. God forbid that we should forsake the unto us; for bit hath heard all the words Deut. 31, 19, LORD, to serve other gods;
of the Lord which he spake unto us: it 22, 27, 28, 34. 17 For the LORD our God, he it is shall be therefore a witness unto you, lest 34. 15. Deut. that brought us up and our fathers ye deny your God. 18. Judg.6. out of the land of Egypt, from the 28 So Joshua let the people depart, i Judg. 2. 6.
house of bondage, and which did those every man unto his inheritance.
18 And the Lord drave out from be- dred and ten years old.
19 And Joshua said unto the people, side of the hill of Gaash.
"Ye cannot serve the LORD: for he is an 31 And Israel served the LORD all - Judg. 27. Lev. 19. 2. "holy God; he is 'a jealous God; the will the days of Joshua, and all the days of
not forgive your transgressions nor your the elders that toverlived Joshua, and tonfederate sins.
which had " known all the works of the days after 20 " If ye forsake the Lord, and serve LORD, that he had done for Israel. strange gods, *then he will turn and do
32 ? And othe bones of Joseph, which 13: 2 & 31. Chron. you hurt, and consume you, after that he the children of Israel brought up out of Chron. 15. hath done you good.
Egypt, buried they in Shechem, in a par- 19 21 And the people said unto Joshua, cel of ground Pwhich Jacob bought of the Gen. 33. 29. $65.1 Nay; but we will serve the LORD. sons of Hamor the father of Shechem for
22 And Joshua said unto the people, an hundred || pieces of silver: and it be- ' Or, lembs Isai. 63. 10. Ye are witnesses against yourselves that came the inheritance of the children of Act 12 'ye have chosen you the Lord, to serve Joseph.
him. And they said, We are witnesses. 33 F And Eleazar the son of Aaron
23 Now therefore put away, said he, died; and they buried him in a hill that som 2:36. the strange gods which are among you, pertained to 'Phinehas his son, which was broadly by
25. Judg. 20 and incline your heart unto the LORD given him in mount Ephraim. God of Israel.
1 Sam. 6. 20. l's. . 5. 9. Isai. 5. 16.
Exod. 20. S. t Exod. 23. 21.
o Gen. So 25. Exod. 13
2. Lara 8. 2. Isai. I.
2 ver. 14 Gen. 35. 2.
Before CHRIST cir. 1425
Before CHRIST cir. 1423
THE BOOK OF JUDGES.
up: behold, I have delivered the land in-
bezek justly requited. 8 Jerusalem taken. 3 And Judah said unto Simeon his bro-
we may fight against the Canaanites; and
zites into their hand : and they slew of
in Be2. Numb. 37. Israel asked the Lord, saying, Who shall zek: and they fought against him, and
go up for us against the Canaanites first, they slew the Canaanites and the Periz-
di Sann. IL
NOWefter the death of Lushun it them in a Bezek ten thousand men,
21. ch. 20. 18.
b Gen. 49.6.