Israel smitten at Ai.
the children of Israel committed a trespass in the accursed thing
for Achan, the son of Carmi, the son of Zabdi, the son of Zerah,
of the tribe
of Judah, took of the accursed thing and the anger of the LORD
was kindled against the children of Israel.
7:2And Yeshua sent men from Jericho to Ai, which [is] beside
Bethaven, on the east side of Bethel, and spake unto them,
saying, Go up and view the country. And the men went up and
And they returned to Yeshua, and said unto him, Let not all the
people go up; but let about two or three thousand men go up and
strike Ai ; [and] make not all the people to labour there ; for
they [are but] few.
there went up there of the people about three thousand men and
they fled before the men of Ai.
the men of Ai struck of them about thirty and six men for they
chased them [from] before the gate [even] unto Shebarim, and
struck them in the going down wherefore the hearts of the people
melted, and became as water.
Yeshua rent his clothes, and fell to the earth upon his face
before the ark of the LORD until the eventide, he and the elders
of Israel, and put dust upon their heads.
And Yeshua said, Alas, O Lord GOD, wherefore have you at all
brought this people over Jordan, to deliver us into the hand of
the Amorites, to destroy us? would to God we had been content,
and dwelt on the other side Jordan!
O Lord, what shall I say, when Israel turned their backs before
For the Canaanites and all the inhabitants of the land shall hear
[of it], and shall environ us round, and cut off our name from
the earth and what will you do unto your great name ?
7:10 And the LORD said unto Yeshua, Get ya'll up; wherefore
lie you thus upon your face ?
7:11 Israel has sinned, and they have also transgressed my
covenant which I commanded them for they have even taken of the
accursed thing, and have also stolen, and dissembled also, and
they have put [it] even among their own stuff.
7:12 Therefore the children of Israel could not stand before
their enemies, [but] turned [their] backs before their enemies,
because they were accursed neither will I be with you any more,
except ya'll destroy the accursed from among you.
7:13 Up, sanctify the people, and say, Sanctify yourselves
against tomorrow for thus says the LORD God of Israel, [There
is] an accursed thing in the midst of ya'll, O Israel you canst
not stand before your enemies, until ya'll take away the accursed
thing from among you.
7:14 In the morning therefore ya'll shall be brought according
to your tribes and it shall be, [that] the tribe which the LORD
takes shall come according to the families [thereof]; and the
family which the LORD shall take shall come by households ; and
the household which the LORD shall take shall come man by man.
7:15 And it shall be, [that] he that is taken with the
accursed thing shall be burnt with fire, he and all that he has
because he has transgressed the covenant of the LORD, and
because he has worked folly in Israel.
Crime and Death of Achan
7:16 So Yeshua rose up early in the morning, and brought
Israel by their tribes ; and the tribe of Judah was taken
7:17 And he brought the family of Judah ; and he took the
family of the Zarhites and he brought the family of the Zarhites
man by man ; and Zabdi was taken
7:18 And he brought his household man by man ; and Achan,
the son of Carmi, the son of Zabdi, the son of Zerah, of the
tribe of Judah, was taken.
7:19 And Yeshua said unto Achan, My son, give, I pray ya'll,
glory to the LORD God of Israel, and make confession unto him;
and tell me now what you have done ; hide [it] not from me.
7:20 And Achan answered Yeshua, and said, Indeed I have
sinned against the LORD God of Israel, and thus and thus have I
7:21 When I saw among the spoils a goodly Babylonish
garment, and two hundred shekels of silver, and a wedge of gold
of fifty shekels weight, then I coveted them, and took them; and,
behold, they [are] hid in the earth in the midst of my tent, and
the silver under it.
7:22 So Yeshua sent messengers, and they ran unto the tent ;
and, behold, [it was] hid in his tent, and the silver under it.
7:23 And they took them out of the midst of the tent, and
brought them unto Yeshua, and unto all the children of Israel,
and laid them out before the LORD.
7:24 And Yeshua, and all Israel with him, took Achan the son
of Zerah, and the silver, and the garment, and the wedge of gold,
and his sons, and his daughters, and his oxen, and his asses, and
his sheep, and his tent, and all that he had and they brought
them unto the valley of Achor.
7:25 And Yeshua said, Why have you troubled us? the LORD
shall trouble ya'll this day. And all Israel stoned him with
stones, and burned them with fire, after they had stoned them
7:26 And they raised over him a great heap of stones unto
this day. So the LORD turned from the fierceness of his anger.
Wherefore the name of that place was called, The valley of Achor,
unto this day.
Main Index || Joshua Index
1|| Chapter 2 || Chapter 3
4 || Chapter 5 || Chapter
6 || Chapter 7 || Chapter 8
9 || Chapter 10
11 || Chapter 12 || Chapter 13
14 || Chapter 15 || Chapter
16 || Chapter 17 || Chapter 18
19 || Chapter 20
21 || Chapter 22 || Chapter 23