Joshua Chapter 8 -

And [G2532] BOSS said [G2036][G2962] to [G4314] Joshua, You should not [G3361] fear [G5399], nor [G3366] should you be timid [G1168]. Take [G2983] with [G3326] you [G1473] all [G3956] the [G3588] men , the [G3588] [ones] making war [G4170], and [G2532] rising up go up unto [G1519] Ai! look [G2400], I give [G1325] into [G1519] the [G3588] your hands [G5495][G1473] the [G3588] king of Ai, and [G2532] the [G3588] his people [G2992][G1473], and [G2532] the [G3588] his city [G4172][G1473], and [G2532] the [G3588] his land '[G1093][G1473].
And [G2532] you will do [G4160] to Ai, and [G2532] [to the [G3588] her king [G1473] in which [G3739] manner [G5158] you did [G4160] the [G3588] to Jericho and [G2532] [to the [G3588] her king [G1473]. And [G2532] the [G3588] her spoils [G1473] and [G2532] the [G3588] her cattle [G2934][G1473] you will despoil for yourself [G4572]. But place [G2525][G1161] for yourself [G4572] an ambush [G1749] for the [G3588] city [G4172] to the rear [G1519] the [G3588][G3694] of her [G1473].
And [G2532] Joshua rose up , and [G2532] all [G3956] the [G3588] people [G2992], the [G3588] warriors , so as [G5620] to go up to [G1519] Ai. chose [G1951] And [G1161] Joshua] thirty [G5144] thousand [G5505] men , mighty [G1415] in [G1722] strength [G2479], and [G2532] sent them [G1473] by night [G3571].
And [G2532] he gave charge [G1781] to them [G1473], saying [G3004], See [G1492] that [G3754] you [G1473] lie in wait [G1748] the [G3588] city [G4172], behind [G3694] the [G3588] city [G4172] greatly [G4970]! and [G2532] you will all [G3956] be prepared [G2092].
And [G2532] I [G1473], and [G2532] all [G3956] the [G3588] [ones] with [G3326] me [G1473], will lead forward [G4317] to [G4314] the [G3588] city [G4172]. And [G2532] it will be as [G5613] whenever should come forth [G1831] the [G3588] [ones] dwelling [G2730] in Ai] to [G1519] meet [G4877] you [G1473], just as [G2509] also [G2532] the day before , and [G2532] we fled [G5343] from their face [G4383][G1473],
that [G2532] whenever [G5613] they should come forth [G1831] after [G3694] us [G1473], we will draw them away [G1473] from the [G3588] city [G4172]. And [G2532] they will say [G2046], They flee [G5343][G3778] from our face [G4383][G1473] in which [G3739] manner [G5158] before [G1715]; and [G2532] we will flee [G5343] from them [G1473].
And you [G1473][G1161] will rise up [G1817] from [G1537] the [G3588] ambush [G1747], and [G2532] you will go [G4198] into [G1519] the [G3588] city [G4172], and [G2532] you will obliterate the [G3588] city [G4172], and [G2532] will give [G1325] it [G1473] Boss '[G2962] the [G3588] our God '[G2316][G1473] into [G1722] our hands [G5495][G1473].
And [G2532] it will be when [G5613] ever you should seize [G4815] the [G3588] city [G4172], burn [G1714] it [G1473] by [G1722] fire [G4442]! According to [G2596] the [G3588] this matter [G4487][G3778] you will act [G4160]. Look [G2400], I have given charge [G1781] to you [G1473].
And [G2532] sent them [G1473] Joshua], and [G2532] they went [G4198] to [G1519] the [G3588] ambush [G1747], and [G2532] sat in place between Beth-el and [G2532] between Ai, from west [G2281] of the [G3588] Ai. And [G2532] Joshua lodged the [G3588] that night [G3571][G1565] in [G1722] midst [G3319] of the [G3588] people [G2992].
And [G2532] Joshua rising early [G3719] in the morning [G4404], numbered [G1980] the [G3588] people [G2992]. And [G2532] they went up , he [G1473] and [G2532] the [G3588] elders [G4245] of Israel, before [G2596] face [G4383] of the [G3588] people [G2992], against [G1909] Ai.
And [G2532] all [G3956] the [G3588] people [G2992], the [G3588] warrior , the [G3588] [one] with [G3326] him [G1473], went up . And [G2532] going [G4198], they came [G2064] right opposite the [G3588] city [G4172] from east . And [G2532] the [G3588] ambushes [G1749] of the [G3588] city [G4172] [were] from west [G2281]. And [G2532] they encamped from north [G1005] of the [G3588] Ai. And [G2532] the [G3588] valley [was] between it [G1473] and [G2532] the [G3588] Ai
And [G2532] he took [G2983] about [G5613] five [G4002] thousand [G5505] men , and [G2532] he stationed [G5087] them [G1473] in ambush [G1749] between the [G3588] Beth-el and [G2532] the [G3588] Ai, west [G2281] of the [G3588] Ai.
And [G2532] he arranged [G5021] the [G3588] people [G2992] all [G3956] [of] the [G3588] camp [G3925], which [G3739] was from north [G1005] of the [G3588] city [G4172], [G2532] the [G3588] ends [G2078] of it [G1473] west [G2281] of the [G3588] city [G4172]. And [G2532] Joshua went [G4198] the [G3588] that night [G3571][G1565] in [G1722] the midst [G3319] of the [G3588] valley .
And [G2532] it happened [G1096] as [G5613] looked [at] [G1492] the [G3588] king of Ai], that [G2532] he hastened [G4692] and [G2532] rose early [G3719]. And [G2532] there went forth [G1831] the [G3588] men of the [G3588] city [G4172] to [G1519] meet [G4877] them [G1473] straight on [G1909][G2117] into [G1519] the [G3588] battle [G4171], he [G1473] and [G2532] all [G3956] the [G3588] his people [G2992][G1473] at [G1519] the [G3588] opportune [time] [G2540], in [G2596] front [G4383] of the [G3588] Araba. And [G2532] he [G1473] did not [G3756] know [G1492] that [G3754] an ambush [G1747] against him [G1473] is behind [G3694] the [G3588] city [G4172].
And [G2532] looked [at] [G1492] and [G2532] withdrew Joshua and [G2532] all [G3956] Israel] from in front [G4383] of them [G1473].
And [G2532] [the people] fled [G5343] [by the] way [G3598] of the [G3588] wilderness [G2048], and [G2532] grew in strength [G1765] all [G3956] the [G3588] people [G2992] of the [G3588] Ai the [G3588] to pursue [G2614] after [G3694] them [G1473] of the [G3588] sons [G5207] of Israel. And [G2532] they [G1473] departed from the [G3588] city [G4172].
They did not [G3756] leave behind [G2641] any one [G3762] in [G1722] the [G3588] Ai and [G2532] in [G1722] Beth-el who [G3739] did not [G3756] pursue [G2614] after [G3694] Israel. And [G2532] they left [G2641] the [G3588] city [G4172] being open , and [G2532] they pursued [G2614] after [G3694] Israel.
And [G2532] BOSS said [G2036][G2962] to [G4314] Joshua, Stretch out [G1614] the [G3588] your hand [G5495][G1473] with the [G3588] javelin , the [G3588] [one] in [G1722] the [G3588] your hand [G5495][G1473], against [G1909] the [G3588] city [G4172], for into [G1519][G1063] the [G3588] your hands [G5495][G1473] I gave [G1325] it [G1473]. And [G2532] the [G3588] [ones] in ambush [G1749] will rise up [G1817][G1722] quickly [G5034] from out of [G1537] the [G3588]ir place [G5117][G1473].
And [G2532] Joshua stretched [G1614] the [G3588] [G3588] javelin and [G2532] the [G3588] his hand [G5495][G1473] against [G1909] the [G3588] city [G4172], and [G2532] the [G3588] [ones] in ambush [G1749] rose up [G1817][G1722] quickly [G5034] from out of [G1537] the [G3588]ir place [G5117][G1473]. And [G2532] they went forth [G1831] when [G3753] he stretched out [G1614] the [G3588] hand [G5495]. And [G2532] they entered [G1525] into [G1519] the [G3588] city [G4172], and [G2532] overtook [G2638] it [G1473]. And [G2532] hastening [G4692] they burned [G1714] the [G3588] city [G4172] in [G1722] fire [G4442].
And [G2532] looking about [G4017] the [G3588] inhabitants of Ai] unto [G1519] the [G3588] rear [G3694] of them [G1473], and [G2532] they viewed [G2334] the [G3588] smoke [G2586] of the [G3588] city [G4172] going up into [G1519] the [G3588] raised-place-above (sky) '[G3772]; and [G2532] no longer [G3765] had they [G2192] anywhere [G4226] to flee [G5343] here [on this side [G5602] or [G2228] here [on that side [G5602]. And [G2532] the [G3588] people [G2992] the [G3588] fleeing [G5343] into [G1519] the [G3588] wilderness [G2048] turned [G4762] upon [G2089] the [G3588] [ones] pursuing [G1377].
And [G2532] Joshua and [G2532] all [G3956] Israel looked [at] [G1492] that [G3754] took [G2983] the [G3588] [ones] in ambush [G1749] the [G3588] city [G4172], and [G2532] that [G3754] went up the [G3588] smoke [G2586] of the [G3588] city [G4172] into [G1519] the [G3588] raised-place-above (sky) '[G3772]; and [G2532] turning [G3328] they struck [G3960] the [G3588] men of the [G3588] Ai.
And [G2532] these [G3778] came forth [G1831] from [G1537] the [G3588] city [G4172] to [G1519] meet [G4877] them [G1473]. And [G2532] they came [G1096] in the midst of the [G3588] camp [G3925], [some of] these [G3778] here [G1782] and [G2532] [some of] these [G3778] here [G1782]. And [G2532] they struck [G3960] them [G1473] until [G2193] [there was the [G3588] not [G3361] one being left behind [G2641] of them [G1473] being delivered [G4982] and [G2532] escaping [G1309].
And [G2532] the [G3588] king of the [G3588] Ai was seized [G4815] alive [G2198], and [G2532] they led [G4317] him [G1473] to [G4314] Joshua.
And [G2532] it happened [G1096] as [G5613] ceased [G3973] the [G3588] sons [G5207] of Israel] killing all [G3956] the [G3588] [ones] in [G1722] the [G3588] Ai, and [G2532] in [G1722] the [G3588] plains , and [G2532] in [G1722] the [G3588] raised-place (mountain) '[G3735] upon [G1909] the [G3588] descent [G2600] of which [G3739] they pursued [G2614] them [G1473], that [G2532] all fell [G4098][G3956] by [G1722] mouth [G4750] of broadsword [G4501], by it [G1473] unto [G1519] completion [G5056]. And [G2532] Joshua returned [G1994] to [G1519] Ai, and [G2532] struck [G3960] it [G1473] by [G1722] mouth [G4750] of broadsword [G4501].
And [G2532] it came to pass that [G1096] all [G3956] the [G3588] [ones] falling [G4098] [in the [G3588] that day [G2250][G1565], from man and [G2532] unto [G2193] woman [G1135] -- twelve [G1427] thousand [G5505], all [G3956] the [G3588] [ones] dwelling [G2730] in Ai.
And [G2532] Joshua returned not [G3756][G1994] his hand [G5495][G1473] which [G3739] he stretched out [G1614] by [G1722] the [G3588] javelin until [G2193] he devoted to consumption the whole of the [G3588] [ones] dwelling [G2730] Ai.
Except [G4133] the [G3588] cattle [G2934] and [G2532] the [G3588] spoils [G4661] the [G3588] in [G1722] the [G3588] that city [G4172][G1565] despoiled for themselves [G1438] the [G3588] sons [G5207] of Israel] according to [G2596] order of Boss '[G2962], in which [G3739] manner [G5158] BOSS gave orders [G4929][G2962] the [G3588] to Joshua.
And [G2532] Joshua burned the [G3588] city [G4172] by [G1722] fire [G4442], and [G2532] he established [G5087] it [G1473] for an embankment into [G1519] the [G3588] age (term) `, uninhabited until [G2193] the [G3588] this day [G2250][G3778].
And [G2532] the [G3588] king of the [G3588] Ai he hung [G2910] upon [G1909] tree [G3586] a twin [G1324]. And [G2532] he was upon [G1909] the [G3588] tree [G3586] until [G2193] time [G2540] of the [G3588] evening [G2073]. And [G2532] [at the] setting [G1931] of the [G3588] sun [G2246] Joshua gave orders [G4929], and [G2532] they lowered [G2507] the [G3588] his body [G4983][G1473] from the [G3588] tree [G3586], and [G2532] they tossed [G4495] him [G1473] into [G1519] the [G3588] cesspool before [G4314] the [G3588] gate [G4439] of the [G3588] city [G4172], and [G2532] set over [G2186] him [G1473] heap of stones [G3037] a large [G3173] until [G2193] the [G3588] this day [G2250][G3778].
Then [G5119] Joshua built [G3618] an altar [G2379] [to the] Boss '[G2962] the [G3588] God '[G2316] of Israel on [G1722] raised-place (mountain) '[G3735] Ebal,
as [G2530] gave charge [G1781] Moses the [G3588] attendant [G2324] [of the] Boss '[G2962] to the [G3588] sons [G5207] of Israel, as [G2505] it is written [G1125] in [G1722] the [G3588] law [G3551] of Moses, An altar [G2379] stone [G3037] entirely [G3648], upon [G1909] which [G3739] was not [G3756] put [G1911] upon [G1909] it [G1473] an iron [tool [G4604]. And [G2532] he transported there [G1563] whole burnt-offerings [G3646] to the [G3588] Boss '[G2962], and [G2532] a sacrifice [G2378] of deliverance [G4992].
And [G2532] Joshua wrote [G1125] upon [G1909] the [G3588] stones [G3037] the [G3588] second book of the law , law [G3551] of Moses, which [G3739] he wrote [G1125] in the presence [G1799] of the [G3588] sons [G5207] of Israel.
And [G2532] all [G3956] Israel, and [G2532] the [G3588]ir elders [G4245][G1473], and [G2532] the [G3588]ir magistrates [G1348][G1473], and [G2532] the [G3588]ir scholars (scribes) '[G1122] (soferim [H5613])[G1473], [were] coming near [G3899] on this side and that side [G2532] the [G3588] ark [G2787] before ; and [G2532] the [G3588] priests [G2409] and [G2532] the [G3588] Levites lifted the [G3588] ark [G2787] of the [G3588] covenant [G1242] of Boss '[G2962]; and [G2532] for the [G3588]eigner [G4339] and [G2532] the [G3588] native born were [there ; the [G3739] halves [G2255] of them [G1473] neighboring [G1909][G4139] raised-place (mountain) '[G3735] Gerizim, and [G2532] the [G3739] halves [G2255] neighboring [G1909][G4139] raised-place (mountain) '[G3735] Ebal, as [G2505] gave charge [G1781] Moses the [G3588] attendant [G2324] [of the] Boss '[G2962] to bless [G2127] the [G3588] 10> people [G2992] 11> Israel at [G1722] first [G4413].
And [G2532] after [G3326] these [things] [G3778] Joshua read the whole the [G3588] sayings [G4487] of the [G3588] this law [G3551][G3778], the [G3588] blessings [G2129] and [G2532] the [G3588] curses [G2671], according to [G2596] all [G3956] the [things] [G3588] being written [G1125] in [G1722] the [G3588] law [G3551] of Moses.
There was not [G3756] a word [G4487] from all [G3956] which [G3739] Moses gave charge [G1781] [to the [G3588] Joshua, which [G3739] did not [G3756] read Joshua] into [G1519] the [G3588] ears [G3775] of all [G3956] assembly [G1577] of Israel, to the [G3588] men , and [G2532] to the [G3588] women [G1135], and [G2532] to the [G3588] servants [G3813], and [G2532] to for the [G3588]eigners [G4339] the [G3588] going [G4365] the [G3588] with Israel.