Joshua 8
Peshitta Holy Bible Translated Par ▾ 
1And LORD JEHOVAH said to Yeshua: “You shall not fear and you shall not be moved. Take with you all the people and make war and arise, come up to Ai, because I have delivered into your hands the King of Ai and his people and his cities and his land 2And do to Ai and its King as you have done to Yerikho and its King, only the loot and the cattle plunder for yourselves, and ambush for yourselves an ambush from behind the city

3And Yeshua arose and all the people, the workers of war, to go up to Ai, and Yeshua chose three thousand men of the mighty men in their armies, and he sent them in the night 4And he commanded them and he said to them: “See when you lie in ambush against the city from behind the city, you shall not go very far from the city, and be ready, all of you 5And I and people that is with me shall come to the city and when they have come out to meet us, as at the first, behold we flee from before them 6And they go out after us and they chase us from the city because they say, “They are escaping from before us, as at the first" and behold, we flee from before them 7And you arise from your ambush and the ravaging of the city and LORD JEHOVAH your God shall hand it over into your hands 8And whenever you have taken it the city, burn it in fire and do according to the word of LORD JEHOVAH. See that I have commanded you” 9And Yeshua sent and they went to the place of ambush and they stayed between Bayth Eil and Ai from the west of the city and Yeshua spent that night among the people

10And Yeshua arose early at dawn and counted the people, and he and the Elders of Israel went up to Ai before the people 11And all the men, the warriors who came up with him, approached next to the city and they camped from the north of Ai, and there was a valley between them and Ai 12And Yeshua took five thousand men and set them in ambush between Bayth Eil and Ai from the west of the city 13And he had situated his people and all his host from the north of the city and the Rear Guards from the west of the city and Yeshua went on that night among the people 14And when the King of Ai saw, he moved quickly, and they rose up; the men of the city went out to meet Israel, and all the people of Ai were in the plain and the people had not known that an ambush was there for them from behind the city 15And Yeshua scattered and all Israel from before them to flee into the way of wilderness 16And all the people of Ai cried out to chase after them and they pursued after Yeshua and they poured out after them from the city 17And there was not a man left in Ai or in Bayth Eil who did not go out after Israel and they left the city when it was opened up and they pursued after Israel

18And LORD JEHOVAH said to Yeshua: “Lift the spear that is in your hand against Ai because I shall hand it over into your hands.” And Yeshua lifted against the city the spear that was held in his hand 19And the ambush arose quickly from its place and they ran earnestly as he turned the hand and they entered to the city and they seized it, and they were fast and they burned the city in fire 20And the men of Ai turned their back and they saw the smoke of their city ascending unto Heaven, and they could not flee here or there, and the people of Israel who had fled into the wilderness turned back against its pursuers 21And Yeshua and all Israel saw that the ambush had seized the city and the smoke of the city went up, and they returned, they killed the men of Ai 22And these went out from the city to meet them and the men of Ai were themselves in the middle of Israel, and they were here and there, and they attacked them with the sword and did not leave them a fugitive 23And they seized the King of Ai alive and they brought him to Yeshua

24And when Israel finished destroying all the inhabitants of Ai in the fields and in the wilderness, they were pursuing them and all of them fell by the mouth of the sword until they were finished, and all Israel returned to Ai and they destroyed it with the mouth of the sword 25And all of them who fell in that day of the men and unto the women were twelve thousand, all the people of Ai 26And Yeshua did not return his hand that was raised with the spear until he had destroyed all the inhabitants of Ai 27Only the cattle and the spoil of city the children of Israel plundered for themselves, according to the word of LORD JEHOVAH that he commanded Yeshua 28And Yeshua burned Ai and he made it a heap, a desolation for eternity, until today 29And he hanged the King of Ai on a tree until the time of evening and when the sun had set, Yeshua commanded and they took down the corpse from the tree, and they cast it into the entrance of the door of the city, and they raised upon it a great heap of stones until today

30Then Yeshua built an altar to LORD JEHOVAH, the God of Israel, in the Mountain of Gebal 31As Moshe the Servant of LORD JEHOVAH commanded the children of Israel, as it is written in the Book of the Law of Moshe, an altar of whole stones without iron falling on them, and they brought upon it a burning peace offering to LORD JEHOVAH and they sacrificed sacrifices 32And he wrote there on these stones of the altar a copy of the Law of Moshe that he wrote before the children of Israel 33And all Israel and its Elders and its Scribes and its Judges stood from here and from there, on both sides of the ark next to the Priests, and the Levites who carried the ark of the covenant of LORD JEHOVAH, half of them next to the Mountain of Garzim and half of them next to the Mountain of Gebal, just as Moshe the Servant of LORD JEHOVAH commanded to bless Israel as from former times 34And after this Yeshua read all the words of the Law, the blessings and the curses, all that are written in the Book of the Law 35Not one word of all that Moshe commanded was left that Yeshua did not read before all of the assembly of Israel, and before the women and before the children and before the settlers who were among them

The Peshitta Holy Bible Translated
Translated by Glenn David Bauscher
Glenn David Bauscher
Lulu Publishing
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