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g000dbuddy 34M
55 posts
4/4/2022 12:29 am
THE CAPTURE OF JERICHO AND AI


Now Jericho had closed its gates because of the Israelites, and no one went in or out. But
Jehovah said to Joshua, "See, I have given Jericho to you with its king and its able warriors.
You shall march around the city, all the soldiers going about the city once. You shall do this
for six days, and on the seventh day the people shall make the attack, each man going up
straight before him."

Then Joshua said to the people, "March around the city and let the armed men pass on

before the ark of Jehovah. You shall not shout the battle-cry nor let your voice be heard; not

a word shall escape from your mouth until the day I say to you, 'Shout the battle-cry'; then
you shall shout!"
So he had the ark of Jehovah carried around the city once; then they returned to the camp
and spent the night there. The second day they also marched around the city once and
returned to the camp. Thus they did six days. The seventh day they rose early at dawn and
made the circuit of the city in the same way, only on that day they marched about the city
seven times. The seventh[61] time the priests blew the trumpets, and Joshua said to the
people, "Shout the battle-cry; for Jehovah has given you the city. The city and all that is in it
shall be sacrificed to Jehovah; only Rahab and those who are with her in her house shall
live, because she hid the messengers whom we sent."
So the people shouted the battle-cry and the wall fell down and they went straight up into
the city and captured it. But Joshua spared the lives of Rahab and her father's family and all
that she had, because she hid the messengers whom Joshua sent to explore Jericho; and
they have lived among the Israelites even to this day.
Then Joshua set out with all the warriors to go up to Ai. And he selected thirty thousand
brave soldiers and sent them out at night with this command, "Hide somewhere beyond the
town, not very far from it, but be ready to act. I and all the people who are with me will go
toward the town, but when they come out against us, we will flee before them. They will
come out after us, until we have drawn them away from the town; for they will say, 'They are
fleeing before us.' Then you shall rise up from where you are hiding, and take the town.
When you have captured it, set it on fire."
So Joshua sent them out, and they went to the place where they were to hide and placed
themselves on the west side of Ai. Joshua spent that night among the people, and rose
early the next morning and gathered them, and he went up, together with the rulers of
Israel, before the people to Ai. And the warriors who were with him went up and came
before the town. When the king of Ai saw it, the men of the town quickly rose up and went
out to fight against the Israelites, but the king did not know that men were hiding behind the
town to rise up and attack him.

g000dbuddy 34M
45 posts
4/4/2022 12:30 am

Then Joshua and the Israelites pretended to be beaten and fled toward the wilderness; and
all the people that were in the town were called together to pursue them. So they left the
town unguarded and pursued the Israelites. Then the men who were hiding rose quickly out
of their place and set the town on fire. When the men of Ai looked back, they saw the
smoke of the town rising to heaven; and they had no chance to flee this way or that, for the
Israelites who had been fleeing to the wilderness turned back upon those who were
following them. When the smoke of the town rose up, the rest of the Israelites came out of
the town against them;[62] so they were surrounded by the Israelites, some on this side,
and some on that, so that they let none of the people of Ai remain or escape.


SayWhat 69F
72 posts
4/4/2022 12:42 pm

Hi g000dbuddy, anyone can cut and paste parts of the Old Testament into a post. I doubt that many folks here would even read this. Why don't you describe to us who YOU are instead?


Sojourner06 58M
1767 posts
4/25/2022 10:40 am

The thing is, he uses the translation "Jehovah" and not the original "The Lord" as KJV and NIV uses.

"And the LORD said unto Joshua, See, I have given into thine hand Jericho, and the king thereof, and the mighty men of valour." KJV

"Then the LORD said to Joshua, "See, I have delivered Jericho into your hands, along with its king and its fighting men." NIV

So probably a new JW trying to preach for us...


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