KJV JOS8 with Strong's Hebrew/Greek

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8:1 And the LORD [H3068] said [H559] unto Joshua [H3091] , Fear [H3372] not, neither be thou dismayed [H2865] : take [H3947] all the people [H5971] of war [H4421] with thee, and arise [H6965] , go up [H5927] to Ai [H5857] : see [H7200] , I have given [H5414] into thy hand [H3027] the king [H4428] of Ai [H5857] , and his people [H5971] , and his city [H5892] , and his land [H776] :

8:2 And thou shalt do [H6213] to Ai [H5857] and her king [H4428] as thou didst [H6213] unto Jericho [H3405] and her king [H4428] : only the spoil [H7998] thereof, and the cattle [H929] thereof, shall ye take for a prey [H962] unto yourselves: lay [H7760] thee an ambush [H693] for the city [H5892] behind [H310] it.

8:3 So Joshua [H3091] arose [H6965] , and all the people [H5971] of war [H4421] , to go up [H5927] against Ai [H5857] : and Joshua [H3091] chose out [H977] thirty [H7970] thousand [H505] mighty [H1368] men [H376] of valour [H2428] , and sent them away [H7971] by night [H3915] .

8:4 And he commanded [H6680] them, saying [H559] , Behold [H7200] , ye shall lie in wait [H693] against the city [H5892] , [even] behind [H310] the city [H5892] : go [H7368] not very [H3966] far [H7368] from the city [H5892] , but be ye all ready [H3559] :

8:5 And I, and all the people [H5971] that [are] with me, will approach [H7126] unto the city [H5892] : and it shall come to pass, when they come out [H3318] against [H7125] us, as at the first [H7223] , that we will flee [H5127] before [H6440] them,

8:6 (For they will come out [H3318] after [H310] us) till we have drawn [H5423] them from the city [H5892] ; for they will say [H559] , They flee [H5127] before [H6440] us, as at the first [H7223] : therefore we will flee [H5127] before [H6440] them.(drawn: Heb. pulled)

8:7 Then ye shall rise up [H6965] from the ambush [H693] , and seize [H3423] upon the city [H5892] : for the LORD [H3068] your God [H430] will deliver [H5414] it into your hand [H3027] .

8:8 And it shall be, when ye have taken [H8610] the city [H5892] , [that] ye shall set [H3341] the city [H5892] on fire [H784] : according to the commandment [H1697] of the LORD [H3068] shall ye do [H6213] . See [H7200] , I have commanded [H6680] you.

8:9 Joshua [H3091] therefore sent them forth [H7971] : and they went [H3212] to lie in ambush [H3993] , and abode [H3427] between Bethel [H1008] and Ai [H5857] , on the west side [H3220] of Ai [H5857] : but Joshua [H3091] lodged [H3885] that night [H3915] among [H8432] the people [H5971] .

8:10 And Joshua [H3091] rose up early [H7925] in the morning [H1242] , and numbered [H6485] the people [H5971] , and went up [H5927] , he and the elders [H2205] of Israel [H3478] , before [H6440] the people [H5971] to Ai [H5857] .

8:11 And all the people [H5971] , [even the people] of war [H4421] that [were] with him, went up [H5927] , and drew nigh [H5066] , and came [H935] before the city [H5892] , and pitched [H2583] on the north side [H6828] of Ai [H5857] : now [there was] a valley [H1516] between them and Ai [H5857] .

8:12 And he took [H3947] about five [H2568] thousand [H505] men [H376] , and set [H7760] them to lie in ambush [H693] between Bethel [H1008] and Ai [H5857] , on the west side [H3220] of the city [H5857] [H5892] .(of: or, of Ai)

8:13 And when they had set [H7760] the people [H5971] , [even] all the host [H4264] that [was] on the north [H6828] of the city [H5892] , and their liers in wait [H6119] on the west [H3220] of the city [H5892] , Joshua [H3091] went [H3212] that night [H3915] into the midst [H8432] of the valley [H6010] .(liers: Heb. lying in wait)

8:14 And it came to pass, when the king [H4428] of Ai [H5857] saw [H7200] [it], that they hasted [H4116] and rose up early [H7925] , and the men [H582] of the city [H5892] went out [H3318] against [H7125] Israel [H3478] to battle [H4421] , he and all his people [H5971] , at a time appointed [H4150] , before [H6440] the plain [H6160] ; but he wist [H3045] not that [there were] liers in ambush [H693] against him behind [H310] the city [H5892] .

8:15 And Joshua [H3091] and all Israel [H3478] made as if they were beaten [H5060] before [H6440] them, and fled [H5127] by the way [H1870] of the wilderness [H4057] .

8:16 And all the people [H5971] that [were] in Ai [H5857] [H5892] were called [H2199] together to pursue [H7291] after [H310] them: and they pursued [H7291] after [H310] Joshua [H3091] , and were drawn away [H5423] from the city [H5892] .

8:17 And there was not a man [H376] left [H7604] in Ai [H5857] or Bethel [H1008] , that went not out [H3318] after [H310] Israel [H3478] : and they left [H5800] the city [H5892] open [H6605] , and pursued [H7291] after Israel [H3478] .

8:18 And the LORD [H3068] said [H559] unto Joshua [H3091] , Stretch out [H5186] the spear [H3591] that [is] in thy hand [H3027] toward Ai [H5857] ; for I will give [H5414] it into thine hand [H3027] . And Joshua [H3091] stretched out [H5186] the spear [H3591] that [he had] in his hand [H3027] toward the city [H5892] .

8:19 And the ambush [H693] arose [H6965] quickly [H4120] out of their place [H4725] , and they ran [H7323] as soon as he had stretched out [H5186] his hand [H3027] : and they entered [H935] into the city [H5892] , and took [H3920] it, and hasted [H4116] and set [H3341] the city [H5892] on fire [H784] .

8:20 And when the men [H582] of Ai [H5857] looked [H6437] behind [H310] them, they saw [H7200] , and, behold, the smoke [H6227] of the city [H5892] ascended up [H5927] to heaven [H8064] , and they had no power [H3027] to flee [H5127] this way or that way [H2008] : and the people [H5971] that fled [H5127] to the wilderness [H4057] turned back [H2015] upon the pursuers [H7291] .(power: Heb. hand)

8:21 And when Joshua [H3091] and all Israel [H3478] saw [H7200] that the ambush [H693] had taken [H3920] the city [H5892] , and that the smoke [H6227] of the city [H5892] ascended [H5927] , then they turned again [H7725] , and slew [H5221] the men [H582] of Ai [H5857] .

8:22 And the other [H428] issued out [H3318] of the city [H5892] against [H7125] them; so they were in the midst [H8432] of Israel [H3478] , some on this side, and some on that side: and they smote [H5221] them, so that [H5704] they let [H7604] none of them remain [H8300] or escape [H6412] .

8:23 And the king [H4428] of Ai [H5857] they took [H8610] alive [H2416] , and brought [H7126] him to Joshua [H3091] .

8:24 And it came to pass, when Israel [H3478] had made an end [H3615] of slaying [H2026] all the inhabitants [H3427] of Ai [H5857] in the field [H7704] , in the wilderness [H4057] wherein they chased [H7291] them, and when they were all fallen [H5307] on the edge [H6310] of the sword [H2719] , until they were consumed [H8552] , that all the Israelites [H3478] returned [H7725] unto Ai [H5857] , and smote [H5221] it with the edge [H6310] of the sword [H2719] .

8:25 And [so] it was, [that] all that fell [H5307] that day [H3117] , both of men [H376] and women [H802] , [were] twelve [H8147] [H6240] thousand [H505] , [even] all the men [H582] of Ai [H5857] .

8:26 For Joshua [H3091] drew [H7725] not his hand [H3027] back [H7725] , wherewith he stretched out [H5186] the spear [H3591] , until he had utterly destroyed [H2763] all the inhabitants [H3427] of Ai [H5857] .

8:27 Only the cattle [H929] and the spoil [H7998] of that city [H5892] Israel [H3478] took for a prey [H962] unto themselves, according unto the word [H1697] of the LORD [H3068] which he commanded [H6680] Joshua [H3091] .

8:28 And Joshua [H3091] burnt [H8313] Ai [H5857] , and made [H7760] it an heap [H8510] for ever [H5769] , [even] a desolation [H8077] unto this day [H3117] .

8:29 And the king [H4428] of Ai [H5857] he hanged [H8518] on a tree [H6086] until eventide [H6256] [H6153] : and as soon as the sun [H8121] was down [H935] , Joshua [H3091] commanded [H6680] that they should take [H3381] his carcase [H5038] down [H3381] from the tree [H6086] , and cast [H7993] it at the entering [H6607] of the gate [H8179] of the city [H5892] , and raise [H6965] thereon a great [H1419] heap [H1530] of stones [H68] , [that remaineth] unto this day [H3117] .

8:30 Then Joshua [H3091] built [H1129] an altar [H4196] unto the LORD [H3068] God [H430] of Israel [H3478] in mount [H2022] Ebal [H5858] ,

8:31 As Moses [H4872] the servant [H5650] of the LORD [H3068] commanded [H6680] the children [H1121] of Israel [H3478] , as it is written [H3789] in the book [H5612] of the law [H8451] of Moses [H4872] , an altar [H4196] of whole [H8003] stones [H68] , over which no man hath lift up [H5130] [any] iron [H1270] : and they offered [H5927] thereon burnt offerings [H5930] unto the LORD [H3068] , and sacrificed [H2076] peace offerings [H8002] .

8:32 And he wrote [H3789] there upon the stones [H68] a copy [H4932] of the law [H8451] of Moses [H4872] , which he wrote [H3789] in the presence [H6440] of the children [H1121] of Israel [H3478] .

8:33 And all Israel [H3478] , and their elders [H2205] , and officers [H7860] , and their judges [H8199] , stood [H5975] on this side the ark [H727] and on that side before the priests [H3548] the Levites [H3881] , which bare [H5375] the ark [H727] of the covenant [H1285] of the LORD [H3068] , as well the stranger [H1616] , as he that was born [H249] among them; half [H2677] of them over [H413] against [H4136] mount [H2022] Gerizim [H1630] , and half [H2677] of them over against [H4136] mount [H2022] Ebal [H5858] ; as Moses [H4872] the servant [H5650] of the LORD [H3068] had commanded [H6680] before [H7223] , that they should bless [H1288] the people [H5971] of Israel [H3478] .

8:34 And afterward [H310] he read [H7121] all the words [H1697] of the law [H8451] , the blessings [H1293] and cursings [H7045] , according to all that is written [H3789] in the book [H5612] of the law [H8451] .

8:35 There was not a word [H1697] of all that Moses [H4872] commanded [H6680] , which Joshua [H3091] read [H7121] not before all the congregation [H6951] of Israel [H3478] , with the women [H802] , and the little ones [H2945] , and the strangers [H1616] that were conversant [H1980] among [H7130] them.(were: Heb. walked)