Joshua 7

1 But the children of Israel committed a trespass in the accursed thing: for aAchan, the son of Carmi, the son of bZabdi, 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. 2 And Joshua sent men from Jericho to Ai, which is beside Beth-aven, on the east side of Beth-el, and spake unto them, saying, Go up and view the country. And the men went up and viewed Ai. 3 And they returned to Joshua, and said unto him, Let not all the people go up; but let about two or three thousand men go up and smite Ai; and make not all the people to labour thither; for they are but few. 4 So there went up thither of the people about three thousand men: cand they fled before the men of Ai. 5 And the men of Ai smote of them about thirty and six men: for they chased them from before the gate even unto Shebarim, and smote them in the going down: wherefore dthe hearts of the people melted, and became as water.

6 And Joshua frent 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 eput dust upon their heads. 7 And Joshua said, Alas, O LORD God, gwherefore hast thou 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! 8 O Lord, what shall I say, when Israel turneth their backs before their enemies! 9 For the Canaanites and all the inhabitants of the land shall hear of it, and shall environ us round, and hcut off our name from the earth: and iwhat wilt thou do unto thy great name?

10 And the LORD said unto Joshua, Get thee up; wherefore liest thou thus upon thy face? 11 Israel hath sinned, and they have also transgressed my covenant which I commanded them: jfor they have even taken of the accursed thing, and have also stolen, and kdissembled also, and they have put it even among their own stuff. 12 mTherefore the children of Israel could not stand before their enemies, but turned their backs before their enemies, because lthey were accursed: neither will I be with you any more, except ye destroy the accursed from among you. 13 Up, nsanctify the people, and say, oSanctify yourselves against to morrow: for thus saith the LORD God of Israel, There is an accursed thing in the midst of thee, O Israel: thou canst not stand before thine enemies, until ye take away the accursed thing from among you. 14 In the morning therefore ye shall be brought according to your tribes: and it shall be, that the tribe which pthe LORD taketh 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. 15 rAnd it shall be, that he that is taken with the accursed thing shall be burnt with fire, he and all that he hath: because he hath transgressed the covenant of the LORD, and because he qhath wrought folly in Israel.

16 So Joshua rose up early in the morning, and brought Israel by their tribes; and the tribe of Judah was taken: 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: 18 And he brought his household man by man; and sAchan, the son of Carmi, the son of Zabdi, the son of Zerah, of the tribe of Judah, was taken. 19 And Joshua said unto Achan, My son, tgive, I pray thee, glory to the LORD God of Israel, uand make confession unto him; and tell me now what thou hast done; hide it not from me. 20 And Achan answered Joshua, and said, Indeed I have sinned against the LORD God of Israel, and thus and thus have I done: 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 vcoveted them, and took them; and, behold, they are hid in the earth in the midst of my tent, and the silver under it.

22 So Joshua sent messengers, and they ran unto the tent; and, behold, it was hid in his tent, and the silver under it. 23 And they took them out of the midst of the tent, and brought them unto Joshua, and unto all the children of Israel, and laid them out before the LORD. 24 And Joshua, 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 wthe valley of Achor. 25 And Joshua said, xWhy hast thou troubled us? the LORD shall trouble thee this day. yAnd all Israel stoned him with stones, and burned them with fire, after they had stoned them with stones. 26 And they zraised over him a great heap of stones unto this day. So athe LORD turned from the fierceness of his anger. Wherefore the name of that place was called, bThe valley of Achor, unto this day.

Cross Ref
1aJos 22:20
1 Chr 2:7
b1 Chr 2:6
4cLev 26:17
Deu 28:25
Isa 30:17
Isa 59:2
5dLev 26:36
Jos 2:9,11
Psa 22:14
6eJob 2:12
Neh 9:1
2 Sam 1:2
1 Sam 4:12
fAct 14:14
Est 4:1
2 Sam 13:31
Gen 37:29
7gExo 5:22
9hPsa 83:4
iExo 32:12
11jJos 6:17
kAct 5:1
12lJos 6:18
Deu 7:26
mNum 14:45
13nExo 19:10
oJos 3:5
14p1 Sam 10:19-21
Pro 16:33
Jon 1:7
Act 1:24-26
15qGen 34:7
r1 Sam 14:38-39
18sGen 4:7
Num 32:23
Pro 13:21
Jer 2:26
Act 5:1-10
19t1 Sam 6:5
Joh 9:24
uNum 5:6-7
2 Chr 30:22
Psa 51:3
Dan 9:4
21v1 Tim 6:10
Eph 5:5
Rom 7:7-8
Luk 12:15
Hab 2:9
Pro 15:27
1 Kin 21
Exo 20:17
24wJos 15:7
25xJos 6:18
1 Kin 18:17
1 Chr 2:7
Gal 5:12
yDeu 17:5
26zJos 8:29
2 Sam 18:17
Lam 3:53
aDeu 13:17
bIsa 65:10