Sanctification – Joshua 7

Joshua 7:1 But the children of Israel committed a trespass in  the accursed thing: for Achan, the son of Carmi, the son of  Zabdi, 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. 

Joshua 7:2 And Joshua sent men  from Jericho to Ai, which is beside Beth-aven, on the east  side of Bethel, and spake unto them, saying, Go up and  view the country. And the men went up and viewed Ai.  

Joshua 7:3 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. 

Joshua 7:4 So there went  up thither of the people about three thousand men: and they  fled before the men of Ai. 

Joshua 7:5 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 the hearts of the people  melted, and became as water.  

Joshua 7:6 And Joshua rent 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 put dust upon their heads.  

Joshua 7:7 And Joshua said, Alas, O Lord GOD, wherefore 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! 


Joshua 7:8  O Lord, what shall I say, when Israel turneth their backs  before their enemies! 

Joshua 7:9 For the Canaanites and all the  inhabitants of the land shall hear of it, and shall environ us  round, and cut off our name from the earth: and what wilt  thou do unto thy great name? 

Joshua 7:10 And the LORD said  unto Joshua, Get thee up; wherefore liest thou thus upon thy  face? 

Joshua 7:11 Israel hath sinned, and they have also  transgressed my covenant which I commanded them: for  they have even taken of the accursed thing, and have also  stolen, and dissembled also, and they have put it even  among their own stuff. 

Joshua 7:12 Therefore the children of  Israel could not stand before their enemies, but turned  their backs before their enemies, because they were  accursed: neither will I be with you any more, except ye  destroy the accursed from among you. 

Joshua 7:13 Up, sanctify  the people, and say, Sanctify 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. 

Joshua 7:14 In the morning therefore ye  shall be brought according to your tribes: and it shall be,  that the tribe which the 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. 

Joshua 7:15 And 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 hath wrought folly in Israel.  

Joshua 7:16 So Joshua rose up early in the morning, and  brought Israel by their tribes; and the tribe of Judah was  taken: 

Joshua 7:17 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: 

Joshua 7:18 And  he brought his household man by man; and Achan, the son  of Carmi, the son of Zabdi, the son of Zerah, of the tribe of  Judah, was taken. 

Joshua 7:19 And Joshua said unto Achan, My  son, give, I pray thee, glory to the LORD God of Israel, and  make confession unto him; and tell me now what thou hast  done; hide it not from me. 

Joshua 7:20 And Achan answered  Joshua, and said, Indeed I have sinned against the LORD  God of Israel, and thus and thus have I done: 

Joshua 7:21 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 coveted them, and took them; and,  behold, they are hid in the earth in the midst of my tent,  and the silver under it.   

Joshua 7:22 So Joshua sent messengers, and they ran unto the  tent; and, behold, it was hid in his tent, and the silver  under it. 

Joshua 7:23 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.  

Joshua 7:24 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 the valley of Achor. 

Joshua 7:25  And Joshua said, Why hast thou troubled us? the LORD  shall trouble thee this day. And all Israel stoned him with  stones, and burned them with fire, after they had stoned  them with stones. 

Joshua 7:26 And they raised over him a great  heap of stones unto this day. So the LORD turned from the  fierceness of his anger. Wherefore the name of that place  was called, The valley of Achor, unto this day.  KJV


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