"O, Lord GOD," Joshua said, "why did You ever bring these people across the Jordan to hand us over to the Amorites to be destroyed? If only we had been content to stay on the other side of the Jordan!
Cross ReferencesNumbers 14:16
Because the LORD was unable to bring this people into the land He swore to give them, He has slaughtered them in the wilderness.'
Then Joshua tore his clothes and fell facedown before the ark of the LORD until evening, as did the elders of Israel; and they all sprinkled dust on their heads.
O Lord, what can I say, now that Israel has turned its back and run from its enemies?
They went up and wept before the LORD until evening, inquiring of Him, "Should we again draw near for battle against our brothers the Benjamites?" And the LORD answered, "Go up against them."
1 Samuel 4:3
When the troops returned to the camp, the elders of Israel asked, "Why has the LORD brought defeat on us before the Philistines today? Let us bring the ark of the covenant of the LORD from Shiloh, so that it may go with us to deliver us from the hand of our enemies."
Chapter Outline1. The Israelites are smitten at Ai
6. Joshua's complaint
10. God instructs him what to do
16. Achan is taken by the lot
19. His confession
24. He and all he had are destroyed in the valley of Achor
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Exodus 5:22, 23
2 Kings 3:10
Jeremiah 12:1, 2
Exodus 14:11, 12
Numbers 20:4, 5
Matthew 17:17, 20
Matthew 8:17, 18
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