Joshua 8:16
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English Standard Version
So all the people who were in the city were called together to pursue them, and as they pursued Joshua they were drawn away from the city.

King James Bible
And all the people that were in Ai were called together to pursue after them: and they pursued after Joshua, and were drawn away from the city.

American Standard Version
And all the people that were in the city were called together to pursue after them: and they pursued after Joshua, and were drawn away from the city.

Douay-Rheims Bible
But they shouting together, and encouraging one another, pursued them. And when they were come from the city,

English Revised Version
And all the people that were in the city were called together to pursue after them: and they pursued after Joshua, and were drawn away from the city.

Webster's Bible Translation
And all the people that were in Ai were called together to pursue them: and they pursued Joshua, and were drawn away from the city.

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

The next morning he mustered the people as early as possible, and then went, with the elders of Israel, "before the people of Ai." The elders of Israel are not "military tribunes, who were called elders because of their superiority in military affairs," as Masius supposes, but, as in every other case, the heads of the people, who accompanied Joshua as counsellors.

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Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

called together

Judges 20:36-39 So the children of Benjamin saw that they were smitten: for the men of Israel gave place to the Benjamites...

drawn away

Joshua 8:5,6 And I, and all the people that are with me, will approach to the city: and it shall come to pass, when they come out against us...

Judges 20:31 And the children of Benjamin went out against the people, and were drawn away from the city; and they began to smite of the people...

Psalm 9:16 The LORD is known by the judgment which he executes: the wicked is snared in the work of his own hands. Higgaion. Selah.

Ezekiel 38:11-22 And you shall say, I will go up to the land of unwalled villages; I will go to them that are at rest, that dwell safely...

Revelation 16:14 For they are the spirits of devils, working miracles, which go forth to the kings of the earth and of the whole world...

Revelation 19:19-21 And I saw the beast, and the kings of the earth, and their armies, gathered together to make war against him that sat on the horse...

Cross References
Joshua 8:17
Not a man was left in Ai or Bethel who did not go out after Israel. They left the city open and pursued Israel.

Judges 20:31
And the people of Benjamin went out against the people and were drawn away from the city. And as at other times they began to strike and kill some of the people in the highways, one of which goes up to Bethel and the other to Gibeah, and in the open country, about thirty men of Israel.

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