Joshua 8:23
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English Standard Version
But the king of Ai they took alive, and brought him near to Joshua.

King James Bible
And the king of Ai they took alive, and brought him to Joshua.

American Standard Version
And the king of Ai they took alive, and brought him to Joshua.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And they took the king of the city of Hai alive, and brought him to Josue.

English Revised Version
And the king of Ai they took alive, and brought him to Joshua.

Webster's Bible Translation
And the king of Ai they took alive, and brought him to Joshua.

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

And all the people in the town were called together to pursue the Israelites, and were drawn away from the town, so that not a man, i.e., not a single soldier who could take part in the pursuit, remained either in Ai or the neighbouring town of Bethel, and the town stood open behind them. It is evident from Joshua 8:17 that the inhabitants of Bethel, which was about three hours' journey from Ai, took part in the battle, probably in consequence of a treaty which the king of Ai had made with them in the expectation of a renewed and still stronger attack on the part of the Israelites. Nothing further is known upon this point; nor can anything be inferred from the fact that the king of Bethel is included in the list of the kings slain by Joshua (Joshua 12:16). Consequently, we cannot decide whether the Bethelites came to the help of the Aites for the first time on the day of the battle itself, or, what is more probable, had already sent men to Ai, to help to repulse the expected attack of the Israelites upon that town.

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Joshua 8:29 And the king of Ai he hanged on a tree until eventide: and as soon as the sun was down...

Joshua 10:17 And it was told Joshua, saying, The five kings are found hid in a cave at Makkedah.

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Revelation 19:20 And the beast was taken, and with him the false prophet that worked miracles before him...

Cross References
Joshua 8:22
And the others came out from the city against them, so they were in the midst of Israel, some on this side, and some on that side. And Israel struck them down, until there was left none that survived or escaped.

Joshua 8:24
When Israel had finished killing all the inhabitants of Ai in the open wilderness where they pursued them, and all of them to the very last had fallen by the edge of the sword, all Israel returned to Ai and struck it down with the edge of the sword.

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