Joshua 8:27
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English Standard Version
Only the livestock and the spoil of that city Israel took as their plunder, according to the word of the LORD that he commanded Joshua.

King James Bible
Only the cattle and the spoil of that city Israel took for a prey unto themselves, according unto the word of the LORD which he commanded Joshua.

American Standard Version
Only the cattle and the spoil of that city Israel took for prey unto themselves, according unto the word of Jehovah which he commanded Joshua.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And the children of Israel divided among them the cattle and the prey of the city, as the Lord had commanded Josue.

English Revised Version
Only the cattle and the spoil of that city Israel took for a prey unto themselves, according unto the word of the LORD which he commanded Joshua.

Webster's Bible Translation
Only the cattle and the spoil of that city Israel took for a prey to themselves, according to the word of the LORD which he commanded Joshua.

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

The men of Ai then turned round behind them, being evidently led to do so by the Israelites, who may have continued looking round to the town of Ai when the signal had been given by Joshua, to see whether the men in ambush had taken it and set it on fire, and as soon as they saw that this had been done began to offer still further resistance to their pursuers, and to defend themselves vigorously against them. On looking back to their town the Aites saw the smoke of the town ascending towards heaven: "and there were not hands in them to flee hither and thither," i.e., they were utterly unable to flee. "Hand," as the organs of enterprise and labour, in the sense of "strength," not "room," for which we should expect to find להם instead of בּהם. There is an analogous passage in Psalm 76:6, "None of the men of might have found their hands." For the people that fled to the wilderness (the Israelitish army) turned against the pursuers (the warriors of Ai), or, as is added by way of explanation in Joshua 8:21, when Joshua and all Israel saw the town in the hands of the ambuscade, and the smoke ascending, they turned round and smote the people of Ai; and (Joshua 8:22) these (i.e., the Israelites who had formed the ambuscade) came out of the town to meet them. "These" (Eng. the other), as contrasted with "the people that fled" in Joshua 8:20, refers back to "the ambush" in Joshua 8:19. In this way the Aites were in the midst of the people of Israel, who came from this side and that side, and smote them to the last man. "So that they let none of them remain:" as in Numbers 21:35 and Deuteronomy 3:3, except that in this case it is strengthened still further by וּפליט, "or escape."

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the cattle

Joshua 8:2 And you shall do to Ai and her king as you did to Jericho and her king: only the spoil thereof, and the cattle thereof...

Joshua 11:4 And they went out, they and all their hosts with them, much people, even as the sand that is on the sea shore in multitude...

Numbers 31:22,26 Only the gold, and the silver, the brass, the iron, the tin, and the lead...

Psalm 50:10 For every beast of the forest is mine, and the cattle on a thousand hills.

Matthew 20:15 Is it not lawful for me to do what I will with my own? Is your eye evil, because I am good?

he commanded

Joshua 8:2 And you shall do to Ai and her king as you did to Jericho and her king: only the spoil thereof, and the cattle thereof...

Cross References
Joshua 8:2
And you shall do to Ai and its king as you did to Jericho and its king. Only its spoil and its livestock you shall take as plunder for yourselves. Lay an ambush against the city, behind it."

Joshua 8:28
So Joshua burned Ai and made it forever a heap of ruins, as it is to this day.

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