New International Version
So Joshua burned Ai and made it a permanent heap of ruins, a desolate place to this day.
King James Bible
And Joshua burnt Ai, and made it an heap for ever, even a desolation unto this day.
Darby Bible Translation
And Joshua burned Ai, and made it an everlasting heap of desolation to this day.
World English Bible
So Joshua burnt Ai, and made it a heap forever, even a desolation, to this day.
Young's Literal Translation
And Joshua burneth Ai, and maketh it a heap age-during -- a desolation unto this day;
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Unto this day - This last clause was probably added by a later hand.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
unto this day
LibraryThe National Oath at Shechem
'And Joshua said unto the people. Ye cannot serve the Lord: for He is an holy God; He is a jealous God; He will not forgive your transgressions nor your sins. 20. If ye forsake the Lord, and serve strange gods, then He will turn and do you hurt, and consume you, after that He hath done you good. 21. And the people said unto Joshua, Nay; but we will serve the Lord. 22. And Joshua said unto the people, Ye are witnesses against yourselves, that ye have chosen you the Lord, to serve Him. And they said, …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture
Formation and History of the Hebrew Canon.
You are to gather all the plunder of the town into the middle of the public square and completely burn the town and all its plunder as a whole burnt offering to the LORD your God. That town is to remain a ruin forever, never to be rebuilt,
He impaled the body of the king of Ai on a pole and left it there until evening. At sunset, Joshua ordered them to take the body from the pole and throw it down at the entrance of the city gate. And they raised a large pile of rocks over it, which remains to this day.
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