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men: and they fled before the men of Ai.
JOS 7:5 And the men of Ai smote of them about thirty and six men: for
they chased them from before the gate even unto Shebarim, and smote them
in the going down: wherefore the hearts of the people melted, and became
JOS 7:6 And Joshua rent his clothes, and fell to the earth upon his
face before the ark of the LORD until the eventide, he and the elders of
Israel, and put dust upon their heads.
JOS 7:7 And Joshua said, Alas, O LORD God, wherefore hast thou at all
brought this people over Jordan, to deliver us into the hand of the
Amorites, to destroy us? would to God we had been content, and dwelt on
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