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JOS 8:22 And the other issued out of the city against them; so they
were in the midst of Israel, some on this side, and some on that side:
and they smote them, so that they let none of them remain or escape.
JOS 8:23 And the king of Ai they took alive, and brought him to Joshua.
JOS 8:24 And it came to pass, when Israel had made an end of slaying
all the inhabitants of Ai in the field, in the wilderness wherein they
chased them, and when they were all fallen on the edge of the sword,
until they were consumed, that all the Israelites returned unto Ai, and
smote it with the edge of the sword.
JOS 8:25 And so it was, that all that fell that day, both of men and
women, were twelve thousand, even all the men of Ai.
King James Bible