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{Joshua 8:2} And thou shalt do 6213 z8804 to Ai 5857 and her king 4428 as x834 thou didst 6213 z8804 unto Jericho 3405 and her king: 4428 only x7535 the spoil 7998 thereof, and the cattle 929 thereof, shall ye take for a prey 962 z8799 unto yourselves: lay 7760 z8798 thee an ambush 693 z8802 for the city 5892 behind 310 x4480 it.
do to Ai:
"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." {Jsh 8:24} + "And Joshua burnt Ai, and made it an heap for ever, [even] a desolation unto this day. ... And the king of Ai he hanged on a tree until eventide: and as soon as the sun was down, Joshua commanded that they should take his carcase down from the tree, and cast it at the entering of the gate of the city, and raise thereon a great heap of stones, [that remaineth] unto this day." {Jsh 8:28-29}. See note on "And they utterly destroyed all that [was] in the city, both man and woman, young and old, and ox, and sheep, and ass, with the edge of the sword." {Jsh 6:21}, see note on "Now it came to pass, when Adonizedek king of Jerusalem had heard how Joshua had taken Ai, and had utterly destroyed it; as he had done to Jericho and her king, so he had done to Ai and her king; and how the inhabitants of Gibeon had made peace with Israel, and were among them;" {Jsh 10:1}, see note on "And that day Joshua took Makkedah, and smote it with the edge of the sword, and the king thereof he utterly destroyed, them, and all the souls that [were] therein; he let none remain: and he did to the king of Makkedah as he did unto the king of Jericho." {Jsh 10:28}, and see note on "And the LORD said unto me, Fear him not: for I will deliver him, and all his people, and his land, into thy hand; and thou shalt do unto him as thou didst unto Sihon king of the Amorites, which dwelt at Heshbon." {Deu 3:2}.
only the spoil:
"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." {Jsh 8:27} + "But the women, and the little ones, and the cattle, and all that is in the city, [even] all the spoil thereof, shalt thou take unto thyself; and thou shalt eat the spoil of thine enemies, which the LORD thy God hath given thee." {Deu 20:14} + "Though he heap up silver as the dust, and prepare raiment as the clay; ... He may prepare [it], but the just shall put [it] on, and the innocent shall divide the silver." {Job 27:16-17} + "Surely every man walketh in a vain shew: surely they are disquieted in vain: he heapeth up [riches], and knoweth not who shall gather them." {Psa 39:6} + "A good [man] leaveth an inheritance to his children's children: and the wealth of the sinner [is] laid up for the just." {Prv 13:22} + "A faithful man shall abound with blessings: but he that maketh haste to be rich shall not be innocent." {Prv 28:20} + "[As] the partridge sitteth [on eggs], and hatcheth [them] not; [so] he that getteth riches, and not by right, shall leave them in the midst of his days, and at his end shall be a fool." {Jer 17:11} + "But God said unto him, [Thou] fool, this night thy soul shall be required of thee: then whose shall those things be, which thou hast provided? ... So [is] he that layeth up treasure for himself, and is not rich toward God." {Lke 12:20-21}
lay thee:
"Then ye shall rise up from the ambush, and seize upon the city: for the LORD your God will deliver it into your hand." {Jsh 8:7} + "Joshua therefore sent them forth: and they went to lie in ambush, and abode between Bethel and Ai, on the west side of Ai: but Joshua lodged that night among the people." {Jsh 8:9} + "And he took about five thousand men, and set them to lie in ambush between Bethel and Ai, on the west side of the city." {Jsh 8:12} + "And it came to pass, when the king of Ai saw [it], that they hasted and rose up early, and the men of the city went out against Israel to battle, he and all his people, at a time appointed, before the plain; but he wist not that [there were] liers in ambush against him behind the city." {Jsh 8:14} + "And the ambush arose quickly out of their place, and they ran as soon as he had stretched out his hand: and they entered into the city, and took it, and hasted and set the city on fire." {Jsh 8:19} + "And Israel set liers in wait round about Gibeah. ... And all the men of Israel rose up out of their place, and put themselves in array at Baaltamar: and the liers in wait of Israel came forth out of their places, [even] out of the meadows of Gibeah." {Jdg 20:29-33} + "But Jeroboam caused an ambushment to come about behind them: so they were before Judah, and the ambushment [was] behind them." {2Ch 13:13} + "And when they began to sing and to praise, the LORD set ambushments against the children of Ammon, Moab, and mount Seir, which were come against Judah; and they were smitten." {2Ch 20:22} + "Set up the standard upon the walls of Babylon, make the watch strong, set up the watchmen, prepare the ambushes: for the LORD hath both devised and done that which he spake against the inhabitants of Babylon." {Jer 51:12}

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