1 Filii autem Israel praevaricati sunt mandatum et usurpaverunt de anathemate: nam Achan filius Charmi filii Zabdi filii Zarae de tribu Iudae tulit aliquid de anathemate. Iratusque est Dominus contra filios Israel.
2 Cumque mitteret Iosue de Iericho viros contra Hai, quae est iuxta Bethaven ad orientalem plagam oppidi Bethel, dixit eis: "Ascendite et explorate terram" Qui praecepta complentes exploraverunt Hai
3 et reversi dixerunt ei: "Non ascendat omnis populus, sed duo vel tria milia virorum pergant et deleant civitatem. Noli vexare omnem populum contra hostes paucissimos"
4 Ascenderunt ergo tria fere milia pugnatorum, qui statim terga verterunt coram viris urbis Hai,
5 qui percusserunt ex eis circiter triginta et sex homines persecutique sunt eos de porta usque ad Sabarim et percusserunt eos in descensu; pertimuitque cor populi et instar aquae liquefactum est.
6 Iosue vero scidit vestimenta sua et cecidit pronus in terram coram arca Domini usque ad vesperum, tam ipse quam omnes senes Israel; miseruntque pulverem super capita sua.
7 Et dixit Iosue: "Heu, Domine Deus, quid voluisti traducere populum istum Iordanem fluvium, ut traderes nos in manus Amorraei et perderes? Utinam mansissemus trans Iordanem!
8 Quaeso, Domine, quid dicam videns Israelem hostibus suis terga vertentem?
9 Audient Chananaei et omnes habitatores terrae ac pariter conglobati circumdabunt nos atque delebunt nomen nostrum de terra. Et quid facies magno nomini tuo?"
10 Dixitque Dominus ad Iosue: "Surge! Cur iaces pronus in terra?
11 Peccavit Israel et praevaricatus est pactum meum, quod mandaveram eis; tuleruntque de anathemate et furati sunt atque mentiti et absconderunt inter vasa sua.
12 Nec poterunt filii Israel stare ante hostes suos eosque fugient, quia facti sunt anathema; non ero ultra vobiscum, donec conteratis anathema de medio vestri.
13 Surge! Sanctifica populum et dic eis: Sanctificamini in crastinum. Haec enim dicit Dominus, Deus Israel: Anathema in medio tui est, Israel! Non poteris stare coram hostibus tuis, donec auferatis anathema de medio vestri.
14 Accedetisque mane singuli per tribus vestras; et quamcumque tribum Dominus designaverit, accedet per cognationes suas et cognatio per domos domusque per viros:
15 et quicumque ille in hoc facinore fuerit deprehensus, comburetur igni cum omnibus, quae ipsius sunt, quoniam praevaricatus est pactum Domini et fecit nefas in Israel"
16 Surgens itaque Iosue mane applicuit Israel per tribus suas, et inventa est tribus Iudae.
17 Quae cum iuxta familias suas esset oblata, inventa est familia Zarae; illam quoque per domos offerens repperit Zabdi.
18 Cuius domum in singulos dividens viros invenit Achan filium Charmi filii Zabdi filii Zarae de tribu Iudae.
19 Et ait Iosue ad Achan: "Fili mi, da gloriam Domino, Deo Israel, et confitere atque indica mihi quid feceris; ne abscondas"
20 Responditque Achan Iosue et dixit ei: "Vere ego peccavi Domino, Deo Israel, et sic et sic feci:
21 Vidi enim inter spolia pallium de Sennaar valde bonum et ducentos siclos argenti regulamque auream quinquaginta siclorum; et concupiscens abstuli et abscondi in terra contra medium tabernaculi mei argentumque subter "
22 Misit ergo Iosue ministros, qui currentes ad tabernaculum illius reppererunt cuncta abscondita in eodem loco et argentum simul;
23 auferentesque de tentorio tulerunt ea ad Iosue et ad omnes filios Israel proieceruntque ante Dominum.
24 Tollens itaque Iosue Achan filium Zarae argentumque et pallium et auream regulam filiosque eius et filias, boves et asinos et oves ipsumque tabernaculum et cunctam supellectilem "et omnis Israel cum eo "duxerunt eos ad vallem Achor,
25 ubi dixit Iosue: "Quia turbasti nos, exturbet te Dominus in die hac" Lapidavitque eum omnis Israel; et cuncta, quae illius erant, igne consumpta sunt.
26 Congregaverunt quoque super eum acervum magnum lapidum, qui permanet usque in praesentem diem. Et aversus est furor Domini ab eis; vocatumque est nomen loci illius vallis Achor usque hodie.
King James Version
1 But the children of Israel committed a trespass in the accursed thing: for Achan, the son of Carmi, the son of Zabdi, the son of Zerah, of the tribe of Judah, took of the accursed thing: and the anger of the LORD was kindled against the children of Israel.
2 And Joshua sent men from Jericho to Ai, which is beside Beth-aven, on the east side of Beth-el, and spake unto them, saying, Go up and view the country. And the men went up and viewed Ai.
3 And they returned to Joshua, and said unto him, Let not all the people go up; but let about two or three thousand men go up and smite Ai; and make not all the people to labour thither; for they are but few.
4 So there went up thither of the people about three thousand men: and they fled before the men of Ai.
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 as water.
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.
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 the other side Jordan!
8 O Lord, what shall I say, when Israel turneth their backs before their enemies!
9 For the Canaanites and all the inhabitants of the land shall hear of it, and shall environ us round, and cut off our name from the earth: and what wilt thou do unto thy great name?
10 ¶ And the LORD said unto Joshua, Get thee up; wherefore liest thou thus upon thy face?
11 Israel hath sinned, and they have also transgressed my covenant which I commanded them: for they have even taken of the accursed thing, and have also stolen, and dissembled also, and they have put it even among their own stuff.
12 Therefore the children of Israel could not stand before their enemies, but turned their backs before their enemies, because they were accursed: neither will I be with you any more, except ye destroy the accursed from among you.
13 Up, sanctify the people, and say, Sanctify yourselves against to morrow: for thus saith the LORD God of Israel, There is an accursed thing in the midst of thee, O Israel: thou canst not stand before thine enemies, until ye take away the accursed thing from among you.
14 In the morning therefore ye shall be brought according to your tribes: and it shall be, that the tribe which the LORD taketh shall come according to the families thereof; and the family which the LORD shall take shall come by households; and the household which the LORD shall take shall come man by man.
15 And it shall be, that he that is taken with the accursed thing shall be burnt with fire, he and all that he hath: because he hath transgressed the covenant of the LORD, and because he hath wrought folly in Israel.
16 ¶ So Joshua rose up early in the morning, and brought Israel by their tribes; and the tribe of Judah was taken:
17 And he brought the family of Judah; and he took the family of the Zarhites: and he brought the family of the Zarhites man by man; and Zabdi was taken:
18 And he brought his household man by man; and Achan, the son of Carmi, the son of Zabdi, the son of Zerah, of the tribe of Judah, was taken.
19 And Joshua said unto Achan, My son, give, I pray thee, glory to the LORD God of Israel, and make confession unto him; and tell me now what thou hast done; hide it not from me.
20 And Achan answered Joshua, and said, Indeed I have sinned against the LORD God of Israel, and thus and thus have I done:
21 When I saw among the spoils a goodly Babylonish garment, and two hundred shekels of silver, and a wedge of gold of fifty shekels weight, then I coveted them, and took them; and, behold, they are hid in the earth in the midst of my tent, and the silver under it.
22 ¶ So Joshua sent messengers, and they ran unto the tent; and, behold, it was hid in his tent, and the silver under it.
23 And they took them out of the midst of the tent, and brought them unto Joshua, and unto all the children of Israel, and laid them out before the LORD.
24 And Joshua, and all Israel with him, took Achan the son of Zerah, and the silver, and the garment, and the wedge of gold, and his sons, and his daughters, and his oxen, and his asses, and his sheep, and his tent, and all that he had: and they brought them unto the valley of Achor.
25 And Joshua said, Why hast thou troubled us? the LORD shall trouble thee this day. And all Israel stoned him with stones, and burned them with fire, after they had stoned them with stones.
26 And they raised over him a great heap of stones unto this day. So the LORD turned from the fierceness of his anger. Wherefore the name of that place was called, The valley of Achor, unto this day.