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The Book of Jasher

Chapter 89

89:1 “Then spoke Joshua this song, on the day that the Lord had given the Amorites into the hand of Joshua and the children of Israel, and he said in the sight of all Israel,”
89:2 “You have done mighty things, O Lord, you have performed great deeds; who is like to you? my lips shall sing to your name.”
89:3 “My goodness and my fortress, my high tower, I will sing a new song to you, with thanksgiving will I sing to you, you are the strength of my salvation.”
89:4 “All the kings of the earth shall praise you, the princes of the world shall sing to you, the children of Israel shall rejoice in your salvation, they shall sing and praise your power.”
89:6 “To you, O Lord, did we confide; we said you are our God, for you was our shelter and strong tower against our enemies.”
89:6 “To you we cried and were not ashamed, in you we trusted and were delivered; when we cried to you, you did hear our voice, you did deliver our souls from the sword, you did show us your grace, you did give us your salvation, you did rejoice our hearts with your strength.”
89:7 “You did go forth for our salvation, with your arm you did redeem your people; you did answer us from the heavens of your holiness, you did save us from ten thousands of people.”
89:8 “The sun and moon stood still in heaven, and you did stand in your wrath against our oppressors and did command your judgments over them.”
89:9 “All the princes of the earth stood up, the kings of the nations had gathered themselves together, they were not moved at your presence, they desired your battles.”
89:10 “You did rise against them in your anger, and did bring down your wrath on them; you did destroy them in your anger, and cut them off in your heart.”
89:11 “Nations have been consumed with your fury, kingdoms have declined because of your wrath, you did wound kings in the day of your anger.”
89:12 “You did pour out your fury on them, your wrathful anger took hold of them, you did turn their iniquity on them, and did cut them off in their wickedness.”
89:13 “They did spread a trap, they fell therein, in the net they hid, their foot was caught.”
89:14 “Your hand was ready for all your enemies who said, through their sword they possessed the land, through their arm they dwelt in the city; you did fill their faces with shame, you did bring their horns down to the ground, you did terrify them in your wrath, and did destroy them in your anger.”
89:15 “The earth trembled and shook at the sound of your storm over them, you did not withhold their souls from death, and did bring down their lives to the grave.”
89:16 “You did pursue them in your storm, you did consume them in your whirlwind, you did turn their rain into hail, they fell in deep pits so that they could not rise.”
89:17 “Their carcasses were like rubbish cast out in the middle of the streets.”
89:18 “They were consumed and destroyed in your anger, you did save your people with your might.”
89:19 “Therefore, our hearts rejoice in you, our souls exult in your salvation.”
89:20 “Our tongues shall relate your might, we will sing and praise your wondrous works.”
89:21 “For you did save us from our enemies, you did deliver us from those who rose up against us, you did destroy them from before us and depress them beneath our feet.”
89:22 “Thus shall all your enemies perish O Lord, and the wicked shall be like chaff driven by the wind and your beloved shall be like trees planted by the waters.”
89:23 “So Joshua and all Israel with him returned to the camp in Gilgal, after having smitten all the kings, so that not a remnant was left of them.”
89:24 “And the five kings fled alone on foot from battle, and hid themselves in a cave, and Joshua sought for them in the field of battle, and did not find them.”
89:25 “And it was afterward told to Joshua, saying, the kings are found and behold they are hidden in a cave.”
89:26 “And Joshua said, appoint men to be at the mouth of the cave, to guard them, lest they take themselves away; and the children of Israel did so.”
89:27 “And Joshua called to all Israel and said to the officers of battle, place our feet on the necks of these kings, and Joshua said, so shall the Lord do to all your enemies.”
89:28 “And Joshua commanded afterward that they should slay the kings and cast them into the cave, and to put great stones at the mouth of the cave.”
89:29 “And Joshua went afterward with all the people that were with him on that day to Makkedah, and he smote it with the edge of the sword.”
89:30 “And he utterly destroyed the souls and all belonging to the city, and he did to the king and people thereof as he had done to Jericho.”
89:31 “And he passed from there to Libnah and he fought against it; and the Lord delivered it into his hand, and Joshua smote it with the edge of the sword and all the souls thereof, and he did to it and to the king thereof as he had done to Jericho.”
89:32 “And from there he passed on to Lachish to fight against it, and Horam king of Gaza went up to assist the men of Lachish, and Joshua smote him and his people until there was none left to him.”
89:33 “And Joshua took Lachish and all the people thereof, and he did to it as he had done to Libnah.”
89:34 “And Joshua passed from there to Eglon, and he took that also, and he smote it and all the people thereof with the edge of the sword.”
89:35 “And from there he passed to Hebron and fought against it and took it and utterly destroyed it, and he returned from there with all Israel to Debir and fought against it and smote it with the edge of the sword.”
89:36 “And he destroyed every soul in it, he left none remaining, and he did to it and the king thereof as he had done to Jericho.”
89:37 “And Joshua smote all the kings of the Amorites from Kadesh barnea to Azah, and he took their country at once, for the Lord had fought for Israel.”
89:38 “And Joshua with all Israel came to the camp to Gilgal.”
89:39 “When at that time Jabin, king of Chazor, heard all that Joshua had done to the kings of the Amorites, Jabin sent to Jobat, king of Midian, and to Laban, king of Shimron, to Jephal, king of Achshaph, and to all the kings of the Amorites, saying,”
89:40 “Come quickly to us and help us, that we may smite the children of Israel, before they come on us and do to us as they have done to the other kings of the Amorites.”
89:41 “And all these kings listened to the words of Jabin, king of Chazor, and they went forth with all their camps, seventeen kings, and their people were as numerous as the sand on the sea shore, together with horses and chariots innumerable, and they came and pitched together at the waters of Merom, and they were met together to fight against Israel.”
89:42 “And the Lord said to Joshua, fear them not, for tomorrow about this time I will deliver them up all slain before you, you shall hough their horses and burn their chariots with fire.”
89:43 “And Joshua with all the men of war came suddenly on them and smote them, and they fell into their hands, for the Lord had delivered them into the hand of the children of Israel.”
89:44 “So the children of Israel pursued all these kings with their camps, and smote them until there was none left of them, and Joshua did to them as the Lord had spoken to him.”
89:45 “And Joshua returned at that time to Chazor and smote it with the sword and destroyed every soul in it, and burned it with fire, and from Chazor, Joshua passed to Shimron and smote it and utterly destroyed it.”
89:46 “From there he passed to Achshaph and he did to it as he had done to Shimron.”
89:47 “From there he passed to Adulam and he smote all the people in it, and he did to Adulam as he had done to Achshaph and to Shimron.”
89:48 “And he passed from them to all the cities of the kings which he had smitten, and he smote all the people that were left of them and he utterly destroyed them.”
89:49 “Only their booty and cattle the Israelites took to themselves as a prey, but every human being they smote, they suffered not a soul to live.”
89:50 “As the Lord had commanded Moses, so did Joshua and all Israel, they failed not in any thing.”
89:51 “So Joshua and all the children of Israel smote the whole land of Canaan as the Lord had commanded them, and smote all their kings, being thirty and one kings, and the children of Israel took their whole country.”
89:52 “Besides the kingdoms of Sihon and Og which are on the other side Jordan, of which Moses had smitten many cities, and Moses gave them to the Reubenites and the Gadites and to half the tribe of Manasseh.”
89:53 “And Joshua smote all the kings that were on this side Jordan to the west, and gave them for an inheritance to the nine tribes and to the half tribe of Israel.”
89:54 “For five years did Joshua carry on the war with these kings, and he gave their cities to the Israelites, and the land became tranquil from battle throughout the cities of the Amorites and the Canaanites.”

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