27 (A)Only the cattle and the spoil of this city, Israel took for a prey unto themselves, according unto the word of the Lord, which he commanded Joshua.

28 And Joshua burnt Ai, and made it an heap [a]forever, and a wilderness unto this day.

29 And the king of Ai he hanged on a tree, unto the evening. And as soon as the sun was down, Joshua commanded [b]that they should take his carcass down from the tree, and cast it at the entering of the gate of the city, and (B)lay thereon a great heap of stones, that remaineth unto this day.

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  1. Joshua 8:28 That it could never be built again.
  2. Joshua 8:29 According as it was commanded, Deut. 21:23.

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