Then Joshua (A)tore his clothes and fell to the earth on his face before the ark of the Lord until the evening, both he and the elders of Israel; and (B)they put dust on their heads. Joshua said, “Alas, O Lord [a]God, why did You ever bring this people over the Jordan, only to deliver us into the hand of the Amorites, to destroy us? If only we had been willing [b]to dwell beyond the Jordan!

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Footnotes

  1. Joshua 7:7 Heb YHWH, usually rendered Lord
  2. Joshua 7:7 Lit and had dwelt

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