24 When Gehazi came to the hill, he took the things from the servants and put them away in the house. He sent the men away and they left.

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16 When Ahab heard that Naboth was dead, he got up and went down to take possession of Naboth’s vineyard.

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21 When I saw in the plunder(A) a beautiful robe from Babylonia,[a] two hundred shekels[b] of silver and a bar of gold weighing fifty shekels,[c] I coveted(B) them and took them. They are hidden in the ground inside my tent, with the silver underneath.”

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Footnotes

  1. Joshua 7:21 Hebrew Shinar
  2. Joshua 7:21 That is, about 5 pounds or about 2.3 kilograms
  3. Joshua 7:21 That is, about 1 1/4 pounds or about 575 grams

11 Israel has sinned;(A) they have violated my covenant,(B) which I commanded them to keep. They have taken some of the devoted things; they have stolen, they have lied,(C) they have put them with their own possessions.(D) 12 That is why the Israelites cannot stand against their enemies;(E) they turn their backs(F) and run(G) because they have been made liable to destruction.(H) I will not be with you anymore(I) unless you destroy whatever among you is devoted to destruction.

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Achan’s Sin

But the Israelites were unfaithful in regard to the devoted things[a];(A) Achan(B) son of Karmi, the son of Zimri,[b] the son of Zerah,(C) of the tribe of Judah,(D) took some of them. So the Lord’s anger burned(E) against Israel.(F)

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Footnotes

  1. Joshua 7:1 The Hebrew term refers to the irrevocable giving over of things or persons to the Lord, often by totally destroying them; also in verses 11, 12, 13 and 15.
  2. Joshua 7:1 See Septuagint and 1 Chron. 2:6; Hebrew Zabdi; also in verses 17 and 18.

And he said to me, “This is the curse(A) that is going out over the whole land; for according to what it says on one side, every thief(B) will be banished, and according to what it says on the other, everyone who swears falsely(C) will be banished. The Lord Almighty declares, ‘I will send it out, and it will enter the house of the thief and the house of anyone who swears falsely(D) by my name. It will remain in that house and destroy it completely, both its timbers and its stones.(E)’”

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“Will not all of them taunt(A) him with ridicule and scorn, saying,

“‘Woe to him who piles up stolen goods
    and makes himself wealthy by extortion!(B)
    How long must this go on?’

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15 Woe to those who go to great depths
    to hide(A) their plans from the Lord,
who do their work in darkness and think,
    “Who sees us?(B) Who will know?”(C)

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