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

And Joshua said, “Alas, Sovereign Lord, why(A) did you ever bring this people across the Jordan to deliver us into the hands of the Amorites to destroy us?(B) If only we had been content to stay on the other side of the Jordan!

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