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27 Only the livestock and the spoil of that city Israel took as their plunder, according to the word of the Lord that he (A)had commanded Joshua. 28 So Joshua burned Ai and made it for ever a (B)heap of ruins, as it is to this day. 29 (C)And he hanged the king of Ai on a tree until evening. (D)And at sunset Joshua commanded, and they took his body down from the tree and threw it at the entrance of the gate of the city and (E)raised over it a great heap of stones, which stands there to this day.

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27 But Israel did carry off for themselves the livestock and plunder of this city, as the Lord had instructed Joshua.(A)

28 So Joshua burned(B) Ai[a](C) and made it a permanent heap of ruins,(D) a desolate place to this day.(E) 29 He impaled the body of the king of Ai on a pole and left it there until evening. At sunset,(F) Joshua ordered them to take the body from the pole and throw it down at the entrance of the city gate. And they raised a large pile of rocks(G) over it, which remains to this day.

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  1. Joshua 8:28 Ai means the ruin.

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