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Joshua 8:24-28

24 When Israel had finished killing all the inhabitants of Ai in the open wilderness where they pursued them, and all of them to the very last had fallen by the edge of the sword, all Israel returned to Ai and struck it down with the edge of the sword.25 And all who fell that day, both men and women, were 12,000, all the people of Ai.26 But Joshua did not draw back his hand with which he stretched out the javelin until he had devoted all the inhabitants of Ai to destruction. [1]27 Only the livestock and the spoil of that city Israel took as their plunder, according to the word of the Lord that he commanded Joshua.28 So Joshua burned Ai and made it forever a heap of ruins, as it is to this day.


[1] That is, set apart (devoted) as an offering to the Lord (for destruction)

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