Joshua 8:16
New International Version
All the men of Ai were called to pursue them, and they pursued Joshua and were lured away from the city.

New Living Translation
Then all the men in the town were called out to chase after them. In this way, they were lured away from the town.

English Standard Version
So all the people who were in the city were called together to pursue them, and as they pursued Joshua they were drawn away from the city.

Berean Study Bible
Then all the men of Ai were summoned to pursue them, and they followed Joshua and were drawn away from the city.

New American Standard Bible
And all the people who were in the city were called together to pursue them, and they pursued Joshua and were drawn away from the city.

New King James Version
So all the people who were in Ai were called together to pursue them. And they pursued Joshua and were drawn away from the city.

King James Bible
And all the people that were in Ai were called together to pursue after them: and they pursued after Joshua, and were drawn away from the city.

Christian Standard Bible
Then all the troops of Ai were summoned to pursue them, and they pursued Joshua and were drawn away from the city.

Good News Translation
All the men in the city had been called together to go after them, and as they pursued Joshua, they kept getting farther away from the city.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Then all the troops of Ai were summoned to pursue them, and they pursued Joshua and were drawn away from the city.

International Standard Version
everyone in the city followed after them. As they pursued Joshua, they were drawn away from the town.

NET Bible
All the reinforcements in Ai were ordered to chase them; they chased Joshua and were lured away from the city.

New Heart English Bible
All the people who were in the city were called together to pursue after them. They pursued Joshua, and were drawn away from the city.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
All the troops in the city were called out to chase them. As they chased Joshua, they were lured away from the city.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And all the people that were in Ai were called together to pursue after them; and they pursued after Joshua, and were drawn away from the city.

New American Standard 1977
And all the people who were in the city were called together to pursue them, and they pursued Joshua, and were drawn away from the city.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And all the people that were in Ai were called together to pursue after them; and they pursued after Joshua and were raptured from the city.

King James 2000 Bible
And all the people that were in Ai were called together to pursue after them: and they pursued after Joshua, and were drawn away from the city.

American King James Version
And all the people that were in Ai were called together to pursue after them: and they pursued after Joshua, and were drawn away from the city.

American Standard Version
And all the people that were in the city were called together to pursue after them: and they pursued after Joshua, and were drawn away from the city.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And they pursued after the children of Israel, and they themselves went to a distance from the city.

Douay-Rheims Bible
But they shouting together, and encouraging one another, pursued them. And when they were come from the city,

Darby Bible Translation
And all the people that were in the city were called together to pursue after them; and they pursued after Joshua, and were drawn away from the city.

English Revised Version
And all the people that were in the city were called together to pursue after them: and they pursued after Joshua, and were drawn away from the city.

Webster's Bible Translation
And all the people that were in Ai were called together to pursue them: and they pursued Joshua, and were drawn away from the city.

World English Bible
All the people who were in the city were called together to pursue after them. They pursued Joshua, and were drawn away from the city.

Young's Literal Translation
and all the people who are in the city are called to pursue after them, and they pursue after Joshua, and are drawn away out of the city,
Study Bible
The Conquest of Ai
15Joshua and all Israel let themselves be beaten back before them, and they fled toward the wilderness. 16Then all the men of Ai were summoned to pursue them, and they followed Joshua and were drawn away from the city. 17Not a man was left in Ai or Bethel who did not go out after Israel, leaving the city wide open while they pursued Israel.…
Cross References
Joshua 8:17
Not a man was left in Ai or Bethel who did not go out after Israel, leaving the city wide open while they pursued Israel.

Judges 20:31
The Benjamites came out against them and were drawn away from the city. They began to attack the people as before, killing about thirty men of Israel in the fields and on the roads, one of which led up to Bethel and the other to Gibeah.

Treasury of Scripture

And all the people that were in Ai were called together to pursue after them: and they pursued after Joshua, and were drawn away from the city.

called together

Judges 20:36-39
So the children of Benjamin saw that they were smitten: for the men of Israel gave place to the Benjamites, because they trusted unto the liers in wait which they had set beside Gibeah…

drawn away

Joshua 8:5,6
And I, and all the people that are with me, will approach unto the city: and it shall come to pass, when they come out against us, as at the first, that we will flee before them, …

Judges 20:31
And the children of Benjamin went out against the people, and were drawn away from the city; and they began to smite of the people, and kill, as at other times, in the highways, of which one goeth up to the house of God, and the other to Gibeah in the field, about thirty men of Israel.

Psalm 9:16
The LORD is known by the judgment which he executeth: the wicked is snared in the work of his own hands. Higgaion. Selah.







Lexicon
Then all
כָּל־ (kāl-)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 3605: The whole, all, any, every

the men [of Ai]
הָעָם֙ (hā·‘ām)
Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5971: A people, a tribe, troops, attendants, a flock

were summoned
וַיִּזָּעֲק֗וּ (way·yiz·zā·‘ă·qū)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Nifal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 2199: To shriek, to announce, convene publicly

to pursue them,
לִרְדֹּ֖ף (lir·dōp̄)
Preposition-l | Verb - Qal - Infinitive construct
Strong's Hebrew 7291: To pursue, chase, persecute

and they followed
וַֽיִּרְדְּפוּ֙ (way·yir·də·p̄ū)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 7291: To pursue, chase, persecute

Joshua
יְהוֹשֻׁ֔עַ (yə·hō·wō·šu·a‘)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3091: Joshua -- 'the LORD is salvation', Moses' successor, also the name of a number of Israelites

and were drawn away
וַיִּנָּתְק֖וּ (way·yin·nā·ṯə·qū)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Nifal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 5423: To pull, draw, or tear away, apart, or off

from
מִן־ (min-)
Preposition
Strong's Hebrew 4480: A part of, from, out of

the city.
בָּעַ֔י (bā·‘ay)
Preposition-b, Article | Noun - proper - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5892: Excitement
Verse 16. - Were called together. So the Masorites. Perhaps it would be better to translate, raised a cry ("at illi vociferantes." Vulgate. "Da schrie das ganze Volk." Luther). This gives us the scene in all its picturesque detail. We hear the exultant shout of the men of Ai, as they thought the victory won. The LXX. appear to have read חָזַק for זָעַק for they translate ἐνίσχυσε. The city. The Masorites correct here again into "Ai." But the LXX. and Vulgate render as the English translation. 8:3-22 Observe Joshua's conduct and prudence. Those that would maintain their spiritual conflicts must not love their ease. Probably he went into the valley alone, to pray to God for a blessing, and he did not seek in vain. He never drew back till the work was done. Those that have stretched out their hands against their spiritual enemies, must never draw them back.
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