Joshua 8:16
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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.

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.

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.

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,

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Whether it is Lawful to Lay Ambushes in War?
Objection 1: It would seem that it is unlawful to lay ambushes in war. For it is written (Dt. 16:20): "Thou shalt follow justly after that which is just." But ambushes, since they are a kind of deception, seem to pertain to injustice. Therefore it is unlawful to lay ambushes even in a just war. Objection 2: Further, ambushes and deception seem to be opposed to faithfulness even as lies are. But since we are bound to keep faith with all men, it is wrong to lie to anyone, as Augustine states (Contra
Saint Thomas Aquinas—Summa Theologica

Five Kings in a Cave
TEXT: "And it came to pass, when they brought out those kings unto Joshua, that Joshua called for all the men of Israel, and said unto the captains of the men of war which went with him, Come near, put your feet upon the necks of these kings. And they came near, and put their feet upon the necks of them. And Joshua said unto them, Fear not, nor be dismayed, be strong and of good courage: for thus shall the Lord do to all your enemies against whom ye fight."--Joshua 10:24-25. The history of the
J. Wilbur Chapman—And Judas Iscariot

Cross References
Joshua 8:17
So not a man was left in Ai or Bethel who had not gone out after Israel, and they left the city unguarded and pursued Israel.

Judges 20:31
The sons of Benjamin went out against the people and were drawn away from the city, and they began to strike and kill some of the people as at other times, on the highways, one of which goes up to Bethel and the other to Gibeah, and in the field, about thirty men of Israel.

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