New International Version
So about three thousand went up; but they were routed by the men of Ai,
King James Bible
So there went up thither of the people about three thousand men: and they fled before the men of Ai.
Darby Bible Translation
And there went up thither of the people about three thousand men, but they fled before the men of Ai.
World English Bible
So about three thousand men of the people went up there, and they fled before the men of Ai.
Young's Literal Translation
And there go up of the people thither about three thousand men, and they flee before the men of Ai,
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
About three thousand men - The spies sent to reconnoitre the place (Joshua 7:3) reported that the town was meanly garrisoned, and that two or three thousand men would be sufficient to take it. These were accordingly sent up, and were repulsed by the Amorites.
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'But the children of Israel committed a trespass in the accursed thing: for Achan, the son of Carmi, the son of Zabdi, the son of Zerah, of the tribe of Judah, took of the accursed thing: and the anger of the Lord was kindled against the children of Israel. 2. And Joshua sent men from Jericho to Ai, which is beside Beth-aven, on the east side of Beth-ei, and spake unto them, saying, Go up and view the country. And the men went up and viewed Ai. 3. And they returned to Joshua, and said unto him, Let …
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I will set my face against you so that you will be defeated by your enemies; those who hate you will rule over you, and you will flee even when no one is pursuing you.
The LORD will cause you to be defeated before your enemies. You will come at them from one direction but flee from them in seven, and you will become a thing of horror to all the kingdoms on earth.
When they returned to Joshua, they said, "Not all the army will have to go up against Ai. Send two or three thousand men to take it and do not weary the whole army, for only a few people live there."
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