Joshua 8:23
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New International Version
But they took the king of Ai alive and brought him to Joshua.

King James Bible
And the king of Ai they took alive, and brought him to Joshua.

Darby Bible Translation
And the king of Ai they took alive, and brought him to Joshua.

World English Bible
They captured the king of Ai alive, and brought him to Joshua.

Young's Literal Translation
and the king of Ai they caught alive, and bring him near unto Joshua.

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

They had no power to flee this way or that way - They were in utter consternation; they saw that the city was taken, they found themselves in the midst of their foes; that their wives, children, and property, had fallen a prey to their enemies, in consequence of which they were so utterly panic-struck as to be incapable of making any resistance.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Joshua 8:29 And the king of Ai he hanged on a tree until eventide: and as soon as the sun was down...

Joshua 10:17 And it was told Joshua, saying, The five kings are found hid in a cave at Makkedah.

1 Samuel 15:8 And he took Agag the king of the Amalekites alive, and utterly destroyed all the people with the edge of the sword.

Revelation 19:20 And the beast was taken, and with him the false prophet that worked miracles before him...

The National Oath at Shechem
'And Joshua said unto the people. Ye cannot serve the Lord: for He is an holy God; He is a jealous God; He will not forgive your transgressions nor your sins. 20. If ye forsake the Lord, and serve strange gods, then He will turn and do you hurt, and consume you, after that He hath done you good. 21. And the people said unto Joshua, Nay; but we will serve the Lord. 22. And Joshua said unto the people, Ye are witnesses against yourselves, that ye have chosen you the Lord, to serve Him. And they said,
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture

Formation and History of the Hebrew Canon.
1. The Greek word canon (originally a straight rod or pole, measuring-rod, then rule) denotes that collection of books which the churches receive as given by inspiration of God, and therefore as constituting for them a divine rule of faith and practice. To the books included in it the term canonical is applied. The Canon of the Old Testament, considered in reference to its constituent parts, was formed gradually; formed under divine superintendence by a process of growth extending through
E. P. Barrows—Companion to the Bible

Cross References
Joshua 8:22
Those in the ambush also came out of the city against them, so that they were caught in the middle, with Israelites on both sides. Israel cut them down, leaving them neither survivors nor fugitives.

Joshua 8:24
When Israel had finished killing all the men of Ai in the fields and in the wilderness where they had chased them, and when every one of them had been put to the sword, all the Israelites returned to Ai and killed those who were in it.

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