The Holy Bible - The Book of Joshua, Chapter 7 (Latin)
1But 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.
2And Joshua sent men from Jericho to Ai, which is beside Bethaven, on the east of Bethel, and spake unto them, saying, Go up and view the country. And the men went up and viewed Ai.
3And they returned to Joshua, and said unto him, Let not all the people go up; but let about two or three thousand men go up and smite Ai; and make not all the people to labour thither; for they are but few.
4So there went up thither of the people about three thousand men: and they fled before the men of Ai.
5And the men of Ai smote of them about thirty and six men: for they chased them from before the gate even unto Shebarim, and smote them in the going down: wherefore the hearts of the people melted, and became as water.
6And Joshua rent his clothes, and fell to the earth upon his face before the ark of the LORD until the eventide, he and the elders of Israel, and put dust upon their heads.
7And Joshua said, Alas, O LORD God, wherefore hast thou at all brought this people over Jordan, to deliver us into the hand of the Amorites, to destroy us? would to God we had been content, and dwelt on the other side Jordan!
8O LORD, what shall I say, when Israel turneth their backs before their enemies!
9For the Canaanites and all the inhabitants of the land shall hear of it, and shall environ us round, and cut off our name from the earth: and what wilt thou do unto thy great name?
10And the LORD said unto Joshua, Get thee up; wherefore liest thou thus upon thy face?
11Israel hath sinned, and they have also transgressed my covenant which I commanded them: for they have even taken of the accursed thing, and have also stolen, and dissembled also, and they have put it even among their own stuff.
12Therefore the children of Israel could not stand before their enemies, but turned their backs before their enemies, because they were accursed: neither will I be with you any more, except ye destroy the accursed from among you.
13Up, sanctify the people, and say, Sanctify yourselves against to morrow: for thus saith the LORD God of Israel, There is an accursed thing in the midst of thee, O Israel: thou canst not stand before thine enemies, until ye take away the accursed thing from among you.
14In the morning therefore ye shall be brought according to your tribes: and it shall be, that the tribe which the LORD taketh shall come according to the families thereof; and the family which the LORD shall take shall come by households; and the household which the LORD shall take shall come man by man.
15And it shall be, that he that is taken with the accursed thing shall be burnt with fire, he and all that he hath: because he hath transgressed the covenant of the LORD, and because he hath wrought folly in Israel.
16So Joshua rose up early in the morning, and brought Israel by their tribes; and the tribe of Judah was taken:
17And he brought the family of Judah; and he took the family of the Zarhites: and he brought the family of the Zarhites man by man; and Zabdi was taken:
18And he brought his household man by man; and Achan, the son of Carmi, the son of Zabdi, the son of Zerah, of the tribe of Judah, was taken.
19And Joshua said unto Achan, My son, give, I pray thee, glory to the LORD God of Israel, and make confession unto him; and tell me now what thou hast done; hide it not from me.
20And Achan answered Joshua, and said, Indeed I have sinned against the LORD God of Israel, and thus and thus have I done:
21When I saw among the spoils a goodly Babylonish garment, and two hundred shekels of silver, and a wedge of gold of fifty shekels weight, then I coveted them, and took them; and, behold, they are hid in the earth in the midst of my tent, and the silver under it.
22So Joshua sent messengers, and they ran unto the tent; and, behold, it was hid in his tent, and the silver under it.
23And they took them out of the midst of the tent, and brought them unto Joshua, and unto all the children of Israel, and laid them out before the LORD.
24And Joshua, and all Israel with him, took Achan the son of Zerah, and the silver, and the garment, and the wedge of gold, and his sons, and his daughters, and his oxen, and his asses, and his sheep, and his tent, and all that he had: and they brought them unto the valley of Achor.
25And Joshua said, Why hast thou troubled us? the LORD shall trouble thee this day. And all Israel stoned him with stones, and burned them with fire, after they had stoned them with stones.
26And they raised over him a great heap of stones unto this day. So the LORD turned from the fierceness of his anger. Wherefore the name of that place was called, The valley of Achor, unto this day.
1filii autem Israhel praevaricati sunt mandatum et usurpaverunt de anathemate nam Achan filius Charmi filii Zabdi filii Zare de tribu Iuda tulit aliquid de anathemate iratusque est Dominus contra filios Israhel
2cumque mitteret Iosue de Hiericho viros contra Ahi quae est iuxta Bethaven ad orientalem plagam oppidi Bethel dixit eis ascendite et explorate terram qui praecepta conplentes exploraverunt Ahi
3et reversi dixerunt ei non ascendat omnis populus sed duo vel tria milia virorum pergant et deleant civitatem quare omnis populus frustra vexatur contra hostes paucissimos
4ascenderunt ergo tria milia pugnatores qui statim terga vertentes
5percussi sunt a viris urbis Ahi et corruerunt ex eis triginta et sex homines persecutique sunt eos adversarii de porta usque Sabarim et ceciderunt per prona fugientes pertimuitque cor populi et instar aquae liquefactum est
6Iosue vero scidit vestimenta sua et cecidit pronus in terram coram arca Domini usque ad vesperum tam ipse quam omnes senes Israhel miseruntque pulverem super capita sua
7et dixit Iosue heu Domine Deus quid voluisti transducere populum istum Iordanem fluvium ut traderes nos in manus Amorrei et perderes utinam ut coepimus mansissemus trans Iordanem
8mi Domine Deus quid dicam videns Israhelem hostibus suis terga vertentem
9audient Chananei et omnes habitatores terrae ac pariter conglobati circumdabunt nos atque delebunt nomen nostrum de terra et quid facies magno nomini tuo
10dixitque Dominus ad Iosue surge cur iaces pronus in terra
11peccavit Israhel et praevaricatus est pactum meum tuleruntque de anathemate et furati sunt atque mentiti et absconderunt inter vasa sua
12nec poterit Israhel stare ante hostes suos eosque fugiet quia pollutus est anathemate non ero ultra vobiscum donec conteratis eum qui huius sceleris reus est
13surge sanctifica populum et dic eis sanctificamini in crastinum haec enim dicit Dominus Deus Israhel anathema in medio tui est Israhel non poteris stare coram hostibus tuis donec deleatur ex te qui hoc contaminatus est scelere
14accedetisque mane singuli per tribus vestras et quamcumque tribum sors invenerit accedet per cognationes suas et cognatio per domos domusque per viros
15et quicumque ille in hoc facinore fuerit deprehensus conburetur igni cum omni substantia sua quoniam praevaricatus est pactum Domini et fecit nefas in Israhel
16surgens itaque Iosue mane adplicavit Israhel per tribus suas et inventa est tribus Iuda
17quae cum iuxta familias suas esset oblata inventa est familia Zarai illam quoque per viros offerens repperit Zabdi
18cuius domum in singulos dividens viros invenit Achan filium Charmi filii Zabdi filii Zare de tribu Iuda
19et ait ad Achan fili mi da gloriam Domino Deo Israhel et confitere atque indica mihi quid feceris ne abscondas
20responditque Achan Iosue et dixit ei vere ego peccavi Domino Deo Israhel et sic et sic feci
21vidi enim inter spolia pallium coccineum valde bonum et ducentos siclos argenti regulamque auream quinquaginta siclorum et concupiscens abstuli et abscondi in terra contra medium tabernaculi mei argentumque fossa humo operui
22misit ergo Iosue ministros qui currentes ad tabernaculum illius reppererunt cuncta abscondita in eodem loco et argentum simul
23auferentesque de tentorio tulerunt ea ad Iosue et ad omnes filios Israhel proieceruntque ante Dominum
24tollens itaque Iosue Achan filium Zare argentumque et pallium et auream regulam filiosque eius et filias boves et asinos et oves ipsumque tabernaculum et cunctam supellectilem et omnis Israhel cum eo duxerunt eos ad vallem Achor
25ubi dixit Iosue quia turbasti nos exturbet te Dominus in die hac lapidavitque eum omnis Israhel et cuncta quae illius erant igne consumpta sunt
26congregaverunt quoque super eum acervum magnum lapidum qui permanet usque in praesentem diem et aversus est furor Domini ab eis vocatumque est nomen loci illius vallis Achor usque hodie