Joshua 7

    The Sin of Achan and Its Punishment

  1. "But the people of Israel broke faith in regard to the devoted things; for Achan the son of Carmi, son of Zabdi, son of Zerah, of the tribe of Judah, took some of the devoted things; and the anger of the Lord burned against the people of Israel."
  2. "Joshua sent men from Jericho to Ai, which is near Beth-a'ven, east of Bethel, and said to them, ""Go up and spy out the land."" And the men went up and spied out Ai. "
  3. "And they returned to Joshua, and said to him, ""Let not all the people go up, but let about two or three thousand men go up and attack Ai; do not make the whole people toil up there, for they are but few."" "