JOSHUA 8:17

KING JAMES VERSION (KJV)

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“And there was not a man left in Ai or Beth-el, that went not out after Israel: and they left the city open, and pursued after Israel.”

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Joshua 8:17 Translation & Meaning

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And there was not וְלֹֽא Not (the simple or abs. negation); by implication, no; often used with other particles not
a man אִ֗ישׁ A man as an individual or a male person; often used as an adjunct to a more definite term (and in such cases frequently not expressed in translation) man
left נִשְׁאַ֣ר Properly, to swell up, i.e., be (causatively, make) redundant left
in Ai בָּעַי֙ Ai, Aja or Ajath, a place in Palestine Ai
or Beth-el, אֵ֔ל Beth-El, a place in Palestine Bethel
that אֲשֶׁ֥ר Who, which, what, that; also (as an adverb and a conjunction) when, where, how, because, in order that, etc that
went not out יָצְא֖וּ To go (causatively, bring) out, in a great variety of applications, literally and figuratively, direct and proxim not out
after אַֽחֲרֵ֣י Properly, the hind part; generally used as an adverb or conjunction, after (in various senses) after
Israel: יִשְׂרָאֵ֑ל He will rule as God; Jisraël, a symbolical name of Jacob; also (typically) of his posterity Israel
and they left וַיַּֽעַזְב֤וּ To loosen, i.e., relinquish, permit, etc left
the city הָעִיר֙ A city (a place guarded by waking or a watch) in the widest sense (even of a mere encampment or post) city
open, פְּתוּחָ֔ה To open wide (literally or figuratively); specifically, to loosen, begin, plough, carve open
and pursued וַֽיִּרְדְּפ֖וּ To run after (usually with hostile intent; figuratively [of time] gone by) pursued
after אַֽחֲרֵ֥י Properly, the hind part; generally used as an adverb or conjunction, after (in various senses) after
Israel. יִשְׂרָאֵֽל׃ He will rule as God; Jisraël, a symbolical name of Jacob; also (typically) of his posterity Israel

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  • 15  And Joshua and all Israel made as if they were beaten before them, and fled by the way of the wilderness.

  • 16  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.

  • 17  And there was not a man left in Ai or Beth-el, that went not out after Israel: and they left the city open, and pursued after Israel.

  • 18  And the Lord said unto Joshua, Stretch out the spear that is in thy hand toward Ai; for I will give it into thine hand. And Joshua stretched out the spear that he had in his hand toward the city.

  • 19  And the ambush arose quickly out of their place, and they ran as soon as he had stretched out his hand: and they entered into the city, and took it, and hasted and set the city on fire.




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