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Victory over the Amalekites

17:8 24 Amalek came25 and attacked26 Israel in Rephidim. 17:9 So Moses said to Joshua, “Choose some of our27 men and go out, fight against Amalek. Tomorrow I will stand on top of the hill with the staff of God in my hand.”

17:10 So Joshua fought against Amalek just as Moses had instructed him;28 and Moses and Aaron and Hur went up to the top of the hill. 17:11 Whenever Moses would raise his hands,29 then Israel prevailed, but whenever he would rest30 his hands, then Amalek prevailed. 17:12 When31 the hands of Moses became heavy,32 they took a stone and put it under him, and Aaron and Hur held up his hands, one on one side and one on the other,33 and so his hands were steady34 until the sun went down. 17:13 So Joshua destroyed35 Amalek and his army36 with the sword.37

17:14 The Lord said to Moses, “Write this as a memorial in the38 book, and rehearse39 it in Joshua’s hearing;40 for I will surely wipe out41 the remembrance42 of Amalek from under heaven. 17:15 Moses built an altar, and he called it “The Lord is my Banner,”43 17:16 for he said, “For a hand was lifted up to the throne of the Lord44—that the Lord will have war with Amalek from generation to generation.”45


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