And it came to pass, when the king of Ai saw it, that they hurried and rose up early, and the men of the city went out against Israel to battle, he and all his people, at a time appointed, before the plain; but he knew not that there was an ambush against him behind the city.
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George Leo Haydock
Desert of Bethel, fit only for pasturage, chap. xviii. 12.