God puts new courage into Joshua; commands him to go and besiege Ai, promising he should take it, 1, 2. The stratagem whereby it is taken; it is burnt, 3-22. The king is taken prisoner; the inhabitants are put to the sword; the cattle and goods spoiled; the king is hanged, 23-29. Joshua builds an altar, 30; offers thereon, 31; writes the law on stones, 32. It and its blessings and curses are read before the people, 33-35.