Bible: Exodus 17:8-16


Victory over the Amalekites


Amalek came 2  and attacked 3  Israel in Rephidim. 17:9 So Moses said to Joshua, “Choose some of our 4  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; 5 and Moses and Aaron and Hur went up to the top of the hill. 17:11 Whenever Moses would raise his hands, 6  then Israel prevailed, but whenever he would rest 7  his hands, then Amalek prevailed. 17:12 When 8  the hands of Moses became heavy, 9  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, 10  and so his hands were steady 11  until the sun went down. 17:13 So Joshua destroyed 12  Amalek and his army 13  with the sword. 14 

17:14 The Lord said to Moses, “Write this as a memorial in the 15  book, and rehearse 16  it in Joshua’s hearing; 17  for I will surely wipe out 18  the remembrance 19  of Amalek from under heaven. 17:15 Moses built an altar, and he called it “The Lord is my Banner,” 20  17:16 for he said, “For a hand was lifted up to the throne of the Lord 21 that the Lord will have war with Amalek from generation to generation.” 22 

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