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.
16 All the men of Ai were called to pursue them, and they pursued Joshua and were lured away from the city.
16 So all the people who were in the city were called together to pursue them, and as they pursued Joshua they were drawn away from the city.
16 Everybody in the city was called to the chase. They pursued Joshua and were led away from the city.
16 So all the people who were in Ai were called together to pursue them. And they pursued Joshua and were drawn away from the city.
16 Then all the men in the town were called out to chase after them. In this way, they were lured away from the town.
Matthew Henry's Commentary on Joshua 8:16
Commentary on Joshua 8:3-22
(Read Joshua 8:3-22)
Observe Joshua's conduct and prudence. Those that would maintain their spiritual conflicts must not love their ease. Probably he went into the valley alone, to pray to God for a blessing, and he did not seek in vain. He never drew back till the work was done. Those that have stretched out their hands against their spiritual enemies, must never draw them back.