SEV Biblia, Chapter 7:1 Â¶ Pero los hijos de Israel cometieron prevaricación en el anatema; porque Acán, hijo de Carmi, hijo de Zabdi, hijo de Zera, de la tribu de Judá, tomó del anatema; y la ira del SEÑOR se encendió contra los hijos de Israel.
Clarke's Bible Commentary - Joshua 7:1 Verse 1. The children of Israel committed a trespass] It is certain that one only was guilty; and yet the trespass is imputed here to the whole congregation; and the whole congregation soon suffered shame and disgrace on the account, as their armies were defeated, thirty-six persons slain, and general terror spread through the whole camp. Being one body, God attributes the crime of the individual to the whole till the trespass was discovered, and by a public act of justice inflicted on the culprit the congregation had purged itself of the iniquity. This was done to render every man extremely cautious, and to make the people watchful over each other, that sin might be no where tolerated or connived at, as one transgression might bring down the wrath of God upon the whole camp. See on ver. 12.
The accursed thing] A portion of the spoils of the city of Jericho, the whole of which God had commanded to be destroyed.
For Achan, the son of Carmi, &c.] Judah had two sons by Tamar: Pharez and Zarah. Zarah was father of Zabdi, and Zabdi of Carmi, the father of Achan. These five persons extend through a period of 265 years; and hence Calmet concludes that they could not have had children before they were fifty or fifty-five years of age. This Achan, son of Zabdi, is called, in 1 Chron. ii. 6, Achar, son of Zimrie; but this reading is corrected into Achan by some MSS. in the place above cited.
John Gill's Bible Commentary Ver. 1. But the children of Israel committed a trespass in the accursed thing , etc.] Or concerning it, with respect to it, by taking part of what was devoted to another use, and forbidden theirs: this was done, not by the whole body of the people, only by one of them; but it not being discovered who it was, it was imputed to the whole, on whom it lay to find out the guilty person and punish him, or else the whole must suffer for it: this chapter begins with a “but”, and draws a vail over the fame and glory of Joshua, observed in ( Joshua 6:27); for Achan, the son of Carmi, the son of Zabdi, the son of Zerah, of the tribe of Judah, took of the accursed thing ; of what was devoted to the Lord and to sacred uses; this he had taken to himself out of the spoil of the city of Jericho, for his own use, contrary to the command of God: his descent is particularly described, that it might be known of what family and tribe he was; and it is traced up to Zerah, who was a son of Judah, ( Genesis 38:30); and the anger of the Lord was kindled against the children of Israel ; because of the sin of Achan.
Matthew Henry Commentary Verses 1-5 - Achan took some of the spoil of Jericho. The love of the world is tha root of bitterness, which of all others is most hardly rooted up. We should take heed of sin ourselves, lest by it many be defiled of disquieted, Heb 12:15; and take heed of having fellowship with sinners lest we share their guilt. It concerns us to watch over one another to prevent sin, because others' sins may be to our damage. The eas conquest of Jericho excited contempt of the enemy, and a disposition to expect the Lord to do all for them without their using proper means Thus men abuse the doctrines of Divine grace, and the promises of God into excuses for their own sloth and self-indulgence. We are to wor out our own salvation, though it is God that works in us. It was a dea victory to the Canaanites, whereby Israel was awakened and reformed and reconciled to their God, and the people of Canaan hardened to their own ruin.
Original Hebrew וימעלו 4603 בני 1121 ישׂראל 3478 מעל 4604 בחרם 2764 ויקח 3947 עכן 5912 בן 1121 כרמי 3756 בן 1121 זבדי 2067 בן 1121 זרח 2226 למטה 4294 יהודה 3063 מן 4480 החרם 2764 ויחר 2734 אף 639 יהוה 3068 בבני 1121 ישׂראל׃ 3478