Furthermore, Joseph remembered the dreams that he had about them. So he accused them, "You're spies! You've come here to spy on our undefended territories!"
But Joseph kept insisting, "It's just as I've said you've come here to spy on our unguarded territories!"
All of these cities were fortified with high walls, gates, and bars. Furthermore, there were very many unwalled regions.
There wasn't a single man left in Ai or Bethel who didn't run out after Israel. They left the city open and pursued Israel.
However, don't rebel against the LORD or be afraid of the people who live in the land, because we'll gobble them right up. Their defenses will collapse, because the LORD is with us. You are not to be afraid of them."
Nevertheless, my eyes are on you, Lord GOD, as I seek protection in you. Don't leave me defenseless!
and boasting, "I'm going to invade a land comprised of open country that is at rest, its people living confidently, all of whose inhabitants will be living securely, with neither fortification nor bars on their doors.