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 Joshua 6:1 - 27
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   Book of Joshua
   Chapter 6
6:1 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Now Jericho was tightly shut up because of the Israelites. No one went out and no one came in.
 
6:2 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Then the LORD said to Joshua, "See, I have delivered Jericho into your hands, along with its king and its fighting men.
 
6:3 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
March around the city once with all the armed men. Do this for six days.
 
6:4 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Have seven priests carry trumpets of rams' horns in front of the ark. On the seventh day, march around the city seven times, with the priests blowing the trumpets.
 
6:5 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
When you hear them sound a long blast on the trumpets, have all the people give a loud shout; then the wall of the city will collapse and the people will go up, every man straight in."
 
6:6 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
So Joshua son of Nun called the priests and said to them, "Take up the ark of the covenant of the LORD and have seven priests carry trumpets in front of it."
 
6:7 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
And he ordered the people, "Advance! March around the city, with the armed guard going ahead of the ark of the LORD."
 
6:8 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
When Joshua had spoken to the people, the seven priests carrying the seven trumpets before the LORD went forward, blowing their trumpets, and the ark of the LORD's covenant followed them.
 
6:9 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
The armed guard marched ahead of the priests who blew the trumpets, and the rear guard followed the ark. All this time the trumpets were sounding.
 
6:10 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
But Joshua had commanded the people, "Do not give a war cry, do not raise your voices, do not say a word until the day I tell you to shout. Then shout!"
 
6:11 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
So he had the ark of the LORD carried around the city, circling it once. Then the people returned to camp and spent the night there.
 
6:12 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Joshua got up early the next morning and the priests took up the ark of the LORD.
 
6:13 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
The seven priests carrying the seven trumpets went forward, marching before the ark of the LORD and blowing the trumpets. The armed men went ahead of them and the rear guard followed the ark of the LORD, while the trumpets kept sounding.
 
6:14 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
So on the second day they marched around the city once and returned to the camp. They did this for six days.
 
6:15 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
On the seventh day, they got up at daybreak and marched around the city seven times in the same manner, except that on that day they circled the city seven times.
 
6:16 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
The seventh time around, when the priests sounded the trumpet blast, Joshua commanded the people, "Shout! For the LORD has given you the city!
 
6:17 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
The city and all that is in it are to be devoted F13 to the LORD. Only Rahab the prostitute F14 and all who are with her in her house shall be spared, because she hid the spies we sent.
 
6:18 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
But keep away from the devoted things, so that you will not bring about your own destruction by taking any of them. Otherwise you will make the camp of Israel liable to destruction and bring trouble on it.
 
6:19 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
All the silver and gold and the articles of bronze and iron are sacred to the LORD and must go into his treasury."
 
6:20 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
When the trumpets sounded, the people shouted, and at the sound of the trumpet, when the people gave a loud shout, the wall collapsed; so every man charged straight in, and they took the city.
 
6:21 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
They devoted the city to the LORD and destroyed with the sword every living thing in it - men and women, young and old, cattle, sheep and donkeys.
 
6:22 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Joshua said to the two men who had spied out the land, "Go into the prostitute's house and bring her out and all who belong to her, in accordance with your oath to her."
 
6:23 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
So the young men who had done the spying went in and brought out Rahab, her father and mother and brothers and all who belonged to her. They brought out her entire family and put them in a place outside the camp of Israel.
 
6:24 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Then they burned the whole city and everything in it, but they put the silver and gold and the articles of bronze and iron into the treasury of the LORD's house.
 
6:25 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
But Joshua spared Rahab the prostitute, with her family and all who belonged to her, because she hid the men Joshua had sent as spies to Jericho - and she lives among the Israelites to this day.
 
6:26 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
At that time Joshua pronounced this solemn oath: "Cursed before the LORD is the man who undertakes to rebuild this city, Jericho: "At the cost of his firstborn son will he lay its foundations; at the cost of his youngest will he set up its gates."
 
6:27 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
So the LORD was with Joshua, and his fame spread throughout the land.
 

FOOTNOTES:
F13 The Hebrew term refers to the irrevocable giving over of things or persons to the LORD, often by totally destroying them; also in verses 18 and 21.
F14 Or possibly innkeeper ; also in verses 22 and 25

 
 

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