NASB — Joshua 6 — KJV

The Conquest of Jericho

1 Now Jericho was tightly shut because of the sons of Israel; no one went out and no one came in. 2 The LORD said to Joshua, “See, I have given Jericho into your hand, with aits king [and] the valiant warriors. 3 You shall march around the city, all the men of war circling the city once. You shall do so for six days. 4 Also seven priests shall carry seven atrumpets of rams’ horns before the ark; then on the seventh day you shall march around the city seven times, and the priests shall blow the trumpets. 5 It shall be that when they make a long blast with the ram’s horn, and when you hear the sound of the trumpet, all the people shall shout with a great shout; and the wall of the city will fall down Iflat, and the people will go up every man IIstraight ahead.”

[2] aDt 7:24
[4] aLv 25:9
[5] ILit in its place IILit before himself

6 ¶ So Joshua the son of Nun called the priests and said to them, “Take up the ark of the covenant, and let seven priests carry seven trumpets of rams’ horns before the ark of the LORD.” 7 Then Ihe said to the people, “Go forward, and march around the city, and let the armed men go on before the ark of the LORD.” 8 And it was [so], that when Joshua had spoken to the people, the seven priests carrying the seven trumpets of rams’ horns before the LORD went forward and blew the trumpets; and the ark of the covenant of the LORD followed them. 9 The armed men went before the priests who blew the trumpets, and athe rear guard came after the ark, while they continued to blow the trumpets. 10 But Joshua commanded the people, saying, “You shall not shout nor let your voice be heard nor let a word proceed out of your mouth, until the day I tell you, ‘Shout!’ Then you shall shout!” 11 So he had the ark of the LORD Itaken around the city, circling [it] once; then they came into the camp and spent the night in the camp.

[7] IOr they
[9] aJsh 6:13; Is 52:12
[11] ILit to go around

12 ¶ Now Joshua rose early in the morning, and the priests took up the ark of the LORD. 13 aThe seven priests carrying the seven trumpets of rams’ horns before the ark of the LORD went on continually, and blew the trumpets; and the armed men went before them and bthe rear guard came after the ark of the LORD, while they continued to blow the trumpets. 14 Thus the second day they marched around the city once and returned to the camp; they did so for six days.

[13] aJsh 6:4 bJsh 6:9

15 ¶ Then on the seventh day they rose early at the dawning of the day and marched around the city in the same manner seven times; only on that day they marched around the city seven times. 16 At the seventh time, when the priests blew the trumpets, Joshua said to the people, “aShout! For the LORD has given you the city. 17 The city shall be aunder the ban, it and all that is in it belongs to the LORD; only Rahab the harlot Iand all who are with her in the house shall live, because she hid the messengers whom we sent. 18 But as for you, only keep yourselves from the things under the ban, so that you do not Icovet [them] and atake some of the things under the ban, and make the camp of Israel accursed and bring trouble on it. 19 aBut all the silver and gold and articles of bronze and iron are holy to the LORD; they shall go into the treasury of the LORD.” 20 So the people shouted, and I[priests] blew the trumpets; and when the people heard the sound of the trumpet, the people shouted with a great shout and the awall fell down IIflat, so that the people went up into the city, every man straight IIIahead, and they took the city. 21 aThey Iutterly destroyed everything in the city, both man and woman, young and old, and ox and sheep and donkey, with the edge of the sword.

[16] a2Ch 13:14f
[17] ILit she and all aLv 27:28; Dt 20:17
[18] ILit devote aJsh 7:1
[19] aNu 31:11, 12, 21-23
[20] IOr they IILit in its place IIILit before himself aHe 11:30
[21] IOr put under the ban aDt 20:16

22 ¶ Joshua said to the two men who had spied out the land, “aGo into the harlot’s house and bring the woman and all she has out of there, as you have sworn to her.” 23 So the young men who were spies went in and abrought out Rahab and her father and her mother and her brothers and all she had; they also brought out all her relatives and placed them outside the camp of Israel. 24 aThey burned the city with fire, and all that was in it. Only the silver and gold, and articles of bronze and iron, they put into the treasury of the Ihouse of the LORD. 25 However, aRahab the harlot and her father’s household and all she had, Joshua Ispared; and she has lived in the midst of Israel to this day, for bshe hid the messengers whom Joshua sent to spy out Jericho.

[22] aJsh 2:12-19
[23] aHe 11:31
[24] II.e. tabernacle aDt 20:16-18
[25] ILit let live aHe 11:31 bJsh 2:6

26 ¶ Then Joshua made them take an oath at that time, saying, “aCursed before the LORD is the man who rises up and builds this city Jericho; with [the loss of] his firstborn he shall lay its foundation, and with [the loss of] his youngest son he shall set up its gates.” 27 So athe LORD was with Joshua, and his bfame was in all the land.

[26] a1K 16:34
[27] aGn 39:2; Jg 1:19 bJsh 9:1, 3


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Jericho is shut up.

1 ¶ Now Jericho was straitly shut up because of the children of Israel: none went out, and none came in.

[1] Jsh 2:7, 9, 24; 2K 17:4; Ps 127:1.

God instructeth Joshua how to besiege it.

2 And the LORD said unto Joshua, See, I have given into thine hand Jericho, and the king thereof, [and] the mighty men of valour. 3 And ye shall compass the city, all [ye] men of war, [and] go round about the city once. Thus shalt thou do six days. 4 And seven priests shall bear before the ark seven trumpets of rams' horns: and the seventh day ye shall compass the city seven times, and the priests shall blow with the trumpets. 5 And it shall come to pass, that when they make a long [blast] with the ram's horn, [and] when ye hear the sound of the trumpet, all the people shall shout with a great shout; and the wall of the city shall fall down flat, and the people shall ascend up every man straight before him.

[2] Dt 7:24; Jsh 2:9, 24; 5:13; 6:9; 8:1; 11:6; Jg 11:21, 24; 2S 5:19; Ne 9:24; Dn 2:21, 44; 4:17, 35; 5:18.
[3] Nu 14:9; Jsh 6:7, 14; 1Co 1:21; 2Co 4:7.
[4] Gn 2:3; 7:2; Lv 4:6; 14:16; 25:8, 9, 11; Nu 10:1; 23:1; Jg 7:7, 15; 1K 18:43; 2K 5:10; 2Ch 13:12; 20:17, 19, 21; Jb 42:8; Is 27:13; Zc 4:2, 6; Rv 1:4, 20; 5:1, 6; 8:2, 6; 10:3; 15:1, 7; 16:1.
[5] Ex 19:19; Jsh 6:16, 20; Jg 7:20; 1S 4:5; 17:20, 52; 2Ch 13:14; 20:21; Is 25:12; 30:25; Jr 50:15; 2Co 10:4; He 11:30.

6 ¶ And Joshua the son of Nun called the priests, and said unto them, Take up the ark of the covenant, and let seven priests bear seven trumpets of rams' horns before the ark of the LORD. 7 And he said unto the people, Pass on, and compass the city, and let him that is armed pass on before the ark of the LORD.

[6] Ex 25:14; Dt 20:2; Jsh 3:3, 6; 6:8, 13; Ac 9:1.
[7] Jsh 1:14; 4:13; 6:3.

8 ¶ And it came to pass, when Joshua had spoken unto the people, that the seven priests bearing the seven trumpets of rams' horns passed on before the LORD, and blew with the trumpets: and the ark of the covenant of the LORD followed them.

[8] Nu 32:20; Jsh 6:3.

9 ¶ And the armed men went before the priests that blew with the trumpets, and the rereward came after the ark, [the priests] going on, and blowing with the trumpets. 10 And Joshua had commanded the people, saying, Ye shall not shout, nor make any noise with your voice, neither shall [any] word proceed out of your mouth, until the day I bid you shout; then shall ye shout.

[9] Nu 10:25; Jsh 6:13; Is 52:11; 58:8.
[10] 2S 5:23; Is 28:16; 42:2; Mt 12:19; Lk 24:49; Ac 1:7.

The city is compassed.

11 So the ark of the LORD compassed the city, going about [it] once: and they came into the camp, and lodged in the camp.

12 ¶ And Joshua rose early in the morning, and the priests took up the ark of the LORD. 13 And seven priests bearing seven trumpets of rams' horns before the ark of the LORD went on continually, and blew with the trumpets: and the armed men went before them; but the rereward came after the ark of the LORD, [the priests] going on, and blowing with the trumpets. 14 And the second day they compassed the city once, and returned into the camp: so they did six days. 15 And it came to pass on the seventh day, that they rose early about the dawning of the day, and compassed the city after the same manner seven times: only on that day they compassed the city seven times. 16 And it came to pass at the seventh time, when the priests blew with the trumpets, Joshua said unto the people, Shout; for the LORD hath given you the city.

[12] Gn 22:3; Dt 31:25; Jsh 3:1; 6:6; Jn 2:5; 6:10; 9:6; He 11:7.
[13] 1Ch 15:26; Mt 24:13; Ga 6:9.
[14] Jsh 6:3, 11, 15.
[15] Jsh 6:4; Ps 119:147; Mt 28:1; 2P 1:19.
[16] Jsh 6:5; Jg 7:20; 2Ch 13:15; 20:22.

It must be cursed.

17 ¶ And the city shall be accursed, [even] it, and all that [are] therein, to the LORD: only Rahab the harlot shall live, she and all that [are] with her in the house, because she hid the messengers that we sent. 18 And ye, in any wise keep [yourselves] from the accursed thing, lest ye make [yourselves] accursed, when ye take of the accursed thing, and make the camp of Israel a curse, and trouble it. 19 But all the silver, and gold, and vessels of brass and iron, [are] consecrated unto the LORD: they shall come into the treasury of the LORD.

[17] Gn 12:3; Lv 27:28; Nu 21:2; Jsh 2:1, 4, 22; 6:22; 7:1; 1S 15:6; Ezr 10:8; Is 34:6; Jr 46:10; Ezk 39:17; Mi 4:13; Mt 10:41; 25:40; 1Co 2:7; 16:22; Ga 3:10, 12; He 6:10; 11:31; Jm 2:25.
[18] Dt 7:26; 13:17; Jsh 7:1, 11, 15, 25; 22:18; 1S 14:28; 2S 21:1; 1K 18:17; Ec 9:18; Jna 1:12; Ro 12:9; 2Co 6:17; Ep 5:11; Jm 1:27; 1Jn 5:21.
[19] Lv 19:24; 2S 8:11; 1K 7:51; 14:26; 2K 24:13; 1Ch 18:11; 26:20, 26, 28; 28:12; 2Ch 15:18; 31:12; Ne 7:70; 10:38; Is 23:17; Jr 38:11; Mi 4:13; Zc 14:20; Mt 27:6; Mk 12:41.

The walls fall down.

20 So the people shouted when [the priests] blew with the trumpets: and it came to pass, when the people heard the sound of the trumpet, and the people shouted with a great shout, that the wall fell down flat, so that the people went up into the city, every man straight before him, and they took the city. 21 And they utterly destroyed all that [was] in the city, both man and woman, young and old, and ox, and sheep, and ass, with the edge of the sword.

[20] Jsh 6:5; 2Co 10:4; He 11:30.
[21] Dt 2:34; 7:2, 16; 20:16; Jsh 9:24; 10:28, 39; 11:14; 1S 15:3, 8, 18; 1K 20:42; Ps 137:8; Jr 48:18; Rv 18:21.

Rahab is saved.

22 But Joshua had said unto the two men that had spied out the country, Go into the harlot's house, and bring out thence the woman, and all that she hath, as ye sware unto her. 23 And the young men that were spies went in, and brought out Rahab, and her father, and her mother, and her brethren, and all that she had; and they brought out all her kindred, and left them without the camp of Israel. 24 And they burnt the city with fire, and all that [was] therein: only the silver, and the gold, and the vessels of brass and of iron, they put into the treasury of the house of the LORD. 25 And Joshua saved Rahab the harlot alive, and her father's household, and all that she had; and she dwelleth in Israel [even] unto this day; because she hid the messengers, which Joshua sent to spy out Jericho.

[22] Jsh 2:1, 12, 17; 6:17; 9:15, 18; 2S 21:2, 7; Ps 15:4; Ezk 17:13, 16, 18, 19; He 11:31.
[23] Gn 12:2; 18:24; 19:29; Nu 5:2; 31:19; Jsh 2:18; Ac 10:28; 27:24; 1Co 5:12; Ep 2:12; He 11:7.
[24] Dt 13:16; Jsh 6:19; 8:28; 2K 25:9; Rv 17:16; 18:8.
[25] Jsh 4:9; 11:19; Jg 1:24; Mt 1:5; Ac 2:21; He 11:31; Jm 2:25.

The builder of Jericho is cursed.

26 ¶ And Joshua adjured [them] at that time, saying, Cursed [be] the man before the LORD, that riseth up and buildeth this city Jericho: he shall lay the foundation thereof in his firstborn, and in his youngest [son] shall he set up the gates of it. 27 So the LORD was with Joshua; and his fame was [noised] throughout all the country.

[26] Nu 5:19; 1S 14:24; 1K 16:34; 22:16; Mal 1:4; Mt 26:63; Ac 19:13.
[27] Gn 39:2, 21; Dt 31:6; Jsh 1:5, 9; 9:1, 3, 9; 1S 2:30; 2S 7:9; Mt 4:24; 14:1; 18:20; 28:20; Ac 18:9; 2Co 13:14; 2Ti 4:17, 22.


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