Fall of Jericho (continued)
6:1 Now Jericho was straitly shut up because of the
children of Israel: none went out, and none came in.
6:2 And the LORD said unto Joshua, See, I have given into
thine hand Jericho, and the king thereof, and the mighty men
6:3 And ye shall compass the city, all ye men of war, and
go round about the city once. Thus shalt thou do six days.
6:4 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.
6:5 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.
6:6 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
6:7 And he said unto the people, Pass on, and compass the
city, and let him that is armed pass on before the ark of
6:8 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
6:9 And the armed men went before the priests that blew
with the trumpets, and the rearward came after the ark, the
priests going on, and blowing with the trumpets.
6:10 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.
6:11 So the ark of the LORD compassed the city, going about
it once: and they came into the camp, and lodged in the
6:12 And Joshua rose early in the morning, and the priests
took up the ark of the LORD.
6:13 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 rearward came after the ark of the LORD, the priests
going on, and blowing with the trumpets.
6:14 And the second day they compassed the city once, and
returned into the camp: so they did six days.
6:15 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.
6:16 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.
6:17 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.
6:18 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
6:19 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.
6:20 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.
6:21 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.
6:22 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
6:23 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.
6:24 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.
6:25 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.
6:26 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
6:27 So the LORD was with Joshua; and his fame was noised
throughout all the country.