Joshua 6:1
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New International Version
Now the gates of Jericho were securely barred because of the Israelites. No one went out and no one came in.

New Living Translation
Now the gates of Jericho were tightly shut because the people were afraid of the Israelites. No one was allowed to go out or in.

English Standard Version
Now Jericho was shut up inside and outside because of the people of Israel. None went out, and none came in.

New American Standard Bible
Now Jericho was tightly shut because of the sons of Israel; no one went out and no one came in.

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

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Now Jericho was strongly fortified because of the Israelites--no one leaving or entering.

International Standard Version
Meanwhile, Jericho was fortified inside and out because of the Israelis. Nobody could leave or enter.

NET Bible
Now Jericho was shut tightly because of the Israelites. No one was allowed to leave or enter.

New Heart English Bible
Now Jericho was tightly shut up because of the children of Israel. No one went out, and no one came in.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Jericho was bolted and barred shut because the people were afraid of the Israelites. No one could enter or leave.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Now Jericho was straitly shut up because of the children of Israel: none went out, and none came in.--

New American Standard 1977
Now Jericho was tightly shut because of the sons of Israel; no one went out and no one came in.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Now Jericho was tightly shut up because of the sons of Israel; no one went out, and no one came in.

King James 2000 Bible
Now Jericho was securely shut up because of the children of Israel: none went out, and none came in.

American King James Version
Now Jericho was straightly shut up because of the children of Israel: none went out, and none came in.

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

Douay-Rheims Bible
Now Jericho was close shut up and fenced, for fear of the children of Israel, and no man durst go out or come in.

Darby Bible Translation
Now Jericho was shut up and was barred, because of the children of Israel: none went out, and none came in.

English Revised Version
(NOW Jericho was straitly shut up because of the children of Israel: none went out, and none came in.)

Webster's Bible Translation
Now Jericho was closely shut up because of the children of Israel: none went out, and none came in.

World English Bible
Now Jericho was tightly shut up because of the children of Israel. No one went out, and no one came in.

Young's Literal Translation
(And Jericho shutteth itself up, and is shut up, because of the presence of the sons of Israel -- none going out, and none coming in;)
Study Bible
The Walls of Jericho
1Now Jericho was tightly shut because of the sons of Israel; no one went out and no one came in. 2The LORD said to Joshua, "See, I have given Jericho into your hand, with its king and the valiant warriors.…
Cross References
Joshua 5:15
The captain of the LORD'S host said to Joshua, "Remove your sandals from your feet, for the place where you are standing is holy." And Joshua did so.

Joshua 6:2
The LORD said to Joshua, "See, I have given Jericho into your hand, with its king and the valiant warriors.
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Now Jericho was straightly shut up because of the children of Israel: none went out, and none came in.

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VI.

(1) Now Jericho . . .--This verse should be read parenthetically, and Joshua 6:2-5 should be taken as the orders given to Joshua by the captain of the Lord's host.

Verse 1. - This verse (see above) is parenthetical. It explains why the captain of the Lord's host appeared unto Joshua. The inhabitants of Jericho, though in a state of the utmost alarm, were nevertheless fully on their guard against the children of Israel. The commencement of hostilities imposed a great responsibility on Joshua. Success at the outset was, humanly speaking, indispensable. We may see what defeat involved for him by his distress in consequence of the check at Ai. The alternative was victory or annihilation, for the Israelites had no homes or fortresses to which they could retire. Joshua was therefore encouraged by a visible proof that he was under the protection of the Most High, to be yet farther assured by the marvels that were to follow. The use of the Pual participle with its fullest intensive sense, to strengthen the affirmation of the action by the Kal, is a singular construction. Literally rendered it is "shutting and closely shut up," thus including

(1) the act of closing, and

(2) the continuance of that act, συγκεκλεισμένη καὶ ὀχυρομέμη (LXX.), "clausa at que munita" (Vulg.). So also the Chaldea paraphrase. The remainder of the verse strengthens still more the assertion of the state of siege. The king of Jericho, such was his alarm, regarded his city as a beleaguered one, from the mere presence of Joshua and his host in its vicinity. Now Jericho was straitly shut up, because of the children of Israel,.... Or "it shut up", or "was shutting, and was shut up" (u); that is, the king and the inhabitants shut it up within; the Targum says with iron doors, and bars of brass, and it was blocked up without by the children of Israel:

none went out and none came in; none of their forces went out to make a sally on the Israelites, or to seek to make peace with them; nor any of their neighbours went in to them, to carry them any provision, or to assist them, or to be sheltered by them, not being able to do it because of the camp of Israel.

(u) "claudens et clausa", Montanus, Vatablus. CHAPTER 6

Jos 6:1-7. Jericho Shut Up.

1. Now Jericho was straitly shut up—This verse is a parenthesis introduced to prepare the way for the directions given by the Captain of the Lord's host.6:1-5 Jericho resolves Israel shall not be its master. It shut itself up, being strongly fortified both by art and nature. Thus were they foolish, and their hearts hardened to their destruction; the miserable case of all that strengthen themselves against the Almighty. God resolves Israel shall be its master, and that quickly. No warlike preparations were to be made. By the uncommon method of besieging the city, the Lord honoured the ark, as the symbol of his presence, and showed that all the victories were from him. The faith and patience of the people were proved and increased.
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